Students at Work in SC&A

Loyola sophomore Alexandra Caraballo has been working hard in the archives to digitize old Loyola photos from the 50s and 60s. Katie Kuhl, Monroe Library Technical Services Assistant, began working with the photos from the Loyola University Archives in the fall of 2012. Many were taken by former Loyola photographer Russ Cresson. The photos depict people, places, and events around campus.

The digitization process begins by Alex numbering the photos. She then scans the images and places them in a folder separated by acid free paper to discourage deterioration. They are then placed in the Louisiana Digital Library for all to see.

Alex has found some hidden gems in the collection, and has chosen some of her favorites shown below. She says there is a retro vibe throughout the collection that makes each photo unique and interesting. Although some photos include descriptions, most do not. We are working in hopes that visitors can find pictures of relatives, friends, or even themselves! Currently there are over 900 photos on the website, with many more to come.

Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

Thanks to our student workers for all their hard work.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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