Songs of Home
A recent donation to the Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives included several pieces of sheet music written about Louisiana and New Orleans. Go ahead and sing along!
The sheet music was part of an additional donation from Anthony J. Stanonis, a Loyola history graduate and author of several books and articles on New Orleans and Louisiana history, including Creating the Big Easy: New Orleans and the Emergence of Modern Tourism, 1918-1945, and Through a Purple (Green and Gold) Haze – New Orleans Mardi Gras In the American Imagination. In 2004, Mr. Stanonis donated much of his research material for his book on New Orleans tourism, which included guides, maps, brochures, booklets, and other literature put out by local public and private groups and businesses, spanning roughly from 1902 to 1960. This collection is an invaluable resource for studying the growth and development of the tourism industry in New Orleans. Many of the pamphlets can be viewed on the Louisiana Digital Library.
Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.