College of Music Collection

1885 drawing of Mr. W.B. Schmidt’s house, later the New Orleans Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art

Special Collections & Archives recently finished processing an artificial collection containing materials related to the College of Music (now the College of Music and Fine Arts) at Loyola University New Orleans. Violinist and composer Ernest Schuyten established the New Orleans Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art in 1919. Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Music was established when the Conservatory was incorporated into the university in 1932 with Schuyten as the first dean.

Materials in the collection include written histories of the College; documents relating to persons associated with the College; programs of musical performances; newsletters; and music scores both by College faculty and written for the university.The finding aid for the collection is available here. Some items from the collection have been digitized and are available in 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.

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