Freshmen/Sophomore “Tug-o-War”

Hausmann Trophy Tug-of-War

From 1927-1961, the Hausmann Trophy competition was an annual Loyola tradition in which freshmen and sophomores competed in feats of strength and intellect. Events were as varied as a tug of war, basketball, debate, essay-writing, volleyball, and football. In the inaugural contest, students had to submit essays on “The Future of the Railroad.”

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The trophy itself was a gift from local jeweler Gabe Haussman.

The Hausmann Trophy

Unfortunately, lack of interest led the Student Council to discontinue the competition in 1962. Luckily we still have remembrances of the event in Special Collections & Archives.

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Hausmann Trophy Case

Hausmann Trophy Tug-of-War

More information about the Hausmann Trophy can be found in the Maroon and the University Archives Photographs 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.

Faculty Search Announcement

INFORMATION RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, MONROE LIBRARY, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS. The J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library is seeking an energetic, creative, analytical and user-focused Information Resources Librarian.

Functions as Information Resources Librarian:

  • coordinate development, management and assessment of the library’s print and electronic monograph collections as an active member of the Information Resources Team.
  • lead the Stacks Maintenance Team to create a successful user experience in the use of the library’s physical collections and for optimum use of library spaces; lead projects associated with physical collections.
  • monitor and analyze information resources budgets and endowments associated with print and e-book collections.

Functions as a Library Faculty Member:

  • Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments
    • Promote and participate in the library instruction program. Work with faculty members to incorporate information literacy into assignments, courses, and programs. Contribute to curriculum revisions, including the scaffolding of information literacy goals. Develop opportunities to participate in intensive instruction.
    • Collect materials that support the curriculum.
    • Build relationships with the faculty members through outreach and collaborations.
    • Provide research and technology assistance and instruction in the Learning Commons, through appointments and consultations, and in courses
    • Serve on library teams and university committees.
    • Fulfill expectations for promotion and tenure. Show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship and service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited MLS;
  • demonstrated interest in working with scholarly collections;
  • minimum of one year of experience with acquisitions, collection development, or publishing; demonstrated knowledge of major trends in scholarly publishing;
  • strong commitment to responsive and innovative service;
  • ability to balance varied responsibilities;
  • highly motivated and organized, with excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and writing skills;
  • clear evidence of ability to interact effectively and cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students;
  • demonstrated problem-solving skills;
  • comfort with the use of technology for selection and purchase of materials, and for data analysis;
  • skills and experience in project planning and implementation in a service environment; dedication to teaching, learning, and student achievement and success.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with work in an academic setting.
  • Background in cataloging or a working knowledge of MARC and RDA
  • Knowledge of copyright issues, fair use, open acccess, and other copyright issues that pertain to an academic library

Loyola University’s Monroe Library is located on a beautiful campus in uptown New Orleans, facing Audubon Park and the historic streetcar line. Loyola University is a Catholic institution that emphasizes the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with 20 days of vacation and competitive benefits package including TIAA-CREF.  Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level ($46,500 minimum, salary commensurate with qualifications). For full job description, go to http://library.loyno.edu/jobs/irlib.pdf Email letter of application, resume and 3 references with contact information by September 22, 2014 to:  Laurie Phillips, Associate Dean for Technical Services, phillips@loyno.edu.  Submissions must be submitted in .pdf or MS Word format.  Loyola University is an AA, EOE.

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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.

Stanonis Travel Scrapbook and Diary Collection

"Sketch of My Trip," by Minnie Sage. From Los Angeles to Vancouver via train and boat, photograph album with handwritten captions.

Special Collections & Archives recently finished processing the Anthony J. Stanonis Travel Scrapbook and Diary Collection. Anthony J. Stanonis received a B.A. in history from Loyola University New Orleans in 1997, then an M.A. in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2003, both in history, from Vanderbilt University. In 2007 he began teaching Modern United States History at Queen’s University in Belfast where he continues to teach and reside.

Stanonis’ research interests have centered on the cultural and economic implications of urban tourism. Around 2004, in an effort to collect primary sources related to tourism from the perspective of the tourist, Stanonis began purchasing travel diaries, scrapbooks and correspondence from eBay.  This collection contains correspondence, daily calendars, diaries, journals, pocket notebooks, photograph albums and scrapbooks related to travel, tourism and daily life as recorded by the creators of the items.

Special Collections & Archives is also home to Stanonis’s ephemera collection.

Scrapbook: Pictures and Journals, circa 1926

Florida 1945 Ado + Neva

"Trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas," by Mrs. Fred Trieber

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

Alumni Weekend: Library Tour

Alumni Weekend: June 20-22, 2014

Welcome Back Wolfpack!

Join us in the library for a guided tour as part of Alumni Weekend. The tour will take place at  5:00 p.m on Saturday, June 25th and will be led by Michael P. Olson, Ph.D., Dean of Libraries.

While you are here, have a look at your old yearbook or issues of  the student newspaper. They have been digitized and placed online as part of our digital archives collections.

A full calendar of Alumni Weekend events is available at http://alumni.loyno.edu/reunion-weekend.

More sports from the past

Summer means recreation for some. Enjoy these photos of Loyola students engaging in a variety of activities.

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

#howtotuesday: Manage Muskrats

If you are anything like me, you haven’t given a lot of thought to the muskrat. When it comes to local semiaquatic rodents, my mind goes immediately to the nutria, the much-maligned destroyer of our wetlands. But the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has given a lot of thought to the muskrat. In fact, sixty-five years ago they wrote the book on it.

The Muskrat in the Louisiana Costal Marshes was published in 1949, and represents the work of a five-year study, conducted 1940-1945, into the “ecology, population trends…and managing and producing muskrats on the Louisiana coast.”

It is a technical text, but does provide an interesting overview of the history of the animal in the state

As well as photographs of the fieldwork of the study

And of course, the elusive muskrat himself.

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

Sports from the past

Today Found in the Archives highlights some of the lesser known athletic adventures of Loyola’s past. All of the photographs seen below were recently digitized from Special Collections & Archives collection of university photographs. Our ever-expanding online collection can be seen here.

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

#howtoTuesdays: Play piano

Today’s #howtoTuesday is a collection of 19th century piano music. The first section of the book is J. B. Cramer’s Instructions for the Piano Forte. The German Johann Baptist Cramer was born in Mannheim, Germany but spent most of his life in London, and was described as “one of the father of the church of pianoforte playing”  by pianist Edward Dannreuther. Beethoven was a fan of Cramer’s piano studies (short pieces for improving technical ability) and selected some of them for practice by his nephew, so if you decide to learn how to tickle the ivories from this volume, you’ll be in good company.

This particular volume was bound with several 19th century popular piano pieces which probably fall outside of the beginner’s abilities.

You can visit Instructions for the Piano Forte in person in Special Collections & Archives on the third floor of the Monroe Library.

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

Vintage summer

It’s finally summer break for Loyola students. Enjoy these photos of Loyolians of the past taking advantage of the warm weather.

"Children's Art Classes - Cynthia Clark - teacher 1973 (summer)"

"Children's Art Classes - Summer 1973."

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