Posts Tagged ‘archive’

12-3-1947: A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway

Prior to its opening night on Broadway, the Tennessee Williams play had a brief stint at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, but eventually made a home at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City from December 3, 1947 – December 17, 1949. The stage production starred Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski and Jessica Tandy as Blanche DuBois.

In 1978, Susan Snowden Palmer sat down with Tennessee Williams in Atlanta, Georgia during the rehearsal of his play Tiger Tail. The interview was published in issue 1, volume 6 of the New Orleans Review.

In the interview, Williams discusses his experiences with the various adaptations of his plays. The focus of the interview is on Tiger Tail, but he goes into detail about what gets censored in film adaptations versus stage adaptations and how different each individual adaptation is unique. Williams acknowledges that he has no way of knowing whether or not his then-new play will live up to the successes of A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie, but he didn’t seemed too worried.

Read the full article and interview from the Loyola University New Orleans J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library Digital New Orleans Review Collection (pg 31-33) or the New Orleans Review digital archive (pg 28-30).

To see more of the New Orleans Review digital collection check the Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives and to see more from the New Orleans Review, including recent web features and to purchase the most recent issues, go to the New Orleans Review website and Twitter.

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League of Women Voters

Tuesday, April 24, 1984 East Jefferson Times-Picayune/States-Item

The League of Women Voters was a prominent group in the United States from the sixties and through the nineties. The nationwide group had many roles to play and numerous progressive accomplishments including women’s suffrage. After distinguishing themselves in Jefferson Parish, the League decided to take on and suggest reform to the Louisiana Corrections System. The League wrote up a 120-page study about corrections problems, while specifically focusing on alternative punishments. The study concludes that there is a plethora of problems in the Louisiana prison system from being overcrowded, in violation of safety regulations, and simply not worth taxpayer’s money to run such an ineffective system. The League’s proposal was for alternative punishment for inmates who were not convicted felons, but for progressive programs other than jail to be an option for other inmates as an alternative to the traditional parole and work release.





September 3, 1987 Jefferson Parish Times & Democrat/Kenner City News





After the introduction the study continues with extremely well annotated and detailed information discussing the history of effective prison systems in the United States. An example provided is the Quakers of Pennsylvania. Their penal system was then adopted and manipulated which created the more commonplace method of a prison system. At that time, it was seen that prisons could be suitable for rehabilitation, but what time has shown is that is simply not the case. After this broad overview the League then writes about the history of the penal system in Louisiana and how much of a disaster it really is, but said elegant and politely. After schooling the state on its poor management of prisons and rehabilitation of inmates, the League provides alternatives and cases from other prison complexes, showing the vast improvements of other places around the country in comparison to Louisiana.

While the penal system of Louisiana is still well renowned for its corruption and ineffectiveness, the League of Women Voters was willing to step up to the challenge of reform. Organizing in the 1980’s to change such a rugged system as the Louisiana Corrections System shows the tenacity and dedication this group. The League was not just an organization for women to have positions and say in such matters, but to help change and progress American society as a whole.

This information is from the League of Women Voters collection, which is currently being processed at Loyola University New Orleans in the Special Collections & Archives by students.

Blog Post by Oliver Marston, a Special Collections intern.

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

Blackboard Maintenance

As part of our routine maintenance, we will begin to remove courses from the Summer and Fall 2009 semesters on December 6th, 2010. If you have courses from either of these terms that you require to remain available on the Blackboard server, please contact the Blackboard Manager, Jonathan Gallaway at or at 504-864-7168.

Again this only concerns courses from the Summer and Fall of 2009. While no other courses are affected, please take time to look through your courses from all previous semesters, and if there are some that you no longer need to have live on Blackboard, please indicate to us which can now be removed.

While we take system backups, we encourage all teaching faculty to archive their courses for later use. For a tutorial on how to take an archive of your course visit the Blackboard Center on the Monroe Library Website at here.

Courses for the Spring of 2011 will be created on Fridady, Dec 17th, and students will be enrolled into them on Monday, Jan 6th.  If you need assistance copying material from previous semesters, combining multiple sections of courses that you are teaching, or have any questions about Blackboard or course procedures, you can, as always, contact Jonathan Gallaway or the Monroe Library.