Bror Anders Wikstrom: Bringing Fantasy to Carnival 
Preserving the history and legacy of Carnival is a special mission of the Louisiana Research Collection, and holdings from LaRC's extensive carnival collection will be featured in an exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art from December 8 through April 1.
LaRC has placed almost 6,000 original float and costume designs online. You can view them all here:

The papers of Harold Lief, M.D. (1917-2007)
The papers of Harold Lief, M.D. (1917-2007) are now available. The guide to the collection is available online here. Lief was an influential professor of psychiatry as well as a distinguished practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He made significant contributions to the field of human sexuality by advocating for the incorporation of sexuality education in medical schools and conducting scientific research regarding sex education and sex therapy.

Dr. Lief received his M.D. from New York University in 1942 and completed his psychoanalytic training at Columbia University in 1950. While at Columbia University, he studied with Sandor Rado, an associate of Sigmund Freud.

He became a professor of psychiatry and neurology at Tulane University in 1951. While a professor at Tulane University, Dr. Lief worked with Dr. Alan Mayers and Dr. David Reed on the Sex Knowledge and Attitude Test (SKAT). The SKAT was originally created to gather, evaluate and …
LaRC mourns the loss of architect Albert C. Ledner
An exhibit featuring his work is currently on display at LaRC's compatriot institution, the Southeastern ArchitecturalArchive of Tulane University.
This exhibit includes several new acquisitions for the Louisiana Research Collection.

Michael Kuczynski, professor and chair of the Department of English in the Tulane School of Liberal Arts, believes the past is meant to be touched. That’s the idea behind an exhibit titled “An Open Book” that he curated in collaboration with the staff of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

On display is a diverse selection of rare materials recently acquired through a gift from Stuart Rose, a current Tulane parent, bibliophile and major collector.

One of the exhibit’s highlights is a 1499 edition of St. Augustine’s sermons, printed in Paris. It features a woodcut frontispiece depicting Augustine composing his works.  The volume is one of only nine copies known to exist and immediately enhances Tulane’s holdings in rare incunables, or books printed before 1500. 

“Open books in medieval art, such as Tulane’s Augustine incunable woodcut, …
Connie Griffith papers  William R. Cullison, III, recently donated the papers of Connie Griffith (1904-1997; 19 linear feet) to the Louisiana Research Collection. The guide to the collection is available online.

While Tulane University has intermittently acquired Louisiana archival documents since at least 1889, in 1953 Howard-Tilton Memorial Library hired Griffith as its first person charged with overseeing special collections. At the time the collection was small and little-known, consisting of fewer than 35,000 items. By the time she retired some twenty years later, Mrs. Griffith had built it into a repository of national significance, with over two and a half million pieces.

Consuelo “Connie” Garza Griffith was born in 1904 in…
Screen captures from a current library digital exhibit.