Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The five-year mark, August 29, 2010



The year 2010 has so far delivered to Louisiana a range of events from the Saints Superbowl win to the ongoing BP oil catastrophe, and appropriately, through everything, we are marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Every August 29th since the disaster we memorialize those who died in the disaster and its aftermath, as well as celebrate the resilience and the accomplishments of the citizens of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. A few informational links about the subject are included below.

“Mayor Landrieu announces Katrina Commemoration, an event to celebrate New Orleans resilience 5 years after Katrina.” This is planned for Sunday, August 29th at 6:30 pm at Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square.

Katrina V: Commemoration & Determination.

"Telling their stories, the lingering legacy of the Katrina photographs," an exhibit of Katrina imagery at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Offbeat magazine, August 2010, “Where are we now?” by Michael Patrick Welch. Freely accessible online, and one of the best free publications around town, subtitled “Louisiana music, food and culture.”

Rising Tide Conference.

New Orleans Katrina Memorial, located within the Charity Hospital Cemetery, 5056 Canal Street.

Katrina National Memorial Park Charitable Foundation.

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library research guide on Katrina resources. Wide-ranging support for learning about the hurricane, the flood, and the recovery efforts.

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank. A compilation of first-hand accounts and images contributed by individual survivors.

“Fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina,” post on this blog last summer.

Another recommended new Katrina monograph available in the LaRC: Nursing in the Storm, Voices from Hurricane Katrina, by Denise Danna and Sandra E. Cordray. This includes descriptive material, photographic illustrations and selections from interviews of nurses on duty in area medical facilities during the storm and its aftermath, including Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (Charity and University Hospitals), Lindy Boggs Medical Center, Memorial Medical Center, Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital, and Chalmette Medical Center. RT 108 .D36 2010 LACOLL

Caption for photograph: Detail of the fence designed for the New Orleans Katrina Memorial on Canal Street.


Posted by Susanna Powers

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Reading Room hours


The Special Collections Reading Room (Jones Hall 202), serving the Louisiana Research Collection, University Archives, and Rare Books, will be open the following hours this coming week:

Monday, August 9 - Wednesday, August 11, 2010: 9am – noon

Thursday, August 12 – Friday, August 13: 9am – noon, and 1pm – 4pm

Saturday, August 14: Closed

New daily hours beginning Monday, August 16: 9am – noon, and 1pm – 4pm


Posted by Susanna Powers