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Labor Day weekend

The Schiro Reading Room will be closed Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2, 2013, in observance of Labor Day.   Our normal weekly schedule resumes after this long holiday weekend.     As always, see our LaRC website for normal hours and known exceptions.

Happy Labor Day and have a prosperous semester!

8th anniversary of Katrina

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Along the Gulf Coast, each year we mark August 29th as another year of progress since the storm, and we remember those who lost their lives, either directly or indirectly, because of the disaster.  Scholarly and popular publications from a variety of sources continue to be published and collected, particularly about the consequences of the disastrous flooding of New Orleans.  August 29, 2013, will be the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Hundreds of books on Katrina are held in the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, many of which have copies in multiple locations (search the catalog from the library’s home page).  Another way to start finding information on Katrina is to see the research guide to freely accessible online Katrina resources.   Some of the more recent books which are held only in the Louisiana Research Collection include:
Hurricane Katrina poetic commemorative / edited by Miriam Chitiga.  PS 595 .H87 H87 2012 LACOLL 
Where the water kept rising: a college athletic dire…

Welcome to New Orleans CoSA/SAA

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The Council of State Archivists / Society of American Archivists joint annual meeting is currently being held at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans.   Welcome to all the local and travelling attendees, exhibitors, and presenters!

Captions: top, applause for panel presenting "Labor Rights are Civil Rights: Discovering the Intersections of Labor History and Civil Rights in Labor Collections"; center, conference hallway scene; bottom, recent LaRC intern Christine Horn working the information desk. 

Photographs and post by Susanna Powers