LaRC Public Services Librarian Sean Benjamin spoke about Tulane’s John Kennedy Toole archival collection today, to a lively and receptive group. For many of them, this was their first exposure to special library collections and archival research methods. Katharina Keppel, of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, convened her class in the Schiro Reading Room so that her students could learn more about Toole and about this world-renowned and unique resource. The class is called “New Orleans and John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces” (TIDE-1055-01).
Captions: Sean Benjamin, Katharina Keppel, and class members today; a selection of archival items from the John Kennedy Toole papers, and New Orleans publications of the era.
Photographs and post by Susanna Powers