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Literary New Orleans: Imagining a City

Andrew Mullins, LaRC's associate for archives processing and digital initiatives, has created the exhibit Literary New Orleans: Imagining a City. The exhibit showcases the life and work of three authors whose papers are preserved by the Louisiana Research Collection and who helped define New Orleans in the popular mind: George Washington Cable, Lyle Saxon, and John Chase.
It exhibit features manuscript pages, first editions, correspondence, sketches, and cartoons. The exhibit is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and will run through May 1 in Room 201 Jones Hall, on the uptown campus of Tulane University. For more information contact 504-865-5685.
Preserving the literary heritage of New Orleans is a special mission of the Louisiana Research Collection. In addition to Cable, Saxon, and Chase, LaRC preserves the papers of Roark Bradford, Hermann Deutsch, Lafcadio Hearn, Francis Parkinson Keyes, Ruth McEnery Stuart, John Kennedy Toole, and many more. A brief, partial g…

LaRC on Loan

Museums across the country routinely approach the Louisiana Research Collection requesting loans for exhibits. If the museum meets professional standards (security, HVAC, staffing, insurance, etc.), then we are happy to oblige. If the museum cannot meet professional standards, then we provide high-resolution scans when appropriate at no cost. In that way, patrons of even small, under-resourced museums can still enjoy our holdings. Locally, two museums - the National World War II Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art - are currently displaying selections from LaRC.
As part of its special exhibit "The Pelican State Goes to War," The National World War II Museum is exhibiting two items from the LaRC collection "World War II Posters by Louisiana Artists of the WPA Federal Arts Project, 1940-1941." The entire collection encompasses twenty-eight silk screened posters produced under the direction of Angela Gregory, Louisiana State Supervisor for the Federal Arts Project…