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 guide to LaRC's literary holdings is available online.


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