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Exhibition: Made in New Orleans: The Past in Print

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Scene from Aida, composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Armant, Fernand. L’opéra et ses hôtes.

LSU Libraries Special Collections presents the exhibition, “Made in New Orleans: The Past in Print,” on display in Hill Memorial Library from March 19 through June 8, 2018. The exhibition commemorates the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Crescent City.

“Made in New Orleans: The Past in Print” showcases items from our collections that were printed or published in New Orleans. This eclectic mix of materials — ranging in date from 1805 to 2009 — serves as a metaphor for the city itself. Curating printed works through this sharply focused lens has enabled us to reveal both stories of international import in publications well-known to historians, along with local tales that have been hidden in history, found only among the shadows of pages within ephemeral publications. “Made in New Orleans” does not strive to paint a complete portrait of the city, and as a result, it is in many ways just as revealing in its inclusion of items that pave the scholarly road less-traveled.

Courrier de la Louisiane newspaper

Courrier de la Louisiane, 1807

St. Charles Tours

Tour booklet, c. 1910

Broadsides, books, tickets, newspapers, photographs, calling cards, brochures, maps, and reports, written in English, French, Spanish, German, and Vietnamese, document a variety of topics of interest in the city’s long and colorful history. Represented through a wide variety of works, the exhibition covers subjects including law and government, politics, business and commerce, municipal infrastructure, traditional and community newspapers and magazines, agriculture, education, religion, food, literature and poetry, music and theatre, sports and entertainment, festivals and fairs, tourism, health and hospitals, and of course a little lagniappe. From filibusters to philanthropists, “Made in New Orleans” is peopled with all walks of life, reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of this unique, centuries-old American city.

Distaff newspaper

NOW. Distaff, 1973

Whether recent fans of New Orleans history, or long-time aficionados of all things “Big Easy,” visitors are guaranteed to learn something new about the city from “Made in New Orleans.” The exhibition is free and open to the public. Visit for hours and directions, or call (225) 578-6544.

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