Special Collections Field Trip: Monroe Library at Loyola University—June 14


J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library Special Collections and Archives
at Loyola University

June 14, 1-4pm

Trish Nugent, the Special Collections and Archives Coordinator for the Monroe Library at Loyola University, will show a curated selection of historic and contemporary books within the collection. The special collections at the Monroe Library consists of about 12,000 volumes focusing primarily on books about Jesuits, the Catholic Church, Louisiana, and New Orleans. We will view a range of books from the collection including books from the Jesuitica collection, books from Loujon Press, as well as several pieces from the Rosalee McReynolds Collections focusing on the book as art.

Because of the nature of viewing rare books, space will be limited to 15 people. To sign-up and participate in this opportunity, please email us with your interest at info@www.siftart.org. We will send a confirmation email with additional information.

Trish Nugent is Special Collections and Archives Coordinator for the Monroe Library at Loyola University New Orleans.  Ms. Nugent holds a Master of Science in Information Studies degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Archivist.

On June 14, SIFT took some folks on a field trip to view some of the rare books in the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library Special Collections and Archives at Loyola University New Orleans. Trish Nugent, who is the Special Collections and Archives Coordinator, brought out a variety of books to showcase the many aspects of the collection. It was an intimate viewing for a small group, so everyone got an up close look at some of the gems within the collection, which focuses primarily on books about Jesuits, the Catholic Church, Louisiana, and New Orleans. On this trip we looked at a wide range of books starting with examples from the Jesuitica collection dating back to the 17th century, and ending with contemporary artist books from the Rosalee McReynolds Collection. It should be noted that we also looked at books from Loujon Press, a particular interest of Trish.

A special thanks to Loyola University Special Collections and Archives and to Trish Nugent for graciously talking with us about some its rare volumes.

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