Members enjoyed a fascinating program on Tulane’s Louisiana Research Collection as a resource for authors on January 23. The program was presented by Lee Miller, head of the LaRC.
He provided information on how to use archives in literary and historical research, specifically the materials offered at the LaRC. The collection encompasses almost four linear miles of archival documents, books, maps, and other resources central to the history and culture of Louisiana — from colonial era documents to the LaRC’s renowned Civil War collection, as well as a celebrated Carnival Collection and extensive holdings on Louisiana arts and literature featuring materials from Mark Twain, John Kennedy Toole, and William Faulkner. The LaRC also holds extensive materials on Louisiana politics, women, gender, religion, and New Orleans food culture.