What's New in May
"Boys fishing in a bayou, Schriever, La."
Photographed by Marion Post Wolcott in 1940. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USF35-1326]
"FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER: Acquiring the Necessities of Life Before Walmart."
Library display in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room at Dupré Library.
In decades past, when a "quick trip to town" might take days, our ancestors had to be self-sufficient in order to survive. They raised their own food, made their own clothing, built and furnished their own homes. Neighbors pitched in to help neighbors in need, for who knew when they might need help themselves?
The materials currently on display in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room explore the tasks our ancestors undertook to provide the necessities of life for their families, and some of the modern-day practitioners who keep these crafts alive.
The exhibit was curated by Jean Kiesel, Louisiana Room Librarian. It will remain on display through July 2013. For more information and for Reading Room hours, please call 482-6031.
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About Edith Garland Dupré Library
Edith Garland Dupré Library is centrally situated on the main campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 400 E. St. Mary Blvd. The library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Dupré Library recently added its one millionth bound volume (The Nature of Things at Lake Martin: exploring the Wonder of Cypress Island Preserve in Southern Louisiana by Nancy Camel).
Special collections include: U.S. government documents, Louisiana government documents, materials pertaining to the history and culture of Acadiana (in the Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room), the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection and the Rare Book Collection. Funds from a BORSF grant received in 2003 have been used to establish the Cajun and Creole Music Collection, a collection of commercial recordings of Cajun, Creole, zydeco and swamp pop music. The CCMC shares a space on the third floor with the Ernest J. Gaines Center, an international center of scholarship on the author Ernest J. Gaines and his works.
Most of the library's collections are available online through the library's catalog. Patrons may access the catalog over the Internet from home, office, or campus. Educational materials housed in the Instructional Materials Center may be searched separately or in conjunction with a search of Dupré Library's holdings.
The librarians at Edith Garland Dupré Library are eager to help prepare students by providing them with the resources they need for their education.
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