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Lafayette Gazette newspaper

Lafayette Gazette newspaper

On Friday, September 5, 2014, members of the Mouton family will donate their original publisher copies of The Lafayette Gazette newspaper to the Archives of Edith Garland Dupré Library. The event will take place in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room on the third floor of the Library at 10:00 a.m.

The Lafayette Gazette was established in 1893. It represented a faction of the Democratic Party that was opposed to the Democratic Party views of the Lafayette Advertiser. The Gazette was a weekly Saturday newspaper printed from 1893 to 1908, at which time it merged with the Lafayette Advertiser. The first publishers were Charles A. Thomas and Homer J. Mouton.

The original bound volumes were kept intact by Jeanne Mouton Jeanmard and William H. Mouton, descendants of Jerome Mouton, brother of Homer J. Mouton. The presentation is being made by their children in their honor.

 

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If you’re a student who wants to improve your research skills using the library and other resources, sign up for English 305: Research Skills in the Information Age. This one-credit class is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in the fall semester, as long as you've passed English 101 and 102.

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For more information, contact Dupré Library Instructional Services Librarian Jeremiah Paschke-Wood at 482-1160 or jpaschkewood@louisiana.edu.

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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.

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