Congratulations to UL senior Kelsey Couvillon, who is this year’s recipient of the Caffery Award. The Caffery Award is an annual competition that encourages UL students to conduct scholarly research using primary source materials from the Special Collections Department of Dupré Library. Kelsey won for her paper titled, “The House Un-American Activities Committee and the Ku Klux Klan: The Fall of HUAC.” Congrats, Kelsey!!
Stephens Hall served as the university’s library until the 1960s, when the current library was built. Stephens Hall now houses the university’s computer support services.
Happy birthday to Flannery O’Connor, who was one of the American South’s greatest writers. O’Connor spoke in Jeanmard Hall on the campus of UL Lafayette in November 1962. She gave a lecture titled “The Catholic Writer in the Protestant South.”
Springtime on UL Lafayette’s campus almost a century ago. This photograph of the president’s garden was taken just after a spring shower in 1926. View this and other photos from the Southwestern Louisiana Institute Photographs Collection at the Louisiana Digital Library.
In bloom around the library.
Dupré Library is honored to be a recipient of the NEH/ALA’s Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, DVDs, and other resources selected to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S.
Dupré Library was awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf through the work of librarian April Grey, Head of Cataloging and Metadata, and Dr. Chad H. Parker, Assistant Professor of History at UL. Look here to learn more about the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf at Dupré Library.