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Charlee LaChatte and Friends: Collecting Cats at Tulane

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Building: Jones Hall in Room 200
Location: uptown campus

 This exhibit is meant to explore and celebrate the cat collections at Tulane. While it may seem unusual to have such objects in university collections, it should not surprise us that artists and writers have responded to human interest in the subject. In the cases in this room you will find a selection of the books acquired with the Charlee LaChatte endowment in Rare Books as well as examples of the holdings of the William Ransom Hogan Jazz Archive and the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC).

The Charlee LaChatte book collection has centered on Anglo-American literary production between 1880 and 1960, though there are examples as far back as the 16th number of the whimsical elements of the relationship between cats and people, the intricacies of cat ownership, and the artistic portrayal of cats over the years. A large number of the works seen in these exhibit cases relate specifically to themes of childhood, innocence, role-playing, and performance.

These materials challenge us to think about what is or is not included in the definition of a “rare book" and why people create and collect “cute” books.

Sponsored by: Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Josh Lupkin via email to jlupkin@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-247-1825

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://tulanelib.blogspot.com/2013/10/new-online-exhibit-of-rare-books-and.html






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