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Title: Gulf South Decorative and Fine Arts Database

The Classical Institute of the South is dedicated to identifying and documenting fine and decorative art objects in the Gulf South and making that information available to all. We believe that objects are dynamic, provocative, and vital to understanding the past. Since the first Gulf South Field Survey in 2011, fellows and staff of the Classical Institute of the South have cataloged over 1,000 objects in private collections dating from the 18th century through the Civil War. The survey spans Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and we are continually expanding our reach throughout the region. As cataloging efforts continue, new information and images will be added to this database in order to draw attention to the objects and to the research possibilities that they present.

Contact: The Historic New Orleans Collection; louisquery@hnoc.org; 504-523-4662

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Title: Joseph-Aurélien Cornet, F.S.C. Collection

The Field Research Archive of Frère Joseph Cornet was established at Loyola University New Orleans when Fr. Cornet gave his field notebooks to the University between 1998 and 2001. The archive is the result of Fr. Cornet's 28 year residency in the Congo which began with a teaching appointment at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1964. He also lectured at Lovanium University of Kinshasa. Fr. Cornet was appointed director général adjoint of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo (IMNC) when it was founded in 1970 and was appointed the museum's directeur général in 1975. This collection is only viewable within Special Collections & Archives, Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.

Contact: For information or permission to use/publish, contact: archives@loyno.edu

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Title: Loyola University New Orleans Scrapbook Collection

This collection showcases scrapbooks from various manuscript and archival collections in Loyola University's Special Collections & Archives.

Contact: For information or permission to use/publish, contact: archives@loyno.edu

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Title: Verla Birrell Textiles and Designs

Verla Birrell was born in Tacoma, Washington. She was an artist, writer, poet, lecturer and teacher. She taught art, design, textiles, and related subjects at Brigham Young University from 1937 until 1948 and the University of Utah from 1948 until 1972.

Contact: Angela Proctor; archives1@lib.subr.edu; 225 771-2854

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