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New Orleans Review Collection

J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans

2013



Profile Description

Creation: XML finding aid derived from Microsoft Word document.
Finding aid written by Art Carpenter, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans, 1985
Language: Description is in English.

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Loyola University (New Orleans, La)
Monroe Library
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-864-7111
Email: archives@loyno.edu
Creator: Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)
Title: New Orleans Review Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1980
Quantity: 6.75 linear ft.
Abstract: The New Orleans Review Collection dates between 1968 and 1980--mainly between 1970 and 1978. Founders of the NOR aimed to create a literary and cultural journal that would appeal to a bruadly literate readership, rather than only to a specialist or academic audience. The NOR has attracted distinguished advisory editors such as Hodding Carter, John Ciardi, James Dickey, Joseph Fichter, S.J., and Walker Percy.
Collection No.3

System of Arrangement

Collection arranged into seven series based on types of material.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The New Orleans Review Collection has been arranged into seven series based on types of material: Correspondence; Copy; History of the New Orleans Review; Toole Manuscript; Miscellaneous; Printed Material; Photographic Material. In addition, Series II (Copy) and Series V (Miscellaneous) have been divided into sub-series. Material in this collection dates between 1968 and 1980--mainly between 1970 and 1978. The most valuable material is found in the Correspondence and the Copy series and in the Minutes subseries of Series V. Correspondence and minutes document the staff's functioning. Exchanges between staff and contributors is also found in the correspondence. The Copy series follows the author's manuscript through the editing process. Researchers may with to consult issues of the New Orleans Review. These are located both in the Department of Special Collections and Archives and in the University Library's Serials Collection.


Administrative/Biographical History

The New Orleans Review (NOR) began in 1967-1968 when Loyola faculty member Miller Williams studied the feasability of the university publishing a journal of literature and culture. Such a venture, Williams concluded, would enhance Loyola's intellectual life. Loyola President Homer Jolley, SJ., approved the project, and in the fall of 1968 the first issue of the NOR appeared. The journal's first three issues were published by Loyola for the New Orleans Consortium--which consisted of St. Mary's Dominican College, Xavier University, and Loyola. Thereafter, Loyola put out the NOR on its own. Although intended originally as a quarterly, the journal soon settled into a publication schedule of three times a year.


Founders of the NOR aimed to create a literary and cultural journal that would appeal to a broadly literate readership, rather than only to a specialist or academic audience. It would draw from diverse intellectual disciplines and arts. It would feature fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, photography, book reviews. It would enlist contributions from the accomplished as well as from the beginning writer or artist. It would provide a forum for the Loyola faculty and students. And it would demonstrate the university's commitment to intellectual and artistic endavor.


The NOR's staff has fashioned and implemented these goals. An editor, a managing editor, and several associate editors have directed the journal's development. In addition, an editorial board and a group of advisory editors have provided guidance and advice for the editor and staff.


The NOR has attracted distinguished advisory editors such as Hodding Carter, John Ciardi, James Dickey, Joseph Fichter, S.J., and Walker Percy. It has carried contributions by or interviews with Nelson Algren, Rosemary Daniell, George Durea, Ernest J. Gaines, Ellen Gilchrist, Robert L. Heilbroner, Granville Hicks, David Madden, Joyce Carol Oates, Walker Percy, John Kennedy Toole, and many others. It has also opened its pages to the young and the previously unpublished. And it has continued to demonstrate Loyola's commitment to cultural excellence.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission must be obtained from Special Collections & Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], New Orleans Review Collection, Collection 03, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University, New Orleans.


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