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UPCOMING
Seeing and “The Eye of the Imagination”: Fantasy, Surrealism, and Horror in the Clarence John Laughlin Book Collection

July 2 – September 21, 2018

in Upper and Lower Main Galleries

Best known for the surreal photographs of architectural decay in his seminal work, “Ghosts Along the Mississippi,” Clarence John Laughlin considered himself, first and foremost, to be a book collector. Acquired in 1985 with support from the Friends of the LSU Libraries, the Clarence John Laughlin Book Collection mirrors the eclectic interests of its creator, measuring equal parts fine art, fantasy, the occult and science fiction.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Visit lib.lsu.edu/special for hours and directions, or call (225) 578-6544.

 

 

 

 

John Earle Uhler Papers

Fall 2016

in Reading Room

CaneJuiceJohn Earle Uhler was a writer, scholar, and English professor at LSU from 1928-1961. Prior to joining the faculty at LSU, where he served as first president of the LSU Faculty Club, Uhler worked as a reporter, copy editor, and actor. A charter member of the Renaissance Society of America, his research interests included Shakespeare, 18th century English drama, English Renaissance literature, and linguistics. The collection consists of correspondence, literary and academic manuscripts, printed material, teaching materials, and photographs.

In 1931, Uhler published Cane Juice, a novel depicting southern Louisiana and student life at LSU. A public controversy ensued in which Uhler was accused of slander by Father F. L. Gassler, culminating in his suspension and eventual removal from the faculty by the executive committee of the LSU Board of Supervisors. After a six-month legal battle involving the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Association of University Professors, Uhler was reinstated in April of 1932.

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