Thursday, October 30, 2008

Haunted Libraries of the South

Readers will be happy (or disappointed) to note that none of Tulane University's Libraries made this year's list of "Haunted Libraries" of the southern United States. Despite having served in the past as the physiological laboratory for Tulane's Medical School, with abundant sinks for anatomy classes (i.e. dissections), the Tulane School of Architecture (TSA) Library and Slide Library did not make ALA Librarian George Eberhart's showcase. Joseph Merrick Jones Hall, home to the Southeastern Architectural Archive, was formerly Tulane's Law School -- featured in Alan Pakula's 1993 film The Pelican Brief -- but it also did not instill terror.

Plans for the Richardson Memorial, which houses the TSA Libraries, and Jones Hall reside in the Southeastern Architectural Archive.

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