Edward Alexander Parsons Collection
The Parsons Collection is a large (40,000 volumes) but discriminating library amassed by the eponymous New Orleans lawyer and bibliophile and acquired by the Ransom Center in 1958. It is rich in early Louisiana historyindeed, it includes the unique copy of the first item printed in Louisiana and a number of other early imprints from this stateCreole and other regional literature, sumptuous art and architecture books, and fine printing from all periods. Manuscripts from the Parsons Collection as well as related materials on Louisiana history are at UT's Center for American History.
The Reading Room Will Be Closed:
December 22–January 1
Monday, January 21
Monday, May 27
Thursday, July 4
Always closed on Sundays