Edward Larocque Tinker Library
The Tinker library consists of books and manuscripts important to the study of Latin American and Louisiana history. An author and philanthropist, Tinker gathered books, art, and artifacts depicting all facets of life in South America, with a special emphasis on gauchos and the Pampas region. The artwork is part of the Art Collection. Historical and literary documents from the late 16th century to the late 19th century in the Acosta collection provide first-person accounts of Bolivian history as well as that of Peru and Ecuador. The Louisiana material supplements similar items in the Parsons Collection.