Florence Jumonville

Florence M. Jumonville, Ph.D.

interim Chair, Louisiana and Special Collections Department Office: Library 402

Phone: (504) 280-7275

Email: fjumonvi@uno.edu

Florence Jumonville



Major Responsibilities

The specific duties of my position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Administering the Louisiana and Special Collections Department
  • Providing reference services, instruction, and collection development for special collections and Louisiana materials
  • Processing manuscript collections
  • Serving as University Archivist and Records Management Officer

Research Interests

  • Library history, currently emphasizing the history of the State Library of Louisiana and its role in library development
  • History of printing, publishing, and bookselling in Louisiana, especially nineteenth-century New Orleans
  • Printed ephemera

Recent Publications

  • “The Role of the State in the Organization of Statewide Library Service: Essae M. Culver, Louisiana 's First State Librarian.” Library Trends 53 (Spring 2004).
  • “Purple Passion: Ephemera from K & B Drugstores.” Ephemera News 22.3 (Spring 2004): 17-23.
  • A History of the Louisiana Library Association, 1925-2000. (Co-edited with Alma Dawson.) Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana Library Association, 2003.
  • Louisiana History: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport , Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.