Hitt Scrapbooks COLLECTION
Earl K. Long Library
Size: 2.5 linear feet
Inclusive dates: 1957-1969
Summary: Six scrapbooks and
related publication, pertaining to the University of New Orleans,
1957-1969. Scrapbooks contain
newsclippings from the
Source: Gift, 1997
Access: No restrictions
rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library,
Scrapbooks Collection, Earl K. Long Library,
The first appointment of an official
to the staff of the fledgling Louisiana State University in New Orleans (now the
University of New Orleans) was that of Homer L. Hitt (b. 1916), who was named
dean of LSUNO on December 14, 1957. At
the time, Hitt was associate dean of the graduate school and head of the
departments of sociology and rural sociology at
LSUNO opened on
Includes appointment of Dr. Homer Hitt as dean, including letter of notification from Troy H. Middleton, president of the LSU Board of Supervisors; announcement of faculty appointments; soaring enrollment; inaugural convocation; racial strife and desegregation; and opening day.
December 1958 -
Includes opening activities, master plan for construction, enrollment projections, first student government elections, approval of curricula, construction of science laboratories by faculty members, proposed new buildings, additions to the faculty, start of second term, and naming the university newspaper.
and Davis, Architects and Planners. A
Master Campus Development and Building Plan,
Includes completion of first permanent buildings, first summer session, receipt of research grants, publication of first yearbook, programs from first honors convocation and commencement, administrative reorganization, beginning of fifth year, presentation of the Crabitès Collection, Department of Chemistry accreditation, allocation of funds for construction, and Dr. Hitt’s title changed to chancellor.
Includes LSUNO-related land use, the inauguration of graduate programs, financial needs, library construction and opening, and first commencement program.
plans for expansion, new library, Gulf South Research Institute, and
Includes opposition to separation of LSUNO from LSU, rumors of an effort to oust Dr. Hitt, growth and impact of LSUNO, and awarding of first Ph.D.
Hitt, Homer L.