The Laughlin Collection
Hailed as the father of American surrealist photography, New Orleans photographer Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985) was also an avid book collector. In 1986, LSU purchased his library, which comprises more than 30,000 volumes. The collection's main focus is on science fiction, fantasy, mystery and the macabre. Other subjects, however, are well represented, including 20th-century art and design, European and American architecture, photography, Victoriana, humor, sex and sexuality, psychology, spiritualism, and the occult.
For additional information about the Laughlin Collection, call Elaine Smyth at (225) 578-6552 (email@example.com).