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Monroe Library adds 16mm Loyola basketball films to its digital collection

Loyola press release - January 20, 2016

Some of the athletes featured in the films were honored at the recent Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

It’s easy to give several hours to the rich history collected in Monroe Library’s Special Collections and Archives at Loyola University New Orleans. It’s a campus time machine – a free ticket to authentic old New Orleans or landmark political events, and now, to a golden age of athletics at Loyola University New Orleans.

The Special Collections and Archives are part of the reason that Monroe Library consistently ranks among the top college libraries in the nation, and it was most recently named #13 Best College Library by the Princeton Review. The library includes a multitude of special collections, and its easily accessible digital collections include everything from photos of early 20th century campus life and 1970s student films to niche-interest items like hand-colored lithographs of medical plants, flowers and fruits.

Thanks to donations from alumnus and former basketball player John Erb ’67 and alumnus and former Vice President for Institutional Advancement Charles Young ’64, the digital collection now includes footage of the Wolf Pack’s amazing basketball team in the 1960s.

Monroe Library’s Special Collections and Archives has added thirty-eight 16mm basketball films, digitized by the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, to its digital collections. The films include excerpts of games from 1960-1969 featuring many of our own Hall of Fame inductees—Charles Powell, Charlie Jones, Tyrone “Ty The Guy” Marioneaux, Bob Bissant, Wayne Pietri and Lawrence J. Hoyt—as well as interesting opponents like LSU’s “Pistol” Pete Maravich. View the newly added basketball footage online here.

Since the ‘60s, Loyola’s basketball program has continued to be a university point of pride. Just recently, coach Kellie Kennedy led the women’s team to their 156th with her at the helm, making her the winningest coach in Loyola women’s basketball history. And it’s only one of our athletics department’s many accolades.

That’s why the Hall of Fame Commission of Loyola University New Orleans, the Alumni Association and the Department of Athletics and Wellness are celebrating the accomplishments of some of our finest athletes on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Five athletes will be introduced during half-time at Saturday’s men’s basketball game, and one of them (Don Kalinowski) can be seen in the newly added film. They will be formally inducted to the university’s Hall of Fame at a reception ceremony following the game. The inductees are:

Trenese Smith '10 - Women's Basketball 2005-2010
Richard Bouckaert '07, JD '13 - Cross Country 2003-2006
Don Kalinowski '66 - Men's Basketball 1963-1966
Mary Seals '09 - Volleyball 2004-2008
Ed "Skeets" Tuohy, Jr. '55 - Men's Basketball 1951-1955

The reception takes place in the St. Charles Room on the first floor of the Danna Student Center from 5:45 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016. The cost is $30 and tickets can be purchased online.