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Anthony M. LaRocca Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Collection 80

Scope and Content

The Anthony M. LaRocca Opera Scrapbook contains autographed images and programs from famed opera singers, as well as newspaper clippings about New Orleans opera performances. Autographed images include Charles Anthony, Giuseppe Valdengo, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Tito Gobbi, Astrid Varnay, Sherrill Milnes, Giuseppe di Stefano, Eugene Conley, and Italo Tajo, among others. Autographed programs include performances by the New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) and the Metropolitan Opera (on tour in New Orleans). A few press releases related to the singers’ pictures are also included.


  • Created: 1940 - 2003
  • Issued: Date acquired: 2016-11-14

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. Copyright Laws.

Biographical / Historical

Anthony M. LaRocca was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and frequent retreatant at Manresa, the Jesuit retreat center in Louisiana. LaRocca received a Purple Heart for his service as a Marine in World War II and then went on to work for Church Typewriter Service and St. Henry Church. LaRocca was an avid opera fan and memorabilia collector.


1 boxes


This collection is comprised of one scrapbook. The contents of the scrapbook were removed and rehoused for preservation purposes, but left in their original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred from the Loyola University School of Music.

Related Materials

New Orleans Opera Association Archives, Collection 74, Special Collections & Archives, Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans Boris Borodin and Maria Mayhoff Scrapbook, Collection 78, Special Collections & Archives, Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans


Obituary of Anthony Martin LaRocca Sr., Dignity Memorial, 2011.
Anthony M. LaRocca Scrapbook
Kelly, Elizabeth
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Repository Details

Part of the J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Special Collections & Archives Repository

6363 St Charles Ave
New Orleans 70118 US