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Guy Bernard Collection of Loyola University New Orleans College of Music Productions

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Collection 39

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of scrapbooks containing programs from various Loyola University New Orleans College of Music productions during the latter half of the 20th century. The collection also contains several photographs.


  • Created: 1922-1975
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1947-1975
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/11/1990


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 or Historical Information

The New Orleans Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art was founded in 1919 by Dr. Ernest Schuyten. Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Music was established when the Conservatory was incorporated into the university in 1932 with Schuyten as the first dean. He served as dean and orchestra conductor until 1953. Under Schuyten’s leadership, the college first offered a bachelor of music degree for voice or instrument. After WWII, enrollment soared, mainly bolstered by female students, which contributed greatly to Loyola’s transformation into a co-educational institution. The College of Music was first established in McDonald Hall, an old mansion on St. Charles Avenue, but as the program expanded it needed a much larger space. In 1986 the program moved into the new Communications/Music Complex at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street. Guy Bernard was a 1935 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Music after which he immediately joined the faculty as Associate Professor of Analysis and Appreciation. He soon became a full professor and Chairman of the Departments of History and Piano under Schuyten’s leadership. Bernard went on to teach at Loyola for almost 35 years, becoming  Professor Emeritus of Music in 1979.

Note written by Rivet, Katherine Kuhl


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Arrangement Note

The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically where dates are known. Many of the programs contained within each scrapbook cover overlapping dates.

Source of Acquisition

Huber, Johanna Bernard

Method of Acquisition

Gift, 1989.02

Accruals and Additions

Several scrapbooks previously possessed by the Special Collections & Archives which belonged to Guy Bernard were integrated into this collection upon processing.

Existence and Location of Originals

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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