The 2000th clipping is poetry to my ears

The Library’s Digital Projects reached a milestone today as the two-thousandth article from the historic newspaper clippings file was scanned and uploaded into our collection on the Louisiana Digital Library.

The November 1951 article is about Dr. George W. Cooper, an LSU physician and poet-hobbyist, who is pictured receiving an award from the New Orleans Poetry Forum. Dr. Cooper won second place for his poem “Witches Cauldron” that year, and in 1950 was featured as an “Orleanian who writes books“.

Do you have a book of Dr. Cooper’s poetry? We’d love to read his award winning poem!

About the Historic newspaper clippings file:
Since 1933, the library at LSU Sciences Center New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) has collected newspaper clippings relating to the history and accomplishments of Louisiana’s first public health sciences institution. The Newspaper Clippings Collection is an ongoing project that will eventually index over 70 years of news about LSU’s professional schools of the health sciences. Primarily indexing papers such as the States-Item, Times-Picayune and other local news sources, information can be found on events and news surrounding LSU Medical Center, Charity Hospital, LSU Health Sciences Center Academic and the Healthcare Network, and LSUHSC faculty, staff, and students. Due to copyright, images from this collection are restricted to patrons on the LSUHSC-New Orleans campus. Metadata is viewable to anyone. For questions or more information, contact