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LSU-S Announces ‘Brock’ Exhibit Opening

Shreveport Chronicles by Eric Brock

LSU Shreveport Archives and Special Collections will host an opening reception for its newest exhibit, “Ask Eric,” a display of historical items and publications from the collection of late Shreveport historian, Eric J. Brock, on Tuesday, March 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of Noel Memorial Library on the LSU Shreveport campus.  

For more than twenty years, the name Eric Brock has been synonymous with Shreveport history. Few have done more to preserve and make accessible the fascinating facts and architectural heritage of the area. Brock’s association with LSUS Archives began in 1979, when he was a teenager and the Archives was still in its infancy. He published his first book, Oakland Cemetery, in 1988. 

He remained a regular visitor to LSUS Archives, and in 1989 established a collection of his research materials and personal photographs.  He became such an authority on local history that Archives staff designated a special shelf to which were relegated questions to “ask Eric.” Brock remained a frequent visitor to the LSUS Archives throughout his career until his death in late November 2011.  

“Ask Eric” is an exhibition of documents, photographs, memorabilia, and publications from the Eric J. Brock Research Collection. The exhibit will run through April 13, 2012. Hours are 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In his memory and in appreciation of Eric’s many contributions to this community, donations are encouraged to the Eric J. Brock Memorial Scholarship at the LSUS Foundation, One University Place, Shreveport, LA 71115.

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