Oliver P. Carriere Collection of Poker and Hoyle
Judge Oliver P. Carriere was a New Orleans jurist whose hobby--the study and play of the game of poker--was translated into one of the largest and most comprehensive collections on that subject in existence. It includes most of the early editions of the works of Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769), an eighteenth-century English writer on fashionable card games and, later, board games such as chess and backgammon. Carriere also collected virtually all of the vast literature on poker. This unusual assemblage of material documents not only the history of the development of games of chance and other leisure pursuits, but also the complex social and legal questions associated with them.
For additional information about the Carriere Collection call Elaine Smyth at (225) 578-6552 (firstname.lastname@example.org).