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Display Honoring U.S. Congressman John R. Lewis in Middleton Library

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On Tuesday, October 21, the LSU community will welcome noted civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John R. Lewis to campus for a presentation that will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the LSU Student Union Theater.  In honor of

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Exhibit Opening and Reception: Cooperative Extention at LSU

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  Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.  The reception will be held on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30-7:30 pm in Hill Memorial Library. Refreshments

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An LSU Libraries Open House: “It Came from the Library!”

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LSU Libraries will host “It Came from the Library!”, an open house in Middleton Library on Wednesday, October 29th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  Information stations will be set up

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“Follow your own star!” Dante in Special Collections

Dante’s Divine Comedy was the runaway hit of medieval and Renaissance Italy. More than 600 manuscript copies of the poem were made within eighty years of Dante’s death in 1321, and after the invention of printing in the mid fifteenth

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Third and Fourth Floor Library Offices Close

The third and fourth floor offices in Middleton Library, also known as  stacks offices, will close on Monday, October 6. At that time, all Circulation Services personnel will begin working at the circulation desk on the first floor. Instead of

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LSU Libraries Hosts Music Library Conference October 2-4

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LSU Libraries is hosting this year’s annual meeting of the Southeast Music Library Association October 2-4 at Hill Memorial Library. The focus of the meeting is experimental music and digital media, with an emphasis on how music librarians can support and

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Special Collections Open House: STEM and Beyond

Drawings relating to Yellow Fever, Joseph Jones Papers, mss 468, 534, 544, etc.

On Tuesday, October 7, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections will host an open house. Located in Hill Memorial Library, this event is an opportunity to meet the staff, see some fantastic and interesting items

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Political Strategist Donna Brazile Donates Her Papers to LSU

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Though she has made her name and home in Washington D.C. for the past three decades, distinguished LSU alumna, veteran political strategist and commentator, author, and Democratic Party official Donna Brazile makes no secret of her pride in being a

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Display of Architecture Projects in Middleton Library

ARCH 2001 Middleton Display

A display of ARCH 2001 projects is currently on view in the Middleton Library lobby. Six groups of undergraduate architecture students each constructed a 1:1 (full scale) study kiosk and presentation board. They spent two weeks researching and designing, and

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24/5 Schedule to Begin September 22

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Beginning Monday, September 22 at midnight, Middleton Library will remain open 24 hours, 5 days a week, in addition to its regular Saturday hours. Students have been expressing the need for a 24 hour study space on campus, and so

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A “Bully” Letter from Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt letter to Uriah Rose, 1906. Page 2.

If you’ve been watching Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on PBS this week, this Theodore Roosevelt letter from the Michael Wynne Collection will ring bullishly true—no “feather-brained enthusiasts” need apply! In the letter to Uriah Milton Rose, a

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Egyptomania!

Did you know you can travel from the delta of the Mississippi to the delta of the Nile… just by walking through the doors of Hill Memorial Library? That’s what students in Professor Darius Spieth’s History of Interior Design class

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  • Smith-Lever reception tonight! There will be cake! Lots of cake. Lots.


  • Today's the day! Join us for cake and a great exhibit, and more! LSU Libraries Special Collections - Hill Memorial Library from 5:30-7:30 pm.


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    Today's the day! Join us for cake and a great exhibit, and more! LSU Libraries Special Collections - Hill Memorial Library from 5:30-7:30 pm.
  • #TBT There's nothing better than fresh canned tomatoes! These young ladies from Rapides Parish are learning how it's done in this 1934 photo. For 100 years, the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service has provided education in food preparation and other topics for rural families. Please join us at Hill Memorial Library Thursday, October 16 from 5:30-7:30 (stop in any time) for the opening of Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, a new exhibition. Refreshments, including special Smith-Lever centennial cake and LSU Dairy Store cheese will be served and there will be brief comments at 6 pm from Provost Bell, Dr. Gina Eubanks, and others. The opening will also include tables from two Louisiana Commodities, eggs and rice.

    We hope you will join us!

    Photo source: LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.


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