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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, 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 from

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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

Libraries Hours

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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Long-Lost Letters of an Uncrowned Queen

Louise, Countess of Albany

A small group of letters thought to have been destroyed almost 200 years ago is among the many surprising finds awaiting researchers in the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections. The eighteen letters, now part of the George De Forest Collection, were

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LSU Librarian Participates in 2014 Harvard Leadership Institute

Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Head of LSU Libraries’ Special Collections, was selected to participate in this year’s Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. This year’s Institute was held at Harvard University from July 27 to August 1 and

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Mapping the History of LSU – a talk on September 3rd

Join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:30 am in Hill Memorial Library for a presentation by Barry Cowan, Assistant University Archivist. Cowan will present the fascinating history of the university, illustrated with captivating photographs and papers that document LSU’s

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Braunstein Elected to National Assembly

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At this summer’s American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, LSU Librarian and Louisiana Library Association’s Councilor to the ALA, Stephanie Braunstein was elected to a two-year term on the ALA Planning and Budget Assembly. The charge of this Assembly is

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Give Me Louisiana: Selections from the Doralice Fontane Papers

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Visitors to the Special Collections Reading Room are invited to view a display of materials from the newly processed Doralice Fontane Papers. Louisiana native Doralice Fontane was a music teacher, composer, and businesswoman. Fontane was also a prolific composer best

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Journal Transformation

wireless quadrangle

In recent years, LSU Libraries has purchased electronic backfiles of journals from major publishers Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, and the American Chemical Society, providing wider, 24/7 access to scientific literature, filling in missing and damaged journal issues, and freeing up physical

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Public Services Desk: (225) 578-6544

Reference Desk: (225) 578-6568

Fax: (225) 578-9425

Email: special@lsu.edu

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    The oral history project to document Louisiana Cooperative Extension (LCES) continues! In his Abbeville office last week, Mark Shirley sat down with the Center's Graduate Assistant, Chelsea Arseneault, for an interview. Mark is an area agent for Aquaculture & Coastal Resources/Natural Resources in the Southwest Region for LCES. Mr. Shirley reflects on growing up in New Orleans, attending LSU, his career in Extension, and some of the physical, social, and political changes he has seen in the communities he serves. He discusses some of the issues that are most important to him: particularly marsh preservation, his work with the 4-H camp Marsh Maneuvers and of course, crawfish aquaculture. Mr. Shirley wraps up the interview discussing the resilience of the community in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The number one cattle parish before the hurricanes, Vermilion suffered a devastating loss of 40,000 cows drowned by the flood waters during the 2005 storm season. Mr. Shirley highlights how LCES is a valuable resource in times of crisis, being able to provide practical items people need to rebuild their lives. Photo by Kyle Tanglao.

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    Special Collections Open House: STEM and Beyond!
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    On Tuesday October 7 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, LSU Libraries Special Collections will host an open house. Located in Hill Memorial Library, this event is an opportunity to meet the staff, see...
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