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Armed with a Paintbrush: Graphic Art of World War I

Art and war have a long common history. During the First World War, artists played a key role in the conflict. In some ways, they even had more say in its outcome than the common soldier stuck in the trenches.

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LSU Libraries Welcomes New Faculty Member

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Tasha McClain joins us as the new Government Documents/ Microforms and Circulation Supervisor Librarian in the Government Documents department. Originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, Tasha earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana before moving

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Coverage of JSTOR Titles Triples

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LSU Libraries’ JSTOR titles have tripled this fall, with access to six additional collections. LSU students, faculty and staff now have access to Arts & Sciences VI, Arts & Sciences VIII, Arts & Sciences IX, Arts & Sciences X, Arts

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Sustaining Resilience Between Disaster: A Talk by Craig E. Colten on August 26th

Moreauville Crevasse

Join us on Tuesday, August 26th at 5:30 pm in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall for “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana,” a talk by Craig E. Colten, Ph.D. This free program is presented in

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Vanishing Louisiana Like You’ve Never Seen It

We hear a lot about “vanishing” Louisiana these days. Our coast, towns, and wildlife are at risk from hurricanes, oil spills, rising sea levels, and changes in land management, and elements of our state’s distinctive culture and history are gradually

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Hot Summer, “Cool” Books…

Had enough of the summer heat? Come over to Special Collections and cool off with some books on polar exploration and travel in the high latitudes. Here are a few suggestions from the Rare Book Collection to get you started… Elisha

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Love’s Revenge: Letters of an 18th-Century Woman Novelist

A small group of eight letters in the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections sheds new light on an episode in the life of an eighteenth-century woman writer who proved that the pen is mightier than the sword. Anna Maria Bennett was

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LSU Libraries Participates in Summer Outreach Events

2014 Student Orientation

Over the summer, LSU Libraries has participated in twenty-one freshman, parent, and transfer student orientation events coordinated by the Office of Orientation in two separate venues, as well as the LSU Summer Scholars Program held near the end of the

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LSU Libraries’ Elaine Smyth to Retire

Elaine Smyth's retirement reception

LSU Libraries’ assistant dean Elaine Smyth will retire on July 31 after more than 26 years of service to Louisiana State University. After earning her Master of Librarianship degree in 1979 from the University of Washington, Seattle, Smyth began her

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Second Floor Computer Lab Closes

Last spring, the Student Technology Fee Committee announced a decision to close the ITS-run computer lab on the second floor of Middleton Library. Students returning in the fall will have roomy area for studying and plugging in. The computer lab

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Spot the Fake

1 DC whole page copy

In 2010, a woman brought a copy of the July 2/4, 1863, edition of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen for an appraisal on the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, at the time touring in Biloxi, Mississippi.  An especially famous newspaper, this

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LSU Librarian Delivers Workshop for 4-H University

On June 18th and 19th, 25 Louisiana 4-H students attended Info U: Developing Your Personal Brand with Information Skills and Social Media, an LSU 4-H University/Clover College workshop designed to introduce students to responsible digital citizenship and the size and

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  • Armed with a Paintbrush: Graphic Art of World War I
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    Art and war have a long common history. During the First World War, artists played a key role in the conflict. In some ways, they even had more say in its outcome than the common soldier stuck in t...
  • During the Great Depression, students devised creative ways to pay their fees. At the start of the 1932 session, Elena Carter Percy (on horseback) drove nine head of cattle from her family’s farm near St. Francisville to trade for her room and board. Tuition was free for Louisiana residents, but students were required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan. Accepting the cattle is President James Monroe Smith.

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


  • Join us on Tuesday, August 26th at 5:30 pm for a talk with Craig Colton. "Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana." a talk by Craig Colten, Ph.D., Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, LSU & Director of Human Dimensions, The Water Institute of the Gulf


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