News & Notes

Special Collections exhibit opening and talk

Posted in Events, Exhibitions, Special Collections Tagged with:
Special Collections on Parade

Special Collections on Parade

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, official opening of Special Collections on Parade offered a glimpse at some selections from all aspects of the collections held at Hill Memorial Library.

The opening featured a speaker, Dr. André Derval, from another archives, L’Institut Mémoires de l’Édition contemporaine (IMEC) in France, which holds the records of several large publishing houses in France. Dr. André Derval will talk about the operations and endeavors of this important repository documenting the contemporary book trade. The IMEC was established in 1988 by a group of publishers and academic researchers.  In collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture and the Regional Council of Basse-Normandie, its mission is to preserve modern literary archives, create a modern literary heritage, and mediate between scholars, authors, and publishing houses.  The collection encompasses a wide variety of literary and artistic production. Notable holdings include the papers of the foremost publishers in France, Hachette, Le Seuil, Albin Michel  and Flammarion, and renowned French and Francophone authors such as Marguerite Duras, Jacques Derrida, and Kateb Yacine, as well as material relating to the playwrights literary agents, graphic designers, printers, etc.

This was a unique opportunity to learn more about what archivists and special collections librarians do, and the importance and significance of archival repositories all through the lens of a very different repository from Hill Memorial Library.

Visitors toured the galleries to view the exhibition. Special Collections on Parade offered a showcase of things rare, natural, decidedly unnatural, historical, technological, literary, political, comical and otherwise of note among the eclectic and curious collections within Hill Memorial Library. Selected rare books, photographs, historical documents, sheet music, art, and oral histories were on display from all major collections, spanning seven centuries. Faculty and staff members at Hill Memorial Library curated the exhibition. The exhibition was on display through May 30, 2015.

Dr. Derval’s visit coincided with the 20th -21st century French and Francophone Studies conference, held in Baton Rouge February 26-March 1, 2015.


Jessica Lacher-Feldman is the Head of Special Collections at Louisiana State University.

Posted in Events, Exhibitions, Special Collections Tagged with:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


On Display

Made in New Orleans: The Past in Print  –  Main Gallery

John Earle Uhler Papers  –  Reading Room

In the News

Made in New Orleans
“Hill Memorial Library showcases ‘Made in New Orleans: The Past in Print’,” The Daily Reveille

Made in New Orleans
On exhibit: ‘Made in New Orleans’ at LSU Hill Memorial Library, March 19-June 8,” inRegister

Letterform Characters
“Hill Memorial Library exhibit explores history of typeface,”  The Daily Reveille

Through the Valley of Death
“Hill Memorial Library debuts WWI exhibit,” The Daily Reveille

Investigating Sherlock
“LSU’s Hill Memorial hosts Sherlock Holmes exhibit,” The Daily Reveille

Jazz Fest 101: A Showcase of Student Oral History Research
“Hill Memorial Library displays ‘Jazz Fest 101,’ explores festival’s past,” The Daily Reveille

A Voyage to the Floating World: Japanese Illustrated Books and East-West Cultural Exchange in the Nineteenth Century
“On Exhibit: A Voyage to the Floating World,” inRegister

Advancing Scholarship & Learning for 80 Years: LSU Press and The Southern Review
“Hill Memorial Library Displays History of LSU Press, Southern Review,” The Daily Reveille

A la Militaire” – The Battle of New Orleans
“Hill Memorial opens ‘A la Militaire,'” The Daily Reveille

Cooperative Extension at LSU
“AgCenter: Louisiana resource for 100 years,”
The Advertiser

I Remember: An Art Show of Environmental Significance
“Time for oil and gas industry to come to the table on coastal restoration,” BR Business Report

The Relentless Pursuit of “Equal”
“Integration Exhibit Opens,” LSU Daily Reveille

Centuries of Style
“Style Stories,” The Advocate

“Clothing as Social History,”

Of Kin & Cane
LSU Daily Reveille

Blacks in the Red Stick
LSU Daily Reveille

Louisiana for Bibliophiles
The Advocate

Change(less): Photography and the Ephemeral Made Permanent
DIG Magazine

Special Collections Hours

Contact Special Collections

Public Services Desk: (225) 578-6544

Reference Desk: (225) 578-6568

Fax: (225) 578-9425


Submit a reference question

RSS Feed RSS - Special Collections Posts