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Spanish scholars complete research on Huey Long

Huey Long marches with drum majors, Russell B. Long Papers, Mss. 3700.

Mariona Lloret, who is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on Huey Long at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, offers an international view on Louisiana’s most famous governor. “Our aim is to understand the Kingfish in a broader framework, including

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French researcher highlights importance of LSU’s Delsarte Papers

François Delsarte

Un chercheur français souligne l’importance du Fonds Delsarte de la LSU. Franck Waille est l’auteur de la première thèse en français concernant François Delsarte, thèse qui a marqué une étape importante dans la connaissance de la vie et des enseignements

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Hill documents featured in new book

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Louisianians (or Luisianeses) and Their Hill Documents Featured in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 A recent publication by the U.S. Government Printing Office offers further glimpses into how Louisiana and its citizens (Luisiana and Luisianeses in Spanish) have figured in

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Louisiana’s German Jewish history and one family’s probe into its past

Passages from Meyer correspondence written in Sṻetterlin and Yiddish

Special Collections provides numerous avenues and opportunities for historical research, with genealogy among them. Recently, a Louisiana native, whose family has a lengthy connection to LSU, discovered a part of his family history among our holdings. Jay Silverberg, a Thibodaux

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Great Danes at the Hill

Letter to Annette Netto Koch, wife of Christian D. Koch, from the Christian D. Koch and Family Papers (Mss. 202)

“In the spring of 1864, as the armies of the American Civil War were preparing for one last push towards victory, another conflict erupted across the Atlantic when Prussia and Austria invaded Denmark.  The Danish American sailor Christian Ditlev Koch

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