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New digital collection of historic postcards

Pickwick Hotel, Bay St. Louis, Miss., 1909. Hotel was burned in 1917.

LSU Special Collections has digitized two collections of historical postcards: the Mississippi and Louisiana postcard collection, 1906-1939 and the Louisiana postcard collection, 1904-1951. Both of which contain a large number of images of Louisiana landmarks and handwritten messages. Postcards sometimes

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Selected items from Bankston Collection on view in Reading Room


Next time you are visiting the Special Collections Reading Room please take a look at the display case featuring items from the Jesse H. Bankston Papers collection. Jesse Homer Bankston (1907-2010) was born to Allie Magee and Leon V. Bankston

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Dolls from around the world

Doll from the Island of Martinique

A collection of dolls found in the LSU Libraries Special Collections and representing a variety of different world cultures, fashions and materials is available online in the Louisiana Digital Library. The dolls represented in the Edith Dabney Doll Collection offer

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Mardi Gras Mambo Collection

Third annual mid-winter vacation : New Orleans Mardi Gras, 1916.

Documenting a span of over a hundred years, this collection of Carnival and Mardi Gras items consists of ephemera and other objects selected from several manuscript collections in the LSU Libraries Special Collections. The oldest item represented in the collection,

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Louisiana Connecting to Collections Statewide Preservation Planning Survey


The Louisiana Libraries, Archives, and Museums Preservation Project (LA LAMPP) formed as a collaboration among the with Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association (LAMA) Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc., Louisiana Association of Museums (LAM), and LYRASIS (regional library

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LSU graduating classes from the past

Class of 1898

Congratulations 2010 Graduates! As LSU hosts its 271st commencement ceremony today, Friday May 21st, let’s look at some photographs of graduating classes in the early years of the university. They were quite a bit smaller! View these and many other

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NDNP coordinator to visit LSU Libraries

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Extra! Extra! Hear all about it! Join us Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall for a presentation by Deborah Thomas, National Digital Library Program (NDNP) Coordinator at the Library of Congress. In

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LSU Libraries to digitize Louisiana newspapers

Project Graduate Assistant, Laura Charney, collects data from each microfilmed page to determine the feasibility of digitizing the reel.

The LSU Libraries is pleased to announce the list of historical Louisiana newspapers that will be digitized as part of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Based on input from an Advisory Board of historians,

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Birds of a Feather

Staff member Sarah Ferstel (right) pauses so that visitors can admire the white pelican depicted in volume 4.

On Saturday, January 23, 2010, some 150 visitors happily flocked together to welcome home the elephant folio first edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The viewing celebrated the successful completion of more than a year of painstaking conservation

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LSU photographs and more on Louisiana Digital Library

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The LSU Libraries Special Collections has recently added the University Archives Digital Collections to the LOUISiana Digital Library.  Consisting of the University Archives Photograph Collection and the University Archives Printed Materials Collection, these materials provide a rich look into the

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