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Tales from the Gridiron: Exhibition features photos and oral history interviews with LSU players, coaches and fans

Did you know that Governor Huey P. Long once tried to appoint a tailback from the LSU football team to the State Senate? Abe Mickal was born in Talia, Lebanon, grew up in McComb, Mississippi, was a Collegiate All Star,

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British Voices from South Asia

The Williams Center for Oral History announces that the “British Voices from South Asia,” is now fully processed, cataloged and available for public access.  Please visit the Williams Center blog today to learn more about this collection donated by folklorists Frank

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News from the Williams Center for Oral History

Public outreach is a main component of the mission statement for the Williams Center for Oral History. Beyond raising awareness about the field of oral history through presentations, exhibitions, and publications, the Center has dozens of ongoing partnerships with community

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Chords of Memory Symposium at Hill Memorial Library

In recognition of 2009 American Archives Month, the staff of the Special Collections Department at Louisiana State University will host an afternoon symposium on Thursday October 29, 2009, from 3-5 p.m.  Chords of Memory: Archives at Hill and Beyond, will

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What Endures

The Williams Center for Oral History is launching its first podcast, “What Endures.” The first episode, “Politics and a Pulitzer” highlights the mission of the Williams Center and focuses on our namesake, Dr. T. Harry Williams. Subsequent podcasts will be

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Gazing Skyward, to Heaven

“Audubon at Oakley: Louisiana Selections from Birds of America” and “The Pathway of Promise: 1500 Years of Religious Texts and Moral Guidebooks” open on December 1, 2008 and run through February 28, 2009. Each exhibition showcases treasures from our holdings,

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New Orleans photographer Donn Young to give presentation

In the weeks and months after Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, photographer Donn Young worked to document the disaster and its effect on the people of New Orleans. Young will show and talk about his work on

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The Louisiana Book Festival: Little Lambs and Libraries?

Join us this Saturday, October 4, for the Louisiana Book Festival in downtown Baton Rouge. This year the LSU Libraries display showcases sources related to a variety of creatures, from the lowly mosquito to the mighty polar bear, and all

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LSU Special Collections completes NHPRC grant

The LSU Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce the completion of a 3.5 year, $196,140 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to microfilm Transcriptions of Louisiana Police Jury Records created by the Louisiana Historical Records Survey

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Documenting Louisiana sugar 1845-1917

Richard Follett of the University of Sussex announced completion of Documenting Louisiana Sugar 1845-1917. Sources housed in the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections were amongst those consulted for the project. For additional sugar resources in Special Collections, please consult our online

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After Katrina

In commemoration of the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, LSU Libraries’ Special Collections presents “After Katrina,” an exhibition on display July 21 – September 27, 2008 in Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus. The exhibition features images salvaged from

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New digital library collection: Louisiana Ecology and Conservation: The Percy Viosca Jr. Collection

Take a look at this visual record of the state’s natural resources and history. Louisiana Ecology and Conservation: the Percy Viosca Jr. Collection is a collection of images by one of Louisiana’s most acclaimed biologists and conservationists. The images presented

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