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Look at our microfilm from home

Want to see a reel of microfilm from Special Collections but can’t make it during business hours? Thanks to equipment purchased with a grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents you can now request Remote Film Access and view the

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LSU Trivia – Lady Tigers Basketball

Although the season is over, let’s take a look at how the Lady Tigers basketball team began. Before you get the history, however, you get two trivia questions. Q: When did the Lady Tigers basketball team begin intercollegiate play? Q:

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New book and exhibit on Lytle’s photographs

A new book and exhibition entitled Andrew D. Lytle’s Baton Rouge: Photographs, 1863-1910 showcase the life and work of photographer Andrew D. Lytle. The exhibition in Hill Memorial Library is based on Mark Martin’s newly released book on Lytle, published

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Andrew D. Lytle’s Baton Rouge

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Andrew Lytle photographed many facets of life in Baton Rouge between the 1860s and 1910, including the city’s occupation by Union forces during the Civil War. LSU Libraries’ Mark E. Martin has edited a collection of Lytle’s photos, released this month

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Basketball trivia

Last week we asked two questions about the origins of LSU’s 100 year old basketball program. If you gave the following answers, you were correct: Q: When was LSU’s first basketball game played? A: January 30, 1909. Q: Which Louisiana

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100 years of LSU Basketball

LSU’s Athletic Department recently started a year long celebration to commemorate 100 years of LSU basketball (1909-2009). Barry Cowan of University Archives writes LSU’s brand-new basketball team “had not more than two weeks’ practice” before playing its first game. The

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LSU Trivia – In the Beginning

Last week we asked you two trivia questions about the origins of LSU. Here they are again, with the answers. Q: When was the first day of class? A: January 2, 1860. Q: Where was the Seminary located? A: Pineville,

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First week of classes

It’s the first week of classes, and so this week’s LSU trivia hearkens back to the very first day of classes at the school that would become Louisiana State University. Barry Cowan of University Archives writes: After much debate over

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Football trivia answers

Commenter George Osborne correctly answered last week’s LSU Trivia question. The three teams into which Coach Paul Deitzel split the Tigers were the White team for best all around athletes, the Go team for offensive specialists and the Chinese Bandits

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The first LSU national championship

In the final stretch of the football season, with the Tigers heading into the National Championship game, it seems a good time to remember LSU’s first National Championship in 1958. Coach Paul Deitzel led the team to a 10-0 regular

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Oral historian gives lecture

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Joel Gardner, oral historian, spoke at Hill Memorial Library on November 30. Discussing the two strands of oral history — the folklore documentary strand, which regards oral histories as “performances”; and the academic approach, which seeks to document historical facts

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Talking history

In conjunction with the opening of the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections exhibition, “Have You Heard? The Past in First Person from the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History,”oral historian Joel Gardner will speak on Friday, Nov. 30, at 6

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Ligatures to Lichen: Gravestone Letterforms
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