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Lunch with a Legend: A discussion with A.P. Tureaud Jr.

A.P. Tureaud Jr. receiving his honorary doctorate from LSU, 2011.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 12:00 pm, A.P. Tureaud Jr. visited LSU campus’s Hill Memorial Library to talk about LSU, Louisiana, and the Civil Rights Movement. During his visit, he spoke to a group of students studying the Civil

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Book talk and reception: Steward of the Land

Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of 19th century Horticulturalist, Thomas Affleck (LSU Press, Hill Series, 2014)

A talk, reception, and book signing for Lake Douglas’s new book, Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of 19th century Horticulturist, Thomas Affleck (LSU Press, Hill Series, 2014) took place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Hill Memorial Library. “In the

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Special Collections exhibit opening and talk

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

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Award, promotion for Libraries faculty member Judy Bolton

Bronze bust in Hill Memorial Library's Reading Room (Photo by Sissy Albertine)

Judy Bolton, Head of Public Services in Special Collections, was promoted to Senior General Librarian effective January 1, 2015.  In addition, Bolton, who has been with LSU Libraries for just over thirty years, was also recently awarded the first Friends

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Aaron Richardson, University Archivist

Aaron Richardson

Editor’s Note: Aaron has left LSU since this article was posted. Good luck, Aaron. On January 5, 2015, Aaron Richardson joined the LSU Libraries as University Archivist. Aaron comes to LSU from Atlanta, GA where he served as Southeast Regional

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The Science of Sugar: Audubon Park Sugar School and Experiment Station

Sugar students at work and eating sugarcane, November 1902. Audubon Sugar School, New Orleans.]

Sugar and the scientific investigation of its cultivation and manufacture played a major part in the early development of LSU. The Audubon Sugar School and Experiment Station was one of the first American research facilities developed for the scientific investigation

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Extension Before Extension: The Origins of Demonstration Work at LSU

Louisiana demonstration train group photograph.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, LSU Libraries Special Collections has put together an exhibit detailing the agricultural origins of LSU, and the university’s involvement in the evolution of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, 1914-2014. The

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General Middleton and the Battle of the Bulge

Gen. Middleton, December 1944.  Winter weather in the Ardennes is exceptionally cold and wet, and the battle was characterized by fog, freezing temperatures, misty rain, snow, and ice.

  Troy Middleton, president emeritus of LSU and for whom the main library on campus is named, was a division and corps commander in World War II. The most important battle in which he led troops was the Battle of

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Exhibit opening and reception: Cooperative Extention at LSU

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LSU Libraries celebrated the opening of Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30-7:30 pm in Hill Memorial Library. A brief program took place at 6 p.m., featuring comments from Provost Stuart

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Special Collections open house: STEM and Beyond

Drawings relating to Yellow Fever, Joseph Jones Papers, mss 468, 534, 544, etc.

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections hosted an open house. Located in Hill Memorial Library, this event offered an opportunity to meet the staff, see some fantastic and interesting items from the collections, and hear about

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Audubon Day May 3rd: Fly on By!

Audubon_scoop!

The LSU Libraries will host a special viewing of the famed double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (London, 1827-1838).  The viewing will be held in the McIlhenny Room of Hill Memorial Library on the LSU

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Photography Into Print: Jewell’s Crescent City Illustrated of 1873

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  Join us at Hill Memorial Library on Tuesday, February 25th at 5:30 pm for a talk by Gary Van Zante on his work with Jewell’s Crescent City Illustrated of 1873. The talk will offer a unique look at New

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