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Carnival 1935

Rex Parade 1935.  Floats designed by Léda Hincks Plauché.  Float title: “Where Gay Flowers Come to Life” [No. 14].  Date: March 5, 1935.  Location: New Orleans, LA.  On the Corner of St. Charles Avenue and Julia Street. Mardi Gras day

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Book talk and signing with Donna Brazile, Nov. 17

LSU Libraries Special Collections will host a book talk and signing with Donna Brazile on Friday, November 17th at 5:30 in Hill Memorial Library. Brazile will be discussing her most recent publication, Hacks: the Inside Story of the Break-ins and

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Remembering Ray Bradbury: 1920-2012

The prolific, prophetic and ever popular works of Ray Bradbury have delighted, frightened and amazed audiences for nearly 80 years.  From short stories to novels, poetry to screenplays, children’s books to non-fiction, he possessed an imagination unmatched coupled with a

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Mardi Gras Ephemera

Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1902. “Princess Sunshine in the Enchanter’s Castle” float. The Daily Picayune.  Special Carnival issue: Feb. 11, 1902; Comus. (New Orleans, La. : F.A. Lumsden & G.W. Kendall) LLMVC MCAGE F379 .N5 D27 SUPP With Carnival season

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Exhibition: “Through the Valley of Death: A Special Collections Perspective on the First World War”

LSU Libraries Special Collections marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in “The Great War” with the exhibition, “Through the Valley of Death: A Special Collections Perspective on the First World War,” running from February 20 – June 2, 2017

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200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Whether you are a horror fan or not, there is no denying the pervasive cultural impact of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Many consider it to be the first true work of science fiction and the beginning of a new genre in

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Reading Room Exhibit: John Earle Uhler and Cane Juice

Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1, 2016) is being celebrated by librarians, teachers and readers all across the country. This week represents a time to reflect on issues of censorship and challenges to academic freedom. Visitors to the reading room

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Give Me Louisiana: Selections from the Doralice Fontane Papers

Visitors to the Special Collections Reading Room are invited to view a display of materials from the newly processed Doralice Fontane Papers. Louisiana native Doralice Fontane was a music teacher, composer, and businesswoman. Fontane was also a prolific composer best

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Pattie P. Peterson Papers offer a glimpse into Civil Rights Era Louisiana

We are pleased to announce that the Pattie P. Peterson Papers are now open and available for use by researchers. Pattie P. Peterson was a Baton Rouge civil rights advocate during a time of great social unrest in the country.

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