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“We Built This City” exhibition explores urban systems

LSU Libraries Special Collections presents the exhibition, “We Built This City: Baton Rouge as a System of Systems,” on display in Hill Memorial Library from Monday, October 15, 2018 through Friday, March 1, 2019. The exhibition examines what constitutes a

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A Coastal Jubilee

LSU Libraries Special Collections is commemorating Sea Grant Louisiana’s 50th anniversary with “Sea Grant Louisiana: 1968-2018” in the lecture hall of Hill Memorial Library. The small exhibition features published works by Sea Grant Louisiana that are part of the LSU

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Eclectic selections from the Clarence John Laughlin Book Collection on display

Seeing and “The Eye of the Imagination”: Fantasy, Surrealism, and Horror in the Clarence John Laughlin Book Collection July 2 – September 21, 2018 in Upper and Lower Main Galleries                 LSU Libraries

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Ligatures to Lichen: Gravestone Letterforms

LSU Graphic Design Professor Lynne Baggett describes her research, the focus of a new exhibition at Hill Memorial Library, “Letterform Characters: From Stone Carver to Type Designer,” on display through February 17, 2018. What is your background? I am originally

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

We invite you to take a walk on the wild side with the new exhibition, “Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Creatures in the Collections,” now open through September 16th at Hill Memorial Library. Featuring a wide variety of rare books, historical

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Mapping the history of LSU – a talk on September 3rd

Join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:30 am in Hill Memorial Library for a presentation by Barry Cowan, Assistant University Archivist. Cowan will present the fascinating history of the university, illustrated with captivating photographs and papers that document LSU’s

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Sustaining Resilience Between Disaster: A talk by Craig E. Colten on August 26th

Join us on Tuesday, August 26th at 5:30 pm in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall for “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana,” a talk by Craig E. Colten, Ph.D. This free program is presented in

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Storm Search: Historic hurricanes at Hill Memorial Library

LSU Libraries Special Collections features books (fiction and non-fiction), manuscript collections, newspapers, and oral history interviews that speak to the devastating power of hurricanes, as well as documentation of a variety of efforts to educate and protect the public. Search

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Oil and the Wetlands: A Q&A with Jason Theriot

Jason P. Theriot, author of American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana’s Wetlands (LSU Press, 2014), will participate in an informal Q&A session regarding the petroleum industry in Louisiana and its impact on the coastal wetlands at

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Raising the Flag – Memorial Day Remembrance

Flag raising ceremony in front of LSU president’s home. This image is from the University Archives, and can be viewed with other historical images on the Louisiana Digital Library here.

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May 2nd – Lecture on coastal communities

On Friday, May 2 at 3:30 pm, Hill Memorial Library will host a talk by Dr. Don Davis as part of the Friday Forum Series of the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology. Dr. Davis of the Louisiana Sea Grant

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Planting the Seed of Commemoration: 100 Years of Cooperative Extension

Assembled in front of the original Hill Memorial Library in downtown Baton Rouge, these attendees, agents, and instructors of the Fourth Annual Short Course for Boys and Girls traveled to LSU as part of an Agricultural Extension Service program in

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