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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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Making a difference in coastal restoration: CWPPRA traveling exhibition at Hill includes archival materials from Special Collections

What do Father Louis Hennepin (member of La Salle’s first expedition), naturalist John James Audubon, celebrated poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and former U.S. Senator John B. Breaux all have in common? Evidence of their work documenting, illustrating, and preserving the

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Integrating LSU

The story of the integration of LSU transcends black and white. It is a tale of human perseverance; a shared, unwavering belief in the ideals of democracy; and ultimately, justice. The Relentless Pursuit of “Equal:” Integrating LSU commemorates the work

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Fashion and Prostitution in Victorian New Orleans

Danielle Reaves, a PhD student in Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising at LSU will present “Fashion and Prostitution in Victorian New Orleans,” in LSU’s Hill Memorial Library on Thursday, September 12, at 3:30. Using E.J. Bellocq’s photographs of Storyville prostitutes

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