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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Family funds restoration of Audubon bust in memory of Librarian Emeline Roth Staples

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As we approach Audubon Day, it seems appropriate to highlight the recent restoration of our beautiful John James Audubon bust, purchased in memory of Mrs. Emeline Roth Staples. A graduate of LSU, Mrs. Staples worked at the LSU libraries from

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A Tool of the Trade: Family donates fashion photographer’s camera

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The McCowan Family recently donated a camera belonging to fashion photographer Jane McCowan (LSU ’34), whose work is currently on display in Hill Memorial Library. “Centuries of Style: A Retrospective of Dress” runs through October 19, 2013. McCowan is pictured

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