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

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

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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Fine Frocks and Curious Coiffures: “Centuries of Style” Exhibition opens July 29

Dressed in an eclectic mix of everything from haute couture in Paris to Cajun Mardi Gras chicken-chasing garb, the gallery in Hill Memorial Library is ready for its close-up! Centuries of Style: A RETROspective of Dress features the fashion photography

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Historian presents talk on Lee and Grant on July 9th at Hill Memorial Library

Historian Harry S. Laver, Ph.D., will present “Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and the Art of Command: Generalship and the Decisive Battle,” on Tuesday, July 9, at 5:30 in Hill Memorial Library at LSU. The Siege at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Battle of

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Stars and Stripes

Today is Flag Day! This image comes from the current exhibition, The Summer of 1863: Gettysburg, Vicksburg & Port Hudson, now on display in the Lecture Hall in Hill Memorial Library. The exhibition features a sampling of materials from the

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Sugar Symposium and Exhibition

Join us on Sunday, March 24,  for “Of Kin and Cane,” a symposium in Hill Memorial Library to be held in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name.  The meeting offers an opportunity for history scholars and agriculture specialists

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Beckoned by the Blooms: Arboretum Director visits Stones Exhibition

This morning Patricia Drackett, Director of The Crosby Arboretum (MSU) located in Picayune, MS, paid a visit to Hill Memorial Library. Drackett, a fan of Margaret Stones and her paintings, came to LSU to view the current exhibition, “Late Bloomers.”

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Storm Stories: Oral history and best practices

Jennifer Abraham Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, is quoted in today’s Oral History Review blog post, “Oral History in Disaster Zones.” The post’s author, Caitlin Tyler-Richards, encourages anyone considering conducting oral history after a

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Perennial Favorite: Margaret Stones’ “Flora of Louisiana” in full bloom

The exhibition “Late Bloomers: Fall Flowers from Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana” is currently on display in Hill Memorial Library, and will run through February 16, 2013. Gardeners, scientists, and artists of all ages will find something to appreciate among

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Reading, Writing, and Louisiana Lit

The exhibition “Louisiana for Bibliophiles: A History of Reading in the Bayou State” is now online. Excerpt from the exhibition section “Women’s Reading & Novels”: Proper young ladies read works that contributed to their moral character, spiritual growth, or development

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A collection of creepy creatures

“Frightful Fauna: A Spooky Sampling of Works from the E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection” is now on display in the Lecture Hall at Hill Memorial Library. The exhibition is free and open through November 21, 2012. Image: Turkey Buzzard

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On the Wing (and On the Web): AVES exhibition on Neotropical Ornithology available online

Image: Henry Walter Bates mobbed by curl-crested aracaris, not amused by one of their tribe being shot – a vivid image of the collecting naturalist as a “solitary stranger on a strange errand” (from The Naturalist on the River Amazons).

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