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Archives and Public Policy: Coastal Louisiana, Energy and the Environment topic of Jan. 30 Talk

Theriot talk

Environmental historian Jason Theriot will present “Building America’s Energy Corridor: Pipelines, Wetlands, and the Breaux Act” on Monday, January 30, at 4:00 in the Holliday Forum of the Journalism Building. Theriot, a native of Louisiana, is a graduate of LSU’s

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Special Collections featured on C-SPAN Book TV

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles stopped in at LSU Libraries Special Collections in early December to film segments for C-SPAN2 BookTV with Interim Assistant Dean of Libraries Elaine Smyth and Interim Head of Special Collections Tara Laver. The pieces aired December

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“At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”: Remembering Veterans Day

Hermann Moyse, Sr. World War I Collection

“At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month! A simple telegram of three lines brought us the great news: ‘At eleven o’clock today in accordance with the terms of the armistice, firing ceased on the American

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“Speaking Volumes” discussion Oct. 28 at Hill Memorial Library to focus on archives and history

speaking volumes

LSU Professor of History Sue Marchand, LSU History Department Alumna Allison Cooper, and Interim Head of LSU Special Collections Tara Laver will present “Speaking Volumes: Classroom Experiences with Archival Record Books” on Friday, Oct. 28, at noon in Hill Memorial

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Returned to Sender: Armand Duplantier letters donated

Signature of Armand Duplantier from a 1796 letter.

Almost 230 years to the day he arrived in Louisiana, the letters of French émigré and Baton Rouge plantation owner Armand Duplantier and his family returned to the state from France when LSU Libraries Special Collections accepted the donation of

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Award-Winning novelist Susan Straight to present lecture and reading at Special Collections, March 24th


Susan Straight, an award-winning novelist and author, will present a reading and lecture Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall on the LSU campus. The event is free and open to the public. A

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A special salute on Veterans Day

Marine Corps Band photographed by Donn Young

On Veterans Day, we want to call special attention to the resources we have for learning more about the men and women who have served our country in the military.    Hundreds of books found in Special Collections deal with veterans’

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Papers of Huey Long Contemporary now available

Flyer for The American Progress, a weekly newspaper sponsored by Huey P. Long, ca. 1934.

An exhibition featuring items in the recently opened Harvey G. Fields Papers is now on display in the Reading Room at Hill Memorial Library. Fields was a colleague and avid supporter of Huey Long. Harvey Goodwyn Fields was born in

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LSU acquires Claiborne Archive

Sibley to Claiborne, 14 Oct. 1805

The LSU Libraries Special Collections recently acquired a small but important William C. C. Claiborne archive that contains very useful sources on the territorial post at Natchitoches, relations with the Creole French and Spanish and Native Americans in the Natchitoches

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Antal Vállas and Family Papers


In winter 2008, an exhibition of manuscript items in the Antal Vállas and Family Papers was on display in the Reading Room at Hill Memorial Library. Antal Vállas was born on May 18, 1809 in Pest, Hungary, the present-day city

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Nita Sims Breazeale Family Papers


In summer 2008, visitors to the Hill Memorial Library were invited to have a look at a display focusing on the Nita Sims Breazeale Family Papers. Nita Sims Breazeale was born in 1896 to Robert Nicholls Sims, Jr., and Nita

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