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Lunch with a Legend: A discussion with A.P. Tureaud Jr.

A.P. Tureaud Jr. receiving his honorary doctorate from LSU, 2011.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 12:00 pm, A.P. Tureaud Jr. visited LSU campus’s Hill Memorial Library to talk about LSU, Louisiana, and the Civil Rights Movement. During his visit, he spoke to a group of students studying the Civil

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The Science of Sugar: Audubon Park Sugar School and Experiment Station

Sugar students at work and eating sugarcane, November 1902. Audubon Sugar School, New Orleans.]

Sugar and the scientific investigation of its cultivation and manufacture played a major part in the early development of LSU. The Audubon Sugar School and Experiment Station was one of the first American research facilities developed for the scientific investigation

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Extension Before Extension: The Origins of Demonstration Work at LSU

Louisiana demonstration train group photograph.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, LSU Libraries Special Collections has put together an exhibit detailing the agricultural origins of LSU, and the university’s involvement in the evolution of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, 1914-2014. The

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Historical Louisiana newspapers recently added to Chronicling America

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The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP) is pleased to announce that an additional four historical Louisiana newspapers have recently been uploaded to the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America site. The New Orleans Daily Democrat, The South-Western , The Sugar Planter,

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Postcards and other archival adventures

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In addition to holding and making available incredible physical collections, we are continuously adding to our digital collections as well.   One recent addition to the LSU Libraries Special Collections portion of the Louisiana Digital Library consists of two significant groups

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Traffic? What traffic? A 1947 aerial view

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The LSU campus was still a relatively bucolic location in 1947, a little over a year after World War II ended. “Victory Gardens,” also known as “war gardens” and “food gardens for defense,” were still being maintained in the areas

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LSU Libraries Special Collections and partners win NEH Grant to digitize History of Louisiana’s Free People of Color

Maude Turnbull, a descendant of Baton Rouge free people of color Dudley and Aldometer Mather Turnbull.  The family's papers are included in the project.

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded a grant of $194,152 to the LSU Libraries Special Collections to digitize, index, and provide free access to family papers, business records, and public documents pertaining to free people of color in

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New digital collection of historic postcards

Pickwick Hotel, Bay St. Louis, Miss., 1909. Hotel was burned in 1917.

LSU Special Collections has digitized two collections of historical postcards: the Mississippi and Louisiana postcard collection, 1906-1939 and the Louisiana postcard collection, 1904-1951. Both of which contain a large number of images of Louisiana landmarks and handwritten messages. Postcards sometimes

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Library of Congress adds four Louisiana newspapers to Chronicling America’s digital collection

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The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP) is excited to announce that in addition to the 58 historical Louisiana newspapers currently available on the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America, The Donaldsonville Chief, The Meridional, The Lafayette Advertiser, and The Caucasian are

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Yellow Fever, Mardi Gras, & Storyville in the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers project

1873 Death Roll from The Progress (October 23, 1897)

Fresh off the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP) press, in the first in a new series, is a topic guide on Yellow Fever. Created by DLNP Graduate Assistant Amy Jones, this new topic guide provides a brief introductory survey to

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Library contributes to Abolitionist Map of America

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The LSU Libraries’ Special Collections have partnered with the PBS documentary program American Experience to contribute material to the “Abolitionist Map of America.” This interactive website explores events, characters, and locations connected to the anti-slavery movement, one of the most

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Reading, Writing, and Louisiana Lit

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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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