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LSU Libraries receives national recognition

:  Portrait of Rosemarie Aldometer Mather, ca. 1899, born in 1851to free people of color Jane Giddings and George Mather, all of Baton Rouge.  (Dudley Turnbull Family Papers, Mss. 2907, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections)

LSU Libraries received national recognition at the annual Book & Media Awards Ceremony at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) on Sunday. “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past,” a collaborative digital project led

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Spring 2016 e-textbooks list posted

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LSU Libraries has updated our list of free textbooks for the Spring 2016 semester. Browse to the E-Textbooks for Students page to see the current list. More titles have been purchased and will be added to the page as they become

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Cleaning up after Katrina: A Special Collections Perspective

As a repository of historical materials about Louisiana, it’s only natural that Special Collections look back and remember those harrowing and heartbreaking days after Hurricane Katrina. The library and archives community in Louisiana is a relatively small one, and many

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Digital project offers access to the history of free people of color in Louisiana

Group portrait of (left to right) Dr. Henry Lewis Bailey, one of the first African American graduates of Harvard and a founder of the Niagara Movement, an unidentified man, Amanda Bailey, and William R. Johnson, who was a descendant of free people of color William and Ann Johnson of Natchez, Miss..  Johnston lodged with the Baileys during his studies at Howard University.   William T. Johnson and Family Memorial Papers, Mss. 529m, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge.

The award-winning 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave about Solomon Northrup, a free man of color from New York who was sold into slavery in Louisiana, brought unprecedented attention to the history of free people of color in the United

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E-textbook initiative receives student government support

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LSU Libraries has received $10,000 to support e-textbooks through an LSU Student Government Finance bill during this semester’s legislative session. The e-textbook initiative provides students with free access to e-book versions of required textbooks. In the 2014-2015 academic year, the

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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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