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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Dolls from around the world

A collection of dolls found in the LSU Libraries Special Collections and representing a variety of different world cultures, fashions and materials is available online in the Louisiana Digital Library. The dolls represented in the Edith Dabney Doll Collection offer

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