News & Notes

Blog Archives

LSU School of Art to host talk by Matthew Carter, November 15

WEB_Odyssey1

The LSU School of Art will host a talk by internationally renowned British type designer, Matthew Carter, on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow at Hill Memorial Library. Carter is best known for his bridging

Posted in Events, Exhibitions, Special Collections

Music in Middleton

cello

Join us for the popular Music in Middleton series in room 126 Middleton Library on November 27.

Posted in Announcements, Events

Book talk and signing with Donna Brazile, Nov. 17

WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 03:
Donna Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She is photographed in her office 
in Washington, D.C. on June 03, 2014. 
(Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

LSU Libraries Special Collections will host a book talk and signing with Donna Brazile on Friday, November 17th at 5:30 in Hill Memorial Library. Brazile will be discussing her most recent publication, Hacks: the Inside Story of the Break-ins and

Posted in Announcements, Events, Special Collections Tagged with: ,

Ligatures to Lichen: Gravestone Letterforms

Lynne Baggett researching gravestone letterforms. Photo courtesy of William Baggett.

LSU Graphic Design Professor Lynne Baggett describes her research, the focus of a new exhibition at Hill Memorial Library, “Letterform Characters: From Stone Carver to Type Designer,” on display through February 17, 2018. What is your background? I am originally

Posted in Events, Exhibitions, Special Collections

Music in Middleton, September 20, 12 p.m.

Music in Middleton

“Music in Middleton” is back by popular demand. After a successful concert in April 2017, Middleton Library will host another concert performed by musicians from the LSU School of Music in the Middleton Library lobby on Monday, September 20, at

Posted in Announcements, Events

Raptors at the library

wildlife

On Monday, August 28, from 11 a.m. until noon, visitors to the Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Creatures in the Collections exhibit in Hill Memorial Library will get to meet more than paper and biblio-animals. The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana at

Posted in Announcements, Events, Exhibitions, Special Collections

Save the date: FrankenFaire Open House

Frankenfaire

LSU Libraries’ FrankenFaire will take place on Wednesday, October 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This Halloween-themed Open House event is open to all LSU students and features information stations, games, prizes, pizza, and Trick or Treats.  In the

Posted in Announcements, Events

“Night at the Museum” will highlight natural history collections

Mark Catesby illustration

Join us at 5:30 pm on August 29th for “Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Natural History Through the Ages” as evolutionary biologist Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty speaks about natural history, modern fieldwork, and the role of research collections – in both book

Posted in Announcements, Events, Special Collections

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Unicorn

We invite you to take a walk on the wild side with the new exhibition, “Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Creatures in the Collections,” now open through September 16th at Hill Memorial Library. Featuring a wide variety of rare books, historical

Posted in Events, Exhibitions, Special Collections

Civil War Book Review to host lecture on Civil War diary of Louisiana Confederate chaplain

HayesThe Civil War Diary of Rev James Sheehan

The Civil War Book Review will sponsor a lecture on April 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Hill Memorial Library. Dr. Patrick Hayes will deliver a lecture about his most recent publication, The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran, C.S.s.R.

Posted in Announcements, Events

Exhibition: “Through the Valley of Death: A Special Collections Perspective on the First World War”

oak_grove_blog

LSU Libraries Special Collections marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in “The Great War” with the exhibition, “Through the Valley of Death: A Special Collections Perspective on the First World War,” running from February 20 – June 2, 2017

Posted in Announcements, Events, Exhibitions, Special Collections Tagged with: ,

Sherlock

Sherlock-Silhouette2

Our latest is a guest post by LSU’s Kristopher Mecholsky, a crime fiction scholar who has published on Sherlock Holmes: Some people are recognized by a single phrase (“Dr. Livingston, I presume”), others by a single name (Cher) or nickname

Posted in Events, Exhibitions, Special Collections

Events

Reformation pic BP2
Going viral, 16th century style: Luther, the Protestant Reformation, and the printed word
from to
ical Google outlook
Announcements Exhibitions Special Collections
Lynne Baggett researching gravestone letterforms. Photo courtesy of William Baggett.
Ligatures to Lichen: Gravestone Letterforms
from to
ical Google outlook
Events Exhibitions Special Collections
cannedfood
Food for Fines: Pay library fines with food donations during November
from to
ical Google outlook
Announcements Services
cello
Music in Middleton
ical Google outlook
Announcements Events

Special Collections Hours

Contact Special Collections

Public Services Desk: (225) 578-6544



Reference Desk: (225) 578-6568



Fax: (225) 578-9425



Email: special@lsu.edu



Reference via e-mail




RSS Feed
 RSS - Special Collections Posts