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

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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

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Sherlock

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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

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Browsing the bookshelves at Baker Street

Catullus. Tibullus. Propertius. (Roman Poetry), and Commentaries on the Laws of England.

Literary scholar and rare book dealer Madeleine B. Stern, best known for her scholarship on writer Louisa May Alcott, proposed the titles likely to inhabit the library of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in her 1953 article, “Sherlock Holmes: Rare-Book Collector,

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Reading Room Exhibit: John Earle Uhler and Cane Juice

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Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1, 2016) is being celebrated by librarians, teachers and readers all across the country. This week represents a time to reflect on issues of censorship and challenges to academic freedom. Visitors to the reading room

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Exhibition: “Investigating Sherlock: The Russell Mann Sherlock Holmes Research Collection”

Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black. Volume 1. (2013)

On view Oct. 3, 2016 – Jan. 28, 2017 Main Gallery, Hill Memorial Library When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the first Sherlock Holmes story in 1887, he could not have known that within a decade, his fictional detective would

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Middleton Library celebrates the National Park Service’s 100th birthday

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On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday! As a Regional Federal Depository Library, the LSU Libraries contains many publications from the National Park Service. Some of these publications are on display in Middleton Library’s

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Exhibition: “From Grand Village to Bluff City: 300 Years of Natchez History”

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The Mississippi River’s fertile flood plain coupled with its role as a major economic artery connecting north and south firmly established the links between Natchez, Miss., and Louisiana early in their development as outposts of the colonial empires of multiple

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Reading Room exhibit features recently processed collections

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Visitors to the reading room at Hill Memorial Library can now view a selection of materials from several recently processed collections. These collections, while small, contain a wealth of information for researchers, and provide an example of the many new

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Exhibition: A Voyage to the Floating World

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Once isolated and mysterious, Japan captured the world’s imagination when it opened its doors to outsiders in the mid-nineteenth century. The colorful urban lifestyle of this era was chronicled by artists of a genre known as ukiyo-e. From geisha, samurai,

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Southern University class visits Southern Review Exhibition

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On January 22, members of an American Literature class from Southern University-Baton Rouge toured our exhibition, “Advancing Scholarship and Learning for 80 Years: LSU Press and The Southern Review.” Dr. Mary Carruth and her students are currently discussing the Agrarian

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The Fine Print: LSU Press and The Southern Review

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October 19th marks the opening of the exhibition “Advancing Scholarship & Learning for 80 Years: LSU Press and The Southern Review” at Hill Memorial Library. The timing is particularly appropriate, as October is American Archives month, a celebration of the

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Comics symposium explores race, gender, and the future of superheroes

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On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, LSU Libraries Special Collections hosted a symposium entitled “New Faces under Old Masks: Race, Gender, and the Future of Superheroes.” Recent years have seen increasing attention from critics, readers, and publishers to issues of diversity

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