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LSU Librarian Delivers Workshop for 4-H University

On June 18th and 19th, 25 Louisiana 4-H students attended Info U: Developing Your Personal Brand with Information Skills and Social Media, an LSU 4-H University/Clover College workshop designed to introduce students to responsible digital citizenship and the size and

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Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute Visits LSU Libraries

On June 10, 11 students from across the United States visited LSU Libraries as part of LSU’s Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute (PDSI) being held during the month of June and coordinated by Ms. Clovier Torry, Director of Graduate Recruitment, Retention, and

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Beer Tasting and Silent Auction Benefit

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Going to the silent auction on Thursday? Among many other items, there are some fabulous destinations for you to bid on! 1) A night at the Inn at Houmas House, and dinner for two at the Carriage House 2) Two

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New Orleans Charter School Students Visit LSU Libraries

On May 1st, 125 first graders of KIPP New Orleans Leadership Primary, a charter school based in New Orleans, visited the LSU Campus and toured the LSU Libraries. The students were hosted by Andrea Hebert, General Librarian, Robert Bigelow, Library

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Middleton Library to Close Early on May 20 for Emergency Exercise

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Middleton Library will be closed to the public beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 20.  The Hill reading room and lecture hall will be open to the public between noon and 5 p.m. to provide library assistance and study space.

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LSU Libraries Receive Donation from Friends Group

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Friends of the LSU Libraries volunteer Judy Noland presented a check for $75,000 to Interim Dean of Libraries Elaine Smyth, at an April 27 reception held to thank them for their efforts in supporting the Libraries. The check represents the

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Audubon Day May 3rd: Fly on By!

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The LSU Libraries will host a special viewing of the famed double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (London, 1827-1838).  The viewing will be held in the McIlhenny Room of Hill Memorial Library on the LSU

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Friends of the Libraries Book Bazaar March 20-22

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Thanks to tireless Friends of the LSU Libraries volunteers, the Book Bazaar has been a popular annual event in the Baton Rouge community for nearly forty years, providing important support to the Libraries.  The next Book Bazaar will take place

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LSU Discover Research Day

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You’re Invited! LSU Discover Research Day An Undergraduate Research Symposium for all Colleges and Programs Monday, March 10, 2014 Free and open to the public 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Presentations 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Provost Bell to speak

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Hoops and History at Hill: Saturday, February 1st

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  Where: Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, LSU Campus When: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2-3 p.m. Before 4 p.m. tip-off at the PMAC What: Hoops and History: talk show host Jim Engster interviews former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown (1972-1981)

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Book Signing and Lecture Event Saturday, December 21

Louisiana State University, by Barry Cowan

Join us on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 10:30 am until noon for an exciting event celebrating the publication of Assistant University Archivist Barry Cowan’s new book, Louisiana State University. The event, which is free and open to the public,

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La Langue Mondiale: A New Exhibit at Hill

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LSU Libraries Special Collections, in association with the LSU School of Art, presents a collaborative exhibition titled: La langue mondiale: French as the Language of Art and Thought, November 4, 2013 – March 8, 2014 in Hill Memorial Library. La

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  • For the first in a series of posts commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, we revisit an older blog post about two original drawings of President Woodrow Wilson now held by Special Collections...


    “The Peace maker as he really is”
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    In 1919, shortly after the end of the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson traveled to France to participate in the Paris Peace Conference. Here he helped decide the fate of Germany and her al...
  • #TBT In commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Zachary Taylor on July 9th, this week's Throw Back Thursday is dedicated to "Old Rough and Ready."

    Zachary Taylor, The White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents.
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    Zachary Taylor (Nov. 24, 1784-July 9, 1850) was the 12th president of the United States. A career officer in the United States Army, he led troops in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War of 1832, and the Second Seminole War during which he received the nickname "Old Rough and Ready." Taylor became a national hero after victories in the Mexican War and was nominated the Whig Party's reluctant presidential candidate in 1848. Taylor served as president only eighteen months before dying suddenly in July, 1850.

    Taylor was the only person to become president who spent a significant amount of his life in Louisiana. He established Fort Jesup near Natchitoches and was the commanding officer at Fort Robertson in Baton Rouge. He engaged in land speculation in north Louisiana and purchased a plantation in the Felicianas but was an absentee landowner. While stationed at Baton Rouge, Taylor purchased a plantation near the fort and moved his family there. The plantation was located just south of the Pentagon Barracks in what is now downtown Baton Rouge. Taylor was living here when he received word that he had been elected president.


  • #TBT Celebrating Independence Day in style! The Declaration of Independence float in front of the Washington Fire Company No. 1 hall, 5th Street between Laurel and Main Streets, Baton Rouge, LA ca. 1885-1905. From the Andrew D. Lytle Collection, Mss. 893, 1254, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries.


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