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A Little Bird Told Me! Audubon Day at LSU Libraries Special Collections

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The LSU Libraries will host a 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 campus,

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Afternoon in the Archives, March 31

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections’ next “Afternoon in the Archives” will feature a sampling of rare books and manuscripts that chronicle more than 500 years of women’s history. The event will be held in

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Book Talk and Reception on March 24: Steward of the Land

Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of 19th century Horticulturalist, Thomas Affleck (LSU Press, Hill Series, 2014)

Join us on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5:30-7 pm for a talk, reception, and book signing for Lake Douglas’s new book, Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of 19th century Horticulturist, Thomas Affleck (LSU Press, Hill Series, 2014). This

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Exhibit Opening and Talk at Hill 2/25

Special Collections on Parade

On Wednesday, February 25 from 5:30-7:30 pm, join us for the official opening of our current exhibition, Special Collections on Parade, a glimpse at some selections from all aspects of the collections held at Hill Memorial Library. The talk will

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Black History Month: Afternoon in the Archives, February 24

"Mother and Child," Thomas H. and Joan W. Gandy Photograph Collection, Mss. 3778.

In recognition of Black History Month, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections’ next Afternoon in the Archives will feature a sampling of publications, documents, and photographs that span over 200 years of African American history. The event, to be held 3:30-5:00

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Exhibit Opening and Reception: Cooperative Extention at LSU

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  Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.  The reception will be held on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30-7:30 pm in Hill Memorial Library. Refreshments

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LSU Libraries Hosted Music Library Conference

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LSU Libraries hosted the 2014 annual meeting of the Southeast Music Library Association October 2-4 at Hill Memorial Library. The focus of the meeting was experimental music and digital media, with an emphasis on how music librarians can support and

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Special Collections Open House: STEM and Beyond

Drawings relating to Yellow Fever, Joseph Jones Papers, mss 468, 534, 544, etc.

On Tuesday, October 7, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections will host an open house. Located in Hill Memorial Library, this event is an opportunity to meet the staff, see some fantastic and interesting items

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Mapping the History of LSU – a talk on September 3rd

Join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:30 am in Hill Memorial Library for a presentation by Barry Cowan, Assistant University Archivist. Cowan will present the fascinating history of the university, illustrated with captivating photographs and papers that document LSU’s

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Sustaining Resilience Between Disaster: A Talk by Craig E. Colten on August 26th

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Join us on Tuesday, August 26th at 5:30 pm in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall for “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana,” a talk by Craig E. Colten, Ph.D. This free program is presented in

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LSU Libraries Participates in Summer Outreach Events

2014 Student Orientation

Over the summer, LSU Libraries has participated in twenty-one freshman, parent, and transfer student orientation events coordinated by the Office of Orientation in two separate venues, as well as the LSU Summer Scholars Program held near the end of the

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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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  • Because we can, and because we should, here is our latest bi-lingual blog post on a new book on Pierre Soulé, researched at LSU Libraries Special Collections!


    Histoire d’une mémoire franco-louisianaise retrouvée/The Story of a French-Louisiana Legacy...
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    For your reading pleasure, here is a bilingual blog post by Hill staff member, Dr. Germain Bienvenu, on a new book which was researched in part in Hill Memorial Library. Our occasional series of bi-lingual blog posts by Germain speak directly to the strong links we have with French and Francophone…
  • #TBT This week’s Throwback Thursday post focuses on LSU’s spring commencement from 100 years ago. The festivities began on Friday May 28, 1915 with a review of the cadet battalion and ended with 151 graduates receiving their diplomas in the pavilion on Monday May 31. Most of the graduates were from Louisiana, but there was one each from Kansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and others came from as far away as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Canary Islands.

    Congratulations, 2015 graduates!

    Sources: LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.
    Spring 1915 Commencement Program, LD 3117 .A2.
    Gumbo 1915, LD 3118 .G8.



  • LSU’s Lincoln Lexicon | LSU Libraries News & Notes
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    Few have ever mastered the English language like Abraham Lincoln. From his days as a young, backwoods bibliophile to one of history’s most expressive writers, Lincoln’s love of language helps us understand not only the man, but all that he represents.
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