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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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Ghost Stories at Hill! Join us!

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Join us on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 for a talk and reading with Folklorist and LSU Professor Emeritus Frank Decaro. A book signing and halloween candy reception will follow. The talk will begin at 5:30 pm. This event is free

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Shake It Up and Read All About It!

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    Join us at Hill Memorial Library for a fascinating night of football and earthquake talk with two speakers! Sam King, longtime Baton Rouge sportswriter, and LSU Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics Juan Lorenzo will come together to

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Earthquake Game Anniversary Button Giveaway

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of the famed “Earthquake Game”, and our new exhibit opening Monday, “Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium”, LSU Libraries Special Collections is giving away some commemorative buttons and magnets today and tomorrow. Spread the word.

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Special Collections Open House

On Tuesday October 1, 2013 from 2:30-5:30 pm, LSU Libraries Special Collections will host an Open House event.  This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the general public to stop by and visit the Hill Memorial Library, meet

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Sigma Alpha Iota (International Music Fraternity) Holds Sale to Benefit Middleton Library’s Music Resources Library

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Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is a national organization that promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. The LSU Chapter, Sigma Phi, will hold its annual used music, book and recording sale in the School of Music Lobby

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  • Tell Us Why You Love Archives! What do you love about Hill Memorial Library!?

    As archivists, we know why we love archives, but now we want to know how archives have affected your life. So tell us why archives matter to you in a comment below, including: name, your profession, and ....I love archives because...

    We also want to know what you love about Hill Memorial Library -- whether it be a specific collection, a service, an activity, etc. We can't wait to hear from you! THANK YOU!
  • #TBT In recognition of Black History Month, today’s Throwback Thursday image depicts the Harambé student group from 1972. Established in 1971, Harambé (a Swahili word meaning working together in unity) was one of the first African American student groups on campus. Their goals were to provide for communication among people on campus, bridge gaps between the greater Baton Rouge community and Southern University and African Americans at LSU, help black students and prospective black students develop a positive self-image, and develop a highly visible black presence on campus. The Black Student Union fulfills many of these objectives today. In 1972, the Harambé House was established at 3004 Highland Rd. to provide a space for various activities and for interaction between blacks and non-blacks. The African American Cultural Center, established in 1993, plays a similar role today.

    To learn more about student life at LSU, and about our collections at Hill Memorial Library, please visit our current exhibit, Special Collections on Parade, on display through May 30. LSU Libraries Special Collections presents a showcase of things rare, natural, historical, technological, literary, political, comical and otherwise of note amongst the eclectic collections housed within Hill Memorial Library. Selected rare books, photographs, historical documents, sheet music, art, and oral histories are on display from all major collections, spanning seven centuries. Faculty and staff members at Hill Memorial Library curated the exhibition.

    To learn more, visit www.lib.lsu.edu/special or call (225) 578-6544.

    Image source: Gumbo, 1973


  • Afternoon in the Archives: Black History Month


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