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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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Special Collections Co-Sponsors 2013 Historic Natchez Conference, April 17-20

Natchez Under the Hill, from the Thomas and Joan Gandy Collection, Mss. 3778.

LSU Special Collections is proud to co-sponsor “From Civil War to Civil Rights,” the 2013 Historic Natchez Conference, April 17-20, 2013. Headquartered at the Eola Hotel in downtown Natchez, the meeting offers a full program of free lectures on centuries

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LSU Film Series: Stolen

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The LSU Libraries Film Series is set to have its third film showing on Wednesday, March 13th, at 2:00 PM, in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall. The third film, Stolen, is an Australian documentary that allegedly uncovers slavery in

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Exhibition Lagniappe: Looking at “Late Bloomers”

Leopard Lily, watercolor drawing by Margaret Stones

The LSU Libraries invites you to “Looking at Late Bloomers,” a gallery talk and reception in Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus, Wednesday, February 20, at 5 p.m. The event marks the end of the current exhibition, “Late Bloomers,”

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LSU Libraries Film Series

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Come join us for the LSU Libraries Film Series, a series of four films being shown in the Spring 2013 semester. The line-up is:         January 23 The September Issue, about Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour February

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Books for Tots

Books for Tots

The LSU Libraries is collecting “Books for Tots” – new, unwrapped children’s books to be given to disadvantaged children in our community.  This effort is part of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, sponsored by the Marine Toys for Tots

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Career Workshop for Science Students, November 15-16

An initiative from the American Chemical Society

The LSU Libraries and the LSU Chemistry Department have partnered with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to bring a free series of seminars to the LSU campus. The seminars are for students in any field of science who are interested

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Digitizing LA Newspaper Project Goes to Lafayette

The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project will be at the South Regional Library of Lafayette Public Library at 6:15 PM on October 18, 2012 where Project Manager Laura Charney will deliver: “Resurrecting the Past: DLNP, Chronicling America, and Digitized Historic Newspapers

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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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