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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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“Past, Present, and Future of Louisiana’s Historical Newspapers” Program at Hill Memorial Library

Past, Present, and Future of Louisiana’s Historical Newspapers The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP) at the LSU Libraries Special Collections is pleased to host a short program on historical Louisiana newspapers to be held at Hill Memorial Library’s Lecture Hall

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Searching for Past Lives: The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project Presents an Introduction to Chronicling America for Genealogists

The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project is pleased to accept an invitation to the September 2012 meeting of GENCOM, the Genealogical Computer Society of North Louisiana. As part of the meeting, project manager Laura Charney will deliver “Searching for Past Lives”

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DLNP Hosts Genealogy Event at Bluebonnet Branch Library May 31, 2012

What: “Finding your Roots in Chronicling America” When: May 31, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Where:   Bluebonnet Branch Library The project manager of the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP) Laura Charney will be at the Bluebonnet Branch Library at 6:30 p.m.

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Domestic Dwellings & Political Dealings: Building Louisiana

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Two different angles on building Louisiana–architecture and politics–  will be the focus of two free lectures presented by LSU Libraries’ Special Collections in conjunction with the exhibition “State of Transition: Louisiana circa 1812.” Both presentations will be held in the

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Postcard Display in Education Resources

A postcard on display in Education Resources

The Education Resources Library is pleased to host a display by Jane Snyder titled “A Family History in Postcards,” which is based on the postcard collection of Harriet Irene Genor McKelvy, Ms. Snyder’s great-grandmother. The collection, spanning almost a century,

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Meet Your Librarian Day Set for March 7th

The LSU Libraries will host Meet Your Librarian Day on Wednesday March 7th from 10AM until 2PM. Please stop by either Middleton Library, the Student Union, or Pierre’s Landing to learn about the many research services available to the LSU

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LSU Libraries Friends of the Libraries Annual Book Bazaar

When? Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2, 9am to 7pm Saturday, March 3: 9am to 5pm What? The LSU Libraries Friends of the Libraries Annual Book Bazaar! 2012 Book Bazaar Items of Interest A LARGE selection of books on

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Archives and Public Policy: Coastal Louisiana, Energy and the Environment Topic of Jan. 30 Talk

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Environmental historian Jason Theriot will present “Building America’s Energy Corridor: Pipelines, Wetlands, and the Breaux Act” on Monday, January 30, at 4:00 in the Holliday Forum of the Journalism Building. Theriot, a native of Louisiana, is a graduate of LSU’s

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  • Bringing the Christmas Tree to Louisiana
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    Even as far south as Louisiana, winter nights are long and chilly, but in homes all across the state, Christmas trees bring a little light and joy. When did the tradition of decorating evergreens d...
  • #TBT The 1971 fall commencement ceremonies were the first to be held in the newly completed LSU Assembly Center, now the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Previous commencement ceremonies were held in the John M. Parker Coliseum, Tiger Stadium, the Gym-Armory, and the Greek Theater. 1099 degrees were awarded that year including 30 law degrees and 84 PhDs. Although called a “midyear” commencement, it was the first to be held right after the end of the fall semester. Previous midyear commencements were held in mid-January. Commencement programs from the very first in 1869 can be found at Hill Memorial Library. Congratulations, fall graduates!

    Source: Annual Midyear Commencement Program. LD3117 A22


  • It's finals week and students in this shot from c. 1960 crammed and agonized over exams just as they do today. Notice that no one in this photo, taken in Dodson Auditorium, has an electronic device. Study hard and good luck!

    Photo source: Office of Public Relations Photographs, RG #A0020, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.


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