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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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LSU College of Art & Design Distinguished Lecture Series: Howard Chaykin

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LSU is excited to welcome legendary comic book artist and writer Howard Chaykin, who will deliver a lecture entitled “Popular Frontiers: Graphic Design in the Service of Narrative” on Friday, October 28th, at 2:00 PM, in the Art and Design

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“Speaking Volumes” Discussion Oct. 28 at Hill Memorial Library to Focus on Archives and History

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LSU Professor of History Sue Marchand, LSU History Department Alumna Allison Cooper, and Interim Head of LSU Special Collections Tara Laver will present “Speaking Volumes: Classroom Experiences with Archival Record Books” on Friday, Oct. 28, at noon in Hill Memorial

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Meet Your Librarian Day: Sept. 14

Meet Your Librarian Day

LSU Libraries will host the second annual “Meet Your Librarian Day” on Wednesday, September 14, from 10-2. Stop by one of our three locations to find out how your subject librarian can help you- and about all of the services

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