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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

Stolen

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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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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  • 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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