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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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Audubon Day Scheduled for June 16, 2012

The LSU Libraries will host a 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 campus,

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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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Hundreds of Students and Faculty Members Have Met Their Librarian. Have You?

Students and faculty learned about the many resources available to them at the 2nd annual “Meet Your Librarian Day,” which was hosted by LSU Libraries on September 14th. Librarians and staff members spoke with students about their subject librarians, and

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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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