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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

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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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LSU Libraries to Host Conference

Next week, more than 300 rare book and manuscripts librarians and several dozen book dealers will descend on Baton Rouge for a four-day conference, hosted by the LSU Libraries.  Titled “In the Hurricane’s Eye: Challenges of Collecting in the 21st

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Award-Winning Novelist Susan Straight to Present Lecture and Reading at Special Collections, March 24th

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Susan Straight, an award-winning novelist and author, will present a reading and lecture Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall on the LSU campus. The event is free and open to the public. A

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New Orleans Beauties and the “Beast”

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Before and after Butler’s proclamation. July 12, 1862, Harper’s Weekly. Were disobedient Southern beauties tamed by the pen of a Union “beast?”  Or did General Benjamin Butler’s “Woman Order” serve only to fuel the flames of defiance in occupied New

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Books for Tots: LSU Libraries Collecting Children’s Books for Toys for Tots

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LSU Libraries’ Staff Association is collecting new children’s books now through Dec. 8th to be donated to Toys for Tots.  Donations can be put on the book cart near circulation or given to Sarah Ferstel in the reference department. ALA

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Special Collections Hosts Talk About Louisiana’s New Flag

On Monday, December 6, Glen Duncan gave an illustrated talk on “A Modern History of the Louisiana Pelican Flag; or, a Tale of the Surprisingly Difficult Quest for the Official State Flag” in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall on

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Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 30, 2010 Visit the Online Exhibit! Banned Books Week kicks off a month-long exhibition on intellectual freedom. LSU Libraries will commemorate Banned Books Week with an exhibit in Education Resources, 227 Middleton Library.  Banned Books Week, an annual

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2010 Archives Month Event to feature Edwin Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt

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In recognition of American Archives Month 2010, the LSU Libraries will host a talk by Leo Honeycutt, author of Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall.

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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


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