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Cruise of the Pintail: Celebrating the Publication of a New Book and the Preservation of an Old Film

The LSU Press and the LSU Libraries invite you to a free showing of Fonville Winans’ rare silent film, “Cruise of the Pintail,” shot in Louisiana, 1932-1934. The showing, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, in the Hill Memorial

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American Archives Month Kicks Off with a Brown Bag in Hill, September 29

At noon on Thursday, September 29, Michael Pasquier, assistant professor of Religious Studies at LSU, will speak in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall on “Finding Religion in Hill Memorial Library.” He will discuss his recent collaboration with the T.

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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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LSU Libraries Hosts Viewing of Audubon’s Birds of America

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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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 will give 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

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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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Meet Your Librarian Day, Wed., Sept. 8, 10am-2pm

Join us for “Meet Your Librarian Day” On Wednesday, September 8 from 10am-2pm! Did you know that each department on campus has its very own librarian? Students and faculty are encouraged to come and meet their librarians on Wednesday, September

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  • Enjoy reading about this fascinating collection at Hill Memorial Library! And stop in and see the little display relating to her collection now available in our reading room.


    Doralice Fontane Papers
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    Louisiana native, Doralice Fontane, was a music teacher, composer, and business woman. Fontane was a prolific composer best known for composing one of Louisiana’s state songs, “Give Me Louisiana” a...
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    Labor Day Weekend Hours
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    Both Middleton Library and Hill Memorial Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, and have special business hours for Labor Day, September 1. See the hours on the webpage for details.
  • #TBT As the Tigers roar into the opening game of the 2014 football season, let’s look back at the season opener from one hundred years ago. LSU faced Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) on September 26, a game Coach E.T. McDonald (standing at left in the photograph) called “merely a practice game” against a much smaller team with less ability. LSU cruised to an easy 54-0 victory.

    Graphic and photograph: Gumbo 1915. Call number: LD3118 .G8


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