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LSU Libraries welcomes Nick Skaggs to a new position

Nick Skaggs recently became LSU Libraries’ new Manuscripts Processing Archivist for Special Collections. Skaggs has worked for LSU Libraries since July 2016 when he accepted his first position as a library associate in the Public and Research Services Department at

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LSU Libraries welcomes Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith has joined LSU Libraries faculty as Assistant Curator of Manuscripts for Special Collections. Smith has worked as a Processing Archivist beginning with her first internship at Historic New Orleans Collection in the mid-1990s and professionally for the past

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The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 4)

Note: This is the fourth in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   One cannot fully appreciate the role of independent student publications in campus life without also exploring the

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LSU School of Art to host talk by Matthew Carter, November 15

The LSU School of Art will host a talk by internationally renowned British type designer, Matthew Carter, on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow at Hill Memorial Library. Carter is best known for his bridging

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Book talk and signing with Donna Brazile, Nov. 17

LSU Libraries Special Collections will host a book talk and signing with Donna Brazile on Friday, November 17th at 5:30 in Hill Memorial Library. Brazile will be discussing her most recent publication, Hacks: the Inside Story of the Break-ins and

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The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 3)

Note: This is the third in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   LSU ’78   |   1978 Hill Memorial Library LLMVC — LH1 .L55 L78 FLAT, MICROFILM 6193 & MICROFILM

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Ligatures to Lichen: Gravestone Letterforms

LSU Graphic Design Professor Lynne Baggett describes her research, the focus of a new exhibition at Hill Memorial Library, “Letterform Characters: From Stone Carver to Type Designer,” on display through February 17, 2018. What is your background? I am originally

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Going viral, 16th century style: Luther, the Protestant Reformation, and the printed word

Whether or not Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church in October 1517 is up for debate. However, the publications Luther produced for lay audiences in later years contributed to a “pamphlet explosion”

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Raptors at the library

On Monday, August 28, from 11 a.m. until noon, visitors to the Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Creatures in the Collections exhibit in Hill Memorial Library will get to meet more than paper and biblio-animals. The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana at

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“Night at the Museum” will highlight natural history collections

Mark Catesby illustration

Join us at 5:30 pm on August 29th for “Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Natural History Through the Ages” as evolutionary biologist Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty speaks about natural history, modern fieldwork, and the role of research collections – in both book

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The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 2)

Note: This is the second in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   Agora: A Student Journal of Thought and Opinion   |   1961 Hill Memorial Library LLMVC — LH1 .L55

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The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 1)

Note: This is the first in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   Since 1897, The Daily Reveille has served as LSU’s official voice for student news and opinion, joined

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