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Armed with a Paintbrush: Graphic Art of World War I

Art and war have a long common history. During the First World War, artists played a key role in the conflict. In some ways, they even had more say in its outcome than the common soldier stuck in the trenches.

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Sustaining Resilience Between Disaster: A Talk by Craig E. Colten on August 26th

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Join us on Tuesday, August 26th at 5:30 pm in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall for “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana,” a talk by Craig E. Colten, Ph.D. This free program is presented in

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Vanishing Louisiana Like You’ve Never Seen It

We hear a lot about “vanishing” Louisiana these days. Our coast, towns, and wildlife are at risk from hurricanes, oil spills, rising sea levels, and changes in land management, and elements of our state’s distinctive culture and history are gradually

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Hot Summer, “Cool” Books…

Had enough of the summer heat? Come over to Special Collections and cool off with some books on polar exploration and travel in the high latitudes. Here are a few suggestions from the Rare Book Collection to get you started… Elisha

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Love’s Revenge: Letters of an 18th-Century Woman Novelist

A small group of eight letters in the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections sheds new light on an episode in the life of an eighteenth-century woman writer who proved that the pen is mightier than the sword. Anna Maria Bennett was

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Spot the Fake

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In 2010, a woman brought a copy of the July 2/4, 1863, edition of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen for an appraisal on the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, at the time touring in Biloxi, Mississippi.  An especially famous newspaper, this

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Old Skool Photoshop

Contact print, showing before and after retouching.

Long before the days of glamour shots and digital images edited with Photoshop, many traditional film photographers used a method of retouching the original negative with a finely pointed lead pencil to achieve a smooth, desirable skin texture. Drawing on

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Something’s Brewing in Special Collections…

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It’s not too late to sign up for Lager for Libraries, a beer tasting and fundraiser for the LSU Libraries that will be held tomorrow, June 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Tin Roof Brewing Co. in Baton Rouge. And if

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French Researcher Highlights Importance of LSU’s Delsarte Papers

François Delsarte

Un chercheur français souligne l’importance du Fonds Delsarte de la LSU. Franck Waille est l’auteur de la première thèse en français concernant François Delsarte, thèse qui a marqué une étape importante dans la connaissance de la vie et des enseignements

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Storm Search: Historic Hurricanes at Hill Memorial Library

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LSU Libraries Special Collections features books (fiction and non-fiction), manuscript collections, newspapers, and oral history interviews that speak to the devastating power of hurricanes, as well as documentation of a variety of efforts to educate and protect the public. Search

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Oil and the Wetlands: A Q&A with Jason Theriot

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Jason P. Theriot, author of American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana’s Wetlands (LSU Press, 2014), will participate in an informal Q&A session regarding the petroleum industry in Louisiana and its impact on the coastal wetlands at

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Raising the Flag – Memorial Day Remembrance

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Flag raising ceremony in front of LSU president’s home. This image is from the University Archives, and can be viewed with other historical images on the Louisiana Digital Library here.

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  • Just a reminder, there will be a talk tonight in Hill Memorial Library at 5:30 pm with Dr. Craig Colton, the Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography at LSU, and Director of Human Dimensions, The Water institute of the Gulf. His talk is entitled, “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana. The program is in association with the CWPPRA coastal wetlands exhibition, “I Remember” at Hill Memorial Library.

    The exhibition closes this week.

    We hope to see you there!

  • Timeline Photos
    Starting Monday, August 25th, students can checkout clickers at the Circulation Desk in Middleton Library. Bring your TigerCard, and make an effort to come in early. Supplies are limited!

  • Armed with a Paintbrush: Graphic Art of World War I
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    Art and war have a long common history. During the First World War, artists played a key role in the conflict. In some ways, they even had more say in its outcome than the common soldier stuck in t...
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