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A Taste of History: Students in Food History Class Learn about Primary Source Research

Food is one of those historical subjects that is as much a part of the archive as it is a part of everyday life. But finding primary sources about food isn’t always a piece of cake. That’s what students in

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Southern University Class Visits Southern Review Exhibition

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On January 22, members of an American Literature class from Southern University-Baton Rouge toured our exhibition, “Advancing Scholarship and Learning for 80 Years: LSU Press and The Southern Review.” Dr. Mary Carruth and her students are currently discussing the Agrarian

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LSU Libraries Receives National Recognition

:  Portrait of Rosemarie Aldometer Mather, ca. 1899, born in 1851to free people of color Jane Giddings and George Mather, all of Baton Rouge.  (Dudley Turnbull Family Papers, Mss. 2907, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections)

LSU Libraries received national recognition at the annual Book & Media Awards Ceremony at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) on Sunday. “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing and Unknown Past,” a collaborative digital project led

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Teaching with Special Collections Open House

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Have you considered having your class visit Hill Memorial Library but aren’t sure how to plan a visit? Are you curious about how to give your students an active learning experience with primary sources? Would you like to know more

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Designing with Audubon

Rare books at LSU are continually inspiring students’ creativity and enriching our community in new and interesting ways. Students in a course on Interior Design Graphics, taught by LSU College of Art & Design instructors Lee Kean and John Campbell,

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The Fine Print: LSU Press and The Southern Review

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October 19th marks the opening of the exhibition “Advancing Scholarship & Learning for 80 Years: LSU Press and The Southern Review” at Hill Memorial Library. The timing is particularly appropriate, as October is American Archives month, a celebration of the

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John Miles Joins LSU Libraries

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John Miles has joined the LSU Libraries Special Collections as Professional-in-Residence with a joint appointment in the Department of English. Originally from Danville, Kentucky, Miles earned a PhD in American Literature from Duke. Prior to his arrival at LSU, he

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Collections in the Classroom: LSU Librarians Talk about Teaching with Archives

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Class visits to Special Collections have skyrocketed over the past several years. In the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15, we reached 2,500 students, almost triple the number of the year before! On October 5, LSU librarians Tara Laver, Jennifer

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Students Experience the Dutch Golden Age in Special Collections

A little slice of the seventeenth century exists right here on the LSU campus. That’s what students in Professor Christine Kooi’s course on the Dutch Republic and Empire discovered this week when they visited Special Collections. The students worked closely

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Afternoon in the Archives: A Remembrance of Huey Long

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LSU Libraries Special Collections will feature materials related to Governor and Senator Huey P. Long in its next “Afternoon in the Archives,” which will be held 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, in Hill Memorial Library. A

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“Curses! Foiled again!” How To Keep Your Books Safe, 18th-Century Style

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Librarians love acronyms. One of the best is for Stanford University’s digital preservation program LOCKSS (“Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe”). Several hundred years ago, “Lots of Curses Keep Stuff Safe” would have rung true as well. First used in

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Rare Books Enrich Students’ Classroom Experience

Love Digital, Live Analog. That was the theme of a recent class visit to Special Collections. Doctoral students in Music 7800 (Introduction to Research in Music) have an assignment to research something from our collections that relates to music. Curator

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