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Exhibition: “From Grand Village to Bluff City: 300 Years of Natchez History”

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The Mississippi River’s fertile flood plain coupled with its role as a major economic artery connecting north and south firmly established the links between Natchez, Miss., and Louisiana early in their development as outposts of the colonial empires of multiple

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Studying Sherlock: The Russell Mann Sherlock Holmes Research Collection

A large selection of Sherlock Holmes fiction, scholarship, and memorabilia was recently donated to the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections by Russell Mann, a retired professor of journalism at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Mann started building the collection in

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Special Collections summer hours

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Special Collections has begun its summer schedule without Terrific Tuesdays (Tuesday evening hours). Hill Memorial Library will close each day at 5 p.m. throughout the Summer, and remain closed on Sundays.  The complete schedule is available on the Special Collections

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Reminder: Audubon Day, April 30

231 years ago today, on April 26, 1785, the ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon was born. Come help us celebrate Audubon’s birthday (a few days late!) this coming Saturday at our annual Audubon Day. Few works of art

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Afton Villa: A conversation with Genevieve Munson Trimble

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On Wednesday, April 20 at 5:15 pm (informal pre-talk reception and book signing to begin at 4:30 pm), please join us at the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall for a conversation with Genevieve “Gen” Trimble on her beautiful new book,

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Reading Room Exhibit features recently processed collections

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Visitors to the reading room at Hill Memorial Library can now view a selection of materials from several recently processed collections. These collections, while small, contain a wealth of information for researchers, and provide an example of the many new

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April 30: Audubon Day at LSU Libraries

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Save the date! The LSU Libraries Special Collections will host a viewing of the famed double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (London, 1827-1838) in Hill Memorial Library’s McIlhenny Room on the LSU campus, on Saturday,

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Pell-Mell magazine: 1930’s graphic design at LSU

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The 1930s were a golden age of graphic design. From Paris to Peking, artists and advertisers turned out images unlike anything the world had ever seen. At LSU, the campus humor publication Pell-Mell caught readers’ eyes with innovative and at

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Mar. 29: Women of Letters lecture and archives showcase

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An Afternoon in Celebration of Women’s History Month Join us at 12:30 pm in Special Collections in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall on Tuesday, March 29, for “Women of Letters,” an afternoon exploring female literary figures and letters by

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Rare books in action

It has been another busy semester for rare books at LSU. In fact, students are using our collections in all kinds of interesting ways! Here are some photos from three recent class visits to Special Collections. Thirty students in Richard

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Exhibition: A Voyage to the Floating World

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Once isolated and mysterious, Japan captured the world’s imagination when it opened its doors to outsiders in the mid-nineteenth century. The colorful urban lifestyle of this era was chronicled by artists of a genre known as ukiyo-e. From geisha, samurai,

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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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