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

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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

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Donna Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She is photographed in her office 
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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)

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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

Lynne Baggett researching gravestone letterforms. Photo courtesy of William Baggett.

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

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We invite you to take a walk on the wild side with the new exhibition, “Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Creatures in the Collections,” now open through September 16th at Hill Memorial Library. Featuring a wide variety of rare books, historical

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Three scholars awarded grants to conduct research in LSU Libraries Special Collections

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The LSU Libraries has awarded research travel grants to three researchers who will use the extensive historical material in the LSU Special Collections for their respective research and book projects. The purpose of the grants is to support the travel

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Remembering Ray Bradbury: 1920-2012

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The prolific, prophetic and ever popular works of Ray Bradbury have delighted, frightened and amazed audiences for nearly 80 years.  From short stories to novels, poetry to screenplays, children’s books to non-fiction, he possessed an imagination unmatched coupled with a

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