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Book Talk, Signing, and Reception at Hill Memorial Library: Russell Long: A Life in Politics with Dr. Michael S. Martin

Russell Long, A Life in Politics, by Dr. Michael S. Martin (University of Mississippi Press, 2014)

On Wednesday, April 22 at 4:30 pm (talk to begin at 4:45 pm), in the Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Dr. Michael S. Martin, Cheryl Courrégé Burguières/Board of Regents Professor in History, and Director, Center for Louisiana Studies, University

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Digital Project Offers Access to the History of Free People of Color in Louisiana

Group portrait of (left to right) Dr. Henry Lewis Bailey, one of the first African American graduates of Harvard and a founder of the Niagara Movement, an unidentified man, Amanda Bailey, and William R. Johnson, who was a descendant of free people of color William and Ann Johnson of Natchez, Miss..  Johnston lodged with the Baileys during his studies at Howard University.   William T. Johnson and Family Memorial Papers, Mss. 529m, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge.

The award-winning 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave about Solomon Northrup, a free man of color from New York who was sold into slavery in Louisiana, brought unprecedented attention to the history of free people of color in the United

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The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Historic Collection

Joe Kirkwood's retirement event at which he received his new bicycle, September 30, 1952.

In the decades following the Civil War, Baton Rouge never grew much beyond its pre-War size–about 5000 people.   However, the make-up of that population certainly changed a great deal over the decades. The end of the war meant the end

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A Little Bird Told Me! Audubon Day at LSU Libraries Special Collections

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

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Lunch with a Legend: A Discussion with A.P. Tureaud Jr.

A.P. Tureaud Jr. receiving his honorary doctorate from LSU, 2011.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 12:00 pm, A.P. Tureaud Jr. will visit LSU campus’s Hill Memorial Library to talk about LSU, Louisiana, and the Civil Rights Movement. His visit is to speak to a group of students studying the

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Afternoon in the Archives, March 31

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections’ next “Afternoon in the Archives” will feature a sampling of rare books and manuscripts that chronicle more than 500 years of women’s history. The event will be held in

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Book Talk and Reception on March 24: Steward of the Land

Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of 19th century Horticulturalist, Thomas Affleck (LSU Press, Hill Series, 2014)

Join us on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5:30-7 pm for a talk, reception, and book signing for Lake Douglas’s new book, Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of 19th century Horticulturist, Thomas Affleck (LSU Press, Hill Series, 2014). This

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New Letters of Romantic Poet and Novelist Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith, by George Romney (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

In 1833, William Wordsworth, England’s greatest living poet, praised one of his contemporaries, Charlotte Smith, as “a lady to whom English verse is under greater obligations than are likely to be either acknowledged or remembered.” Sadly, his words rang true,

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Exhibit Opening and Talk at Hill 2/25

Special Collections on Parade

On Wednesday, February 25 from 5:30-7:30 pm, join us for the official opening of our current exhibition, Special Collections on Parade, a glimpse at some selections from all aspects of the collections held at Hill Memorial Library. The talk will

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Black History Month: Afternoon in the Archives, February 24

"Mother and Child," Thomas H. and Joan W. Gandy Photograph Collection, Mss. 3778.

In recognition of Black History Month, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections’ next Afternoon in the Archives will feature a sampling of publications, documents, and photographs that span over 200 years of African American history. The event, to be held 3:30-5:00

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Let Nature Be Your Guide: Graphic Design of the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau Movements

The nineteenth century gave us the wonders of the Industrial Revolution, but also ugly urban landscapes and soulless mechanization. By the end of the century, designers such as William Morris, Eugene Grasset, and Alphonse Mucha were going “back to nature”

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Award, Promotion for Libraries Faculty Member Judy Bolton

Bronze bust in Hill Memorial Library's Reading Room (Photo by Sissy Albertine)

Judy Bolton, Head of Public Services in Special Collections, was promoted to Senior General Librarian effective January 1, 2015.  In addition, Bolton, who has been with LSU Libraries for just over thirty years, was also recently awarded the first Friends

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