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Third and Fourth Floor Library Offices Close

The third and fourth floor offices in Middleton Library, also known as  stacks offices, will close on Monday, October 6. At that time, all Circulation Services personnel will begin working at the circulation desk on the first floor. Instead of

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LSU Libraries Hosts Music Library Conference October 2-4

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LSU Libraries is hosting this year’s annual meeting of the Southeast Music Library Association October 2-4 at Hill Memorial Library. The focus of the meeting is experimental music and digital media, with an emphasis on how music librarians can support and

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Special Collections Open House: STEM and Beyond

Drawings relating to Yellow Fever, Joseph Jones Papers, mss 468, 534, 544, etc.

On Tuesday, October 7, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections will host an open house. Located in Hill Memorial Library, this event is an opportunity to meet the staff, see some fantastic and interesting items

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Political Strategist Donna Brazile Donates Her Papers to LSU

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Though she has made her name and home in Washington D.C. for the past three decades, distinguished LSU alumna, veteran political strategist and commentator, author, and Democratic Party official Donna Brazile makes no secret of her pride in being a

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Display of Architecture Projects in Middleton Library

ARCH 2001 Middleton Display

A display of ARCH 2001 projects is currently on view in the Middleton Library lobby. Six groups of undergraduate architecture students each constructed a 1:1 (full scale) study kiosk and presentation board. They spent two weeks researching and designing, and

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24/5 Schedule to Begin September 22

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Beginning Monday, September 22 at midnight, Middleton Library will remain open 24 hours, 5 days a week, in addition to its regular Saturday hours. Students have been expressing the need for a 24 hour study space on campus, and so

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A “Bully” Letter from Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt letter to Uriah Rose, 1906. Page 2.

If you’ve been watching Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on PBS this week, this Theodore Roosevelt letter from the Michael Wynne Collection will ring bullishly true—no “feather-brained enthusiasts” need apply! In the letter to Uriah Milton Rose, a

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Egyptomania!

Did you know you can travel from the delta of the Mississippi to the delta of the Nile… just by walking through the doors of Hill Memorial Library? That’s what students in Professor Darius Spieth’s History of Interior Design class

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Long-Lost Letters of an Uncrowned Queen

Louise, Countess of Albany

A small group of letters thought to have been destroyed almost 200 years ago is among the many surprising finds awaiting researchers in the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections. The eighteen letters, now part of the George De Forest Collection, were

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LSU Librarian Participates in 2014 Harvard Leadership Institute

Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Head of LSU Libraries’ Special Collections, was selected to participate in this year’s Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. This year’s Institute was held at Harvard University from July 27 to August 1 and

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Mapping the History of LSU – a talk on September 3rd

Join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:30 am in Hill Memorial Library for a presentation by Barry Cowan, Assistant University Archivist. Cowan will present the fascinating history of the university, illustrated with captivating photographs and papers that document LSU’s

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Braunstein Elected to National Assembly

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At this summer’s American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, LSU Librarian and Louisiana Library Association’s Councilor to the ALA, Stephanie Braunstein was elected to a two-year term on the ALA Planning and Budget Assembly. The charge of this Assembly is

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    Dr. Helen Regis and the Center's director, Jennifer Cramer, are co-teaching "Doing Oral History" Anth 4909 this Spring 2015. The class explores theory and methods of oral history and life history research, with special emphasis on its importance for the study of social movements, cultural and social history, race/racism, folklore, and feminist theory and ethnography. Doing Oral History is open to advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students who wish to learn the theory and practice of oral history. This class is a research-based service-learning class offered in partnership with the Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
  • #TBT Our campus, c. 1939. How many buildings can you name? Hint: Many of these structures were named for legendary faculty members and administrators whose work is featured on our current agricultural history exhibition, "Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914." Many of the same people are featured in our companion exhibit, "The Greater University," documenting LSU's move to its current location. .


  • It's History Day! The History Graduate Student Association, Special Collections, and others have put together a fun and informative day planned, including an opportunity late in the afternoon to look at some rare materials in our McIlhenny Room! Stop by anytime from 12-4 today!

    There will be be lunch and opportunities to talk informally with undergrads who are majoring or minoring in history, social studies ed. majors, and anyone interested in history. There will also be a schedule of short presentations from Study Abroad, Hill, the Law School, etc. Please consider stopping by, even if only for part of the event. Also, if you're teaching a class or if you are a TA or SI, try to get the word out to your students.
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