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New Orleans Charter School Students Visit LSU Libraries

On May 1st, 125 first graders of KIPP New Orleans Leadership Primary, a charter school based in New Orleans, visited the LSU Campus and toured the LSU Libraries. The students were hosted by Andrea Hebert, General Librarian, Robert Bigelow, Library

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Middleton Library to Close Early on May 20 for Emergency Exercise

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Middleton Library will be closed to the public beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 20.  The Hill reading room and lecture hall will be open to the public between noon and 5 p.m. to provide library assistance and study space.

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LSU Libraries Confers Two New Staff Awards

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On Monday, May 12th, at a reception hosted by the LSU Library Staff Association in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall, two new staff awards were conferred. The first award, entitled the LSU Libraries Top Resource of the Year Award,

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Hill Documents Featured in New Book

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Louisianians (or Luisianeses) and Their Hill Documents Featured in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 A recent publication by the U.S. Government Printing Office offers further glimpses into how Louisiana and its citizens (Luisiana and Luisianeses in Spanish) have figured in

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An Astronomical Acquisition

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Tomorrow is Astronomy Day, a national event founded in 1973 “to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe.” The weekend weather forecast in Baton Rouge doesn’t look so great for stargazing, so if the skies don’t clear up,

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Big Fights in Special Collections

John L. Sullivan Ex-Champion of the World

Most boxing fans remember New Orleans as the site of the famous Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán “No Más Fight” in the Superdome on November 25, 1980, but in the late nineteenth century, the Crescent City stood as one

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Stanley Wilder Named Dean of LSU Libraries

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LSU has named Stanley Wilder as the new dean of LSU Libraries. Wilder is university librarian at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He previously served at the University of Rochester as associate dean of information management services, following 10 years

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LSU Libraries Receive Donation from Friends Group

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Friends of the LSU Libraries volunteer Judy Noland presented a check for $75,000 to Interim Dean of Libraries Elaine Smyth, at an April 27 reception held to thank them for their efforts in supporting the Libraries. The check represents the

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LSU Libraries Staff Participate in World Book Night

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On Wednesday, April 23, four members of the LSU Libraries staff participated in World Book Night (www.worldbooknight.org). World Book Night is a nation-wide event where over half a million free books are distributed to people who would benefit from increased

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Revolutionary War Documents Discovered in LSU Libraries

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Fifty-seven original letters and other signed documents related to the American Revolution have been discovered in the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections. The materials include documents signed by or sent to several members of the Continental Congress, three signers of the Declaration

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May 2nd – Lecture on Coastal Communities

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On Friday, May 2 at 3:30 pm, Hill Memorial Library will host a talk by Dr. Don Davis as part of the Friday Forum Series of the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology. Dr. Davis of the Louisiana Sea Grant

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Planting the Seed of Commemoration: 100 Years of Cooperative Extension

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Assembled in front of the original Hill Memorial Library in downtown Baton Rouge, these attendees, agents, and instructors of the Fourth Annual Short Course for Boys and Girls traveled to LSU as part of an Agricultural Extension Service program in

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    #TBT Celebrating Independence Day in style! The Declaration of Independence float in front of the Washington Fire Company No. 1 hall, 5th Street between Laurel and Main Streets, Baton Rouge, LA ca. 1885-1905. From the Andrew D. Lytle Collection, Mss. 893, 1254, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries.
  • #TBT Celebrating Independence Day in style! The Declaration of Independence float in front of the Washington Fire Company No. 1 hall, 5th Street between Laurel and Main Streets, Baton Rouge, LA ca. 1885-1905. From the Andrew D. Lytle Collection, Mss. 893, 1254, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries.


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