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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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Give Me Louisiana: Selections from the Doralice Fontane Papers

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Visitors to the Special Collections Reading Room are invited to view a display of materials from the newly processed Doralice Fontane Papers. Louisiana native Doralice Fontane was a music teacher, composer, and businesswoman. Fontane was also a prolific composer best

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Journal Transformation

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In recent years, LSU Libraries has purchased electronic backfiles of journals from major publishers Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, and the American Chemical Society, providing wider, 24/7 access to scientific literature, filling in missing and damaged journal issues, and freeing up physical

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Armed with a Paintbrush: Graphic Art of World War I

Art and war have a long common history. During the First World War, artists played a key role in the conflict. In some ways, they even had more say in its outcome than the common soldier stuck in the trenches.

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LSU Libraries Welcomes New Faculty Member

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Tasha McClain joins us as the new Government Documents/ Microforms and Circulation Supervisor Librarian in the Government Documents department. Originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, Tasha earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana before moving

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Coverage of JSTOR Titles Triples

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LSU Libraries’ JSTOR titles have tripled this fall, with access to six additional collections. LSU students, faculty and staff now have access to Arts & Sciences VI, Arts & Sciences VIII, Arts & Sciences IX, Arts & Sciences X, Arts

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Sustaining Resilience Between Disaster: A Talk by Craig E. Colten on August 26th

Moreauville Crevasse

Join us on Tuesday, August 26th at 5:30 pm in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall for “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana,” a talk by Craig E. Colten, Ph.D. This free program is presented in

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Vanishing Louisiana Like You’ve Never Seen It

We hear a lot about “vanishing” Louisiana these days. Our coast, towns, and wildlife are at risk from hurricanes, oil spills, rising sea levels, and changes in land management, and elements of our state’s distinctive culture and history are gradually

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Hot Summer, “Cool” Books…

Had enough of the summer heat? Come over to Special Collections and cool off with some books on polar exploration and travel in the high latitudes. Here are a few suggestions from the Rare Book Collection to get you started… Elisha

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  • Smith-Lever reception tonight! There will be cake! Lots of cake. Lots.


  • Today's the day! Join us for cake and a great exhibit, and more! LSU Libraries Special Collections - Hill Memorial Library from 5:30-7:30 pm.


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    Today's the day! Join us for cake and a great exhibit, and more! LSU Libraries Special Collections - Hill Memorial Library from 5:30-7:30 pm.
  • #TBT There's nothing better than fresh canned tomatoes! These young ladies from Rapides Parish are learning how it's done in this 1934 photo. For 100 years, the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service has provided education in food preparation and other topics for rural families. Please join us at Hill Memorial Library Thursday, October 16 from 5:30-7:30 (stop in any time) for the opening of Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, a new exhibition. Refreshments, including special Smith-Lever centennial cake and LSU Dairy Store cheese will be served and there will be brief comments at 6 pm from Provost Bell, Dr. Gina Eubanks, and others. The opening will also include tables from two Louisiana Commodities, eggs and rice.

    We hope you will join us!

    Photo source: LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.


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