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Meet Our Faculty: Stephen Bensman

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Steve Bensman has worked at LSU Libraries since 1978 and since 1997 he has been an original cataloger. As original cataloger, Steve catalogs monographs (books) and other types of materials and provides access to them through the library catalog. Two

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  • Timeline Photos
    Octogenarian Pierre (Pete) Lanaux recently sat down with Lane Lefort for an interview. Pete has farmed sugarcane in St. John the Baptist Parish for over 65 years and still runs his farm, Glendale Plantation, at 89 years old. He recalls equipment that was once pulled by mules is now GPS enabled. Lane is working with the Center on an oral history/photography project that will document the history of sugar cane farming in south Louisiana. (photo courtesy of Lane Lefort)

  • General Troy H. Middleton, Veteran, Mississippi State Alum, LSU President Emeritus, Library Namesake

     There’s more to the ties between LSU and Mississippi State University than a football rivalry that goes back to 1896. (as of 2014, LSU leads the series 69-35-3, by the way, but who's counting?) Gene
  • #TBT With “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” airing on Louisiana Public Broadcasting this week, here’s a look back at how President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” programs helped LSU. The New Deal was the Roosevelt administration’s package of economic programs designed to combat the Great Depression of the 1930s. Shown here is the newly-completed addition to enclose the north end zone of Tiger Stadium with the Cadet Band saluting the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Construction of the north stadium grandstands and dormitory rooms were funded by the WPA and completed in time for the LSU-Tulane game held on Thanksgiving Day. Other agencies such as the Public Works Administration (PWA) and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), funded the construction of other campus buildings such as Himes Hall, Nicholson Hall, Evangeline Hall, Grace King Hall, the Faculty Club, and the Law Building.


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