News & Notes

Blog Archives

Political Strategist Donna Brazile donates her papers to LSU

Donna-Brazile-Picture-web

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

Posted in Announcements, Resources, Special Collections Tagged with: , , , , ,

Civil Rights program to conclude with Panel Discussion

createdequalslide-2

LSU Libraries and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church are collaborating on a closing event for the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle  program, which will feature a panel discussion of the films shown in the Created Equal  series, including Signpost to

Posted in Announcements Tagged with:

Collection Spotlight: The papers of civil rights leader Dr. Dupuy Anderson

danderson

World War II veteran, dentist, civil rights activist. Dr. Dupuy Anderson’s biography reads like that of many African American civil rights leaders of the mid-20th century. That common history, however, does not diminish his extraordinary contributions and accomplishments, and his

Posted in Resources, Special Collections Tagged with: , , , ,

Join LSU Libraries for The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists

At noon on Wednesday, February 19th, in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, LSU Libraries will present film clips from the Emmy-award nominated documentary The Abolitionists.  Following the film clips, LSU History professor Nancy Isenberg will lead a discussion of

Posted in Announcements Tagged with:

Join us on Valentine’s Day for The Loving Story

The Loving Story

At noon, on Friday, February 14th, at the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, Professor Ray Diamond of the LSU Law School will moderate a discussion of the Emmy Award-winning film The Loving Story, which documents the story of the famous

Posted in Announcements Tagged with:

The Relentless Pursuit of “Equal”: Integrating LSU

Clipping from Daily Reveille, 1953
A. P. Tureaud, Sr. and Jr., upon latter's impending registration as LSU's first African-American undergraduate.

On Exhibition January 21 – March 29, 2014 in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, LSU Libraries Special Collections presents an exhibition tracing LSU’s evolution from an institution embracing

Posted in Announcements Tagged with:

LSU Libraries Special Collections and partners win NEH Grant to digitize History of Louisiana’s Free People of Color

Maude Turnbull, a descendant of Baton Rouge free people of color Dudley and Aldometer Mather Turnbull.  The family's papers are included in the project.

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded a grant of $194,152 to the LSU Libraries Special Collections to digitize, index, and provide free access to family papers, business records, and public documents pertaining to free people of color in

Posted in Digital Collections, Resources Tagged with: ,

African American Baton Rougeans featured in new exhibition

Cabinet card of unidentified young girl.  Studio unknown.

In recognition of Black History Month and in connection with “Blacks in the Red Stick,” a conference sponsored by the LSU African and African American Studies Program, or AAAS, to be held on Friday, March 8 in Hill Memorial Library,

Posted in Exhibitions, Resources, Special Collections Tagged with: ,

Spotlight on African American literature

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, 2010 and Black History Month during February 2010, LSU Libraries offers you a recommended reading list of current publications relating to the African American identity. As always, unless

Posted in Services Tagged with:

Special Collections Hours

Contact Special Collections

Public Services Desk: (225) 578-6544



Reference Desk: (225) 578-6568



Fax: (225) 578-9425



Email: special@lsu.edu



Reference via e-mail




RSS Feed
 RSS - Special Collections Posts