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

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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

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Family funds restoration of Audubon bust in memory of Librarian Emeline Roth Staples

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As we approach Audubon Day, it seems appropriate to highlight the recent restoration of our beautiful John James Audubon bust, purchased in memory of Mrs. Emeline Roth Staples. A graduate of LSU, Mrs. Staples worked at the LSU libraries from

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A Tool of the Trade: Family donates fashion photographer’s camera

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The McCowan Family recently donated a camera belonging to fashion photographer Jane McCowan (LSU ’34), whose work is currently on display in Hill Memorial Library. “Centuries of Style: A Retrospective of Dress” runs through October 19, 2013. McCowan is pictured

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Recent donation of historic photographs presents archival mystery

The Minstrel Show, Cairo, Illinois
Circa 1920

One of the best things about working at the archives in Hill Memorial Library is you just don’t know when something interesting is going to come walking in the door. Of course, most days we don’t see anything new come

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Returned to Sender: Armand Duplantier letters donated

Signature of Armand Duplantier from a 1796 letter.

Almost 230 years to the day he arrived in Louisiana, the letters of French émigré and Baton Rouge plantation owner Armand Duplantier and his family returned to the state from France when LSU Libraries Special Collections accepted the donation of

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LSU Libraries receives a $100,000 gift

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02/18/2009 12:07 PM BATON ROUGE – On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Forever LSU campaign announced a gift of $100,000 to LSU Libraries from LSU alumnus Dr. Terence “Terry” Beven, and his wife, Liz. The Beven donation takes the form of

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Library receives collection of steel dies

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Nancy Sharon Collins, a New Orleans stationer and graphic designer, recently donated a collection of several hundred engraved steel dies to LSU Special Collections. “Most of these are personal monograms, family crests and seals from local New Orleans private social

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