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Digital project offers access to the history of free people of color in Louisiana

Group portrait of (left to right) Dr. Henry Lewis Bailey, one of the first African American graduates of Harvard and a founder of the Niagara Movement, an unidentified man, Amanda Bailey, and William R. Johnson, who was a descendant of free people of color William and Ann Johnson of Natchez, Miss..  Johnston lodged with the Baileys during his studies at Howard University.   William T. Johnson and Family Memorial Papers, Mss. 529m, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge.

The award-winning 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave about Solomon Northrup, a free man of color from New York who was sold into slavery in Louisiana, brought unprecedented attention to the history of free people of color in the United

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LSU Libraries receives funding for agricultural publications digitization project

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LSU Libraries faculty members Cristina Caminita and Gina Costello have secured a Project Ceres grant for the LSU Libraries, which will support the digitization of the LSU Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins and Annual Reports. The “Louisiana Digital BibliAGraphy: 100 Years

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LSU Libraries granted additional funding for digitizing Louisiana newspapers

In July, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections division was awarded $285,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize an additional 100,000 pages of Louisiana newspapers published from 1836 through 1922.  This renewal grant continues support for the

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LSU Libraries employee receives scholarship

LSU Libraries employee Jordan Signater is recipient of the 2011 Ollie Burns Scholarship. Jordan is from Morganza, Louisiana, and began working in the LSU Libraries as a student worker in 2002. Upon graduating in 2007, he became a full time

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LSU Librarian receives two grants

LSU Libraries Art and Design Librarian Hillary Veeder is recipient of two grants. The first is the H.W. Wilson Research Award in the amount of $850 to support Veeder’s upcoming research project, Title Histories of Art & Design Periodical Literature.

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