News & Notes

Blog Archives

French Studies conference attendees visit Special Collections

icon2

Carte de l’Isle de la Martinique from Guillaume de L’Isle’s Atlas nouveau, contenant toutes les parties du monde. Amsterdam: Chez Jean Cóvens & Corneille Mortier, [1742]. LLMVC G5080 1742 .L57 MCAGE CATALOG RECORD LSU’s Center for French and Francophone Studies

Posted in Special Collections Tagged with: , ,

How a New Orleans industrialist challenged Hitler’s Olympics

A cartoon against American participation in the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin

The recent documentary, The Nazi Games: Berlin 1936, which premiered on PBS on August 2nd, describes how members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) conspired to ignore human rights abuses by the Nazi government in Germany and actively collaborate with

Posted in Special Collections Tagged with: , ,

Exhibition: “From Grand Village to Bluff City: 300 Years of Natchez History”

Print

The Mississippi River’s fertile flood plain coupled with its role as a major economic artery connecting north and south firmly established the links between Natchez, Miss., and Louisiana early in their development as outposts of the colonial empires of multiple

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

Reading Room exhibit features recently processed collections

Fournier Family Photographs

Visitors to the reading room at Hill Memorial Library can now view a selection of materials from several recently processed collections. These collections, while small, contain a wealth of information for researchers, and provide an example of the many new

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

Pell-Mell magazine: 1930’s graphic design at LSU

IMG_2355b

The 1930s were a golden age of graphic design. From Paris to Peking, artists and advertisers turned out images unlike anything the world had ever seen. At LSU, the campus humor publication Pell-Mell caught readers’ eyes with innovative and at

Posted in Special Collections Tagged with: ,

A Taste of History: Students in food history class learn about primary source research

Food is one of those historical subjects that is as much a part of the archive as it is a part of everyday life. But finding primary sources about food isn’t always a piece of cake. That’s what students in

Posted in Special Collections Tagged with: , ,

Collections in the Classroom: LSU Librarians talk about teaching with archives

group

Class visits to Special Collections have skyrocketed over the past several years. In the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15, we reached 2,500 students, almost triple the number of the year before! On October 5, LSU librarians Tara Laver, Jennifer

Posted in Services, Special Collections Tagged with: , ,

Death in the Deep South: Historical Louisiana Mystery Fiction

IMG_2348

Louisiana has never been a stranger to murder, mystery, and mayhem. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, violence was so commonplace that only the most unusual incidents received much public scrutiny. “The mere fact of a man being shot

Posted in Special Collections Tagged with: ,

Pierre Soulé: Histoire d’une mémoire franco-louisianaise retrouvée/Pierre Soulé: The Story of a French-Louisiana Legacy Refound

Photographie originale de Pierre Soulé, ca. 1860 / Pierre Soulé Photograph (ca. 1860), Mss. 2824, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

For your reading pleasure, here is a bilingual blog post by Hill staff member, Dr. Germain Bienvenu, on a new book which was researched in part in Hill Memorial Library.  Our occasional series of bi-lingual blog posts by Germain speak

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

Special Collections Hours

Upcoming Events

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