Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fashion and Prostitution in Victorian New Orleans

Danielle Reaves, a PhD student in Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising at LSU will present “Fashion and Prostitution in Victorian New Orleans,” in LSU’s Hill Memorial Library on Thursday, September 12, at 3:30. Using E.J. Bellocq’s photographs of Storyville prostitutes

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

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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Extra-Illustration: Art or Insult?

Pilkington's Dictionary of Painters

For most of us, a few penciled notes and perhaps a bookplate are as much as we’re ever likely to modify the books we own. But in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, some readers made a hobby out

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LSU Libraries welcomes Emily Frank

LSU Libraries welcomes Emily Frank, our new Instructional Technologies and Engineering Librarian. Emily arrived in Louisiana after completing the International Master’s in Digital Library Learning program, for which she received a full scholarship and stipend from the European Union. While

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LSU Libraries representatives meet with RAs

On Monday, August 12th, Emily Frank, Instructional Technologies and Engineering Librarian, and Mitch Fontenot, Outreach Librarian, met and presented to 210 LSU Resident Assistants in Broussard Hall through the RA Resource Fair.  Under the theme “The Amazing Race,” this information

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STRIPES students visit LSU Libraries

On July 31, representatives of Hill Memorial Library and Middleton Library made presentations to 255 enrollees of the STRIPES (Student Tigers Rallying, Interacting, & Promoting Education & Service) program. At Middleton Library, the students were introduced to services such as

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Pattie P. Peterson Papers offer a glimpse into Civil Rights Era Louisiana

We are pleased to announce that the Pattie P. Peterson Papers are now open and available for use by researchers. Pattie P. Peterson was a Baton Rouge civil rights advocate during a time of great social unrest in the country.

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

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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God Save the King!

Belated congratulations to Will and Kate and little baby George! It’s a good solid name, borne by six previous monarchs. The first King George came to the throne 299 years ago, on the first of August 1714, following the death

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LSU Libraries host summer scholars

On July 23, 2013, Jessica Lacher-Feldman (Head of Special Collections), Tara Laver (Curator of Manuscripts), and Mitch Fontenot (Instruction and Outreach Librarian) gave presentations to the 37 incoming freshmen who are part of the LSU University College’s Summer Scholars program.

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Putting things in perspective

When two-thirds of the city of London burned to the ground in the Great Fire of 1666, the job of rebuilding the fifty-one churches that were destroyed, including the largest, St. Paul’s Cathedral, fell to a promising young mathematician and

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