Monthly Archives: December 2013

Things of Beauty: New acquisitions of poetry by John Keats

We like to think of Special Collections as a working laboratory in which students can study not just texts, but also books’ physical aspects. What can we learn about a book’s history from its binding, illustrations, or style of printing?

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“Merry Christmas Y’all”: The Gleason Collection

David King Gleason worked as a photographer in Baton Rouge from the 1950s through the 1990s. Like most photographers, Gleason made a living though studio portraiture and wedding photography in the early years of his career. Beginning in the early

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Book signing and lecture event

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 the Libraries celebrated the publication of Assistant University Archivist Barry Cowan’s new book, Louisiana State University. During this special event, Cowan offered a short talk about the book, sharing images and anecdotes. Copies of the

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“How good—to be alive!” Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson

Even for a Victorian poet, Emily Dickinson was unusually obsessed with death. But today, we celebrate her birth, which took place 183 years ago, on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Of her nearly 1,800 poems, only a handful were

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Architecture students present exhibit at Middleton Library

The final projects exhibit for ARCH 5004: Edges: Analog and Digital Fabrication will open on Sunday, Dec. 8th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Middleton Library lobby.  This is the “final chapter” in the 3D scanning project mentioned in

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LSU Librarian attends course on the history of maps

Michael Taylor, LSU Libraries’ Assistant Curator of Books, recently attended a course on the history of maps and cartography at California Rare Book School. The week-long seminar covered topics such as map production, the role of maps as cultural and

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