Monthly Archives: February 2014

Elaine Smyth receives Outstanding Academic Librarian Award

Elaine Smyth is the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Academic Librarian Award presented by the Louisiana Library Association’s Academic Section. Smyth serves as Interim Dean of LSU Libraries and Kathleen and Joel Ory Endowed Professor. From July 2011 to February

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Civil Rights program to conclude with Panel Discussion

LSU Libraries and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church are collaborating on a closing event for the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle  program, which will feature a panel discussion of the films shown in the Created Equal  series, including Signpost to

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More whiteboards available in Middleton Library

The steady use and popularity of the library’s mobile whiteboards led to the Libraries’ Question of the Month for January: “Do we need more whiteboards on wheels?”  The majority of respondents to this question answered “Yes.”  As a result, the

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

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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Photography Into Print: Jewell’s Crescent City Illustrated of 1873

  Join us at Hill Memorial Library on Tuesday, February 25th at 5:30 pm for a talk by Gary Van Zante on his work with Jewell’s Crescent City Illustrated of 1873. The talk will offer a unique look at New

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Join LSU Libraries for The Abolitionists

At noon on Wednesday, February 19th, in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, LSU Libraries will present film clips from the Emmy-award nominated documentary The Abolitionists.  Following the film clips, LSU History professor Nancy Isenberg will lead a discussion of

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Reserve a Room, Book a Librarian Consultation

It Is Easier than Ever with LibCal When LSU Student Government requested an easier way for students to reserve study rooms, we listened.  After reviewing available products this fall, Middleton Library implemented LibCal from SpringShare. Reserving spaces in Middleton Library

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Love Is a Battlefield: Courtship and Marriage in the Civil War

Confederate nurse Kate Cumming observed that the Civil War was “certainly ours as well as that of the men.” Though she undoubtedly meant to convey that women were not immune to the harshness and devastating effects of war, a less

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New England music culture in nineteenth-century New Orleans

Our latest post is a guest post by Warren Kimball, an LSU graduate student, who writes about two exciting finds from our collections… Hill Memorial Library houses many materials related to Louisiana history, including sources that document the musical culture

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Join us on Valentine’s Day for The Loving Story

At noon, on Friday, February 14th, at the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, Professor Ray Diamond of the LSU Law School will moderate a discussion of the Emmy Award-winning film The Loving Story, which documents the story of the famous

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The Relentless Pursuit of “Equal”: Integrating LSU

On Exhibition January 21 – March 29, 2014 in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, LSU Libraries Special Collections presents an exhibition tracing LSU’s evolution from an institution embracing

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Charles Dickens Goes to the Theater…

In celebration of Charles Dickens’ 202nd birthday, we’re highlighting our Collection of Dickensian Programs, 1879-1936. This collection contains theater programs for Dickens-based plays from the late 1800s and early 1900s. It has always been popular to adapt Dickens’ stories for

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