Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cleaning up after Katrina: A Special Collections Perspective

As a repository of historical materials about Louisiana, it’s only natural that Special Collections look back and remember those harrowing and heartbreaking days after Hurricane Katrina. The library and archives community in Louisiana is a relatively small one, and many

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Comics symposium explores race, gender, and the future of superheroes

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, LSU Libraries Special Collections hosted a symposium entitled “New Faces under Old Masks: Race, Gender, and the Future of Superheroes.” Recent years have seen increasing attention from critics, readers, and publishers to issues of diversity

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Randa Lopez joins LSU Libraries

Randa Lopez joined the LSU Libraries as the Agricultural Support Librarian in early May, after working for two years as a graduate assistant in Middleton Library’s Research and Instruction Services Department. Lopez grew up in Stonewall, Louisiana, and is the

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Books 2 Geaux

This fall, Middleton Library introduced a book delivery service that is available to faculty and staff who are registered with the Libraries, in good standing, and have an LSU departmental address. Books may be requested for check out and delivery

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The Black Hours: In Memory of Lisi Oliver

Special Collections recently lost one of our dearest friends, Dr. Lisi Oliver of the LSU English Department, who passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2015. An expert in early English law and linguistics, Lisi frequently visited Special Collections with her

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Tempests Talks: Storms in the archives, an exhibition program series

Tempest Talks at Hill

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, LSU Libraries presents “Tempests Talks,” a series of public programs held in conjunction with the Lecture Hall Gallery exhibition, “Tempests: Storms in the Archives.” The line-up includes three brown

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North, South, Far East: The Civil War through Japanese Eyes

Arriving in Nagano, Japan, in the summer of 1955 as part of a seven-nation goodwill tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department, acclaimed Southern novelist William Faulkner was astonished by the reception he received. Though he had been writing for

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