Monthly Archives: September 2016

Reading Room Exhibit: John Earle Uhler and Cane Juice

Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1, 2016) is being celebrated by librarians, teachers and readers all across the country. This week represents a time to reflect on issues of censorship and challenges to academic freedom. Visitors to the reading room

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October 19: graduate student presentation on finding dissertations and theses

Graduate students are invited to a thirty minute presentation on October 19, from 11:30- noon in room 241A of Middleton Library.  Librarian Mitch Fontenot will demonstrate how to find dissertations and theses in the LSU Libraries. No registration is required.

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Exhibition: “Investigating Sherlock: The Russell Mann Sherlock Holmes Research Collection”

On view Oct. 3, 2016 – Jan. 28, 2017 Main Gallery, Hill Memorial Library When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the first Sherlock Holmes story in 1887, he could not have known that within a decade, his fictional detective would

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The science of photography

The world today is awash in images. Everyone has a camera, including anyone that owns a smartphone. Nearly everyone can create a photograph, and almost instantly distribute it via online applications and cell phone apps. It hasn’t always been like

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LSU’s first edition of Isaac Newton’s Opticks

In 1704, physicist Isaac Newton published his second major book, Opticks: or a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light. Also Two Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures. Considered one of history’s great scientific

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Special Collections to host book talk and reception for The Golden Band from Tigerland: A History of LSU’s Marching Band

LSU football season is upon us, and that means game-day traditions like the march down Victory Hill, the goosebumps-inducing Pregame Salute, and “Hey Fightin’ Tigers,” all courtesy of the celebrated Golden Band from Tigerland. Kick off Homecoming Week and join

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The world of French in Special Collections

As might be expected in a state with a strong and longstanding connection to all things French, LSU Libraries Special Collections in Hill Memorial Library houses a wide range of French-language materials, dating from the 16th century to the present.

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History and beauty: The development of LSU’s campus

The idea for Louisiana State University’s present campus was envisioned by President Thomas Boyd in the early 1900s. The former Baton Rouge military post, a 200-acre complex that served as LSU’s campus from 1886 to 1925, had been adequate.  By

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Individual study spaces now available

Students can now book individual study spaces located on the third and fourth floors of Middleton Library for the entire day, with a maximum reservation length of 2 weeks. Thirty-five individual study spaces are available for booking. Students book individual

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LSU Libraries Special Collections is world-class when it comes to landscape architecture

One of the LSU Libraries Special Collections‘ remarkable treasures is a spectacular collection of 232 Margaret Stones watercolor drawings depicting “Native Flora of Louisiana.” The collection is unparalleled in any other state, and just one of the resources Special Collections

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