Monthly Archives: February 2021

LSU Library extends hours of operations

Starting Monday, March 1, 2021, LSU Library will extend its hours until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday through Sunday will remain the same. The hours of operation are listed below: M – TH: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday:

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Prelude to Civil Rights: Viola Johnson and Charles Hatfield

Prior to the celebrated Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, the shared wounds of inequity and discrimination had marshaled other preludes to the Civil Rights Movement in the capital region. As early as the 1940s, Black community leaders, veterans, and students in

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Remembering John Stowe

Photograph of John

The LSU Libraries lost a treasured staff member on January 31, 2021, when John A. Stowe passed away at age 50 after a long illness with which he had struggled courageously during the past four years. A native of Mansura

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LSU Digital Commons: a model of motivation

Kae Hoon Chung came to LSU in the 1960s to earn a Ph.D. after attending college at Seoul National University. He arrived in Baton Rouge a few months early to save enough for housing by working as a hospital janitor.

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Four new primary source databases available from LSU Libraries

Photo of students at computers

Adam Matthew Digital is an academic publisher specializing in online primary source databases. LSU Libraries has recently subscribed to four of the databases, covering an array of topics from Early Modern England to the Mass Observation Project. The Early Modern

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Special Collections acquires second medieval manuscript

Up until late last year Special Collections has been home to a single, medieval manuscript: a particularly fine book of hours generously donated to the Libraries by John S. McIlhenny in 1991 as the Library’s ceremonial two millionth book. Resting

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