Monthly Archives: February 2022

Most important private collection of African American poetry now in Special Collections

The Wyatt Houston Day Collection of Poetry by African Americans, the most important private collection of Black poetry, now belongs to LSU. The LSU Libraries Special Collections will house the over 800 items previously owned by book collector and dealer

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Special Collections to host LEH Witness to Change reading and discussion series

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, through the Coastal Impacts initiative, has chosen LSU Libraries – Special Collections as a host site for a new adult reading and discussion series. “Witness to Change: Community Conversations on Coastal Impacts”.

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LSU Libraries assumes publication of Library Diversity and Residency Studies journal

LSU Libraries has assumed publication responsibilities for the national journal Library Diversity and Residency Studies (LDRS), making it newly available through LSU Digital Commons, LSU’s institutional repository. An open access, peer-reviewed journal founded and published by a team of librarians

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Botanical Birthday

two women in yard

Friends and family of Julia Hawkins and members of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum joined us this weekend to celebrate her 106th birthday. Guests viewed original watercolors by botanical artist Margaret Stones. Hawkins and her late husband, Murray (former chair of

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Database Digital Theatre+, now available to LSU community

Beginning this semester, the LSU community will have access to the database Digital Theatre+.  Digital Theatre+ provides online access to a digital streaming video collection of unique films of current, leading British theatre productions, musicals, and operas; behind-the-scenes documentaries; and teaching and learning

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