Monthly Archives: March 2023

Curator of the Louvre Visits LSU Special Collections

Blaise Ducos views an item from Special Collections through a magnifying glass

LSU Libraries boasts one of the most prestigious Special Collections operations in the country and serves as a destination archive for researchers around the world. In February, a curator from the Louvre Museum in Paris, visited LSU Libraries Special Collections

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Descendants of African American Poets Discover Their Roots in LSU Libraries Special Collections

scans of the cover of Gems of the Soul alongside a photo of Harry Wilson Patterson from inside the book

After 50 years of searching for their grandfather’s long-lost publications, two cousins had no idea they would find what they had been searching for more than 1,000 miles from home in LSU Libraries’ Special Collections.

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LSU Libraries Special Collections Restores Historic Mardi Gras Scrapbook

a hand traces the lettering on the cover of an old scrapbook

By Christine Wendling and Brooke Bell Mardi Gras Traditions During the past 300 years of Mardi Gras’ existence, certain customs have crystallized within the communities in and surrounding New Orleans. For example, krewes (pronounced “crews”) are social organizations that orchestrate

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