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Special Collections Summer Project Program Series Part II: Madison Saucier

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LSU Libraries Special Collections is proud to have participated in LSU Discover’s Summer Research Program for the first time this year. Entrusted with Special Collections’ rich repository of resources, two undergraduate participants spent their summers in Hill Memorial Library exploring

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225 Magazine: Named A Top Young Librarian in the Country, Here’s What Nicollette Davis Brings To LSU

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This article was originally published in the April 2023 issue of 225 magazine.

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

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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 Librarian Named a 2023 Emerging Leader by American Library Association

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LSU Librarian Nicollette Davis has been named a 2023 Emerging Leader by the American Library Association. Established in 1876, ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world with more than 60,000 members.

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LSU Students Capture the Voices of Louisiana’s Veterans

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Students in an LSU Ogden Honors College seminar are capturing the first-person narratives of Louisianans who have served in the military. In addition to being added to the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, part of the LSU Libraries,

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Uncovering Hidden Histories from WWII to the Wild West

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By Christine Wendling For the past six years, LSU librarians Hayley Johnson and Sarah Simms have helped give voice to the voiceless by uncovering the hidden histories of the United States of America. Their work began in 2016 with research

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LSU Expanding Efforts to Digitize Louisiana’s Diverse Cultural Institutions

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Grant will preserve cultural heritage across the state with LSU and LSUA library partnership LSU is accelerating efforts to digitize vulnerable collections for diverse and underfunded cultural heritage institutions in Louisiana with a new grant from nonprofit open technology organization

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Watch “Everybody Has A Story To Tell,” (LSU Science Café June 2022)

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Mossville, Louisiana, is located outside Lake Charles and was founded by freed Black slaves around 1790. However, the petrochemical industry built factories surrounding the community, resulting in environmental health problems that pushed people out. As the once thriving community began

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Preserving Louisiana’s Legacy: LSU Libraries Awards River Road African American Museum

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The LSU Libraries is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history and diverse culture of communities across Louisiana. In keeping with that spirit, this summer the Libraries presented the 2022 Y’ALL Award to the River Road African American Museum

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LSU Libraries Awarded Carnegie Whitney Grant to Research the Idealized American West and its Place Today

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The LSU Libraries is one of 10 institutions awarded the American Library Association’s 2022 Carnegie Whitney Grant for the proposal, “Blood and Thunder: The Idealized American West and Its Place Today.”

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Hispanic American Newspapers database, now available to LSU community

A new collection of historic newspapers is available to researchers at LSU. Hispanic American Newspapers: 1808-1980, which includes 368 publications, represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. This distinctive collection

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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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