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“We Built This City” exhibition explores urban systems

October 15, 2018 - 8:00am
LSU Libraries Special Collections presents the exhibition, “We Built This City: Baton Rouge as a System of Systems,” on display in Hill Memorial Library from Monday, October 15, 2018 through Friday, March 1, 2019. The exhibition examines what constitutes a…Read more ›

A Coastal Jubilee

September 19, 2018 - 8:15am
LSU Libraries Special Collections is commemorating Sea Grant Louisiana’s 50th anniversary with “Sea Grant Louisiana: 1968-2018” in the lecture hall of Hill Memorial Library. The small exhibition features published works by Sea Grant Louisiana that are part of the LSU…Read more ›

Eclectic selections from the Clarence John Laughlin Book Collection on display

July 2, 2018 - 9:00am
Seeing and “The Eye of the Imagination”: Fantasy, Surrealism, and Horror in the Clarence John Laughlin Book Collection July 2 – September 21, 2018 in Upper and Lower Main Galleries LSU Libraries Special Collections presents  the exhibition, Seeing and “The…Read more ›

Special Collections awards three researchers travel grants

June 18, 2018 - 8:02am
LSU Libraries has selected three scholars to receive travel grants from LSU Libraries to use the extensive historical material in the LSU Special Collections for their respective research and book projects. The purpose of the grant is to support the travel and…Read more ›

Gina Costello named Associate Dean for Technology and Special Collections

May 17, 2018 - 10:28am
Gina Costello has been named LSU Libraries Associate Dean for Technology and Special Collections. She has served as Associate Dean for Technology Initiatives since May 2015 and was appointed as Interim Associate Dean for Special Collections in May 2017. In…Read more ›

Nick Skaggs receives Society of Southwest Archivists scholarship

May 15, 2018 - 10:05am
Nick Skaggs, Manuscripts Processing Archivist in Special Collections, received the 2018 A. Otis Hebert, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship from the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA). Skaggs is using the scholarship to attend the DAS (Digital Archives Specialist) Bootcamp at the University of Seattle in June. By…Read more ›

Audubon Day, May 19

April 6, 2018 - 8:29am
The LSU Libraries will host a viewing of the famed folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Audubon Day events are free and the public is welcome. However, reservations…Read more ›

Buildings of New Orleans book signing

March 14, 2018 - 11:41am
Hill Memorial Library will host a presentation by LSU professor Lake Douglas and Tulane professor emerita Karen Kingsley on their recently-published Buildings of New Orleans. The book signing will be held on April 4 at 5:30 p.m. Read more about the…Read more ›

Upcoming exhibition: Made in New Orleans: The Past in Print

February 22, 2018 - 2:21pm
LSU Libraries Special Collections presents the exhibition, “Made in New Orleans: The Past in Print,” on display in Hill Memorial Library from March 19 through June 8, 2018. The exhibition commemorates the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Crescent…Read more ›

LSU Libraries welcomes Amanda Hawk

February 22, 2018 - 11:37am
Amanda Hawk has joined LSU Libraries faculty as Special Collections Head of Public & Research Services. In her new position, Hawk will manage and coordinate all aspects of the LSU Libraries Special Collections’ reference services and public services.  She will…Read more ›

Afternoon in the Archives: Women in Music

February 20, 2018 - 2:44pm
After you enjoy Wednesday’s Music in Middleton concert at noon, join us in Hill Memorial Library for an Afternoon in the Archives event showcasing a few of our treasures on women in music from the Middle Ages to the twentieth…Read more ›

Carnival 1935

February 12, 2018 - 12:16pm
Rex Parade 1935.  Floats designed by Léda Hincks Plauché.  Float title: “Where Gay Flowers Come to Life” [No. 14].  Date: March 5, 1935.  Location: New Orleans, LA.  On the Corner of St. Charles Avenue and Julia Street. Mardi Gras day…Read more ›

LSU Libraries welcomes Matthew Jordan

January 26, 2018 - 9:52am
Matthew Jordan has joined LSU Libraries as Technical Services Cataloging Associate in Special Collections. Jordan has worked for The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and Archives and the Department of History and Political Science as a Graduate Assistant while at…Read more ›

The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 5)

December 21, 2017 - 9:00am
Note: This is the fifth in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   The Civilian   |   1970-1987, 1998, 2001-2003, 2004-present Law Library (ask at reference desk) Hill Memorial Library UARCHIVES…Read more ›

LSU Libraries welcomes Nick Skaggs to a new position

December 12, 2017 - 9:44am
Nick Skaggs recently became LSU Libraries’ new Manuscripts Processing Archivist for Special Collections. Skaggs has worked for LSU Libraries since July 2016 when he accepted his first position as a library associate in the Public and Research Services Department at…Read more ›

LSU Libraries welcomes Melissa Smith

December 5, 2017 - 2:30pm
Melissa Smith has joined LSU Libraries faculty as Assistant Curator of Manuscripts for Special Collections. Smith has worked as a Processing Archivist beginning with her first internship at Historic New Orleans Collection in the mid-1990s and professionally for the past…Read more ›

The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 4)

November 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Note: This is the fourth in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   One cannot fully appreciate the role of independent student publications in campus life without also exploring the…Read more ›

LSU School of Art to host talk by Matthew Carter, November 15

November 14, 2017 - 8:17am
The LSU School of Art will host a talk by internationally renowned British type designer, Matthew Carter, on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow at Hill Memorial Library. Carter is best known for his bridging…Read more ›

Book talk and signing with Donna Brazile

November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
LSU Libraries Special Collections will host a book talk and signing with Donna Brazile on Friday, November 17th at 5:30 in Hill Memorial Library. Brazile will be discussing her most recent publication, Hacks: the Inside Story of the Break-ins and…Read more ›

The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 3)

October 31, 2017 - 12:46pm
Note: This is the third in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   LSU ’78   |   1978 Hill Memorial Library LLMVC — LH1 .L55 L78 FLAT, MICROFILM 6193 & MICROFILM…Read more ›

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