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Prelude to Civil Rights: Viola Johnson and Charles Hatfield

February 25, 2021 - 2:30pm
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…Read more ›

New arrivals of African American literature in Special Collections

January 18, 2021 - 8:00am
LSU Libraries Special Collections’ manuscript collections are justly celebrated for their stories of African Americans in Louisiana and the south more broadly, be those stories told in the digital collection about the Free People of Color, or as recently cited…Read more ›

Main library at LSU renamed

June 26, 2020 - 10:52am
On June 3, 2020, Black student leaders at LSU met with President Galligan and other university leaders and asked for the removal of the name Troy H. Middleton from LSU’s main library building. Middleton served as president of LSU from…Read more ›

Employees of the Libraries attend Diversity 101 Workshop

February 6, 2020 - 9:55am
On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Dr. Dereck Rovaris, LSU’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, led 31 LSU Libraries faculty and staff through the LSU Office of Diversity’s Diversity 101 Workshop. Last organized by LSU Libraries Diversity Committee…Read more ›

LSU Libraries celebrates the Harlem Renaissance Centennial

February 3, 2020 - 3:06pm
In honor of Black History Month, this February LSU Libraries is hosting a programming series to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. Led by Art & Design Librarian Marty Miller with the support of the LSU Libraries Diversity…Read more ›

Special Collections co-curates the exhibition Enslaved People in Southeast with ASERL

December 4, 2019 - 4:15pm
2019 marks the 400th anniversary of enslaved people landing on the shores of Virginia, thus beginning the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade in North America. To recognize this event, The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Special Collections Interest Group curated its…Read more ›

Special Collections awards travel grants to five researchers

July 2, 2019 - 3:42pm
LSU Libraries recently selected five scholars to receive travel grants supporting use of the LSU Special Collections in their research and publication projects. The grant defrays travel and lodging costs associated with a trip to Hill Memorial Library in Baton…Read more ›

Resident reflects: An awakening with regional archivists

June 11, 2019 - 9:46am
Ebony McDonald is LSU Libraries’ first Diversity Resident within the framework of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. McDonald’s work will be divided among several departments at LSU Libraries in rotations during her residency, and she will share her reflections in a…Read more ›

Linda Smith Griffin receives Distinction in Diversity award

February 11, 2019 - 1:02pm
Linda Smith Griffin, LSU Libraries Head of Resource Description & Metadata Services, will receive the Distinction in Diversity award from the LSU Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center at its 26th Annual Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American…Read more ›

LSU Libraries welcomes Ebony McDonald as African & African American Studies Diversity Librarian

January 22, 2019 - 3:37pm
Ebony McDonald has joined the LSU Libraries faculty as African and African American Studies Librarian, as part of LSU Libraries’ participation in the ACRL Diversity Alliance program. McDonald holds a B.A. in international studies and history from the University of…Read more ›

Through an Extended Lens: A lecture on Japanese internment in Louisiana in WWII

May 7, 2018 - 3:13pm
During World War II, Camp Livingston was a bustling US Army base located near Alexandria, Louisiana. It’s mostly remembered for its use during the Louisiana Maneuvers and housing German, Italian, and Japanese POWs, who provided manual labor to area industries,…Read more ›

Hayley Johnson and Sarah Simms obtain funding for the second phase of World War II project

April 25, 2018 - 9:28am
Hayley Johnson and Sarah Simms were awarded the ALA Carnegie Whitney grant and the NewsBank/Readex/GODORT/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Award again to fund the second phase of their project, “Through an Extended Lens: Louisiana, Internment, and the Geography of Chance.” “These grants…Read more ›

Connecting Maryland’s Past to Louisiana’s Present: The Georgetown 272

April 10, 2018 - 7:37am
“Connecting Maryland’s Past to Louisiana’s Present: The Georgetown 272” will be on exhibit in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall April 10 through June 30, 2018. LSU Ogden Honors College students Kaitryana M. Leinbach and Hannah N. Richards worked with…Read more ›