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    • Book of Hours

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    • Teams of scribes and artists worked to produce the illuminated Book of Hours on vellum. This great treasure, donated to the LSU Libraries by John S. McIlhenny to serve as its ceremonial 2 millionth volume, dates from the 1430s. Created in...
    • Rare Book Collection
    • Momus Invitation

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    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Image Resources Collection
    • T. Harry Williams's Reel to Reel Recorder

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    • This recorder was used by T. Harry and Estelle Williams to record interviews for the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Huey Long.
    • T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
    • Louisiana Congressional delegation photograph, 1985

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    • Seated (from left to right) are Lindy Boggs, Russell Long, and Cathy Long. Standing (from left to right) are Henson Moore, John Breaux, Buddy Roemer, Bob Livingston, Billy Tauzin, and Jerry Huckaby.
    • Political Papers Collection
    • Letter, President Jimmy Carter to Representative John Breaux

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    • A letter from President Jimmy Carter to Representative John Breaux. The letter accompanied the pen Carter used to sign the Salmon and Steelhead Conservation and Enhancement Act and the American Fisheries Promotion Act into law.
    • Political Papers Collection
    • National Guard bill, 1986

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    • Bill introduced by Cathy Long, the first female veteran to serve in the U.S. Congress, to grant competitive status to National Guard technicians.
    • Political Papers Collection
    • Election proclamation, 1962

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    • Proclamation signed by Governor Jimmie Davis certifies the election of Russell B. Long to the office of U. S. Senator.
    • Political Papers Collection
    • France et Espagne

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    • France et Espagne (1850) is about the Revolution of 1768, but in it Canonge was less concerned with following history than he was with creating a dramatic effect. He introduced romantic characters to heighten the drama. The play was based on the...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Book Collection
    • Vietnam War protest at LSU

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    • Students at Vietnam War protest on the LSU campus. Student Luana Perea in foreground.
    • University Archives
    • Maxine Crump oral history interview, 1992

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    • Born in Maringouin, Louisiana, Maxine Crump attended LSU beginning in 1964 and was the first African-American woman to live in a dormitory. Crump went on to be the first black female news anchor in Baton Rouge. She remains active in the Baton...
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    • Unidentified African-American woman

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    • Cabinet card studio portrait of unidentified African-American woman sitting in chair.
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Image Resources Collection
    • Tractor gals

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    • Viela Spell lived and photographed scenes in Crowley, Louisiana, in Acadia Parish. When she began taking photographs in the 1920s the art of photography was no longer exclusive to professionals. Kodak had introduced the first disposable camera in...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Image Resources Collection
    • Nestling ivory-billed woodpecker and J.J. Kuhn, March 6, 1938.

    • Bird watching; Woodpeckers; Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge (La.)--Photographs
    • James Taylor Tanner was born in Homer, New York, on March 6, 1914. He attended Cornell University and worked under Arthur A. Allen throughout the course of his graduate study. Tanner's master's thesis was titled "Sound Recording for a Natural...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Image Resources Collection
    • Western meadowlark drawing, printed proof, and image from book

    • Birds--North America.
    • Audubon observed new birds on his travels in the western U.S. during the 1830s and added them to the petite édition. The Western Meadowlark is one of the additions. Shown here is Audubon’s original pencil drawing, an uncolored proof of the...
    • E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection
    • Liriodendron tulipifera L., Tulip Poplar

    • Botanical illustration--Louisiana.; Watercolor painting--Louisiana.; Botanical artists--Australia.
    • The tulip poplar is widespread in the eastern United States and is used for interior finishing and cabinetry. Pioneers used it for building, as well, despite the softness of the wood. A handsome ornamental with attractive leaves and flowers, it...
    • E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection
    • Mardi Gras newspaper broadside

    • Carnival--Louisiana--New Orleans--History.; Krewe of Proteus (Organization).
    • "A 15th Representation of Krewe of Proteus, Subject: Dumb Society," Carnival Edition of the Picayune. New Orleans, February 17, 1896.
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Book Collection
    • Cadet bedroom

    • Dormitories--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.
    • Three students study around a table. Cadet bedroom located in the Pentagon Barracks, Co. A.
    • University Archives
    • Letter, Armand Duplantier to his brother, January 10, 1796

    • Emigration and immigration--Louisiana.; Plantation life--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.; Louisiana--History--1803-1865.; New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century.
    • Armand Duplantier was born in Voiron, France, in 1753. He served as General Lafayette's aide-de-camp during the Revolutionary War and in 1782 came to Louisiana to assist his maternal uncle, Claude Trenonay, with his plantation in Pointe Coupee. ...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Manuscript Collection
    • Description de la Louisiane, nouvellement decouverte au sud'oüest de la Nouvelle France, par...

    • Indians of North America--Mississippi River Valley; Louisiana--Description and travel; Mississippi River--Discovery and exploration; Mississippi River Valley--History--To 1803
    • Louis Hennepin, a Recollet Friar (member of an order of reformed Franciscans), arrived in New France in 1675. After spending four years as an itinerant missionary, Hennepin joined an expedition of the great French explorer Robert Cavalier, Sieur...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Book Collection
    • Grand Ball & Tableau! at Werlein Hall

    • Lithographs; Carnival--Louisiana--Societies, etc.; New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century
    • Cats and dogs are singing and playing instruments in front of the Moon Beam Inn.
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Image Resources Collection
    • Game of Logic

    • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.
    • Teachers of logic have long used games as a tool for students. Textbooks of logic dating back to the early sixteenth century1 present it as a game for an individual student. Lewis Carroll's The Game of Logic (1887) follows in the same tradition,...
    • Rare Book Collection
    • Long, Huey P. Radio Address, 1935 (transcript)

    • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935.; Radio addresses, debates, etc.
    • Huey P. Long was elected governor of Louisiana in 1928. Two years later he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He continued to influence the state through his chosen successor, O, K. Allen. In 1934, Long’s own presidential ambitions and his more...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Manuscript Collection
    • Bayou Folk

    • Louisiana--Social life and customs--Fiction.
    • Library's LLMVC c.2 is a complete first edition and bears a manuscript poem and signature of Kate Chopin on the front fly leaves. It is also signed Yola L. Kahn and is in original publisher's binding.
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Book Collection
    • Leo Hamilton oral history interview, 1993

    • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)--Students.; Southern University and A & M College--Students.; African American children--Education--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.; Segregation in education--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.; Discrimination in...
    • Hamilton discusses his family, his segregated early education, his attendance at an integrated Robert E. Lee High School, race relations in Baton Rouge, the civil rights movement, activism among black students at LSU, the relationship between black...
    • T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
    • LSU student kneeling at Tulane University "goat grave"

    • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College--Football.
    • Early in Tulane's history the school was represented by a live goat mascot. The inscription on the grave is: "Here lies Tulane's Goat beneath this mound of green by the ferocious tiger smote to the dirge of 25-14".
    • University Archives
    • Musurgia Universalis sive Ars Magna

    • Music
    • The elaborately engraved title page is fascinating for its symbolism. The top section is dominated by a triangle symbolizing the Holy Trinity, with nine angelic choirs singing a canon on the words "Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus" (holy, holy, holy)....
    • Rare Book Collection
    • Letter, Guillaume-Michel Perrault to Madame and Cher Soeur, April 30, 1788

    • Perrault, Jacques, d. 1775.; Fires--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mills and mill-work--Canada.
    • Guillaume-Michel Perrault was born in Quebec in 1726. He settled on a plantation near New Orleans. In this letter to his sister-in-law, he gives a first-hand account of the 1788 fire that destroyed a large portion of the city and describes the...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Manuscript Collection
    • Eliza Magruder Diary, 1846-1850, v. 1 (selection)

    • Religious life--Mississippi.; Yellow fever--Mississippi.; Locust Plantation (Miss.)
    • Eliza Magruder was a young woman living at Locust Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, the home of her aunt and uncle, Olivia Magruder Dunbar and Joseph Dunbar. Her diary details the day to day life and activities of plantation women. She comments...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Manuscript Collection
    • Shiloh

    • Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862--Fiction.

      United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction.
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    • Civil War Center
    • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    • Slave trade; Fugitive slaves; Underground railroad system; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction.
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    • Civil War Center
    • Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters

    • Steamboat disasters.; Steam-navigation--Mississippi River Valley.; Railroads--United States--History.; Mississippi River Valley--Description and travel.; Mississippi River--Description and travel.; Ohio River--Description and travel.
    • In 1856 Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters details more than a hundred steamboat disasters, including explosions, collisions, sinkings, and capsizes. The illustration showing the explosion of the steamship Louisiana...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Book Collection
    • Jubilee

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction.
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    • Civil War Center
    • Rifles for Watie

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction.
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    • Civil War Center
    • Killer Angels

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction.; Campaigns & battles
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    • Civil War Center
    • Edward N. Marsh Civil War letter, 1862 Dec. 18

    • United States Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 52nd (1862-1863); Slaves--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.; African Americans--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.
    • Edward N. Marsh was a private in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry. The 52nd arrived in Baton Rouge to occupy the city on December 17, 1862. In a letter to his brother and sister, written on a sheet of paper from a ledger he “liberated” from a...
    • Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Manuscript Collection
    • Women's Rifle Team

    • Women college students--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.
    • Female students holding rifles posed for Rifle Team photograph.
    • University Archives

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