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Online Exhibitions

  • AVES: A Survey of the Literature of Neotropical Ornithology
    The online exhibition AVES: A Survey of the Literature of Neotropical Ornithology was adapted from the exhibition catalogue of the same title, written by Tom Taylor, with contributions by Michael L. Taylor, and published by LSU Libraries in 2011 and funded by the Coypu Foundation. Materials from the E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection at LSU Libraries Special Collections make up the bulk of the exhibition.
  • Louisiana for Bibliophiles: A History of Reading in the Bayou State
    The materials in this online exhibition were originally displayed in conjunction with the annual conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which was held in Baton Rouge June 21-24, 2011. It remained on display through September 2011. Drawn primarily from the Louisiana & Lower Mississippi Valley, Rare Book, and University Archives Collections, the items reflect the library’s strong holdings in Louisiana history and literature.
  • Occult Science and Philosophy in the Renaissance
    The materials in this online exhibition were displayed in the LSU Libraries’ Division of Special Collections (Hill Memorial Library) from January 24 to March 6, 2010, in conjunction with a traveling exhibition, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and hosted by LSU’s Middleton Library. Drawn primarily from the Rare Book, McIlhenny, and Rhoades Collections, the items included here reflect the library’s strong holdings in early-modern science, religion, and philosophy.
  • The Twilight of Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign (1798-1801):
    Scenes from the Description de l’Égypte

    A student-curated exhibition researched and prepared by the participants of Professor Darius Spieth’s Spring 2004 art history seminar on Colonialism, taught in LSU’s School of Art.
  • The Louisiana Purchase: A Heritage Explored
    The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 stands as the most significant event in the westward expansion of the United States and as an experiment to incorporate a substantially different culture. This LSU Libraries’ Special Collections digital project emphasizes the diverse history of that pivotal event.
  • A Grown Man Does That and Gets Paid for It
    An online/audio exhibition illustrating the life and career of LSU Professor Emeritus William Haag, based on the 2002 Haag Symposium presentation by T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Assistant Director, Jennifer Abraham and Graduate Assistant Dominica Ramirez.
  • AN EYE OF SILVER: The Life and Times of Andrew D. Lytle
    Presents an expanded digital version of the physical exhibition held in Hill Memorial Library, 12 June through 01 September, 2000. Published on the Web, February 2003, this digital exhibition includes copies of photographs created by Andrew David Lytle and other materials related to his life and times in Baton Rouge.
  • Beyond FaceValue: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency
    An online exhibition sponsored by the United States Civil War Center.
  • Blue and Gray for Boys and Girls
    Selections from the Michael Lehman Williamson Collection of Civil War Books for Young People, an online exhibition of recent Civil War Center display at Hill Memorial Library.
  • British Voices From South Asia
    Based on the 1996 exhibition at Hill Memorial Library, this online version features material from a series of taped interviews (by Professors Frank de Caro and Rosan Augusta Jordan of the LSU English Department) with British citizens who lived and worked in India before that country’s Independence in 1947.
  • Creole Echoes / Résonances Créoles AASLH 2003 Award Winner
    Based on an exhibition held from August 20 through November 3, 2001 in Hill Memorial Library. The exhibition was a joint project of the Center for French and Francophone Studies and the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections. This online exhibition was made possible by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
  • From Red Stick To River Capital: Three Centuries of Baton Rouge History
    Based on an exhibition held in Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, March 8 – July 2, 1999, commemorating the tricentennial of the first visit of French explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville to the ceremonial “red stick” used as a boundary marker by Native Americans near the present location of Baton Rouge.
  • New from Old Natchez
    This online exhibition features a sampling of manuscript materials and photographs recently acquired by LSU Libraries Special Collections relating to Natchez, Mississippi and the surrounding area.
  • Sugar At LSU
    Based on an exhibition in Hill Memorial Library from October 1995 through February 1996.
  • The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott of 1953…a Recaptured Past
    An online/audio exhibition sponsored by the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History.

On Display

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Main Gallery

The Greater University: LSU Agricultural & Mechanical College
Lecture Hall

Recent Acquisitions
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Centuries of Style
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"Clothing as Social History"
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Of Kin & Cane
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Blacks in the Red Stick
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Louisiana for Bibliophiles
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Change(less): Photography and the Ephemeral Made Permanent
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