Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914
September 22, 2014 – January 24, 2015
in Upper and Lower Main Galleries
A cooperative exhibition presented by LSU Libraries, LSU College of Agriculture and LSU AgCenter
Examining the full scope of Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service activities in Louisiana over the last 100 years, this exhibition includes photographs, oral histories, published materials, manuscript and archival records, rare books, and ephemera from every major collection including: University Archives, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, Rare Books, and the E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection. Selected items highlight the diverse experiences of Louisianians over the past century in rural and urban regions, from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, across age, gender and socio-economic groups, and cover topics from corn and home demonstration clubs to wetlands research and disaster response.
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Also on Display
LOUISIANA AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY COLLECTIONS
in the Reading Room
THE GREATER UNIVERSITY:
LSU Agricultural & Mechanical College
September 2 – December 20, 2014
in the Lecture Hall
“The Greater University,” features historical documents and photographs that tell the story of LSU’s expansion and move to the present campus from downtown Baton Rouge in 1926. Materials are drawn from the University Archives, housed in LSU Libraries Special Collections. This is a unique opportunity for incoming students to learn about the history of LSU and the resources available for research at Hill Memorial Library, and to view some of the university’s treasures up close.