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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.

For the full press release, click here.

Also on Display



in the Reading Room

Lawrence Mann, Jr. was born February 12, 1926 to Lawrence Mann, Sr. and Sophie Mendelsohn Mann of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended public schools in Baton Rouge, graduating from high school in 1942. He entered Louisiana State University in the fall of 1942. In 1943, at the age of seventeen, he joined the United States Army Air Corps. He was called to active duty in 1944, serving in the United States for the duration of the war. While stationed at Pyote Air Force Station in Texas he began corresponding with Suzanne Alcus. After the war, he was stationed in Germany as part of the Allied
occupation forces. It is during this period that the letters he wrote to Suzanne Alcus depict post-war Germany. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to his studies at LSU and graduated in 1949 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He continued his postgraduate studies at Purdue University. After receiving a master’s degree, he returned to Baton Rouge and began working as an engineer in the oil industry. Mann joined LSU in 1959 as an industrial engineering instructor. In 1962, he enrolled in the doctorate program at Purdue University, and after receiving his PhD, he joined the engineering
faculty at LSU.

The finding aid for the Lawrence Mann Papers is available here.

A Bicentennial Commemoration

January 12 – May 16, 2015
in the Lecture Hall

Selected documents from LSU Libraries Special Collections give insight into this pivotal battle in the War of 1812, the young American nation’s first true test of military and political power.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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