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October

Date Time Description
October 7, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00pm Open House Join us for a STEM-themed Open House, featuring rare and unique materials that touch on the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Rare books, manuscript materials, photographs, maps, and more, help to explore and explain wonders of science and the natural world. The Open House will also feature information and activities relating to the work that takes place in Special Collections, including conservation and preservation, digitization, and exhibition work. Learn about Special Collections through the lens of the STEM disciplines, though there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.
October 10, 2014 3:00 pm Lecture Modern History Coloquium with
Dr. Caleb McDaniel

On July 4, 1854, American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison dramatically burned a copy of the Constitution at a gathering of radicals in Framingham, Massachusetts. That gesture, so reminiscent of Martin Luther's burning of papal bulls, contributed greatly to the perception, both at the time and since, that Garrisonian abolitionists were religious perfectionists whose agitation was diametrically opposed to the mainstream antislavery politics taking shape in the Free Soil and Republican parties. This talk reframes Framingham as a calculated response to recent events in Congress that reveals Garrison's close attention to antislavery politics. And it shows how placing the Garrisonians in a transatlantic context helps make actions like their more intelligible today.

Dr. McDaniel is an assistant professor of History at Rice University. He is the author of The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Transatlantic Reform (LSU), which was awarded the 2014 Merle Curti Prize for best book in American intellectual history by the Organization of American Historians and the James H. Broussard First Book Prize, awarded by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, as well as several journal articles and book chapters.
October 16, 2014 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Reception/
Remarks
Cooperative Extension at LSU
An opening reception celebrating the Smith-Lever exhibition. Guest speakers include LSU Provost Stuart Bell and others. (Remarks at 6 pm). Refreshments will be served, and representatives from Louisiana commodities will be present to share recipies, offer tastings, and giveaways.
October 27, 2014

3:00 pm-
4:00 pm

Talk Goodrich Taylor graduate assistant Dana Statton will give a brief overview of historical genres of photography, from Straight Photography and Pictorialism to Modernism and Postmodernism. Examples from LSU’s manuscript and rare book collections will be shown and students will have an opportunity to look at materials up close.

Original prints from the collections at Hill Memorial Library along with rare original volumes of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work, Edward Curtis’s The North American Indian, and Hans Bellmer’s Les jeux de la poupée will be among the items shown, all from LSU LIbraries Special Collections.

The talk will talk place in the McIlhenny Room and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Ongoing All Day Exhibition Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914

A cooperative exhibition presented by LSU Libraries, LSU College of Agriculture, and the LSU AgCenter. The story of cooperative extension at LSU is told through photographs, oral histories, published materials, manuscript and archival records, rare books, and ephemera from every major collection in Special Collections. Selected items highlight the diverse experiences of Louisianans over the past century in rural and urban regions, from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Ongoing All Day Exhibition The lecture hall exhibition “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.

November

Date Time Description
Ongoing All Day Exhibition Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914

A cooperative exhibition presented by LSU Libraries, LSU College of Agriculture, and the LSU AgCenter. The story of cooperative extension at LSU is told through photographs, oral histories, published materials, manuscript and archival records, rare books, and ephemera from every major collection in Special Collections. Selected items highlight the diverse experiences of Louisianans over the past century in rural and urban regions, from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Ongoing All Day Exhibition The lecture hall exhibition “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.

December

Date Time Description
Ongoing All Day Exhibition Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914

A cooperative exhibition presented by LSU Libraries, LSU College of Agriculture, and the LSU AgCenter. The story of cooperative extension at LSU is told through photographs, oral histories, published materials, manuscript and archival records, rare books, and ephemera from every major collection in Special Collections. Selected items highlight the diverse experiences of Louisianans over the past century in rural and urban regions, from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

January

Date Time Description
Ongoing All Day Exhibition Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914

A cooperative exhibition presented by LSU Libraries, LSU College of Agriculture, and the LSU AgCenter. The story of cooperative extension at LSU is told through photographs, oral histories, published materials, manuscript and archival records, rare books, and ephemera from every major collection in Special Collections. Selected items highlight the diverse experiences of Louisianans over the past century in rural and urban regions, from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.