Rare Published Materials

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Digitizing Louisiana Newspaper Project (DLNP)

The Digitizing Louisiana Newspaper Project (DLNP) includes 78 newspaper titles published between 1836-1922, a total of 220,000 pages. By the end of 2015, 49 additional titles will be available. LSU has participated in the NEH National Digital Newspaper Program since 2009. Digitized collections are available through the Library of Congress' Chronicling America site.

John James Audubon in Louisiana

A collection of hand-colored lithographs and engravings published in Audubon's Birds of America. Audubon painted these birds during a 4-month stay at the Oakley Plantation near St. Francisville, Louisiana, in 1821. Many were later published in various incarnations of <em>Birds of America</em>. The Audubon prints chosen for digitization are both large, loose folios (30" x 40") and octavo book plates (7" x 11") and from the "John James Audubon Collection," part of the LSU Libraries' Special Collections E.A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - LSU Libraries

This collection contains digitized versions of the Louisiana Conservationist and associated titles from 1930 to 2010. The historical LDWF documents were digitized through a partnership between the LSU Libraries and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in 2010.

Louisiana Newspaper Access Program - LaNeAP

The Louisiana Newspaper Access Program contains representative images of the earliest newspaper titles from Louisiana's 64 parishes. The LaNeAP (or "lagniappe") digital collection focus is early extant newspapers that are not available through the Library of Congress' Chronicling America site. Thanks to researcher Judy Riffel and the Iberville Parish Clerk of Court office in Plaquemine 139 newspaper issues from 1831 to 1922 consisting of 13 Iberville titles, one West Baton Rouge title, and two Baton Rouge titles were added in 2012.

LSU Libraries' Rare Books Collection - Selected materials

Highlighted rare book materials from LSU Libraries Special Collections. Including a copy of Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene dated 1590.

Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles Inventory

This collection contains representative images of Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles found in the LSU Libraries Special Collections Library. Information about the original manuscripts is included in the data for each one. The facsimiles may be viewed in Hill Memorial Library.