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October

Date Time Description
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.
October 31, 2014

3:00 pm

Lecture

Modern History Coloquium
Professor Derek Catsam (UT-Permian Basin)

“Tired Feet, Empty Pockets, Rested Souls: Bus Boycotts in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s”

In the 1940s and 1950s, in both the United States and South Africa, there was a wave of activism aimed at fighting white supremacy. At the center of these struggles was a series of bus boycotts in both countries. In South Africa, township residents on several occasions used boycotts to protest rapidly rising fares and to challenge the apartheid system. Meanwhile, in the United States, against a backdrop of both heightened civil rights activity and a rising tide of massive resistance, Black Americans in Tallahassee, Baton Rouge, and Montgomery engaged in their own bus boycotts. This presentation will reveal the similarities and differences in the boycott campaigns in the U.S. and South Africa.

Derek Charles Catsam is an associate professor of history and Kathryn Cosper Dunagan Fellow in the Humanities at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He is the author of Freedom’s Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides (University Press of Kentucky, 2009; Paperback, 2011) and Bleeding Red: A Red Sox Fan’s Diary of the 2004 Season (New Academia, 2005). He is currently working on a book on bus boycotts in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s.

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.