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Special Collections Account
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This account allows you to have materials retrieved for viewing or place duplication orders.
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Audubon Day 2024
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Join us in viewings of the double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America.
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Manuscript Subject Guides
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Subject guides to manuscript collections in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections.
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Special Collections Requests
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Learn more about requesting materials from Special Collections.
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Special Collections Research Guides
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These guides serve as a starting point for research utilizing materials from Special Collections.
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Finding Aids
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Search tool for collection inventories of manuscripts and university archives.
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Hill Plans
Visit Special Collections
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Visitor parking is required on weekdays for those without an LSU parking tag.
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Special Collection Policies
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Learn about reading room policies and handling guidelines.
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Giving To Special Collections
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Provide financial support or donate materials that are appropriate for the collections.
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Hill Memorial Library
Special Collections
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Original research and exhibitions in rare books, manuscripts, and other historical documents.
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LLMVC
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
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Manuscript and printed material documenting Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley.
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Books
Book Collections
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More than 120,000 books that support study in fields from ancient history to present-day Louisiana.
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Archival documents
University Archives
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University Archives preserves resources that illuminate the history of Louisiana State University.
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Newspapers
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Explore our resources for news and newspaper research.
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Louisiana Digital Library
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Online library containing photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more.
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Oral History
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The Williams Center is the most comprehensive oral history repository in the state of Louisiana.
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Public Services Desk
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Located at the main entrance of Hill Memorial Library, this desk can assist with general questions.
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Reference Desk
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Located in the Special Collections Reading Room, this desk assists with SC research and materials.
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Special Collections Reading Room
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Special Collections Reading Room
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Special Collections Duplication
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Fee-based duplication services for personal or research use.
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Exhibitions
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Physical and online rotating displays curated by LSU Special Collections.
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Reserve the Lecture Hall
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Available to LSU-affiliated units or groups hosting meetings, classes, and events under 100 people.
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Special Collections Instruction
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Incorporate active learning with archival materials into your students' classroom experience.
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Special Collection Research Grants
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Annual travel awards for scholars using materials at LSU Special Collections.
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Hill Memorial Reading Room
Special Collections Faculty Fellowship
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Special Collections Faculty Fellowship
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