Friday, September 29, 2006

We put the "Boo" in Book Festival

Join us at the LSU Libraries booth at the Louisiana Book Festival on Saturday, October 28th. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about Special Collections, provide handouts on our programs, and talk about the many unique resources that are available for research. Our display includes Halloween-inspired examples of materials from a variety of collections.

A special free drawing will be held – enter for your chance to win one of several prizes, including a framed photograph of Huey Long from LSU Libraries Special Collections.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bountiful Book Arts!

September 18, 2006 - January 13, 2007

"Why I Love Books: The Artworks of Charles Hobson" is a traveling exhibition organized by the Bolinas Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition features a collection of Hobson's beautifully executed limited edition art books covering subjects as varied as constellations, maritime adventure, and baseball.

LSU Libraries' Special Collections counts many of Charles Hobsons' books among its holdings. "We are thrilled to host this exhibition, and look forward to Charles Hobson's visit to the LSU campus in October," said Elaine Smyth, Curator of LSU Libraries' Special Collections. Hobson will participate as a guest speaker at the Louisiana Book Festival in downtown Baton Rouge on October 28, 2006. Visit the web site for details.

Complementing the art book display is "Bruce Rogers, Man of Letters: Typography and Texts from the Bruce Rogers Collection," an exhibition featuring books in the Rare Book Collection at Hill Memorial Library. Selected books showcase the elegant type styles and ornamentation that earned Rogers international renown for his book design.

For more information, visit these links: Exhibitions & Location/Hours