LSU Libraries Special Collections marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in “The Great War” with the exhibition, “Through the Valley of Death: A Special Collections Perspective on the First World War,” running from February 20 – June 2, 2017 in Hill Memorial Library.
The intent of the exhibition is not to serve as a comprehensive overview of the political and military aspects of the war; nor do all of the items on display date to 1917. Instead, “Through the Valley of Death” features letters, documents, photographs, oral histories and published materials from our major collections, including Rare Books, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, and University Archives, that provide a window into politics, propaganda, combat, home front activities, and social issues of this tumultuous era. Life at LSU during the war, and the university’s efforts to honor the sacrifices of faculty, students and staff, through the building of Memorial Tower and the planting of the Oak Grove, are also explored.
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