In recognition of American Archives Month 2010, the LSU Libraries will host a presentation by Leo Honeycutt, author of “Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana,” on Tuesday, Oct. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Honeycutt’s presentation, titled “Louisiana’s Place in America: A History in Pictures,” details the rise and fall of one of the modern era’s most controversial and polarizing political figures. Prior to being selected in 2005 to write Edwards’ official biography, Honeycutt was an award-winning television anchor and reporter for 28 years. His exhaustive research included dozens of personal interviews with Edwards and his family, friends and former colleagues, piecing together the fascinating story of Louisiana’s only four-term governor.
Following his presentation, Honeycutt will discuss the research and writing process for the biography, including his use of the libraries’ collections. After the discussion, Honeycutt will remain on hand for a book signing and reception.
American Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value.
LSU Libraries Special Collections contains rare books, historical manuscripts and photographs, and other unique research collections. The library is open to researchers, scholars and the general public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays during the semester, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on most Saturdays.
For more information on the event, contact Brad Wiles, manuscripts archivist for LSU Libraries Special Collections, at 225-578-7714 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on LSU Libraries Special Collections, visit http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/
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