Hometown heroes, bitter rivalries, and close games that generate enough crowd excitement to register on the Richter scale are the hallmarks of LSU Tigers football. At Hill Memorial Library, the exhibit “Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium” showcases the players, games, facilities, and culture that have made Tigers football the spectacle it has become over the last 120 years. Accessible via an interactive station, images of and interviews with some of LSU’s greatest players, teams, and coaches such as Abe Mickal, Gaynell Tinsely, Bert Jones, Lora Hinton, Tom Hodson, and Carl Maddox are on display. Unique archival materials include game programs, flyers, and sheet music; the seismogram that recorded ground movement during the 1988 LSU-Auburn game; and personal items such as a student ticket booklet from 1934 and Lora Hinton’s football jersey. Documenting twelve decades of LSU Football, the exhibit highlights a sampling of LSU Football treasures from the University Archives, the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, and the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, all housed in LSU Libraries Special Collections. In the lecture hall in in Hill Memorial Library on the LSU Campus.
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• October 1: In conjunction with the national celebration of Archives Month, Hill Library Special Collections is hosting an open house on Tuesday October 1 from 2:30 pm–5:30 pm. This event is free and open to all, so come and explore the Centuries of Style - A Retrospective of Dress exhibit, and discover some real Louisiana historical treasures. (225) 578-6558 or lib.lsu.edu/special.