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"Paper Tigers and Biblio-Beasts: Creatures in the Collections"


The relationship between humans and (other) animals is complex and ever-changing. Human fascination with our companions on the planet is well documented in the rare books, photographs, historical documents and print materials that are housed within LSU Libraries Special Collections. "Paper Tigers and Biblio-Beasts" features works on a variety of topics, from the economically important creatures that colored our world with Carmine Red and Tyrian Purple dyes, to 19th century efforts to promote animal welfare.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, and runs through September 16. For directions and hours of operation, visit or call (225) 578-6544.