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“Holding the Welfare of Three Million People in Your Hands”: The British Voices from South Asia Series

By Erin M. Hess Today marks the sixty-seventh anniversary of the Indian Independence Act of 1947, and the establishment of India and Pakistan as sovereign nations after nearly ninety years of British rule. Happy Independence Day to all who are

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LSU Oral History Bids Farewell to Elaine Smyth

By Jennifer Abraham Cramer Elaine Smyth retires soon from LSU after serving for over twenty-six years. To see her accomplishments, of which there have been many, I encourage you to check out this blog post.  What I’d like to think

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OSBR Site Shares McKinley High School Oral Histories Online

The Old South Baton Rouge Community Dreaming website is including several of the Center’s interviews that belong to the McKinley High School Oral History series.    Select interviews from the collection are available via OSBR for audio streaming and patrons can read along with

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“Let’s Go. Regardless.” Ralph Sims’ D-Day Bomber Missions

Ralph Sims

Seventy years ago this week, the liberation of Europe began with the largest invasion force ever assembled. The costs and risks of attacking the most heavily defended coastline in the world were high, and there was no Plan B. Over

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