New WWII digital archive now available

The Library is proud to announce the publication of our newest digital collection, the U.S. Army 64th General Hospital, organized by LSU Medical School, aka the WWII collection.

This free collection provides artifacts and photos?√°related to the 64th General Hospital, a World War II medical unit organized by LSU Medical School which served predominantly in Africa and Italy. Materials include: declassified US Army reports, interviews with medical officers from 1971, two hospital staff publications- the?√°64th General Observer was produced while the 64th General Hospital underwent WWII military training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 1943, and The Roar, a camp newsletter published while the 64th General Hospital was stationed in Italy during 1945. Also included are scrapbooks, loose photos from Italy, Tunisia and training, and official photographs of LSU military officers. We are still loading items into the collection, including the Army reports, interview transcripts, and scrapbooks. If you have a question about the collection, or can provide more information about any of the photos you see, email