Louisiana Resources

Archives & Special Collections of Centenary College
The mission of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections is to collect, preserve, and make available the historic records of the college and the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Bayou State Periodical Index
An index to Louisiana popular periodicals (1958-2013) edited by Jean S. Kiesel. Sponsored by the Louisiana Library Association and the Edith Garland Dupre Library at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette.

Historical Collections at the LSUHSC-S Medical Library documents the importance of its medical and scientific past. A variety of resources that document the history of medicine are collected and comprise the History of Medicine Collection, the Medical Artifacts Collection and the Archival Collections. Many materials from these collections are digitally represented in LSUHSC-S Chronological History, a website that graphically documents more than 140 years of significant events in the institutionís history.

Know Louisiana is a comprehensive, dynamic online reference guide to the history and culture of Louisiana.

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) documents the history and culture of this region. The largest accumulation of materials on Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley in existence, LLMVC includes a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, maps, prints, pamphlets, Louisiana state documents, and microfilm of Louisiana newspapers.

Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of Louisiana institutions that provides over 144,000 digital materials. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from the Louisiana institution's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories in the state electronically accessible to Louisiana residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries. The LOUISiana Digital Library contains photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more that document history and culture. We hope that you find the items in the Digital Library as diverse and interesting as the people and places in Louisiana.

Louisiana State Museum Founded in 1906 with a mission to collect, preserve, interpret and present the state's rich history and diverse cultures, the Museum's collection now totals more than 450,000 artifacts and works of art. These provide an authentic experience of Louisiana to visitors from around the world while enhancing the quality of life for residents. The collection includes a complex of seven historic French Quarter buildings that have become icons of New Orleans - especially the Cabildo and Presbytère on Jackson Square - and a statewide system of regional and special focus history museums in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux and Patterson, La.

LSU-S Archives & Special Collections contains over 600 individual collections, including numerous important historical records and manuscripts relating to the Shreveport area, northwest Louisiana, and the lower Red River region commonly known as the Ark-La-Tex. The Archives collects, preserves, and makes available to researchers the rich and colorful heritage of this region. Approximately 22,873 linear feet of records and manuscripts and over 1.5 million photographs and negatives document the history and culture of the region from its earliest settlement to the present.

State Library of Louisiana provides Louisianans access to more than eleven million items through its own excellent collection and electronic resources combined with a statewide online lending network of public libraries, and remains committed to creating ever-increasing opportunities for citizens to experience the value of libraries and reading.

Tulane University Digital Library (TUDL) holds rare and unique digital collections in areas such as Latin American studies, jazz, New Orleans and Louisiana history and architecture. Contributing departments include the Louisiana Research Collection, Hogan Jazz Archive, The Amistad Research Center, The Latin American Library, Southeastern Architectural Archive, University Archives and Matas Library of the Health Sciences.