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Archives and Special Collections


The LSUS Archives and 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.

Archives and Special Collections Hours, Spring 2015:

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED


Back by popular demand, Professor Hickey, while on a research visit to the Noel Collection at LSUS, will give a lecture entitled  “Forgotten Conflict:  Why the War of 1812 Matters Today.” The lecture will take place on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., on the third floor of Noel Memorial Library. Copies of his books, The War of 1812:  A Forgotten Conflict and Don't Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812, will be available for purchase. Behind the scenes tours of LSUS Archives and Special Collections and the Noel Collection will be offered before and after the lecture. For information contact LSUS Archives (318) 797-5378 or the Noel Collection (318) 798-4161 or e-mail The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Battle of New Orleans Real and Remembered : A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial. Sponsored by The Noel Foundation to be held at Noel Memorial Library at LSU Shreveport on November 13-14, 2014. Program.

View many of the photos held in the Archives on Flickr.

LSUS Archives and Special Collections database: We are in the process of entering the collections from our guide into the Eloquent database system. Enjoy exploring our holdings!

Photo by Grabill: A Legacy of Images: Heirloom-quality coffee table book of approximately 200 of the most historically relevant and visually appealing examples of the Grabills' work. Books are available for purchase.



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