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Archives and Special Collections


The LSUS Archives and Special Collections contains over 1,100 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 23,000 linear feet of records and manuscripts, 800 maps,  200 oral histories, and over 1.5 million photographs and negatives document the history and culture of the region from its earliest settlement to the present.

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 Archives and Special Collections Hours, Summer 2017:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

Please Note: All services cease 15 minutes before closing. No collection material will be pulled 30 minutes prior to closing.

Archives is closed from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM for lunch.


Chronicling America -- Historic American Newspapers: Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. List of newspapers in Northwest Louisiana.

LSUS yearbooks The Manifest and Bagatelle are now available online at

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

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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