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, Summer 2013:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
Photocopying of collections has been revised. See that information on the planetary scanner has been added.
The Shreveport Times index for 2012 is now available online.
Archives honors faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have published during each year. See the Faculty and Alumni Bibliography of Works Published for 2011-2012.
New addition to the Index page is the Oakland Cemetery Timeline compiled by Patti Underwood.
For the Record: Suits challenge shielding of public records Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is facing court challenges over attempts to keep records from the public. Read more ...
by Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press, September 11, 2012
Louisiana Connecting to Collections Survey: LSU Shreveport Archives and Special Collections announces completion of a statewide survey of Louisiana cultural heritage institutions regarding the preservation status of their historical materials. The survey was conducted by the Louisiana Libraries, Archives, and Museums Preservation Project (LA LAMPP) through a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2010 for the purpose of providing training and education in preservation planning statewide. The survey was developed by an advisory committee comprising representatives from archives, libraries, and museums across Louisiana and was distributed to 348 institutions.
View the Louisiana Connecting to Collections Survey Report and Louisiana Statewide Preservation Planning Survey here.
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.