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About North Louisiana History

Caddo Parish History Site: Images provided by LSUS Archive and Website content written by Monica Pels

Centenary College: The historic records of Centenary College, the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, and the North Louisiana Historical Association. The Archives also house the College's rare book collection, various manuscript collections, special collections of authors Jack London and John William Corrington, and other materials of historical interest pertaining to the South, to Louisiana, and to Methodism.

Louisiana Tech University: Materials which document the history of the University, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, and North Louisiana.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana: Focuses on the rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage of Louisiana and Natchitoches. The collection spans from French Colonial times through the 1940's.

Spring Street Museum: Built in 1865 as Tally's Bank, the Spring Street Historical Museum is housed in one of the oldest remaining buildings in downtown Shreveport. Collection depicts the development of Northwest Louisiana. It includes Indian artifacts, documents, maps, firearms, furnishings, clothing, accessories, porcelain, and military uniforms.

Louisiana State Archives: A division of the Secretary of State's office, it collects and preserves primarily the records of Louisiana government.

About United States History

The National Archives: Records of the United States government and its related entities.

The Library of Congress: The nation's oldest federal cultural institution serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items.

About Other Archives and Special Collections in Louisiana

Repositories of Primary Documents: A list of links to Louisiana archives and special collections repositories.

About Preserving Historical Materials

Storage and Handling Practices for Special Collections: The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is the largest nonprofit, regional conservation center in the United States.

About Professional Organizations

Society of American Archivists: National professional association for archivists in America.

Society of Southwest Archivists: Regional professional association for archivists in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Academy of Certified Archivists: For the promotion of fundamental standards of professional archival practice and the employment of Certified Archivists.

Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association: Promotes the role of archives in the preservation of national, state, and local heritage.