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Louisiana & Lower Mississippi Valley

The 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 manuscripts, books, periodicals, maps, prints, pamphlets, Louisiana state documents, and microfilm of Louisiana newspapers.
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Book Collections

The library’s book collections bring together materials that are of long-term historical significance, ranging from early printed books and masterpieces of natural history illustration to modern fine press editions and works of science fiction and fantasy. Read more...

University Archives

The University Archives is the official repository for all permanent non-current records of academic and administrative units of the University. Read more...

T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History

The primary mission of Center is to document the history of LSU. Because the history of the state and university are closely intertwined, many broader Louisiana subjects are documented as well. Interviewees include war veterans, former governors, congressmen, state and local officials, and other political figures. Read more...

Louisiana Newspapers

Since 1986 LSU has been actively involved with the United States Newspaper Program (USNP). The purpose of USNP is to preserve and make accessible newspapers printed in the fifty states and in the trust territories. USNP is supported financially by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with technical assistance provided by the Library of Congress. Read more...

Digital Collections

The Digital Services department of Special Collections work with other institutions through the state to build the LOUISiana Digital Library.
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State Documents

The historical Louisiana public documents collection at LSU is a vital resource for scholars. Virtually all aspects of the state’s social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental history may be studied via these publications. Read more...