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The Louisiana Division is a reference division which collects resources relating to the study of Louisiana and its citizens and to the city of New Orleans and New Orleanians. Other areas of concentration are the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the South. Included within the Division's collections are books by or about Louisianians; city, regional, and state documents; manuscripts, maps, newspapers, periodicals, microfilms, photographs, slides, motion pictures, sound recordings, video tapes, postcards, and ephemera of every sort.
The Louisiana Division also houses the
The Louisiana Division also houses theCity Archives, the official repository for the records of New Orleans municipal government (1769-present), and holds on deposit the pre-1927 records of the civil courts and the pre-1932 records of the criminal courts of Orleans Parish.
Special Collections maintained by the Division are the Rare Vertical File, the Carnival Collection, the Louisiana Photograph Collection, the Map Collection, the Menu Collection, the Postcard Collection, the Manuscript Collection, and the Rare Book Collection.
The Division's extensive
The Division's extensiveGenealogy Collection contains books, periodicals and microfilms with emphasis on New Orleans, Louisiana, the Southeast United States, Nova Scotia, France, and Spain.
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insure timely access to materials, researchers should review our Research Guide and COVID-19 Policies and Procedures prior to visiting and contact the archivist if needed:
To insure timely access to materials, researchers should review our Research Guide and COVID-19 Policies and Procedures prior to visiting and contact the archivist if needed:
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Identifying Your Catholic Ancestors Fall 2020 Genealogy Series Street Renaming Commission Research Final Report
Lulu White Court Cases
African Americans in City Government Digital Exhibit
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