Louisiana and Special Collections


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Guides and Extras

Archival Research Repositories in New Orleans
The Greater New Orleans Archivists first published this brief, repository-level guide to area archival research archives in December 1996 as a brochure and digital publication. This list does not include business archives.

Genealogical Resources
A guide to genealogical resources available in the Earl K. Long Library.

Louisiana and Special Collections Trivia Archive
A collection of our weekly trivia quizzes covering subjects related to New Orleans and Louisiana. A fun new way to educate yourself about Louisiana history while simultaneously learning more about the history, culture, political figures, and literary personalities of Louisiana.

Louisiana Cemeteries
A resource for the study of Louisiana Cemeteries, with emphasis on the Greater New Orleans region.

Louisiana City Directories
A listing of the city directories housed in our Louisiana Collection that pertain to New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

Louisiana Collection Reference Materials
These quick reference materials may be useful in beginning or guiding your research, or providing specific details on a particular research query. They are available in the Louisiana Collection Reading Room.

Louisiana Literary Award Recipients
The Louisiana Literary Award was established by the Louisiana Library Association in 1948 and was presented for the first time in 1949. It is intended to "promote interest in books about Louisiana and to encourage their production." A primary criterion for selection is that books contribute to the permanent record of the State of Louisiana. Titles in bold are not currently held by the Earl K. Long Library.

Subject Guide to Archival Collections
This is a general subject guide to the holdings of the Special Collections Department. The finding aids to these collections are available online and to researchers in the Louisiana and Special Collections Reading Room on the fourth floor of the library.

Using the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Archives
The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Archives contains thousands of cases from between the years 1813 and 1921. These dates include the court's founding in 1813, the Civil War, and the post-war Reconstruction era.

Using the UNO Film Archives
The Earl K. Long Library Louisiana and Special Collections Department is home to a significant amount of news footage from two local television stations, WVUE and WDSU, primarily from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.