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About the Center

The Center for Louisiana Studies is dedicated to researching, publicizing, promoting, and preserving Louisiana’s cultures and history. Since 1973, the Center has worked not only to preserve the state’s rich heritage, but also to make it accessible to scholars, students, and the general public.

The Center includes three divisions: UL Press, Archives/Research, and Programs.

The Center's archives are currently housed on the 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupré Library. To make an appointment to visit the archives, stop by the Center for Louisiana Studies offices at the J. Arthur Roy House, on the corner of Johnston Street and University Avenue. The Roy House is an historic National Register property and the oldest building on the University's campus. During your visit, a member of the Center for Louisiana Studies staff will guide you through an initial research inquiry. Please also take some time to visit the UL Press Bookshop and reading room.