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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 is currently housed on the 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupré Library and is in the process of expanding its operations through the renovation of the J. Arthur Roy House, a historic National Register property and the oldest building on the University's campus. Once renovated, the Roy House will house a bookstore focused on UL Press publications and other Louisiana titles, as well as a reading room and archive space.