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.
insure timely access to non-microfilmed original materials, researchers should contact the archivist before
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City Archives Finding Aids & Inventories
Orleans Parish Courts Finding Aids & Indexes
Orleans Parish Finding Aids & Inventories
Synopsis of Ordinances, 1841-1937
Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo, 1769-1803
New Orleans Mayors, 1803 - Present
Administrations of the Mayors of New Orleans, 1803-1936
New Orleans City Council Members, 1954 - Present
New Orleans Parks and Squares, Openings, Name Changes, Etc.
Publication Dates of City Ordinances in the Official Journal, 1992-2006
Photographs and Digital Galleries:
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