H-Louisiana is sponsored by the Louisiana Historical Association. The purpose of the network is to facilitate communication and the exchange of scholarly and pedagogical ideas and digital projects among researchers, teachers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists) interested in Louisiana history as well as those who work in Louisiana.

Recent Content

Seeking Co-Panelists (Richard)

I seek one or two other presenters to compose a panel for the Louisiana Historical Association meeting in Baton Rouge, March 17-19, 2016. The topic of the panel is the domestic slave trade to New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi Valley. My paper concerns the domestic slave trade and the law. Anyone interested in presenting with me is invited to contact me at jeffrey.forret@lamar.edu. Submission deadline for the panel proposal is September 1, 2015.

ANN: Working History, the new podcast by the Southern Labor Studies Association (Richard)

The Southern Labor Studies Association (SLSA) announces the launch of its podcast, Working History.  Hosted by SLSA President Beth English, Working History spotlights the work of leading labor historians, activists, and practitioners focusing on the U.S.

LSU Libraries Special Collections to Be Closed July 13-15, 2015


Please be aware that the LSU Libraries Special Collections in Hill Memorial Library will be closed for staff training Monday, July 13, through Wednesday, July 15.  The reading room will reopen at 9:00 on Thursday, July 16.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Tara Laver



Tara Laver, CA, MLIS

Curator of Manuscripts

Hill Memorial Library

Special Collections, LSU Libraries

Baton Rouge, LA  70803