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Office of Archives and Records - Archdiocese of New Orleans
7887 Walmsley Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125-3496


By appointment

Amistad Research Center

Tulane University, Tilton Hall

6823 St. Charles Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70118



Amistad is an independent community-based archive in partnership with Tulane University.  The Amistad Research Center is committed to collecting, preserving, and providing open access to original materials that reference the social and cultural importance of America's ethnic and racial history, the African Diaspora, human relations, and civil rights.

Center for African and African-American Studies
Southern University at New Orleans
Administration Building, Ro
om 209
Southern University at New Orleans
6400 Press Dr.
New Orleans LA 70126


Archives focusing on Africa and the African-American experience and an extensive African art collection.


City Archives & Special Collections, New Orleans Public Library

219 Loyola Avenue  

New Orleans, LA  70112


10:00 am to 5:00 pm  Monday-Friday

The City Archives & Special Collections is the official repository of the records of the Municipal Government of the City of New Orleans.  The division also collects materials relevant to the history of the city including, but not limited to photographs, maps, books, menus, and carnival items.

Dillard University Archives and Special Collections
Will W. Alexander Library
Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans LA 70122

504-816-4960 Office

504-816-4786 Circulation Desk

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM M-Th / 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Fri  (Closed weekends and holidays / appointment(s) recommended)

The Archives & Special Collections, which is focused primarily on southern African American history and culture, is comprised of records and material from New Orleans University, Straight College and Dillard University, Flint-Goodridge Hospital, a United Methodist Church Collection, a rare book collection covering architecture, African American literature and Southern history and Matthew Henson artifacts.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
419 Decatur St.
New Orleans LA 70130-1035

504-589-3882 ext. 114

By appointment

Chalmette National Cemetery records, archaeological research, and documentation, historical studies, cultural diversity studies of the lower Mississippi delta, and natural history studies of the park’s land holdings.

Louisiana Historical Center
400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans LA 70116

Open to researchers 10:00-12:00; 1:00-4:00, Tuesday – Friday

The Louisiana Historical Center, located in the French Quarter at the Old U.S. Mint, is one of America’s great archives. Since it opened in 1982, the Center has served thousands of researchers from around the world. In addition to its collections of Colonial-era manuscripts and maps, the Louisiana Historical Center houses a wealth of primary and secondary source materials in a wide range of media.

Louisiana National Guard Museums

Jackson Barracks

Building 4209

6400 St. Claude Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117



Tues-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-2, No admission fee

Operating as a library since the 1920s, and a museum since the 1960s, the Jackson Barracks museum holds the material culture of the Louisiana National Guard and its predecessor state militia organizations.  Collections include a 6,000-plus volume research library; state military historic records and documents; and over 12,000 objects and photographs.  Two floors of exhibit galleries feature the military history of Louisiana from 1718 to current operations.

The National World War II Museum Archives
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans LA 70130


Laura Frizzell, Archivist

(504) 528-1944 ext. 415

By appointment

Contains predominantly personal correspondence, photographs, and military documentation on individuals who experienced the war spanning all military branches plus civilians, across all theaters of war and the Home Front.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
John T. Christian Library
4410 Seminary Place
New Orleans LA 70126

504-282-4455 x3221

8:00-5:00 M-F (closed 12:00-1:00)

Consists of materials relating to NOBTS and its faculty, staff, and students. Also contains some materials on the Louisiana Baptist Convention, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the World Baptist Alliance, as well as individual SBC churches and pastors. Also has a rare book collection.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive
901 Toulouse St.
New Orleans LA 70112

By appointment

Documentation on the foundation’s programs and enterprises including the Jazz & Heritage Festival, Congo Square Lecture Series, Heritage School of Music and WWOZ radio station.

New Orleans Jazz Museum
400  Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans LA 70116


8:30-4:30 T-F

The New Orleans Jazz Museum collection is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world and chronicles the music and careers of the men and women who created, enhanced and continue in the tradition of New Orleans jazz at the local, national and international levels. It consists of instruments, pictorial sheet music, photographs, records, tapes, manuscripts and other items.   The Reading Room is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  The Reading Room is located on the second floor of the New Orleans Jazz Museum.  Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m.

Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Collection

43 Newcomb Pl. Suite 341

New Orleans, LA 70118

(504) 314-2723   

By appointment 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Newcomb Archives collects, preserves, and makes available records that document the legacy of Newcomb College and the history of women and gender in the Gulf South. The Nadine Robbert Vorhoff Collection is a non-circulating special collections library devoted to women's education, prescriptive literature, culinary history, Newcomb authors, gender and sexuality, third-wave feminist zines, and other topics.

Notarial Archives Research Center
Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans
1340 Poydras Street Suite 360
New Orleans LA 70112

504-407-0106 (Research Center) 

504-407-0005 (Filing Office)

504-407-0150 (Archivist)

504-407-0000 (Orleans Parish Clerk of Civil District Court) 

8:30-5:00 M-F

The Notarial Archives, a division of the Clerk of Civil District court, holds over 40 million pages of notarial contracts (1735 to date). The office also houses plans and blueprints including a collection of nineteenth century large-scale watercolor drawings.

Nunez Community College Archives
3710 Paris Road
Chalmette LA 70043


By appointment

Records of Nunez Community College, St. Bernard Parish Community College, Nunez Vo-Tech Institute, Frank Fernandez papers, St. Bernard Parish history.

Ochsner Archives and Special Collections

Ochsner Medical Library 1

1514 Jefferson Highway

New Orleans, LA 70121


Hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Photographs and historical documents relating to Ochsner Health.

Special Collections & Archives, Loyola University New Orleans

6363 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118


Research available by appointment

The Monroe Library’s Special Collections and Archives primarily preserve materials related to the Society of Jesus, the history of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the South, and the history of Loyola University New Orleans. Building on its Jesuit identity, Special Collections, and Archives collections include materials relating to social justice, environmental activism, public affairs, literature, and the arts.

Touro Infirmary Archives
Gumbel Bldg.
1401 Foucher St.
(Chestnut, corner Aline St.)
New Orleans LA 70115


9:00-4:00 Tu-Thur.

Founded by Judah Touro in 1852, Touro Infirmary is New Orleans’ oldest private hospital. Its collection (1852 to present) includes the hospital’s historical records, annual reports, minute books, 19th-century admission records and photographs. Artifacts include early medical instruments and nursing uniforms.

Tulane University Special Collections

Jones Hall

6801 Freret Street

New Orleans, LA 70118


Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, by appointment only

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) encompasses the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, the Louisiana Research Collection, the Rare Books Collection, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, and the University Archives. Its holdings are comprised of nearly 2,500 archival collections, over 100,000 volumes of rare books that date back to the 13th century, and other rare and unique materials that document the history, culture, and communities of New Orleans and beyond. Among the strengths of TUSC are Louisiana literature, Carnival history, New Orleans music and New Orleans jazz, local LGBTQ studies, the history of the book, and the records of Tulane University.

University of New Orleans
Louisiana and Special Collections Department

Earl K. Long Library
New Orleans LA 70148


10:00-4:30 T, W, F (Please note that intersessions and occasional staff absences may disrupt service.)

More than 350 collections of manuscripts and archives, including the official archives of the university, the Louisiana State Supreme Court, the Orleans Parish School Board, and The Chamber/New Orleans and the River Region, to name but a few. Strengths include post-19th-century ethnic and business records of New Orleans.


Ursuline Convent Collection, Archives and Museum
2734 Nashville Ave.
New Orleans LA 70115


by appointment

The Ursuline Community and the Ursuline Academy of New Orleans.

Xavier University Archives and Special Collections
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans LA 70125


8:00-4:00 M-F

The University Archives preserves official records of the university. Special Collections contains archival holdings on African-American history, the American South and the Gulf-Caribbean region, and U.S. Catholicism.

Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection

410 Chartres St.

New Orleans LA 70130


Reading Room: 9:30 – 4:30 Tuesday – Saturday

Museum: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the stewardship of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The Williams Research Center offers researchers access to THNOC’s holdings, which comprise more than 30,000 library items, including books, pamphlets, sheet music, broadsides, theater programs, and periodicals; more than two miles of documents and manuscripts; a microfilm collection; and more than 500,000 photographs, prints, drawings, and paintings.

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