In the course of daily life, individuals and organizations create and keep information about their personal and business activities. Archivists identify and preserve the portions of this recorded information that have lasting value.
These records -- and the places they are kept -- are called "archives." Archival records take many forms, including correspondence, diaries, financial and legal documents, photographs, and sound recordings.
Tulane University has a proud tradition of excellence in social welfare studies. It also has a long-standing commitment to the community. Therefore, preserving the contributions of our region's social welfare organizations and leaders is a special mission of the Louisiana Research Collection. If you know of records or papers we should preserve, please contact us.
The following is a selection of the archival holdings related to social welfare in Louisiana. For a complete listing of our holdings and for help using them, please visit us in Room 202, Jones Hall. You can also search archival collections online.
To use these materials or to learn what other archival collections we preserve, please visit the Schiro Reading Room, Room 202, Jones Hall.