The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) holds a wide variety of sources documenting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities of Louisiana. This guide provides an overview of these sources.
Archives are the non-current records of individuals, groups, and institutions that contain information of enduring value. Archival collections can be navigated using finding aids, which are documents providing descriptions of archival records that assist researchers in understanding and gaining access to the materials. Most, but not all, of our finding aids are available online though our finding aid database
Planning ahead is crucial for conducting research in the archives. Consider these tips to make your visit to the archive successful.
At once a practical guide to research methodology and an elegant literary reflection on the challenges of writing history, this uniquely rich volume demonstrates how surrendering to the archive's allure can forever change how we understand the past. Arlette Farge's Le Goût de l'archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic.