Special Collections and the Guilbeau Center for Public History are hosting the next virtual Queering the Collection
Today, we are going to highlight the Louisiana Colonial Records Collection here in Special Collections.
Collection 59 contains materials regarding mostly 18th-19th century events occurring in colonial Louisiana, especially governing processes and the Cabildo. The collection contains photocopies of correspondence, legal papers, and land and slave sales. This collection contains physical items that are available for study.
Collection 329 is a larger collection of records microfilmed from repositories in Europe and North America. These include French, Spanish, and British records. This collection contains nearly 1300 reels of microfilm and was transferred to Special Collections from the Center for Louisiana Studies here at UL Lafayette.
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