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Acadiana Manuscripts Collections

The Acadiana Manuscripts Collections include over 500 collections of personal or family papers, business or organizational records, photograph collections, oral history recordings, and much more.

Most of the manuscript collections relate to the Acadiana region of Louisiana, but several have a much broader scope. Among the subjects covered in these collections are agriculture, the oil industry, architecture, education, literature, local and regional history, politics and women's history.

Collection descriptions are available below:

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Or browse a list of Collections here.

A list of Miscellaneous Manuscripts (small collections, less than 2½ inches) is available here.

For information on digitization, please see the Library's Digitization and Photoduplication Policy. To request digitized items, please fill out a Digitization Request Form.

Interested in donating to the Archives? Please fill out the University's Donor Agreement form.