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     The Greater New Orleans Archivists first published this brief, repository-level guide to area archival
     research archives in December 1996 as a brochure and digital publication. This list does not include
     business archives.



     AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER
     Tilton Hall
     Tulane University
     6823 St. Charles Ave
     New Orleans LA 70118
     504-862-3222, fx: 504-862-8961
     reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
     http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org
     9:00-4:30 M-F
     Chris Harter, Reference Librarian
     The center is a manuscripts library for the study of race relations and ethnic history and culture. Houses over ten
     million documents, 20k volumes, oral histories, and significant art and photograph holdings.


     ARCHDIOCESAN ARCHIVES
     Archdiocese of New Orleans
     1100 Chartres St.
     New Orleans LA 70116-2596
     504-529-2651, fx: 504-529-2001
     archives@archdiocese-no.org
     http://www.archdiocese-no.org/archives/
     By appointment
     Emilie Leumas, Archivist
     The archives has four main sections: sacramental and cemetery records (1718 - ca. 1900); archdiocesan
     historical records (Spanish colonial period - present); several manuscript collections (e.g. Baudier Collection); and
     a small research library. The archives serves as the archdiocesan records management office.


     ARCHIVES OF THE DOMINICAN SISTERS OF PEACE
     580 Broadway
     New Oreans LA 70118
     504-861-8155
     DDawes@Dominican-Sisters.net
     http://dominican-sisters.net
     By appointment
     Sr. Dorothy Dawes, O.P., Archivist
     Dominican Sisters records from 1860.



     ARCHIVES OF THE SISTERS OF MERCY
     301 N. Jefferson Davis Pky
     P.O. Box 19024
     New Orleans LA 70179

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     504-483-5000
     By appointment
     Sr. Mary Hermenia Muldry, Archivist
     Records of the order and Southern branch convents.


     CARMEL ARCHIVES
     420 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
     New Orleans LA 70124-2596
     985-882-7577
     tgregoire@mindspring.com
     By appointment
     Sister Therese Gregoire, O.Carm., Archivist
     Records for Sisters of Mt. Carmel from 1833. Includes some information about the Treme area of New Orleans in
     the mid 1800's, School for Free Women of Color (1838-1897), Orphan Asylum records (1869-1919), and early
     years of St. Augustine.


     CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES
     Southern University at New Orleans
     Administration Building, Room 209
     Southern University at New Orleans
     6400 Press Dr.
     New Orleans LA 70126
     504-284-5550
     caaas.suno@gmail.com
     http://caaas-suno.weebly.com/index.html
     Linda Hill, Curator/Archivist
     Archives focusing on Africa and the African-American experience and an extensive African art collection.


     DILLARD UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
     Will W. Alexander Library
     Dillard University
     2601 Gentilly Blvd.
     New Orleans, LA 70122
     (504) 816-4528
     http://books.dillard.edu/Archives/Index.htm
     9:00-4:00 M-F (appointment 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.


     HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
     Williams Research Center
     410 Chartres St.
     New Orleans LA 70130
     504-598-7171, fx: 504-598-7168
     WRC@hnoc.org
     http://www.hnoc.org
     10:00-4:30 Tu-Sat.
     Collections reflect aspects of the history and culture of the Gulf South, Louisiana, and New Orleans. Research
     fields include colonial Louisiana, Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, cartography, plantations, urban development,
     Louisiana artists, architecture, jazz, French Quarter, and Mardi Gras.




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     JACKSON BARRACKS MILITARY LIBRARY
     Currently Closed
     Office of the Adjutant General
     Building 53
     Jackson Barracks
     New Orleans LA 70146-0330
     State of Louisiana military history.


     JAZZ & HERITAGE FOUNDATION ARCHIVE
     1205 N. Rampart St.
     New Orleans LA 70116
     504-558-6138
     archive@jazzandheritage.org
     http://www.jazzandheritage.org/detail?cat=p&id=5
     By appointment
     Rachel E. Lyons, Archivist
     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.


     JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE
     419 Decatur St.
     New Orleans LA 70130-1035
     504-589-3882 ext. 114; fx: 504-589-3851
     kathy_lang@nps.gov
     http://www.nps.gov/jela/
     By appointment
     Kathy Lang, Curator
     Chalmette National Cemetery records, archeological research and documentation, historical studies, cultural
     diversity studies of the lower Mississippi delta, natural history studies of the park's land holdings.


     LATIN AMERICAN LIBRARY
     7001 Freret St.
     New Orleans, LA 70118
     504-865-5681
     LAL@Tulane.edu
     http://lal.tulane.edu/
     Manuscript collections about Latin America, especially Mexico and Central America.


     LOUISIANA RESEARCH COLLECTION (LaRC)
     Room 202, Jones Hall
     Tulane University
     New Orleans, LA 70118
     504-865-5685; Fx: 504- 865-5761
     larc@tulane.edu
     http://larc.tulane.edu
     Leon Miller, head, Louisiana Research Collection
     Combines one of the more comprehensive research archives (with almost four linear miles of documents from the
     founding of the city to the present) with a major Louisiana research library, creating a unified resource for archives,
     books, maps, images, and ephemera. Special strengths are Carnival, Colonial Louisiana, Civil War, Ephemera,
     Jewish studies, Louisiana politics, medical history, social welfare, Southern literature, waterways, and women's
     studies.


     LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM HISTORICAL CENTER
     P.O. Box 2448
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     751 Chartres St.
     New Orleans LA 70176-2448
     800-568-6968, fx: 504-568-4995
     http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/collections/hcenter.htm
     sgundlach@crt.state.la.us
     Open to researchers 10-12;1-4, M & T or By appointment, M-F
     Sarah-Elizabeth Gundlach, Curator
     French Superior Council (1704-1769) and Spanish judicial records (1769-1803). Also social, political, economic,
     medical conditions of Louisiana, 18th-century to the present.


     LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
     433 Bolivar St.
     New Orleans LA 70112
     504-568-6105
     By appointment. Institutional records and faculty personal papers.


     LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES
     University Library
     6363 St. Charles Ave.
     New Orleans LA 70118
     504-865-3186, fx: 504-865-3347
     acarpntr@loyno.edu
     http://library.loyno.edu/services_collections/speccoll/
     8:30-4:45 M-F
     Art Carpenter, Archivist
     Documents the university, New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus, social justice, and environmental
     activism.


     NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
     John T. Christian Library
     4410 Seminary Place
     New Orleans, LA 70126
     504-282-4455 x3221, fx: 402-816-8429
     cpong@nobts.edu
     http://www.nobts.edu/Library
     8:00-5:00, M-F (closed 12-1)
     Connie Pong, Special Collections Librarian
     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 FIRE DEPARTMENT MUSEUM
     Currently Closed
     1135 Washington Ave.
     New Orleans LA 70130
     Log books documenting fire department personnel and New Orleans fires 1891 - present.


     NOTARIAL ARCHIVES DIVISION
     Office of the Clerk of Court for the Parish of Orleans
     1340 Poydras Street
     New Orleans LA 70112
     504 680-9604 (Research Center); 504-568-8577 (Filing Office)
     cbryant@notarialarchives.org
     http://www.notarialarchives.org
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     8:30-5:00 M- F
     Christina Bryant, Archivist
     The Notarial Archives, a division of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court, holds over 35 million pages of notarial
     contracts (1731 to date). Also preserves many colorful maps, blueprints, topographical elevations, and design
     drawings. Records increase by about 50,000 acts yearly.


      NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY
      Louisiana Division/City Archives
      219 Loyola Ave
      New Orleans LA 70112-2044
      504-596-2610; fx: 504-596-2609
      iwainwright@neworleanspubliclibrary.org
      http://neworleanspubliclibrary.org/spec/speclist.htm
      10:00-6:00 M-Th, 10:00-5:00 Sat.
      Irene Wainwright, Archivist
      Official municipal archives for the City of New Orleans (1769 to date); repository for Orleans Civil (1804-1926) and
      Criminal (1830-1931) Courts; map and photograph collection; card indexes to obituaries and news items in local
      newspapers (1804-1972); non-archival manuscripts, rare books, genealogy, and carnival collections.


      NEWCOMB COLLEGE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN
      Caroline Richardson Hall
      504-865-5238, fx: 504-862-8948
      susannah@tulane.edu
      http://www.tulane.edu/~wc/
      Susan Tucker, Archivist
      Official archives of Newcomb College. Also preserves documents on women's education and experiences.


      NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARCHIVES
      Library
      3710 Paris Road
      Chalmette, LA 70043
      504-680-2609, fx: 504-680-2584
      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
      Ochsner Health System
      Medical Library & Archives
      1514 Jefferson Highway
      New Orleans, LA 70121
      504-842-3197, fx: 504-842-5339
      infodesk@ochsner.org
      http://academics.ochsner.org/librarydyn.aspx?id=990
      7:30 - 5:00, M-F (Inquiries welcomed. Requests for research are reviewed on an individual basis.)
      Jessica Delgado, Systems Librarian
      The Ochsner Archives focuses on preserving the historically significant records of the Ochsner Foundation,
      Hospitals, Clinics, Research Department, Health Plan, Brent House Hotel, and future Ochsner entities that
      develop over time, and to make these materials available to authorized researchers. The collection is comprised of
      records, papers, documents, manuscrips, photographs, film, oral histories, medical tools, and unique Ochsner
      memorabilia.


      SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY COLLECTION

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     6901 Chef Menteur Hwy
     New Orleans LA 70126
     504-241-3088
     By appointment
     Sisters of the Holy Family and their work.


     SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVES
     Room 300, Jones Hall
     Tulane University
     New Orleans, LA 70118
     504 865-5699; fx: 504 865-5761
     krylance@tulane.edu
     http://seaa.tulane.edu/
     Keli Rylance, head
     Plans and drawings, photographs, and office records of architectural firms dating from the 1830s through the
     1980s, representing more than 200 architects.



     TOURO INFIRMARY ARCHIVES
     Gumbel Bldg.
     1401 Foucher St.
     (Chestnut, corner Aline St.)
     New Orleans LA 70115
     504-897-8090, fx: 504-897-8322
     kahnc@touro.com
     9-4 Tu-Thur.
     Catherine C. Kahn, Archivist
     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 ARCHIVES
     Room 202, Jones Hall
     Tulane University
     New Orleans, LA 70118
     504-865-5695, fx: 504-865-5761
     acase@tulane.edu
     http://tuarchives.tulane.edu
     Ann Case, University Archivist
     Official records of Tulane University, including theses, dissertations, catalogs, publications, presidential papers,
     and other university records.


     UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
     Louisiana and Special Collections Department
     Earl K. Long Library
     New Orleans, LA 70148
     504-280-6544; fx: 504-280-7277
     fjumonvi@uno.edu
     http://library.uno.edu/specialcollections/lacol_index.cfm
     8-6:30 M-Th, 8:00-4:30 F, 10-Sat.
     (Please note that intersessions and occasional staff absences may disrupt evening service.)
     Florence Jumonville, Head
     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. The main focus of the unit is on 20th-century ethnic and
     business records of New Orleans.

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     URSULINE ACADEMY ARCHIVES AND MUSEUM
     2734 Nashville Ave.
     New Orleans LA 70115
     504-866-0200
     olpsno@juno.com
     http://ursulineneworleans.org/olps-shrine/museum-archives
     By appointment
     Sylvia Probst, Archivist
     The Ursuline Community and the Ursuline Academy of New Orleans.


     WILLIAM RANSOM HOGAN ARCHIVE OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ
     Room 304, Jones Hall
     Tulane University
     New Orleans, LA 70118
     504-865-5688
     raeburn@tulane.edu
     http://jazz.tulane.edu
     Bruce Boyd Raeburn, head, Hogan Jazz Archive and Director, Special Collections
     Primary and secondary material pertaining to jazz music. Includes records and papers, oral histories, recorded
     music, photographs, sheet music, and clippings.


     XAVIER UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
     7325 Palmetto St.
     New Orleans LA 70125
     504-520-7655, fx: 504-520-7917
     lsulliva@xula.edu
     www.xula.edu/library/archives.php
     8-4 M-F
     Lester Sullivan, University Archivist and Assistant Librarian for Special Collections
     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.


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