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Louisiana Hurricanes

Images of Hurricanes from left to right, Audrey, Betsy, Camille, Andrew, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike. Images used are in public domain, pulled from Wikipedia Commons.

Other Notable Collections


While hurricanes have had a major historical impact on the people and environment of Louisiana, they are not unique to Louisiana. Hurricanes have impacted inhabitants of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico coastline, and Atlantic coastline for hundreds of years. This page will guide research on a wider look at hurricanes over time, or a look through LSU Special Collections unique holdings, such as an 1871 edition of Alvar Nuñez Cabeça de Vaca's journey in the Caribbean in the 16th century. All together, these collections share the storied past of hurricanes.

Key Subject Headings

Listed below are some recommended subject headings for searching for other notable collections. Full steps on how to use these subject terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.

Hurricane protection.
Hurricanes -- Congresses.
Hurricanes -- Gulf States.
Hurricanes -- Louisiana.
Louisiana -- Hurricanes.

Selected Collections

A few of the collections held by LSU Libraries Special Collections are listed below. Additional collections may be found utilizing the subject headings listed in the sections above. 

Books and other published materials

Manuscript collections

Oral Histories

Hurricane Images Banner information

Images in the banner from left to right are numbered below 1 to 8.

1. Hurricane Audrey  2. Hurricane Betsy  3. Hurricane Camille  4. Hurricane Andrew  
5. Hurricane Katrina  6. Hurricane Rita  7. Hurricane Gustav  8. Hurricane Ike

Images 1-4 are in the public domain because they contain materials that originally came from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, taken or made as part of an employee's official duties. 
Images 5-8 are in the public domain in the United States because they were solely created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted". (See NASA copyright policy page.)

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