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This guide includes resources for the study and teaching of history.

Archives & Manuscripts

To locate archival material in repositories around the world, try searching in the databases below:

Keep in mind that these databases only contain brief descriptions and do not list every single item or person referred to in the collection. You may have to contact the archive and see if a more detailed finding aid or inventory is available.

Also be aware that many institutions have not fully cataloged their holdings and that some repositories, especially small historical societies and private or business archives, have not reported their holdings to these databases. Sometimes a simple web search is the easiest way to find archival material.

For information on LSU's extensive archival holdings, please visit the Special Collections website:

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