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Using The LSU Law Library Archives

An introduction to the unique holdings and policies of the LSU Law Library Archival Collections and a beginner's guide to archival research.

What is a Finding Aid?

A finding aid is a document that details what makes up an archival collection.  It offers a brief history of the collection's creator and how it came to be at the LSU Law Library in addition to showing how the items are organized. It may include a detailed list of exactly where specific items are located. In some ways a finding aid is to an archival collection what a "table of contents" is to a book.

Available Finding Aids

Below you will find the finding aids the library currently has available. If a collection we own does not have a finding aid below it is because one has not yet been created for it. In those cases, please contact libraryarchives@law.lsu.edu to inquire about its contents.




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