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Archives & Manuscripts Department: About Archives

Archives

Archives (3rd Floor)

Archives is the official repository for all records of the university that have enduring historical, administrative, or community significance. The Archives Collection includes: printed volumes, manuscripts, and photographs, prints, and other visual media. The Rare Book Collections consist of works by 20th-century authors. It also includes records of the founding and growth of the university as well as an extensive collection documenting regional history.

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Southern University Archives and Manuscripts  Department provides vibrant sources with which to conduct research and engage classes using original sources.

Contact the Archives and Manuscripts to help you get started using our collections and staff expertise:

University Archives: Please contact staff in advance at archives@subr.edu for access to archival materials or research assistance.  

Staff

Archives Department

Angela Proctor University Archivist

archives@subr.edu

Barry Arceneaux   barry_arceneaux@subr.edu

 

Telephone Number: (225) 771- 2773

Department Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Closed Weekends

STAR Knowledge Center for Archives (SKCA)

NEW

SKCA is an Archival application designed to increase the visibility of unique historic materials while ensuring their future preservation.   It also allows the archives collections to be accessible electronically as well as to create finding aids.  Here you can find archival collections from the Archives Department such as:  Denver Smith and Leonard Brown Collection (S&B); The Home Fires; The Southernite and an original collection of Slave Narratives.

Please continue to check here often as more collections will be added. For more information please email:  archives@subr.edu

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