- Henry Putney Beers, French and Spanish Records of Louisiana,
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1989.
- Lawrence C. Wroth et Gertrude L. Annan, Acts of French Royal
Administration Concerning Canada, Guiana, The West Indies and Louisiana,
prior to 1791, New York Public Library, New York, 1930.
Web site: www.frenchcolonial.org
La French Colonial Historical Society
The French Colonial Historical Society is the largest international
research group of its kind. It publishes a newsletter and organizes
an annual conference; the conference papers are published in the
review French Colonial History.
French Colonial History contains scholarly articles on all
French colonizing activity in all eras and on the history of all
French colonies. The articles are based upon papers presented at
the annual conference of the French Colonial Historical Society.
A refereed journal that publishes in English and French, French
Colonial History appears once a year, published by Michigan
State University Press:
Web site: http://catalog.loc.gov/
Library of Congress, Washington.
The Library's online catalogue contains documents, maps, plans and
engravings having to do with Louisiana under France, Spain and the
Web site: www.publiclibraries.com
Index of American public libraries.
Web site: www.centenary.edu
Site of Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport) and the
journal Le Tintamarre, which was created in 2003. Also included
in the site is the Bibliothèque Tintamarre publishing
house, a digital library that contains poems, short stories and
novels from Louisiana.
Web site: www.newberry.org
Newberry Library, Chicago.
This library contains a number of documents related to Louisiana
in the Ayer Collection, in particular an illustrated manuscript
by Benjamin Dumont de Montigny (ca. 1740).
State of Louisiana web site
This site contains the National Register of Historic Places
Web site: www.sec.state.la.us/archives/archives/archives-index.htm
The Louisiana State Archives at Baton Rouge contains only a few
elements relating to the French colonial period. The Comité
des Archives de la Louisiane publishes an online version of its
journal, Le Raconteur.
Les New Orleans Notarial Archives contains the very incomplete
archives of the notaries from the colonial and American periods,
as well as an exceptional collection of architectural drawings from
19th century New Orleans and surroundings.
Web site: www.archdiocese-no.org/archives
The Archives Of The Archdiocese Of New Orleans possesses
the state's largest collection of religious records (baptisms, marriages,
deaths), going back to the beginning of the French colonial period.
Web site: www.uno.edu
The Urban Affairs Department of the University of New Orleans
has an exchange program with the Institut d'Urbanisme de Paris (Université
de Paris XII).
Web site: http://specialcollections.tulane.edu
Tulane University in New Orleans has a large collection of
architectural drawings and documents about the construction of New
Orleansthe Louisiana Collectionas well as a large manuscript
Web site: www.lsu.edu
The primary focus of the Department of French and Francophone
Studies at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge is literary
studies. Hill Memorial Library contains a sizeable number of 19th
century French manuscripts.
Web site: www.louisiana.edu
La University of Louisiana at Lafayette has created a Center
for French and Francophone Studies; it is the leading center
for studies of Francophone Louisiana. Its professors are internationally
renowned. The web site contains a great deal of information about
cultural activities in Louisiana.
The University also publishes literary and scientific texts in French
Creole and Cajun.
The University of Natchitoches houses the Louisiana Creole Heritage
Web site: www.southalabama.edu
At the University of South Alabama in Mobile, The Department
of Foreign Languages and Literatures has a French section that
conducts exchanges with the University of Pau in France. Since 1989,
the Center for Archeological Studies has been excavating the first
site of Mobile, and since 1996 it has explored the port of Dolphin
Island. These campaigns have brought to light a number of foundations
and a great many artifacts.
Web site: www.usm.edu
In 1999, the History Department at the University of Southern
Mississippi at Hattiesburg devoted its annual conference to
the 300th anniversary of the creation of Biloxi by Iberville.
Web site: www.noctrl.edu
The History Department of North Central College at Naperville
(Illinois) contains the Center for French Colonial Studies, which
organized a conference on Louisiana in 1999.
Web site: www.hnoc.org
The Historic New Orleans Collection is Louisiana's principal
learned society. It contains a museum about the history of the city
and its surroundings, a documentation center and a center for archives,
maps and plans. The archives of Governor Vaudreuil and the Prefect
Laussat may be found here. The Collection organizes exhibitions
and publishes books, and its journal, The New Orleans Collection
Quarterly, is available online. The journal is entirely devoted
to the history of New Orleans and Louisiana.
The Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans is the state's
largest historical museum. The permanent collections are displayed
in two symmetrical buildings, the Cabildo and the Presbytere, which
flank the Cathedral. The museum organizes exhibitions and publishes
catalogues. In an adjoining building, the Old U.S. Mint, there are
archives from the French, Spanish and American periods as well as
maps and plans. Most of the French archives also exist on microfilm.
Web site: http://nutrias.org
The New Orleans Public Library houses the Acts and Deliberations
of the Spanish Cabildo, which governed Louisiana from 1769 to 1803.
It also has a small collection of maps of New Orleans, including
a very beautiful series of old and new photographs of the city and
Web site: http://homepages.gs.net/~mcooper
The Vieux Carré Commission was created in 1936 by an
amendment to the Louisiana state constitution. Today its principal
activity is the historic preservation of New Orleans' French Quarter.
Mobile, the first capital of French Louisiana, is today located
in the state of Alabama. The city has a number of interesting sites
relating to the history of the colony. One can visit Fort Condé,
a French fort, which has been partially reconstructed using the
original plans. The city archives contain a number of original documents
as well as a library. The city library possesses an extensive collection
of books about the history of the city after the Louisiana Purchase.
Web site: www.thc.state.tx.us/lasalle/lasdefault.html
This site describes the 1996 discovery and subsequent archaeological
excavation of the Belle, the ship of Cavelier de La Salle,
which sank in Victoria Bay in Texas.