Louisiana State Archives, a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, is LOUISIANA'S HISTORICAL JEWELRY BOX and its mission is to collect, preserve, display and make available those records essential to the reconstruction of Louisiana's colorful history. Established in 1956, official governmental and historical collections, library and multimedia resources, premier genealogical records and one-of-a-kind historically significant exhibits are available to the visiting patron. Of international importance, Louisiana State Archives greeted patrons from each of the 50 states, 2 territories and 2 foreign countries recently in a three-month period.
Louisiana State Archives is handicapped accessible and is located at 3851 Essen Lane and is open 8-4:30 each weekday and 9-5 on the first Saturday of the month. Additional information is available at (225) 922-1200 and sos.la.gov/archives