About Special Collections
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Special Collections Staff
4th Floor - Prescott Memorial Library
Peggy Carter - Director
Tanya Arant - Library Spec. III
Joyce Chandler - Library Spec. I
Welcome to Louisiana Tech's Department of Special Collections,
Manuscripts and Archives website. The department is located in the Prescott
Memorial Library on the fourth floor of Wyly Tower and its operating hours are
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. We are closed on the weekends. It is a rich repository of primary research materials which are
available to all qualified scholars, students, and the public. We hope the
following information will help you in using Special Collections at Louisiana
Since 1945, the Department has been dedicated to the
collection, preservation, and provision of access to materials which document
the history of the University, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, and North Louisiana.
Although not part of the Department of Special Collections, the Louisiana Tech
Museum is also housed on the fourth floor. There are over 500 manuscript
collections consisting of personal and family papers, business and church
records, diaries, maps, oral history tapes, photographs, paintings and
sketches, and other similar materials. The Department is also a repository of
rare books and periodicals related to the literature, history, and culture of
Louisiana and the South. The University Archives contains the records, printed
publications, photographs, theses and dissertations of:
Louisiana Industrial Institute (1894-1921).
Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (1921-1970).
Louisiana Tech University (1970-Present).
The manuscripts are not catalogued in the library's Online Public Access
Catalog, so the only way to search them is through the Site
Search box in the upper right hand corner or, if you know the
collection you are looking for, you can click on it in our Collection Index.
Note: The Site Search box uses a Google search
engine to search only our site. You can use it to search for collections or
information on the department.
We will be updating this site over the coming months as we
upload the finding aids. Eventually, all of the manuscript finding aids will be
published online in a word searchable database. This will be advantageous to
anyone wanting to do research in the collections.
Some of our major collections are:
To request information on our collections please fill out our
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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