Research Collections

Tulane University and the city of New Orleans offer a range of research resources of tremendous depth and richness. Our research collections in Latin America, the U.S. South and African-American history are nationally recognized and offer unique opportunities for students and faculty.

  • The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.
  • The Louisiana State Museum's collections and educational programs, stimulate awareness and appreciation of our state's rich and diverse history and culture.
  • The Louisiana Historical Center's Louisiana Colonial Documents Digitization Project houses a wealth of primary and secondary source materials in a wide range of media.
  • The Notarial Archives established its Research Center in September 1998, to provide a safer location for historical records formerly housed in the basement of the Civil District Courts Building. The Research Center allows access to records in a controlled, supervised environment with stacks and plat cabinets closed to the public. Experienced staff members serve the research community by providing guidance in architectural, historical, and genealogical searches.
  • The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) supports the teaching, research, and community-building missions of Tulane University by collecting, preserving, and making easily accessible library and archival resources relating to the study of Louisiana.
  • Established in 1834 in a city with economic and cultural ties with the Caribbean, Tulane University has an historic orientation toward Latin America and the Caribbean. The Latin American Library reflects the university's long-term commitment to Latin American studies.
  • Amistad Research Center is committed to collecting, preserving, and providing open access to original materials that reference the social and cultural importance of America's ethnic and racial history, the African Diaspora, human relations, and civil rights.

Oral History: Best Practices and Principles

Visit the Principles and Best Practices page on the Oral History Association website.