Consortial Projects

LaRC actively collaborates with other institutions as a way of multiplying our services. From Free People of Color to Southern agriculture to “Mark Twain’s Mississippi,” LaRC’s consortial projects digitally unite resources from several institutions into a unified access portal.

  • Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past

    LaRC is a partner in this NEH-funded collaborative digital project to bring together personal papers and public records from five Louisiana institutions pertaining to Louisianans of African descent who lived in colonial and antebellum America and were born free or escaped the bonds of slavery before it was abolished in 1865. The NEH grant was proposed, written, and supervised by Special Collections, LSU-Libraries.
  • Deeply Rooted

    LaRC is a contributing institution to this central portal for accessing digital collections pertaining to the economic, technological, and social factors significant to the development of agricultural practices, crops, technology, and agrarian life in the American South. The materials are held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). Forthcoming.
  • Civil War in the American South

    LaRC is a contributing institution to this central portal for accessing digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).
  • KnowLA

    KnowLA, the Encyclopedia of Louisiana, is a comprehensive online reference guide to the history and culture of Louisiana presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. It is accessible to anyone with a web-enabled device, free of charge.
  • Centenary College course catalogs from 1845 to 1896

    LaRC collaborated with the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections to digitize and place online their collection and LaRC’s collection of Centenary College course catalogs from 1845 to 1896. “These course catalogs are a significant addition to our online collections,” said Chris Brown, Centenary Archivist. “They pre-date the earliest course catalog in Centenary’s Archives and are invaluable for studying Centenary’s curriculum, students, and faculty.”
  • Le Français a la mesure d'un continent: un patrimoine en partage

    Le Français a la mesure d'un continent: un patrimoine en partage, a project of the University of Ottawa, Canada, is a large-scale study of French-speaking peoples across North America.
  • Louisiana Digital Library

    LaRC is a partner of this online library of Louisiana institutions that makes available treasures from our state’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories.
  • Mark Twain’s Mississippi

    Mark Twain’s Mississippi draws heavily from our extensive collection of Mississippi River steamboat photographs. LaRC partnered with four other libraries to create this online digital library of sources describing the Mississippi Valley that Twain remembered and imagined in his writings. The project was made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  • MediaNOLA

    LaRC is a partner in this online portal for New Orleans cultural production histories. Still in development, this digital database will collect the histories and realities of local cultural production, past and present, including cultural memories and oral histories.
  • Teaching American History in Louisiana (TAHIL)

    LaRC was a founding member of this cooperative effort to put original resources, lesson plans, and other teaching aids online for teachers of K-12 students. You can learn more about the TAHIL project and review a list of broad subjects visiting our "Services for K-12 Students" page. While focused on K-12, TAHIL’s resources can be useful for teachers and students at any level.