Family History

The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) preserves hundreds of collections of family papers. Space does not permit the listing of all families but listed below are some of our more prominent or more heavily used collections.

Family collections often prove to be one of the richest sources of information as they often contain material relating to a variety of topics. For example, the de la Vergne Family Papers contain information on the War of 1812, Louisiana politics, business, education, and social organizations.

  • Acklen Family Papers 165 items 1825-1853
  • Arnous-Lessassier Family Papers 667 items 1810-1880
  • Artigues-Riecke Collection 141 items 1809-1968
  • Augustine-Wogan-Labranche Family Papers 56 items 1803-1923
  • Becnel-Armant Family Papers 125 items 1849-1881
  • Behan Family Papers 98 items 1857-1940
  • Berthelot Family Papers 142 items 1673-1889
  • Blanchard-Williams Family Papers 1,445 items 1867-1954
  • *Bouligny-Baldwin papers 142 items 1710-1921
  • Bowman Family Papers 272 items 1808-1955
  • Burruss Family Papers 101 items 1827-1902
  • Carpenter-Turley Family Papers 436 items 1893-1937
  • Chesnier Duchesne-Smith Papers 152 items 1850-1879
  • Clapp Family Papers 299 items 1897-1965
  • Cooley Family Papers 1,177 items 1890-1966
  • Coppee Family Papers 58 items 1847-1920
  • Craig, Fanny Leverich Eshleman Papers 104 items 1765-1958
  • Cross Keys Plantation, Tensas Parish, Louisiana, plantation, 6 linear feet (1829-1983). Correspondence, diaries, financial records, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting the Cross Keys Plantation of Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and the Watson, McCall, and Cook families. The plantation was run by women during most of its existence. Topics documented include soldiers' views of the Civil War and World Wars I and II, plantation life, the role of women in the South, southern agriculture, social life in the rural South, the homefront during World Wars I and II, and other subjects.
  • Cruzat Family Papers 625 items 1674-1939
  • Cummings-Black Family Papers 1,158 items 1840-1962
  • DeGas-Musson Papers 464 items 1837-1937
  • de la Vergne Papers 1,132 items 1741-1971
  • de la Villesbret Papers 2,711 items 1650-1918
  • Dickinson Papers 70 items 1803-1945
  • Drennan Family Papers 323 items 1860-1919
  • Everett Family Papers 216 items 1817-1924
  • Favrot Family Papers 2,000 items 1695-1905
  • Ferguson-Breeden Family Papers 74 items 1816-1924
  • Green Family Papers 235 items 1863-1937
  • Grima Family Papers 1,245 items 1783-1931
  • Hebert-Kirkland Papers 113 items 1793-1881
  • Hincks Family Papers 1,256 items 1811-1894
  • Hodges Family Papers 1,111 items 1793-1889
  • Hoehn-Muller Family Papers 248 items 1899-1939
  • Hursey Family Papers 636 items 1806-1918
  • Hutson Family Papers 12,488 items 1807-1955
  • Knobloch-Seydewitz Family Papers 174 items 1792-1859
  • Knolle Family Papers 963 items 1862-1942
  • Kostmayer, Margaret Yundt Collection 201 items 1830-1865
  • Labatut-Puig Family Papers 65 items 1800-1921
  • LaFargue Family papers, Manuscripts Collection 923, 1813-1917 (bulk, 1813-1870s) .3 linear feet (1 manuscripts box and 1 oversize folder). Correspondence, military records, marriage licenses, and other papers of a distinguished French Louisiana family noted for its contributions in a wide variety of fields, among them government, journalism, justice, law, medicine, and politics.
  • Lambert Family Papers 298 items 1798-1862
  • Landrum-Eldredge Family Papers 116 items 1855-1942
  • LeGardeur-Montegut Papers 83 items 1728-1880
  • McConnell Family Papers 4,565 items 1868-1934
  • Morse-Wederstrandt Family Papers 351 items 1789-1954
  • Nicholls Family Papers ca.7 cu.ft 1802-1963
  • Ogden Family Papers 423 items 1743-1918
  • Peters-Lemonnier-Lastrapes Collection 1,429 items 1711-1938
  • Pokory Family Papers 78 items 1822-1949
  • Pollock Family Papers 226 items 1827-1889
  • Provosty-LeDoux Family Papers 78 items 1822-1949
  • Roman Family Papers 266 items 1820-1884
  • St. Martin Family Papers 4,927 items 1834-1949
  • Schmidt Family Papers 1,274 items 1816-1916
  • Sizer Family Papers 117 items 1813-1849
  • Smith-Pullon Family Papers 118 items 1772-1887
  • Terhune Family Papers 52 items 1815-1938
  • Thiel Family Papers 1,395 items 1814-1953
  • Timberlake-Powell-Clements Family Papers 83 items 1855-1864
  • Upton Family Papers 137 items 1809-1931
  • Warren Family Papers 167 items 1813-1951
  • Weeks Family Papers 2,209 items 1775-1970
  • Willis-Kalling Family Papers 114 items 1862-1900
  • Wilmot Family Papers 278 items 1846-1962
  • Yard Family Papers 278 items 1815-1961