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Who Supports the Archives?

The Louisiana State Archives exists to preserve the records of the state of Louisiana, thereby helping to preserve its historical heritage. To assist in that endeavor, two organizations play an integral role in providing support and guidance.

Friends of the Louisiana State Archives

The Louisiana State Archives has established the Friends of the Louisiana State Archives, a non-profit support group. The Friends is an organized group of individuals who are supportive of the mission of Louisiana State Archives. The group assists Archives staff with research, outreach and conservation and membership is open to anyone. To join, download a membership form, and then print it, complete it and mail it to us. For more information, call 225.922.1000.

Louisiana Records Historical Advisory Board (LHRAB)

The LHRAB was created by executive order in 1998 to coordinate and facilitate the efforts of historical records repositories and other informational agencies within the state of Louisiana in the collection, preservation and publication of the important historical documents of the state. The Board consists of 13 members who are appointed by the governor, subject to senate confirmation. The director of the State Archives chairs the Board and serves as the State Historical Records Coordinator.

LHRAB Mission

The mission of the LHRAB is to assist in, support, coordinate and advocate the identification, collection, preservation, management, use and accessibility of records that document all of Louisiana's people, communities, organizations, businesses and governments. It is the vision of the LHRAB that the historical records of all Louisiana's people will be identified, collected, preserved, maintained, made available to and used by Louisianians to increase their knowledge of the history and cultures of this diverse state and to ensure their rights.

LHRAB Membership

(updated January 2017)

LHRAB Coordinator

Florent Hardy Jr. PhD
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
225.922.0433 fax

LHRAB Board Members

Carrie A. Fager
9623 W. Inniswold Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Records Manager Statewide

Jon A. Gegenheimer
P.O. Box 10
Gretna, LA 70054-0010
Clerk of Court Association

Tammy Foster
P.O. Box 419
Many, LA 71449
Clerk of Court Association

Jacqueline L. Jones
7521 Kings Hill Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Tara Laver
1770 Marshall Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Archivist, LSU Hill Memorial Library

Brian S. Lestage
P.O. Box 100
DeRidder, LA 70634
Clerk of Court Association

Emilie “Lee” Leumas
418 Topaz St.
New Orleans, LA 70124
Archivist, Archdiocese of New Orleans

Brenda B. Parsons
475 Regency Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71106

Michael Wynne
P.O. Drawer 1111
1534 Lee St.
Alexandria, LA 71309