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, print, complete 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, and amended by Act 85 of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, 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informational agencies within the state of Louisiana in the collection, preservation and publication of the important historical documents of the state.

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.