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UL Lafayette Special Collections

This guide presents the different factions of the UL Lafayette Special Collections at Edith Garland Dupré Library.

Special Collections

The Louisiana Room

The Special Collections Department of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette University Libraries brings together a wide variety of materials representing the south and southwest Louisiana experience. Special Collections supports research for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other scholars whose work relies on archival records, rare books, manuscripts, media, digital files, and other primary and secondary sources.

The central mission of Special Collections falls in line with the mission of the University Libraries, which as an integral part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is to support fully the instructional and research programs of the University by providing access to information through the teaching, acquisition, organization, and preservation of information resources in all formats to the University's academic community, the region, and the state.

This guide will briefly describe the different parts of Special Collections, including the University Archives, Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, and the Louisiana Room. There is also a page dedicated to affiliates of the Special Collections.


Special Collections is located on the 3rd Floor of Edith Garland Dupré Library.

Faculty and Staff

Zachary Stein
Assistant Professor
Head of Special Collections
(337) 482-6427
Room 320

Neil Guilbeau
Reference Archivist
(337) 482-1164
Room 315

Scott Jordan
Digitization Archivist
(337) 482-5702
Room 308

Jane Vidrine
Archives Processing/Microfilm Specialist
(337) 482-1127
Room 317

Regular Working Hours

Fall and Spring Semester

Monday and Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Summer Semester and Intersessions

Monday through Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed