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Resources for History

This guide will provide students doing research in history with a platform for finding primary and secondary sources for their papers.

Searching History in the Dupré Library Catalog

History books are classified in the C, D, E and F sections in the Library of Congress, all of which are contained on the 3rd floor of Dupré Library.

Library of Congress Classification for History

C - Auxiliary sciences of history

  • Subclass CB....History of Civilization
  • Subclass CC....Archeology
  • Subclass CD....Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
  • Subclass CE....Technical Chronology. Calendar
  • Subclass CJ....Numismatics
  • Subclass CN....Inscriptions. Epigraphy
  • Subclass CR....Heraldry
  • Subclass CS....Genealogy
  • Subclass CT....Biography

D - World history (except American history)

  • Subclass D....History (General)
  • Subclass DA....Great Britain
  • Subclass DAW....Central Europe
  • Subclass DB....Austria – Liechtenstein – Hungary – Czechoslovakia
  • Subclass DC....France – Andorra – Monaco
  • Subclass DD....Germany
  • Subclass DE....Greco-Roman World
  • Subclass DF....Greece
  • Subclass DG....Italy – Malta
  • Subclass DH....Low Countries – Benelux Countries
  • Subclass DJ....Netherlands (Holland)
  • Subclass DJK....Eastern Europe (General)
  • Subclass DK....Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics – Poland
  • Subclass DL....Northern Europe.Scandinavia
  • Subclass DP....Spain – Portugal
  • Subclass DQ....Switzerland
  • Subclass DR....Balkan Peninsula
  • Subclass DS....Asia
  • Subclass DT....Africa
  • Subclass DU....Oceania (South Seas)
  • Subclass DX....Gypsies

E - American history

F - Local history of the United States and British, Dutch, French and Latin America

Digital Libraries, Archives & Special Collections

Several collections or archives are available in Lafayette, both at Dupré Library and elsewhere

Dupré Library

Other local or University collections

In addition, there are several archives and research collections in the state of Louisiana and eastern Texas. They include:

Collections on World History

The Americas




The Middle East


Historical Newspapers

Electronic Newspaper Databases

Local Electronic Newspaper

Newspapers on Microfilm

  • Daily Advertiser (1869-present) Much of this microfilm is damaged
  • The Lafayette Gazette (1893-1908, Louisiana Room)
  • New York Times (1851-present)
  • Virginia Gazette (1736-1780)
  • Times of London (1785-present)
  • Times Picayune (1837-present)
  • American Periodical Series (18th Century to Reconstruction)
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1872)
  • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1953)
  • Miscellaneous slavery source materials, newspapers and narratives
  • Massachusetts newspapers (1767-1775)

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