Student Opportunities

Are you a student hoping to gain practical experience in archives? The following Louisiana institutions offer opportunities for volunteers or interns (paid and unpaid) to work with archives materials and learn from professional archivists. For more information, contact the individual institutions.

Diocese of Baton Rouge Archives & Records Center
1919 Parker Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Hours by appointment
Ann T. Boltin, Archivist and Records Manager

We house historical and vital records of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, as well as materials which reflect the work of the Church within the Diocese. The purpose of the Department is to promote an understanding of the Catholic Church, its history and its heritage in the community. Our collection includes: Sacramental records (1707 – present); Diocesan historical records (Spanish colonial period – present); several manuscript collections; photograph collections; and a research library. We are also responsible for the records management of the Diocese, providing any records needs for the Chancery, parishes, schools, and institutions that make up the Diocese.

Louisiana National Guard Museums
Jackson Barracks Military Library
Building 4209
6400 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans LA 70117
Monday-Saturday 10:00am – 4:00 pm
Bev Boyko, Archives and Collections Manager, MLIS

The archive contains documents, publications and photographs collected or produced by the Louisiana National Guard along with personal collections of those who served in the Louisiana Guard or its predecessor organizations. Located on Jackson Barracks, an active US Army installation since 1832, the museum and archive is free and open to the public for visits and research appointments.

McNeese State University Archives & Special Collections
Frazar Memorial Library
Box 91445
Lake Charles, LA 70609
(337) 475-5731
Hours by appointment
Pati Threatt, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian

The McNeese Archives hold materials about McNeese State University and Southwest Louisiana. It collects materials documenting all aspects of the history of Lake Charles and the parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis. Additionally, the Archives Department administers Frazar Memorial Library's collections of rare books and books about Southwest Louisiana. These collections are particularly strong in early editions of books by American writers, including works by William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O’Neill, Upton Sinclair, John Steinbeck, and Tennessee Williams.