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Library Archival Collections


The LSU Law Library Archival Collections record the history of the Law School, its faculty, and alumni, and their contributions to legal scholarship in Louisiana and across the globe. In addition, they contain one-of-a-kind and rare materials relevant to the legal history of Louisiana.

Highlights of the collection include the papers Paul M. Hebert created during his tenure as a judge at the US Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and Ira S. Flory’s correspondence from the 1920s regarding the expansion of the Law Library’s holdings, in addition to Hebert’s personal speech files and his records from the Tidelands case.

For a complete list of archival collections (with detailed finding aids), visit the collections page.


Because many items in the archival collections are one-of-a-kind, there are special rules about how they can be used. Our policies page has information on: the handling of archival materials; photocopying rates; online reference requests; and our acquisition/donation policy.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (by appointment only). To set up an appointment please contact