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A Hidden Treasure: the Louisiana Division

of the New Orleans Public Library

The speaker, Amanda Fallis, will provide an overview of the content of the various administrative, legal, and local resources of genealogical interest that are housed in the Louisiana Division.  She will also provide valuable information to researchers regarding how to access and search the records in the collection.  The Louisiana Division is located at the Main Branch of the New Orleans Public Library at 219 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans.

PLACE:  Causeway Branch of the St. Tammany

Parish Public Library
3457 U. S. Highway 190 in Mandeville, LA - (985) 626-9779
(in the former K-Mart parking lot, near the UPS store)

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, February 1, 2020 -

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Society’s Meet-and-Greet will precede the presentation and will begin at 9:30 a.m., during which light refreshments will be served.  The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12 noon.  It is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited to adults and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The Louisiana Division is a reference division which collects resources relating to the study of Louisiana and its citizens and to the city of New Orleans and New Orleanians.  Other areas of concentration are the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the South.  Included within the Division's collections are books by or about Louisianians; city, regional, and state documents; manuscripts, maps, newspapers, periodicals, microfilms, photographs, slides, motion pictures, sound recordings, video tapes, postcards, and ephemera of every sort.  The Louisiana Division also houses the City Archives, the official repository for the records of New Orleans municipal government (1769-present), and holds on deposit the pre-1927 records of the civil courts and the pre-1932 records of the criminal courts of Orleans Parish.”[1] 

[1] New Orleans Public Library, Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections, New Orleans;,(  :  accessed 17 December 2019.)

Amanda Fallis is an archivist and research librarian at the New Orleans Public Library’s Louisiana Division/City Archives and Special Collections.  She also currently serves as Treasurer of the Greater New Orleans Archivists and Vice-Chair of the Local Government Records Section of the Society of American Archivists.  Amanda is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Society of Southwestern Archivists, the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association, and the Louisiana Library Association.  She received her Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS), and a Special Certificate in Archives, from the University of Southern Mississippi.

February Program in Mandeville!

STGS Board Members for 2020 - 2022

President: Marguerite Scully
Treasurer: Dick Boever 
Recording Secretary/Archivist: Sharon Webb
Corresponding Secretary: Pam Herty 
Board Member-at-Large: Beth Stahr
Board Member-at-Large: Sheila Delacroix
Board Member-at-Large: Thomas Gannon

December 2019


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Meeting Location:

Causeway Branch of the

St. Tammany Library 3457 U.S. Highway 190

Mandeville, LA