The purpose of the Louisiana Baptists Archives is to help and support in preservation, appreciation, and utilizing their heritage; and by encouraging and assisting them in recording church history and preserving the records for study and research. Research materials and the archive services are designed to help individuals, churches, and associations by providing a microfilming service, facilities for research, and an environmentally controlled area in which to place donated items.
You can also find assistance for giving an oral history of your church here.
- Researchers have access to Louisiana Baptist annuals, associational minutes, and church histories that have been donated from church and individuals
- Historical information in many forms to help the researcher in tracing their church history
- Indexed categorized lists of the archive materials are available on request
Some churches do or would like to have a library to assist the programs directors and church members. There is resource information to help establish or revamp a church library. For on-site assistance, a state consultant is available. Please contact the Louisiana Baptists archives to secure these services.
The Archives is located on the 3rd floor of the Louisiana Baptists Building. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (closed 12:00-1:00). Please call to make an appointment as sometimes the facilities are closed. Please provide as much research information as possible, such as dates, places, surnames, to aid in faster more thorough search of our resources.
If you have any questions, you can email Keri Murphy, or call her at 318.449.4292.