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Historic Lafourche Parish Collection

Identifier: MS-00017
This collection dates from 1773 to 2006 and spans 7 linear feet. It consists of photographs, reports, printed materials, correspondence, meeting minutes, maps, blueprints, ephemera, and artifacts relating to the history and culture of Lafourche Parish in Louisiana. The collection is divided into the following series: General parish history, People, Events, Organizations, Education, Churches, Foodways, Historic sites, Transportation, and Business and industry.


  • 1773-2006, undated
  • Majority of material found in circa 1900-1990

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Physical rights are retained by Nicholls State University. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.


6 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Historical Note

Lafourche Parish was established in 1807 and is located in the southeast region of Louisiana. It is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, Terrebonne Parish, Assumption Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Charles Parish, and Jefferson Parish. The largest town in Lafourche Parish is Thibodaux, which is also the parish seat. Major industries in Lafourche Parish include agriculture (predominantly sugar cultivation and production), fishing, oil, and shipbuilding.


The Historic Lafourche Parish Collection is an artificial collection compiled by the Nicholls State University Archives and Special Collections Department staff. It is arranged by subject.

Sensitive Materials Statement

This collection may contain material(s) with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Ellender Memorial Library and Nicholls State University assume no responsibility.
Processed by Mary Katherine Kearns and Helen Thomas

Repository Details

Part of the Nicholls State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ellender Memorial Library
Nicholls State University
906 E 1st St.
Thibodaux Louisiana 70310 USA