Center for Louisiana Studies at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The Center for Louisiana Studies, established in 1973, seeks to plan, promote, and pursue programs of acquisition, research, and interpretation designed to provide scholars, students, and interested individuals with a better understanding of Louisiana's history and culture.

“The Shark River”

1927 Flood - Photograph - “The Shark River”

The Coast Guard boat "The Shark River" is used to evacuate flood victims from the Long Bridge area of Avoyelles Parish during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

A Cajun-style house inundated by flood waters during 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - A Cajun-style house inundated by flood waters

A Cajun-style house in Avoyelles Parish inundated by flood waters during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

Tent city for refugees at Mansura, during the 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - Tent city for refugees at Mansura

A "tent city" maintained by the Red Cross for refugees at Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

Tent city for refugees at Marksville, during the 1927 flood.

1927 Flood - Photograph - Tent city for refugees at Marksville

A "tent city" maintained by the Red Cross for refugees at Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

The Evangeline Oak during the 1927 flood

1927 Flood - Photograph - The Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville

A photograph of the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville during the 1927 flood. ZoomifyView »

Acadian Weaver

Acadian Weaver - Lithograph- Acadian or Cajun weaver working her loom

An Acadian or Cajun woman weaves fabric on her loom. ZoomifyView »

Jean Jacques Blaise D'Abbadie

D'Abbadie, Jean Jacques Blaise - Lithorgraph - Profile portrait

A lithograph depicting the profile of Jean Jacques Blaise D'Abbadie, director general of Louisiana in the 1760s (French colonial Louisiana). View »

Governor Pierre Derbigny

Derbigny, Pierre - Lithograph - Portrait

A lithograph of Louisiana governor Pierre Derbigny. View »

Alexandre Mouton

Mouton, Alexandre - Lithograph - Portrait

A lithograph of Alexandre Mouton, the first Democratic Party Governor of Louisiana. He was a United States senator, leader of the southwestern Louisiana vigilante movement of 1859, and president of Louisiana's secession convention in 1861. View »

Luis de Unzaga y Amezaga

Unzaga y Amezaga, Luis

Luís Unzaga was the second Spanish governor of Louisiana, serving from 1769 until 1777. View »

James Madison Wells

Wells, James Madison

A portrait of James Madison Wells, circa 1865. View »

Edward Douglas White, Sr.

White, Edward Douglas, Sr. - Lithograph - Portrait

Sugar planter Edward Douglas White, Sr., a member of the Whig party, served as a member of the US House of Representatives for nine years and as governor of Louisiana from 1835 until 1839. View »