The Center for Louisiana Studies is dedicated to researching, publicizing, promoting, and preserving Louisiana’s cultures and history. Since 1973, the Center has worked not only to preserve the state’s rich heritage, but also to make it accessible to scholars, students, and the general public.
The Center is composed of three divisions: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, the Research Division, and the Programming and Special Projects Division.
The Center also serves as a headquarters for the Louisiana Historical Association and oversees production of its quarterly journal, Louisiana History. The Center is currently housed on the 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupré Library, but is raising funds to renovate the J. Arthur Roy House. As soon as the rehabilitation of the Roy House is complete, the Center’s headquarters will relocate there.