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Archives and Special Collections

University Records Info

University Records

The Ellender Archives houses archival records of the University beginning with its founding  as a Junior College of Louisiana State University in 1948. The Presidents' Archives hold the official papers of former presidents, Charles C. Elkins, Vernon F. Galliano, Donald J. Ayo, and Stephen T. Hulbert. The department receives non-current records of not only the President's office, but also other administrative units, academic departments and organizations. 

For information on our local and regional special collections, click here.

La Pirogue

Aerial photograph of Nicholls State University
from the 1965 La Pirogue.

Nicholls State University Records

In addition to the papers of our University Presidents and department records, the archives also holds:

  • The La Pirogue yearbook (1949-present) 
  • The Nicholls Worth student newspaper (1950-present)
  • Records of student organizations
  • Course catalogs
  • Special reports
  • Committee minutes
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Films


Donation to the Archives

If you have materials relating to a Nicholls student organization that you are interested in donating to the archives, please contact us for more information.