The Southwest Louisiana Historical Association

 


Broad Street, Lake Charles, La., Early 1900s.
Photograph Collection
Archives and Special Collections Department
Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University.

The Southwest Louisiana Historical Association (SWLHA) encourages the study of history in Louisiana, with particular emphasis on the history and traditions of Southwest Louisiana.  We also secure manuscripts and memorabilia for deposit in local libraries and archives.  In short, the SWLHA aims to discuss and promote our area's rich and vibrant history.

 

Organized in 1953, the SWLHA meets quarterly to enjoy presentations on historical topics.  In addition, we undertake major projects to preserve our history, such as publishing books, establishing historical markers, collecting archives, and contributing to other groups' historical endeavors.  The McNeese State University Archives and Special Collections Department serves as the SWLHA's official repository for materials collected in the interest of history.

 

The SWLHA relies on its members to contribute ideas for publications and historical markers, speakers for our meetings, and other projects.  Please join us today by becoming a member of our group and keeping Southwest Louisiana's history alive.


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Photograph Collection, Archives and Special Collections Department,
Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University.

 

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