The purpose of the Archives is to support the Louisiana Baptist Convention in its task by leading Louisiana Baptists to preserve, appreciate, and utilize their heritage; and by encouraging and assisting them in recording Louisiana Baptist history and preserving the records for study and research. Research materials and services are available for helping individuals, churches, and associations in preserving church records by providing a microfilming service, facilities for research, and a environmentally controlled area in which to place items from donations.
Located on the 3rd floor of the Louisiana Baptist Convention our hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (closed 12:00-1:00pm) Please call before dropping by to do any research, sometimes the research facilities are closed. Please allow a one week response for all questions.
Researchers have access to Louisiana Baptist annuals, associational minutes, and church histories that have been produced and donated to the archives from Louisiana Baptist churches. We also have miscellaneous historical books, collections and other information in many forms to help the researcher in tracing their churchs history. Indexed, categorized lists of the archive materials are available on request for a fee.
If you make a request for research, please give as much information as possible (dates, places, surnames). Without much to go on it makes any searching very hard.
Many Louisiana Baptists churches do and would like to have libraries to assist the program directors and church members. We have resources available to help you establish a new library or revamp on old one. For on-site assistance, Hope Ferguson is the Louisiana Baptist Conventions contract consultant for Media Library work in the state. Please contact the Mae Lee Memorial Library to secure her library services.