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Library Archives and Special Collections

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The mission of the Archives and Special Collections is to support the University in all endeavors of producing a quality educational experience. As the repository for primary documents and artifacts of enduring value to the University, we are to preserve and protect all materials under the archives care and supervision. We are to provide regulated and efficient access to materials for the University community and researchers. To that end, we:

  • Select, purchase, organize and maintain a quality archive and special collections
  • Anticipate information needs in an increasingly global society
  • Build and develop collections and provide access to information resources in support of teaching, research and services
  • Ensure the long-term preservation, availability, and access to these resources
  • Provide physical environments conducive for study, research, and inquiry
  • Encourage, develop, and sustain in its staff the requisite knowledge, skills, commitment and innovative spirit


  • ALL patrons requesting service MUST provide institutional or state ID. Failure to provide proper identification will result in denial of archival access.
  • The use of ink pens or markers is prohibited. A pencil can be provided.
  • No food or drinks allowed unless properly sealed. Eating, drinking, and gum chewing are prohibited.
  • Researchers may be required to wear gloves at the archivist's discretion.
  • Photography is prohibited without permission from the archivist.



Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

***Closed weekends and holidays***


The Archives are available by appointment. It is recommended that visitors call or email for an appointment.





Mr. John Kennedy, Archives and Special Collections Assistant

Phone: (504) 816-4960

Main Desk: (504) 816-4786




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Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, Dillard University President 1974-1997

Founders' Day Exhibit in the Dillard University Library

October 22, 2017 


Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook led Dillard University for 23 years. Within those years, Dr. Cook exemplified a nurturing spirit that sought to help Dillard University's students excel in academic excellence and appreciation for culture. More information about Dr. Cook can be found @:



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Photocopies $.50 per copy

Adobe PDF creation $1 per ten pages or less


5x7 - $12

8x10 - $15

11x14 - $20

16x20 - $30

Scanning/Electronic $15 per image / CD $5 per image cost



Cost per image. One-time publication rights.


Editorial Non-profit $25 plus image cost

For-profit $60 plus image cost


Advertisement Non-profit $50 plus image cost

For-profit $125 plus image cost


Editorial use includes use within books, periodicals, video production, and other published works, including those in electronic format.


Advertising use and other non-editorial uses, includes such uses as on book covers, posters, and brochures. Publication on the Internet or on Local Area Networks (LANs) lacking copy protection is under NO circumstances, permitted.




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