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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2024    Views: 4

LSU Libraries Special Collections requires that materials be accompanied with a proper citation and/or credit line in the applicable format below. Our recommended citation style is also listed in each library catalog record and in collection inventories (finding aids). 

For manuscript collections:

Name of the Manuscript Collection, Mss# [manuscript number], Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

“Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections” must be spelled out the first time a collection is cited. Thereafter, the abbreviation “LLMVC” may be used.

For University Archives:

Name of originating office followed by "Records", RG# [record group number], Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.

“Louisiana State University Archives” must be spelled out the first time a record group is cited. Thereafter the abbreviation “LSUA” may be used.