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Using the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Archives: Receiving Your Reproductions

The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Archives contains thousands of cases from between the years 1813 and 1921. These dates include the court's founding in 1813, the Civil War, and the post-war Reconstruction era.

Delivery Options for Photocopies or Scans Burned to CD/DVD

If the requested materials are photocopies of original documents or scans burned to CD/DVD, there are two options for receiving cases.

  1. U.S. Mail:
    Copies of requested materials may also be mailed via the United States Postal Service. Postal charges are in addition to any applicable media and materials charges ($0.50 per page for photocopies, $1.50 per CD or $3.50 per DVD for scans). Requested materials will be sent in either a flat rate priority mailing envelope, or a flat-rate priority mailing box (current postal rates apply). Large orders will be charged for each envelope or box required. The University is not responsible for materials lost or damaged during the mailing process.

  2. Pick-up:
    Requested materials may also be picked up from the Earl K. Long Library at no additional charge beyond any applicable costs for media and materials. Once they are completed, photocopies and CD/DVDs of scanned images may be picked up at the Circulation desk on the first floor of the library. For digital materials that have not been burned to CD or DVD ahead of time, please arrange to arrive at the library when the Louisiana and Special Collections Department is open.

Delivery Methods for Scanned Materials

If the requested materials are available in a digital format, there are several options for receiving cases.

  1. Flash memory or USB drive:
    If you are able to provide your own flash memory or USB drive, scans will be copied to said drive.

  2. CD or DVD:
    If you are able to provide your own blank CDs or DVDs, scans will be copied to your discs. If you are unable to provide your own blank CDs or DVDs, they will be provided at a charge of $1.50 per CD and $3.00 per DVD, if supplies are available.

  3. Email:
    If the file size of the requested cases permits, scans may be delivered via e-mail. This method requires that cases be compressed as .zip files before they are sent. Please alert us to any restrictions in regard to attachments or file sizes that your e-mail provider institutes.