North Louisiana History, the journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association

North Louisiana History

North Louisiana History, the journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association, publishes two editions per year—Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall. The Journal is interested in articles that highlight aspects of North Louisiana history, on any subject or geographical area in the region.


Please include home mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number in your email, as well as a short personal biography.

  1. Length of the article should not exceed 25 double-spaced, typed lines.
  2. The journal accepts submissions year-round.
  3. Manuscripts should be typed and contain footnotes (preferred) or endnotes and a bibliography. The editor asks that you send a digital copy on CD or a flash drive with any hard-copy manuscript, or you may submit your article via email. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish for hard-copy/digital media returned.
  4. All hard copies with digital media should be mailed to:


Ms. Kathleen T. Smith, Editor

North Louisiana History

North Louisiana Historical Association,

P.O. Box 6701

Shreveport, LA 71136-6701

or you may email your submissions to: or



More Info:

North Louisiana History is published two times a year by the North Louisiana Historical Association, Inc.

Editor, Kathleen T. Smith; Editorial Office established at LSUS in Bronson Hall 437, courtesy of the Department of History & Social Sciences.

Correspondence, contributions, books for review and all editorial matters should be addressed to Editor, North Louisiana History, P. O. Box 6701, Shreveport, LA 71136-6701.  Anyone may submit an article.  Manuscripts should be sent to the above address digitally on a CD or flash drive in Microsoft WORD format, or sent by email to either of the Editor’s email addresses.  You may reach the Editor by email at or   All manuscripts should be prepared using the Chicago Manual of Style format.  All manuscripts should be double spaced.  Footnotes are preferred, but endnotes are accepted.  The author should also include a hard copy of the manuscript.  To insure anonymity, the author’s name should appear only on the title page.  For return of hard copy manuscripts, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Articles appearing in North Louisiana History are abstracted and indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life.

An online index to past issues of North Louisiana History and its predecessor publication, The Journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association, 1970-2005, is available from the LSUS Archives at

Past issues of North Louisiana History and The Journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association may be viewed online through the EBSCO Amerce: History & Life with Full Text Database.  This service is available through libraries that subscribe to the EBSCO database.  Please contact your local library for access to this service.

Single copies of earlier issues, if available, of North Louisiana History or The Journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association are $5.00 per issue.  Make your check payable to the North Louisiana Historical Association and mail to Treasurer, P. O. Box 6701, Shreveport, LA 71136-6701.

UPDATE:  The Board has approved the addition of a less scholarly section to the Journal.  The Editor invites members and friends to send in reminiscences and essays relative to North Louisiana history.  Please look for the Editor’s invitation in North Louisiana History and on our website,


North Louisiana Historical Association

Newsletter, Journal and North Louisiana History

1950s to 2013

$5.00 each, includes postage

 Through the years, the Association has published articles on all aspects of the history of the people, communities, economy, politics and events of North Louisiana.  Let the Association know what specific interests you have and we will let your know if we have journal issues which might interest you.

Contact Dr. Alan Thompson at the North Louisiana Historical Association, P. O. Box 6701, Shreveport, LA 71136-6701 and he will let you know what issues of interest to you are available.  You may also contact him at his e-mail address,  After he locates items and contacts you, he will let you know the cost of those items which you may wish to purchase.