Reference

Trying to find information on a long-lost relative who attended Tulane, or to track down a final score of an athletic event? Ask us!

We accept reference questions in person, by phone, mail, or e-mail. We will be happy to look through our holdings to try to find an answer for you, within reasonable time limits. Extensive, in-depth research projects will require an on-site visit; no appointment is needed, but prior communication will enable us to help you find the information you seek more easily.

Please visit our Staff Directory for full contact information. For reference requests not involving our holdings, see the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Research Help page.

Official Student Records

The University Archives holds transcripts of former students dating back to 1900, although some privacy restrictions may limit general access to these records. Requests for official copies of transcripts must be made to the Registrar’s office. Other documents in the University Archives which might contain information about former students are application books for various units of the university, lists of yearly graduates by degree, registers of students, telephone books, and yearbooks.

A caveat: records of recent former medical students are held at the School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education, not at the University Archives. While we might be able to tell you if and when a medical student graduated from the university, most living students' records are only available through GME.

Please visit our Staff Directory for full contact information. For reference requests not involving our holdings, please contact the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library reference department.

Some Useful Reference Links

Potpourri: An Assortment of Tulane People and Places – a Tulane fact book, updated in 2002

About Tulane – current profile of Tulane University, with assorted links to Economic Impact, Facts, History, Traditions, and Songs and Cheers.

Newcomb Archives – a collection of records and manuscripts documenting the experiences of women, particularly those that relate to women's education, the history of women at Newcomb College and Tulane University, the American South, culinary history, and the Louisiana Women’s movement.