Extensive collections of Louisiana biographical material are at the Louisiana State Library, The Louisiana State University Library, and the New Orleans Public Library. The New Orleans Public Library has an extensive card index of biographical sketches in books and newspapers published before 1972. The Louisiana Historical Association has published a Dictionary of Louisiana Biography (New Orleans: Louisiana Historical Association, 1988, 2 vols; FHL book 976.3D3dl). Also search local histories, historical atlases, and similar materials for biographical information.
The Family History Library has several biographical and “Who's Who” sources on FHL film 1000054 items 1-2, including Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana, 2 vols. (Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1892).