Archives & Special Collections at Frazar Memorial Library
Visitor Information

Contact Information

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian:   Pati Threatt

U.S. Mail: Archives & Special Collections Telephone: (337) 475-5734
  Frazar Memorial Library Fax:            (337) 475-5719
  Box 91445    
  McNeese State University e-mail:  archivesdept@mcneese.edu
  Lake Charles, LA 70609    

Location & Hours
The Archives & Special Collections Department is temporarily located in the Parra Ballroom of the New Ranch on the campus of McNeese State University. Please call or email for an appointment at least 24 hours in advance to use the collections. Anyone with a meaningful inquiry may use our resources, but all patrons must follow our Reading Room Rules.

Driving Directions from the East
Take Interstate Highway 10 west into Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, then change to Interstate Highway 210 when approaching Lake Charles. From Interstate Highway 210, take exit 6A (Ryan Street) in Lake Charles. Turn left from the exit ramp onto Ryan Street and drive south for one mile. After you cross Sale Road, you will see the university on your left. At the next traffic light on the corner of Ryan Street and Beauregard Drive (The H.C. Drew Enrollment Center is on the far left), turn left onto Beauregard Drive. Frazar Library is on the right across from a large parking lot.

Driving Directions from the West
Take Interstate Highway 10 east into Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, then change to Interstate Highway 210 when approaching Lake Charles. From Interstate Highway 210, take exit 6A (Ryan Street) in Lake Charles. Turn left from the exit ramp onto College Street and drive east for 1/10 of a mile to the intersection of College Street and Ryan Street. Turn right onto Ryan Street and drive south for one mile. After you cross Sale Road, you will see the university on your left. At the next traffic light on the corner of Ryan Street and Beauregard Drive (The H.C. Drew Enrollment Center is on the far left), turn left onto Beauregard Drive. Frazar Library is on the right across from a large parking lot.

Driving Directions from the North
Take Highway 171 south into Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  Continue south as you approach Lake Charles and Highway 171 becomes Highway 14.  Continuing south on Highway 14, you will pass under Interstate 210 and pass a Walmart on the left.  Turn right onto McNeese Street and drive west. After you cross Common Street, you will see the university on your right. At the next traffic light turn right onto Ryan Street.  At the next traffic light on the corner of Ryan Street and Beauregard Drive (The H.C. Drew Enrollment Center is on the right), turn right onto Beauregard Drive. Frazar Library is on the right across from a large parking lot.

Driving Directions from the South
Take Highway 14 north into Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.   Continuing north on Highway 14, turn left onto McNeese Street and drive west. After you cross Common Street, you will see the university on your right. At the next traffic light turn right onto Ryan Street.  At the next traffic light on the corner of Ryan Street and Beauregard Drive (The H.C. Drew Enrollment Center is on the right), turn right onto Beauregard Drive. Frazar Library is on the right across from a large parking lot.

Parking
Visitors should go to the McNeese State University Police Station to obtain a temporary parking pass and parking information before visiting the Archives. The Police Station is located on Ryan Street between the Baptist Student Center and Smoothie King. For more information, call the McNeese Police Department at (337) 475-5711.

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Useful Links for Visitors to Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana / Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Visitors Bureau web page offers information on local accommodations, attractions, and restaurants, as well as area maps and an events calendar.

City of Lake Charles
The City's website offers community links and other helpful information.

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