The campus yearbook was first published in 1909. No books were published in 1918, 1920 or 1944 because of wars.

Current Sauce

The Current Sauce, Northwestern State’s student newspaper, has served as an independent voice for students since 1914.

Alumni Columns

The publication of the Northwestern Alumni Association began in May 1938. Frequency of publication has varied from monthly to quarterly.

College Catalogs

The catalogs represent Louisiana State Normal School, Louisiana State Normal College, Northwestern State College, and Northwestern State University of Louisiana.


The student literary magazine began publication in the Fall of 1976. Frequency has varied from semester to annually.

University History

Two books have documented the history of Northwestern State from 1884 to 2009.

Steel Magnolias Scrapbook

The Steel Magnolias Scrapbook documents the story of the summer of 1988 when TriStar Pictures filmed Natchitoches native Robert Harling's play, Steel Magnolias, with a star-studded cast including Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts on the campus of Northwestern State University.

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