The History of New Iberia

Glenn R. Conrad, a native of New Iberia, was the founder and former Director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has authored or coauthored numerous books and articles on Louisiana.

What's in a town's name? Some names say little about the town or its inhabitants; others tie together diverse heritages to form a community. New Iberia is one of the later. Read Mr. Conrad's article entitled "The History of New Iberia" to find out more.