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 co-authored 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.