Vertical Files

The Main Library vertical files contain extensive newspaper clippings from The Advocate and The Times-Picayune newspapers going back to the 1930’s, as well as pamphlets, brochures and other ephemera. These files contain information on Louisiana (from parish information, to LSU, to politicians) and on Baton Rouge people, places and events. There are newspaper stories in the files on just about any topic to do with our city and state.

Here is a complete list of Louisiana Related Subject Headings and Baton Rouge Related Subject Headings that you will be able to find folders of information on.

The Baton Rouge Room located in the River Center Branch also holds Baton Rouge specific vertical files, find out more information by visiting the Baton Rouge Room InfoGuide.

You can also access our Times Picayune and Advocate Historical Newspapers online archive. (currently only available from inside the library.)

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