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Louisiana Newspapers

How to Find Louisiana Newspapers on Microfilm

Search our online catalog to find Louisiana newspapers in the LSU Libraries.  They are available usually only on microfilm, as we keep very few original printed issues.  Microfilm for almost all Louisiana newspapers is kept in Hill Memorial Library.  The only exceptions are major Louisiana newspapers for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, which are housed in the LSU Library.  Go to room 141 to find these major titles:

Alexandria newspapers

  • The Daily Town Talk (1901) on MICROFILM 309
  • The Alexandria Daily Town Talk (1901-1999) on MICROFILM 309
  • The Town Talk (1999) on MICROFILM 309

Baton Rouge newspapers

  • Daily State-Times (1908-1910) on MICROFILM 55
  • The New Advocate (1910-1913) on MICROFILM 55
  • State Times Advocate (1913-1991) on MICROFILM 55
  • Morning Advocate (1925-1992) on MICROFILM 77
  • The Advocate (1992-present) on MICROFILM 77

Lafayette newspapers

  • The Lafayette Advertiser (1900-1914) on MICROFILM 255
  • The Daily Advertiser (1914-present) on MICROFILM 256

Lake Charles newspapers

  • Lake Charles Daily American (1901-1910) on MICROFILM 410
  • Lake Charles Daily American-Press (1910-1912) on MICROFILM 410
  • Lake Charles American-Press (1912-1998) on MICROFILM 410
  • American Press (1998-2015) on MICROFILM 410

Monroe newspapers

  • The Monroe News-Star (1909-1979) on MICROFILM 2184
  • The News-Star (1979-1980) on MICROFILM 2184
  • Monroe Morning World (1929-1978) on MICROFILM 2185
  • Morning World (1978-1980) on MICROFILM 2185
  • News-Star-World (1980-1988) on MICROFILM 2184
  • The News-Star (1988-present) on MICROFILM 2184

New Orleans newspapers

  • The Daily Picayune (1901-1914) on MICROFILM 138
  • The Times-Democrat, The Daily Picayune (1914) on MICROFILM 138
  • The Times-Picayune (1914-1980) on MICROFILM 138
  • Times-Picayune, The States-Item (1980-1986) on MICROFILM 138
  • The Times-Picayune (1986-present) on MICROFILM 138
  • The Daily States (1916-1918) on MICROFILM 1707
  • New Orleans States (1918-1958) on MICROFILM 1707
  • The Daily Item (1901-1902) on MICROFILM 1708
  • The New Orleans Item (1902-1958) on MICROFILM 1708
  • The Morning Tribune (1924-1937) on MICROFILM 1708
  • New Orleans States and New Orleans Item (1958-1960) on MICROFILM 1709
  • New Orleans States-Item (1960-1970) on MICROFILM 1709
  • The States-Item (1970-1980) on MICROFILM 1709
  • The Advocate Daily New Orleans edition (2012-2013) on MICROFILM 77
  • The New Orleans Advocate (2013-present) on MICROFILM 77 & MICROFILM 6188

Shreveport newspapers

  • Shreveport Evening Journal (1901) on MICROFILM 63
  • Shreveport Journal (1902-1991) on MICROFILM 63
  • Shreveport Times (1901-1979) on MICROFILM 497
  • The Times (1979-present) on MICROFILM 497
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