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The Baton Rouge Digital Archive from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library

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Baton Rouge Room Collection

The mission of the Baton Rouge Room Collection is to collect, manage, preserve and provide access to items that represent current and historical actions of local governments, businesses, residents and institutions of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. These items include but are not limited to photographs, manuscripts, …

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Baton Rouge Room Collection

WAFB Newsreel Films

WAFB television began broadcasting in Baton Rouge, La. in 1953. Sometime in the early 1980's the station donated over 1,300 reels of 16mm magnetic film with sound containg raw news footage to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. In 2010 the Baton Rouge Room Archives undertook a project to have these films digitized. On this page, …

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WAFB Newsreel Films

East Baton Rouge Parish Library Historic Photographs

The Baton Rouge Digital Archive of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is a series of collections that reflect the content of the Baton Rouge Room Archive. Here you will find materials that reflect historical actions of local governments, businesses, residents and institutions of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. …

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East Baton Rouge Parish Library Historic Photographs

The Robert E. Bogan Fire Museum Collection

The Baton Rouge Fire Department was formed in 1825 when a group of 94 citizens formed the Baton Rouge Bucket Company. As the city began to expand, it became clear that more sophisticated equipment needed to be purchased. In 1837 the first semi-professional fire company was formed as Washington Fire Company No. 1. In 1875, Samuel Hart …

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The Robert E. Bogan Fire Museum Collection

Cazedessus Collection

The Cazedessus Collection is a selection of materials from the collection of Anthony "Tony" Cazedessus, a Baton Rouge real estate agent who was piviotal in the development of some of Baton Rouge's early neighborhoods. Dating from 1911 , these images show the growth of Roseland Terrace, Steele Place and scenes from around the City …

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Cazedessus Collection

About the collections



The Baton Rouge Digital Archive of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is a series of collections that reflect the content of the Baton Rouge Room Archive. Here you will find materials that reflect historical actions of local governments, businesses, residents and institutions of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. These items include but are not limited to photographs, manuscripts, periodical publications, documents, audio and video recordings and memorabilia. To view all items in all collections, please select "BROWSE ALL" in the upper left hand corner of the page.

The Baton Rouge Room is located in the River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Baton Rouge, La. 225-389-4960

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