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Baton Rouge Room: Baton Rouge Room Videos

This page will help patrons learn about and search the Baton Rouge Room collection.

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Melissa Eastin
East Baton Rouge Parish Library

7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 231-3752

Baton Rouge Digital Archive-Videos

The Baton Rouge Digital Archive provides access to various collections housed in the Baton Rouge Room.  One such collection is the WAFB Newsreel Films.  WAFB Television began broadcasting in Baton Rouge in 1953.  In the 1980s the station donated 1,300 reels to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, and in 2010 the Baton Ruoge Room began an effort to digitize the films to make them more accessible to patrons.  A sample of these digitized films can be found on the Baton Rouge Digital Archive which can be accessed through the home page of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website:, or at this link: