Answered By: Emilie Smart Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 Views: 201
The Main library has back issues on microfilm of both the Advocate and the State Times going back to the 1800s. Visit the library to get assistance using the microfilm readers and to print out the articles you need.
We also have an extensive clipping file -- the Vertical File -- so you may not have to use the microfilm if you are researching a Baton Rouge or Louisiana topic.
We also have two electronic resources, availabe through the Digital Library, that you can use to find articles online -- one is the Advocate Historical Archive, which currently has scanned versions of the Advocate from 1925-2013, and the other is Newsbank, which is more current.
For more information, please call us at (225) 231-3750.
- We now have digitized copies of the Advocate and Times Picayune microfilm. Check our database page for The Advocate Historical Archive or the Times Picayune Historical Archive.
- Many branches keep the Advocate newspapers for a few months, though the time varies from branch to branch.
If a paper from the relatively recent past is needed, you can ask someone at Circulation or Reference for it and if it is still in storage, someone will retrieve it for you.