Louisiana Newspapers 1836-1922
The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project, a program funded by the National Digital Newspaper Program and administered by the Louisiana State University Libraries between 2009 and 2015, digitized issues from 128 Louisiana newspaper titles dating from between 1836 and 1922 for the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America database. The RIAS has in its collection microfilmed issues of Bienville Messenger, Bossier Banner, Caucasian, Daily Southwestern, Daily Shreveport Times, Daily Nashville Patriot, Louisiana Democrat, Nashville Union and American, Nashville Republican Banner, Natchitoches Spectator, New Orleans Daily Crescent, New Orleans Democrat, New Orleans Republican, New Orleans Times, Rapides Gazette, People’s Vindicator, Semi-weekly Times, Shreveport Daily Standard, Shreveport Miscellaneous Titles, Shreveport News, Southwestern and Southwestern Presbyterian.
The Parish Index is arranged alphabetically by 64 parishes of Louisiana. Under each parish, newspapers are then chronologically listed by the extant year of publication (the earliest extant issues). One asterisk at the end of the title indicates it is the current journal of parish, double asterisks for the previous journal; asterisk at the end of the date indicates the extant issue(s) are not found in any Louisiana repositories but at other state’s library or at a publiher’s office or private collector.
The Chronological Index is arranged chronologically by extant year of publication. Each newspaper also has the same information as the Parish index.