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Louisiana Digital Media Archive
The Louisiana Digital Media Archive is the first project in the nation to combine the media collections of a public broadcaster and a state's archives.
The ever-expanding archive contains a combined catalog of thousands of hours of media recorded over the past half-century. You'll have a front row seat to Louisiana history through video of historic events, interviews and remote and endangered Louisiana places and cultures.
The Secretary of State's Multimedia Archives is one of the most exciting projects in our Archival Program. Our mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible film and video materials produced in or about Louisiana and to conduct oral histories through personal interviews which document our political and governmental history.
It was created with you in mind — the person who seeks more than can be found in a history book or heard secondhand. Everyone can use the multimedia archives! This archives will benefit researchers, political enthusiasts, educators and students learning about Louisiana, its government and its campaigning traditions. Old and young alike will experience this one-of-a-kind collection. This library makes you an eyewitness to the past, where you can see the great figures and historic events that made Louisiana into what it is today — a culture unlike any other. Enjoy your journey into the past with our library!
Research is free via our online database. Clips can be viewed by visiting the Louisiana State Archives Research Library during regular hours of operation or by contacting the Multimedia Archives by phone at 225.922.0420 or via email. Copies of footage can be obtained for a nominal fee, when applicable.