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Baton Rouge Arts and Humanities Council

Identifier: brfa042

Scope and Contents

The collection includes the monthly newsletter, Discoveries, put out in the late 70s and 80s by the Arts and Humanities Council of Baton Rouge as well as records pertaining to the creation and function of the organization from conception to present day. Included are booklets, by-laws, correspondence, brochures, event programs and maps, and materials relating to Art Block and Moving Forward EBR Schools.


  • 1974-2018


Biographical / Historical

The Arts and Humanities Council of Greater Baton Rouge was established in 1973. The organization's mission is to foster community and economic growth by providing educational and fiscal opportunities in the arts. The Council serves 11 parishes including Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Feliciana, West Baton Rouge.


9 box

12 scrapbooks

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Collection is arranged in two series. Newsletters contain the volumes of the monthly Discoveries newsletter and the second series, Records, contains records relating to the history and activities of the organization from it's conception to present day.

Physical Location

BRS Row 6 Range 6.1/ 7.7-7.5

Custodial History

Many of theses items were brought into the archive at different times and by different people. There is no clear custodial history for particular materials in the collection.

Processing Information

Items will be added to this collection as they come into the archive.

Baton Rouge Arts and Humanities Council
Emily Ward
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Repository Details

Part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Special Collections Repository

7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge La. 70806 USA