BP Journal Launches Historic Video Archive

In addition to local news and sports, the Bienville Parish Journal has just launched a historic video collection within the Bienville Parish Historic Photo Archive. The purpose and mission of this archive is for the preservation of local historical photographs, homemade films, and memorabilia, while making them easily accessible. 

Brad Dison, editor of the Bienville Parish Journal, purchased equipment to transfer 8mm and super 8mm films into high-quality digital format.  If you have 8mm or super 8mm films which may contain anything pertaining to Bienville Parish and would like them transferred into digital format, please contact the journal at BPJNewsLA@gmail.com. 

To access the videos, click here or go to BienvilleParishJournal.com and click on “Historic Photos.”  Scroll down until you see “Video Collection.”

The Bienville Parish Journal encourages everyone to add your historic photos and videos which relate to Bienville Parish to the archive. It’s free and easy. Your photos and videos will be preserved for posterity and will be made available for easy access on the website. To add your historic photos and videos to the archive, please email the Bienville Parish Journal at BPJNewsLA@gmail.com.

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Take a look at these recent finds:

The video above was filmed on Sunday, November 16, 1969, by Joe Harper, Saline’s barber, at the formal opening of the newly constructed Bank of Saline (now called Sabine State Bank).

The video above was filmed circa 1970 by Joe Harper.  The beginning of the film shows Shavon and Eric Sullivan playing followed by views of several citizens in downtown Saline.

The video above shows Gary, Carolyn, and Jereme Dison before church, followed by scenes at Carolina Baptist Church circa 1971.