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Collection Details


Collection Name: Frank de Caro Folklife in Louisiana Photography Series
Repository Name: Louisiana State University. T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
URL: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/williams/collections/decaro.html
Dates Spanned: 1986-1987
Description: Interviews conducted by LSU English Professor Frank de Caro for the exhibit and catalog, Folklife in Louisiana Photography: Images of Tradition (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1990). The interviewees are photographers noted for their depictions of Louisiana folklife. They discuss their work, other photographers, and the various people, events, and activities they photographed. Other topics include: African-American life; Cajun and zydeco musicians; Mardi Gras; shrimping; farming; festivals; and parades.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 18
Broad Subjects: Art; Photography; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: African Americans; Baton Rouge, LA; Cajun music--Louisiana; Carnival--Louisiana; Culture; History; Local history; Louisiana; Louisiana--History; Musicians, Cajun--Louisiana; Oral history; Photography; Traditions; United States; Zydeco music; Zydeco musicians
Collection Code: OHC0000261