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Collection Details


Collection Name: Lorraine Hawkins 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/hawkins.html
Description: Hawkins (M.A. 1991, LSU) conducted interviews with residents of the rural communities of Pride and Chaneyville, Louisiana. The project began as a study of East Baton Rouge Parish's Horizon 2000 Plan, a program that involved neighborhood meetings to discuss long-range planning issues and land use. It grew into a community history. Interviewees discussed the settlement of the area, prominent families, the establishment of churches and schools, church life, early land ownership by African Americans, sawmills and railroads, Masonic and benevolent societies, and modernization.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 72
Broad Subjects: Rural Life; Communities
ASP Subjects: Baton Rouge, LA; Community; Community development, Urban; Community development, Urban--Louisiana; Community organization; History; Local history; Louisiana; Louisiana--History; Neighborhood; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000265