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Collection Details


Collection Name: Louisiana State University Miscellaneous 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/miscseries.html
Dates Spanned: 1968-
Description: Mostly biographical or local history interviews, contributed by individuals not affiliated with LSU, or by LSU faculty and students; some conducted by Williams Center staff under contract for interviewees' families. Among the topics covered, in addition to general family history and genealogy, are the insurance industry; Leni Riefenstahl, documentary film maker for Nazi Germany; Louisiana folkcrafts; Southern Association for Women Historians; the public health facility for Hansen's disease at Carville, Louisiana; President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his relationship with the press; WPA art projects in Louisiana; the New Llano Socialist Colony near Leesville, Louisiana; Jewish immigration to Louisiana; the Louisiana forestry industry; Baton Rouge blues musicians; the Baton Rouge Zoo; Louisiana fisheries; Civil War diarist Clara Solomon; hurricanes; faith healers; and architecture.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 107
Broad Subjects: Domestic life; Education; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Architecture; Baton Rouge, LA; College administrators; College students; College teachers; Emigration and immigration; Family--History; Fishing; Forests and forestry; History; Insurance; Local history; Louisiana; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Louisiana--History; Motion picture industry; Music; Musicians; Oral history; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865; United States; Universities and colleges; Universities and colleges--Departments; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Other Subjects: Blues; Clara Solomon; Faith healers; Hurricains; WPA art projects
Collection Code: OHC0000267