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Collection Details


Collection Name: Volunteers of American 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/voa.html
Dates Spanned: 1994-1995
Description: Interviews for this series were conducted by students enrolled in two service learning English composition classes at LSU taught by Wade and Susann Dorman. Wanting the service aspect of their course to be based on writing, the Dormans decided to help the Baton Rouge Chapter of Volunteers of America (VOA) write a history of their organization. Involved in all aspects of the project, their students did background research, conducted, transcribed and indexed the interviews with key figures, and wrote "Giving Shelter," the history of the Baton Rouge Chapter of VOA.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 10
Broad Subjects: Sociology; Communities
ASP Subjects: Baton Rouge, LA; Charity organization; Community; Community organization; History; Local history; Louisiana; Louisiana--History; Oral history; Public welfare; United States; Voluntarism; Volunteers of America
Collection Code: OHC0000274