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Search results: Found 21 collection(s).
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Acadian Handicraft Project Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The Acadian Handicraft Project existed from 1942 until 1962. It grew out of an earlier effort by the General Education Board to support French language and culture in Louisiana. In 1942, Louisiana State University's General Extension Program picked up the project. Louise Olivier (d. 1962), served as the Extension Program's field representative and purchased crafts, mostly textiles, from Acadian women and marketed them throughout the state. Interviewers Pam Rabalais of LSU's School of Human Ecology and Yvonne Olivier conducted these interviews with women who participated in the project for the Southeastern Crafts Revival at the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum. The original tapes and transcripts are housed at the McKissick. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Adrienne Lacour Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Interviews conducted by Adrienne Lacour for a graduate class in landscape architecture on land use patterns and community history in the predominately African-American community of Four Corners, located south of New Iberia, Louisiana. Topics covered include growing and processing sugar cane; South Coast Plantation and other area plantations; plantation stores and debt peonage; recreation, including gambling and baseball; impact of World War II; and religion. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Americans in Vietnam Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. LSU Professor Beatrice Spade and student conducted these interviews with American servicemen and a few Vietnamese people now living in America. The interviewees discuss their experiences in Vietnam and their attitudes toward American involvement in Southeast Asia. In addition, the soldiers, representing a variety of ranks and all branches of the military, discuss their military training and contact with the Vietnamese people and their culture, and the civilians relate their background and the experience of immigrating to the United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Civil Rights Oral History Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. These interviews document the civil rights movement in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. Topics include the experience of African Americans in Baton Rouge during the period of segregation, the Baton Rouge bus boycott, sit-ins in 1960, Baton Rouge's biracial committee, the desegregation of schools and public facilities, voter registration, and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the rural parishes. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

David Daugherty Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The interviewees discuss the administration of Governor Sam Jones and were conducted by Daugherty for his 1970 senior thesis in history at LSU. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

De Caro - Jordan Anglo - Indian Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Folklorists de Caro and Jordan interviewed Britons who lived and worked in pre-independence India as colonial administrators, civil servants, missionaries, soldiers, forestry officials, and engineers, focusing on the contact of cultures and cultural identity. The originals are deposited at the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Frank de Caro Folklife in Louisiana Photography Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Gillis Long Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Dr. Gary Huey conducted these interviews with friends and critics of Gillis Long for a biography of Long. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

History of Education Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Interviews were conducted by faculty and students of LSU's College of Education, especially Petra Munro, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, for her research on the life histories of women school teachers; graduate students in qualitative research classes; and undergraduates in history of education classes. Most interviews focus on the education and teaching experiences of Louisiana elementary and secondary teachers in public, private, and parochial schools; a few are with college professors. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

James Tracey Stakely Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Stakely (M.L.A. 1997, LSU) conducted these interviews tracing the career of renowned Baton Rouge landscape architect Steele Burden for his master's thesis, Steele Burden and Windrush: A Historical Documentation of a Landscape Designer and His Garden. The interviewees are Burden's clients and friends, and they discuss the development of Burden's career and design aesthetic. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Lorraine Hawkins Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Louisiana State University Miscellaneous Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

McKinley High School Oral History Project Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Each summer, McKinley High school students with the assistance of faculty and students from College of Education conduct interviews on the African American experience in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since 1995, the students have conducted interviews on the history of McKinley High School, established in 1926; African American businesses during the period of segregation; and the history of black churches in Baton Rouge. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Military Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. This series documents Louisiana's military tradition and focuses primarily on World War II. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Nadine Bopp Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Bopp (M.L.A. 1994, LSU) conducted these interviews with female landscape architects for her thesis "From the Garden to the Drawing Board: Women's Entry into Landscape Architecture." Each interviewee discusses her early background, her decision to enter landscape architecture, her professional training, and the obstacles she encountered. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Political Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. This series focuses on Louisiana's rich political history. Topics include the civil rights movement, the Tidelands case, stump speaking, Louisiana's oil industry, the administrations of governors from Huey Long through John McKeithen. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Robert Ray Cox Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Cox (M.L.A. 1978, LSU) recorded these interviews for his thesis The Gardens of the Shadows on the Teche as Designed by Weeks Hall. The interviewees describe the restoration and landscaping of the gardens at the Shadows, a plantation located in New Iberia, Louisiana, by owner Weeks Hall. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sue Herbert Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. This series documents the local history of the Atchafalaya Basin area, including Plaquemine, Bayou Sorrel, and Bayou Chene. Interviewees discuss lumbering, ginning moss, the Plaquemine locks, harvesting sugarcane, and social life and customs of the area in the early twentieth century. These interviews are also available at the Iberville Parish Library. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

University History Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Interviews with faculty, staff, and alumni conducted by LSU Recording Services and Williams Center staff, volunteers, and graduate students. Sub series include: Distinguished Faculty and Administrators; Distinguished Alumni; Athletics; Petroleum and Chemical Industries and LSU; Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine; Ole War Skule and the Military Tradition at LSU; Integration and the African American Experience at LSU; Women at LSU, and Student Government Association Presidents Series. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Volunteers of American Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

WJBO Radio Series Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Recordings of interviews broadcast as WJBO's radio program "Topic." For the series Jim Harris talked to state and local politicians, economists, and LSU administrators. Topics discussed include capital improvements to Baton Rouge, elections, federal subsidies to cities, white flight, the energy crisis, inflation, Louisiana's economic status, and trends in higher education. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]