Bayou Lafourche Oral History Project
Number of interviews: 21 interviews on 21 recordings
Time period covered: 1920s - 2010
Dates of interviews: 2010
Finding Aids: Abstracts, indexes
Audio Availability: MP3
Processing Status: All interviews are cataloged
Access Restrictions: See individual abstracts
Description: Dr. Mike Pasquier partnered with the Williams Center on this project, and also with LSU's Coastal Sustainability Studio, and Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program. Pasquier's goal is to use these interviews to garner a better understanding of how the culture of south Louisiana is being affected by wetland loss. Interviewees from Lockport, Thibodaux, Cut Off, and other towns discuss growing up in Golden Meadow, the role of religion and local churches, careers in sugar cane farming, paper milling, and the oil and gas business, fishing and hunting, the changing landscape of the bayou, local plantations, and many other topics.
Hyperlinked interviews are available for access/duplication through Public Services.