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Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Revised and added to, 2002 and 2012.







Size. 44 linear feet of manuscript materials, 30 linear feet of sound recordings (15 linear feet of originals and 15 linear feet of copies.), 3 linear feet of video tapes.



locations. Louisiana.



dates. 1973‑2011.


Bulk dates. 1979‑2007.


Languages. English (some interviews in the New Populations Project conducted in Garifuna, Laotian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese).


Summary. Records of the Louisiana Folklife Program include correspondence, field recordings and oral histories, and project files of its various programming efforts, publications, and projects designed to document and promote the folk ways of Louisiana. Included are the records of projects funded by the Program and for which the Program received funding, including the Louisiana Folklife Festival, folklife surveys of the states regions and parishes, participation in the Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, the New Populations Project, the Louisiana Voices educational program, and others. Early materials relate to the establishment of the Folklife Program and include correspondence and legislation. The records also include printed items, reports, grant applications, clippings, and articles about or from agencies within the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism; other state agencies; various cultural institutions, programs, and festivals in the state; and out of state, national, and federal folklife-related agencies and organizations.


Source. Received from the Folklife Program, Division of the Arts, 1999, 2002, and 2012. (http://www.crt.state.la.us/folklife).


Access. Archival copies of sound and videocassettes are restricted for public access.


Copyright. Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Citation. Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.



designations.63:1-35; 33:9-13; 109:26-31; OS:L (19 folders in 3 boxes); oral history tapes L:45-50 (copies), 115:24-30 (originals); L:2a-4a (video cassettes and films).


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