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Lorraine Hawkins Series

Number of Interviews: 72

Time Period Covered: 1850-1960, bulk 1870-1920

Dates: 1992-1994

Finding Aids: Some indexes; Hawkins' thesis

Access Restrictions: Permission of interviewer required for use.

Description: 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.

Gipson Barber & Coleman Watson, Jr.
Donald Blevins
Sylvia Bennett & Coleman Watson
Skip & Donna Breeden
William T. Browning
Eugene & Margie Buhler
Carroll Campbell
Lawrence Carter
Simmie Catherine, Jr.
Edna B. Chaney
Virgil & Merle Chaney
Albert James Cook
Helen Sanders Craig, et. al.
Edna Crawford
Irene Demming
Virgil Devall
Virgil & Melba Devall
Elizabeth Dunn
Marvin & Mabel Erwin
George Fairchild
Evelyn Forbes
J. Ralph Gilpin
A.D. & Lucille Guillory
Anna Hardcastle & A. Forbes
Kerry Hicks
Wilmouth & Mary Hubbs
Abraham & Charles Hughes
Charles Hughes
Johnnie Hughes
Audrey Nabors Jackson
John Albert "Foxy" Jones
Lovie B. Jones, et. al.
Missy Jones
Richard Jones
Sara W. Judson, et. al.
E. Dallas & Anna R. Kelly
Glen Kelly
Tommie Kendricks
A. J. Kent
Huey & Margaret Kent
Louie Kent
Alma Knighton, et. al.
Lela Lea
William Lockhart, Sr.
Hal Long
Joseph Martin
Winona & John McCaa
Cecil McCarstle
Annie Millican & Maurie Anderson
Dora Moak
Mary Clifford Mondart
Terrell Rea Mondart
Leonard Nauta, et. al.
Larry J. & Geraldine Peairs
Miles Richardson
Willie Rivers
Irvin Rome & Lee S. Rome
Huey P. Sanders
Barbara Scaffin
John Sensley
Elma R. Smith
Sibyl Y. Spink
Herman Square
Willie T. & Clara B. Square
John L. Sullivan, et. al.
Charlie & Lillian Turner
Easley Wallace
Coleman Watson
Coleman Watson, et. al.
Robert Whitehead
Gladys S. Wicker
Henry Williams

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