T H E T. H A R R Y W I L L I A M S C E N T E R F O R O R A L H I S T O R Y
A D i v i s i o n o f L S U L i b r a r i e s ' S p e c i a l C o l l e c t i o n s
|ABOUT THE CENTER / GET INVOLVED|
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE CENTER?
The Williams Center would not be able to carry out its mission to ultimately serve the public were it not for public collaboration. So thanks to volunteer interviewers, community partnerships, and donors we are able to continue documenting Louisiana's rich cultural heritage and making it available to researchers.
What can the Center do for you and your community through project partnerships?
Are you an educator and interested in incorporating oral history into a class project into history, English, social studies, creative writing, service learning, anthropology, geography or other classes?
Does your community have a unique history that has yet to be fully documented? Are there elders in your neighborhood or town who tell stories that you would like to record?
Are you interested in documenting your family history? Does someone in your family or community have interesting stories about the 1927 Flood, the Great Depression, World War II, LSU, or the Civil Rights movement?
Are you a researcher writing a paper, thesis, dissertation, journal article, or book, who is interested in incorporating another primary source into your methodological inquiry?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please contact the director and indicate your interest as an educator, student, family historian, community historian, or researcher. The Williams Center staff can conduct workshops and serve in a consultation capacity to provide training and guidance for your project. Also inquire about donating your tapes to the Williams Center so that the oral histories you collect can be preserved and made available to researchers in the future.
HOW CAN THE CENTER FULFILL ITS MISSION?
Generous financial contributions from people like you make it possible for us to continue collecting and preserving the voices and memories of Louisiana in all their rich variety.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Center, several options are available:
Print and mail a donation form to:
T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
LSU Libraries Special Collections
Agnes Morris House
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Or donate online via our secure credit card donation form.