Louisiana History & Culture

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Sobre las Olas - Mexican Music from Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

In 1884, Payen's Eighth Cavalry Mexican Band performed to great acclaim at the New Orleans World Cotton Centennial Exposition, setting off a popular craze for Mexican and Cuban music in the city. This collection contains forty-eight pieces of sheet music performed at the Exposition or written by Mexican composers who worked in Louisiana in the late 19th century.

T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History

The mission of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History is to collect and preserve, through the use of recorded interviews, unique and valuable information about Louisiana history that exists only in people's memories and would otherwise be lost. We accomplish this through interviews conducted by center staff, paid interviewers and volunteers, and by encouraging and assisting those who wish to carry out their own oral history projects.

T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History - Floods, Storms and Levee Breaks

The mission of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History is to collect and preserve, through the use of recorded interviews, unique and valuable information about Louisiana history that exists only in people's memories and would otherwise be lost. We accomplish this through interviews conducted by center staff, paid interviewers and volunteers, and by encouraging and assisting those who wish to carry out their own oral history projects.

T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History - Four Corners of Louisiana Collection

The mission of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History is to collect and preserve, through the use of recorded interviews, unique and valuable information about Louisiana history that exists only in people's memories and would otherwise be lost. We accomplish this through interviews conducted by center staff, paid interviewers and volunteers, and by encouraging and assisting those who wish to carry out their own oral history projects.

T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History - Military History Collection

The mission of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History is to collect and preserve, through the use of recorded interviews, unique and valuable information about Louisiana history that exists only in people's memories and would otherwise be lost. We accomplish this through interviews conducted by center staff, paid interviewers and volunteers, and by encouraging and assisting those who wish to carry out their own oral history projects.

T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History - Political Collection

The mission of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History is to collect and preserve, through the use of recorded interviews, unique and valuable information about Louisiana history that exists only in people's memories and would otherwise be lost. We accomplish this through interviews conducted by center staff, paid interviewers and volunteers, and by encouraging and assisting those who wish to carry out their own oral history projects.

T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History - University History Collection

The mission of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History is to collect and preserve, through the use of recorded interviews, unique and valuable information about Louisiana history that exists only in people's memories and would otherwise be lost. We accomplish this through interviews conducted by center staff, paid interviewers and volunteers, and by encouraging and assisting those who wish to carry out their own oral history projects.

William Waller Survey Collection

William G. Waller and his brother Henry were parish surveyors for East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana during the latter half of the nineteenth century. This collection contains plats, legal documents, notes, and correspondence related to surveys of the City of Baton Rouge; East and West Baton Rouge Parishes; and Greensburg, St. Helena, and Southeast Land Districts. Plats of other parishes in south Louisiana are also included. Collection contains the work of the Waller brothers and other surveyors, including Renier Swart, William McColloch, and Andre Lesage.

Wright-Boyd Family Papers at LSU Libraries

The Wright family owned plantations in Rapides Parish, La. Esther Gertrude Wright (1844-1915) married David French Boyd (1834-99), President of Louisiana State Seminary, later Louisiana State University. The digital collection consists of daguerreotypes and photographic prints belonging to the Wright family.

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