Oral History Collections

Oral History Finding Aids

Recollections from women involved with the Acadian Handicraft Project (1942 - 1962) supported by the General Education Board to sustain French language and culture in Louisiana.

Focuses on land use patterns and community history in the predominately African American community of Four Corners, located near New Iberia, Louisiana.

Interviews with American servicemen and Vietnamese civilians living in America around the time the Vietnam War was ending in the mid-1970s.

Focusing on Baton Rouge-area blues musicians and the history of blues music in the city.

Documenting the culture and history of the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Interviews with insurance industry leaders in Baton Rouge.

Narratives from LGBTQ individuals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Religious Studies conducted these interviews to better understand the role of religion in the life of residents along Louisiana's Bayou Lafourche.

Experiences of Britons who lived and worked in pre-independence India, focusing on the contact of cultures and cultural identity.

Focusing on the history of the town of Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

Documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes.

Interviews with friends and critics of Democratic Congressman Gillis Long

Documenting the impact of Cooperative Extension Services on the state of Louisiana.

Residents of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward recall how they survived Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and the aftermath of the storm.

South Louisiana high school students interviewed members of their communities about the effects of coastal change.

McKinley High school students, with assistance from faculty and students from LSU's College of Education, conducted interviews on African American experiences in Baton Rouge.

Centenarians recall life under slavery and service in the Spanish American War.

Documenting Louisiana's military tradition, primarily focusing on World War II.

This project is a collaboration between the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and LSU Libraries to document the history of Mossville, a historic African American community in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

Documenting the cultivation and processing of Perique tobacco, one of Louisiana's most unique agricultural products.

Focusing on Louisiana's rich political history.

Chronicles the restoration and landscaping of the gardens of the Shadows on the Teche, a historic home in New Iberia, Louisiana.

Documenting the local history of Plaquemine, Bayou Sorrel and Bayou Chene, in the Atchafalaya Basin area of Louisiana.

Recording the experiences of members of the United Houma Nation of Southern Louisiana during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Interviews with faculty, staff, and alumni conducted by LSU Recording Services and Williams Center staff, volunteers, and graduate students.

Biographical and local history interviews on multiple topics.

New Orleans residents find refuge and sense of community when relocating to New Roads, Louisiana, after experiencing loss and struggles due to Hurricane Katrina.

Focusing on the history of the Baton Rouge chapter of the Volunteers of America.

The history, experiences, and contributions of African Americans in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

Recordings of interviews broadcast on WJBO's radio program "Topic Today" in the 1970s.

Focuses on prominent Baton Rouge-area women and women's rights activism.