The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Repository: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
Collection Description (CRHP): Topics include African American lawyers and civil rights in Baton Rouge.
Collection Description (Extant): Mostly biographical or local history interviews, contributed by individuals not affiliated with LSU, or by LSU faculty and students; some conducted by Williams Center staff under contract for interviewees' families. Among the topics covered, in additon to general family history and genealogy, are the insurance industry; Leni Riefenstahl, documentary film maker for Nazi Germany; Louisiana folkcrafts; Southern Association for Women Historians; the public health facility for Hansen's disease at Carville, Louisiana; President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his relationship with the press; WPA art projects in Louisiana; the New Llano Socialist Colony near Leesville, Louisiana; Jewish immigration to Louisiana; the Louisiana forestry industry; Baton Rouge blues musicians; the Baton Rouge Zoo; Louisiana fisheries; Civil War diarist Clara Solomon; hurricanes; faith healers; and architecture.
Collection URL: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/williams/collections/miscseries.html
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American lawyers
African Americans--Civil rights--Louisiana