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South Louisiana Oral History Collection

Identifier: MS-00076

Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection created by Ellender Memorial Library from oral histories donated over a period of decades. It comprises oral histories (on audiotape and videotape) and related materials collected from residents of South Louisiana between approximately 1972 and 1998. Interviewees discuss topics relating to local history and culture, including foodways, traditional crafts, race, religion, illness and medicine, education, labor, and industry.


  • 1972-1998 and undated

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Physical rights are retained by Nicholls State University. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.


1.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Related Materials

See also:
David Plater Papers (MS.00214)
J. L. Melancon describes and demonstrates the art of duck hunting and duck calling, 1968 (sound recording, PR 262)
History of Tom Turpin duck calls and the development of instructions on the art of duck calling by J. L. Melancon, 1984 (Archives book, 799.244 M48h)
History of Tom Turpin duck calls and developments of the arts of duck calling J. L. Melancon, 1984 (video recording, VR 228)
Center for Traditional Louisiana Boatbuilding Oral History Collection (MS.00075)
Lafourche American Revolution Bicentennial Commission and Lafourche Heritage '76 Collection (MS.00029)

Sensitive Materials Statement

This collection may contain material(s) with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Ellender Memorial Library and Nicholls State University assume no responsibility.
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Repository Details

Part of the Nicholls State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ellender Memorial Library
Nicholls State University
906 E 1st St.
Thibodaux Louisiana 70310 USA