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Billy Pitre Cajun and South Louisiana Record Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-00212

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 498 (45 rpm) records, 169 (33 1/3 rpm) albums, seventy-nine audio cassettes, and six "cart" (cartridge) tapes which were created by the studio and used for various broadcasting purposes. The recordings consist of Cajun music from local and national recording artists.
For a complete inventory of the audio recordings in this collection, click on the External Documents tab below.

Dates

  • 1975-1999

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Biographical Note

Billy J. Pitre was born in 1960 in Cut Off, La. and moved to Thibodaux, La. in the early 1980s. After acquiring a B.A. in Speech and a FCC license from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), he worked as a disc jockey for KTIB Radio in Thibodaux from 1986-1996. He performed the "Billy Pitre Cajun Show" entirely in French which consisted of presenting news, weather, and playing requests for Cajun French music. In 1993, his show evolved into "Allons Danser" that presented live-only music at the local Howard Johnson Inn.

Extent

12 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by artist.
Title
Billy Pitre Cajun and South Louisiana Record Collection
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Nicholls State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Ellender Memorial Library
Nicholls State University
906 E 1st St.
Thibodaux Louisiana 70310 USA
985-448-4621