subj2. New Orleans Oral History Holdings
New Orleans Oral History holdings
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder 1
Scope and Contents This collection contains a cassette audiotape and transcription of a talk given by Liva Baker at the Amistad Research Center on October 22, 1996. The topic of Baker's talk was the recent publication of her book The Second Battle of New Orleans: The Hundred-Year Struggle to Integrate the Schools. Particular focus was given to individuals who played a role in the book: Rosa Freeman Keller, A.P. Tureaud, J. Skelly Wright, Daniel Ellis Byrd, John P. Nelson and...
Dates: Created: 1996; Other: Date acquired: 10/26/1996
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents As a central figure among a small group of jazz musicians and jazz educators who shaped the second 50 years of New Orleans jazz, the papers of Harold R. Battiste document Battiste's career as an influential composer, producer, educator, and promoter of modern jazz music. Also documented are Battiste's various business ventures in the area of music, including his work with Sonny and Cher and the foundation and history of All For One (A.F.O.) Records and At Last Publishing Co., the first...
Dates: Created: 1928-2010; Other: Date acquired: 08/12/1994
Collection — 4 tapes
Scope and Contents The records of the Chinese Presbyterian Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, consist largely of photocopied correspondence, monthly and annual reports, church bulletins, financial reports, attendance records, news clippings, and other church records, as well as photographic negatives and oral histories with members of the church. The materials comprising the collection date from 1882 to 1984. The majority of the materials consist of photocopies of documents with some original...
Dates: Created: 1882-1984; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1986
Content Description The Ron Chisom interviews consist of three audiocassettes of interviews conducted with community organizer, activist, and co-founder of The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB). The interviews took place on March 27 and April 22, 2009. According to its mission statement, PISAB is a "national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation." The organization was...
Dates: Other: 2009
Scope and Contents The papers of Tom Dent provide a rich documentary source in the areas of African American literature and theater, the Civil Rights Movement, and the society and culture of New Orleans. The collection encompasses 149 linear feet of correspondence, literary manuscripts, oral history interviews, photographs, financial records, and memorabilia generated by one of New Orleans' most treasured poets, playwrights, and oral historians. Dent was a prolific writer of letters, poetry, and...
Dates: Created: 1861-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1959-1998; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1976
Content Description Three oral history interviews of those involved in the desegregation of Tulane University. Interviews are with Pearlie Hardin Elloie, one of the original plaintiffs in the suit to desegregate Tulane; Addison Cary, one of the first African Americans to attend Tulane University; and John P. Nelson, a prominent New Orleans civil rights lawyer who represented the plaintiffs in Guillory v. Tulane. The interviews with Elloie and Carey are transcribed, and the interview questions for Nelson are...
Dates: Other: 2000
Collection — 1
Scope and Contents The Double Victory Oral History Collection consists of five oral histories of men who served in the military during World War II (WWII) and a panel discussion of veterans of WWII hosted by the Amistad Research Center. Also included are documents and photographs donated by Bennie Francis Sr., which consist of an introduction booklet on Fort Huachuca, passenger information on the U.S.S. Randolph CV-15, discharge papers, an identification dischargee certificate and an October 1944 letter to...
Dates: Created: 1944-2001; Other: Date acquired: 10/20/2002
Content Description The collection of journalist Robert Gagnier is intended to be a continuing collection comprised of interviews with various individuals in the realms of politics, media, music, and other areas. The collection consists of three audio interviews. Interviewees include Ray Charles Jr., former US Representative for California's 33rd congressional district Diane Watson, and New Orleans Police Detective Rob Barrere. The Ray Charles Jr. interview from 2016, entitled “In Search of Vibrational Meaning...
Dates: Other: 2016-2018
Content Description Two reel-to-reel audio tapes of interviews with Dr. Frederick Douglass Hall, Sr., conducted by Harry Eskew in July and August of 1976. Hall was then head of the Music Department at Dillard University. Hall, a Rosenwald Fellow, had an active career on faculty of Dillard University, Jackson State University, Alabama State University, and Southern University. Interviews discuss Hall's childhood, his experiences as a musician and as a faculty member at historically Black colleges and...
Dates: Other: 1976
Abstract This collection consists of sound recordings of oral history interviews conducted by Arnold R. Hirsch from April to November of 1987 and again in May 1994 with persons involved in politics and government on a local and state level, as well as civil rights issues in New Orleans. This collection explores the racial politics of New Orleans before and after the Civil Rights Movement, and how the interviewees were able to navigate through the constant changes and challenges of the time. The...
Dates: Created: 1987; Other: Date acquired: 05/31/2018