New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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 The family papers of long-time Mardi Gras Indian, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr. mainly consists of ephemeral items, such as posters, announcements and flyers, invitations and programs, certificates, and promotional publications covering lectures and performances by Donald Harrison, Sr., and the Guardians of the Flame Mardi Gras Indians. Additionally, performances and promotional materials for his son, Saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr., and his grandson, Trumpeter Christian Scott are...
Dates: Other: 1977-2017
Scope and Contents The Where They At project was begun in 2008 by photographer Aubrey Edwards and journalist Alison Fensterstock, with the assistance of a grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation. It collected over 50 photographic portraits and audio interviews with New Orleans rappers, DJs, producers, photographers, label owners, promoters, record store personnel, journalists and other parties involved in the New Orleans hip-hop and bounce scene from the late 1980s through Hurricane Katrina, as well as...
Dates: Created: 2008-2010; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/2013
Content Description This addendum to the Where They At collection contains 66 photographs produced by Aubrey Edwards for the Where They At project, circa 2008-2010. The photographs include portraits of rappers, DJs, music producers, and label and record store owners from the New Orleans bounce and hip-hop music scene. Also included are family members of bounce artists and notable clubs and venues, as well as public housing projects in New Orleans and scenes from bounce/hip-hop performances. These photographs...
Dates: Other: 2008-2010