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DON DAVIS SLIDE COLLECTION

(Mss. 4896)

 

Inventory

 

Compiled by

Rose Tarbell, 2004

 

 

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

 

Summary

 

Biographical/Historical Note                  

 

Scope and Content Note

 

List of Series

 

Series Descriptions

 

Index Terms

 

Container List                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Size

 

3 linear feet

Geographic Locations

 

Louisiana coasts and waterways; Texas

Inclusive Dates

 

1974-1991

Bulk Dates

 

1980-1989

Languages

 

English

Summary

 

Slides and color photographs taken of the Louisiana coasts and waterways from the 1970s through the 1990’s. 

Access Restrictions

 

None

Reproduction Note

 

None

Copyright

 

Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries.  Created by a federal agency, they are in the public domain.

 

Related Collections

 

None

Citation

 

Don Davis Slide Collection, Mss. 4896, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Stack Location(s)

 

7:34-36


 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

 

 

Donald W. Davis earned a Ph.D. in Geography from Louisiana State University in 1973 and later became Administrator of the Louisiana Applied and Educational Oil Spill Research and Development Program. 

 

These photographs and slides of Louisiana’s coast and waterways were originally owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but were salvaged by Don Davis. 

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

 

 

Don Davis Slide Collection consists of slides and color photographs taken of the Louisiana coasts and waterways from the 1970s through the 1990s. Miscellaneous paper-copy maps scattered throughout the photographic items were also retained in the collection.

 

Louisiana parishes represented in the collection are Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Vermilion. 

 

 

LIST OF SERIES

 

 

I.                   Slides, 1974-1991, n.d. (2 linear feet)

 

 

II.                Photographs, 1978, 1982-1989, 1991, n.d. (1 linear foot)

 

 

III.             Papers,  (1 folder)

 

 

 

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

I.                   Slides

 

Color slides (photographs) of Louisiana coastal areas and waterways.  Not all slides were labeled by their creator as to their location or date of creation, but those of determinable location are housed in slide sheets and organized alphabetically according to parish. Slides of indeterminable location are filed under Unidentified Coastal Slides.  Dates are not written on all slides

 

Slides arranged alphabetically by parish with unidentifiable slides located at the end of the series.

 

A few slides of possible Texas waterways are included with the Unidentified Coastal Slides

 

 

II.                Photographs

 

Color photographs of Louisiana coastal areas and waterways.  Not all photographs were labeled by their creator as to their location or date of creation, but those of determinable location are housed in folders and organized alphabetically according to parish. Photographs of indeterminable location are filed under Unidentified Coastal Photographs with each roll of film assigned a number, 1-16.  Dates are not written on all photographs. 

 

Accompanying negatives were filed using the same label heading as their corresponding photographs.  However, not all photographs have accompanying negatives. 

 

 

III.             Papers 

 

Miscellaneous papers that were found interfiled with the slides and photographs.  Consist mostly of various kinds of maps delineating waterways, bodies of water, marshes, canals, and existing structures, tracts of land, or areas in use by public or private entities.  Organized in no particular order.

 

 

 

INDEX TERMS

 

Materials relating to these people, places, and things can be found in the series indicated, as represented by their numbers.

 

 

 

Coast changes – Louisiana

All series

Coastal ecology – Louisiana

All series

Coasts – Louisiana

All series

Intra-coastal waterways – Louisiana - Maps

III.

Lakes – Louisiana

All series

Marshes – Louisiana

All series

Swamps – Louisiana

All series

Waterways – Louisiana

All series

 

 


 

CONTAINER LIST

 

Stack

Location

 

Box

 

Folder(s)

 

Contents (with dates)

 

 

 

 

7:34

1

 

Photographs and negatives

 

7:35

2

1

Miscellaneous papers

 

7:35

3

 

Slides for parishes Calcasieu through St. Martin

 

7:36

4

 

Slides for parishes St. Mary through Unidentified Coastal Slides.