Bayou Lafourche Oral History Project


Number of interviews: 21 interviews on 21 recordings

Time period covered: 1920s - 2010

Dates of interviews: 2010

Finding Aids: Abstracts, indexes

Audio Availability: MP3

Processing Status: All interviews are cataloged

Access Restrictions: See individual abstracts

Description: Dr. Mike Pasquier partnered with the Williams Center on this project, and also with LSU's Coastal Sustainability Studio, and Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program. Pasquier's goal is to use these interviews to garner a better understanding of how the culture of south Louisiana is being affected by wetland loss. Interviewees from Lockport, Thibodaux, Cut Off, and other towns discuss growing up in Golden Meadow, the role of religion and local churches, careers in sugar cane farming, paper milling, and the oil and gas business, fishing and hunting, the changing landscape of the bayou, local plantations, and many other topics.