Louisiana Writers’ Program's place names records, 1938-1939
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Brief Description: This collection contains notes about place names in Louisiana written by workers on the Louisiana Writers’ Program (LWP), to prepare for The Louisiana Guide.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at] tulane.edu
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 716
Created by: Louisiana Writers’ Project.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection contains 1 box. It is 1.5 linear feet.
Biographical Note for Louisiana Writers’ Project. : The Louisiana Writers’ Program (LWP) was the Louisiana chapter of the Federal Writers' Project (FWP), under the Works Progress Administration (WPA). FWP was one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal Program. It employed out-of-work writers and editors during the Great Depression. The Louisiana Writers' Program originally set up offices in Alexandria, Gretna, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, and Shreveport, and from these centers material on the state was gathered by workers in the field. This material was revised, supplemented, edited and rechecked in the field by workers from the New Orleans office.The Louisiana Guide is one of the major accomplishments of the LWP. It contains detailed history of Louisiana State with descriptions of every city and town.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
PreferredCitation: Louisiana Writers’ Program's place names records, Manuscripts Collection 716, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.