1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Shrimp culture--Louisiana--Atchafalaya River Region.

  1. A. James Delahoussaye collection of Atchafalaya River Basin recordings

    785 items ; .2 linear feet.. 96 sound cassettes : analog.. 635 photographs : digital, JPEG files, color, black and white.. 49 transcripts (MS Word files). 4 sound files (WAV). manuscripts: 1 folder.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings of interviews with Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, residents about their lives, traditions, and folkways, recorded from 1974-2010, as well as approximately 645 digital images documenting the same traditions. Interviews were conducted by Alphe James (Jim) Delahoussaye. Digital images were created by his colleague, Darlene Soulé, of many of the same informants. Topics include fresh water fishing and shrimping, other animals and animal husbandry, cooking, medicine, weather, logging, community gatherings, religion and churches, boat building, courtship, marriage, and education. These residents of the Atchafalaya River Basin, many of whom were elderly at the time of the interviews, recall traditions and events experienced from the 1880s and through the 20th century. Photographs are digital copies of original family photographs dating from the 1920s to the present.