“All of the Sudden All These Dames Show Up:” Women’s History at LSU

EPISODE 7   (30:12)

 
To recognize the history of women at LSU and the LSU Sesquicentennial, this podcast episode centers on the role that women played in the changing demographics of attendance at LSU.  In 1929, women began living on the new campus.  Thirty-some years later, African American men and women began living on campus.

campus gowns cropped                                  AKA, LSU Gumbo 1973

We’ll hear from some of the first women to live in Smith Hall on the new campus in the 1930s. Sharing their stories are a home economics major, a law student, a Metropolitan Opera star, and a mural artist. Then we’ll jump ahead to the 1960s and listen to stories from the first African American woman to live on campus, one of the students who integrated the undergraduate program, and two women who were charter members of Alpha Kappa Alpha at LSU.

We hope that you enjoy today’s episode, which is being presented as a video podcast. If you are viewing this on a Mac, please use Firefox browser.

 

AUDIO EXCERPT CITATIONS

Glassell, Alfred C., interview by Jennifer Abraham, audio recording, 2006, 4700.1747. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Berkett, Marian Meyer, interview by Jennifer Abraham, audio recording, 2004, 4700.1933. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Howell, Dorothy Colvin, interview by Jennifer Abraham, audio recording, 2002, 4700.1418. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Brown-Dietrich, Sue, interview by Jennifer Abraham, audio recording, 2001, 4700.1507. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Greer, Frances, interview by Ronald and J. Ross, audio recording, 1997, 4700.0902.  Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Rivers, Freya Anderson, interview by Maxine Crump, audio recording, 1993, 4700.0335. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Crump, Maxine, interview by Pamela Dean, audio recording, 1992, 4700.0117. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Lamotte, Joanne, interview by Mary Hebert, audio recording, 1994, 4700.0400. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Howard, Dee, interview by Mary Hebert, audio recording, 1993, 4700.0323. Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

 

IMAGES

Still photos from LSU Libraries Special Collections

Still photos courtesy of Freya Rivers and the LSU Department of Human Ecology

 

MUSIC

King, Freddie, interview by Tatiana Clay and Eric Julien, audio recording, 2008, 4700.1921.  Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

This podcast is copyrighted by LSU Libraries Special Collections.

For a full transcript of the podcast, please contact Jennifer Abraham at jabrah1@lsu.edu.

 

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