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H. Jesse Walker, In Memoriam

By Jennifer A. Cramer The Center was honored to take part in the H. Jesse Walker Honorary Symposium and 14th Annual Evelyn Pruitt Lecture held on campus on January 15, 2016, to honor LSU Boyd Professor H. Jesse Walker who

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Jazz Fest Oral History Project

The Williams Center continues its four-year partnership with Dr. Helen Regis in the LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Archive to document the history and culture of the New Orleans

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“As I walked in water up to my chest I promised that … I would never again get caught in a storm.”

Stories and memories keep events alive so that we might learn and become stronger and smarter for the next time we face adversity. The Center holds several oral history collections documenting events like Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Audrey, and Betsy, and

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“Holding the Welfare of Three Million People in Your Hands”: The British Voices from South Asia Series

By Erin M. Hess Today marks the sixty-seventh anniversary of the Indian Independence Act of 1947, and the establishment of India and Pakistan as sovereign nations after nearly ninety years of British rule. Happy Independence Day to all who are

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