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Imagining New Orleans Oral History Project collection

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2702

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material created and collected by researchers as part of the Imagining New Orleans Oral History Project. Files consist of digital photographs, ephemera, printed material, and memorabilia documenting post-Katrina New Orleans in 2006. An overview in folder 1 describes the project.

Dates

  • 2005-2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 11 (optical disc): Restricted Fragile Material. Copies of electronic files are available through Access Services.

Conditions Governing Use

The Imagining New Orleans Oral History Project Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the Imagining New Orleans Oral History Project on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2006.

Arrangement

Not arranged in any particular order.

Associated Materials

Audio recordings of oral histories are stored at the Southern Oral History Program Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Series U.12.

Extent

6.88 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.neworleans

Overview

The collection consists of material created and collected by researchers as part of the Imagining New Orleans Oral History Project. Files consist of digital photographs (on an optical disc), ephemera, printed material, and memorabilia documenting post-Katrina New Orleans in 2006.

Imagining New Orleans Oral History Project

In May and June 2006, a team of researchers from the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, the New Haven Oral History Project at Yale University, and the Louisiana State Museum created the Imagining New Orleans Oral History Project in order to document the voices of post-Katrina New Orleans residents. The researchers recorded a series of oral histories, created photographs, and collected ephemera, memorabilia and printed material.

Processing Information

Former call number: Uncat MSS 880

Collection are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization in 2011. Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles were supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Imagining New Orleans Oral History Project Collection
Author
by Lisa Conathan
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.