Louisiana Folklore Society records, 1956-2011 (bulk 1956-2000).
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William A. Read chaired the English Department at Louisiana State University from 1902 until 1938. He was trained as a philologist and published extensively about Louisiana place names. From the description of William A. Read festschrift papers, 1937-1941. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 311870822 ...
The Louisiana Folklore Society was founded in 1956 with the mission to preserve Louisiana's folklore heritage of stories, songs, traditions, and artifacts, while cultivating and promoting art and literature throughout the state. It incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1962 and by the 1970s and 1980s had refocused toward the study, documentation, and accurate representation of the traditional cultures of Louisiana. During this time the society's leadership included several noted scholars ...
Francis A. de Caro, a professor emeritus of English at Louisiana State University, is the author of The Folktale Cat (1993) and Folklife in Louisiana Photography (1990). He was the first chairman of the Louisiana Folklife Commission, an advisory body to the Louisiana State Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism that works closely with the agency's folklife program. His wife, Rosan Augusta Jordan, is a retired professor of English at Louisiana State University. Both received Ph.D. degrees...