Greater New Orleans German Community Documentation, 2006-2007

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2006 - 2007 (Inclusive dates)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (actor), Laura Westbrook (creator)
Scope and Content Note
Collection includes 8 cassette tapes, a short biography of Marietta Herr, slides, correspondence from St. Charles Parish Councilwoman Darnell Abadie to the Parish Council, and promotional and news items from regional German institutions. Digital copies of interviews in WAV and MP3 are also available.

The following is a list of the recordings included in this sub-series in order of tape number:
1802.  Alfons R. Kleindienst Tape 1, 07/22/2002
1803.  Alfons R. Kleindienst Tape 2, 07/22/2002
1804.  Frank J. Ehret Jr. Tape 1, 07/23/2002
1805.  Frank J. Ehret Jr. Tape 2, 07/23/2002
1806.  Marietta Herr Tape 1, 07/25/2002
1807.  Marietta Herr Tape 2, 07/25/2002
1808.  Rupert N. Kohlmaier Tape 1, 07/29/2002
1809.  Rupert N. Kohlmaier Tape 2, 07/29/2002

Administrative/Biographical History Element

This New Populations Project was conducted by Laura Westbrook in 2006-2007. In addition to interviews conducted in community members' homes, Westbrook also documented activities at the German American Cultural Center in Gretna, the Deutsches Haus in New Orleans, the Deutsche Seemansmission in New Orleans, and the Deutsches Gesellschaft  at Metairie Road Evangelical Church in Metairie. The resulting publication, "Getting to Gemütlichkeit: German History and Culture in Southeast Louisiana," is available on the Louisiana Folklife Program website.

System of Arrangement
Materials may be found in the following series within the Louisana Folklife Program Project Files:
  • XXXV. New Populations - Subseries 7. Greater New Orleans German Community Documentation

General Note
Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.
1 (folder)
6 (cassette tapes)
4 (GB)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Brewing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
German Americans—Emigration and immigration (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Guitars (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Woodworking (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Geographic Coverage
New Orleans (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Preferred Citation
Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Mss. 4730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Related Entities:
Louisiana Folklife Program (actor)
Laura Westbrook (creator)