Muslim Immigrants in Baton Rouge, La, 2007

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2007 (Date created)
Creator and/or Contributor
Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon (creator), Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)
Scope and Content Note
Materials include project field report, interview notes, survey forms, a brochure for a local business, Islamic ephemera, clippings, project proposal, photo log, seven cassette tapes, and caligraphy examples. Digital materials include copies of documents, and recordings of the interviews in WAV and MP3 formats. Additionally, there are fifty-six JPEGs showing community members and activities.

The following is a list of the recordings included in this sub-series in order of tape number:
1745. Nizar Tayem, 03/17/2007
1746. Emira Stranjac, 03/18/2007
1747. Hasan H. Stranjac, 03/18/2007
1748. Niloufer R. “Mee” Mohamed, 03/20/2007
1749. Ayman A. Zaben, 03/21/2007
1750. Misbah T. Majeed, 03/29/2007
1751. Inas Y. Nazzal, 03/30/2007

Administrative/Biographical History Element
Undertaken in 2006 by Dr. Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon, this project documented the Muslim immigrant community through seven interviews of community members in Baton Rouge. Dr. Donlon used her contacts with the Turkish community to make contact with the leaders of a Baton Rouge mosque, who in turn provided contact with likely participants. Events documented included the Atlas Interfaith Dialog meeting and a local prayer service.

Dr. Donlon went on to write the project article, "Places Called Home: Folk Traditions among Muslim Immigrants in Baton Rouge, Louisiana", which is available on the New Populations page of the Louisiana Folklife Program's website.

System of Arrangement

Materials may be found in the following series within the Louisana Folklife Program Project Files:

  • XXXV. New Populations - Subseries 21. Muslim Immigrants in Baton Rouge, La.

General Note
Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.
1 (folder)
3.13 (GB)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Bosnia and Hercegovina (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Cooking (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Cross stitch (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Folk music—Palestine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Henna (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Islamic calligraphy (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Muslim women (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Pita Breads (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Palestine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Stonemasons (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Geographic Coverage
Baton Rouge (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:
Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon (creator)
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)