Our Lady of Tickfaw Records, 1995

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1995 (Date created)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)
Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of ten cassette tapes containing recorded interviews with individuals about the shrine of "Our Lady of Tickfaw" and a printed brochure from the site.

The following is a list of the audio recordings included in this sub-series in order of tape number:
1429. Susan Kerr by Julie Cogburn, 3/28/95
1430. Alfredo Raimando by Julie Cogburn, 4/3/95
1431. Alfredo Raimando by Julie Cogburn, 4/3/95
1432. Vita Raimondo by Julie Cogburn, 4/6/95
1433. Katherine Johnson by Julie Cogburn, 4/14/95
1434. Quinita Williams by Julie Cogburn, 4/14/95
1435. Sarah Canale by Julie Cogburn, 4/14/95
1436. Sherry Nagel by Julie Cogburn, 4/14/95
1437. Joseph Richard by Julie Cogburn, 4/15/95
1438. Carol Hodges by Julie Cogburn, 4/19/95
1439. Ruby Williams by Julie Cogburn, 4/24/95

Administrative/Biographical History Element

"Another site in Louisiana that is believed to be sacred by some Catholics is the Shrine of 'Our Lady of Tickfaw' in Tickfaw, Louisiana. The site of an alleged apparition of the Blessed Virgin on March 12, 1989, on the property of Alfredo Raimondo near Tickfaw (1 1/2 miles from I–55, about 50 miles north of New Orleans), it is located in an area of Louisiana that is primarily Protestant, not the French Catholic Cajun/Creole area of southern Louisiana. While it reportedly draws thousands of pilgrims each year, it does not seem to be a popular pilgrimage site for Cajuns and Creoles from southwestern Louisiana."

Gaudet, Marcia. 1999. “Cultural Catholicism in Cajun-Creole Louisiana.” Louisiana Folklife Program.

System of Arrangement

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

  • Series XXIV. Oral History, 1973-1999
  • Series XXXII. AGENCY AND PROGRAM FILES, 1941, 1977, 1979-2001: Subseries 3—Louisiana Programs and Project Files

General Note

Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.


10 (cassette tapes)
1 (folder)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Devil (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Divine presence (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Faith healing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint—Apparitions and miracles (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Paganism (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Spiritual healing (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Supernatural beings (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
Geographic Coverage
Tickfaw (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.
Materials Designation
sound cassettes (analog)
Related Entities:
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)