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Louisiana Department of Corrections Oral History Interviews

Higher Level Record: MSS 571
Call Number: MSS 571.20
Title: Louisiana Department of Corrections Oral History Interviews
Creator: The Historic New Orleans Collection (collector)
Cave, Mark (interviewer)
Date of Creation: 2008-2009
Extent: 141 interviews, 141 transcripts
Object Name: oral histories (document genres)
digital audio
Collection Type: Oral Histories
Language: Materials entirely in english.
Scope and Content: This series includes 141 interviews with administrators, employees, and inmates of the Louisiana Department of Corrections who played a role in the preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina. All interviews have been transcribed. In most cases interviews were joined by an inmate film crew, videorecordings of the interviews are not available at this time.
Arrangement: Interviews within this series are arranged in three sub-series: 1) Correctional Facilities, 2) Division of Probation and Parole, and 3) Administration. Transcripts are filed alphabetically by last name of the interviewee.
Notes: Interview with [name of interviewee], [date of interview], for the Through Hell and High Water: Katrina's First Responders Oral History Project. The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Finding Aid: Audiovideo excerpts from this series are available online.
Restrictions: Interviews in this series are open for consultation.
See Collection Level record for detailed restriction statements regarding access and use.
Collection Theme(s): Katrina
Subjects: Louisiana Department of Corrections
New Orleans (La.)
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
Prisons -- Evacuation.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Search and rescue operations.
Prisons -- Louisiana.
Prisons -- Overcrowding.
Prisoners -- Transportation.
Lower Level Records: MSS 571.20.1; Correctional Facilities, Sub-series Level.
MSS 571.20.2; Division of Probation and Parole, Sub-series Level.
MSS 571.20.3; Administration, Sub-series Level.
MSS 571.20.4; Louisiana Department of Corrections Hurricane Response Photographs, File Level.
Accession Number: 2008.0102