January 2018 HRC Newsletter
The latest newsletter from the Historical Records Committee focuses on oral history, with articles on an environmental history project in Louisiana and an update on HRC’s own Oral History Project, which includes interviews with 21 ecologists.
Environmental History from Below: The Louisiana Sea Grant Oral History Project
In anticipation of ESA’s upcoming meeting in New Orleans in August, we highlight an innovative oral history project conducted as part of the Louisiana Sea Grant program at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Two Sea Grant Scholars, Don Davis and Carl Brasseaux, along with other interviewers, have conducted dozens of interviews of people from all walks of life. The project’s goal is to preserve a record of local and traditional knowledge by interviewing residents of Louisiana’s coastal towns and villages.
HRC’s Oral History Collection
This project now includes interviews with 21 ecologists. Originals are being housed at ESA Archives at the University of Georgia. More interviews are pending, and HRC welcomes participation from members in interviewing additional ecologists. Please contact Dennis Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved.