Louisiana: A Guide to the State

Louisiana: A Guide to the State

Louisiana: A Guide to the State

Louisiana: A Guide to the State

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The Louisiana Guide has been compiled and edited by workers on the Louisiana Writers' Project and is one of a series of Guide books compiled by the Work Projects Administration throughout the country. Its purpose is to present as complete a picture of Louisiana as possible within the limits of a volume that is not too unwieldy.

Originally the project set up offices in Alexandria, Gretna, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, and Shreveport, and from these centers material on the State was gathered by workers in the field. This material was revised, supplemented, edited, and rechecked in the field by workers from the New Orleans office.

Many more individuals and institutions than could be listed in this preface have been consulted in the preparation of this volume. We are particularly indebted to the following three people who have read and criticized the manuscript as a whole: Miss Essae M. Culver, Executive Secretary of the Louisiana Library Commission, the Sponsor of the Guide, Mr. James A. McMillen, Director of Libraries at Louisiana State University representing Dr. Paul M. Hebert, Acting President of Louisiana State University, our project Sponsor, and Mr. Robert J. Usher, Librarian of the Howard Memorial Library, who in addition has given us the benefit of his knowledge and experience in Louisiana History throughout the preparation of the volume. Mr. Hermann Deutsch, of the New Orleans Item, has checked the Tour Section in the field.

We also wish to thank the following people who have read a section, or sections, of the Guide or have given information in the fields in which they are specialists: Dr. Andrew C. Albrecht, of the Federal Archeological Survey; Mr. John C. L. Andreasson, State Supervisor of the Historical Records Survey; Mr. Stanley Arthur, State Supervisor of the Federal Archives Project; Mr. Roger Baudier, Associate Editor of the Catholic Action of the South; Mr. Nicholas Bauer, Superintendent of Public Schools of New Orleans; Miss Clayre Barr, former Secretary of the Arts & Crafts Club; Mr. Roark Bradford, Author; Mrs. Robert Crager, Book Reviewer; Dr. Isaac M. Cline . . .

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