Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to Bringing the Past Alive: Conversations Between Bill Haag and George Quimby on WPA Archeology in Louisiana, 1989

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1990.12
Creators:
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Dates:
1989
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Video recording
2 hours
sound color
1/2 inch VHS
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Television broadcast produced by the Geology and Anthropology Department, Louisiana State University, in association with Louisiana Public Broadcasting is a video oral history of archeologists George Quimby and Bill Haag shot at Louisiana State Univeristy. The general area of discussion centers on the history of Works Progress Administration archeology in southeastern United States. Dr. Ed Lyon, from the Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, begins the discussion with an historical overview. Specific topics and people discussed include: Marksville, Lousiana; Wheeler and Pickwick Basin; how each became involved in archeology and, specifically, WPA archeology; regional and horizontal chronological charts based on stratification; Dr. Hinsdale; WPA crews; C.B. Moore; WPA quarterly reports; work performed in the laboratory Quimby headed; the Kentucky laboratory; Major Webb; James Ford; Stew Nitesel; field forms; Southeastern Archeological Conference; and the ceramic repository.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from the National Anthropological Archives in 1990.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Preferred Citation
Bringing the Past Alive: Conversations Between Bill Haag and George Quimby on WPA Archeology in Louisiana, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
Complete filmed oral history is available at the Human Studies Film Archives.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
HSFA 1990.12.1


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Southern States Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeologists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haag, William George, 1910-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quimby, George I. (George Irving), 1913-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Work Projects Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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