- Collection ID:
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
- Physical Description:
1 Video recording
1/2 inch VHS
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.
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.
Conditions Governing Use
Bringing the Past Alive: Conversations Between Bill Haag and George Quimby on WPA Archeology in Louisiana, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Complete filmed oral history is available at the Human Studies Film Archives.
Human Studies Film Archives
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