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Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection - Basket Story

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection - Basket Story

An excerpt from Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection entitled Basket Story.

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Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection - Bayou Teche Story

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection - Bayou Teche Story

An Excerpt from Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection, entitled Bayou Teche Story.

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Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection - Language Story

Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection - Language Story - Video

An excerpt from Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection that describes the history and evolution of the Chitimacha language.

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Randy Newman Interview

Newman, Randy - Video - Interview

An interview with singer/songwriter Randy Newman from a special segment of Portland On The Move (Portland, CT). Watch »

Irvan Perez talks about Duck Decoys

Perez, Irvan - Video - Discussing duck Decoys on Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

A clip from a 1987 television broadcast of Rendez-Vous des Cajuns.  Barry Jean Ancelet talks with Irvan and Alvin Perez about carving duck decoys.

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Irvan Perez on Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

Perez, Irvan - Video - Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

A clip from a 1987 television broadcast of Rendez-Vous des Cajuns.  Irvan Perez explains and performs a traditional Decima.

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Irvan and Alvin Perez on Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

Perez, Irvan and Alvin - Video - Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

A clip from a 1987 television broadcast of Rendez-Vous des Cajuns.  Barry Jean Ancelet talks with Irvan and Alvin Perez about the Isleno tradition of Decima singing.  Irvan Perez performs a traditional Decima.

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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH New Orleans in the 1850s

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH New Orleans in the 1850s - Video - Includes interviews with noted historians, architects, and authors, as well as narrated excerpts from Thomas K. Wharton’s 1853-1862 journal 1999 • 27 minutes

Produced and written by Karen Snyder; original music by Sanford Hinderlie; narrated by John McConnell. Watch »

Risen Star 1988 Belmont Stakes

Risen Star - Video Clip - Belmont Stakes

The American champion thoroughbred race horse, Risen Star, won both the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in 1988. Watch »

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Nomination acceptance speech (excerpt)

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano - Video - Nomination acceptance speech(excerpt)

A reproduction of a clip from Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential nomination acceptance speech in 1932.  He promises to repeal prohibition and provide a New Deal for America.

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Forest Army Listens to the Chief

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Speech - Video - Archival recording

A short video depicting individuals listening to a speech by Franklin Delano Roosevelt about the Civilian Construction Core.

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Marc Savoy and the Cajun Accordion

Savoy, Marc - Video - Marc Savoy and the Cajun Accordion

National Heritage Fellow Marc Savoy shares his story of how he came to love the accordion, build them, and lead a revival of Cajun music and culture.

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Lyle Saxon and the formation of the Arts and Crafts Club - Excerpt from The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans  (2009; 30 minutes)

Saxon, Lyle - Video - Excerpt from The The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans (2009; 30 minutes)

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In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith

Smith, Michael P. - Video - In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith (2009 • 11 minutes)

“In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith” is a short film by Kevin McCaffery on the life and work of New Orleans photographer Michael P. Smith. Watch »

Roosevelt Sykes The Honeydripper

Sykes, Roosevelt - Video - Performing "The Honeydripper"

A video clip of Roosevelt Sykes performing the tune that lent him his nickname "The Honeydripper." Watch »

The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans

The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans - Video - 2009; 30 minutes

“The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans” (2009; 30 minutes)  Watch »

The Baroness and Her Buildings

The Baroness and Her Buildings

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The Fall of New Orleans - Video - Excerpt from The Queen of The South

The Fall of New Orleans - Video - Excerpt from The Queen of The South

 Excerpt from The Queen of The South: New Orleans in the 1850s pertaining to the Federal occupation of New Orleans during the Civil War.

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Netscape's New Orleans Voices: The Tipitina's Foundation

Tipitina's - Video - Netscape's New Orleans Voices: The Tipitina's Foundation

The Tipitina's Foundation provides resources and assistance to local musicians coming back to the city, and also teaches the next generation. Watch »

Madam C. J. Walker

Walker, Madam C. J. - Video - Mini Biography

Madam C. J. Walker's great-great-granddaughter and biographer A'Lelia Bundles speaks about Madam Walker's journey from a bleak childhood to becoming the first female self-made millionaire. Watch »