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An Interest in Women The Bellocq Brothers and Catholic New Orleans

Bellocq, E.J. - Video - An Interest in Women The Bellocq Brothers and Catholic New Orleans

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Bayou Maharajah: The Life and Music of James Carroll Booker, 3rd.

Booker, James - Video - 4 minute trailer for Bayou Maharajah: The Life and Music of James Carroll Booker, 3rd.

Bayou Maharajah is a one-hour video documentary on the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker. Through interviews with friends and contemporaries, the film traces Booker’s life from child prodigy to his acclaimed work as session pianist, his solo career and infamous personal life to his early death and continuing legacy.

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Debbie Fleming Caffery

Caffery, Debbie Fleming

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Bousillage

Charpentier, Erik -Video- Bousillage

A clip demonstrating the making of a bousillage wall, at Prairie des Femmes, LA, in the spring of 2007. Bousillage is a mixture of clay and grass and/or other fiberous substance. It is the name of one of the components of a style of construction that uses vertical logs enclosed or filled by the aforementioned mixture. This style was commonly used by 18th century French colonial settlers in the Americas. Watch »

Mississippi River Flood of 1927

Flood of 1927 - Video - Mississippi River Flood of 1927

 This silent film by the Signal Corps of the Mississippi captures the devastation of the 1927 Mississippi River flood. 

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Hurricane Katrina

Katrina, Hurricane

This animation shows Hurricane Katrina as seen by NOAA/GOES-12 infrared band from from August 23 through 30, 2005.

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US Army Air Forces Newsreel

Louisiana Maneuvers - Video - 1941 US Army Air Forces Newsreel

A clip from a 1941 newsreel produced by the US army about the Louisiana Maneuvers.

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Red and Blue Armies Battle in Louisiana, 1941 Newsreel

Louisiana Maneuvers - Video - 1941 US Army Air Forces Newsreel "Red and Blue Armies Battle in Louisiana"

A clip from a 1941 newsreel produced by the US army about the Louisiana Maneuvers.

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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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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 »

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 »