- BHP Billiton Petroleum $465,730, Baptist Community Ministries $350,000
- Shell Oil Company $200,000, Entergy Charitable Foundation $40,000
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation $300,000, National Endowment for the Humanities $225,000
- Carolyn W. & Charles T. Beaird Foundation $37,500, Pugh Family Foundation $30,110
- Community Foundation of North Louisiana $30,000
- The Grayson Foundation $25,000
- United Way of Southeast Louisiana, $25,000
- Irene W. & C.B. Pennington Foundation $25,000, Union Pacific Railroad Foundation $20,000
- RosaMary Foundation $15,000, Air Liquide Foundation $11,000
- Mrs. Catherine Kuhlman $10,500, Follett School Solutions $10,000
- Haynie Family Foundation $10,000, Helis Foundation $10,000
- Houmas House Plantation and Gardens $10,000, Pat & Zofia McGunagle $10,000
- United Way of Northwest Louisiana, $10,000
- The Wisner Fund $10,000, CITGO Lake Charles $5,000
- Goldring Family Foundation $5,000, Gumbo Foundation $5,000
- Stephen Rosenfeld $5,000, Stephen & Kitty Sherrill $5,000, Woldenberg Foundation $5,000
- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival $2,500
LEH Funded Projects
- American Routes, a radio program hosted by folklorist Nick Spitzer which focuses on themes throughout American music. Find a station near you that carries American Routes…hear jazz, rhythm & blues, zydeco, bluegrass, rock-n-roll, and more.
- Beyond Face Value, a website exhibit of Confederate currency by the LSU Civil War Center with the assistance of an LEH General Grant.
- Bibliotheque Tintamarre, an on-line library begun as an undergraduate project for the Francophone Literature of Louisiana course at Centenary College of Louisiana.
- Ensemble Encore: The Acadian Memorial Multimedia Archive, an interactive website with information on Acadian settlers in Louisiana. Includes a searchable database of ship manifests, church records, and census data. Also includes a listing of land grant information in Acadiana, and essays about the Acadian diaspora.
- Foundation for Historical Louisiana, a group dedicated to the history and culture of Louisiana, and to the preservation of historic structures.
- Good for What Ails You, a documentary film capturing the healing traditions of Louisiana’s Cajuns, Creoles, and Houma Indians. Contains a study guide, profiles of the featured healers, and more.
- Holocaust Survivors: Portraits & Conversations, an interactive website of testimony from Holocaust survivors residing in Louisiana. See their faces and hear their stories in their own words; contains a glossary of terms, bibliography, and threaded discussion group on the Holocaust.
- Resonanaces Crioles/Creole Echoes, an online exhibition that explores the rich cultural heritage of 19th Century Francophone New Orleans.
- River Road African-American Museum, a museum dedicated to the history and experiences of African-American life.
- Swapping Stories, a documentary film that chronicles Louisiana’s varied storytelling traditions. The web site contains study units, a detailed bibliography, and video clips from the film.
- Voices in Exile, the Tibetan Photo Project by Tenzin Wangden Andrugtsang.
Exhibitions, Installations and Publications Sites
- The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is a national center of folklife research & collection.
- Center for the Study of Southern Culture, located at the University of Mississippi, focuses on multi-disciplinary study of the cultures of the southern United States.
- Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University has 800 artist and subject files, 1500 audio recordings, 100 video tapes, a small but growing print library of books and periodicals, and 5,000 still photographic images, all focused on the folklife of Louisiana.
- Louisiana Folklife Program, within the Division of the Arts, is designed to identify, document, conserve, and present the folk cultural resources of Louisiana.
- Texas Folklife Resources, dedicated to presenting and preserving the folklife of Texas.
- Fooling With Words with Bill Moyers, a poetry site related to the PBS program which features Moyers.
- Louisiana Authors Index, maintained by the LSU Libraries, is a working index of Louisiana authors, their works, and bibliographic information.
- Scribbling Women, a project of The Public Media Foundation, dramatizes stories by American women writers for national radio broadcast. Their website provides classroom resources for teaching and learning the rich tradition of American literature by women.
- The Southern Review publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, book reviews, and excerpts from novels in progress, with emphasis on contemporary literature in the United States and abroad (and special interest in southern culture and history).
- Historical Guide to American Literature
- New Orleans Video Access Center, a resource for independent filmmakers.
- Mississippi: River of Song, a PBS documentary tracing the development of American music along the Mississippi River.
- KDAQ, 89.9 Shreveport, LA
- KEDM-FM, 90.3, Monroe, LA
- KLSA, 90.7 Alexandria, LA
- KSLU-FM, Hammond, LA
- Louisiana Public Broadcasting, PBS affiliate of Baton Rouge, LA
- WLAE-TV, Channel 32, PBS affiliate of New Orleans
- WWNO-FM, 89.9, National Public Radio affiliate of New Orleans, LA
- WRBH-FM, 90.3, Baton Rouge, LA
- WRKF-FM, 89.3, Baton Rouge, LA
- WTUL, 91.5, Tulane University Radio
- WWOZ-FM, 90.7, Jazz & Heritage radio station. Louisiana music on the web
- WYES-TV, Channel 12, PBS affiliate of New Orleans, LA
- Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
- Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville, LA
- American Association of Museums
- Beauregard Parish Museum, DeRidder, LA
- Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery and Museum, near Kentwood, LA
- Degas House, New Orleans, LA
- Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA
- Institute of Museum & Library Services
- International Petroleum Museum and Exhibition, Morgan City, LA
- Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium, Lafayette, LA
- Longue Vue House & Gardens, New Orleans, LA
- Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
- Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA
- Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Shreveport, LA
- Magnolia Mound Plantation, Baton Rouge, LA
- Memorial Hall – Confederate Memorial Museum, New Orleans, LA
- National World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA
- New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
- Old State Capitol Center for Political & Governmental History, Baton Rouge, LA
- Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
- Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Museum, Marksville, LA
- USS Kidd & Nautical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
- UCM Museum, Abita Springs, LA
- University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA
- Vermillionville, Lafayette, LA
- West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, LA
- National Endowment for the Humanities
Learn about NEH funding opportunities, programs, and more.
- EDSITEment is a constantly growing collection of the most valuable online resources for teaching English, history, art history, and foreign languages. In addition to bringing to together the best of the humanities on the web, it also features a powerful search engine and lesson plans for classroom and family use. EDSITEment is a joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of the Great City Schools, MCI WorldCom, and the National Trust for the Humanities.
- Other State Humanities Councils/Endowments
All US states & territories have humanities councils similar in mission to the LEH. Contact the Council or Endowment in your state.
State of Louisiana Sites
- Louisiana Department of State’s Museum Program, with locations around the state.
- Louisiana Division of Archaeology, which collects, distributes & catalogues information on Louisiana’s archaeological resources. Take a look at the new interactive web project about Los Adaes, a Spanish colonial site in what is now western Louisiana.
- Louisiana Division of the Arts, the state’s arts granting agency and a local affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation, which supports the preservation of Louisiana’s built landscape. Administers Louisiana’s Main Street programs.
- Louisiana State Library, the flagship library of the state.
- Louisiana State Museum, which has locations around the state, including the Cabildo, the Presbytere, the Arsenal, 1850 House, Madame John’s Legacy, the Natchitoches Old Courthouse Museum, the Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum, and many more.
- Louisiana State Parks and Commemorative Areas, including historic sites.
College and University Sites in Louisiana