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.

Educational/Academic Humanities

Exhibitions, Installations and Publications Sites

Folklife 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.

History Sites

Library Sites

Literary Sites

  • 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  

Media Sites

Museum Sites

NEH Sites

  • 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

College and University Sites in Louisiana