The holdings of the Center for Louisiana Studies Archives illustrate the scope of field recording in Louisiana, from historic recordings to recent field work. It is the world's largest collection of Cajun and Creole field recordings, oral histories, and other folklife materials, as well as a vast image archive focused on Louisiana history and culture. The core of the collection consists of more than 300 field collections–unique and irreplaceable recordings collected by anthropologists, linguists, ethnomusicologists, folklorists, photographers, students, and the public interested in preserving the voices and culture of Louisiana. Extensive holdings of field recordings of music, oral histories, and images.
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