Center for Louisiana Studies Archival Catalog

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Interviews with Bernard "King Karl" Jolivette and Elwood "Bobby Page" Dugas

Accession No.: 
BE1-043

Interview with King Karl (cont.):
00:10 - Playing white clubs;
01:00 - "This Should Go On Forever;"
01:45 - Discussing Rod Bernard's version of the song. After it became successful, Bernard says J.D. Miller released a poor recording (maybe a practice tape) of King Karl singing it;
04:00 - Writing songs with Rod Bernard;
05:45 - Gigs they played - Clubs, Jamborees,
08:25 - Recording with Ernie Young in Nashville - Nesco Label
09:15 - Stage name "King Karl." Used the name Chuck Brown when recording with Young so that they wouldn't have to deal with Miller;
12:00 - Played gigs with Rockin' Bob, Rosco Chenier, C.D. and the Bluerunners;
14:30 - Backed Clifton Chenier for a couple of gigs;
14:55 - Other favorites - Otis Redding, B.B. King, ;
15:45 - Defining the term "Swamp Pop;" He considers himself Rhythm and Blues, not Swamp Pop;
17:00 - Rock 'n' roll vs. rhythm and blues;
18:15 - Playing white clubs - Bernard says he never had much trouble, had one issue in Mamou;
21:00 - J.D. Miller;

27:00 - Interview with Bobby Page:
27:15 - Background - Born in Rayne in December 19, 1938;
27:40 - Early experiences in music - First person to play music in his family. Influenced by Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino;
28:40 - High school band - played trombone;
29:15 - Started the Riff Raffs in 1956;
30:25 - Original members of Riff Raffs - Julian Savoy, V.J. Boulet, Howard Ratliff, Bessyl Duhon, Albert Nugent, George Hanks, R.L. Duhon;
31:30 - "Loneliness;"
33:00 - Band history, name, members coming and going;
33:30 - Typical weeks for the band, clubs and cities played;
34:40 - Hip et Taieau; Name explanation - "Calling the dog."
36:00 - Explaining how he got the nickname "Booga;"
37:00 - Bobby B and the Rockers (Bobby Bourque);
40:00 - Potential for reissuing some of the old recordings;
40:30 - Myra Smith;
42:20 - Discussing the term "swamp pop;"
trombone;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana, Folk Music; Swamp Pop, Oral History
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 14, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
47:41
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Elwood "Bobby Page" Dugas (cont.) and Roland Robin

Accession No.: 
BE1-044

Interview with Bobby Page (cont.):
00:00 - Explaining the name Riff Raffs / Rift Raffs ;
00:40 - Changing name to Bobby Page - Combination of Bobby Charles and Patti Page;
02:15 - Plumbing work - Did this during the daytime and music at night;
03:20 - Discussing RAM Records, Myra Smith;
04:45 - Recorded in Shreveport, New Orleans, Saint Martinville. Dego Redlich, Carol Rachou, J.D. Miller, Bill Hall;
06:00 - Recorded "Hip et Taieau" at J.D. Miller's studio;
07:00 - More about Myra Smith;
09:45 - He speaks French
11:00 - Discussing Swamp Pop, rock 'n' roll vs. rhythm and blues;
12:30 - First paying job - Lloyd's Bar in Rayne in 1956;
14:30 - Drug use within the scene;

20:25 - Interview with Roland Robin:
21:35 - Background - Born June 13, 1936 in Duson, Moved to Lafayette at 13 and attended Cathedral High. Attended Tulane from 1954-58;
22:25 - Graduated from Northeastern in 1963, is a registered pharmacist;
23:15 - Getting into the music business - Had written and recorded some songs at J.D. Miller's for RAM;
25:00 - Musical tastes - Rhythm and Blues, Rockabilly;
26:00 - There was a lack of booking agents in Monroe during the time he was in school, so he started an agency;
28:30 - Worked a 1 year apprenticeship while in school while running his agency;
29:10 - Forming N-joy records - Noticed that artists didn't make much money, decided to take the next step and form the label;
29:50 - Bands signed - John Fred, Duayne Yates,;
31:15 - Studios used - Cosimo's, La Louisiane, Floyd Soileau - Used record press in Memphis;
33:50 - New CD compilations;
34:00 - J.D. Miller and Floyd Soileau;
38:00 - Groups managed/produced;
38:30 - John Fred and the Playboys - "Boogie Children;"
41:20 - Stan Lewis was one of Roland's distributors, Floyd Soileau, also. Never set up his own distribution network;
42:55 - After college - ended up owning a pharmacy, continued running his label and agency;
43:40 - Quitting the music business;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Thursday, January 2, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:41
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interviews with Roland Robin (cont.) and Gene Terry

Accession No.: 
BE1-045

Interview with Roland Robin (cont.):
01:00 - Sam Phillips, Sun Records, Holiday Inn Records;
03:30 - Ron Gray - Hannah-Barbara;
05:30 - Regional hits;
08:15 - Diversifying business dealings;
10:00 - Other artists recorded - Dennis Norris, Billy Leadbetter;
12:40 - "Cajun Twist;"
15:40 - Life after the music business - sold his pharmacy in 1969 or 1970, real estate, Restaurants;
20:45 - Paragon Group - Land development business;
24:10 - Ram Records and Myra Smith

26:00 - Star Trek crank call

30:30 - Interview with Gene Terry:
31:00 - Personal info - Terry Gene DeRouen, Born in Lafayette on January 7, 1940, Moved to TX in 1942;
34:20 - Musicians in the family - Father played piano and guitar and his grandfather (Raymond DeRouen) played accordion and fiddle, Uncle (R.C. DeRouen) plays drums;
36:00 - Attended a house dance when he was young
37:00 - Old family violin;
39:30 - Musical offspring - One of his sons was killed in a car wreck in 1983;
41:30 - Influence of Cajun music on his style;
42:20 - Discussing the term "swamp pop;"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:07
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interviews with Gene Terry (cont.), Van Broussard, and Jay Randall

Accession No.: 
BE1-046

Interview with Gene Terry (cont.):

00:40 - Musical influences - Big Bopper, Fats Domino, Joe Turner, Little Richard;
02:00 - Building a band;
02:30 - Playing the Moulin Rouge;
05:20 - Goldband Records;
06:20 - Used a 9 piece band in 1958;
08:30 - "Cindy Lou;" - studio setup;
11:15 - Phil Phillips - "Sea of Love;"
13:00 - Downbeat Band;
13:50 - "Teardrops In My Eyes;"
16:00 - Other work done at Goldband that was never released;
18:15 - Was a police officer in the late 60s, Currently works at DuPont plant;
19:05 - Janice Joplin tribute show;

21:40 - Interview with Van Broussard:
21:55 - Background - March 29, 1937 in Prairieville;
22:15 - Musicians in the family - Grandfather played violin, played with Hank Williams, Sr. on the Louisiana Hayride, sister is Grace Broussard;
24:00 - Musical influences - B.B. King, Cookie and the Cupcakes, Joe Turner;
26:40 - Covered "Lord, I Need Somebody Bad," Van says he released that song before Warren Storm;
27:40 - "Feed the Flame" Came out in 1958, was one of his hits;
29:45 - James Rogers - Owned Bayou Boogie Label;
30:45 - Defining swamp pop / Bayou Boogie;
32:00 - Gigs;
35:00 - "Jambalaya;"
36:20 - Speaking French;
37:45 - Johnnie Allan's book;
38:50 - Jimmy Donley;

Interview with Jay Randall:
40:00 - Background - Born February 11, 1940 in Opelousas, no family members play music;
40:45 - Learning guitar, by late 50s, he was sitting in with bands at the Southern Club and the Teen Center in Opelousas;
41:45 - The Electras;
42:00 - The Epics;
43:00 - "Stop and Think It Over" Jay says he wrote it, not Graffanino, but he never got any credit or payment;
43:40 - Sat in with the Boogie Kings, Cookie and the Cupcakes, Johnny Rivers;
45:25 - Musical influences - Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Fats Domino;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Gene Terry (cont.) Van Broussard (over the phone, from Lafayette to Baton Rouge)Jay Randall (over the phone, from Lafayette to Washington, LA)
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:07
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Dale Houston

Accession No.: 
BE1-047

00:20 - Background - Born in Seminary, MS in 1940, no relatives played music;
01:25 - Noticed he was musically inclined when he was 12 years old - played in church, father was a preacher;
03:30 - Instruments played - Piano, drums, guitar, bass;
04:20 - Moved to Baton Rouge at age 13 - His father got a job with Sears;
05:00 - Musical influences - Rod Bernard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Elvis Presley also listened to alot of Gospel music;
07:45 - Meeting Jimmy Clanton - was around 1954, they met through music, Dale played some gigs with him;
12:00 - Johnny Rivers , Dale and the Comics;
13:25 - "Lonely Man" Recorded at Cosimo's for Sam Montalbano;
14:00 - John Fred;
15:20 - Sam "S.J." Montalbano - had a music/dance TV show in Baton Rouge in addition to his label and management;
16:45 - Defining "Swamp Pop;"
21:15 - Jimmy Donley, Joe Barry;
22:30 - Dale says he felt Cajun even though he was born in Mississippi;
24:25 - Moved to Texas, formed The El Paso Comics;
25:40 - Moved back to Ferriday, in North Louisiana. Learned some piano with Jerry Lee Lewis, met in the late 50s;
29:30 - Moved back to Baton Rouge, met Grave Broussard in 1963;
30:15 - Odd Jobs - worked construction, played music on nights and weekends, also did iron work;
31:35 - Grace Broussard - Met Grace Broussard through Montel at La Louisiane in Lafayette;
33:20 - Recording "I'm Leaving it up to You" using 30 or 40 minutes of spare studio time; There was no plan for her to record, she was only at the studio as a "date";
37:40 - Huey Meaux's involvment in "I'm Leaving it up to You"; (Tape is cut off);
38:10 - "Stop and Think it Over" went to number 5 on the national charts;
40:30 - "Leaving it up to You" writers - Don Harris and Dewey Terry;
41:30 - rock 'n' roll influences; - Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Rod Bernard, Joe Barry, etc;
42:00 - duo influences - The Everly Brothers;
44:20 - Jay Chevalier;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 1995
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:07
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interviews with Gene Terry (cont.), Van Broussard, and Jay Randall

Accession No.: 
BE1-048

00:10 - Roy Perkins - session bassist at La Louisiane;
01:00 - "Stop and Think it Over" - recorded at Cosimo Matassa's in New Orleans, never recorded at La Louisiane again;
02:45 - Montel called while they were in Las Vegas when they got a call that "I'm Leaving it up to You" was released and became a hit. Went to perform on Dick Clark's American Bandstand;
03:50 - Dick Clark Tour;
04:10 - They were on tour in Dallas, TX the same day as the Kennedy assassination - saw him in the motorcade; recollects when they heard he had been killed;
05:50 - Dale and Grace after the hit - cut more songs in B.R., went on the road in the midwest
06:50 - esophagus ruptured in 1964 - was hospitalized and in a coma for about 3 weeks;
11:30 - singing again after the injury;
13:00 - He thinks the injury and the following time for recovery did damage to their careers;
13:40 - "Loneliest Night of the Week" released in 1965. Dale said he didn't think there was any change in his voice
14:15 - Another national tour;
14:55 - Back to Baton Rouge - They recorded a few more tunes that weren't successful;
15:15 - The end of Dale and Grace in 1967 - Mutual, peaceful break-up, both wanted to go out on their own
16:30 - Moved to and worked in Atlanta, Georgia at a club called Chicken Haven, then went to Panama City, Florida;
19:00 - Moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to work with Bill Burnett;
19:35 -"Nobody Cares if a Fool Wants to Cry" and "Day by Day";
21:00 - No longer has a day job, on disability - Was injured at a printing company
22:00 - Dale and the Houston Solution; Pat Houston, Dale's wife performs with them;
22:30 - Best country pianist award;
22:40 - Reunion with Grace, Royalties for "I'm Leaving it up to You";
26:00 - Upcoming performances;
29:30 - Relationship with Grace;
31:00 - Philandering in Las Vegas;
31:30 - Discussing Rod Bernard's songs;
34:30 - England contacts;
38:10 - Shane Bernard explains the internet for Dale Houston

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 1995
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:07
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interviews with Gene Terry (cont.), Van Broussard, and Jay Randall

Accession No.: 
BE1-048

Interview with John Broven - Takes place at Johnnie Allan's house in Lafayette, LA

00:30 - Background - Born in Maidstone, Kent, November 4 1942, Raised in Ponegate;
01:20 - Education - Was a "war baby." Great emphasis was put on education;
03:20 - Career in banking, recently retired allowing him to follow his musical interests;
07:20 - Writing liner notes, two books, editor of Blues Unlimited Magazine;
10:00 - Early interest in music;
11:55 - Mike Leadbetter, record collecting;
13:20 - American artists on British labels;
16:00 - "This Should Go On Forever" release in the UK;
19:15 - Contact with Eddie Shuler - he sent two boxes of Goldband 45s to England - first Cajun music they ever heard in the UK;
20:15 - Cajun Corner - Newspaper articles;
23:30 - Coining the term "swamp pop;"
28:20 - Defining "Swamp Pop" - "Not just slow ballads with triplets;"
30:00 - Dr. John;
31:20 - Popularity of Swamp Pop in England;
34:50 - Beatles "Oh Darling;"

35:30 - Interview with Harry Simoneaux - May 3, 1992:

35:45 - Swamp Pop definition - "Half Domino, half fais do-do;"
37:35 - Dr. John's definition of Swamp Pop, Three chords and triplets;
39:00 - Joe Carl - Harry worked with him, recorded at J.D. Miller's, discusses their influences;
41:00 - One of his albums was called "Swamp Rock" in the early 1980s;
43:00 - Fats Domino's influence; Harry calls him the originator of Swamp Pop;
43:30 - Bobby Charles - Harry says it's difficult to categorize him;
43:55 - Harry was in the "See You Later, Alligator" session - Took them 30 takes to nail it. Recorded two songs in two days at Cosimo Matassa's;
45:40 - Larry Benicewicz's article;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:58
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interviews with Gene Terry (cont.), Van Broussard, and Jay Randall

Accession No.: 
BE1-050

00:15 - The emotion in cajun music is evident in Swamp Pop;
00:40 - Rod Bernard's - "Colinda"
01:00 - Diatonic accordion use in Swamp Pop - Cant play minor chords on it. Its limitations kept it from being used;
02:00 - Blackie Forestier's attempt at a Swamp Pop song;
02:45 - Belton Richard - Harry says he gets as close to "Swamp Pop" on the accordion as anyone;
04:15 - The accordions inability to convey emotion. Harry says the accordion always sounds the same no matter how you are feeling;
05:10 - Born in Galiano, LA on July 7, 1936;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry, Cajun Music
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Harry Simoneaux (Swamp Pop Sax Player)
Recording date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
06:14
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interviews with Huey "Cookie" Thierry and Ernest Jacobs

Accession No.: 
BE1-051

00:30 - Background - Born August 16, 1936
01:00 - Musicians in the family - Father played fiddle and accordion, mother played guitar. They'd play Creole Dances. Father was a construction worker;
01:35 - Both parents spoke Creole French, Huey never played French music professionally, but would play some songs around the house;
02:00 - Influences - Fats Domino, likes Country and Western music;
03:50 - Born between Welsh and Jennings;
04:30 - French Influence;
05:10 - Forming the Cupcakes;
06:30 - Recording for George Khoury - He said they knew nothing about royalities at that point;
09:50 - Talking more about when he first met that band that would become the Cupcakes - around 1949-50;
10:20 - Contract signed with Eddie Shuler;
11:00 - Discussing how they came up with "Cookie and the Cupcakes" name;
13:10 - "Cindy Lou" recording and release;
15:00 - First "Swamp Pop" band - Shane asks where the sound from "Mathilda" came from;
17:15 - Recorded the original "Mathilda" at KOAK in Lake Charles;
19:20 - "Got You on my Mind"
20:00 - "Belinda"
22:00 - "Twisted" - No writers credit on the record, Cookie wrote it;
24:55 - Working with Shuler and Khoury;
26:25 - Judd label leased "Mathilda" from Khoury, then went bankrupt on the lease. To pay off the band, he gave them a nice bus, but it was broken down;
29:00 - Songs being released overseas without their knowledge;
29:30 - History of the Cupcakes, Cookie was initially a stagehand;
33:00 - Band actually played gigs without Cookie under the same name;
33:40 - Cookie Imposters, Guitar Gable imposter;
34:45 - Cookie moved to California after leaving the band. Worked in a hospital;
38:00 - Rumors that Cookie was killed in a car wreck;
40:00 - Discussing a car accident that he was in;
43:25 - Cupcake reunion - Performed a benefit for a terminally ill band member;
46:20 - Ernest discusses trying to locate Cookie in California;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry,
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 1995
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
47:01
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Original Format: 
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Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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Interviews with Huey "Cookie" Thierry and Ernest Jacobs (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1-052

00:10 - Ernest talks about searching for and finding Cookie in L.A.;
04:30 - Cookie sings again, goes back home;
07:00 - Experiencing an earthquake;
09:00 - Returning to Louisiana (late 1992);
10:30 - Race relations in the 1950s and 1960s - white women weren't allowed to approach the bandstand;
13:00 - Rumors about Cookie, women would flirt with the band;
14:50 - Green Lantern Club;
16:00 - Women would hide in their station wagon after shows;
19:00 - Needed a state deputy to escort them into and out of Opelousas;
19:30 - New projects - "Playing it by ear";
22:45 - Swamp pop ballad sound;
29:00 - Prior to Cookie joining the band - The Boogie Ramblers;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry;
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 1995
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
30:46
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interviews with Huey "Cookie" Thierry and Ernest Jacobs

Accession No.: 
BE1-053

00:45 - Blues scene in Louisiana in his early days. Most of his blues artists came from Southwest LA and East TX;
03:30 - Lee Baker Jr. "Lonnie Brooks;"
05:30 - Major labels struggled with blues artists. Eddie says recordings were to "slick";
06:00 - Eddie's approach to recording Blues music;
07:20 - Started recording Blues artists before any other genre;
07:50 - James Freeman "Big Leg Mama" from around 1945. Lost masters;
09:00 - Other blues artists recorded - Bill Parker, Clarence Garlow;
11:00 - Recorded his band, The All-Star Reveliers, first;
11:10 - Hackberry Ramblers - their radio show and early Shuler recordings;
13:40 - Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker - their influence on other artists;
15:40 - Southwest LA blues clubs;
17:50 - "Zydeco Blues" - Marcel Dugas, Rockin' Sidney, Thadius Declouet, Little Latour;
20:20 - Discussing Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis - Boozoo's "Paper in My Shoe" was leased to Imperial and sold 136,000 copies;
21:30 - Lawrence Chenier - Clifton's uncle who taught him;
24:00 - Local Blues clubs;
26:00 - Story about the son of the mayor of New York - Offered to buy a Goldband 45 from a discjockey for $300;
27:45 - Ivory Jackson - Drummer for Cookie and the Cupcakes and for Phil Phillips;
28:20 - Clarence Garlow;
29:19 - Al Smith;
29:30 - "Chicken Stump"
30:20 - Lazy Lester;
31:20 - Ashton Savoy, Katie Webster, Barbara Lynn;
33:30 - Lonesome Sundown
34:00 - "Left-handed" Charlie Morris;
35:20 - Walter Price;
36:00 - Little Miss Peggy, Bill Parker, Cal Miller, Little Latour;
42:00 - Joe Turner's influence;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Folk Music; Blues Music Recording Industry;
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 7, 1993
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:01
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interviews with R.A. "Beedy" Herpin; Hazel Herpin; and Dalton Comeaux

Accession No.: 
BE1-054

Interview with Raymond Herpin:
00:40 - Real name - Raymond Andrew Herpin, discussing his nickname;
01:00 - background - Born September 1, 1918 in Crowley;
01:45 - Mother was from Beaumont, TX, he never learned to speak French;
02:20 - Education;
03:15 - Was in the Army when Pearl Harbor happened, was stationed at Barksdale, Discussing what made him join;
04:45 - Stationed in Shreveport, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City. Was a welder, crew chief, flight chief. Discharged in 1945;
07:00 - Didn't pilot planes, but assisted the pilots as a flight engineer;
08:10 - Highest rank was staff Seargent
08:30 - Cultural differences in different parts of the country;
10:40 - Other people who he served with who spoke French - Only one person from Broussard who he knew;
12:00 - Says he never felt out of place while serving;
13:00 - After serving, worked in the family business - Laundry pressing and dry cleaning;
16:00 - Discussing the planes that he flew on;

17:30 - Interview with Hazel Bernard Herpin:
18:00 - Went to Opelousas High School, Born in 1927,
18:20 - Didn't speak French, never saw kids punished for speaking French in school;
20:40 - Graduated from High School in 1945, then went to school to become a cadet nurse;
21:20 - Living in Baton Rouge for school;
23:00 - French in school;
27:00 - Her grandmother spoke Creole French
29:30 - Plantation homes in Saint Francisville;

30:20 - Interview with Dalton Comeaux:
30:30 - Background - Born in 1922 in Maurice. Went to High School in Indian Bayou;
31:20 - Speaks French - his mother spoke very little English;
33:15 - Learned English in school;
33:40 - Punishment for speaking French in school;
37:25 - Les Americains;
40:00 - French in the family;
40:40 - Creation of CODOFIL - shift in how people looked down on French speakers;
41:00 - Dalton discusses how being able to speak French helped him throughout his life;
41:40 - Teaching in Tunisia - Taught them how to raise beef and dairy cattle, did all of his teaching in French;
44:00 - Retired after returning from Tunisia;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana, French Language, World War II, Education
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Thursday, July 17, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Opelousas, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
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46:04
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Interviews with Dalton and Evelyn Comeaux

Accession No.: 
BE1-055

Interview with Dalton Comeaux (cont.):
00:40 - Continued teaching in Africa - Made five short trips to train them for beef cattle production and dairy production;
02:00 - One of his students came back to the states, went to Texas A&M and got his Master's degree a Ph.D. in two years;
04:00 - Finished high school in 1939 and started at U.S.L.;
05:10 - Was the second sibling in his family to graduate from college;
06:00 - Joined the Army, went to Cheyenne, Wyoming for basic training
07:55 - Had a brother who died in the service during an invasion near Tunisia;
09:00 - Adjusting to being far away from home;
12:00 - 89th Division - Duties as T/5;
14:50 - French background;
15:50 - Medical discharge - Got some kind of ear infection that led to a hearing loss;
08:00 - Dalton's wife Evelyn joins the conversation;
18:30 - Evelyn started teaching English in 1942 and was a part-time librarian;
19:00 - Started at Thibodeaux High
19:20 - French speaking students - says she had some, but not as many as the Opelousas;
20:20 - She says there was no pressure from the state to not allow French on the school grounds at the point;
20:50 - French at home;
21:20 - learned Standard French - 2 years in high school, 2 years in college;
22:15 - Got her Master's in Library Science at LSU;
23:00 - integrating Opelousas High students and teachers - Some picketers were blocking the entire entrance;
24:45 - Protests at school board meeting;
27:00 - Teachers being reassigned;
32:50 - Moved to Saint Landry Parish in 1946, she took off work for 3-4 years, then started teaching in Washington, LA
33:00 - Problems at Washington High in 1954 - Assistant Principal thought that the school was too progressive;
38:00 - Culture shock;
39:25 - Changing attitudes towards Cajuns;
40:45 - Evelyn's heritage - Toups family;
42:30 - Was in charge of beef and dairy cattle enterprises in Saint Landry Parish
43:45 - Using bi-planes for seeding rice fields;
44:20 - Technology in agriculture - Insect control

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana, French Language; Agriculture; Education
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Thursday, July 17, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Opelousas, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
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46:08
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Interviews with Judge Allen Babineaux (cont.) and Richard Nunez

Accession No.: 
BE1-079

00:25 - Was in CCC Camp before the war;
01:00 - Went into the Navy; He had some trouble getting a job after returning from the war;

02:30 - Interview with Richard Nunez - November 10, 1997 in Lafayette;
04:10 - Born in 1925 in Lake Arthur, TX. Moved to Vermilion Parish near Cow Island by wagon when he was two;
04:40 - Richard's wife joins the interview;
06:25 - Was punished in elementary school for speaking French on the playground - Punishment was to kneel on old shingles;
08:30 - Says all of his peers in school were French speakers;
09:00 - He eventually became a teacher in Krotz Springs;
11:50 - Became a principle at Montgomery Elementary in 1968, then moved to Myrtle Place and J. Wallace James;
13:00 - Shane talks about students being punished for speaking French in school in the 40s and 50s, as late as 1958 in Lake Charles;
14:30 - Richard discusses the point when the English language "clicked" for him;
16:00 - Small-town politics;
17:45 - Punishment for speaking French in schools in the 50s - Nunez says he never received orders to punish students for speaking French;
19:00 - Discussing the term "Américain;"
20:00 - "Duck and Cover" Drills in schools during the Cold War - similar to tornado drills;
22:30 - Had nuclear attack drill training while in the Naval Reserves, was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy during WWII;
24:30 - Cuban Missile Crisis;
26:00 - Discussing a veterinarian who lived in Abbeville (from Ukraine) who ran for office and was accused of being a communist
26:30 - Dr. Leonpacher was accused of being a spy (He was not, but was suspected because he'd fly a plane;
28:20 - Espionage case in Abbeville - a Junkyard owner had microfilm of waterways in Abbeville;
30:15 - Americanism, Democracy vs. Communism classes in the 50s;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana; Lafayette; French language; Education, WWII
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Friday, February 27, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
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30:57
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Interviews with Judge Allen Babineaux (cont.);

Accession No.: 
BE1-080

Interview with Judge Allen Babineaux:
02:00 - Discussing their international travels and bad things they've seen;
03:45 - Anti-communists being labeled as communists;
05:00 - Shane asks if people were concerned about the prospect of nuclear attack;
07:00 - Saddam Hussein
08:00 - Defense Education Act - Babineaux says it had an effect on South Louisiana;
09:00 - Integration in the 60s. Babineaux says there were no problems in Carencro;
10:55 - Joined the Navy in 1944, was made fun of in boot camp;
13:30 - Discussing the origins and use of the word "coonass;"
20:00 - Ernest Tubb getting people to stop using the term "Hillbilly Music;"
25:20 - Being called "Frenchie"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Louisiana, Lafayette, Politics, French;
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Recording date: 
Friday, February 27, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
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30:36
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Thursday, February 2, 2006
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Interviews with William Patton (cont.) and Mathé Allain

Accession No.: 
BE1-084

Interview with William Patton;
00:00 - William explains why some people didn't like Dudley LeBlanc - Says he was a salesman, was the head of the Anti-Long movement;
02:45 - Arceneaux / LeBlanc dynamic. LeBlanc was more in-touch with the working class people of the area. Both promoted French in the area;
05:45 - Discussing the idea that LeBlanc was using the Cajun culture for personal gain;
06:30 - Association for Louisiana Acadians formed by Dudley, Evangeline Girls;
07:30 - Communism in Acadiana, Acadiana Neuf Group;
09:40 - Vietnam War, protests

Interview with Mathé Allain - April 24, 1998;
12:45 - Jimmy Domengeaux;
14:00 - First Festivals Acadiens (Tribute to Cajun Music) at Blackham Coliseum;
16:15 - French speakers in Louisiana. Mathé mentions she had issues understanding Lafourche Parish French;
17:40 - She arrived in Louisiana in December 1945 to come to school at USL, Became part of the faculty in 1962;
19:00 - Discussing the Academic environment in the 50s at USL - Mathé says it was very open;
20:00 - Talks about an event where a professor (Bill Gardener) offended a student who's father was a well-connected white supremacist;
23:00 - Loyalty of Oath - Amos Simpson declined signing one in the 50s, was not fired;
24:00 - Professor Phil Dur
26:00 - Faculty members who were interested in Louisiana French
27:30 - "Gentile Acadians"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Radio; Television; Broadcast, Politics
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
William Patton
Recording date: 
Friday, February 27, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Shane K. Bernard
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30:44
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Interview with Dalton Comeaux and Ellen Comeaux (cont.); Barbara Secardo; and Courney Dronet and Robertn Leblanc

Accession No.: 
BE1.056

Interview with Dalton and Evelyn Comeaux (cont.): using airplanes in agriculture, changes in agriculture in St. Landry Parish; sharecropping; co-op; crops grown; cattle; soybeans; crawfishing; technology in insect control; Swiss livestock show; importing livestock; importance of agricultureInterview with Barbara Secardo: Cotton Bros. Bakery; Echo, LA prepares for war; Alexandria; Italian POWs; Italian nationals during the war; speaking Italian; friends dad at Pearl Harbor; boarding soldiers and wives; Sheriff Didier; music in the familyInterview with Curney Dronet and Robert Leblanc: T. V.; oil boom; hiring locals for oil field; oil plants; Americanization; Conrad;Vermillion Parish; DronetÕs heritage; family names

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; agriculture; education; WWII
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Dalton Comeaux and Evelyn Comeaux (cont.)Barbara CicardoCurney Dronet and Robert Leblanc
Recording date: 
Thursday, July 17, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Opelousas, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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46:03
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Interview with Curney Dronet and Robert Leblanc

Accession No.: 
BE1.057

Scotland; debriefing; OSS teams; George Patton; speaking French on missions; 4th armored division; breaking through lines; French Indochina; end of the war; state of education before 1940; LSU; active duty; the radio; translating broadcasts; LeblancÕs background; friendÕs death at Pearl Harbor; ConradÕs definition of cajun; joining up after Pearl Harbor; response to Pearl Harbor; learning English in grade school; punishments for speaking French; hiring non-French speaking teachers; shame; Americanization; speaking old French; fluctuations in French speaking population; culture shock; Brooklynese; regional slang; mispronunciation;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Pearl Harbor; WWII
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Curney DronetRobert J. Leblanc
Recording date: 
Friday, September 12, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Erath, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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46:12
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Interview with Curney Dronet and Robert Leblanc (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.058

les Americans; American identity; ethnicities; next generation of French speakers; cold war; political conflicts; Vietnam; red scare in Acadiana; media; military weapons controversy; Vietnam; protesters; education debate; history; college for veterans; education in Vermillion Parish; Walter McIlhenny; time away for military; nuclear weapons course; LeblancÕs military career; civil defense; nuclear war; Bogalusa civil rights march; contingency plans

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
WWII; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Curney Dronet and Robert Leblanc
Recording date: 
Friday, September 12, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Erath, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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46:11
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Interview with Curney Dronet and Robert Leblanc

Accession No.: 
BE1.059

Interview with Dronet and Leblanc (cont.): contingency plans; fallout shelters; nuclear drills; nuclear threat; fallout; germ warfaredead airInterview with Louise Landry and Dave Landry: birth dates; speaking English; punishments for speaking French in school; quitting school; working in the bakery; experiences in the military; Jefferson Island salt mine strike; joining the military; training in Arkansas; accent; oil field; ÒcoonassÓ; staying stateside; Texas; not teaching children French; French in church

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
WWII; French language; Korean War
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Curney Dronet and Robert LeblancLouise and Dave Landry
Recording date: 
Friday, September 12, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Erath, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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46:11
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Interview with Allen Simon

Accession No.: 
BE1.060

French presentation; ÒColindaÓ; speaking French in the family; ÒbesqueÓ; speaking French in school; French identity; creole; French identity; les Americans; Pearl Harbor; bombing of Berlin; drills and rations; gravel roads; listening to the news; Pearl Harbor; movies; news on the radio; ÒCousinÓ Dudley Leblanc; French on the radio; having both languages; education laws; bringing in outsiders; punishments; choosing not to pass on the French; French as low class; bilingual benefits; dealing with Texans; small worlds

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed services
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Allen Simon
Recording date: 
Monday, September 15, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbeville, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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46:17
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Interview with Allen Simon (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.061

punishments for speaking French; ÒthÓ; leniency; confidence when speaking English; Camy and Deanne Doucet; French skits; nativity play; Catherine Blanchette; too short of breath to sing; new words; Òdanse rondeÓ; college; the army; travels; European views of Americans; being cajun in the army; CODOFIL; Dudley Leblanc; speaking for ourselves; old French;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed services
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Allen Simon
Recording date: 
Monday, September 15, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbeville, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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31:58
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Interview with Allen Simon (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.062

outsiders views; Hollywood depictions of cajuns; claiming to be cajun; recording in French; BernardÕs research; older people learning French; cajuns on t.v.; Bayou Folk/ Poor White Trash; inferiority; Importance of French; genesis of French language; ÒcoonassÓ; future of cajun culture; giving lectures;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed services
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Allen Simon
Recording date: 
Monday, September 15, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbeville, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:40
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Interview with Allen Simon (cont.); Elmo Authement

Accession No.: 
BE1.063

Interview with Allen Simon: music; music clubs; T.V.Õs effect on the Americanization of cajuns; Òboite du protraitÓInterview with Elmo Authement: speaking French at school; the Authements; sending letters; background; bilingual teachers; parish to parish differences in punishment for speaking French in school; teaching in Carencro; bombing of Pearl Harbor; army jobs; places stationed; culture shock;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed services
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Allen SimonElmo Authement
Recording date: 
Monday, September 15, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbeville, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:44
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Interview with Elmo Authement (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.064

rank; Korean War service; Nicholls University; integration; McCarthyism; conservatives; Dudley Leblanc; James Dimaggio; integrating Nicholls; preserving French in LA; starting CODOFIL; teaching French in schools; immersion; census stats; CODOFIL backlash; strategies for teaching French; CODOFIL chapters; French in the family; Dimaggio

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed services
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Elmo Authement
Recording date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbeville, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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30:43
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Interview with Elmo Authement (cont.); Ernest Crochet

Accession No.: 
BE1.065

Interview with Elmo Authement: Dimaggio controversy; ÒcoonassÓInterview with Ernest Crochet: punishment for speaking French in school; French in the family; joining the service; leaving south Louisiana; speaking with the soldiers; ÒFrenchieÓ; North Africa; Navy jobs; Pearl Harbor; submarine warfare; leave; discharge; family; ÒcoonassÓ; identifying as cajun; other cajuns in the navy;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed services
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Elmo AuthementErnest Crochet
Recording date: 
Monday, September 15, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbeville, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:40
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Interview with Ernest Crochet (cont,); Elvin Soileau

Accession No.: 
BE1.066

Interview with Ernest Crochet: navy; war and Americanization; Korea; airplane crashes; combat; Vietnam; race relations; oil boom; changesInterview with Elvin Soileau: speaking French in school; punishments; brotherÕs experience in the service; getting drafted; ÒcoonassÓ; ÒFrenchieÓ

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed services
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Ernest CrochetElvin Soileau
Recording date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
New Iberia, LA
Publisher: 
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30:40
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Interview with Elvin Soileau (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.067

ÒcoonassÓ; G. I. bill; welding; farming; picking up French in the home; Vietnam protesters; cold war; t. v.; air conditioning; plumbing; race relations; supporting WWII; news form the war; movies; cowboys; future of cajuns; tourism

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed service
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Elvin Soileau
Recording date: 
Monday, September 29, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:40
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Interview with Elvin Soileau (cont.); Floyd Soileau; Homer J. ÒKirkÓ Leblanc Jr. (RESTRICTED)

Accession No.: 
BE1.068

Interview with Elvin Soileau: prairie grass; indiansInterview with Floyd Soileau: cajun music in the 1950s; making French records; becoming a producer; country and western; success; media licensing; keeping French alive in music; new French sounds; contracts and royalty statementsRESTRICTED INTERVIEW, DO NOT LINK AUDIOInterview with Homer J. ÒKirkÓ Leblanc Jr.: background information; bilingual parents; English in the classroom; punishment as the exception; bilingual teachers;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; armed services; cajun music
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Elvin SoileauFloyd SoileauHomer J. ÒKirkÓ Leblanc Jr. (anonymous) Ceclia, LA 10/11/1997
Recording date: 
Monday, September 29, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:41
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Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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Interview with Interview with Homer J. ÒKirkÓ Leblanc Jr

Accession No.: 
BE1.069

RESTRICTED INTERVIEW, DO NOT LINK AUDIOINAUDIBLE

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
FRENCH LANGUAGE; EDUCATION
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Homer J. ÒKirkÓ Leblanc JrHerman J. Roberts
Recording date: 
Saturday, October 11, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Cecila, LA
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Duration: 
30:42
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Interview with Pat Delahoussaye Broussard RESTRICTED

Accession No.: 
BE1.070

BernardÕs notes on previous interviewRESTRICTED INTERVIEW. DO NOT LINK AUDIO. Interview with Pat Broussard: discipline for speaking French as a student; unable to speak French; fatherÕs language habits; teaching in the 1950s; French speaking students; the country school; helping French speaking students; non-official policy; French disappearing from the home; CODOFIL in schools; Cold War drills; duck and cover film; threat of war at home; fallout shelters; red scare; communist activity in Acadiana; Americanism/Citizenship; integration; problems with parents; racial issues now and then

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; education; Cold War; integration
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Pat Delahoussaye Broussard
Recording date: 
Monday, October 20, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
New Iberia, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:50
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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Interview with Pat Delahoussaye Broussard; Ledelle D. ÒBiggieÓ Dupuis

Accession No.: 
BE1.071

Pat Delahoussaye: Vietnam War; protesters; hippie culture; television in the 1960s; television violence; air conditioning; children missing school because of work; telephones; indoor plumbingLedelle D. ÒBIggieÓ Dupuis: ÒLes AmericansÓ; personal information/background; military service; leaving home for the first time; innocence; how WW II changed the world;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Daily life; French language; WW II
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Pat Delahoussaye Broussard Ledelle D ÒBiggieÓ Dupuis 11/4/1997 Cecilia, LA
Recording date: 
Monday, October 20, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
New Iberia, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:42
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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Interview with Ledelle D ÒBiggieÓ Dupuis (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.072

joining the Navy; meeting French soldiers; speaking French in the military; Cajuns and higher education before the War; G.I. Bill; ÒFrenchieÓ; ÒcoonassÓ; teaching; memos encouraging speaking English in school; no punishment policy; problems with French speaking students; the memos; personal experience with speaking French in school as a child; Cold War in Acadiana; studay abroad thwarted; drills/fallout shelters;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
World War II; French language; Cold War
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Ledelle D ÒBiggieÓ Dupuis
Recording date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Cecilia, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:41
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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Interview with Ledelle D ÒBiggieÓ Dupuis (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.073

bomb drills; teaching Americanism/Citizenship classes; mismanagement of Cold War; Americanization of Cajuns; Acadian hardships; misconceptions about Cajuns; ÒcoonassÓ; cost of living/college after the War; electricity; television and entertainment; air conditioning; automobiles

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Cold War; Cajun culture; education
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Ledelle D ÒBiggieÓ Dupuis
Recording date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Cecilia, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:41
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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Interview with Ledelle D ÒBiggieÓ Dupuis (cont.); Ernest Crochet

Accession No.: 
BE1.074

Ledelle D ÒBiggieÓ Dupuis:shame of being Cajun; other ethnic prejudices; approach to Americanism class; American History textbooks; nuclear hysteria; Vietnam/fall of French Indochina; Vietnam War; protesters; hippies; integration of Northside High School; road to integration; studentsÕ responses to integrationErnest Crochet:newspaper article featureing Crochet;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Cajun culture; education; Vietnam
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Ledelle D ÒBiggieÓ DupuisErnest Crochet
Recording date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Cecilia, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:43
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006
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Interview with Ernest Crochet; Richard Nunez

Accession No.: 
BE1.075

Ernest Crochet: newspaper article; jobs; looking for work after the WarRichard Nunez: importance of learning English in the 1930s; moving to Cow Island; getting punished for speaking French in school; disclipine; early teaching experience; promotions; punishment for speaking French in school; thinking in French; local politics; unofficial policy regarding the speaking of french in school

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; education
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Ernest CrochetRichard Nunez 11/10/1997 Lafayette, LA
Recording date: 
Thursday, November 6, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
New Iberia, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
30:42
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006
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Audio--Cassette--60
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Interivew with Richard Nunez

Accession No.: 
BE1.076

Americanism class; american/communist propaganda; fanatacism; fear; American ignorance; defense education act; integration; service in WW II; ridicule for being Cajun; ÒcoonassÓ; spending time in Texas; outsidersÕ opinions of Louisiana; feelings about ÒcoonassÓ; reflections on life; ÒFrenchieÓ; looking for someone

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Cold War; World War II
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Richard Nunez
Recording date: 
Monday, November 10, 1997
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
29:24
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006
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Audio--Cassette--60
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Audio
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Interview with Judge Allen Babineaux

Accession No.: 
BE1.077

family store; regional French dialects; grandfather; visiting Grand Pre; parents marriage; traveling in the 1060s; Tom Arceneaux and Roy Therriot; experience with French; influential persons in the Cajun renaissance; university accessibility; issues with ÒCajunÓ events in the 1950s and 1960s; introduction of English into daily life; radio/electricity; Ògentile AcadiansÓ; law careeer; running for office; French in the court room; bicentiennial celebration; migration vs. expulsion; Evangeline controversy; awards and service to the community; international Acadian festival

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; CODOFIL
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Judge Allen Babineaux
Recording date: 
Friday, February 27, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
31:26
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006
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Interview with Judge Allen Babineaux (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.078

International Acadian Festival; Canadian documentary: Acadians of the Dispersal; birth of CODOFIL; CODOFILÕs French connections; visit to France; beginnings of involvement in French revival; twinning cities; the making of the Acadian flag

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; CODOFIL
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Judge Allen Babineaux
Recording date: 
Friday, February 27, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
30:40
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006
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Interview with MathŽ Allain (cont.); William Patton

Accession No.: 
BE1.081

MathŽ Allain:music for the bicentiannial celebration; Lulu Ollivier; involvement with CODOFIL; unorthodox conversations about preserving French in Louisiana; Quebec delegation; teaching young children French; teaching European French; success of CODOFIL; impressions of Demageaux; visits by foreign dignitarites; university students speaking French; gaining outside validation using the Evangeline story; future of Cajun culture and French languageWilliam Patton:beginnings in radio;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; CODOFIL
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
MathŽ AllainWilliam Patton
Recording date: 
Friday, April 24, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
30:40
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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