Doctor of Design (DDes)
College of Art + Design
This project is an exploratory investigation into the current state of preservation of Black Cultural Heritage in Baton Rouge. Through interviews with stakeholders at local archives, institutions, and repositories about their collections, programs, and other initiatives, it aims to assess what resources and services are and are not currently available to the Black Community in Baton Rouge. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of community archiving, specifically how community archives can be used to fill the gaps missing as is the case in Baton Rouge. Additionally, this study provides the foundation for building a community archive dedicated to Black Cultural Heritage in Baton Rouge based on the gaps highlighted by the study.
Campbell, Kirsten Lashay, "Assessing the Preservation of Black Cultural Heritage in Baton Rouge" (2023). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 6146.
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