The work of this grant identified private collections and institutional repositories of material culture objects and documents associated with the Louisiana Creole cultural group.
The surveys conducted discovered the desire, by the Creole public, for information and skills that would provide for the preservation of artifacts and documents related to their heritage.
The necessity for access to training, publications, reference materials and electronically acquired information on the identified subject was clearly determined.
The work is a breakthrough in the field of preservation Similar research regarding this cultural group has heretofore been non-existent in spite of the Creoles significance to America’s heritage.
This research was made possible through Grant MT-2255-6-NC-35 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).