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Keeping the Memories Project records

Identifier: NA-114
This collection consists of grant proposals, correspondence, research materials, publicity materials, biographical information on Louisiana feminist activists, and video recordings related to the Keeping the Memories Project. The Keeping the Memories project sought to document the activities of the second-wave feminist movement in Louisiana. The records in this collection documents the formation and execution of the project itself, as well as the lives and activities of several Louisiana activists.


  • 2000-2001


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1.5 Linear Feet (3 letter size document cases)

Biographical / Historical

The Keeping the Memories project began as an independent study project of Renée Randazzo, a Newcomb College student from the class of 2001. Randazzo interviewed several activists who participated in the women’s movement of the 1970s and 80s, including Clay Latimer, Muriel Arceneaux, Rupert Richardson, Felicia Kahn, Lynne Renihan, Margaret Pereboom, Eileen Armstrong, Phyllis Parun, and Sibal Holt. From the information gleaned in her interviews, Randazzo wrote an honors thesis, available in the collection. As a result of her work and outreach to the activists she interviewed, several donated their papers to the Newcomb archives. In 2001, Susan Tucker, former archivist at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, was awarded a Newcomb Foundation Grant to assist in processing the newly donated collections and to organize a symposium, an exhibit, and a website to honor the leaders of the Louisiana feminist movement. This collection documents the progress of the Keeping the Memories project, as well as the personal stories of the women it honored.
Keeping the Memories: Louisianans of the 2nd Wave Feminist Movement
Amanda N. Sheldon, Newcomb Class of 2003
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Repository Details

Part of the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections Repository

Newcomb College Institute
Caroline Richardson Building
62 Newcomb Place
New Orleans LA 70118 USA US