Vol 61, No 2 (2000)


Cover Page

This poster, designed by Patrick Banks, commemorated Nicholls State University Ellender Memorial Library's Third Annual Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance Exhibit: a symposium in collaboration with Congres Mondial Acadien on August 5, 1999. The 300- year reunion celebrating the arrival of the Acadien people in Louisiana brought thou­sands of visitors from Canada, Europe, and states to the university campus.
The symposium centered around the library's collections of artifacts, collectibles, photographs, programs, monographs, CDs, and videos on the subject. The all-day event included artisan displays, welcome and thank you presentations, food and refreshments, live music and dance in front of the dis­plays, a lecture on the history of Cajun and zydeco music, and concluded with a con­cert performance and dance in the Student Union by the renown band File.

For about this project contact Ellender Memorial Library at (504) 448-4646.