Yesterday was my birthday. It was a special day and I enjoyed celebrating it with family members who could come. I will add some pictures of the event to this post. This series of posts is sort of finished. Sort of not finished too. My personal life has been pretty hectic lately and there is a lot of national news. But despite all of that — I am returning to the series on my book about Cajuns and an era of film and photography.
The accumulation of sources for this text has been a long labor. It gets no simpler at the end than it was at the beginning. The search has led to materials not really in this book. But this post covers the experience and the body of knowledge.
Today is a blazing hot June day in Acadiana and there is a heat advisory tomorrow when I will be doing some yard work. I had my oil changed, got a haircut, recharged my phone minutes, handled some correspondence, and myriad other things that are more pressing in many ways than putting out these final posts about the book that has been appearing as a series of posts on this blog. I also had an important meeting this afternoon, something happened which I will always remember. I am not disclosing it yet in case it does not become an operational reality.
This is more imperfect in its own right than any of the chapters posted before. It is also not highly readable. But scanning it would make the reader feel more secure that there is some research behind the book. The truth is this is the roughest draft because the text of the Bibliography is as it was almost a quarter of a century ago. There is a lot that is not included. For those who read the Emerging Views all the way up until now I said there would be another post or two for the appendices. Thus is one of those posts leaving a post or two if I combine or do not combine the appendix on the functionality of the Cajun House with the Appendix on the Hellenic origins of the Cajuns.
- The most Primary Source of all for this project. The archives and collections linked here.
- The same placed linked partly here and here is a source.
- This place can be a significant source although I did not derive much from it directly, that is happenstance.
- This place also has some tangential and duplicate source material and some related published texts.