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Note from AHA President and AG Editor, Jim Phillips:

A big dream has come true — the Attakapas Gazette, from 1966 to the present, and all of its wealth of information regarding Acadiana, all of the articles about the rich culture of the peoples of this area, and all the lists of records and genealogy, are now available online as a free digital service to the public.  It can now be searched, and pages and articles may be downloaded for free in standard formats from our new digital library on Archives.org. Professional and amateur researchers and writers and readers will love this service.  It is also a very stimulating library for personal interests in all things Acadiana.  Below is a sampling.  The volume of interesting topics is a treasure:

 Acadian Names and Nicknames, Accounts of Bootlegging, Poetry, Songs, Book reviews, Acadian Marriage Customs, Storytelling, History, Journals, Plantations, Slavery, Acadian Music and Dances, Buried Treasures, Wilderness Manhunt: The Spanish Search for LaSalle, Breaux Bridge and the Telephone, Crawfish Folklore in Southwest Louisiana, Spanish at Nacodoches.

I was able to arrange to get help from an amazing young British literature teacher and lover of all things historically, artistically and culturally interesting.  The Attakapas Gazette fit her interests well.  I want to thank Madeleine Goodall of Norwich, England for her diligence and hard work.

Let’s get started.  To begin, I am adding the Alphabetical Index of Contents 1966-1992 for your perusal. Enjoy this living historical, cultural and genealogical list of all the articles and records in our early published A.G. 1966-1992.

And, I have also added an Issue by Issue Content Index from 1970 to 1994, which is in chronological order.

You may notice that we have changed our membership procedures.  Membership is free.  Of course, we encourage everyone to use our PayPal buttons for donations and subscriptions to help support the ongoing work to bring meaning to past, present, and future history of the Attakapas territory, Acadiana, and South Louisiana.

Welcome to the revived Attakapas Historical Association and its publication, the Attakapas Gazette. 

The Attakapas Gazette had a long first run:  from 1966 to 1994 it presented articles about a variety of subjects, including history, biography, folklore, and genealogy.  Many young scholars published in the Gazette, among them Carl A. Brasseaux, Barry Jean Ancelet, James H. Dormon, and Mathé Allain.
For a number of reasons the Gazette slipped from being a quarterly to an annual; then it ceased publication entirely.  Wisely, however, Professor Glenn R. Conrad of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette — who had been closely associated with the publication — deposited the defunct journal’s assets in a bank account, hoping that someone, at some time, would resurrect the Gazette.  The newly reconstituted Attakapas Historical Association has done precisely that.  With the cooperation of the university’s Center for Louisiana Studies, which Conrad oversaw from its founding in 1973 to his death in 2003, the AHA has brought the journal back from extinction.
In reviving the Attakapas Gazette, the AHA chose to forego the trouble and cost of printing an actual physical copy of the journal and, instead, to go entirely digital.  The result is www.AttakapasGazette.org, which will serve as the publication’s virtual headquarters.  New quarterly issues will be released through this site, which readers can use to submit articles of their own for consideration.
The AHA hopes you enjoy the new Attakapas Gazette and find it as indispensable as the original publication.


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Copyright 2013-16 © The Attakapas Historical Association
Managing Editor: Lester Tisdale
Editors: Sue Schleifer, Sally O. Donlon, Jim Phillips
Consultant: Shane K. Bernard