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Open Access Resources

The Ernest J. Gaines Center actively works with educators internationally to explore the Dr. Gaines's novels and their themes. With permissions for the educators, this site will house projects created by students specifically on the work of Ernest J. Gaines and topics related to his work. These materials are available for ACADEMIC USE ONLY. For assistance with proper citation, please feel free to contact the Ernest J. Gaines Center at

Projects to View

Miss Jane Pittman: Keys to the Archive - This project was completed as part of an English graduate course. The students worked with materials in the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman subseries and developed an in depth project related to the creation of the novel and the historical context of the novel./p>

Provost Farms Agricultural Heritage Center and Enviornmental Greenspace - This project was a collaboration between the National Organization of Minority Architure Students ( Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kiwana McClung, UL Lafayette College of the Arts) and the Provost Farm. The Provost Farm is a historical Black owned farm in New Iberia, Louisiana. This farm and its owners were featured in the New York Times 1619 Project.

Video Library

Recorded resources related to the life and work of Dr. Ernest J. Gaines and the many topics found in his literature.