Historic New Orleans Collection
In 2002, Burt Harter was found murdered in his home in New Orleans. The crime has never been solved. Harter was well known in the arts community in New Orleans. These interviews, with friends and professional colleagues, provide details about Harter's life and insights into the history of the local gay community, but they also reveal how an unresolved act of violence can affect an extended community of friends.
The Burt Harter Oral History Project is accessible at:
For more information on Burt Harter, visit the John Burton Harter Foundation at