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South Louisiana Camellia Society Records
 
 
Collection 24
South Louisiana Camellia Society. Records [1944-1965]
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The South Louisiana Camellia Society existed from 1945 to 1965. Its major activity was an annual show usually held in conjunction with SLI's (USL's) Camellia Pageant. The collection also centers on that event. Long-time society officials were Genevive Billeaud, Secretary and Ira S. Nelson, Show Manager.

There are also documents from two Shreveport nurseries which were involved with importing camellias from abroad between 1935 and 1941.

The collection was donated by the South Louisiana Camellia Society.
 
 
SERIES:
 
I. Correspondence      
  A. General   1-1 through 1-18
  B. Shows   2-1 through 3-4
II. Records    
  A. Financial   3-5 through 3-16
  B. Other   4-1 through 4-10; Box 5
III. Miscellaneous   4-11 through 4-14
IV. Nurseries Records   4-15 through 4-18
         
 
 
INVENTORY:
 
I. Correspondence        
  A. General      
      (much material on membership)  
             
1-1 1944 - 1947        
    King Rand; Ira Nelson    
             
1-2 1948: January        
             
1-3 1948: February - June        
             
1-4 1948: July - December        
    includes: list of members of Southwest Louisiana Nurserymen's Association
             
1-5 1949: January - June        
             
1-6 1949: July - December        
             
1-7 1950: January - May        
             
1-8 1950: June - December        
             
1-9 1951 - 1952        
             
1-10 1953 - 1954        
             
1-11 1955        
             
1-12 1956        
             
1-13 1957        
             
1-14 1958        
             
1-15 1959          
             
1-16 1960          
             
1-17 1961 - 1962        
             
1-18 1962 - 1965        
             
I. Correspondence      
  B. Shows        
    (includes correspondence, memos, programs, etc.)
             
2-1 1945 - 1948 Shows      
             
2-2 1949 Show        
    includes: McKnight, T.K., "Progress of Camellia Culture in Louisiana," banquet speech
             
2-3 1950 Show (joint meeting of LCS and ACS)  
    correspondence: February - December 9, 1949
             
2-4 Same          
    same: December 13, 1949 - January 21, 1950
             
2-5 Same          
    same: January 24, 1950 - ; miscellaneous
includes: Proceedings of Camellia Panel
             
2-6 1951 Show        
             
2-7 1952 Show        
    includes: Proceedings of Camellia Clinic, 1/12/1952
             
2-8 1953 Show        
    May - December, 1952  
             
2-9 1953 Show        
    1953        
             
2-10 1954 Show        
             
2-11 1955 Show        
             
2-12 1956 Show and 1957 Show      
             
  See also 4 - 9        
             
2-13 1958 Show        
             
2-14 1959 Show        
           
2-15 1960 Show        
           
2-16 1961 Show        
           
3-1 1962 - 1965 Shows        
           
3-2 Miscellaneous        
    includes: statements of introduction and acknowledgement (probably to be given at banquet)
forms; tickets; etc.; speeches, n.d.
           
3-3 Material on shows of other camellia organizations: Louisiana
             
3-4 Same: non-Louisiana  
             
II. Records        
  A. Financial      
             
3-5 Various ledger sheets, 1950-1965
             
3-6 Cash book, 1945-1951      
    includes: minutes of business meeting, 1/20/1945
proposed constitution and by-laws
list of charter members
             
3-7 Bank statements, 1/29/1945 - 7/30/1965
             
3-8 Canceled checks or check stubs, 7/10/1945 - 6/30/1965
             
3-9 Deposit records (book and slips), 1945-1964
             
3-10 Awards account, 1952-1958  
    deposit book; canceled checks; bank statements
             
3-11 Bills, receipts, etc.: 1945-1949  
    mainly related to expenses for annual show
             
3-12 Same: 1950-1951      
         
3-13 Same: 1952-1954      
         
3-14 Same: 1955-1956      
         
3-15 Same: 1957-1959      
         
3-16 Same: 1960-1965      
         
II. Records      
  B. Other        
             
4-1 Minutes of annual meetings and executive committee meetings: 1945-1952
             
4-2 Same: 1953-1956        
             
4-3 Same: 1957-1959        
             
4-4 Same: 1960-1965        
             
4-5 Constitution and By-laws  
             
4-6 Bulletins, #1-5    
             
4-7 Membership lists, 1940s-1950s    
             
  See also Box 5 for membership cards listing due payments, 1945-1965
             
4-8 Membership information forms, ca. 1956  
             
4-9 Photographs        
    many from 1957 Show    
             
4-10 LCS miscellaneous      
    includes: dummy cover of Yearbook; clippings
             
  See Box 5 for artifacts: gravel; stamp
             
III. Miscellaneous      
             
4-11 American Camellia Society miscellaneous    
    includes: publications; certificates; show rules
             
4-12 Papers on camellias    
    Arny, C. W.,Jr., "Factors Associated with the Marketing of Camellia Flowers," ca. 1949, 28 pp.
"The L. H. Bailey Hortorium and Its Camellia Project," n.d., 15 pp.
             
4-13 Miscellaneous publications on camellias  
    includes: Kimbrough, W. D. and Smith, C. E., "Camellias for the Yard," Louisiana Bulletin No.391, 1946 and rev. 1950
             
4-14 Nursery catalogs    
             
IV. Nursery Records    
  (miscellaneous Shreveport nurseries records re: Camellia introductions)
             
4-15 Letter from H. Harold Hume to Mrs. Lucile Pugh, 10/25/1950
    explains file      
             
4-16 Correspondence and business records between Shreveport nurseries (L. G. Pugh and Lotus Nursery and Farms) and Japanese suppliers (T. Sakata & Company; The Chugai Nursery Company; and K. Yashiroda, Ltd.), 1935-1941
    includes: some items from forwarding agents
plant catalog
             
4-17 Same: L. G. Pugh and Guichard Soeurs, Nantes, France, 1938-1939
             
4-18 Same: L. G. Pugh with Stuart Low Company, Enfield, England and Hiller & Sons, Winchester, England, 1939-1940
             
             
 

Document last revised Tuesday, March 5, 2013 3:54 PM

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