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Irene Whitfield Holmes Papers
Collection 104
Holmes, Irene Whitfield (1900 - 1993). Papers, 1919-1978
5 inches
Irene Whitfield Holmes was born on 26 October 1900 in Rayne, Louisiana. They lived on a rice-livestock farm, La Belle Savanne in Acadia Parish between the towns of Duson and Rayne. She was the second of three girls. Irene attended SLII and graduated in 1919. She also attended the University of Chicago and in 1924 she received her B.S. with honors. She received her M.A. degree from Louisiana State University. She also attended the University of California.

She received awards and certificates as an educator on Acadian Folk Music. In 1938, she authored a book called Louisiana French Folk Songs from LSU Press. She was a member of many organizations.

This collection consists of correspondence, writings, awards and certificates, and other miscellaneous materials.
A. Correspondence
B. Writings
1-2 thru 1-10
C. Awards and Certificates
1-11 thru 1-12
D. Personal
E. Miscellaneous
1-14 thru 1-16
1-1 Correspondence: 1938-1978
1-2 Writings: A Few Facts about Mardi Gras in Acadia during the 20th Century
1-3 Same: Acadian Music and Dances
1-4 Same: An Old-fashioned Visit in Europe
1-5 Same: Childhood on a Farm in Acadiana Parish in the Early 1900s
1-6 Same: Graduation - USL, 1919
1-7 Same: Lafayette Circa 1913-1923
1-8 Same: L’Origine du Theatre [in French]
1-9 Same: Louisiana’s Acadian
1-10 Same: Miscellaneous - Attakapas Gazette, etc.
1-11 Awards and Certificates: Irene W. Holmes, 1930s-1960s
1-12 Same: Irene W. Holmes - 1963-1964
1-13 Personal: passport, photographs, agreement from LSU Press for published material, College grades, undergraduate course book, 1921
1-14 Miscellaneous: Publications -
    L’Action Nationale, v.15, #4, April 1940
    Passion = Play, 1930
    Revista Do Brasil, 1941
1-15 Same: Reviews - Irene W. Holmes - Louisiana French Folk Songs, LSU Press, 1939
1-16 Same: miscellaneous -
    The Convocation Prayer Service - University of Chicago, 24 August 1924.
The 134th Convocation, 29 August 1924 [graduate program]

Document last revised Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:54 AM

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