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Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Association
 
 
Collection 112
Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Association Records, 1956-
8 feet
 
The Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Association (LISA) was created in 1958 as a private non profit organization. Its purpose was to manage and develop Louisiana's coastal water resources. Over the years LISA has become deeply involved with coastal zone management. It was considered a public relations arm of the Louisiana Coastal Commission (LCC), a state regulated agency. The original intent was to have both a private non profit agency and a governmental agency, the LCC, work toward the development of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway program in coastal Louisiana. LISA performed promotional and publicity functions, such as lobbying, which the LCC was restricted from doing.

The LCC was created in 1964 as the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Commission. The commission had no budget and was for the most part inoperative until 1970, when it was established as the Louisiana Coastal Commission. The LCC was made up of 18 members: one from each of the 12 parishes under its jurisdiction; two appointed by the Governor from a list submitted by both the Louisiana AFofL CIO and the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce; and two appointed by the governor from the state at large. The LCC had the authority to coordinate planning efforts in the areas of water quality, flood control, navigation, conservation of fish and wildlife resources, and environmental enhancement. The LCC also made recommendations for coastal studies and programs consistent with state and local interests which were represented by the LCC members. The LCC was further authorized to plan, establish, construct, own, operate and maintain navigation channels; structures necessary to supply fresh water for agricultural, industrial and residential use and for the improvement of wildlife ecology; structures necessary to prevent saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico; and structures necessary for drainage and flood control. The LCC actively participated with other state commissions in establishing a coastal zone management program, and allocated funds to LISA and to state universities for studies relating to coastal zone management affairs. In 1978 LCC ceased being an independent agency when it was made part of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

This collection contains records of LISA and LCC. Material from LISA includes correspondence; minutes from Board of Directors mettings; annual meeting material such as clippings and press releases, speeches, scrapbooks and pamphlets; and miscellaneous items. Material from LCC include correspondence; commission meeting minutes and minute books; committees' reports; publicity and publications; legal material; and miscellaneous information. Vernon Behrhost was involved with both organizations. He was Research Director and then Executive Secretary of LISA from 1965 to 1972 and Director of LCC from 1972 until 1977.

The collection is arranged chronologically. The records are donated by LISA. UAAMC is the designated repository for the LISA records.
 
 
Series:
 
I. LISA      
  Year      
  A. Correspondence      
  B. Board of Directors      
  C. Annual Meetings      
  D. Clippings and Publicity      
  E. Miscellaneous      
II. LCC      
  Year      
  A. Correspondence      
    1. General      
    2. Officers      
    3. Commissioners and Advisory Board  
    4. Division of Administration  
  B. Records      
    1. Minutes      
    2. Clippings and Press Releases  
    3. Legal Materials      
    4. Miscellaneous      
             
Index:          
             
  LISA        
1958-1959 1-01 through 2-01  
1960 2-02 through 2-06  
1961-1962 2-07 through 2-11  
1963-1964 3-01 through 3-06  
1965-1966 3-07 through 3-12  
1967-1968 4-01 through 4-06  
1969-1970 4-07 through 4-14  
1971-1972 5-01 through 5-07  
1973 5-08 through 5-13  
1974 5-14 through 6-06  
1975 6-07 through 6-11  
1976 6-12 through 7-03  
1977 7-14 through 7-11  
1978 7-12 through 8-03  
1979 8-04 through 8-08  
1980 8-09 through 8-12  
1981 8-13 through 8-15  
Miscellaneous 9-01  
     
  LCC    
1963-1970 a. Correspondence 10-01 through 10-07  
  b. Records 10-08 through 10-14  
1971-1973 a. Correspondence 11-1 through 12-09  
  b. Records 12-10 through 13-15  
1974-1975 a. Correspondence 14-01 through 15-08  
  b. Records 15-09 through 15-16  
1976-1979 a. Correspondence 16-01 through 17-10  
  b. Records 17-11 through 19-03  
Miscellaneous   19-04  
       
Inventory  
       
I. LISA      
1958-1959
1-01 Correspondence: Kenneth Bowen (Manager of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce)
    includes negative photographs
1-02 Correspondence: Herbert A. Hamilton, 1958
   
1-03

Correspondence: 1959

    includes: "Description and Purposes of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Association, Inc."
   
1-04 Minutes: includes audit statements
   
1-05 Clippings and press releases
1-06 Clippings and press releases: n.d.
1-07 Scrapbook: 1959 April, 1960: compiled by USL College of Commerce
   
1-08 Writings on LISA
    “Feasibility of Project," typed, 2 p.
    Joyner and Behrhost, "The Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway," (1958); description of enlargement project, n.d.
   
1-09 Legal
    Articles of Incorporation, 1958
    LISA bill for state legislature, n.d.
   
1-10 Speeches: 1959
    includes proceedings of "Southern Water Resources for Industry and Agriculture Conference," 16 June; speeches from Fresh Water Resources Conference, 31 July
   
1-11 Testimony: 1959
    Field hearing of Senate Select Committee on National Water Resources, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1 December
   
2-01 Miscellaneous
    includes: "The Feasibility of a Water Supply and Deep Water Industrial Channel Connecting the Calcasieu and Atchafalaya Rivers: A Preliminary Survey," 5/1956; "Summary of Ground Water Conditions in Southwestern Louisiana, 1957 and 1958," 6/1959
   
1960  
2-02 Correspondence: mainly Herbert A. Hamilton
   
2-03 Minutes of annual meeting: includes report of executive director
   
2-04 Clippings and press releases
    includes Lake Charles American Press, 17 June 1960: special section
   
2-05 Scrapbook, 1960: May 1961: October [compiled by USL College of Commerce]
   
2-06 Speech: Robert S. Kerr at New York State Waterworks Associates, 19 Feb. 1960
   
1961-1962
2-07 Correspondence
   
2-08 Minutes of annual meeting: includes reports of officers
   
2-09 Clippings and press releases
2-10 Scrapbook, 1961: October 1964: April
   
2-11 Miscellaneous
    includes: program for first Coastal and Shallow Water Research Conference, 1961: 10
    material on Mississippi Valley Association
   
1963-1964
3-01 Correspondence: 1963 1964: June
3-02 Correspondence: 1964: July December
   
3-03 Minutes: 1963 includes annual report and report of Vernon Behrhost, Research Director
   
3-04 Clippings and press releases
    includes typed copies of campaign statements for Gov. McKeithen
  See also 2-10
  Map Case 24-03
    McKeithen campaign Poster (photocopy), n.d.
   
3-05 Writings
    Louisiana Department of Public Works. Engineering Study of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway, prepared by Waldeman S. Nelson and Company, 1964: 12
    Consultant (periodical of Waldenman S. Nelson and Company): v. 5 # 3 (6/1963); v. 7, # 7 (Winter, 1964)
   
3-06 Speeches, etc.
    includes: statements on effect of drought in certain parishes, Summer, 1963
    speech of Col. Thomas J. Bowen before Intracoastal Canal Association of Louisiana and Texas, 9/1964
   
1965-1966
3-07 Correspondence: 1965: January-July
3-08 Correspondence: 1965: August December:
    includes audit report; speech by Sam Jones, "Good Education A Key to Louisiana's Bright Tomorrow"
   
3-09 Material from Annual Meeting
    includes report of President; report of Research Director (1965); audit, 10/1966; proposed amendments to Articles of Incorporation
   
3-10 Clippings and news releases
   
3-11 Writings
    Louisiana Department of Public Works (by Waldeman S. Nelson & Co.)
    "Feasibility Report of the Louisiana Intracoastal Survey," 1965; "A Summary of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway." (1965: Aug.)
   
3-12 Miscellaneous
   
1967-1968
4-01 Correspondence
   
4-02 Minutes of Board of Directors meetings: includes some financial information
   
4-03 Material from annual meeting
    includes: minutes; reports of officers; speeches
4-04 Clippings and news releases (mainly 1968: 11, 12): mounted and unmounted
4-05 Writings about LISA
   
4-06 Miscellaneous
    includes: speeches at annual meeting of Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
   
1969-1970
4-07 Correspondence
   
4-08 Board of Directors: minutes
   
4-09 Material on annual meetings
   
4-10 Clippings and news releases: 1969: January April
4-11 Clippings and news releases: 1969: May Decmeber, n.d.
4-12 Clippings and news releases: 1970
   
4-13 Publicity
    includes brochure; newsletter; LISA Prosperity Report, v. 1, # 1 (7/1969); description, 3 Jan. 1969; speech by Sam Jones, n.d.
   
4-14 Miscellaneous: speeches
   
1971-1972
5-01 Correspondence: 1971
    includes: Sam Jones
5-02 Correspondence: 1972
   
5-03 Material from Board of Directors meetings
    includes: financial statements
   
5-04 Material from annual meetings
   
5-05 Clippings and press releases
   
5-06 Publicity
   
5-07 Miscellaneous
    speeches before Louisiana Joint Legislative Committee on Environmental Quality (21 Jan.1971)
    annual meeting of Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association (3 Dec.1971)
   
1973  
5-08 Correspondence
   
5-09 Board of Directors material: minutes; membership lists
   
5-10 Annual meeting: correspondence
5-11 Annual meeting: records
   
5-12 Clippings and press releases
   
5-13 Testimony
   
1974  
5-14 Correspondence: January July
5-15 Correspondence: August December
   
6-01 Board of Directors material: minutes; membership lists
   
6-02 Annual meeting: correspondence
6-03 Annual meeting: records: includes description of projects
   
6-04 Clippings and press releases: includes copy for brochure and brochure
   
6-05 By-laws
   
6-06 Miscellaneous
   
1975  
6-07 Correspondence
   
6-08 Board of Directors material: minutes; membership lists
   
6-09 Annual meeting: Correspondence
6-10 Annual meeting: records: includes proceedings
   
6-11 Clippings and press releases
   
1976  
6-12 Correspondence
   
6-13 Board of Directors material: minutes; lists; financial material
   
6-14 Annual meeting: correspondence, 18 July 1975 - 9 March 1976
7-01 Annual meeting: correspondence, 10 March 1976 - 16 Sept. 1976
7-02 Annual meeting: records: includes proceedings
   
7-03 Clippings and news releases: includes newsletter
   
1977  
7-04 Correspondence
   
7-05 Baord of Directors material: minutes, membership lists
   
7-06 Annual meeting: correspondence, 1976: 9 - 14 March 1977
7-07 Annual meeting: correspondence, 15 March 1977 - 23 September 1977
7-08 Annual meeting: records
7-09 Annual meeting: photographs
   
7-10 Clippings and news releases: January - April
7-11 Clippings and news releases: May - December, n.d.
   
1978  
7-12 Correspondence
   
7-13 Board of Directors: minutes
   
8-01 Annual meeting: correspondence
8-02 Annual meeting: records: includes proceedings
   
8-03 Clippings and news releases
   
1979  
8-04 Correspondence
   
8-05 Board of Directors: minutes; membership lists
   
8-06 Annual meeting: correspondence
8-07 Annual meeting: records
8-08 Annual meeting: photographs
   
1980  
8-09 Annual meeting: correspondence
8-10 Annual meeting: records: includes photographs
   
8-11 Clippings and news releases: includes newsletter
   
8-12 Materials on dues: Lists, correspondence
   
1981  
8-13 Annual meeting: correspondence
8-14 Annual meeting: records
   
8-15 Clippings, news releases, and publicity
   
9-01 plaque
   
   
II. Louisiana Coastal Commission
   
1963-1970
  A. Correspondence
10-01 General, 1963 1968 (LISA Commission) includes correspondence, memos, etc.
10-02 General, 1969 1970 (LISA Commission)
10-03 Sam H. Jones: 1964 - 1967
10-04 Sam H. Jones: 1968 - 1970
10-05 Nathan Levy, Sr. and Jr., 1965 - 1970
10-06 Advisory Board: 1970, July - December
10-07 Division of Administration (State): 1965-1970
   
  B. Records
10-08 Minutes, 1970: includes list of members, 9 Dec.
10-09 Budget and financial materials, 1966
10-10 News articles, 1969 1970: clippings and press releases
10-11 News articles, 1970: January August
10-12 News articles, 1970: September December
   
10-13 Legal materials: to 1970: acts of legislature; oaths; etc.
   
10-14 Speeches of Sam H. Jones related to LISA project
   
1971-1973
  A. Correspondence
11-01 General: 1971: January - June
11-02 General: 1971: July - December
11-03 B. C. Delahoussaye: 1971
11-04 Nathan Levy: 1971
    includes some records: expenses of director; legal documents; etc.
11-05 Commissioners and advisory board
11-06 Louisiana Division of Administration
   
11-07 General: 1972: January - June
11-08 General: 1972: July - December
11-09 B. C. Delahoussaye: 1972
11-10 Nathan Levy: 1972
    includes legal documents; records
11-11 Commissioners and advisory board
11-12 Louisiana Division of Administration
11-13 Louisiana Advisory Commission on Coastal and Marine Resources
    includes: memos
  See also 17-10
   
11-14 General: 1973: January - April
12-01 General: 1973: May - August
12-02 General: 1973: September - December
12-03 B. C. Delahoussaye: 1973: January - July
12-04 B. C. Delahoussaye: 1973: August - December
12-05 Nathan Levy
12-06 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1973: January - September
12-07 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1973: October - December
12-08 Louisiana Division of Administration: 1973
12-09 Louisiana Advisory Commission on Coastal and Marine Resources
    includes: memos; reports; etc.
  See also 17-05 and 17-10
   
  B. Records
12-10 Minutes: 1971
12-11 Minutes: 1972, January - September
13-01 Minutes: 1972, October - December
13-02 Minutes: 1973, January - June
13-03 Minutes: 1973: July - December
   
13-04 Reports of Director: 1971 1972 (incomplete)
   
13-05 Financial and budget materials: 1971 1973 includes: statements from accountants
   
13-06 Clippings and news releases: 1971
13-07 Clippings and news releases: 1972
13-08 Clippings and news releases: 1973
   
13-09 Legal materials: by-laws, 1971
13-10 Legal materials: 1971
    Louisiana Advisory Commission on Coastal and Marine Resources, Act of Incorporation
13-11 Legal materials: contracts and agreements, 1971 1973
    includes: right of way statements
13-12 Legal materials: state and federal
    resolution of state legislature; national Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972
   
13-13 Research proposals
   
13-14 Testimony of LCC officials
   
13-15 Miscellaneous publications by groups with similar interests
   
1974-1975
  A. Correspondence
14-01 General: 1974, January - March
14-02 General: 1974, May - July
14-03 General: 1974, August - October
14-04 General: 1974, November - December
   
14-05 Coastal Zone Management: 1974
    includes report of state CZM boards
14-06 Commissioners and advisory board: 1974
   
14-07 General: 1975, January - February
14-08 General: 1975, March - May
15-01 General: 1975, June - August
15-02 General: 1975: September - December
15-03 General: B. C. Delahoussaye, 1974-1975
   
15-04 Coastal Zone Management: 1975, January - June
15-05 Coastal Zone Management: 1975, July - December
   
15-06 Commissioners and Advisiory Board: 1975
15-07 Louisiana Division of Administration: 1974-1975
15-08 Gulf Coastal Zone Committee Records, 1974
    mainly correspondence
  See also 17-05 through 17-10
   
  B. Records
15-09 Minutes: 1974
    includes history of LCC
15-10 Minutes: 1975
   
15-11 Miscellaneous material on meetings: 1975
    includes: short hand notes; dictaphone tapes; Director's report
   
15-12 Budget material: 1974-1975
   
15-13 News articles: 1974-1975
   
15-14 Legal materials legislative act, 1974
 
15-15 Materials on waste dumping: 1974-1975
    testimony; clippings; reports; applications; etc.
 
15-16 Miscellaneous publications
    includes: Louisiana Center for Wetland Resources, "A Rationale for Determining Louisiana's Coastal Zone," Report No. 1, Coastal Zone Management Series, November, 1975
 
1976-1979
A. Correspondence
16-01 General: 1976, January - June
16-02 General: 1976: July - December
 
16-03 Coastal Zone Management: 1976
16-04 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1976
 
16-05 General: 1977, January - March
16-06 General: 1977, April - June
16-07 General: 1977, July - December
 
16-08 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1977
 
16-09 General: 1978, January - April
17-01 General: 1978, May - December
 
17-02 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1978
 
17-03 General: 1979
 
17-04 Louisiana Division of Administration: 1976-1979
 
17-05 Lindy Boggs: 1973-1975
17-06 John Breaux: 1973-1974
17-07 John Breaux: 1975-1977
17-08 David Treen: 1973-1977
17-09 J. Bennett Johnston: 1973-1978
17-10 Russell B. Long: 1972-1977
 
B. Records
17-11 Minutes: 1976
17-12 Minutes: 1977
17-13 Minutes: 1978
17-14 Minutes: 4 November 1976 - 26 May 1978 (bound)
 
18-01 Ad Hoc Committee: 1977
    includes drafts of proposed CZM Act, 1977
18-02 Ad Hoc Committee: 1977
    includes proposed amendments to CZM Act, 1977
 
18-03 Boundary Committee: 1976-1977
    minutes and report
18-04 Boundary Committee: 1976-1977
    correspondence; resolutions; maps
  See also Map Case 24-02: Map showing proposed boundaries along Louisiana coast, 1976
 
18-05 Structure and Jurisdiction Committee: 1976-1977
    minutes and report
18-06 Structure and Jurisdiction Committee
    records
    includes: Hershman, Marc J. and Marsha M. Mistric, "Coastal Zone Management and State Local Relations Under the Louisiana Constitution of 1974," (rough draft)
   
18-07 Usees and Functions Committee: 1976-1977
    minutes and report
18-08 Uses and Functions Committee: 1976
    mainly correspondence (questionnaire to state agencies and responses)
 
18-09 News articles: 1976-1978
 
19-01 Testimony of LCC officials: 1977
 
19-02 Material on waste dumping: 1976-1977
 
19-03 Miscellaneous publications
    many state CZM reports; brochure on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
 
19-04 LCC membership lists: 1970-1977
 
 
 
 
 
 

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