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Marie del Norte Theriot Collection
Collection 127
Theriot, Marie del Norte (1902-1987). Collection, 1699-1973
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Marie del Norte Theriot was born 14 October 1902 on Bayou du Large, Sunrise Plantation in Houma, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Marie Daigle Theriot and Charles Otis Theriot. She attended lower education in Lafayette Parish school. She graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute on 31 May 1921 with a degree in Arts of Science. She then attended Columbia University in New York City and graduated on 28 October 1925 with a Masters of Arts there. She married Jack G. Hains of Rayne, Louisiana. She had no children. She died at the age of 84 on 25 September 1987 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is buried in Resthaven Garden of Memory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Marie taught French at Southeastern University in Hammond, and then later joined the French department at USL where she taught for many years here. Marie was also a genealogist.

Marie was interested in history, politics, and the history of Louisiana (Acadiana). In addition, Marie was interested in music and dancing; therefore, she produced a children's song and dance book entitled Le Dances Rondes. Marie's collection contains information concerning people, places, and events during and before her life, information on different sections of Louisiana and information on historical events, post cards, notes, memos, awards presented to her, songs, biographical information on people of the U.S., and her personal souvenirs.

This collection consists of historical, and biographical information, tours, souvenirs and photographs.

Donated by Marie del Norte Theriot.

This collection is part of the Women in Louisiana Collection.

Note: See control file for complete listing of photographs.
A. Historical Information on Acadiana
1-1 thru 1-12
B. Acadiana-Personal
2-1 thru 2-11
C. Tours
3-1 and 3-2
D. Personal Items
3-3 thru 4-3
E. Souvenirs
4-4 thru 4-7
F. Miscellaneous
5-1 thru 5-10
G. Photographs
Boxes 6-15
H. Oversize
Box 16
I. Volumes
2 volumes
A. Historical Information on Acadiana
Box 1
1-1 Bayou Vermilion, 1803-1973
    information concerns people, places, and events in Lafayette, Louisiana.
1-2 Same as above
1-3 Bayou Teche, early 1900s
    material pertains to people, places, and events along Bayou Teche during the early 1900s.
1-4 Bayou Terrebonne, 1800-1973
    material concerns the history of Bayou Terrebonne (Houma, Louisiana).
1-5 Same as above
1-6 Same as above
1-7 Bayou Lafourche, 1750-1973
    information concerns the history of people, places, and events in Lafourche.
1-8 Historical Events, 1904-1972
    information pertains to some historical events during Marie Theriot's life
1-9 Historical Events, miscellaneous dates
    information pertains to some historical events during Marie Theriot’s life
1-10 Same as above
1-11 Same as above
1-12 Same as above
B. Acadiana - Personal
Box 2
2-1 Del Theriot and U.S.L., 1900-1973
    re: Del's life and U.S.L.; U.S.L. in general.
2-2 Same as above
2-3 French School at S.L.I., 1929-1933
    re: the history of French education at S.L.I.
2-4 Le Courrier des Opelousas, n.d.
    souvenir edition, written in English and French
2-5 Louisiana - Foreign Names, 1721-1973
    re: foreign names in Louisiana.
2-6 Louisiana Acadian Cookery, 1970s
    mainly French recipes from the newspaper series "Le Coin des Acadians Cook Book."
2-7 Acadiana Camellia Pageant, 1945, 1955
    re: 1945 and 1955 pageants.
  Le Danses Rondes, 1755-1973
    re: Del's dance book.
2-8 Table Tolle: Le Lapin, 1961-1973
    re: Acadian Custom.
2-9 Same as above
2-10 Louisiana History, 1800-1965
    clippings re: the history of Acadiana
2-11 Louisiana History: 1699-1973
    clippings re: the history of Louisiana
C. Tours
Box 3
3-1 Tour of Europe, 1963
    re: Europe and Del's tour there.
3-2 Tour of America and Mexico, 1963-1973
    re: America and Mexico and Del's tours.
D. Personal Items
3-3 Biographical files, 1910-1973
    re: people of the U.S. during Del's life.
3-4 Same as above
3-5 Same as above, 1941
    information about Del during the year 1941.
3-6 Same as above, 1942
    Personal items from Del’s life
3-7 Biographical files, miscellaneous dates
    Death certificate, obituary article, certificate of baptism
3-8 Biographical files, 1985
    Theriot family
3-9 Acadiana Coast, 1903-1973
    re: events in Del's life from childhood to old age.
3-10 Genealogy Acadiana, 1877-1969
    family tree of the Theriots in the Acadiana area.
3-11 Genealogy
    Notes, n.d.
3-12 Diary, 1905
3-13 Diary, 1933
3-14 Diary, 1936
Box 4
4-1 Correspondence, Marie Del Norte Theriot
4-2 Same: 1941-1984
4-3 Same: n.d.
E. Souvenirs
4-4 Del's clippings of important events.
4-5 Del's program, book, clippings.
4-6 Del's notes on family, diary, address books
4-7 Same as above
Box 4 Items
  Tablet of notes concerning parts of Del's collection
Dance books, 3 books
Collection of photos
[not in folder]
F. Miscellaneous
Box 5
5-1 Miscellaneous: bookmarks, n.d.
5-2 Same: handwritten prayer, by Carrie Daigle
    “Thirty days prayer to the blessed Virgin Mary”, 1907
5-3 Same: Correspondence, miscellaneous dates
5-4 Same: publicity - clippings, miscellaneous dates
5-5 Same: postcards, greeting cards, invitations, n.d.
5-6 Same as above
5-7 Same as above
5-8 Same as above
5-9 Same as above
5-10 Same as above
G. Photographs
Box 6
Photographs: photographs, some unidentified, n.d.
Box 7
Photographs: Marie Del Norte Theriot
Box 8  
Photographs: Marie Del Norte Theriot and family
Box 9  
Photographs: Extended Theriot family
Box 10  
Photographs: Alphabetical listing [miscellaneous]
Box 11
Photographs: Arranged by subject, n.d.
Box 12  
Photographs: Unidentified, n.d.
Box 13  
Photographs: unidentified, n.d.
Box 14  
Photographs: unidentified, n.d.
Box 15  
Photographs: First name only, n.d.
H. Oversize
Box 16
  1. Photograph Album, 1923 –
  2. Photographs, Marie Del Norte Theriot [2]
  3. Scrapbook, 1943 –
  4. Photograph Album, n.d.
Oversize: not in box
  1. Diploma: Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute
      Marie Del Norte Theriot, 31 May 1921 [Arts of Science]
  2. Diploma: Columbia University, New York City
      Marie Del Norte Theriot, 28 October 1925
[Masters of Arts]
I. Volumes
1. Theriot Family Tree, 1700-1963
    In binder
2. Theriot Family Tree, 1964-1973
    In binder

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