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Guide to Manuscripts in the University Archives
 
MSS 1
World War II. Collection, 1941-1946
6 folders

Material collected mainly by President Fletcher from items sent him by former SLI students. Contains photographs from Europe and Asia; Japanese material (proclamation, leaflets, and school workbook); U.S. Armed Forces in Europe (miscellaneous newsletters or histories and material on 12 Armored Division); U.S. Armed Forces in Asia and Pacific (miscellaneous newsletters, program for dedication of memorial flagstaff at Iwo Jima hand-drawn map of Philippines); and miscellaneous material.
Donors: Japanese and Chinese money given to President Fletcher by Cody Miller. Pamphlet concerning the activities of the 273rd Infantry Division given to President Fletcher by Ernest G. Moore. Text of the Japanese agreement to surrender at the end of World War II donated by ----- Mouton. Material on the 12th Armored Division donated by Paul W. Burman. Photos taken in Shanghai China c. 1946 presented to President Fletcher by Thad Patrick. Photos of the arrival of the Japanese peace emissaries at Le Shima, en route to Manilla donated by Clinton Ragan.
 
MSS 2
Campbell, Marie McDowell Pilkington ( - ). Articles, n.d.
1 folder

Typescript of two articles, "Moutons to St. James," and "Early Waterways to the Attakapas: St. James to the Teche."
Donated by Mrs. Stephen R. Campbell.
 
MSS 3
Labranche Family. Records, 1845, 1851, n.d.
1 folder

Copies of legal documents and typescript of genealogy.
1. Marriage agreement between Brisce Similien Labranche [sic], New Orleans and Elizabeth Athenais Brown, born in St. Charles Parish, resident of Jefferson Parish, 16 April 1845. 2 pp, photocopied typescript
2. Partition among heirs of Euphemie (Mrs. William) Labranche Brown, Jefferson Parish, 30 June 1851; recorded in St. Charles Parish, 12 May 1879. 10 pp, typescript
3. Genealogy of Labranche Family 2pp, typed
No donor card.
 
MSS 4
Attakapas Post. Louisiana. Daybook, 1812-1814
1 item

Account book of the trading post in the Attakapas District, May 1812 - February 1814.
 
MSS 5
Dunbar Family. Records, 1833, n.d.
1 folder

Genealogies. Includes copy of letter from Edmund Hawkins Martin to Marie Evelina Moore, 1833; brief biography of Henrietta Pearl Peckham Dunbar (1878-1962).
Donated by Clarence P. Dunbar, 1963
 
MSS 6
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Collection, 1822-1968
4 folders

Miscellaneous collection of material related to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. (Artificial collection with uncertain provenance. Some items may be from Rees Family Papers.) Includes legal papers, 1822-1839, 1860s; centennial items, 1959; Rees, Grover, "A History of Breaux Bridge, "written for Teche News, 1959, revised 1968; and certificates, etc., 1970s. Also includes photocopy of a 1829 map donated by Jackie Vidrine.
Donated by Grover Rees.
 
MSS 7
Stagg, Louis ( - ). Letters, 1855-1863
1 folder

Photocopies of letters to Laure, sweetheart then wife, written in French with typed copies and translations. Written from Ville Platte, Louisiana and Opelousas, Louisiana before the war, and Camp Moore, Louisiana; Tupelo, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi, and Chattanooga, Tennessee during the war.
Donated by Gene Ardoin.
 
MSS 8
King, E. T. ( - ). Memoirs, 1875
1 folder

Manuscript explaining Civil War service of St. Martin Rangers. Photocopy of handwritten document, 34 pages.
Donated by H. Allen King.
 
MSS 9
Guillory, Terrell ( - ). Manuscript, n.d.
1 item

Bound typescript of novel, Dr. Shilling, 189 pages, set in Acadiana during World War II.
 
MSS 10
States Rights Party of Louisiana. Platform, 1960
1 folder
 
MSS 11
Republican Party. Lafayette, Louisiana. Newsletter, 1960-1961
1 folder
 
MSS 12
Gillespie, Elmer ( - ). Photograph Collection, 1914-1918
81 plates

Glass plates of World War I battle scenes (commercial photo-graphs).
Donated by Ralph Garnett from Mrs. Elmer Gillespie.
 
MSS 13
United States. Department of Agriculture. Weather Bureau. Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record. Abbeville, Louisiana. Reports, 1912, 1914-1915
1 folder

Detailed monthly reports compiled by C. J. Edwards for January-December, 1912 and August, 1914 - December, 1915. C. J. Edwards was editor of Abbeville Meridional.
No donor card.
 
MSS 14
Number to be reassigned.
 
MSS 15
Arceneaux, Louis Joseph (1829-1904). Business Records, 1853-1900
6 folders

Receipts, consignment statements, accounts, and reports from commission merchants in New Orleans for Louis J. Arceneaux (1829-1904), a Lafayette Parish cotton grower. Much of the material is in French. Includes biographical information and list of cotton carriers to New Orleans, both typed, 1 page.
Donated by Beatrix A. Breaux.
 
MSS 16
Attakapas Country. Pageant, n.d.
9 pages

Typescript, draft, in parts more a collection of ideas than a coherent presentation; almost as if this was to fit into work already done by person to whom this draft was sent.
 
MSS 17
Baldwin and Porter vs. Madam Augustine Dugal. Plaintiff Brief, n.d.
12 pages

Handwritten brief for case heard by W.L. Brand in St. Martin District Court. Case deals with land on Vermilion Bayou (1819). Laminated.
Donated by Charles Caffery.
 
MSS 18
Bayou Teche Railway and Light Company. Minutes, 1906-1908
1 folder

Minutes from the September 8, 1906 organizational meeting to September, 1908. Photocopy of handwritten pages 1-52 from bound minutebook. Original at Tulane University Manuscripts Department.
 
MSS 19
Bittle, Atwood W. ( - ). Letters, 1941
1 volume

Bound book containing letters to Bittle upon his retirement from SLI (Southwest Louisiana Institute).
Donated by Mrs. B. J. Beaullieu.
 
MSS 20
Democratic Party, Louisiana. Platform, 1980
1 folder

Platforms for the Democratic Party of Louisiana and the Democratic Party of Lafayette. Both are published.
Donated by Walter Landry.
 
MSS 21
Brent, William Leigh ( - ). Legal Documents, 1847-1848
1 folder

Documents related to settling estate of William Leigh Brent, St. Martin Parish, including succession. Photocopies.
 
MSS 22
Smith, LeDoux E. ( - ). Legal Documents, 1890, 1901
2 items

Certificates of title to land in Colorado (Smith) and Louisiana (Broussard and Smith).
 
MSS 23
Buller, Henry (1875- ). "A History of Elton (Louisiana)," January 12, 1958
26 pages

Memoirs of Henry Buller (b. 1875), photocopied typescript.
 
MSS 24
Cagle, Christian Keener (1904-1942) Monument. Collection, 1954- 1958
3 folders

Material related to erection and dedication of monument in New Rhodes, Louisiana for Christian Keener Cagle (1904-1942), Hall-of-Fame football player. Includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, and monument inscription.
 
MSS 25
Castillo Hotel. St. Martinville, Louisiana. Collection, 1977
1 folder

Correspondence and information related to attempt to get Castillo Hotel listed on National Register of Historic Places; also "Self-Guided Tour of Mercy High School," n.d., 1 page.
Donated by Marian T. Barras and Jane G. Bulliard
 
MSS 26
Cattle Tick Eradication. Petition, 1923
1 item

Petition from Napoleonville, Louisiana to state officials supporting cattle tick eradication laws.
 
MSS 27
Chataigne, Antoine Jules ( - ). Papers, 1846-1854, 1870- 1871, n.d.
1 folder

Mainly letters to Jules Chataigne from E. Chataigne (his sister) written in France and Louisiana, and letters and papers of Jules Chataigne in France. Photocopies.
Donated by Mrs. J. Z. Berard.
 
MSS 28
Terry, William ( - ). Letters, 1865
2 items

Relates Civil War experiences including Battle of Sabine Pass. Typescripts; photocopies.
 
MSS 29
Del Sesto, Steven L. ( - ) and Jon L. Gibson ( - ). The Culture of Acadiana: Tradition and Change in South Louisiana, 1974
1 item

Draft of book, some sections heavily corrected. Photocopy.
 
MSS 30
Colfax Chronicle Scrapbook. Clippings, 1948-1952
1 volume

Clippings about local items of interest; many of column by Ben Bayonne. Oversized.
 
MSS 31
Vacant
 
MSS 32
Dalferes, A. Wilmot (1897 - 1981 ). Appointment Certificate, 1932
1 item

Appointment of A. Wilmot Dalferes as Notary Public in Lafayette Parish signed by Alice Lee Grosjean, Acting Governor. Oversized.
Donated by Judge A. Wilmot Dalferes.
 
MSS 33
Denbo, Anna Margaret ( - ). Writings, n.d.
2 items

Contains two items, "Autobiography," typescript, 90 pages; and "Abe Lincoln - Memories of His Youth," typescript, 38 pages.
Donated by Elisabeth (Mrs. C. Thad) Denbo Montgomery, 1975.
 
MSS 34
Dimitry Family. Collection, 1819-1955
1 folder

Miscellaneous papers of and referring to Andrea Dimitry and his son, Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883): includes legal documents; address on "Harmonies of Creation," 1847; photograph of Robert Lusher, 1866; note from Charles Gayarre, 1882; clippings.
 
MSS 35
Duclozel, Pierre Olivier ( - ). Succession Records, 1840- 1848
1 folder

Legal documents connected with succession of Pierre Olivier Duclozel, St. Martin Parish, 1840-1848. Photocopies.
Donated by Mrs. Drouet W. Vidrine.
 
MSS 36
Dupre Family. Records, 1729-1929
2 folders

Genealogical records on Dupre, Vanhille, and Lastrapes fami-lies (compiled by Gus E. Dupre); miscellaneous other materials including: letters; legal documents; will of Gabriel Fusilier; portraits; etc. All material is photocopied.
Donated by Ruth Robertson Fontenot.
 
MSS 37
John Costello (1820- 1911) and Company. Business Records, 1872- 1873
1 folder

Miscellaneous invoices, bills, correspondence, etc. of John Costello and Company of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
 
MSS 38
Edwards, C. J. ( - ). Papers, 1896-1909
1 folder

C. J. Edwards was editor of Abbeville Meridional. Includes: letters from Harold G. Edwards (student at Convent, Louisiana and Oxford, Mississippi); clippings on Democratic politics, leprosy, business (charters for several companies), history (clippings mainly from New Orleans but also Alexandria and Natchitoches); and miscellaneous items.
Donated by Edwards Family, Abbeville, Louisiana.
 
MSS 39
Hayes, Elijah Cabot (1893- ). Autobiography, 1980
1 folder

Typescript of autobiography of Acadia Parish educator and farmer, Elijah Cabot Hayes; handwritten original in Acadia Parish Library; transcription by Mary Alice Fontenot.
Donated by Mary Alice Fontenot.
 
MSS 40
Acadian Committee of France-Amerique de la Louisiane Acadienne. Records, 1965-1966
2 folders

Consists of correspondence, 1965-1966; records (programs, resolutions, clippings, minutes, press releases, lists).
 
MSS 41
Pompidou, Georges ( - ). State Visit Packet, 1970
2 folders

Material from official packet distributed by French Embassy, Press and Information division in preparation of state visit by President Georges Pompidou. Includes biographical material on M/M de Pompidou and Maurice Schumann; also brochures on France.
 
MSS 42
Fruge Family. Genealogical Records, 1754-1964
1 folder

Photocopies of records gathered by J. Cleveland Fruge. Deposited at USL in 1968.
Donated by J(acques) Cleveland Fruge, 1964.
 
MSS 43
Gavarret Family. Papers, 1819-1854, 1864-1869, n.d.
5 folders

Includes poems, school books, correspondence, most written in France; report card of Rose Gavarret from Ursuline Convent, 1869, original in French/translation; copy book, n.d.; vocabulary drill book, n.d.; and school work book, 1864-1865.
Additions [43-2 through 43-5] donated by Lynn Chaney; 401 Elmwood Drive; Lafayette, Louisiana 70503. No donor card for other material.
 
MSS 44
Academy of the Sacred Heart. Grand Coteau, Louisiana. 150th Anniversary Program, 1971
1 folder

Narrative and 3 boxes of slides for program, "A History of the Academy of the Sacred Heart - Grand Coteau, Louisiana 1821-1971."
 
MSS 45
Hebert Family. Genealogical Records, n.d.
1 folder

Photocopies of material gathered and written by Adam Hebert, Sr.; includes family trees, vital records, maps and some correspondence.
Donated by Adam Hebert (Thibodeaux, Louisiana) and Gertie Hebert (Lafayette, Louisiana).
 
MSS 46
 
MSS 47
Haynes, J. K. ( - ). Interview, 1976
65 pages

Typescript of interview of J. K. Haynes, Executive Secretary of the Louisiana Education Association by Doris White, USL graduate student. 65 pages.
 
MSS 48
Number to be reassigned
 
MSS 49
Smedes, Evert Bancker ( - ). Succession Records, 1861
1 folder

Inventory of property in St. Mary Parish and in New Orleans. Photocopies.
 
MSS 50
St. Mary Magdalen Church. Cemetery Records, 1974-1975
1 folder

Compiled by Sam Broussard, indexed by Helen Mouton Thompson.
 
MSS 51
Humphrey, Nora. Note, n.d.
1 folder

Note to Nora Humphrey from a school friend, Flora E. Decorated with ribbon and lock of hair.
Donated by Alvin Y. Bethard.
 
MSS 52
Ashlock, Jules R. ( - ). Collection, 1786-1879
1 folder

Photocopies of legal records, St. Landry Parish and Colonial Louisiana, 1786-1860; also 1919 copy of 1879 land sale.
Donated by Jules B. Ashlock, 1975.
 
MSS 53
Oppenheimer, Joel ( - ). Play, 1960s
1 folder

Photocopy of play, Like a Hill. Drama. **RESTRICTIONS**
 
MSS 54
Lafayette, Louisiana Historic Preservation Society, Inc. Records, 1977
1 folder

By-laws and minutes of organization meeting.
 
MSS 55
Handbills. Collection, 1814-1872
1 folder

Contains political handbills: 1814 Peace Ticket, Montgomery County, n.p.; 1856 Democrats, Michigan (St. Clair County); 1866 Republicans, Michigan (Lapeer County); and 1872 Democratic Party, Louisiana; n.d., anti Andrew Jackson, oversize.
Donated by Mrs. L. O. Broussard
 
MSS 56
Lynch, John J. ( - ). Writings, 1975
1 folder

"Winter Ecology of Snow Geese on the Gulf Coast, 1925-1975," 45 pages, typescript.
 
MSS 57
Louisiana Medallion Society. Miscellaneous Records and Artifacts, 1969-1971
1 folder, 5 items

Miscellaneous records of the Louisiana Medallion Society. Includes brochure, correspondence, and newsletter; also five silver medallions. ***RESTRICTED.***
Donated by Louisiana Medallion Society.
 
MSS 58
McHale's Navy. Script, 1962
1 folder

Script for "Lost USO Troupe."
Donated by Ron Henderson.
 
MSS 59
Duperier, Alfred. Speech, 1899
10 pages

Typescript of newspaper article (?) prepared on occasion of dedication of federal building-post office in New Iberia, "A Narrative of Events Connected with the Early Settlement of New Iberia and Contemplating Its Future Prospect," 10 pages.
Same document in Weeks Family Papers, Collection 55.
 
MSS 60
Cade, M. M. ( - ). Financial Records, 1860-1890s, 1930
1 folder

Miscellaneous financial records of M. M. Cade and family (plantation owners in Lafayette Parish). Evidently M.M. Cade was killed in war since records from 1866 on are in the name of Mrs. M.M. Cade. Includes account book; contract between Mrs. Cade and freedmen (1870); and 1930 land sale by William Cade. Photocopies.
Donated by Allen Broussard.
 
MSS 61
Mays, G. W. ( - ). Account Book, 1868-1879
1 item

Account book for Mays, evidently a coal dealer in Verango County, Pennsylvania. Loose items include tax receipts for Mays and Grange certificate for M. L. Welton.
Donated by Dennis A. Gibson, 1975.
 
MSS 62
Martin, Frank Lloyd (1896- ). Papers, 1914-1972
3 folders

Miscellaneous papers, mainly connected with military service in World War I. Includes some personal papers of Martin who was railroad clerk; World War I and military service registration, promotion and discharge papers, orders, paybook, etc.; World War II selective service cards; materials related to veteran organizations and activities including Commemoration of Battle of Argonne in 1970; personal papers including SLII certificate, 1914; pictures of Oklahoma threshing operations; and World War I medals.
Donated by Frank Lloyd Martin, 1974
 
MSS 63
Acadian Pageant Company. Document, 1914
1 folder

Incorporation paper stemming from public meeting, 5/24/1914, on SLII stationary.
 
MSS 64
Magee, Zuma Fendluson ( - ). Collection, 1920s-1960s
1 folder

Miscellaneous items on family (sister's SLII diploma, photo-copy and clipping about Zuma's Rotary speech); item on first Washington Parish Fair; post cards of Mile Branch Settlement structures.
 
MSS 65
Gilbert, Viola. Reminiscence, n.d.
6 pages

Reminiscence of Newllano Colony from 1924 through 1930s, 6 pages, thermofax.
 
MSS 66
Pasquet Family. Patent of Nobility, 1770
1 item

Document granted by Marie Therese to family in Austrian Netherlands. Photocopy of original and typescript.
 
MSS 67
Posey, W. S. ( - ). Papers, 1880, 1886
2 items

Letter to and speech by W. S. Posey dealing with politics (Republican Party) and education. Photocopies.
Donated by Mrs. G. E. Fox.
 
MSS 68
Pierrotti Family. Papers, 1864-1922, n.d.
2 folders

Miscellaneous personal and business papers of St. Landry Parish family. Includes material in English and material in French.
 
MSS 69
Steering Committee for the Preservation of Port Hudson Battlefield. Miscellaneous Records, 1960-1961
1 folder

Contains a mass-mailed letter; a newsletter; also letter from chair to defend John C. L. Andreassen, Louisiana State Archivist.
 
MSS 70
Ray, Eliza Britt. Song, 1964
1 item

"Lovely Louisiana" with words and music by Eliza Britt Ray. Includes mimeograph of music with words, typescript of poem, 1865-1946.
Donated by author-composer, Eliza (Mrs. Archie C.) Britt Ray, in 1969.
 
MSS 71
Raymond, John L. ( - ). Map, c. 1895-1900
1 item

Hand-drawn map of Lower Atchafalaya Basin by John L. Raymond while hunting for cypress timber; plat map showing sections.
Donated by Johnny Raymond of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, his grandson.
 
MSS 72
Number to be reassigned.
 
MSS 73
Roman, Alfred (1824- ). Civil War Memoirs, 1878
5 pages

Handwritten account of Shiloh battle by Lieutenant Colonel of 18th Louisiana Regiment - photocopy of original in Tennessee State Library, Manuscript Division, 5 pages.
 
MSS 74
Hawkins, Mabel Roy ( - ) and Clare Roy Thibodeaux ( - ). "The Roy Family Genealogy," n.d.
1 item

Compiled genealogy on Roy, St. Julien, Bailey, Queen, and Clark families. Bound for publication.
Donated by Mabel Roy Hawkins and Clare (Mrs. Ben) Roy Thibodeaux.
 
MSS 75
St. Peter's Church, New Iberia, Louisiana. Miscellaneous Records, 1954-1971
2 folders

Material gathered by Glenn Conrad in researching essay on St. Peter's Church. Contains Conrad, Glenn R., "A Brief History of St. Peter's Parish, 1954-1971," n.d., 3rd draft; bulletins, newsletters, notes, etc., originals and photocopies, complete and partial, 1954-1971.
 
MSS 76
Evans, Uriah B. ( - ). Collection, 1826, 1852-1861, 1957- 1960
4 folders

Material related to Evans' interest in Henry Watkins Allen (1820-1866). Contains correspondence, 1957-1960; material on proposed statue at Port Allen, 1950, (correspondence, clipping, resolution); biographical and bibliographical material on Allen; list of books in Library Cottage at Beauvoir; booklet on the Rodney Presbyterian Church (Port Gibson, Mississippi); Bagley, Barbara Allen, "Tensas Can Be Proud," mounted newspaper clippings 1957.
Possibly these items were donated by Vincent Cassidy and Amos Simpson.
 
MSS 77
Smith Family. Genealogy, 1921
1 folder

Family genealogy with excerpts from original documents compiled by Rupert J. Barry. Photocopy.
Donated by Mrs. Edwin A. Smith, Grand Coteau, Louisiana.
 
MSS 78
Thibodeaux, Mrs. Ben H. "Our Thibodeaux Family," 1975
1 item

Family genealogy, bound.
Donated by Clare (Mrs. Ben) Roy Thibodeaux.
 
MSS 79
White, Maunsel ( - ). Letters, 1836-1844
1 folder

Letters to New Orleans merchant from John Howard Payne and Andrew Jackson. Photocopies, location of originals unknown.
Donated by Maunsel White.
 
MSS 80
Caffery, Patrick T. ( - ). Biographical Papers, 1950, 1968-1972
2 folders

Mainly clippings of Caffery's congressional career, also a photograph and biographical sketch.
Donated by Patrick T. Caffery.
 
MSS 81
Wunderlich, William E. ( - ). Collection, 1938-1968
3 folders

Materials related to efforts to control aquatic plants like water hyacinth. For many years Wunderlich was Chief of Aquatic Growth Control Section, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans. Includes articles by Wunderlich, 1938-1968; experiment reports, specifications for mechanical apparatus, directions for applications, 1947-1967; and miscellaneous, includes partial resume of Wunderlich, clippings on water hyacinth projects including one at SLI, 1945-1965.
Donated by James Foret.
 
MSS 82
Yentzen Family. Genealogical Material, n.d.
1 folder

Family trees for Norman J. Yentzen and Cora Marie Cappel Yentzen (names only). Oversize.
Donated by Norman J. Yentzen, 1975.
 
MSS 83
Crow, William C. ( - ). Letter, 1874
1 item

Letter from William C. Crow of Vermilionville, Louisiana to Dr. Estorges.
 
MSS 84
LaCour, Ray M. ( - ). Collection, 1850-1979, n.d.
2 items, 1 film

Material on LaCour and other families of Vermilion Parish. Contains "A Brief History of Ambroise LaCour, Sr., 1819-1888," 1979, 4 pages; and print (44/100) of Home of Antoine Cessae, Sr. on Little Bayou, Ester, Louisiana, built 1908-1909. Microfilm contains scrapbook of Ambroise LaCour, Jr. (1847-1923), 1850s-1920s; clippings from Abbeville Meridional; school records; accounts; and other miscellaneous materials. Original scrapbook restored by North East Document Conservation Center and returned to Vermilion Parish Police Jury.
Donated in part by Ray M. LeCour.
 
MSS 85
New Iberia Industrial School Association. Minutebook, 1899-1900
1 volume

Minutes of the New Iberia group trying to promote the location of the newly authorized industrial institution in their community.
Donated by Clarence Pierson.
 
MSS 86
Raynolds, William F. ( - ). Commissions, 1847-1881
9 items

Military commission of William F. Raynolds from 2nd Lieutenant through Colonel including diploma from United States Military Academy. Raynolds, originally from Ohio, served in the Corps of Engineers.
Donated by Fred and Kay Bates (indefinite loan).
 
MSS 87
Coussan, G. L. ( - ). Papers, 1966-1968
1 folder

Material related to Coussan's service on Lafayette Public Library Board of Trustees.
 
MSS 88
Froitzheim, Carl ( - ). "Genealogical and Biographical Information on the Family of Herman Otto Dommert (Egan, Louisiana) and Allied Families," 1983
1 folder

Handwritten on legal paper, photocopied.
Donated by Carl Froitzheim.
 
MSS 89
Rosenthal, Florence ( - ). Collection, 1901-1934, n.d.
1 folder

Miscellaneous items found in books donated to the library, five items. Includes advertisement from Dan Chevrolet Company, Lafayette, Louisiana and envelope from Casa del Fresa, Hammond, Louisiana.
 
MSS 90
Russia. State Loan Certificate, 1906
1 item

Oversize.
 
MSS 91
John, Douglas ( - ). "Dictionary of the Coushatta Indian Tribe Language," 1935
82 pages

Typescript and manuscript of dictionary compiled by Douglas John, 82 pages.
Donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Galvez Chapter, Committee for American Indians, 1981.
 
MSS 92
Melancon Family. Genealogical Material, n.d.
1 item

Family tree from Joseph Rene Melancon (1881- ); information mainly taken from Bona Arsenault's Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens.
Donated by J. Lloyd Melanson.
 
MSS 93
Caffery, Ralph Earl ( - ). "The Storm of Last Island," 1931
4 pages

Memoirs of Caffery concerning 1888 hurricane, typescript.
Donated by Patrick T. Caffery, 1976.
 
MSS 94
Bone-Lovell Families. Papers, 1890-1979
5 folders

Contains diary of Phebe S. Beach (Lovell), 1890-1918, photocopy; miscellaneous papers of other family members; photographs of this Crowley, Louisiana family. Includes material on P. S. Lovell (obituary, photograph); material on Phebe S. Beach Lovell (poems and short stories, photograph); items on Viola Lovellianer; material related to Hugh McCreary Bone [1876-195(4)] and Fannie Z. Bone (marriage certificate, record of extension courses at SLI, clippings, photographs, reminiscence [1962] of Fannie about youth; material on Bone children (photos, miscellaneous letters [including discussion of Keyes' Blue Camellia], article.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
Donated by Mrs. Major T. Bell, Beaumont, Texas.
 
MSS 95
Allen Parish Division Club. Records, 1910-1912
1 folder

Minutes of organization founded to divide Calcasieu Parish by founding Allen Parish; includes letter from J. H. Leggett to Dr. Carter; mainly handwritten.
Gift of Mrs. Della Andreassen.
 
MSS 96
McNamara, Shirley ( - ). Speeches, 1976-1978
1 folder

Typed speeches, August 1976-March 1978, of Louisiana's Collector of Revenue.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
 
MSS 97
Behr, Emilie Schumann ( - ). Memoirs, n.d.
1 folder

Memoir of her parents, Theodor and Edwine Hirzel Schumann, in mainly Atlanta.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
Donated by Charlotte Behre.
 
MSS 98
Monroe, Margaret Towers ( - ). "Mrs. Anna Calhoun Smith's School in Vernon, Louisiana 1885-1901," 1961
1 item

Typed essay, with footnotes on teaching career of author's grand-mother, Anna Calhoun Smith.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
Donated by author, Margaret Towers Monroe.
 
MSS 99
Kerksieck, Margaret Manley ( - ). Memoirs, 1979
2 folders

Reminiscences of women who grew up in St. Louis, taught in ?Arkansas and lived in Abbeville, Louisiana since 1928.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
Donated by Ellen K. Schaefer.
 
MSS 100
Hamilton, Ruth (1892 - 1973). Biographical Materials, 1964
1 folder

Material from 1964 Dairy Festival honoring Mrs. C. E. Hamilton. Includes photograph and speech by Sam H. Jones.
 
MSS 101
Sorrel, Mrs. Eugene ( - ). Collection, 1852-1902, n.d.
1 folder

Miscellaneous collection including: review of H. B. Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin by Rev. Frederick Dennison Avery at meeting of Congregational ministers in Hartford, Connecticut, 1852, hand-written, 8 leaves; papers of Charles Phillippi mainly during Civil War including poems by and about prisoners and prisoner camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio.
Unrestricted gift of Mrs. Eugene Sorrel.
 
MSS 102
Flory, Hallie [?] ( - ). Letter, 1900
1 item

Letter to Aunt and Uncle, P. Bazin, announcing his upcoming wedding.
 
MSS 103
LaCaze, Marie Louis Franques ( - ). Collection, 1903-1907
1 folder

Miscellaneous materials from Church Point (stock certificate for the Church Point, Rayne Oil and Mineral Company); Rayne (bank report and social materials); and Sunset (printed report).
 
MSS 104
Behling-Pollock Engineering Company. Engineering Materials, 1970-1971
3 folders

Engineering drawings mainly for bell tower at Brownell Memorial Park, Morgan City, Louisiana; also some material on Mobil Oil Intracoastal Tank, Bayou Sale, Louisiana.
Donated by Mrs. Dan O'Brien.
 
MSS 105
Oliver, Andre A. ( - ). Collection, 1929-1965
1 folder

Material written by or about Andre Oliver, promoter of St. Martinville. Several items are reprints of newspaper articles issued as small broadsides.
 
MSS 106
France-Amerique de la Louisiane Acadienne. Records, 1950s-1960s
3 folders

Records of the Lafayette chapter. Includes: correspondence, material on yearly contest, newsletters, etc.
 
MSS 107
Lafayette Little Theatre. Miscellaneous Records, 1970, n.d.
1 folder

Membership lists (removed from Lyle Williams Papers).
 
MSS 108
Lafayette Community Theatre. Miscellaneous Records, 1982
4 folders

Programs.
 
MSS 109
Lafayette Community Concert Series. Miscellaneous Records, 1910-
1 folder

List of members; clippings.
 
MSS 110
LePage, John ( - ). Legal Document, 1859
1 item

Purchase of slave Lucy, photocopy.
 
MSS 111
Delery Family. Genealogical Material, 1949-1950
1 folder

Family genealogy compiled by Frank B. Delery from 1785 to 1950; also raw information, questionnaires, etc. gathered by Delery, 1949-1950.
 
MSS 112
Pollux House. Lafayette, Louisiana. Miscellaneous Records, 1977
1 folder

By-laws, history, minutes, etc., October-December, 1977 (material collected for board members); also some material on Children's Shelter. All material thermofaxed.
 
MSS 113
Lafayette (Louisiana) Chamber of Commerce. Miscellaneous Records, 1959-
4 folders

Scattered serials, memos, and issue oriented mimeographs, etc. from Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Includes: SAC FACTS v.2 #10, 3/16/1959 - v.4 #7, 9/10/1960; "Newcomers to Lafayette, Louisiana," 2/1959 - 9/1960, lists covering 1 to 3 weeks; miscellaneous including Minutemen for Better Government Series; mimeographs (broadsides) concerning city annexation, 1959; position papers, etc., 1970s including Leaders' Manual, 1st draft, 12/1978.
 
MSS 114
Confederate States of America. War Loan Bond, 1863
1 item

Oversize
 
MSS 115
Derbes Family. Papers, 1817, 1956
1 folder

1817 letter (and translation) by Jean Batiste Derbes to parents; genealogical information on Derbes family. Mainly photocopies.
Gift of Jerome J. Romagosa, 1917- .
 
MSS 116
Boudreaux, Aurelien Drouzin ( - ). Legal Papers, 1837- 1894, n.d.
1 folder

Mainly papers dealing with land owned by A. D. Boudreaux and his father, Oliver, in Opelousas District and Lafayette Parish. Includes deeds, sale documents, surveys, plats; also other miscellaneous legal documents (slave sale); military service records including commission by Louisiana Governor in 1861 and amnesty oath, 1865; also muster roll for Company K, 1st Regiment of Reserve Corps, Louisiana, 7/1964 - 2/1965; also newspaper article by Mario Mamalakis (1980) on Boudreaux Home on Doc Dominique.
Donated by Mrs. Mathild Boudreaux.
 
MSS 117
LeMoyne Family. Genealogical Records, 1654-18076, 1974
1 folder

Photocopies of vital records of Charles LeMoyne de Longueuil et De Chateauguay and family; documents and index compiled by Diane Baril of the Fabrique Notre-Dame de Montreal, 1974.
 
MSS 118
Bernard, Lorene ( - ). "Idioms in Common Usage by the French-Speaking People of Southwest Louisiana (Acadiana)," Thesis, LSU, (1930s)
77 pages

Donated in 1981.
 
MSS 119
Nelson, Lewis ( - ). Collection, 1948
1 item

First day cover for inaugural day of air mail from Lafayette, 1948: August 3.
Donated by Lewis Nelson; 12434 Honeywood Trail; Houston, Texas 77077.
 
MSS 120
Olivier de Vezin, Francoise Victoire. Collection, 1814-1820
2 items

Copy of Letters from Sisters of Ursuline Convent to Andrew Jackson, 20 December 1814 and copy of obituary in convent's register, 1820 for Sister St. Marie.
Transcripts and photostat
Ursuline Convent, New Orleans, LA
 
MSS 121
Avant, Hilda. ( - ). Photographs, 1920s, n.d.
1 folder

Photographs mainly of Hilda Avant as student and teacher in 1920's. Also photographs of some relatives (uncle and cousin).
Donated by Jeanette P. Reed 1985.
 
MSS 122
Perrin, Warren A. ( - ). Materials on Petition by the Acadians, 1990-
2 folders

Copies of newspaper articles, letters, etc. in response to Perrin's suit against the British government trying to redress Acadians grievances from 1755. Includes "The Genesis of the "Petition; of the Acadians'" by Perrin.
 
MSS 123
Boutte, Pierre ( - ). Document, 1859
1 Item

Authorization for issuance of marriage license for Pierre Boutte and Victoire Chauvette.
 
MSS 124
Lafayette (LA) High School. Records, 1930's -
2 folders

Survey of Library 5/11/1934
Commencement Program 5/29/53
 
MSS 125
Alpha, A. James ( - ). Documents, 1903-48
5 Items

Legal documents related to sale or purchase of Lafayette newspapers, the Advertiser, the Progress, and the Democrat.
Photocopies
 
MSS 126
Cottrell, Harold O. ( - ). Letters, 1945
3 Items

Letters relating WWII experiences of Harold Cottrell
Photocopy
Donated by Alice C. Stordal
 
MSS 127
Poetical Miscellanies, 1846-47
1 vol

Copied and possibly original poems done mainly in Philadelphia, Maryland, and Savannah. Author unknown.
Several pages transcribed
Donated by Mrs. Treadway.
 
MSS 128
Fischer, Walter. Diplomas, 1924
1 Item

Diploma as Doctor of Medieval and Modern History from the Julia-Maximilian Academy, 10 November 1924
Donated by Mrs. Walter Fischer through Monica du Quenson, 1990
 
MSS 129
Catholic Schools, Lafayette, LA. Miscellaneous, 1890s
1 folder

Mt. Carmel
Premium list for 15-Landry who received 4th English Class reward.
 
MSS 130
Catholic Church. Miscellaneous, 1930s-40s

Orders.
Notes on ordination of Albert S. Foley, S.J.
Greeting cards
 
MSS 131
Lafayette Garden Club. Miscellaneous, 1980s
1 folder

Yearbooks, 1983-84; 1984-85
Women Societies and Clubs
 
MSS 132
Lafayette (LA) Theater. Miscellaneous 1900s

Local groups
Program: The Little Theatre Club of Lafayette "1921"
Touring groups
Les Comediens Francais 6/28/1947
 
MSS 133
Rapides Parish. Land Records, 1819-1829

Surveys in Rapides Parish by Kenneth McGrunnen
1819-1829
 
MSS 134
St. Julien, Louis. Deposition, 1803
1 folder

Deposition of Louis St. Julien concerning case of murder which occurred in Carencro area in 1803. [in French]
Also photocopy of broadside concerning case, 3 Dec. 1803 [in French]
Typescript, 35 pp.
Donated by Clare Ray Thibodeaux [Mrs. Ben]
 
MSS 135
Delerno, Stella B. Copybook, 1870s-80s
1 vol.

Copybook by Stella B. Lerno. While a student at Nazerene Academy in Kentucky. Volume contains both original compositions and poems and copies material.
Donated by Allison "Sammy" Launey, 1983.
 
MSS 136
Nottoway Plantation. Collection, 1848-1889, 1881
1 folder

Copies of legal documents probably assembled by Patricia Link in preparation of a research paper for History 497b, 1981. Papers mainly relate to sales and purchases of John Hampden Randolph.
 
MSS 137
Hebert Family. Genealogy
bound, 1 v.

Genealogy which contains information on Hebert, Ramsey, Meyers, Broussard, Landry, Istre, Dugat and other related families. Compiled by Zilda M. Hebert.
 
MSS 138
Alice Bowman Letters, 1888
[3 items]

Contains letters written by Ms. Bowman to her Uncle in 1888. Handwritten.
 
MSS 139
Martin, Wade O. Jr., Speeches, 1965
1 folder

Speeches of the Honorable Wade O. Martin, Jr., Secretary of State of Louisiana on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana. Typed.
 
MSS 140
Acadiana Arts Council. Records, 1970s
[1 item]

Contains a Cultural Event Calendar for Spring 1975.
 
MSS 141
Lafayette Civic Theatre, Inc. Records, 1960s
[1 item]

Contains a 1966 Summer Session Ticket which was held at the Lafayette Municipal Auditorium.
 
MSS 142
Arnaud Family Records, 1600s-1997
[2 v.]

Mainly photocopies and typescripts of documents related to Jacques Arnaud. In French.
 
MSS 143
Darby, Huey (19 - ), Papers, 1958-1965
1 folder

Notes about performances, May, 1958 - Sept., 1961
“ Dance Job” Diary, Sept., 1961 - March 1965
With bands Randy and the Rockets and Rod Bernard and the Twisters
photocopies
donated by Shane Bernard
 
MSS 144
Frog Festival, Rayne, Louisiana. Photographs, 1980
1 folder

Contains photographs from Rayne’s Frog Festival, September 1980.
 
MSS 145
J.Y. Sanders ( - ). Civil War Letters, 1862-1865
1 folder

Contains Civil War Letters written by J.Y. Sanders.
Photocopy.
 
MSS 146
James B. Jackson ( - ). Civil War Letters, 1861
1 folder

Contains Civil War Letters written by James B. Jackson to his mother while at Camp Speague, Washington, D.C.
Photocopy.
 
MSS 147
Williard Hebert ( - ). World War II Letters, 1942-1943, 1948
1 folder

Contains World War II Letters written by Williard Hebert to his parents.
 
MSS 148
Murphy J. Foster. Speeches, 1900, 1911-12, n.d.
1 folder

Murphy J. Foster speeches which include acceptance speech after being elected to U.S. Senate, Tariff speeches, Income Tax speeches, and other miscellaneous speeches. Photocopy.
 
MSS 149
John Winslow. Letter, 1755
1 folder

Autograph letter, signed, from Maj. John Winslow of Massachusetts written during the British campaign in Nova Scotia in the French and Indian War [the deportation of Acadians from Nova Scotia]. 3 November 1755.
Original
 
MSS 150
Darrell Simpson Roye ( - ). War Collection, 1940s

1 folder
Photographs while stationed in Italy in 1940s (some unidentified). Also included is a copy of the “Notice of Classification” card and I.D. Tag. Roye also typed a letter to his parents, dated 29 May 1943 while he was in North Afrida.
Photocopy.
 
MSS 151
Walter H. Harper ( - ). Memoires, n.d.
1 folder

The Legacy of “Shangri La”, Memoires of Walter H. Harper, Gunner’s Mate 2/c.
 
MSS 152
Victor Bussie ( - ). Papers, 1987, 1997-1998.
2 folders

Bussie was the only president the Louisiana AFL-CIO has ever had until he retired in 1997. He was president for 41 years. He was on the front lines of Louisiana politics. Contains biographical information about Victor Bussie and also all his awards and recognitions. Also included are news clippings.
 
MSS 153
Theaux/Delhomme. Family, 1950s
1 folder

Lena Theaux Delhomme and her mother Flavie Landry Theaux wrote stories of their lives living in the 1950s in Lafayette. They wanted to pass on their stories for their children, grandchildren, etc. Included is a typescript entitled ”Beadle’s Feed Store” by Lena Theaux Delhomme where she and her family once lived. Also included are handwritten details from Falvie Landry Theaux about her life. Donated by Peggy Henshall, daughter of Lena Theaux Delhomme.
 
MSS 154
Festival Acadien (Lafayette, LA). Photographs, 1980
1 folder

Photographs from Festival Acadien, September 21-22, 1980. Mostly unidentified, there are a couple of photographs of Michael Doucet, musician.
 
MSS 155
Joseph Law. Letter, 1816
1 folder

Letter of recommendation for Joseph Law while a student at Cumberland College in 1816. Photocopy. Donated by Roy Frusha.
 
MSS 156
Coushatta Language Papers
 
MSS 158
Pointe Coupee Parish. Census 1809
1 folder

Pointe Coupee Parish Census of 1809. Handwritten. 14 pp.
 
MSS 159
Smith, Homer (1827-1886). Diary of Trip to Europe, 1846 (or 1851)
1 v.
Homer Smith was born in Connecticut. His family moved to St. Mary Parish in the 1840’s where his father, Simeon, set up a mercantile and trading business in Franklin. Simeon died I the 1853 yellow fever epidemic. Homer remained in Connecticut to complete his college education and then take the European tour which was a common experience for well-to-do young men. He then moved to Franklin, La. He died there on 23 March 1886.

The diary recounts the European trip. It is a handwritten bound volume in poor condition with loose boards. The signatures are intact.

Donated by Dale Faulk
 
MSS 160
New Jefferson Theatre. Souvenir Program, 1931
1 folder
Grand Opening New Jefferson Theatre. Souvenir Program, Thursday, July 2, 1931. Original.
 
MSS 161
The Wampus Cat. 1921
1 folder
Publications:
The Wampus Cat. Express Edition. July 1921: first year, number 10; August 1921: first year, number 11
Published monthly by The Wampus Cat Publishing Company, Inc., Leesville, LA
 
MSS 162
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Alfred Mouton Chapter, No. 1515. Charter, 1957

1 folder (oversize)
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Alfred Mouton Chapter, No. 1515. Charter, 8 June 1957.
(duplicate charter of original issued 16 February 1914).
1914 charter: Mrs. Peter Youree, President; Mrs. F. M. Williams, Recording Secretary; 1957 charter: Edna Howard Fowler, President-General; Belle Oliver Hart (Mrs. Harold C. Hart), Recording Secretary-General
26 charter members in 1914 including Edith Garland Dupré, Mrs. Walter S. Torian, Mrs. John S. Givens, Mrs. Baxter Clegg, Mrs. Louis Leo Judice, Mrs. J. J. Davidson, Mrs. Henri Louis Ducrocq, Mrs. C. J. McNaspy, etc.

Also scanned color copy
 
MSS 163
Louisiana Department of Education. Miscellaneous Materials, 1900s.
1 folder

form: Daily Record and Monthly Report, 190_
pamphlet: Preliminary Announcement of Summer Schools for 1908
 
MSS 164
Louisiana Teachers' Association. Collection, 1920s
1 folder
Miscellaneous printed material.
"Facts About the Public School System of Louisiana: a Handbook for Teachers." March, 1926
 
 
 
 
revised 27 Oct. 2010
 
 

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