The William S. Patout III Sugar Library is an archival collection established by sugarcane expert William “Billy” Patout III, who developed a personal collection over the years of materials on sugarcane, including production, industry, history and chemistry. The archive is housed in the family mill at M.A. Patout & Son in Patoutville, and Dupré Library catalogs and manages the collection. Items in the archive include hundreds of books, photographs, periodicals, pamphlets and research papers.
The Sugar Library is non-circulating but it is open to students and scholars. Call ahead to confirm hours and directions.
Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (337) 276-4592
Address: M.A. Patout & Son, 3512 J Patout Burns Rd, Jeanerette, LA 70544
For more information about the archival collection and its association with Dupré Library, view the newspaper article, "One of a Kind: Sugar Archive Unique to Region", in the Daily Iberian.