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William S. Patout III Sugar Library

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 for hours and directions.

M.A. Patout & Son
Patoutville, LA,
(337) 276-4592

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information about the archival collection and its association with Dupré Library, view the newspaper article in the Daily Iberian, "One of a Kind: Sugar Archive Unique to Region".


Historic Photo from Patout & Sons