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William S. Patout III Sugar Library

Historic Photo from Patout & Sons


M.A. Patout & Son, Patoutville, LA, (337) 276-4592, Hours Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.

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".