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Frank Charles Triay Scrapbook

Collection 134

Triay, Frank Charles (1866–1947). Scrapbook, 1887–1946 [1900–1932]

1 volume

Frank Charles Triay was a resident of Lafayette who was an active worker in the Socialist Party (US) and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. The scrapbook reflects those interests. It contains newspaper clippings on primarily socialism and politics including many political cartoons with other clippings on scattered topics including the Triay family, the labor union, parapsychology, the World War II. Triay collected political campaign items for the Socialist Party (US) and the LaFollett Progressive Party (1924). In addition to clippings about Eugene V. Debs there are also some letters from Debs and his brother Theodore in the scrapbook. There are a few photographs included as well as certificates, tickets, etc. For example, the scrapbook contains the charter for the Socialist Party Club of Lafayette, Louisiana (1904). There are poems, prayers, and radio dialogs which are either humorous or satirical.

Subjects covered by the material in the scrapbook include:

Appeal to Reason, periodical   Mary "Mother" Jones
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen   Triay Family
Countess of Warwick   women in politics
Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926)   political campaigns
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)   political cartoons
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)   capitalism
Lafayette, Louisiana   socialism
Socialist Party (US)   politics

The materials in the scrapbook are not arranged chronologically. There is an index prepared by Triay which is helpful but not complete. The volume on which the entries are pasted is the account book for a cotton ginning operation.

The scrapbook is donated by Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McDaniel through Coleen McDaniel.