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Junior League of Lafayette Collection

Collection 338

Junior League of Lafayette. Collection, 1957-2015, n.d.

37 feet; 152 volumes; Oversize

The Junior League of Lafayette is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The Junior League of Lafayette began in 1957 as the Service League of Lafayette. Seventeen women organized the Service League. In 1974, the Service League was admitted into the Association of Junior Leagues and officially became the Junior League of Lafayette.

The League has trained volunteers for community service in areas of local needs including child health/development education, health/well-being, social services, substance abuse prevention, teens/juvenile justice, voluntarism, and the arts.

First members listed: Mrs. Bella Nickerson Abramson; Mrs. Emelie Cogys, Jr.; Mrs. Margaret Ramsey Copeland; Mrs. Azalie Crain; Mrs. Geraldine Fontenot; Mrs. Malise Foster; Mrs. Jean Frazell; Mrs. Martha Greer; Mrs. Frances Wallace; Mrs. Barbara Hartwell; Mrs. Irene Hetherwick; Mrs. Susie Hughes; Mrs. Janelle Morgan; Mrs. Wodthrow Meeker; Mrs. Lucille Copeland; Mrs. Mary Ann Sadler and Mrs. Martha Smith. Three Honorary members:
Mrs. W.W. Hawkins; Mrs. Donald Labbe; and Mrs. Bennett Voorhies; this group formed the charter membership.

This collection contains presidential papers, organizational and financial documents, PEP material, community service projects, membership material, photographs, framed photos, plaques, and other materials.

Members of the Junior League of Lafayette donated this collection.


I. Presidential Papers 1-01 through 3-12
Volumes 1 through 29
II. Organizational Documents 3-13 through 9-32
Volumes 30 through 82
III. Financial Documents 9-33 through 11-04
Volumes 83 and 84
IV. Project Evaluation and Preparation (PEP) 11-05 through 11-09
Volumes 85 through 106
V. Community Service Projects 11-10 through 18-14
Volumes 107 through 116
VI. Subject Correspondence Binders Volumes 117 through 126
VII. Membership 18-15 through 18-21
Volumes 127 through 140
VIII. Publications 18-22 through 19-14
IX. Miscellaneous 19-15 through 19-23
X. Photographs 20-01 through 22-24
Volumes 141 through 152
XI. Multi-Media 23-01 through 29-12
XII. Oversized 30-01 through 37-01


Junior League of Lafayette. Collection, 1957-2015, n.d. (PDF)