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Emar Andrepont Store Collection

Collection 504

Emar Andrepont Store. Collection, 1908-1965, n.d.

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Emar Andrepont was born in Opelousas, LA on April 21, 1863. In the late 1880s, he opened a general store in Prairie Ronde, selling various products such as food and farm equipment. After his death in 1941, Evrand and Ryan Brown took over the store at different points of time. The store closed in the late 1980s, having stayed in business for 100 years.

Due to being a historical site, the building was relocated to Le Vieux Village in 1992. Thanks to a grant provided by the State of Louisiana and the National Parks Service, the City of Opelousas Tourism renovated and restored the building, which is now provided as an exhibit showcasing the store in its original glory.

This collection consists of financial records, photographs, and publications related to the Emar Andrepont Store. Also included are materials related to the Prairie Ronde Cotton Gin, an enterprise started among community members, including Mr. Andrepont.

The City of Opelousas Tourism/Le Vieux Village, with the help of Boisy Pitre, donated this collection.

Series:

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A. Correspondence 1-01
B. Records 1-02 through 1-04
C. Photographs 1-05
D. Publications 1-06 through 1-08
E. Financial Records  
    1. Emar Andrepont Store 2-01 through 2-05
    2. Prairie Ronde Cotton Gin 2-06 through Box 3
F. Ledgers Box 4 through Box 6

Inventory:

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Box 1
  A. Correspondence
      1-01 Correspondence, 1919
         
  B. Records
      1-02 Cotton Gin, 1927
      1-03 Cotton Gin, 1930
      1-04 Cotton Gin (Farmer’s Union Gin Company), 1934
         
  C. Photographs
      1-05 Interior of Andrepont Store (color scans), n.d.
         
  D. Publications
      1-06 General Catalog, Murry Brooks Hardcare Company, 1922
      1-07 L’Eternelle Vie Et La Profondeur De L’Ame, Paris, 1950
      1-08 La Foi L’Existence De Dieu (Sermons), 1950
         
Box 2
  E. Financial Records
    1. Emar Andrepont Store
      2-01 Invoices, 1931
      2-02 Account Book Information, 1927
      2-03 Account Book Information, 1930
      2-04 Account Book Information, May – August 1931
      2-05 Account Book information, September – December 1931
         
    2. Prairie Ronde Cotton Gin
      2-06 Receipt Book, September – October 1967
      2-07 Receipt Book, 1968
      2-08 Receipt Book, 1968
      2-09 Receipt Book, 1969
         
Box 3
      1. Receipt Book, 1961
      2. Receipt Book, 1963
      3. Receipt Book, 1963
      4. Receipt Book, 1963
      5. Receipt Book, 1963
      6. Receipt Book, 1964
      7. Receipt Book, 1964
      8. Receipt Book, 1964
      9. Receipt Book, 1965
         
Box 4
  F. Ledgers
      1. Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1917
      2. Account Book, 1930
      3. Account Book, 1926
      4. Account Book, 1925
      5. Account Book, 1921
      6. Account Book, 1923
      7. Account Book, n.d.
      8. Account Book, 1916
         
Box 5
      1. Account Book, 1908
      2. Account Book, 1920
      3. Account Book, 1919
      4. Account Book, 1917
      5. Account Book, 1918
         
Box 6
      1. Account Book, 1910
      2. Account Book, n.d.