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Louise Judice Chargois Collection

Collection 511

Chargois, Louise Judice (1898-1980). Collection, 1898-1996, n.d.

2 feet; Oversize

Louise Judice Chargois was born on May 10, 1898. She married J.C. Chargois in 1914 and had three children: Altha Lee Kennedy Chargois Kennedy, J.C. Chargois, Jr. and Paul Chargois. Chargois earned her B.A. in Education and her M.A. in Education Administration & Supervision from University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette). She was a teacher, assistant principal and principal in Lafayette Parish. Chargois died on July 6, 1980 and is buried at Lafayette Protestant Cemetery, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Belonging to one of the pioneer families of Lafayette, Chargois established the Lafayette Founders Committee, an organization that obtained and published biographies of different aspects of Lafayette Parish. These biographies included sheriffs, chiefs of police, tax assessors, clerks of court and mayors.

This collection consists of materials collected by Chargois and her daughter, Altha Lee Chargois Kennedy. These include photographs of people and places during the early years of Lafayette, notes and letters from members of the Lafayette Founders Committee, publications, general records, and newspaper clippings.

Altha Lee Kennedy Ripley, daughter of Altha Lee Chargois Kennedy and granddaughter of Louise Judice Chargois, donated this collection.

Series:

A. Photographs/Negatives 1-01 through 1-07
B. Correspondence 1-08 through 1-13
C. Publications 1-14
D. General Records 1-15 through 2-19
E. Books 3-01 through 3-03
F. Newspaper Clippings 3-04 through 3-23
G. Oversize Box 4
H. Map Case Map Case 8-09

Inventory:

Box 1
  A. Photographs
    1-01 Negatives, 1988, n.d.
    1-02 Posting of Mayors, 7 April 1974
      Pictures of Assessors
    1-03 Assorted Black & White
    1-04 Grade 4A – Southside School, 1925
      Grade 1A – Old Southside School, 1922
      Eloise Kennedy, 1917
    1-05 Grade 7A – Lafayette High School, 1922
    1-06 Ralphwell, 1st City Judge 26 July 1910 to 25 April 1916
    1-07 In Front of the Train Depot, August 1956
  B. Correspondence
    1-08 Handwritten Letter to Charles R. Chargois, 6 December 1879
    1-09 Handwritten Draft Letter about Judge Mouton, n.d.
    1-10 Handwritten Letter to Madame Camile Salses, 1913
    1-11 Telegram Regarding Reunion of Class ’42 (Lafayette High School), n.d.
    1-12 Lafayette Youth Council, n.d.
    1-13 Memo to the Lafayette Founders Committee, 7 June 1989
  C. Publications
    1-14 Unpublished Manuscript – “A Look At Lafayette By A Bystander”, by Florence Kennedy
  D. General Records
    1-15 Biographical Information on Charles Caffery
    1-16 Biographical Information of Chief Police James Romero, Chief Police Gary Copes, Mayor Dudley Lastrapes, Donald Breaux
    1-17 Biographical Information of Founders Committee, Clerk of Court
       
Box 2
    2-01 Students Handbook – Southwestern Louisiana Institute, 1932-1933
    2-02 The Senior Class of the Lafayette High School Program, 19 May 1932
    2-03 Lafayette High School – June Graduation of 1942
    2-04 Louisiana State University Graduation Program, 1938
    2-05 Superintendents of Education of Lafayette Parish, Revised 1996
    2-06 Clerks of Courts of Lafayette Parish, 1866-1984
    2-07 Mayors of Lafayette, 1884-1996
    2-08 Tax Assessors of Lafayette Parish, 1866-1988
    2-09 Chiefs of Police, City of Lafayette, 1905-1980
    2-10 Dedicatory Exercise of Lafayette Parish Court House, 20 April 1929
    2-11 Sixth Annual Convention, Peace Officers Association of Louisiana, 26-28 June 1933
    2-12 Teche News Guest Editorial, 17 August 1961
    2-13 Obituaries, miscellaneous dates
    2-14 Tax Receipts, 1852, 1859, 1861, 1862, 1865, 1901
    2-15 Lafayette Founders Committee Invitation, 17 June 1988
    2-16 Rates of Selling Meat (Handwritten Booklet), 1880
    2-17 Lafayette Furniture & Undertaking Co. Receipt, 10 January 1921
    2-18 Collections of Different Songs, n.d.
    2-19 Miscellaneous, Correspondence, Notes
       
Box 3
  E. Books
    3-01 Book - Scrapbook (C. Bailey) – Vermilionville, Lafayette LA, 10 February 1866
    3-02 Book – “Everyday Happiness”, by Florence Kennedy, 1912
    3-03 Book – “Davies Old School Arithmetic”, 1849
  F. Newspaper Clippings
    3-04 Written by Mario Mamalakis
    3-05 Buildings
    3-06 Woman’s Club
    3-07 Lafayette Youth Council
    3-08 Recreation, Playgrounds, and Parks
    3-09 Earl & Huey Long
    3-10 Lafayette History, Lafayette Past, 25 Years Ago in the Advertiser
    3-11 Southwestern Class of 1901, USL Class of 1918
    3-12 Miscellaneous
    3-13 Jean Mouton (founder of Vermilionville)
    3-14 Long Plantation, 1959
    3-15 Bookstore – Sans Souci, 1965
    3-16 Lafayette Led the Way, 1966
    3-17 It Was a Good Year in Acadiana, 1968
    3-18 Lafayette Oil Patch, 1984
    3-19 Centennial – Lafayette, 1984
    3-20 Louisiana Original of Shining Statue, 1965
    3-21 Dulcito Plantation – New Iberia, 1968
    3-22 Lafayette Landmarks, 1994
    3-23 Real Estate, 1983 (written by Mario Mamalakis)
       
Box 4
  G. Oversize
    Photographs
    1. “Celebre Ton Heritage, Lafayette Louisiana” – Color photograph of group on steps of old city hall
    2. “Inez Graduation/ Isabel to have” (3 young ladies with flowers) – Black & White
    3. Typing class – Black & White
    4. 4 young women in motorcar with trophy on top of it – Black & White
    5. 3 young women in motorcar by the stadium – Black & White
    6. 4 young women in motorcar with a ribbon on the driver side – Black & White
    Map Case 8-09
    1. Lafayette Advertiser, 15 November 1879
    2. Sunday Advertiser, Supplement, 13 May 1984
    3. Lafayette Gazette, 18 May 1901
    4. Judge, 18 January 1902
    5. Lafayette Centennial, 22 April 1984