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Carl R. Froitzheim Collection

Collection 77

Froitzheim, Carl R. (1921–1989). Collection, 1947–1987

28 feet, 7 inches

Carl R. Froitzheim was raised in a small community near Jacksonville, Florida. He attended a small school near Callahan, FL through the eighth grade in 1936. He then quit school in search of work. He worked as a pipe fitter for the Grinnell Corporation for over 20 years. He became interested in photography in order to submit articles with accompanying photographs to the National Wildlife Federation publications. He was a self-taught photographer when he opened Bayou Photo Service in Crowley, LA. His second marriage was with Minnie Dommert who was from near Egan, LA.

This collection contains mostly photographs of individuals, weddings and special events taken by Carl Froitzheim. There are also some photographs taken by A. L. Barnett, a photographer from Crowley, Louisiana. There are also other materials such as correspondence, publications, and drawings related to a patent Froitzheim tried to register. Froitzheim was also very interested in cirkut photographs. There are a large number of these images in the collection, both positive and negative. Many of these may have been taken by A. L Barnett.

Froitzheim was active in the Democratic Party; environmental groups; the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local # 106; the Acadian Stamp Club; and Lutheran Churches in Acadia Parish. Records of some of these organizations are in separate collections. Records of some of these organizations are in this collection. National publications, form fundraising letters, etc. were not added. Material related to Louisiana was kept.

This collection was donated by Carl R. Froitzheim. He also donated other collections:


A. Personal 1-01 through 1-09
B. Business  
    1. Letters, Documents, and Records 1-10 through 1-16
    2. Patent Registration  
      a. Correspondence 1-17 through 1-20
      b. Patent Materials 1-21 through 1-23
C. Financial Records 1-24 through 1-28
D. Organizations 1-29 through 1-59
E. Miscellaneous 1-60 through 1-64
F. Photographs, Negatives, and Slides  
    1. Froitzheim Photographs  
      a. Individuals and Families [A-Z] 1-65 through 11-05
      b. Weddings [A-Z] 11-06 through 19-05
      c. Places and Events 19-06 through 22-10
      d. Copy Work 22-11
      e. Miscellaneous 22-12
    2. Historical Photographs 22-13 through 22-19
G. Live Oaks/Trees 22-20 through 22-22
H. Cirkut Negatives (probably taken by A. L. Barnett) Box 23 through 25
I. Oversize Box 26 through 27


Froitzheim, Carl R. (1921-1989). Collection, 1947-1987