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Dear Mr. Fletcher: Letters from the Second World War

by Samual Hebert
 


Fletcher
(L'Acadien​, 1946. p. 1)


During World War II, Southwestern Louisiana Institute (SLI) maintained subscriptions to The Vermillion, the student newspaper, for the vast majority of its students and alumni in the armed forces. Along with The Vermillion, Joel L. Fletcher, the President of Southwestern Louisiana Institute, wrote letters to the troops, encouraging them to write letters in return. More than 100 men dutifully wrote back to President Fletcher over the course of the war, and their letters and addresses were published in the servicemen’s section on the Vermillion’s back page. As a result, President Fletcher exchanged somewhere north of 1000 letters with the various SLI students, faculty, and alumni stationed at home and overseas. His correspondence spanned all three theaters of the war, all four branches of the US Armed Forces, plus the Merchant Marines, and an assortment of locales including Alaska, Iceland, and North Africa.

This exhibit aims to chronicle the travails of four of SLI’s more than 1400 enlisted men and women, selected from the President’s most consistent and colorful correspondents. These four men, through nearly 70 letters to President Fletcher, provide a permanent, firsthand record of a war whose participants are now on the brink of extinction. Those letters are provided here, without undue commentary, as near as possible to how they would have appeared when President Fletcher read them. Materials for this exhibit are courtesy of the University Archives in the Acadiana Manuscripts Collection at Edith Garland Dupré Library. This exhibit was curated, compiled, and composed by Samual Hebert.

S/Sgt. L.B. Governale | T/Sgt. W. Allen Sistrunk | Sgt. Adam Sonnier | Capt. Randall Stelly
President Fletcher


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S/Sgt. L.B. Governale


L.B. Governale28 August 19417 September 194114 October 194130 January 1942 (1/2)30 January 1942 (2/2)20 May 19422 July 1942 (1/2)2 July 1942 (2/2)22 August 194227 August 194215 October 194222 December 4218 January 194313 April 1943 (1/2)13 April 1943 (2/2)29 July 19432 February 194417 February 194412 March 194422 May 1944 (1/2)22 May 1944 (2/2)3 July 194429 June 1945
 


 

Governale

(L'Acadien, 1941, p.45)

L.B. Governale was born on 28 July, 1918 to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Governale of Ardaudville, LA. He attended SLI from 1937-1941, where he graduated with a B.A. In the Army, he reached the rank of Staff Sergeant during his service in Europe with the III Armored Corps. He passed away in January 2006 in Deridder, LA.

Governale 1

(Governale, L.B. 28 August 1941. Box 30, Folder 9, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)​

Governale 2

(Governale, L.B. 7 September 1941. Box 30, Folder 9, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 3

​(Governale, L.B. 14 October 1941. Box 30, Folder 10, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 4/1

(Governale, L.B. 30 January 1942. p. 1, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 4/2

(Governale, L.B. 30 January 1942. p. 2, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 5

(Governale, L.B. 20 May 1942. Box 31, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 6/1

(Governale, L.B. 2 July 1942. p. 1, Box 31, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 6/2

(Governale, L.B. 2 July 1942. p. 2, Box 31, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 7

(Governale, L.B. 22 August 1942. Box 31, Folder 6, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 8

(Governale, L.B. 27 August 1942. Box 31, Folder 7, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 9

(Governale, L.B. 15 October 1942. Box 31, Folder 13, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 10

(Governale, L.B. 22 December 1942. Box 32, Folder 5, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 11

(Governale, L.B. 18 January 1943. Box 44, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 12/1

(Governale, L.B. 13 April 1943. p. 1, Box 45, Folder 6, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 12/2

(Governale, L.B. 13 April 1943. p. 2, Box 45, Folder 6, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 13

(Governale, L.B. 29 July 1943. Box 47, Folder 1, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 14

(Governale, L.B. 2 February 1944. Box 63, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 15

(Governale, L.B. 17 February 1944. Box 63, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 16

(Governale, L.B. 12 March 1944. Box 63, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 17/1

(Governale, L.B. 22 May 1944. p. 1, Box 63, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 17/2

(Governale, L.B. 22 May 1944. p. 1, Box 63, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 18

(Governale, L.B. 3 July 1944. Box 63, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Governale 20

(Governale, L.B. 29 June 1945. Box 72, Folder 6, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

T/Sgt. W. Allen Sistrunk


W. Allen Sistrunk6 July 1941 (1/2)6 July 1941 (2/2)23 July 1941 (1/2)23 July 1941 (2/2)26 January 1942 (1/6)26 January 1942 (2/6)26 January 1942 (3/6)26 January 1942 (4/6)26 January 1942 (5/6)26 January 1942 (6/6)3 March 1942 (1/2)3 March 1942 (2/2)3 December 194223 January 194326 January 19434 March 194315 March 194330 April 194330 May 194311 July 194324 September 19435 January 194413 January 19448 April 194431 May 19445 August 1944 (1/2)5 August 1944 (2/2)7 November 194423 March 194528 July 1945
 


 

Sistrunk

(L'Acadien, 1946. p. 72)

W. Allen Sistrunk, a native of Lafayette, LA, attended SLI for one year, 1941, before entering the service. He attained the rank of Technical Sergeant in the 148th Infantry Regiment of the US Army, serving in the Pacific Theater. He returned to study at SLI in 1946, but never graduated.

Sistrunk 1

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 6 July 1941. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 9, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 1/2

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 6 July 1941. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 9, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sisitrunk 2/1

(​Sistrunk, W. Allen. 23 July 1941. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 9, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sisitrunk 2/2

(​Sistrunk, W. Allen. 23 July 1941. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 9, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 3/1

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 26 January 1942. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 3/2

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 26 January 1942. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 3/3

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 26 January 1942. P. 3, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 3/4

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 26 January 1942. P. 4, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 3/5

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 26 January 1942. P. 5, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 3/6

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 26 January 1942. P. 6, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 4/1

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 3 March 1942. P. 1, Box 31, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 4/2

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 3 March 1942. P. 2, Box 31, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 5

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 3 December 1942. Box 32, Folder 6, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 6

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 23 January 1943. Box 44, Folder 1, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 7

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 26 January 1943. Box 44, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 8

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 4 March 1943. Box 45, Folder 3, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 9

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 15 March 1943. Box 45, Folder 3, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 10

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 30 April 1943. Box 45, Folder 5, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 11

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 30 May 1943. Box 45, Folder 7, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 12

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 11 July 1943. Box 47, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)​

Sistrunk 13

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 24 September 1943. Box 47, Folder 5, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 14

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 5 January 1944. Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 15

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 13 January 1944. Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 16

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 8 April 1944. Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 17

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 31 May 1944. Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 18/1

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 5 August 1944. P. 1, Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 18/2

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 5 August 1944. P. 2, Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sistrunk 19

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 7 November 1944. Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 20

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 23 March 1945. Box 73, Folder 1, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sistrunk 21

(Sistrunk, W. Allen. 28 July 1945. Box 73, Folder 1, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.​)

Sgt. Adam Sonnier


Adam Sonnier10 July 1941 (1/2)10 July 1941 (2/2)8 May 1942 (1/2)8 May 1942 (2/2)12 June 19423 November 194227 March 194318 November 194326 March 19444 July 19448 November 194429 May 194519 August 1945
 


 

Sonnier

(L'Acadien, 1946. p. 49)

Adam Sonnier was born in 1919 to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore L. Sonnier of Gueydan, LA. He attended SLI from 1938-1941, and entered the service before starting his final year of school. Mr. Sonnier served in the European theater, was discharged with the rank of Sergeant, and returned to SLI, where he graduated in 1946 with a B.S. He spent most of his professional career at Indian Bayou High School, first as a teacher and later as its principal. After retiring, he was ordained a permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Lafayette and served the Diocese for nearly 20 years. He died in 2006.

Sonier 1/1

(Sonnier, Adam. 10 July 1941. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 10, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 1/2

(Sonnier, Adam. 10 July 1941. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 10, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 2/1

(Sonnier, Adam. 8 May 1942. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 2/2

(Sonnier, Adam. 8 May 1942. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 11, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 3

(Sonnier, Adam. 12 June 1942. Box 31, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 4

(Sonnier, Adam. 3 November 1942. Box 32, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 5

(Sonnier, Adam. 27 March 1943. Box 44. Folder 6, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 6

(Sonnier, Adam. 18 November 1943. Box 48, Folder 1, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 7

(Sonnier, Adam. 26 March 1944. Box 64, Folder 3, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 8

(Sonnier, Adam. 4 July 1944. Box 64, Folder 3, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 9

(Sonnier, Adam. 8 November 1944. Box 64, Folder 3, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 10

(Sonnier, Adam. 29 May 1945. Box 73, Folder 1, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Sonnier 11

(Sonnier, Adam. 19 August 1945. Box 73, Folder 1, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Capt. Randall Stelly


Randall Stelly5 April 1941 (1/2)5 April 1941 (2/2)2 August 1941 (1/2)2 August 1941 (2/2)18 November 1941 (1/2)18 November 1941 (2/2)31 December 1941 (1/2)31 December 1941 (2/2)19 May 19421 July 194226 August 194218 December 1942 (1/2)18 December 1942 (2/2)11 March 194325 November 19431 January 194412 February 194414 June 19445 February 1945
 


 

Stelly

(L'Acadien, 1940. p. 71)

Randall Stelly was born in Abbeville, LA, and attended SLI from 1936-1940, where he graduated with a B.S. in agriculture and set the school and conference records for the two mile run. He served in the US Army Air Force from 15 Dec. 1941 to 9 Oct. 1945 and was discharged with the rank of Captain. Captain Stelly and his wife returned from Italy to the United States after the war, where he received his M.S. from Texas A&M University and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. He later taught agriculture at Texas A&M University.

Stelly 1/1

(Stelly, Randall. 5 April 1941. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 8, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 1/2

(Stelly, Randall. 5 April 1941. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 8, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 2/1

(Stelly, Randall. 2 August 1941. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 9, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 2/2

(Stelly, Randall. 2 August 1941. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 9, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 3/1

(Stelly, Randall. 18 November 1941. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 10, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 3/2

(Stelly, Randall. 18 November 1941. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 10, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 4/1

(Stelly, Randall. 31 December 1941. P. 1, Box 30, Folder 10, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 4/2

(Stelly, Randall. 31 December 1941. P. 2, Box 30, Folder 10, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 5

(Stelly, Randall. 19 May 1942. Box 31, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 6

(Stelly, Randall. 1 July 1942. Box 31, Folder 6, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 7

(Stelly, Randall. 26 August 1942. Box 31, Folder 7, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 8/1

(Stelly, Randall. 18 December 1942. P. 1, Box 32, Folder 5, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 8/2

(Stelly, Randall. 18 December 1942. P. 2, Box 32, Folder 5, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 9

(Stelly, Randall. 11 March 1943. Box 45, Folder 3, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 10

(Stelly, Randall. 25 November 1943. Box 48, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 11

(Stelly, Randall. 1 January 1944. Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 12

(Stelly, Randall. 12 February 1944. Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 13

(Stelly, Randall. 14 June 1944. Box 64, Folder 4, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

Stelly 14

(Stelly, Randall. 5 February 1945. Box 73, Folder 1, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)

President Fletcher

Below is the only letter in this collection not written by Governale, Sistrunk, Sonnier, or Stelly. This letter of recommendation was written by President Fletcher himself, at the request of Sgt. Governale's mother. Out of the hundreds of wartime letters of recommendation from President Fletcher in the University Archives, it is the only one written in French. This unique quality earned it a place in this collection.

Governale 19

(Fletcher, Joel. 10 November 1944. Box 63, Folder 2, Coll. 1, Series A. 03. University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.)