Note: Larger holdings are labeled "Collection"; smaller holdings (less than 2½ inches) are labeled "Manuscript".
Contains Civil War Letters written by James B. Jackson to his mother while at Camp Speague, Washington, D.C. Photocopy. Donated by Mark B. Jackson.
1 foot 5.5 inches
This collection is the result of a project sponsored by USL and funded by The Louisiana Council in Human Relations and the Acadiana Committee for the Humanities. The project directors were Dr. Patricia Rickels and Matthew Schott with assistance from Barry Ancelet, Elemore Morgan, Jr., and Doris White. The collection contains taped interviews with several participants in Louisiana's civil rights movement. The final product of the project, a slide-tape presentation, "No Gains Without Pains: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Louisiana," is also included. Carlton James, a long-time Lafayette educator and civil rights leader, is one of the people interviewed.
The collection was donated to USL by the Project Directors in 1984. Tapes are recorded on one side only.
Instrument of Surrender of the Japanese Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters to the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers at Tokyo Bay, Japan, on 2 September 1945.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve protects significant examples of the rich natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. The park, named after the pirate Jean Lafitte, also interprets the influence of environment and history on the development of the unique Cajun regional culture. The park consists of six physically separate sites and a park headquarters. This collection consists of museum design materials, specifically of the French Quarter Folklife/Visitor Center and conceptual exhibits.
2 feet, 2.5 inches
This collection consists of oral histories conducted in Jeff Davis Parish, Louisiana. Some of the oral histories have been transcribed.
Joseph Jefferson, also known as Joe Jefferson, was a popular 19th century American actor. His most famous role was Rip Van Winkle, which he debuted in 1859 and continued to play for forty years. After the Civil War he bought Orange Island near New Iberia, La., which he renamed Jefferson Island and where he built his home.
This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings and programs.
Programs from the Jefferson Theatre. Originals.
The Jennings Garden Club was organized in 1937. This collection consists of the constitutions and by-laws, 1949-1950. It also includes list of officers, committee members, etc.
12 feet 1 inch, 4 volumes
Business records of the Jennings Nursery of Jennings, Louisiana, including several ledgers.
6 feet, 7½ inches
Records of the Jewish congregations in the Lafayette, LA area, primarily Temple Rodeph Sholom and Temple Shalom. The records of the Jewish Temples contain constitutions and by-laws, minutes, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, photographs, clippings, programs, and miscellaneous materials. Much of the material in the collection was donated by Alan Kiesel of Lafayette and Peter Louviere of New Iberia. Sisterhood materials came from Mildred “Mitzi” Kiesel.
1 foot, 8 inches
Margaret Stephens Jochem was born to Edwin Lewis and Beverly Randolph Stephens on August 26, 1912 in Lafayette, LA. Her father served as the first President of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Margaret Stephens Jochem Papers reflect the life of the first President’s daughter. The collection includes photographs, newspaper articles, and works of the Stephens’, such as numerous writings of President Stephens and Mrs. Jochem’s thesis on SLI and her “Life Story of Edwin Lewis Stephens”. The collection also includes President Stephens’s alphabetized personal correspondence during his last year in office. Finally, the collection documents the Live Oak Society through newspaper articles and Live Oak Society papers. Molly Jochem, the granddaughter of Margaret Stephens Jochem, donated the collection.
Typescript and manuscript of "Dictionary of the Coushatta Indian Tribe Language" compiled by Douglas John. Donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Galvez Chapter, Committee for American Indians, 1981.
Cecile M. Judice was a Librarian at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.This collection contains the degrees of Cecile M. Judice from Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Louisiana State University, and a degree from Southwestern Louisiana Institute for her sister Amelie M. Judice. The collection also consists of a LSU Alumni life membership certificate, USL Golden Anniversary certificates, commencement program, a list of the graduating class of 1928, speeches from 1978 and 1979 graduation, and photographs with descriptions of the 1928 graduating class. Frances Morvant, niece of Ms. Judice, donated the collection.
37 feet; 152 volumes; Oversize
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. This collection contains presidential papers, organizational documents, financial documents, PEP material, community service projects, membership material, photographs, plaques, and other materials.Members of the Junior League of Lafayette donated this collection.