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Alphabetical List of Collections: M

Note: Larger holdings are labeled "Collection"; smaller holdings (less than 2½ inches) are labeled "Manuscript".

Magee, Zuma Fendlason (1892-1986). Collection, 1920s-1960s

Manuscript 64

1 folder
Miscellaneous items on family (sister's SLII diploma, photo-copy and clipping about Zuma's Rotary speech); item on first Washington Parish Fair; post cards of Mile Branch Settlement structures.

Malinowski, Jerome J. ( - ). Collection, 1988-2018, n.d.

Collection 505

7.5 inches, 173GB
Jerome “Jerry” Malinowski is professor emeritus of industrial design and the program coordinator from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This collection consists of industrials design work created by Professor Malinowski and his students. Two of Jerome Malinowski’s students digitized the files and donated the entire collection to Edith Garland Dupré Library.

Mamalakis, Marie J. "Mario" (1913-2003). Papers, 1940s-1990s

Collection 204

14.5 feet, 3 volumes
Copies of articles written by Mario Mamalakis, a prolific newspaper feature writer. This collection consists of her working files and personal files. Included are her writings on real estate, Mardi Gras, Lafayette, Louisiana material, etc.

Mardi Gras. Collection, 1939, 1953-2012, n.d.

Collection 80

13 feet, 10 inches; oversize
This is an open-end collection containing scrapbooks, notebooks, scripts, publicity, pictures, programs and history of The Lafayette Town House-Order of the Troubadours. Also contains programs and mementos of the Krewe of Gabriel, Brigands de Lafitte, and Krewe of Attakapas. Additionally, the collection contains artifacts and materials of LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras organizations such as the Krewes of Armeinius, Petronius, and Apollo.

Marshall, Woodrow ( - ). Collection, 1702-1897, n.d.

Collection 11

2.5 inches
Three separate series of documents collected by Marshall. First, several 19th-century legal documents from Great Britain written on sheepskin. Second, miscellaneous financial reports of the Castillo Family of New Orleans and St. Martinville, 1837-1897. There are also several items of correspondence. Third, miscellaneous papers related to Alexander Thibodeaux of Breaux Bridge, 1873-1889, n.d.
Gift of Woodrow Marshall, Breaux Bridge, La.

Martin, Frank Lloyd (1896- ). Papers, 1914-1972

Manuscript 62

3 folders
Miscellaneous papers, mainly connected with military service in World War I. Includes some medals, items related to veteran organizations, and personal papers of Frank Martin who was a railroad clerk. Donated by Frank Lloyd Martin, 1974.

Martin, Jim F., Jr. (1947- ). Collection, 1800s-2014

Collection 377

7.5 inches
Jim Frank Martin, Jr. was an English teacher and photojournalist from Geneva County, Alabama. He currently lives in Scott, Louisiana where he pursues ancestry research, concentrating on persons whose ancestors fought, died, and/or survived the War of Northern Aggression. This collection contains Mr. Martin’s research on ancestry, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. It also includes letters and narratives between him and his family. Jim F. Martin, Jr. donated this collection.

Martin, Lucien T. (1918-2007). Photographs 1890-1912

Manuscript 177

1 folder
Born April 7, 1918, Lucien Martin was the seventh child of Sidney J. Martin Sr. and Anais Mouton. Together with his wife Melba, Martin collected information and photographs to publish a work on the genealogy of his family. The 11 photographs included in this collection were likely copied as part of Martin’s research for the book’s publication. The photographs that have been identified depict life in late 19th/early 20th century Lafayette, LA.

Martin, Michael S. (1972- ). Papers, 1949-2005, n.d.

Collection 479

3.5 feet
Dr. Michael S. Martin is a Professor of History at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His research and teaching interests focus on Louisiana history, public history, and the history of the U.S. South. He also served as the director for the Center for Louisiana Studies. This collections contains mostly research materials for Dr. Martin's book Russell Long: A Life in Politics (2014). Donated by Dr. Michael Martin.

Martin, Robert (1853-1932). Collection,1856-1930s

Collection 335

15 volumes
Robert Martin was an attorney, politician and businessman. As State Senator in 1898 he authored legislation establishing Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This collection contains notary volumes for Simeon Valery Martin, Louis E. Labaire, Robert Martin, and James J. Martin, all from St. Martin Parish. There are also copy books of business letters written by Robert Martin as both a lawyer and as a businessman.

Martin, Wade O., Jr. (1911-1990). Speeches, 1965

Manuscript 139

1 folder
English translation speech by the Honorable Wade O. Martin, Jr., Secretary of State of Louisiana on the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana.

Mays, G.W. ( - ). Account Book, 1868-1879

Manuscript 61

1 item
Account book for Mays, evidently a coal dealer in Verango County, Pennsylvania. Loose items include tax receipts for Mays and a Grange Demit certificate for M.L. Welton. Donated by Dennis A. Gibson, 1975.

McBride, Andrew A. (1878-1971). Papers, 1867-1971, n.d.

Collection 265

1 foot, 3 inches
Andrew Arthur McBride was a teacher, principal and administrator in the Lafayette Parish School system for nearly half a century. He was the Parish Superintendent of Education from 1946 to 1948. After retiring from education, he became associated with James Alpha in publishing The Lafayette Progress, and later worked for the Daily Advertiser. This collection consists of teacher’s notes, certificates, correspondence, and scrapbooks of mainly news clippings.

McCollum Exploration Company. Records, 1926-1943, n.d.

Collection 208

10 inches
This collection consists of seismographic surveys conducted by McCollum Exploration Company.

McGowan, Charles A. (1849-1921). Papers, 1856, 1868-1922, 1965, n.d.

Collection 9

5 inches
Mainly business papers of McGowan, a dentist, druggist, banker, merchant and civic leader in Jeanerette, La. Included are some articles on Jeanerette written by Florence Bussey McGowan; diaries kept by her relatives in Mississippi in 1876; a claim for property destroyed or confiscated by Union soldiers in Jackson, Miss., in 1863; and a record book for the Sans Souci Club of Jeanerette, 1885-1887.

"McHale's Navy". Script, 1962

Manuscript 58

1 folder
Script for the episode "Lost USO Troupe." Donated by Ron Henderson.

McIntyre-Blake, Mary A. (1919-2003). Papers, 1954-1995, n.d.

Collection 102

5 inches, paintings
Mary Adelaide McIntrye-Blake was a well-known artist whose work is found in many Catholic churches in south Louisiana. This collection contains mainly photocopies of material Ms. McIntrye had in her studio in Carencro, LA, including documentation and works in churches and other locations. There are also a few original pieces of art.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.

McMillan, Margaret (1920-2016). Papers, 1909-2016, n.d.

Collection 289

7 feet
Margaret McMillan was an advisor at the Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) from 1941 to 1959, and served as the Coordinator of the USL Women's Physical Education Department from 1972 to 1976. She then founded McMillan Offshore Survival Technology (MOST), served as a consultant in offshore safety and survival for branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, the British Royal Navy, and the Russian government. This collection contains photographs, correspondence, news clippings, miscellaneous materials, and books. The majority of the news clippings have been copied due to water damage. The books relate to health/fitness, travel, and offshore safety. There are also a number of McMillan’s personal yearbooks from her undergraduate and graduate years.

MacMillan, William B. (1883-1978). Papers, 1940-1971, n.d.

Collection 88

2 ½ feet, 1 volume
William Buchanan MacMillan was a resident of Abbeville, Louisiana since July 1928. He served as a sales promotion and public relations manager of the Louisiana State Rice Company, and was well known and highly praised for his work in flower hybridization. He also was a distinguished person in the fields of education and business. This collection contains Mr. MacMillan’s correspondence and papers, mainly concerned with his work in horticulture. Sarah Daniel of Abbeville, Louisiana donated this collection in 1978.

McNamara, Shirley ( - ). Speeches, 1976-1978

Manuscript 96

1 folder
Typed speeches, August 1976-March 1978, of Louisiana's Collector of Revenue.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.

Mehault, Alexandre Marie (1843-1904). Collection, 1868-2004, n.d.

Collection 486

2.5 inches
This collection consists of correspondence, documents, maps, and a biography of a south Louisiana priest. Larry Gooch donated this collection.

Melancon Family. Genealogical Material, n.d.

Manuscript 92

1 item
Family tree from Joseph Rene Melancon (1881-1957); information mainly taken from Bona Arsenault's Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens. Donated by J. Lloyd Melanson.

Merchant's Grocer Company (Lafayette, Louisiana). Records, 1903-1909, 1937-1977

Collection 4

13 feet, 7 inches
This collection contains account books, ledgers, other financial records, documents, and correspondence of a Lafayette wholesale grocery company. Dr. Michael Martin and the Center for Louisiana Studies donated some of the materials.

Merchants, Tradesmen, and Manufacturers. Booklet, 1902

Manuscript 244

1 folder
Merchants, Tradesmen and Manufacturers Financial Condition for 1902 Cameron Parish & Lafayette Parish Louisiana. Information obtained from the 1902 R.G. Dun Mercantile Agency Reference Book. Published by Jan and Naomi McPeek, June 2005. Aaron’s Books, Salem, OH.

Merchants, Tradesman, and Manufacturers. Key Rating for Bankers, 1926

Manuscript 255

1 folder
Lafayette area: Key to ratings; key to classification of trades. List of banks, bankers and state collection laws, September 1926, volume 234.

Meriwether, John R. (1937-2021). Papers, 1952-2009, n.d.

Collection 448

4 feet, 3 inches
Dr. Meriwether taught in the Physics Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (formerly the University of Southwestern Louisiana) from 1967 to 2012. His research interests and fields of specialization include nuclear science, applied physics, environmental radioactivity, radioactive dating, experimental equipment design, art and science, and microscopy. The collection includes materials pertaining to Dr. Meriwether’s study of nuclear physics, environmental science, and the Microspace: Science and Hidden Art collaborative exhibit. Also included are copies of Dr. Meriwether’s research, lantern slides and X-rays, class tour photographs, and correspondence regarding speaking bureaus and race relations. The bulk of the materials in this collection were created and gathered for the Culture of Man honors course, taught by Dr. Meriwether, between 1980 and 2009. This collection was donated in 2012.

Mertzweiller, Joseph K. (1920-1997). Papers, 1950s-1997

Collection 231

3 feet
Mertzweiller was born in 1920 in New Orleans, La. He received an engineering degree from Loyola University in 1941 and a master's degree from the University of Detroit in 1943. He was interested in Louisiana Iris, and conducted his own hybridizing experiments. He was also active in a number of organizations devoted to the Louisiana Iris. This collection contains materials related to this topic.

Metropolitan Planning Organization. Collection, 1971-2010, n.d.

Collection 483

4 feet
A metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is a federally mandated and federally funded transportation policy-making organization in the United States that is made up of representatives from local government and governmental transportation authorities.This collection consists of mostly photographs, slides, and maps. Donated by the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mexico. Archivo General de la Nacion. Records, 1500-1812[Microform]

Collection 120

238 reels
Microfilm records in the Archivo General de la Nacion, Mexico City, from the Correspondencia de los Virreyes, the Historias, and the Provincias Internas Serias. These are mainly administrative records from provincial governors to the Viceroy of New Spain, 1500-1812. Part of the Louisiana Colonial Records Series.

Michot, Louis J. (1922-2012). Collection, 1939-2012, n.d.

Collection 305

6 feet, 8½ inches
Michot was a businessman, philanthropist, and politician. His business enterprises included the Burger Chef restaurant chain, transportation, oil drilling, insurance, banking and international trade. He served as a Democrat in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1960 to 1964 and was elected to the Louisiana State Board of Education from 1968-1972. He was then elected State Superintendent of Education and served from 1972-1976. During his term, he championed vocational-technical education and brought educational television to the state. This collection consists of Michot’s working and personal, photographs, and several oversize certificates.

Michot, Thomas C. (1950- ). Papers, 1967-2008, n.d.

Collection 530

18 feet, 2 inches
Dr. Thomas “Tommy” C. Michot is a retired research scientist at the Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering at UL Lafayette. His research focused on ecology and management of coastal marshes, mangroves, and seagrass beds in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, and how wintering waterfowl and other birds use those habitats. This collection of papers includes files on Dr. Michot’s research on Red Head Ducks, field notes, data sheets, photographs and slides, computer punch cards, and audio cassettes. Thomas Michot donated this collection.

Mier, Betty (1932-2003). Collection, 1776-1995, n.d.

Collection 276

2 feet, 2 inches
This collection contains Betty Mier's working files on family histories from the Acadiana area.

Miguez, Ory (1922-2005). Photograph Collection, 1951-1994

Collection 242

600,000 images
Ory Miguez was a photographer from Franklin, LA. This collection consists of negatives and proofs of family photos and photographs of offshore rigs, sugarcane, etc. from 1951 to 1991. This collection was donated by Ory Miguez.

Mills, John ( - ). Collection, 1772-1944

Collection 6

5 inches
This collection contains legal documents from the Opelousas Post at Opelousas, La. (1772-1812) and clippings, broadsides and circulars on Louisiana politics, especially the 1932 election.
Donated by John Mills of Opelousas, Louisiana.

Miscellaneous Louisiana Newspapers. Collection, 1830-1995

Collection 190

14 feet, 3 inches; Fiche: 1219 sheets; oversize
This collection contains microfiched unbound Louisiana newspapers dating from 1830 to 1995. Most are from Southwestern Louisiana although there are some from the northern part of the state.

Mississippi Valley Association. Collection

Collection 386

10 feet

Mistrot Family. Papers, 1978-2022, n.d.

Collection 538

7.5 inches
This collection contains photocopies of letters, notes, and genealogy research of various members of the Mistrot and related families. Janice Smith of Virginia donated this collection.

Monroe, Margaret Towers (1904-1982). Essay, 1961

Manuscript 98

1 item
Typed essay titled “Mrs. Anna Calhoun Smith’s School in Vernon, Louisiana 1885-1901”, with footnotes on the teaching career of the author’s grandmother, Anna Calhoun Smith.Donated by author, Margaret Towers Monroe.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.

Montegut, Elvina H. (1863-1956). Papers, 1888-1930, n.d.

Collection 322

2.5 inches
This collection contains mainly letters in French to Elvina Montegut of LaPlace, Louisiana. They date especially in 1911, 1915 and 1938. There are also many unidentified family photographs. This collection was donated to John Robert Moore of the History Department by Rita Davis. Dr. Moore sent the materials to UAAMC.

Montgomery/Breaux. Genealogy, 1829-1947

Manuscript 179

1 folder
List of the children and grandchildren of Samuel James Montgomery and Anastasia Breaux. They were all born in the old plantation house situated on west bank of Coulee Main on Loudan Plantation. Photocopied. Created by Effie Montgomery, tenth child.

Moreau, Elia Marie (1890-1969). Collection, 1891-1968, n.d.

Collection 472

2.5 inches
Elia Marie Moreau was an educator who taught in St. Landry Parish for 43 years. This collection consists of her certificates, school records, news clippings, baptism record, photographs and other materials as well. Donated by her niece Dr. Bonnie D. Belleau.

Morton, Adam O., Sr. (1879 -1955). Certificate, 1932

Collection 465

1 item
This collection consists of a certificate of “Adam O. Morton”, Chief of Police, Constable and Ex-Officio Tax Collector in and around for the town of Abbeville, Louisiana, 1932. Donated by Stanley Morton of Abbeville, Louisiana, the son of Adam O. Morton, Sr.

Mouton, Alexandre (1804-1885). Papers, 1813-1885

Collection 40

5 inches
Alexandre Mouton served as U. S. Senator, 1837-1842, and as Governor of Louisiana, 1842-1846. This collection contains his personal correspondence with his wife and family.

Mouton, C.H. (1823-1912). Collection, 1859-1880, n.d.

Collection 261

7.5 inches
Charles Alexandre Homer Mouton was an attorney and district judge. This collection consists of a copybook of his correspondence from 1859 to 1880. Also included is a ledger from 1870s. Mrs. Charles (Helen Hamilton) Bailey, great-granddaughter of C.H. Mouton, donated this collection.

Mouton, George R. (1911- ). Letter, n.d.

Manuscript 182

1 folder
George R. Mouton was born in January 1911 in Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1954, he joined Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) as a police officer. This is a handwritten letter about Mouton. No date, no author.

Mouton, Robert (Captain) L. (1892-1956). Film, 1940

Collection 468

Captain Robert Mouton was a United States Marine Corps officer and served as mayor of Lafayette from 1919-1927 and 1931-1935. He was also engaged in horticultural pursuits. This collection consists of a 1940 film of Captain Mouton’s Les Jardins de Mouton in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mouton, Sidney (1836-1884). Papers, 1801-1883

Collection 324

2 inches
This collection consists of correspondence, financial information, and documents. This collection was donated by Andre Mouton.

Mouton, Vivian (1896-1972). Scrapbook, 1919

Collection 424

1 volume
Vivian Mouton was a secretary for the Mouton and Debaillion Law Firm in Lafayette. This collection consists of a scrapbook of her photographs, most of which have been identified. The scrapbook has been digitized and is included on CD.

Mouton vs. Guidry. Case File, 1873-1874

Collection 501

2 files (28.5MB)
Celeste Mouton was the younger sister of Governor Alexandre Mouton. Her father, Jean Mouton père, donated land to her that was ultimately put under shared ownership with her husband, Joseph D. Guidry. Citing Sections 2390 & 2391 of the 1870 Louisiana Civil Code, she sued in the St. Landry Parish District Court to recover her paraphernal property for her to be the sole owner. This collection contains a scanned copy and a transcription of the case file. Leslie Elizabeth Barras, great-granddaughter of Celeste Mouton, scanned, transcribed, and donated the collection.

Mouton-Debaillon Law Firm. Legal Papers, 1910s-1920s

Collection 58

39 feet, 2 inches; oversize
This collection consists of the files of Orther C. Mouton and Conrad Debaillon, lawyers of Lafayette, Louisiana. It includes successions and judgements from the 1910s through the 1920s.

Muller, Aug J. ( - ). Register, 1921-1927

Collection 440

1 volume
Aug J. Muller was the Justice of the Peace for the town of Washington, Louisiana located in St. Landry Parish. This journal consists of all transactions dated from 1921-1927. There are handwritten and typed legal documents for that time and signed by Mr. Muller. Original documents. Donated by Laura Rue of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mystic Krewe of Apollo de Lafayette, The. Collection, 1979-2005

Collection 540