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Alphabetical List of Collections: S

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

Saenger’s St. Charles Theater (New Orleans, Louisiana). Program, 1925-1926

Manuscript 231

1 folder
Farewell Week: Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em. Music by St. Charles Theater Orchestra, program 1925-1926.

St. Charles Parish. Court Records, 1740-1872

Collection 152

Microfilm: 44 reels
This collection consists of copies of the St. Charles Parish Acts of Judges Records. These are records from the Colonial record books and filmed by the Louisiana State Archives.

St. James Parish. Records, 1782-1819

Collection 357

Microfilm: 5 reels
Civil records from the 18th and early 19th centuries, including Original Acts, 1782-1787 and 1808; Conveyance Records, 1809-1819; and some successions.

St. John the Baptist Parish. Civil Records, 1753-1899

Collection 360

Microfilm: 83 reels
Civil parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries, including Original Acts, 1753-1866; Successions and Probates; Marriages, 1826-1899; an 1868 Oath Book; and Sheriff's records.

St. Julien, Barbara Ann ( - 2001). Collection, 1963

Manuscript 273

2 folders
Barbara Ann St. Julien was an elementary school teacher for over 36 years. This collection contains Ms. St. Julien diploma, senior yearbook photograph, and commencement exercise program from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).

St. Julien, Joseph G. (1872-1954). Collection, 1931

Collection 422

1 volume
Joseph Gilbert St. Julien was a politician who served as a representative of Lafayette Parish in the State Legislature, Parish Clerk of Court, and mayor of Lafayette from 1927-1931. This collection consists of a journal containing his handwritten notes in 1931.

St. Julien, Louis (1774?-1824). Deposition, 1803

Manuscript 134

1 folder
Deposition of Louis St. Julien concerning a case of murder, which occurred in the Carencro area in 1803. [in French] There is also a photocopy of a broadside concerning the case, 3 December 1803. [in French] Typescript, 35 pp. Donated by Clare Roy (Mrs. Ben) Thibodeaux.

St. Landry Parish. Civil Records, 1805-1971

Collection 367

Microfilm: 517 reels
This collection contains microfilm copies of St. Landry Parish civil records. Series include conveyances, donations, estates & probates, marriages, plat books, Police Jury minutes, notarial acts, sheriff’s records, successions, school board records, and district court suits.

St. Landry Parish. Colonial Documents, 1764-1789

Collection 366

Microfilm: 7 reels
Copies of St. Landry Parish colonial documents, arranged chronologically.

St. Landry Parish Court. Minute Book, 1807-1817

Collection 413

1 volume
This minute book contains minutes of the Parish Court of St. Landry, from June 8, 1807 through June 12, 1811. These minutes are handwritten. Also included is the St. Landry Parish record of oaths and minutes of court from 1815 through 1817. This is also handwritten.

St. Martin, Allen (1932- ). Collection, 1968-1987, n.d.

Collection 491

2 ½ inches
Dr. St. Martin was the Dean of Community Services at University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). This collection contains news clippings, photographs of Allen St. Martin, news releases, and correspondence.

St. Martin Parish. Civil Records, 1760-1915

Collection 358

Microfilm: 179 reels
Civil parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries. Series include Original Acts, 1760-1815; Conveyances, 1816-1886; Estates and Successions, 1805-1888; Marriages; and Sheriff's Books, 1817-1878.

St. Mary Magdalen Church (Abbeville, Louisiana). Cemetery Records, 1974-1975

Manuscript 50

1 folder
Compiled by Sam Broussard; indexed by Helen Mouton Thompson.

St. Mary Parish. Civil Records, 1807-1952

Collection 359

Microfilm: 158 reels
Civil parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries, including Conveyances, 1811-1911; Estates, Successions and Probates, 1811-1885; Court records; and Marriages, 1807-1869.

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. 153rd Anniversary, 1995

Manuscript 184

1 folder
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 153rd Anniversary.Rite for Opening a Cornerstone, November 12, 1995…1:00 p.m. Pastor Paul Schwan Officiating.

St. Peter Claver Mission of Iota, Louisiana and St. Joseph's Church of Welsh, Louisiana. Records, 1970 1978 [Microform]

Collection 132

1 reel (35 mm, negative)
Records of the St. Peter Claver Mission (1970-1978) and St. Joseph's Church (1971-1978).

St. Peter's Church (New Iberia, Louisiana). Miscellaneous Records, 1954-1971

Manuscript 75

2 folders
Material gathered by Glenn Conrad in researching an essay on St. Peter's Church.

St. Theresa of Avila Church, New Orleans. Bulletin, 1957

Manuscript 232

1 folder
Octave of Christmas, December 29, 1957 (Bulletin).

Saloom, Kaliste J. (Judge), Jr. (1918-2017). 99th Birthday Party Photographs, 2017

Manuscript 186

1 folder
Judge Kaliste J. Saloom served four decades as Judge of City of Lafayette Court. His educational honors include the following: a Valedictorian Graduate of Cathedral High School in 1935, a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction degree from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1939, and a Tulane Law Review Honors in 1942. He passed away at the age of 99. These are photographs from his 99th birthday celebration held at Edith Garland Dupré Library at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Sampité, Joseph M. (1931-2012). Obituaries, 2012

Manuscript 302

1 folder
Joseph Sampité served as mayor of Natchitoches for five terms. This collection features obituaries of Joseph Sampité, who died May 18, 2012. The donor is unknown.

Sanders, Jared Young (1839-1881). Civil War Letters, 1862-1865

Manuscript 145

1 folder
Contains Civil War Letters written by Sanders. Photocopies.

Sanders, Mary Elizabeth (1923-2006). Collection, n.d.

Collection 269

2 feet
The Sanders family lived at Inglewood Plantation in St. Mary Parish near Morgan City.This collection consists of toys that belonged to the daughters of Jared Young and Elizabeth Alzira Wofford Sanders. Also included is a photograph of Jared Young Sanders III, Governor of Louisiana from 1908-1912.This collection was donated in 1974 by Mary Elizabeth Sanders, granddaughter of Jared Young and Elizabeth Alzira Wofford Sanders.

Sas-Jaworsky, Alexander (1916-1989). Papers, 1939-1984

Collection 125

3 feet, 4 inches
Dr. Alexander Sas-Jaworsky was born on June 11, 1916, in the Ukraine. He attended the Academy of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Lwiw (Lemburg). In June 1939 he began his veterinary practice. During World War II he lived under first Soviet and then Nazi control. The end of the war found Sas in Austria. He met his wife, Natalie Kulchycky, in a Bavarian displaced persons camp. On September 19, 1949, Dr. Sas and his wife immigrated to the United States. By 1951 they had settled in Abbeville, where they established a veterinary practice, and raised their five children. Dr. Sas is best known for his outspoken political views as a staunch anti-communist. He has made a career of spreading that viewpoint in frequent speeches, numerous published opinion-editorial essays, a newspaper column and in two books. He died on the morning of April 7, 1989.
This collection reflects Dr. Sas' political activism and his dedication to his chosen cause. It also indicates his continuing and underlying concern in Ukrainian nationalism.
The collection was donated by Dr. Sas-Jaworsky and his family.

Saucier, M.E. (1882-1930). Papers, 1908, 1930, 1984, 1991-1992, n.d.

Collection 250

1 foot
Dr. Merrick Edmond Saucier was a prominent local physician and surgeon, and a member of the State Board of Education. This collection consists of photographs, clippings, account ledger and speeches of Doctor Saucier. Donated by his daughter Mildred S. Gladney.

Savoie, Wilfred, Jr. (1925-2011). Collection, 1939-1947

Collection 476

5 inches
Wilfred Savoie Jr. was born and raised in Cankton, Louisiana, a village in St. Landry Parish. He served in the United States Navy from October 25, 1943 to May 17, 1946. This collection consists of letters he sent home to his family while stationed in California. The majority of the letters are to his mother (Mamma), where he talks about his day-to-day life at the Navy base and inquires about life back at home on the family farm. Also included in the collection are miscellaneous items such as a photocopy of his honorable discharge, his health record during his time in the Navy, and photographs of him and his brother Alexander. This collection was donated by his daughters, Joy S. Usie and Shelly Thompson.

Scalco, Dorothy ( - ). Collection, 1993-1995, 2009

Manuscript 209

3 folders
Dorothy Ann Scalco is a published photographer of black and white photographs. She focuses on “Louisiana Life” and “Historical Documentary” Photographs. The National Museum of Women in the Arts has recognized her work. She received her B.S. at Nicholls Start University in 1979.

Schoonover, Thomas D. (1936- ). Papers, 1800s-2009, n.d.

Collection 290

17 feet, 9.5 inches
Dr. Thomas D. Schoonover was a professor of American and Latin American history at University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). This collection contains working files of his research, correspondence, lecture notes, research notes, and personal papers. Dr. Thomas D. Schoonover donated the collection.

Scott Business Ledger, 1886-1887

Collection 196

2.5 inches
Photocopies. There are several references to Ozeme LeBlanc in the ledger. The collection also includes biographical information on LeBlanc.

See All of Louisiana All Year ‘Round. Publication, n.d.

Manuscript 242

1 folder
This publication consists of information on plantation homes, state parks, ports of Louisiana, the Bayou Country, Mardi Gras, historical information, etc.

Segura, Pearl Mary (1909-1993). Papers, 1718-1992, n.d.

Collection 109

17 feet
This collection contains genealogy and Acadian history material as well as personal files compiled by former University Louisiana Room Librarian Pearl Mary Segura.. The collection is divided into two parts: her working [genealogy and history] files and her personal files.

Shadows-On-The-Teche. Booklet, 1963

Manuscript 241

1 folder
The Shadows on the Teche, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. New Iberia. Marian Page, author. Copyright 1963. Booklet.

Shipley, Beryl (1926-2011). Collection, 1957-2002, n.d.

Collection 245

1 foot, 8 inches
Beryl Shipley was head basketball coach at Southwestern Louisiana Institute/University of Southwestern Louisiana between 1957 and 1973, compiling a 296-129 win-loss record. This collection consists of scorebooks, programs, publicity, photographs, and athletic association material, and material on a reunion held in 2001.

Sibille Store (Bristol, LA). Collection, 1845-1985

Collection 101

2.5 inches; 21 volumes
Records of a country store, cotton gin and plantation in Bristol, Louisiana.

Sigma Alpha Iota (Lafayette, Louisiana) Chapter. Records, 1993-2007

Collection 343

2.5 inches
Records of the Lafayette, Louisiana chapter of an international fraternity of music students and musicians.

Simpson, Amos E. (1925-2014). Papers, 1929, 1960s-1997, n.d.

Collection 380

2 feet; Oversize
Dr. Amos Edwin Simpson chaired the USL Department of History from 1966-1971 and served as Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He was a co-founder of the Center for Louisiana Studies and was the Frank A. Godchaux Honor Professor of History until his retirement in 1995. This collection consists of material from his military years, correspondence, certificates, and working files. Vaughn Baker donated the collection.

Simpson, Anne K. (1924-2005). Papers, 1873-2006, n.d.

Collection 174

6 feet, 7.5 inches; oversize
Anne Key Simpson was a longtime accompanist and educator in the School of Music at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). She also published many works on African American writers and composers. This collection contains Ms. Simpson’s research papers, including materials related to her book on Ernest J. Gaines: A Gathering of Gaines: The Man and The Writer (Lafayette, 1991). The collection also includes her other writings, correspondence, programs from concerts and recitals she accompanied for, and program notes and reviews she wrote for the Acadiana Symphony, Chorale Acadienne, and local music performances. Thetis Cusimano, Ms. Simpson’s daughter, donated the bulk of the collection.

Smedes, Evert Bancker (1826?-1861). Succession Records, 1861

Manuscript 49

1 folder
Inventory of property in St. Mary Parish and in New Orleans. Photocopies.

Smith Family. Genealogy, 1921

Manuscript 77

1 folder
Family genealogy with excerpts from original documents compiled by Rupert J. Barry. Photocopy. Donated by Mrs. Edwin A. Smith, Grand Coteau, Louisiana.

Smith, Homer (1827-1886). Diary, 1846 (or 1851)

Manuscript 159

1 volume
Homer Smith was born in Connecticut. His family moved to St. Mary Parish in the 1840’s where his father, Simeon, set up a mercantile and trading business in Franklin. Simeon died in the 1853 yellow fever epidemic. Homer remained in Connecticut to complete his college education and then took a European tour, which was a common experience for well-to-do young men. He then moved to Franklin, LA. He died there on 23 March 1886. The diary recounts his European trip. It is a handwritten bound volume in poor condition with loose boards. The signatures are intact. Donated by Dale Faulk.

Smith, LeDoux E. (1856-1917). Legal Documents, 1890, 1901

Manuscript 22

2 items
Certificates of title to land in Colorado (Smith) and Louisiana (Broussard and Smith).

Smith, W. D. (1896-1977). Collection, 1939-1999, n.d.

Collection 195

7.5 inches
W.D. Smith was an educator in Lafayette Parish schools for nearly thirty years. He was a teacher at and later principal of Paul Breaux School, for many years the only school for African Americans in Lafayette.
This collection consists of teaching material, correspondence, photographs, notes on education and race, a yearbook of Paul Breaux School, and other miscellaneous material.

Society for Louisiana Irises. Records, 1931-2007, n.d.

Collection 63

28 feet
The Mary Swords Debaillon Louisiana Iris Society was organized in 1941 under the leadership of W. B. MacMillan of Abbeville, Louisiana. In 1948 the group changed its name to the Society for Louisiana Irises. This collection contains records for both organizations. Most of the correspondence comes from the Secretary's files. The Society for Louisiana Irises donated this collection, which made UAAMC the official repository for its records.

Sonnier, Isadore Leon (1928- ). Family Tree, 1998-1999

Manuscript 193

1 folder
Genealogy records of Isadore Leon Sonnier were compiled from genealogy files of Willie Ray Sonnier and David Leon Sonnier by Isadore Leon Sonnier and Claudine Box Sonnier. This collection consists of a pedigree chart of Isadore Leon Sonnier with additions/corrections. Donated by Isadore L. Sonnier.

Sorrel, Mrs. Eugene ( - ). Collection, 1852-1902, n.d.

Manuscript 101

1 folder
Miscellaneous collection including: review of H.B. Stow's Uncle Tom's Cabin by Rev. Frederick Dennison Avery at meeting of Congregational ministers in Hartford, Connecticut 1852, handwritten, 8 leaves; papers of Charles Phillippi mainly during Civil War including poems by and about prisoners and prisoner camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Unrestricted gift of Mrs. Eugene Sorrel.

South Louisiana Camellia Society. Records, 1944-1970s

Collection 24

2 feet
The South Louisiana Camellia Society existed from 1945 to 1965. Its major activity was an annual show usually held in conjunction with the Camellia Pageant held at Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). There are also documents from two Shreveport nurseries which were involved with importing camellias from abroad between 1935 and 1941. The collection was donated by the South Louisiana Camellia Society.

Southern and Northern Oil Company. Records, 1901-1904

Collection 154

1 foot 3 inches
This collection contains the financial transactions of the Southern and Northern Oil Company of Jennings, Louisiana. The collection includes checks, purchase invoices, bills, receipts, accounting statements, and miscellaneous items. Donated by Burt Tietje, Jennings, Louisiana in 1988.

Southwell, Owen J. (1892-1961). Papers, 1913-1961, n.d.

Collection 50

12 feet, 9 inches; Oversize
Owen J. Southwell was a noted south Louisiana architect. This collection contains and extensive gathering of Southwell’s designs for homes, churches, and public buildings. Also included are general and financial records, correspondence, photographs, working files arranged by subject and title. In addition, there are drawings, sketches, and blueprints of houses/buildings he designed.

Southwest Louisiana Development Bureau (Lafayette, LA). Report, n.d.

Manuscript 196

1 folder
Southwest Louisiana Development Bureau, Lafayette, Louisiana. Early Potatoes Profitable. Report. Mr. J.P. Colomb is the director and President of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. This report includes the history, what the cost was, Yield, Price obtained and profit. No date. Size: 3” x 5”.

Southwest Louisiana District Fair, 1926

Manuscript 165

1 folder
Promotional material; premium lists, 1926 (Southwest Louisiana District).

Spain. Archivo General de Indias. Records, 1540-1810 [Microform]

Collection 121

7 reels
Microfilm of records in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain, from the Audiencia de Mexico Series, 1540-1810. Part of the Louisiana Colonial Records Series.

Spain. Archivo Historico Nacional. Records, 1737-1819 [Microform]

Collection 119

33 reels
Microfilm records in the Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid from the Papeles Relativo a las Negociaciones Deiplomaticas de Espana con los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica series, 1737-1819. Part of the Louisiana Colonial Records Series.

Stagg, Kathleen (1943-2014). Genealogical Collection, 1951-2006, n.d.

Collection 349

10 feet; oversize
Kathleen Stagg was an educator in the Calcasieu Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish School Systems. This genealogical collection consists of her research on the Stagg and related families. Documents include pedigree charts, publications, certificates, correspondence, photographs, and maps. Her sister, Ruth Anne Stagg of Opelousas, donated this collection.

Stagg, Louis (1833-1892). Letters, 1855-1863

Manuscript 7

1 folder
Photocopies of letters to Laurie, Stagg’s sweetheart then wife, written in French with typed copies and translations. Written from Ville Platte, Louisiana and Opelousas, Louisiana before the war, and Camp Moore, Louisiana; Tupelo, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; and Chattanooga, Tennessee during the war. Donated by Gene Ardoin.

Starksville, Mississippi Dairy Business. Tour, 1928

Manuscript 214

1 folder
Trip to Starksville, Mississippi on October 13-17, 1928. Dairy farmers and businessmen of Lafayette Parish toured the area. Resolutions adopted, 1928.

State Department of Education of Louisiana. Classified List of Public and Private High Schools, 1926-1927

Manuscript 226

1 folder
Booklet: Issued by the State Department of Education. (Session 1926-1927)

State Normal School (Natchitoches, Louisiana). Material, 1920

Manuscript 219

1 folder
This collection consists of material from 1920 of State Normal School in Natchitoches, LA.

States' Rights Party of Louisiana. Platform, 1960

Manuscript 10

1 folder
Gubernatorial Campaign Platform. General Election, April 19, 1960.

Steering Committee for the Preservation of Port Hudson Battlefield. Miscellaneous Records, 1960-1961

Manuscript 69

1 folder
Contains a mass-mailed letter (1); a newsletter (1); and a letter from the chair to defend John C.L. Andreassen, Louisiana State Archivist.

Stelly. Photographs, 1907, 1950

Manuscript 292

This collection contains two large photographs. These photographs contain members of the Stelly family with their employees.

Stempel, F. W. "Signor Faranta" (1846-1924). Papers, 1883-1932

Collection 108

5 inches
Scrapbooks and clippings on F.W. Stempel (or Stemple) , circus artist and theater owner, whose Iron Theatre in New Orleans provided popular entertainment between 1883 and 1889. (On loan)

Stephens, Carolyn P ( - ). Collection of Letters, 1927-1928

Manuscript 210

1 folder
This collection consists of letters written “to Uncle Dick” describing teaching a primary grade in a country school in Lafayette Parish.

Stephens, Edwin L. (1872-1938). Papers, 1883-1938

Collection 83

17 reels [Microform]
President of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute/Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). Correspondence, addresses and speeches, relating to Stephens' position as President.

Story of Godchaux’s Pure Cane Sugar. Booklet, 1933

Manuscript 243

1 folder
Booklet: The Story of Godchaux’s Pure Cane Sugar. 1933. Contains useful household helps and excellent recipes.

Sugar Archives. Collection, 1856-1980, n.d.

Collection 54

2 feet, 6 inches
Miscellaneous items on the sugar industry and incomplete volumes of Sugar Bulletin, the official bulletin of the American Sugar Cane League of the USA.

Sutton’s Junk, Salvage and Army Surplus Stores. Photographs, n.d.

Manuscript 238

1 folder
This store has products such as old, discarded iron and steel stoves, pipes, plows, machines, motors-anything made of iron or steel. The store meets the needs of America’s steel mills.