Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collections are small collections, less than 2½ inches
World War II. Collection, 1941-1946
6 folders, oversize
Material collected mainly by President Joel L. Fletcher from items sent him by former Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) students.
Campbell, Marie McDowell Pilkington (1904-1996). Articles, n.d.
Typescript of two articles, "Moutons to St. James," and "Early Waterways to the Attakapas: St. James to the Teche." Donated by Mrs. Stephen R. Campbell.
Labranche Family. Records, 1845, 1851, n.d.
Copies of legal documents and typescript of genealogy.
Attakapas Post, Louisiana. Daybook, 1812-1814
Account book of the trading post in the Attakapas District, May 1812 - February 1814.
Dunbar Family. Records, 1833, n.d.
Includes genealogies, a copy of a letter from Edmund Hawkins Martin to Marie Evelina Moore, 1833, and a brief biography of Henrietta Pearl Peckham Dunbar (1878-1962). Donated by Clarence P. Dunbar, 1963.
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Collection, 1882-1968
A miscellaneous collection of material related to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. (Artificial collection with uncertain provenance. Some items may be from Rees Family Papers). Donated by Grover Rees.
Stagg, Louis (1833-1892). Letters, 1855-1863
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.
King, E.T. ( - ). Memoirs, 1875
Manuscript explaining the Civil War service of St. Martin Rangers. Photocopy of a handwritten document, 34 pages. Donated by H. Allen King.
Guillory, Terrell ( - ). Manuscript, n.d.
Bound typescript of the novel, Dr. Shilling, 189 pages, set in Acadiana during World War II.
States' Rights Party of Louisiana. Platform, 1960
Gubernatorial Campaign Platform. General Election, April 19, 1960.
Republican Party (Lafayette, Louisiana). Newsletter, 1960-1961
Newsletter for the Republican Party in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Nelson, J.M. ( - ). Document, 1856
This collection contains a document from State of Louisiana for the sale of an enslaved person from J. M. Nelson to Edmond Leblanc and Louis Baptiste Bonin, 24 January 1856.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Reports, 1912, 1914-1915
Detailed monthly reports of the Weather Bureau’s Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record (Abbeville, Louisiana) compiled by C.J. Edwards for January-December 1912 and August 1914 - December 1915. C.J. Edwards was the editor of Abbeville Meridional.
Giscard d’Estaing, Valery (1926- ). Press Packet, 1976
Valery Giscard D’Estaing was the President of the French Republic. He made an official visit to the United States from May 17-22, 1976. Lafayette, LA was one of the cities he visited. This collection contains the press packet for the state visit.
Arceneaux, Louis Joseph (1829-1904). Business Records, 1853-1900
Receipts, consignment statements, accounts, and reports from commission merchants in New Orleans for Louis J. Arceneaux, a Lafayette Parish cotton grower. Much of the material is in French. Includes biographical information and list of cotton carriers to New Orleans, both typed, 1 page. Donated by Beatrix A. Breaux.
Attakapas Country. Pageant, n.d.
Typescript: draft; in parts more a collection of ideas than a coherent presentation; almost as if this was to fit into work already done by the person to whom this draft was sent. No donor card.
Baldwin and Porter vs. Madam Augustine Dugal. Plaintiff Brief, n.d.
Handwritten brief for a case heard by W.L. Brand in St. Martin District Court. Case deals with land on Vermilion Bayou (1819). Laminated. Donated by Charles Caffery.
Bayou Teche Railway and Light Company. Minutes, 1906-1908
Minutes from the September 8, 1906, organizational meeting to September 1908. Photocopy of handwritten pages 1 through 52 from a bound minute book. Original at Tulane University Manuscripts Department. No donor card.
Bittle, Atwood W. (1871-1951). Letters, 1941
Bound volume containing letters to A.W. Bittle upon his retirement from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). Donated by Mrs. B.J. Beaullieu.
Democratic Party, Louisiana. Platforms, 1980
Platforms for the Democratic Party of Louisiana and the Democratic Party of Lafayette. Both are published. Donated by Walter Landry.
Brent, William Leigh (1784-1848). Legal Documents, 1847-1848
Documents related to settling the estate of William Leigh Brent, St. Martin Parish, including succession. Photocopies.
Smith, LeDoux E. (1856-1917). Legal Documents, 1890, 1901
Certificates of title to land in Colorado (Smith) and Louisiana (Broussard and Smith).
Buller, Henry (1875-1962). Memoirs, 1958
"A History of Elton (Louisiana)", January 12, 1958. Photocopied typescript. No donor card.
Cagle, Christian Keener (1904-1942). Collection, 1954-1958, 1988
Material related to the erection and dedication of the monument in New Roads, Louisiana for Hall-Of-Fame football player Christian Keener Cagle (1904-1942). Also consists of a photograph naming Merryville High School Stadium after Cagle. Photograph of Stadium donated by Lois Cagle. Other material - no donor card.
Castillo Hotel (St. Martinville, Louisiana). Collection, 1977
Correspondence and information related to attempt to get Castillo Hotel listed on National Register of Historic Places; also "Self-Guided Tour of Mercy High School," n.d., 1 page. Donated by Marian T. Barras and Jane G. Bulliard.
Cattle Tick Eradication. Petition, 1923
Petition from Napoleonville, Louisiana to state officials supporting cattle tick eradication laws.
Chataigne, Antoine Jules ( - ). Papers, 1846-1854, 1870-1871, n.d.
Mainly letters to Jules Chataigne from E. Chataigne (his sister) written in France and Louisiana. There are also letters and papers of Julies Chataigne in France. Photocopies. Donated by Mrs. J. Z. Berard.
Terry, William ( - ). Letters, 1865
Relates Civil War experiences including the Battle of Sabine Pass. Typescripts; photocopies.
Del Sesto, Steven L. ( - ) and Gibson, Jon L. ( - ). Book, 1974
Draft of The Culture of Acadiana: Tradition and Change in South Louisiana (1974), some sections heavily corrected. Photocopy.
Colfax Chronicle Scrapbook. Clippings, 1948-1952
Clippings about local items of interest; many of column by Ben Bayonne. Oversized.
Camp Plauche. Photograph, ca. 1945-1955
Photograph: On the edge of the City in Jefferson Parish is huge, partly empty Camp Plauche, some units of which are now being used to house veterans. ca.1945-1955. (2 copies)
Dalferes, A. Wilmot (1897-1981). Appointment Certificate, 1932
Appointment of A. Wilmot Dalferes as Notary Public in Lafayette Parish, signed by Alice Lee Grosjean, Acting Governor. Oversized. Donated by Judge A. Wilmot Dalferes.
Denbo, Anna Margaret (1868-1954). Writings, n.d.
Contains two items: "Autobiography", typescript, 90 pages; and "Abe Lincoln - Memories of His Youth", typescript, 38 pages. Donated by Elisabeth Denbo (Mrs. C. Thad) Montgomery, 1975.
Dimitry Family. Collection, 1819-1955
Miscellaneous papers of and referring to Andrea Dimitry and his son, Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883). Includes legal documents; address on "Harmonies of Creation", 1847; photograph of Robert Lusher, 1866; a note from Charles Gayarre, 1882; clippings.
Duclozel, Pierre Olivier ( - ). Succession Records, 1840-1848
Legal documents connected with succession of Pierre Olivier Duclozel, St. Martin Parish Estate 914, 1840-1848. Photocopies. Donated by Mrs. Drouet W. Vidrine.
Dupré Family. Records, 1729-1929
Genealogical records on the Dupré, Vanhille, and Lastrapes families (compiled by Gus E. Dupré). Miscellaneous other materials include letters, legal documents, portraits, etc. All material is photocopied. Donated by Ruth Robertson Fontenot.
Costello, John (1820-1911) and Company. Business Records, 1872-1873
Miscellaneous invoices, bills, correspondence, etc. of John Costello and Company of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Edwards, C. J. ( - ). Papers, 1896-1909
C. J. Edwards was the editor of the Abbeville Meridional. Papers include letters from Harold G. Edwards, clippings, and miscellaneous items. Donated by Edwards Family, Abbeville, Louisiana.
Hayes, Elijah Cabot (1893-1990). Autobiography, 1980
Typescript of the autobiography of Acadia Parish educator and farmer, Elijah Cabot Hayes; handwritten original in Acadia Parish Library; transcription by Mary Alice Fontenot. Donated by Mary Alice Fontenot.
Francis, Willie (1929-1947). Collection, 1945-1947
Documents relating to the case of Willie Francis, a young black man convicted of murder. The first attempt to electrocute him failed. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal, and he was executed May 9, 1947.
Pompidou, Georges (1911-1974). State Visit Packet, 1970
Material from official packet distributed by the French Embassy, Press and Information Division in preparation of state visit by President Georges Pompidou. Includes biographical material on M/M de Pompidou and Maurice Schumann; also brochures on France.
Fruge Family. Genealogical Records, 1754-1964
Photocopies of records gathered by J. Cleveland Fruge. Deposited at USL in 1968. Donated by J(acques) Cleveland Fruge, 1964.
Gavarret Family. Papers, 1819-1854, 1864-1869, n.d.
Poems, school books, correspondence (in French). Additions [43-2 through 43-5] donated by Lynn Chaney.
Academy of the Sacred Heart (Grand Coteau, Louisiana).150th Anniversary Program, 1971
Narrative and three boxes of slides for the program "A History of the Academy of the Sacred Heart-Grand Coteau, Louisiana 1821-1971."
Hebert Family. Genealogical Records, n.d.
Photocopies of material gathered and written by Adam Hebert, Sr. Includes family trees, vital records, maps, and some correspondence. Donated by Adam Hebert (Thibodeaux, Louisiana) and Gertie Hebert (Lafayette, Louisiana).
Arnandez, J.L. ( - ). Statement, n.d.
1 folder (4 pp.)
This is a tape transcript or short essay on the Mexican Border War of 1916-1917 by J.L. Arnandez of New Iberia, Louisiana. It was done for an unidentified person in Lafayette. It is both a general statement about how the dispute with Mexico evolved and an account of some of the experiences of a volunteer involved in the conflict.
Haynes, J.K. ( - ). Interview, 1976
Typescript of an interview of J.K. Haynes, Executive Secretary of the Louisiana Education Association by Doris White, USL graduate student.
Tibbits, Howard Clifton (1863-1937). Photographs, n.d. (ca. 1900-1910)
Photographs were taken by Howard C. Tibbits for the Southern Pacific. Each is stamped "Southern Pacific Photo. File Copy."
Smedes, Evert Bancker (1826?-1861). Succession Records, 1861
Inventory of property in St. Mary Parish and in New Orleans. Photocopies.
St. Mary Magdalen Church (Abbeville, Louisiana). Cemetery Records, 1974-1975
Compiled by Sam Broussard; indexed by Helen Mouton Thompson.
Humphrey, Nora ( - ). Note, n.d.
Note to Nora Humphrey from a school friend, Flora E. Decorated with ribbon and lock of hair. Donated by Alvin Y. Bethard.
Ashlock, Jules R. (1911-2004). Collection, 1786-1879
Photocopies of legal records, St. Landry Parish and Colonial Louisiana, 1786-1860; also 1919 copy of 1879 land sale. Donated by Jules B. Ashlock, 1975.
Oppenheimer, Joel ( - ). Play, the 1960s
Photocopy of play, Like a Hill. Drama. **RESTRICTIONS**
Lafayette Historic Preservation Society, Inc. (Lafayette, LA). Records, 1977
By-laws and minutes of organization meeting.
Handbills. Collection, 1814-1872
Contains political handbills. Donated by Mrs. L. O. Broussard.
Lynch, John J. (1914-1983). Writings, 1975
Writings of John J. Lynch.
Louisiana Medallion Society. Miscellaneous Records and Artifacts, 1969-1971
1 folder, 5 items
Miscellaneous records of the Louisiana Medallion Society. Includes brochure, correspondence, newsletter, and five silver medallions. **RESTRICTED** Donated by Louisiana Medallion Society.
"McHale's Navy". Script, 1962
Script for the episode "Lost USO Troupe." Donated by Ron Henderson.
Duperier, Alfred (1826-1904). Speech, 1899
Typescript of a newspaper article (?) prepared on occasion for the dedication of federal building - a post office in New Iberia: "A Narrative of Events Connected with the Early Settlement of New Iberia and Contemplating Its Future Prospect." Same document in Weeks Family Papers, Collection 55.
Lefevre, Louis. Journal, 1846-1848
Journal recording observations (in French) made during travels in Algiers, 1846-1848. Lefevre gave this journal to his friend from New Orleans, Louisiana, Jules Dehor, in 1853.
Mays, G.W. ( - ). Account Book, 1868-1879
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.
Martin, Frank Lloyd (1896- ). Papers, 1914-1972
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.
Acadian Pageant Company. Document, 1914
Incorporation paper stemming from a public meeting held May 24, 1914, on stationery from the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). No donor card.
Magee, Zuma Fendlason (1892-1986). Collection, the 1920s-1960s
Miscellaneous items on family (sister's SLII diploma, photocopy, and clipping about Zuma's Rotary speech); item on first Washington Parish Fair; postcards of Mile Branch Settlement structures.
Gilbert, Viola ( - ). Reminiscence, n.d.
Reminiscence of Newllano Colony from 1924 through the 1930s, 6 pages, thermofax.Donated by Elsie Owen.
Pasquet Family. Patent of Nobility, 1770
The document granted by Marie Therese to family in the Austrian Netherlands. Photocopy of original and typescript.
Posey, W.S. ( - ). Papers, 1880, 1886
Letter to and a speech by W. S. Posey dealing with politics (Republican Party) and education. Photocopies. Donated by Mrs. G. E. Fox.
Pierrotti Family. Papers, 1864-1922, n.d.
Miscellaneous personal and business papers of St. Landry Parish family. Includes material in English and material in French.
Steering Committee for the Preservation of Port Hudson Battlefield. Miscellaneous Records, 1960-1961
Contains a mass-mailed letter (1); a newsletter (1); and a letter from the chair to defend John C.L. Andreassen, Louisiana State Archivist.
Ray, Eliza Britt (1906-1994). Song, 1964
"Lovely Louisiana" with words and music by Eliza Britt Ray. Includes mimeograph of music with words, typescript of a poem, 1865-1946. Donated by author-composer, Eliza Britt (Mrs. Archie C.) Ray, in 1969.
Raymond, John L. ( - ). Map, c. 1895-1900
Hand-drawn map of Lower Atchafalaya Basin by John L. Raymond while hunting for cypress timber; plat map showing sections. Donated by Johnny Raymond of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, his grandson.
Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, 1944
Radio Program: The Coca-Cola Company Presents “The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands” with Frankie Masters, the Blue Network. Origination: Lafayette School of Aeronautics, Lafayette, LA. Thursday, February 17, 1944. 6 pages
Roman, Alfred (1824-1892). Civil War Memoirs, 1878
A handwritten account of the Battle of Shiloh by a Lieutenant Colonel of the 18th Louisiana Regiment. Photocopy of original in Tennessee State Library, Manuscript Division, 5 pages.
Hawkins, Mabel Roy (1904-1988) and Thibodeaux, Clare Roy (1907-2001). Genealogical Records, n.d.
Compiled genealogy on the Roy, St. Julien, Bailey, Queen, and Clark families. Bound for publication. Donated by Mabel Roy Hawkins and Clare Roy (Mrs. Ben) Thibodeaux.
St. Peter's Church (New Iberia, Louisiana). Miscellaneous Records, 1954-1971
Material gathered by Glenn Conrad in researching an essay on St. Peter's Church.
Evans, Uriah B. (1887-1967). Collection, 1826, 1852-1861, 1957-1960
Material related to Evans' interest in Henry Watkins Allen (1820-1866), Governor of Louisiana during the Civil War. These items were possibly donated by Vincent Cassidy and Amos Simpson.
Smith Family. Genealogy, 1921
Family genealogy with excerpts from original documents compiled by Rupert J. Barry. Photocopy. Donated by Mrs. Edwin A. Smith, Grand Coteau, Louisiana.
Thibodeaux, Mrs. Ben H. (1907-2001). Genealogy, 1975
Family genealogy: "Our Thibodeaux Family", bound. Donated by Clare (Mrs. Ben) Roy Thibodeaux.
White, Maunsel (1783?-1863). Letters, 1836-1844
Letters to New Orleans merchant from John Howard Payne and Andrew Jackson. Photocopies; location of originals unknown. Donated by Maunsel White.
Caffery, Patrick T. (1932- ). Biographical Papers, 1950, 1968-1972
This collection contains mainly clippings of Caffery's congressional career, a photograph, and a biographical sketch. Donated by Patrick T. Caffery.
Wunderlich, William E. (1897-1993). Collection, 1938-1968
Materials related to efforts to control aquatic plants like water hyacinth. For many years Wunderlich was Chief of Aquatic Growth Control Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans. Donated by James Foret.
Yentzen Family. Genealogical Material, n.d.
Family trees for Norman J. Yentzen (1909-1987) and Cora Marie Cappel Yentzen (1911-1974). Names only. Oversize. Donated by Norman J. Yentzen, 1975.
Crow, William C. (1827-?). Letter, 1874
Letter from William C. Crow of Vermilionville, Louisiana to Dr. Estorges.
LaCour, Ray M. ( - ). Collection, 1850-1979, n.d.
2 items, 1 film
Material on LaCour and other families of Vermilion Parish. Donated in part by Ray M. LeCour.
New Iberia Industrial School Association. Minute Book, 1899-1900
Minutes of the New Iberia group trying to promote the location of the newly authorized industrial institution in their community. Donated by Clarence Pierson.
Raynolds, William F. (1820-1894). Commissions, 1847-1881
Military commissions of William F. Raynolds from 2nd Lieutenant through Colonel including a diploma from United States Military Academy. Raynolds, originally from Ohio, served in the Corps of Engineers. Donated by Fred and Kay Bates (indefinite loan).
Coussan, Gaston L. (1922-2001). Papers, 1966-1968
Material related to Coussan's service on Lafayette Public Library Board of Trustees.
Froitzheim, Carl (1921-1989). Genealogical Papers, 1983
“Genealogical and Biographical Information on the Family of Herman Otto Dommert (Egan, Louisiana) and Allied Families”, 1983. Handwritten on legal paper, photocopied. Donated by Carl Froitzheim.
Rosenthal, Florence ( - ). Collection, 1901-1934, n.d.
Miscellaneous items found in books donated to Dupré Library. Includes advertisement from Dan Chevrolet Company, Lafayette, Louisiana, and envelope from Casa del Fresa, Hammond, Louisiana. 5 items.
Russia. State Loan Certificate, 1906-1907
State loan certificates. Oversize. No donor card.
John, Douglas ( - ). Dictionary, 1935
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.
Melancon Family. Genealogical Material, n.d.
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.
Caffery, Ralph Earl (1874-1943). Memoirs, 1931
Memoirs of Caffery concerning 1888 hurricane, typescript. "The Storm of Last Island." Donated by Patrick T. Caffery, 1976.
Bone-Lovell Families. Papers, 1890-1979
Contains diary of Phebe S. Beach (Lovell), 1890-1918, photocopy; miscellaneous papers of other family members; photographs of the Crowley, Louisiana family. Includes material on P. S. Lovell (obituary, photograph); material on Phebe S. Beach Lovell (poems and short stories, photograph); items on Viola Lovellianer; material related to Hugh McCreary Bone [1876-195(4)] and Fannie Z. Bone (marriage certificate, a record of extension courses at SLI, clippings, photographs, reminiscence  of Fannie about youth; material on Bone children (photos, miscellaneous letters [including discussion of Frances Parkinson Keyes' Blue Camellia], article. Donated by Mrs. Major T. Bell, Beaumont, Texas.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
Allen Parish Division Club. Records, 1910-1912
Minutes of an organization founded to divide Calcasieu Parish by founding Allen Parish. Includes a letter from J.H. Leggett to Dr. Carter, mainly handwritten. Gift of Mrs. Della Andreassen.
McNamara, Shirley ( - ). Speeches, 1976-1978
Typed speeches, August 1976-March 1978, of Louisiana's Collector of Revenue.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
Behre, Emilie Schumann ( - ). Memoirs, n.d.
Memoir of her parents, Theodor and Edwine Hirzel Schumann, mainly in Atlanta. Donated by Charlotte Behre.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
Monroe, Margaret Towers (1904-1982). Essay, 1961
A 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.
Kerksieck, Margaret Manley (1892-1980). Memoirs, 1979
Reminiscences of a woman who grew up in St. Louis, taught in Arkansas and lived in Abbeville, Louisiana since 1928. Donated by Ellen K. Schaefer.
A Women in Louisiana Collection.
Hamilton, Ruth (1892-1973). Biographical Materials, 1964
Material from 1964 Dairy Festival honoring Ruth Mouton (Mrs. C. E.) Hamilton. Includes a photograph and speech by Sam H. Jones.
Sorrel, Mrs. Eugene ( - ). Collection, 1852-1902, n.d.
A miscellaneous collection including review of H.B. Stow's Uncle Tom's Cabin by Rev. Frederick Dennison Avery at a 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.
Flory, Hallie [?] ( - ). Letter, 1900
Letter from Hallie Flory to his aunt and uncle, P. Bazin, announcing his upcoming wedding.
LaCaze, Marie Louise Franques ( - ). Collection 1903-1907
Miscellaneous materials from Church Point (stock certificate for the Church Point, Rayne Oil and Mineral Company); Rayne (bank report and social materials); and Sunset (printed report).
Behling-Pollock Engineering Company. Engineering Materials, 1970-1971
Engineering drawings mainly for the bell tower at Brownell Memorial Park, Morgan City, Louisiana. There is also some material on Mobil Oil Intracoastal Tank, Bayou Sale, Louisiana. Donated by Mrs. Dan O'Brien.
Olivier, Andre A. (1889-1980). Collection, 1929-1965
Material is written by or about Andre Olivier, promoter of St. Martinville. Several items are reprints of newspaper articles issued as small broadsides.
Grevemberg, Francis C. Affidavit, 1993
Francis C. Grevemberg served as Superintendent of State Police under Gov. Robert F. Kennon during the years 1952-1955. In October 1953, two troopers sitting in the back seat of his patrol car began reminiscing about the night that Gov. Long was shot in the state capitol. This is an affidavit of what was said. The affidavit is photocopied. Unknown donor.
Lafayette Little Theatre (Lafayette, Louisiana). Miscellaneous Records, 1970, n.d.
Membership lists (removed from Lyle Williams Papers).
Lafayette Community Theatre(Lafayette, LA). Miscellaneous Records, 1982, n.d.
Programs from the Lafayette Community Theatre.
Lafayette Community Concert Series (Lafayette, LA). Miscellaneous Records, 1910-
List of members and clippings of the Lafayette Community Concert Series.
LePage, John ( - ). Legal Document, 1859
Document stating the puchase of an enslaved woman named Lucy. Photocopy.
Delery Family. Genealogical Material, 1949-1950
Family genealogy compiled by Frank B. Delery from 1785 to 1950; also raw information, questionnaires, etc. gathered by Delery, 1949-1950.
Pollux House (Lafayette, Louisiana). Miscellaneous Records, 1977
By-laws, history, minutes, etc., October-December 1977 (material collected for board members); also some material on Children's Shelter. All material thermofaxed.
Lafayette (Louisiana) Chamber of Commerce. Miscellaneous Records, 1925-1984, n.d.
Scattered serials, memos, and issue-oriented mimeographs, etc. from Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
The Confederate States of America. War Loan Bond, 1863
War loan bond from 1863. Oversize.
Derbes Family. Papers, 1817, 1956
1817 letter (and translation) by Jean Batiste Derbes to parents; genealogical information on Derbes family. Mainly photocopies. Gift of Jerome J. Romagosa (1917-1999).
Boudreaux, Aurelien Drouzin ( - ). Legal Papers, 1837-1894, n.d.
2 folders; Map case
Mainly papers dealing with land owned by A.D. Boudreaux and his father, Oliver, in Opelousas District and Lafayette Parish. Includes the following: deeds, sale documents, surveys, plats, other miscellaneous legal documents (sale of enslaved person); military service records including commission by the Louisiana Governor in 1861 and amnesty oath from 1865, muster roll for Company K, 1st Regiment of Reserve Corps, Louisiana, 7/1864-1/1865, and newspaper article by Mario Mamalakis (1980) on Boudreaux Home on Doc Dominique Road.
LeMoyne Family. Genealogical Records, 1654-1807, 1974
Photocopies of vital records of Charles LeMoyne de Longueuil et De Chateauguay and family; documents and index compiled by Diane Baril of the Fabrique Notre-Dame de Montreal, 1974.
Bernard, Lorene ( - ). Thesis, LSU, the 1930s
Thesis: Idioms of Common Usage by the French-Speaking People of Southwest Louisiana (Acadiana). No donor card. Donated in 1981.
Nelson, Lewis ( - ). Collection, 1948
First day cover for the inaugural day of airmail from Lafayette, 3 August 1948. Donated by Lewis Nelson.
Olivier de Vezin, Francoise Victoire (1758-1820). Collection, 1814-1820
Copy of Letters from Sisters of Ursuline Convent to Andrew Jackson, 20 December 1814 and copy of obituary in convent's register, 1820 for Sister St. Marie. Transcripts and photostat. Ursuline Convent, New Orleans, LA.
Avant, Hilda ( - ). Photographs, the 1920s, n.d.
Photographs mainly of Hilda Avant as a student and teacher in 1920s. Also photographs of some relatives (uncle and cousin). Donated by Jeanette P. Reed in 1985.
Demarest, Donald (1919-1999). Correspondence, 1950-1955, n.d.
Donald Demarest was born in 1919 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He wrote “Fabulous Ancestor” in 1953, “Dark Virgin” in 1957, “The First Californian” in 1964, and “Marriage Encounter” in 1976. Demarest passed away in October of 1999. This collection contains correspondence during his writing of “Fabulous Ancestors”.
Boutte, Pierre ( - ). Document, 1859
Authorization for issuance of marriage license for Pierre Boutte and Victoire Chauvette.
Lafayette High School (Lafayette, LA). Miscellaneous, 1930s-1980s
Lafayette High School miscellaneous materials.
Alpha, A. James (1880-1948). Documents, 1903-1948
Legal documents related to the sale or purchase of Lafayette newspapers, the Advertiser, the Progress, and the Democrat. Photocopies. Donated by Catherine Hazel Alpha, 1990.
Cottrell, Harold O. (1914-1977). Letters, 1945
Letters relating war experiences of Harold Cottrell. Photocopies. Donated by Alice C. Stordal.
Poetical Miscellanies, 1846-47
Copied and possibly original poems done mainly in Philadelphia, Maryland, and Savannah. Author unknown. Several pages transcribed. Donated by Mrs. Treadway.
Fischer, Walter (1902-1977). Diploma, 1924
Diploma as Doctor of Medieval and Modern History from the Julia-Maximilian Academy, 10 November 1924. Donated by Mrs. Walter Fisher through Dr. Maurice duQuesnay in 1990.
Catholic Schools (Lafayette, LA). Miscellaneous, the 1890s
Mt. Carmel Academy. Premium list for 15-Landry, who received 4th English Class Award, 30 June 1891.
Catholic Church. Miscellaneous, 1918, 1930s-1940s, 1977, 2001, 2016, n.d.
Miscellaneous materials from Catholic Churches.
Lafayette Garden Club. Miscellaneous, the 1980s
Lafayette Garden Club yearbooks.
Lafayette Theater (Lafayette, LA). Miscellaneous, the 1900s
Includes programs on The Little Theatre Club of Lafayette, 1921 and Les Comediens Français, 28 June 1947.
Rapides Parish. Land Records, 1819-1829
Surveys in Rapides Parish by Kenneth McGrunnen. Photocopies.
St. Julien, Louis [1774?-1827]. Deposition, 1803
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.
Delerno, Stella B. ( - ). Copybook, 1870s-1880s
Copybook by Stella B. Delerno, a student at Nazerene Academy in Kentucky. The volume contains both original compositions and poems and copied material. Donated by Allison "Sonny" Launey, 1983.
Nottoway Plantation. Collection, 1848-1889, 1981
Copies of legal documents probably assembled by Patricia Link in preparation for a research paper for History 497b, 1981. Papers mainly relating to sales and purchases by John Hampden Randolph.
Hebert and Related Families. Genealogy
1 volume, bound
Genealogy which contains information on Hebert, Ramsey, Meyers, Broussard, Landry, Istre, Dugat, and other related families. Compiled by Zilda M. Hebert.
Bowman, Alice. Letters, 1888
Letters are written by Alice Bowman to Richard Thomas Davis. Miss Bowman served as a teacher to the McIlhenny family on Avery Island. Donated by Julia K. Fuller.
Martin, Wade O., Jr. (1911-1990). Speeches, 1965
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.
Acadiana Arts Council. Miscellaneous Records, the 1970s
Contains a Cultural Event Calendar for Spring 1975, and the Deep South Festival of Writers News; V. 6 n.1, Summer, 2000.
Lafayette Civic Theatre, Inc. (Lafayette, LA). Miscellaneous Records, 1966
Performances held at the Lafayette Municipal Auditorium.
Arnaud Family. Records, 1600s-1997
"Barcelonnette Arnaudville", research done by Claude Robert; autographed by the donor. Also, Famille Arnaud Jacques, typed transcriptions of "Barcelonnette Arnaudville". Donated by Seola Arnaud and Dick Edwards of Woodlands, TX in 1997.
Darby, Huey P. ( - ). Papers, 1958-1965
Contains the diary of Huey P. Darby, a swamp pop musician with the bands Randy & The Rockets and Rod Bernard & The Twisters from September 1961 to March 1965. There are also additional notes on performances from May 1968 to September 1961. Photocopied. Donated by Shane K. Bernard, courtesy of Huey P. Darby.
Frog Festival (Rayne, Louisiana). Photographs, 1980
Photographs from Rayne’s Frog Festival, September 1980. No donor card.
Sanders, Jared Young (1839-1881). Civil War Letters, 1862-1865
Contains Civil War letters written by Sanders. Photocopies.
Jackson, James B. ( - ). Civil War Letters, 1861
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.
Hebert, Willard (1918-2008). World War II Letters, 1942-1943, 1948
World War II letters from Willard Hebert to his parents. An index of letters is also included. The letters are photocopied. No donor card.
Foster, Murphy J. (1849-1921). Speeches, 1900, 1911-1912, n.d.
Murphy J. Foster was a governor and senator from Louisiana. This collection contains handwritten and typed speeches he gave, including speeches on tariffs, income taxes, acceptance after being elected to the U.S. Senate, and others. These are photocopies.
Winslow, John (1703-1774). Letter, 1755
Autographed letter from Maj. John Winslow of Massachusetts, written during the British campaign in Nova Scotia in the French & Indian War [the deportation of Acadians from Nova Scotia]. 3 November 1755.[ORIGINAL]
Roye, Darrell Simpson (1913-1975). War Collection, the 1940s
Scanned photographs while stationed in Italy in the 1940s (some unidentified). Also included: a copy of the “Notice of Classification” card, 1945.; a copy of Roye’s I.D. Tag; a typed letter to Roye’s parents, 29 May 1943 from Roye while he was In North Africa. Photocopy. Courtesy of Ron Domingue.
Harper, Walter H. (1925?-2010). Memoirs, n.d.
The Legacy of “Shangri La”.Memoirs of Walter H. Harper, Gunner’s Mate 2/c.
Bussie, Victor (1919-2011). Papers, 1987, 1997-1998
Bussie was the only president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO ever had until he retired in 1997. He was president for 41 years. He was on the front lines of Louisiana politics. This collection contains a list of personal information, civic activities, personal memberships, Louisiana state governmental services, and labor services. There are also handwritten notes on his awards and recognitions, correspondence from 1997, a nomination form "Human and Civil Rights Awards Nomination Form" in 1998, and photocopies of newspaper clippings.
Theaux/Delhomme. Family Papers, the 1950s
Lena Theaux Delhomme and her mother Flavie Landry Theaux wrote stories of their experiences living in the 1950s in Lafayette. They wanted to pass on their stories for their children, grandchildren, etc. Included is a typescript entitled ”Beadle’s Feed Store” by Lena Theaux Delhomme where she and her family once lived. Also included are handwritten details from Flavie Landry Theaux about her life. Donated by Peggy Henshall, daughter of Lena Theaux Delhomme and granddaughter of Falvie Landry Theaux.
Festivals Acadiens (Lafayette, LA). Photographs, 1980
Photographs from Festivals Acadiens in Lafayette, LA, September 20-21, 1980. Mostly unidentified. There are a couple of musician Michael Doucet.
Law, Joseph ( - ). Letter, 1816
Letter of recommendation for Joseph Law, a student at Cumberland College in 1816. Photocopy. Donated by Roy Frusha.
Coushatta Language Papers, 1978, n.d.
Papers on Coushatta linguistics written by Eugene Burnham and David Rising. Donated by The Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc., Dallas, TX.
Pointe Coupee Parish. Census, 1809
Census of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, taken in 1809. Handwritten original, 14 pages.
Gaylor, Frank, Esq. ( - ). Letter, 1832
Letter dated 1832, addressed to Frank Gaylor, Esq., Washington, D.C. from B.J. Sage. The letter pertains to the sale of Red River land around January 14, 1832, and the Agent was B.J. Sage.
Smith, Homer (1827-1886). Diary, 1846 (or 1851)
Homer Smith was born in Connecticut. His family moved to St. Mary Parish in the 1840s 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.
Jefferson Theatre. Programs, 1908, 1931, 1947, 1949
Programs from the Jefferson Theatre. Originals.
Wampus Cat, The. 1921
The Wampus Cat. Express Edition. July 1921: first year, number 10, August 1921: first year, number 11. Published Monthly by The Wampus Cat Publishing Company, Inc. Leesville, LA.
English in Action: Practice Book U. Workbook, 1942
This collection contains an English course workbook. Some of the pages are filled out. Donor and student unknown.
Louisiana Department of Education. Miscellaneous Materials, the 1900s
Includes a Daily Record and Monthly Report, and a pamphlet for a preliminary announcement of summer schools for 1908.
Louisiana Teachers’ Association. Collection, 1920s
Miscellaneous printed material from the Louisiana Teachers’ Association.
Southwest Louisiana District Fair, 1926
Promotional material; premium lists, 1926 (Southwest Louisiana District).
Ripley, John A. (1836-1896). Letters, 1862: April - August
Five letters from John Ripley to his wife in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Ripley was an assistant surgeon in a Vermont regiment stationed in Louisiana at the time. The letters were written from New Orleans (3), Ship Island, Mississippi (1), and Bayou des Allemands (1). These items were scanned by Jim Bradshaw. The location of the originals is not indicated.
Bergeron, Charles. Land Records, 1833-1849
The collection contains documents showing state and federal records of land purchases by Charles Bergeron in Lafayette Parish. All transactions made in the land office in Opelousas, LA.
de Jean, Madeleine. Play, The General and the Reverend Mother, n.d.
Play about Reverend Mother Amelie (Aloysia) Jouve of the Academy of Sacred Heart at Grand Coteau, Louisiana, and General Nathaniel P. Banks during the Civil War.
Breaux, Aurelien. Land Grants, 1800s-1900s
This collection includes Conveyance Research records, Land Grant certificates, Abstracts of titles, etc. This collection has been digitized. The Aurelien Breaux Land Grants documents were loaned to us to digitize for the collection by Annadine P. Credeur of Scott, Louisiana.
Palmetto and Gulf Railway Company. Letter, 1897
Letter explaining intent to purchase right-of-way through Teche Valley for a railroad from Palmetto, Louisiana, to Vermilion Bay. The route went through Port Barre, Leonville, Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville and New Iberia.
Hebert, Marie ( - ). Land Grant, 1882
Homestead land grant assigned to Marie Hebert, widow of Jean Jacques Hebert from New Orleans land office dated 20 May 1882. Grant is for 80 and 38/100 acres in T 11 S, R 4 E, north half of Southeast quarter of Section 27 in Vermilion Parish.
Littel/Mudd Family. Letters, 1821-1846
Family letters from the Littel and Mudd families. Donated by Joe E. Riehl.
Beasley, Leon. SLI Integration Collection, 1954
Southwestern Louisiana Institute was the first public college in the South to integrate. This collection contains general records, documents, and cassettes.
Kennedy, Altha Lee. Collection, 1935, 1952
Contains programs for the Third Annual Y.M.B.C. Minstrels and the Sixth Annual Charity Ball Portraying An Album of Musical Memories.
Bec Doux. Cartoons, n.d.
Bec Doux was a weekly newspaper comic written in Cajun French by Ken Meaux (art) and Earl Comeaux (text). It was published for the first time in The Kaplan Herald in August 1969 and ran on a weekly basis for over twenty years. The collection includes photographs of Meaux and Comeaux, as well as the artwork for the comic strips.
New Lafayette Steam Laundry, Inc. Flyer, n.d.
Flyer: The New Lafayette Steam Laundry, Inc. Southwest Louisiana’s Most Modern Dry Cleaning Plant. Blotting paper on the reverse.
Martin, Lucien T. (1918-2007). Photographs 1890-1912
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 the late 19th/early 20th century Lafayette, LA.
Durke Family. Papers, 1600s-1900s
Genealogical records of the Durke families from 1600s-1900s. Pedigree chart of John Lee (Durke). Also included is a Certificate of Baptism from Church of St. Anne, Youngsville, Louisiana for Robert Lee Durke.
Montgomery/Breaux. Genealogy, 1829-1947
List of the children and grandchildren of Samuel James Montgomery and Anastasia Breaux. They were all born in the old plantation house situated on the west bank of Coulee Main on Loudan Plantation. Photocopied. Created by Effie Montgomery, the tenth child.
Claiborne, William C.C. Conveyance Record, 1967
Conveyance record from St. Martin Parish.
United States Flag. Certificate, 2017
Certificate: the STATE OF LOUISIANA, This certifies that the United States Flag, Herewith Presented was flown at the Capitol of the State of Louisiana, 19 May 2017. Donated by Honorable Fred Mills, Jr., State Senator, District 22. Presented to Dr. Charles W. Triche III, Dean of University Libraries.
Mouton, George R. (1911- ). Letter, n.d.
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.
Yount-Lee Oil Company. Records, 1928
The Yount-Lee Oil Company was founded in 1914 in Texas. This is an employee listing of the company as of December 1928.
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. 153rd Anniversary, 1995
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 153rd Anniversary. Rite for Opening a Cornerstone, November 12, 1995…1:00 p.m. Pastor Paul Schwan Officiating.
Original Little Louisiana Company. Pamphlet, 1889
Original Little Louisiana Company of San Francisco. Organized in February 1887. 33rd Drawing Class L Regular Monthly Drawing, Capital Prize, $7,500, Tuesday, November 12, 1889. Louisiana State Lottery Company at New Orleans. Drawing held September 10, 1889.
Saloom, Kaliste J. (Judge), Jr. (1918-2017). 99th Birthday Party Photographs, 2017
Judge Kaliste J. Saloom served four decades as Judge of the 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 the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
C.E. Byrd High School. Program, 1925
Program announcing the opening of The C.E. Byrd High School, Shreveport, Louisiana. Tuesday, September 15, 1925. Original.
Terrebonne Parish School. Calendar, 1925-1926
Calendar beginning September 12, 1925, through June 4, 1926. Original.
German Prisoners of War. Collection (Jerome Neyrey Document), 1942-1946
Timeline of priests assigned to a German prisoner of war camps during World War II. Information is from the Province Catalogue; House Diary of St. Charles College. Compiled and donated by Fr. Jerome Neyrey.
Longville, Tim ( - ). Articles, 1997
Tim Longville is the author of these two articles and would like to dedicate these to the memory of Joseph K. Mertzweiller, who died on 26 June 1997. Donated by Denis Garret of Tennessee.
Labbe, T.J., Sr. (1867-1949). News Clippings, 1900, 1949, n.d.
Mr. T.J. Labbe, Sr. was a druggist and was also interested in farming and politics. He served as mayor of St. Martinville for two terms, elected in 1896 and 1898. In 1900, he was elected to the State Senate and served for eight years. This collection consists of news clippings related to T.J. Labbe.
Lafayette Museum. Booklet, n.d.
Jean Mouton built the Lafayette Museum prior to 1836. The building consisted of one large room with the kitchen in the back. The kitchen was connected by a “dog-trot”, or open walkway. Governor Alexandre Mouton, whose great contribution to the history of Louisiana is well known, first occupied the house.
Sonnier, Isadore Leon (1928- ). Family Tree, 1998-1999
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.
Health Exhibit Train, Louisiana State Board of Health. Flyer, n.d.
1 item, oversize
Health Exhibit Train, oversize flyer. New Orleans, Louisiana, n.d.
Louisiana School Work. Louisiana State Board of Education. Flyer, n.d.
Small flyer for Louisiana School Work.
Southwest Louisiana Development Bureau (Lafayette, LA). Report, n.d.
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”.
Dugas, Elena (1879- ). Oral History, 1976
Oral History of Ms. Dugas was made at St. Antoine School during the Bicentennial year, 1976 with a grant sponsored by the Lafayette Bicentennial Commission. Produced during the First Black Heritage Exhibit, Art Center for Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA. Typescript. Donated by Frances Love.
Denison’s Select Plays, 1925
This publication is from Denison & Company out of Chicago, IL. Plays by Lillian Mortimer.
Louisiana Industrial Institute (Ruston, LA). Report, 1920
Louisiana Industrial Institute, Ruston, Louisiana. Thirteenth Biennial Report. March 1, 1920.
Devillier, Clifton J. (1919- ). Collection, 1943-45, 1968
Papers from Clifton Devillier when he was in the military.
Quayle, Dan (1947- ). Letter, 1992
Letter from Dan Quayle, Vice President of the United States, addressed to Miss Shawn Smith about an invitation to visit the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).
“Evangeline, A Tale of Love in Acadie”. Address, 1926
“Evangeline”, an Address delivered by Mr. Gilbert L. Dupré to the Pupils of the Evangeline High School on February 22, 1926.
Jennings Garden Club. Collection, 1949-50
The Jennings Garden Club was organized in 1937. This collection consists of the constitutions and by-laws, 1949-1950. It also includes a list of officers, committee members, etc.
Acadian Heritage Week. Proclamation, 2005
This collection consists of a proclamation titled “Acadian Heritage Week” signed by L.J. “Joey” Durel, Jr., City-Parish President, and Lafayette Consolidated Government on September 12, 2005. This proclamation in 2005 marks the 250th anniversary of the Deportation and Exile of the Acadians from their homes in maritime Canada in 1755.
Hernandez, James E. ( - ). Rezoning Application, 1975-1983
This collection includes a list of documents pertaining to rezoning the James E. Hernandez area of Lafayette Parish. This includes correspondence, traffic data, the testimony of individuals who live in that area, reports, minutes of Lafayette City Zoning Commission and preliminary evaluation of the consideration of the zone.
Fitzhugh, Mary Peabody. Succession, 2002
This collection consists of the succession of Mary Peabody Fitzhugh from Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Probate Docket No. 16326. All documents to support the succession are included.
Lafayette High School (Lafayette, LA). 50th Reunion, 2007
Lafayette High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 50th Reunion on Saturday, May 26, 2007, in Lafayette, Louisiana. This collection consists of a program for this event. This program consists of class officers, student council officers, the principal at the time, and a directory of all graduates.
National Landscape Nurserymen’s Association. Program, 1951
This collection consists of the National Landscape Nurserymen’s Association Program. The Conference began on Sunday, July 15, 1951, and continued until Tuesday, July 17, 1951.
Scalco, Dorothy ( - ). Collection, 1993-1995, 2009
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.
Stephens, Carolyn P ( - ). Collection of Letters, 1927-1928
This collection consists of letters written “to Uncle Dick” describing teaching a primary grade in a country school in Lafayette Parish.
Japanese Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters. Instrument of Surrender, 1945
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.
Community Baptist Church. Celebration of Ten Years, 2014
Community Baptist Church, a Lighthouse of Prayer, Hope and Healing Fulfilling the Vision. Celebrating 10 years in our Church Building, 800 Rue De Belier, Lafayette, Louisiana on September 21, 2014.
Long, Huey P. (Honorable) (1893 -1935). Congressional Record, 1933
Huey P. Long was born in 1893. He was an American politician who acted as Governor of Louisiana and then as a United States Senator from 1932-1935. He was assassinated in 1935. This collection contains a congressional record, Seventy-Second Congress, Second Session, July 21, 1933 (includes Long’s speech), and correspondence, 1933.
Starksville, Mississippi Dairy Business. Tour, 1928
Trip to Starksville, Mississippi on October 13-17, 1928. Dairy farmers and businessmen of Lafayette Parish toured the area. Resolutions adopted, 1928.
Curtis, William (1746 -1799). Illustrations, 1800
William Curtis was an English botanist and entomologist. This is a collection of some of his original illustrations, dated 1800.
First Baptist Church (Lafayette, Louisiana). Bulletin, 1936
First Baptist Church (Lafayette, Louisiana) bulletin dated April 26, 1936. It is located at 1225 Lafayette Street, Lafayette, LA. It is titled “The Watchman”, which includes morning worship, services, etc.
City Court of Lafayette, Louisiana. Centennial Celebration, 2010
The City Court of Lafayette, State of Louisiana. Centennial Celebration, 100 years, 1910-2010. Friday, July 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Original program.
Tulane University, New Orleans. Commencement, 1922
This collection consists of an invitation and program for graduation, June 1922 at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Program week began on June 1 through June 7, 1922. Invitation for the commencement program for Wednesday, June 7, 1922.
State Normal School (Natchitoches, Louisiana). Material, 1920
This collection consists of material from 1920 of State Normal School in Natchitoches, LA.
Caffery, Charles D. (1856-1943). Photographs, the 1800s
These photographs were given to Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) by Charles D. Caffery, who was an attorney, Mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana from 1897 to 1903, and the father of Ambassador Jefferson Caffery.
Chatelain, E.J. ( - ). Certificate, 1958
Headquarters Fourth U.S. Army Recruiting District, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This Certificate of Achievement is awarded to Mr. E.J. Chatelain for Outstanding Support of the United States Army Recruiting Program. October 27, 1958.
Foster, Murphy J. “Mike”, Jr. (1930-2020). Inaugural Program, 1996
Governor Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Jr. was inaugurated on January 19, 1996, in the Capital City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Inaugural Ceremony was at the Old State Capitol and the Inaugural Ball was at the Centroplex Arena.
First National Bank (Lafayette, Louisiana). Statement, 1918
Statement Showing the Condition of The First National Bank of Lafayette at the Close of Business on May 10, 1918.
Louisiana State Conference for Social Betterment. Annual Meeting, 1924
Fourth annual meeting, April 20-23, 1924. New Orleans, Louisiana. Pamphlet with affiliated Agencies and Groups.
Louisiana Bankers Association. Programs, 1924
Programs: Group “C” Louisiana Bankers Association, Friday, March 28, 1924, Lafayette, Louisiana.
State Department of Education of Louisiana. Classified List of Public and Private High Schools, 1926-1927
Booklet: Issued by the State Department of Education. (Session 1926-1927)
Delta Zeta New Orleans Alumnae Chapter. Yearbook and Directory, 1956-1957
Delta Zeta sorority, May 1956 - April 1957. List of Officers, Delegates and Committee Chairmen of the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter.
Canal Bank and Trust Company of New Orleans, 100 Years. Booklet, 1931
The Canal Bank of New Orleans was established on March 5, 1831, for the purpose of financing and digging the New Basin Canal. A booklet commemorating the centennial.
Land of Evangeline. Tourist Guide, n.d.
An article from “Poste Des Attakapas”. Compiled by Andre A. Olivier. Tourist Guide Through St. Martinville, La. U.S.A.
Catholic Daughters of America, Court Mater DEI #868. Newsletter, 1946
Catholic Daughters of America. Newsletter, 1946. Compiled by Margaret A. Cox, December 1, 1946, New Orleans, LA.
Saenger’s St. Charles Theater (New Orleans, Louisiana). Program, 1925-1926
Farewell Week: Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em. Music by St. Charles Theater Orchestra, program 1925-1926.
St. Theresa of Avila Church, New Orleans. Bulletin, 1957
Octave of Christmas, December 29, 1957 (Bulletin).
Women’s Society of Christian Service and Wesleyan Service Guild. Program, 1960
Twentieth Annual Meeting. Louisiana Conference, Central Jurisdiction, the Methodist Church, April 21 to 23, 1960. Warren Methodist Church, Lake Charles, Louisiana. PROGRAM.
Catholic Daughters of America. Children’s Carnival Program, 1951
Twenty-fourth Annual Children’s Carnival sponsored by Court Immaculata No. 503, Catholic Daughters of America. Theme “The Sleeping Beauty”, Tuesday, February 6, 1961. PROGRAM.
Teche Talk - The Greyhound Lines. Publication, 1949
Teche Talk. Teche Greyhound Lines, volume 4, no. 12, January 1949. Louisiana Story - History- Beauty- sport. Publication, 12 pp.
Evangeline China Market. Photographs, n.d.
The Evangeline china Market, Highway 90, New Iberia, LA. (Just outside City). Includes photographs. This Market had hundreds of items, which included China, glassware, pottery, and giftware. They were the distributor of “The New Iberia Souvenir Plate”.
Kaplan Furniture Store (Kaplan, Louisiana). Photographs, n.d.
Kaplan Furniture Store, “Where Charming Homes Begin” photographs, no date.
Sutton’s Junk, Salvage, and Army Surplus Stores. Photographs, n.d.
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.
Boudreaux’s Rio Trucks (Franklin, Louisiana). Photographs, n.d.
Boudreaux’s Rio Trucks located in Franklin, Louisiana. They sold heavy-duty Rio Trucks and Hudson’s new Car of Tomorrow. No date. Photographs.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Park. Brochure, n.d.
The Longfellow-Evangeline Memorial Park in St. Martin Parish is situated one mile from the town of St. Martinville (known in the early days as Poste Des Attakapas) on the banks of historic Bayou Teche.
Shadows-On-The-Teche. Booklet, 1963
The Shadows on the Teche, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. New Iberia. Marian Page, author. Copyright 1963. Booklet.
See All of Louisiana All Year ‘Round. Publication, n.d.
This publication consists of information on plantation homes, state parks, ports of Louisiana, the Bayou Country, Mardi Gras, historical information, etc.
Story of Godchaux’s Pure Cane Sugar. Booklet, 1933
Booklet: The Story of Godchaux’s Pure Cane Sugar. 1933. Contains useful household helps and excellent recipes.
Merchants, Tradesmen, and Manufacturers. Booklet, 1902
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.
Immaculate Conception Chapel (Jennings, Louisiana). Article, 1956
Article: Immaculate Conception Chapel, Jennings, Louisiana. Published by Architectural Record, December 1956, pp. 148-152.
Bird Refuges of Louisiana. Article, 1916
The Bird of Refuges of Louisiana by Theodore Roosevelt. Scribner’s Magazine, Volume LIX, March 1916, no.3.
Cajunland, Louisiana’s French-Speaking Coast. Article, 1966
Cajunland, Louisiana’s French-Speaking Coast, by Bern Keating. National Geographic, volume 129, no.3, March 1966.
Reeves, Jim (1923-1964). Correspondence, 1961
Jim Reeves was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. His records were on the charts from 1950s-1980s, and he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound (a mixture of older country-style music with elements of popular music). He obtained a job as an announcer for KWKH-AM in Shreveport, Louisiana, then the home of the popular radio program Louisiana Hayride.
Lafayette White Sox Baseball Team. Material, 1937
The Evangeline League (Lafayette White Sox) began in 1934 as a 6-team class D league in and around Louisiana. Its name comes from the Acadian legendary heroine Evangéline, made famous through a poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The league quickly expanded to 8 teams and lasted until World War II, when it shut down from 1943 to 1945.
History of the Cajuns and Their Family Life in Louisiana. Article, n.d.
Article: Much of this history is taken from an article on Cajun Country by R.G. Washington. No other information is given.
Confederate Civil War Soldier. Letter, n.d.
A Confederate Civil War soldier’s letter addressed to Opelousas, Louisiana (1st page of the letter appears to be missing). The writer is discussing a gentleman of both their acquaintances. Original letter.
Confederate Soldier Manuscript Scouting Trip to Louisiana. Letter, n.d.
Scouting report was written by a Confederate soldier regarding work in Louisiana. Handwritten. A letter found in a photo album of a family from Palestine, TX.
Evangeline Oil Company. Certificate, 1920
Certificate: Capitol Stock certified that Earl Guile is the owner of two hundred shares of Evangeline Oil Company, September 1920. Original.
Crowley State Bank. Receipt, 1898
Receipt dated February 8, 1898. Original.
Merchants, Tradesman, and Manufacturers. Key Rating for Bankers, 1926
Lafayette area: Key to ratings; the key to the classification of trades. List of banks, bankers and state collection laws, September 1926, volume 234.
Riviana Foods, Inc. Certificate, 1970
Common Stock Certificate: Riviana Foods Inc. certifies that Gerlach & Company is the owner of one hundred shares, June 12, 1970.
Railroad Companies. Material, 1970s, 1992
Miscellaneous materials from railroad companies.
Advertisements. Miscellaneous, n.d.
Different miscellaneous advertisements for Louisiana companies.
Evangeline Economic & Planning District. Miscellaneous, 1984
The Evangeline Economic & Planning District based in Lafayette, Louisiana. This newsletter was published by the EEPD and covers the Acadiana area.
Daughters of the American Revolution National Society, Attakapas Chapter. Yearbook, 1983-1984
The Attakapas Chapter organized on April 20, 1929. The Organizing Regent was Mrs. Henry palfrey. This yearbook consists of chapter officers, Chapter Chairman of the National Committees, etc.
Camp Thistlethwaite. Leaders’ Bulletin, 1967
Camp Thistlewhwaite is located on Bayou Cocodrie, four (4) miles north of Washington, Louisiana in St. Landry Parish. This is a campsite used by the Boys Scouts of America.
Guchereau, Moore. Correspondence, 1957-1960
Moore Guchereau was the Mayor of the City of New Orleans in the 1950s. This collection contains correspondence pertaining the “Community Chest of Lafayette, Inc.”, Congratulations on being re-elected as Mayor, Field trip of a student from Mt. Carmel School in Lafayette, Thank You notes for contributions to his campaign, etc.
Lafayette Parish Youth Baseball Committee. Memo, 1961
This memo is directed to all committee members and includes an agenda of the meeting.
Acadiana Symphony Women’s League. Program, 1996
The Acadiana Symphony Women’s League celebrates a decade of elegant dining. This manuscript consists of a program for 1996 celebrating a decade of elegant dining.
Louisiana Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association. Newsletters, 1973-1975
This organization is associated with the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) through the College of Agriculture.
Franklin Gardner Camp (General) #1421. Newsletters, 1984
Newsletters from Franklin Gardner Camp.
Dodd, William E. ( - ). Letters, 1921-1932
William E. Dodd was the author of “Woodrow Wilson and His Works”. This small manuscript consists of letters pertaining to the book he was writing.
Edwards, Edwin W. (1927- ). Court Document, 1985
Edwin Edwards is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district from 1965 to 1972 and as the 50th Governor of Louisiana for four terms. Due to corruption charges, Edwards has served eight years in prison and is currently ineligible to run for governor. This collection contains a court document for Governor Edwards's indictment.
Wright, Salmon Lusk "Sol" (1852-1929). Collection, 1908-1929
Sol Wright was a rice farmer, known as the "rice wizard", in Crowley, LA. This collection contains news clippings and a petition requesting the establishment of the Rice Experiment Station at Crowley.
History of Lafayette, Louisiana. Writing, 1923
History of Lafayette, Louisiana. Spring 1923. No author listed. 9 pages. Handwritten, original.
Cary, Helen L. (1925-2019). Collection, 1943-1946, n.d.
Helen Louise Cary was a 1946 graduate and member of the “Red Jackets” of Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette). This collection contains personal items belonging to Ms. Cary, including and placement office application, certificates, and programs.
Thompsons of Eastern Carolina. Genealogical History, 1973
This small collection consists of genealogical material of the Thompson families, including pedigree charts, news clippings, photographs, and military documents. Photocopy.
St. Julien, Barbara Ann ( - 2001). Collection, 1963
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).
Louisiana Pigeon Club. Program, 1958
The Louisiana Pigeon Club organized in the early 1950s and holds annual shows. This collection consists of the 1958 program.
Vermilionville Presbyterian Church. Records, 1875
The Vermilionville Presbyterian Church was organized on August 23, 1875. This collection consists of a program of the first church services held in Lafayette.
Donato Family. Papers, 1796-1895
This collection consists of photocopies of baptismal and marriage certificates, and funeral records ranging from 1796-1895 of the Donato family. These are certificates and records from St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Alvin Donato donated this collection.
Louisiana State School for the Blind. Budget, 1925-1926
This collection consists of salaries, wages, and other expenses for the Louisiana State School for the Blind.
Abbeville Baseball Club (Evangeline League). Correspondence, 1947
This collection consists of correspondence between Mr. George M. Trautman, President of National Association and Mr. I. M. Goldberg, President of Abbeville Baseball Club, Inc.
Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (Ruston, LA). Correspondence, 1924-1926
This collection consists of correspondence from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, now Louisiana Tech University.
Delgado Community College (New Orleans, LA). Miscellaneous Records, 1990-1991
Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is Greater New Orleans’s largest higher education institution and Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college. This collection contains publicity, publications, and cost projects relating to Delgado Community College and Dr. James A. Caillier.
King George V (1865-1936). Letter, 1918
George V was King of the United Kingdom from 1910 to 1936. During World War I, he distributed a letter to American soldiers offering thanks and support for their entering the war on the side of the Allies. This particular letter was sent to Army soldier Alonzo Daniel McClain, who lived in Louisiana. Jeanne McClain Veazey, daughter of Alonzo McClain donated the collection.
Clinton, William J. (1946 - ). Letter, 1996
This collection contains a letter from then-President Bill Clinton to Shawn T. Smith.
Beaver’s Club Auditorium Subscription Series. Pamphlet, 1960-1961
The Beaver’s Club is a civil club in Lafayette.
Community Concerts, 28th Season in Lafayette. Concert Announcement, 1962-1963
This collection consists of a concert announcement program for Mantovani and His Concert Orchestra. There is also a list of Community Concerts Membership Campaign Workers.
Indian Tradition and a Legend, An. Writing, n.d.
“An Indian Tradition and a Legend” typescript, Author unknown.
Angers, Jr., Bob ( - ). Correspondence, 1969
This collection contains a letter inquiring about the possibility of a “Sister Cities” arrangement between the city of Asuncion, Capital of Paraguay and the City of Lafayette, Louisiana.
First Methodist Church (Lafayette, Louisiana). Board Meeting Minutes, 1959
The First United Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church located at 703 Lee Avenue in Lafayette, Louisiana. It was built in 1924. This collection consists of a digest of minutes from one of the Church’s board meetings.
Deuxième concile œcuménique du Vatican. Book, 1963
The second Ecumenical Vatican Council was convened by the Pope. It was an assembly of all the bishops of the Catholic Church who, in union with the Pope and all his authority, treated questions of faith, morality, discipline, and government ecclesiastical organization, defined dogmas, fixed laws, and drew up guidelines for Christian life and apostles across the world. Vatican II was held from 1962-1965. This book is the solemn ceremony opening the second session of the council.
Hadacol. Testimonials, 1948
Hadacol was a patent medicine that was marketed as a vitamin supplement. It contained 12% alcohol making it quite popular in the South. This collections contains a 1948 recording of Hadacol testimonials on vinyl and CD. Jeanette Parker donated the collection.
Little, Carl ( - ). Diploma, 1903
Carl Little graduated from Crowley University in Crowley, Louisiana on May 29, 1903 after completing the commercial course of study. This manuscript includes his diploma.
Bärä. Drawing, 1980
This collection contains a drawing of a home signed, “Bärä 1980.” It is print 74/116.
Stelly. Photographs, 1907, 1950
This collection contains two large photographs. These photographs contain members of the Stelly family with their employees.
Langley, Charles ( - ). Collection, 1995, 2003
On March 6, 2003, author Charles Langley met with two of the last known Louisiana traiteurs in Maurice, LA, where they had a conversation about their practices and their sense of loss in the changing world. This collection contains typed draft conversations and experiences meeting with the traiteurs. The collection also contains handwritten copies of their prayers. Mr. Langley donated this collection.
Civil War. Posters, 1865, n.d.
These posters are reproductions of posters from the Civil War Era.
Kennedy, Hyder (1840-1893). Civil War Letters, 1863-1867
Hyder Kennedy was a colonel during the Civil War. This collection contains letters written by Kennedy during his time serving in the Civil War. Most of them are to his mother or sister. The first letter is a typed copy, but the remaining letters are originals.
Audio-Tribune, La Tribune des francophones. Tapes, 1976
La Tribune des francophones was a tri-annual publication from Lafayette, LA. This collection contains the first edition of Audio-Tribune, a reading of the second edition of la Tribune des francophones.
Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963). Collection, 1963, n.d.
1 folder; oversize
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in November of 1963. This collection includes a photograph and magazines relating to his presidency and assassination.
Emperor. Birthday Menu, 1924
This collection consists of the menu for the diner celebrating the birthday of the emperor on October 31, 1924. The menu is in French and there is nothing to note which emperor was celebrating his birthday.
Conservation, A Picture Discussion. Kit, 1970
This kit was published by the American Petroleum Institute for use in grades 7-9. Its aim was to focus attention on the importance of using natural resources wisely. Norris Ceaser donated this kit.
New York Times Front Pages, The. Presidential Elections of the 20th Century, 1968
The New York Times published a collection of the front pages of editions announcing the results of the presidential election each year from 1900 to 1968. This collection includes copies of these front pages on multiuse paper instead of newspaper, with a book and copies of the Declaration of Independence. Norris Ceaser donated this collection.
U.S. Army. Telephone Manuals, 1952, 1967
This collection contains a telephone directory from the U.S. Army and a telephone maintenance manual from the Departments of the Army and the Air Force. Darrell Doiron donated the collection.
Sampité, Joseph M. (1931-2012). Obituaries, 2012
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.
Take Me Out. Playbill, 2004
Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out premiered Off-Broadway in 2022 and on Broadway in 2003. The play covers a fictional baseball team and the different reactions when one of its members, Darren Lemming, comes out as gay. Themes of the play include homophobia, racism, class, and masculinity in sports. The role of Darren Lemming was first played by actor Daniel Sunjata, who earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The original playbill of Take Me Out from 2004, where Sunjata played the lead, is an LGBTQ resource.
DeGeneres, Ellen (1958- ). Entertainment Weekly Magazine, 1996
Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. She has had successful careers in stand-up comedy, film, and television. She starred in the 1990s sitcom Ellen, in which she played one of the first main characters to come out as lesbian, mirroring her own life. This collection is an LGBTQ resource and includes an Entertainment Weekly issue containing an article about DeGeneres coming out as lesbian and the reactions to her character on the show. DeGeneres is featured on the cover.
Cliburn, Van (1934-2013). Photographs, 1958-1985
Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn, Jr. was a world renown classical pianist who was born in Shreveport, LA and grew up in Texas. He rose to fame when at the age of 23, he won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. He also performed for every U.S. president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. This collection contains photographs of Cliburn, including one where he is conducting Luci Baines Johnson, President Lyndon Johnson’s youngest daughter.
Lakota (Sioux). Dreamcatcher, n.d.
Dreamcatchers were items made in some Native American cultures. Mostly found in the Great Plains areas of Canada and the United States, dreamcatchers hoops with woven nets that are designed to catch and trap bad dreams. Good dreams would go through the center hole. During the Pan-Indian movement of the 1960s and 1970s, dreamcatchers were also seen as a symbol of unity among different Native American cultures. This dreamcatcher is from the Lakota Sioux tribe. Chief Crying Eagle of the Atakapa Ishak tribe donated this item.