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Richard E. Baudouin, Jr. Papers

Collection 233

Baudouin, Richard E., Jr. (1953-2000). Papers, 1970-2000, n.d.

5 ½ feet; Oversize

Richard E. Baudouin, Jr. was a longtime journalist and former editor of the Times of Acadiana weekly newspaper. He was born in New Orleans on October 4 1953, to Richard Baudouin, Sr. and Dolores Kemmler Baudouin. He married Ann Wakefield and they had two children, Katherine and Richard Baudouin, III. He graduated from Jesuit High School and Tulane University, where he served as editor of the student newspaper, Hullabaloo. He was a reporter for The Hammond Sun and The Houma Courier, and editor of New Business in Lafayette and Upstate in Shreveport. He was also editor of The Times of Acadiana from 1985 until 1996.

Shortly after Mr. Baudouin started working as editor at The Times, the newspaper became involved in coverage of the unfolding scandal of the Rev. Gilbert Gauthe, a Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of 11 Vermilion Parish boys. Despite threats of an advertising boycott, Mr. Baudouin and The Times pursued the story. He also had a role in developing the reference book series, "Grassroots Guide to the Louisiana Legislature."

When Mr. Baudouin left The Times in 1996, he worked briefly for the Klanwatch Project, an operation of the Southern Poverty Law Center that monitors hate groups. He returned to Lafayette to work as a political consultant for several legislative and local candidates in the Lafayette area, and was a political analyst for a Lafayette television station. He died at his home February 26, 2000.

This collection contains Mr. Baudouin’s personal papers, which are divided into two major series: personal files and working files. The personal files include certificates, correspondence, notes, postcards, and some education material. The working files include his writings, materials on education and politics, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

RESTRICTED:  FOLDERS 1-05 AND 1-08

Series:

A. Personal Files
    a. Documents 1-01 through 1-03
    b. Education 1-04 through 1-07
    c. Resumé 1-08
    d. Certificates 1-09
    e. Correspondence 1-10 through 1-16
    f. Postcards 1-17 through 1-19
    g. Notes 1-20 through 1-23
    h. Obituary Material 1-24 through 1-36
    i. Miscellaneous 2-01
B. Working Files
    a. Writings 2-02 through 2-33.5
    b. Educational Issues 2-34 through 3-02
    c. Political Campaigns 3-03 through 4-01
    d. Miscellaneous 4-02 through 4-07
    e. Media/Artifacts Box 5
    f. Photographs Box 6
C. Oversize
    a. Plaques, Photograph, Certificate
    b. Volumes

Inventory:

Box 1
  A. Personal Files
    a. Documents
        1-01 Certificate of Baptism; Property documents, 1800-1980
        1-02 Last Will and Testament, 1999
        1-03 Grade School Assignments, no date
    b. Education
        1-04 Jesuit High School: Writings for school newspaper, 1970-1971
        1-05 Tulane University: Transcript of grades, 1975   RESTRICTED
        1-06 Tulane University: Tulane Hullabaloo, articles and miscellaneous material, 1974-1975
        1-07 Tulane University: Anti-Vietnam War activities material, 1972-1974
    c. Resumé
        1-08 Resumé and CV   RESTRICTED
    d. Certificates
        1-09 Certificates
    e. Correspondence
        1-10 Family, assorted dates
        1-11 1975
        1-12 1976
        1-13 1977
        1-14 1978
        1-15 1980
        1-16 1993-2000
    f. Postcards
        1-17 Assorted
        1-18 Assorted
        1-19 Assorted
    g. Notes
        1-20 Handwritten
        1-21 Handwritten
        1-22 Handwritten
        1-23 Handwritten and Typescript
    h. Obituary Material
        1-24 February 2000
        1-25 Condolence Cards, February 2000-
        1-26 House of Representatives and Senate Resolutions, 2000
        1-27 Letters, Condolence Cards, 2000-
        1-28 Reminisces, 1993
        1-29 Condolence Cards, 2000-
        1-30 Condolence Cards, 2000-
        1-31 Condolence Cards, 2000-
        1-32 Condolence Cards, 2000-
        1-33 Condolence Cards, 2000-
        1-34 Condolence Cards, 2000-
        1-35 Condolence Cards, 2000-
        1-36 Condolence Cards, 2000-
           
Box 2
    i. Miscellaneous
        2-01 Miscellaneous: Shareholder information, 1983-1984
           
  B. Working Files
    a. Writings
        2-02 The Times of Acadiana, 28 October 1987
        2-03 The Times of Acadiana, 20 December 1989
        2-04 The Times of Acadiana, April, June, November 1991
        2-05 The Times of Acadiana, April, September, December 1992
        2-06 The Times of Acadiana, February, March, June, 1993
        2-07 The Times of Acadiana, December 1985
        2-08 The Times of Acadiana, 12, 15 May 1996
        2-09 The Times of Acadiana, 1, 8 March – 3 May 2000
        2-10 The Houma Courier, 6 October 1976 – 16 April 1977
        2-11 Gris Gris (Baton Rouge), July – August 1977
        2-12 The Hammond Sun and The Houma Courier, 1976-1977
        2-13 The Houma Courier, September – December 1976
        2-14 The Houma Courier, January – July 1977
        2-15 Upstate, 27 February 1986
        2-16 The Houma Courier, January – December 1976
        2-17 The Houma Courier, n.d.
        2-18 New Business, January – July 1983
        2-19 Upstate, September – December 1983
        2-20 Upstate, January – December 1984
        2-21 Upstate, January – October 1985
        2-22 Shreveport & Business, May, August 1984
        2-23 New Business, July, September, 1981
        2-24 New Business, January – December 1982
        2-25 Louisiana Life, Spring 1993, Spring 2000
        2-26 Gambit, 7 March 2000
        2-27 Forum, 8 March 2000
        2-28 Miscellaneous, n.d.
        2-29 National Fishermen, August 1977
        2-30 Miscellaneous Articles, 1980s
        2-31 The Times of Acadiana, 1980-1981
        2-32 The Times of Acadiana: Correspondence, articles, etc., 1986-1997
        2-33 Published Articles by Ann Wakefield (wife of Mr. Baudouin)
        2-33.1 New Orleans Magazine, December 1990, May 1991
        2-33.2 Miscellaneous Articles, 1991, 1993
        2-33.3 Miscellaneous Articles, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996
        2-33.4 Research Paper: “The Times, They are a Changin’: A Case Study of a Newsweekly in Transition." Mass Comm. 4050, 3 May 1995
        2-33.5 “The Challenge Facing our City: Shreveport to 2000, OR, Two Shreveport, 2000?”
    b. Educational Issues
        2-34 1989-1994
        2-35 1995-1997
        2-36 Research, Correspondence (Louisiana Association of Educators), 1997
        2-37 Research, “School Employee Pay: How Does It Stack Up?", 1997
        2-38 Research, 1997-1998 Annual Teacher Salary Schedule
        2-39 Correspondence, Research. LAE, 1998
        2-40 Correspondence, Research. LAE, 1998
        2-41 Research, 1998-1999 Annual Teacher Salary Schedule
        2-42 Louisiana Association of Educators, October 1998
        2-43 Louisiana Association of Educators, November – December 1998
        2-44 Research, Correspondence, etc., January 1999
        2-45 Research, February – May 1999
        2-46 Louisiana Association of Educators, Politics, June – August 1999
        2-47 Education Issues and Government, 1999-
        2-48 Louisiana Association of Educators, September 1999 – February 2000
           
Box 3
        3-01 Miscellaneous, Louisiana Association of Educators, 1999-2000
        3-02 Miscellaneous, Louisiana Association of Educators, 1999-
    c. Political Campaign
        3-03 Lobby Activity with Haynie and Associates, 1991-1999
        3-04 Gubernatorial Campaign, Miscellaneous, 1986-87
        3-05 Louisiana Governmental Studies, 1996-2000
        3-06 Public Opinion Surveys, District 43, 1998
        3-07 Public Opinion Surveys, District 43, 1999
        3-08 Various Campaigns, 1998-1999
        3-09 Correspondence, Asset Documents (Land), 1999
        3-10 The Issues Group, LLC, Political Consulting Firm, January – March 1999
        3-11 The Issue Group, LCC, Political Consulting Firm, April – June 1999
        3-12 The Issues Group, LCC, July – August 1999
        3-13 The Issues Group, LCC, 1 September – 7 October 1999
        3-14 The Issues Group, LCC, 7-31 October 1999
        3-15 The Issues Group, LCC, 3-30 November 1999
        3-16 The Issues Group, LCC, 1-31 December 1999
        3-17 The Issues Group, LCC, December 1999 – March 2000
        3-18 Consulting/Campaigning/Clients (Baudouin), 1999
        3-19 Consulting/Campaigning/Clients (Comeaux), 1999
        3-20 Consulting/Campaigning/Clients (Cravins), 1999
        3-21 Consulting/Campaigning/Clients (Blanco), 1999
        3-22 Southern Poverty Law Center: “Klanwatch”, etc., 1989-1998
        3-23 Southern Poverty Law Center: Articles, research, bulletins, 1993-1997
        3-24 Southern Poverty Law Center: Anti-KKK, research material, 1995-1997
        3-25 Southern Poverty Law Center: Anti-KKK, Klanwatch Intelligence Report, 1984-1989
        3-26 Southern Poverty Law Center: Klanwatch, Intelligence report, Issues #90-92, 1998-1999
        3-27 Southern Poverty Law Center: Klanwatch, Intelligence report, Issues #93-94, 96, 1999
        3-28 Southern Poverty Law Center: Two Years After – The Patriot Movement since Oklahoma City, 1997
        3-29 Southern Poverty Law Center: Washitaw Nation, n.d.
        3-30 Millennial, Fringe Groups, 1996-1997
        3-31 Michael Barkun, Chicago, IL, Interview, n.d.
        3-32 Southern Poverty Law Center: Paramilitary-Anti Gov-Millennial, n.d.
        3-33 Southern Poverty Law Center: Nation of Islam, n.d.
           
Box 4
        4-01 Southern Poverty Law Center: Klanwatch, 1996-1998
    d. Miscellaneous
        4-02 Alan Lomax, research material, 1978-1980
        4-03 Ivy Lejune, 1968, 1975, 1979
        4-04 Sides and Associates, miscellaneous material, 1980
        4-05 Civil Rights Issues, 1987, n.d.
        4-06 Flyer: Jay’s Lounge, “Queen Ida” band (autographed)
        4-07 Art cards “Without health, life is not life." St. Francis Cabrina Hospital
           
Box 5
    e. Media
      VHS
        1. “Ann’s Tape” (various, 1990)
        2. WYES, New Orleans, 3 December 1988. Informed Source
        3. “Law Talk – Richard Baudouin”, 1991
        4. “La Bonne Vie”, #43, Richard Baudouin. 29:53, 1991
        5. “The Klan: A Legacy of the Hate in America” (commercial tape)
        6. “Buddy Roemer for Gov.: The Roemer Revolution”, 1997. Tape 1
        7. “1988 Presidential Election”, 1988. Tape 2
        8. “Town Hall Meeting", 12 May 1994. Edited for A.O.C.
        9. “Town Hall Meeting: Live”, 12 May 1994. Edited for  A.O.C.
        10. “Parish President Debate", 28 September 1995. KATC Tape
        11. “Fox In Depth”, 3:10 – 3:30, 2 April 1997. Republic of Texas. Klanwatch
        12. “Louisiana Gub." Debate, 1991
        13. “Election Night Coverage”, 16 November 1991
        14. “President Election”, 1992
        15. “Nightline on Sexual Abuse in the Church”, 1993
        16. “South Louisiana Correctional Center/LCS, Ready to House”, 18 May 1998. 12 minutes
        17. “Endorsement”, 14 October 1999. 30 seconds
        18. “Donald Cravins” DC-1 “Earl Taylor”, 6 October 1999
        19. “Richard Baudouin Tributes”, 27 February 2000. KATC, TV 3
        20. “Bouillion Announcement”
        21. “Ken Bouillion” Raw Footage
        22. “Ken Bouillion Rough Spots”, 2 September 1999
        23. “Education” 30 seconds; “Families” 30 seconds; “Health Care” 30 seconds, “Health Care” 30 seconds, 13 September 1999
        24. “George Kennedy”, Image film. Baton Rouge, LA
        25. “John Franzen”, Multimedia. Sample reel: Education and Other Issues
        26. “Office Copy.” Running time 22 min. Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL
        27. DEMO Reels (Politicals)
        28. DEMO Reels
        29. “Let’s Talk with Kenny Bowen", n.d.
        30. KPLC Television, NBC Television. Sides and Associates
      Diskettes
        1. Bouillion; Blanco; Comeaux; Cravins, Miscellaneous
        2. Gaming Report and Backup
        3. Proposed Amendments to LAE Constitution, By-laws, and Standing Rules
      Cassettes
        1. Daniel Barker, For Air Use!!!, n.d.
        2. Eddie Shuler on Iry LeJune, 23 February 1979
        3. Lucius Hornsby on Marcel Knott
        4. Gulf Coast Bank
        5. Toots
        6. Unidentified
        7. Leonard Knapp, Jr.
        8. Radio Spot Audition. Phil Lizotte/KSIG, Crowley
        9. Alan Lomax, 1980
        10. Weekend All Things Considered, Paper Terrorism, 19 April 1997
      CDs
        1.  Baudouin, Richard
        2. Red/Lane Productions, Audio Demo. For The Issue Group, 30 June 1999
        3. Media: Softward (3 CDs)
      Artifacts
        1. Louisiana Stamp: 4 cents (framed)
        2. Reel to Reel: Festivals Acadiens
        3. Gold Coin: The American Iris Society, founded 1920. Engraved: Walther Cup, 1978. Frank E. Chowing, Ann Chowing (in blue box)
        4. Mardi Gras Medal. The Mystick Krewe of Louisianans
        5. Gold coins (souvenir). Old Man River (2), 1988
           
Box 6
      Photographs - Assorted
           
  C. Oversize
      Plaques, Photograph, Certificate
        1. Photograph: Richard Baudouin (Group of 3)
        2. Certificate: The Joan Spaulding Memorial Award presented to Richard E. Baudouin, Jr. (framed)
        3. Certificate: Richard Baudouin, certified Klan Buster, awarded this 28th day of June 1997. Southern Poverty Law Center (framed)
        4. Handwritten Letter: From Willaim E. Reneau, Shreveport (handwritten), 20 May 1985
        5. Plaque: Shreveport Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is proud to present the Chapter Award of Recognition in Journalism to Richard Baudouin. Lester C. Haas, FAIA President, 19 September 1984
        6. Plaque: In Memory of Richard Baudouin, in appreciation of all the work that he did to help all people regardless of race or color. The Myrtle Place Elementary. Family salutes your legacy on this 16th day of February 2001
        7. Plaque: Tulane Alumni Council of Acadiana as President, 1986-87; 1987-88. Presented to Richard E. Baudouin, Jr. for dedication and service
      Volumes
        1. Guide to the Louisiana Judiciary, 1995 edition
        2. Grass Roots Guide, Lobbying the Louisiana Legislature, 1988-1992
        3. Louisiana Legislature, 1996-2000, Grass Roots Guide, 4th Edition
        4. Louisiana Legislature, 1992-1996, Grass Roots Guide
        5. Grass Roots Guide to Louisiana Politics. Volume 1: Lobbying the Louisiana (2 copies)
        6. Legislature. Edited by Richard Baudouin, Jr., and Randy K. Haynie
        7. Louisiana Constitutional Amendment, Fiscal Reform – Election Results, 29 April 1989
        8. Jambalaya, Tulane University, 1975
        9. Blue Jay, Jesuit High School, 1967
        10. Blue Jay, Jesuit High School, 1968
        11. Blue Jay, Jesuit High School, 1969
        12. Blue Jay, Jesuit High School, 1970
        13. Blue Jay, Jesuit High School, 1971
        14. Notebook, n.d.
        15. New Business: Volume 1, August 1981 – July 1982
        16. Scrapbook: Photographs
        17. Tulane Hullabaloo, 1974-1974 (Baudouin – Assistant-features-editor)
        18. Tulane Hullabaloo, 1974-1975 (Baudouin – Editor-in-chief)
        19. Certificate: Irby T. Baudouin, Assessor in and for Parish of St. Charles, 11 December 1940