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Phyllis Ann Dupuis Boutte Collection

Collection 497

Boutte, Phyllis Ann Dupuis (1957-    ). Collection, 1949-2019, n.d.

4 feet, 5.5 inches; Oversize

Phyllis Ann Dupuis Boutte was born December 27, 1957 in Lafayette, LA. She attended University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) for 2.5 years, but left due to work. Her first job was in the air force, and then 25 years as a file clerk at Lafayette Parish Health Unit.

Ms. Boutte, while in her early 20’s, was introduced to Cajun and Zydeco dancing by her mother. The two of them and Ms. Boutte’s young daughter would often go dancing with other friends at Mulate’s restaurant in Breaux Bridge. One of their friends was a choreographer who worked on Glen Pitre’s 1986 film Belizaire the Cajun. Ms. Boutte, her mother, and her daughter each got roles as extras in the film and can be seen in many scenes. She also took pictures of the production, which are in negative form.

This collection contains materials belonging to and collected by Ms. Boutte over the years. Subjects include Cajun music and dance, festivals, plants and gardening, and Louisiana history. Much of the collection contains material related to Belizaire the Cajun.

Phyllis Boutte donated the collection.

Series:

A. "Belizaire the Cajun" 1-01 through 1-02
B. Newspaper Clippings 1-03 through 1-21
C. Brochures 2-01 through 2-06
D. Photographs 2-07 through 2-14
E. Drawings 2-15 through 2-17
F. Miscellaneous 2-18 through 2-19
G. Items  
H. Bound Materials  
    a. Magazines Box 4
    b. Books Box 5
I. Audiovisual Box 6
J. Genealogy Map Case 13

Inventory:

Box 1
  A. "Belizaire the Cajun"
    1-01 Information and Schedules, 1985
    1-02 Correspondence, 1985
       
  B. Newspaper Clippings
    1-03 Film – “Belizaire the Cajun”, 1984-1986, 1990, 2018
    1-04 Dance, 1986, n.d.
    1-05 History, 1984, 2018-2019
    1-06 Music, 1987, 2011, 2014, 2018-2019, n.d.
    1-07 Festivals, 2010-2011, 2014, 2018-2019
    1-08 Art, 2017-2018, n.d.
    1-09 Food, 2017-2018, n.d.
    1-10 Plants and Gardening, 2019
    1-11 Miscellaneous, n.d.
       
    1-12 Times of Acadiana, 10 May 1984
    1-13 Times of Acadiana, 14 November 1985
    1-14 Times of Acadiana, 19 April 2018 & 17 May 2018
    1-15 Times of Acadiana, 7 June 2018 & 3 January 2019
    1-16 Times of Acadiana, 4 & 18 April 2019
    1-17 Times of Acadiana, 25 April & 2 May 2019
    1-18 Times of Acadiana, 9 & 16 May 2019
    1-19 Les Bon Jours, 2018
    1-20 Bonnes Nouvelles, 2018 & 2019
    1-21 Community Chronicles, 2019
       
Box 2
  C. Brochures
    2-01 Historical Sites and Travel Information, 1984-1985, 2013, n.d.
    2-02 Food, 2017, n.d.
    2-03 Arts and Cultures, 2018, n.d.
    2-04 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, 2018, n.d.
    2-05 Festival International, 2018-2019, n.d.
    2-06 Miscellaneous, 2018-2019, n.d.
       
  D. Photographs
    2-07 Marshes, n.d.
    2-08 Miscellaneous, 1957, n.d.
    2-09 Music and Dancing, 2012, n.d.
    2-10 Negatives I, n.d.
    2-11 Negatives II, n.d.
    2-12 Negatives III, n.d.
    2-13 Negatives IV, n.d.
    2-14 Wildlife and Plants, n.d.
       
  E. Drawings
    2-15 Hair Designs for Women, 1979
    2-16 Drawing of “New Orleans Jazz”, by Donald Williams, 9 September 1999
    2-17 Audubon Best Loved Birds Paintings – Handsome Full Color Prints, n.d.
       
  F. Miscellaneous
    2-18 Dave and Dodie Treen’s Mansion Cookbook, n.d.
    2-19 Senior Class Commencement Materials, 1975, 1996
       
Box 3
  G. Items
    1. Joyokalon Wig used in Belizaire the Cajun
    2. City Club of Lafayette Hand Fan – Menu for Pavillon de Cuisine from Festival International de Louisiane, 1991
    3. Cotton Doily
    4. Pearl Jam PJ X MusiCares Earplugs and Case
    5. Mardi Gras Coins (12)
    6. Hard Rubber Bouncing Ball
    7. Purple Toy Car
    8. Hot Spring Diamond
    9. “I Voted” Sticker featuring George Rodrigue Blue Dog
    10. Sticker for SOLO – South Louisiana Songwriters Fest, Lafayette LA
       
Box 4
  H. Bound Materials
    a. Magazines
    1. Travelhost South Louisiana, Spring 2019
    2. 64 Parishes, Spring 2019
    3. Acadiana Profile
        a. December 2017/January 2018
        b. June/July 2018
    4. Louisiana Life
        a. November/December 2018
        b. May/June 2018
        c. July/August 2018
        d. January/February 2019
    5. Lafayette Community Guide
        a. 2017
        b. 2018
        c. 2019 (2 copies)
    6. 337 Magazine, Vol. 5 Issue 1, 2019
    7. Lafayette Consolidated Government. Annual Report 2018. City of Lafayette and the Parish of Lafayette, Louisiana.
       
    b. Books
    1. Kendris, Christopher. Dictionary of 501 French Verbs Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses. Woodbury: Barron’s Educational Series, 1963, 1970. Print.
    2. Field, Martha R., McLaughlin, Joan B. (ed.), and McLaughlin, Jack (ed.). Louisiana Voyages: The Travel Writings of Catherine Cole. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2006. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R, ed. The Cajuns: Essays on Their History and Culture. U.S.L. History Series, No. 11. Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1983. Print.
    4. Gill, Dan. Month-by-Month Gardening in Louisiana. Franklin: Cool Springs Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Schaefer, Linda. Come and See: A Photojournalist’s Journey into the World of Mother Teresa. Sanford: DC Press – A Division of the Diogenes Consortium, 2003. Print.
    6. Morris, Leon. Homage – New Orleans: A Personal Journey in Search of the Roots of Rock and Pop. Melbourne: Leon Morris, 2015. Print.
    7. Thompson, Kathleen. Portrait of America – Louisiana. Austin: Steck-Vaughn Company, 1991. Print.
    8. Boursier, Helen T. Black & White Portrait Photography. Buffalo: Amherst Media Inc., 1998. Print.
       
Box 6
  I. Audiovisual
    a. Cassettes
    1. The Beach Boys: All-Time Greatest Hits, Cema Special Markets, 1992
    2. Canray Fontenot: Louisiana Hot Sauce – Creole Style, Arhoolie Productions Inc., 1992
    3. Louisiana’s Le Roux, Capitol Records Inc., 1978
    4. Various Artists: Swamp Gold, Volume 3 – Original Hits from Golden Era of Louisiana Swamp Pop Music, Jin Records, 1994
    5. Various Artists: Swamp Gold, Volume 4 – Original Hits from Golden Era of Louisiana Swamp Pop Music, Jin Records, 1994
    6. Cajun Dance Favorites, Swallow Records, 1993
    7. Aaron Neville: The Grand Tour, A&M Records Inc., 1993
    8. Percy Sledge: Greatest Hits, Highland Music Inc., 1987
       
    b. CDs
    1. Lafayette Rhythm Devils: Les clefs de la prison, Zaffaire Records, 2006
    2. Cajun Early Recordings – Important Swamp Hits Remastered (A, B, C, and D), JSP Records, 2004
       
    c. Records
    1. Al Jolson: Souvenir Album, Vol. 2, Decca Records Inc., 1949
    2. Various Artists: 20 Bluegrass Originals, Gusto Records Inc., 1978
    3. Various Artists: 1980 – Greatest Country Hits of the 80s, CBS Records Inc., 1988
       
    d. Films
    1. Jai Été Au Bal (I Went to the Dance). A Film by Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz, and Maureen Gosling, DBA Brazos Films, 1989 & 2002 (DVD)
    2. The Apostle. Directed by Robert Duvall, October Films Inc., 1997 (VHS)
       
Map Case 13
  J. Genealogy
    13-10 Patin Family, by Geraldine Boudreaux, n.d.