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Alvin Y. Bethard Collection

Collection 405

Bethard, Alvin Y. (1947-    ). Collection, 1875-2018, n.d.

1 foot, 8 inches; Oversize

Al Bethard is a native of Louisiana. He worked at Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the Head of Microforms. Retiring in 2018 after 47 years of work, he is one of the longest-serving employees of Dupré Library.

This collection contains historical items that Mr. Bethard collected over the years. Items include newspaper articles, brochures, certificates, school items, and other miscellaneous materials.

Al Bethard donated the collection.

Series:

A. Newspapers 1-01 through 1-20
B. Ledgers/Reports 2-01 through 2-10
C. Invitations/Brochure 3-01 through 3-13
D. Miscellaneous 3-14 through 3-15
E. School Items 3-16 through 3-24
F. Magazines/Booklets 4-01 through 4-19
G. Oversize Map Case: 8-05
    a. Maps
    b. Large Newspapers
    c. Pictures/Posters
    d. Diplomas/Appointments
    e. Music Records

Inventory:

A. Newspapers
  1-01 Daily Advertiser 18 March 2016
  1-02 Sunday Advocate 17 September 2000
  1-03 The Louisiana Independent April 1989
  1-04 Daily Advertiser 15 November 1987
  1-05 Same 4 September 1979
  1-06 Same 24 November 1963
  1-07 Same 24 November 1963
  1-08 Kaplan Journal 24 March 1960
  1-09 Daily Advertiser 28 December 1958
  1-10 Same 18 December 1958
  1-11 Same 24 October 1958
  1-12 Same 16 April 1958
  1-13 Same 15 April 1958
  1-14 Same 22 September 1953
  1-15 The Opelousas Herald 7 May 1948
  1-16 Vieux Carre News 26 February 1926
  1-17 Monroe News Star 4 December 1922
  1-18 New Orleaner Theuthre Beitung 18 May 1899
  1-19 Daily Advertiser Piece n.d.
  1-20 Grand Isle Newspaper n.d.
  1-21 Grand Isle Pamphlets n.d.
B. Ledgers/Reports
  2-01 Annual Report/Microforms 1971-2016
  2-02 Roster of Officials, Lafayette Parish 2015
  2-03 Assorted Inventory Notes 25 September 2014
  2-04 Journal of Chuck Hamsa 2013
  2-05 History of Lafayette Timeline 2010
  2-06 Lafayette Bar Association Yearbook 2005-2006
  2-07 Greenbriar Estates Subdivision Extension #3 1 August 1969
  2-08 Planters Trust and Savings Bank Checkbook 1964
  2-09 Roll of Officers 1908
  2-10 S.E. Ledger 1 February 1926
  2-11 Sales and Cash Receipts 1956
C. Invitations/Brochures
  3-01 Saint Pius X Catholic Church Dedication 5 October 2017
  3-02 Celebrating 100 Years Lafayette Marshals 2010
  3-03 Centennial Celebration Invitation 2010
  3-04 100 Years Free Mason 6 February 2006
  3-05 UL Lafayette Presidential Inauguration 30 October 2008
  3-06 12th Hall of Fame Induction Invitation 31 January 2004
  3-07 Dupré Library Staff Honors Invitation 31 October 1997
  3-08 Armand Brinkhaus Honor Invitation 16 August 1996
  3-09 14th Abbevile Tarpon Fishing Rodeo 31 August 1968
  3-10 Louisiana Education Association Program 23 November 1953
  3-11 Records Vermilionville August 1875
  3-12 Lecture Invitation, “Future Growth at ULL” n.d.
  3-13 Madam Sarah Spiritual Readings Handout n.d.
D. Miscellaneous
  3-14 Prairie Basse Roads 22 February 1926
  3-15 WW2 Italy Password 1944
E. School Items
  3-16 Lafayette Bar Association Handbook 2004-2005
  3-17 USL Booklet 2000
  3-18 Ragin Cajun Refrigeration Magnet 2000
  3-19 LHS 10 Year Reunion 1972-1982
  3-20 Breaux Bridge Jr. High Yearbook 1976-1977
  3-21 Breaux Bridge Jr. High Yearbook 1975-1976
  3-22 USL Map 1975
  3-23 O.H.S. Class of 1939 1939
  3-24 LSU Calendar Booklet n.d.
F. Magazines/Booklets
  4-01 Attorney At Law Certificate Chitimacha Tribe 1996
  4-02 Certificate of Commendable Service 1968
  4-03 LSU Diploma David Gregory 1950
  4-04 USL Ribbons 1934-1937
  4-05 Baptism Records 13 December 1929
  4-06 Meritous Awards, Various n.d.
  4-07 Ordination of Michael Jarell n.d.
  4-08 Fernwood Directory 2013
  4-09 Women’s Golf Association Booklet 1988
  4-10 “A Trip with the Tigers” Magazine 2 November 1968
  4-11 Knights of Columbus 19 May 1962
  4-12 Catholic High School vs. Gonzalez 7 October 1960
  4-13 Grand Pre Pamphlet 1957
  4-14 Garden Club Handbook 1953
  4-15 Alethian Dear Book 1910
  4-16 The Alethians 1909
  4-17 Flora Levy Lecture Poster n.d.
  4-18 Louisiana Field Guide n.d.
  4-19 New Orleans Antique Bottle Club Booklet n.d.
  Volumes:  
  1. Dupré Library  Reference Support Services, Policies and Procedures Manual, 1984
    Re: Microforms department: includes manual, newsletters, news clippings, etc.
  2. Ledger: First National Bank (Shelton Angus Farms), 1958-1962
  3. Ledger: Tom Shelton, Lafayette, LA. Producing Royalty Record, 1940s-1950s
G. Oversize
  a. Maps Map Case 8-05
    Official Map of Lafayette Parish 1 January 1981
    Proposed Council District 1 30 July 2002
    Paul J Rainy Wildlife Sanctuary n.d.
    Marsh Island Wildlife Refuge n.d.
  b. Large Newspapers Map Case 8-05
    Daily Advertiser – Obituary 1 December 2004
    Democratic Mirror Piece 2 July 1930
    Same 2 July 1930
    Lafayette Gazette Piece 3 February 1921
    Same 23 May 1921
    Same 22 April 1921
    Same 12 May 1921
    Same 3 February 1921
    Same 23 May 1921
    Same 22 April 1921
    Same 22 April 1921
    Lafayette Gazette Piece 5 November 1920
    L’Abeille de la Nouvelle Orleans 6 September 1876
  c. Pictures/Poster Map Case 8-05
    “Mon Cher Camarade” Movie Poster 5 May 2011
    La Purchase Bicentennial Poster 2003
    Sugar Mill Picture 13 June 1996
    Mardi Gras Lafayette Poster 1994
    Avery Island Program Poster 1994
    Opelousas Mardi Gras Carnival Edition 1903
    “I Love My Louisiana” Poem n.d.
    7th Flora Levy Lecture Poster n.d.
    Lafayette Museum Titanic Exhibit Poster n.d.
    Lafayette School Board Election Poster n.d.
    Picture of African American Man n.d.
    La Constitution Convention Member Picture n.d.
    Downtown Lafayette n.d.
  d. Diplomas/Appointments Map Case 8-05
    International Mariners Certificate – Vernon Behrhorst January 1989
    Shreveport Diploma – Louisiana State Fair 1889
    Colonel of staff appointment certificate – Rev. Perry R. Sanders, Sr. (2 copies) 5 June 1984
    Notary Public Appointment Certificate – Rose M. Thibodeaux 1 September 1976
    Certificate for public accountant – David Watson Gregory 21 July 1961
  e. Music Record Map Case 8-05
    50th Anniversary of Ordination of M. Schexnander n.d.
    50th Anniversary of Diocese of Lafayette n.d.