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Alphabetical List of Collections: K

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


Kaplan, Abrom (1872-1944). Papers, 1890-1960, n.d.

Collection 200

10 feet
Abrom Kaplan was considered to be one of the greatest pioneers of the Southwestern Louisiana rice industry, opening rice mills in Crowley, Abbeville, Gueydan, Esterwood, and Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The town of Kaplan in Vermilion Parish was named after him. This collection consists of diaries, correspondence, financial records, ledgers, letterpress books, microfilm, notebooks, and other miscellaneous materials.


Kaplan, Benjamin (1906-1972). Papers, 1929, 1940-1972, 1977, n.d.

Collection 78

5 feet, 7.5. inches
Professor of Sociology, USL. Collection contains speeches; lectures; manuscripts of Dr. Kaplan's book The Land in Between; report of the second conference of the Louisiana State Advisory Commission on Aging; surveys of Lafayette, Duson, Breaux Bridge and teenage marriages in Lafayette Parish; pamphlets and magazines on religion, race, education and related sociological subjects; handwritten notes (unsorted) for speeches, lectures, books. Also includes correspondence, pictures, newspaper clippings re: Dr. Kaplan. Vitae. Copy of M.A. thesis, "A Study of Newsboys in New Orleans," Tulane University, 1929.


Kaplan Furniture Store (Kaplan, Louisiana). Photographs, n.d.

Manuscript 237

1 folder
Kaplan Furniture Store, “Where Charming Homes Begin” photographs, no date.


Kennedy, Altha Lee. Collection, 1935, 1952

Manuscript 174

1 folder
Contains programs for the Third Annual Y.M.B.C. Minstrels and the Sixth Annual Charity Ball Portraying An Album of Musical Memories.


Kerksieck, Margaret Manley (1892-1980). Memoirs, 1979

Manuscript 99

2 folders
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.


Kerr-McGee Corporation. Collection, 1910-1950s

Collection 388

293 volumes
Kerr-McGee Corporation offers oil and natural gas exploration and production services in the United States. The company was founded in 1929 by Robert S. Kerr (1896-1963) and Dean A. McGee (1904-1989) and is based in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As of August 10, 2006, Kerr-McGee Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. This collection contains 293 volumes.


Keystone View Company. Slides, 1910s-1920s

Collection 126

ca. 700 items
This collection contains stereopticon slides and glass plates produced by the Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pa. These views are of scenes from all over the world. They were produced for educational purposes and discovered in a Gretna, Louisiana, elementary school. There is one study booklet on Mexico which accompanies a section of the slides. One contains scenes from stories of Peter Rabbit, and the second contains miscellaneous items including several images related to the Civil War.
The donor also included a stereopticon viewer.
Donated by Don Robertson, Lafayette, La.


Kiesel Electric Company. (Crowley, Louisiana). Records, 1980-1988

Collection 300


Kiesel, Jean Schmidt (1951- ). Collection, 2007, 2014

Collection 447

12 inches
Jean Schmidt Kiesel was the Reference Archivist (formerly Louisiana Room Librarian) at Edith Garland Dupré Library for 32 years before her retirement in 2017. During her time in Special Collections, she published two manuscripts: "Images of America: Lafayette" in 2007 and "Images of America: Evangeline Parish" in 2014. The latter was co-written by Jane F. Vidrine, who also works in Special Collections. This collection consists of the working files of her published manuscripts. Donated by Jean S. Kiesel.


Kimbriel, Rex L. (1907-1987). Papers [Mississippi Rice Growers' Association Records], 1945-1955, n.d.

Collection 37

7.5 inches, 3 volumes
Mr. Kimbriel introduced rice production into Mississippi in 1948. After retiring from active farming he traveled throughout the country and Latin America as an advisor for rice and soybean farming. This collection contains correspondence, publications, writings and reports, scrapbooks, and other materials.


Kinchen, Samuel ( - ). Collection, 1867-1912, 1985, n.d.

Collection 396

2 ½ inches
This collection contains biographical information on the Kinchen family, cattle brand of Samuel Kinchen, marriage licenses, correspondence, receipts, and other miscellaneous materials as well. All materials are from St. Mary Parish, particularly the Baldwin area.


King, E.T. ( - ). Memoirs, 1875

Manuscript 8

1 folder
Manuscript explaining the Civil War service of St. Martin Rangers. Photocopy of handwritten document, 34 pages. Donated by H. Allen King.


KPEL “Prime Time”. Tapes, 1987-2001

Collection 150

6 feet
“Prime Time” was a radio program on KPEL that aired every Saturday morning. This program included reminiscences about the Lafayette and Acadiana area. This is a good source of information for people interested in studying the past and present of Acadiana.


KPEL “Somewhere Special”. Tapes, n.d.

Collection 464

3 reels (80 programs)
This collection contains tapes from the KPEL radio station in Lafayette, Louisiana. The show “Somewhere Special” aired and produced 80 programs. No date.


Kreamer, Jean T. (1944-    ). Papers, 1978-2007, n.d.

Collection 205

13 feet
Jean T. Kreamer was the director of the University Media Center and Print Shop at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She was also the President of the Chamber of Commerce for 1999/2000. This collection consists of her dissertation, certificates and awards, clippings, and materials on the different committees she has served. Dr. Kreamer donated this collection.


KSIG “Acadia Parish Yesterdays”. Tapes, 1989-1992

Collection 463

52 tapes
KSIG is a radio station in Crowley, Louisiana. “Acadia Parish Yesterdays” was a radio program aired weekly from 1989 to 1992. The show had guests on their weekly programs. Abstracts from the shows are listed in this collection. There is also an alphabetical list of guests.