Note: Larger holdings are labeled "Collection"; smaller holdings (less than 2½ inches) are labeled "Manuscript".
Packard was a faculty member from the Art and Architecture department at University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). This collection consists of taped interviews on CODOFIL.
Letter explaining intent to purchase right-of-way through Teche Valley for railroad from Palmetto, Louisiana, to Vermilion Bay. The route went through Port Barre, Leonville, Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville and New Iberia.
16 feet, 8 inches
Planter, businessman, politician and governor of Louisiana from 1920 to 1924. Includes photocopies of Theodore Roosevelt letters in the possession of John M. Parker family; papers relating to the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920's, especially the Mer Rouge and the Dallas Calmes affairs; Huey Long; farming and conservation in Louisiana; and national and Louisiana politics.
Document granted by Marie Therese to family in Austrian Netherlands. Photocopy of original and typescript.
Microfiche: 15 sheets
This collection contains material brought to a Patout family reunion in 1975. Included are legal papers; land records, especially in St. Mary Parish; correspondence, including a letter from San Francisco in 1849; photographs; articles and publications.
1 foot, 8 inches
James M. Peek was an Associate Professor of Agronomy at Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). He was also a charter member of the Louisiana Turf Grass Association and a member of the American Society of Agronomy. This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, literature, and other miscellaneous materials dealing with turf grass in Louisiana.
5 inches, oversize
David L. Perkins and Dan P. Branch were architects from Lafayette who worked on a project to establish a “Louisiana Gulf Coast Petroleum Energy Museum.” This collection consists of drawings, floor plans, correspondence, financial reports, planning reports, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings and writings from people in the oil-related fields. This collection was donated by David L. Perkins and Dan P. Branch.
10 feet, oversize
This collection contains files of Perrin’s correspondence with foreign governments, testimonies from Acadian descendants, numerous speeches and newspaper articles, and the Official Proclamation by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England recognizing the injustice done to the French Neutrals (The Acadians) in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from 1755 through 1763, commonly known as the Grand Derangement. This collection was donated by Mr. Warren Perrin.
2 feet, 10½ inches
Oil history began in Louisiana on 20 September 1901 when the first producing well of the Jennings field was brought in. This collection consists of newspaper and magazine articles on the petroleum industry in Louisiana. Also included are numerous oil-related magazines and journals, reports, interviews, and photographs on the industry from the 1900s-1970s.
Miscellaneous personal and business papers of St. Landry Parish family. Includes material in English and material in French.
2 ½ inches
Dr. Pitchford taught at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) from 1960 to 1963. From 1963-1969, he taught at San Jose State University and then returned to the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1969, where he taught until his retirement. This collection consists of correspondence from Dr. Pitchford to Dr. Beth A. Willinger and her husband. Donated by Dr. Beth A. Willinger.
1 foot, 2½ inches, Original Film: 3 reels; Oversize
Glen Pitre is a motion picture producer and director whose works often feature life in the Louisiana wetlands. This collection consist of material pertaining to his movie Belizaire the Cajun. It also includes the original 35mm film. Glen Pitre donated the collection.
1 foot, 3 inches; oversize
Ludeau Pitre was a farmer and rancher in the Prairie Ronde community of St. Landry Parish during the early and middle 20th century. He built and ran a general store and Dixieland Ranch, a sizable estate of land and cattle. This collection consists of records from the Ludeau Pitre Store and Dixieland Ranch. This includes store ledgers, sharecropper time books, correspondence, receipts, and miscellaneous farm material from the store and ranch. Boisy Pitre, great-grandson of Ludeau Pitre, donated this collection.
This volume consists of financial records of Planter’s Hardware in Kaplan, Louisiana from January 10 – December 23, 1944.
This collection contains manuscripts and publicity for one-act plays connected with the Eavesdrop and Playwrights Theatres of Lafayette, Louisiana.
This collection contains records mainly from the Plumber and Steamfitters Local #106 Health and Welfare Fund and Pension Trust Fund.
Copied and possibly original poems done mainly in Philadelphia, Maryland, and Savannah. Author unknown. Several pages transcribed. Donated by Mrs. Treadway
Census of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, taken in 1809. Handwritten original, 14 pages.
Microfilm: 65 reels
Original acts, 1771-1836, and conveyances, 1810-1859; indexes to conveyances, 1765-1967
Bradley Hugh Pollocktaught History at the University of Southwestern University from 1984 until his death in 2009.Pollock was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Mu, Louisiana Historical Association, Southwestern Historical Association, and other organizations as well. He published several papers and appeared on the Acadiana Open Channel.This collection consists of his writings, courses taught, evaluations and recommendations. Also included is his Curriculum Vita.
By-laws, history, minutes, etc., October-December, 1977 (material collected for board members); also some material on Children's Shelter. All material thermofaxed.
Material from official packet distributed by 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.
1 scrapbook, 1 CD; 2 ½ inch
Ory Garard Poret was a native of Mansura, Louisiana, a graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), and the long-time Director of the State Land Office. This collection consists of a scrapbook of photographs from Poret’s service in the military. Some of the photographs are identified by location. This scrapbook has been digitized, so a user’s copy is available on CD. Also included is “A Brief Autobiography” by Poret, Army Service material, and other writings.
Letter to and speech by W. S. Posey dealing with politics (Republican Party) and education. Photocopies. Donated by Mrs. G. E. Fox.
5 inches; Microfiche [50 sheets]
Correspondence, papers and manuscripts of Dr. Lauren C. Post (born, 6 Sept. 1899; died, 21 Jan. 1976), a native of Acadia Parish, author, and professor of Geography for many years at San Diego State University. His papers include a diary, correspondence, and papers on a wide range of subjects including: Attakapas Indians, brand records from St. Martinville, Acadian music, Huey Long, the 1915 hurricane, weaving and clothing.
Post's Cajun Sketches won the Louisiana Library Association's literary award in 1962. He also authored articles on South Louisiana in various journals.
Copied through the generosity of Lyle Johnson, Director of the Acadia Parish Library System.
Prairie du Rocher, Illinois (“The Rock Prairie” in French) is a village in Randolph County, Illinois. It is the one of the oldest communities in the 21st century U.S. that was founded as a French settlement. This collection consists of photographs on two (2) CDs: Ste. Genevieve from 2006 and La Quiannee from 2007.
This collection consists of family histories of the Prejean and Blanchet families.
4 feet, Oversize
This collection contains mainly published prints, sketches, posters, and photographs; and commercial product labels. Many items are pages from nineteenth century illustrated magazines containing prints, photographs or advertisements of South Louisiana scenes and products. The collection was obtained in part with money donated by Mr. Alan Kiesel and Mr. and Mrs. Armand Brinkhaus. Many items have been purchased from Prints Old & Rare.
31 feet, 14 volumes
The Pritchard Rice Milling Company of Houston, Texas, organized in 1907, was one of the first mills in Texas. The collection covers the business transactions of this company. The files contain administration records, external and internal correspondence, financial records, insurance records, business contracts, and equipment documentation.
As federal judge Richard Putnam handled many desegregation cases involving school systems in Louisiana and elsewhere. He also played a significant role in the development of maritime law as it applies to the offshore oil and gas industry.
This collection consists of federal cases from Louisiana and other southern states, many of the cases dealing with school desegregation. Also included are correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, court orders, etc.