Note: Larger holdings are labeled "Collection"; smaller holdings (less than 2½ inches) are labeled "Manuscript".
Farewell Week: Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em. Music by St. Charles Theater Orchestra, program 1925-1926.
Microfilm: 44 reels
This collection consists of copies of the St. Charles Parish Acts of Judges Records. These are records from the Colonial record books and filmed by the Louisiana State Archives.
Microfilm: 5 reels
Civil records from the 18th and early 19th centuries, including Original Acts, 1782-1787 and 1808; Conveyance Records, 1809-1819; and some successions.
Microfilm: 83 reels
Civil parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries, including Original Acts, 1753-1866; Successions and Probates; Marriages, 1826-1899; an 1868 Oath Book; and Sheriff's records.
Barbara Ann St. Julien was an elementary school teacher for over 36 years. This collection contains Ms. St. Julien diploma, senior yearbook photograph, and commencement exercise program from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).
Joseph Gilbert St. Julien was a politician who served as a representative of Lafayette Parish in the State Legislature, Parish Clerk of Court, and mayor of Lafayette from 1927-1931. This collection consists of a journal containing his handwritten notes in 1931.
Deposition of Louis St. Julien concerning a case of murder, which occurred in the Carencro area in 1803. [in French] There is also a photocopy of a broadside concerning the case, 3 December 1803. [in French] Typescript, 35 pp. Donated by Clare Roy (Mrs. Ben) Thibodeaux.
Microfilm: 517 reels
This collection contains microfilm copies of St. Landry Parish civil records. Series include conveyances, donations, estates & probates, marriages, plat books, Police Jury minutes, notarial acts, sheriff’s records, successions, school board records, and district court suits.
Microfilm: 7 reels
Copies of St. Landry Parish colonial documents, arranged chronologically.
This minute book contains minutes of the Parish Court of St. Landry, from June 8, 1807 through June 12, 1811. These minutes are handwritten. Also included is the St. Landry Parish record of oaths and minutes of court from 1815 through 1817. This is also handwritten.
2 ½ inches
Dr. St. Martin was the Dean of Community Services at University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). This collection contains news clippings, photographs of Allen St. Martin, news releases, and correspondence.
Microfilm: 179 reels
Civil parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries. Series include Original Acts, 1760-1815; Conveyances, 1816-1886; Estates and Successions, 1805-1888; Marriages; and Sheriff's Books, 1817-1878.
Compiled by Sam Broussard; indexed by Helen Mouton Thompson.
Microfilm: 158 reels
Civil parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries, including Conveyances, 1811-1911; Estates, Successions and Probates, 1811-1885; Court records; and Marriages, 1807-1869.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 153rd Anniversary.Rite for Opening a Cornerstone, November 12, 1995…1:00 p.m. Pastor Paul Schwan Officiating.
St. Peter Claver Mission of Iota, Louisiana and St. Joseph's Church of Welsh, Louisiana. Records, 1970 1978 [Microform]
1 reel (35 mm, negative)
Records of the St. Peter Claver Mission (1970-1978) and St. Joseph's Church (1971-1978).
Material gathered by Glenn Conrad in researching an essay on St. Peter's Church.
Octave of Christmas, December 29, 1957 (Bulletin).
Judge Kaliste J. Saloom served four decades as Judge of City of Lafayette Court. His educational honors include the following: a Valedictorian Graduate of Cathedral High School in 1935, a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction degree from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1939, and a Tulane Law Review Honors in 1942. He passed away at the age of 99. These are photographs from his 99th birthday celebration held at Edith Garland Dupré Library at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Contains Civil War Letters written by Sanders. Photocopies.
The Sanders family lived at Inglewood Plantation in St. Mary Parish near Morgan City.This collection consists of toys that belonged to the daughters of Jared Young and Elizabeth Alzira Wofford Sanders. Also included is a photograph of Jared Young Sanders III, Governor of Louisiana from 1908-1912.This collection was donated in 1974 by Mary Elizabeth Sanders, granddaughter of Jared Young and Elizabeth Alzira Wofford Sanders.
3 feet, 4 inches
Dr. Alexander Sas-Jaworsky was born on June 11, 1916, in the Ukraine. He attended the Academy of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Lwiw (Lemburg). In June 1939 he began his veterinary practice. During World War II he lived under first Soviet and then Nazi control. The end of the war found Sas in Austria. He met his wife, Natalie Kulchycky, in a Bavarian displaced persons camp. On September 19, 1949, Dr. Sas and his wife immigrated to the United States. By 1951 they had settled in Abbeville, where they established a veterinary practice, and raised their five children. Dr. Sas is best known for his outspoken political views as a staunch anti-communist. He has made a career of spreading that viewpoint in frequent speeches, numerous published opinion-editorial essays, a newspaper column and in two books. He died on the morning of April 7, 1989.
This collection reflects Dr. Sas' political activism and his dedication to his chosen cause. It also indicates his continuing and underlying concern in Ukrainian nationalism.
The collection was donated by Dr. Sas-Jaworsky and his family.
Dr. Merrick Edmond Saucier was a prominent local physician and surgeon, and a member of the State Board of Education. This collection consists of photographs, clippings, account ledger and speeches of Doctor Saucier. Donated by his daughter Mildred S. Gladney.
Wilfred Savoie Jr. was born and raised in Cankton, Louisiana, a village in St. Landry Parish. He served in the United States Navy from October 25, 1943 to May 17, 1946. This collection consists of letters he sent home to his family while stationed in California. The majority of the letters are to his mother (Mamma), where he talks about his day-to-day life at the Navy base and inquires about life back at home on the family farm. Also included in the collection are miscellaneous items such as a photocopy of his honorable discharge, his health record during his time in the Navy, and photographs of him and his brother Alexander. This collection was donated by his daughters, Joy S. Usie and Shelly Thompson.
Dorothy Ann Scalco is a published photographer of black and white photographs. She focuses on “Louisiana Life” and “Historical Documentary” Photographs. The National Museum of Women in the Arts has recognized her work. She received her B.S. at Nicholls Start University in 1979.
15 feet, 10.5 inches; 20 volumes
Dr. Thomas D. Schoonover was a professor of American and Latin American history at University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). This collection contains working files of his research, correspondence, lecture notes, research notes, and personal papers. Dr. Thomas D. Schoonover donated the collection.
Photocopies. There are several references to Ozeme LeBlanc in the ledger. The collection also includes biographical information on LeBlanc.
This publication consists of information on plantation homes, state parks, ports of Louisiana, the Bayou Country, Mardi Gras, historical information, etc.
This collection contains genealogy and Acadian history material as well as personal files compiled by former University Louisiana Room Librarian Pearl Mary Segura.. The collection is divided into two parts: her working [genealogy and history] files and her personal files.
The Shadows on the Teche, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. New Iberia. Marian Page, author. Copyright 1963. Booklet.
1 foot, 8 inches
Beryl Shipley was head basketball coach at Southwestern Louisiana Institute/University of Southwestern Louisiana between 1957 and 1973, compiling a 296-129 win-loss record. This collection consists of scorebooks, programs, publicity, photographs, and athletic association material, and material on a reunion held in 2001.
2.5 inches; 21 volumes
Records of a country store, cotton gin and plantation in Bristol, Louisiana.
Records of the Lafayette, Louisiana, chapter of an international fraternity of music students and musicians.
2 feet; Oversize
Dr. Amos Edwin Simpson chaired the USL Department of History from 1966-1971 and served as Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He was a co-founder of the Center for Louisiana Studies and was the Frank A. Godchaux Honor Professor of History until his retirement in 1995. This collection consists of material from his military years, correspondence, certificates, and working files. Vaughn Baker donated the collection.
6 feet, 7.5 inches; 1 volume; oversize
Anne Key Simpson was a longtime accompanist and educator in the School of Music at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). She also published many works on African American writers and composers. This collection contains Ms. Simpson’s research papers, including materials related to her book on Ernest J. Gaines: A Gathering of Gaines: The Man and The Writer (Lafayette, 1991). The collection also includes her other writings, correspondence, programs from concerts and recitals she accompanied for, and program notes and reviews she wrote for the Acadiana Symphony, Chorale Acadienne, and local music performances. Thetis Cusimano, Ms. Simpson’s daughter, donated the bulk of the collection.
Inventory of property in St. Mary Parish and in New Orleans. Photocopies.
Family genealogy with excerpts from original documents compiled by Rupert J. Barry. Photocopy. Donated by Mrs. Edwin A. Smith, Grand Coteau, Louisiana.
Homer Smith was born in Connecticut. His family moved to St. Mary Parish in the 1840’s where his father, Simeon, set up a mercantile and trading business in Franklin. Simeon died in the 1853 yellow fever epidemic. Homer remained in Connecticut to complete his college education and then took a European tour, which was a common experience for well-to-do young men. He then moved to Franklin, LA. He died there on 23 March 1886. The diary recounts his European trip. It is a handwritten bound volume in poor condition with loose boards. The signatures are intact. Donated by Dale Faulk.
Certificates of title to land in Colorado (Smith) and Louisiana (Broussard and Smith).
W.D. Smith was an educator in Lafayette Parish schools for nearly thirty years. He was a teacher at and later principal of Paul Breaux School, for many years the only school for African Americans in Lafayette.
This collection consists of teaching material, correspondence, photographs, notes on education and race, a yearbook of Paul Breaux School, and other miscellaneous material.
2 feet, 14 volumes
The Mary Swords Debaillon Louisiana Iris Society was organized in 1941 under the leadership of W. B. MacMillan of Abbeville, Louisiana. In 1948 the group changed its name to the Society for Louisiana Irises. This collection contains records for both organizations. Most of the correspondence comes from the Secretary's files. The Society for Louisiana Irises donated this collection, which made UAAMC the official repository for its records.
Genealogy records of Isadore Leon Sonnier were compiled from genealogy files of Willie Ray Sonnier and David Leon Sonnier by Isadore Leon Sonnier and Claudine Box Sonnier. This collection consists of a pedigree chart of Isadore Leon Sonnier with additions/corrections. Donated by Isadore L. Sonnier.
Miscellaneous collection including: review of H.B. Stow's Uncle Tom's Cabin by Rev. Frederick Dennison Avery at meeting of Congregational ministers in Hartford, Connecticut 1852, handwritten, 8 leaves; papers of Charles Phillippi mainly during Civil War including poems by and about prisoners and prisoner camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Unrestricted gift of Mrs. Eugene Sorrel.
The South Louisiana Camellia Society existed from 1945 to 1965. Its major activity was an annual show usually held in conjunction with the Camellia Pageant held at Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). There are also documents from two Shreveport nurseries which were involved with importing camellias from abroad between 1935 and 1941. The collection was donated by the South Louisiana Camellia Society.
1 foot 3 inches
This collection contains the financial transactions of the Southern and Northern Oil Company of Jennings, Louisiana. The collection includes checks, purchase invoices, bills, receipts, accounting statements, and miscellaneous items. Donated by Burt Tietje, Jennings, Louisiana in 1988.
12 feet, 9 inches; Oversize
Owen J. Southwell was a noted south Louisiana architect. This collection contains and extensive gathering of Southwell’s designs for homes, churches, and public buildings. Also included are general and financial records, correspondence, photographs, working files arranged by subject and title. In addition, there are drawings, sketches, and blueprints of houses/buildings he designed.
Southwest Louisiana Development Bureau, Lafayette, Louisiana. Early Potatoes Profitable. Report. Mr. J.P. Colomb is the director and President of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. This report includes the history, what the cost was, Yield, Price obtained and profit. No date. Size: 3” x 5”.
Promotional material; premium lists, 1926 (Southwest Louisiana District).
Microfilm of records in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain, from the Audiencia de Mexico Series, 1540-1810. Part of the Louisiana Colonial Records Series.
Microfilm records in the Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid from the Papeles Relativo a las Negociaciones Deiplomaticas de Espana con los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica series, 1737-1819. Part of the Louisiana Colonial Records Series.
10 feet; oversize
Kathleen Stagg was an educator in the Calcasieu Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish School Systems. This genealogical collection consists of her research on the Stagg and related families. Documents include pedigree charts, publications, certificates, correspondence, photographs, and maps. Her sister, Ruth Anne Stagg of Opelousas, donated this collection.
Photocopies of letters to Laurie, Stagg’s sweetheart then wife, written in French with typed copies and translations. Written from Ville Platte, Louisiana and Opelousas, Louisiana before the war, and Camp Moore, Louisiana; Tupelo, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; and Chattanooga, Tennessee during the war. Donated by Gene Ardoin.
Trip to Starksville, Mississippi on October 13-17, 1928. Dairy farmers and businessmen of Lafayette Parish toured the area. Resolutions adopted, 1928.
State Department of Education of Louisiana. Classified List of Public and Private High Schools, 1926-1927
Booklet: Issued by the State Department of Education. (Session 1926-1927)
This collection consists of material from 1920 of State Normal School in Natchitoches, LA.
Gubernatorial Campaign Platform. General Election, April 19, 1960.
Steering Committee for the Preservation of Port Hudson Battlefield. Miscellaneous Records, 1960-1961
Contains a mass-mailed letter (1); a newsletter (1); and a letter from the chair to defend John C.L. Andreassen, Louisiana State Archivist.
Scrapbooks and clippings on F.W. Stempel (or Stemple) , circus artist and theater owner, whose Iron Theatre in New Orleans provided popular entertainment between 1883 and 1889. (On loan)
This collection consists of letters written “to Uncle Dick” describing teaching a primary grade in a country school in Lafayette Parish.
17 reels [Microform]
President of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute/Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). Correspondence, addresses and speeches, relating to Stephens' position as President.
Booklet: The Story of Godchaux’s Pure Cane Sugar. 1933. Contains useful household helps and excellent recipes.
2 feet, 6 inches
Miscellaneous items on the sugar industry and incomplete volumes of Sugar Bulletin, the official bulletin of the American Sugar Cane League of the USA.
This store has products such as old, discarded iron and steel stoves, pipes, plows, machines, motors-anything made of iron or steel. The store meets the needs of America’s steel mills.