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Alphabetical List of Collections: T

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


Tate, Albert, Jr. (1920-1986). Genealogical Papers

Collection 145

30 feet
Albert Tate, Jr. was a federal and state judge and served as a member of numerous judiciary committees and councils. He was a member of the United State Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Tate was born in Ville Platte on 23 September 1920 and died in New Orleans on 27 March 1986. Tate had an interest in genealogy. He was particularly interested in the early settlers of Southwest Louisiana. These files contain clippings, articles, correspondence, notes, copies of documents and records, maps, etc. in reference to the research he was doing.


Tate, Edmond J. (1917-1990) and Savoie, M. Vernice (1919-1991). Collection, 1917-1990, n.d.

Collection 373

2 ½ inches
Edmond J. Tate was born on April 25, 1917 to Pierre Tate and Elia Foret Tate. Marie Vernice Savoie was born on July 21, 1919 to Alexandre Savoie and Angele Lavergne Savoie. Tate and Savoie married on July 8, 1941 in St. Landry Parish. Tate was a retired state employee, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. The couple resided in Evangeline Parish in the community of St. Landry. Tate passed away on February 6, 1990, while Savoie passed away on February 21, 1991. Both are buried in the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Cemetery in the community of St. Landry. This collection consists of certificates of baptism and marriage license, records of the War Department, receipts, photographs, and other materials. Amanda Granger of Mamou, Louisiana donated this collection.


Teche Action Clinic. Collection, 1938-1958, n.d.

Collection 459

1 CD
The Teche Action Clinc (also known as Teche Action Board, Inc.) is a non-profit health center based in Franklin, LA. This collection contains photographs, articles, correspondence, and scrapbooks that were collected by members of Teche Action Clinic. Many of these materials relate to the St. Mary Parish Health Unit and Franklin Health Council. Dr. Gary Wiltz, CEO of Teche Action Clinic, donated the digitized version of this collection with the help of Phebe Hayes.


Teche Talk – The Greyhound Lines. Publication, 1949

Manuscript 235

1 folder
Teche Talk. Teche Greyhound Lines, volume 4, no. 12, January 1949. Louisiana Story – History- Beauty- sport. Publication, 12 pp.


Terrebonne Parish School. Calendar, 1925-1926

Manuscript 188

1 folder
Calendar beginning September 12, 1925 through June 4, 1926. Original.


Terry, William ( - ). Letters, 1865

Manuscript 28

2 items
Relates Civil War experiences including the Battle of Sabine Pass. Typescripts; photocopies.


Theard, Mary ( - ). Manuscript, 1976

Collection 165

1 volume (2.5 inches)
An unpublished manuscript of "Old Songs of French and Creole Origin Collected in Louisiana," compiled by Marie Theard. Photocopy, 297 pp. Donated by Frances M. Crist, 1990


Theaux/Delhomme. Family Papers, 1950s

Manuscript 153

1 folder
Lena Theaux Delhomme and her mother Flavie Landry Theaux wrote stories of their experiences living in the 1950s in Lafayette. They wanted to pass on their stories for their children, grandchildren, etc. Included is a typescript entitled ”Beadle’s Feed Store” by Lena Theaux Delhomme where she and her family once lived. Also included are handwritten details from Flavie Landry Theaux about her life. Donated by Peggy Henshall, daughter of Lena Theaux Delhomme and granddaughter of Falvie Landry Theaux.


Theriot, Marie del Norte (1902-1987). Collection, 1699-1973, n.d.

Collection 127

4 feet, 2.5 inches
Marie del Norte Theriot taught French at University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). This collection contains information concerning people, places, and events during and before her life; information on different sections of Louisiana; and information on historical events. It includes postcards, notes, memos, awards presented to her, songs, biographical information on people of the U.S., photographs, and her personal souvenirs.Marie del Norte Theriot donated the collection, whichis part of the Women in Louisiana Collection.


Theriot, Roy Raoul (1914-1973). Collection, 1743-1992, n.d.

Collection 227

1 foot
Roy R. Theriot was an attorney and politician. He was born in Erath, LA and attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and Tulane University. He began his law practice in 1939 and was also mayor of Abbeville from 1954-1960. This collection consists of mostly certificates, awards, and articles.


Thibodeaux, Mrs. Ben H. (1907-2001). Genealogy, 1975

Manuscript 78

1 item
Family genealogy: "Our Thibodeaux Family", bound. Donated by Clare (Mrs. Ben) Roy Thibodeaux.


Thibodeaux, William J. (1948- ). Collection, 2007-2017

Collection 326

10 inches
William Joseph Thibodeaux interviews interesting people in both French and English, and manages a French table in Rayne where their events were first audio-recorded. He writes mostly non-fictional articles with historical significance to the Acadiana area.


Thistlethwaite Lumber Company (Opelousas, Louisiana). Records, 1917-1930s

Collection 68

50 feet
The company's business, financial records and correspondence, covering 1917 through the late 1930s.


Tibbits, Howard Clifton (1863-1937). Photographs, n.d. (ca. 1900-1910)

Manuscript 48

1 folder
Photographs taken by Howard C. Tibbits for the Southern Pacific. Each is stamped "Southern Pacific Photo. File Copy."


Times of Acadiana. Photographs

Collection 438


Town, A. Hays (1903-2005). Photograph Albums

Collection 285

8 volumes
A. Hays Town was a well-known architect. He built houses and buildings throughout South Louisiana and the southern United States, garnering numerous national awards. This collection consists of photograph albums of his works. The collection was donated by A. Hays Town, Jr. and Blanche Town Gladney.


Triay, Frank Charles (1866-1947). Scrapbook, 1877-1946 [1900-1932]

Collection 134

1 volume
Frank Charles Triay was a resident of Lafayette who was an active worker in the Socialist Party (US) and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. The scrapbook reflects those interests. It contains newspaper clippings on socialism; politics; political cartoons; and scattered topics including the Triay family, the labor union, parapsychology and World War II. Triay collected political campaign items for the Socialist Party (US) and the LaFollett Progressive Party (1924). Clippings about Eugene V. Debs and letters from Debs and his brother, Theodore, are in the scrapbook. There are photographs, certificates, tickets and the charter for the Socialist Party Club of Lafayette, Louisiana (1904). There are poems, prayers, and radio dialogue which are either humorous or satirical.
The scrapbook is donated by Mr. & Mrs. E. B. McDaniel through Coleen McDaniel.


Tulane University, New Orleans. Commencement, 1922

Manuscript 218

1 folder
This collection consists of an invitation and program for graduation, June 1922 at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Program week began on June 1 through June 7, 1922. Invitation for the commencement program for Wednesday, June 7, 1922.


Turner, I. Bruce (1946-2016). Collection, 1924-2019, n.d.

Collection 412

2 feet, 5 inches; Oversize
Dr. Ian Bruce Turner was the University Archivist and the Assistant Dean of Special Collections Services at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During his 33 years at the University, he rose to the rank of Professor, published over 26 articles in six different journals, curated 30 exhibits, wrote multiple grants, and participated in numerous committees. From 1998-2001, he was the recipient of the Friends of the Edith Garland Dupré Library Board of Regents Support Fund Professorship. He was an active member of the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association (LAMA) and the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA), serving over the years as president, present-elect, vice president, and boar and committee member for both organizations. This collection consists of his working files as the University Archivist. There are correspondence files, files on all committees he worked on, state and national conference material he was officers for, writings, awards, etc. The collection was donated by Sue S. Turner, wife of Dr. Turner.