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Louisiana High School and College Boxing Collection

Collection 439

Louisiana High School and College Boxing. Collection, 1931-2014

1 feet, 2 ½ inches

Louisiana High School and College boxing were extremely popular between the years of 1931 through 1958. During this time, boxing was only second to football in Louisiana. The collection was assembled by Don Landry while in the process of writing “Boxing: Louisiana’s Forgotten Sport”, a book on the glory days of boxing in Louisiana. Donald Landry graduated from cathedral High School in 1956. While at Cathedral, Landry was a five-sport letterman and a boxer at varsity level for two years. He then attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), graduating in 1960.

Landry was a basketball coach at Nicholls State University from 1966-1979. Afterwards, he served as the athletic director from 1979-1987. He was the commission of the Southland Conference from 1987-1990 and the commission of the Sunshine State Conference in Florida from 1994-2004. He was also the Texas Ranger’s Director of Special Projects from 1993-1994, helping plan Nolan Ryan’s retirement activities and the opening of the Ballpark in Arlington.

As a boxer, Landry says he took more punches than he landed. He was the founder of the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches, and also enjoyed a long run in athletic administration. The only reason he quit boxing was that basketball was played at the same time.

Donated by Donald Landry.

Series:

A. High School Boxing
1. Programs 1-01 thru 1-06
2. Tournament Results 1-07 thru 1-08
3. Specific Schools 1-09 thru 1-11
4. Photographs 1-12 thru 1-16
5. Articles 1-17 thru 1-18
B. College Boxing
1. Articles 1-19 thru 1-21
2. Photographs 1-22
3. Miscellaneous 1-23 thru 1-24
C. Compact Disks Box 2
1. Reunions
2. Photographs
3. Interviews

Inventory:

Box 1
A. High School Boxing
1. Programs
1-01 Louisiana High School Boxing Reunion, 1996-2007
1-02 Louisiana High School Boxing Reunion, 2008-2010
1-03 Louisiana High School Boxing Reunion, 2011-2014
1-04 Louisiana High School Boxing Tournament, 1951-1952
1-05 Louisiana High School Boxing Tournament, 1953-1954
1-06 Louisiana High School Boxing Tournament, 1955-1956
2.Tournament Results
1-07 High School Boxing State Tournament, 1931-1949
1-08 High School Boxing State Tournament, 1950-1958
3. Specific Schools
1-09 Louisiana High School Boxing, New Iberia, n.d.
1-10 Louisiana High School Boxing, Plaquemine, n.d.
1-11 Milton High Yellow Jacket Boxing team, Donald Hebert, 1955, 1957, State Champs
4.Photographs
1-12 Louisiana High School Hall of Fame members, 1931-1958
1-13 Louisiana High School Hall of Fame members, 1931-1958
1-14 Louisiana High School Boxing Team, 1932-1958
1-15 Louisiana High School Boxing, Individuals, 1940-1989
1-16 Louisiana High School Boxing, Individuals, 1940-1989
5.Articles
1-17 High School Boxing, assorted, 1931-2015
1-18 High School Boxing, assorted, 1931-2015
B.College Boxing
1.Articles
1-19 College Boxing: Tulane, Loyola, McNeese, Centenary, Louisiana Tech, 1930-2011
1-20 College Boxing: Tulane, Loyola, McNeese, Centenary, Louisiana Tech, 1930-2011
1-21 College Boxing: Southwestern Louisiana Institute, 1930-2010
2. Photographs
1-22 College Boxing: LSU, miscellaneous, n.d.
1-23 College Boxing: LSU, miscellaneous, 1931-2012
1-24 College Boxing: LSU, miscellaneous, 1931-2012
Box 2
C.Compact Disks
1. 9th Annual Louisiana State High School & College Boxers Reunion, Opelousas High School, 2006
2. Lake Charles, Boxing reunion, 13th annual
3. Louisiana State High School Boxing Reunion, 13th annual
4. High School Reunion, Lake Charles, June 4, 2010
5. Louisiana Boxing Punches, #1. By Charlie Moore, 2010
6. Louisiana Boxing Punches, #2, by Charlie Moore, 2010
7. Boxing Reunion, 2010
8. LHSBA, 6/10, disk 1
9. LHSBA, 6/10, disk 2
10. LHSBA, 6/10, disk 1
11. LHSBA, 6/10, disk 2
12. Ex Boxers Reunion, Lafayette reunion, 2011
13. Boxing Hall of fame, 2013
14. Louisiana High School, Boxing Hall of Fame, Induction and Reunion, 2013
15. SWLA Boxers High School, Hall of Fame Reunion, 2014
16. Reunion Photographs, n.d.
17. Boxing Images, n.d.
18. Louisiana High School Boxers, n.d.
19. LSU Boxing, n.d.
20. LSU Boxing photographs, n.d.
21. History of LSU Boxing, (CST), n.d.
22. Boxer: Harold Lee Landry
23. Louisiana High School Boxing Association, Interview: Ned Boudreaux, October 29, 2011 (2 copies)
24. Louisiana High School Boxing Association, Interview: Bobby Freeman, October 29, 2011 (2 copies)
25. Louisiana High School Boxing Association, Interview: Jimmy Hopkins, October 29, 2011 (2 copies)
26. Louisiana High School Boxing Association, Interview: Leroy O’Brian, October 29, 2011
27. Louisiana High School Boxing Association Interview: Paul Patin, October 29, 2011 (2 copies)
28. Louisiana High School Boxing Association Interview: Sid Turner, October 29, 2011 (2 copies)
29. LHSBA Interview #1
30. LHSBA Interview #2