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Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) Records

Collection 206

Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL).  Records, 1966-2015

61 feet; 20 volumes

On 20 July 1968, Governor John J. McKeithen signed into law Act No. 409, authorizing the establishment of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL).  It was developed to do all things necessary to accomplish the development, utilization and preservation of the French language for the cultural, economic and tourist benefit of the state of Louisiana.

James Domengeaux, attorney and former U.S. Congressman was chairman for CODOFIL.  Its headquarters were located in La Parisienne of Louisiana.  Those chapters included the New Orleans Area, St. Martin, Evangeline, Lafayette, Iberia, St. Landry, Terrebonne, Allen, Evangeline, Lafayette, Iberia, St. Landry, Terrebonne, Beauregard, Calcasieu and Cameron parishes.  Its intention was to establish a chapter for every parish in Louisiana.  CODOFIL provided scholarships to study in French speaking countries and provided French-speaking teachers to teach in Louisiana schools.

This collection consists of mostly CODOFIL Office Records, which includes correspondence, meeting agendas, photographs, press releases, news clippings, reports, etc.  There are scrapbooks that contain photographs and newspaper clippings from 1966 thru 2001.  These are also photographs of the 25th anniversary of CODOFIL and scholarship applications from 1990-2005.

Series:

A. CODOFIL Office Records 1-01 thru 53-16
B. Scholarship Applications 54-01 thru 61-75
C. Conferences/Publications Box 62 thru Box 66
D. News Articles/Louisiane 1970-2000 Digitized
     
OVERSIZE  
E. Scrapbooks Volumes 1-20

Oversize scrapbooks are located on Range 19b (LaRm)

Inventory:

Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL).  Records, 1966-2015