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Lafayette Bicentennial Commission Records

Collection 304

Lafayette [LA] Bicentennial Commission. Records, 1971-1976

7 ½”, 2 volumes

Mayor Kenny Bowen appointed the Lafayette Bicentennial Commission in 1973. John and Frances Love served as co-chairman of the commission. This collection contains organizational records, correspondence, and material on projects supported by the commission. There are also two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.


A. Organizational records
1. Minutes 1-01 through 1-05
2. Financial records 1-06
3. Miscellaneous records 1-07 through 1-09
B. Correspondence 1-10 through 1-15; 2-04
C. Projects 1-16 through 2-04
D. Scrapbooks Box 3, 2 vols.
E. Flag Box 3


1-01 Minutes, 1971
Louisiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission: Frances Love Member.
1-02 Minutes, 1973
1-03 Minutes, 1974
1-04 Minutes, 1975
1-05 Minutes, 1976
1-06 Financial records
1-07 Miscellaneous
Membership lists; resolutions
1-08 Pamphlets, programs, etc.
1-09 Certificate: John and Frances Love
1-10 Correspondence, 1971
Invitation to serve on Louisiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
1-11 Correspondence, 1973
Correspondents include Kenny Bowen, E. Glynn Abel, Glenn R. Conrad
1-12 Correspondence, 1974
1-13 Correspondence, 1975
1-14 Correspondence, 1976: January - June
1-15 Correspondence, 1976: July - december, n.d.
See also: 2-04
1-16 1-16 Projects: suggestions; lists
[following folders contain information sheets at minimum; some projects includes correspondence, budgets, programs, etc.]
1-17 Projects, A
Acadiana Weavers and Spinners Guild
Alleman Center: Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens
Acadian Village an Around-The-World-Tropical Garden
1-18 Projects, B
Bicentennial Art Exhibit
Bicentennial Wagon Train to Pennsylvania
Publicity packets; material on stop in Lafayette
Black Heritage Bicentennial Exhibit: Black Heritage Association, Inc., Lafayette
Boy Scouts of America: Joint Eagle Community Service Project
Busch, Brian [USL School of Music, Choral Director]
1-19 Projects, C
Cathedral Carmel Elementary School
Cavalcade of America: Boy Scouts of America, Evangeline Council
Colonial Gardens at Lafayette Museum
2-01 2-01 Projects, D – H
Fire hydrants
Flag Sales
Fletcher exhibit: “America Through European Eyes: The Graphic Image”, Joel L. Fletcher, III
French Furnishings
Catalog for exhibit at Art Center for Southwestern Louisiana
2-02 2-02 Projects, G – L
Galvez Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Johnny Scott Center [Lafayette Parish School for Retarded]
Junior Achievement Free Enterprise
Lafayette Art Association
Lafayette Bar Association
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Lafayette Jaycees and Jaynes [Time Capsule]
Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium
Lafayette Parish Extension Homemakers Council
Louisiana Army Reserve National Guard
2-03 2-03 Projects, M – R
Marquis de Lafayette Chapter, Children of the American Revolution
Men’s Chorus [Luther Burney]
Musical Comedy, The World of
G.S. Beaman Griffin; Acadiana Opera Society
2-04 Projects, S – W
Spanish Colonial Records [Glenn R. Conrad]
Velos Acadiens
Wall Mural
War Memorial Plaza
Women’s Clubs
Includes correspondence of Mrs. R.L. Campbell, Jr., Chairman of Lafayette Bicentennial
Women’s Organizations
Altrusa Club of Lafayette
Chez Ames Club
L’Heure d’Amité
Junior League
Lafayette Garden Club
Lafayette Women’s Republican Club
Louisiana PTA – Lafayette District
Les Vingt Quatre
The Women’s Club
Box 3, vol. 1 Scrapbook, 1973-1975
Newspaper clippings
Box 3, vol. 2 Scrapbook, 1976
Box 3 Bicentennial U.S. Flag