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Dailey J. Berard Letters

Collection 238

Berard, Dailey J. (1929-2011).  Letters, 1992-2001

5 inches; 16 volumes

Dailey J. Berard attended undergraduate school at Ole Miss and the University of Louisiana. He also took International Correspondence School, BS Civil Engineering, 1955.  He then attended Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, graduate studies in Law and Economics.  He served as a PFC in the United States Army from 1946-1948.

In 1980 he founded Universal Fabricators, Inc. based on his own inventions. He was president and chairman of the Board, UNIFAB International, Inc. UNIFAB International, Inc. is an industry leader in the custom fabrication of topside facilities, decks, jackets, equipment modules and other structures used in the development and production of oil and gas reserves. He retired in 2001 after more than 20 years as president. Berard continued to serve on the Board of Directors of the Company.

He was a member of numerous industry and engineering associations.  In 1951-1980 he was Petroleum Industry Executive. He also was a member of the greater Lafayette and New Iberia Chambers of Commerce, Lafayette and Evangeline Economic Development Authorities, advisor to the Governor and number Federal, State, and Local Agencies, and Lafayette School Board and Vo-Tech School Advisor. He resided in New Iberia, LA. He also wrote a book This Cajun Ain’t Bashful.

This collection contains mainly correspondence by Berard including many of his letters-to-the-editor printed in local papers.  Also included are newspaper clippings, magazine articles about Berard and UNIFAB, and other miscellaneous materials.

This collection was donated by Frances Love.

Series:

A. General Records 1-01
B. Correspondence 1-02 through 1-08
C. Photographs 1-09
D. Publications 1-10 through 1-12
E. Miscellaneous 1-13
     
VOLUMES: 16  

Inventory:

1-01 General Records: UNIFAB, Inc. - yard details; major equipment inventory; current subcontractors; project awarded greater than $1,000,000 through 9/1998; OSHA 2000 Log
   
1-02 correspondence: 16 June 1993 [incoming] (1 item)
1-03 correspondence: 1994 [incoming] - from Frances Love (2 items)
1-04 correspondence: 1997, 1998 [outgoing]
1-05 correspondence: 2000 [outgoing]
1-06 correspondence: 2001: January - June [outgoing]
1-07 correspondence: 2001: July - December [outgoing]
1-08 correspondence: n.d. [outgoing]
   
1-09 photographs: scanned photos, UNIFAB, LLC, New Iberia, Lake Charles [colored scans]
   
1-10 Publication: report - Stabilizing U.S. Oil Prices, a report prepared for Gov. William P. Clements, Jr., 7 August 1989
   
1-11 publications: magazine articles on UNIFAB, 1998, 2000, n.d.   (copies)
1-12 publications: newspaper clippings, 1993, 1998 (copies)
   
1-13 miscellaneous: Election/Recall Laws - typed notes, n.d.
   
VOLUMES
Correspondence from Dailey J. Berard
   
Vol. 1 21 May 1994 - 13 May 1992 (OIL)
   
Vol. 2 23 February 1995 - 2 September 1992
   
Vol. 3 6 June 1994 - 2 September 1993 (CLINTON, BILL PRES.)
   
Vol. 4 4 October 1995 - 1 March 1995
Vol. 5 27 December 1995 - 17 May 1995
   
Vol. 6 28 June 1996 - 10 April 1996
   
Vol. 7 2 October 1996 - 3 January 1996 (CLINTON, BILL PRES.)
   
Vol. 8 16 November 1994 - 2 June 1994
   
Vol. 9 18 November 1996 - 9 August 1996
   
Vol. 10 7 January 1997 - 24 June 1997 (CLINTON, BILL PRES.)
Vol. 11 1 July 1997 - 30 December 1997 (CLINTON, BILL PRES.)
Vol. 12 26 May 1998 - 9 October 1996 (CLINTON, BILL PRES.)
Vol. 13 29 December 1998 - 2 June 1998 (CLINTON, BILL PRES.)
Vol. 14 4 January 2000 - 26 January 1999 (CLINTON, BILL PRES.)
   
Vol. 15 23 May 2000 - 5 December 2000
   
Vol. 16 2 June 2000 - 21 March 2001