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France-Amérique de la Louisiane Acadienne

Collection 86

France-Amérique de la Louisiane Acadienne. Records, 1951-1966; photographs, 1980’s

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The Society France Amérique de la Louisiane Acadienne was formed in Lafayette on 26 Oct. 1951. It had a two-fold aim. First it sought to strengthen ties of friendship and kinship that united France and the United States, specifically French-Acadian Louisiana. Second it sought to encourage the maintenance of French as a living language among the people of Southwest Louisiana. Ruth Mouton Hamilton [Mrs. C. E. Hamilton] (1892-1973) was the first president of the organization. Dr. Hosea Phillips (1913-2000) was also an early leader of the group. Allen M. Babineaux (1925-2004) chaired the Acadian Committee during the Acadian Bicentennial Year, 1965.

This collection combines three discrete donations.

Series:

A. Records, 1951-1966, 1977 1-01 through 1-03, 1-17
B. Acadian Committee Records, 1965-1966 1-04 and 1-05
C. Meeting photographs, 1983 – 1987 1-05 through 1-16

Inventory:

A. Records, 1951-1966, 1977
1-01 Records, 1951-1953
    Correspondence; newspaper clippings; newsletters
      Hamilton, Mrs. C. E. (Ruth Mouton); Phillips, Hosea
1-02 Records, 1954-1959
    Correspondence, reports, clippings, etc.
1-03 Records, 1963, 1965
    Correspondence; program
      Phillips, Hosea; Hamilton, Ruth Mouton
       
B. Records of Acadian Committee of France Amérique de la Louisiane Acadienne, 1965-1966
1-04 Correspondence [mainly related to celebration of Acadian Bicentennial]
    Allen M. Babineaux, chair
1-05 Records, 1965  [minutes; programs; clippings; resolutions; press releases; lists; etc. ]
    Babineaux, Allen M.; Tate, Paul; Louisiana – Centennial celebrations
       
C. Meeting Photographs, 1983 - 1987
1-06 February 6, 1983 – USL French House
  1. May Waggoner  (Speaker)
  2. Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy)
  3. Leon Haas (new member)
  4. Miss Pearl Sequra
  5. Miss Jeanne Castille (Author)
  6. Ethel Burleigh (Mrs. Malcolm)
       
1-07 October 9, 1983 - USL French House
  7. Dr. Philip Dur (speaker)
  8. Chantal Dowty (President, 1983) (Mrs. Forrest Dowty, Sr.)
  9. Miss Jeanne Castille (author)
  10. Anne Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy)
  11. Ethel Burleigh (Mrs. Malcolm)
  12. Olympe Butcher (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.); Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner); Lessie Wynne (Mrs. Edward)
  13. Announcement of meeting  [Post Card]
       
1-08 April 8, 1984 -  515 E. Demanade Dr.
  14. Announcement of meeting [Post Card]
  15. Miss Jeanne Castille
  16. Chantal Dowty (President) (Mrs. Forrest)
  17. Reception table
  18. Mrs. Thomas Arceneaux; Dr. Thomas J. Arceneaux
  19. Forrest [Dick] Dowty
  20. Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner); Olympe  Butcher,  {Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.)
  21. Dr. Edward Wynne; Mr. Forrest (Dick)  Dowty; Dr. Thomas Arceneaux
  22. Anna Belle Krewitz  (Mrs. Roy)
  23. Chantal Dowty (president); Mr. Forrest Dowty
  24. Miss Jeanne Castille; Ethel Burleigh (Mrs. Malxcolm); 2 unidentified
  25. Dr. Philip Dur; Dr. Paul Delaup; Dr. Edward Wynne
  26. Dr. Philip Dur; Elaina Dur [Mrs. Philip)
  27. Ethel Burleigh (Mrs. Malcolm); Lyle Williams (Mrs. David); Mr. Forrest Dowty; 2 unidentified
       
1-09 May 6, 1984 – 515 E. Demanade Blvd.
  28. Announcement of meeting  (Post Card )
  29. Dr. Gerard St. Martin; Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest); Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner)
  30. Mr. Jules Hendrick (Depute Permanent de Conseil Provincial de Namur)
  31. Dr. Edward Wynne (Vice President); unidentified;  Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest);  Olympe Butcher (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.); Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner)
  32. Olympe Butcher (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.)
  33. unidentified; Jim Landry; Dr. Philip Dur
  34. Dr. Philip Dur
  35. Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest); Mr. Jules Hendrick
  36. Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest); Mr. Jules Hendrick
       
1-10 April 14, 1985 –  USL French House showing film “La Butte du Coquillet
  37. Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy) presenting a new American flag; Dr. Edward Wynne; Miss Pearl Segura
  38. Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy); Olympe Butcher (1984-1985 President) (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.
  39. Ethel Burleigh (Mrs. Malcolm)
  40. unidentified; Jean Goyer [Quebec];  Dr. Paul Delaup
  41. Olympe Butcher (President) (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.)
  42. Dr. Ralph Bourgeois; Olympe Butcher (President) [Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]; Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner); Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy); Miss Pearl Segura
  43. Ethel Burleigh (Mrs. Malxcolm); Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner); Olympe Butcher (President) [Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]; Miss Mavis Landry
  44. Miss Earline Guidry
  45. Mary Gustin (Mrs. Philip); Philip Gustin [CODOFIL]; unidentified
  46. Mary Gustin (Mrs. Philip); Mrs. Goyer (Quebec) (Mrs. Jean)
  47. Olympe Butcher (President) (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]
  48. Olympe Butcher (President) [Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]; Mr. Richard Guidry
  49. Mr. Jack Frost (Television)
  50. Mr. Shirley Savoy (Actor)
  51. Harriet Dugal [Mrs. George Dugal, Jr.]; Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy); Dr. Edward Wynne; Miss Pearl Segura
  52. Mr. Ken Fowler, LPB in Baton Rouge; Miss Sandra L’Harrison, LPB in Baton Rouge
  53. Mr. George Dugal, Jr.
  54. Dr.  Ralph Bourgeois; Dr. Edward Wynn
  55. Richard Guidry; Miss Lois Petitjean
  56. Dr. Paul Delaup
  57. Harriet Dugal  [Mrs. George Dugal, Jr.]; Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy); Dr. Edward Wynne
  58. Corinne Murphy (Mrs. Roy)
  59. unidentified
     
1-11 19 May 1985 – USL French House: Guest, Mr. Sam Broussard
  60. Olympe Butcher [Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]
  61. Miss Judy (New Member)
  62. Ethel Burleigh (Mrs. Malcolm)
  63. unidentified
  64. Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy); Dr. Edward Wynne
  65. Harriet Dugal (Chatelaine, 1985) [Mrs. George Dugal, Jr.]
  66. unidentified
  67. Mr. Sam Broussard (Guest Speaker)
  68. Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner); Lessie Wynne (Mrs. Esdward Wynne, Sr.); Miss Jeanne Castille (author)
  69. Mr. Sam Broussard (guest speaker)
  70. Miss Jeanne Castille (author)
  71. Dr. Thomas Arceneaux; Ms. Thomas Arceneaux
  72. Gertrude Henke  (Mrs. Werner)
  73. Dot Broussard (Mrs. Sam); Mr. Sam Broussard (Guest speaker)
  74. Dot Broussard (Mrs. Sam)
     
1-12 October 13, 1985 – USL French House: Jacques Henry, speaker
  94. Announcement of meeting and invitation to join
  95. Irene Dailey (Mrs. Chris); Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner)
  96. Miss Jeanne Castille
  97. Mavis Landry; Pearl Segura
  98. Jacques  Henry,  guest speaker
  99. Dr. Edward Wynne; Dr. Hosea Phillips; ; Jacques Henry
  100. Harriet Dugal (Mrs. George Dugal, Jr.);  George Dugal, Jr.
  101. 3 unidentified; Annabelle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy); Dr. Edward Wynne; Jacques Henry (Speaker); Dr. Paul Delaup
  102. Anna Belle Krewitz; Olympe Butcher (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.); Dr. Edward Wynne
  103. Mavis Landry; Olympe Butcher (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.)
  104. Dr. Hosea Phillips
  105. Dr. Edward Wynne; Dr. Hosea Phillips
  106. Anna Bell Krewitz (Mrs. Roy) (back of head)
  107. Dr. Hosea Phillips; Anna Belle Krewitz (Mr. Roy)
     
1-13 8 Dec. 1985 – USL French House: Christmas; slides on bonfires on Mississippi River
  75. Announcement of meeting  [Post Card]
  76. Harriet Dugal (Present Manager of French House) [Mrs. George Dugal, Jr.]; Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest)
  77. Olympe Butcher (President) (Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.)
  78. Harriet Dugal (Presently in charge of France House) [Mrs. George Dugal, Jr.]; Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest)
  79. Dr. Thomas Arceneaux; Ms. Lily Peterson Hebert – brother and sister
  80. Anna Belle Krewitz  (Mrs. Roy)
  81. Harriet Dugal (Mrs. George Dugal, Jr.)
  82. Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy); Corinne Murphy (Mrs. Roy); Jeanne Castille; Jim Landry
  83. Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest)
     
1-14 4 May 1986 – USL French House: French Play
  84. Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy)
  85. French Play: Mr. Keith De Roche, Director (on chair); Miss Cheryl Welborn: child on floor; Miss Reneé Carter: mother with apron; Mr. Tony LeBlanc: doctor, white suit
  86. unidentified; Mr. Carrol  Doucet (Guest speaker)
  87. Mr. Carrol Doucet (Guest speaker)
  88. Gertrude Henke, 1986-87 president (Mrs. Werner); Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy)
  89. Dr. Frans Amelinckx; Mr. James Cowan (Honoree – French Scholarship]; Dr. May Waggoner, USL
  90. Olympe Butcher (President)  [Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]
  91. [James Cowen]; Dr. May Waggoner; Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy);  Harriet Dugal [Mrs. George Dugal , Jr.]
  92. French Play: Mr. Keith De Roche: Director, on chair; Miss Cheryl Welborn: child, on floor; Miss Reneé Carter: moher, with apron; Mr. Tony LeBlanc: doctor, white suit
  93. Dr. Frans Amelinckx; Dr. Philip Dur
     
1-15 14 December 1986 – USL French House: Program, “Noel”
  108. Olympe Butcher [Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]
  109. Corinne Murphy (Mrs. Roy); Lily Peterson; unidentified
  110. Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner); Dr. Paul Delaup
  111. Elaine Dur; Dr. Philip Dur
  112. Lea Rickey, Treasurer (Mrs. Tom)
  113. Anna Belle Krewitz (Mrs. Roy)
  114. Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest); undentified
  115. Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werrner); Chantal Dowty (Mrs. Forrest K.); Irene Daley (Mrs. Clovis)
  116. 2 unidentified high school students
  117. 2 unidentified high school students with Cindy Barry, Teacher (Mrs., David)
     
1-16 12 April 1987 – USL French House
  118. Announcement of meeting  [Post Card]
  119. Ebba Schnoover (Mrs. Thomas)
  120. Gertrude Henke (Mrs. Werner); Olympe Butcher [Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]
  121. Diana Barry, CODOFIL  (Mrs. David)
  122. Olympe Butcher [Mrs. William Butcher, Jr.]; Ebba Schnoover, Chatelaine (Mrs. Thomas)
  123. Mrs. Henry Perret, Jr.
  124. Ebba Schnoover, Chatelaine [Mrs. Thomas]
     
D. Other
1-17 Proclamation by Governor Robert F. Kennon Declaring 1955 to be Acadian Bicentennial Celebration year
  Photograph of Dr. Thomas Arceneaux with French officials, n.d. [taken in Paris]
  Newspaper clipping:  Anna Belle Krewitz presenting Ray Authement with memento about dedication of USL French House [Advertiser, Oct. 1977]