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Clement Bourgeois, Jr. Genealogy Records

Collection 308

Bourgeois, Clement, Jr. (1913-2006).  Genealogy Records, (1600s-1999)

4 ft. 4 in. and 37 vol.

This collection contains the genealogical research of amateur genealogist Clement Bourgeois, Jr. a native of Erath, Vermilion Parish. Bourgeois was a veteran of WWII, the postmaster of Erath (1953-1977), a photographer, and an amateur radio operator under the name N5ADK. Bourgeois’s primary focus in his research was tracing his Bourgeois ancestors’ lineage back to France. However, he also aided family members and friends in their genealogical research.

The Genealogical Indexes and Series A-D were previously organized by Bourgeois and retain their original arrangement. The Genealogical Indexes are the product of Bourgeois’ many years of research; each volume is arranged by family surname and includes a unique “tab” filing system which displays one family group on each page. Series E was created from two boxes of unsorted materials; these were collected together and then sorted by type and year. This series contains correspondence and materials relating to Bourgeois’ non-genealogical interests and his career as a post master. The Genealogical Indexes and Series A-D include genealogy charts, news clippings, photographs, correspondence, and vital records.

Included in the collection were account books from an unidentified mercantile store in Erath, dates ranging from 1909 through 1927.  One letter in the collection suggests this may have been Trahan and Viator’s General Merchandise Store where Clement Bourgeois, Sr. worked as a young man.  Also included are money order books from the Erath post office, dates ranging from 1911 through 1935, under Postmaster Clement Bourgeois, Sr.

This collection was donated primarily by Carl James Doumit and secondarily by Philip Nunez.

Series:

A. Bourgeois Genealogy (1600-1960s) 1-01 through 2-20
B. Bourgeois, Robichaux, Barras, and Dalfres genealogy (1700s-1980s) 3-01 through 3-06
C. Champagne genealogy (1800s-1980s) 4-01 through 4-13
D. Barras Genealogy (1600s-1980s)  
E. Miscellaneous materials  (1961-1999)  
  1. Research Notes; Photographs; Correspondence (1961-1999) 7-01 through 7-32
  2. Amateur Radio, N5ADK (1977-1996) 8-01 through 8-04
  3. Postmaster (1952-1973) 8-05 through 8-08
  4. Church Bulletins (1964, 1966, 1975-1985, 1989-1999) 8-09 through 9-08
F. Genealogy Indexes (1640s-1990s)  
  1. Les Bourgeois (1650s-1990s) Vol. 1 through Vol. 13
  2. Les Barras (1720s-1970s) Vol. 14 through Vol. 19
  3. Les Daspits (1660s-1970s) Vol. 20 through Vol. 23
  4. Les Champagnes (1732-1964) Vol. 24
  5. Les Robichaux (1642-1965) Vol. 25
G. Books (1840s-1967)  
  1. Mercantile (1909-1927) Vol. 26 through Vol. 29
  2. Postmaster (1911-1935) Vol. 30 through Vol. 37
  3. Genealogy (1854-1922, 1967) 10-01 through 10-08

Inventory:

A. Bourgeois Genealogy
  [materials date from late 1600s – 1960s; most correspondence and news clippings date from the 1960s; the research notes are undated, but were most likely created during the 1960s as some of the information is discussed in the correspondence]
1-01 Research notes and biographical sketch: Cyprien Bourgeois; Champagne family; Melodie Robicheaux
Correspondence:  Joseph P. Rousseau (J.P.)
1-02 Research notes: Eugene Bourgeois; Melodie Robicheaux
1-03 Research notes;  Clement Bourgeois Sr.; Marie Rodi Bourgeois; Bussy family
Correspondence:  Jo Bourgeois Nowak
Photographs: Tomb of Josephine Bussy in Delcambre Cemetery, with Clement Bourgeois and Louise John
1-04 Research notes:  Clarence Bourgeois; various Bourgeois family members
Correspondence:  Mrs. (Sadie) F. C. Grass; Mrs. (Anne) Charles Bonck
Documents: map of the English Channel
1-05 Research notes: Marguerite Bourgeois; Gordy Bourgeois; Brunet; Champagne
Correspondence:  Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Gordy Bourgeois, Mrs. (Sadie) F. C. Grass
1-06 Research notes:  Eugene Bourgeois
Correspondence:  Mrs. (Sadie) F. C. Grass
Documents:  Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease (Nov 25, 1954, signed by Eugene, Clement, Willie Sr. and Pearl Bourgeois)
1-07 Research notes:  Pierre and Marguerite Bourgeois, various Bourgeois family members
Correspondence:  Jo Bourgeois Nowak
1-08 Research notes:  Cyprien Bourgeois; Marie Bourgeois
Documents:  copy of baptismal certificate of Cyprien Bourgeois; cash deed, Aug 1897;
Baptismal Certificate:  of Jean Baptiste Bourgeois (July 1774, issued March 1940); of Charles Edmond Bourgeois 9 July 1899, issued 1955); Census Record, June 1880 of Cyprien Bourgeois, (sons: Eugenie, Willie, Olezime)
1-09 Research notes:  Trahans (includes document, “The Trahans of Acadia” by Genevieve Massignon), Valery Bourgeois; various Bourgeois family members, U.S. census records, and notes from Canadian National Archives on Bourgeois family (Courtesy of E. Burgess)
Documents:  Baptismal certificate of Valery Bourgeois (issued Nov 1937); certificate of marriage Valery Bourgeois and Theotice Boudreaux (June 1829, issued Dec 1935)
1-10 Research notes:  Marie Antoinette Rodi; Clement Bourgeois Sr.
Correspondence: Jo Bourgeois Nowak and letter from friend and neighbor of Marie Antoinette Rodi, Edith Goldthwaite;
Newspaper clippings for Rodi family
1-11 Research notes:  Marie Dora Bourgeois, Bussy tomb
Photograph:  Employee Group, taken 1965, sent from Jo Bourgeois Nowak
Correspondence to/from Jo Bourgeois Novak to Clement Bourgeois Jr. and Daniel Bourgeois (son of Clement Bourgeois Jr.)
1-12 Research notes:  Rose Boudreaux Bourgeois
Correspondence:  Aunt Elodie, Mrs. (Sadie) F. C. Grass
1-13 Research notes:  notes from Canadian National Archives on various Bourgeois family members (courtesy of E. Burgess); Jean Baptiste Bourgeois; Joseph O. Bourgeois obituary
1-14 Research notes:   notes from Canadian National Archives on various Bourgeois family members (Courtesy of E. Burgess); copy and notes from Thibodaux Courthouse on various Bourgeois family members (Courtesy of E.  Burgess); Pierre Cyprien Bourgeois; Adam Bourgeois (brother of Clement Sr.)
Correspondence:  Mrs. J.O. Bourgeois; Mr. Louis J. Neafus, Mr. Albert Bourgeois, asking if potential family relation
1-15 Research notes:  notes from Canadian National Archives on various Bourgeois family members (courtesy of E. Burgess), Jacob Bourgeois biography
1-16 Correspondence:  Reply from Phillips Petroleum Company (1958), suspense tracts for Champagne family
Documents:  Map of Champagne Sand in Erath Field
1-17 Research notes:  notes from Canadian National Archives on various Bourgeois
family members (Courtesy of E. Burgess); Michel Bourgeois; Brunet; Joseph Pierre Rousseau
Correspondence:  Joseph Pierre (J.P.) Rousseau, son of Ozeme; Mercy Bourgeois,
One letter makes reference to the Trahan and Viator’s General Merchandise Store in Erath (1963), and another mentions an ancestor meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe (1963)
1-18 Documents: copy of private land Claim: of Joseph Bourgeois (December 31, 1831); of
Michael Bourgeois (December 31, 1831)
1-19 Photographs:  Francis Bourgeois and J. Paul Bourgeois
Documents:  Veterans Administration Center, Clement Bourgeois Jr., Certificate of eligibility for the VA (1952), Notification of VA records relocation, hand drawn map of Biloxi Air force base, brochure for Andrews Officers’ Club (July 1975)
News clippings about Biloxi veterans (1966)
1-20 Documents:  Copy of private Land Claim: of John B. Bourgeois (Aug. 24, 1832); of Rose Bourgeois (Sept 18, 1896); of Simon Bourgeois (June 10, 1896)
1-21 Research notes:  Bourgeois, Cyprien
2-01 Photographs:  Edmond Bourgeois (1967); Family Picture (unidentified)
Correspondence:  Edmond Bourgeois
Documents:  Large Booklet, “Lower Saint-Laurent and the Gaspé” (page 9 intentionally bookmarked with letter)
Writing (no author): “The land of Le Garde-Soleil de Madame Quarante-Poules”
Newspaper clippings (1969): wedding announcement of Dorothy Peters and Robert Bourgeois
2-02 Research notes: 1880 Census for Lafourche Parish (Bourgeois family):  1880 Census for St. Martin Parish, (Bourgeois family)
Documents:  Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers, Vol II B to G; (1860) copy of Lafourche Parish Census reel pages
2-03 Research notes:  Adam Bourgeois; Charles Bourgeois; various Bourgeois family members; Census (1810, 1820) (Bourgeois family)
Correspondence:  Mrs. E.E. Donnelly; Father Weber; Mrs. Eugene J. Bourgeois; Mrs. W.H. Wittenburg (asking if potential family members)
Documents:  Map drawn by Clement Bourgeois Sr. and corrected by Clement Bourgeois Jr.
2-04 Research notes:  various Bourgeois family members
2-05 Correspondence (1961 – 1964):  Merle Ganier; Mr. Fernand Falgoust; Albert A. Bourgeois, Jr.
Newspaper clipping (Jul 1961) Rev. C.C. Bourgeois, Jr.
2-06 Research notes:  St. James Record, Bourgeois, various family members; Donaldsonville Records, Bourgeois, various family members, SMI Record
Newspaper Clipping:  O.J. Bourgeois, obituary
2-07 Research notes:  Jean Baptiste Bourgeois, Jean Jacques Bourgeois; various Bourgeois family members
Correspondence (1967):  Mrs. Clay L. Dalfres
2-08 Research notes:  various Bourgeois family  members
2-09 Research notes: Trip notes from visit to Lafourche and Thibodeaux to gather information about the Bourgeois family:  Sept 29-Oct 1, 1961; Oct 24, 1961; Original Notes, Oct. 24, 1961
2-10 Research notes:  Census 1830, 1840, various parishes (Lafourche, Ascension, Assumption St. James, St. Charles); Census 1820, 1810 various names (no parish name); Notes from Census on specific Bourgeois individuals
2-11 Research notes:  Joseph Bourgeois; Paul Bourgeois; Jean Baptiste Bourgeois
Correspondence (1961-1963):  Mrs. J.K. Floyd, Jr.; Brother E.J. Booth
Newspaper clippings:  Attached to notes on the three Bourgeois (in French)
2-12 Research notes:  SMI Record; St. James record; St. Martin courthouse records; St. Martinville records; Abbeville courthouse records, various Bourgeois family members; Jean Baptiste Bourgeois (St. Martinville)
Documents:  Extract from baptismal Records of St. Louis Cathedral, Magdelaine Adeline Bourgeois (April 25, 1812), Louise Matlide Bourgeois (March 21, 1830)
2-13 Research notes: Marcelite Bourgeois; SMI Record; Lafayette records; St. James records; St. Martinville records, various Bourgeois family members
2-14 Research notes:  Brief bibliographical sketch of Clement Bourgeois Sr.
Photographs: Clement Bourgeois Sr., funeral pictures (coffin); Francois Blaise Bourgeois
2-15 Research notes:  “Historical Sketch of Acadia, (1604-1803)”
Correspondence 1965 – 1966): Clement Bourgeois Sr., St. Joseph Church, Thibodeaux, LA; Earnest H. Gaudet; Eileen; Elaine, Barbara and Jack; Mr. Harold Prejean; Mrs. (Sadie) F. C. Grass
Photographs:  Clement Bourgeois Sr., 1960:  Clement Bourgeois Sr. and Marie Antoinette Rodi (his wife), 1964
Newspaper clipping:  Adam “Nonc Adam” Bourgeois
2-16 Research notes:  Elmore Champagne; various Bourgeois family members; notes from the Canadian National Archives, entries in Beaubassin registers relating to Bourgeois; J. Paul Bourgeois; Gaudet genealogy.
Correspondence (1965-1968):  Earnest Gaudet; Wilmer I. Pool; Father Nunan (from Mrs. D.A. Gibson)
2-17 Research notes:  notes from Canadian National Archives on various Bourgeois family members (courtesy of E. Burgess); Thibodeaux courthouse records, Pierre and Jean Baptiste Bourgeois
2-18 Research notes on Bourgeois family members
Newspaper Clippings:  Obituaries, 1966-1968, various Bourgeois family members; “Dulwich in the News” mentions Peter Francis Bourgeois (Jan. 4, 1967)
Correspondence:  Emmeline, notifying of the passing of “cousin Elie Breaux,” 1967; Pearl Bourgeois; Fourth Annual Bourgeois Family Reunion, June 5, 1966
2-19 Research notes:  St. James records on various Bourgeois family members
Documents:  “Famille Bourgeois” by Placide Gaudet (in French)
2-20 Miscellaneous personal greeting cards, postcard, and check; cards are addressed to “sister” from “Edwin” (1949, 1950), and check is addressed to Rita M. Bourgeois from Clement Bourgeois (1960)
 
B. Bourgeois; Robichaux, Barras, Dalfres Genealogy
  [materials date from 1700s – 1980s; most correspondence and news clippings date from the 1960s-1980s; the research notes are undated, but were most likely created during the same time period as the correspondence]
3-01 Robichaux File
Research notes: various Robichaux family members
Photograph:  Clement Bourgeois Jr., (1987)
Correspondence:  Mitchell Barras; Mrs. Sara Day Robichaux; Elise Dalfres, (Mrs. Clay Dalfres); Public Archives of Canada; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Godfrey Robichaux; Katherine Kern
Newspaper clippings: Samuel Tilden Robichaux obituary (1966)
3-02 Research notes:  various Bourgeois family members
Photographs:  Louise John (Mrs. Clement); Clement Bourgeois Jr.; Clement Bourgeois Sr.           Documents:  Certificate of Appreciation (for 25 years in the selective service), Clement Bourgeois Jr.
3-03 Jean Baptiste Bourgeois File
Documents:  “Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. John the Baptists Parish with Genealogy and Index, 1753-1803” by Glenn Conrad (1972); “Bourgeois Genealogy with Allied German Coast Families (n.d.),” by Irna Adams Centanni
3-04 Other Lines File:
Research Notes:  Michel Bourgeois and Ozite Gautreaux; Genealogical map of the children of Marie Magdeline Bourgeois and Francois Duhon (created by Donna Varner); Jacques Bourgeois family history
Correspondence (1984): Donna Varner
3-05 Unassigned Records File:
Research notes:  various records/notes on the Bourgeois family; Adam Bourgeois
Documents:  photocopies with information on Adam Bourgeois, probate records, (various pages); marriage contract book (various parishes); notes on Charles Marquis a Bourgeois
Correspondence (1984):  Wilma Boudreaux; Father, St. Joseph church, Thibodaux, LA; Librarian, Howard Tilton Library
3-06 Genealogical chart created by Father Gaudet (n.d.)
 
C. Champagne Genealogy
  [materials date from late 1800s – 1980s; most correspondence and news clippings date from the 1960s-1970s; the research notes are undated, but were most likely created during the same time period as the correspondence]
4-01 Research notes:  various Cole family members; Lionel Champagne
Correspondence (1964 – 1967): Laneige Champagne Roberthon
4-02 Research notes: Amadee Rees; various David family members; “The Champagnes” (biographical sketch and family tree)
4-03 Research notes:  Euclide Champagne; various Champagne family members
Correspondence (1970): “Tante Mathilde” Bourdier; Mrs. Percy H. Sitges (Stella Champagne)
4-04 Research notes: various Champagne family members (1800’s)
Documents:  copy of succession:  of Pierre Champagne (Feb 1830); of Pierre Arcene Champagne (Dec 1862)
Correspondence (1967):  Charlotte Bourg
4-05 Research notes: Hebert; Champagne
Documents:  Lafourche parish marriage index, Champagne (1800’s); copy of listings of successions (St. Charles Parish), Bourgeois, Champagne, marriages (1800’s)
Correspondence (n.d.):  Mrs. La Neige C. Roberthon; Fathers, St. Francis and de Sales
Newspaper clippings (1964-1965): Obituaries for various Champagne and Seymour family members; marriage announcement, Betty Ann Champagne to Thibodeaux
4-06 Research notes:  various Brunet family members
Photographs:  Willie Brunet headstone (Lafayette Cemetery, N.O.); J.O. Champagne headstone; Paul Brunet
Correspondence (1963): Edmond Theriot
Newspaper clippings: obituary for Jean/John Brunet
4-07 Research notes:  Census 1810 (Lafourche parish):  Bourgeois; Champagne; Daspit; Robichaux; Trosclair
Correspondence (1963-1965): Mrs. Normal Gaudet; Mr. Grover Rees; A.H. Brunet; Mrs. Inez Keenan
Newspaper Clippings:  Champagne obituary; Mary Alice Trosclair wedding announcement; Photograph: Irving Trosclair
4-08 Research notes: Census 1810 (St. Charles Parish):  St. Armand Champagne; Eugene Daspit Champagne; Euclide Champagne; various Rees family members
Correspondence (1963-1965):  A.H. Brunet, “Tante Mathilde” Bourdier; Mrs. Henry Roberthon, Sr.; Mr. Grover Rees; Mrs. Etta Daspit, Mr. William Bourdier
Newspaper Clippings:  Brunet obituary
4-09 Research notes:  Champagne; Abadie; Hotard; Champagne family tree
Correspondence (1966):  Charlotte C. Bourg
4-10 Research notes: various Champagne family members
Documents:  Copy of succession of Bte. Champagne (St. Charles Parish, 1823), translated
Correspondence (1966):  Mrs. Baron Bourg (Charlotte Bourg)
Newspaper clippings:  Obituary, champagne
4-11 Research notes: Brunet; Champagne; Bourdier, various family members
Correspondence (1962-1965):  A.H. Brunet (Harold); Mrs. M. Bourdier
4-12 Research notes: Champagne; Daspit; various family members; “The Champagnes”
family chart; document here denotes Clement Bourgeois, Jr.’s reasoning for his designing the family charts in the “tab format”
4-13 Research Notes:  various Cole family members
 
D. Barras Genealogy
  [materials date from late 1600s – 1980s; most correspondence and news clippings date from the 1940s-1970s; the research notes are undated, but were most likely created during the same time period as the correspondence]
5-01 Research notes
Document:  copy of Barras marriage certificate
Photographs (1910-1965):  Sam Barras, Anthony Barras; August Barras and Pauline Bertrand; “Les Memoires” (Antebellum home of Barras family)
Correspondence:  Corrine Barras Reswebber
Newspaper clippings (1965):  Picture, Theriot, Roy; Picture, Mary Alice Barras
5-02 Photographs (1910-1966): Bertrand; Barras; Bourgeois; Dugas; Gueniot; Hebert; Rodi; Isle Labbe School
Newspaper clipping (1963): letter to editor by Clement Bourgeois Jr. about Baton Rouge Diocese archives project
5-03 Research notes:  Barras; Guidry; Bourgeois; Gueniot; Rodi
Letter (1962):  Anna Barras (Sister Mary Ursula)
5-04 Research notes:  various Barras family members
5-05 Newspaper clipping:  Clovis Crawfish Books (1965) Mary Alice Fontenot
5-06 Research notes:  Demahy; Martin, various family members
Correspondence (1968):  “Douce” (Gertrude Bertrand)
5-07 Research notes:  Barras; Bertrand; Barras and LeBlanc family tree
Correspondence (1966):  Mrs. Amenth Barras
Newspaper Clippings:  Broussard obituary
5-08 Research notes:  LeBlanc; Belaire; Barras
Document:  copy of death certificate, Francoise Labbe wife of Vincent Barras
Correspondence (1965):  Mary Alice; Father Hamel, St. Martin Catholic Church
5-09 Correspondence (1963-1966):  Mary Alice (Clovis) Fontenot/Barras; Lisa (niece of Clement Bourgeois Jr.)
Newspaper clippings (1963):  Clovis Crawfish Books; Mary Alice Fontenot
5-10 Research notes:  Sidonia Belaire; Barras
Photograph: Duras Barras
Other: poster for Harry Barras for sheriff of Vermilion parish
5-11 Research notes:  various Barras family members
Correspondence (1970-1972):  Corinne Barras; Marie Lepine; Mrs. Leunie J. Barras
Newspaper clippings (1967):  Engagement of Miss Debra Clare Barras; Letter to the Editor, Gregory Barras
5-12 Research notes:  Cutrer; Bertrand; LeBlanc; Barras
Correspondence: “Douce (Gertrude Bertrand) and Jeanna
5-13 Correspondence:  Mary Alice Fontenot (Clovis); Lisa (niece of Clement Bourgeois Jr.)
5-14 Research notes: Bertrand, Eugene; Bertrand; Barras
Letter (1965-1966):  “Douce” (Gertrude Bertrand); Marie Bertrand; Nain; New Orleans Public Services, Inc.
5-15 Research notes:  Barras, Bertrand, “Les Memoires” (Antebellum home of Barras family) Gueniot
Document:  List of names including Mary Alice Barras
Photograph: “Les Memoires;” Bertrand; Barras; Rodi (1908); Mon-Lise former female slave of August Barras who was married to Joe Bouline
Correspondence (1963-1964):  “Douce” (Gertrude Bertrand); Hon. Edwin E. Willis, Jeanne
Newspaper clippings (1966): Congressional record, Jeanne Bertrand (1963); Bienvenue obituary
5-16 Research notes: Biographical sketch of various Barras family members; “The Second Family of Auguste Barras and “Les Memoires;” Bertrand; Ducres
Document:  Copy of Death Certificate of Valery Bara (1830); of Dame Lise Ducres (1816)
Letter (1965-1970): “Douce” (Gertrude Bertrand); Corinne Barras
Newspaper clippings: Obituary, Boulas (Broussard)
5-17 Research notes, Biographical sketch of various Barras family members; “The Third Family (Barras family);” Bertrand; Belaire; Gueniot
Document:  Copy Certificate of Baptism, Valery Bara (1778)
Correspondence (1966):   National Archives and Records Service, Washington DC, Amenth Barras Chatagnier
5-18 Research notes:  various Barras family members; “The First Family” (Barras family);
Document:  copy of certificate of baptism for Marie Carmelite Guilbau (1808); of Louise Ducrest (1777)
Correspondence (1965):  Pauline (Mrs. Milton Barras)
5-19 Correspondence (1964):  Ludovic Dugas
Newspaper Clipping
5-20 Research notes:   various Barras family members; “Bara” family tree
Document:  copy of certificate of baptism, Hypolite Barras (1807); copy of marriage
certificate, Hypolite Barras and Carmelite Guilbeau (1829)
5-21 Research notes:  Barras; Belaire; Bertrand; Broussard; Cutrer; DeBlanc; Dugas; Hebert; LeBlanc
Letter (1962):  “Teedoone” Marie Bertrand
6-01 Research notes:  Barras
Correspondence (1972):  Mitchell Barras; Patricia Ann Brunson Barras
Newspaper Clippings (1972): Dobie Barras obituary
6-02 Photographs (1910-1965):  Bertrand; Barras; Gueniot; Rodi; LeBlanc; Theriot; Belaire; Broussard
6-03 Photographs (1910-1965):  LeBlanc; Barras; “Les Memoires” (Antebellum home of Barras family)
Newspaper clippings (1963-1967):  Samuel J. Barras; Alex Rouly obituary; Roy
Theriot; Ickson Barras obituary
6-04 Photographs (1910-1965): Theriot; Rouly; Barras; Bertrand; Dugas; “Joe” (Joe Bouline, married to Mon-Lise, former slaves of Auguste Barras)
6-05 Research notes: Barras; Bertrand
Correspondence (1964):   Anna Barras (Sister Mary Ursula)
Photographs (1910-1966):  Barras; “Les Memoires” (Antebellum home of Barras family); Bertrand; Gueniot; Martin; Dugas
Newspaper clippings (1965-1966): Arthur Barras obituary, Alex Rouly, story about updated nun’s habit (relates to Anna Barras)
6-06 Documents (1964):  Confederate veterans photocopies, Barras
Letter:  Jane F. Smith (National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC)
Photographs (1910-1965): Bertrand; Barras; LeBlanc
6-07 Documents:  Wedding announcement for Mary Alice Barras
Letter (1949):  Anna Barras (Sister Mary Ursula);
Photographs (1910-1965): Barras; Rodi; Primeaux; Dubois
Newspaper clippings (1962):  Becnel obituary; Lionel Hebert; Pauline Barras marriage announcement; Marcel P. Hebert; Mary Alice Barras engagement
6-08 Research notes:  Barras
Document:   Aristide Barras homestead (1876), Aristide Barras (1869); copy of 1870
census (Barras); Attakapas Gazette (Attakapas Historical Association) vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 9-11,  (Vincent Bara)
Letter (1970): Corrine Barras
Newspaper clippings (1962-1968):  Wayne J. Barras obituary; William Barras
 
E. Miscellaneous Materials
1. Research Notes (1961-1999)
  Photographs, correspondence (includes personal, professional, and genealogical research correspondence), and miscellaneous notes
7-01 Research Notes:  Bourgeois; Rodi; Bourgeois family tree; Gueniot
7-02 Correspondence (1961-1962)
7-03 Correspondence (1963 Jan – 1963 July): Aunt “Jo” (Jo Bourgeois Nowak); Edward D. Theriot; John R. Reaux, Merle Ganier, Elaine
7-04 Correspondence (1963 Aug – 1963 Dec): Bebe; John; Edward D. Theriot; Jo Bourgeois Nowak
7-05 Correspondence (1964 Jan – 1964 June): Jo Bourgeois Nowak ; Merle Ganier; Earnest H. Gaudet; Caldwell; Jeanne Gueniot Smith; Elaine
7-06 Correspondence (1964 July – 1964 Dec): Earnest H. Gaudet; Merle Ganier; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Jeanne Gueniot Smith; Jeanette H. Mayers; Elaine
7-07 Correspondence (1965 Jan – 1965 Dec): Jo Bourgeois Nowak
7-08 Correspondence (1966 Jan – 1966 Aug): Jo Bourgeois Nowak
7-09 Correspondence (1967 Jan – 1967 Dec): Earnest H. Gaudet; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Mrs. Buillard
7-10 Correspondence (1968 Jan – 1968 Dec):  Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Earnest H. Gaudet
7-11 Correspondence (1969 Jan – 1969 July): Wilson Lepine; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Edmond and Charlotte Burgess
7-12 Correspondence (1970 Jan – 1970 Dec): Lloyd P Resweber; Vane N. Daspit; Mrs. John P. Picard; Mrs. Lepine; Elaine
7-13 Correspondence (1971 Jan – 1973 Sept): Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Vane N. Daspit; Zella Barras Abrahams; A. Elmire; Elaine; Bebe; Jeanette Barras Hebert
Documents and publications: pamphlet for “Dedication ceremonies of the de Lesseps Story “Chep” Morrison Monument (New Orleans, LA)” (1971); membership card for Attakapas Historical Association (1972); “The Louisiana Letter Carrier” (May 1973); “Creole Leaguer” (vol. 8, no. 3, 1973)
7-14 Correspondence (1974 Apr – 1977 Aug): Vane N Daspit; A. Elmire; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Elaine; Bebe
7-15 Correspondence (1978 Jan – 1978 Dec):  Mary K Singler; Vincent P. Cronin; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Dorothy; Bebe; Glenn W. Poorman
7-16 Correspondence (1979 Jan – 1979 Dec): Elaine; Glenn W. Poorman, Bebe; Jo Bourgeois Nowak
7-17 Correspondence (1980 Jan – 1980 July): Bebe; Elaine; Rodi; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Glenn W. Poorman; Ethel; “Bubba”
7-18 Correspondence (1980 Aug – 1980 Dec): Ethel; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Bebe; A.  Elmire; Nain Anna; Anna Barras (Sister Mary Ursula); “Bubba”; Arab Republic of Egypt (President Sadat); Elaine
7-19 Correspondence (1981 Jan – 1981 July): Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Ethel; Time Magazine; President Reagan; Bebe; Elaine; Rodi; Lurline David
7-20 Correspondence (1981 Aug): Francis (WB5LWP); Lurline David; various senators, (J. Bennette Johnston); various newspaper editors; the White House; House of Representatives
7-21 Correspondence (1981 Sept – 1981 Dec): Senate responses; House of Representatives responses; Ethel; Louise J. Bourgeois; Bebe; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Anna Barras (Sister Mary Ursula); Rodi; Nain Anna
7-22 Correspondence (1982 Jan – 1982 Apr): Ethel; Jo Bourgeois Nowak, Lurline David; M. K. Singler (family report, by Julie); Elaine
7-23 Correspondence (1983 May – 1983 Nov): Congressman Breaux, Lurline David; Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Elaine; Church Point Wholesale Co.; US Office of Personnel Management; M. K. Singler; Bebe; Rev. Father, St. Augustine Church
7-24 Correspondence 1984 Jan – 1984 Dec; Personal; Political; Genealogical Rev Bishop Frey; Betty Barras James; Butch (Robert Paul Johnson; Gladys; “Jo” Bebe; Elaine; Joe Desormeaux
7-25 Correspondence (1985 Jan – 1985 Dec): Jo Bourgeois Nowak; Butch (Robert Paul Johnson); Corinne Barras; Joe Desormeaux; President Reagan; Gordy and Hilda; Nain Anna; Elaine; Sue
7-26 Correspondence (1986 Aug – 1988 Dec): Ethel; Elaine
7-27 Correspondence (1989 Jan – 1989 Dec): Ethel; Senator John Breaux; Betty Barras James; Warren A. Perrin (letter between Warren A. Perrin and Clement Bourgeois, Jr. regarding a petition for possible redress of wrongs done to the Acadian people by Great Britain (Oct and Dec 1989)
7-28 Correspondence (1990 Jan – 1990 Dec): Velma Lou; Warren A. Perrin; Joe Desormeaux; Dorothy and Merrick
7-29 Correspondence (1991 Jan – 1991 Nov): Betty Barras James; Joe Desormeaux; Mike (AA6WQ); Warren A. Perrin
7-30 Correspondence (1993 Apr – 1995 Dec):  Joe Desormeaux; Elaine; Sheila R. Sullivan; Ethel
7-31 Correspondence (1996 Mar – 1999 Sept): Jason Bourgeois; Elaine; Ethel; Warren A. Perrin; “Bubba;” Rodi
7-32 Local political campaign flyers, correspondence, and posters (1960s-1990s): includes items collected by Clement Bourgeois Jr. from local political campaigns in Louisiana: Theriot; Broussard, Delahoussaye, Vincent; Breaux; Domingues; Tugwell; Willis; Hebert; Gaspard; LeBlanc; Delcambre
 
E. Miscellaneous Materials
2. Amateur Radio (N5ADK) (1977-1996)
  Clement Bourgeois Jr. was an amateur radio operator under the name, N5ADK
8-01 Correspondence (1977 Nov – 1980 Dec)
8-02 Correspondence (1981 Jan – 1982 May)
8-03 Correspondence (1983 Apr – 1985 Nov)
8-04 Correspondence (1988 May – 1996 Oct)
 
E. Miscellaneous Materials
3. Postmaster (1952-1973)
  Clement Bourgeois Jr. was the postmaster of Erath (1953-1977)
8-05 Posters; documents (1952-1961)
8-06 Correspondence (1962 Sept – 1964 Aug)
8-07 Correspondence (1965 July – 1969 Feb): Publications: “Postmasters Gazette: Official magazine of the National Association of Postmasters of the U.S. (July 1965); “The Union Postal Clerk and The Postal Transport Journal (July 1966); “The Pelican Postmaster (LA chapter of National Association of Postmasters, 1967 and 1968); “Creole Leaguer” (vol. 8, no. 9, Feb. 1969)
8-08 Correspondence (1972 July – 1973 May): includes certificate of appreciation
 
E. Miscellaneous Materials
4. Church Bulletins (1964, 1966, 1975-1985, 1989-1999)
8-09 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1964 Aug, 1966 May)
8-10 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1975 July-1979 Jan)
8-11 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1980 Jan -1981 Dec)
8-12 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1982 Jan- 1982 Nov)
8-13 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1983 Feb – 1983 Dec)
8-14 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1984 Jan –Dec, 1985 May-July)
8-15 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1989 Oct – 1990 Oct)
9-01 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1991 Feb - June, 1993 Mar - Aug)
9-02 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1994 Jun - Nov)
9-03 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1995 Jan - Dec)
9-04 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1996 Jan - Dec)
9-05 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1997 Feb - Nov)
9-06 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church bulletins, Erath, LA (1998 Feb -1999 Oct)
9-07 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church miscellaneous flyers and pamphlets, Erath, LA (1981-1988)
9-08 9-08 Miscellaneous flyers, pamphlets, and programs for churches in Acadiana (1964-1988)
 
F. Genealogy Indexes
  [These indexes, created and arranged by Clement Bourgeois Jr., are the product of his genealogical research, and contain a variety of materials on the Bourgeois, Barras, Champagne, Daspit, Robichaux, and some allied families. Materials date from the mid-1600s to the 1990s and include both original and photocopied records.]
1. Les Bourgeois (1650s-1990s)
  [These volumes contain news clippings, photographs, copies of vital records, research notes, correspondence, and genealogical charts pertaining to the Bourgeois family in Acadia and Louisiana. The first volume in the Bourgeois series contains an index for the other Bourgeois volumes. All of the volumes are arranged using Clement Bourgeois Jr.’s “tab” system (each tab level is a separate generation; each page represents a single family group).]
[See folder 4-12 for more explanation on this system.]
Vol. 1 Index 1 -4D:  France to Acadia: Jacob Bourgeois and Jeanne Trahan and their descendants: includes an index
Vol. 2 Index 5 -12:  Paul Bourgeois and Marie Josephe Brun and their descendants:  the Deportation years: Michel Bourgeois and Anne Landry and their descendants (St. James. Parish)
Vol. 3 Index:  13-19:  J.B. and Marie M. Theriot and their descendants: Ernest Gaudet (Pierre Cyprien’s line); also contains information about: Doucet, Trahan, Dugas, Blanchard, Brun, Landry, Theriot, Boudreaux, and Triche families
Vol. 4 Index 20-24:  Eugene Joseph Bourgeois and Melodie Robichaux and their descendants; Pierre Cyprien Bourgeois (Ernest Gaudet line) and Elmire Champagne and their descendants: this volume contains information on the collateral lines, Robichaux and Champagne, and the descendants of Michel Bourgeois and Anne Landry through their fourth child, Jean Baptiste Bourgeois
Vol. 5 Index 37-39:  Children of Pierre Cyprien Bourgeois and Marie Elmire: Clement Bourgeois’s first marriage to Josephine Bussy: this volume also contains the collateral line of the Bussy family
Vol. 6 Index 40:  Children of Pierre Cyprien Bourgeois and Marie Elmire: Clement Bourgeois’ second marriage to Marie Rodi; this volume does not contain a collateral line for the Rodi family
Vol. 7 Index 40-A:  Continuation of Book 40 (Clement Bourgeois’ second marriage to Marie Rodi): this volume is primarily photographs
Vol. 8 Index 41-A:  War II 1943-1946: contains a scrapbook of Clement Bourgeois Jr.’s military service in Louisiana and abroad during WWII
Vol. 9 Index 41-A:  Continuation of Index 41:  War I and sequel to War II 1946-1980: continues the scrapbook of Clement Bourgeois Jr.’s military service in Louisiana and abroad during WWII, also includes photographs and correspondence from his fellow servicemen with updates about their lives in 1980
Vol. 10 Index 46-65:  This volume covers the lines of: The children of Paul Bourgeois and Marie Joseph Brun (Scholastique, Pierre, and Jean Baptiste); the children of Michel Bourgeois and Anne Landry (Marie Anne, Melanie, Michel, Louis, and Jacque); and the children of Claude Bourgeois and Anne Blanchard
Vol. 11 Index 66-77:  Germain Bourgeois (child of Jacques Bourgeois and Jeanne Trahan) and his descendants
Vol. 12 Index 78-88:  This volume covers the lines of the remaining seven children of Jacques Bourgeois and Jeanne Trahan:  Marie, Guilliume, Marguerite, Francoise, Anne, Marie, Jeanne; with a particular focus on the lines of Anne and Marie who married the brothers Rene and Antoine LeBlanc and settled at Grand Pré
Vol. 13 Index:  Unassigned Bourgeois lines: includes information on the following families; Sauvagien, Ringuet, Terriau, Melancon, Carlin, Hebert, Provost, Tellier and Borel
 
F. Genealogy Indexes
2. Les Barras (1720s-1970s)
  [These volumes contain newsclippings, photographs, copies of vital records, research notes, correspondence, and genealogical charts pertaining to the Barras family in France and Louisiana. The first volume of the Barras series contains an index to the other Barras volumes. All of the volumes are arranged using Clement Bourgeois Jr.’s “tab” system (each tab level is a separate generation; each page represents a single family group).]
[See folder 4-12 for more explanation on this system.]
Vol. 14 Index 1-7:  Jean Baptiste “LeBlon” (the Blond) Barras and Anne Pleine (marriage A) and Marie Borde Poch (marriage B): includes an index for the Barras volumes
Vol. 15 Index 8-10:  Follows the lines of children of Hypolite Barras III and Clemence Barras (Charles, Julian, Albert, Preval, Auguste, Clebert, and Francoise); particularly the sons: Charles, Julian, Albert and Preval
Vol. 16 Index 11-15:  Follows the lines of children of Hypolite Barras III and Clemence Barras (Charles, Julian, Albert, Preval, Auguste, Clebert, and Francoise); particularly the youngest three children, Auguste, Clebert, and Francoise: includes information about Isle Labbe and Les Memoires (the antebellum home of the Barras family)
Vol. 17 Index 16-23:  Valerie Barras (first marriage) to Louise (“Lize”) Ducrest and their descendants (Alexandre, Louise, Valerie II, Julie Amynthe, Hypolite Valery, Modeste, and Francois); includes Bertrand and Gueniot allied lines
Vol. 18 Index 24-30:  Valerie Barras (second marriage) to Adelaide Duhon and their descendants (Virginie, Alexandre Valery, Clemence, and Jean Baptiste) referred to as the “Cajun Branch” by Bourgeois; particular attention is given to the lines of Aristide “PeeTee” Barras  and Sidonia Belaire and their children
Vol. 19 Index 31-36:  Various Barras lines: contains the second marriage of Aristide Barras to Leonie Gueniot; and his siblings
 
F. Genealogy Indexes
3. Les Daspits (1660s-1970s)
  [These volumes contain news clippings, photographs, copies of vital records, research notes, correspondence, and genealogical charts pertaining to the Daspit family in Louisiana. With the exception of the first volume in this series, all of the volumes are arranged using Clement Bourgeois Jr.’s “tab” system (each tab level is a separate generation; each page represents a single family group).]
[See folder 4-12 for more explanation on this system.]
Vol. 20 “Les Titre Español: Grandmere Laneige et M. Lanfear” compiled by Clement Bourgeois Jr. of Erath, LA, her great-grandson, part of the Daspit – Bourgeois – Champagne and Allied Families; this volume is dedicated to Bourgeois’ great-grandmother, Marie Laneige, and traces the Daspit family in Louisiana from 1720 to 1969; it does not use the “tab” system
Vol. 21 Volume I of the Daspits: this volume traces the descendants of Bernard Daspit and Anne de St. Amand, Jacques and Jean Pierre; particularly the line of Jacques Daspit and his great-grandson Pierre Daspit II
Vol. 22 Volume II of the Daspits: this volume traces the descendants of Pierre Daspit II’s son, Marcel Daspit and his first marriage to Adele Courcier; this volume ends with Marie Laneige (Clement Bourgeois Jr.’s great grandmother)
Vol. 23 Volume III of the Daspits: this volume traces the descendants of Pierre Daspit II’s son, Marcel Daspit and his second marriage to Elise Baudoin; also follows the lines of Pierre Daspit II’s other children by his second marriage to Marie Mayeaux; Louis Auguste, Anna, Odessa, and Servula
 
F. Genealogy Indexes
4. Les Champagnes (1732-1964)
  [This volume contains newsclippings, photographs, copies of vital records, research notes, correspondence, and genealogical charts pertaining to the Champagne family in Louisiana, from the 1732 to 1964. The volume is arranged using Clement Bourgeois Jr.’s “tab” system (each tab level is a separate generation; each page represents a single family group).]
[See folder 4-12 for more explanation on this system]
Vol. 24 The Champagne family in Louisiana; traces the descendants of Jean Baptiste Champagne and Charlotte Edelmeyer through 1964
 
F. Genealogy Indexes
5. Les Robichaux/Robichaud (1642-1965)
  [This volume contains newsclippings, photographs, copies of vital records, research notes, correspondence, and genealogical charts pertaining to the Robichaux/Robichaud family in Acadia and Louisiana, from the 1642 to 1965. The volume is arranged using Clement Bourgeois Jr.’s “tab” system (each tab level is a separate generation; each page represents a single family group).]
[See folder 4-12 for more explanation on this system]
Vol. 25 The Robichaux family in Louisiana: traces the descendants of Louis Robichaux (no wife listed) and his sons, Charles and Etienne; also ties into Bourgeois family line through Germain Bourgeois, whose two daughters, Jeanne (m. Louis Robichaud) and Madeleine (m. Pierre Robichaux), married into the Robichaux family
  This volume refers to a published genealogical work (also included in the collection), see folder 10-08, Les Robichaud: Histoire et Généalogie by Donat Robichaud, and 10-09 (for microfilm family group sheets)
 
G. Books (1840s-1967)
1. Mercantile Books (1909-1927)
Vol. 26 Volume 1:  Address Book, Accounts 1909, 1910
Vol. 27 Volume 2:  Account Register 1922 Oct – 1925 Feb
Vol. 28 Volume 3:  Account Register 1925 April – 1925 Aug
Vol. 29 Volume 4:  Account Register 1927 April – 1927 Dec
 
G. Books (1840s-1967)
2. Postmaster Books (1911-1935)
  Register of Money Orders
Vol. 30 1911 Oct – 1928 Dec
Vol. 31 1918 Oct – 1920 June
Vol. 32 1920 June – 1921 June
Vol. 33 1921 June – 1924 June
Vol. 34 1924 July   - 1925 Dec
Vol. 35 1925 Dec – 1929 June
Vol. 36 1929 July – 1933 Oct
Vol. 37 1933 Oct – 1935 June
 
G. Books (1840s-1967)
3. Genealogical Books (1854-1922, 1967)
  These books (with the exception 10-08) include vital records from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville, Louisiana, which may have been copied by Clement Bourgeois Jr. (see letter inside front cover of 10-07)
10-01 Baptismal Register 1854-1858, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, Louisiana
10-02 Marriage Register 1854-1861/Death Register 1854-1868, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, Louisiana; contains an index
10-03 Marriage Register 1862-1873, Vol. 1, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, Louisiana; contains an index
10-04 Death Register 1869-1891, Vol.1, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, Louisiana; contains an index
10-05 Death Register 1869-1891, (no volume given, contains notes in front of booklet)
10-06 Death Register 1891-1922, Vol. 2 St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, Louisiana; contains an index
10-07 Death Register 1891-1922, (no volume number given, contains correspondence in front of booklet about the booklet’s creation and omitted information) St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, Louisiana; contains an index
10-08 Les Robichaud: Histoire et Généalogie by Donat Robichaud (in French); includes some correspondence and news clippings placed inside the front cover of the book, 1967
10-09 Robichaux/Robichaud family group charts (35mm microfilm, in small metal canister not on reel) (n.d.)