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Mary Alice Fontenot Papers, Part 2

Collection 97.1

Fontenot, Mary Alice (1910-2003). Papers, c.1880s-2005

9 feet, 8 inches; 8 volumes

Mary Alice Fontenot Riehl was a journalist and author. Her newspaper career has included staff positions at the Rayne Acadian Tribune, the Crowley Post-Signal, the Lafayette Daily Advertiser, and the Opelousas Daily World.  She also wrote feature stories for secular and church papers in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and other south Louisiana communities.  Many of her newspaper features dealt with the social life and customs, folklore, and history of Cajuns. As an author, Mrs. Riehl is best known for her series of children's books on Clovis Crawfish.  She also wrote other books for children as well as cook-books and works on local and state history.

The materials in this collection were donated after Collection 97 was processed, so they are placed in a supplemental collection. The contents are very similar to what is in Collection 97 so the arrangement is comparable. Collection 97.1 includes many items related to the book Acadia Parish: A History to 1900 by Fontenot and Paul Freeland.

These papers were donated by Mary Alice Fontenot Riehl and her daughter, Julie Landry.

For additional materials, see Collection 97, Mary Alice Fontenot Papers.

Series:

A. General letters (1961-2004) 1-01 through 3-05
B. Children’s responses (1973-2003)  
  1. Letters (1985-2003) 3-06 through 5-06, vol. 5, Box 18
  2. Artwork (1991-2002) 5-07 through 5-11
  3. Stories (1990-2000) 6-01 through 6-05, Box 18
  4. Drama (1973, 1990) 6-06 through 6-07, 8-14
  5. Other (2000) 6-08
C. Writings (c.1880s-2005)  
  1. Newspaper articles (1947-1996) 6-09 through 7-12
  2. Clovis Crawfish series (1968-2002) 7-13 through 8-14.2
    a. Uses of Clovis (1990-2005) 8-15 through 9-05
  3. Acadian Parish: a History to 1900 (1990s-1980)  
    a. Research materials (1880s-1978) 9-06 through 10-16
    b. Manuscripts (1976) 11-01 through 12-01
  4. Other (1981-1995) 12-02 through 12-12
D. Biographical (1958-2004)  
  1. Scrapbooks and biographical articles (1958-2004) 12-13 through 13-03; Box 18; Scrapbooks vol.1 through vol.8
  2. Honors, certificates, mementos, etc. (1981-2003) 13-04; Boxes 16 and 18
  3. Others (1990-2003) 13-05 through 13-08
E. Louisiana history (1947-1990)  
  1. Research (1947-1990) 13-09 through 15-04
  2. Histories (n.d.) 15-05 through 15-07
F. Miscellaneous (1985, n.d.) 15-08 through 15-12; Box 18
G. Artifacts (1983-2001) Box 16
H. Media (1967, 1990-1998)  
  1. VHS (1990-1998) 17-01 through 17-16
  2. Audiocassettes (1967, 1996-1998) 17-17 through 17-37
  3. 3.5 in. floppy disks (2000) 17-38
I. Oversize Box 18; Map Case 17-05

Inventory:

A. General Letters (1961-2004)
  Letters from 1972 to 1979 primarily relate to Mary Alice Fontenot and Rev. Paul Freeland’s research for Acadia Parish: A History to 1900. The letters 1980-2004 relate to Fontenot’s Clovis Crawfish series and are from her publishers, illustrators, etc. (Some folders contain publishing contracts and copyright registration). There are also some personal letters, cards, etc. There are photographs scattered throughout this series.
1-01 1961, 1968
    includes letter to Library of Congress requesting copyright information for the first Clovis book
1-02 1972-1973
    includes some newspaper clippings
1-03 1974
1-04 1975
    includes photograph of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rayne, LA
1-05 1976
1-06 1977
1-07 1978
1-08 1979
    includes letters to Bob Claitor and Eric Vincent, and copyright registration for Clovis Crawfish and Etienne Escargot
1-09 n.d. [1970-1979]
    includes genealogy, research queries for Acadia Parish: A History to 1900, and 1940 photograph of Acadia Parish flood
1-10 1981-1983
    includes copyright registration for Acadia Parish Louisiana, A History to 1900 and Pelican Publishing contract for The Star Seed
1-11 1985-1987
    includes copyright registration for The Star Seed and contract with Scott Blazek for Clovis Crawfish and the Big Bétail
1-12 1988: January - June
    includes pictures of Empire Menhaden Company in Empire, Louisiana
1-13 1988: July - December
1-14 1989: January - June
1-15 1989: July - December
    includes a letter from Fontenot to Barbara Bush
2-01 1990
2-02 1991
    includes updated publishing contract between Fontenot and Scott Blazek (illustrator)
2-03 1992
    includes letter with oral history interview about Ozeme Carriere and other jayhawkers  [See also: Collection 97, folder 7-16]
2-04 1993: January - June
    includes publishing contract for Mardi Gras in the Country
2-05 1993: July - December
    includes letters from Scott Blazek (illustrator) and contract between Fontenot and Patrick Soper for Mardi Gras in the Country
2-06 1994: January - June
    includes letters from Scott Blazek (illustrator)
2-07 1994: July - December
    includes publishing agreement with Blue Heron Press for the printing of Tah-Tye, The Last ‘Possum in the Pouch
2-08 1995
    includes a Blue Heron Press booklist
2-09 1996
2-10 1997
    includes a publishing agreement with Hébert Publishing
2-11 1998: September - December
    includes letters from Scott Blazek (illustrator)
2-12 1999
2-13 2000
    includes contract with Pelican Publishing for the Clovis Crawfish Series
2-14 2001: January - April
2-15 2002: January - February
    includes an issue of Bluffs and Bayous
3-01 2002: August - December
    includes 5 Clovis Crawfish color illustrations and a contract to reprint Fontenot’s Crowley Post-Signal articles
3-02 2003
3-03 2004: March
    includes letter and pamphlet from Delta Kappa Gamma Society (they honored Mary Alice Fontenot after her death)
3-04 n.d.
    primarily personal letters, includes script for a Clovis Crawfish play from Rose Bianco
3-05 n.d.
    includes greeting cards, notes, and 2 photographs
 
B. Children's Responses (1973-2003)
  1. Letters (1985-2003)
3-06 1985 - 1989
3-07 1990
3-08 1990 - 1991
    letters sent to Acadian Village and forwarded to Mary Alice Fontenot
3-09 1991: April
3-10 1991: May
4-01 1992
4-02 1993: March - April
4-03 1993: May
4-04 1994
4-05 1995
4-06 1996
4-07 1997
4-08 1998
4-09 1999
4-10 2000
    includes bound book of letters “Our Favorite Friends of Clovis”
5-01 2001
    includes pictures from Mary Alice Fontenot’s visit to Iota Elementary in Iota, LA
5-02 2002: April
    includes many “get-well” cards
5-03 2002: April
    includes “Happy Easter” cards from 4th graders at St. Edmund Elementary in Eunice, LA
5-04 2002: April
    includes “Happy Birthday” cards from 2nd graders at St. Edmund Elementary in Eunice, LA
5-05 2003
    sympathy letters from children to Mary Alice Fontenot’s daughter, Julie Landry
5-06 n.d.
     
  See also: v.5 1993: Scrapbook: “Clovis Crawfish’s Special Friends at Bernard Terrace Elementary”
  See also: Box 18 (Oversize) for 6 additional cards from children and Map Case 17-05 for 2 cards
   
B. Children's Responses
  2. Artwork (Some include attached letters) (1991-2002)
5-07 1991
5-08 1994
5-09 1996
5-10 2002
5-11 n.d.
   
B. Children's Responses
  3. Stories (1990-2000)
6-01 1990
6-02 1992-1993
    2 bound booklets, “Writing Makes a Difference” created for the Louisiana Department of Education model career options program by students at Nelson Elementary, Dolby Elementary, and Henry Heights Elementary: includes stories written by children, some about Clovis
6-03 1998
6-04 2000
6-05 n.d.
    includes bound story, “Our Clovis Book”
     
  See also: Box 18 (Oversize) and Map Case 17-05 for 2 additional stories from children
   
B. Children's Responses
  4. Drama (1973, 1990)
6-06 1973
    Program for “Clovis Crawfish and his Friends” performed at Jefferson Terrace Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
6-07 1990
    Bayou Woods Elementary production of “Clovis Crawfish and Etienne Escargot,” includes correspondence, script, and photograph
     
  See also: folders 8-14 “Baton Rouge Playmakers” and 17-01 “Playmakers” for other dramatizations of Clovis by adults
   
B. Children's Responses
  5. Other (2000)
6-08 2000
    Booklet “Mire Elementary Welcomes Mary Alice Fontenot;” includes photographs and notes about Fontenot’s visit
   
C. Writings (1947-2002)
  1. Newspaper Articles (1947-1996) (also includes research and photographs)
6-09 1947-1974
6-10 1980-1981: “Le Bon Vieux Temps” and other columns from Crowley Post Signal
6-11 1983: articles from The Rayne Acadian Tribune and Crowley Post Signal
6-12 1984: articles from Crowley Post Signal
6-13 1985: articles from Crowley Post Signal and Lafayette Daily Advertiser
7-01 1986: articles from Crowley Post Signal
7-02 1987: articles from Senior Citizens News and Views
7-03 1988: articles from The Heartbeat Magazine and Crowley Post Signal
7-04 1989: articles from Crowley Post Signal
7-05 1990: articles from Crowley Post Signal and Lafayette Daily Advertiser
7-06 1991: articles from Crowley Post Signal and Lafayette Daily Advertiser
7-07 1992: articles from Crowley Post Signal and Lafayette Daily Advertiser
7-08 1993: articles from Crowley Post Signal and Lafayette Daily Advertiser
7-09 1994: articles from Crowley Post Signal
7-10 1995: articles from Crowley Post Signal and Lafayette Daily Advertiser
7-11 1996: articles from Crowley Post Signal
7-12 n.d.: articles from The Rayne Acadian Tribune, “Le Bon Vieux Temps,” Crowley Post Signal, includes undated newspaper picture negatives
     
  See also: Scrapbook 1
   
C. Writings
  2. Clovis Crawfish Series (1968-2002)
7-13 1968: Clovis Crawfish and the Spinning Spider
    manuscript with annotations
7-14 1974, 1991: Clovis Crawfish and His Friends/Clovis l’Ecrevisse et Ses Amis (in French)
    original publication in 1974; translation in 1991
8-01 1981: Clovis Crawfish and the Singing Cigales
    storyboard, handwritten manuscript and pronunciation guide
8-02 1990: Clovis Crawfish and Bertile's Bon Voyage
    manuscripts and storyboard
8-03 1990: Clovis Crawfish and Simeon Suce-Fleur
    manuscript and sheet music
8-04 1993: Clovis Crawfish and Batiste Bete Puante
    manuscripts and sheet music
8-05 1993-1995: Clovis Crawfish and Bidon Box Turtle
    includes sheet music, manuscripts, and storyboard
8-06 1996: Clovis Crawfish and Paillasse Poule d’Eau
    manuscripts, storyboard, and sheet music
8-07 1997: Clovis Crawfish and Raoul Raccoon
    storyboard, manuscripts, pronunciation guide
8-08 1998: Clovis Crawfish and Fedora Field-Mouse
    manuscripts and storyboard
8-09 2000: Clovis Crawfish and Silvie Sulphur
    manuscripts, storyboard and illustrations
8-10 2002: Clovis Crawfish and Echo Gecko
    storyboard, illustrations, manuscripts, revisions, and letter from Fontenot’s editor
    See also: Box 18(Oversize) for a manuscript of Echo Gecko with original pencil illustrations
8-11 2007: Clovis Crawfish and the Twin Sister
    manuscripts (This book was left unfinished at the time of Fontenot’s death. Her daughter, Julie Landry, completed the book)
8-12 n.d.: 18 pencil illustrations of Clovis Crawfish and friends
    1 illustration in color
8-13 n.d.
    miscellaneous newsclippings about crawfish
8-14 n.d.
    notecards with research, story ideas, and French words for Clovis Crawfish
8-14.1 Clovis ecrevisse et Simeon suce-fleurs: storyboard
8-14.2 Clovis story: no title, n.d.
     
  See also: Box 18 (Oversize) for original Clovis Crawfish illustrations
   
C. Writings
  2. Clovis Crawfish Series
    a.   Uses of Clovis (1990-2005)
8-15 1990
    Story introductions for Clovis Crawfish readings written for Julie Landry (Mary Alice Fontenot’s daughter)
9-01 1990, 2005
    Baton Rouge Playmakers (professional acting troupe) perform “Clovis Crawfish,” a dramatization of Mary Alice Fontenot’s book series: includes script, promotional materials, photographs, and newsclippings
9-02 1996
    Mary Alice Fontenot Day in Acadia Parish: includes newsclippings and Programs
    See also: 13-04 for material on MAF Day in other locales
9-03 2001
    Event promoting Eunice Depot Museum using Clovis Crawfish
9-04 n.d.
    National Wetlands Research Center celebrates “Earth Science Week”
       with Clovis Crawfish
9-05 n.d.
    miscellaneous newsclippings, Clovis Crawfish logo illustrations, and color prints
   
C. Writings
  3. Acadia Parish: a History to 1900 (1976) (1880s-1980)
    written with Rev. Paul B. Freeland. This series includes research materials, newsclippings, articles (includes some written by Mary Alice Fontenot), notes, and book manuscripts
    a.   Research Materials (1880s-1980)
9-06 land grant maps for southwestern district, 1880s-1890s  (photocopies)
9-07 maps and conveyance records for Acadia Parish, 1881-1975 (photocopies)
9-08 Germans in Acadia Parish and Roberts Cove, 1881-1917, 1975-1980
    includes conveyance records, articles, and interviews with residents about German P.O.W.s in Eunice, includes booklet, “German Colonists of Roberts Cove, Louisiana: Their Ancestors, Children and Grandchildren”
9-09 Acadia Parish political newsclippings, 1887-1919
9-10 Mermentau Dam and its connection to rice industry newsclippings, 1899-1977
9-11 oil fields in Acadia parish, 1901-1977
    includes short paper entitled “Medlenka River Project: The Oil Field,” newsclippings, map, and two photographs of Jules Clement, on whose property the first oil in Louisiana was discovered
9-12 Crowley’s black community, 1901-1978
    newsclippings and history
9-13 agricultural (primarily about rice threshing and the rice industry in Crowley), 1903-1917, 1964-1991
    includes newsclippings, photographs, and negatives
9-14 n.d.
    bound booklet: “The Rice Industry: 1900-1920” (no author indicated)
9-15 Crowley’s mayors, 1966
    newsclippings and paper by Freeland
9-16 Crowley history, 1970s
    includes handwritten notes of the first auction of lots in Crowley and newsclippings
10-01 Estherwood, 1903-1946
    newsclippings
10-02 miscellaneous newsclippings, 1903-1975
    includes history of Broussard family in Acadia Parish, postcards and story related to Durand Wedding in St. Martinville, and genealogy of Dudley LeBlanc
10-03 Mermentau and Midland, 1903-1978
    newsclippings and history
10-04 Duson, 1908-1915
    newsclippings
10-05 Iota, 1910-1978
    newsclippings
10-06 Schell Canal, 1911-1977
    newsclippings (important to the rice industry in Louisiana), includes correspondence
    See also: Box 18 Oversize for a transparency of Schell Canal
10-07 Acadia College and parish schools, 1915-1977
    newsclippings
10-08 material on Jean Lafitte, 1939 (photocopies)
10-09 Thomas, Freda S. “Tribute to a Violet and a Lady,” 1960
    article about violet unique to Acadia Paish
10-10 Mamou Mardi Gras, 1958-1988
    26 photographs and negatives, newsclippings
10-11 Cajun home remedies, 1969
10-12 churches and cemeteries, 1975-1978
    includes photographs and negatives of St. Joseph’s Church and Istre Cemetery and conveyance records (for church land)
10-13 Church Point history, 1976
10-14 history of small Acadia parish communities, n.d.
10-15 short paper on the history of Acadia parish, n.d.
10-16 photographs and illustrations used in Acadia Parish: A History to 1900
   
C. Writings
  3. Acadia Parish: a History to 1900 (1976)
    b.   Manuscripts (1976)
11-01 n.d.: bound booklet: “Rayne” (earlier draft of Chapter VI “Rayne” in Acadia Parish: A History to 1900)
11-02 Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, Chapters 1-3
11-03 Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, Chapters 4-6
11-04 Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, Chapters 7-9
11-05 Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, Chapters 10-12
11-06 Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, Chapters 13-15
11-07 Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, Chapters 16-17
11-08 Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, acknowledgements and index
11-09 unbound proof copy of Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, title page – page 186
12-01 unbound proof copy of Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900, pp. 187 – 377
   
C. Writings
  4. Other (1981 - 1995)
12-02 Louisiana’s Indians, 1981
    manuscript
12-03 The Star Seed, 1986
    autographed hardcover book
12-04 miscellaneous folktales, poems, and short stories, 1991-1999
12-05 Mardi Gras in the Country, 1993
    several copies of manuscript
12-06 Lunch Louisiana Style, 1993
    booklet and recipes
12-07 Chigger and the Minah Bird, 1995
    manuscript and correspondence
12-08 Tah-Tye: The Last ‘Possum in the Pouch, n.d.
    manuscript
12-09 Souris Blanche/Annabelle, n.d.
  includes several versions of the story
12-10 Louise Olivier and unnamed short story about Cajun culture, n.d.
    See also: Collection 97, 7-11
12-11 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, n.d.
    manuscript
12-12 14 pencil and ink illustrations depicting traditional Cajun scenes, 2
    sketches advertising “Cajun Accent” (Fontenot’s cookbook)
   
D. Biographical (1958-2004)
  1. Scrapbooks and Biographical Articles (1958-2004)
12-13 newsclippings about Mary Alice Fontenot, 1973-3003
12-14 obituaries and memorial articles for Mary Alice Fontenot, 2003
12-15 newsclippings and loose scrapbook pages about classroom visits, book signings and appearances, 1991-2001, n.d.
13-01 newsclippings about Clovis Crawfish books, 1979-2003
    includes The Reading Teacher, vol. 36, no. 3 with article about Clovis Crawfish
13-02 book reviews, articles, and newsclippings for Clovis Crawfish series, 1990-2004
13-03 newsclippings about non-Clovis Crawfish publications, 1980-1996 (Tah-Tye, Louisiana Experience, Star Seed, and Cajun Accent)
     
  See also: Box 18 (Oversize) for 8 additional laminated newsclippings about Mary Alice Fontenot and her Clovis Crawfish series, and Map Case 17-05 for 3 laminated newsclippings
     
Srapbooks:
   
Vol. 1 newspaper clippings about Mary Alice Fontenot’s school visits and other appearances, autograph parties, promotional uses of Clovis Crawfish and news about her publications and other works, 1958, 1988-1993
     
Vol. 2 “En Passant” column (Opelousas Daily World), July, 1969 – May, 1971
    many articles on D.J. “Cat” Doucet
     
Vol. 3 “Lovely Louisiana,” 1972-1985
    newsclippings about different aspects of Louisiana culture and history
     
Vol. 4 Galliano Elementary School visit, 1992
    includes photographs
     
Vol. 5 “Clovis Crawfish’s Special Friends at Bernard Terrace Elementary” (19 March 1993)
    contains children’s letters and some newsclippings and photographs
     
Vol. 6 newsclippings and flyers from Fontenot’s school visits, book signings and other appearances, 1993-1996
    includes several articles about Fontenot’s book: Mardi Gras in the Country
     
Vol. 7 photographs, awards, press releases, and newsclippings of Mary Alice Fontenot’s appearances, receptions, and honors, 1996-1999
     
Vol. 8 newsclippings and articles remembering Mary Alice Fontenot’s life and legacy, 2003
   
D. Biographical
  2. Honors, Certificates, Mementos, etc. (1981-2003)
13-04 1981-2003: newsclippings, pamphlets, and folder (for Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice 2001 ceremony) about Mary Alice Fontenot’s honors and awards
    includes certificate for:  “Order of Living Legends” from the Acadian Museum of Erath, certificate from Phoenix Magnet Elementary school for Francofete 1999, “Distinguished Member Award” from Louisiana Beta Delphian study club, “Certificate of Recognition” from St. Edmund Catholic Church, proclamation for “Mary Alice Fontenot Day” in Sulphur, Louisiana (1993), and proclamation for “Mary Alice Fontenot” day in Crowley (1996)
     
  See also: Box 16 (Artifacts): (1983) Children’s Book Festival plaque from NSU, in Natchitoches, LA (1983) L.A.C.U.S. “Friend of Children” award; (1990) Iberia Builders Association plaque for dedicated service; (1991) Coteau Elementary plaque for sharing the joy of reading; (1991) “Grand Marshall of the Children’s Day Parade,” from Crowley, LA International Rice Festival plaque; (1993) CODOFIL award recognizing Fontenot’s contribution to French in Louisiana; (1993) Volunteer of the year award from the Crowley Guest House (nursing home); (1996) Proclamation from former Louisiana governor, Kathleen Blanco, for  “Mary Alice Fontenot Day;” (n.d.)“Lifetime Achievement Award” (no indication of what organization awarded it); (2001) “Young Reader’s Choice Honorary Award” glass award
     
  See also: Box 18 (Oversize): (1990) “Certificate of Recognition” from the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana; (1996) “Mary Alice Fontenot Day” proclamation from Alexandria, Louisiana; (2001) “Young Reader’s Choice, Honorary Award”
   
D. Biographical
  3. Other (1990-2003)
13-05 Death certificate and living will, 2003, 1991
13-06 Pelican Profile of Mary Alice Fontenot and book list, 1991, n.d.
    photographs of Mary Alice Fontenot’s various appearances
13-07 legal papers concerning property sale and auto insurance certificate, 1994, 1996
13-08 memorabilia from Mary Alice Fontenot’s funeral, 2003 cards, pictures, notes, etc.
    includes one loose scrapbook page with pictures
   
E. Louisiana History
  1. Research (1947-1990)
13-09 Cajun craftsmen, musicians, and artists, 1947-1993
    newsclippings, includes articles about former LA governor Jimmie Davis’s music career, and musician Eddy Raven (includes photograph)
13-10 Cajun traditions and folklore, 1958-1988
    newsclippings
13-11 genealogy materials, 1965-1972
    newsclippings, genealogy, and notes about Castix family
14-01 Cajun and Creole, 1972-1988
    newsclippings
14-02 Attakapas Gazette articles on Acadian culture and Louisiana/Acadian culture bibliographies, 1977
14-03 miscellaneous statistical information on Louisiana, 1980-1984
    includes “Louisiana Facts” brochure
14-04 miscellaneous newsclippings and pictures, 1983-1986
14-05 Mallory, Randall and Sallie Evans, “El Camino Real,” 1981 article
14-06 cemeteries and burial customs, 1983-1988
14-07 Acadians articles, 1984-1988
14-08 nature’s bounty, fishing and hunting in Louisiana, 1984-1988
14-09 Louisiana Native American groups, 1984-1987
14-10 Louisiana waterways, 1984-1987
    newsclippings
14-11 Louisiana celebrities, 1984-1987
14-12 Louisiana culture, 1984-1986
    newsclippings, articles, and publications
    includes “Louisiana: A Dream State” map, Center for Southern Folklore v. 3, no. 3; Folklife Center News, v. 8, no. 4, and Louisiana Life, Jan/Feb 1986
14-13 Lafayette, Acadia, and Vermilion parishes, 1985-2003
    newsclippings, includes article about jayhawkers, Miller, Jacqueline. “The Jayhawker Massacre: A Vermillion Parish Legend”
14-14 New Orleans, 1985-1990
    articles and newsclippings: includes several “New Orleans: America’s European Masterpiece” articles written by Honey Naylor; The Historic New Orleans Collection, Evidence of the Past: Primary Sources for Louisiana History (Cane River Community)
14-15 Isleños, 1985
    newsclippings
14-16 architecture, 1986-1994
14-17 Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1986
    tour guide script (no author indicated)
15-01 Calcasieu Parish history, 1986
15-02 cuisine, 1986
    newsclippings and Manuel, Marie Louise Comeaux. Acadian Cuisine
15-03 Catahoula dogs, 1987
    newsclippings
15-04 “La Compagnie Louisianaise” group, 1990
    includes publication “Contes de la Compagnie” (v. 1, no. 3) and 1990 tour destinations
   
E. Louisiana History
  2. Histories (n.d.)
15-05 Brown, Donald P. “Waters Unlimited,” n.d., 14 pp.
    recounts experience with Hurricane Audrey
15-06 Louisiana Governor’s Commission on Indian Affairs, Indians of Louisiana, n.d.  81 pp.
15-07 Gregory, Hiram. Road to Recognition, A Study of Louisiana Indians 1880-Present. n.d., 83 pages
   
F. Miscellaneous (1985, n.d.)
    includes a large amount of Louisiana history schoolwork, quizzes, study guides, and exams
15-08 handwritten notes about Louisiana history, parishes, and culture, n.d.
15-09 Louisiana culture worksheets and quizzes, n.d.
15-10 Louisiana culture tests and quizzes, n.d.
15-11 Louisiana-themed word searches and activity sheets, n.d.
15-12 Church Point, LA twinning ceremony with Church Point, Nova Scotia and brochure for Renaissance ‘Cadienne: includes photograph and slide of Dupré Library, 1985
     
  See also: Box 18 (Oversize) for 2 photocopies of a proclamation by Napoleon raising General Sahuc to the rank of a baron (in French)
   
G. Artifacts (1983-2001)
Box 16

Crawfish trinkets and figurines
Cajun-style toy house
“Star Seed” homemade Christmas stocking
ceramic dish from 1983 Book Festival in Natchitoches, LA
apple paperweight
button for 1999 Francofete
keys to Crowley and Abbeville
keychain and button from Alexandria
medal from Phoenix Magnet School
guest book for “Mary Alice Fontenot Day” at the Acadia Parish Library

the following awards and plaques: Children’s Book Festival plaque from NSU, in Natchitoches, LA, 1983; L.A.C.U.S. “Friend of Children” award, 1983; Iberia Builders Association plaque for dedicated service, 1990; Coteau Elementary plaque for sharing the joy of reading, 1991; “Grand Marshall of the Children’s Day Parade,” from Crowley, LA International Rice Festival plaque, 1991; CODOFIL award recognizing Fontenot’s contribution to French in Louisiana, 1993; Volunteer of the Year award from the Crowley Guest House (nursing home), 1993; Proclamation from former Louisiana Governor, Kathleen Blanco, for  “Mary Alice Fontenot Day,” n.d.;” “Lifetime Achievement Award” (no indication of what organization awarded it), n.d.; “Young Reader’s Choice Honorary Award” glass award, 2001

   
H. Media
  1. VHS (1990-1998)
17-01 Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Inc. present “Clovis Crawfish”, 1990
17-02 KALB-TV’s special report by Ethma Odum, includes interviews with: Mary Alice Fontenot, John Thistlewaite, Nan Langford Mitchell, Leroy Savoy, and Frankie Elder, 1990
17-03 Mary Alice Fontenot visits Maplewood Middle School in Sulphur, LA and reads several of her Clovis Crawfish books, 1992
17-04 “Mary Alice Fontenot reads: Clovis Crawfish and Michelle Mantis and Clovis Crawfish and Bertiles Bon Voyage,” recorded by TVC (The Video Company), 1992
17-05 Mary Alice Fontenot Day in Sulphur, LA, 1993 and KLFY presents: “Cajun Country”, 1995
17-06 “Live at Five on the Road in Crowley,” (featuring Mary Alice Fontenot) recorded by KPLC TV in Lake Charles, 1993
17-07 Television appearances: Mary Alice Fontenot interview on Channel 10 (KLFY), and Mary Alice Fontenot interview on Channel 7 (KPLC), 1995
17-08 Mary Alice Fontenot visits E.A. Martin Middle School in Lafayette, LA and reads several of her Clovis Crawfish books, 1995
17-09 Channel 10 (KLFY) interview with Mary Alice Fontenot and Julie Landry about the translation of Clovis Crawfish into French, 1996
17-10 KBIM-TV (Roswell, New Mexico) interviews Scott R. Blazek, illustrator of Mary Alice Fontenot’s Clovis Crawfish series, 1996
17-11 “Louisiana Life: featuring Mary Alice Fontenot”, 1996
17-12 Mary Alice Fontenot visits Dozier Elementary in Erath, LA in 1996, and Cody Barras visits with Mary Alice Fontenot in 1997
17-13 The Extra Mile (nonprofit organization) honors Mary Alice Fontenot, 1998
17-14 Channel 3 (KATC) interviews Mary Alice Fontenot, 1998
17-15 Mary Alice Fontenot: receives 1998 “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Acadiana Arts, recorded by Channel 10 (KLFY); includes a card from KLFY
17-16 “Meet Mary Alice Fontenot reading the children’s books of Clovis Crawfish” (ex-library copy)
   
H. Media
  2. Cassette Tapes (1990-1998)
    a. “Acadia Parish Yesterdays” interviews conducted by Mary Alice Fontenot (1990-1994)
    Interviews aired on “Acadia Parish Yesterdays with Mary Alice Fontenot,” a radio program produced by KSIG Crowley which started on 3 February 1989. Fontenot interviewed Acadia Parish residents and shared history and memories about Acadiana.
    See also: “Acadia Parish Yesterdays” collection of tapes in the Oral History programs
17-17 1990: (anniversary of 1940 flood), interview with Matt Miller about Crowley history
17-18 1990: Side A: Charlie Gossen (rice farmer)
17-19 1991: Clobule Abshire, a former voting machine maintenance man from Crowley
17-20 1993: Side A: blank/ Side B (discussing rice industry in Louisiana): 1. Earl Dunphy, 2. Stan and Leda Gall
17-21 1993: Side A: blank/ Side B: 1. Glenn Everett, 2. Martin Wale
17-22 1993: Side A: blank/ Side B: 1. Garland Rue, 2. Clovis Bailey, 3. Gercie Daigle, 4. Karen Welch
17-23 1993: Side A: blank/ Side B: 1. Amy Marcenance, 2. Geneva Stagg, 3. Linda Bertrand
17-24 1993: Side A: 1. Norwood Marcy Lyons, 2. Joe Gielen/ Side B: blank
17-25 1993/1994: Side A: 1. Joe Gielen (1993), 2. Dr. J.D. Hains (1994), Side B: blank
17-26 1994: James Domingue, talking about “twinning” with a town in Nova Scotia
17-27 1994: Side A: 1. Georgia Manuel, 2. Barton Freeland, Sr./ Side B: Earl Dunphy
17-28 1994: Side A: Earl Dunphy, Bill Marsh, and Shirley Lund/ Side B: Sarah Rudduck, Bonnie Fall, and the Greenman Sisters
17-29 1994: Side A: 1. W.D. ‘Bill’ Redlich, 2. Ray McDowell/ Side B: 1. Anita Guidry (Church Point), 2. Elaine Wright
17-30 1994: Side A: 1. Marcy Lyons, 2. Barton Freeland/ Side B: blank
17-31 1994: Side A: 1. Georgie Manuel, 2. “Papa Cairo,” 3. Floyd Sonnier/ Side B: 1. Lou Myers and Joan McManus, 2. Howard Duncan
17-32 1994: Side A: Arthur Dommers/ Side B: blank
17-33 1994: (for KSIS, interviews with former hurricane hunters) Side A: 1. Chief Harry Courville, 2. Meceal Hollier Smith/ Side B: 1. Earl Dunphy, 2. Bill Marsh, 3. Ms. Sam Marcoules, 4. Lily Carlson
     
H. Media
  2. Cassette Tapes (1990-1998)
    b.   Interviews with Mary Alice Fontenot
17-34 Interview with Mary Alice Fontenot and Julie Landry, on “Primetime” (KPEL) with Bob Hamm, 1996
17-35 Interview with Mary Alice Fontenot (KPEL), discussing her development of Clovis Crawfish, 1998
   
H. Media
  3. 3.5in. floppy disks
17-38 Clovis Crawfish and Silvie Sulphur by Mary Alice Fontenot (electronic copy of manuscript), 2000
   
I. Oversize
Box 18 Oversize: (1982-2003)
    8 laminated newsclippings about Mary Alice Fontenot and Clovis Crawfish; (1990)
    “Certificate of Recognition” from the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana; (1996)
    “Mary Alice Fontenot Day” proclamation from Alexandria, Louisiana; (2001)
    “Young Reader’s Choice, Honorary Award;”(n.d., 1991)
    6 cards from students, 1 story;(n.d.)
    2 photocopies of a proclamation by Napoleon raising General Sahuc to the rank of a baron (in French)
    Schell Canal transparency
    Clovis Crawfish and Echo Gecko manuscript with original pencil illustrations
     
Map Case 17-05
    5 Clovis Crawfish book covers
    3 laminated newsclippings about Mary Alice Fontenot and Clovis Crawfish series; (1989, 1996, 2001)
    1 Clovis Crawfish story written by students; (1990)
    2 cards from students