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Barry Jean Ancelet Papers

Collection 395

Ancelet, Barry Jean (1951-    ).  Papers, 1978-1983

7.5 inches

Barry Jean Ancelet was born in Church Point, Louisiana.  He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) with a Bachelor of Arts in French in 1974.  He continued his education at Indiana University, where he received his Master of Arts in folklore in 1977.  He also received his Doctorate in Études Créoles (Anthropology and Linguistics) from the Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I) in 1984.

Dr. Ancelet served on the faculty of the University from 1977 until his retirement in 2016.  He was a professor in the Department of Modern Languages Department, serving as chair of the department and as the first director of the University’s Center for Acadian and Creole Folklore, the largest compilation of media resources pertaining to these two south Louisiana ethnic groups. He was also the co-founder of the Tribute to Cajun Music in 1974, which became the annual Festivals Acadiens.

He hosted the Rendez-vous des Cajuns live weekly music radio program on KRVS for more than a decade.  He published several books and journal articles and received numerous awards.  He also wrote poetry, published under the pseudonym, Jean Arceneaux.

This collection consists of manuscripts from “Suite de loupe” (1998) and “The Makers of Cajun Music” (1984).  Barry Jean Ancelet donated the collection.

Series:

A Manuscripts  
  1. Suite du loup (1998) 1-01
  2. The Makers of Cajun Music (1984) 1-02 thru 2-03
B.   Other 2-04

Inventory:

Box 1  
1-01 Suite du loup:  typed manuscripts with revisions
1-02 Makers of Cajun Music:  typed manuscript:  introduction with revisions
1-03 Makers of Cajun Music:  typed manuscript:  acknowledgement, etc. with revisions
1-04 Makers of Cajun Music:  typed manuscript:  contents with revisions
1-05 Makers of Cajun Music:  Contract, University of Texas Press, July 2, 1983
1-06 Makers of Cajun Music:  Permission forms, Spring 1984
1-07 Makers of Cajun Music:  correspondence, 1980-1983, n.d.
1-08 Makers of Cajun Music:  manuscript, 1st draft with revisions
1-09 Makers of Cajun Music:  manuscript, 1st draft with revisions
1-10 Makers of Cajun Music:  manuscript, 1st draft with revisions
1-11 Makers of Cajun Music:  manuscript, 1st draft with revisions
   
Box 2  
2-01 Makers of Cajun Music:  manuscript, 2nd draft with revisions
2-02 Makers of Cajun Music:  manuscript, 2nd draft with revisions
2-03 Makers of Cajun Music:  list of images,  February 25, 1983
2-04 Other:  news clipping:  “Making Cajun Accordions is Not Lost Art”, The Sunday Advertiser, Lafayette, LA. December 12, 1976, page 61