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E. Glynn Abel Papers

Collection 310

Abel, E. Glynn (1913-2008). Papers, 1943-1987

6 feet

Edgar Glynn Abel was born June 29, 1913 in Carroll County, Mississippi. He graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) with a B.S. degree in Animal Husbandry in 1939. He married Leah Jane Eagan, and they had one son, Daniel Glynn Abel.

In college, Abel was vice president of the student body and president of Blue Key National Honorary Fraternity. He lettered in track, football, and baseball, and received an honorable mention for All American by Grantland Rice. From 1939 to 1942, he was Assistant Dean of Men at SLI. During World War II, he served in the Navy as commanding officer or executive officer on minesweepers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Pacific.

After the war, Abel earned an M.A. degree in Educational Administration at Stanford University. From 1946 to 1969, he was Dean of Men at SLI, credited with a leading role in the peaceful racial integration of the school in 1954. He was the manager of the Lafayette Municipal Auditorium from 1969 to 1972, and then became Director of Community Affairs for the city. He coordinated the Lafayette Centennial Celebration in 1984. Abel was a member of the Beavers Club, and the retired teachers and retired military groups. In 1983, he received the Lafayette Civic Cup Award. Abel died March 22, 2008 in Lafayette. He was buried at Lafayette Memorial Park.

This collection consists of correspondence, certificates, clippings, Dean of Men material, and other miscellaneous materials.

Series:

I. Edgar Glynn Abel
    A. Correspondence 1-01 thru 1-07
    B. Scrapbooks 3-02
    C. Photographs 2-01 thru 4-01
    D. Personal  
        1. Certificates 4-02, 7-02 thru 7-03
        2. Clippings 4-03 thru 4-04
        3. Plaques 4-05
        4. School Military Catalogue 4-06
        5. Other Publications 5-01
    E. USL  
        1. Dean Council Meetings 5-02
        2. Publications 5-03 thru 5-08
        3. Dean of Men 5-09
        4. Students 5-10
    F. LHEAC 5-11 thru 6-03
    G. Higher Education  
        1. Louisiana 6-04
        2. National 6-05
    H. Miscellaneous 6-06
II. Daniel Glynn Abel 6-07
III. Oversize Box 3

Inventory:

Box 1
1-01 Correspondence (Nov 21, 1939 – July 11, 1967)
1-02 Correspondence (Sept 1, 1967 – Feb 12, 1968)
1-03 Correspondence (Feb 13, 1968 – May 27, 1968)
1-04 Correspondence (May 30, 1968 – Aug 28, 1968)
1-05 Correspondence (Sept 4, 1968 – June 5, 1984)
1-06 Correspondence (USL materials)
1-07 Correspondence – Cards
     
Box 2
2-01 Photo Album 1 – Unidentified
2-02 Photo Album 2 – Unidentified
2-03 Photo Album 3 – He was in Navy 1943
       
Box 3
3-01 Photographs – Unidentified
3-02 Scrapbooks – New clippings and photos – No date
       
Box 4
4-01 Photographs – Unidentified
4-02 Certificates – Assorted
4-03 Clippings (Feb 26, 1954 – Apr 25, 1983)
4-04 Clippings (Mar 20, 1969 – Nov 4, 1987)
4-05 Plaques
    Southwestern Louisiana Institute 1900
      Leah Jane Egan – (Phi Delta Epsilon)
    Southwestern Louisiana Institute 1900 (unidentified)
4-06 School Military Catalogue
    Copiah – Lincoln: Junior College 1936
    United States Naval Training School 1943
       
Box 5
5-01 Other Publications
    Louisiana Seniors Golf Association 1967
    Louisiana Seniors Golf Association 1968
    Louisiana Seniors Golf Association 1969
    The Metropolitan Dinner Club of Greater Lafayette (May 28, 1968)
    Retired Senior Volunteer Program (July 1987)
    Oil Patch Gazette (Oct 17, 1973)
5-02 Dean Council Meeting (1967)
5-03 Publications – Football
    The California Gridiron
      + California vs. California (Sept 29, 1945)
    Southwestern Stadium
      + Southwestern vs. Spring Hill College (Oct 15)
    The Badger Gridiron
      + Spring hill vs. Southwestern (no date)
    Southwestern Stadium
      + Southwestern vs. Louisiana Tech (Nov 4, 1938)
    Southwestern Stadium
      + Southwestern vs. Louisiana College (Oct 29)
    Sport Star (Vol. I, No. 2 – Oct 16, 1937)
5-04 Publications – Religion
5-05 Publications – Education Newsletters
    USL (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1965)
    USL (Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 1965)
5-06 Publications – Alumni News
    December 1938
    March 1939
5-07 Publications – Yearbooks – Section – no date
5-08 Publications – Other – Cajun Chatter (Jan- Feb, 1969)
5-09 Dean of Men (1965-1969)
5-10 Students
5-11 LHEAC – Banking
5-12 LHEAC – Current expense (Jan 5, 1968- May 18, 1969)
5-13 LHEAC – Later expense (July 31, 1964- Dec 11, 1967)
       
Box 6
6-01 LHEAC – Head of stationary
6-02 LHEAC – Meetings
    Caddo Room, LSU Union (Apr 24, 1969)
    Room 328, LSU Union (Feb 20, 1969)
    Room 721, Jack Tar Capitol House (Jan 17, 1969)
    Ouachita Room, LSU Union (Sept 20, 1968)
    President’s Conference Room, USL (May 16, 1969)
6-03 LHEAC – Morality
    “What’s happening to campus morals” by Robert H. Hamill
    The Baptist Faculty Paper (Vol. XI, No. 1, Fall 1967, Tennessee)
      + The New Morality (A Philosophical Analysis by Lonnie D. Kliever)
6-04 Higher Education – Louisiana (Student Loans)
6-05 Higher Education – National
    Vol. XVIII, No. 6, Feb 28, 1969
    Vol. XVIII, No. 18, May 23, 1969
    Vol. XVIII, No. 13, Apr 18, 1969
    Vol. XVII, No. 14, Apr 19, 1968
6-06 Miscellaneous
6-07 Daniel Glynn Abel
    USL Union 1968 Spring Banquet
    Clippings
    The Sixty-Sixth Commencement Exercises
       
Box 7
7-01 LP (Southwestern Sings)
7-02 International Association of Auditorium Managers
    + Certificate of Membership 1969
7-03 International Association of Auditorium Managers
    + Certificate of Membership 1970
7-04 International Association of Auditorium Managers
    + Code of Ethics
7-05 Resolution
7-06 Greetings – Honorary Citizen of New Orleans, The International City (June 1974)
     
Oversize (in Box 3)
Greetings
Drawing