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Margaret McMillan Papers

Collection 289

McMillan, Margaret (1920-2016). Papers, 1909-2016

7 feet

Margaret McMillan was born in Gramercy, Louisiana in 1920 to John H. McMillan, Jr. and Annie Laurie Field McMillan. McMillan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education, and Psychology at the Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1940 and a Master’s degree in the same field from the University of Texas. During her time as a student at SLI, McMillan was a founding member of the Red Jackets and was involved with the cheerleading squad. McMillan continued her involvement with SLI after graduation, serving as an advisor from 1941 to 1959. In 1972, she became the Coordinator of the USL Women’s Physical Education Department, serving in that position until 1976.

After retiring from SLI, McMillan entered into the world of offshore safety and founded McMillan Offshore Survival Technology (MOST). She became an internationally recognized expert in the field of sea survival technology and may be credited with training thousands of offshore oil workers, government employees, boat operators, and air medics in water survival techniques. McMillan served as a consultant in offshore safety and survival for branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, the British Royal Navy, and the Russian government. She was a founding member of the International Association for Sea Survival Training and was the first woman inducted into the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame. McMillan was also awarded the U.S. Coast Guard’s Distinguished Leadership and Service Award, the Gulf Coast Safety & Training Groups highest award, and the US Marine First Safety Award. Beyond her work with MOST, McMillan enjoyed traveling the world, both on her own and with family members. Margaret McMillan passed away August 31, 2016, in Lafayette, LA.

This collection contains photographs, correspondence, news clippings, miscellaneous materials, and books. The majority of the news clippings have been copied due to water damage. The books relate to health/fitness, travel, and offshore safety. There are also a number of McMillan’s personal yearbooks from her undergraduate and graduate years.

Series:

A. Personal 1-01 thru 1-04
B. Photographs 1-05
C. Correspondence 1-06 thru 1-09
D. Southwestern Louisiana Institute 1-10 thru 1-37
a. Student
b. Physical Education Teacher
E. Mardi Gras Balls 1-38 thru 2-08
F. McMillan Offshore Survival Technology 2-09 thru 2-28
G. Miscellaneous 2-29 thru 2-31
H. Original News Clippings 2-32 thru 2-45
I. Books Boxes 3 thru 5
J. Oversize Boxes 6 and 7

Inventory:

Box 1
1-01 Awards/Certificates, 1936-2006
1-02 Press Releases, n.d.
1-03 Personal News Articles, 1983-1995
1-04 Featured Articles/Press Releases, 1940-2006
1-05 Photographs, n.d.
1-06 Correspondence, 1938-1988
1-07 Correspondence, 1990-1996
1-08 Correspondence, 1997-2003
1-09 Correspondence John Breaux, 1978-1987
1-10 Summer Recreation Program Correspondence, 1945-1957
1-11 S.L.I. Degree and Letter, 1929
1-12 P.E. News Articles, 1949-1972
1-13 SLI/USL/UL Lafayette News Clippings, 1972-2006
1-14 Summer Recreation Programs 1953/54 News Clippings
1-15 Summer Recreation Program Reports/News Releases, n.d.
1-16 SLI/USL Event Programs, 1938-1987
1-17 Health and Physical Education Department Brochures and Programs, 1955-1970
1-18 Pre-Teen Children Athletics, 1950s
1-19 Health and Physical Education Department Conferences/Orientation/Course Outlines, 1956-1964
1-20 "Classroom 10" Video, 1960
1-21 USL Teacher Education Program, 1960-1970s
1-22 1982 State Volleyball Championship
1-23 Fitness Articles/Lectures, 1960-1970
1-24 Code of Ethics, 1964
1-25 Bibliography for Outdoor Education, n.d.
1-26 Table Tennis, n.d.
1-27 Activity Program Survey, 1974
1-28 Athletic Program Reorganization, 1974
1-29 Recruitment, 1958
1-30 Study Outline – Conditioning, n.d.
1-31 Cheerleading, n.d.
1-32 Red Jackets, 1940-1960
1-33 LA Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (LAHPER), 1955-1956
1-34 Fitness Guides, n.d.
1-35 Music Programs/Song Lists, n.d.
1-36 Golf - Hebert Brothers, 1960
1-37 Cancer Teaching Aids, 1960-1970
1-38 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1967
1-39 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1968
1-40 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1969
1-41 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1970
1-42 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1971
1-43 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1972
1-44 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1973
1-45 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1974
Box 2
2-01 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1975
2-02 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1976
2-03 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1977
2-04 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1978
2-05 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1979
2-06 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1981
2-07 Washington Mardi Gras Ball, 1982
2-08 Mardi Gras Balls Photographs/News Clippings, 1960-1982
2-09 Survival Training, 1970-1995
2-10 Offshore Survival News Clippings, 1970s-1980s
2-11 Offshore Survival News Clippings, 1990s-2000s; undated
2-12 IMCO Article, 1977
2-13 Soviet Union Article, 1991
2-14 Professional News Clippings (Offshore), 1972-2006; undated
2-15 Personal News Clippings (Offshore), n.d.
2-16 "Survival at Sea" Articles, 1970s
2-17 Marine Survival Training Center (MSTC) Articles, 1990
2-18 IMCO, LAGCOE, and Coast Guard Correspondence, 1977-1999
2-19 McMillan Offshore Survival Technology (MOST) Emblem/Brochures, n.d.
2-20 Offshore Safety Journal Articles, 1970-1999
2-21 Offshore Safety Journal Articles 2000s; undated
2-22 Marine Safety Training Center, 1984-1990
2-23 Offshore Safety Programs and Promotions, n.d.
2-24 Offshore Safety Booklets, 1970-1990
2-25 Irvin Industries, Inc. Information, 1980
2-26 Offshore Safety Informational Catalogs, n.d.
2-27 Offshore Safety Informational Catalogs, n.d.
2-28 SASMEX - 1994 - Conference Papers
2-29 V-12 National Service Life Insurance, 1943
2-30 Acadiana Safety Association Film Directory, 1988
2-31 Miscellaneous, n.d.
2-32 Miscellaneous, News Articles (laminated), 1970-1990
2-33 Personal News Articles Originals, 1940-2000
2-34 SLI/USL/UL Lafayette News Clippings Originals, 1960-2000
2-35 University Event Programs Originals, 1938-1987
2-36 Summer Recreation Program News Clippings Originals, n.d.
2-37 Cheerleading Originals, n.d.
2-38 Red Jacket Originals, 1954-1956
2-39 V-12 Insurance Originals, 1943
2-40 LA Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (LAHPER) Originals, 1950-1960
2-41 Marine Survival Training Center (MSTC) Newspaper Clippings Original, 1990
2-42 IMCO Article Original, 1977
2-43 Major Accidents News Articles Originals, 1986
2-44 Offshore Survival News Articles Originals, 1960-2015
2-45 Offshore Survival News Articles Originals, 1960-2015
Box 3
3-01 Basic Safety Course – Norway, n.d.
3-02 Health For Effective Living, 1962
3-03 Physician's Desk Reference, 1980
3-04 Instructor's Guide to Life and Health, 1972
3-05 Soviet Museums, n.d.
3-06 Desert Magazine, 1973
3-07 TravelHost Magazine Acadiana, 1991
3-08 Tourbook - Kentucky/Tennessee, 1983
3-09 Tourbook - New Jersey/Pennsylvania, 1984
3-10 Tourbook - Alabama/Louisiana/Mississippi, 1983
3-11 Fielding's Economy Europe, 1985
Box 4
4-01 The Castle of Fontainbleau, n.d.
4-02 Odessa Museum of Westerns and Oriental Art, 1988
4-03 The Sights of Versailles, n.d.
4-04 Paris - Seen in Four Days, n.d.
4-05 Pompeii - Seen in It's Past and Present Time, n.d.
4-06 The Pope's Palace at Avignon, 1928
4-07 Mockba (Moscow), 1989
4-08 St. Isaac's Cathedral, n.d.
4-09 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, n.d.
4-10 Fielding's Selective Shopping Guide to Europe, 1971
4-11 Fielding's Selective Shopping Guide to Europe, 1982
4-12 Mockba (Moscow) Map, 1987
4-13 Russian English Dictionary, n.d.
4-14 Sakhalin Shipping Company, n.d.
4-15 The Odessa Opera and Ballet House, 1990
4-16 Leningrad, n.d.
4-17 Book (in Russian), 1990
4-18 Book (in Russian), 1987
4-19 Book (in Russian), 1986
4-20 Book (in Russian), 1991
4-21 Book (in Russian), 1987
4-22 Book (in Russian), 1990
4-23 Book (in Russian), 1970
4-24 Booklet (in Russian), n.d.
4-25 Booklet (in Russian), 1989
4-26 Book (in Russian), 1991
4-27 Pamphlets (in Russian and English), 1991, n.d.
Box 5
5-01 Potpourri, 1909
5-02 L'Acadien, 1927
5-03 L'Acadien, 1929
5-04 L'Acadien, 1937
5-05 L'Acadien, 1938
5-06 L'Acadien, 1939
5-07 L'Acadien, 1940
5-08 The Cactus, 1941
5-09 L'Acadien, 1942
Box 6
6-01 3 oversize books about music (swing era)
6-02 Oversize advertisements about smoking/cancer
Box 7
7-01 Oversize books (sports)
7-02 Hat