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J. Emile Verret Papers

Collection 19

Verret, J. Emile (1866-1965).  Papers, 1933-1965, n.d.

1 foot, 8 inches

J. Emile Verret was born 13 September 1886 on a farm near New Iberia, Louisiana. He graduated from New Iberia High School at seventeen years of age. He then attended Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) where he graduated in 1905. He later married Katherine Markham. He died 9 February 1965 and is interred in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Iberia, Louisiana.

Verret was a businessman and politician. In 1912, he was elected to Iberia Parish School Board. From 1914-1943 he served as president of the School Board. Thereafter, he became lieutenant governor of Louisiana from 1944-1948. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and president of the School Board Association, Elks Club, and Rotary Club of New Iberia.

This collection consists of correspondence, speeches, reports, and other miscellaneous materials relating to Verret’s official business as lieutenant governor.

Series:

A. Biography 1-01
B. Photographs 1-02
C. Insurance 1-03 through 1-10
D. Rotary Club 1-11 through 1-15
E. Boy Scouts of America 1-16 through 1-19
F. Correspondence 2-01 through 2-13
G. Publicity 3-01 through 3-03
H. Financial Records 3-04 through 3-08
I. Speeches 3-09 through 4-01
J. Resolutions 4-02
K. Reports 4-03 through 4-05
L. Miscellaneous  
  1. Social Security 4-06
  2. Election Returns 4-07
  3. Greeting Cards 4-08
  4. Minutes 4-09
  5. Programs 4-10
  6. Publications 4-11 through 4-12
  7. Writings 4-13
  8. Miscellaneous 4-14

Inventory:

Box 1
1-01 Biography: biographical information about Verrett, n.d.
   
1-02 Photographs: Verrett, n.d.   [4 items]
   
1-03 Insurance: New York Life: literature, 1950s
1-04 Insurance: New York Life, literature, 1950s
1-05 Insurance: New York Life, home office, n.d.
1-06 Insurance: New York Life, home office, n.d.
1-07 Insurance: New York Life, reviews, 1950s
1-08 Insurance: New York Life, literature, n.d.
1-09 Insurance: Insurance Research and Review Services, 1944
1-10 Insurance: Parkerson Insurance Agency, Lafayette, 1940s
   
1-11 Rotary Club of New Iberia, 1940s
1-12 Rotary Club of New Iberia, 1940s
1-13 Rotary Club of New Iberia, 1940s
1-14 Rotary Club International, 1940s
1-15 Rotary Club International, 1940s
   
1-16 Boy Scouts of America, 1940s
1-17 Boy Scouts of America, 1940s
1-18 Boy Scouts of America, 1940s
1-19 Boy Scouts of America, 1940s
   
Box 2
   
2-01 Correspondence: applications and assistance, 1944
2-02 Correspondence: applications and assistance, 1945
2-03 Correspondence: applications and assistance, 1946
2-04 Correspondence: applications and assistance, 1947
2-05 Correspondence: condolences, 1944-1947
2-06 Correspondence: election congratulations, 1944
2-07 Correspondence: invitations, 1946
2-08 Correspondence: senate, 1944-1946
2-09 Correspondence: personal, 1945-1964
2-10 Correspondence: political, 1944-1947
2-11 Correspondence: real estate, 1941
2-12 Correspondence: miscellaneous, 1944-1945
2-13 Correspondence: miscellaneous, 1946-1947, n.d.
   
Box 3
   
3-01 Publicity: newspaper clipping, 1945
3-02 Publicity: newspaper clippings, 1940s
3-03 Publicity: newspaper clippings, 1940s
   
3-04 Financial Records: budget, 1946-1948
3-05 Financial Records: general appropriation, 1946
3-06 Financial Records: revenue receipts, 1944-1948
3-07 Financial Records: billing statements, 1940s
3-08 Financial Records: Louisiana debts, 1947
   
3-09 Speeches: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1946
3-10 Speeches: miscellaneous, n.d.
3-11 Speeches: miscellaneous, n.d.
3-12 Speeches: miscellaneous, n.d.
3-13 Speeches: miscellaneous, n.d.
3-14 Speeches: miscellaneous, n.d.
   
Box 4
   
4-01 Speeches: miscellaneous, n.d.
   
4-02 Resolutions, n.d.
   
4-03 Reports: Louisiana School Board Association, n.d.
4-04 Reports: education, n.d.
4-05 Reports: miscellaneous, n.d.
   
4-06 Miscellaneous: Social Security 1950s
4-07 Miscellaneous: election returns, 1944
4-08 Miscellaneous: greeting cards, n.d.
4-09 Miscellaneous: minutes of the Committee to Study Tenure, Baton Rouge, LA, 1942
4-10 Miscellaneous: programs, 1943-1947
4-11 Miscellaneous: publications, pamphlets, n.d.
4-12 Miscellaneous: publications, miscellaneous, n.d.
4-13 Miscellaneous: writings, n.d.
4-14 Miscellaneous: miscellaneous, n.d.