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Deep South Writers/Artists Conference

Collection 41

Deep South Writers/Artists Conference. Records, 1961-1990s

4 ft.

This conference conducted annual gatherings for the purpose of promoting Louisiana talent and encouraging writers from other sections to explore and use literary materials available to Louisiana.

The conference was sponsored originally by the Louisiana Branches of the National League of American Pen Women (sometimes referred to as the Louisiana Pen Women) from 1961 to 1970 and held at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. In 1971 the conference was sponsored by the Department of Drama, English and Fine Arts of Louisiana State University, New Orleans and the Louisiana Branches of the National League of American Pen Women; the conference was also held at LSUNO that year. From 1972 through the 1990s the conference was sponsored and hosted by the USL English Department.

Donated by the Deep South Writers and Artists Conference.

Series:

A. Correspondence
B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.
C. Conference and Art Show Announcements
D. Conference Programs
E. Donors
F. Entries
G. Room Reservations
H. Registrations
I. Judges
J. Contest Winners and Awards
K. Bills and Receipts
L. Financial Records
M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements, etc.
N. Biographies
O. Clippings
P. Photographs
Q. Record Books
R. Oversized [Posters, etc.]

Index:

  1961 1-01
  1962 1-02 thru 1-08
  1963 1-09 thru 1-18
  1964 1-19 thru 1-25
  1965 2-01 thru 2-09
  1966 2-10 thru 2-24
  1967 3-01 thru 3-14
  1968 3-15 thru 3-25
  1969 4-01 thru 4-22
  1970 5-01 thru 5-16
  1971 5-17 thru 5-30
  1972 6-01 thru 6-13
  1973 6-14 thru 6-29
  1974 7-01 thru 7-20
  1975 7-21 thru 7-33
  1976 8-01 thru 8-15
  1977 8-16
  1978 8-17 thru 8-18
  1979 8-19
  1980 8-20
  1981 Map Case 17-01
  1983 8-21; Map Case 17-01
  1984; 1997 8-21

1961 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 1-01 Articles of Incorporation of Deep South Writers' Conference

1962 A. Correspondence

  • 1-02 Correspondence

1962 F. Entries

  • 1-03 Entry forms for art contest
  • 1-04 Entrants (contestants) list for literary contest, 1961-1962

1962 H. Registration

  • 1-05 Conference registration lists

1962 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 1-06 Contest winners and awards

1962 Q. Record Books

  • 1-07 Record book for second DSWC contest, Lafayette, Louisiana, June 1-3
  • 1-08 Same

1963 A. Correspondence

  • 1-09 Correspondence

1963 D. Conference Programs

  • 1-10 Conference programs

1963 F. Entries

  • 1-11 Entry forms for art contest
  • 1-12  Entrants (contestants) list for art contest

1963 K. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 1-13 Contest winners and awards          

1963 N. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 1-14 Flyers, programs, announcements, etc., including
    • announcements for publication of Melody of the Muse and Cavalcade of Poetry
    • flyers for "Caldwell Parish Library 8th Art Festival," Louisiana State Poetry Society
    • "A B C of Herbs."

1963 O. Biographies

  • 1-15 Biographies of various people including:
    • Richard Barra
    • Brenda M. Carter
    • Taylor Clark
    • Robert W. Wiggs
    • Irma Sompayrac Willard 

1963 P. Clippings

  • 1-16 Clippings

1963 Q. Photographs

  • 1-17 Photographs of art exhibit

1963 R. Record Books

  • 1-18 Record book for DSWC contest, Lafayette, Louisiana, June 7-9  

1964 A. Correspondence

  • 1-19 Correspondence

1964 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 1-20 Conference announcements

1964 D. Conference Programs 

  • 1-21 Conference Programs

1964 F. Entries 

  • 1-22 Entry forms for art contest

1964 J. Contest Winners

  • 1-23 Contest winners and awards

1964 O. Clippings

  • 1-24 Clippings

1964 Q. Record Books

  • 1-25 Record books 

1965 A. Correspondence

  • 2-01 Correspondence

1965 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 2-02 Conference announcements 
  • 2-03 Art show announcements

1965 D. Conference Programs

  • 2-04 Conference programs

1965 H. Registrations

  • 2-05 Registration and affiliation list 

1965 L. Financial Records

  • 2-06 Financial report submitted by Ethel Harvey, Treasurer, 10/15 

1965 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements, etc.

  • 2-07 Flyers, programs announcements, etc.
    • includes Palette Patter, newsletter published for members of the Baton Rouge Art Adventure Club, March
    • contains DSWC announcement   

1965 O. Clippings 

  • 2-08 Clippings concerning conference and various people including:
    • Mathe Allain   
    • William J. Dodd
    • Mary Alice Fontenot
    • Amos Simpson
    • Lyle Williams

1965 P. Photographs

  • 2-09 Photographs taken at the 1965 conference

1966 A. Correspondence

  • 2-10 Correspondence, January-June
    • includes: Lyle Williams, Art Contest Chairman
    • Mecca McCoy, Art Director
    • Julia Collier, Director
    • Mathe Allain, Coordinator
    • Vincent Cassidy, Coordinator
    • Amos Simpson, Founder/Member of Board of Directors
    • Ethel E. Harvey
  • 2-11 Same, July-December
    • Same   
  • 2-12 Same, n.d.
    • Same      

1966 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 2-13 Minutes and board members
    • includes: minutes of board meetings
    • list of board members, 9/19
  • 2-14 Notes
    • includes: list of things to be done for conference
    • list of speakers for conference

1966 C. Conference and Art Show Announcement

  • 2-15 Conference announcements
  • 2-16 Art show announcements

1966 D. Conference Programs

  • 2-17 Conference programs

1966 F. Entries

  • 2-18 Entrants (contestants) list for art contest

1966 K. Bills and Receipts

  • 2-19 Bills and receipts

1966 L. Financial Records

  • 2-20 Financial report

1966 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements, etc.

  • 2-21 Flyers, programs, announcements, etc.
    • Includes printed invitation to exhibit of paintings by Mildred Hardy McKnight and ceramics by Ross Williams and Harry Price

1966 N. Biographies

  • 2-22 Biographies of various authors and speakers including
    • Vincent Cassidy
    • Robert G. Claitor
    • Virginia Cookston
    • Ethel E. Harvey
    • Amos Simpson

1966 O. Clippings

  • 2-23 Clippings concerning various people including
    • Mathe Allain
    • Vincent Cassidy
    • Mary Alice Fontenot
    • Amos Simpson

1966 P. Photographs

  • 2-24 Photographs of the conference

1967 A. Correspondence

  • 3-01 Correspondence, January-June
    • Includes: Madeline Lambou, President, Executive Board
    • Claire Puneky, Publicity Chairman
    • Julia Collier, Clerk of Contest
    • Mrs. Will W. deGrummond, Program Chairman
    • Mathe Allain
    • Henry C. Dethloff
    • Frances Fletcher
    • Ethel E. Harvey
    • Mario Mamalakis
    • Lyle Williams
  • 3-02 Same, July-December
    • same   
  • 3-03 Same, n.d.
    • same

1967 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 3-04 Minutes, proposals, etc. Includes minutes for Executive Board meetings

1967 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 3-05 Conference announcements
  • 3-06 Art show announcements

1967 D. Conference Programs

  • 3-07 Conference programs

1967 G. Room Reservations

  • 3-08 Room reservations
    • includes list of rooms needed for conference

1967 H. Registrations

  • 3-09 Conference registrations lists

1967 L. Financial Records

  • 3-10 Bank records
    • Louisiana National Bank, savings account
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account

1967 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements, etc.

  • 3-11 Flyers, programs, announcements, etc., including
    • flyer for program "Songs from Uncle Al," 6/10
    • collection of poems by Margaret and Paul Elliot   
    • flyer with poem by Ethel E. Harvey
    • Mathe Allain's conference name tag

1967 N. Biographies

  • 3-12 Biographies of various authors and speakers, including
    • Zachary Ball, author
    • John Z. Bennett, USL
    • John Blanchard, editor and publisher
    • James Burke, USL
    • Vincent Cassidy, USL
    • Mary Alice Fontenot, editor and author
    • Marie "Mario" Mamalakis, USL
    • Amos E. Simpson, USL

1967 O. Clippings

  • 3-13 Clippings concerning various people including
    • Mathe Allain
    • Zachary Ball
    • Vincent Cassidy
    • Julia Collier
    • Lynn Y. deGrummond
    • Mary Dichmann
    • Mary Alice Fontenot
    • Madeline Lambou
    • Mario Mamalakis
    • Paul Nolan
    • Clyde Rougeou
    • Amos Simpson
    • Lyle Williams

1967 P. Photographs

  • 3-14 Photographs

1968 A. Correspondence

  • 3-15 Correspondence, January-June
    • includes: Mathe Allain
    • Victor Bussie, AFL/CIO
    • Vincent Cassidy     
    • Lynn deGrummond Delaune
    • Madeline Lambou
    • Ira Nelson
    • Paul T. Nolan
    • Betty Walker
  • 3-16 same, July-December
    • same

1968 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 3-17 Minutes, proposals, etc.
    • Lists of board members: 1967-1968; 1968-1969

1968 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 3-18 Conference announcements

1968 D. Conference Programs

  • 3-19 Conference programs  

1968 H. Registrations

  • 3-20 Conference registration lists  

1968 L. Financial Records

  • 3-21 Report of finances
  • 3-22 Miscellaneous financial statements or reports
  • 3-23 Bank records
    • Louisiana National Bank, savings account

1968 N. Biographies

  • 3-24 Biographies of various authors and speakers including:
    • Berthe Amoss, artist
    • Lynn deGrummond, author
    • Margaret & Paul Elliot, authors   
    • Evelyn Soule Kennedy, author
    • Paul Nolan, USL
    • Louis Sicard, artist
    • Phillip Sepier, editor
    • Bernice Webb, USL
    • John H. Wildman, USL

1968 O. Clippings

  • 3-25 Clippings concerning various people including
    • Mathe Allain   
    • Vincent Cassidy
    • Julia Collier
    • Frances Fletcher
    • Mario Mamalakis
    • Oren Muse
    • Clyde Rougeou
    • Ward Steinman
    • Damon Veach
    • Bernice Webb
    • Carl Wooton

1969 A. Correspondence

  • 4-01 Correspondence, January-March
    • includes: Mathe Allain, USL
    • Sue Abbot Boyd, judge
    • Bob Claitor, judge
    • Madeline Lambou, Clerk Contests
    • Donald Lawson, Compton [Encyclopedia] Company
    • Mario Mamalakis, USL
  • 4-02 Same, April
    • same
  • 4-03 Same, May
    • same
  • 4-04 Same, June
    • same
  • 4-05 Same, July-December
    • same

1969 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 4-06 Minutes, proposals, etc. 

1969 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 4-07 Conference announcements
  • 4-08 Art show announcements

1969 D. Conference Programs

  • 4-09 Conference programs

1969 F. Entries

  • 4-10 Entries for art contest
  • 4-11 Entrants (contestants) list for literary and art contest

1969 I. Judges

  • 4-12 Contest judges, categories, etc. for conference

1969 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 4-13 Contest winners and awards

1969 K. Bills and Receipts

  • 4-14 Bills and receipts  

1969 L. Financial Records

  • 4-15 Financial report
  • 4-16 Miscellaneous financial statements for reports
  • 4-17 Bank records
    • Louisiana National Bank, savings account
    • Homeseekers Savings & Loan Association, savings account
    • Whitney National Bank, checking account
  • 4-18 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account

1969 N. Biographies

  • 4-19 Biographies of various authors and speakers including
    • Adelaide Holl
    • C. Paul Jackson, Sports Writer
    • Don Lawson, Editor in Chief, Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia

1969 O. Clippings

  • 4-20 Clippings concerning various people including
    • Lena deGrummond, Literary Program Chairman
    • Drew Hays, Art Program Chairman
    • Madeline Lambou, Clerk of Contest
    • Mario Mamalakis, Publicity   
    • Clyde Rougeau, USL President
    • Florence Smith, Receiving Art Work
    • Betty Walker, Director
    • Carl Wooton and Jane Bonin, USL Coordinators

1969 P. Photographs

  • 4-21 Photographs of Evans Casso and Adelaide Holl, conference speakers; etc.

1969 Q. Record Books

  • 4-22 Contest record book

1970 A. Correspondence

  • 5-01 Correspondence
    • includes: Mathe Allain, USL
    • Victor Bussie, AFL/CIO
    • Madeline Lambou
    • Mecca McCoy
    • Florence Smith
    • Cresap Watson     
    • Carl Wooton, USL  

1970 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 5-02 List of members of executive board, 1968-1970
    • Minutes for meetings held; etc.

1970 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 5-03 Conference announcements

1970 D. Conference Programs

  • 5-04 Conference programs

1970 E. Donors

  • 5-05 List of donors

1970 F. Entries

  • 5-06 Entry forms for art contest
  • 5-07 Entrants (contestants) list for literary and art contest

1970 H. Registrations

  • 5-08 Conference registration list   

1970 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 5-09 Contest winners and awards   

1970 K. Bills and Receipts

  • 5-10 Bills and receipts

1970 L. Financial Records

  • 5-11 Financial report
  • 5-12 Miscellaneous financial statements or reports
  • 5-13 Income tax records
  • 5-14 Bank records
    • Louisiana National Bank, savings account   
    • Homeseekers Savings & Loan Association, savings account
  • 5-15 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account

1970 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements, etc.

  • 5-16 Flyers, programs, announcements, etc.

1971 A. Correspondence

  • 5-17 Correspondence
    • includes: Ethel Harvey
    • Madeline Lambou
    • Mecca McCoy, Treasurer     
    • Cresap Watson, Director

1971 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 5-18 Minutes of meetings, proposals, etc.

1971 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 5-19 Conference announcements
  • 5-20 Art show announcements

1971 D. Conference Programs

  • 5-21 Conference program   

1971 F. Entries

  • 5-22 Entrants (contestants) list for contest

1971 H. Registrations

  • 5-23 Conference registration lists   

1971 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 5-24 Contest winners and awards

1971 K. Bills and Receipts

  • 5-25 Bills and receipts

1971 L. Financial Records

  • 5-26 Financial report
  • 5-27 Contest winners and awards
  • 5-28 Bank records
    • Louisiana National Bank, saving account
    • Homeseekers Savings & Loan Association, savings account
  • 5-29 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account

1971 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements, etc.

  • 5-30 Flyers, programs, announcements, etc.

1972 A. Correspondence

  • 6-01 Correspondence
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1972 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 6-02 Minutes, proposals, etc.
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1972 C. Conference/Art Show Announcements

  • 6-03 Conference announcements
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]
  • 6-04 Art show announcements
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1972 D. Conference Programs

  • 6-05 Conference programs
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1972 F. Entries

  • 6-06 Entries
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1972 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 6-07 Contest winners and awards
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1972 K. Bills and receipts

  • 6-08 Bills and receipts
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1972 L. Financial records

  • 6-09 Financial report
  • 6-10 Miscellaneous financial statements or reports
  • 6-11 Income tax records
  • 6-12 Bank records
    • Louisiana National Bank, savings account
  • 6-13 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account       

1973 A. Correspondence

  • 6-14 Correspondence
    • includes: Mathe Allain, USL
    • Madeline Lambou
    • Mecca McCoy
    • Cresap Watson, Director

1973 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 6-15 Minutes of meetings, proposals, etc.

1973 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 6-16 Conference announcements
  • 6-17 Art show announcements

1973 D. Conference Programs

  • 6-18 Conference programs
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1973 F. Entries

  • 6-19 Entry forms for literary and art contest

1973 H. Registrations

  • 6-20 Conference registration lists

1973 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 6-21 Contest winners and awards   

1973 K. Bills and Receipts

  • 6-22 Bills and receipts

1973 L. Financial Records

  • 6-23 Financial report
  • 6-24 Miscellaneous financial statements or reports
  • 6-25 Income tax records
  • 6-26 Bank records
    • Louisiana National Bank, saving account
  • 6-27 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account

1973 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements, etc.

  • 6-28 Flyers, programs,announcements, etc.

1973 O. Clippings

  • 6-29 Clippings   

1974 A. Correspondence

  • 7-01 Correspondence, January-April
    • includes: Mathe Allain, USL
    • Ethel Harvey
    • Mario Mamalakis
    • Cresap Watson
  • 7-02 Correspondence, May
    • same people
  • 7-03 Correspondence, June
    • same people
  • 7-04 Correspondence, July-October
    • same people
  • 7-05 Correspondence, November-December
    • same people

1974 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 7-06 Minutes of meetings, proposals, etc.

1974 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 7-07 Conference announcements

1974 D. Conference Programs

  • 7-08 Conference programs

1974 F. Entries

  • 7-09 Entry forms for literary and art contests
  • 7-10 Entrants (contestants) list for literary and art contest

1974 G. Room Reservations

  • 7-11  Advance room reservation forms, completed

1974 H. Registrations

  • 7-12 Conference registration lists

1974 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 7-13 Contest winners and awards

1974 K.  Bills and Receipts

  • 7-14  Bills and receipts

1974 L. Financial Records

  • 7-15 Financial report
  • 7-16 Miscellaneous financial statements or reports
  • 7-17 Income tax records
  • 7-18 Bank records
    • Louisiana National Bank, savings account
  • 7-19 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account   

1974 O. Clippings

  • 7-20 Clippings

1975 A. Correspondence

  • 7-21 Correspondence, January-March
    • includes: Mathe Allain
    • Lena deGrummond
    • Madeline Lambou
    • Cresap Watson
  • 7-22 Correspondence, April-December
    • same

1975 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 7-23 Minutes, proposals, etc.
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1975 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 7-24 Conference announcements

1975 F. Entries

  • 7-25 Entry forms for literary and art contests

1975 G. Room Reservations

  • 7-26 Advance room reservations

1975 H. Registrations

  • 7-27 Advance room reservations

1975 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 7-28 Contest winners and awards

1975 K. Bills and Receipts

  • 7-29 Bills and receipts   

1975 L. Financial Records

  • 7-30 Financial report
  • 7-31 Miscellaneous financial statements or reports
  • 7-32 Income tax records
  • 7-33 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account

1976 A. Correspondence

  • 8-01 Correspondence

1976 B. Minutes, Proposals, etc.

  • 8-02 Minutes, proposals, etc.
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1976 C. Conference and Art Show Announcements

  • 8-03 Conference announcements
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]
  • 8-04 Art show announcements
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]

1976 D. Conference Programs

  • 8-05 Conference programs
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]   

1976 F. Entries

  • 8-06 Entrants list for literary and art contest   

1976 H. Registrations

  • 8-07 Conference registration forms, completed
  • 8-08 Conference registration lists   

1976 J. Contest Winners and Awards

  • 8-09 Contest winners and awards   

1976 K. Bills and Receipts

  • 8-10 Bills and receipts   

1976 L. Financial Records

  • 8-11 Financial report
  • 8-12 Miscellaneous financial statements or reports
  • 8-13 Income tax records
  • 8-14 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account   

1976 O. Clippings

  • 8-15 Clippings
    • [Folder is empty but has been provided for records when received.]       

1977 L. Financial Records

  • 8-16 Bank records
    • Fidelity National Bank, checking account       

1978 O. Clippings

  • 8-17 Clippings, arranged in booklet or scrapbook form
  • 8-18 Clippings    

1979 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements

  • 8-19 Flyers, Programs, Announcements

1980 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements

  • 8-20 Flyers, Programs, Announcements

1981 R. Oversized

  • Map Case 17-01
    • Poster by George Rodrigue, "Louisiana Writer Gus Weill with Artist, George Rodrigue," for Conference, USL, Lafayette, Louisiana

1983 M. Flyers, Programs, Announcements, etc.

  • 8-21 Flyers, programs, announcements

1984 Material

1997 Clipping