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Doris Broussard Bentley Papers

Collection 169

Bentley, Doris Broussard (1919-2015).  Papers, 1970-1971

5 inches

Dr. Doris Broussard Bentley was born in Loreauville, LA on 8 July 1919. She received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Louisiana State University and served as the first administrative secretary at McNeese University. After teaching high school for a little while, Dr. Bentley joined the faculty of the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1959. She served as the Department Head of Office Administration from 1972 until her retirement in 1986.

Dr. Bentley’s dissertation was on Edith Garland Dupré, English professor and head of the library during the SLII years. This collection contains material related to the preparation of the dissertation. Included are interview notes, research notes, bibliography notes, biography notes, and correspondence related to the project. Excerpts can also be found in the Coll. 43 - Edith Garland Dupré Papers.

Dr. Doris Broussard Bentley donated this collection in 1990.

Inventory:

1-01 Dissertation proposal; outlines
     
1-02 Bibliographic notes
1-03 Biographical notes
     
1-04 Notebook
    contains various types of information; some in shorthand
     
1-05 Newcomb
    photocopies of original documents and clippings related to Class of 1900; excerpts from histories of Tulane   University
     
1-06 Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute / Southwestern Louisiana Institute
    typescripts of EGD letters to E.L. Stephens, 1911 (2)
    reports: 1913, 1922/1923
   
1-07 SLII/SLI Library
    history of library by Carmen Crouchet, ca 1930
     
1-08 English Department
    notes; excerpts; photocopies of catalog information; faculty lists
     
1-09 Lafayette Parish Library
    notes (much of the material taken from Collection 43)
     
1-10 Clevie Dupré McNeese
    notes, biographical information
     
1-11 Genealogy
    notes; genealogical details; biographical information
   
1-12 Correspondence, 1970-1971
    arranged alphabetically
     
1-13 Interviews
    notes