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Joel L. Fletcher, Jr. Papers

Collection 12

Fletcher, Joel L., Jr. (1897-1972). Papers, 1862-1979, n.d.

21 feet

Joel Lafayette Fletcher, Jr. was an educator in Louisiana for over forty years. Almost all of his career was at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Southwestern Louisiana Institute) - twenty years teaching agriculture and twenty-five years as President. This collection reflects his long and distinguished career as a leader in Louisiana education. It also shows his keen interest in the past, the present, and the future of the state. He collected a large amount of secondary and primary material on the history of Louisiana. The primary material includes copies of items related to Acadian vigilante committees and the business records of William Wyatt of Vernon, Louisiana. Much of the secondary material was removed from the collection since it duplicated items already cataloged in the Louisiana Room. (A list of the removed items is appended to the inventory.) Fletcher gathered much information on agriculture and industrial development while preparing speeches on these subjects. He gave frequent speeches especially after World War II through the 1950s urging the people of Louisiana to invest in education as the best means to ensure the future greatness of their state. The collection also reflects the close relationship between Fletcher, his wife, and their children: Ellen, Florence, Lorraine and Joel, III. The family correspondence contains frequent letters from Fletcher summarizing the events of the week for the benefit of the children who had all left the area. There is also a large number of letters to the parents including letters from Joel, III set from Europe and the Far East where he served in the U. S. Navy and from Europe where he worked during the 1960s. Included are accounts of the Florence flood of 1966 since Joel lived there when it occurred.

Another large portion of the collection illustrates Fletcher's service in civic and religious organizations. He held leadership positions at several levels in groups such as the American Red Cross, Rotary International, and the Federal Reserve Board. He was active at different times in the Lafayette Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension; and served on the board of trustees for regional colleges of both denominations. The breadth of the collection reflects the catholic interests of Fletcher.

Included in the papers are materials, which essentially are official records of the College of Agriculture while Fletcher served as the first dean after it was organized in 1937. In addition to his official correspondence as Dean, the collection contains the correspondence of other faculty in the college. The collection also contains the records of The Southwestern Agriculturist and the Mid-Winter Fair, both of which were pet Fletcher projects. During the New Deal, Fletcher served as director of SLI's student employment program, and the papers reflect local involvement in such programs as the ERA, the NYA, and the WPA.

Among Fletcher's correspondents were Cardinal John A. Cody, Bishop Jules Jeanmard, Senator Styles Bridges, Senator Robert Kerr, Congressman Edwin Willis, Governor Earl K. Long, Governor John McKeithen, Ambassador Jefferson Caffery, and Caroline Dormon.

This collection was donated by Joel Lafayette Fletcher, Jr.

Series:

A. Louisiana Collection

1. History

a. General [1-01 through 1-07]

b. Southeastern Louisiana [1-08 through 1-13]

c. Acadians and Acadiana Parishes

1. General [1-14 through 1-17]

2. Lafayette and Lafayette Parish [1-18 through 2-02]

3. Acadiana Parishes [2-03 through 2-21]

d. North Louisiana [3-01 through 3-14]

e. New Orleans [3-15 through 3-18]

f. Folklore and Literature [4-01 through 4-04]

g. Other Places [4-05 and 4-06]

h. Miscellaneous Primary Material [4-07 and 4-08]

i. Miscellaneous [4-09]

2. Biography [4-10 through 4-25]

3. Education

a. History [5-01 through 5-10]

b. Higher Education - Louisiana [5-11 through 5-18]

c. USL [6-01 through 6-08]

d. Higher Education - Miscellaneous [6-09 through 6-14]

4. Agriculture and Economics

a. Agriculture [6-15 through 7-20]

b. Economics [8-01 through 9-21]

5. Politics [9-22 through 9-26]

B. Correspondence

1. General [10-01 through 16-09]

2. Family [16-10 through 19-08]

3. Organizational Correspondence and Records

a. Rotary International [19-09 through 23-12]

b. Presbyterian Church [23-13 through 24-05]

c. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors [24-06 through 24-10]

d. American Red Cross [24-11 and 24-12]

e. Sons of Confederate Veterans [24-13]

f. Other [24-14 through 24-16]

C. Biographical and Family Material [25-01 through 28-07]

D. Speeches and Articles

1. Economy [29-01 through 29-12]

2. USL [29-13 through 29-20]

3. Education [Box 30; Box 31; 32-01 through 32-04]

4. Miscellaneous [32-05 through 32-12]

E. College of Agriculture Records

1. General Correspondence [33-01 through 38-06]

2. Miscellaneous Records

a. Financial [38-07 through 38-17]

b. Other [39-01 through 39-14]

c. Animals, Dairy and Pasture Programs [39-15 through 40-17]

d. New Deal Programs 40-18 through [41-15]

e. Southwestern Agriculturalist [41-16 through 42-10]

f. Mid-Winter Fair [43-01 through 43-10]

g. Miscellaneous [43-11 through 44-02]

F. Photographs [44-03 through 44-06]

G. Artifacts [Box 45]

Inventory:

A. Louisiana Collection

1. History

a. General

1-01: "Louisiana - An Outline for Study," History 412, J. W. Sanders, 1944

1-02: Roy, Louis-Philippe, "Avec la Liaison Française en Louisiane," 1955, 48 pp

1-03: Clippings

  • Foley, Ellen, "Louisiana's 12 Counties," The Times-Picayune New Orleans State Magazine, 7/242/1949
  • "Louisiana Voter Registration by Parishes," New Orleans State Times and Item, 8/29/1959

1-04: Hibernia National Bank, Louisiana Cities: Their Origin, History, Advantages and Achievements, 1942

1-05: Material on Louisiana Purchase

  • Devoto, Bernard, "Louisiana Purchase," reprint from Collier's Magazine, 1953, 17 pp
  • Chase, John, Louisiana Purchase: An American Told In...The Comic Strip, 1954, 82 pp

1-06: Louisiana Federation of Women's Clubs, Golden Jubilee, 1899-1949, 1949, 154 pp

1-07: Louisiana Historical Association, An Invitation to Join the Louisiana Historical Association, 1958, 27 pp

b. Southeast Louisiana

1-08: Miscellaneous articles and clippings on Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River problems

1-09: Miscellaneous material on Southeastern Louisiana

  • clippings: Ile Jean Charles boat trip from Houma to Barataria Bay
  • notes: Lower LaFourche

1-10: Miscellaneous material on Grand Isle

  • clippings; notes

1-11: Dupont, Clemet, St. Elizabeth Church: Centenary Notes, 1840-1940 (Paincourtville, n.d.), 16 pp

1-12: Melancon, Lucille, "Lockport, Louisiana; A Bayou Town Looks Back One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years," for Sociology 371, 5/1960, 50 pp

1-13: Baudier, Roger, St. Gabriel of Iberville, 1773-1953, 1953, 55 pp

c. Acadians and Acadiana
1. General

1-14: Dominion Atlantic Railway, Old Acadia in Nova Scotia (7th edition, 1946)

1-15: JLF writings

"The Acadians in Louisiana Today," 1947, several copies notes for speech (?) on tourism in Acadiana to Hodding Carter re. French citizens in Louisiana, n.d.

1-16: Jones, Sam H., "The Land in Which We Live," speech, 1954

1-17: Articles

  • "The Acadian Story," 1955, reprint of Harry L. Griffin, A Brief History of the Acadians
  • Kelly, Minnie, "Acadian South Louisiana," reprint from Journal of Geography, v. 33, # 3, 3/1934
2. Lafayette and Lafayette Parish

1-18: Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Progress Edition, 1949(?), 3 sections

1-19: Mouton, Jerome, "History of Lafayette, speech, c.1917, copy

1-20: Miscellaneous clippings on Lafayette

1-21: Anders, Quintilla Morgan, "History of the Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1875-1950," n.d., 167 pp

1-22: Lafayette Presbyterian Church, miscellaneous records, 1940's

  • Church Roll: 6/14/1943; 8/19/1943; 6/1949
  • Building Fund contributors as of 8/28/1945
  • See Map Case 16-01 for a blueprint of 1940 plat of church
  • See 23-15 and 23-16 for other material on Lafayette Presbyterian Church

1-23: Protestant Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, miscellaneous records, 1956-1965

  • scattered material on building fund; scattered treasurer reports; report of the women, 1961; scattered parish notes

1-24: Protestant Episcopal Church of the Ascension Day School, booklets,1961-1962

2-01: Let the Records Speak - Lafayette Rotary Club, 1920-1955: A History, 1955?, 8 pp

  • See 19-09 thru 23-12 for other materials on Rotary Club

2-02: Voorhies, Bennett J., "The Lafayette Bar Association and Early History of Lafayette Parish," 1950, 14 pp, signed copy

3. Acadiana Parishes

2-03: Steckler, Edith, "St. Martin Parish With a Past: Colorful - Troubled - Romantic; A Present: Quaint - Active - Progressive; A Future: Promising," n.d. 5 pp, mimeographed

2-04: Teche News, 8/17/1961, Section 5

2-05: Clippings on St. Martin Parish and St. Martinville

2-06: Abbeville Meridional, Supplement, 10/15/1953

  • Silver Jubilee of Rt. Rev. Paul Fusilier
  • Formal Dedication of Mt. Carmel High School

2-07: Miscellaneous material on Avery Island

  • pamphlets, newspaper article

2-08: Jackson, Bettye R. and James C. Jackson, "A Community Within a Community: A Study of Negro Life in Crowley," for Sociology 371, 9/1961, 71 pp

2-09: Craig, Katherine de Valcount, vignettes on places and events in New Iberia area, typed

2-10: Gulf South Development Council report on using New Iberia site, prepared for Louisiana State Science Foundation, n.d.

2-11: Belmont Plantation

  • typed excerpts from newspaper articles, etc.

2-12: Miscellaneous material on Opelousas

  • clipping: Garland House, 1949

2-13: Nunez, Mae Libersat, "A Community Survey: Pecan Island," for Sociology 371, 5/1959, 86 pp

2-14: Soileau, Marius, "The Community of Washington (Louisiana)" for Sociology 371, 9/1961, 107 pages

2-15: Material on Vigilantes: typescripts seemingly of original documents, which are unidentified, accounts of various vigilante groups, some handwritten notes, some in French, no original material

2-16: Vigilantes material: typescripts

2-17: Vigilantes material: typescripts

2-18: Vigilantes material: typescripts

2-19: Vigilantes material: typescripts

2-20: Vigilantes material: typescripts

2-21: Vigilantes material: typescripts

d. North Louisiana

3-01: JFL notes on various aspects of Northern Louisiana

3-02: Fletcher, Joel L., My Grant Parish Home and Fletcher, Joel L., The Songs of the Hills (Lafayette, n.d.), 36 pp,

  • inscribed by Joel Fletcher, Jr. to James H. Davis

3-03: Clippings on Grant Parish, Winn Parish, Jackson Parish history, north Louisiana literary tradition, etc.

  • includes: Fletcher, Dr. Mary Frances, "The Literary Tradition of North Louisiana," The Shreveport Times, 7/13/1958

3-04: Material on Montgomery, Louisiana

  • clippings; tourist brochure; "A Brief History of Montgomery, Grant Parish, Louisiana," no author given, 7 pp

3-05: Material on Logansport, Louisiana

  • booklet, "Frontier Days; Old Spanish Trail Ride," 1963

3-06: Material on Marksville, Louisiana

  • The Weekly News, Sesqui-Centennial Edition, 8/20/1959

3-07: Material on Monroe, Louisiana

  • brochure and map, c. 1945

3-08: Callahan, J.J., The History of St. Augustine's Parish. Isle Brevelle, Natchez, Louisiana, 1954, 70 pp

3-09: McLeod, Ruth Mullins, "The History of Natchitoches," M.A. Thesis, LSU, 1936, 101 pp

3-10: The Natchitoches Times, Golden Jubilee Edition, 3/13/1953

3-11: Natchitoches: Oldest Settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, guidebook, 1958, 80 pp

3-12: Material on Ruston, Louisiana

  • Ruston Daily Leader, Mid-Century Edition, 12/1950
  • miscellaneous clippings

3-13: Primary sources

  • records of William Wyatt, Vernon, Louisiana 1820s-1960s
  • later items of Billie Wyatt, thermofax of typescript, 38 pp

3-14: Primary source

  • letters from Allen Green of Greensboro, Lincoln Parish to Allen Holland, Arcadia, 1873, typescript letter on provenance, 1960
e. New Orleans

3-15: Miscellaneous clippings

3-16: Catholic Action of the South, supplement: Sesquicentennial of Diocese of New Orleans, v. 11, # 35, 7/19/1943

3-17: LeBrenton, Dagmar Renshaw, et. al., A Tour of the Garden District, 1942, 31 pp

3-18: Writers' Program of the Work Project Administration in the State of Louisiana. New Orleans City Park, Its First Fifty Years, 1941, 72 pp

f. Folklore and Literature

4-01: Miscellaneous anecdotes

4-02: Jones, Frances Elizabeth, "The Background of the Louisiana Short Story," M.A. Thesis, LSU, n.d., 74 pp

4-03: Fletcher, Mary Francis, "Recent Literature Written In or About Louisiana," from Louisiana Schools, n.d.

4-04: Song: LeBolero, in French and English

g. Other Places

4-05: Quebec: Past and Present, Guidebook for Quebec City, c.1935

4-06: Mississippi Come to Natchez..., Natchez Pilgrimage, 1947, 39 pp

  • Chamberlain - Hunt Academy, Port Gibson, Mississippi,1947, 47 pp
h. Miscellaneous Primary Material

4-07: Letter from lady in Clinton, Louisiana, 1857, typescript

4-08: Will of Gabriel Fusilier, 1788, photostat

i. Miscellaneous

4-09: Recipes

  • Wright Laboratory, Poor Mans'(sic) Rice Cook Book, n.d.other typed and handwritten recipes

2. Biography

4-10:

  • Allen, Henry Watkins - newspaper article, 1948
  • Baldwin, John - extract from Dictionary of American Biography
  • Boyd, Thomas Duckett - memorial issue of The Louisiana State University Alumni News, v. 9, # 5, 12/1933
  • Byrd, Prof. C. E. - newspaper article; JLF correspondence, 1949-1950
  • Chamberlain, Rev. Jeremiah - typescript of resolutions passed by Presbyterian Synod of Mississippi, 1852 with information on Oakland College
  • Chollet Family - birth certificates or affidavits about births or Harding John Chollet; Leroy Patric Chollet; correspondence about birth certificate of Robert Alfred Chollet
  • Delaroderie, R.A. (Dolph) - newspaper article, 1949
  • Fay, Edwin Hedge and Sarah Elizabeth (Shields) Fay - information in letters from Lucy Fay to JLF
  • Francisici, John Baptiste, Jr. - biographical essay, probably by either subject or children, handwritten

4-11: Frazar, Lether - clippings; correspondence about; biographical sketch

4-12:

  • Galliger, James - newspaper article, 1949
  • Godchaux, Frank - 5 items
  • Gray, Molly Banks Curry - newspaper article, 1958
  • Harper, Maude - newspaper article, obituary, n.d.

4-13: Lincoln, Abraham: Denbo, Anna Margaret, "Abe Lincoln: Memoirs of His Youth," n.d., 36 pp, typescript

4-14: Lincoln, Abraham: Townsend, William H., "Lincoln's Rebel Niece: Katherine Helm, Artist and Author," reprint from Lincoln Herald, v. 47, # 1, 2/1945, 13 pp

  • Same as newspaper article, Sunday Herald Leader, 2/19/1946

4-15: Lincoln, Abraham: Townsend, William H. "'The Sage of Lion's Den': A Review and Rejoinder," reprint from Lincoln Herald, v. 51, # 4, 12/1949, inscribed by author;

  • Coleman, J. Winston, Jr.: "A Kentucky Lincolnian: The Story of William H. Townsend's Great Collection of Lincolniana at Lexington, Kentucky," reprint from Lincoln Herald, v. 45, # 1, 2/1943

4-16: Long, Huey - The American Progress, 9/1935, assassination issue; State Times, Baton Rouge, 9/10/1935; Fields, Harvey G., "Memorial Address," 1945, 6 pp

4-17: Long, Earl - clippings, articles

4-18: Long, Huey: Fletcher, Joel L., "Longism in Latin Louisiana: A Prologue to American Communism?" 1959(?), 23 pp

  • See also: 28-02

4-19:

  • McDonogh, John - newspaper article, 1950
  • Madden, Clyde Leslie - testimonial
  • Martin, Claude A. - newspaper article, n.d.
  • Mobley, Clyde Elizabeth - essay on, 1969(?)
  • Mouton, Marie - "Mouton, Mona Mel. My Grandmother Was A Cajun Schoolmarm," typed, 3 pp
  • Mouton, Alfred and Richard Taylor - typescript of clipping, 1925 and typescript of 1875 letter

4-20: Nicholls, Francis Redding Tillou - biography, n.d., 1 p

  • Oglesby, R.W. - The Life Story of R.G. Oglesby, n.d.,20 pp
  • Ransdell, Joseph E. - newspaper clipping, n.d.
  • Rillieux, Norbert - Meade, George P., "A Negro Scientist of Slavery Days," reprint from The Scientific Monthly, v. 62, 4/1946
  • Roy, L. P., Jr. - biography in letter to JLF, 1969

4-21: St. Julien, Louis - "Louis St. Julien Contre Ses Ennemis, Ses Accusateurs, et Ses Assassins," in French, n.d., typed

4-22: Saxon, Lyle - Tallant, Robert, "My Fabulous Friend Lyle Saxon," newspaper magazine article, 1948

  • Sims, Billie Carson - letter from JLF; SLI grades, 1941

4-23: White, Edward Douglass - Proceedings of the Bar and Officers of the Supreme Court of the United States in Memory of Edward Douglass White, 12/17/1921 (Washington, 1921), 105 pp, typescript

4-24: White, Edward Douglass - newspaper article, 1945, 7 pp, typescript

4-25: Williams, Mattie Harris - memorial articles, 1927, typescripts

3. Education

a. History and Overviews

5-01: Fletcher, Joel L., "Louisiana Education Since Colonial Days," n.d., 41 pages; typed with introduction for publication in The Boardman, 2 pp; also in pamphlet form

5-02: Kohler, Hilda A., "A History of Public Education in Louisiana During Reconstruction," M.A. Thesis, LSU, 1938, 83 pp

5-03: Sonnier, William, "History of Public Education in Acadia Parish, Louisiana," M.A. Thesis, LSU, 1936, 46 pp

5-04: Smith, T. Lynn and Louise Kemp, "The Educational Status of Louisiana's Farm Population," Louisiana Bulletin, # 424, 12/1947

5-05: Speeches, 1953

  • Shelby Jackson to Louisiana Education Association Convention, 8 pp
  • "America's Best Investment," for American Education Week, no author, 8 pp

5-06: Miscellaneous material

  • clippings; flyer for Bronier Thibaut's candidacy for State Board of Education; Statistics on number of white educables by parish, 1940 and 1952
  • See 15-12 thru 15-14 for correspondence on JLF's candidacy for Board of Education

5-07: Miscellaneous material on Louisiana School Boards Association

5-08: Correspondence and solicited comments on Louisiana education, 1963- 1964

  • includes: Robert, E.B., "The Needs of Public Education in Louisiana Today from Primary Grades through the Graduate School," 1964, 3 pp

5-09: Black education

  • correspondence, 1950-1951 and miscellaneous material gathered in preparation for speech
  • includes: Memorial Day Address for Doctor J.S. Clark," n.d., 8 pp

5-10: Black education

  • "Some of the Needs in Negro Education in Louisiana," [JLF speech?] c. 1951, 24 pp
b. Higher Education - Louisiana

5-11:Varno, Otto S., "A History of the Early Institutions of Higher Learning in Louisiana," M.A. Thesis, LSU, n.d., page 1-67

5-12: Varno thesis, pp 68-121

5-13: Fletcher, Joel F., "The Land Grant College - An Important Part of this University," LSU Commencement Address, 8/11/1950; notes

5-14: Material on Louisiana Tech

  • Bright, Donald Wayne, ed., O Tech, Thy Halls So Beautiful, 1962, 70 pp; Senate Bill No. 297, 1960, re name change from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute to University of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute

5-15: Material on Louisiana Techlist of Louisiana Tech graduates from founding to [1930s?]

5-16: Material on Louisiana College

  • letter and reminiscences of Claybrook Cottingham, 1947; letter of Charles E. Friley, 1947

5-17: Harris, John Franklin, "A History of Stillman College," M.A. Thesis, LSU, 1941, 61 pp

5-18: Miscellaneous articles Louisiana Chautauqua: article and 2 page sketch by JLF; Keatchie College: article, 1957; Vermilionville Academy: article by Mary Jane Sweeney, 1948

c. USL History

6-01: Supplement to unidentified newspaper, c. 1961

6-02: Overview of SLI's development and description of programs, c.1952, 21 pp

6-03: Miscellaneous clippings on history of SLI

6-04: Material on Edwin Lewis Stephens

  • copy of resolutions passed by Louisiana State Board of Education upon his death; "The Life Story of Edwin Lewis Stephens as Told to Margaret Stephens," n.d., 29 pp; typescript of 1842 marriage license of grandparents

6-05: Stephens, Edwin Lewis

  • tributes to and reminiscences of probably prepared in connection with semi-centennial anniversary, 1950, most have no author listed

6-06: Stephens, Edwin Lewis: JLF speeches "An Institution is the Lengthened Shadow of One Man," 1947, 12 pp

  • "The First President - Edwin Lewis Stephens, and the Early Years of Southwestern Louisiana Institute," 1950, 11 pp, Founders' Day
  • untitled, n.d., 5 pp
  • See also: 15-03

6-07: Delie Bancroft, "Edith Garland Dupré," SLI, n.d., 5 pp, typescript

6-08: SLEMCO Power, "'Martin Hall, Erected 1900'; Today, A Shell... Filled with Memories," 5/1964

d. Higher Education - Miscellaneous

6-09: Material on higher education and the draft, mainly c. 1950

6-10: Kaplan, Ben, "A Survey of the Educational and Technical Training of the Oil and Allied Industries' Personnel [in]Lafayette, Louisiana," 1958,13 pp; Letter of transmittal to JLF

6-11: Tulane University. Report of the President, 1952/1953

6-12: Guerry, Alexander, "An Address by ---- on Subsidized Inter-Collegiate Athletics," 1948, 8 pp

6-13: Miscellaneous material on education at national level

  • includes: letter from JLF to Roger Babson in response to editorial; Banning, Margaret Culkin, "A New Design for the Defense Decade: Summarizing the Findings of the Conference on Women in the Defense Decade...," 1951, 10 pp

6-14: Papers presented at Conference on Higher Education in the National Service, 10/1950

4. Agriculture and Economics

a. Agriculture

6-15: History

  • "Sixth District Agriculture Since 1910," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 1953, 25 pp; Scott, Roy V., "Farmers' Institutes in Louisiana, 1897-1906," reprint from Journal of Southern History, v.25, # 1, 2/1959, inscribed by author; Nixon, H. Clarence, "The South in Our Times," reprint from Agricultural History, v. 8, # 2, 4/1934, pp 45-50

6-16: Francis, Darryl R., "Agriculture in 1950," reprint from Proceedings of the Second National Credit Conference, 1950, 8 pp

6-17: Speeches on agriculture, 1953

  • Brinkley, Homer, "The Price Level," 7 pp; Philips, W. J., "What is Wrong with Agriculture," 5 pp; Richard, Joe G., "Production Credit and Agriculture Extension Service," 5 pp; Willis, Paul S., "Moving Farm Products from Producers to Consumers," 12 pp

6-18: Miscellaneous speeches or articles, c.1954, possibly JLF's

  • "Outlook for Agriculture with Some Related Factors," 11 pp; "Summary," 2 pp; "The Farm Outlook, 1954," 8 pp; 5 with no titles

6-19: Handbook on Public Policy, LSU Agricultural Extension Service, 1953

6-20: Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, resolutions adopted at annual meeting, 7/1953

6-21: Agriculture statistics for Louisiana gathered for JLF, 1950s

6-22: Smith, T. Lynn and Martha Ray Fry, "The Population of a Selected 'Cut- Over' Area in Louisiana," Louisiana Bulletin, # 268, 1/1936

6-23: Report by J.K. Riley to JLF on small farmer and commercial farm operations, 1960, 8 pp; letter on same topic to Riley, 1950

6-24: Serials

  • Louisiana Rural Economist: 11/1953; 5/1957; Louisiana Crop Reporting Service: 12/20/1951, 12/19/1952, 12/30/1954, 1/11/1955, 1/11/1957, 2/19/1957; California Crop and Livestock Reporting Service: 10/10/1956; also comparison of California and Louisiana production, 2 pp

6-25: Miscellaneous material on agriculture in Louisiana

  • clippings; fact sheets; notes

6-26: Miscellaneous material on agriculture in U. S., 1952-1953

  • clippings; "1953 Policies of the American Farm Bureau Federation"

6-27: Allen Philip T., "Recent Developments in Farm Production Control Measures," Current Comments Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Division of Research and Statistics, 8/5/1953, 9 pp

6-28: Spot commodity prices report, 9/1953

6-29: Material on corn

  • Fletcher, J.L., "A Market for Corn," n.d., 3 pp, typed draft

6-30: Material on cotton

  • USDA. The Cotton Situation, 1954 Outlook Issue, 9-10/1953; The Nation's Agriculture, 11/1953; The Progressive Farmer, editorial from, 8/1948; Southern States Industrial Council Bulletin, 1/11/1953

6-31: Material on fruit and nuts

  • USDA. The Fruit Situation, 1954 Outlook Issue, 10-12/1953; article on pecans, n.d. [1930?], 2 pp; article on grapes by Ira Nelson

6-32: Material on vegetables

  • USDA. The Vegetable Situation, 1954 Outlook Issue, 9-11/1953; drafts of speeches or articles; statistics, 1952

6-33: Miscellaneous material on rice

  • includes: newspaper article by JLF, 1927

6-34: Material on sugar cane

  • speech by G.J. Durbin, 1953, and report on world sugar situation; "Investigations on Sugar Cane Diseases in Louisiana 1936-1937," Louisiana Bulletin, # 228, 7/1937; Darrow, D. N., "Sugar Making on a Small Scale," LSU Extension Circular, # 66, 9/1923; statistics on production; list of plantation sizes; etc.

7-01: Material on sugar cane

  • Records of the Committee Studying the Problems of the Cane Growers, minutes of 2 meetings, c. 1949

7-02: Material on wheat

  • USDA. The Wheat Situation, 1954 Outlook Issue, 7-9/1953

7-03: Material on wheat:

  • "Factors Affecting the Establishment of a Produce Market in Lafayette, Louisiana," Department of Agricultural Economics, Louisiana Agricultural; Experiment Station, Mimeographed Circular 92, 4/1949

7-04: Material on poultry:

  • speech or article, "The Poultry Industry in Louisiana," n.d., 3 pp; Louisiana Poultry Improvement Association 1939 Yearbook

7-05: Material on cattle:

  • DPMA News: 7/1953, 11/1953; clippings; USDA report, 10/1953; statistics on animal products in Louisiana, 1952

7-06: Miscellaneous material on dairy industry

  • clippings; statistics; JLF correspondence; American Dairy Association reports, publications and publicity

7-07: Material on horticulture:

  • clippings; partial draft of speech; letter from Ira Nelson, 1949; Monthly News Letter Louisiana Society for Horticultural Research: 5/1963; 6/1963/ 7/1963; statistics, 1953

7-08: Material on plants and flowers:

  • list of plants observed in various Louisiana locations, 1953; article on lilies, 1956; notes on care of flowers; dealer catalog on Azaleas and Camellias, 1948/1949; Dupont, Eugene T., "The Romance of Flowers," 1956

7-09 Material on plants and flowers

  • Bulletin of the American Iris Society, # 109, 4/1948; Reed, George M., "Southern United States Irises - ; Species and Hybrids," reprint from Bulletin of the American Iris Society, # 106, 7/1947

7-10: Material on soil and water conservation:

  • correspondence; excerpts from publications; clippings

7-11: Material on Arkansas, White and Red River Study Commission, 1949-1951

  • correspondence, including letters of Senator Robert S. Kerr (Oklahoma); Congressional speeches; copies of bills

7-12: Material on reorganization plan for Soil Conservation Service, 1953

7-13: USDA. Agricultural Outlook Charts, 1954, 10/1953, 76 pp

7-14: Agricultural Finance Review, v. 15, Suppl. II, 10/1953

7-15: USDA. The Farm Cost Situation, 1954 Outlook Issue, 10/1953-3/1954

7-16: List of Material sent to JLF on "Economic Trends Related to Agricultural Outlook"; Correspondence

7-17: "The Farm Credit Outlook," Sixth Federal Reserve District, 1953, 5 pp, typed

7-18: Papers read or material distributed at Agricultural Outlook Conference, 10/1953

7-19: Correspondence about agricultural situation: 10/1950-11/1953

7-20: Correspondence about Oklahoma agriculture: 6-7/1950

b. Economics

8-01: JLF speech, "Louisiana Today and Tomorrow," 1962?, 6 pp, typed

8-02: Division of Employment Security: correspondence, 11/1949 - 12/1950

8-03: Division of Employment Security: correspondence, 4/1951 - 2/1951

8-04: Division of Employment Security: Farm Placement Procedure, revisions, 7/19/1950

8-05: Division of Employment Security: Directory Maintenance, changes, 8/18/1950

8-06: Records of Division of Employment Security, Louisiana State Advisory Council,1950 [JLF a member of the council]

8-07: Division of Employment Security, including Agriculture subcommittee, 1950

8-08: Louisiana State Advisory council records: meeting of 3/22-23/1950

8-09: Louisiana State Advisory council records: miscellaneous

8-10: Proceedings of the First Annual Convention, Louisiana Chapter of the International Association of Public Employment Services, 1950

8-11: Annual Report of the Bastrop Association of Commerce and Industry, 1954

8-12: Records of the St. Clair [Alabama] County Development Committee, 1953

  • JLF correspondence

8-13: Statistical information on Louisiana economy compiled for JLF, 1950s

8-14: Material on state economic situation, 1953

  • salaries of state officials; taxes; state retirement system; Annual Report of Louisiana Department of Revenue, 1952/1953

8-15: Louisiana State Tax Handbook, 1953

8-16: Material on state economic situation, 1954

  • special sections from Times-Picayune, 1/31/1954; 2 reports from Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana on welfare

8-17: JLF speech, "The Role of Higher Education as a Factor in the Economic Development of Louisiana," n.d., 6 pp

8-18: Material on economic development

  • Federal Reserve Board staff economic forecast, 4/5/1953; Stiemel, Edward J., "Factors Affecting the Economic Development of Gulf South States," speech, 11/17/1961

9-01: Monthly Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: 10/1/1953, 12/1/1953

9-02: "State of Louisiana Unemployment Compensation Law," 1940

9-03: Louisiana industrial development, 1950s and early 1960s: articles and clippings

9-04: "For Progress Call Louisiana," booklet on telephone industry in Louisiana, 1953

9-05: Material on chemical industry, national and Louisiana, 1954, n.d.

  • clippings, article

9-06: Blackwell, Lloyd P., "Fifth Years of Forestry in Louisiana" speech at annual meeting of Louisiana Forestry Association, 1963, 11 pp

9-07: "The Sociological Significance of the Pulp and Paper Industry As It Relates to Those Individuals Who Are Directly or Indirectly Affected By That Industry," Sociology Department, SLI, 10/1950, 17 pp, typed

9-08: Daniels, Jonathan, The Forest is the Future, 1957, 66 pp

9-09: Dormon, Caroline, "Hardwoods of Louisiana," 6 pp, typed; clippings; correspondence, statistics on forestry; Louisiana Forest Facts, 1955 edition

9-10: Material on forestry

  • notes; draft of speech; not in JLF's handwriting

9-11: "The Significance of Farm Woodlands in Southern Forest Production," n.d., 12 pp, typed

9-12: Material on live oaks

  • excerpts from "Trees," Filson Club Quarterly, v. 22, 1948; Fletcher, Joel L., "The Live Oaks of Southwestern," 1948, 2 pp, typed

9-13: Material on wildlife and fur management

  • correspondence, n.d.; statistics

9-14: Materials on resources

  • Bates, Fred W., et. al., "Geology of Avery Island Salt Dome, Iberia Parish, Louisiana," reprint from The Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist, v. 43, # 5, 5/1959; Wharton, Jay, Jr., "Jefferson Island Salt Dome, Iberia and Vermilion Parishes, Louisiana," reprint from The Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist, v. 37, # 2, 2/1953

9-15: Materials on resources

  • Bates, Fred W. and Robert R. Copeland, Jr., "Glenmore Field, Rapides Parish, Louisiana," reprint from The Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist, v. 36, # 1, 1/1952

9-16: Materials on resources

  • Bates, Fred W.: testimony before Douglas MacKay, Secretary of the Interior, 10/7/1953

9-17: New Orleans:

  • miscellaneous material: booklets on port; flyer on availability of resources, etc.

9-18: New Orleans:

  • Orleans Levee Board, "Building a Great City," 1954?, 26 pp

9-19: Miscellaneous correspondence on economic matters, 1950-1955

9-20: Miscellaneous publications on economic matters

  • printed speeches by: Benjamin F. Fairless; Truman Sensing; A.T. Mercier; W.G. Vollmer; Charles E. Wilson

9-21: Southwestern Capitalist: v. 1, # 1, 9/25/1963

5. Politics

9-22: Material, 1940

  • clippings; broadsides; autographed sketch of Gov. Sam Jones
  • See also: 4-11 (L. E. Frazar) and 4-17 (Earl K. Long

9-23: Louisiana legislature, 1950s

  • Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Citizen's Guide to the Louisiana Legislature, 1952, 1956; fact sheet on members of legislature as of May 1954

9-24: Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Voters' Guide to the 1959-1960 Elections, 1959, 31 pp

9-25: Materials, 1950s

  • mimeographed sheet on 1952(?) gubernatorial candidates

9-26: Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Louisiana State Agencies Handbook, 1953, 217 pp

9-27: Booklet for Inauguration of Dwight David Eisenhower, 1953

B. Correspondence

1. General

10-01: 1910-1939

10-02: 1940-1944

  • includes: material on honorary degrees given to JLF

10-03: Campaign to get JLF elected president of SLI: 4-6/1940, mainly photostats

10-04: Campaign to get JLF elected president of SLI: 7/1-15/1940

10-05: Campaign to get JLF elected president of SLI: 7/16-22/1940

10-06: Campaign to get JLF elected president of SLI: 7/23/1940 - 10/14/1940; n.d.

10-07: Congratulatory telegrams for being elected president of SLI, 11/1940

10-08: Congratulatory telegrams for being elected president of SLI

10-09: Congratulatory telegrams for being elected president of SLI

10-10: Congratulatory letters: 11/9/1940, 11/15-16/1940

10-11: Congratulatory letters: 11/17-18/1940

10-12: Congratulatory letters: 11/19-22/1940

10-13: Congratulatory letters: 11/23-30/1940

10-14: Congratulatory letters: 12/1-12/1940, n.d.

10-15: Congratulatory cards

11-01: 1943-1944

  • includes: presidency of Texas A & M

11-02: 1945-1946

  • includes: materials on French honors

11-03: 1947

  • includes material on speech in Cambridge for Evangeline Centennial and material on French honors
  • General Correspondence

11-04: 1947

  • Includes: Thomas Arceneaux correspondence re Evangeline centennial

11-05: 1948

11-06: 1949: January - September

11-07: 1949: October - December

11-08: 1950: January

11-09: 1950: February

11-10: 1950: March

11-11: 1950: April

11-12: 1950: May

11-13: 1950: June

11-14: 1950: July

11-15: 1950: August - September

11-16: 1950: October

12-01: 1950: November

12-02: 1950: December

12-03: 1951: January

12-04: 1951: February

12-05: 1951: March

12-06: 1951: April

12-07: 1951: May

12-08: 1951: June

12-09: 1951: July - August

12-10: 1951: September - October

12-11: 1951: November - December

12-12: 1952: January

12-13: 1952: February - March

12-14: 1952: April - May

12-15: 1952: June - July

12-16: 1952: August

12-17: 1952: September - December

13-01: 1953: January - March

13-02: 1953: April - June

13-03: 1953: July - September

13-04: 1953: October - December

13-05: 1954: January - April

13-06: 1954: May - August

13-07: 1954: September - December

13-08: 1955: January - March

13-09: 1955: April - June

13-10: 1955: July - September

  • includes: material on Teachers' Retirement System

13-11: 1955: October - December

  • includes: material on Tulane Parents' Committee

13-12: 1956: January - April

  • includes: Episcopal Church

13-13: 1956: May - August

13-14: 1956: September - December

  • includes: Tulane Parents' Committee; letter on SLI integration

13-15: 1957: January - April

13-16: 1957: May - August

  • includes: St. Martin Protestant Episcopal School, Metairie

13-17: 1957: September - December

13-18: 1958: January - April

  • includes: Annual Session of Louisiana Diocese, Protestant Episcopal Church
  • General Correspondence

13-19: 1958: May - August

13-20: 1958: September - December

13-21: 1959: January - April

13-22: 1959: May - August

13-23: 1959: September - December

13-24: 1960: January - April

  • includes: Joel L. Fletcher, III's early release from Navy

13-25: 1960: May - August

13-26: 1960: September - December

14-01: 1961: January - April

  • includes: Fletcher family genealogy

14-02: 1961: May - August

  • includes Fletcher and Wyatt family reunions

14-03: 1961: September - December

14-04: 1962: January

14-05: 1962: February - April

  • includes: genealogy

14-06: 1962: May - July

  • includes: Fletcher and Wyatt Family reunions

14-07: 1962: August - September

14-08: 1962: October - December

14-09: 1963: January - March

  • includes: Fletcher family genealogy

14-10: 1963: April - June

  • includes: trip to Italy to view rice production

14-11: 1963: July - September

  • includes: Fletcher family reunion

14-12 1963: October - December

  • includes: genealogy

14-13: 1964: January - March

  • includes: Wyatt family reunion

14-14: 1964: April - June

  • includes: McLees family

14-15: 1964: July - September

14-16: 1964: October - December

14-17: 1965: January - May

14-18: 1965: June - July

  • includes: Executive Committee minutes, South Louisiana Mid-Winter Fair Association, 7/19/1965

15-01: 1965: August - November

15-02: 1965: December

  • retirement; letter about Rev. James Andrew McLees, Fannie's father, 21 Dec.

15-03: 1965: letters from Joe Vincent, SLI history

15-04: 1965: October - December, correspondence related to retirement: A - C

15-05: 1965: October - December, correspondence related to retirement: D - F

15-06: 1965: October - December, correspondence related to retirement: G - K

15-07: 1965: October - December, correspondence related to retirement: L - M

15-08: 1965: October - December, correspondence related to retirement: N - R

15-09: 1965: October - December, correspondence related to retirement: S - T

15-10: 1965: October - December, correspondence related to retirement: U - Y

  • includes: list of acknowledgements for cards sent while JLF in hospital, Dec., 1965

15-11: 1966

15-12: 1966: March - April 15

  • includes: State Board of Education election

15-13: 1966: April 16 - April 30

  • includes: State Board of Education election

15-14: 1966: May

  • includes: State Board of Education election

15-15: 1967

15-16: 1968

15-17: 1967

16-01: 1970

  • includes: criticism of Vietnam War

16-02: 1971

16-03: 1972

  • includes: letters from politicians who had opposed New Iberia campus, in obvious response to letter from JLF

16-04: n.d.

  • general, to Joel or Fannie

16-05: n.d.

  • from Ambassador or Mrs. Jefferson Caffery, post 1965

16-06: Fletcher family land holdings in northern Louisiana: 1943-1949

16-07: Fletcher family land holdings in northern Louisiana: 1950-1951

16-08: Fletcher family land holdings in northern Louisiana: 1952-1959

16-09: Fletcher family land holdings in northern Louisiana: 1960-1963; n.d.

  • See 27-11 for other material on Fletcher family land

See Sections B:3 and C for other items of general correspondence.

2. Family

[JLF's parents, sisters, children, grandchildren and Fannie's sisters]

16-10: 1862-1867

  • mainly James T. McMurray to wife and/or daughter; also McLees Family, typescripts

16-11: 1913-1934

16-12: 1940-1945

16-13: 1946-1947

16-14: 1948-1949

16-15: 1940s

  • undated letters mainly from JLF's mother

16-16: 1950

16-17: 1951

16-18: 1952

  • letters from Lorraine in Europe

16-19: 1953

16-20: 1954

  • JLF III in Europe on U. S. Navy cruise

17-01: 1955

17-02: 1956

  • JLF III in Europe on U. S. Navy cruise

17-03: 1957

17-04: 1953-1957

  • admission of JLF III to Tulane and other college business

17-05: 1958: January - April

17-06: 1958: May - August

17-07: 1958: September - December

  • JLF III in Far East
  • Family Correspondence

17-08: 1959: January - June

17-09: 1959: July - December

17-10: 1960: January - April

17-11: 1960: May - December

17-12: 1961

17-13: 1962: January - July

17-14: 1962: August - September

17-15: 1962: October - December

  • JLF III in Europe

17-16: 1963: January - March

17-17: 1963: April - July

17-18: 1963: August - December

18-01: 1964: January - March

18-02: 1964: April - August

18-03: 1964: September - December

18-04: 1965: January - April

18-05: 1965: May - August

18-06: 1965: September - December

18-07: 1966: January - August

18-08: 1966: September - December

  • JLF III on flood in Florence, Italy
  • See also: 26-18

18-09: 1967: January - April

18-10: 1967: May - August

18-11: 1967: September - December

18-12: 1968: January - April

18-13: 1968: May - August

18-14: 1968: September - December

18-15: 1969

18-16: 1970

18-17: 1971

18-18: 1972 - January 1973, n.d.

19-01: 1958-1969

  • miscellaneous correspondence of children

19-02: n.d. letters from JLF's sisters

19-03: n.d. letters from Fannie's sisters

19-04: n.d. letters from Flo

19-05: n.d. letters from grandchildren

19-06: n.d. correspondence of Lorraine

19-07: n.d. correspondence of JLF III with family

19-08: n.d. letters to JLF III from friends

3. Organizational correspondence and records

a. Rotary International

District 139: reports on club visits by president: 1946 - 1948

19-09: A - K

19-10: L - R

19-11: S - Z

19-12: District 139: club attendance reports: 1943, 1945-1948

19-13: District 139: miscellaneous records: 4/1947 - 6/1948

19-14: District 139: club reports: audit of Monroe Club: 1946, 1947

19-15: "Governor's Monthly Letter":

  • District 139: 7/1946, 9/1946, 10/1946, 1/1947, 2/1947, 4/1947, 5/1947, 4/1948, 5/1948
  • District 141: 8/1948, 9/20/1948, 10/20/1948
  • District 202: 7/1949

19-16: District 139: reports on club visits by president: 7/1948-6/1949

20-01: District 139: club reports, 1948-1949: Alexandria; Cedar Grove; Monroe; New Iberia; Shreveport; Tallulah

20-02: District 139: "Governor's Monthly Letter," 1948/1949 (arranged by club)

20-03: District 139: Governor's Monthly Newsletter, July, 1948 - 23 June 1949

20-04: District 139: club newsletters, 1948 - 1949

  • District 139 Governor’s files [JLF Governor]

20-05: 1948: January - April

20-06: 1948: May

20-07: 1948: June

20-08: 1948: July

20-09: 1948: August

20-10: 1948: September

21-01: 1948: October

21-02: 1948: November

21-03: 1948: December

21-04: 1949: January

21-05: 1949: February

21-06: 1949: March

21-07: 1949: April

21-08: 1949: May

21-09: 1949: June

21-10: 1949: July - December

21-11: District 139: Governor's expense records, 1948/1949

21-12: District 139: attendance records, 1948/1949

21-13: District 139: club rosters, 1948/1949

21-14: District 139: club rosters, Lafayette Club

22-01: District 139: records on district conference, 1-4/1949

22-02: District 139: material from Rotary International on district conference

22-03: District 139: nominating committee records, 1949

22-04: District 139: material on Rotary International Fellowship, 1948/1949

22-05: District 139: material on Rotary International Convention, 1949

22-06: District 139: newsletter mailing list

22-07: District 139: material on membership controversy in Lafayette Club

22-08: District 139: miscellaneous Governor's newsletter and club news- letters, 1951/1952

22-09: District 139: miscellaneous material on Rotary Fellowship, 1949-1951

22-10: District 139: material on Fellowship, JLF district chairman, 1951

  • JLF Rotary correspondence

22-11: 1950: January - June

23-01: 1950: July - December

23-02: 1951: January - June

23-03: 1951: July - December

23-04: 1952

23-05: 1953: January - June

23-06: 1953: July - December

23-07: 1954: January - June

23-08: 1954: July - December

23-09: Miscellaneous club newsletters, 1953, 1954

23-10: Material on Rotary business ethics outreach program (Four-Way Test), 1954

23-11: Material given to JLF by various Rotary Clubs, 1945-1960, n.d.

23-12: Speeches given as district governor, 1948-1949

  • See 2-1 for history of Lafayette Rotary Club
b. Presbyterian Church

23-13: Miscellaneous records of Louisiana Presbytery, 1944-1956

23-14: Records of Laymen's Association of Louisiana Presbytery, 1942-1947, 1951

23-15: Lafayette Presbyterian Church, miscellaneous correspondence: 1944-1947 re Student Center Building Fund

23-16: Lafayette Presbyterian Church, miscellaneous correspondence: 1950-1954

  • includes: withdrawal of Fletchers from church
  • See 1-21 and 1-22 for other material on Lafayette Presbyterian Church

24-01: Records of financial campaign for Southwestern College (Memphis) in Louisiana Presbytery, 1944 [JLF chaired drive]

24-02: Records of financial campaign for Southwestern College, 1945-1947

24-03: Miscellaneous JLF correspondence re Presbyterian Church, 1945-1954

24-04: Correspondence re Federal Council of Churches, 1947

24-05: Speech given at Workers Conference, St. Charles Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, 1943, and related correspondence

c. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

24-06: Correspondence: campaign for membership on Board of Directors, U. S. Chamber of Commerce: 12/1954-2/1955

24-07: Correspondence: campaign for membership on U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: March, 1955

24-08: Correspondence: U.S. Chamber of Commerce campaign, 1-15 April 1955

24-09: Correspondence: U.S. Chamber of Commerce campaign, 4/16/1955 - 5/1955

24-10: U.S. Chamber of Commerce campaign, mailing list

d. American Red Cross

24-11: Correspondence as member of 1950 nominating committee, 1949-1950

24-12: Material on National convention held March 1950

e. Sons of Confederate Veterans

24-13: Correspondence, 1953-1955, 1958, 1961

f. Other

24-14: University of the South

  • fundraising campaign material, 1963-1965

24-15: Lafayette Parish Library

  • miscellaneous material, 1950-1951 [JLF on board]

24-16: Abbeville Masonic Lodge

  • report, 1948

C. Biographical and Family Material

25-01: Notebooks kept by James A. McLees

  • Davidson College, 1875 and Theological Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, 1877-1878

25-02: Excerpts from diary kept by JLF, Sr., n.d.; Poem, probably by JLF, Sr.

25-03: List of condolences sent by family on death of Mrs. Joel L. Fletcher, Sr., 1949

  • See also: 3-13, records of William Wyatt

25-04: Miscellaneous materials, 1900s-1920s

  • list of first grade classmates; list of LSU seniors, 1917-1918; forms; certificates; notebook

25-05: Miscellaneous materials, 1930s

  • certificates; testimonials; clippings

25-06: Scrapbooks, 1930s

  • clippings, mainly SLI Department of Agriculture; many family photographs

25-07: Miscellaneous materials, 1940-1945: clippings; certificates; programs

25-08: Miscellaneous materials, World War II: Japanese souvenirs

25-09: Miscellaneous materials, 1946-1949

  • clippings; certificates; testimonials; trip itineraries
  • See also: Map Case 16-01

25-10: Miscellaneous materials, 1950s: clippings; certificates

  • See also: Map Case 16-01

25-11: Miscellaneous material on trip to Utah, 1952

25-12: Miscellaneous material on trips to California, 1055, 1957

25-13: Miscellaneous material on trip to California and cruise on U. S. S. Bennington, 1959; Notebook on 1961 trip to California

25-14: Miscellaneous notebooks, 1950s

26-01: Miscellaneous material, 1960s: certificates; clippings; programs

  • See also: Map Case 16-01

26-01: Miscellaneous material, 1960s: certificates; clippings; programs

  • See also: Map Case 16-01

26-02: Retirement, 1965: clippings

26-03: Packet for Meeting of College and University Representatives of the Institute of International Education, 4/1965

26-04: Appointment calendar, 1967

26-05: Miscellaneous materials on international education: newsletter; directory; notebook

26-06: Material on trip to Costa Rica, 1968: writings

26-07: Miscellaneous materials, 1970: certificate

26-08: Material re portrait unveiled in 1975

26-09: Correspondence of George Gonzalez re Fletcher memorial on campus, 1978-1979

26-10: Miscellaneous materials, n.d.

26-11: Clippings on Lorraine Fletcher, 1930s-1960s

26-12: Clippings on: Flo Fletcher, 1947; Dupré Nevels, 1959; Paul Nevels, n.d.

  • football program, University High, 1968

26-13: JLF, III: miscellaneous, 1930s-1940s: birth certificate, photostat

  • writings; medical report; essay by Ellen

26-14: JLF, III: high school material

26-15: JLF, III: miscellaneous material from U. S. Navy: clippings; booklets

26-17: JLF, III: essays written for English courses at Tulane and Stanford, 1950s, n.d.; curricular material

26-18: JLF, III: essays on Florence flood, 1966

  • See also: 18-08 for more on flood

26-19: Guy Bordelon: writings, 1960s(?), mimeographed

26-20: Various non-immediate family members: clippings

27-01: Income tax returns and related correspondence: 1938-1943

27-02: Income tax returns and related correspondence: 1944-1949

27-03: Income tax returns and related correspondence: 1950-1954

27-04: Income tax returns and related correspondence: 1955-1962

27-05: Insurance correspondence and policies: life insurance

  • New York Life, 1940-1965; Penn Mutual, 1946-1965; Mutual of New York, 1955-1965; Pan American, 1942, 1957

27-06: Insurance: automobile insurance, 1947-1948

27-07: Insurance: hospitalization and accident insurance, 1940s-1950s

27-08: Insurance: fire insurance, 1940s-1950s

27-09: Insurance: miscellaneous, 1950s

27-10: Insurance: Veterans' Administration insurance, 1940s-1960s

27-11: Documents related to Fletcher lands in north Louisiana

  • See 16-06 thru 16-09 for correspondence related to this land

27-12: Articles about JLF

Harrison, Mabel Fletcher, "An Outstanding Louisiana; Educator from Grant Parish - A Biography of Joel Lafayette Fletcher, Jr.," 1958

27-13: Articles about JLF

  • Chandler, Mary Jean, "Joel L. Fletcher: The Man and His Work," 1966
  • Weber, Kenneth L., "Joel L. Fletcher: Distinguished Educator and Outstanding American," 1967

27-14: autobiography: ancestors, 7 pp

27-15: Autobiography: parents, 11 pp

27-16: Autobiography: move to Ruston thru 1915, 19 pp

27-17: Autobiography: description of Ruston c. 1905; Standifer - Adams house in Ruston, 7 pp

27-18: Autobiography: LSU, 1916-1917, 6 pp

27-19: Autobiography: Fannie McLees and Union Parish position, 20 pp

27-20: Autobiography: SLI position, 1920, 20 pp

27-21: Autobiography: SLI years, 1920s-1935, 15 pp

27-22: Autobiography: SLI years, 1930s, 15 pp

27-23: Autobiography: SLI years: Lether Frazar, World War II, 1938-1944, 15 pp

27-24: Autobiography: memories, 41 pp; excerpts from autobiography, 9 pp

28-01: Autobiography: family history and some political problems while SLI president (employment of Emily Fredericks), 15 pp

28-02: Autobiography: Long family, 18 pp

28-03: Autobiography: Louisiana politics and education, 1940s, 2 pp

28-04: Autobiography: Louisiana politics and education, 23 pp

28-05: Autobiography: anti extremist views, 3 pp

28-06: Autobiography: Mardi Gras in Lafayette, 8 pp

28-07: Excerpts from letters to servicemen compiled for possible autobiography

28-08: Recollections of New Iberia branch controversy, 17 pp

D. Speeches and Articles

1. Economy

29-01: Speech to Louisiana Junior Chamber of Commerce, n.d., 11 pp

  • Speech to Louisiana Federation of Labor, "Labor and the Savings Bonds Program," n.d., 5 pp

29-02: Radio talk on Louisiana agriculture, n.d., 7 pp; "Productive Spending," n.d., 8 p

  • " The Importance of First Quality Higher Education in the Economic Development of Louisiana," n.d., 8 pp

29-03: Freedom from Ignorance," speech to League of Women Voters Council, 1964, 7 pp

  • " Freedom from Ignorance," speech to Sertoma Clubs, 2/17/1964, 7 pp

29-04: "A Look at Louisiana Agriculture," c. 1959, 11 pp;

  • Speech on necessity of farmers around New Iberia to organize, c. 1939, 3 pp;
  • Speech to the Agriculture Association of Terrebonne Parish 15 April 1942, 4 pp

29-05: "Research in the Development of New Sources of Income for Louisiana," speech to Louisiana Press Association, n.d., 12 pp

  • Speech to the Louisiana Real Estate Board, revised for the Rotary Club of Lafourche, n.d., 2 pp

29-06: "Human Resources Along the Watershed," speech to the Louisiana Soil Conservation supervisors, 1/1959, 14 pp

29-07: Speech on Southwestern Louisiana at dinner honoring T. C. Morrow, 1965, 7 pp

  • " Gulf South," 5/1961, 11 pp
  • " Gulf South," speech to the Houma Chamber of Commerce, 1/1961, 11 pp

29-08: Address at Agri-Business Conference, 11/1962, 3 pp;

  • Address to FFA-4H group, during World War II, 5 pp

29-09: "Scientific Research as the Economic Hope of the South," n.d., 6 pp

  • Address to employees of the Employment Security Division, n.d., 6 pp
  • "Rights Responsibilities, and Retirement of the State Debt," n.d., 4 pp
  • "The Responsibility of Rural American," n.d., incomplete, 3 pp

29-10: Speech on South Louisiana, n.d., 5 pp

  • " Louisiana, Today and Tomorrow," n.d., 12 pp
  • Fire Prevention Week, n.d., 2 pp

29-11: Speech on economy of south Louisiana to Louisiana Municipal Association, n.d., 10 pp

  • Address to a civic club on development of Gulf Coast Area, n.d., 10 pp

29-12: Report to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on rice growing in the Pro Valley, 9/10/1963

  • Speech to University Women's Club on Italian trip, 10/17/1963, 20 pp.

Cards

29-a1: Speech to Chicot Community about rural towns

29-b1: Speech on agrarian tradition in the South

29-c1: Speech on agriculture

29-d1: Speech on agricultural trends in Louisiana

29-e1: Speech on agriculture in Red River Region

29-f1: [Moved to 30-mm1]

29-g1: Speech on Forestry in Louisiana

29-i1: Address to Terrebonne Parish Farm Bureau on farm organizations

29-j1: Address to Louisiana Municipal Association on productive spending

29-k1: Speech on agriculture as a source of income in Louisiana

29-l1: Speech on conservation in Louisiana

29-m1: Address to FHA and FFA group in Gulf Coast's future

29-n1: Speech on economic progress in Louisiana and education

29-o1: Speech on natural resources in Louisiana

29-p1: Address to Annual Balanced Farm and Home Award Banquet of Jefferson Davis Parish on industrialization and natural resources of the South

29-q1: Speech on food needs

29-r1: Address to Lafayette Parish Cattlemen's Association on importance of farming to future of the world

29-s1: Address to Vermilion Parish Cattlemen's Association

29-t1: Address to Lafayette Pigeon Club

29-u1: Address to Georgetown FFA

29-v1: Address to Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce

29-w1: Address to citizens of Abbeville in honor of Roy Theriot

29-x1: Speech on agricultural production of Louisiana

  • See 8-01 for another speech on economic matters

2. USL

29-13: "SLI, Today and Tomorrow," address to Women's group, ca. 1959, 12 pp;

  • Address to Kiwanis Club, n.d., 16 pp;
  • "The Portrait of a College," address to Lafayette Kiwanis Club, n.d., 11 pp;
  • "Southwestern Today and Tomorrow," address to Theta Xi Fraternity, n.d., 6 pp;
  • Speech on USL, to Rotary Clubs of Opelousas and Lafayette, 1961, 7 pp;
  • Speech on USL, ca. 1959, 12 pp;
  • Speech on USL, ca. 1962, 7 pp, thermofax

29-14: Speech on Laboratory School to Hamilton Training School PTA, n.d., 7 pp;

  • Address to Alumni, n.d., 3 pp;
  • Address at dedication of Blackham Coliseum, 3 pp;
  • Address at dedication of Dupré Library, 6/10/1962, 4 pp, thermofax;
  • Statement to meeting of citizens, 6/11/1960, 3 pp;
  • Statement concerning change of name to USL, 7/1960, 3 pp

29-15: Statement to Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, ca. 1960, 3 pp;

  • Statement at Legislative luncheon, 4/11/1964, 2 pp

29-16: Welcoming messages, closing messages, etc.: 1941-1945

29-17: Welcoming messages, closing messages, etc.: 1946-1960s, n.d.

29-19: Introductions for speakers at various functions, n.d.

29-20: Speeches on how institution can contribute to war effort, ca. 1940-1941

Cards

29-a2: Speech on SLI and future

29-b2: Speech on Dr. Edwin Lewis Stephens

29-c2: Statement to SLI faculty, 1956/1957

29-d2: Address to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society on SLI, 1950

29-e2: Statement at honors program, n.d.

29-f2: Speech on Dr. Edwin Lewis Stephens

29-g2: Address at close of 56th regular session

29-h2: Statement to seniors during World War II

29-i2: Statement on Committee to Make a Study of the Physical Plant Needs of SLI, 27 Jan. 1948

29-j2: Speech on SLI to YMBC

29-k2: Speech on Home Economic Department

29-l2: Statement on Armistice Day, 1942

29-m2: Speech on SLI to Crowley Rotary Club

29-n2: Speech on football at SLI to Crowley football team

29-o2: Notes on money for capital improvement programs at state colleges

29-p2: Statement to Freshman Class, 1953

29-q2: Address to Phi Kappa Delta on importance of public speaking

29-r2: Speech on engineering at SLI

29-s2: Statement to 52nd class at SLI

29-t2: Statement to honor students

29-u2: Speech on Edwin Lewis Stephens

29-v2: [Moved to 30-nn1]

29-w2: [Moved]

29-x2: Speech on SLI

29-x2: Statement to class of 1950

29-y2: Statement at dedication of new chemistry building

29-z2: Speech on SLI

29-aa2: [Moved to 30qq1]

29-bb2: Stephens, Edwin Lewis, "How Southwestern Louisiana Institute Became a College"

29-cc2: Address to alumni and members of the Blue Key Fraternity

29-dd2: Statement to Future Business Leaders of America, ca 1950

29-ee2: [Moved to 30-rr1]

29-ff2: "Southwestern Louisiana Institute Comes of Age," speech to Blue Key National Fraternity, 1953(?)

29-gg2: Statement to alumni, 1956

29-hh2: "Southwestern Today," 1955(?)

29-ii2: Speech on SLI

29-jj2: Speech for "Program of Progress"

29-kk2: Statement on goals and difficulties of SLI

29-ll2: [Moved]

29-mm2: Statement for homecoming, 1960

29-nn2: Statement for pep rally, 6/29/1960

29-oo2: [Moved to 30-oo1]

29-pp2: [Moved to 30-pp1]

29-qq2: Statement on meeting of FTA

29-rr2: Statement to 51st class of SLI

29-ss2: Welcome to Supervisors of Louisiana, 9/10/1946

29-tt2: Welcome to meeting of Louisiana Division of the American Chemical Society

29-uu2: Statement to freshman class

29-vv2: Welcome to meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars

29-ww2: Statement about SLI and French

29-xx2: Statement at ceremony to award ROTC commissions

29-yy2: Welcome to members of Lafayette Parish Medical Auxiliary

29-zz2: Founders' Day speech, 1950

29-aaa2: Tribute to Professor de la Rut at his retirement

29-bbb2: Address to New Orleans Rotary Club on SLI

29-ccc2: "The Responsibility Which Rests Upon You as Honor Students," speech to members of Vermilion Honor Society

29-ddd2: [Moved]

29-eee2: Speech on SLI

29-fff2: Fall sports banquet

29-ggg2: Statement at Student Council dinner, 10/6/1952

29-hhh2: Introduction to Captain Crews

29-iii2: "Southwestern Louisiana Institute Today"

29-jjj2: State of the college, 1957/1958

29-kkk2 :Speech on SLI

29-lll2: Statement at dedication of Dupré Library

29-mmm2: Statement at memorial dedication

29-nnn2: Speech on SLI, card 1 missing

29-ooo2: Speech on SLI, card 2 missing

29-ppp2: [Moved to 29-x1]

29-qqq2: Remarks at honors convocation, 4/18/1961

29-rrr2: Speech at SLI, 3 sections

29-sss2: Welcome to a veterans' group

29-ttt2: Comments at commencement, 1951

29-uuu2: Speech on SLI and war effort

29-vvv2: Address to teachers of Orleans Parish on SLI

  • See 6-06 for another speech on USL

3. Education

29-21: Address at Rayne grammar school commencement, ca1930, 2 pp; Address at Maurice High School commencement, ca1930, 4 pp; Address to students at Lagrange High School, n.d., 3 pp; "Intellectual Leadership, An Essential for Permanent; Democracy," speech at Welsh High School, ca. 1950, 4 pp; Same, at Patterson High School; Address to students and faculty of the convent of the Sacred Heart, n.d., 5 pp

29-22: "Liberal or Practical Education for High School Students," speech to Teachers of St. Landry Parish, n.d., 11 pp; Address to Lafayette Parish teachers, n.d., 2 pp, incomplete; "Operation Education: A Program for Progress," speech at the Louisiana State Beta Club Convention, 1/25/1964, 7 pp; Speech on public education to Lafayette PTA, 2/22/1961, 4 pp, 2 copies; Speech honoring teachers to Raceland Lions Club,10/2/1961, 3 pp

29-23: Speech on higher education to conference of bankers, 22 April 1941, 3 pp; Radio talk on recruitment, 10/19/1942, 3 pp; Radio talk on 3rd War Loan Drive, 24 Sept. 1943, 2 pp; "Education and the Present Emergency," 31 March 1942, 5 pp

29-24: Speech on education in the south, ca. 1957, 6 pp; Commencement address at Southern University, 1950, 7 pp; notes on sources of quotations; "Education--The Best Endowment for Our Youth," speech to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1955, 12 pp, 2 copies

29-25: "The Best Kind of Success," speech to the Louisiana Education Association, 1953, 7 pp; Some Modern Trends in Higher Education in Louisiana," 14 Jan. 1958, 6 pp; speech to Baptist Student Directors in Louisiana Colleges, 2 copies ; Commencement address at LSU, ca 1950 on Land Grant Colleges, 11 pp; Same, another draft, 8 pp; Speech on public support of education, ca 1953, 3 pp

29-26: Speech on standards in southern colleges, 31 Aug. 1960, 5 pp; Speech on endowments and private support for public colleges to USL Foundation, ca 1965, 8 pp; Address to Lake Charles Rotary Club, ca 1965, 5 pp; Address to Lake Charles Rotary Club, 11 Dec. 1962; Address to New Orleans Rotary Club on industrial growth and higher education, ca 1965, 11 pp, 2 copies; Same topic, 1960; "Higher Education for Louisiana's Future: A Question of Quality," speech to New Orleans Rotary Club, 4 Dec. 1961, 7 pp; Address to members of the Louisiana Federation of Women's Clubs of the Seventh Congressional District on the Challenges of youth, n.d.

29-27: Address to the Louisiana Education Association, n.d., 10 pp; Productive Learning," n.d., 7 pp; Same, copy 2, 6 pp; Address to Marine Corps Reserve, n.d., 3 pp; "The Need for First Quality Higher Education," speech to American Legion, n.d., 5 pp

29-28: "Higher Education: The Tree of Knowledge," n.d., 11 pp; "Leadership in Education," speech to LSU audience, n.d., 11 pp; Address to Southwest Louisiana Regional Clearing House Association, n.d., 8 pp; Essay on state politics and higher education, 1920s-1940s, 7 pp

  • See 5-01, 5-10, 5-13 for other speeches on education

29-29: Speeches on international education, 1966, 11 items

Cards

30-a1: Address at inauguration of Dr. Carl Guinn at Louisiana College

30-b1: Address to initiates of Lambda Omega

30-c1: Address to high school students of Iberia Parish

30-d1: Address to State Recreational Group on "The Preparation of Our Youth for the Demands Which Society Places on Them Today"

30-e1: Remarks to annual meeting of Louisiana College Conference

30-f1: Address to the students of Acadia Parish

30-g1: Address to members of Scouting Leadership Course

30-h1: Address to high school graduates

30-i1: Address to senior class

30-j1: Speech on charting life's course

30-k1: [removed]

30-l1: Address to Caddo Parish Teachers' Association

30-m1: Address to Farm Bureau on "Meeting the Challenge"

30-n1: Speech on Edwin Anderson Alderman

30-o1: Address to high school graduates

30-p1: Address to students and their parents of Mrs. John W. Faulk's school, 31 May 1960

30-q1: "Higher Education in Louisiana," address to the Lake Charles Rotary Club, 11 Dec. 1962

30-r1: Address to Lake Charles audience on public education

30-s1: Address to Lions Club honoring teachers of community

30-t1: Address to Baptist Student Leaders

30-u1: Address at University of Southern Mississippi on international education, 5/20/1968

30-v1: Address to Abbeville Rotary Club on international education, 12 June 1968

30-w1: Speech on international education given in French House, Jan., 1968

30-x1: Speech on international education given at Ruston, Louisiana, 7/1967

30-y1: Speech on Edwin Anderson Alderman

30-z1: Speech on Southern University Conference, 11/1966

30-aa1: Speech on influence of World War II on education

30-bb1: Speech on education given to music educators

30-cc1: Speech on private support for public education

30-dd1: Speech on public education, 1947(?)

30-ee1: Speech on problems of higher education in Louisiana

30-ff1: Speech on local industrial support for engineering education

30-gg1: Speech on education and World War II

30-hh1: Address to Port Arthur teachers

30-ii1: Address to members of the Vermilion Parish Teachers' Association

30-jj1: Address to members of Senior Class of Urbania High School

30-kk1: Speech on progress of education in Louisiana

30-ll1: Speech on education in Louisiana and economic growth

30-mm1: Address to Hanson Memorial High School on school athletics

30-nn1: Speech on history of education in Lafayette Parish

30-oo1: Speech on contribution of colleges to World War II effort

30-pp1: Speech on education of women

30-qq1: "The Tragedy of Higher Education in Louisiana," address to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

30-rr1: "Education and the National Emergency. Where to Now?"

30-ss1: Speech on education in the South

30-tt1: Address to Louisiana Education Association

30-uu1: Address to members of the Louisiana Federation of Women's Clubs of the Seventh Congressional District on challenges to youth

30-vv1: Address to Louisiana Education Association

30-ww1: Address on value of public education

30-xx1: Speech on value of higher education

30-yy1: Address to seniors at Youngsville High School

30-zz1: Address to Abbeville Rotary Club on post war education

30-aaa1: Address to Phi Delta Kappa on ideals of public education

30-bbb1: Address to Eunice P.T.A. on public education, 1951

30-ccc1: Address to members of the Southwest Clearing House, "Higher Education and the National Emergency"

30-ddd1: Address to Sons of Confederate Veterans on "Education, The Best Endowment for Our Youth"

30-eee1: Address at Oklahoma A & M commencement

30-fff1: Address to Caddo Parish Teachers' Association

30-ggg1: Address to the Louisiana Association of Student Councils

30-hhh1: Address at a high school commencement

31 v.1: "Louisiana Education," # 1 - # 13b

  • "Tour of California Farms"; "The Old War Skule"; "California--Part II"

31 v.2: "Louisiana Education," # 81 - # 133

  • "Journey to Europe," 1-15; International Education, 1-8; Florence Flood, Parts I and II

31 v.3: "Louisiana Education," # 134 - #199

31 v.4: "Louisiana Education," # 200 - # 259

31 v.5: "Louisiana Education," # 260 - # 366

31 v.6: "Louisiana Education," # 367 - # 439

31-01: "Louisiana Education", drafts: 144, 145, 151, 164, 200-211

31-02: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 212-221

31-03: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 222-232

31-04: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 233-244

31-05: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 245-254

31-06: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 255-265

31-07: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 266-275

31-08: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 276-283

31-09: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 284-294

31-10: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 295-309

32-01: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 314-339, 341-358

32-02: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 334-339, 341-358

32-03: “Louisiana Education”, drafts: 359-366, 368-374, 376-384

32-04: Correspondence with secretaries about column, mailing list, etc.

  • See 5-01, 5-10, 5-13 for other speeches on education

4. Miscellaneous

32-05: Speech in honor of Father Fusilier, 4 pp; Same, another draft, 2 pp; Address to members of Presbytery of East Texas, 7 pp, incomplete; Essay against involvement of clergy in social matters, 2pp; "Too Tired to Care," 6 pp; Essay on religion and politics, 2 pp; “Jesus, Lover of My Soul," 5 pp; Speech based on editorial by Daniel Poling in The Christian Herald, 1939, 3 pp; Address at Pre- Convention Dinner of the Diocesan Annual; Convention on "A Program with Purpose," 21 Jan. 1964

32-06: Address to Lafayette Insurance Association, 6 pp; Address to Louisiana Hospital Association, 4 pp; Address to members of the bench and bar, 3 pp; Speech on law in contemporary society, 4 pp

32-07: Address at Founder's Day of Theta Kappa Phi on war effort, 3 May 1943, 7 pp; Speech on war effort, 4 pp, 2 drafts; "On Maintaining Our Democracy," 8 pp; Address to Veterans of Foreign Wars and Citizens of St. Landry, 4 July 1951, 5 pp

32-08: Speech at commencement on world conditions, 1939, 3 pp; Speech on responsibility for welfare of youth, 4 pp; Radio address on "Kids' Day in Our town," 11/18/1949, 5 pp; Introduction of Gus Trahan, 1 p; Address to Rotary District Convention on "Common Sense”; Today or a Return to Reason," 15 March 1948, 6 pp

32-09: Speech on the life of Judah P. Benjamin, 10 pp; Address to Capt. Jefferson DeBlanc, volunteer for service in World War II, 5 pp; Speech on contributions of Louisiana French, 2 pp; Material on Louisiana homes: tour Descriptions; fragments of writings, 9 pp

32-10: Miscellaneous speeches or writings

Cards

32-a: "The Rotarian and the Educational System"

32-b: "Kendall of the Picayune"

32-c: Speech on development of the South

32-d: Speech on the church after the war

32-e: Speech giving tribute to Spanish-Americans

32-f: Address to Laymen's Association, "Where to Now, and What Will Laymen Do In Charting the Way?"

32-g: Speech, "Let's Retain the American Way"

32-h: Speech warning against post-war intolerance

32-i: Speech on "Trees and the Heart of Man"

32-j :Remarks on V-E Day

32-k: Speech on "Opportunities for the Trustee to Further the Library Movement in His Parish and State"

32-l: Address to members of the Community Presbyterian Church of St. Francisville

32-m: Speech on Judah P. Benjamin

32-n: Address to Captain Jefferson DeBlanc, 9/2/1943

32-o: Speech on "The Acadians of Louisiana"

32-p: Speech on "A Louisianian Looks at Lincoln"

32-q: Speech on "The Influence of Presbyterianism in the Development of the United States"

32-r: Notes on expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia

32-s: Address to volunteers on local cancer campaign

32-t: Address to employees of the Employment Security Division

32-u :Address to members of the Lafayette Rotary Club

32-v: Speech on Rotary International

32-w: Comments on installation of Rotary officers

32-x: Comments on installation of Rotary officers

32-y: Address to Morgan City PTA

32-z: Address to Rotary District Convention on "What Are We Doing for Youth"

32-aa: Address to district Rotary assembly on youth work

32-bb: Address to New Iberia Rotary Club on Rotary Foundation

32-cc: Address to Broussard Civic Club

32-dd: Speech observing 50th anniversary of Rotary International

32-ee: Speech on Rotary spirit

32-ff: Welcome of group to Blackham Coliseum

32-gg: Address to members of Pollack Fair Association

32-hh: Address at first assembly of Rotary District 620

32-ii: Address as Wyatt Family Reunion

32-jj: Address to members of the Louisiana Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha given as 1959 State Chairman of the March of Dimes

32-kk: Address to an Episcopal church congregation

32-ll: Address to friends of youth of Avoyelles Parish

32-mm: Address to Chez Elles

32-nn: Speech on sectional understanding

32-oo: Speech at beginning of library system in Acadia Parish

32-pp: Speech to Lafayette Insurance Association

32-qq: Speech on installation of Rotary officers

32-rr: Speech to honor society

32-ss: Speech on importance of teaching Christian citizenship

32-tt: Introduction of Dr. Edgar Godbold

32-uu: Speech on "Community Service of Rotary," incomplete

32-vv: Fragment: speech on dangers of intolerance

32-ww: Same: speech on contributions of Rotary to society

32-xx: Same: address to Academy of Science on science and science students in higher education

32-11: Miscellaneous programs listing JLF as a speaker

32-12: Miscellaneous speeches and writings of others kept by JLF

  • See 1-15; 3-02; 4-18; 23-12; 24-05 for other speeches

E. College of Agriculture

1. General Correspondence

33-01: A: 1934 - 1937

33-02: A: 1938 - 6/1939

33-03: A: 7/1939 - 1940

33-04: B: 1933 - 1937

33-05: B: 1938 - 6/1939

33-06: B: 7/1939 - 1940

33-07: C: 1933 - 1937

33-08: C: 1938

33-09: C: 1939

33-10: C: 1940

33-11: D: 1933 - 1937

33-12: D: 1938 - 6/1939

33-13: D: 7/1939 - 1940

33-14: E: 1934 - 1937

33-15: E: 1938 - 1940

33-16: F: 7/1939 - 1940

34-01: G: 1934 - 1937

34-02: G: 1938 - 6/1939

34-03: G: 7/1939 - 1940

34-04: H: 1933 - 1937

34-05: H: 1938

34-06: H: 1939 - 1940

34-07: I: 1938 - 1940

34-08: J: 1934 - 1937

34-09: J: 1938 - 1940

34-10: K: 1933 - 1937

34-11: K: 1938 - 1940

34-12:; L: 1933 - 1937

34-13: M: 1939

34-14: L: 7/1939 - 1940

34-15: M: 1934 - 1937

34-16: M: 1938

34-17: M: 1939

34-18: M: 1940

35-01: N: 1934 - 1937

35-02: N: 1938 - 1940

35-03: O: 1934 - 1937

35-04: O: 1938 - 1940

35-05: P: 1938

35-06: P: 1938 - 6/1939

35-07: P: 7/1939 - 1940

35-08: Q: 1940

35-09: R: 1933 - 1937

35-10: R: 1938 - 1939

35-11: R: 1940

35-12: S: 1934 - 1937

35-13: S: 1938

35-14: S: 1939

35-15: S: 1940

35-16: T: 1934 - 1937

35-17: T: 1938 - 6/1939

35-18: T: 7/1939 - 1940

35-19: U: 1936 - 1940

35-20: V: 1934 - 1937

35-21: V: 1938 - 6/1939

36-01: W: 1933 - 1937

36-02: W: 1938 - 6/1939

36-03: W: 7/1939 - 1940

36-04: X, Y, Z: 1933 - 1937

36-05: X, Y, Z: 1938 - 1940

36-06: Miscellaneous: 1938 - 1940

Correspondence of Dean of Agriculture with:

36-07: President of SLI (Lether Frazar): 1938

36-08: President of SLI: 1939, Jan. - June

36-09: President of SLI: 1939, July - Dec.

36-10: President of SLI: 1940

36-11: Dean of Liberal Arts (H.L. Griffin): 1938- 1940

36-12: Registrar (Olive Caillouet): 1938

36-13: Registrar: 1939

36-14: Registrar: 1940

36-15: Dean of Men (Rex McCullough): 1938-1940

36-16: Dean of Women (Agnes Edwards): 1938-1940

36-17: SLI faculty, especially Director of Extension: 1938

36-18: SLI faculty: 1939: Jan. - June

36-19: SLI faculty: 1939, July - 1940

36-20: Director of Home Economics: 1938-1940

36-21: Out-of-state applicants: A - L

36-22: Out-of-state applicants: M - Z

37-01: Correspondence concerning Montgomery Ward Scholarships, 1938-1939

37-02: Correspondence concerning employment of agriculture students: 1939: May - August

37-03: Correspondence concerning student employment: 1939, Sept. - Oct.

37-04: Correspondence concerning student employment: 1939, Nov. - Dec.

37-05: Correspondence concerning student employment: 1940, Jan. - March

37-06: Correspondence concerning student employment: 1940, April - June

37-07: Correspondence concerning student employment: 1940, July - Sept.

37-08: Correspondence concerning student employment: 1940, Oct. - Dec

37-09: Correspondence concerning employment of home economics students: 1939: Dec. - 1940

37-10: Correspondence concerning student recommendations for military service: 1940: July - Dec.

37-11: Miscellaneous telegrams: 1938-1940

37-12: Correspondence of S. M. Blackham: 1938

37-13: Correspondence of S. M. Blackham: 1939, Jan.-June

37-14: Correspondence of S. M. Blackham: 1939, July-Dec.

37-15: Correspondence of S. M. Blackham: 1940

38-01: Correspondence of H. K. Riley: 1932-1933

38-02: Correspondence of H. K. Riley: 1934, Jan.-Feb.

38-03: Correspondence of H. K. Riley: 1938

38-04: Correspondence of H. K. Riley: 1939-1940

38-05: Correspondence of H. A. Wilson [Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Immigration]: 1938, Aug.-1939, March

38-06: Correspondence of H. A. Wilson: 1939, Aug.-Dec.

2. Miscellaneous Records

a. Financial

38-07: Statements on expenditures from business manager: 1936, Aug.-1939, Jan.

38-08: Office supply orders, 1938-1940

38-09: Miscellaneous purchase orders, 1939: Jan. - August

38-10: Correspondence with business manager and bookstore manager: 1935-1937

38-11: Correspondence with business manager and bookstore manager: 1938

38-12: Correspondence with business manager and bookstore manager: 1939

38-13: Correspondence with business manager and bookstore manager: 1940

38-14: Travel expenses: 1938, Aug. - Dec.

38-15: Travel expenses: 1939

38-16: Travel expenses: 1940, Jan. - July

38-17: Travel expenses: 1940, Aug. - Dec.

b. Other

39-01: Annual report, 1920s: 1920/1921; 1922/1923

39-02: Miscellaneous material, 1920s: JLF speech to Demeter Club, 4/22/1925; test in dairying, 26 June 1925

39-03: Miscellaneous material, 1930s: includes report on federal projects sponsored by Department, 5/14/1936

39-04: Annotated copy of Alumni Bulletin, Roster Number, 16 Feb. 1937

39-05: Miscellaneous, 1940

  • See 36-10 for other records: budget and staff recommendations for 1940/1941, 8 May 1940; additional budget needs, 5 Feb. 1940; equipment needs, 7 Nov. 1939

39-06: Publicity, 1938

39-07: Publicity, 1939

39-08: Publicity, 1940

39-09: Faculty articles, 1938-1939

39-10: Results of Henmon-Nelson Mental Ability Test, 1937-1938

39-11: Curriculum material, 1938-1939

39-12: Lists of students taking agricultural courses, 1937-1941

39-13: Reports on students in academic difficulty, 1938-1940

  • aie: Registrar's Office

39-14: Miscellaneous curricular material, 1940

c. Animals, Dairy and Pasture Programs

39-15: Records on cows in herd, 1920s - 1930s

39-16: Miscellaneous cattle judging material, 1930s

39-17: Material on Louisiana Jersey Cattle Club, 1930s

  • directory, 1930; correspondence, 1938-1939

40-01: Material on diary farm, 1920s

40-02: Material on diary farm, 1930s

40-03: Purchase orders: 1938, July - 1939, June; Sept., 1940

40-04: Records of milk supplied for Nursery School, 2/1938-8/1940

40-05: Pasture experiment, 1929-1930: reports, correspondence, test results

40-06: Pasture experiment, 1931: includes: "1930 review, 1931 data"

40-07: Pasture experiment, 1932

40-08: Pasture experiment, 1933

  • includes: "Biennial Report 1932-33, Diary Facts Aid Farmer," R. H. Lush, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station; J. L. Fletcher

40-09: Pasture experiment: 1934

  • includes: Lush, R. H., "Calcium and Phosphorus Content of Pasture Grasses and Legumes," 3 pp; Lush, R. H., "More Pasture on Better Acres," 2 pp

40-10: Pasture experiment, 1935

40-11: Pasture experiment, 1936

40-12: Pasture experiment, 1937

  • includes: Lush, R.H., "Seven Years' Results of Monthly Clippings of Pastures"

40-13: Pasture experiment, 1938

40-14: Pasture experiment, 1939

  • includes: Fletcher, J.L., "Results of Pasture Fertilization at Lafayette, Louisiana," 6 pp, typed; Lush, R. H. and J. L. Fletcher, "Results of Pasture Fertilization at Lafayette, Louisiana," Louisiana Bulletin, # 304, 3/1939

40-15: Pasture experiment, 1940

40-16: Material on hull-hay experiment, 1932-1933

40-17: Material on shrimp meal experiment, 1933-1935

  • includes: Lush, R. H., "Shrimp Meal for Milk Production," presented before the American Society of Animal Production, 1935
d. New Deal Programs

40-18: Emergency Relief Administration: correspondence, reports, 1934-1936

40-19: Emergency Relief Administration: documents on state and national program, especially rural relief

41-01: National Youth Administration: correspondence, 1935-1938

41-02: National Youth Administration: correspondence, 1939

41-03: National Youth Administration: correspondence, 1940

41-04: National Youth Administration: Nursery Project, 1935-1939

41-05: National Youth Administration: projects at SLI

41-06: Work Progress Administration: Agricultural Student Center Dining Hall Project, 1938 project proposal

41-07: WPA: Working Boys' Dorm Project, 1936-1938

  • project proposals; correspondence; reports; payrolls; expenditure records

41-08: WPA: miscellaneous financial records for Working Boys; Dorm, 1936-1938

41-09: WPA: Livestock Exhibition Building Project (Project 3-28-81)

41-10: WPA: second SLI Dormitory Project (Project 2-28-386)

41-11: National Youth Administration, Work Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps: miscellaneous brochures; forms; etc.

41-12: Soil Conservation Service: miscellaneous material, 1938 - 6/1939

41-13: Soil Conservation Service: miscellaneous material, 7/1939 - 1940

41-14: Miscellaneous records on student employment, 1934-1935, 1939

41-15: Records of the Southwest Louisiana District Agricultural Coordinating Committee, 8-9/1940

e. Southwestern Agriculturalist

41-16: Correspondence, mailing lists, etc., 1937

41-17: Correspondence, mailing lists, etc., 1-6/1938

42-01: Correspondence, mailing lists, etc., 7-12/1938

42-02: Material related to Spring 1938 issue

42-03: Material related to Fall 1938 issue

42-04: Miscellaneous material, 1-3/1939

42-05: Miscellaneous material, 4-6/1939

42-06: Miscellaneous material, 7-12/1939

42-07: Miscellaneous material,1940

42-08: Articles, press information, etc., 1940

42-09: Business records, 1936-1939

42-10: Business records, 1940

  • includes check stubs, 1938-1942
f. Mid-Winter Fair

43-01: January 1938 fair: mainly correspondence

43-02: January 1939 fair: correspondence: 4-11/1938

43-03: January 1939 fair: correspondence: 12/1938 - 1/12/1939

43-04: January 1939 fair: publicity, premium lists, etc.: 1/13-15/1939

43-05: January 1939 fair: publicity, premium lists, etc.: 1/16/1939 - 3/1939

43-06: January 1940 fair: 5/1939 - 1/11/1940

43-07: January 1940 fair: publicity, programs, Camellia dance, etc.

43-08: January 1940 fair: records, premium lists

43-09: January 1940 fair: 1/16/1940 - 7/1940

43-10: Financial records for Camellia Dance: 1940; 1941

  • Financial records for fair: 1941; 1942
  • See also: 14-18 for records of South Louisiana Mid-Winter Fair Association, 1965
g. Miscellaneous

43-11: Plan of partition of estate of John Whittington

43-12: Miscellaneous material on Phi Kappa Alpha, 1934-1938

43-13: Information re tour on Rural Electrification Administration, 1940

43-14: National Vocational Education Act (Smith-Hughes) and material on reimbursements under the act, 1940-1941

43-15: Material on military recruitment, 1940

43-16: Miscellaneous material on agriculture in Lafayette Parish, 1940

44-01: Miscellaneous mailing and other name lists, 1930s

44-02: Miscellaneous mailing and other name lists, 1930s

F. Photographs

44-03: Family

  • See also: 25-05; Map Case 16-01 [U.S. Naval Auxiliary Reserve School ca. 1918]

44-04: Friends

  • includes: Frank A. Godchaux; Earl K. Long

44-05: Other

44-06: National Catholic Rural Life Conference meeting in Lafayette, 11/1947

  • including: Pontifical Mass Celebrated in Cathedral; ground-breaking ceremony of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital; dedication of new addition to Holy Rosary Institute; reception held for Cardinal at SLI Men's Gymnasium; Cardinal Stritch; Bishop Jeanmard

G. Artifacts

Box 45: U.S. Flag; Nameplate; Ribbons and name cards from Rotary meetings; German World War II insignia; membership card in Friends of Dupré Library organization; napkin from wedding, 10/15/1919

Map Case 16-01: Posters about South Vietnam (pro-war)