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Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Association

Collection 112

Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Association Records, 1956-

8 ft.

The Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Association (LISA) was created in 1958 as a private non profit organization. Its purpose was to manage and develop Louisiana's coastal water resources. Over the years LISA has become deeply involved with coastal zone management. It was considered a public relations arm of the Louisiana Coastal Commission (LCC), a state regulated agency. The original intent was to have both a private non profit agency and a governmental agency, the LCC, work toward the development of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway program in coastal Louisiana. LISA performed promotional and publicity functions, such as lobbying, which the LCC was restricted from doing.

The LCC was created in 1964 as the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Commission. The commission had no budget and was for the most part inoperative until 1970, when it was established as the Louisiana Coastal Commission. The LCC was made up of 18 members: one from each of the 12 parishes under its jurisdiction; two appointed by the Governor from a list submitted by both the Louisiana AFofL CIO and the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce; and two appointed by the governor from the state at large. The LCC had the authority to coordinate planning efforts in the areas of water quality, flood control, navigation, conservation of fish and wildlife resources, and environmental enhancement. The LCC also made recommendations for coastal studies and programs consistent with state and local interests which were represented by the LCC members. The LCC was further authorized to plan, establish, construct, own, operate and maintain navigation channels; structures necessary to supply fresh water for agricultural, industrial and residential use and for the improvement of wildlife ecology; structures necessary to prevent saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico; and structures necessary for drainage and flood control. The LCC actively participated with other state commissions in establishing a coastal zone management program, and allocated funds to LISA and to state universities for studies relating to coastal zone management affairs. In 1978 LCC ceased being an independent agency when it was made part of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

This collection contains records of LISA and LCC. Material from LISA includes correspondence; minutes from Board of Directors mettings; annual meeting material such as clippings and press releases, speeches, scrapbooks and pamphlets; and miscellaneous items. Material from LCC include correspondence; commission meeting minutes and minute books; committees' reports; publicity and publications; legal material; and miscellaneous information. Vernon Behrhost was involved with both organizations. He was Research Director and then Executive Secretary of LISA from 1965 to 1972 and Director of LCC from 1972 until 1977.

The collection is arranged chronologically. The records are donated by LISA. UAAMC is the designated repository for the LISA records.

Series:

I.  LISA      
   Year        
   A.  Correspondence        
   B.  Board of Directors        
   C.  Annual Meetings        
   D.  Clippings and Publicity        
   E.  Miscellaneous        
II.  LCC        
   Year        
   A.  Correspondence        
      1.  General        
      2.  Officers        
      3.  Commissioners and Advisory Board  
      4.  Division of Administration  
   B.  Records        
      1.  Minutes        
      2.  Clippings and Press Releases  
      3.  Legal Materials        
      4.  Miscellaneous      

Index:        

LISA           

1958-1959  1-01 through 2-01  
1960  2-02 through 2-06  
1961-1962  2-07 through 2-11  
1963-1964  3-01 through 3-06  
1965-1966  3-07 through 3-12  
1967-1968  4-01 through 4-06  
1969-1970  4-07 through 4-14  
1971-1972  5-01 through 5-07  
1973  5-08 through 5-13  
1974  5-14 through 6-06  
1975  6-07 through 6-11  
1976  6-12 through 7-03  
1977 7-14 through 7-11  
1978  7-12 through 8-03  
1979  8-04 through 8-08  
1980  8-09 through 8-12  
1981  8-13 through 8-15  
Miscellaneous  9-01  

LCC     

1963-1970  a.  Correspondence  10-01 through 10-07  
   b.  Records  10-08 through 10-14  
1971-1973  a.  Correspondence  11-1 through 12-09  
   b.  Records  12-10 through 13-15  
1974-1975  a.  Correspondence  14-01 through 15-08  
   b.  Records  15-09 through 15-16  
1976-1979  a.  Correspondence  16-01 through 17-10  
   b.  Records  17-11 through 19-03  
Miscellaneous     19-04 

Inventory: 

I. LISA
1958-1959

1-01 Correspondence: Kenneth Bowen (Manager of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce). Includes negative photographs

1-02 Correspondence: Herbert A. Hamilton, 1958

1-03 Correspondence: 1959. Includes: "Description and Purposes of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Association, Inc."

1-04 Minutes: includes audit statements

1-05 Clippings and press releases

1-06 Clippings and press releases: n.d.

1-07 Scrapbook: 1959 April, 1960: compiled by USL College of Commerce

1-08 Writings on LISA

  • "Feasibility of Project," typed, 2 p.
  • Joyner and Behrhost, "The Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway," (1958); description of enlargement project, n.d.

1-09 Legal

  • Articles of Incorporation, 1958
  • LISA bill for state legislature, n.d.

1-10 Speeches: 1959 Includes proceedings of "Southern Water Resources for Industry and Agriculture Conference," 16 June; speeches from Fresh Water Resources Conference, 31 July

1-11 Testimony: 1959 Field hearing of Senate Select Committee on National Water Resources, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1 December

2-01 Miscellaneous Includes: "The Feasibility of a Water Supply and Deep Water Industrial Channel Connecting the Calcasieu and Atchafalaya Rivers: A Preliminary Survey," 5/1956; "Summary of Ground Water Conditions in Southwestern Louisiana, 1957 and 1958," 6/1959

1960  

2-02 Correspondence: mainly Herbert A. Hamilton

2-03 Minutes of annual meeting: includes report of executive director

2-04 Clippings and press releases. Includes Lake Charles American Press, 17 June 1960: special section

2-05 Scrapbook, 1960: May 1961: October [compiled by USL College of Commerce]

2-06 Speech: Robert S. Kerr at New York State Waterworks Associates, 19 Feb. 1960

1961-1962

2-07 Correspondence

2-08 Minutes of annual meeting: includes reports of officers

2-09 Clippings and press releases

2-10 Scrapbook, 1961: October 1964: April

2-11 Miscellaneous. Includes: program for first Coastal and Shallow Water Research Conference, 1961: 10; material on Mississippi Valley Association   

1963-1964

3-01 Correspondence: 1963 1964: June

3-02 Correspondence: 1964: July December

3-03 Minutes: 1963 includes annual report and report of Vernon Behrhost, Research Director

3-04 Clippings and press releases. Includes typed copies of campaign statements for Gov. McKeithen

  • See also: 2-10

Map Case 24-03

  • McKeithen campaign Poster (photocopy), n.d.

3-05 Writings

  • Louisiana Department of Public Works. Engineering Study of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway, prepared by Waldeman S. Nelson and Company, 1964: 12
  • Consultant (periodical of Waldenman S. Nelson and Company): v. 5 # 3 (6/1963); v. 7, # 7 (Winter, 1964)

3-06 Speeches, etc. Includes: statements on effect of drought in certain parishes, Summer, 1963

  • speech of Col. Thomas J. Bowen before Intracoastal Canal Association of Louisiana and Texas, 9/1964
1965-1966

3-07 Correspondence: 1965: January-July

3-08 Correspondence: 1965: August December: Includes audit report; speech by Sam Jones, "Good Education A Key to Louisiana's Bright Tomorrow"

3-09 Material from Annual Meeting. Includes report of President; report of Research Director (1965); audit, 10/1966; proposed amendments to Articles of Incorporation

3-10 Clippings and news releases

3-11 Writings

  • Louisiana Department of Public Works (by Waldeman S. Nelson & Co.)
  • "Feasibility Report of the Louisiana Intracoastal Survey," 1965; "A Summary of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway." (1965: Aug.)

3-12 Miscellaneous

1967-1968

4-01 Correspondence

4-02 Minutes of Board of Directors meetings: includes some financial information

4-03 Material from annual meeting. includes: minutes; reports of officers; speeches

4-04 Clippings and news releases (mainly 1968: 11, 12): mounted and unmounted

4-05 Writings about LISA

4-06 Miscellaneous. Includes: speeches at annual meeting of Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association

1969-1970

4-07 Correspondence

4-08 Board of Directors: minutes

4-09 Material on annual meetings

4-10 Clippings and news releases: 1969: January April

4-11 Clippings and news releases: 1969: May Decmeber, n.d.

4-12 Clippings and news releases: 1970

4-13 Publicity. Includes brochure; newsletter; LISA Prosperity Report, v. 1, # 1 (7/1969); description, 3 Jan. 1969; speech by Sam Jones, n.d.

4-14 Miscellaneous: speeches

1971-1972

5-01 Correspondence: 1971. Includes: Sam Jones

5-02 Correspondence: 1972

5-03 Material from Board of Directors meetings. Includes: financial statements

5-04 Material from annual meetings

5-05 Clippings and press releases

5-06 Publicity

5-07 Miscellaneous

  • speeches before Louisiana Joint Legislative Committee on Environmental Quality (21 Jan.1971)
  • annual meeting of Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association (3 Dec.1971)
1973  

5-08 Correspondence

5-09 Board of Directors material: minutes; membership lists

5-10 Annual meeting: correspondence

5-11 Annual meeting: records

5-12 Clippings and press releases

5-13 Testimony

1974 

5-14 Correspondence: January July

5-15 Correspondence: August December

6-01 Board of Directors material: minutes; membership lists

6-02 Annual meeting: correspondence

6-03 Annual meeting: records: includes description of projects

6-04 Clippings and press releases: includes copy for brochure and brochure

6-05 By-laws

6-06 Miscellaneous

1975  

6-07 Correspondence

6-08 Board of Directors material: minutes; membership lists

6-09 Annual meeting: Correspondence

6-10 Annual meeting: records: includes proceedings

6-11 Clippings and press releases

1976  

6-12 Correspondence

6-13 Board of Directors material: minutes; lists; financial material

6-14 Annual meeting: correspondence, 18 July 1975 - 9 March 1976

7-01 Annual meeting: correspondence, 10 March 1976 - 16 Sept. 1976

7-02 Annual meeting: records: includes proceedings

7-03 Clippings and news releases: includes newsletter

1977  

7-04 Correspondence

7-05 Board of Directors material: minutes, membership lists

7-06 Annual meeting: correspondence, 1976: 9 - 14 March 1977

7-07 Annual meeting: correspondence, 15 March 1977 - 23 September 1977

7-08 Annual meeting: records

7-09 Annual meeting: photographs  

7-10 Clippings and news releases: January - April

7-11 Clippings and news releases: May - December, n.d.   

1978 

7-12 Correspondence

7-13 Board of Directors: minutes

8-01 Annual meeting: correspondence

8-02 Annual meeting: records: includes proceedings

8-03 Clippings and news releases

1979  

8-04 Correspondence 

8-05 Board of Directors: minutes; membership lists

8-06 Annual meeting: correspondence

8-07 Annual meeting: records

8-08 Annual meeting: photographs

1980  

8-09 Annual meeting: correspondence

8-10 Annual meeting: records: includes photographs

8-11 Clippings and news releases: includes newsletter  

8-12 Materials on dues: Lists, correspondence

1981  

8-13 Annual meeting: correspondence

8-14 Annual meeting: records

8-15 Clippings, news releases, and publicity

9-01 plaque

II.  Louisiana Coastal Commission
1963-1970
A. Correspondence

10-01 General, 1963 1968 (LISA Commission) includes correspondence, memos, etc.

10-02 General, 1969 1970 (LISA Commission)

10-03 Sam H. Jones: 1964 - 1967

10-04 Sam H. Jones: 1968 - 1970

10-05 Nathan Levy, Sr. and Jr., 1965 - 1970

10-06 Advisory Board: 1970, July - December

10-07 Division of Administration (State): 1965-1970

B. Records

10-08 Minutes, 1970: includes list of members, 9 Dec.

10-09 Budget and financial materials, 1966

10-10 News articles, 1969 1970: clippings and press releases

10-11 News articles, 1970: January August

10-12 News articles, 1970: September December

10-13  Legal materials: to 1970: acts of legislature; oaths; etc.

10-14 Speeches of Sam H. Jones related to LISA project

1971-1973
A. Correspondence

11-01 General: 1971: January - June

11-02 General: 1971: July - December

11-03 B. C. Delahoussaye: 1971

11-04 Nathan Levy: 1971. Includes some records: expenses of director; legal documents; etc.

11-05 Commissioners and advisory board

11-06 Louisiana Division of Administration

11-07 General: 1972: January - June

11-08 General: 1972: July - December

11-0  B. C. Delahoussaye: 1972

11-1  Nathan Levy: 1972. Includes legal documents; records

11-11  Commissioners and advisory board

11-12 Louisiana Division of Administration

11-13 Louisiana Advisory Commission on Coastal and Marine Resources. Includes: memos. See also: 17-10

11-14 General: 1973: January - April

12-01 General: 1973: May - August

12-02 General: 1973: September - December

12-03 B. C. Delahoussaye: 1973: January - July

12-04 B. C. Delahoussaye: 1973: August - December

12-05 Nathan Levy

12-06 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1973: January - September

12-07 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1973: October - December

12-08 Louisiana Division of Administration: 1973

12-09 Louisiana Advisory Commission on Coastal and Marine Resources. Includes: memos; reports; etc. See also: 17-05 and 17-10

B.  Records

12-10 Minutes: 1971

12-11 Minutes: 1972, January - September

13-01 Minutes: 1972, October - December

13-02 Minutes: 1973, January - June

13-03 Minutes: 1973: July - December

13-04 Reports of Director: 1971 1972 (incomplete)

13-05 Financial and budget materials: 1971 1973 includes: statements from accountants

13-06 Clippings and news releases: 1971

13-07 Clippings and news releases: 1972

13-08 Clippings and news releases: 1973

13-09 Legal materials: by-laws, 1971

13-10 Legal materials: 1971 Louisiana Advisory Commission on Coastal and Marine Resources, Act of Incorporation

13-11 Legal materials: contracts and agreements, 1971 1973 Includes: right of way statements

13-12 Legal materials: state and federal. Resolution of state legislature; national Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972

13-13 Research proposals

13-14 Testimony of LCC officials

13-15 Miscellaneous publications by groups with similar interests

1974-1975
A. Correspondence

14-01 General: 1974, January - March

14-02 General: 1974, May - July

14-03 General: 1974, August - October

14-04 General: 1974, November - December

14-05 Coastal Zone Management: 1974 Includes report of state CZM boards

14-06 Commissioners and advisory board: 1974

14-07 General: 1975, January - February

14-08 General: 1975, March - May

15-01 General: 1975, June - August

15-02 General: 1975: September - December

15-03 General: B. C. Delahoussaye, 1974-1975

15-04 Coastal Zone Management: 1975, January - June

15-05 Coastal Zone Management: 1975, July - December

15-06 Commissioners and Advisiory Board: 1975

15-07 Louisiana Division of Administration: 1974-1975

15-08 Gulf Coastal Zone Committee Records, 1974. Mainly correspondence. See also: 17-05 through 17-10   

B. Records

15-09 Minutes: 1974. Includes history of LCC

15-10 Minutes: 1975

15-11 Miscellaneous material on meetings: 1975. Includes: short hand notes; dictaphone tapes; Director's report

15-12 Budget material: 1974-1975

15-13 News articles: 1974-1975

15-14 Legal materials legislative act, 1974

15-15 Materials on waste dumping: 1974-1975 Testimony; clippings; reports; applications; etc.

15-16 Miscellaneous publications Includes: Louisiana Center for Wetland Resources, "A Rationale for Determining Louisiana's Coastal Zone," Report No. 1, Coastal Zone Management Series, November, 1975

1976-1979
A.  Correspondence

16-01 General: 1976, January - June

16-02 General: 1976: July - December

16-03 Coastal Zone Management: 1976

16-04 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1976

16-05 General: 1977, January - March

16-06 General: 1977, April - June

16-07 General: 1977, July - December

16-08 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1977

16-09 General: 1978, January - April

17-01 General: 1978, May - December

17-02 Commissioners and Advisory Board: 1978

17-03 General: 1979

17-04 Louisiana Division of Administration: 1976-1979

17-05 Lindy Boggs: 1973-1975

17-06 John Breaux: 1973-1974

17-07 John Breaux: 1975-1977

17-08 David Treen: 1973-1977

17-09 J. Bennett Johnston: 1973-1978

17-10 Russell B. Long: 1972-1977

B.  Records

17-11 Minutes: 1976

17-12 Minutes: 1977

17-13 Minutes: 1978

17-14 Minutes: 4 November 1976 - 26 May 1978 (bound)

18-01 Ad Hoc Committee: 1977. Includes drafts of proposed CZM Act, 1977

18-02  Ad Hoc Committee: 1977. Includes proposed amendments to CZM Act, 1977

18-03 Boundary Committee: 1976-1977 minutes and report

18-04 Boundary Committee: 1976-1977 correspondence; resolutions; maps. See also: Map Case 24-02: Map showing proposed boundaries along Louisiana coast, 1976

18-05 Structure and Jurisdiction Committee: 1976-1977 minutes and report

18-06 Structure and Jurisdiction Committee. Records includes: Hershman, Marc J. and Marsha M. Mistric, "Coastal Zone Management and State Local Relations Under the Louisiana Constitution of 1974," (rough draft)

18-07 Usees and Functions Committee: 1976-1977 minutes and report

18-08 Uses and Functions Committee: 1976 mainly correspondence (questionnaire to state agencies and responses)

18-09 News articles: 1976-1978

19-01 Testimony of LCC officials: 1977

19-02 Material on waste dumping: 1976-1977

19-03 Miscellaneous publications. Many state CZM reports; brochure on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

19-04 LCC membership lists: 1970-1977