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South Louisiana Camellia Society Records

Collection 24

South Louisiana Camellia Society. Records, 1944-1970s

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The South Louisiana Camellia Society existed from 1945 to 1965. Its major activity was an annual show usually held in conjunction with Southwestern Louisiana Institute's (later, the University of Southwestern Louisiana) Camellia Pageant. The collection also centers on that event. Long-time society officials were Genevive Billeaud, Secretary, and Ira S. Nelson, Show Manager.

There are also documents from two Shreveport nurseries which were involved with importing camellias from abroad between 1935 and 1941.

The collection was donated by the South Louisiana Camellia Society.

Note: FOLDERS 3-07 THRU 3-10 - RESTRICTED

Series:

I. Correspondence  
  A. General 1-01 through 1-18
  B. Shows 2-01 through 3-04
II. Records  
  A. Financial 3-05 through 3-16
  B. Other 4-01 through 4-10; Box 5
III. Miscellaneous 4-11 through 4-14
IV. Nurseries Records 4-15 through 4-18

Inventory:

 
I. Correspondence
  A. General
  (much material on membership)
1-01 1944 - 1947
    King Rand; Ira Nelson
1-02 1948: January
1-03 1948: February - June
1-04 1948: July - December
    includes: list of members of Southwest Louisiana Nurserymen's Association
1-05 1949: January - June
1-06 1949: July - December
    includes: membership records
1-07 1950: January - May
1-08 1950: June - December
1-09 1951 - 1952
1-10 1953 - 1954
1-11 1955
1-12 1956
1-13 1957
1-14 1958
1-15 1959
1-16 1960
1-17 1961 - 1962
1-18 1963 - 1965
   
I. Correspondence
  B. Shows
  (includes correspondence, memos, programs, etc.)
2-01 1945 - 1948 Shows
2-02 1949 Show
    includes: McKnight, T.K., "Progress of Camellia Culture in Louisiana," banquet speech
2-03 1950 Show (joint meeting of LCS and ACS)
    correspondence: February - December 9, 1949
2-04 1950 Show: correspondence, December 13, 1949 - January 21, 1950
2-05 1950 Show
    Correspondence: January 24, 1950 - ; miscellaneous
includes: Proceedings of Camellia Panel
2-06 1951 Show
2-07 1952 Show
    includes: Proceedings of Camellia Clinic, 1/12/1952
2-08 1953 Show
    Correspondence: 1952, May - December
2-09 1953 Show
2-10 1954 Show
2-11 1955 Show
2-12 1956 Show and 1957 Show
  See also: 4-09
2-13 1958 Show
2-14 1959 Show
2-15 1960 Show
2-16 1961 Show
3-01 1962 – 1965; 1970s Shows
    Correspondence, programs, pamphlets, photographs
3-02 Miscellaneous
    Includes: statements of introduction and acknowledgement (probably to be given at banquet); forms; tickets; etc.; speeches, n.d.
3-03 Material on shows of other camellia organizations: Louisiana
3-04 Material on shows of other camellia organizations: non-Louisiana
   
II. Records
  A. Financial
3-05 Various ledger sheets, 1950-1965
3-06 Cash book, 1945-1951
    includes: minutes of business meeting, 1/20/1945; proposed constitution and by-laws; list of charter members
3-07 Bank statements, 1/29/1945 - 7/30/1965 RESTRICTED
3-08 Canceled checks or check stubs, 7/10/1945 - 6/30/1965 RESTRICTED
3-09 Deposit records (book and slips), 1945-1964 RESTRICTED
3-10 Awards account, 1952-1958
    deposit book; canceled checks; bank statements RESTRICTED
3-11 Bills, receipts, etc.: 1945 - 1949
    mainly related to expenses for annual show
3-12 Bills, receipts, etc.: 1950 - 1951
3-13 Bills, receipts, etc.: 1952 - 1954
3-14 Bills, receipts, etc.: 1955 - 1956
3-15 Bills, receipts, etc.: 1957 - 1959
3-16 Bills, receipts, etc.: 1960 - 1965
 
II. Records
  B. Other
4-01 Minutes of annual and executive committee meetings: 1945 - 1952
4-02 Minutes of annual and executive committee meetings: 1953 - 1956
4-03 Minutes of annual and executive committee meetings: 1957 - 1959
4-04 Minutes of annual and executive committee meetings: 1960 - 1965
   
4-05 Constitution and By-Laws
   
4-06 Bulletins, # 1-5
   
4-07 Membership lists, 1940s-1950s
  See also: Box 5 for membership cards listing due payments, 1945-1965
4-08 Membership information forms, ca. 1956
   
4-09 Photographs
    many from 1957 Show
   
4-10 Miscellaneous
    includes: dummy cover of Yearbook; clippings
  [See Box 5 for artifacts: gavel; stamp]
   
III. MIscellaneous
     
4-11 American Camellia Society miscellaneous
    includes: publications; certificates; show rules
     
4-12 Papers on camellias
    Arny, C. W.,Jr., "Factors Associated with the Marketing of Camellia Flowers," ca 1949, 28 pp.
    "The L. H. Bailey Hortorium and Its Camellia Project," n.d., 15 pp.
     
4-13 Miscellaneous publications on camellias
    includes: Kimbrough, W. D. and Smith, C. E., "Camellias for the Yard," Louisiana Bulletin No.391, 1946 and rev. 1950
     
4-14 Nursery catalogs
   
IV. Nursery Records
  (miscellaneous Shreveport nurseries records re Camellia introductions)
4-15 Letter from H. Harold Hume to Mrs. Lucile Pugh, 10/25/1950
    explains file
     
4-16 Shreveport nurseries business records
    (L. G. Pugh and Lotus Nursery and Farms) and Japanese suppliers (T. Sakata & Company; The Chugai Nursery Company; and K. Yashiroda, Ltd.), 1935-1941
    includes: some items from forwarding agents; plant catalog
4-17 Shreveport nurseries business records
    L. G. Pugh and Guichard Soeurs, Nantes, France, 1938 - 1939
4-18 Shreveport nurseries business records
    L. G. Pugh with Stuart Low Company, Enfield, England and Hiller & Sons, Winchester, England, 1939-1940