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This week for Fun Fact Friday (#FFF), Special Collections is highlighting the Doris Broussard Bentley Collection.

Dr. Doris Broussard Bentley (1919-2015) was born in Loreauville, LA. She received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Louisiana State University and served as the first administrative secretary at McNeese University. She later joined the faculty of the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1959 and served as Department Head of Office Administration from 1972 until her retirement in 1986. She was active in the American Association of University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Kappa lota, Friends of the Humanities, and Catholic Daughters of America. She also was a charter member of the Mayor’s Commission on the Needs of Women. Dr. Bentley did her dissertation on Edith Garland Dupre, English Professor and head of the library during SLII years. Her collection contains preparation materials of her dissertation, interview notes, research notes, and correspondence.


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