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Dailey J. Berard Collection

Collection 238

Berard, Dailey J. (1929-2011). Collection, 1992-2001, n.d.

1.5 feet

Dailey J. Berard attended undergraduate school at Ole Miss and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He then attended Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, graduate studies in Law and Economics. He served as a PFC in the United States Army from 1946-1948.
   
In 1980 he founded Universal Fabricators, Inc. based on his own inventions. He was president and chairman of the Board, UNIFAB International, Inc., which is an industry leader in the custom fabrication of topside facilities, decks, jackets, equipment modules and other structures used in the development and production of oil and gas reserves. He retired in 2001 after more than 20 years as president. Berard continued to serve on the Board of Directors of the Company.
   
He was a member of numerous industry and engineering associations. From 1951-1980 he was Petroleum Industry Executive. He also was a member of the greater Lafayette and New Iberia Chambers of Commerce, Lafayette and Evangeline Economic Development Authorities, and advisor to the Governor. He resided in New Iberia, LA.
   
This collection contains mainly correspondence by Berard including many of his letters-to-the-editor printed in local papers. Also included are newspaper clipping, magazines articles about Berard and UNIFAB, and letters to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
   
Frances Love donated the collection.

Series:

A. General Records 1-01
B. Correspondence 1-02 through 1-08
C. Volume Correspondence 1-09 through 3-01
D. Photographs 3-02
E. Publications 3-03 through 3-05
F. Miscellaneous 3-06

Inventory:

1-01 General Records: UNIFAB, Inc.
   
1-02 Correspondence: Incoming, 16 June 1993
1-03 Correspondence: Incoming from Frances Love, 1994
1-04 Correspondence: Outgoing, 1997, 1998
1-05 Correspondence: Outgoing, 2000
1-06 Correspondence: Outgoing, January – June 2001
1-07 Correspondence: Outgoing, July – December 2001
1-08 Correspondence: Outgoing, n.d.
   
1-09 Vol. 1: Correspondence: Oil, 13 May 1992 – 21 May 1994
1-10 Vol. 2: Correspondence, 2 September 1992 – 23 February 1995
1-11 Vol. 3: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 2 September 1993 – 6 June 1994
1-12 Vol. 4: Correspondence, 1 March 1995 – 4 October 1995
1-13 Vol. 5: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 17 May 1995 – 27 December 1995
1-14 Vol. 6: Correspondence, 10 April 1996 – 28 June 1996
1-15 Vol. 7: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 3 January 1996 – 2 October 1996
1-16 Vol. 8: Correspondence, 2 June 1994 – 16 November 1994
1-17 Vol. 9: Correspondence, 9 August 1996 – 18 November 1996
1-18 Vol. 10: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 7 January 1997 – 24 June 1997
1-19 Vol. 11: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 1 July 1997 – 30 December 1997
1-20 Vol. 12: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 9 October 1996 – 26 May 1998
1-21 Vol. 13: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 2 June 1998 – 29 December 1998
2-01 Vol. 14: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 26 January 1999 – 4 January 2000
2-02 Vol. 15: Correspondence to Pres. Bill Clinton, 23 May 2000 – 5 December 2000
3-01 Vol. 16: Correspondence to Pres. George W. Bush, 2 June 2000 – 21 March 2001
   
3-02 Photographs: UNIFAB, LLC, New Iberia, Lake Charles [color scans]
   
3-03 Publication: Report - Stabilizing U.S. Oil Prices, A Report Prepared for Gov. William P. Clements, Jr., 7 August 1989
3-04 Publications: Magazine Articles on UNIFAB [copies], 1998, 2000, n.d.
3-05 Publications: Newspaper Clippings [copies], 1993, 1998
   
3-06 Miscellaneous: Election/Recall Laws [typed notes], n.d.