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Madison L. Funderburk Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-00204

Scope and Contents

The first series contains a mixture of Funderburk's personal, business, and political activities. It includes correspondence, telegrams, photographs, maps and map plats, blueprints, newspaper clippings, subscriptions, organizational memberships, certificates, audiocassettes, insurance policies, graduation and wedding invitations, civil court records, agreements and contracts, royalty and building leases, misc. notarial records, abstracts of title, subpoenas, court motions and judgments, and deeds. Each subsequent series for his corporations contain information specific to the respective company including bylaws, business investments, job applications, ledgers, balance sheets, payroll records, and taxes. The remainder of the collection includes printed matter such as newspapers, journals, magazines, articles, brochures, posters, and charts.

Dates

  • 1828-1993

Restrictions on Access

Some personal information such as social security numbers, dates of birth, tax returns, resumes, payroll records, and student grades are restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Physical rights are retained by Nicholls State University. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical Note

Madison L. Funderburk was a Houma businessman who began his career as a teacher and principal at Bourg High School. He was later employed at Bourg State Bank where he eventually advanced to president and chief executive officer. As a Marine, Funderburk fought in the Battle of Belleau Wood in Germany during World War I. This collection contains records from his corporations, as well as some personal materials. It includes account ledgers, correspondence, telegrams, photographs, maps and map plats, blueprints, newspaper clippings, subscriptions, organizational memberships, certificates, audiocassettes, insurance policies, graduation and wedding invitations, civil court records, agreements and contracts, royalty and building leases, misc. notarial records, abstracts of title, subpoenas, court motions and judgments, and deeds. It also includes the collection includes printed matter such as newspapers, journals, magazines, articles, brochures, posters, and charts.

Extent

140 Linear Feet (195 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The papers are organized into eleven series: Madison L. Funderburk, Funderburk Agency, Funderburk Corporation, Funderburk Realty, H.M.S. Corporation and H.M.S. Realty, Burkwall Corporation, Terrebonne Construction Co., Terrebonne Lumber & Supply, Inc., Standard Tile & Concrete Co., Newspapers, and Photographs.

Sensitive Materials Statement

This collection may contain material(s) with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Ellender Memorial Library and Nicholls State University assume no responsibility.
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Madison L. Funderburk Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Nicholls State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Ellender Memorial Library
Nicholls State University
906 E 1st St.
Thibodaux Louisiana 70310 USA
985-448-4621