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Historic Assumption Parish Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-00018

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of towns and people in Assumption Parish during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, programs, booklets, correspondence, surveys and newspaper clippings. It includes a masters thesis by Linda French Mariz (1973), a diary kept by Eliza Lofton Pugh from 1863-1864, a biography of Samuel Anatole Alleman who served as Assumption Parish Superintendent of Schools 1905-1947, and "History of the Town of Napoleonville" by Sam F. Gilbert.

Dates

  • 1806-1975

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Biographical / Historical

In 1807, Assumption Parish became the eighth parish of the Louisiana Territory. Its history is rooted in its waterways and its large expanse of fertile soils ideal for farming. Settled in the middle 18th century by French and Spanish settlers, the area retains strong cultural ties to its past with conversational French still common among residents. Assumption was also a final destination for many of the French Acadians exiled from Nova Scotia between 1755 and 1764. Its parish seat is Napoleonville and its main product is sugar cane. The parish has a total area of 365 square miles, of which 339 square miles is land and 26 square miles (7.10%) is water.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

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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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