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Records of the Bayou Lafourche Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Identifier: MS-00044
This collection dates from 1959 to 2000 and spans 21 linear feet, comprising materials relating to the activities of the Bayou Lafourche Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.). The collection is divided into eight series: Yearbooks, Pressbooks, Yearbooks, Meeting Minutes, Papers, Photographs, Printed Materials, and Coushatta American Indian Crafts. Scrapbooks date from 1960 to 1994 and include clippings, correspondence, notes, photographs, artwork, and memorabilia documenting the chapter's activities. Pressbooks date from 1959 to 1995 and document media coverage of the chapter's activities. Yearbooks for the Bayou Lafourche chapter date from 1960 to 2000 and include membership lists and a summary of activities. The fourth series comprises meeting minutes dating from 1960 to 1992. Papers include reports, publicity materials, clippings, research, notes, photographs, and other materials relating the the chapter's activities, predominantly relating to Constitution Week. Photographs relate predominantly to Constitution Week and those with dates span 1990-1993. Printed materials from the state and national societies include programs, handbooks, a roster, a magazine, and a DAR library catalog dating from 1980 to 1996.


  • 1959-2000

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


21 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

The Bayou Lafourche Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was established in 1960. Founding officers included Regent Marie Gross Lepine (Mrs. J. Wilson Lepine), Vice-Regent Sarah C. Marshall (Mrs. George Marshall), Treasurer Katherine Caldwell (Mrs. Rowland Caldwell), Registrar Merle Johnston Jones (Mrs. James C. Jones), Librarian Virginia Cook, Secretary Cora Hilda Tabor, Historian Dorothy Ballard Pugh (Mrs. John Pugh), and Chaplain Ruby Simons Vought (Mrs. Frank Vought).

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.
Helen Thomas
Reprocessed November 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Nicholls State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ellender Memorial Library
Nicholls State University
906 E 1st St.
Thibodaux Louisiana 70310 USA