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Hector J. Chiasson Collection

Identifier: MS-00072

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of black and white photographs of Hector J. Chiasson's days as a lumberman, a plaque commemorating his life, and photocopies of correspondence, tax notices, baptismal certificates, invoices, receipts, and death notices belonging to Chiasson during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


  • 1829-1945

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

Hector J. Chiasson was born on 23 September 1887 in Thibodaux, La. to Surville Chiasson and Melodia Boudreaux. He worked primarily as a lumberman harvesting cypress tress for large lumber companies in Louisiana and Florida. In addition to logging, Chiasson earned a living through trapping, fishing, hunting alligators, and raising small Mobilian pet turtles. He married Helen Rodrigue of Chackbay, La. They had two sons: J.V. and Roland. Hector Chiasson died 5 November 1945.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

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This collection is arranged into three series: Photographs, Printed matter, and Ephemera.

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.
Hector J. Chiasson Collection
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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