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Beary and Swartenbroek Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-00226
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers relating to the Beary and Swartenbroek families of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. The collection covers three linear feet and spans 1845 to 2003. Materials include correspondence, a diary, receipts, maps, financial and legal documents, genealogical research materials, schedules of religious services, descriptions of gymnastics routines, sheet music, photographs, and other printed matter. Topics represented in this collection include family news and business...

Taylor Beatty Diaries

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Identifier: MF-204
Scope and Contents Microfilmed copy of the diaries of Taylor Beatty (Beattie), Sr. of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. The diaries document his activities during the Civil War and his later years as a sugar planter and a lawyer who attended court in Houma, Napoleanville, Thibodaux, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Reel 1 contains Volume 3, dating from 1861 to 1865. Reel 2 contains Volumes 4 through 12, dating from 1883 to 1917.

Center for Traditional Louisiana Boatbuilding Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MS-00075
Scope and Contents This collection comprises oral histories collected by the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boatbuilding. All interviews relate to topics of boats and the history of southern Louisiana, particularly Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish.

Coignet and Gaudet Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-00227
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials relating to the Coignet and Gaudet (Gaude) families, primarily the descendants of Guillaume Alfred Coignet and his two wives, sisters Charlotte and Stephanie Gaudet. The bulk of the collection consists of original correspondence (with translations) and printed sheet music. In addition, there are report cards, school assignments, poems, cards, notes, obituaries and death notices, genealogical research materials, certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs,...

Lafitte Country

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Identifier: MF-203
Scope and Contents This resource contains microfilmed copies of unpublished, original typed accounts based on interviews conducted with Louisiana residents of “Lafitte Country” (near Barataria) in 1939. Topics include Berthoud (Berchaud) Cemetery, All Saints Day, St. Joseph’s Day, Voodoo, Adams Family Cemetery, trapping and fishing, shrimp fleet blessing, piroque races, and water funerals. Items written by Breaux.

Lafourche Parish Courthouse Records

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Identifier: MS-00188
Scope and Contents This collection spans 135 linear feet and dates from 1773 to 1983. The bulk of the materials date from approximately 1820 to 1941. The collection comprises vital, court, land, tax, and immigration records of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. This includes records of birth, death, marriage, divorce, civil and criminal court cases, wills and estates, orphans and adoption, insolvency, lunacy, voters and elections, licenses, militias, oaths, schools, judgements and appeals, indenture, slave sales,...

Louisiana Festivals, Fairs, and Cultural Events Collection

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Identifier: MS-00140
Scope and Contents This collection spans approximately 5 linear feet and dates from 1971 to 2015. The collection comprises papers (chiefly ephemera), cookbooks, and artifacts relating to festivals, fairs, and cultural events throughout the state of Louisiana.

Mardi Gras Collection

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Identifier: MS-00031
Scope and Contents This collection dates from 1881 to 2016, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1960s to the 1980s. It comprises ephemera, notes, printed materials, and artifacts relating to the celebration of Mardi Gras, predominantly in Southeast Louisiana. These materials include programs for balls and parades, event invitations, promotional materials, notes, krewe histories, doubloons, regalia, and other artifacts.

South Louisiana Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MS-00076
Scope and Contents This is an artificial collection created by Ellender Memorial Library from oral histories donated over a period of decades. It comprises oral histories (on audiotape and videotape) and related materials collected from residents of South Louisiana between approximately 1972 and 1998. Interviewees discuss topics relating to local history and culture, including foodways, traditional crafts, race, religion, illness and medicine, education, labor, and industry.