GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION

Collection Title: The Alvin O. King Collection

Collection Accession Number: 104

Archives and Special Collections Department
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University

Series:  Political | Kelly, Weber & Company | Southwest Citizen | Personal


Container List

Series: Political

Box 1

File Folder (FF) 1    A correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 2     B correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 3     C correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 4     Constitutional League 1929
                    FF 5     Cyr, Paul 1931
                    FF 6     D correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 7     E correspondence 1928-30
                    FF 8     F correspondence 1928-30
                    FF 9     Flood control (contains Mississippi River flood control booklet 1930)
                    FF 10   G correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 11   Governor's race newspaper clippings 1931
                    FF 12   H correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 13   I correspondence 1928-30
                    FF 14   J correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 15   K correspondence 1928-30
                    FF 16   L correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 17   Long, Huey P. 1930
                    FF 18   Mc correspondence 1930
                    FF 19   M correspondence 1927-30


Box 2

                    FF 1     N correspondence 1929-30
                    FF 2     O correspondence 1928-30
                    FF 3     P correspondence 1927-30   
                    FF 4     Parasig (?) Bond Issue 1930
                    FF 5     Q correspondence 1930
                    FF 6     R correspondence 1930
                    FF 7     S correspondence 1927-31
                    FF 8     T correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 9     U correspondence 1930
                    FF 10   V correspondence 1930
                    FF 11   W correspondence 1927-30
                    FF 12   XYZ correspondence 1930
                    FF 13   Materials on senatorial campaigns 1923-28
                    FF 14   Proposed senate bills 1927-30 (bulk 1930)
                    FF 15   Proposed senate bills 1927-30 (bulk 1930)
                    FF 16   Political correspondence 1930


Box 3

                    FF 1     Materials from senate sessions 1928-30 (bulk 1930)
                    FF 2     Materials from senate sessions 1928-30 (bulk 1930)
                    FF 3     Correspondence and clippings from 1930 legislative session
                    FF 4     House bills 1-16 September 1930
                    FF 5     Documents from case of Cyr, Paul N. vs. King, Alvin O. 1932-33
                    FF 6     Documents from case of Cyr, Paul N. vs. King, Alvin O. 1932-33
                    FF 7     Documents from case of Cyr, Paul N. vs. King, Alvin O. 1932-33


Box 4

                    FF 1     Documents from case of Cyr, Paul N. vs. King, Alvin O. 1932-33
                    FF 2     Documents from case of Cyr, Paul N. vs. King, Alvin O. 1932-33
                    FF 3     Documents from case of Cyr, Paul N. vs. King, Alvin O. 1932-33
                    FF 4     Scrapbook of newspaper clippings 1924-27
                    FF 5     Scrapbook of newspaper clippings 1930


Box 5

                    FF 1     Scrapbook of newspaper clippings 1929-35
                    Envelope 1 Certificate of appointment as governor of Louisiana 1932
                   
Charter and the Ordinances of a Permanent Nature of the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana, January 1906
                   
FF 2     Published Under the Authority of and by the Direction of the City Council – book belonging to A.O. King,
                    contains some handwritten notes

Return to Top


Series: Kelly, Weber, & Co.

Box 1

                    FF 1     Kelly, Weber, & Co. trial balances 1922
                    FF 2     Kelly, Weber, & Co. trial balances and other miscellaneous papers 1923
                    FF 3     Kelly, Weber, & Co. gross sales and profits 1922-23
                    FF 4     Papers of Kelly, Weber, & Co. Oakdale branch 1921-23
                    FF 5     Papers of Kelly, Weber, & Co. Leesville branch 1921-23
                    FF 6     Louisiana Grain and Milling Co. papers 1922-24


Box 2

                    FF 1     Powell Lumber Co. statements 1920, 1921, 1922 (2), 1926 (2)
                                Photograph of S.S. Commercial Scout 1923
Four 77 r.p.m. records of KPLC radio broadcast from Kelly, Weber, & Co. barbecue 1952 and picnic 1953 (also on cassette)


Box 3
Kelly, Weber, & Co. tokens in 5¢, 10¢, and 25¢ denominations

Envelope 1
Three portrait photographs of D. A. Kelly, W. P. Weber, and G. M. King

Envelope 2
Photograph of Kelly, Weber, & Co. fertilizer plant at Westlake, La. 1940
Photograph of Kelly, Weber, & Co. fertilizer plant at Westlake, La. 1950
Two photographs of Sewall's Point, first ocean-going freighter to enter the Port of Lake Charles, 1926
Photograph of twenty-four car train for Kelly, Weber, & Co. 1904
Two photographs of Kelly, Weber, & Co. warehouses and the Louisiana Grain & Milling Co. at Lake Charles, La. 1914

Return to Top


Series: Southwest Citizen

Box 1

                    FF 1     Charter, resolutions, and minutes of Citizens Publishing Co. 1949-53
                    FF 2     Charter, property deeds, and agreements 1949-52 (bulk 1949)
                    FF 3     Operational agreements 1948-52
                    FF 4     Undated forms and memoranda
                    FF 5     "Amendment of Secs. 142 and 201 of Title 43 of La. Rev. Statutes of 1950. Qualifications of
                                    Newspapers."
                                    (materials about the Southwest Citizen as the official journal of governmental institutions 1950)


Box 2

                    FF 1     A correspondence 1949-51, advertising materials
                    FF 2     B correspondence 1949
                    FF 3     C correspondence 1949, circulation information
                                Note: D correspondence file was empty
                    FF 4     E correspondence 1949-50
                    FF 5     Editorials 1949-50 & n.d.
                    FF 6     F correspondence 1949
                    FF 7     G correspondence 1949
                    FF 8     General file (photographs of Southwest Citizen office, organizational papers)
                    FF 9     H correspondence 1949
                    FF 10   Hearst Corp. vs. Citizens Publishing Co. 1951-52
                    FF 11   I correspondence 1949
                    FF 12   J correspondence 1949


Box 3

                    FF 1     K correspondence 1949
                    FF 2     L correspondence 1945, 1949
                    FF 3     Livar Corp. vs. Citizens Publishing Co. 1951
                    FF 4     M correspondence 1949
                    FF 5     N correspondence 1949
                    FF 6     O correspondence 1949
                    FF 7     P correspondence 1949
                    FF 8     Phillips, Loyal 1949-52
                                Note: Q correspondence file was empty
                    FF 9     R correspondence 1949
                    FF 10   S correspondence 1949
                    FF 11   Stereotypes
                    FF 12   T correspondence 1949
                    FF 13   Lake Charles Typographical Union No. 568


Box 4

                    FF 1     U correspondence 1949
                    FF 2     V correspondence 1949
                    FF 3     W correspondence 1949
                    FF 4     Wages
                                Note: XYZ correspondence file was empty
                    FF 5     Correspondence March 16, 1949 - June 30, 1949
                    FF 6     Correspondence July 5, 1949 - October 17, 1949
                    FF 7     Correspondence October 19, 1949 - April 13, 1950
                    FF 8     Correspondence May 9, 1950 - December 31, 1950


Box 5

                    FF 1     Correspondence January 4, 1951 - July 3, 1952
                    FF 2     Reports of Pendelton Detective Agency September 26, 1949 - December 15, 1950
                    FF 3     Miscellaneous file from September-October 1950 mostly including inside information gained from a
                                    former Lake Charles American Press employee
                    FF 4     F. A. Rollosson vs. Citizens Publishing Co. 1950-51
                    FF 5     Statistical reports November-December 1949
                    FF 6     Weekly statements 1949
                    FF 7     Financial statements 1949-51


Box 6

                    FF 1     Papers concerning Pujo Street property of Citizens Publishing Co. 1935-53
                    FF 2     Citizens Publishing Co. current file (concerns liquidation of the company 1952-53)
                    FF 3     Citizens Publishing Co. current file (concerns liquidation of the company 1952-53)
                    FF 4     Ownership agreement between the Lake Charles American Press and the Southwest Citizen 1951
                    FF 5     Miscellaneous newspaper clippings 1949-51
                    FF 6     Publishing guides and materials on professional memberships
                    FF 7     Publishing guides and materials on professional memberships

Return to Top


Series: Personal

Box 1

                    FF 1     House plans 1955 & n.d.
                    FF 2     Personal property descriptions 1945
                    FF 3     Appointment and telephone log of A. O. King October 8, 1951 - January 11, 1952
                                Kingwood Lodge guest register 1939-68             
                                Diary of Alvin O. King 1931-33
                                Diary of Mrs. George M. King (née Bessie Brown Stirling) 1906


Envelope 1
Panoramic photograph taken at Medellin, Columbia of Alvin O. King and numerous others in front of an American World Airways airplane c.1940s


A special newspaper box contains the following full size newspapers belonging to other series and files in the collection:

Officer, He's Out Again!(an anti-Long news sheet)

June (?) 1929

Series: Political

Box 1 FF 4

The Federationist: Labor's Paper

March 20, 1931

Series: Political

Box 1 FF 11

The Truth Will BURY Huey Long! (an anti-Long news sheet)

Series: Political

Box 1 FF 17

Lake Charles American-Press page 3 & undated page

September 6, 1923

Series: Political

Box 2 FF 13

Proposed Marriage and Marriage License Act of Louisiana

Series: Political

Box 2 FF 14

Official Journal of the Senate of the State of Louisiana

May 12, 1930

Series: Political

Box 2 FF 15

Official Journal of the Senate of the State of Louisiana

June 2, 1930

Series: Political

Box 3 FF 1

Congressional Record

January 25, 1932

Series: Political

Box 4 FF 1

Lake Charles American Press (2)

September 28, 1950

Series: S. W. Citizen

Box 5 FF 4

The Southwest Citizen section 4

November 19, 1950

Series: S. W. Citizen

Box 6 FF 5

The Southwest Citizen

July 20, 1951

Series: S. W. Citizen

Box 6 FF 5

Lake Charles American Press

March 8, 1949

Series: S. W. Citizen

Unfiled

The Southwest Citizen

September 26, 1950

Series: S. W. Citizen

Unfiled

The Southwest Citizen

September 27, 1950

Series: S. W. Citizen

Unfiled

The Southwest Citizen

September 28, 1950

Series: S. W. Citizen

Unfiled

Lake Charles American Press (2)

October 3, 1950

Series: S. W. Citizen

Unfiled

Return to Top

Library Home Page | Archives Home Page | Archives Collection Page


Copyright 2002 McNeese State University