GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION
Collection Title: The Dr. Donald J. Millet Collection
Accession Number: 076
Archives and Special Collections Department
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University
File Folder (FF) 1 Dr. Millet Addresses:
Men Influencing the Development of Rice Production
Pioneers of Southwest Louisiana
History of Southwest Louisiana
Outline: Economic Development of Southwest Louisiana
Untitled undated draft of a speech
Dedication of Perkins Ferry
Bicentennial speech (undated) titled "Have We Kept Faith?"
Anglo-Saxon Americans: Their Traits, Migrations into Southwest Louisiana, and Economic
Contributions to the Region
FF 2 R. Neuman Address (5-8-70) to the Louisiana Historical
FF 3 MSU Histories prepared for Bulletins, years 1938-1975
FF 4 Dr. Millet Bicentennial Address (8-23-75)
FF 5 Biographical and Historical Articles
Biography: William T. Burton
Article: "Forty Acres and a Mule: Louisiana and the Southern Homestead Act", by
Article: "French Neutrals in Massachusetts", by Pierre Belliveau
Letter from Maude Reid, re: Hortman's and Perkins' ferries in the 1800s
Letter by Mr. Herrington addressed to Jacob Ryan (10-5-1862) re: Capt. Maynard and Union
soldiers in Lake Charles
Article: "St. John the Baptist", the parish
Article: "History, Government, and Description"
Article: "History of Cantonment Atkinson"
Newspaper Article: reprint of "Calcasieu in Days Gone By" published in the Lake
Newspaper Article (photocopy): "A Page From 1858, In Lake Charles" published in
Letter (photocopy): written by Jacob Ryan to Daniel Goos dated 4-26-1863. J.
Poem, "Evening on the Calcasieu" by W. H.
Reference sheet for Indian names prominent in Louisiana
FF 6 Photographs:
City Hall - 1890
Loverís Lane - Pithon Coulee 1880-1950
Railroad bridge over Calcasieu River
Logging scene c. 1900
Mill of the Powell Lumber Co 1920
Catholic Church - burned 1910 (2)
Second Ward School - 1890's
First "skyscraper" in Lake Charles Calcasieu Bank 1892
Pujo St. c. 1900
Catholic church in foreground
Howard Hotel center, early 1900's
Corner of Kirby and Ryan before fire
Parade day on Ryan St.
Pleasure Pier c. 1903
Ryan St. c.1890
Election Day c. 1900
City Hall before fire
Lake Charles College - late1890's
Second Mullerís Store c. 1900
Shell Beach Drive - late 19th Century
Pujo St. early 1900
Majestic Hotel 1906-1966
Immaculate Conception School - fire of 1910
South from Ryan St.
Front view of the Court House
Parade Ryan St.
FF 7 Photographs:
Sam Houston River at Sam Houston Park
Sunset over Lake
Bridge over Lake, sailboats in foreground
Aerial view of Lake Charles
Aerial view of Lake Charles Municipal Airport
J. B. Watkins
Smallest Post Office in United States, Sugartown, LA, Mrs. Myrtle
FF 8 Photographs:
Lone Star Cement, PPG Industries (7)
Louisiana Menhaden (2)
Fish scrap - Wallace Menhaden Products
C. A. T. C. 1966, helicopter landing on oil rig (2)
Hercules Powder Co. (3)
T. C. C. Unit (2)
Pumping and treating unit (3)
Olin Mathieson Chemical Co. (3)
Mechanical shop (2)
Continental Oil Co.
Cities Service Oil Co.
No. 1 and No. 2 crude unit
Davison Chemical Co.
Power house (2)
Butyl Rubber Plant
Citicon Crude Plant
Lake Charles Operations
Rubber bales (2)
FF 1 Knapp Memorial related letters and costing data
Rodney Cline letters to Dr. Millet, dates: 6-24-69 thru 3-24-76
Letter (3-11-76) written to Rodney Cline by Dr. Millet
Mrs. William Boyer letter (1-18-74) to Dr. Millet
Virginia Knapp letter (1-19-74) to "B.C."
Mrs. J. E. Knapp letter (3-27-74) to Dr. Millet
Various "costing" letters regarding Knapp Memorial materials, Dates: 2-9-73 thru
Letters of appreciation written to financial contributors, Dates: 1-22-74 thru 3-13-74
Letter of appreciation (1-5-76) written to Mrs. S. A.
MSU News Bureau Release concerning the 3-8-76 Knapp Memorial dedication ceremony
Purchase requests for Knapp Memorial required items
Monthly expenditure printouts for the Knapp Memorial project
Aerial, two-dimensional layout of Gayle Hall and the Knapp Memorial
Copy of proposed inscription for the bronze plaque prepared by Rodney Cline
Address -- "One Hundred Years of Catholic Schools" presented 9-11-82
Book -- "The American Revolution: Three views"
Yellowed Pages, V. III, No. 1 --
Genealogical and Historical Society Journal
Magazine -- Acadiana Profile -- content is specific to Sam H. Jones
Seaman A. Knapp Memorial Garden
FF 3 Correspondence, dates: 10-31-61 thru 1-24-79
Fred G. Benton, Jr. to Millet, 10-31-61
Marie Campbell to Millet, 2-13-63
J. D. Heard to Millet, 3-12-63
James P. Martin to Annie L. Murphy, 3-18-63
Millet to K. J. St. Romain, 10-12-65
Sam H. Jones to Millet, 3-13-67
Robert W. Pryor to Millet, 10-2-67
Yvonne Theriot to Millet, 4-3-69
Paul B. Freeland to Millet, 10-12-71
Roy H. Burnett to Millet, 12-24-72
Dennis A. Gibson to Millet, 2-6-73
Mercedes Videine to Millet, 8-13-73
James J. Donelon to Albert Laplace Dart, 11-1-73
Annabell Harmon Fontenot to Millet, 1-20-75
Arthur C. Watson to Millet, 12-18-75
John Weth to Millet, 4-30-76
Rodney Cline to Millet, 1-24-79
FF 4 Correspondence
Russell Long letter (7-31-73) re: bicentennial celebration
S. H. Jones speech (1970) "The History of Louisiana and the Neutral Territory"
S. H. Jones letter (2-11-72) re: the rooster as Louisiana Democratic emblem
S. H. Jones letters, dates: 9-15-72 thru 5-22-74
FF 5 Correspondence
Mrs. R. B. Cagle to Millet, no date
Lether E. Frazar to Millet, 3-12-58
Lily Frazar to Millet, 4-22-60
Fred G. Benton, Jr. to Millet, 10-23-61
Sam H. Jones to Millet, 3-13-67
W. N. Cusic to Millet, 10-6-67
T. J. Arceneaux to Millet, 7-26-68
Yvonne Theriot to Millet, 4-10-69
Mrs. Ralph Womack to Millet, 7-20-69
Elwyn Cavin to Millet, 12-3-69
Robert W. Neuman to Millet, 9-23-69
Mary Louise Giraud to Millet, 3-13-70
Edwin A. Davis to Millet, 1-19-70
Hugh Shearman to Millet, 3-19-70
James Domengeaux to Millet, 5-1-70
Janet M. Postell to Millet, 10-29-70
James L. Comeau to Millet, 9-30-70
Sally Montgomery Rodgers to Millet, 10-22-70
Harry L. Eddy to Denise des Aimes, 11-12-70
J. Fred Patin to Millet, 3-29-71
O. V. Dufour to Millet, 3-13-72
Mary Jane Kahao to Millet, 6-5-72
Edwin W. Edwards to Millet, 6-26-72
A. M. Stracener to Millet, 8-5-72
Millet to Yale University Library, 7-24-72
Maude Reid to Millet, 9-27-72
Max Stracener to Millet, 11-17-72
Elizabeth H. Pugh to Millet, 12-15-72
Maude Reid to Millet, 12-20-72
Elwood F. Granger to Millet, 12-24-72
FF 6 Correspondence
Edwin F. Hunter, Jr. to Millet, 2-2-73
Warren E. Hood to Millet, 2-14-73
Joe W. Sanders to Millet, 3-26-73
Wilbert E. McReynolds to Millet, 3-28-73
A. Otis Hebert to Members of Society of Southwest Archivists, 3-28-73
Thelma S. Pierrel to Millet, 9-29-73
Marie Campbell to Millet, 10-5-73
Larry Ramsour to Millet, 1-18-74
Barbara I. Bankens to Millet, 5-10-74
Earl J. Roddy to Millet, 6-17-74
Brantley Cagle to Millet, 7-23-74
J. A. Allen to Millet, 9-2-74
Lila G. Jones to Millet, 9-5-74
Albert Stoutamire to Millet, 10-3-74
Eleanor Moffett to Millet, 10-5-75
Marie Campbell to Millet, 10-15-75
Katherine Schwab to Millet, 2-17-76
Rodney Cline to Millet, 4-12-76
James L. Hoffpauir to Bicentennial Commission Members, 6-7-76
William E. Boyer to Millet, 7-14-76
Rosa E. White to Millet, 9-24-76
FF 7 Correspondence - miscellaneous
Betty Harless to Millet, 5-13-63
Annie L. Murphy to Millet, 3-27-63
Letter regarding the revision proof of Dr. Millet's entry into "Who's Who in American
Louisiana History -- Outline; by D. J. Millet
Biographical information on the following Southwest Louisiana citizens:
Allen, John W. (Willie)
Allen, T. O.
Austin, Charles Henry
Barbe, Judge Alfred Michael
Bologna, Frank Aloycius
Broussard, Frank R.
Brown, Will T.
Bryan, Capt. J. W.
Buck, Harold S.
Burleson, E. H.
Caldera, Pete J.
Cisco, Rupert F.
Cloney, John F.
Clooney, Thomas J.
Cole, A. L.
Conover, William Bone
Corbello, William M.
Curtis, F. R.
Dartez, A. S.
Daughenbaugh, E. O.
Dees, Elly H.
Derouen, Charles C.
Dever, Mrs. J. L. (Nora)
Dolby, James Orrin
Duhon, J. V.
Edwards, Thomas Arthur
Fisher, Dr. W. L., M. D.
Fontenot, Sydney A.
Fort, Dr. Abbot K., D. D.
Foster, Dennis M.
Gabbert, C. W.
George, T. E.
Gibbs, Joseph C.
Gibson, F. R.
Gray, John G.
Gray, Reuben Flanagan, M.D.
Green, William Samuel
Hale, Robert Langdon
Hall, Capt. Green
Hamilton, Fuller M.
Hampton, C. P.
Hansen, Capt. Thomas
Haskell, W. H.
Hebert, Dossilee H.
Henderson, Herbert C.
Hobbie, Robert L.
Holiday, W. M.
Hutchins, William L.
Kaufman, Elias Raas
Kent, James T.
Knapp, Dr. W.A.
Krause, Rudolph Edward
Lamkin, Robert G.
Landry, Joseph Alfred
Lawton, Joseph Alfred Jr.
LeBleu, Joseph C.
LeBleu, Mark C.
Leveque, James Henry
Locke, Hon. Leon
Loudon, W. B.
Lyons, Dr. Erastus J., M.D.
Managan, William Henry
Mancuso, Sam Henry
Martin, Dr. John G., M.D.
Marx, Adolph S.
Mayo, Autustus Mixer
Mayo, Seaman Augustus
Miles, J. R.
Miller, E. D.
Mills, Pelham Eugene
Moss, L. H., M.D.
Moss, J. V.
Nelson, Lawrence W.
Nelson, W. A.
Nelson, William N.
O'Bryan, Robert P.
Patterson, Harry G.
Perkins, A. J., M.D.
Perkins, C. T.
Pickett, Warren Bell
Pierce, Almon N., M.D.
Poe, John Henry
Powell, John Miller
Pugh, Hon. Philip S.
Pujo, Hon. Arsene P.
Rader, Robert Fort
Read, Judge Stephen D.
Reid, D. J., Jr.
Reid, Henry A.
Richard, J. V.
Richard, Sam M.
Rosteet, J. W.
Rosteet, M. J.
Rutherford, B. F.
Ryan, J. L.
Ryan, M. W.
Sartwelle, P. T.
Schwing, William F.
Shattuck, Hon. S. O.
Standfield, James D.
Stegall, E. A.
Sweeney, Sidney William
Swift, David R.
Swift, Goulding W.
Taylor, George S.
Thompson, James J.
Todd, Zim W.
Trotter, J. Howard
Tuten, Joseph D., M.D.
Van Brook, Dr. Joseph
Vincent, Nora E.
Watson, Edward B.
Wells, George H.
Welsh, S. John
Wilson, E. E.
Wisdom, R. C.
Book Draft -- title "Faces to the Sun"; author presumed to Dr. Donald J.
Set of eight boxes of slides concerning: Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Mardi Gras
Rubber stamp -- SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Box 4 Oversized Photographs
FF 1 City Hall
FF 2 Corner of Kirby and Ryan Street, looking North, pre-1910
FF 3 Election Day, front of Courthouse, ca. 1900
FF 4 Hotel Charleston
FF 5 LaGrange Junior High School
FF 6 Pujo Street, looking West, early 1900s
FF 7 Pujo Street, looking West to the Lake, ca. 1900
FF 8 Ryan Street, looking North from corner of Kirby Street, Parade
Day, ca. 1910
FF 9 Ryan Street, Parade, ca. 1890s
FF 10 Ryan Street, Parade
FF 11 Second Mullerís Store, Southeast corner Division and Ryan Street, ca.
Note: Several articles written by Dr. Millet are located in the Control File. These
are: Town Development in Southwest Louisiana, 1865-1900; Some Aspects of Agricultural
Retardation in Southwest Louisiana, 1865-1900; and The Saga of Water Transportation into
Southwest Louisiana to 1900
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