GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION

Collection Title: Maude Reid Collection

Accession Number: 011

Archives and Special Collections Department
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University


Link to the Maude Reid Scrapbook Index of materials on loan from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library is here.

Container List

Series 1: Scrapbooks

Box 1     Old Cemeteries in Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish (contains notes and clippings in two scrapbooks, includes
              Corporation or Moss Street Cemetery, Sallier Cemetery, Bilbo Cemetery, Common Street or Catholic Cemetery)

Box 2     "It's a Grand Old State, This Louisiana" 1930 (contains prints, photographs, clippings, and typed notes

Box 3     "Lake Charles, Louisiana - Old Places and Old Tales" (contains clippings, photographs, stories and notes
                    by Maude Reid)
               Scrapbook labeled photographs (contains newspaper clippings concerning New Orleans and Louisiana History) 1910-1925

Box 4     "Reid of Calcasieu - Maude Reid's Scrapbook" (inside page reads "Maude Reid - Her Personal Memoirs -
                    Nostalgic Remembrances of Things Past") (concerns Miss Reid's life and achievements)

Box 5     "Maude Reid Activities Scrapbook" 1931-42 (contains clippings)
                    Scrapbook of Poems and Prayers taken from various newspapers

Box 6      Untitled yellow scrapbook 1930s (contains clippings from the New Orleans Times-Picayune on New Orleans history)
               Untitled blue scrapbook 1925-42 (concerns the history of Bayou Tech, St. Martinville, Opelousas, New Iberia, and
                    Franklin and contains clippings of various scenes of old plantation homes in Louisiana)

Box 7     Untitled red scrapbook 1925-42 (concerns the history of The Vermillion and various plantation homes in Louisiana)
               Untitled green scrapbook 1926-47 (concerns the history of Louisiana and the various men who were responsible
                    for the building of Louisiana)

Box 8     Untitled red scrapbook 1885-97 (contains articles, drawings, old photographs, etc., concerning the Episcopal
                    Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Charles)

Box 9     Untitled red scrapbook 1950-65 (contains articles from various newspapers concerning the Episcopal Church of
                    the Good Shepherd in Lake Charles)

Box 10   Scrapbook titled Louisiana’s Teche Country (contains newspaper clippings on New Orleans and Louisiana history) 1941-1957

Box 11   Scrapbook titled Louisiana’s Teche Country (contains newspaper clippings on New Orleans and Louisiana history) 1925-1957

Box 12   Scrapbook titled Louisiana’s Teche Country (contains newspaper clippings on New Orleans and Louisiana history) 1951-1958
 


Series 2: Books

Box 1    Old Louisiana by Lyle Saxon (includes book plate and signature of Maude Reid, newspaper clippings, and notes)


Series 3: Miscellaneous

Box 1

Ledger 1879-81, diary of Daniel Goos Jr. copied from the original 1864-65, Origin of Some Place Names in Southwest Louisiana 1954, file entitled "Pictures and Books" containing miscellaneous notes and clippings, some notes on "Early Customs and Beliefs in Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish," various newspapers, photographs, ration books, notes, Debow's Review December 1849, and notes on the Goos and Ryan families

Box 2

Rigmaiden Diaries copied by Maude Reid 1947, other information from diaries about the Rigmaiden family, and the charter and minutes of the Lake Charles Street Railway Co. 1891-1909

Box 3

Louisiana Federation of Women's Clubs pamphlet 1934; In Acadia: The Acadians in Story and Song 1803; the following photocopied essays: "The Early Development of the Calcasieu Parish Bar" compiled by Capt. Charles M. McCoy 1948, "History of Beauregard Parish" compiled by Gilbert Hennigan, Mrs. L. E. Frazar, and R. E. Welborn 1949,"Some Interesting Glimpses of Louisiana a Century Ago (from the old files of the Picayune)" edited by Walter Prichard 1941, and "J.B. Watkins" by Elmer E. Shutts 1967 containing transcripts of letters; photocopy of The Log of Long-Bell March 1944; folder of material on the Grabow incident; "Recollections of Recent World War Days" by Maude Reid; and a photocopy of the Lake Charles Daily Press 1895, In the Good Old Days: A Page from Maude Reid’s Scrapbook - comprised of newspaper clippings (newspaper photos and information taken from Reid’s original scrapbooks)

Box 4

Photocopy of Maude Reid’s Recipe Scrapbook (can be used if someone wants a photocopy)

Box 5

Photocopy of Maude Reid’s Recipe Scrapbook (can be used if someone wants a photocopy); "Ways and Means for War Days: Cookery in Our Town During the Global War" (handwritten recipes and notes collected in a spiral notebook to preserve wartime information on cooking and rationing; "An English Butler's Canapes, Salads, Sandwiches, Drinks" (a handwritten copy of the original book"

Box 6

Recipe scrapbook (mostly handwritten by Maude Reid)

Note: Microfilm copies of Maude Reid's scrapbooks are kept in the microfilm cabinet in the Archives Office. The rolls are:

1. Book 1 (1840-79) - Book 4 (1931) p.188 (2 copies)

2. Book 4 (1931) p.189 - Book 7 (1940-53) (2 copies)

3. Book 7 (1940-53) - Book 11 (Schools) (2 copies)

4. Book 11 (Schools) - Box 2 ("It's a Grand Old State, This Louisiana") (2 copies)

5. "Being the Personal Memoirs of David John Reid Jr. (Kinney) and his family" through "Maude Reid, Her Personal Memoirs - Nostalgic Remembrances of Things Past"

6. "Old Places and Old Tales" through "Old Cemeteries"

7. Book 1 (Church) - Book 5 and Box 2 Book 1 - Book 9 p.143

8. Book 9 p.144 - Book 11

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