The A. J. Rybiski, Jr. Photograph Collection

1949 - 1989
125.71 linear feet 
Collection Number 131 

Prepared by Kathie Bordelon
February 2006

CITATION: The A. J. Rybiski, Jr. Photograph Collection, Collection No. 131, Box number, Folder number, Archives and Special Collections Department, Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University. 

Archives and Special Collections Department
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University 
Biographical Note
A life-long resident of Lake Charles, Mr. Rybiski died on April 15, 1994. He had been a professional photographer in Lake Charles since the early 1950s. He was a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Lake Charles Camera Club and a past president of the Professional Photographers of Louisiana. He was former owner of Rybiski's Cleaners and Dyers.

Mr. Rybiski had attended Lake Charles High School and the University of Missouri. He was one of the founding members of Little League and Babe Ruth baseball in Lake Charles. He was a former secretary-treasurer of the Lake Charles High School Band Booster Club and a former member of the Lake Charles Optimist Club. He was a member of Club 55 and had served for many years as president of the Lake Charles Industrial Bowling League.

Mr. Rybiski was survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Williams Rybiski; two sons, Murrell Rybiski and Chuck Rybiski; one brother, Carl G. Rybiski; one sister, Elizabeth Moreland; and four grandchildren.

Scope and Content

Contains negatives and prints of photographs taken by Mr. Rybiski over a 35-year period, beginning in the late 1940s-early 1950s. Most of the photographs are of the Lake Charles area and include numerous subjects, such as schools, churches, businesses, aerial views, individuals. The collection is extensive. Requests for information on specific holdings of the collection should be made to the Archives Department. The collection also contains several boxes of negatives from photographer Isaac Murrey.

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