Southwest Louisiana Legislative Delegation Archives

 

Southwest Louisiana Legislative Delegation Steering Committee and McNeese State University have partnered to establish resources at the University which promote awareness and understanding of the history of the Southwest Louisiana legislative delegation, with the goal of gathering and preserving historically significant records and artifacts, encouraging research, generating public discussion, fostering a climate of good government, and encouraging careers in public service.  The Committee also hosts the annual William L. “Bill” McLeod, Jr. Lecture Series on Louisiana Politics in conjunction with The Banners Series.

The following individual collections comprise the Southwest Louisiana Legislative Delegation Collection:

The J. Burton Andrepont Papers
A scrapbook and oral history documenting the career of Burt Andrepont, state representative from Sulphur and Director of the Lake Charles Port.

The Joe Wood Berry Photographs
The collection consists of 5 photographs of Louisiana public officials taken during Berry's career as a lobbyist.

The Jack Doland Papers
The collection consists of six photographs, ca. 1987; eulogies, proclamations, and letters surrounding Doland’s death, 1991-1992; and an advertising proof sheet for Doland’s 1987 campaign for the Louisiana Senate.

The Daniel T. Flavin Papers
The Papers deal primarily with the legislative work of Dan Flavin, State Representative from District 36.  The Papers consist of materials primarily about Calcasieu and Cameron Parish legislative issues and some personal documents and mementos.

The Lether E. Frazar Collection
Contains general and miscellaneous information about L. E. Frazar, correspondence to and from L. E. Frazar dating from 1935-1959, scholarships issued from 1956-1960, information about Louisiana schools and government, wool hat, boxing gloves and photographs.

The Scott Heywood Collection
Business and personal correspondence from 1899 to the 1950s concerning Mr. Heywood's many business and political activities.  Frequently referred to as the father of the Louisiana oil industry, W. Scott Heywood was also a state senator from Jennings.  The collection also contains miscellaneous photographs, charts and maps.

The Harry Hollins Collection
Papers documenting the legislative and political career of Harry Hollins, state representative from Lake Charles, 1963-1989.

The Kay Iles Papers
The collection consists of newspaper clippings of Iles’ campaign for Representative, campaign ephemera, five photographs of Iles visiting a junior high school classroom, and a bound volume (The Louisiana House of Representatives 2003 Yearbook for Rep. Iles).  The yearbook outlines Iles’ voting record and bills she authored.

The Robert "Bob" G. Jones Papers
The collection consists of photocopies of two scrapbooks kept by Robert “Bob” G. Jones during his two political campaigns and audio tapes campaign ads and speeches. Also includes a film showing his father, former Governor Sam Houston Jones, making a speech.

The Sam Jones Collection
Five scrapbooks of Governor Jones' administration from 1941-1944, primarily newspaper clippings.

The Alvin O. King Collection
The collection contains correspondence, newspapers, business papers, diaries, political papers, tokens and photographs from Alvin O. King, former Louisiana state senator (1924-1931), governor (1932), associate of Kelly-Weber Company and publisher of the Southwest Citizen (1949-1951).

Claude Kirkpatrick Papers
The collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, artifacts, and clippings spanning Claude Kirkpatrick’s political career. Kirkpatrick was a Louisiana State Representative from Jefferson Davis Parish who served in the Legislature from 1952 to 1960.

The Mervin J. LaBorde Papers
The papers consist of LaBorde’s cards, letters, certificates, clippings, and photographs, primarily collected during his time in the Louisiana state legislature.

The Conway LeBleu Collection
Contains two scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs and correspondence from 1964-1988, chronicling LeBleu's 24 years in the Louisiana House of Representatives from the 36th District.

The Kenneth Leithman Papers
The collection consists of photocopies of a scrapbook (1968-2000, n.d.) kept by Kenneth Leithman. Documents in the scrapbook concern the “Young Turks” of the Louisiana State Legislature, including a copy of the articles of incorporation and bylaws, and Leithman’s political career.

The James P. Martin Papers
The Papers consist of scrapbooks, documents, photographs, and artifacts concerning Martin’s five terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives 1967-1996.
The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs. Archives staff have photocopied the scrapbooks to preserve the original information. Subject files contain notes, correspondence, legislative bills, and other documents. The photographs and artifacts document Martin’s career and projects with which he was involved.

The Lady Marilyn "Cissie" McLeod Papers
The Papers consist of notes, clippings, photographs, correspondence, ephemera, yearbooks, and certificates concerning Cissie McLeod’s personal life; her family; the First Presbyterian Church; and the Allen, Qualls, and Nelson families.

The William L. "Bill" McLeod, Jr. Papers
The Papers consist of notes, documents, correspondence, clippings, photographs, a yearbook, and ephemera relating to McLeod's political career.

The William L. "Bill" McLeod, Jr. Lecture Series Collection
The collection consists of documents relating to the various activities of the McLeod Lecture Series, the Southwest Louisiana Legislative Delegation Archives program, and the Oral History program.

The Clement M. Moss Papers
The papers consist of reproductions of two photographs of Clement M. Moss and two campaign flyers. One campaign flyer concerns Moss’ campaign for District Judge (ca. 1961). The other flyer outlines the “Home Rule” ticket spearheaded by Cleveland Dear for Governor (1936).

The Vic Stelly Papers
The Papers consist of documents, certificates, photographs, and clippings relating to Stelly’s political and civic activities.

The Sidney W. Sweeney Collection
The collection contains photographs, biographical information, legislative materials and texts of several speeches, newspaper clippings about Sweeney’s activities while state senator and various other items related to his life.

The David C. Treen Collection
Three-ring notebook entitled, “Accomplishments of the Governor David C. Treen Administration, 1980-1984.” This compilation features reports submitted to the Governor by Secretaries of each State Department summarizing the issues of the day and the accomplishments of those departments during the four-year term of Governor Treen. An Executive Summary of Accomplishments is featured in Section One of the notebook.

 

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