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Collections for College of Education & Human Development

This guide lists the names and descriptions of special collections relevant to each of the departments in UL Lafayette's College of Education & Human Development.

Kinesiology - University Archives

COLL 1-B 07 i – University Archives: School of Kinesiology

Kinesiology - Acadiana Manuscripts Collection

COLL 105 – Vesta Bourgeois Papers

Vesta Bourgeois taught physical education at Southwestern Louisiana Institute/University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) from 1939 to 1968, serving the last eight years as Head of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. This collection consists of a few artifacts from her time at the University.

COLL 155 – Jefferson T. Hennessy Papers

Jefferson Hennessy served as a member of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) Health and Physical Education Department from 1959 until 1985. During that time, he coached the USL gymnastics and trampoline teams. This collection reflects Hennessy's coaching career and his efforts to promote the sport of trampoline. Jeff Hennessy donated the collection.

COLL 248 – Edmond A. Dugas Papers

Dr. Dugas was an instructor in Health and Physical Education at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). He served on the faculty from 1967 until 2001 in a variety of positions and ranks, including coordinator of Men's Physical Education, coordinator of Graduate Studies for the College of Education, and the Head of the Department of Health and Physical Education. This collection consists of personal files dating from the mid-1970s to 2002. The majority of this collection deals with Health and Physical Education locally and nationally and with the College of Education alumni chapter. Included are correspondence, conference programs, meeting agendas for various committees, and media files.

COLL 289 – Margaret McMillan Papers

Margaret McMillan was an advisor at the Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) from 1941 to 1959 and served as the Coordinator of the University of Southwestern Louisiana women's Physical Education Department from 1972 to 1976. She then foundedMcMillan Offshore Survival Technology (MOST), served as a consultant in offshore safety and survival for branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, the British Royal Navy, and the Russian government. This collection contains photographs, correspondence, news clippings, miscellaneous materials, and books. The majority of the news clippings have been copied due to water damage. The books relate to health/fitness, travel, and offshore safety. There are also a number of McMillan’s personal yearbooks from her undergraduate and graduate years.