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Collections for College of Nursing & Health Sciences

This research guide lists the names and descriptions of special collections relevant to each of the departments in UL Lafayette's College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Nursing - University Archives

COLL 1-B 09 – University Archives: College of Nursing

Nursing - Acadiana Manuscripts Collection

COLL 3 – Watson Family Papers

Correspondence, financial and legal records of several families from the Port Gibson, Mississippi region. Among the themes reflected in the collection are the Presbyterian Church and its activities in Mississippi, economic pursuits especially plantation management, relations with blacks as both slaves and freedmen, and health concerns including recurring yellow fever epidemics. Also included are the papers of Major J. W. Watson, U. S. Army (ca. 1865-1920) who served in Indian Wars and as an Indian agent during the 1890s and in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. He wrote about the Cuban Revolution of 1917. He also wrote some virulently anti-German pieces during World War I. The collection was donated by Dalton Watson of Waterproof, Louisiana.

COLL 13 – Rees Family Papers

This collection, containing personal and business correspondence of the Henry Rees family of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana reflects life from about the mid-nineteenth century to the twentieth century. It deals with family life, illness (such as yellow fever), community life, agriculture, finances, taxes, legal matters and attitudes and opinions on contemporary events. Included also are the legal papers of Henry Rees generated while he served as Justice of the Peace in St. Martin Parish and Orderly Sergeant in the Militia. This collection was donated by Henry Rees and George W. Marshall.

COLL 172 - Iberia Parish Tuberculosis Association Records

Some administrative records but mainly clippings related to the activities of this organization. Donated by Henry J. Dauterive, Jr.

COLL 332 - Edmond G. and Norbert T. Landry Papers

Edmond and Norbert Landry were 2 of the 5 children of Terville and Lucie Landry. The family lived in Segura and then New Iberia, LA. After military service in World War I, both brothers developed leprosy [Hansen’s disease]. Norbert moved to the Louisiana Leper Home in Carville, LA in 1919, where he died in 1924. Edmond went to Carville in 1924, surviving until 1932. This collection mainly contains letters written by Edmond and Norbert. It was donated by Claire Manes and Paul Landry on behalf of the Landry family.

MSS 194 – Health Exhibit Train, Louisiana State Board of Health Flyer

Health Exhibit Train, oversize flyer. New Orleans, Louisiana, n.d.