E. W. KERR PAPERS

Mss. 1308

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6
APPENDIX ..................................................................................................................................... 7

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SUMMARY

Size.

Approx. 8,600 items

Geographic locations.

Louisiana; Cuba

Inclusive dates.

1913-1951

Bulk dates.

1925-1949

Language.

English

Summary.

Business and personal papers of E. W. Kerr of Baton Rouge, consulting mechanical engineer specializing in sugar factory work.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

E. W. Kerr Papers, Mss. 1308, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Stack locations.

77:24-34

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

E.W. Kerr was assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M College (1896-1902), instructor in machine design at Purdue University (1902-1905), professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana State University (1905-1916), an efficiency engineer for the Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation of Havana, Cuba (1916-1931), and a consultant to Southwest Louisiana sugar factories (1935-1949).

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Correspondence, technical data and notes, blueprints and related printed items for the Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation and for sugar factories in southwest Louisiana constitute the bulk of the papers. The collection also includes family letters, personal correspondence relating to business matters, and printed material including articles from technical periodicals and issues of Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.

The collection is divided into family and personal correspondence relating to business matters (1913-1951), correspondence and related items for Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation (1916-1931), and correspondence and related items for clients (1935-1949) arranged alphabetically. Technical data and blueprints are also grouped together at the end of the collection.

INDEX TERMS

Articles.

Blueprints (reprographic copies)

Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation.

Kerr, E. W.

Letters (correspondence)

Mechanical engineering--Cuba.

Mechanical engineering--Louisiana.

Mechanical engineers--Cuba.

Mechanical engineers--Louisiana.

Periodicals.

Sugar--Manufacture and refining--Cuba.

Sugar--Manufacture and refining--Louisiana.

Technical reports.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Contents

77:24-34

1

Family and Personal Correspondence, business related (1913-1951)

2-3

Cuba Cane Sugar Corp. Correspondence (1916-1931)

4

Correspondence, technical data, and related items for Clients A-D (1935-1949) See Appendix

5

Correspondence, technical data, and related items for Clients E-L (1935-1949) See Appendix

6

Correspondence, technical data, and related items for Clients M-S (1935-1949) See Appendix

7

Correspondence, technical data, and related items for Clients T-W (1935-1949) See Appendix

8-10

Technical data consisting of engineering bulletins, blueprints, charts, and graphs assembled for various processes, mechanical appliances, engines, and machinery

11

Blueprints, proposals for services and installation of machinery, articles from technical periodicals, pictures, and issues of Transactions of the American Engineering Society

APPENDIX

Correspondence, technical data and related items for the following clients:

Box 4

Alice C. Plantation and Refinery, D. C. Palfrey

A-D

Alma Plantation, Ltd.

Athens Brick and Tile

Baptista Venezuela Factory, Leopoldo Baptista

Baton Rouge Transportation Co., M.B. Kahn

Blanchard Planting Co.

Carbo Foundry and Machine Co., A. C. Carbo

Cedar Grove

Columbia Sugar Co., Donald Caffery

Cypremont Sugar Co., Jules Burguieres

Delgado Albania Factory

Dugas and LeBlanc, Ltd.

Box 5

Edward J. Gay Planting and Manufacturing Co., Gay, Sullivan, & Co.

E-L

Equitable Equipment Company

Estate of George L. Singleton, J. D. Singleton

Evan Hall Sugar Cooperative, Inc.

Glenwood Cooperative, Inc.

Godchaux Sugar, Inc.

Haas Investment Co.

Helvetia Sugar Cooperative, Inc., Maurice Hymel

Houma Ice Co.

Jefferson Island Salt Mfg. Co.

Kessler and Sternfels

Little Texas Plantation

Louisiana Creamery, Inc.

Lula Plantation, Inc.

Box 6

Magnolia Sugar Cooperative, Inc.

M-S

May Brothers, Inc.

W. J. McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses Co.

Meeker Sugar Refining Co.

Poplar Grove Planting & Refining Co., Inc.

Rio Grande Valley Citrus Exchange

Roane Sugars, Inc., Lee Roane

Ruth Sugar Co.

St. Bernard Factory

Shadyside Co., Ltd.

Shirley Plantation Sugar Mill

Slack Brothers, Inc.

Smedes Brothers, Inc.

Sterling Sugars, Inc.

Box 7

Tally-Ho, Inc.

T-W

Teche Sugar Co.

Valentine Sugar, Inc.

Vida Sugars, Inc.

A. Wilbert's Sons Lumber & Shingle Co., Myrtle Grove Plantation