WEATHERSBY (HAL MONROE) PAPERS

(Mss. 2656)

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

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SUMMARY

Size.

58 items, 1 manuscript volume, 4 printed volumes

Geographic locations.

Pineville, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1911-1965

Bulk dates.

1956

Language.

English

Summary.

Prominent Baptist layman, professor, and dean of Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana, 1911-1956. Papers include correspondence, diplomas and citations, newspapers and newspaper clippings, two research papers, photographs, and Louisiana College and Mississippi College yearbooks.

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.

Hal Monroe Weathersby Papers, Mss. 2656, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

UU:252, 99:W

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Hal Monroe Weathersby (1885-1965) was a prominent Baptist layman, professor of history and Greek, and first dean of Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Weathersby graduated from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, and the University of Chicago. He and his wife, Matalee Thompson, had three children, Scott M. Weathersby, Hal T. Weathersby, and Rose W. Norman.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers, primarily regarding Weathersby's career, include correspondence, certificates, newspapers, a photograph, and yearbooks of Louisiana College and Mississippi College. Correspondence is comprised mainly of letters to Weathersby offering congratulations on his retirement from Louisiana College (1956) and on the honor of the dedication of the Weathersby Fine Arts Building (1961). A letter from Weathersby to Mr. and Mrs. Stone Miller contains an attached narrative of his experiences at Louisiana College (ca. 1962). Other papers include a document certifying Weathersbys completion of requirements to become a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Pineville, La. (1912), a citation of merit honoring the retiring Dean Weathersby (1956), a resolution offered by the students of Louisiana College honoring Weathersby for his years of service (1956), and an honorary degree and meritorious services award presented to Weathersby (1956).

Other items include two research papers by Weathersby, “The Relations of Thomas Hart Benton and Andrew Jackson” and “The Negro Part in Reconstruction Louisiana, 1864-1868” (undated), and a photograph of the ceremony presentation of Weathersby’s honorary degree (1956). Issues of newspapers are also included (see container list) as well as newspaper clippings concerning the opening, construction, and features of the Louisiana College Fine Arts Building (1961) and the career of Weathersby at Louisiana College (undated). The collection also contains yearbooks from Mississippi College (1911) and Louisiana College (1915, 1919, 1932).

INDEX TERMS

Deans (Education)--Louisiana--Pineville.

Education, Higher--Louisiana--Pineville.

Educators--Louisiana--Pineville.

Louisiana College.

Weathersby, Hal Monroe, 1885-1965.

Yearbooks.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

UU:252

1-3

1

Certificate, correspondence (1912, 1954-1961)

2

Volume of 49 bound letters of appreciation to Weathersby (1956)

3

Citation of Merit (May 4, 1956)

4

Resolution Honoring Weathersby (May 4, 1956)

5

Honorary degree [Louisiana College], (May 22, 1956)

6

Citation for awarding degree (undated)

7

Meritorious Service Award (May 22, 1956)

8

Research papers (undated)

9

Newspaper clippings (1961, 1965)

10

Photograph (May 22, 1956)

11

Yearbook, Mississippi College (Clinton, Mississippi) (1911)

12

Yearbook, The Pine Knot (Louisiana College) (1915).

13

Yearbook, The Pine Knot (Louisiana College) (1919).

14

Yearbook, The Pine Knot (Louisiana College) (1932).

99:W

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1

The Wildcat (Louisiana College) (June 5, 1925)

2

The Wildcat (Louisiana College) (Oct. 2, 1954).

3

The Wildcat (Louisiana College) (May 11, 1956).

4

The Wildcat (Louisiana College) (Apr. 4, 1961)

5

The Baptist Message (Nov. 8, 1958).

6

Alexandria Daily Town Talk (Apr. 4, 1959)