WOODROW WILSON “WOODY” DUMAS COLLECTION

(Mss. 3563)

Inventory

Compiled by

Mark E. Martin

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................................ 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE .............................................................................................................. 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ........................................................................................................................... 4
LIST SERIES AND SUBSERIES .......................................................................................................................... 5
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS ...................................................................................................................................... 6
INDEX TERMS followed by image number.......................................................................................................... 8
CONTAINER LIST .............................................................................................................................................. 10

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SUMMARY

Size

65 photographs (59 black and white and 6 color photographic prints) and printed material and ephemera from 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial Celebration events in Baton Rouge.

Geographic Locations

Baton Rouge, LA.

Inclusive Dates

1965 - 1979

Bulk Dates

1965 - 1979

Languages

English

Summary

The collection consists of 65 photographs (59 black and white and 6 color photographic prints) and printed material and ephemera from the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration in Baton Rouge. The photographs show Mayor Dumas at various groundbreakings, dedications, and other mayoral events. A small subseries documents Dumas with national political figures including Hubert H. Humphrey and Nelson Rockefeller.

Access Restrictions

None

Copyright

For those materials not in the public domain, copyright is retained by the descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. Copyright law.

Citation

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Dumas Collection, Mss. #3563, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Location(s)

65

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Dumas, long-time mayor of Baton Rouge, was born on December 9, 1916 in Opelousas, La.

In high school he participated in athletics playing football and baseball. He joined the United States Navy serving as a submariner in World War II. He also served during the Korean War. After his military service, he moved to Baker, La. to play semi-pro baseball. He was elected to the City Parish Metro Council in 1952 and served for twelve years. Beginning in 1964 he served as mayor for four consecutive terms from 1965-1980.

Dumas’ tenure in political office spans a period of great growth and change in the Baton Rouge area. Dumas, a proponent of civic development, spent much of his administration developing the municipal complex in downtown Baton Rouge.

He died of cancer 1993 November 6. He was 76.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of 65 photographs (59 black and white and 6 color photographic prints) and printed material and ephemera from the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration in Baton Rouge. The photographs show Mayor Dumas at various groundbreakings, dedications, and other mayoral events. A small subseries documents Dumas with national political figures including Hubert H. Humphrey and Nelson Rockefeller.

LIST SERIES AND SUBSERIES

Series I. Photographs

Subseries A. Certificates and awards, 1968 1978, no date. 356301 09

Subseries B. Street and facility openings, 1965 1972, no date 356310 15

Subseries C. Launching of USS Baton Rouge, 1975, 1976 356316 18

Subseries D. Various identified and unidentified Events, 1965 1976 356319 30

Subseries E. Construction / Dedication, Galvez Plaza, 1978 1979 356331 34

Subseries F. Bicentennial Celebration, 1976 356335 43

Subseries G. Groundbreaking ceremonies, 1966 1975 356344 51

Subseries H. City Dock, 1965 356353 55

Subseries I. Contract signings, 1965, 1976, no date 356356 58

Subseries J. LSU Muscular Dystrophy Marathon: Football, 1970; 356359 61

WBRZ Baseball, 1976

Subseries K. Photos with various politicians, 1965 1976, no date 356362 65

Series II. Printed materials, USA Bicentennial

Subseries A. “Legacy of Trees”

Subseries B. Various brochures and leaflets

Subseries C. “Bicentennial Banter,” Baton Rouge Bicentennial Commission

Subseries D. “Entrée – The Baton Rouge Community Magazine Sponsored by the Louisiana National Bank”

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series I. Photographs

Subseries A. Certificates and awards, 1968 1978, no date. 356301 09

Black & white photographs with various individuals and groups, either giving or receiving certificates and awards.

Subseries B. Street and facility openings, 1965 1972, no date 356310 15

Black & white photographs of groups with the Mayor at opening ceremonies for streets and city facilities.

Subseries C. Launching of USS Baton Rouge, 1975, 1976 356316 18

Color photographs with naval officials at the dedication or launching of the USS Baton Rouge

Subseries D. Various identified and unidentified Events, 1965 1976 356319 30

Black & white photographs of the Mayor with individuals and groups in various settings

Subseries E. Construction / Dedication, Galvez Plaza, 1978 1979 356331 34

Black & white photographs of the construction of Galvez Plaza and Mayor at the dedication ceremony

Subseries F. Bicentennial Celebration, 1976 356335 43

Black & white and color photographs of the Mayor at various Bicentennial celebrations with many different groups including the Bicentennial Wagon Trail

Subseries G. Groundbreaking ceremonies, 1966 1975 356344 51

Black & white photographs of the Mayor with groups of people at groundbreaking ceremonies for a number of projects

Subseries H. City Dock, 1965 356353 55

Black & white photographs of the city dock; there are no people in the scenes

Subseries I. Contract signings, 1965, 1976, no date 356356 58

Black & white photographs of the Mayor signing contracts with individuals and groups looking on

Subseries J. LSU Muscular Dystrophy Marathon: Football, 1970; 356359 61

WBRZ Baseball, 1976

Black & white and color photographs of the Mayor at muscular dystrophy fundraising events

Subseries K. Photos with various politicians, 1965 1976, no date 356362 65

Black & white photographs of the Mayor with Hubert Humphrey, Nelson Rockefeller, and Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr.

Series II. Printed materials and ephemera, American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976

Subseries A. “Legacy of Trees”

Civic Beautification Council of Clubs newsletter, Vol. V, No. 5, February 1975, and Vol. V, No. 6, April 1975, “Legacy of Trees Edition;” unused note card, brochure, decal, dedication ceremony program, and pencil.

Subseries B. Various brochures and leaflets

A variety of brochures covering “Welcome to Baton Rouge,” the law, a bumper sticker supporting tree planting, a Bicentennial Ball program, a “Paint-A-Plug” guide for children, and a Martin Luther King, Jr., brochure.

Subseries C. “Bicentennial Banter,” Baton Rouge Bicentennial Commission

Three issues of the “Bicentennial Banter”: Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1974; Vol. 1, No. 2 [sic], October 1975, and; Vol. 1, No. 3, June 1976.

Subseries D. “Entrée – The Baton Rouge Community Magazine Sponsored by the Louisiana National Bank

One issue of the magazine, Fall 1973.

INDEX TERMS followed by image number

Admirals--United States--Photographs.

356316

American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

356335, 356336, 356337, 356338, 356339, 356340,

356341, 356342, 356343

Baton Rouge (Nuclear powered fast attack submarine).

356316, 356317

Baton Rouge High School (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

356312

Brownie Girl Scouts--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356327

Building sites--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356331

Bus terminals--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356315

Capitol Transportation Corporation (Bus line : Baton Rouge, La.)

356315

Ceremonies.

356335, 356336, 356337, 356338, 356342

Construction equipment--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356331

Docks--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356353, 356354, 356355

Dumas, Woody, 1917-1993--Photographs.

356301, 356302, 356303, 356304, 356305, 356306,

356307, 356308, 356309, 356310, 356313, 356314,

356315, 356317, 356318, 356319, 356320, 356321,

356323, 356324, 356325, 356326, 356327, 356328,

356330, 356332, 356333, 356334, 356337, 356338,

356342, 356344, 356346, 356347, 356348, 356349,

356350, 356351, 356352, 356356, 356357, 356358,

356359, 356360, 356361, 356362, 356363, 356364

Edwards, Edwin W.--Photographs.

356323, 356332, 356360

Electro-diesel locomotives--Photographs.

356343

Fire stations--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356314

Foster Drive (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

356313

Fountains--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356345

Galvez Plaza (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

356346

Groundbreakings.

356344, 356346, 356347, 356348, 356349, 356350,

356351, 356352

Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 --Photographs.

356362

Indoor photography

356322

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

356329

Lovell, Jim--Photographs.

356305

Magnolia Mound Plantation (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

356330

Miller, Mitch--Photographs.

356302

Mounted police--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356340

Municipal government--Louisiana--Photographs.

356322

Navy League of the United States.

356326

Night photography--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

356345

North Boulevard (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

356311

O’Neill, Tip--Photographs.

356364

Picnics--Photographs.

356319, 356320

Police horses--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356340

Portraits, group--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

356335

Prairie schooners.

356339, 356341

Processions--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356329

Radio and television towers--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356312

Redemption Park (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

356345

Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979--Photographs.

356363

Shipyards--Virginia--Newport News--Photographs.

356316, 356317, 356318

Signing ceremonies--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356356, 356357, 356358

Sting-Ray bicycle--Photographs.

356324

Streetscapes.

356311

Tracks (Athletics)--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

356329

United States. Navy. Officers--Photographs.

356318

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents

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1

Certificates and awards, 1968 1978, no date.

2

Street and facility openings, 1965 1972, no date

3

Launching of USS Baton Rouge, 1975, 1976

4

Various identified and unidentified Events, 1965 – 1976

5

Construction / Dedication, Galvez Plaza, 1978 – 1979

6

Bicentennial Celebration, 1976

7

Groundbreaking ceremonies, 1966 – 1975

8

City Dock, 1965

9

Contract signings, 1965, 1976, no date

10

LSU Muscular Dystrophy Marathon: Football, 1970; WBRZ Baseball, 1976

11

Photos with various politicians, 1965 1976, no date

12

“Legacy of Trees” Civic Beautification Council of Clubs newsletter and American Revolution Bicentennial ephemera, 1975-1976

13

Various brochures and leaflets, n.d.

14

“Bicentennial Banter,” Baton Rouge Bicentennial Commission, 1974-1976

15

“Entrée The Baton Rouge Community Magazine Sponsored by the Louisiana National Bank, 1973