J. ANDRE MOUTON PAPERS

(Mss. 3828)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Revised 2009

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

1 linear ft., 6 volumes

Geographic Locations

Louisiana; Saline County, Arkansas

Inclusive Dates

1901-1983

Bulk Dates

1929-1973

Languages

English

Summary

Native of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Mouton worked for the Southern Pacific and Illinois Central railroads, the Moore-McCormack Steamship line, and the New Orleans Dock Board. The bulk of the collection consists of invitations, public relations materials, and photographs pertaining to Mouton's speaking engagements and his involvement in clubs and organizations. Scrapbooks contain clippings. Diaries, some written in Saline County, Arkansas, discuss gardening, participation in church and recreational functions, speaking engagements, family news, and the weather.

Access Restrictions

None

Copyright

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries.

Related Collections

None.

Citation

J. Andre Mouton Papers, Mss. 3828, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Locations

79:117; N:8; OS:M

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

J. Andre Mouton, a native of Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana, was the son of Joseph Leonard Mouton and Marie Pellerin. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1909 and began working in the fields of transportation and trade. He was employed by the Southern Pacific and Illinois Central railroads, the Moore-McCormack Steamship line, 1925-1940, and the New Orleans Dock Board.

He was general western agent and later, manager of the mid-continent offices (1941-1959) of the Port of New Orleans. He held offices in the Upper Mississippi Waterways Association, the Commerce Board in New Orleans, and the Young Men's Business Club of New Orleans. He spent his retirement years in Benton, Saline County, Arkansas.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The bulk of the collection consists of invitations, public relations materials, and photographs pertaining to Mouton's speaking engagements and his involvement in clubs and organizations. Subjects covered include the "true story" of Evangeline, Cajun culture and lore, and world trade. Clippings and photographs reflect Mouton's interest in the promotion of the Port of New Orleans, water transportation, foreign trade, and commerce. The Young Men's Business Club of New Orleans is documented by clippings (1933) and by a bound copy of Action, the club's official publication. There is also the Elks’ Souvenir … of … Baton Rouge annual for 1901, a scrapbook of newspapers clippings on farming and Hurricane Ranch in East Baton Rouge Parish (1939-1946), and a typed literary manuscript by Cora C. Dancy on the history and farm life at Hurricane Ranch that was submitted for the “Thomas Jefferson Southern Award” (1943). Manuscript contains related photographs.

Photographs depict the Louisiana governor Sam Jones and his promotion of the Port of New Orleans, Dudley J. LeBlanc and Acadian girls, foreign delegations at world trade functions, and a slave cabin in Saint Martin Parish.

Diaries (1959-1972), some written in Saline County, Arkansas, discuss gardening, participation in church and recreational functions, speaking engagements, family news, and the weather. Scrapbooks (1929-1965) contain clippings. Some photographs in the collection have been removed from the scrapbooks.

Correspondence includes letters written by Andre Mouton while he traveled through India, Russia and the Philippines (1973). He describes the sights and his activities.

INDEX TERMS

Cajuns--Social life and customs--20th century.

Diaries.

Hurricane Ranch.

Jones, Sam Houston, 1897-1978.

Louisiana. Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.

Louisiana--Commerce.

Photographic prints.

Saint Martin Parish (La.)--History--20th century.

Saline County (Ark.)--History--20th century.

Scrapbooks.

Shipping--Louisiana.

Speeches.

Waterways--Louisiana.

Young Men’s Business Club of New Orleans.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Contents

Correspondence, Manuscripts, Newspaper Clippings, and Photographs, 1928-1975

79:117

1

1

Correspondence, 1933, 1939

2

Correspondence and manuscripts, 1940-1948

3

Correspondence and manuscripts, 1954-1959

4

Correspondence and manuscripts, 1960-1964

5

Correspondence, 1970

6

Correspondence and manuscripts, undated

7

Correspondence and manuscripts, Mouton genealogy, 1964-1975

8

Correspondence and manuscripts, Mouton genealogy, undated

9

Newspaper clippings, 1947-1965

10

Correspondence and manuscripts, Evangeline story related, 1945-1955, undated

11

Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 1, p. 24 (ca. 1941)

12

Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 1, p. 37, 41 (1943, 1957)

13

Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 1, p. 45-67 (1945-1949, undated)

14

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 1, p. 84-88 (1948-1949)

15

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 1, p. 93-94 (1949, undated)

16

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 1, p. 94, 98 (1948, undated)

17

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 2, p. 1, 13-25 (1945-1949, undated)

18

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 2, p. 26-43 (1947-1949, undated)

19

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 2, p. 45-59 (1947-1949, undated)

20

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 2, p. 60-73 (1949-50)

21

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 2, p. 97-124 (1955, undated)

22

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 2, p. 139-162 (1929, 1954-56)

23

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 2, p. 165-204 (1949, 1956-1958)

24

Correspondence and Newspaper clippings removed from scrapbook 3, p. 37 (undated)

25

Photographs removed from Scrapbook 2: Gligor, Deputy Member of Agriculture and related photographs; Alumni reunion (1955,

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Contents

undated)

26

Photographs removed from Scrapbook 2: Tulane Campus Seminar (1949); Chicago World Traders attending NYWTC (1950); Canadian Trade Fair (1956)

27

Photographs removed from Scrapbook 2: Crawfish party; retirement party; ship to Havana; retired employees (1952-1961)

28

Photographs removed from Scrapbook 2: Meeting of YMBC (1955, undated)

29-32

Miscellaneous photographs (undated)

33-40

Photographs removed from Scrapbook 1 (1928-1958, undated)

41

Diary, number 3 (1970)

42

Genealogy of the family, Sidney Mouton (1967)

43

Newspaper clippings (1938-1967, undated)

44

Photographs (1943, undated)

45

Menus (1955, 1970)

Manuscript Volumes

N:8

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v.1

Diary 1, 1959-1960

v.2

Diary 2, 1962-1964

v.3

Diary 3, 1972

v.4

Scrapbook 1, 1929-1947

v.5

Scrapbook 2, 1946-1961

v.6

Scrapbook 3, 1962-1965

Printed Volume

N:8

Action, Young Men’s Business Club of New Orleans, April 1933-September 1933

Oversize items

OS:M

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1

Photographs, Young Men’s Business Club, 1931-1934

2

Photograph, Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, 1955