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HEBERT BROS. MEAT MARKET RECORDS

Mss. 3833

 

 

Inventory

 

by

Luana Henderson

 

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

 

2005


 

 

 

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

 

 

Summary

Biographical/Historical Note                               

Scope and Content Note

List of Series

Series Descriptions

Index Terms

Container List                                                   

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Size

 

0.3 linear ft.

Geographic Locations

 

Point Coupee Parish, La.

Inclusive Dates

 

1943-1946

Languages

 

English

Summary

 

Business records contain financial papers, correspondence, reports, subsidy claims, and federal regulations relating to the production, sale and distribution of meat under the Food Rationing Program of the United States Dept. of Agriculture during World War II.

 

Access Restrictions

 

None

Copyright

 

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries.

 

Citation

 

Hebert Bros. Meat Market Records, Mss. 3833, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Stack Locations

 

C:88, OS:H

 


 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

 

The Food Rationing Program was instituted in the United States in 1942, giving the federal government control over the food supply during World War II. Rationing was introduced to avoid shortages, and to maintain an adequate food supply for the armed forces.  Hebert Bros. Meat Market of Morganza, in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., was licensed by the United States Dept. of Agriculture to participate in the production of meat to be rationed and sold under this program.

 

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

 

Business records of the Hebert Bros. Meat Market relate to the production, sale and distribution of meat under the Food Rationing Program of the United States Dept. of Agriculture during World War II. Records consist of correspondence, reports on slaughtered livestock, federal regulations on meat production, invoices, purchase orders, claims for subsidy payments, statements of account, and Louisiana sales tax returns.  Printed material includes supplements and amendments to federal regulations pertaining to the production and distribution of meat.

 

 

 

 

LIST OF SUB-GROUPS, SERIES, AND SUBSERIES

 

 

Series I.

Administrative records, 1943-1946.

 

 

Series II.

Financial records, 1943-1946

 

 

Series III.

Printed items, 1945-1946.


 

 

 

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

Series I.           Administrative records, 1943-1946.

 

Administrative records consist primarily of forms filed with United States Dept. of Agriculture, Office of Price Administration.  Slaughter reports (March-April 1946) record number and weight of animals slaughtered.  Monthly reports (1943-1945) filed with the OPA, War Price and Rationing Board give statistics on livestock slaughtered and ration points collected.  Claims submitted for livestock slaughter payments state the amount of each claim.  General records (1943-1946) contain butchers’ application and permit (March 30, 1943), and a butcher’s license (1945) issued by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, authorizing Hebert Bros. to distribute meat in the interest of the war effort.  Correspondence relates to meat grading regulations, licensing, meat subsidy, and wholesale pricing.

 

 

Series II.          Financial records, 1943- 1946

 

Financial records consist of Louisiana sales tax returns (1945-1946); statements of account with New Roads Stockyard (1944-1945) and Dominique Commission Barn, Opelousas, La., for livestock auctions (1945); invoices and purchase orders for meat sold to the U.S. War Dept. for the U. S. dredge Pullen and pump barge #2 (1946); and meat sold to The Mengel Co. of Baton Rouge, La., for a logging camp (1946).

 

 

Series III.         Printed items, 1945-1946.

 

Printed items are primarily supplements and amendments to federal regulations regarding meat processors, wholesalers, slaughter of livestock, pricing of meat products, and the rationing and distribution of the food supply to the civilian population and armed forces.  There is also a poster distributed by the U. S. Office of Price Administration (1945) listing fixed meat prices for various cuts of beef, pork, lamb, mutton, and veal.

 

INDEX TERMS

 

 

Agricultural subsidies--Louisiana.

I

 

Dominique Commission Barn.

II

 

Meat industry and trade--Louisiana.

I, II, III

 

New Roads Stockyard.

II

 

Price regulations.

I, III

 

Rationing--United States.

I, III

 

Slaughtering and slaughter-houses--Louisiana.

I, III

 

Slaughtering and slaughter-houses--Taxation--Louisiana.

II

 

Stockyards--Louisiana.

II

 

United States. Office of Price Administration.

I, II

 

World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States.

I, II, III

 

 


 

CONTAINER LIST

 

Stack

Location

 

Box

 

Folder

 

Contents

 

 

 

 

C:88

1

1-3

Administrative records, 1943-1946.

 

 

 

       

 

 

4

Printed items, 1945-1946.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-9

Financial records, 1943-1946.

 

 

 

 

OS:H

 

1

Printed items: price list, 1945.

 

 

 

 

OS:H

 

1

Administrative records: butchers’ license, 1943.