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Snee (J. E., Sr.) Photograph Collection

(Mss. 4069)


Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Index Terms

Container List

Identifications of the Photographs

 

Summary

Size: .08 linear feet (41 items in 8 folders)

Locations: Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Europe

Bulk Dates: 1914-[1917-1918], 1927, 1935, n.d.

Languages: English

Summary: A collection of photographs and a few printed items related to Baton Rouge and World War I military service, assembled by J. E. Snee, Sr. LSU graduate, United States veteran, and a long-time employee of the Standard Oil Company and its successors.

Citation: J. E. Snee, Sr. Photograph Collection, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Emmett "Jimmie" Snee, Sr., a native of Bayou Goula (Iberville Parish) Louisiana, was the son of James Kenneth Snee and Nellie Robichaux. He was born March 6, 1895, and died November 23, 1966. His wife, Eloise Cannon (1899-1956) was a Fort Worth, Texas native and the daughter of William Howard and Eugenia B. Cannon.

Snee graduated from LSU in 1916 and attained the rank of lieutenant in World War I, serving with the 156th Infantry, Third Division, and the 55th Infantry, Seventh Division of the American Expeditionary Forces. He became a bandmaster for the 55th Infantry while in Europe.

He was a long time employee of the Standard Oil Company and its successors. Except for a brief period in New Orleans, he remained a resident of Baton Rouge. He was director of the Stanocola Refinery Band.

Besides his involvement in music, Snee was quite active in the American Legion. Snee was commander of the Nicholson Post, Baton Rouge, and in 1928 was elected Department Commander for the American Legion of Louisiana.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of copies of 35 photographs made and/or collected by Snee, photocopies of two band programs, an undated political circular from the years when Sam H. Jones was governor of Louisiana, and newspaper clippings.

Series include printed items and the following photographic groups: LSU cadets, band students, and their parades; Governor Pleasant's inaugural parade and decorations; World War I recruitment and military service; Baton Rouge street scenes and buildings; Exxon aerial views (1935) and the Stanocola Band; Louisiana State Legionnaires parade; and miscellaneous photographs, including a Mahoney Aircraft Corporation airplane and a motorcycle.

Index Terms

Snee, J. E., 1895-1966.
Baton Rouge (LA)--history
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge)--history
Photographs--Louisiana (Baton Rouge)
Pleasant, Ruffin G., 1871-1937.
World War, 1914-1918
United States. Army--Bandmasters
Exxon Corporation
Stanocola Refinery Band
Mahoney Aircraft Corporation
Veterans--United States
Architecture, Domestic--Louisiana (Baton Rouge)
Jones, Sam H., 1897-1978.
Bands--Louisiana (Baton Rouge)

Container List

Folder 1. LSU students, 1914, [1915-1916], 6 items.
       2. Governor Ruffin G. Pleasant's inauguration, 1916, May 15, 5 items.
       3. World War I military service, ca. 1917-1918, 8 items.
       4. Baton Rouge landmarks, 1916, n.d., 7 items.
       5. Standard Oil, ca. 1927, 1935, n.d., 5 items.
       6. Veterans of Foreign Wars Parade, 1920s[?], 1 item.
       7. Miscellaneous, n. d.,3 items.
       8. Printed items (photocopies), 1927-1931, [1940-1944], 6 items
 

Identifications of the Photographs

 
No.  
1.  LSU band students, 1914 (see Gumbo)  
2.   J. E. Snee in uniform 
3.   Military training camp [?] 4.  World War I soldiers [?] 
5.   Ruffin G. Pleasant inauguration caravan 
6.   World War I soldiers' enlistment center [?], Baton Rouge 
7.   Bandstand, North Boulevard with Pleasant inaugural decorations 
8.   Izzy Wolf's Restaurant, Third Street, Baton Rouge, with Pleasant
     inaugural decorations 
9.   Old City Hall, Baton Rouge, with Pleasant inaugural decorations 
10.  Raised wooden platform with Pleasant inaugural decorations 
11.  J. K. Roumain Building, building to its right was Dr. "Spec" Jones'
     Office
12.  Reymond Building, Third and Florida
13.  Dusting onions
14.  Military training camp [?]
15.  LSU band parade on Third Street with Istrouma Hotel and bank
     on the left
16.  LSU cadets on parade
17.  Laurel Street, Baton Rouge
18.  Columbia Theater, Third Street, Baton Rouge
19.  Possibly Student Army Training Corps (according to Steele Burden) on parade, Third Street
20.  Elks Theater, Third Street, Baton Rouge 
21.  World War I soldiers' enlistment [?], Baton Rouge        
22.  LSU band students
23.  LSU band students on the old LSU campus
24.  U. S. 55th Infantry, 7th Division band
25.  Probably W. M. C. A. pageant players in "Pearl and the Pirate", with the 55th Infantry,
     7th Division band
26.  Community Club, Victory Park, Baton Rouge
27.  Swimming pool, Victory Park, Baton Rouge
28.  Stanocola Refinery Band, ca. 1927
29.  "                               "     
30.  "    " , September of 1927
31.  Aerial view of the Standard Oil Refinery, Baton Rouge, August 25, 1935 
32.  "                             "
33.  Veterans of Foreign Wars parade, Baton Rouge
34.  Mahoney Aircraft Corporation airplane
35.  Ben(?) and his motorcycle