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M-008 Margery Kidd Nicol and Gertrude Mayfield Brown, Papers, 1899-1968.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Materials of the Kidd and Mayfield families, early residents of Ruston, Louisiana; contains muster-out roll of Co. F, First Regiment of Louisiana Infantry from Ruston, 1898, and related records, interviews with Gertrude Mayfield Brown related to Brown and to Louisiana Industrial Institute, items regarding Ruston College and Louisiana Industrial Institute. 2 boxes.

RESTRICTIONS

Fragile - Access to documents requires approval of Department Head.

BOX:001

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
Gertrude Mayfield's autograph book (Ruston College) and typed list of signatures.

FOLDER:002
DESCRIPTION:
Ruston College catalog, 1889-1890.

FOLDER:003
DESCRIPTION:
Telegram to Emmett L. Kidd about volunteers for the First Louisiana Regiment, 1898.
Typed payroll list of Co. F., First Regiment Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, 1899.

FOLDER:004
DESCRIPTION:
Two letters, Oct. 1968, from Gertrude Mayfield Brown to Sam A. Dyson, Director of Libraries at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, about old Ruston College days.
Includes her audiotape and two snapshots.
Transcript of taped interview with Mrs. Brown, Oct. 1, 1968, concerning Ruston College, Louisiana Industrial Institute, and other recollections. Edited version of the interview and cover letters.
Article by Joel L. Fletcher, "Gertrude Mayfield, First Domestic Science Teacher at Southwestern," Louisiana Education.
Photocopies of commencement program, Louisiana Industrial Institute, June 1898 and early Tech faculty photograph. Photos of La. Industrial Institute faculty.


BOX:002

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
Photo of early Tech class, 1896. Photo of possibly the third Tech graduating class.
Muster-out roll of Co. F, First Regiment of Louisiana Infantry from Ruston, 1899.


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