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M-200 Burnelle Brantley, Louisiana Tech University Collection, 1949-1991.





Louisiana Tech University memorabilia; including commemorative plates celebrating the diamond jubilee of Ruston, Louisiana in 1959, the 75th anniversary of Louisiana Tech University in 1970, and the Lincoln Parish centennial in 1973; 1973 NCAA National Champions license plate; program of the 1985 Terry Bradshaw roast; swim tags; and Lady Techsters' commemorative plate and Coca Cola bottles, 1980-81, 1982.  5 boxes.





Mrs. Burnelle Brantley is a resident of Ruston who worked for 16 years in the Reference Department of the Prescott Memorial Library at Louisiana Tech University.



BOX: 001


Three Lady Techster and Bulldog basketball pocket calendars, 1983-1984, 1986-1987

Note cards with illustrations by Steven Collinsworth of Sandifer/James House

"A Star Spangled Salute" program, 1991

"US-RT Boundary" typescript by Glenn C. Price



BOX: 002


Plate commemorating Ruston's Diamond Jubilee, 1884-1959.  The center illustration of "Bringing cotton to the compress, 1904" is surrounded by other illustrations of places and things from Ruston's early years.  All illustrations stamped on plate are blue.  On back, three paragraphs describing the plate, and the early years of the town.  Also on back is the manufacturer's stamp: "Kettlesprings Kilns R D I Alliance, Ohio."

License plate, Louisiana Tech University, 1973 NCAA National Champions

Program, Terry Bradshaw Roast, May 18, 1985, autographed by Cliff Harris, Joe Green, Roger Staubach

5- Authorized swim tags






Photo of interior of Harper Hall dormitory, 1949.



BOX: 003


Plate commemorating "The seventy-fifth anniversary of Louisiana Tech University; 1895-1970."  Emblazoned with the above quote, and image of the Lady of the Mist fountain, and entrance and facade of Keeny Hall facing the quadrangle.  Plate is white with gold rim.

Plate commemorating Lady Techsters National Champs, with their autographs, undated

Empty Coca Cola bottle commemorating Lady Techsters AIAW National Champions, 1980-81

Empty Coca Cola bottle commemorating Lady Techsters NCAA National Champions, 1982



BOX: 004


Plate commemorating "Lincoln Parish Centennial, 1873-1973."  In the center is an outline of Lincoln Parish, with the above quote.  Surrounding the center motif are sketches of historic buildings of Lincoln Parish, by Mrs. Drew N. Hays, of Ruston.  On the back are four paragraphs describing Lincoln Parish past and present.  Also on the back, the manufacturer's stamp: "Ketttlesprings Kilns, Alliance, Ohio, 2421-S."



BOX: 005


Lapel pens from annual conferences of the American

Library Association, years ranging from 1959-1973.



Donated in honor of the centennial of Louisiana Tech University, 1894-1994.

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