Ginger Romero Collection

 

BOX 1

1. The World of Picasso, 1881-1973, by Lael Wertenbaker and the Editors of Time-Life Books, 1967, hardcover, 190 pages
2. The World of Rembrandt, 1606-1669, by Robert Wallace and the Editors of Time-Life Books, 1968, hardcover, 188 pages
3. The World of Van Gogh, 1853-1890, by Robert Wallace and the Editors of Time-Life Books, 1969, hardcover, 192 pages.

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BOX 2

Folder
1. Historic Hammond (4 items).
a. Historic Downtown Hammond. Brochure. Sponsored by the Hammond Tourism Commission. 1983. Includes brief history of Hammond's historic district as well as a map of significant historic buildings. (2 copies)
b. "Mr. A. Berey's pix." Three photographic negatives with doubles. Photo #1: Two men posing. Photo #2: Large group of people. Photo #3: Newlyweds with parents. Feb. 1981.

2. The Louisiana Strawberry Story (3 items).
a. "A Friendly Hand for Migrant Berry Pickers." Judith Clarke. Morning Advocate. Baton Rouge 22 February 1959. Article concerning the Migrant Ministry. Photographs.
b. Strawberries in Louisiana: From the Klondyke to the Chandler. C. R. Clark and Carl Drude, Jr. 1996. 20 pages. Concerns the history of strawberry production and industry in Louisiana. Includes plates of advertisements and a photograph of the Romero family.
c. The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Ginger Romero. Northwestern State University Press: Natchitoches, Louisiana. 1984. 179 pages. Chronicles the history of the strawberry crop in Louisiana and the industry surrounding it since the late 19th century. Includes special attention to the impact of strawberry by-products on southeastern Louisiana culture and strawberry crate labels. Photographs, maps, and plates of strawberry crate labels.

3. The Catholic Story (6 items).
a. Envelope. From: C. Plantago. To: Mrs. Sidney Romero. Concerns the identity of Mary Lombardo in Romero's book.
b. Letter from Ethel B. James to Ginger Romero. 17 February 1994. Concerns her book The Catholic Story in the Hammond Area of Louisiana.
c. Photograph. 4"x6". Ginger and Sidney Romero posing with copies of The Catholic Story.
d. Photograph. 4"x6". People at printing press posing with copies of The Catholic Story.
e. Photograph. 3"x5". Man and woman posing with copy of The Catholic Story.
f. Photograph. 3"x5". Man and woman posing with copy of The Catholic Story.

Folder
4. Lectures. (9 items).
a. Brochure for the 1984 "Noon Series" of lectures. Lectures by T. R. Fiddler, Roger Checks, Ginger Romero, David Norwood, and Marc Pinsel. (2 copies)
b. Bumper sticker advertising the 1985 Strawberry Festival. (2 copies).
c. Bumper sticker advertising the 1990 Strawberry Festival. (2 copies).
d. Sheet of stamps from the 1981 Strawberry Festival.
e. Card from Vern John with article enclosed: "Strawberry lecture scheduled." The Daily Star. March 1984.
f. "First Annual Strawberry Farmers Appreciation Banquet." Flyer. 8 April.

5. St. Joseph's Altar (13 items).
a. List of interviews and dates to be included in footnotes of book. Personally annotated.
b. Happy Birthday card from "Mamere, Pawpaw, and Randy" to Kevin.
c. "The Story of St. Joseph's Altar." Brochure. 3 December 1989. Legend of the altar and the significance of baked goods. In honor of Lena Mike Hodges and Rosalie Mamola Simpson.
d. "St. Joseph, Patron of Priests." Rawley Myers. Flyer explaining the spiritual importance of the Saint. Includes a litany.
e. Synopsis of The Catholic Story in the Hammond Area of Louisiana.
f. "Honoring St. Joseph." Lil Mirando. Gumbo Magazine. 22 March 1987. Human interest story concerning th St. Joseph Altars in Tickfaw and Independence. Mentions Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church.
g. Newspaper photograph. Hammond Daily Star. 6 December 1989. Shot of St. Joseph Altar in honor of Lena Mike Hodges and Rosalie Mamola Simpson. Erected by Lucy Mike King. Photo by Will Louviere.
h. Collection of prayers and short stories about St. Joseph. Includes prayers in Sicilian by Lucy Mike King.
i. Collection of prayers and newspaper articles about St. Joseph. Includes Sicilian prayers by Lucy Mike King and article from Daily Star, 4 June 1985, by Lil Mirando: group of local women travel to Washington D.C. for Festival of American Folklife. Also the follow-up article from 17 July 1985.
j. Photograph. Black & white. 2x4". Elderly women and woman who has two children.
k. Prayer to St. Joseph in Sicilian and English. (2 copies)
l. Short biography of Virginia "Ginger" Romero.

6. Maps. (10 items)
a. Folder labeled "Maps. Preparing for college. English II."
b. Map of Louisiana Parishes. Livingston and Tangipahoa circled.
c. Postal card. 1983 Independence Italian Festival.
d. Hand-drawn map of intersection of Hwy 190 and Hwy 442 in Tickfaw, LA. Annotated for specific locations that had strawberry crate labels.

e. Hand-drawn map of Ponchatoula, LA. 1 April 2001. Annotated for specific locations that had strawberry crate labels.

f. "Ponchatoula associations for which I have labels:" Enumerated list.
g. Hand-drawn map of Albany, LA, along railroad tracks. Annotated for specific locations that had strawberry crate labels.
h. Hand-drawn map of Independence, LA, along railroad tracks. Annotated for specific locations that had strawberry crate labels.
i. Map of Ponchatoula, LA. Annotated for specific locations that had strawberry crate labels.
j. Hand-drawn map showing relative distances between local towns.

7. Labels. (15 items)
a. Pioneer Louisiana Strawberry Wine label. Independence, LA. (2 copies)
b. Solari's Louisiana Strawberry Wine label.
c. Pioneer Louisiana Strawberry "Dry" Wine label. Independence, LA. (2 copies)
d. Drake Brand strawberry label. Hand-painted. For Paul Drake. Ponchatoula, LA.
e. John Brand strawberry label. Ponchatoula, LA.
f. D&D Brand Assn. Louisiana Vegetables label. Photograph negative. Shipped: Joe Tallo, Jr.
g. Trivia about St. Joseph. Newspaper clipping.
h. Fannaly's Louisiana's Finest Strawberries label. Hand-painted. For Marion T. Fannaly.
i. Hammond Brand Klondyke Strawberries label. Hand-painted. Hammond, LA.
j. Advertisement for California Orange Box Labels: An Illustrated History.
k. Order form for Fruit Box Labels: A Collector's Guide.
l. "Glorious images of paradise lost." Bob Morris. Fort Myers News Press People. 3 March 1985. Article concerning the history of fruit labels in Florida. Plates. Given by R. Zaccarn.
m. Interview of John Notariano by Ginger Romero. 15 May 1985. Concerns farmers' strikes of the 1950s over strawberry prices. Donna Notariano, Mary Lacara, Lucy Collura, Frances Michelli, Gaspar Zaffuto, Harry Booker, Frank Muscarello, Farris family mentioned.

8. Strawberry Festival Programs. (10 items)
a. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 1991. 20th Anniversary edition. (2 copies).
b. Independence Italian Festival and Heritage Book. 27-28 April 1985.
c. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 3-4 April 1993.
d. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 16-17 April 1983.
e. Growing Strawberries in Louisiana. Earl Puls and Dale Pollett. LSU Cooperative Extension Service. May 1982. Scientific instructions on how to grow strawberries. Photographs.
f. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 9-10 April 1988. (2 copies)
g. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 11-12 April 1987. (2 copies)

9. More Strawberry Festival Programs. (9 items)
a. Old-Fashioned Strawberry Recipes with historic notes. J. S. Collester. Bear Wallow Books, Publishers, Inc. Nashville. 1987. Recipes for cakes, breads, pies, soups, salads, desserts, jams, beverages and meats.
b. "Strawberry Buckle (Corrected Recipe)". Recipe.
c. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 12-13 April 1986.
d. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 12-13 April 1980.
e. Strawberry Secrets. Hammond Branch AAUW. Collection of various strawberry recipes.
f.. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 7-8 April 1990.
g. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 8-9 April 1989. (2 copies)
h. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Program. 11-12 April 1992.

10. Businesses with labels. (16 items)
a. Capitol Brand Stringless Beans label. Courtney's Place Association. Walker, LA.
b. List of local businesses with strawberry crate labels. Two sheets of notebook paper.
c. Slip of paper with "Hammond Power Co./French Market Corp."
d. Slip of paper on fruit distributor.
e. List of local businesses with strawberry crate labels. Fifteen sheets of notebook paper.
f. List of local businesses with strawberry crate labels.
g. List of local businesses with strawberry crate labels.
h. List of Tickfaw, LA, businesses with strawberry crate labels.
i. Walle and Co., Inc. information. Includes original board members names.
j. Dates of founding for Tickfaw, LA, businesses with strawberry crate labels.
k. List of Denham Springs, LA, businesses with strawberry crate labels.
l. Commemorative coin. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. 20th Anniversary. 1991.
m. List of local businesses with strawberry crate labels. 22 October 1981.
n. List of local businesses with strawberry crate labels.
o. "2005 April 8-10 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival." Supplement to The Daily Star. 7 April 2005. Articles concerning activities and business related to the festival. Photographs.
p. Red Hill Cane Syrup label. Canned by D. L. Calmes. Independence, LA.

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BOX 3

Folder
1. Bonnie Watson and Strawberry Queens. (26 items)
a. "File: QUEENDATA." Accessed database files concerning past Strawberry Queens and Kings. Years 1963,1969, 1972-76. 1983-84. Includes poem "With Strawberries," by William E. Henley. Includes articles concerning Carl Drude, Jr. and farming strawberries.
b. List of Strawberry Queens 1925-1976.

 

c. "Strawberry Festival plans for 1929." Hammond Vindicator. 17 May 1929.
d. List of Strawberry Queens 1925-1984.
e. "The Ponchatoula Strawberry Story." (Excerpts from the book). Includes article by R. R. Rochester published in Hammond Vindicator on 24 May 1929.
f. Letter from Ginger Romero to "Becky." Concerns brief history of the strawberry industry in the piney woods. Congressman James "Jimmy" Morrison mentioned.
g. Letter from Ginger Romero to school libraries requesting a place for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Two drafts.
h. Explanation of The Louisiana Strawberry Story as a work of Southern literature.
i. Short story about the conception of the Strawberry Festival. Narrative historical fiction.
j. Editor's notes for changes to be made.
k. Letter from Ginger Romero to school libraries requesting a place for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Minor corrections.
l. List of Strawberry Queens 1941-1981. Includes parents, husbands, date of birth.
m. Letter from G. J. Tinsley to Bonnie Watson. 12 December 1949. On Southeastern Louisiana University stationery. Concerns scholarship due to being a Strawberry maid.
n. Letter from T. H. Waters to H. W. Cutshell. 10 February 1950. On Hammond High School stationery. Concerns Bonnie Watson.
o. Strawberry Bowl Queen's Contest details and itinerary. L. E. Chandler. 2 December 1949.
p. Letter from Dorothy Dameron to Bonnie Watson. 18 February 1950. Washington, D.C. Concerns footage taken of Ms. Watson during recent trip to the Capitol City.
q. List of family of Bonnie Watson.
r. Articles concerning Bonnie Watson Moulecdous.
i. Brief biography. 9 June 1985.
ii. Announcement for Strawberry Bowl Queen's Contest. 2 December 1949.
iii. Letter from T. W. Waters to H. W. Cutshell. 10 February 1950.
iv. Telegram from James "Jimmy" Morrison to James A. Stire, Mayor of Hammond. 7 February 1950.
v. Clipping caption from 8 February 1950 Hammond Vindicator.
vi. "Schedule of events in Connection with Annual Mardi Gras Ball, Washington, D. C." 15 February 1950.
vii. Telegram from typing class to Bonnie Watson.
viii. Newspaper clipping concerning the Mardi Gras Ball.
ix. Letter from Dorothy Dameron to Bonnie Watson. 18 February 1950. Concerns footage shot in Washington.
x. "Strawberry Queen Presents Crate of Berries to the Veep." Times-Picayune. 17 February 1950. Concerns kisses from Vice-President Barkley to the queens.
xi. Letter from Z. M. Richardson to Bonnie Watson. 22 May 1950.
xii. Note from V-P Barkley to Bonnie Watson. 27 February 1950 (2 copies).

 

s. Biographical information Strawberry Queens: Teresa Nemeth, 1963; Betty Carol Bankston, 1966; Cheryl Elizabeth Poche, 1969; Joan Carol Fagan, 1962. Includes several articles on Joan Fagan.
t. Flyer from B. Dalton Bookseller about book signing by Ginger Romero. 23 December.
u. Explanation of the reason behind writing The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
v. Small list of pictures.
w. Database accessed for excerpts from Agri-Dustrial Futurama.
i. "Strawberry Situation for 1970." Delos H. Jones. 1970.
ii. "10 Years of Success." Dan Burke. 1971.
iii. "Southeastern Louisiana University: Lighting the Way for the Florida Parishes." Charlie McKaskle. 1972.
iv. "When We Work Together." 1973.
v. "Building Today for a Better Tomorrow." 1974.
vi. "Strawberry Situation." 1971-1974.
x. Inspection Certificate of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. 19 April 1948. Concerns express refrigerator of strawberries. Simpson Sales Agency, W. M. Mitchell.
y. Auction catalogue. Simpson Sales Agency. 12 April 1948. Concerns Independence, Hammond, Albany, Tickfaw, Ponchatoula, Amite, and Gonzales, Louisiana.
z. "Catchy 'upbeat' song helps promote strawberry industry." The Enterprise. Ponchatoula, LA. 1986. Article concerning the song "Strawberry Time" by Remy Curtis, George Hill, and Butch Meyn.

2. Strawberry Industry History. (22 items)
a. List of Strawberry Kings and Queesn. 1977-1984.
b. Interview "A" of Carl Drude, Jr., by Ginger Romero. 30 June 1986. On technological changes in the strawberry industry.
c. Interview "A" of Carl Drude, Jr., by Ginger Romero. 30 June 1986 (continued).
d. Interview "B" of Carl Drude, Jr., by Ginger Romero. 2 July 1986. On advertising and marketing of strawberries.
e. Interview "B" of Carl Drude, Jr., by Ginger Romero. 2 July 1986 (continued).
f. Interview "B" of Carl Drude, Jr., by Ginger Romero. 2 July 1986 (continued).
g. Database accessed for articles concerning the prominence of strawberries:
i. "No to Watermelon." Iris Kelso. Times-Picayune. 11 May 1980. Article concerning the strawberry as the state fruit of Louisiana.
ii. "Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival." Hammond Daily Star. 8 April 1981. Article concerning the decline in strawberry production.
iii. "Strawberry Made Attractive to Our Eyes, Taste Buds." Daily Star. Apr. 1981.
iv. "Strawberries Used to be Tangipahoa Parish King." (excerpts) Nicholas Russell Murray. Hammond Daily Star. 8 April 1981.
h. "Marketing Systems and Procedures for Louisiana Strawberries." (Excerpts) Charles K. Baker and Olin B. Quinn. DAC Mimeographed Circular, No. 142. September 1952.

i. Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama. (Excerpts)
i. "Industry on Parade." 1966.
ii. "A Going... Growing Southeast Louisiana." 1967.
iii. "Crossroads of the Deep South." 1968.
iv. "Centurama Salutes 100 Years of Progress." 1969.
j. Typed presentation on the "little people" in the strawberry industry. Ginger Romero.
k. Typed presentation on Louisiana strawberries. Ginger Romero.
l. Letter from Ginger Romero to Dr. Wilbur E. Meneray, Louisiana Historical Association. Concerning presenting "The Louisiana Strawberry Story and Its Mississippi Runners."
m. Excerpt from unknown document. Narrative about the strawberry industry.
n. "Things to do and research to pursue for FESTIVAL." To-do list.
o. Database accessed for excerpts for the following documents (2 copies):
i. "Rules and Regulations as Adopted by the Louisiana Fresh Strawberry Marketing Board Under Act 126 of 1960." 1960.
ii. Southeastern Louisiana Farm and Town Week. 1962. Includes members of the Strawberry Advertising Commission and Marketing Board.
iii. 1964 Annual Report Louisiana Strawberry Advertising Commission, Hammond, Louisiana, Department of Agriculture & Immigration, Dave L. Pearce, Commissioner.
p. Description of photos taken from Joe Shaffer, father of Ruby Drude.
q. Description of photos taken from Joe Shaffer, father of Ruby Drude.
r. Excerpt from a narrative about the plight of strawberry farmers.
s. Excerpts from Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama. Years 1966-69. Also, various information about historic business in Ponchatoula, LA.
t. List of Ponchatoula Strawberry Queens. 1925-1984.
u. "Knights of Columbus Family-of-the-Month." Hammond Vindicator. 2 February 1989. John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus Council #2952. Family: Edith and John LaGrange. Knight-of-the-Month: Al Ferriera. Photograph.


3. Strawberry wine. (34 items)
a. Strawberry Jam. Vol. 5, Issue 1. 1983-84. Collection of writings from students at Southeastern Louisiana University Laboratory School about local history.
b. "Strawberry Railroad Routes." Map. St. Helena Parish, Livingston Parish, and Tangipahoa Parishe. (4 copies).
c. Flyer for the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble. 6 February 1984.
d. "'Berry Wine: novelty of Tangipahoa." Photos by Fred Robinson. The Daily Star. 30 June 1967. Concerns Tom Candiotta and his family making strawberry wine. (2 copies)
e. Armour Vertagreen advertisement congratulating Tom Candiotta for winning the "Strawberry Sweepstakes."

f. Newspaper clipping from the Hammond Vindicator. Concerns new tree farms in Tangipahoa Parish, of which Mr. and Mrs. Tom Candiotta were a part.

g. "Generations of Winemaking." Bob Dardenne. The Daily Star. 30 June 1967. Article concerning Tom Candiotta's Pioneer Wine Co. Photographs. (2 copies)
h. "Candiotta Family Specializes in Strawberry Wine Manufacturing." Joe LeMarca. The Daily Star. Article concerning the Tom Candiotta's Pioneer Wine Co. Photograph.
i. "Crate of Berries Brings $75.00." Concerns the premium sale of Tom Candiotta's Dabreak strawberries. Photograph.
j. Name card for Ginger Romero.
k. Letter from Barnes & Noble Booksellers to Ginger Romero. 1 July 1997. Concerns a reception in honor of her book.
l. Bankston Brand strawberry label. Hand-drawn.
m. Strawberry Festival program cover. 29-30 May 1929. Photograph. Black & white.
n. Letter from Joy Jackson to Ginger Romero. 14 October 1992. Center for Regional Studies: Southeastern Louisiana University letterhead. Appointment to Council of Advisors.
o. "The Southern Accent." web.syr.edu. Accessed 17 April 1998. Printed internet document about the history of the Southern drawl.
p. Excerpts from:
i. Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States. Vincent N. Parrillo. 1985.
ii. The Immigrant Upraised. Andrew F. Rolle.
iii. The True Believer. Eric Hoffer. 1964.
q. Document concerning the origins of the Hungarian Festival.
r. Louisiana Labor: From Slavery To "Right-To-Work." Bernard A. Cook and James R. Watson. Chronicles the struggles of slaves, freemen, and farmers in Louisiana.
s. "Show exposes role of photos in print work." Colleen Cordes. The Kansas City Times. 13 March 1982. Headline picture is of Cry Baby grapes label.
t. "Strawberry Mansion–– a blend of Federal and Empire styles––" Pamphlet concerning the stately manor of Judge William Lewis in Philadelphia, PA. Photographs.
u. Szamóca Szörp strawberry label. 1985.
v. AGI Nektar Szamóca Koktél strawberry juice label.
w. SZOB Szamóca Izexitézü label.
x. Fino Strawberry Juice label. 1984-85.
y. Liberty Brand strawberry label.
z. "Life Cycle of a Cypress Lumber Company." History of the Southern Cypress Lumber Co.
aa. Text from the speech concerning the book The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
bb. Outline for a speech concerning
cc. "Somewhere Beyond, In a Faraway Country... The American Hungarians 1895-1920".

4. Fruit crate labels. (36 items)
a. Valley Beauty California Grapes label. Ludi, CA.
b. Red Lion Brand label. Exeter, CA.
c. Silver Cup California Emperor Grapes label. Exeter, CA.
d. Orange Grove grapes label.
e. Sunset California fruits label. Fresno, CA.
f. Pacific Pride Brand label. San Francisco, CA.
g. Rose Brand California Malaga Grapes. Sanger, CA.
h. Battle Axe Brand label. Fairview, CA.
i. Rayo Brand label. Rayo, CA.
j. Louisiana Brand Vegetables. Ponchatoula, LA.
k. "News from the Rice Belt." The Arkansas Farmer. June 1938. Articles about living in Arkansas as a rice farmer.
l. Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weinberger and daughter Amelia. C. 1912. 10x13".
m. Fancy Klondyke Strawberries label. (2 copies)
n. Pioneer Louisiana "Dry" Strawberry Wine label. Independence, LA. (2 copies)
o. Pioneer Louisiana Strawberry Wine label. Independence, LA.
p. Albany Brand strawberry label. Albany, LA.
q. Chuck Wagon Brand strawberry label. Centralia, IL.
r. Hunt's Best Brand strawberry label. Benton Harbor, MI.
s. Louisiana Brand Vegetables label. Albany, LA.
t. Hammond Brand Klondyke strawberry label. Hammond, LA.
u. Walle & Co. Inc. Strawberry label. New Orleans, LA.
v. Big "A" Brand Klondyke strawberry label. Denham Springs, LA.
w. Corbin's Select Klondyke strawberry label. Corbin, LA.
x. M & F Brand Klondyke strawberry label. Denham Springs, LA. (2 copies)
y. M & F Brand Klondyke strawberry label. Denham Springs, LA. (alternate)
z. Independence Brand strawbery label. Independence, LA.
aa. Boone's Farm Winery "Strawberry Hill" label. Independence, LA.
bb. Walderdbeern Fraises des bois wrapper. Switzerland. Chocolate bar with strawberry filling.
cc. Strawberry-Apple Applesmak label. Hendersonville, NC.
dd. "Art on orange crate." Laurie Gordon and John Salkin. Modern Maturity. October-November 1979. Photographs of labels from orange crates from California.
ee. "The latest collectible craze: Fruit Crate Labels." Changing Times. June 1983. Article concerning the collection of fruit crate labels as a hobby. Photographs.
ff. Letter from Ginger Romero to "Jimmy". 10 August 1983. Concerns fruit crate labels.
gg. Strawberry packers' tickets (8). For: Clifford Hano, C.-E. Holden, Chester Davis, Frank Restivo, J. W. Miller, Frank LeSaicherre, Harvey Stewart.
hh. "From Yesterday's Grocery Shelf." Larry Bartlett. Dixie: The Sunday Times-Picayune. 4 December 1977. Article concerns the fruit crate label industry. Photographs and prints.

 

5. Antiquated Strawberry Festival. (6 items)
a. Strawberry Festival Program. 1929. (2 copies)
b. Newspaper clipping of photographs from the 1928 Strawberry Festival. Times-Picayune Rotogravure. 17 June 1928. (2 copies)
c. Simpson Sales Agency Strawberries-Vegetables Auction Catalogue. 12 April 1948. (2 copies)

6. Strawberry labels & "Strawberry Culture". (48 items)
a. Photograph of letterhead of R. R. Rochester. 7x9".
b. Letter from George L. McKenna to Ginger Romero. 16 April 1982. Concerns the "Repeated Exposure" exhibit at the William Rockhill Gallery of Art in Kansas City, MO.
c. "Labels tell the stories." Christina Wainwright. The Daily Star. 7 June 1978. Article concerning Susan Johnson's collection of strawberry crate labels. Photographs.
d. Strawberry Festival Program. 29-30 May 1929.
e. Scrapbook photograph of the Ray Farm strawberry field. 2x3". Black & white.
f. Scrapbook photograph of strawberry growers at a depot. 2x3". Black & white.
g. Scrapbook photograph of a family at a barn. 2x3". Black & white.
h. Scrapbook photograph of A. J. Pusey, Sr.'s strawberry farm. 2x3". Black & white.
i. Scrapbook photograph of strawberry pickers at Peter Kraft's farm. 1905. 2x3". B&W.
j. Scrapbook photograph of J. J. and Laurence Fannaly. 2x3". Black & white.
k. Postal card advertising the 1984 Independence Italian Festival.
l. Ponchatoula Brand strawberry label. Ponchatoula, LA.
m. Printout of three strawberry crate labels from Independence, LA.
n. Sunset Brand strawberry crate label. Felix A. Riggio, Sr. Hammond, LA. (2 copies)
o. Hammond Brand strawberry crate label. Bonnie Moulecdous. Hammond, LA.
p. Fancy Klondyke Strawberry crate label. (Packaging city removed) (2 copies)
q. Louisiana Pride Brand strawberry crate label. Hammond, LA.
r. Lou-Ann Brand strawberry crate label. Ponchatoula, LA. (2 copies)
s. One-line biographies of Carl Drude, Jr.; Jesse Jenkins; Harry Lavince.
t. Log Cabin Brand vegetable crate label. Ted Garfield. Hammond, LA.
u. "Louisiana Strawberry Name." History of the Louisiana strawberry brand label.
v. Letter from Ginger Romero to the Copyright Office. 1 April 1983.
w. Letter from Virginia "Ginger" Romero to the Copyright Office. 6 January 1982. Concerns the copyright of strawberry crate labels.
x. "Historic Murals find home at SLU." Christina Chapple. ALUMNI NEWS. Summer 1983. Article concerning the "Strawberry Culture" mural, painted by Xavier Gonzales, that was saved by Sam Lobue.
y. "Mural rescued from obscurity." Christina Chapple. The Advocate. Article concerning the "Strawberry Culture" mural, painted by Xavier Gonzales, that was saved by Sam Lobue.
z. Photographs of "Strawberry Culture." Xavier Gonzales. 1983. Color. 4.5x3". (7 photos)
aa. "Xavier Gonzales." Who's Who in America. Handwritten excerpt.

bb. Letter from James "Jimmy" Morrison to Bernard Boutin. 1 October 1962. Inquiry concerning the origins of the "Strawberry Culture" mural.
cc. Letter from James "Jimmy" Morrison to Sam Lobue. 12 October 1962. Cover letter on information regarding "Strawberry Culture."
dd. Letter from Bernard Boutin to James "Jimmy" Morrison. 11 October 1962. Information concerning "Strawberry Culture."
ee. Letter from James "Jimmy" Morrison to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lobue. 19 October 1962. Follow-up thank you letter.
ff. Letter from Jane Smith to Sam Lobue. 1 November 1962. In-depth information regarding Xavier Gonzales, Jacques de Tarnowsky, and "Strawberry Culture."
gg. Letter from George Burns to Sam Lobue. 2 April 1963. Concerns whereabouts of the artist Xavier Gonzales.
hh. Letter from Sam Lobue to Xavier Gonzales. (no date). Concerns "Strawberry Culture."
ii. Letter from George Burns to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lobue. 15 April 1963. Concerns Easter gift.
jj. Letter from Xavier Gonzales to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lobue. 16 April 1963. Appreciation.
kk. Xeroxed photographs of murals by Xavier Gonzales. 1963. 3 photographs.
ll. "Unknown Painter's Identity Known; Was Once Art Professor At Tulane." Joe Coyle. Daily Star. 8 November 1962. Article about Xavier Gonzales and "Strawberry Culture."
mm. "Government is Trying to Track Down WPA Art." Donald Sanders. The Times-Picayune. 10 July 1972. Article concerns the search for 1920s, government-sponsored artwork.


7. History of labels. (24 items)
a. Memo from Ezra Adams to John Reynolds. 14 November 1983. Concerns additional labels.
b. List of all strawberry crate labels collected by Ginger Romero.
c. Check from Ginger Romero to Southern Camera Service. 12 January 1984. $62.87.
d. Check from Ginger Romero to Lakeside Camera Center, Inc. 8 January 1984. $32.23.
e. Check from Ginger Romero to Southern Camera Service. 31 December. 1983. $123.30.
f. Letter from Eugene R. Lehr to Virginia "Ginger" Romero. 28 July 1983. On U. S. Copyright Office Stationery.
g. Hungarian fruit crate label on tissue paper.
h. Cardboard strawberry tickets for Chas. Spurgeon; Paul Sziszak, Jr.; Sam Scott; J. W. Miller; and Clark Forrest.
i. Embroidered Louisiana State flag crests. 1x1". (5 copies)
j. Duenweg, MO, State Bank coin for one quart.
k. Natalbany Lumber Company, Ltd. Coin. $1.
l. Stamp imprints for various shipping and manufacturing companies. 9 sheets.
m. Hammond Brand strawberry crate label. For Bonnie Moulecdous.
n. Letter from Frank de Caro to Ginger Romero. 21 June 1986. Concerns request for documents from the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.

o. History of Labels. Stanley C. Hollander, Ph. D. 47 pages. 1956. Concise history of the creation and implementation of labels.
p. Orange Crate Art. John Salkin and Laurie Gordon. 18 pages. History of orange crate labels.
q. Collection of pages from book on the history of lables. Photocopy.
r. Stock shares certificate of the Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Association, Inc. 18 July 1938. William M. Mitchell, shareholder.
s. Photocopied pages of book on the history of labels.
t. Dande Brand strawberry crate label. Charlie Distefano. Hammond, LA. Hand-drawn.

8. Strawberry tickets (6 items)
a. Strawberry pickers' tickets for: Frank LeSaicherre; J. W. Miller; Russell DePaula.
b. Letter from Geraldine DiFulco to Ginger Romero. 3 February 1994. Order for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
c. Strawberry picker's ticket for Clifford Hano.
d. Jack Daniel's Sour Mash Whiskey label. Lynchburg, TN.
e. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey label. Lynchburg, TN.
f. Letter from Prescia DiBuono to Ginger Romero. 28 January 1994. Order for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
g. Strawberry tickets for Tony Distefano; E.G. Carter; Roy Coats; T. C. Carter; Russell DePaula; J. W. Miller; Chas. Spurgeon; Paul Sziszak, Jr.; Santo Mike.

9. Ginger Romero's research notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. (91 items)


BOX 4

Folder
1. Ginger Romero's research notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. (89 items)

2. Ginger Romero's research notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. (109 items)

3. Ginger Romero's research notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. (113 items)

4. Ginger Romero's research notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. (143 items)


BOX 5

Folder
1. Booklets on local history. (5 items)
a. The Free State: A History and Place-Name Study of Livingston Parish. Members of the Livingston Parish American Revolution Bicentennial Committee. 1976. An encyclopedia of place-names in Livingston Parish and their histories.
b. Southeast Louisiana Historical Papers. Joy Jackson, ed. 1986-87. Vol. 11.
c. Independence Italian Festival and Heritage Book. 27-28 April 1984.
d. Independence Italian Festival and Heritage Book. 29-30 April 1983.
e. Folklife in the Florida Parishes. Louisiana Folklife Program and Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.

2. Booklets on local history. (7 items)
a. Hammond Army Air Field and Early Aviation in the Hammond Area. Judge Leon Ford III. December 1996. Signed by Ford.
b. St. Tammany 1885-1945: a photographic essay. John Kemp and S. Harvey Colvin, Jr., eds. St. Tammany Historical Society Gazette. 1981.
c. The 75 Years of St. Margaret Catholic Church: 1910-1985, Albany, Louisiana. Oct. 1985.
d. Livingston Parish Louisiana: The Missing Years. Gloria Lambert Kerns. 1985. Published to provide source material for genealogists and historians interested in the area.
e. Photograph of Lindsey's Store. With Walter, Eunice, and Mr. Lindsey. 5x7". Sepia.
f. Southeast Louisiana Historical Association Papers 1974. Vol 1. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.
g. Arpadhon: The Largest Hungarian Settlement in the United States. Victoria Mocsary. Folklife in the Florida Parishes Series, Vol. IV. 1990. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.

3. Booklets on local history. (9 items)
a. Southeast Louisiana Historical Papers. Vol. 10. 1984-85. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.
b. Southeast Louisiana Historical Papers. Vol. 7. 1980. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University. (2 copies)
c. Southeast Louisiana Historical Papers. Vol. 6. 1979.Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.
d. Southeast Louisiana Historical Papers. Vol. 9. 1983.Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.
e. Carving Charm with Hammer and Brush: Hammond's Historic District and Tangipahoa Parish Vignettes. Edna Campbell. 1982. Brief synopses of historical places located throughout Hammond, LA.
f. Hungarian Folklife "The Sweet Taste of Yesterday" in the Florida Parishes of Southeast Louisiana. Ginger Romero. Folklife in the Florida Parishes Series. Vol. III. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University. 1987. (2 copies)
g. Rambling Through the Years: Selected Poems. Isabel Nelson Hatch Lovel.


BOX 6

Folder
1. Booklets on local history. (9 items)
a. Camp Moore Memoirs and Recipes. United Daughters of the Confederacy, Camp Moore Chapter No. 562. 1981. Collection of writings and cooking recipes by the UDC.
b. Louisiana's Florida Parishes: A Bibliography. C. Howard Nicholls, compiler. Folklife in the Florida Parishes Series, Vol. II. 1983.
c. Regional Dimensions. Vol II. 1984. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University. Articles on archaeology, art deco on Southeastern's campus, marriage customs between Italian-Americans, and New Orleans.
d. Regional Dimensions. Vol I. 1983. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University. Articles on labor in the Florida Parishes, the lumber industry, filming Lone Wolf, a statistical overview of the region, and the significance of Hungarian ethnicity.
e. Southeast Louisiana Historical Papers. Vol. 11. 1986-87. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.
f. Our Cherished Roots: Hammond's Centennial Trail 1889-1989. Edna Campbell. 1987. A history of Hammond, LA.
g. Louisiana History. Vol. I. The Louisiana Historical Association.
h. Louisiana History. Vol. VIII. The Louisiana Historical Association.
i. "The Confederate Chaplain." Sidney Romero. A study of religion in the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

2. Booklets on local history. (5 items)
a. Louisiana History. Vol. XIV, No. 3. The Louisiana Historical Association. Summer 1973
b. Independence Italian Festival and Heritage Book. 27-28 April 1985.
c. Southeast Louisiana Historical Papers. Vol. 13. 1988-89. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.
d. Little Railroads which Helped Build Communities. E. E. Puls. 1988. A study of Southeast Louisiana's railroads and their importance to the construction of civilization.
e. Memories of the Old Place... A Plantago Record. Catherine Plantago and Lauretta Wagner. 1993. Memoirs of the Plantago family farm located south of Hammond, LA.

3. Booklets on local history. (3 items)
a. Southeast Louisiana Historical Association Papers. Vol. 8. 1982. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.
b. J. W. And Julia Lee Lambert Family Profile. Eunice Lambert Catha and Norma Lambert. Family history of the Lamberts; provided in stead of heirs.
c. Southeast Louisiana Historical Association Papers. Vol. 5. 1978. Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.


BOX 7

Folder
1. Strawberry crate labels (79 items)
a. "Recalling early years of Louisiana strawberry industry." Sarah Goldsmith. Sunday Advocate. 30 December 1984. Article concerning Ginger Romero's book, The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Photograph. (2 copies)
b. Photograph of Ginger and Sydney Romero in a strawberry field. 3x5" B&W
c. "Louisiana strawberries featured in new book." Denham Springs-Livingston Parish News. 29 November 1984. Headline article detailing the story behind Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Photographs.
d. "Old berry packaging crates hide labels of heritage, nostalgia." Christina Chapple. Hammond Vindicator. 1 April 1982. Article concerning the research done by Ginger Romero on strawberry crate labels.
e. Order slip for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Sponsored by First Guaranty Bank.
f. Letter from Judy Locascio to Ginger Romero. 14 July 1991. Thank you letter for a visit to the Romero home.
g. Four (4) photographs from the Locascio visit to the Romero home where a book signing took place. 8 June 1991. Color. Pictured: the Romeros, Judy Locascio, Polly Richards.
h. Envelope from Judy Locascio to Ginger Romero. 15 July 1991.
i. Newspaper photograph clipping from Ginger Romero's book signing at B. Dalton Bookstore. Pictured: Ginger Romero and Gerald Varnado. (2 copies)
j. From the Sugar Bowl of Louisiana strawberry crate label. Albany Strawberry Cooperative Assn. Albany, LA. (2 copies)
k. Independence Brand strawberry crate label. Farmers Coop. Assn., Inc. Independence, LA. (2 copies)
l. Fancy Klondyke Strawberries strawberry crate label. Agricultural & Supply Company, Inc. Independence, LA.
m. Fancy Klondyke Strawberries strawberry crate label. Agricultural & Supply Company, Inc. Independence, LA. Bronze dusted.
n. B.V. Brand strawberry crate label. B.V. Polito. Independence, LA.
o. Cash Brand strawberry crate label. Cash Growers Cooperative Assn., Inc. Independence.
p. Junior Brand strawberry crate label. The Farmers Co-Operative Ass'n. Independence, LA.
q. Colonial Brand strawberry crate label. Colonial Produce Co., Inc. Independence, LA.
r. Independence Klondyke Beauties strawberry crate label. Farmers Fruit Company, Inc. Independence, LA.
s. Fancy Klondyke Strawberries strawberry crate label. Farmers Co-operative Union, Inc. Independence, LA.
t. Famous Klondyke Strawberries strawberry crate label. Carmelo Muss & Company. Independence, LA.
u. Famous Klondyke Strawberries strawberry crate label. Vilando & Musso. Independence.
v. Independence Klondyke Beauties strawberry crate label. Farmers Supply Co., Inc. Independence, LA.
w. Diamond Brand strawberry crate label. M.A. Bankston & Co. Ponchatoula, LA.

x. Luscious John Brand strawberry crate label. Ponchatoula Farmers Cooperative Assn. Ponchatoula, LA.
y. Luscious John Brand strawberry crate label. Ponchatoula Farmers Cooperative Assn. Ponchatoula, LA. Variant.
z. Livingston Beauties strawberry crate label. Joe Burden. Springfield, LA.
aa. Letter from Lee Miller to Ginger Romero. 25 February 1983. Concerns loan of material.
bb. Strawberry packers tickets for Tony Distefano. (3 copies)
cc. Fancy Amite Brand strawberry crate label. Amite Strawberry Coop. Assn. Amite, LA.
dd. Three Rivers brand strawberry crate label. Temple Shepherd Assn. Ponchatoula, LA.
ee. Chuck Wagon brand strawberry crate label. S.C. Garrison Co. Centralia, IL.
ff. John Brand strawberry crate label. Albany Farmers Supply Company. Albany, LA.
gg. Corbin's Select brand strawberry crate label. Corbin Farmers Association. Corbin, LA.
hh. Double S.S. Brand strawberry crate label. Smart and Settoon. Albany and Doyle, LA.
ii. John Brand strawberry crate label. Albany Farmers Supple Company. Albany, LA.
jj. Hammond Brand strawberry crate label. Italian Co-Operative Assn., Inc. Hammond, LA.
kk. Hammond Brand strawberry crate label. Italian Co-Operative Assn., Inc. Hammond, LA. (Variant)
ll. Dande Brand strawberry crate label. Charlie Distefano. Hammond, LA.
mm. Tangi Brand strawberry crate label. Joseph Giacone. Hammond, LA.
nn. D&D Brand strawberry crate label. DePaula & Distefano. Hammond, LA.
oo. Consol brand strawberry crate label. Consolidated Farmers Union, Inc. Stevens-Daves Auction, Inc. Hammond, LA (2 copies)
pp. Bigner Brand strawberry crate label. Hammond, LA.
qq. Bigner Brand strawberry crate label. Without text.
rr. Fancy Hungarian brand strawberry crate label. First Hungarian Farmers Assn, Ltd. Albany.
ss. Campbell's Klondyke Brand strawberry crate label. C.L. Campbell. Hammond, LA.
tt. Horse-Shoe "A Healthful Drink" strawberry-flavored beverage mix label. Horse Shoe Pickle Works, Ltd. New Orleans, LA.
uu. Campbell's Klondyke Brand strawberry crate label. C.L. Campbell. Hammond, LA.
vv. Campbell's Klondyke Brand strawberry crate label. Campbell Preserving Company, Inc. Hammond, LA.
ww. Diamond Brand vegetable crate label. J.E. Perrin. Ponchatoula, LA.
xx. Madisonville Beauties strawberry crate label. Flasdick & Son. Madisonville, LA.
yy. R.A.K. brand strawberry crate label. R.A. Kent Mercantile Company, Inc. Fluker, LA.
zz. Sunny Brand strawberry crate label. Sunny Brand Produce Co. Albany, LA.
A. Albany Brand strawberry crate label. Albany Farmers Coop. Ass., Inc. Leon Tujague. Albany, LA.
B. Play Boy Brand strawberry crate label. Bailey & Bruton. Chadbourn, NC. (2 copies)
C. Hunt's Best Brand strawberry crate label. Tom Jennaro & Angie Rizzo. Benton Harbor, MI.
D. Pride of Greenfield Brand strawberry label. Akin & Porter Produce Co. Greenfield, TN.

E. Big Chief Brand strawberry crate label. Collins and Price Co. Humbolt, TN.
F. JHD Brand strawberry crate label. J.H. Dulaney. Plant City, FL.
G. Louisiana Brand Vegetables crate label. United Hungarian Coop. Assn. Albany, LA.
H. "NIC" Brand strawberry crate label. N. Cefalu. Amite, LA.
I. Fancy Klondyke Strawberries strawberry crate label. Strawberry and Truck Corp. Independence, LA.
J. Ascension Beauties strawberry label. Ascension Truck Growers Assn., Inc. Sorrento, LA
K. Denham Springs Beauties strawberry crate label. Denham Springs Selling Assn, Inc. Denham Springs, LA.
L. Liberty Brand strawberry crate label. Italian Cash Co-Operative Assn, Inc. Tickfaw, LA.
M. M&M Brand strawberry crate label. Willard M. Mitchell. Ponchatoula, LA.
N. Louisiana Pride Brand strawberry crate label. Walker Farm Bureau. Walker, LA. Shipped by Louisiana Farm Bureau Selling Exchange, Inc. Hammond, LA.
O. Fedele Brand strawberry crate label. Natalbany Strawberry & Truck Growers Assn. Natalbany, LA. (2 copies)

2. The Louisiana Strawberry Story promotion (44 items)
a. Letter to the Editor from Ginger Romero. 27 December 1984. Denham Springs-Livingston Parish News. Thank you for the article on 29 November. (2 copies)
b. Newspaper photograph clipping. Depicts Ginger Romero handing Dr. J. Larry Crain manuscripts of the interviews she conducted. Also pictured: Anil Patel, Dr. Joy Jackson, and Mary Cefalu. (2 copies)
c. "Publishing: Parish writers who made it." Arlene Lenz. Showcases writers Ginger Romero, Rita Ockman, and Jean Decota. (2 copies)
d. "Strawberry Story sold at Mall." Newspaper article concerning the sale of Romero's book.
e. "Author to sign books for buyers at area bookstore." Daily Star. 13 December 1985. Article concerning Ginger Romero signing her book The Louisiana Strawberry Story at B. Dalton.
f. Newspaper clipping advertising First Guaranty Bank's Noon Series of Lectures featuring Ginger Romero. 20 April.
g. "Preservationists host open house." Bill Robertson. Article concerns a meeting of the Hammond Preservation Society. Photo shows Jimmy Morrison signing The Louisiana Strawberry Story for John Gewalt.
h. Magazine entry advertising The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
i. Edited page #135 of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
j. Letter from Jackie Traina to Ginger Romero. January 1985. Concerns Traina's grandfather, Jacob Cusemano. With envelope.
k. The Knights of Columbus Council 2952 newsletter. March 1985. Vol. 1, No. 3. Cover article concerns The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
l. Letter from Dr. J. Larry Crain to Ginger Romero. 24 April 1985. Thank you letter for participating at Board of Trustees luncheon. Southeastern Louisiana University stationery.

m. "Center launches 'Noon Focus'." Daily Star. 31 March 1985. Article concerns Ginger Romero giving a presentation at the Ponchatoula Community Center.
n. Letter from Gladys Keaghey to Ginger Romero. Thank you letter for purchase of the painting "The Pint of Strawberries."
o. Photograph of personalized copies of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 3x5". Color.
p. Letter from Melissa Huddleston to Ginger Romero. 10 April 1985. Concerns festivities and advertising for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. First Guartany Bank stationery.
q. Letter to Mrs. Mize. 28 March 1985. Concerns The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
r. Postal card accrediting Fr. Dominic Tamburello for "Our Lady of the Strawberries."
s. Letter from Ned to Ginger Romero. 26 March 1985. Concerns turning The Louisiana Strawberry Story into a motion picture.
t. Letter from Congressman W. Henson Moore to Ginger Romero. 19 April 1985. Concerns autographed copy of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
u. Letter from St. Joseph School's 5th- 8th grades to Ginger Romero. 18 April 1985. Thank you letter of presentation given.
v. Mail-in invoice for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Northwestern State University Press stationery.
w. Letter from Gayle to Ginger and Sydney Romero. 22 November 1983. Thank you letter.
x. Letter from Virginia Smith to Ginger Romero. 11 June 1985. Audubon Regional Library stationery. Thank you letter for a copy of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
y. Annie playbill. Southeastern Louisiana University Music Department & Columbia Theatre Players. July 1987. Members of Romero family in cast.
z. Birthday card from Joseph, Cynthia, and the kids of the Sobue family to Ginger Romero. Contians: "Romero addresses library meeting." Edna Campbell. Concerns presentation at the Miller Memorial Library (2 copies).
aa. Newspaper clipping showcasing The Louisiana Strawberry Story after Ginger Romero's presentation at St. Joseph School. Pictured: Byran Ragano and Jay Adams.
bb. Synopsis of The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Joy Jackson. (2 copies)
cc. "Strawberry Story Told." Edna Campbell. The Hammond Vindicator. 22 March 1984. Concerns the writing of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
dd. Announcement for The Louisiana Strawberry Story from First Guaranty Bank. 1984.
ee. Newspaper photograph of Sidney Romero awarding Dr. Harry Becnel and Victoria Candiotta wit h awards for preserving Italian-American culture. Daily Star. 14 May 1985.
ff. Newspaper photograph. 17 April 1985. Pictures Ginger Romero with Billy McCormick, Jeanie Raiford, Warren Charbonnet, and Elsie Morgan at celebration for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
gg. "Strawberries, anyone?" Times-Picayune. 23 December 1984. Advertisement for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
hh. "The Louisiana Strawberry Story added to schools." The Enterprise. 26 March 1986. Concerns how Ginger Romero's book was official included in school libraries.

ii. "Popularity of strawberries is basis for book's success." The Enterprise. 10 April 1985. Concerns the writing of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Photograph.
jj. "The fruits of berry research." Mabel Simmons. Concerns the content of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. (2 copies)
kk. "Our Town II: The Campus." A calendar for 1950 with hand-drawn illustrations of Southeastern Louisiana University buildings by SLU Laboratory School students. (2 copies)

3. History and ancestry (12 items)
a. "History in the Sky." Christina Wainwright. Article concerning the historical stone reliefs of downtown Hammond's buildings. (2 copies)
b. "The Hungarian Connection." Ginger Romero. Alumni News. Winter 1985. Concerns scholarly trip to study in Hungary. Photographs.
c. Hungarian Settlement Celebration mail-out. 23 & 24 October 1987. Southeastern Louisiana University & Hungarian Settlement. Advertises events.
d. Button. Louisiana Strawberry Queen 1993. Robin Crain. Secured inside envelope.
e. "Drip-Dry Through Europe." Pie Dufour. Anthology of articles about tourism and American influence throughout Europe. Autographed for Ginger Romero.
f. They Tasted Bayou Water (excerpts). Maume Bergerie. 1962. Genealogical information on the Romero family.
g. "Development of the Louisiana Strawberry Industry." W.E. Beckner. Illinois Central Magazine IV. April 1916. Concerns the Louisiana strawberry industry in relationship to the Illinois Central Railroad.
h. "H.D.C." 22 March 1933. Article praising and detailing the Casa de Fresa.
i. Distefano interview. 10 January 1985. About the Distefano family.
j. The Tall Azalea-Hedge. Virginia "Ginger" Romero. Fictional story about discrimination.
k. Strawberry Festival insert. The Enterprise. 9 April 1997.

4. Ginger Romero's English notebook. 1962.

5. SLU 50th Anniversary (11 items)
a. Program celebrating Southeastern Louisiana University's 50th anniversary. Includes a history of SLU, biography of Linus Simms, and SLU information as of1975. 32 pp.
b. Program for Southeastern Louisiana University 50th anniversary convocation. March 1975.
c. "Century of Grace." Booklet celebrating one hundred years of Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary in Saint Benedict, LA. Jonathan DeFrange. Details the history of Abbey. 58 pp.
d. Political cartoon of Charles Weinberger.
e. Footnotes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
f. List of strawberry associations in Amite, LA.
g. Chronology of strawberry associations in Hammond, LA.
h. Line drawing of a train at the Hammond depot.

i. Unfinished line drawing of a depot and railroad tracks.

j. Original text for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 34 pp.
k. Newspaper photograph of 1987 Strawberry Queen Rhonda Plunket visiting Vanda Henry inside a nursing home.

6. Hammond History (32 items)
a. Letter from Sr. William, CSJ, to Ginger Romero. 2 July 1991. St. Joseph Guild stationery. Concerns St. Joseph Altar books.
b. Viva San Giuseppe: A guide to Saint Joseph Altars. St. Joseph Guild of New Orleans. 1985. Book with prayers and recipes for St. Joseph Altars.
c. "Acknowledgments" for The Louisiana Strawberry Story..
d. Strawberry railroad routes for Tangipahoa, Livingston, and St. Helena Parishes. Transparency and print-out.
e. Photograph of Congressman Jimmy Morrison holding a photograph of himself sharing strawberries with President Truman.
f. Insert detailing "Berry Day" for Lee's Landing Methodist Church in Ponchatoula.
g. The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation: History and Achievements. 1 January 1929. Photocopied booklet detailing the organization's activity.
h. "Builder of Florida Parishes." Hammond Vindicator. 24 May 1929. Concerns Lee R. Miller and his impact on the strawberry industry, the Florida Parishes, and Hammond, LA.
i. "Printer commended for enterprise." Mary Broussard. Morning Advocate. 19 March 1983. Article concerning the life of Duane Shafer.
j. "Natalbany was once booming town." Edna Campbell. Hammond Vindicator. 5 August 1982. Article concerning the once prolific lumber industry in Natalbany, LA.
k. Newspaper clipping showcasing strawberry crate labels as works of art.
l. "Strawberry Coat of Arms." The Morning Sun. 1979. Article concerns the Frezier family history and the development of modern strawberries.
m. "Strawberry concoction can help complexion." Diane Robbens. Daily Star. 1 October 1982.
n. Recipe for Strawberry Inferno.
o. Column with information regarding "John" and "Janet" brand strawberries.
p. Obituary for John Locascio. Hammond Vindicator. 15 March 1971.
q. "The Pioneering Families." Velmarae Dunn. Hammond Vindicator. 20 March 1969. Concerns the family history of the Mooney and Neelis families.
r. "The Charles Cate story." Hammond Vindicator. 20 March 1969. Biography of Charles Cate and his impact on Hammond, LA.
s. Florida Parishes Fair program cover. 1920.
t. Biography of Samuel Zemmurray (1878-1961).
u. "Chef of the Week: Cookin' in volume." Article about Jackie Kupper and his jambalaya.
v. "Albert Tolle built them to last." Katie Wainwright. Hammond Vindicator. 2 April 1982. Article concerning the architecture of Tolle in Hammond, LA.

 

w. "Old Oaks Hotel lives again." Christina Chapple. Article concerning Brooks Robinson.
x. "Late start doesn't stop her." Christina Chapple. Concerns Edna Campbell's career.
y. "Of liveries and laundries." Mike Randall. 20 March 1969. Brief history of Hammond, LA.
z. "Pictures Out of Our Past." Dixie. 7 May 1972. History of the Casa de Fresa.
aa. "Hammond's street names tell story." Edna Campbell. History via street names.
bb. Description of Casa de Fresa. H.D.C. 22 March 1933.
cc. "Preserving Buildings and Pride in Hammond, Louisiana." Concerns Hammond as a nationally-recognized Historical town.
dd. "The Oaks." Hammond Vindicator. 20 March 1969. Photos of the Casa de Fresa.
ee. "The mighty Hammond Oak." Velmarae Dunn. Hammond Vindicator. 20 March 1969. Article concerning the history behind the burial place of Peter Hammond.
ff. "Unsung benefactors in lumber industry." Article concerning Jack Bahm, Charles Houlton, and others who contributed to the lumber industry in Tangipahoa Parish.

7. Illinois Central Magazine (15 items)
a. "Ponchatoula – An Inviting Community for the Homeseeker." Jas E. Bailey. Illinois Central Magazine. April 1916. Coverage of Ponchatoula's local businesses.
b. "The Strawberry Industry in the Amite Section." George Campbell. Illinois Central Magazine. April 1916. Article tells of the strawberry industry in Amite.
c. "Hammond, La." Illinois Central Magazine. Hammond at the turn of the 20th century.
d. "Louisiana Strawberries." T. Jay Seale. The Express Messenger. April 1937. Article concerning Hammond's leadership in the strawberry industry.
e. Photos of residential areas in Hammond, LA. Illinois Central Magazine. 1916.
f. "Street scenes" of Amite, LA. Illinois Central Magazine. 1916.
g. "Business section" of Hammond, LA. Illinois Central Magazine. 1916. (2 copies)
h. "The Strawberry Industry." J.L. Baskin. Illinois Central Magazine. Vol. 18. July 1929. Article concerning the rich strawberry fields of Hammond, LA.
i. "Summary of the 1921 Louisiana Strawberry Season." Lee Miller. Ponchatoula Enterprise. 30 September 1921. Details pricing and shipping.
j. "Starting Them North on Ice a Big Item on T.J. Quigley's Division." Ponchatoula Enterprise. 22 July 1921. Concerns fruit/vegetable shipping along the Illinois Central RR.
k. "Illinois Central Furnishes Interesting Statistics on Strawberry Movement." Ponchatoula Enterprise. 8 July 1921. Concerns the shipment of strawberries along the railroad.
l. Synopses of Tangipahoa strawberry markets from the Ponchatoula Enterprise. April 1921.
m. "Hammond rail depot gains center stage." Miky Dowty. Daily Star. Article commemorating Hammond's train depot as a historical, cultural hearth.
n. "Development of the Louisiana Strawberry Industry." W.E. Beckner. Illinois Central Magazine. April 1916. Discusses the historical evolution of the strawberry industry.
o. "Robert Cloud." Hammond Vindicator. 3 May1940. Newspaper clipping with market information about the strawberry industry and the man who propagated the Klondyke.

 

8. Strawberry industry (2 items)
a. "Facts and Figures on the Strawberry Industry of Louisiana: Season on 1924." Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Immigration.
b. Article on agriculture in the Florida Parishes.

9. Savant thesis (1 item)
a. Marketing Louisiana Strawberries, 1920-1946. Warren Savant. August 1946. Master's thesis concerning the entire strawberry industry. Includes picking, pricing, auctions, processing, and prospective future for the industry.

10. Strawberry Jam (17 items)
a. "The Log Cabin - Home Of Strawberry Auctions." Georgia Talbot. Hammond Vindicator. 21 September 1967. Concerns log cabin built by William Houlton to house strawberry auctions during the 20s and 30s.
b. Photo of Commissioner and group of strawberry buyers in front of Log Cabin. 1938. B&W.
c. Photo of Log Cabin, home of strawberry auctions.
d. "Hammond Historic Cabin to Be Moved." Sunday Advocate. 18 January 1970. Concerns how Huey P. Adams plans to make the Log Cabin his home.
e. "History of Labels." Stanley C. Hollander. The evolution of branded packaging.
f. Strawberry Jam, Fall 1981-82. Danny Bond and Thomas Davis, eds. Stories, interviews, recipes, and drawings concerning the history/culture of Hammond all created or collected by Southeastern Louisiana University Laboratory School 7th and 8th graders. (2 copies)
g. Strawberry Jam Presents: 1984 Calendars. Calendar created by students of Southeastern Louisiana University Laboratory School.
h. Strawberry Jam, Fall 1982. David Kurtz and Lisa King, eds. Stories, interviews, recipes, and drawings concerning the history/culture of Hammond all created or collected by Southeastern Louisiana University Laboratory School 7th and 8th graders.
i. Strawberry Jam, Spring 1983. Donald Bates, Jeff Hu, and Hunter McAllister, eds. Stories, interviews, recipes, and drawings concerning the history/culture of Hammond all created or collected by Southeastern Louisiana University Laboratory School 7th and 8th graders.
j. "Grandma Daniels." Roderick Ruffin. Alligator Tales. Interview with Dica Mae Daniels on how the school system and culture has changed since she was a child.
k. "Strawberry Farming – Two Views." Melissa Grazianno and Roderick Ruffin. Interviews with Baglio Grazianno and Dica Mae Daniels on strawberry farming.
l. "Their essays tell area's story." Diane Loupe. Concerns the creation of Strawberry Jam.
m. "The Strawberry in North America: History, Origin, Botany, and Breeding." S.W. Fletcher. 1917. Section on the rise of commercial activity in the strawberry in North America.
n. "Lithography: A Complete Handbook of Modern Techniques of Lithography." Henry Cliffe. The first chapter, which is an approach to the subject.
o. "A History of Lithography." Wilhelm Weber. The introduction.
p. "Lithography." Emil Weddige. The introduction, first chapter of the history of lithography.

BOX 8

Folder
1. United Fruit and John Brand (8 items)
a. The United Fruit Company in Latin America. Stacy May and Galo Plaza. Book on the history of The United Fruit Company and their bananas. Samuel Zemmurray mentioned.
b. An American Company: The Tragedy of United Fruit. Thomas P. McCann. History of the rise and fall of The United Fruit Company. Samuel Zemmurray mentioned.
c. "Le Watkin Man." Randy Whatley. Humorous story about a Cajun salesman. (2 copies)
d. "Western Fruit Jobbers Association Convention." Article concerning recent convention that promoted JOHN and JANET brand strawberries.
e. Letter from Dr. Voss in J.-J. News. Promotes the Strawberry Growers Selling Company.
f. "Foundation Started on Another Substantial Industry for Ponchatoula." Ponchatoula Enterprise. 11 March 1921. Concerns the construction of a Universal Folding Crate Company factory due to strawberry shipments.
g. John-Janet News. February 1924. Vol. 1, No. 2. Various articles on the condition and various techniques of strawberry growing in the Hammond area.

2. Campbell (15 items)
a. Campbell Preserving Company Act of Incorporation. 6 May 1924. Official document for Campbell Preserving Company. Includes list of original share-holders. (2 copies)
b. Certificates of stock shares in Campbell Preserving Company by R.D. Fellows. (2 copies)
c. "Pierce-Morrison Wedding Proves Brilliant Affair." Hammond Vindicator. 25 April 1937. Marriage of Margaret Morrison to Benjamin E. Pierce. (2 copies)
d. "Charles L. Campbell Dies After Many Weeks Illness Thursday Morning, April 22." Hammond Vindicator. 30 April 1943. Obituary. (2 copies)
e. "Tangipahoa Warned Against One Crop. New Orleans Item. 3 July 1916. Article concerns Campbell and Dr. G.E. Nesom's warning to diversify Tangipahoa away from sole dependence on the strawberry. (2 copies)
f. Another article concerning Campbell and Dr. G.E. Nesom's warning to diversify Tangipahoa away from sole dependence on the strawberry. (2 copies)
g. Excerpts dealing with R.E. Perrin, Charles Campbell, the ideal cold pack, and strawberries.
h. Book photograph of the first strawberry depot in Ponchatoula, LA.
i. First-hand information from Frank Koles and Felix Arceneaux. 2 April 1981. Concerns printing of strawberry crate labels and their application.

3. Charters (15 items)
a. Charter for Doyle Truck Growers' Association. 13 January 1922.
b. Charter for The Louisiana Strawberry Distributing Company, Inc. 8 March 1915.
c. Charter for The Strawberry Growers Auction Company, Incorporated. 21 January 1920.
d. Bond Mortgage from Strawberry Growers Selling Co., Inc. and Standard Box and Veneer Co., Inc. to Citizens' Band & Trust Co. by Philip N. Nott. 14 January 1921.
e. Act of incorporation designed to include all strawberry farmers in Louisiana.

 

f. Charter of Strawberry Growers Selling Co., Inc. 19 February 1907. With Amendment from September 1922.
g. Sale deeds between Justin V. Wolff and the Strawberry Growers Corporation. February 1930. Concerns a particular plot of land in Tickfaw, LA.
h. Liabilities and assets of Italian Cash Co-Operative Ass'n, Inc.
i. Note from Thomas A. Warner concerning Joe Scimeca's purchase of property in Tickfaw, LA. 4 June 1931.
j. Acknowledgment of payment by Joe Scimeca, Santo Calanoro, and Vincent Mannino of the Italian Cash Co-Operative Assn., Inc. Received by Joe Greco. 9 September 1938.
k. Various notarial papers concerning Township 5 south, Range 7 east. Rownd & Wagner stationery. Transactions between 1849 and 1920.
l. Charter for Louisiana Farm Bureau Selling Exchange, Incorporated. 14 October 1927.
m. Amendment to charter of Strawberry Growers Selling Company, Inc. 4 November 1920.
n. Charter of Strawberry Growers Selling Co., Inc. 19 February 1917.
o. Note from Ginger Romero concerning Township 5 south, Range 7 east.

4. Citrus Label Society and clippings (14 items)
a. Notes from Ginger Romero on strawberry crate labels. 26 pages.
b. Antique Label Dealers brochure. Advertises buying/selling of obsolete fruit crate labels.
c. Envelope from The Citrus Label Society to Virginia "Ginger" Romero. 1981.
d. Citrus Label Society Operating Procedures and Membership Application.
e. The Citrus Peel. September 1983. Vol 3 No. 9. Bulletin of The Citrus Label Society.
f. Letter from Citrus Label Society to Ginger Romero informing her that the strawberry crate labels will be discussed at their next meeting.
g. Strawberry token. 7 December 1983.
h. Business card for Letha Davis.
i. Letter from Arlene Clark to Ginger Romero. 17 February 1984. Concerns Mother Goose children's rhyme. With envelope.
j. Joan F. Hewitt business card.
k. Mayoral promotional card for Joe V. Greco.
l. Newspaper clipping about "berry buyers."
m. Obituary for Joseph J. Burdon. 10 August 1984.
n. "Players out of patience with Darryl Strawberry." Dave Anerson. Concerns a baseball player for the New York Mets.

5. Independence Veneer & Box Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (134 items)
a. Charter for the Independence Veneer & Box Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 3 pages.
b. Independence Veneer & Box Manufacturing Co., Ltd Organizational, Board of Directors, and Stockholders meeting notes. 26 July 1904 - 1 August 1931. 131 pages.

 

6. Strawberry Growers Selling Co. v. Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Assn. (36 items)
a. Trademark for Strawberry Growers Selling Company. 7 April 1925. U. S. Department of Commerce Patent Office stationery. (2 copies)
b. Trademark of "Fresh and Preserved Strawberries" for the Strawberry Growers Selling Co.. 20 September 1921. U. S. Department of Commerce Patent Office stationery. (2 copies)
c. Trademark of "John" for the Strawberry Growers Selling Company. 2 September 1921. Verified by Secretary J. H. Hammel. U. S. Department of Commerce Patent Office stationery. (2 copies)
d. Note on Strawberry Growers Selling Co. v. Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Assn.
e. "Blue Goose" Texas vegetable crate label photocopy. American Fruit Growers, Inc. IL.
f. Legal notes from the suit Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. over the use of the "John" label. 4 April 1925.
g. Reference request from George Eiselan for Judge Mentz. 30 June 1983.
h. Bill of Complaint. Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 1 April 1925.
i. Testimony of Charles Weinberger in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 8 April 1925.
j. Exception and Answer to Rule for Injunction from the Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Association in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 11 April 1925. Includes Ozone Brand strawberry crate label (Louisiana Farm Bureau Strawberry Exchange, Ponchatoula).
k. Subpoena in Chancery summoning the Ponchatoula Farm Bureau to the New Orleans District court for Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 4 April 1925. Dufour & St. Paul Attorney stationery.
l. Defense of W. A. Blackwell in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 11 April 1925.
m. Defense of W. R. Stevens in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 11 April 1925.
n. Defense of Frank Rottman in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 11 April 1925.
o. Defense of L. V. Gregoire in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 11 April 1925.
p. Defense of Robert E. Perrin in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 11 April 1925.
q. Defense of Marion Baham in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 11 April 1925.
r. Trademark Registration Certification for "fresh and preserved strawberries." 4 May 1921.
s. Note of Evidence. Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. Affidavit put forth. 16 April 1925.
t. Final verdict of Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. Hon. Charlton Braltie. 6 June 1925.
u. Points and Authorities of Complaint in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau.
v. Testimony on Rule Nisi for Issue of Write of Injunction in Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 27 April 1925.
w. Points and Authorities for Defendant. Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 27 April 1925.
x. Deposition of Delafield D. Sullivan. Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 9 April 1925.
y. Deposition of R. Lee Miller. Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 9 April 1925.

 

z. Photocopy of newspaper on fruit and vegetable packing and shipping news. 21 March 1925.
aa. Affidavit of William C. Dufour. Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 10 April 1925.
bb. Affidavit of Charles Weinberger. Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 11 April 1925.
cc. Note of Evidence for Defendant. Strawberry Growers v. Farm Bureau. 27 April 1925.
dd. "The Louisiana Farmer's Protective Union And Its Effects on the Farmers of Ponchatoula." Tommie Jean Robertson. A history of the subject.
ee. "An Open Letter to the Strawberry Growers of Louisiana." Jimmy Morrison. Letter on Morrison's fight to preserve the rights of his constituents.
ff. The Story of a Happy World: Flowers and Nature. Florence Hobson Morrison. Poems on strawberries.
gg. Letter from Jimmy Morrison to Claude R. Wiclerd. 26 January 1943. Concerns the ceiling price set on strawberries in wartime.

7. Speeches of Sidney Romero (8 items)
a. Sidney Romero's note cards for the speech "Opportunities on the Campus Hearts and Flowers." 29 cards.
b. Sidney Romero's note cards for a speech on "Change" in the Catholic Church. Delivered at a Baptist Center.
c. Speech on "Economic Motivation." About motivating people to work for pride as well as money. Includes four Hammond Vindicator articles concerning employment crises.
d. Speech on the Soviet Educational System.
e. Speech on "The Life Cycle of Marriage." Main topics: widowhood, divorce, and "mixed marriages." Includes notes.
f. Speech on logical, rational thinking. Note cards.
g. Speech on logical, rational thinking and imagination. Typed.
h. Commencement speech at Francis T. Nicholls University. Rough and final drafts.

8. Francis T. Nicholls (8 items)
a. Note cards on Francis T. Nicholls.
b. Program for the Robert E. Lee Banquet for the United Daughters of the Confederacy. 17 January 1981.
c. "Historical Fact About the Bayou Lafourche People." Evans J. Casso. Various essays, statistics, and poems on this demographic. Focused on 1860-1920 and 18th century origins.
d. Rudimentary biographical information on Francis T. Nicholls.
e. Letter from Sidney Romero to Dr. Philip Uzee. 29 June 1983. Concerns Francis T. Nicholls.
f. Biographical information on Francis T. Nicholls. (10 pages)
g. Letter from Philip Uzee to Sidney Romero. 10 May 1983. Concerns Nichol's genealogy.
h. Letter from Philip Uzee to Sidney Romero. 1 July 1983. Concerns Evans Casso.

 

9. Speeches & Essays of Sidney Romero (11 items)
a. "Managing Time." Sidney Romero. Includes proposed time allocation budget.
b. Letter from William D. Allen to Sidney Romero. 6 May 1969. Concerns "Management Seminar" he gave. On Hammond Area Vocational School stationery.
c. "Natural Resources and the Environment– 'So much for so little.' " Essay on the exploration of the French Louisiana colony.
d. "Natural Resources and the Environment– 'One man's drink is another man's poison.' " Essay on the future of Louisiana's economy.
e. Sidney Romero's recollection on participation on a task force.
f. "Natural Resources and the Environment– 'So much for so little.' " Sidney Romero. Article concerning the value of Louisiana land and how to protect its worth.
g. Text for a speech on "Citizenship" delivered to Southeastern High School students. Sidney Romero. 28 October 1965.
h. Another speech on "Citizenship." Sidney Romero.
i. Speech on the "Position of Women" in society. Sidney Romero.
j. Newspaper article on the "Highest Paid Executives" in 1974. Found in Business Week.
k. "Will altar girls lead to women priests?" Robert A Graham, S. J. Columbia Magazine. July 1975. Article on the potential for woman ordination in the Catholic Church.


BOX 9

Folder
1. Fallout Shelters & Civil Defense (10 items)
a. "Facts about Fallout Protection." Pamphlet. Office of Civil Defense. August 1959.
b. "First Aid." Pamphlet. Office of Civil Defense. April 1958.
c. "Fallout Protection: What to Know and Do About Nuclear Attack." Office of Civil Defense. December 1961.
d. "What We Know About Fallout." John M. Fowler and Ralph Caplan. The Nation. 9 December 1961. An article which attempts to brief American citizens on as much scientific knowledge concerning nuclear fallout as possible.
e. "Individual and Family Preparedness." Office of Civil Defense. November 1959. Government-issued document to prepare civilians for national emergencies, particularly nuclear attack.
f. "The Family Fallout Shelter." Office of Civil Defense. November 1959. Instruction on how, and why, to build a small-scale fallout shelter. (2 copies)
g. Outline for "Personal Preparedness in the Nuclear Age." Outline for a talk on the breakdown of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union and nuclear war.
h. "Shelters: When the Holocaust Comes," Roger Hagan; "The Reluctant Moles," John Kay Adams. The Nation 4 November 1961. Differing opinions concerning bomb shelters.

i. "Ethics at the Shelter Doorway." L. C. McHugh, S. J. America. 30 September 1961. Discusses Christian ethics in a world with nuclear fallout.

2. Dictionary of Louisiana Biographies (16 items)
a. Letter from Glenn R. Conrad to Sidney Romero. 1 June 1982. Concerns preparation of articles for a historical Louisiana biography. With "Sample Entry."
b. Letter from Sidney Romero to Librarian of Ascension Parish Library. 17 December 1982. Concerns a request for information about Francis T. Nicholls. (Also sent to St. Mary Parish library and Rapides Parish library for information on Murphy J. Foster and Newton C. Blanchard, respectively).
c. Letter from Glenn R. Conrad to Sidney Romero. 11 May 1983. Concerns difficulties in acquiring information. W/envelope & sample entry.
d. Envelope from Jones, Walker, Waechter, Pointevent, Carrere, and Denegre to Sidney Romero.
e. List of biographical information needed for each entry (2 copies)
f. Letter from Lois Koehler to Sidney Romero. 9 February 1983. Cover letter for information on Newton C. Blanchard. W/envelope.
g. Letter from Glenn R. Conrad to Contributors to Dictionary of Louisiana Biographies. 14 April 1983. Reminder of first deadline. Includes copy of a letter from Sidney Romero concerning difficulties.
h. Letter from Glenn R. Conrad to Sidney Romero. 28 September 1982. List of entries Conrad would like for Romero to create. (2 copies)
i. Sidney Romero's notes on the birthdays of Governors Wiltz, Nicholls, Foster, Heard, Blanchard, and Pleasant.
j. Negative copy of obituary for Francis T. Nicholls. 1912.
k. Photocopied entry from the Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States 1789-1978. Title page.
l. Notes on Lois A. Wiltz.
m. Letter to librarian requesting information on Wiltz.
n. Notes on the Governors and were to find more information on them.

3. Speeches of Sidney Romero (11 items)
a. "Spare the Rod and Foil the Child." Sidney Romero on child discipline.
b. Speech cards on the importance of New Orleans and Vieux Carre.
c. Speech cards on the merits of joining Theta Psi fraternity.
d. "The Story of Tante Bebe." Account of the life and scandal surrounding the figure.
e. Notes for a presentation on Thomas Jefferson to be given to grade-school children. Based on various questions regarding his life.
f. Speech cards on the history of Hammond, LA, as researched by Southeastern Louisiana University's first Honors Course in Social Science.

g. Substitution card for Ernest A. Thomas to substitute physical science classes. 2 October 1962. Signed by Sidney Romero.
h. Speech cards for a Founders' Day Speech for Sigma Tau Gamma. 1969.
i. Speech cards on "National security and our efforts to make our concept of Justice Prevail."
j. Document regarding inaugural addresses of Louisiana governors and where to locate them.
k. Notes on "National security and our efforts to make our concept of Justice Prevail."

4. More Speeches (15 items)
a. Speech cards regarding Constitutional compromise and the flexibility and viability of the United States Constitution.
b. Card from Hon. Burrell J. Carter to Sidney Romero. 28 September 1987. Includes newspaper photograph from DAR Program with Sidney Romero and Mayor Debbie Pope.
c. Card of Appreciation from Rotary Club to Sidney Romero. 1 April 1964. Recognition as a guest speaker.
d. "The Inaugural Address of the Governors of the State of Louisiana: Tweedledum-and-Tweedledee– or Contrariwise?" Sidney Romero. Address given to the Louisiana Historic Association. 16 March 1973. Concerns the varying opinions of Louisiana governors on topics such as race, imprisonment, and education.
e. "George Washington." Douglas S. Freeman. On the health issues of Washington.
f. Speech cards on the possibility that the New World had been discovered by the Portugese in 1424. To the Daughters of the American Revolution.
g. Speech cards on Robert E. Lee and his historical significance.
h. Speech cards on the "Lincoln Legend."
i. Speech cards on St. Louis Cathedral and its history.
j. Bibliography of work on religions of the world.
k. "The Mardi Gras." Essay on the history of Mardi Gras, Carnival, and its place in New Orleans.
l. Essay regarding the Religious Chaplain in the ranks of the Confederacy and their efficacy.
m. Speech to Hammond High School's Parent-Teacher Association.
n. Document on the publication of Sidney Romero's book on Louisiana Governor's inaugural addresses, his reasons for writing it, and the results of it.
o. Notes for speech on Civil War Confederate Chaplain. Delivered to Hammond Rotary Club.

5. Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Meetings (156 items)
a. Document regarding the Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Association, Inc.'s desire to file a suit to nullify an ordinance to contract Ponchatoula's limits. 8 December 1945.
b. Membership Certificate for Siebert Davies in the Ponchatoula Farm Bureau. C. 1929.
c. Minutes for meetings of the Board of Directors of the Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Association, Inc. (special and regular) and the annual meetings of the organization. From 5 August 1942 to 24 August 1951. 154 pages.

6. Ginger Romero's Notes (10 items)
a. Ginger Romero's notes on editing The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 3 pages. (2 copies)
b. Editing notes on "Strawberries in Louisiana." 3 pages.
c. Letter to John Price from Caryn Truitt. 1 February 1984. Cover letter regarding copying notes for "Strawberries in Louisiana."
d. Photocopies of pages in "Strawberries in Louisiana" to be reproduced in color. 37 pages.
e. Poems by R. R. Rochester: "We Are Coming Down to Dixie," "We Are Glad That You Are Coming."
f. Editing notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 14 pages.
g. Index to The Louisiana Strawberry Story. W/edits. 2 July 1984. 35 pages.
h. Editing notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 24 pages.
i. Editing notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 29 pages.

7. Editing Notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story (130 pages)

8. Oversized Items (2 items).
a. Poster promoting the sale of The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero at First Guaranty Bank. 14 x 15.5". (Oversized)
b. Poster with the cover and cover story of an issue of The Arkansas Farmer. Laminated. June 1938, Vol. XL, No. 6. Picture on cover is of Dorothy McIntyre and Ruth Pemble. Article concerns the comparison between Louisiana and Arkansas strawberries. 22 x 15". (Oversized)


BOX 10 (Brown Box)

Item (13 items)
1. "Marketing First Strawberries Should Start March 15." John-Janet News. February 1924. Vol. 1, No. 2. Articles on:
a) The economic improvement of strawberry business in the Florida Parishes and on growing strawberries in Mississippi. W. K. Patrick.
b) "Western Fruit Jobbers Association Convention." 20th Annual meeting. (2 copies)
c) "He Will Sell Your Berries." Photo of strawberry auctioneer Lee R. Miller. "A Word in Time," by Dr. Voss. Promoting the Strawberry Growers Selling Company.
2. "Strawberries for Chicago's Table." News-Views. 13 May 1944. Article on Hammond's strawberry picking. Photos: Clyde Brown. Jeanne Bradley, Sam Puczer mentioned. 4 pages.
3. Poster for Annie. Presented by SLU Music Department & Columbia Theatre Players.
4. Program for the Fall Crafts Festival and Louisiana Folklife Festival. 18-19 October 1986. Baton Rouge. Detailed information on the artists and folklorists of the festival. (2 copies)

5. "Hammond— All Its Berries Aren't in One Basket." Dixie. 11 May 1952. On the history of Hammond and its economic struggles and its lessening dependence on strawberries, especially its increase in the dairy farming market. 3 pages.

6. "The Voice of the South." Issue dedicated to the Strawberry Festival Souvenir 1939. It concerns the African-American culture and religious deployments of reverends. Note from Ginger Romero on the particulars of the African-American-only festival.
7. "The Voice of the South." Articles on African-American news near Hammond, LA.
8. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival supplement to The Daily Star. 9 April 1997. Showcases pre-festival events in Hammond and Ponchatoula.
9. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival supplement to The Daily Star. 12 April 1984. News on pre-festival events and other strawberry-related stories. The Louisiana Strawberry Story ad.
10. Poster for First Guaranty Bank's "1984 Noon Series" lectures. Ginger Romero showcased, along with T. R. Fiddler, Roger Cheeks, David Norwood, and Marc Pinsel.
11. Citizens National Bank 1986 Calendar. "Proud Moments in Tangipahoa History." Photos and history of Southeastern Louisiana University from the 1930s and 1950s.
12. "Hammond Centennial: 1889-1989." Magazine in tribute to Hammond's first 100 years as an incorporated city. Historical articles on significant figures like Peter Hammond and C. E. Cate, significant buildings, schools, churches, and clubs.
13. Strawberry Festival 1987 Supplement to Daily Star. 9 April 1987. Articles concerning the festival.
14. "To Crown Strawberry Ball Queen." Hammond Vindicator. 4 May 1945. Article on strawberry growers.
15. "Queen of Strawberry Ball." Hammond Vindicator. 19 April 1946. Tinsley crowns Elaine McKee in a photograph.


BOX 11

Folder
1. Agri-Dustrial Futurama 1974 (79 items)
a. Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama Convention Program. 18-21 April 1974. Showcases the events and contests to be held. 79 pages.

2. The Catholic Story Promotional Material (24 items)
a. Letter from Cheryl Kiboib to Ginger Romero. 5 March 1985. Concerns the quarterly sales reports. Louisiana State Department of Revenue and Taxation stationery.
b. Letter from Alice L. Elliott to Ginger Romero. 23 February 1983. Concerns Temple and John Haughton Shepherd. Also mentions Killian, LA. (In envelope)
c. Letter from Alice L. Elliott to Ginger Romero. 13 January 1983. Concerns Temple Shepherd and the Three Rivers of Killian, LA. (In envelope)
d. "Questions for Romero Interview."

e. Letter from Jennifer Lamping to Ginger Romero. 5 July 1995. Concerns interview to be aired on television. Diocese of Baton Rouge stationery.
f. Bulletin for Holy Ghost Catholic Church. 9 July 1995.
g. Text for an article for the 25 November 1992 issue of The Catholic Commentator. Concerns the history of Catholicism in Hammond.
h. Interview questions for Ginger Romero from Jennifer Lamping on the history of Catholicism in the Hammond area.
j. The Tie-Binder newsletter. Spring 1987. Vol. 1.No.1. Flyer inviting congregation members to help by filling in historical information on Holy Ghost Catholic Church. (3 copies).
i. Bulletin for Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Summer 1991. Includes letter from Romero concerning the completion of her book on the Catholic Church in Hammond. (2 copies)
k. Letter from Fr. Mark Leuer to the congregation of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. 1991. Concerns publication of The Catholic Story in the Hammond Area of Louisiana. (2 copies)
l. Order form for The Catholic Story in the Hammond Area of Louisiana.
m. Donation envelope to Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
n. Invitation to an Author's Reception for The Catholic Story. 9 March 1994. (3 copies)
o. Purchase form for The Catholic Story in the Hammond Area of Louisiana
p. Letter from Charles E. Nolan to Ginger Romero. 11 April 1994. Thank you letter for a copy of The Catholic Story in the Hammond Area of Louisiana. Archdiocese of New Orleans Archives stationery.

3. Romero's Notes (4 items)
a. Corrections to The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 17 pages.
b. Key to rows of strawberry label pictures. 11 pages.
c. Ginger Romero's notes. 5 pages.
d. Pages from the 1972 Agri-Dustrial Futurama program. Article: "Strawberry Situation for 1972," Delos H. Jones. A scientific analysis of that year's growing season. 6 pages.

4. Heritage Day (17 items)
a. "The early days of the strawberry industry," Article concerning the family of Col. Robert Adwood Corbin; "Do you remember the largest shipment of berries to move from Tangipahoa," The Hammond Vindicator, 20 March 1969.
b. Newspaper photograph of the Hammond High class of 1921. Photograph dated 1921. 1971.
c. "Edna Szymoniak and Her Farm." Georgia Talbot. The Hammond Vindicator. 14 September 1967. Concerns Szymoniak's personal garden.
d. "Heritage– It's written on buildings downtown." Edna Campbell and Christina Chapple. The Hammond Vindicator. 22 April 1982. History of Hammond's downtown landmarks.

e. "Advancing years no deterrent to Hammond octogenarian." Edna Campbell. Sunday Advocate. 31 August 1980. Concerns the life of Edna Szymoniak.
f. The Hammond Vindicator. Vol. 48, No. 33. November 1940.
g. The Hammond Vindicator. Vol. 48, No. 33. November 1940. Not the same as "f."Headline on the murder of Julia Bergman.
h. "Cyclonic Winds Kill Several At Amite Early Sunday." The Hammond Vindicator. Vol. 48, No. 1. 12 April 1940.
i. "Hammond Public Library Opens Saturday Afternoon." The Hammond Vindicator. Vol. 48, No. 1. 12 April 1940.
j. "Here and There Glimpse at Strawberry Festival." Lois Dwight Lynn. Carbon copy. Barely readable.
k. "Illinois Central System Play Very Important Part in Building City of Hammond and the Parish." George M. Crowson. The Hammond Vindicator. Vol. 50, No. 1. 10 April 1942.
l. Heritage Day Souvenir Issue of Alley Square. 1 May 1983. Concerns the development of Alley Square in Hammond, LA.
m. "Downtown Development preserves heritage." Sue Scott. Hammond (La.) Sunday Shopping Guide. 24 April 1983. Concerns the development of Alley Square.
n ."Heritage Day focuses on old church." Bruce Henderson. Hammond (La.) Sunday Shopping Guide. 24 April 1983. Concerns Grace Memorial Episcopal Church.
o. "Grace Episcopal Church organized during Civil War." Edna Campbell. Newspaper concerning Hammond heritage, churches, and Alley Square.
p. "Hammond couple restores June House." Edna Campbell. Morning Advocate. 31 May 1983 Concerns Charles P. Haneys restoration and the restoration of the house.
q. "Dr. E. D. Elliott Honored At Reception." The Daily Star. 25 July 1966. Concerns Dr. Elliott's honoring at Third Presbyterian Church in New Orleans.

5. 1971 Agri-Dustrial Futurama (74 items)
a. 1971 Agri-Dustrial Futurama Program. 10th anniversary. 74 pages. The pages concerning the strawberry industry have been moved to the front.

6. 1972 Agri-Dustrial Futurama (79 items)
a. 1972 Agri-Dustrial Futurama Program. 79 pages. Highlights Southeastern Louisiana University.

7. Interviews by Ginger Romero (42 items)
a. List of "Persons Interviewed" by Ginger Romero for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
b. Heavily edited page from The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
c. Invitation to the Les Mesdames' Valentine's supper.
d. Interview with Cassle Jones. 2 October 1981. Note concerning Baumer and a selling moratorium on strawberries.
e. Interview with Lawrence Schwabacher, son-in-law of C. Weinberger. 22 January 1983.

f. Interview with Ed Hauck. 30 July 1982.
g. Interview with Alex Berey. 16 June 1983.
h. Interview with Bunny Hess and his wife. 19 May 1982.
i. Interview with Ed Tucker and Gloria Heitman, his daughter. Spring 1982.
j. Interview with Helen Kluchin. 10 March 1981.
k. Obituary of Joe Graziano. 9 August.
l. Obituary of Sam Locascio.
m. Obituary Charles Anzalone, Sr. Hammond Vindicator. 17 September 1959.
n. Interview with Annie Cowart, granddaughter of John Stewart. 3 February 1983.
o. Articles from the Hammond Vindicator concerning shipment of strawberries. March 1930.
p. List of interviews with dates.
q. Interview with Milburn Fletcher. 25 July 1983.
r. Interview with Dominick Scimeca. 1 October 1982.
s. Interview with Bob Pyburn. 12 January 1984.
t. Interview with Dudley Simpson. 28 January 1981.
u. Interview with Bob Pyburn. 12 January 1984.
v. Interview with Warren Illing, Sr. 22 March 1981.
w. Interview with Connie DePaula and Josie Lato. 14 September 1981.
x. Interview with Mercy Cambre Lobell. 12 September.
y. Interview with Anne Giacone Recatto.
z. Interview with Frances Whitley. 23 February 1983.
aa. Interview with Maxine Stinson Darouse and Ms. John Darouse. 12 & 19 March 1984.
bb. Notes on J. M. Gould.
cc. Interview with Audrey Carr, granddaughter of J. M. Gould. 23 August 1983.
dd. Interview with Audrey & Bobby Carr. 29 August 1983.
ee. Notes on interview with Evelyn Cauro. 25 August 1983.
ff. Notes on interview with M. M. Maurin on R. L. Jeter.
gg. Interview with Irene Morris. 7 September 1983.
hh. Interview with Joe Ferrara. 28 July 1983.
ii. Interview with Mac Mitchell. 29 March 1982.
jj. Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Pecora. 10 March 1981.
kk. Interview with Mr. Jacob.
ll. Interview with Lillian Poole. 11 February 1983.
mm. Interview with Burdon. March 1982.
nn. Interview with Clarence Hooks. 15 February 1983.
oo. Interview with Mrs. Woods. 20 September 1982.
pp. Interview with Leon Ford. 23 June 1983.

 

8. More Interviews on the Strawberry Industry (89 items)
a. Information from Felicia on Junior Brand, Garnelo Musse & Co., and Colonial Brand.
b. Information on Jim Simpson.
c. Note on Millie McCahill
d. Interview with James Morrison. 11 August 1983.
e. Interview with Frank Koles. 23 February 1981.
f. Interview with James Morrison. 7 May 1982. Concerns the status of farmers in the Tangipahoa area.
g. Interview with James Morrison . 8 April 1981.
h. Interview with Joe Burdon. 31 March 1982.
i. Interview with Charles Ragusa. 2 April 1981.
j. Interview with Sam Distefano. 25 August 1983.
k. Note concerning Abel family. 19 March 1984.
l. List of interviews and dates.
m. Note on Hela Brumfield. 2 February 1983.
n. Interview with Corinne Keaghey and Charles Keaghey. 25 July 1983.
o. Interview with Tony Girgenti. (torn paper)
p. Interview with Flasdick Hawkins, grandson of Rudolph Flasdick. May 1982.
q. Interview with Rusciano. April 1981.
r. Interview with Edna Szymoniak. 13 January 1982.
s. Interview with Jane Giacone. 31 March 1981.
t. Interview with Fananey Anzalone. 23 April 1981.
u. Louisiana Library Commission advertising Hammond as the strawberry center.
v. Narrative and Statistical reports. McPherson. 1940. Concerns shipment of berries the railroad.
w. Note on Willie. October 1981.
x. "Chapman's report." 1928-30. pgs. 10-11. Report on the economics of the strawberry industry in the Florida Parishes.
y. Interview with Alex Berey. January 1981.
z. Alex Berey on Holden, LA.
aa. Interview with Sam Imbraguglio. March and April 1981.
bb. Interview with Ceil Graciano Stassi. 15 March 1981. Interview with Mrs. Vail, 1981. Interview with Rusciano, April 1981.
cc. Interview with Mike Guzzardo. 10 March 1981.
dd. Interview with Brooks & Dorothy Robinson. April 1982.
ee. "For proof sheets." Descriptions of photographs.
ff. Notes on unused pictures at Italian Festival.
gg. Notes on United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting at Luther Dyson's home. 22 March 1981.
hh. Interview with Leona Morgan. 10 May 1982.

ii. Interview with Frank Anzalone. 13 January 1983
jj. Interview with Marjorie & Hubert Lindsay. 25 February 1983.
kk. Interview with Delafield Sullivant. 8 February 1983.
ll. Interview with Jay Seale. 6 March 1981.
mm. Interview with Mrs. R. A. Corbink. 11 March 1982.
nn. Notes on the contents of a box of Lee Miller's belongings sent to Romero for research.
oo. Interview with E. J. Hano. 11 March 1982.
pp. Interview with Joe Ingraffia. 23 March.
qq. Interview with Dot Faust on Temple Shepherd. 31 March 1982.
rr. Note on interviewees. (2 pages)
ss. Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Frank LeSaicherre and son J. R. 11 March 1982.
tt. Interview with Bankston Perrin. 16 March 1981.
uu. Interview with George Neelis. February 1983.
vv. Interview with Ms. Syy. 10 January 1983.
ww. Interview with Betty Lanaux. 22 January 1983.
xx. Interview with Rosemary Macaluso.
yy. Interview with Ms. Vail.
zz. Interview with Arnone. 13 October 1981.
A. Interview with Lillian Poole. 18 March 1981.
B. Interview with Catherine Plantago. March.
C. Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Nick Arnone. 13 October 1981.
D. Interview with Betty Lanaux. 8 January 1983.
E. Interview with Charles Inzenga. 31 August 1982.
F. Interview with Charles Inzenga. 24 July 1983.
G. Interview with Helen Bankston. 22 & 9 September 1982.
H. Interview with Mrs. Scimeca.
I. Interview with Irma Jenkins. 1 October 1983. On George Nesom.
J. Interview with Lee Miller, Jr. 31 May.
K. Interview with Betty Lanaux. 8 January 1983.
L. Interview with Betty Lanaux. 7 January 1983.
M. Interview with Frank LeSaicherre. 22 March 1981.
N. Interview with Joe & Rose Ingraffia.
O. List of those who helped identify photographs for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
P. Note on photograph of strawberry farmers.
Q. Note on index changes.
R. Note on text changes to The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
S. "Wanderer Tells Why Pals Invade Berryland." Hammond Vindicator. 24 May 1929. Article on the hiring of "hobos" to pick strawberries.
T. Text of The Louisiana Strawberry Story with in-text citations.

U. Interview with Nancy Valve. 8 April 1981.
V. Interview with Mary Dibuono. 13 January 1983.
W. Interview with Alice Catalene. 8 April 1981.
X. Interview with Ms. Pecora. 10 March 1981.
Y. Note on Mike Varnado. 18 March 1981.
Z. List of interviews for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
AA. Interview with Leo Lanier. 7 January 1983.
BB. Interview with Ceil Stassi. 15 March 1980.
CC. Notes on Betty & Huey Adams. 22 September 1983.
DD. Interview with Luther Dyson. 22 March 1981. Interview with Helen Brumfield, March 1981. Interview with Peter Baiamonte, 10 May 1982.
EE. Interview with Mae McCloy. 12 May.
FF. Editing notes.
GG. Interview with Lucille Comish. 4 May 1983.
HH. Interview with Mary Cefalu & Peter Baiamonte. 10 May 1982.
II. Note on picture.
JJ. Anecdote about strawberry wine. 17 March.
KK. Interview with Sharon Turnage. 11 May 1982.
LL. Interview with May D. McCloy. 12 May 1982.

9. Farm & Town Week (90 items)
a. Southeast Louisiana Farm & Town Week program. 4 May 1963. Highlights the Miss Hammond Pageant and Strawberry Day. "Strawberry Situation of 1974," by Delos H. Jones has been moved towards the front. 90 pages.

BOX 12

Folder
1. 1968 Agri-Dustrial Futurama Program (84 items)
a. Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama program. 18-21 April 1968. Article "Strawberry Outlook for 1968" pulled out. Concerns the plights and struggles of strawberry farmers in the area.

2. Text Supplements for Strawberry Story (25 items)
a. Foreword for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
b. Notes on layout of strawberry labels for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
c. Bibliography for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
d. Headings for pages with photographs in The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 22 pages.

 

3. 1969 Agri-Dustrial Centurama Program (84 items)
a. Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Centurama program.17-20 April 1969. "Strawberry Situation for 1969" by Delos Jones extracted. 84 pages.

4. 1964 Agri-Dustrial Futurama Program (84 items)
a. Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama program. 16-18 April 1964. Articles concerning the strawberry industry moved towards the front.

5. John A. Morris (11 items)
a. Invitation to the 1986 Strawberry Farmers Appreciation Banquet. From Dennis P. Hebert and Stanley Cowen. (2 copies)
b. Illustrated "Sure-Jell" guide to homemade jams and jellies. 1986.
c. "The Deplored Death of John A. Morris." Obituary and life of Morris. New Orleans newspaper. 27 May 1895.
d. Rules and Regulations As Adopted by the Louisiana Fresh Strawberry Marketing Board. 1960. Codification of procedures as legislated by the Louisiana legislature.
e. "One Desk Strawberry Selling Agency Receives Severe Blow." A. M. Advocate. 25 May 1961. Concerns Hon. Horace Reid's decision on Act 126 from 1961.
f. "The Stroller." Hammond Vindicator. 16 July 1959. Obituary and life of Alfred Hennen Morris. (3 copies)
g. "John A. Morris." Biography of John Morris, millionaire, and his exploits in Louisiana.
h. "Dave Hennen Morris." Biography of Dave Morris. Includes map and property acquired by the Morrises.
i. "Houltonwood." Biography of Charles H. Houlton and his brother, William.
j. "Samuel Zemurray." Biography of Zemurray and how he made his fortune as well as how he spent it all.
k. "Zemurray Garden." History of the establishment of the Gardens.

6. 1962 Farm and Town Week Program (65 items)
a. Southeastern Louisiana Farm and Town Week program. 1962. May 3-5. Pages regarding strawberry advertising and boards of directors towards the front. 65 pages.

7. 1966 Agri-Dustrial Futurama Program (96 items)
a. Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama program. April 14-17 1966. 96 pages.

8. News on Ginger Romero's Research (11 items)
a. "Where are all the berry labels?" Jon Kemp. Hammond Daily Star. 14 April 1981. Article concerning Ginger Romero's initial search for strawberry labels and the industry. With pictures. (2 copies)

 

b. "noon Series hears story about strawberry days." Bill Robertson. Hammond Wednesday Shopping Guide. 21 March 1984. Article on lecture Ginger Romero gave previewing her book The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
c. "Zemmuray Gardens Setting for Historical Group." Edna Campbell. Hammond Vindicator. 17 May 1984. Article on the 10th annual Southeast Louisiana Historical Association meeting with Ginger Romero as the guest speaker.
d. "People and Events." Sunday Magazine. 29 January 1984. Mention of the Noon Series lectures with Ginger Romero.
e. "Strawberry Story Told." Edna Campbell. Hammond Vindicator. 22 March 1984. Concerns Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
f. "Italian culture highlighted in festival exhibit." Jay Workman. Sunday Advocate. 18 March 1984. Concerns art showing for the Independence Italian Festival.
g. "Old berry packaging crates hide labels of heritage, nostalgia.." Christina Chapple. Hammond Vindicator. 1 April 1982. Concerns the research of Ginger Romero into the strawberry industry. (2 copies)
h. "Ginger Romero and her Strawberry Labels." Charley Vance. Strawberries & Cream. 7-8 April 1982. Article concerning Ginger Romero's research on the strawberry industry. (Xerox copy and original)

9. Strawberry Tickets (51 items)
a. Strawberry picking tickets for Harvey Stewart (11), Russell DePaula (1), N. McMichael (1), Joe Restivo (1), Frank Restivo (36). 50 tickets (in envelope).
b. Mailing envelope for tickets.


BOX 13

Folder
1. Heritage Day & Alley Square (17 items)
a. "Heritage Day Celebration." 19 April 1984. Hammond (La.) Sunday Shopping Guide. Newspaper insert concerning the annual Heritage Day in downtown Hammond.
b. Heritage Day paper. 3 May 1984. Hammond Vindicator. Various news articles relating to Heritage Day.
c. Program for the 1983 Independence Italian Festival. April 29-30.
d. "Principal recalls growing up black in Hammond." Joan Davis. The Daily Star. 13 April 1984. Article concerning Maxine Dixon and the obstacles she faced growing up in the 1930s and 40s.
e. "Independence Landmarks: Making the old new again." Arlene Lenz. History of Independence and its revival. & "Jimmy Morrison– Not a traditional politician." Pat Watkins. Reminiscing about Morrison's career. Gumbo Magazine. 9 March 1986.

d. Alley Square. 6 May 1984. Newspaper centered on Hammond's Heritage Day and the continuing development of Alley Square. (2 copies)
e. "Author's Day in Opelousas." 11 November 1984. Sun. Magazine. Concerns local authors.
f. Program for "Time Leaves Me By." Kay Butler. 26-29 September 1984. Play about life on the Hungarian Settlement.
g. Strawberries & Cream. 5-6 September 1984. Monthly magazine about Tangipahoa Parish.
h. "Brooding black oaks and ghostly legends." Smiley Anders. 9 September 1984. Sun. Magazine. About the paintings of George Rodrigue and the ghost story book "Bayou."
i. "Will Mac Mitchell relives 1928 with Ponchatoula Rotary Club." 29 January 1986. The Enterprise. Reminisces about Ponchatoula.
j. "Sidedressing strawberries." Clyde T. Thompson. 29 January 1986. The Enterprise. Concerns research into the importance of sidedressing strawberries.
k. "From Then... Till Now: 1945-1981." Booklet covering the history of Woodland Park Baptist Church.
l. Program/poster for "Palmetto People: A History of the Manchac Swamp."
m. Strawberries & Cream. 5-6 June 1985. Newspaper on Tangipahoa. Issue focuses on dairy farming in the parish.
n. "Strawberry season not best for local farmers." 5 June 1985. The Enterprise. Concerns economic setbacks caused to Ponchatoula farmers.
o. "Strawberry lecture scheduled." Clipping about Ginger Romero's presentation on The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
p. "Looking Back 50 Years." 14 August 1985. The Enterprise. Newspaper headings from 1935.

2. Notebooks (6 items)
a. Tan, spiral-bound notebook with notes on strawberry industry. 7.75 x 5".
b. Notes on the family of Bonnie Moulecdous.
c. Red, spiral-bound notebook with notes on the strawberry industry. 9.5 x 6".
d. Notes on strawberry industry for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
e. Green, spiral-bound notebook with notes on strawberry industry. 9.5 x 6".
f. Blue, spiral-bound notebook with notes on a fiction narrative. 9.5 x 6".

3. More Notebooks (3 items)
a. Spiral-bound notebook with notes on a fiction narrative.
b. Spiral-bound notebook with notes on The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
c. Red-orange, spiral-bound notebook on dates, royalty, and other information concerning strawberry festivals.

Folder
4. Strawberry Royalty (3 items)
a. Letter from Mrs. T. Harry Williams to Josh C. Cox. 15 April 1987. Thank you for a copy of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
b. News clipping about Marti Monistere, a Louisiana Strawberry Queen.
c. "Retired veteran will be king for 1991 strawberry festival." The Enterprise. 20 March 1991. Concerns the upcoming coronation of Lt. Col. C. P. Verger.

5. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Newspaper Clippings
a. Pages 7C-10C, Murray Newspapers, March 29, 1972. Contains information about the 1972 strawberry queen, a song about strawberries, and strawberry-themed recipes.
b Pages 1B-10B, The Enterprise, April 10, 1996. Contains information about the 25th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.
c. "Berry Festival Accident nets second damage suit." Unknown newspaper, no date.
d. "Strawberry Queen to be named Saturday at the Beauty Pageant." Partial article, photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, April 21, 1960.
e. "Oh Those Beautiful Berries– Strawberry Festival." Supplement to the Daily Star, April 7, 1988.
f. The Enterprise, April 5, 1989. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.
g. Pages 1A-8A, The Enterprise, April 6, 1988. Special Festival Strawberry Edition.
h. The Enterprise, April 10, 1985. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.
i. "Plenty of strawberries are expected for upcoming festival." Partial article from a 1988 edition of The Enterprise.
j. Front page, The Enterprise, February 25, 1987. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.
k. Front page and section B, The Enterprise, April 8, 1987. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.

6. More Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Newspaper Clippings
a. Photo of Hammond Elementary School's strawberry float and the strawberry king and queen. Photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, May 19, 1960.
b. "Thousands in Hammond Saturday for Louisiana's colorful strawberry festival parade and festivities." Photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, May 19, 1960.
c. Various pages from the Ponchatoula Enterprise, May 24, 1940. 4 photocopied pages. Contains information about the Ponchatoula strawberry festival king and queen.
d. Newspaper advertisement for Charlie Pugh, King of 1987 strawberry festival. Contains Pugh's photo. Unknown newspaper, no date.
e. Front page of The Enterprise, February 11, 1987. Page includes photos of pageant contestants with headline "Twelve will compete in local pageant."
f. "Strawberry festival board makes few changes for '87." Unknown newspaper, circa 1980's.
g. "Big helium strawberry will mark festival site." Hammond Sunday Star, March 26, 1989.
h. The Enterprise, April 8, 1992. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.

i. The Enterprise, April 5, 1995. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.
j. Pages 3-4B, Hammond Daily Star, April 6, 1994. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.
k. "33rd Annual Ponchatoula strawberry festival, April 2-4, 2004." Contains information about the festival's events. Supplement to the Daily Star, April 1, 2004.
m. Pages 1-6B, Hammond Daily Star, April 6, 1994. Contains information about the festival grounds and activities.
n. The Enterprise, March 31, 1993. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.


BOX 14

Folder
1. More Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Newspaper Clippings
a. Section A, The Enterprise, April 10, 1996. Special Strawberry Festival Edition.
b. First and last pages of booklet, "Ponchatoula strawberry festival, March 31-April 1," 1972 Ponchatuola strawberry festival and Murray-Huber Publications. Contains festival schedule.
c. "Strawberry festival board makes bylaw changes." Unknown newspaper, no date.
d. Photo of Sue Jenkins representing Tickfaw in the "Strawberry festival queen's contest." Photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, May 21, 1960.
e. Photo of strawberry queen, first runner-up, and second runner up. Photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, April 28, 1960.
f. "Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival." Contains information about the festival's events and pageant. Supplement to the Daily Star, April 10, 1996.
g. "Strawberry Festival 2001. Contains information about the festival's events and pageant. Supplement to the Daily Star, April 5, 2001.
h. "How Sweet it is! A guide to the 24th annual Ponchatoula strawberry festival." Contains information about the festival's events and pageant. Supplement to the Daily Star, April 5, 1995.
i. Articles pertaining to the Ponchatoula strawberry festival. The Enterprise, April 17, 1985.
j. Front page, Sunday Star, April 13, 1986. Highlights events from the rainy Ponchatoula strawberry festival.
k. "Charles Keaghey, Ponchatoula Nature: 1974 Strawberry King." Includes photo of Keaghey and his wife. Photocopy. Murray Newspapers, April 3, 1974.
l. Photo of Dr. Julian C. Miller, 1960 strawberry king, and Miss Joan McCellan, 1960 Strawberry queen. Photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, May 26, 1960.
m. Photo of "Miss Strawberry" pageant contestants. Photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, May 11, 1961.
n. Photo of reigning strawberry queen, Joan McClellan. Photocopy. Unknown newspaper, May 12, 1960.

o. Photo of "Miss Strawberry" contestant participants. Photocopy. Hammond Vindicator, May 11, 1961.
p. Two brief articles pertaining to the Ponchatoula Strawberry festival. Headlines are "berry festival to hold grand ball reception" and "Review of Louisiana Berry Season 1930," which is a partial article. Unknown newspaper, May 16, 1930.

2. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Programs
a. "10th annual strawberry festival," April 11-12, 1981. Festival Program.
b. "11th annual strawberry festival," April 17-18, 1982. Festival Program.
c. 14th annual strawberry festival," April 13-14, 1985. Festival Program.
d. "15th annual strawberry festival," April 12-13, 1986. Festival Program.
e. 23rd annual strawberry festival," April 9-20, 1994. Festival Program.
f. "24th annual strawberry festival," April 8-9, 1995. Festival Program.
g. "29th annual strawberry festival," April 8-9, 2000. Festival Program. 2 Copies.

3. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Miscellaneous Items
a. "Congratulations Jesse Jenkins." "'82 Strawberry king carries on tradition." Laminated picture and article.
b. Page from 1978 Ponchatoula strawberry festival booklet. Contains menu of food for the festival as well as participating organizations.
c. Page from 1978 Ponchatoula strawberry festival booklet. Article by Terry Lawrence titled "Natchez started festival."
d. 1986 Louisiana strawberry pageant program. "1986 Coronation." February 20, 1986.
e. Advertisement for 4th annual Ponchatoula strawberry festival. Contains photos from previous festivals. Also contains photo of Cheryl Viola, 1974 Strawberry Queen. Two photocopies.
f. Bumper sticker for 1988 Ponchatoula strawberry festival. 2 Stickers.
g. Bumper sticker for 1985 Ponchatoula strawberry festival. 2 Stickers.
h. "I've Been to Strawberry Land" bumper sticker.

4. Washington Carnival Ball Information
a. "Queen of Queen." Details Miss Elaine Herring's reign over the annual carnival ball of the Louisiana Society in Washington D.C. Photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, March 4, 1949.
b. "Strawberry queen almost misses trip to D.C. festival." The Ponchatoula Enterprise, January 15, 1986.
c. "Teens honor queens for D.C. Mardi Gras." Photocopy. The Morning Advocate, February 12, 1981.
d. Partial article regarding Irma Thomas at festival ball. Unknown newspaper, no date.

e. Information and instructions for the 1975 Washington carnival ball from the Louisiana State Society of Washington, D.C. 3 pages.
f. Letter from the Louisiana State Society of Washington, D.C. to Miss Cheryl Viola, November 12, 1974. Invitation to the ball.
g. Letter dated December 9, 1974, regarding the itinerary for the Washington Mardi Gras ball delegation. From Dr. Gabe Ackal.
h. Rules and Regulations for the 1975 Washington carnival ball. From Dr. Gabe Ackal.
i. Rules and Regulations for the 1981 Washington carnival ball. From Dr. Gabr Ackal.
j. Schedule of events and activities from the Louisiana State Society Regarding "Mardi Gras in the Nation's Capital," January 30 to February 2, 1975. 2 pages.
k. Schedule of events for Royal court, 1981 Washington Mardi Gras ball. Schedule for February 11 through 15, 1981. 2 pages.
l. "Schedule of events in connection with annual Mardi Gras Ball, Washington, D.C." No date. Page contains information for February 15-17 of unlisted year.
m. Information sheet for 1981 Washington, D.C. Louisiana Mardi Gras Special. Information for festival queens and princesses. From Dr. Gabe Ackal, chairman. 2 pages.

5. Agri-Dustrial Futurama: Social Aspects
a. 1972 Agri-Dustrial Futurama Banquet program. "Lighting the way for the parishes...come glow with us...SLU." April 13, 1972. Contains menu.
b. 1966 papers detailing the establishment and success of the Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial futurama.3 pages.
c. "A going...growing Southeast Louisiana." 1967 Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama. April 13-16, 1967. Partial program, 6 pages.
d. 1972 Agri-Dustrial Futurama banquet program. 2 pages. Photocopies. Theme for futurama:"Come glow with us...SLU."
e. Miscellaneous pages from large Agri-Dustrial program. Contains advertisements from local businesses. 77 pages.
f. Banquet agenda for Agri-Dustrial Futurama, no date.
g. "Canal Street farmer" degree for Duane Shafer, from the agriculture committee, Chamber of Commerce of the New Orleans area. no date.
h. 9th annual Agri-Dustrial Futurama April 16-19, 1970 program. "Crossroads of the Deep South.

6. Agri-Dustrial Futurama: Financial Aspects
a. Budget sheet for Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama program, no date.
b. Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama. 1966 Operations. List of budgeted and actual prices. 3 pages.
c. Dairy ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967. 5 pages.

6. Agri-Dustrial Futurama: Financial Aspects
d. Ponchatoula ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967. 2 pages.
e. Hammond ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967. 3 pages.
f. Amite Merchants ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967.
g. Kentwood ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967.
h. Independence ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967.
i. Poultry ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967. 2 pages.
j. Forestry ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967. 2 pages.
k. Strawberry ad prospects, Agri-Dustrial Futurama, 1967. 2 pages.
l. Instruction sheet for advising committee. Southeast Louisiana Agri-Dustrial Futurama program. April 13-16, 1967. Contains Information about the program and prices of advertisements.

7. Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Information
a. "Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Heads Move for One Selling Agency." Photocopy. Attached is a receipt for the photocopy signed by Ginger Romero. The Hammond Vindicator, June 20, 1941.
b. "Farm Bureau adopts memorial resolutions for W.M. Fletcher." 1948. By Carl Drude, W.J. McCahill, A.W. Coates, and S.J. Edwards.
c. Proposed by-laws of Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Association, inc. No date. 3 pages.
d. List of proposed by-laws of Ponchatoula Farm Bureau. Handwritten note at top of page suggests by-laws were accepted. No date.
e. Pages regarding the history of the Ponchatoula Farm Bureau's business from the 1920's and 1930's. 4 pages.

8. Miscellaneous Booklets, Programs, and Cards
a. Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana "Centennial." Official Souvenir program, March 23-29, 1969.
b. History and Genealogy Symposium advertisement and application. February 16, 1985.
c. Southeastern Louisiana Historical Association program. Spring 1984.
d. "Repeated Exposure: Photographic Imagery in the Print Media."Program for exhibit held March 26-May 9, 1982.
e. "Board of Trustees, State Employees Group Benefits Program," no date.
f. Advertisement card for "The Guest House Bed and Breakfast." No date. Located in Ponchatoula.
g. "A Peasant of El Salvador." Playbook.
h. "A Peasant of El Salvador." Program

9. Independence, Louisiana Information
a. Brochure for Independence, Louisiana. No date. Advertises local restaurants and activities.
b. "The 5th annual Independence Italian Festival." Postcard advertisement. Festival held April 27-28, 1984.

c. "Little Italy Festival." Page advertising festival. Held April 29-30, 1978.
d. Advertisement for Armour Agricultural Chemical Company. "Vertagreen user wins strawberry sweepstakes." Winner was a strawberry farmer from Independence.
e. "The Story of Pasta." page contains information about the "Louisiana King of Pasta" Vincent Fresina of Independence. Page also contains three photos of pasta (two with Mr. Fresina). Photocopy.
f. "Louisiana Town will mark Golden Jubilee Celebration." The Morning Advocate, November 12, 1953. Pertains to the three-day celebration in Independence, Louisiana. Photocopy.
g. "A Salute to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ingraffia." Page details the contributions of the Ingraffias to the Independence Italian American Cultural Association. Contains photo of the Ingraffias. Photocopy.
h. "Independence Bound for Glory." Unknown newspaper, no date. Details information about Independence's history and buildings.
i. "New Operation May Boost Strawberry Area Economy." The Morning Advocate, March 12, 1961. Article by Herbert R. Flood. 3 photocopied pages. Includes photos of strawberry production. Discusses production of strawberry wine.
j. "Arial view of the town of Independence." Page containing brief history of Independence. Contains photo. Photocopy.
k. "Sales at Auction." Details upcoming sale of land for a town that eventually became Independence. No date. Photocopy.
l. Page of brief article detailing the strawberry and farming industries in Independence. Contains photo of strawberry farm near Independence, Louisiana. Dixie, May 7, 1972. Photocopy.
m. "Independence, Louisiana." Tangipahoa Parish News. LSU-MF. January 28, 1926. Details history and success of Independence. Photocopy.

10. Educational Development Documents
a. "Reading Research Institute for Dyslexia of Baton Rouge, inc." Pamphlet describing learning disabilities and learning opportunities.
. b. Read. The magazine for Reading and English. Volume 29, no 17. April 30, 1980.
c. "An Open Letter to the Mother of a 'Stuttering' Child." By Wendall Johnson, Ph.D. (1962). Pamphlet. 4 pages.
d. "S-T-U-T-T-E-R-I-N-G." Page contains suggestions for parents and teachers of "primary stutterers," or children who are not conscious of speech blocks.
e. "Crossing the Reading Barrier is a Miracle." Unknown newspaper, no date. By Ruth Stallman, reading specialist and director of the innovative reading laboratory in New York City. Article pertains to reading laboratory in NYC that helps students with reading issues.

f. Photocopied page from The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 4, 1988. Section B3. Includes article by Paul M. Levitt titled, "Why are Students Unprepared for College? That's the Way Our Society Wants Them to be."

g. "Activities for motor Development." 7 pages detailing various exercises to develop sensory-motor. No date.
h. "Areas of Special Needs." 4 page document detailing symptoms and signs of special needs and methods of teaching those with special needs.
i. "Black English: Need? Nonsense?" By Lawrence Wright. Unknown magazine, no date. 2 photocopied pages. Pertains to debate about teaching black vernacular English.
j. "Visual-Motor coordination." Offers examples of and testing methods for detecting issues with visual-motor coordination. Includes exercises and activities to aid assessment. 5 photocopied pages, no date.
k. 8 pages about a young man at Albany High School who benefited from career-oriented education. No date.


BOX 15

Folder
1. International Reading Association Information
a. "Call for Program Proposals" for the 34th annual convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30-May 4, 1989. 2 pages providing information about the convention, including registration details and criteria for proposals.
b. Blank "Call for program proposals" for the 34th Annual Conventions for the International Reading Association.
c. Card of thanks for submitting proposal for the 1989 annual convention for the International Reading Association.
d. Ginger Romero's registration for the New Orleans 34th annual convention for the International Reading Association. April 30-May 4, 1989.
e. Page detailing Ginger Romero's session titled "Liaisons with Learning, and Lagniappe" at the International Reading Association.
f. 2 pages detailing the objectives of "Liaisons with Learning, and Lagniappe."Includes objectives, content to be presented, and method of presenting content.
g. Anne M. Ferguson's registration for the New Orleans 34th annual convention for the International Reading Association. April 30-May 4, 1989.
h. Page detailing Anne M. Ferguson's session titled "Reading and Interpreting Essay Questions as Test Items Prior to Writing: Implement Mapping" at the International Reading Association.

i. Page detailing the objectives of "Reading and Interpreting Essay Questions as Test Items Prior to Writing: Implement Mapping." Includes objectives, content to be presented, and methods of presenting content.
j. International Reading Association proposal. Includes information on a "Hungarian Settlement celebration" and on a program titled "A Step Toward Cultural Literacy." Fall 1987. 4 pages.
k. "Liaisons and Lagniappe." Objectives, content, and presentation method. 2 pages.
l "Liaisons and Lagniappe," Content reading and session. Contains handwritten notes suggesting edits.
m. Single page documenting the International Reading Association's objectives of the program, content to be presented, and method of presenting content.

2. Local Hungarian Information and Activities: Hungarian Settlement Celebration
a.. Quiz on Hungarian folklife titled "The Sweet Taste of Yesterday in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana." Short answer format.
b. Quiz on Hungarian culture titled "A Background for Understanding the Hungarian Cultural Celebration." Multiple choice format.
c. Fill-in-the-blank format of above quiz.
d. Letter asking for information about Hungarians from "Jesse" to "Dear Cuz." Typed copy.
e. Handwritten copy of the above letter.
f. "Hungarian Settlement Celebration." Pamphlet advertising event held October 23-24, 1987 at Southeastern Louisiana University and Hungarian Settlement, Louisiana. Includes registration to luncheon and details of events.
g. Letter from Ginger Romero to Anne Ferguson inquiring about having her students attend the Hungarian Settlement celebration. No date.
h. "'Hungarian Settlement' program set for Oct. 20." The Lion's Roar, October 15, 1987.
i. "A Background for understanding the 'Hungarian Settlement Celebration.'" No date.
j. Copyright page for "A Step Toward Cultural Literacy: Special Edition." 1987 by Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University.
k. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Project Director's final evaluation, minigrant program. Grant proposed for "Hungarian Settlement: The Community and its Culture." 6 pages.
l. Draft text pages for "A Background for understanding the "Hungarian Settlement.'" Contains handwritten notes and edits. 4 pages.
m. "Find the Treasure." Student activity for the Hungarian Settlement Celebration. 3 pages.
n. Student activity for the Hungarian Settlement Celebration. Contains background information about the culture.
o. Handwritten notes planning student activities related to the Hungarian Settlement Celebration. Unknown writer, no date.

p. List of students attending the Hungarian program. 2 pages.

q. Paper describing the success of the Hungarian Settlement Celebration, including student activities influenced by the program and a summary of demographics of students in attendance. 2 copies.
r. Student responses to the Hungarian Settlement Celebration. 10 pages.
s. Booklet containing student signatures for Ginger Romero's classes.
t. Campus Correspondence, October 28, 1987. From Dr. Patsy Causey to Virginia Romero. Regards the development of cultural knowledge with development students.
u. Campus Correspondence, October 9, 1987. From Virginia Romero to Developmental Education Faculty. Regards the "Hungarian Settlement Celebration."

3. Hungarian-Related Newspaper Clippings
a. Budapester Rundschau, xix Jahrgang, Nr. 26, 1 Juli 1985. Hungarian Newspaper in Hungarian.
b. Daily News of the Hungarian News Agency MTI. Budapest. Saturday-Sunday, 20-21 July 1985. Vol 19 no 139. Hungarian Newspaper in English.
c. Deuste Nachrichten (Daily News) Samstag-Sonntag, 27-28 July 1985. 19 Jahrgang, Nr. 144. Hungarian Newspaper in Hungarian.
d. Deuste Nachrichten (Daily New) Samstag-Sonntag, 20-21 July 1985. 19 Jahrgang, Nr. 139. Hungarian Newspaper in Hungarian.
e. Daily News of the Hungarian News Agency MTI. Budapest. Saturday-Sunday, 27-28 July 1985. Vol 19. No. 144. Hungarian Newspaper in English.
f. Pages from Budapester Rundschau, 1985. In Hungarian.
g. Envelope from Magyar to Ginger Romero. Contained newspaper documents.

4. Hungarian Cultural Information and Research
a. "Hungarian Folklife: 'The Sweet Taste of Yesterday' in the Florida Parishes of Southeast Louisiana." By Ginger Romero, for the Folklife in the Florida Parishes Series. Published by the Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University. Vol III, 1987.
b. "Fall Crafts Festival," Louisiana Folklife Festival Magazine detailing the festival's schedule and attractions for October 18-19, 1986.
c. "Hungarians in America." Outline and research paper. Unknown author, no date. 17 pages including outline.
d. "Book records diverse Fla. Parishes culture." The Daily Star, March 25, 1990. Pertains to Folklife in the Florida Parishes.
e. Note from Ginger Romero to "Barbara." Regards newspapers leaving out one of Romero's degrees in articles. No date.
f. Typed page regarding "Slide B." Pertains to Hungarian research 1952-1987.

g. Letter from Ginger Romero addressed to "Jerry, Joy, Carlos, and whoever-else-may-be-interested." December 1, 1986. Pertains to ideas for a potential program on local Hungarians. 3 pages.
h. Letter to "Dr. Smith" from Southeastern Louisiana University. (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.) Letter describes grant for "Hungarian Settlement: A Community and its Culture."
i. Letter to Dr. Andrew Ludanyi from Ginger Romero (draft). July 20, 1988. Thanks him for interest and use of one of her books.
j. Letter to Dr. Ludyani, unknown sender, June 1, 1988. Thanks him for interest in local heritage and provides contact information for Dr. Anne M. Ferugson, Department of Developmental Education.
k. Handwritten notes on single page regarding Hungarian history. Unknown writer, no date.

5. More Hungarian Cultural Information and Research
a. Handwritten notes outlining "Albany Project." Includes expected cost for research, labor, and travel. 4 pages.
b. Draft of article titled "Hungarian Ensemble brings dance, ballads to union." 2 pages.
c. Form dated December 19, 1983 from the Division of Arts. Blank grant agreement.
d. Form dated December 19, 1983 from the Division of Arts. Addressed to Virginia Romero, grantee, from Albert B. Head, signed December 23, 1983. Grant for $200 for field researcher for the Florida Parishes Folklife Survey.
e. Letter to Florida Parishes Folklikfe field workers from Joel Gardner. Dated December 23, 1983. Discusses contracts and travel information.
f. Information sheet for Florida Parishes Folklife field workers, including contacts for music and crafts.
g. Page detailing proper procedures and expenses for traveling and state-owned automobiles for field workers.

6. Louisiana Folkife Survey Information
a. Instructions for proper methods of conducting research via survey forms. December 1983.
b. Researcher's information forms signed by various field workers for the Louisiana Folklife Program, February 13, 1984. 7 pages.
c. Louisiana Folklife Survey forms, mostly of people with Hungarian heritage. 7 pages.

7. "Dethroned King"
a. "Dethroned King." By Millie Joiner, May 17, 1960. School term paper about the Louisiana strawberry. 30 pages including title page, endnotes, and bibliography.

 

8. Miscellaneous Writing Pieces
a. Forms of Modern Fiction. Edited by William Van O'Connor. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1948. Article titled "Manners, Morals, and the Novel," by Lionel Trilling. Booklet. Pages 144-160.
b. Various pages detailing ideas for a fictional story based in the Florida Parishes about strawberries. 7 pages.

9. "Godfrey and Mrs. Fragaria": Story and Related Items
a. Letter to Ginger Romero from unsigned writer. Dated April 17, 1987. Discusses illustrations for "Godfrey and Mrs. Fragaria" and includes rough sketches. 5 pages.
b. Letter to Ginger Romero dated May 7 of unlisted year. Discusses illustrations for "Godfrey and Mrs. Fragaria." Signature of writer is indecipherable. 2 pages.
c. Partial story of "Godfrey and Mrs. Fragaria." 5 pages.
d. Full text, with cover page and illustrations, of "Godfrey and Mrs. Fragaria." 8 pages. Story is about a squirrel.
e. Draft pages of "Godfrey and Mrs. Fragaria." 3 pages.
f. Letter to "Albert" from Ginger Romero, no date. Thanks him for reading "Godfrey and Mrs. Fragaria" and for providing sketches for the short story.
g. Printed picture of "Godfrey Squirrel" sleeping.
h. Printed picture of "Godfrey Squirrel" sitting on a tree branch.

10. Natchitoches Christmas Festival Information
a. Letter from Mrs. Griffin Taylor, Jr., Chairman. No date. Regards permit to park car and the unnamed letter recipient's participation in the 1974 Christmas festival.
b. Schedule of events and invitation for Natchitoches Christmas Festival held December 7, 1974.
c. Copy of ticket for 1974 Natchitoches Christmas festival. Provides parking pass for Cheryl Viola.

11. Ponchatoula Centennial Souvenir Program
a. "Thru the Years." Souvenir program for the Ponchatoula Centennial Celebration held April 29-30 and May 1-6, 1961, titled "A Historical and Pictorial Review of the Past 100 Years of the City of Ponchatoula, 1861-1961."

12. Newspaper Clippings Pertaining to Carl Drude
a. "Ponchatoula Man is Harmonica Advocate." Sunday Advocate, March 10, 1985. Pertains to Drude's love of playing the harmonica.
b. "Carl Drude...40 years of strawberries." Hammond Vindicator, April 6, 1983. Traces Drude's success as a strawberry grower.

c. "Berry Growers may fade into Sunset." Unnamed newspaper, April 27, 1987. Pertains to decline of strawberry growing and Carl Drude's speech to the Chamber of Commerce about struggling strawberry farms.
d. "Carl Drude recalls past berry season." Hammond Vindicator, April 29, 1982. Details Drude's memories of strawberry growing.
e. "Drude Speaks to Chamber." Ponchatoula Enterprise, April 29, 1984. Discusses Drude's views about the struggles of the Louisiana strawberry industry.
f. "Chef of the Week." Hammond Vindicator, no date. Honors Drude as chef of the week. Includes information about the successful strawberry growing and gives one of Drude's favorite recipes.
g. "When the Old Barefoot Country Boy Went to Town." Ponchatoula Times, August 7, 1986. Partial story by Carl Drude.
h. "Berry Grower Dies." Daily Star, October 15-17, 1982. Obituary for Charles Y. Drude.
i. "Carl Francis Drude Sr." Obituary. Unnamed newspaper, no date.
j. "Strawberry commission appoints new directors." Times-Picayune, September 12, 1956. Details information about the new board of directors for the Louisiana Strawberry Commission. Names Carl Drude as a board member. Photocopy.

13. Beatrice Ray Lovorn Essay Information
a. Handwritten copy of Beatrice Ray Lovorn's essay titled "Is Cooperative Marketing Beneficial to a Community Generally?" Written in 1923 when Lovorn was a senior in high school. Photocopy. 7 pages.
b. Typed photocopy of the above. 2 pages.
c. Typed copy of the above on large index cards. Notes Lovorn won the "Interstate Bank Medal for General Proficiency." 2 note cards.

14. John F. Kennedy Council #2952 Event Programs
a. Program for 1989 awards night at John F. Kennedy Council. Held June 28, 1989.
b. Program for 44th annual Christmas banquet for John F. Kennedy Council. Held December 15, 1990.
c. Program for the 45th inaugural ball for John F. Kennedy Council. Held July 18, 1990.

15. Catholic Information
a. "Devotional Prayers." Prayer to the Immaculate Queen of Peace. Full page.
b. "The Pentecostal Movement in the Catholic Church." Report of the Committee on Doctrine of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops for meeting in D.C., November 14, 1969. Details history of the movement.
c. "In Cerca di Gesu." 2 pages.

d. Booklet titled "Community" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Published 1965. Discusses Christianity, God's Grace, and Spiritual love.
e. "A Short Novena." Benedictine Mission House.
f. Booklet of 22 prayers. No date.
g. "Rule for Discernment of Spirits Within One's Self." No date.

16. The Catholic Story Documents
a. Advertisement and order form for The Catholic Story in the Hammond Area of Louisiana: A Century of Action, 1890-1990, by Ginger Romero.
b. List of churches and other organizations who ordered a copy of The Catholic Story. Includes handwritten notes on front and back, a post-it note with various names, and a postal receipt.

17. Weinberger Family Information
a. "Weinberger is Killed in Car Crash Near Hammond." Times-Picayune, June 22, 1941. Article details tragic crash and lists others injured.
b. "Last Rites Held here for Retired Banana Importer." Details funeral services for Charles Weinberger. Times-Picayune, June 23, 1941.
c. List of deaths, including Weinberger's. Times-Picayune, June 23, 1941.
d. Death announcement for Rose Marx, wife of the late Charles Weinberger. Times-Picayune, October 28, 1957.
e. "J. Weinberger taken by Death." Times-Picayune, February 4, 1944.
f. Photo of Charles Weinberger. The Times-Picayune, June 22, 1941.
g. "Fruit Dispatch Head is Honored." Details Weinberger's honor of a silver scroll. He was manager of the southern division of the Fruit Dispatch Company. December 25, 1923.
h. Death announcement for Charles Weinberger. Times-Picayune, October 30,1932.
i. "Western Fruit Jobbers Convention Successful." Includes information about the convention and the floats present in parade. Credits Weinberger for the success.
j. "New Auction Company." Includes order form/receipt of copies of article. Times-Picayune, July 4, 1941. 3 pages total including receipt.
k. 3 articles pertaining to Charles Weinberger's death and order forms/receipt for copies of the articles. Hammond Vindicator, July 27, 1941.
l. Weinberger chronology, 1872-1932. Page containing brief information about Charles Weinberger's life.
m. Page containing information and a photo of Frank J. Weinberger. Unknown source, no date.
n. Page containing information on and photo of Jacob Weinberger. Unknown source, no date.
o. Page containing information about the strawberry industry and Charles Weinberger. From Henry Mentz's article in "Selhor SLHA Publication." 1982. Page 32.
p. Page containing text of newspaper article titled "Fruit Dispatch Head is Honored: Charles Weinberger Presented with scroll by Employees." Times-Picayune, December 25, 1923.

q. Page containing text of newspaper articles. Times-Picayune. Contains brief death announcement for Charles Weinberger, printed June 23, 1924, and brief death announcement for Rose Marx printed October 28, 1957.
r. Page containing text of newspaper article. Partial article. Times-Picayune, June 22, 1941. "Weinberger Killed in Crash Near Hammond."
s. Page containing text of two newspaper articles. 4 pages. First article: "Charles Weinberger is Killed in Car Collision Last Saturday Evening– En Route to McComb." The Hammond Vindicator, July 27, 1941. Details his death, crash, and accomplishments. Second article: "Charley Weinberger." The Hammond Vindicator, July 27, 1941. Discusses his accomplishments.
t. Three typed pages regarding Weinberger chronology and articles pertaining to the Weinbergers.
u. Cartoon depiction of Charles Weinberger, manager of the Fruit Dispatch Company. Unknown source, no date.

18. Fictional Strawberry Story Draft
a. Typed notes about a plot for a fictional strawberry festival story. Includes a list of potential characters. 4 pages.
b. Typed notes about a plot for a fictional strawberry festival story. Includes a list of potential characters. 2 pages.
c. Typed notes about "Hungarian Prototypes" for a fictional strawberry festival story. Lists potential characters and includes an outline of pageant. 6 pages.
d. Single typed page headed "sketch." Lists potential strawberry queen contestant characters for fictional strawberry festival story and a brief summary of those competing. Includes girls from various cultural backgrounds.
e. Typed page with draft text of fictional strawberry festival. Contains writing about the pageant contestants.
f. Typed page with draft text of fictional strawberry festival. Contains dialogue of the pageant contestants and their drama about potential pageant winners.
g. Typed page with draft text of fictional strawberry festival. Contains dialogue about controversy over the potential for an African American to win the pageant.
h. Pages detailing potential background stories for the fictional strawberry festival story . Regards a character named "Maria" who is of Hungarian heritage. 2 pages.
i. More pages about "Maria's" background. 2 pages.
j. Pages titled as "Option 2." Contains dialogue about a character named "Sam" Pertains to idea of having a festival. 2 pages.
k. Partial draft of Chapter 1 of fictional story. Festival, pageant qualifications, and historical aspects are discussed. 2 pages. Contains handwritten edits.

l. Types pages with heading of "Option 2." 3 pages. Contains handwritten edits. Pertains to ideas and discussion about the inception of a strawberry festival.
m. Chapter "1-A," second scene, Option 3 of strawberry festival story. 4 pages. Contains various dialogue about potential festival as well as handwritten edits.
n. Chapter "1-B," Option 4 of strawberry festival story. Contains various dialogue about a potential strawberry festival, along with handwritten edits. 3 pages.

19. Southern Legacy Pages
a. Various photocopied pages from Southern Legacy. Pages 104-119; 184-186. Includes full text of Chapter 9 entitled "Those Damn Dagoes—."

20. William Edwin Hicks Information
a. Typed page headed "William Edwin Hicks." Unknown author, no date. Contains brief biography.
b. Photocopy of two black and white photos. Photo on the left is a standing portrait of Annie S. Morse, 1863-1940. Photo on right is of William Edwin Hicks, 1858-1930.
c. Photocopy of two black and white photos of Sandhill (originally named Hicksburg) circa 1900. Photos are very faded. Pictures are of where Hicks farmed and raised chickens.

21. St. Joseph Priory Information
a. Master's Thesis by Father Placid F. Pierce, May 1963 entitled A History of St. Joseph Priory. 113 pages.

22. Miscellaneous Notebooks
a. Blue 1 subject notebook, 10 ½ X 8. Belonged to Collin Borer. Contains various history notes.
b. Yellow 1 subject notebook, 10 ½ X 8. Contains information about attaining pictures and stories for a yearbook. Also includes various lists.
c. Tan 1 subject notebook. 7 3/4 X 5. Notes about Louisiana Strawberry Festival contestants.


BOX 16

Folder

1. Sidney Romero Information/ Murphy James Foster Writing and Information
a. "The Political Career of Murphy James Foster, Governor of Louisiana, 1892-1900." By Sidney James Romero, Jr. Reprinted from The Louisiana Historical Quarterly, Vol 28, no.4, October, 1945.

b. "Campaign of 1986." "A copy of pages 91 and 92 from Chapter XX from 'Political Reminiscences' by Gilbert L. Dupre." On back of page is a letter to Sidney Romero dated June 20, 1941.
c. Transcript of Speech of the Honorable Murphy J. Foster, Senior Senator of Louisiana opening his campaign for reelection. Held in New Orleans, October 3, 1911. Foster campaign committee. 36 pages total.
d. Letter to Mr. Sidney Romero, Jr., dated July 12, 1941 from Jos E Ransdell. Answers questions about the political career of Senator Murphy J. Foster. 2 pages.
e. Letter to Mr. Sidney Romero, Jr., dated June 9, 1941. From B.C. Alwes. Pertains to research and information about Murphy James Foster.
f. Letter to Mr. Sidney J. Romero, dated November 29, 1940, from W.M. Drake. Discusses Murphy James Foster's attendance at Washington College, now Washington and Lee University, during the 1867-68 session.
g. Letter to "Edgar," dated October 18, 1931, from R. Emmet O'Neill. Pertains to the assassination of Pope and Chase, the sheriff and judge of St. Mary's Parish, in 1868. 2 pages.
h. Information about the parish of St. Mary. Includes statistics and information about businesses and towns. Unknown author, no date. 11 pages.
i. Letter to Mr. Sidney Romero, Jr., dated August 25, 1941, from John M. Caffery. 2 pages. Pertains to Murphy James Foster.
j. Letter to Mr. Sidney James Romero, dated December 3, 1940, from Corilla M. Smith. Pertains to Murphy J. Foster's attendance at Tulane Law School, then called the University of Louisiana.
k. Full transcript of The Honorable Murphy James Foster's speech "On the Bribery Resolution." Transcript dated June 21, 1890. Speech was delivered on June 18, 1890. 8 pages.
l. Information about Franklin, Louisiana. Dated April 26, 1933. Contains information about temperature. 2 pages.
m. "Facts about Franklin, LA. (as gleamed from documents in the possession of Mr. J.E. Loustalot.) By Charles McCarthy, November 28, 1933. 3 pages.
n. Letter to Dr. Romero, dated August 2, 1983, from Cheryl A. Lewis, informing Romero that his request about Foster was being processed.
o. Letter to Dr. Romero, dated August 26, 1983, from Cheryl A. Lewis, informing Romero that she could not locate the name of Florence Daisy Hine's mother,.
p. Letter to Ms. Cheryl A. Lewis, dated July 1, 1983, from Sidney J. Romero. Research request for attaining information about Mrs. Troubridge.
q. Letter to Mrs. Mary Lucy Foster Troubridge, dated May 2, 1983, from Sidney J. Romero. Inquiry for information about Foster's first wife and Foster's place of death.

r. Letter to Dr. Romero, dated February 24, 1983. Gives information about Foster's relatives.
s. Sample entry in the Louisiana Dictionary of Biography. No date.
t. Short excerpt about Murphy James Foster. Includes facts such as birth, education, and marriage. Attached is a book title with contents that gives information on Foster: Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, (eds), Dictionary of American Biography, 20 vols. (New York: 1920-1936), VI, 554.
u. List of biographical information pertaining to Murphy James Foster needed for the Louisiana Dictionary of Biography.
v. Handwritten notes about census of 1900 and Murphy James Foster. Includes names of wives.
w. Handwritten notes about Foster's marriage, children, and obituary. No Date.
y. 2 pages of brief birth, education, marriage, and death information about William Wright Heard, Newton Crain Blanchard, Ruffin D. Pleasant, Louis Alfred Wiltz, Francis T. Nicholls, and Murphy James Foster.
z. Obituary for Murphy James Foster. Page includes information from the June 13, 1921 publication of The New York Times.
aa. Page detailing life and accomplishments and Murphy James Foster. Details his political career.
bb. Typed chart detailing information about the wives, children, percentage, and religions of Nicholls, Wiltz, Foster, Heard Blanchard, and Pleasant.
cc. Handwritten notes about Foster, Nicholls, Pleasant, Wiltz, Blanchard, and Heard's death.
dd. Handwritten lists and notes about the births and deaths of John Morris, David Hemmer, Charles Weinberger, and Samuel Zemurray.

2. Ginger Romero Career Information
a. Typed page detailing Romero's life. Includes birth, marriage, children, and career accomplishments.
b. "Campus Correspondence." To all faculty members from Roman Heleniak, department head of history and government. Dated December 8, 1988. Asks for number of academic activities each faculty member was involved in during the 1987-1988 academic year.
c. Blank form: "Faculty publications, presentations, and creative activities." For the College of Arts and Sciences.
d. 2 pages detailing Ginger Romero's Resources and Experiences dealing specifically with Hungarian folklife.
e. Ginger Romero's Curriculum Vitae. 4 pages.

3. Typed Interview Summaries for The Louisiana Strawberry Story

a. Typed interview summaries dating from March 5, 1980-March 31, 1982 of various Tangipahoa Parish locals. Includes information about strawberry labels and farming. 57 interviews. The Louisiana Strawberry Story Research.

4. More typed Interview Summaries for The Louisiana Strawberry Story
a. Typed interview summaries dating from March 31, 1982-November 26, 1983 of various Tangipahoa Parish locals. Includes information about strawberry labels and family. 79 interviews. The Louisiana Strawberry Story Research.

5. 1947 Strawberry Festival Program
a. Photocopy of 1947 Strawberry Festival program. "The Strawberry Capital of the World." May 16-18, 1947. 50 pages.

6. Various Strawberry-Related Programs (Photocopies)
a. "The Strawberry." Louisiana produces. 1939 edition. Edited by Norma Gray. Photocopy. 21 pages.
b. Various photocopied pages from "The Louisiana Strawberry." ("Queen of Luscious Fruits.") 1938 & 1939 editions, Ponchatoula, La.

7. Documents Pertaining to the Rochester Family
a. Page containing two photocopied articles about RR Rochester.
1) "Advertising the Louisiana Strawberry." Contains photo of crowd and Rochester's championing Louisiana strawberries. Unknown newspaper, August 6, 1937.
2) "Rochester's Berry Book Completed." Unknown newspaper, no date. Article pertains to 84-page survey of the Louisiana strawberry industry entitled "The Louisiana Strawberry– Queen of Luscious Fruits."
b. "Strawberry Book Off Press Ready to Mail." Unknown newspaper, no date. Contains brief press release and picture of RR Rochester. Photocopy.
c. "Speakers Pelted with Ripe Fruits as Ponchatoula." Times-Picayune, no date. Photocopy. Pertains to fight at candidate for Governor's campaign opening.
d. Text of article titled "Robert R. Rochester, Candidate for Governor, Dies in Baton Rouge...Death Comes Suddenly and Proves Shock to Family and Friends in State." The Hammond Vindicator, November 3, 1939.
e. Memorial obituary dated March 2, 1958 in State Advocate Times. For Mrs. Flavia Ellen Chauvin Photocopy.
f. "What the Rochesters Saw When They Came Home." Photocopy. Article discusses Rochester Family Reunion. Darville, KY, July 6, 1917.
g. "Rochester." Photocopy. Amite Progress, October 1, 1939. Article Pertains to Rochester's Knowledge of the strawberry industry.

h. Photocopied page containing advertisement for The Scream of the Eagle, September 4, 1931. Advocating organized labor in "fight against unemployment, cut in wages, graft and crime." Contains photo and caption. RR Rochester edition.
i. Text of newspaper article, "Rochester Sends Regards." The Hammond Vindicator, May 3, 1929. Announces publication of two of RR Rochester's poems.
j. Photocopied page containing various articles pertaining to RR Rochester. Includes photo of the candidate for U.S. congress and advertises the primary election held on September 9, 1930. Unknown source, no date.
k. Photocopied page containing various articles about RR Rochester and his run for governor. Unknown source, no date.
l. Photocopied page containing two articles about RR Rochester's death just prior to the gubernatorial election.
1) "Rochester Death Reopens Entries in Governor Race."The Times-Picayune, 1939.
2) "Believe Medicine Overdose Caused Rochester Death." The Times-Picayune, 1939.
m. Various photocopied articles by RR Rochester to the editors of New Orleans States and the Times-Picayune.
n. "Strawberry Broker Lauds Independence in Poetry." Unknown source, 1924. Brief summary and reprint of Rochester's poem about Independence, Louisiana.
o. Letter from L. Clay Spencer to Ginger Romero dated March 10, 1982. Includes information about a xeroxed photo of RR Rochester in a school brochure of the late 1920s.
p. Letter from L. Clay Spencer to Ginger Romero dated February 5, 1982. Pertains to the son of the founder of Spencer College knowing RR Rochester and information to retrieve, including photographs and school records of Rochester.
q. Page containing two photocopied pictures, no date.
1) Black and white picture of John Rochester. Young boy sitting.
2) Black and white picture of Juanita Rochester. Young girl standing.
r. Page containing four photocopied pictures, no dates. All are black and white.
1) RR Rochester sitting at desk holding pen to paper.
2) Small picture of Rochester wearing a hat. Appears photo is part of a book cover.
3) Baby photo of unknown child.
4) Picture of RR Rochester's tomb stone.
s. Page containing three photocopied pictures. All are black and white.
1) Newspaper picture with headline "Prof. Rochester and His Oakland." The Times-Picayune, May 5, 1929. Picture of Rochester posing with his car.
2) Photo of five people, one man, two women, and two children. No names or dates listed.
3) Photo of Rochester with his children Juan and Juanita.
t. Black and white photo of RR Rochester, Superintendent. Proclaims Rochester is "eminently fitted to advise young people as to the best courses for them to pursue."

u. Photocopy of certificate of baptism for Flavia Ellen Bourdeaux (later Chauvin), September 1886. Also on photocopy is part of a memorial obituary for Mrs. Flavia Ellen Chauvin. Copy of baptism dated March 11, 1952.
v. Five black and white photographs photocopied on a single page.
1) Grave stone of Flavia R Chauvin (July 27, 1886-February 28, 1958.)
2) Undated photo of unknown woman.
3) "Mrs. Robert Robb Rochester (Formerly Flavia Ellen Boudreaux)"
4) Undated photo of unknown woman.
5) Five photos of unknown woman, no date.
w. Photocopied black and white photo of 2 gravestones for last name of "Rochester."
x. Letter to CC Rochester from Chas K. Jordan, Editor and publisher of The Parish CourierJournal and The Sugar Planter. Dated October 21, 1924. Asks for Rochester to pay tribute to honored dead on Armistice Day at a church fair.
y. Photocopy of sheet with acts of sale by W.E. Sweet + Co., Commission Merchants. May 5, 1989. Account of "Beuhuck."
z. Photocopied sheet with picture of "The New Commission Block." Milwaukee, WS. Also on page is an act of sale by M. George and Co.

8. More Documents Pertaining to the Rochester Family
a. Photocopy of partial poem by RR Rochester titled "The Louisiana Berry." The Hammond Vindicator, April 2, 1937.
b. Page with text from The Hammond Vindicator, May 24, 1929. "Monarchs of Strawberry Land." Poem by RR Rochester about the Louisiana strawberry industry. Contains handwritten edits.
c. "Monarchs of Strawberry Land." Final version. 3 pages.
d. Poem by RR Rochester titled "T-H-E J-U-D-G-E-M-E-N-T D-A-Y." Poem written in 1918 during WWI. Three pages. Pertains to the notion that the war should not have ended until those responsible were punished.
e. "Charged with assault." By RR Rochester, no date. Two pages. About a man's travels on a train.
f. Photocopied page of partial page of a poem by RR Rochester. "Independence, Louisiana." April 15, 1924. On back of page is an incomplete stanza on the front of the document and a reprint of an article about Rochester's poems in an unknown article.
g. "The Louisiana Berry." Poem by RR Rochester. The Hammond Vindicator, April 2, 1937. Photocopy.

h. Photocopy of three printed pieces pertaining to RR Rochester.
1) "The Green Wave of the South." By RR Rochester about Tulane's football team.
2) "Getting Out New Strawberry Book." Announcement for annual publication of The Louisiana Strawberry.
3) "The Persian Kitty." Poem by RR Rochester, no date.
i. Page with two photocopied poems:
1) "The Dawning Year." By RR Rochester, no date. About the new year 1931.
2) "The Union." By RR Rochester, no date. About unions.
j. Page containing two photocopied poems published in newspapers.
1) "We are Coming Down to Dixie." By RR Rochester. The Hammond Vindicator, March 5, 1929. About purchasing strawberries and the sellers of strawberries in Louisiana.
2) "We are Glad that You are Coming." By RR Rochester. The Hammond Vindicator, March 5, 1939. About the strawberry industry and out-of-town buyers.
k. Photocopied page containing untitled poem about Louisiana State University's football team. Unknown author, no date.
l. "My Darling Wife, My Precious Wife." Unknown author, no date. Photocopy of four stanza poem.
m. "Amendment Number One is Dead." Two page poem by RR Rochester, no date. About the School Board in New Orleans.
n. Photocopied poem, no title. Unknown author and unknown date. About the American Flag.
o. Page with two photocopied articles.
1) "Advertising the Louisiana Strawberry." The Hammond Vindicator, August 6, 1937. Brief description of RR Rochester's fight to advocate the Louisiana Strawberry as the best on Earth.
2) "Surging Waves Roll on Rising Tide Now." By RR Rochester, no date. Partial article about farmer's union.
p. Front page photocopy of the 1939 edition of RR Rochester's "The Louisiana Strawberry: Queen of Luscious Fruits."
q. Poem by RR Rochester from the 1939 edition of "The Louisiana Strawberry." Titled "Before Strawberry Time." Photocopy.
r. Page containing text from the 1938 edition of "The Louisiana Strawberry." Pertains to the strawberry industry.
s. Three photocopied pages containing information about the Glendy Burke Literary Society. 1901, 1902, 1903.
t. Unknown newspaper, no date. Partial article about the Louisiana strawberry industry and its relationship to exporting cities.
u. Two page photocopy of a child's letter, dated October 31, 1891.

 

9. The Louisiana Strawberry Story– Letters
a. Letter from Carmon Moore, Clerk of Court, to Ginger Romero. Dated December 6, 1984. Congratulates Romero on The Louisiana Strawberry Story's publication.
b. Letter from Joy J. Jackson to Kathy Pittman. Dated September 8, 1986. Thanks Pittman for donating a copy of Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story to the Southeastern Archives and Special Collections.
c. Draft of a letter from Ginger Romero to Charlotte Jenkins, President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, Bayou Lacombe High School. Offers The Louisiana Strawberry Story for use in a convention program for its members.
d. Draft of a letter from Ginger Romero to "Mr. Middleton." Pertains to Middleton's columns in Louisiana Life and the Morning Advocate and inspiration for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
e. Draft of letter to "Dear Sir." From Ginger Romero, unsigned. Dated August 16, 1985. Inquires about presenting The Louisiana Strawberry Story for consideration of the Reference Book Adoption Committee. Includes description of book and research. Two pages.
f. Undated letter draft to "Dear Sir" from Ginger Romero, unsigned. Asks for The Louisiana Strawberry Story to be considered for use as reference material in Louisiana state schools.
g. Draft of letter to "Dear Sir" from Ginger Romero, unsigned. Dated December 29, 1984. Pertains to Clark Forrest Jr.'s contribution in research for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
h. Draft of letter to "Dear Sir" from Ginger Romero, unsigned. No date. Pertains to President J. Larry Crain sending the unnamed letter recipient a copy of The Louisiana Strawberry Story and a cloth from the letter recipient's country used at the Louisiana World Exposition.
i. Partial draft of letter to "Dear Sir" from Ginger Romero, unsigned. No date. Pertains to The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Asks if the book could be used as an excerpt in a magazine.
j. Partial draft of a letter, no date, no recipient. Marked "PS"and mentions The Southern Review.
k. Letter to "Dear Sir" from Ginger Romero, unsigned. Dated January 6, 1995. Pertains to payment and publication of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
l. Three drafts of different letters, two pages total.
1) Letter to "Dear Sir" from Ginger Romero, unsigned. Dated March 4, 1994. Pertains to misplaced purchase order of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
2) Letter to member of the St. Tammany Parish School Board from Ginger Romero, unsigned. Pertains to ordering and payment for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
3) Letter to member of the Vernon Parish School Board. from Ginger Romero, unsigned. Pertains to ordering and payment for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.

m. Two drafts of different letters, two pages total.
1) Letter to member of the Jefferson Parish School Board from Ginger Romero, unsigned. Dated October 15, 1994. Pertains to ordering/payment for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
2) Letter to member of the Ouachita Parish School Board from Ginger Romero, unsigned. Dated November 16, 1994. Pertains to ordering/payment for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
n. Letter to "Dear Larry," (presumably Larry Crain) from Ginger Romero, no date. Pertains to The Louisiana Strawberry Story being shipped to China and purchasing discounts on the book.
o. Letter to "Dear Larry" from Ginger Romero. Dated January 10, 1985. Pertains to the potential for a spin-off of The Louisiana Strawberry Story and the benefits of such a book for Southeastern. Two pages.
p. Letter to "Dear John," (Presumably John Kemp), from Ginger Romero. Dated January 10, 1985. Letter pertains to idea of a spin-off of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Included with letter is a summary of public appearances and press releases for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 5 pages.

10. Press for The Louisiana Strawberry Story
a. "Strawberries, anyone?" Excerpt from a Sunday magazine of The Times-Picayune. December 1984. Advertises The Louisiana Strawberry Story, including prices.
b. Pamphlet for 1984 Noon Series. By First Guaranty Bank. Advertises Ginger Romero as leading a panel on the local strawberry industry on March 15, 1984.
c. "Strawberry Book Now Selling at Bank." Unknown newspaper, no date. Article about The Louisiana Strawberry Story's publication and release.
d. "Strawberry Story Told," The Hammond Vindicator, March 22, 1984. Contains picture of Ginger Romero. Details upcoming release of book and Romero's research.
e. "Ginger Romero to Speak on Strawberry Industry at First Guaranty Bank. March 15 Noon Series." Unknown newspaper, no date. Contains photo of Romero. Announcement for Romero's panel and book.
f. Full page newspaper advertisement for First Guaranty Bank announcing the of The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero. Unknown newspaper, no publication date.
g. Photo of Ginger Romero and brief statement of her writing a book on the Louisiana strawberry industry. The Hammond Vindicator, May 4, 1983.
h. Partial page article in a supplement to the Tangi Talk/ Kentwood News. Advertises the publication of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
i. Photo of Ginger Romero with First Guaranty Bank executives Ralph Ross and Anil Patel. Promoting The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
j. Southeastern Retrospect, April 1986. Includes brief information about publication of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.

k. Picture of Ginger Romero displaying her recently-published book The Louisiana Strawberry Story. In picture is her husband, Dr. Sidney Romero. Hammond (LA) Shopping Guide, December 19, 1984.
l. "Noon Series hears story about strawberry days." Unknown newspaper, no date. Includes information about Ginger Romero's panel at the noon series.
m. Joy Jackson's review of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Summer, 1985.
n. Press release and order form for Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Printed on letterhead of Northwestern State University Press.
p. "Strawberry lecture scheduled." Photocopy. Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to First Guaranty Bank's Noon Series featuring Ginger Romero's talk about the Louisiana strawberry industry. Contains photo of Romero.
q. Advertisement for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Sponsored by First Guaranty Bank. Unknown newspaper, no date.
r. "Recalling early years of Louisiana Strawberry Industry." Photocopy. Unknown magazine, no date. Press release and article about The Louisiana Strawberry Story and a brief synopsis of berry industry and book. Also on photocopied page is a copy of "Strawberries, Anyone?"
s. Photocopy of undated picture in unknown source. Photo by Ginger Romero presenting the President of Southeastern Louisiana University, Dr. J. Larry Crain, with a typed booklet of interviews from Romero's research. Also in picture are Anil Patel, Dr. Joy Jackson, and Mary Cefalu.
t. Denham Springs-Livingston Parish News, December 27, 1984. Letter to the editor from Ginger Romero. Pertains to strawberry labels and the publication of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
u. "A Tradition Continues." First Guaranty Bank. Advertises the Noon Series and contains drawing of Ginger Romero.
v. Page containing brief excerpt of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
w. Two pages containing brief excerpt of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
x. Five pages of text detailing the potential popularity and success of Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Also contains miscellaneous handwritten notes.
y. Page "2" of undated letter to unknown recipient from Ginger Romero. Contains information about the potential popularity and success of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Also contains summary of book.
z. Part "C" from The Denham Springs-Livingston Parish News. Lifestyle section. November 29, 1984. Front page contains a half-page article about Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story. "Louisiana Strawberries Featured in New Book." Contains photo of Romero holding her book and a photo of an Albany strawberry label.

aa. "Where are all the berry labels?" Hammond (LA) Daily Star, April 14, 1981. Pertains to Ginger Romero writing a book about the Louisiana strawberry industry and the history of strawberry labels. Contains photo of Romero and strawberry labels.
bb. "The Fruits of Berry Research." The Times-Picayune, February 10, 1985. Article by Mabel Simmons. Contains photo of former congressman Jimmy Morrison with strawberries. Pertains to Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story and strawberry labels.

11. Permission Slips
a. Various permission slips allowing Ginger Romero to use information, data, and photographs for research purposes. 7 handwritten, 5 typed.

12. Various Information for Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story
a. Order for Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story. On back is write-up about the book. Sponsored by First Guaranty bank.
b. Bid proposed to the Louisiana Department of Education Support Services State Reference adoption 1995-1996. Three pages total. Published by Northwestern State University Press. (Ginger Romero: Home office/Louisiana Representative. Author/distributor.)
c. Order form for 6 copies of The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero. From First Guaranty Bank issue of controlled documents. Dated August 26, 1985. Received by Ginger Romero.
d. Order form for various schools for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Vendor: NSU Press. Includes information stating to ship prepaid materials to Ascension Parish School Board.
e. Beauregard Parish School Board purchase order information for The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero. Order for 1 copy for Merryville High School. 2 pages total.
f. Lafourche Parish School Board purchase order for The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero. Also included with invoice is a letter from Earline Chiasson dated December 14, 1995. Informs of pricing from the Louisiana State Reference. Contract order is for 1 copy.
g. Selected pages from the 1994-95 Encyclopedia & Encyclopedic Reference catalog. The Louisiana Strawberry Story, 1910-1960. Published in 1984. Book of Ginger Romero. Published by NSU Press.
h. Letter to "Publishers of Reference Material." From J. Frank Norris, Director, Bureau of Materials of Instruction and Textbooks. Dated December 12, 1986. Pertains to the potential adoption of Encyclopedic reference materials for the 1987-88 school years.
i. Order information for a copy of The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero. For St. Amant Primary School. No date. NSU Press.
j. 1994-1995 book sales summary. Includes 1-4 quarter sales and list of some purchasers for The Louisiana Strawberry Story.

k. More data from 1994-1995 book sales summary. Includes invoices/summaries.
l. More data from 1994-1995 book sales summary.
m. Media coverage information for The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero, no date.
n. Updated media coverage information for The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero.
o. Partial review in Louisiana History of The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero.
p. Purchase order information for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 4 copies delivered to warehouse in Amite.
q. NSU 1984. "48 pages of labels." Goals/reference book of Ginger Romero's The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Overview of book. 2 pages.
r. Undated list of schools to ship copies of the The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Includes addresses.
s. List of people who ordered copies of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 14 pages total. Contains list of names and addresses.
t. 2 pages summarizing and advertising The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero.
u. 2 pages describing The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Includes excerpts from book.


BOX 17

Folder

1. The Louisiana Strawberry Story: Manuscript Pages
a. Various photocopied pages of The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero. 73 pages.

2. The Louisiana Strawberry Story: Label & Business Information
a. "The Sunset Label." Brief description and history of the label. This particular label was originally used by H.B. "Bud" Ray in the 1920s.
b. "Livingston Parish Beauty Label." Page description and history of the label. This particular label was from a company who made labels for numerous companies.
c. "Ponchatoula Labelink: Lou-Ann." Brief description and history of the label. This particular label was originally used by the Ponchatoula Union Cooperative Association, Inc.
d. "Louisiana Strawberry Fact." Unknown source, no date. Contains information about strawberry shipping.
e. Large flash card with strawberry label information from a booklet of RR Rochester from 1935. Article is titled "Truth Told in Art." Notes pertain to strawberry labels and the prosperous Louisiana strawberry industry.

3. The Louisiana Strawberry Story: Articles for Research
a. Page containing summary of 3 articles published in the Hammond Daily Courier in 1933. Pertains to the Louisiana strawberry industry.
b. Notes pertaining to the Louisiana strawberry industry in 1929, 1932, and 1935. Includes letter from 1932 to Lee R. Miller from unknown sender regarding strawberry sales and association. 2 pages.
c. "Louisiana Strawberry Cooperative Marketing Systems, Baker P. 30." A history of strawberry marketing organizations in Louisiana. Pertains to strawberry associations in the 1920s and 1930s.
d. Brief summaries of miscellaneous news articles in The Hammond Vindicator spanning from March 31, 1930-May 4, 1961. Pertains to the Louisiana strawberry industry. 9 pages total.
e. Page containing announcement in The Hammond Vindicator, May 10, 1929. "HY Jacobs wins $5.00 offered by Vindicator." Jacobs won contest by guessing number of berry shipments.
f. Page containing information from the Hammond Daily Courier, March 14, 1933. Pertains to strawberry industry and shipments.
g. Page containing information from The Hammond Vindicator, June 28, 1929. "Jordan's New Store Opened last Saturday." Pertains to WB Jordan store.
h. Page containing summaries about numerous publications pertaining to the Louisiana strawberry industry in the first part of the twentieth century.
i. Brief article descriptions from the Hammond Daily Courier in 1932. Pertains to the strawberry industry and association. 2 pages.
j. Summaries of Louisiana strawberry industry articles. Contains information from the first half of the twentieth century. 6 pages.

4. The Louisiana Strawberry Story: Research Notes
a. ½ page tracing similarities between Morrison and Weinberger, including charisma, subsidiary industries, and work to increase popularity of Louisiana crops.
b. Typed notes about list of pictures in possession of Joe Shaffer, father of Ruby Drude. No date. Summary contains brief description of photos of family, marriages, and strawberry pickers. 2 pages.
c. ½ page containing writing about RR Rochester's death, political campaign, and beliefs.
d. "Early history–Rochester, '35." Contains information about strawberry shipments in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Contains list of dates ranging from 1908-1961 about local berry shipments/agricultural corporations. 3 pages.
e. Information regarding Marion T. Fannaly, Sr., from page 185 of Louisiana Business and Professional Directory. 2 pages.
f. Typed pages containing information regarding Lanelle Levron, 1980 strawberry queen. Pertains to Ginger Romero's visit to see Levron in May, 1985. 9 pages.

g. Pages pertaining to Louisiana farming and the local strawberry industry. Typed, but contains handwritten notes and edits. 6 pages.
h. 3 pages containing list of terms relevant to strawberry research and industry.
i. Page containing information about the Miller Auction Company and stockholders in 1930 election. Contains information about strawberry labels as well.
j. Typed pages with handwritten notes and edits, including part of draft of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Contains information abut Hammond's history and Joe Graziano and Sadie Depaula. 8 pages.
k. Incomplete draft notes pertaining to the Western Fruit Jobbers Association, the Louisiana Strawberry Festival, and the festival's beauty pageant. First strawberry festival held May 22, 1925. 3 pages.
l. Footnotes for a chapter in The Louisiana Strawberry Story by Ginger Romero entitled "Bringing in the Berries." Draft. 3 pages.
m. Typed notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story with some handwritten comments and edits. 3 pages total. Pertains to "The Strawberry capital of the World" and focuses on farmers, agricultural associations, and festivals.
n. Undated page containing typed notes and summary for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Contains handwritten comments and edits. Pertains to railroads, immigrants, and strawberry labels.
o. Typed notes and data, with handwritten comments and edits, containing information about regional strawberry growing statistics from 1899-1924 and 1929-1930s. Also includes information about local historical farm bureau associations. 4 pages.
p. Undated typed draft page pertaining to Charles Weinberger. Contains information about Weinberger's berry companies and auctions.
q. Pages containing typed draft and handwritten edits for a portion of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Pertains to agricultural unions, auctions, and a poem by Florence Hobson Morrison entitled "Strawberry Fields." 4 pages.
r. Draft pages with handwritten notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. 3 pages. Pertains to Morrison.
s. Draft pages with handwritten edits and notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Pertains to The Louisiana Farm Bureau Exchange and the strawberry industry and important berry growers. 6 pages.
t. Page with typed notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Includes research and statistics of region and planting ranging from 1880-1930.
u. Letters and information pertaining to the struggling agricultural industry during the depression.

 

5. The Louisiana Strawberry Story: More Research Notes
a. Typed research notes. Includes narrative and statistical reports of country agent home demonstration, Livingston Parish 1918-1930. Includes list of Farmer's names and reports from various Parishes. 5 pages.
b. Typed draft text and handwritten edits. Pertains to Morrison and strawberry association leaders. Also includes "The Strawberry Song" by RR Rochester. 5 pages.
c. Typed draft pages and handwritten notes for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Pertains to strawberry unions and Morrison. Also contains "The Strawberry Song" by RR Rochester. 6 pages.
d. Page containing partial interview with Mr. Luther Stewart. Unknown interviewer, no date.
e. Footnotes for "Bringing in the Berries." 3 pages.
f. Draft text and handwritten edits for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Contains poem by RR Rochester entitled "The Monarchs of Strawberry Land." Also contains information about numerous strawberry growers and brands. Includes footnotes. 8 pages.
g. Draft pages of "Bringing in the Berries." 2 pages.
h. Draft for revision of The Louisiana Strawberry Story Index.
i. Copy of Simpson Sales Agency auction catalogue. April 12, 1948.
j. Inspection certificate issued by the United States Department of Agriculture. April 19, 1946. For Simpson Sales Agency. Photocopy.

6. The Louisiana Strawberry Story: Miscellaneous Publication Information/Notes
a. Footnoting guide. 1 page. Contains instructions for creating proper footnotes.
b. Page containing information pertaining to The Louisiana Strawberry Story's publication and pertinence. Undated. Appears to be a typed interview of Ginger Romero discussing her book and sources.
c. Pages with summary and information about the pertinence of The Louisiana Strawberry. 5 pages. By Ginger Romero, no date.

7. The Louisiana Strawberry Story: Miscellaneous Letters Pertaining to Book/Publication
a. Letter to Virginia "Ginger" B. Romero from Eugene R. Lehr. Dated July 28, 1983. Library of Congress. Pertains to Romero's research request regarding Louisiana strawberry companies between 1876-1977.
b. Letter to J. Frank Norris, Director, Bureau of Materials of Instruction and Textbooks. From Ginger Romero. Dated January 1, 1986. Pertains to The Louisiana Strawberry Story and its potential popularity among young people. Contains handwritten notes. 2 pages.
c. Letter to Ginger Romero from Bruce J. Rogers, no date. Includes handwritten and typed interview from Ginger Romero to "Mr. Blackmore."

 

8. Miscellaneous Envelopes
a. Envelope addressed to Dr. Sidney J. Romero from St. Mary Parish Library. Postmarked August 13, 1983.
b. Envelope addressed to Mr. Sidney Romero from James M. Perrin. Postmarked December 16, circa 1980s.
c. Envelope of the Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Association, Inc. No recipient or date.
d. Envelope addressed to Mr. or Mrs. Sidney J. Romero Jr. from First Guaranty Bank.
e. Envelope addressed to Ms. Ginger Romero from Bruce Rogers, 1984.
f. Envelope addressed to Mr. Sidney J. Romero from Mrs. H. Kluchin. Postmarked December 3, 1984.
g. Envelope addressed to Virginia B. Romero from Budapest.
h. Envelope addresses to NSU Press from Beauregard Parish School Board.
i. Envelope addressed to Ms. Ginger Romero from Washington Parish School Board.
j. Blank envelope for the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation. (Sales tax division).
k. Black envelope for the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation. (Collection Division).
l. Envelope addressed to Ms. Virginia B. Romero from Banquities, Ltd.
m. Envelope from Jefferson Parish Public School System, general services and purchasing department. Contains handwritten notes.
n. Photocopy of envelope for Miss Cheryl Viola from Louisiana. Strawberry advertising and development commission.

9. "The Louisiana Strawberry" Photocopies
a. Miscellaneous photocopies from various editions of "The Louisiana Strawberry–Queen of Luscious Fruits." 90 pages.

10. Handwritten Notes related to the Strawberry Industry
a. Ginger Romero's handwritten notes pertaining to her lesson plans. Includes quiz questions. 4 pages.
b. Miscellaneous research notes pertaining to The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Includes notes about newspaper articles from the 1930s from the Hammond Daily Courier. Ten pages.
c. Miscellaneous research notes pertaining to strawberries. Includes information about berry packers and prominent strawberry businesses. 6 pages.
d. Handwritten permission form giving Ginger Romero permission to use pictures in future publications.
e. Handwritten permission form giving Ginger Romero permission to use pictures in future publications.
f. Page containing list of newspaper articles from the Tennessean and Banner pertaining to the strawberry industry. Articles from 1978-1985.
g. Note page containing chronology of Hammond area history in the mid twentieth century. Pertains to yearbook awards in the Tornado Trail, including homecoming queen, strawberry bowl maid, and most popular senior girl. Lists names of award recipients.
h. Notes pertaining to potential sources for study on the Louisiana strawberry industry. Includes titles and dates of various newspaper articles. 3 pages.

i. Page containing notes pertaining to Louisiana strawberry businesses and auctions 1915-1934. Provides basic chronology.
j. Note page with information from July 18, 1924. Pertains to Lee R. Miller, sales manager of a strawberry corporation association. Includes information depicting success of previous year's growing season.
k. Note page with information from July 18, 1924. Pertains to overripe strawberries and information about plant preservation.

11. Strawberry and Agriculture: Articles
a. "Marketing Problem." Typed page with information from The Hammond Vindicator, May 3, 1929. Pertains to the Louisiana strawberry industry, businesses, and marketability. Includes information about the various strawberry associations. 3 pages.
b. Typed page with information as follows: John Janet News, P. 3. Column entitled "A Word in Time" by Dr. Vors, "An Old Grower." Partial article, contains information about the importance of good crops for markets. Includes discard instructions for bad crops.

c. Typed page with information as follows: The Enterprise, "Louisiana Berry Shipments Reach 1808 cars in 1924 Exceed Arkansas Crop by 63 Cars and Bring $4,000,000." July 18, 1924. Includes information about berry shipments and local exports.

d. Typed page with information as follows: Daily Courier, April 1, 1933. "Ponchatoula May Bar All Street Sales– another mass meeting of Ponchatoula, March–." Contains information about emergency meeting to prohibit strawberry street vendors, as these questionable businesses hindered strawberry farmers' economic success)
e. Typed pages with information as follows: Strawberry Recipes from various sources, including the Hammond Vindicator and a strawberry festival booklet from 1978. (3 pages total)
f. Poem by RR Rochester titled "Monarchs of Strawberry Land," published in the Hammond Vindicator, May 24, 1929. Photocopy.
g. "Strawberries were Grown in Tangi Before the Civil War." Murray Newspapers, April 3, 1973. Traces history of Wild Strawberries and the decline in their abundance.
i. "Committee to Seek Standard Strawberry Grade is named." The Morning Advocate, February 6, 1947. Summarizes meeting and appointment. Photocopy.
j. "How Do You Say Strawberry in Swahili?" Murray Newspapers, April 3, 1974. Gives list of information on how to pronounce "strawberry" in various languages. Photocopy.
k. "The Strawberry...as a Religious Symbol." Murray Newspapers, April 3, 1974. Traces the strawberry's significance as a religious symbol. Photocopy.
l. "Strawberry Coat of Arms," Murray Newspapers, April 3, 1974. 2 pages. Photocopy. Pertains to history of modern strawberry. Traces history including Amedee Francois Frezier's work and cultivation.
m. "Louisiana's First Strawberry Festival," Murray Newspapers, April 3, 1974. Photocopy of partial article. Pertains to Native American traditions that incorporated strawberries into their festivities.
n. "Berries for Britain." The Times-Picayune, May 24, 1942. Photocopy. Photo of strawberry pickers in fields picking strawberries to be shipped to England.
o. "Strawberry Pickers." The Morning Advocate, May 2, c. 1950's. 2 pages. Photocopy. Includes information about the Louisiana strawberry industry, migrant workers, and migrant children workers.
p. Photocopied page from unknown newspaper, May 24, 1942. Depicts photo of berry barrels awaiting shipment at Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
q. "Berry Industry History Traced." The Morning Advocate, November 12, 1950. Photocopy. Discusses berry history from Civil War era-first part of the twentieth century.
r. Photocopy of front page of The Hammond Vindicator, April 2, 1937. 3 pages. Includes articles with headlines of "Strawberry Circus," "items of interest in Louisiana Berry Belt," and RR Rochester's poem "The Louisiana Berry."

s. "It's Backache Time in Hammond." Photocopy. The Times-Picayune, 1944. Summarizes strawberry farming processes in Hammond.
t. "Plant strawberries now for spring fruit." October 16, 1980, unknown source, photocopy. Details proper planting methods for strawberry cultivation.
u. "100 Years of Strawberries," The Hammond Vindicator, March 20, 1969. Photocopy. Pertains to history of local strawberries from the Civil War era to the end of the nineteenth century.
v. Photocopied page from the Times-Picayune, July 11, 1948, depicting women strawberry workers at Fannaly's.
w. "Edna Szymoniak and Her Farm." The Hammond Vindicator, September 14, 1967. Photocopy. Pertains to history of Szymoniak's beautiful garden.
x. "Louisiana's Hundred Million Dollar Deal." Louisiana Police Jury Review, April 1946. By Geo B. Campbell. 3 page photocopy. Traces berry shipment and industry of local strawberries. Traces peak shipments throughout history and prosperous growing.
y. Photocopy of unknown newspaper page, no date. Contains photos of strawberry-industry workers in a processing plant that was part of Food for Freedom berries.
z. "S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g Strawberry Season," By Ira Harkey. Photocopy. The Times-Picayune New Orleans States Magazine. No date. Details freezing strawberries to extend strawberry season and industry. Contains picture of worker and machine for freezing strawberries.

12. More Strawberry and Agriculture: Articles
a. "Louisiana's Strawberry Industry Brings Five Million to State." By Harvey D. Wilson. Unknown source. 1930. Traces the shipments and business developments of the Louisiana strawberry industry and includes cultivation techniques.
b. Photocopy of a cartoon depiction of the prosperity of the Louisiana strawberry industry. Unknown source, no date. Courtesy of the Times-Picayune.
c. Photocopy of front page of The Hammond Vindicator, April 10, 1942. Golden Jubilee Edition. 4 pages of copy.
d. Page with title stating "S'Berry Fes B'Let, 1947 Marketing." Traces local strawberry associations and bureaus.
e. "Feast on Strawberries and Lose 10 lbs. in a week." Star, May 13, 19865. 2 pages total. Includes guidelines for a strawberry-based, weight-loss focused diet.
f. "Increase in Six Months: Population Estimated at Four Times Year Ago, Prosperity Due to New Industries and Crop Movement." Photocopy. The Enterprise, March 25, 1921. Pertains to Ponchatoula's growing businesses and industry, with emphasis on the Louisiana strawberry. 2 pages.

 

g. Abstracts from The Enterprise. (Ponchatoula, La.) Includes two brief obituaries, one for Svante L. Bjorkgen, the other for Maria Steinacher. Also includes mention of Tangipahoa Parish rated the "second most agriculturally productive county in the U.S.," and a brief summary of strawberry acres 1899-1937.
h. "Berry Auction Broadcast Saturday Over CBS Hook-Up From Fannaly Plant. 11 a.m." Photocopy. Ponchatoula Times, April 18, 1941. Article advertising upcoming radio broadcast detailing the local strawberry industry, including the superiority, growing methods, packing techniques, and marketing strategies. Also included is a brief article titled "Birthday Dinner for Three Fannaly's." 2 pages.
i. Photocopied excerpt from The Hammond Vindicator, February 7, 1949. Two articles. 1: "Berry Industry is to be Well Represented at Big Convention in Chicago." 2: "Well, Well, Look Who's Coming Back to Land of Strawberries...Sherman."
j. "Strawing' Machine Will Prove Boon to Strawberry Growers this Season." The Hammond Vindicator, March 11, 1949. Photocopy. Pertains to Steve Juhasz, local Hungarian, strawberry grower, and his machine to mulch strawberry plants.
k. "Amite Holds Annual Strawberry Festival." The Hammond Vindicator, May 20, 1932. Photocopy. Write-up includes mention of Miss Loyola Munson crowned as strawberry queen.
l. "Chas. Drude Reelected President of Str'bery Commission on April 10." The Hammond Vindicator, April 17, 1958. Photocopy. Pertains to Charles Drude's reelection as President of the Louisiana Strawberry Commission.
m. Photocopied Excerpt from The Hammond Vindicator, May 7, 1950. Contains brief anecdotes about the local strawberry industry and an article titled "Strawberries Move By Air to Philadelphia."
n. "Berry Crop is Efficiently Handled By Railway Express Agency in Transportation." The Hammond Vindicator, April 2, 1948. Photocopy. Traces work of the Railway Express Agency and its importance to shipping and success of Louisiana strawberries.
o. "Strawberry Festival Dance is Attended by Big Crowd Last Night." The Hammond Vindicator, May 23, 1930. Photocopy. Details ball held for past strawberry queens by the Strawberry Festival Association.
p. Large Cold Storage Plant of Colonial Cannery, Inc. is Nearly Completed." The Hammond Vindicator, March 12, 1948. Photocopy. Pertains to progress and anticipated completion of a cold storage plant in Independence, Louisiana.
q. Photocopied excerpt from The Enterprise, April 25, 1941. Contains articles entitled "Berry Prices Lower this Year than Last Year for Same Week." Also includes article titled "New Berry is Given Name "Louisiana Belle."
r. "Next Monday Set Aside as 'Dr. Julian C. Miller Day' By Growers, Agencies, Etc." Photocopy. The Hammond Vindicator, April 16, 1948. Details new strawberry plant developments.

s. "Fannaly to Pack Only Top Quality Strawberries, He informs Those in Deal." Unknown newspaper, March 25, 1949. Photocopy. Also includes brief summary of the 1949 berry movements, such as auctions and shipping.

t. "Emma's Strawberry Doll House to Open Around the Fifteen of May." The Hammond Vindicator, May 5, 1950. Photocopy. Pertains to shop with dolls and articles focused specifically on strawberries.
u. "Conrad Anderson Here for berry Season." The Hammond Vindicator, March 31, 1950. Photocopy. Pertains to Anderson's stay in Louisiana and berry shipments on cargo planes.
v. "Shirley Ruth Cobb Flies to Washington For Carnival Ball." The Hammond Vindicator, February 25, 1949. Photocopy. Traces Cobb's itinerary.
w. "Rail Express Officials in Annual Meeting Wednesday Morning at Ponchatoula. Unknown newspaper, March 12, 1948. Photocopy. Pertains to meeting hosted by Marion T. Fannaly. Includes list of expected attendees.
x. "First Car Berries Sold in District." The Hammond Vindicator, April 22,1949. Photocopy. Pertains to first car of strawberries sold in Louisiana auction in March 1910.
y. "Mrs. M.C. Wiginton Presents Strawberry Doll to the Veep." The Hammond Vindicator, May 26, 1950. Photocopy of partial article. Pertains to presentation of doll to Veep of Southeastern College. Also presented doll to other notable figures, including Congressman Jimmy Morrison.
z. "A Strawberry Plant." By Florence Hobson Morrison, unknown newspaper, March 3, 1937. Photocopy. Compliments and appreciates the beauty of the Louisiana strawberry plant. First-person narrative.
aa. Photocopied advertisement in The Hammond Vindicator, March 26, 1948. Advertisement for "Freddie Kohlman's Strawberry Pickers", an orchestra, in Cave Tangi.
bb. Photocopied excerpt from The Hammond Vindicator, March 26, 1948. Focus is on brief anecdote about the first strawberry auction of the season. By Lee. R. Miller.
cc. Photocopy of article with note attached from Helen Kluchin. Note date December 1, 1984. Articles entitled "Herman Deutsch: German Strawberry Seeds Produced Headliner Variety." Unknown source, no date. Traces author's experiences in Germany and Louisiana, specifically with strawberry distribution.
dd. Photocopied photo from The Hammond Vindicator, February 10, 1950. Faded/darkened photo of Miss Bonnie Watson, Louisiana Strawberry queen, headed for DC ball.
ee. 3 pages of photocopied information from the Times-Picayune, March 17, 1946. Partial article about local industry and the prosperity of strawberry farming.
ff. Miscellaneous photocopied pages from the Times-Picayune, New Orleans States. No date. 3 pages total. Contains photo of strawberry workers in a field, a partial article about groups associated with strawberries, and a photo of two ladies enjoying the fruit.

13. More Strawberry and Agriculture: Articles
a. "Increased Express Rates Postponed for Few Months According to Morrison." The Hammond Vindicator, April 16, 1948. Photocopy. Pertains to Congressman Morrison's petition against increased express rates for Louisiana agricultural shipments, including strawberries.
b. "Jim Corbett Now Associated with Marion T. Fannaly in Ponchatoula; Leaves LSU." Photocopy. Pertains to new position as promotion director and assistant sales manager.
c. "Dr. Julian C. Miller to be Honored by Strawberry Industry." The Hammond Vindicator, April 16, 1948. Photocopy. Pertains to celebration for LSU horticulturist.
d. "Berry District Honor Him." Unknown newspaper, May 7, 1948. Photocopy. Contains photo and article about Dr. Julian C. Miller, LSU Horticulturist. Also included in photocopy is article with title "E. Stewart of Baptist is Winner of Berry Guessing Contest, Guessing 960 Cars."
e. "Julian C. Miller Day." Photocopied excerpt, unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to the Louisiana strawberry industry and Miller's contributions.
f. Photocopied excerpt from The Amite Progress, no date. Focuses on the H.B. Ray family. Also includes information about the Harry D. Wilson family.
g. "Ponchy's Farm Broadcast to All Part of the U.S., Canada and Mexico Saturday." The Ponchatoula Enterprise, April 25, 1942. Photocopy. Also includes "Fanally Cold Pack Plant is Now Open," and traces the prosperity of the strawberry and storage and preservation of the fruit. 3 pages.
h. Photocopied excerpt from unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to production of strawberries.
i. 4 photocopied pages from The Morning Advocate, April 6, 1952. Articles and pictures related to the Louisiana strawberry industry, including farming, shipping, and production.
j. 4 photocopied pages from The Union, March 26, 1942. Includes photos and articles related to Louisiana strawberry harvests.
k. Photo in the Morning Advocate, no date, of a boat named "Strawberry Queen." Sits in the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville during warm weather.
l. Photo of Pete Aranyosi and Mayor Charles Gideon Posing with Louisiana strawberries. Unknown newspaper, no date.
m. Photo of Barbara Wagner, Tangipahoa Garden Club Council president, presenting an award to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Ed Layrisson. Unknown newspaper, no date.
n. "February freeze nipped berry profits." The Daily Star, April 11, 1989. By Clyde T. Thompson, County Agent. Pertains to issues with cold weather in relation to the Louisiana strawberry crops. Offers advice to save crops.
o. Page from The Hammond Vindicator, April 6, 1989. Contains "facts about 1989 Strawberry Season."
p. "A flowering wonderland– Zemurray Gardens." The Hammond Vindicator, April 16, 1981. Contains brief history and comments on beauty of gardens.

q. Strawberry farming photos from The Daily Star, March 27, 1984. Three photos include: Photo of strawberry grower Wilbert Howes with flats of strawberries, photo of wholesaler and trucker Pete Arnone with flat of strawberries, and Roy King and Lucy Mike King picking berries.
r. "Water takes toll on berries." The Daily Star, April 10, 1983. Contains photo of flood water. Article discusses damage of strawberry crops from excess water.
s. "Trainloads of Berries Moving to Markets of the United States. Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to 1942 berry season.
t. Photo of Victor Peco posing with strawberry boxes. Unknown newspaper, no date.
u. Photo of C.R. Dickerson and Orien Perring with strawberry flats. The Enterprise, February 26, 1986.
v. "Iced Strawberries." Photo of sprinkler and strawberry plants. The Morning Advocate, February 14, 1986.
w. Photo of Jimmy Gentry holding boxes of strawberries on his farm. Grandchildren in background. Unknown newspaper, no date.
x. "Meat Supplies up; strawberry quality good." Includes information about the Louisiana strawberry crop, including the abundance and prosperity. Hammond (La) Sunday Star, April 13, 1986.
y. Photo of Butch Arceneaux posing with flat of sold Louisiana strawberries. Hammond (La) Sunday Star, no date.
z. "Gregorire's Last Season." 2 pages. Strawberries & Cream, April 4 & 5, 1984. Pertains to strawberry grower's history, success, and retirement.

 

14. More Strawberry and Agriculture: Articles
a. Pages from Strawberries & Cream, April 4 & 5, 1984. Contains strawberry-related articles about local farmers and businessmen. Pertain to Clyde Thompson and Tommy Gulino. 3 pages.
b. "Tangi Farmers Co-op provides new market." Hammond (La) Sunday Shopping Guide, March 14, 1982. Includes photo of Co-op posing with berries. Pertains to establishment's founding and includes list of members.
c. "Fewer Americans are living down on the farm." Unknown newspaper, no date. Contains cartoon depicting decrease of farm populations from 1970-1980, and a map of the United States showing this decline by region.
d. 3 pages from The Enterprise, March 20, 1986. From the column, "50 years ago today." Pertains to berry shipments from the 1930's.

e. Excerpt from Hammond (La.) Daily Star. April 9, 1986. Partial article titled "Farmers feud." Pertains to physical fight between two strawberry farmers at the first annual farmers appreciation banquet. Fight was between Joe Arnone and Anthony Liuzza.
f. Partial article in the Ponchatoula Enterprise, August 27, 1986. "Gear Up and Throttle Back." By Clyde T. Thompson, county agent (agriculture), Tangipahoa Parish. Offers advice for pest control and strawberry fertilization.
g. Page from The Enterprise, April 8, 1981. Pertains to strawberry farming and the strawberry festival. "A happy day at the 10th annual Strawberry Festival." Includes advertisements and schedule of events. Also includes rules for judging upcoming strawberry contest.
h. Page from The Enterprise, April 8, 1981. Contains various advertisements and pictures from the strawberry festival.
i. "Berries for Britain." The Morning Advocate, no date. Photo of young Ruby Lee Newman, daughter of strawberry farmer Albert Lee Newman, holding a box of strawberries.
j. Portion of front page of The Hammond Vindicator, March 11, 1982. Picture and article featuring Sam and Lena DiMattia, strawberry farmers. Article titled "Berries look good (but you never know."
k. Excerpt from an unknown travel newspaper magazine, September 6, 1987. Featured article: "Strawberry Fields Forever." Details a museum in Liverpool dedicated to the Beatles.
l. 2 page excerpt from The Tennessean, May 14, 1987. Features article titled "The time is ripe to pick your berries from the vine." By Louise Barker and Beverly Garrison. Includes recipes for strawberry nut loaf, strawberry pizza, and quick parfait. Pertains to strawberry growers in Tennessee.
m. Excerpt from The Hammond Vindicator, March 20, 1969. Features article titled "100 years of strawberries," pertaining to the history of the local strawberry industry.
n. Pages from Murray Newspapers, March 29, 1972. Featured article: "Labels of Yesterday." Contains photos of various Louisiana strawberry labels.
o. Pages from Murray Newspapers, March 29, 1972. Contains strawberry recipes.

15. Documents Pertaining to Louisiana Agriculture and Strawberry Industry
a. "Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Immigration– State Market commission– Cooperating–United States Department of Agriculture–Production and Marketing Administration." Pertains to 1953 growing season. 14 pages.
b. "Resolution of the Board of Directors of Ponchatoula Farm Bureau Association, Inc." Signed October 15, 1946. Photocopy.
c. "It's Strawberry Time!" Pamphlet by the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service and the Louisiana Strawberry Commission. Includes tips for proper cultivation and storage of strawberries, as well as strawberry recipes.
d. "Growing Strawberries in Louisiana." By LSU Cooperative Extension Service. Booklet, no date.

e. Louisiana Rural Economist. Volume 14, number 3. From the Department of Agricultural Economics. August, 1952.
f. Photocopy of the following pamphlet: Strawberry Insects...How to Control Them. Prepared by Northeastern Region, Agricultural Research Service. 5 pages.
g. "Origin and Growth of Agricultural Extension in Louisiana, 1860-1948: How it Opened the Read for Progress in Better Farming and Rural Living" by Frederick W. Williamson. 5 pages of excerpts.
h. "Louisiana Prospective Strawberry Acreage– 1970." Dated October 10, 1969. Louisiana Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. USDA. 2 pages. Contains information on strawberry acreage and production.
i. Cover page for United States' Standards for Grades of Strawberries. Effective July 1, 1965. Photocopy. USDA Consumer and Marketing Service.
j. Photocopied pages of Tangipahoa Parish Charter book 1, filed February 3, 1914. Contains information about the White Farmers Association Limited. Contains list of membership. Charter dated January 31, 1914.
k. 2 photocopied pages. Title: "United States' Standards for Grades of Strawberries." Effective July 1, 1965. Details various grades and quality of strawberries. By G.R. Grange, Deputy Administrator, Marketing Services.
l. 5 photocopied pages containing statistical information pertaining to strawberry shipments, 1942-1953, with some tables from 1916-1953.
m. 2 page photocopy. Information about strawberry labels from Facts About the Louisiana Strawberry Season for 1938.

16. Documents Pertaining to Strawberries
a. "How to Fashion Strawberry...Spectaculars..." Pamphlet by General Foods Corporation. No date. Contains various strawberry recipes.
b. "Strawberry Good Ideas." Pamphlet by General Foods Corporation. Contains various strawberry recipes.
c. Mississippi History. Volume XXX, Number 8. August, 1988. Contains article titled "Mississippi Label Art." Contains photos of Mississippi strawberry labels.
d. "It's Strawberry Time." By Ruth Patrick and Jane Ottenhouse. For the Louisiana State University Agricultural & Mechanical College. Contains buying guide, preparation tips, and recipes involving strawberries.
e. Business card of Carl Drude, Jr. "Sprinkler Irrigation."
f. Handout: "First Annual Strawberry Farmers Appreciation Banquet." Unknown year.
g. "Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service." To corporation from Clyde T. Thompson, county agent, Tangipahoa Parish. From the Louisiana State University & A.M. College, USDA, and Louisiana Parishes Co.

h. "My Plants were Always in Good Shape." 2 page photocopy of advertisement from W.M. Fletcher, strawberry farmer, for Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation, Jackson, MS.
i. List of jobs pertaining to the strawberry industry, no date.
j. Photocopy: "Reliable food products." Advertisement for H.K & F.B. Thurber & Co.
k. Photocopy of front page: Cold Protection for Louisiana Strawberries. Bulletin 591, March 1965. By Harry J. Braud, Jr. PL Hawthorne. (Louisiana State and A.M. College, agricultural experiment station. Doyle Chambers, director.
l. "Strawberry Land." Poem by Gayle P. Johnson.
m. Letter to friend of Lee's Landing Methodist Church, advertising "Berry Day."
n. Page from pamphlet "It's Strawberry Time." Contains strawberry recipes. No date. Photocopy.
o. Page from pamphlet "It's Strawberry Time in Louisiana." Contains strawberry recipes. No date. Photocopy.
p. Page from pamphlet "It's Strawberry Time in Louisiana– Sweeter than Love." Contains strawberry recipes. No date. Photocopy.
q. Miscellaneous strawberry recipes. Unknown source, no date. Photocopy.
r. Page with advertisement for Southeastern Finance Service, Inc. Contains photos of strawberries.
s. "Transportation: quick-safe-sure." Explains transportation of berries. No date. Photocopy.

17. Miscellaneous Newspaper and Magazine Documents
a. Strawberries & Cream, Tangipahoa's Monthly Magazine. April 3/4, 1985.
b. The Enterprise, January 8, 1992.
c. The Enterprise, February 3, 1993.
d. Hammond (La) Daily Star, April 5, 1993.
e. Hammond (La) Daily Star, May 10, 1993.
f. The Tennessean, front section, April 24, 1986.
g. Sunday Star: Gumbo Magazine, March 30, 1986.


BOX 18

Folder

1. More Miscellaneous Newspaper and Magazine Documents
a. Sunday Star: Gumbo Magazine, April 6, 1986.
b. Sunday Star: Gumbo Magazine, April 13, 1986.
c. Sunday Star: Gumbo Magazine, miscellaneous pages, August 3, 1986.

d. Southeastern Louisiana University: Southeastern Alumni News. Newsletter, Spring 1985. Celebration 60–Southeastern's diamond anniversary.
e. Southeastern Louisiana University: Southeastern Alumni News. Winter 1985. Newsletter.

2. More Miscellaneous Newspaper and Magazine Documents
a. Newspaper magazine: California Strawberry Festival. April 20/21, 1985. Channel Island Harbor–Oxnard.
b. Magazine: Sunday Advocate. May 19, 1985.
c. Iea News, March/April 1985.
d. New Orleans Magazine, March 1990.

3. Miscellaneous Newspaper Documents: The Hammond Vindicator
a. The Hammond Vindicator, April 16, 1981. Partial page of news section. Contains photos of Thomas Street from 90 and 50 years prior. "Scenes from Hammond's Historic Past."
b. The Hammond Vindicator, April 12, 1940. Advertisement announcing Frank Starkey as distributor for Fannaly's Crystal Rock Ice and Frozen Foods. (Marion T. Fannaly, inc.)
c. The Hammond Vindicator, November 12 1937. Photocopied article and photo of "The Old Water Tank At Hammond." (Used to be located opposite Vindicator office. Contains brief history.
d. The Hammond Vindicator, September 26, 1985. "Charles Anzalone: The immigrant boy who...made good." This is the complete presentation by Dr. John Baiamonte at SLU. Part of series on "The Longs of Louisiana." Contains photos.
e. The Hammond Vindicator, March 26, 1948. Photocopied article– "Mourned By Many Here." Contains photo of Dominick Capioppo.
f. The Hammond Vindicator, no date. Photocopy: Miscellaneous newspaper articles and photos. Includes "Horse and Buggy Days in Hammond."
g. The Hammond Vindicator, April 10, 1942. Photocopied excerpt. Contains: "In his memory." article and photo of Robert L. Cloud, who propagated the famous Klondike Strawberry.
h. The Hammond Vindicator, July 4, 1941. Photocopied excerpt. "New Auction Company Proposed in Strawberry and Vegetable District." Pertains to second meeting of farmers of strawberry district. Includes title of newly-formed organization: "Louisiana Strawberry-Vegetable Exchange, Inc."
i. The Hammond Vindicator, September 1937. 2 pages of misc. article excerpts. Includes information about Strawberry Stadium as well as a partial article about the strawberry industry.
j. The Hammond Vindicator, August 20, 1981. Excerpt: "Historic Building Reborn." By Edna Campbell. Pertains to the Benjamin Mann Morrison Store. 2 pages.
k. The Hammond Vindicator, April 24, 1986. Front page.
l. The Hammond Vindicator, June 5, 1986. Front page.

m. The Hammond Vindicator, September 24, 1987. Front page.
n. The Hammond Vindicator, May 1, 1986. Front page.

4. Miscellaneous Newspaper Documents: Hammond (La) Daily Star
a. The Daily Star, February 28, 1969.
b. The Daily Star, August 17, 1983. Pertains to famous people, including photos of Clark Gable and John Wayne, who visited Juarez's Kentucky Club.
c. The Daily Star, January 13, 1983. "Old Timer remembers life in Manchac." Contains photo of Ellen Welch. Article pertains to her memories.
d. The Daily Star, April 14, 1982. "Azalea Time." Photo of 3 members of the Louisiana Chapter of the Azalea Society of America.
e. The Daily Star, September 24, 1993. "Murals escape sad end." Pertains to missing mural titled "Strawberry Culture."
f. The Daily Star, July 9, 1984. 3 photos of Frank Anzalone dressed in Italian-American garb at the world's fair in New Orleans.
g. The Daily Star, January 11, 1987. "Scenes from our history." Photo of the Natalbany Lumber Company office, now the South Central Bell Telephone Office.
h. The Daily Star, April 7, 1982. "Anthropologists say celebrations keep society alive."
i. The Daily Star, April 2, 1982. "One well hits pay; another plugged." Pertains to oil in Tangipahoa Parish.
j. The Daily Star, January 29, 1985. "Grambling's Robinson leads 7 into hall of fame." Article pertains to 7 people inducted into the Louisiana hall of fame.

5. Miscellaneous Newspaper Documents: The Enterprise
a. The Enterprise, 1986. Excerpt from "Looking Back 50 Years." Contains information from September 4, 1936. From front page. Pertains to swift pace of Matthew Rottman's walk from Ponchatoula to New Orleans.
b. The Enterprise, March 30, 1986. Letter to Editor from Charles Drude Jr. of Ponchatoula. Pertains to good people and accomplishments around Hammond, Ponchatoula, etc.
c. The Enterprise, August 6, 1986. "Ponchatoula history is given." First article in a series pertaining to history of Ponchatoula and its mayors. Compiled by James Perrin.
d. The Enterprise, July 16, 1986. "Looking Back 50 Years."
e. The Enterprise, June 5, 1985. "Looking Back 50 Years."
f. The Enterprise, August 27, 1986. "History of Ponchatoula is continued." By James Perrin.
g. The Enterprise, October 30, 1985. "1900 Census for west side of city shows strong German heritage." Ponchatoula.
h. The Enterprise, August 7, 1985. "Looking Back 50 Years."
i. The Enterprise, 1986. "Looking Back 50 Years" and "Letter to the Editor."

j. The Enterprise, may 15, 1985. "Looking Back 50 Years."
k. The Enterprise, 1987. "Looking Back 50 Years."
l. The Enterprise, 1988. "Looking Back 50 Years."
m. The Enterprise, 1988. "Looking Back 50 Years."
n. The Enterprise, April 17, 1985. "Poche, Knowles to wed." Marriage announcement.
o. The Enterprise, August 16, 1989. "Susan Parker and Scott Stover are wed." Includes photo of bride.
p. The Enterprise, March 11, 1987. "New Kiwanis Log Cabin to be almost a duplicate of the original." Pertains to replica of 1934 structure. Includes photo of Melvin Adams, contractor.
q. The Enterprise, April 30, 1986. Front page.
r. The Enterprise, March 31, 1993. Pages 9-16.
s. The Enterprise, November 4, 1921. Photocopy of partial front page. Features: "Pretty View for Armament Conferences." Contains photo of plants. Also: "Another Brick Building Goes Up." Pertains to construction of office and warehouse for the Strawberry Growers Selling Co.

6. More Miscellaneous Newspaper and Magazine Documents
a. The Tennessean, August 9, 1989. Food section article. 2 pages. "A Taste of Hungary." Contains Hungarian recipes.
b. The Morning Advocate, January 9, 1996. "Gov. Foster's Speech." Full text of inaugural address.
c. Unknown newspaper, no date. "People around town: Congressman remembers era of old-time politics." Pertains to Jimmy Morrison's recollections and political stories. Contains photo of Morrison in his dining room.
d. The Times-Picayune, January 8, 1996. Page contains information about Mike Foster's inauguration.
e. Excerpt from Gumbo Magazine, November 16, 1986.
f. Unknown newspaper, no date. "Scenes from our History: Strawberry Season." Contains photo from the early twentieth century of strawberry farmers. Pertains to shipping by railroad.
g. Unknown newspaper, no date. "Scenes from our History." Photo of Neelis's store, late nineteenth century.
h. Strawberries & Cream. February 6/7 , 1985. Supplement to Tangi Talk/Kentwood News. 3 page excerpt. "Brooks Robinson's railroad, NP & W, Rolls on Forever." Pertains to model train and boat collections.
i. Sun Magazine, September 28, 1986. Section: Pages 13-24.
j. Unknown newspaper, no date. Photo of Goldsly's drugstore, circa 1920s.

k. Sunday Advocate, May 20, 1990. Page contains various articles. Featured article, "Poetry is more than just verse," pertains to writing poetry in commemoration of Louisiana.
l. The Morning Advocate, October 3, 1989. Pages 1A-4A.
m. Hammond (La.) Sunday Shopping Guide, April 1, 1984. "Citizens National Bank...Fifty Years with Tangipahoa." News spread contains pictures and articles about the bank and its history.
n. Gumbo Magazine, March 23, 1986. Page featuring Zemurray Gardens: "Zemurray Gardens: No Secret Anymore." Traces history.
o. Unknown newspaper, no date. Photo of Millie McCahill painting at the Golden Age Club where she teaches art classes.
p. Unknown newspaper, no date. Tour of homes article. "'Blue goose,' history makes old home special." By Christina Chapple. Article pertains to the home of Ray Lee and Jim Simpson's Sanders Avenue home. Contains photos.
q. Morning Advocate, September 11, 1989. 2 page article. "E. German refugees head west." Pertains to immigrants from Hungary to Australia. Contains photos.

7. More Miscellaneous Newspaper and Magazine Documents
a. Morning Advocate, July 4, 1985. Section C. "Uncle Sam, La.– Unique in the USA." Pertains to post office in the Freeport Chemical Co. near Convent on the River Road. Contains photos.
b. Unknown newspaper, no date. "Duane Shafer: free enterpriser of the year." By Edna Campbell. Pertains to award winner. Shafer owned Carr Printing and Office Supplies.
c. The Tennessee Register, March 9, 1987. "Allen Tate and St. Augustine: Fugitives." Traces Tate's poetic career.
d. Hammond (La.) Wednesday Shopping Guide, December 19, 1984. "Preservationists host open house." Pertains to event in which 61 people helped clean a 1920's brick structure and contains a photo Jimmy Morrison.
e. Murray Newspapers, April 3, 1974. Photocopied page. Contains strawberry recipes.
f. Unknown newspaper, no date. "A history of Casa de Fresa Hotel." By Edna Campbell. Contains photos and article about the building.
g. "Paul Bruno Is Guest Speaker at Kiwanis Meeting on Tuesday." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to manager of the Hammond baseball club the "Berries" and his speech about the team. Photocopy.
h. "Ponchatoula–An Inviting Community for the Homeseeker." Photocopy. Illinois Central magazine, no date. 2 pages. Includes picture and article about the town, such as agriculture, religion, and education.
i. "Jus' Strollin' 'Round Hammond: St'Berry Capital of the World." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to Stroller column that spanned from 1941-1967 and contains illustrations.

j. "Ponchatoula settled primarily by German, Swedish, and Swiss." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to 1900 census.
k. "Ponchatoula attracting widespread attention account of present prosperity." The Enterprise, April 1, 1921. Pertains to prices of strawberries.
l. Write up from newspaper, Daily Courier, June 29, 1932. "News 25 Years Ago–from the files of the Hammond Daily Herald." Pertains to runaway accident with a horse in a ditch.
m. "Hammond is History in the Sky." Photocopy. Unknown newspaper, no date. By Christina Wainwright. Pertains to rich history of buildings.
n. "A Showplace for Many Years Boasted First Irrigation System." Unknown source, no date. Photocopy. Picture of and brief article about Fairview Plantation. Page also contains a poem by J.Z. Taylor entitled "A Psalm of Cabbage."
o. "Local Census is continued." Unknown newspaper, no date. Contains list of names with family member (children) information as well. Information compiled by James Perrin.
p. "E. Germans swarm refugee camps awaiting passage across border." Sunday Advocate, September 3, 1989. Pertains to Budapest, Hungary.
q. "Edna Campbell: Lottery not a panacea for all ills." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to history of Zemurray Gardens and its connection with the Louisiana lottery.
r. "Robert Penn Warren remembered." 2 pages. The Tennessean. November 9, 1989. Pertains to writer's accomplishments and legacy.
s. "A profile of Louisiana's Big Strawberry Industry." LMTA News, March 1957. 4 pages. Photocopy. Contains pictures pertaining to strawberry farming.
t. "A celebration: 80 years at home." By Edna Campbell. Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to Mary Irma Nesom Jenkins, wife of the late D.V. Jenkins, and her 80th birthday celebration.

8. More Miscellaneous Magazine and Newspaper Documents
a. "Gwendolyn Brooks." Magazine, May 6, 1990. By Pinkie Gordon Lane, Louisiana Poet Laureate. Pertains to author Gwendolyn Brooks, her literary accomplishments, and her biography by George E. Kent.
b. "Board wants Irma Thomas for dance." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to the Poncahtoula Strawberry Festival Board's attempts to book the singer for annual strawberry ball.
c. "Boos Building becoming restaurant." Unknown newspaper, no date. By Edna Campbell. Pertains to first brick structure of Hammond becoming a restaurant. (Counterpart of Brady's.) Building built in 1898 and did not perish in 1984 town fire. The building is of German design and previously housed a drug store and barber shop.
d. "Background." Morning Advocate, January 8, 1990. Page deals with the potential reunification of Germany. Main article: "Germany East-West Reunification."

e. "Area deaths." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to deaths in Hammond, Springfield, and New Orleans.
f. "Widow sues for $2 million." Florida Parishes Bureau, no date. Pertains to Amite woman whose husband was killed by a runaway car at the Ponchatoula strawberry festival and the pending lawsuit.
g. "1900 census reveal names of early Ponchatoula city residents." Unknown newspaper, no date. Compiled by James Perrin.
h. "Patrons seek belongings." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to closed jewelry store and patron' attempts to retrieve their jewelry, including and $800 strawberry queen crown.
i. "Refugees fill up camps." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to Passau, West Germany and East Germans in West German camps. Partial article.
j. "Preservationists host open house." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to Hammond Preservation Society membership and involvement in open house.
k. Photocopied page from Arthur Schott– Louisiana's official baseball historian. 2 articles. From Pelican Memories, set #2. July 26, 1978. "A Schott from the Bleachers."
l. Photocopied page, unknown source, no date. Pertains to Ponchatoula's strawberry industry. 2 pages. Includes information about Marion T. Fannaly.
m. Miscellaneous pages from Gumbo Magazine. March 23, 1986 and August 31, 1986. 4 pages total.
n. "Sixth annual state festival slated for Nov. 16-19; Eunice." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to upcoming Sixth Annual Louisiana Folklife Festival.
o. 4 photocopied pages, unknown source, no date. Pertains to distinguished businessman around the Hammond area, including Marion T. Fannaly, Sr.


BOX 19

Folder
1. Tax information (Letters)
a. Letter to "Dear Sir" from Ginger Romero. Pertains to letters from January 1995 about 1994 taxes. Sent Third Sales tax but State of Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation did not have record of Romero's actions.
b. Letter to "Dear Sir" from Ginger Romero. Pertains to previous correspondence regarding Third Quarter Sales Tax issue. Mentions February 13, 1995. Letter from Ms. Colleen McCullough which stated Romero did not file a return. February 22, 1995. 2 pages.
c. Letter from Colleen A., Assistant Supervisor, Collection Division. State of Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation. To Ginger Romero. February 17, 1995. Pertains to sales. Indicates Romero gave information for "0994" when asked for "1094."
d. Letter from Jennifer Bunnell, Tax Collection Analyst, Collection Division, State of Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation. To Ginger Romero. May 2, 1995. Indicates previous issues pertaining to the Third Quarter Sales Tax were resolved.
e. Letter from Colleen McGehee Assistant Supervisor, Collection Division, State of Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation. February 13, 1995. Pertains to issue of Romero supposedly not filing a return for the October 1994 Sales Tax.

f. Packet containing tax information to rectify Romero's payment issue. Contains letter from Colleen A. McGehee, February 17, 1995; letter from Ginger Romero, January 26, 1995; photocopy of check to the State fo Louisiana Department of Revenue for $500 from Ginger Romero dated October 15, 1994 for third quarter sales tax; 0994 tax form for "Ginger Snaps" dated October 15, 1994; a"Notice of Proposed Tax Due"; "Notice of Assessment and Notice of Right to Appeal to the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals"; and a letter from Colleen McGehee, Assistant Supervisor, Collection Division, dated February 13, 1995.

2. Tax Information (Tangipahoa Parish School System)
a. Various sales and use tax reports from the Tangipahoa Parish School System to Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps". Dates of documents range from October 1994-January 1999. 12 pages total.

3. Miscellaneous Tax Records ("Ginger Snaps")
a. Tax notice indicating payment on November 15, 1994 from Ginger Romero.
b. Tax refund to Ginger Romero dated May 10, 1995.
c. "Notice of Assessment and Notice of Right to Appeal to the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals." Dated January 25, 1995 to Ginger Romero.
d. "Notice of Proposed Tax Due." Dated December 14, 1994 to Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps." From the State of Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation. Notice indicates Romero apparently did not file a return for third quarter sales.
e. Miscellaneous tax forms from Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps." Circa 1990's. Photocopies of original documents. 23 total pages.

4. Tax Information, Financial Payments, and Book Documents
a. Miscellaneous checks from Ginger Romero circa mid 1990's to various institutions including the Tangipahoa Parish School System, City of Hammond, Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation, and J.E. Layrisson Tax Collector. 8 total checks.
b. Two checs, a receipt for registered mail, and a U.S. Postal receipt from Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps" to the State of Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation for the 1994 2nd and 3rd quarter sales tax.
c. Photocopied page of two checks dated October 15, 1994 and January 12, 1995 from Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps" to the State of Louisiana Department of Revenue and the Louisiana Sales Tax. For the 1994 3rd and 4th quarter sales tax.
d. Photocopy of check from Ginger Romero of "ginger Snaps" to the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation. Dated July 13, 1995. For the 1995 2nd quarter Louisiana sales tax. Addressed to the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation.
e. Photocopy of check from Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps." Dated October 15, 1994. To the State of Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation for the 1994 3rd quarter sales tax.

f. Property tax receipt for Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps" from Sheriff J. Edward Layrisson, Tangipahoa Parish Tax Collector. Dated December 8, 1995.

g. Purchase order from Vernon Parish School Board to Northwestern State University Press for "Superior Texts."
h. Invoice for Ouchita Parish School Board. Dated January 6, 1995.
i. Letter from First Guaranty Bank to "Mr. Or Mrs. Sidney J. Romero Jr." Dated March 1, 1984, from Anil Patel, Bank's President. Pertains to the bank's history, advancement, and future. 2 pages.
j. Letter from Jackie Bohbett, State Textbook Administrator pertaining to "Edits for the State Library Reference Catalog." 2 paged.
k. Invoice from Beauregard Parish School Board from Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps" for purchasing The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
l. "Account payable." Livingston Parish School Board invoice from Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps" for purchasing the Louisiana Strawberry Story. Invoice dated June 30, 1995.
m. Jefferson Parish Public School System invoice from Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps" for purchasing The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Invoice dated February 28, 1994.
n. Receipt of the Finance Department of Orleans Parish School Board dated October 4, 1995 to Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps" for purchasing The Louisiana Strawberry Story for reference material.
o. St. Tammany Parish School Board invoice from Ginger Romero of "Ginger Snaps" for purchasing The Louisiana Strawberry Story for reference material. Invoice dated April 7, 1995.
p. Photocopy of check and invoice from Albany High for purchase of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Dated January 29, 1988.
q. Receipt for supplied, likely for The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Dated June 30, 1994.
r. Vernon Parish School Board's reference order for The Louisiana Strawberry Story for use in The Pitkin High School Library. Order dated 1998.
s. Purchase order to be billed to St. Mary Parish School Board for ordering The Louisiana Strawberry Story for use in St. John Elementary School. Dated October 2, 1988.
t. Iberia Parish School Board purchase order to Northwestern State University Press for purchase of The Louisiana Strawberry Story. Dated October 21, 1996.
u. St. Mary School Board purchase order of The Louisiana Strawberry Story for use in St John Elementary School. Dated October 2, 1998.
v. New Orleans Parish School Board invoice for purchase of reference material, likely The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
w. Typed page of sales and taxes from Ginger Romero for the 1st and 2nd quarter of sales in 1995. References specific purchases as: Vernon Parish, Jefferson Parish Public School System, and Café C.J., LTD.

x. Packet with information for the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation, including an address card dated January 30, 1995, a receipt, and an order form.
y. Books-A-Million receipt for 6 copies of The Louisiana Strawberry Story.
z. Receipt and invoice from The Computer Shopp for Ginger Romero for the purchase of a black ink cartridge. Dated October 26, 1998.

5. Miscellaneous Strawberry and Hungarian Documents and Photos
a. Illustration with title "Chinaberry." Summer 1997 "Books and Other Treasures for the Entire Family." Picture of two babies and a woman in a strawberry patch. On back is text pertaining to schoolchildren, humanity, and assignments.
b. Advertisement booklet for strawberries. Jackson + Perkins Co. in Medford, Oregon.
c. Advertisement for Fannaly's "Louisiana's finest strawberries." Contains illustrations of strawberries.
d. Photo of strawberries in a booklet from unknown magazine, no date.
e. Illustration of strawberries in a basket from unknown newspaper, no date.
f. Advertisement for Hungarian Brand Strawberries. Contains handwritten note on back dated July 12, 1985 about Hungarian and Strawberry history.
g. Photocopied page with two strawberry advertisements:
1) Preserved strawberries from HK + FB Thurber + Co.
2) "Ask for Thurber's" No Date.
h. Photocopied page with two strawberry advertisements:
1) "The Strawberry manufactured from the Finest Connecticut Seed Tobacco." Contains illustration of mice pulling a strawberry-shaped cart.
2) Preserved strawberries from HK + FB Thurber + Co.
i. Photo of young girl posing with strawberries with a rainbow backdrop. Unknown newspaper, no date.
j. "Gov. Walt on the Road," unknown newspaper, no date. Photo of Division 13 and event that kicked off the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.
k. Photocopied page of poems by Charles F. Wright about strawberries. Dated April 20, 1920.
l. Undated black and white photo of a group of Hungarians in Mississippi.
m. Undated black and white photo of a man standing in a uniform.
n. Undated black and white photo of workers laboring in a field.
o. Undated black and white photograph of the "Jolly Boys Jazz Band."
p. Undated black and white photo of "Ms. Seboks."
q. Miscellaneous strawberry label negatives.

6. Miscellaneous Oral History Tapes
a. Three oral history tapes containing interviews by unidentified individuals, no date. Pertains to Hungarian settlements in Louisiana and strawberry farming.

7. Miscellaneous Photocopied Pictures
a. Miscellaneous photocopied pages containing photos of strawberry farming, Hungarian immigrants, strawberry queens, and local individuals. No dates. 113 total pages.

SLIDES

Strawberry Queen Slides
a. Various slides of strawberry queens and festival happenings at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Likely circa 1980's. Also contains negatives from 1989-1990.

Folder
8. Walle + Co. Information
a. "A Brief History of Walle + Co." Term paper by James H. Adams, Jr. May 1976. 3 copies, each 14 pages.
b. Page detailing business practices of Walle + Co. No date.
c. Blank pages of "Walle + Co., Inc Label Specialists Lithographers, printers and Book Binders" letterhead. 5 pages.

9. Amite, Louisiana Information
a. The Amite Progress, October 1, 1936. Photocopy of 1 page. Contains info about Amite, 2 pages.
b. "The Harry D. Wilson Family Taken Several Years Ago." Contains article and photo. The Amite Progress, photocopied page, no date.
c. Extract from book Souvenirs of New Orleans, Western Fruit Jobbers Association, 1926. 2 Copies. The Tangipahoa Parish News, January 28, 1926. Photocopy.
d. Article about 95-year-old Lena Kysar Reid. Strawberries + Cream, February 10-11, 1982. 3 pages.

10. Independence, Louisiana Information
a. "Ben and Rosie Parrino..." Strawberries + Cream, October 7 + 8, 1981.
b. Photo of Independence High School Brass Band, 1927. Hammond (La) Sunday Shopping Guide, February 1, 1981.
c. "All Roads to Independence!" Unknown newspaper, no date. Brief article detailing history of Independence, La.

 

d. Contains page with information from The Daily Courier, July 1933/ The Hammond Vindicator, April 1, 1930. "Independence Farmers Form Working Unit– Consolidated Farmers Union with Branches through Parish formed", and " Clearing House Opens Here for Berry Buyer– Since Hotel Facilities are Lacking the 'Boys' Had No Place to Talk Over Matters."
e. Photocopy, page 345, The Story of Louisiana.
f. Information on Independence Farmers Association. "Strawberry Festival Belt, 1947 Marketing of Strawberries." 1 page.
g. "50 Years of Independence." The Morning Advocate, February 21, 1954. 4 page photocopy.
h. "Good ole Italian food and fun at festival!" Unknown newspaper, no date. Contains article and photo of festival.

11. Regional Agricultural Information
a. Miscellaneous newspaper articles pertaining to local businessmen obituaries, including Frederick W. young and Ben Walle. 4 pages.
b. List of local agricultural businesses. 2 pages.
c. Miscellaneous information on local agricultural businesses. 13 pages.

12. Newspaper Clippings, Photos, and Letters: Research, SELU, and Sidney Romero
a. "Romero honored at dinner." Unknown newspaper, no date. pertains to service for Knights of Columbus.
b. Photo of Dr. Sidney Romero introducing David Giggs at the fall honors convocation at Southeastern Louisiana University. Hammond (La) Daily Star, November 9, 1982. 2 copies.
c. Photo of former governor Jimmie H. Davis and Dr. Sidney J. Romero. Unknown newspaper, no date.
d. "Boring inaugural addresses? Now you can read 'em in book." Pertains to Dr. Sidney J. Romero's publication. The Times-Picayune, July 12, 1981. 3 copies.
e. "Heritage Day affords family oriented fun and heritage reminders." The Hammond Vindicator, May 7, 1987. Contains photo of Dr. Sidney J. Romero and former congressman Jimmy Morrison. 2 copies.
f. Gumbo Magazine, January 3, 1988. Contains photo of Dr. Sidney Romeo and Charlotte Bennett.
g. "Magna Carta Dames attend conference. Hammond (LA.) Daily Star, March 14, 1984. Includes photo of Dr. Sidney J. Romero, guest speaker for the event, and information on his education.
h. "Romero retires as veep." Alumni News, Vol 27, no 4, fall 1983. Southeastern Louisiana University. Article details Professor Sidney J. Romero's retirement from the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and includes information on his career and accomplishments.
i. "Dr. Romero Speaker for DAR Meeting." Hammond Daily Star, no date. includes photo.

j. Photo of Dr. Sidney J. Romero with six incoming Southeastern Louisiana University Freshmen. Unknown newspaper, no date.

k. Kiwanis donation." Unknown newspaper, no date. Includes photo of Dr. Sidney J. Romero with Kiwanis Club.
l. "Principals at meeting." Unknown newspaper, no date. Includes photo of Mrs. Jack Lofton Martin and Dr. And Mrs. Sidney J. Romero at the Louisiana Colonials meeting where Dr. Romero was the guest speaker.
m. "Rolfsen Elected Assembly President." Catholic Commentator, November 27, 1970. Includes photos of Dr. Sidney J. Romero.
n. Photo of rehearsal for the Northshore Choral Society led by Southeastern Louisiana University music Professor Scott Bowen. Unknown newspaper, no date.
o. "Due Process draws faculty concern." Hammond (LA) Daily Star, September 9, 1993. Pertains to Southeastern Louisiana University procedures.
p. "'King of Swing' recalls years as bridge operator." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to Raymond Romero's career as operator of key-swing bridge.
q. Photocopy of undated photo. 4 people posing with a picture of another person. Two people appear to be Dr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Romero.
r. Undated letter from Mark Varnado to Ginger Romero. Pertains to strawberry shipping labels.
s. Page with information from Chapman's Report, page 10, 1928. "Narrative and Statistical Reports– Ascension Parish, 1918-1930. Includes information for December 1, 1927-December 1, 1928.
t. Letter from W.L. Martin to Mrs. Anna S. Fendlason, March 11, 1964. Pertains to research on ownership of Chatham Plantation.
u. Page with three faded photocopies of local gatherings, no date.

13. Newspaper clippings and texts of Dr. Sidney J. Romero
a. "The Inaugural Addresses of the Governors of the State of Louisiana: Tweedledum-and-Tweedledee– Or Contrariwise?" By Sidney J. Romero. Louisiana History, Summer 1973. Volume XIV, no. 3
b. Gumbo Magazine, January 3, 1988. Partial magazine.
c. "Dr. Romero speaker for meeting." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to Romero as guest speaker for the Tangipahoa Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Includes Photo of Romero.
d. "Historical meet set in Franklin." The Daily Iberian, March 13, 1973. Pertains o the Louisiana Historical Association meeting and includes information of Dr. Sidney J. Romero's presentation.
e. "Dr. Sidney Romero is Speaker for Louisiana Colonials." The Sun, March 23, 1977. Includes photo.

f. "Mystery is Solved: Document Also Rare." Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to mysterious document from the nineteenth century. Partial article. Includes photo of Sidney Romero, one of the investigators into the document's origins.
g. Photo of Dr. Sidney J. Romero, Professor Herman C. Hupperich, and Msgt. Joohnny W. Duvall with Air Force Lithograph prints.
h. Photo and brief description of Sidney J. Romero earning a Ford Foundation faculty fellowship. Slidell Times, July 20, 1951.
i. "SLU Professor Slates Address to Local Group." Sunday Advocate, January 9, 1972. Pertains to Romero's speech at the Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting.
j. Photo of Dr. Sidney Romero with Iddo Pittman and Vivian Dennison. Unknown newspaper, no date. Pertains to their election to officeholders.
k. "Presents Key to City." Unknown newspaper, no date. Photo of Mayor E.J. Champagne presenting Dr. Sidney J. Romero with keys to the city of Franklin.
l. Photo of newly-elected leaders of the Hammond Preservation Society, 1986, including Dr. Sidney J. Romero. Unknown newspaper, no date.
m. "Museum Top Priority." The Hammond Vindicator, September 26, 1985. Details plans for the museum.


14. Brochures/Flyers/Pamphlets/Notebooks/Booklets
    a. Flyer-Independence Brand Louisiana Strawberries (8)
    b. Flyer-Consol-Independence Branch (2)
    c. Flyer-Solari’s Louisiana Strawberry Wine
    d. Flyer- Pioneer Louisiana Strawberry Wine (73)
    e. Pamphlet/Brochure-Buy Louisiana Strawberries
    f. Pamphlet/Brochure-Historic Downtown Hammond (3)
    g. Pamphlet/Brochure-1984 Noon Series-First Guaranty Bank (6)
    h.  Booklet-Strawberry Jam-Volume 5, Issue 1, 1983-1984
    i. Book- Hungarian Folklife “The Sweet Taste of Yesterday” in the Florida Parishes of Southeast
    Louisiana by Ginger Romero, Volume III, 1987
    j. Booklet-Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, 20th Anniversary Edition, 1971 to 1991
    k. Notebook-containing various handwritten notes
    l. Strawberry tickets- 6 pints and 8 pints
    m. book- Independence Italian Festival-Celebrating the 4th Annual Italian Festival; April 29-30, 1983, 1st Annual Festival and Heritage Book
    n. book- Independence Italian Festival-Celebrating the 5th Annual Italian Festival; April 27-28, 1984, 2nd Annual Festival and Heritage Book
    o. Book- Repeated Exposure-Photographic imagery in the print media

15. Typed documents/newspapers (17 items)
    various typed documents, newspapers, and copies of newspapers about the strawberry industry