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Louisiana Scholars' College Senior Theses:
A Selection from the Past and a Contemplation of the Future

Examples of Research conducted in the Cammie G. Henry Research Center

 

John Murphy Castille 1991

A Study of the Lives of Pierre Badin and His Slaves and an Examination of the Free People of Color in the Antebellum South.LD 3091. L3686. C379

Marie Therese Carmelite Anty Metoyer, ca. 1830s.

According to Elizabeth Mills in her work Isle of Canes, Marie was the wife of Auguste Metoyer, the daughter-in-law of Nicholas Augustin and Marie Agnes Poissot Metoyer, the daughter of Marie Susanne Metoyer, and the grand daughter of Marie Therese Coincoin and Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer. Joseph Marion Henry, Jr. Collection, Cammie G. Henry Research Center

Jenny Smith
1992
Cammie Garrett Henry: An Examination of the
Relationship between a Literary Patron and her
Son and Daughter
LD 3091. L3686. S65

 

Tammy Lynn Clary
1992
Ladyhood In the Contemporary South: 
A Study of Mother-Daughter Relationships 
in James Wilcox's Fiction
,
LD 3091. L3686. C537

 

Carmelita "Cammie, Jr." Henry, 1916-1978. Photograph is 
from 1927. Cammie, Jr. was the daughter of Carmelite 
"Cammie" Garrett Henry of Melrose Plantation.
Melrose Collection

 

Farra D. Lawson
1989
Fifteen Years of Criticism on Kate Chopin (1975-1989)
LD 3091. L3686. L397

Lori K. Dunn
1998
The Belle Who Left The Ball: The Ideal of Southern Womanhood In Kate Chopin's The Awakening,
LD 3091. L3686. D86

Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, 1850-1904. Photograph circa 1870s. Kate Chopin Exhibit Collection

 

 

Martha Katherine Epperson
1997
That Crazy WAC!! Emily Miller: Perspectives of a Louisiana Servicewoman
LD 3091. L3686. E674

Lt. Colonel Emily Ulrich Miller, 1905-1977. Photograph of Capt. Miller on the desk at the Recruiting and Induction Center in Dallas, Texas. Emily Miller Collection

 

 

 

Phaedra Athena O'Hara Kelly
1991
Storytelling the Truth: The Federal Writers' Project's Interview of Elizabeth Ross Hite, Ex-Slave
LD 3091. L3686. K455

Lyle Saxon (1891-1946), head of the Louisiana Federal Writers' Project and frequent guest at Melrose and Carmelite (Cammie) Garrett Henry (1871-1948), last matriarch of Melrose, ca. 1930s. Melrose Collection

 

Laura Thorn

1991
A Place of Stillness: Melrose and the Southern Literary Community of the 1920's and 1930's
LD 3091. L3686. T467

Ada Jack Carver (1890-1972), Louisiana writer and frequent visitor at Melrose, and Carmelite "Cammie" Garrett Henry (1871-1948), last matriarch of Melrose, ca. 1930s.Melrose Collection

 

 

 

 

Ricky Darbonne
1995
The Rise of the Southern Plantation Store: 1865-1880
LD 3091. L3686. D373

Melrose Store in Natchitoches Parish, ca. 1930s. Melrose Collection

 

Michelle D. Craig 1999

African American Spirituals as a Form of Oral Communication and Oral History
LD 3091. L3686. C537

Baptism on the Cane River, ca. 1926. Melrose Collection

 

 

John Rigler1992

Religion and Ethnic Identity: The Cane River Creoles LD 3091. L3686. R545

St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church on the Cane River, ca. 1950s. Francois Mignon Collection

 

 

Thomas Zimmerman
1992
Family Storytelling: The Invaluable Vehicle of Collective History,
LD3091. L3686. Z566

Fishing on the Cane River, ca. 1930s. Melrose Collection

 

 

 

Justin Shatwell
2004
A Tale of Two Forts: The Family, Economic, and Cultural Ties between Presidio Nuestra Senora Del Pilar de Los Adaes and Fort St. Jean Baptiste, LD 3091. L3686. S5389

Map of the Presidio Nuestra Senora Del Pilar de Los Adaes. Map Collection

 

Jimmy Wayne Neil
1991
Forced Heirship In Louisiana: Abolished or Polished?
LD 3091. L3686. N45

A 1930's photograph of a Creole on the Cane River Melrose Collection

 

Rhonda Fair
1997
An Anthropological Dictionary: A New Approach
LD 3091. L3686. F357

Caddo Wattle and Daub House and Caddo Grass House WPA Reconstructions

Photographed by Douglas Raymond,
From The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana, by Fred Kniffen, Hiram Gregory and George A. Stokes, LSU Press, 1987

 

Heather Jarrell
2001
The Fort Jesup Hospital Complex: Integrating Historical Research and Geophysical Exploration to Facilitate Archaeological Investigation
LD 3091. L3686. J3774

The map is from the 1984 second revised edition of the Atlas of American History

published by Charles Scribner's Sons.