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  • WILLIAM ARCENEAUX PAPERS

    (Mss. 4107)

    Inventory

    Compiled by

    Chris Brown

    Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

    Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

    Louisiana State University Libraries

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

    2008

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    CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

    CONTENTS OF INVENTORY ......................................................................................... 2 SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 3 BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE ................................................................................................... 4 SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ....................................................................................... 6 LIST OF SERIES, AND SUBSERIES ............................................................................... 7

    SERIES DESCRIPTIONS .................................................................................................. 8 INDEX TERMS ................................................................................................................ 16 CONTAINER LIST .......................................................................................................... 17

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    Rouge, LA, 70803-3300. When permission to publish is granted, two copies of the

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    Proper acknowledgement of LLMVC materials must be made in any resulting writing or

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    summary page. Copies of scholarly publications based on research in the Louisiana and

    Lower Mississippi Valley Collections are welcomed.

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    SUMMARY

    Size

    15 linear feet and 20 volumes

    Geographic Locations

    Louisiana.

    Inclusive Dates

    1964-2007.

    Bulk Dates

    1972-2007.

    Languages

    English, French, and Spanish.

    Summary

    Papers include correspondence, business papers,

    photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the

    professional, civic, and personal activities of William

    Arceneaux. Much of the material relates to higher

    education in Louisiana.

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Copyright

    Physical rights retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright is

    retained by the donor during his lifetime, during which the

    collection may be used within the fair use provisions of

    copyright.

    Citation

    William Arceneaux Papers, Mss. 4107, Louisiana and

    Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton

    Rouge, La.

    Stack Location(s)

    110:4-11, 4:36, 4:43, Vault: 2, OS:A

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    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

    William Arceneaux was born in Scott, Louisiana on August 19, 1941. He received a B.

    A. in history from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1962, a M. A. in United

    States and southern history from Louisiana State University in 1965, and a Ph.D. in Latin

    American history and politics from Louisiana State University in 1969. From 1972 to

    1975, he was the executive director of the Louisiana Coordinating Council for Higher

    Education. In 1975, he was named as the commissioner of higher education for the

    Louisiana Board of Regents, in which capacity he served until 1987. From 1987 to 2007,

    he served as the president of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and

    Universities.

    Arceneaux was involved in additional professional organizations as well. In many

    instances, he chaired or served on the organizations’ board of directors. These include:

    Association Des Universités Partiellement Ou Entièrement De Langue Française

    (1981-1987)

    Commission on French as a Second Language (1981-1983)

    Consortium for Service to Latin America (1982-1997)

    Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, commonly known as

    CODOFIL, (1982-2006)

    Louisiana Educational Television Authority (1989-2007)

    Louisiana Historical Association (1974-1986)

    Louisiana State Museum (1978-1980)

    National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (1996-2005).

    He also served on the board of the Student Loan Marketing Association, or Sallie Mae

    (1981-1997). President Bill Clinton appointed him chair of that group in 1993, a position

    he held until 1997.

    He was also active in civic organizations:

    Baton Rouge Center for World Affairs (1998-2007)

    Camelot Club (1981-1984)

    City Club of Baton Rouge (2000-2007)

    Discover (1979)

    Foreign Relations Association of New Orleans (1973-1981)

    Rotary Club of Baton Rouge (1981-1988, 1995)

    SAFE Council (1985-1987).

    See series descriptions list for more details on Arceneaux’s involvement in these

    professional and civic organizations.

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    He is the author of No Spark of Malice: The Murder of Martin Begnaud and Acadian

    General: Alfred Mouton and the Civil War. He is the co-editor of Postsecondary

    Education In Transition: Planning for Change in Louisiana.

    He is married to Patricia Arceneaux; they have four children.

    Resumes and curriculum vitae for Arceneaux are included in Series VIII, Biographical

    Material.

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    SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

    This collection primarily documents the professional activities of William Arceneaux as a

    higher education official and policy maker in Louisiana and as a participant in efforts to

    preserve and promote French language and culture in Louisiana. Materials are largely

    textual, comprising correspondence, his personal files from professional and civic

    organizations and boards in which he participated or served in a leadership role,

    speeches, scrapbooks, personal papers, photographs, printed items, and artifacts.

    Records and documents related to the following organizations are found throughout the

    collection, though they are primarily centered in the ―Professional Organizations‖ series:

    Association Des Universités Partiellement Ou Entièrement De Langue Française

    Commission on French as a Second Language

    Consortium for Service to Latin America

    Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL)

    Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

    Louisiana Board of Regents

    Louisiana Educational Television Authority

    Louisiana Historical Association

    Louisiana State Museum, Board of Directors

    National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

    Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae)

    Scrapbooks generally cover a calendar year and include publications from boards and

    commissions on which Arceneaux served; clippings related to issues in higher education

    such as desegregation of higher education, funding for Louisiana colleges and

    universities, and degree offerings in the state; programs from graduations and other

    university events; letters of appointment and congratulations; and items related to

    Arceneaux’s books and political activities, and French language and culture in Louisiana.

    Personal papers include topical files as well as his files on his historical writings,

    genealogy, and support of political candidates.

    See series descriptions for further details.

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    LIST OF SERIES, AND SUBSERIES

    Series I. Corresponde