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Le Bayou Records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Administration

Le Quartier Latin

Correspondence

Submissions

Subscriptions

Le Petite Théâtre Français

Livre d’Or

Journals

Artistic Stamps

Ledgers

Photographic Material



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Le Bayou Records, 1934-1964 | University of Houston Libraries

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Collection Overview

Title: Le Bayou Records, 1934-1964

ID: 09/1998-004

Primary Creator: Le Bayou

Extent: 18.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1998

Subjects: University of Houston, University of Houston - Faculty, University of Houston. Department of French., University of Houston. Quartier Latin, Vern, Jules

Forms of Material: Articles, Correspondence, Essays, Novels, Poems, Short stories

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Le Bayou collection consists of 20 boxes and is organized into 11 series: Administration, Le Quartier Latin, Correspondence, Submissions, Subscriptions, Le Petit Théâtre Français, Livre d’Or, and Journals, Artistic Stamps, Ledgers, and Photographic Materials. This collection contains papers related to the publication of Le Bayou and includes subscription information, correspondence, and the submissions of both published and unpublished authors. It also includes the papers of Le Quartier Latin, the French Club of the University of Houston, and its publication Le Feuille de Chou. Materials in the Collection date from 1934-1964, and much of it is in the French language.

For preservation and access reasons the collection has been re-boxed and re-foldered. New folder titles conform, as closely as possible, to original folder titles, except when the original was obviously incomplete, incorrect, or confusing. Original folder and item order has been maintained whenever possible. Exceptions were made when folders were obviously misfiled or when no order was apparent.

Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries has in its collection the original Le Bayou, under the call number AP21. B25.  The bound volumes begin in 1936, with volume 1, and end with volume 95, in 1963.

Biographical Note

Born at Le Havre in Normandy, in 1892, Jules Vern came to this country in 1930.  Jules Vern was called in 1934 to the University of Houston to occupy a chair of professor of French; he organized the study of French so it would be a pleasure for his students to learn this language.  When the Cullen Building was opened, he decorated his vast classroom with oil paintings, glass closets containing collections of rare objects, and shelves holding documentary books and foreign magazines.  Soon his department was outstanding.  He created a club, Le Quartier Latin, and a newspaper that he humorously called Le Feuille de Chou, written and published by his students. 

With great success, he had previously founded Le Petit Théâtre Français de Houston, where many of the plays were his own and where French speaking Houstonians, professors of French, including the founder, and students performed.  The French Government recognized his efforts in awarding him the decoration Officier d’Académie.

But the great achievement of his life has been the creations of Le Bayou.  Jules Vern had the ambitious idea to publish a French magazine in Houston, a magazine in which would be found novels, short stories, essays, critiques, folklore, legends, and poetry concerning France and the South of the United States.  In spite of financial difficulties, his tremendous will and perseverance brought success, and Le Bayou was born.  In the following years, Le Bayou became known the world over, and was praised by the most prominent writers, not only of France, but of all the French-speaking countries.  In 1946, the Academie Française granted to this magazine Le Prix de la Langue Française and a medal engraved with its name.  Later, Jules A. Vern received coveted decoration of Officier de l’Instruction Publique as a reward for his literary achievements.

Subject/Index Terms

University of Houston
University of Houston - Faculty
University of Houston. Department of French.
University of Houston. Quartier Latin
Vern, Jules

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions: Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Acquisition Source: French Department, University of Houston

Preferred Citation: Le Bayou Records. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administration, 1935-1963],
[Series 2: Le Quartier Latin, 1937-1963],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1937-1964],
[Series 4: Submissions, 1937-1963],
[Series 5: Subscriptions, 1934-1963],
[Series 6: Le Petite Théâtre Français, 1934-1938],
[Series 7: Livre d’Or, 1950-1959],
[Series 8: Journals, 1933-1963],
[Series 9: Artistic Stamps],
[Series 10: Ledgers, 1940-1953],
[Series 11: Photographic Material, 1935],
[All]

Series 3: Correspondence, 1937-1964
This series consists of about two boxes of correspondence, both personal and business.  Correspondents of note include E.E. Oberholtzer, the founding president of the University of Houston.  This series is organized alphabetically.
Box 2
Folder 45: Académie Berrichonne; Diplome, 1960
Folder 46: Académie Française, 1946
Folder 47: Aldou, Gérard; Paris, 1947-1948
Folder 48: Alliance Française de Houston, 1945, 1947-1948
Folder 49: Des Anges, Mére Françoise; Annhurst College, Connecticut, 1950
Folder 50: Brochon, Léon; Paris, France, 1938-1939, 1946, 1948-1949
Folder 51: Bureau International de Liaison et de Documentation, 1955
Folder 52: Boek, Het Franse; Amsterdam, 1954
Folder 53: Bowen, Willis; Oklahoma, 1955
Folder 54: Centre d’Information de la Culture et de Technique Française;, 1961
Folder 55: Colin, André J.; Suisse, 1961
Folder 56: Debbaudt, Roger; California, 1955
Folder 57: Deburat, R.; Paris, France, 1955
Folder 58: De Cabrol; Alfred; California, 1955
Box 3
Folder 1: Dickman, Fred; Texas, 1942, 1947-1951, 1953-1960
Folder 2: Durel, Lionel C.;  Louisiana, 1941, 1945-1949, 1952-1954
Folder 3: Euroamerica; Paris, 1957
Folder 4: Faculté des Lettres; Université de Genève; Université de Lausanne, 1949
Folder 5: Faienstowe, Ariella; London, 1950
Folder 6: La Famille Universelle, 1949-1950
Folder 7: Farges, Michel; Paris, France, 1959
Folder 8: Favaud, Berthe des Combes; Chicago, 1943
Folder 9: Ferron, Jacques; France, 1962
Folder 10: Filliatre, Robert; Achères, France, 1949
Folder 11: Fleury, Marie Claire; Paris, France, 1963
Folder 12: Flouquet, P.L.; Tourai, Belgique, 1963
Folder 13: Flynn, Charlotte, 1949
Folder 14: Foreign Service of the United States; Paris, 1950
Folder 15: Fouquet, Daniel; Allemagne, 1955-1957
Folder 16: Fouré-Selter, Madame; Paris, France, 1960-1961
Folder 17: Fraser, Dr. Lewis E.; Texas, 1954
Folder 18: Frazer, Ian Forbes, undated
Folder 19: French Embassy; New York, 1957-1958, 1960-1961
Folder 20: French Institute; New York, 1942, 1958
Folder 21: French National Tourist Office; New York, 1948
Folder 22: Fulton, Renée J.; New York, 1945
Folder 23: Gache, M.P.; Gauriac, France, 1952
Folder 24: Gache, Paul; Orléans, France, 1954
Folder 25: Gadeyne, Roger; Liége, Belgique, 1958
Folder 26: Gambau, Vincent; Paris, France, 1954
Folder 27: Gargour, Edouard; Egypte, 1956-1958, 1960-1961, 1963
Folder 28: Garneau, M. L’Abbé Jacques; Québec, 1955
Folder 29: Gaston, Roger; Paris, France, 1957-1960
Folder 30: Germain, L’Abbé Victorin; Québec, 1963
Folder 31: Gignac, Eugene; Québec, undated
Folder 32: Gillespie, W.E.; New Hampshire, 1954
Folder 33: Giraud, J.; Lyon, France, 1962-1963
Folder 34: Giraud-Lindsay, Madame; California, 1955
Folder 35: Giroux, Pierre Marcel; Paris, 1962-1963
Folder 36: Greenfield; Mrs. Henry; Houston, Texas, 1948
Folder 37: Godeau, G.L.; France, 1959
Folder 38: Godin, Frère C.-A.; Québec, 1955
Folder 39: Goff, Mother Hildegard; Ursuline Academy; New York, 1941-1942, 1944, 1946, 1954-1955
Folder 40: Goldegar, Harry; New York, 1957-1958, 1962
Folder 41: Goube, Pére Pierre; Alabama, 1944
Folder 42: Goulet, Alexandre; Pennsylvania, undated
Folder 43: Grassin, Jean; Paris, 1961
Folder 44: Greene, Mrs. Tatiana W.; New York, 1958-1963
Folder 45: Gressier, André; Vieux-Condé, France, 1947
Folder 46: Groholski, Mrs. Fred; Texas, 1950
Folder 47: Grosperrin, Renée; Washington D. C., 1946-1947
Folder 48: Guerena, Jacinto-Luis; Toulon, France, 1959
Folder 49: Guerin, Georges; Bruxelles, Belgique, 1958
Folder 50: Guide Franco-Américain; Rhode Island, 1945-1946
Folder 51: Guitelman, Helene; Brésil, 1963
Folder 52: Guy, Malvina; Avignon, France, 1954
Folder 53: Harris, P., 1951
Folder 54: Harrod, Françoise; California, 1963
Folder 55: Hauseux, Jacques; Bruxelles, Belgique, 1963
Folder 56: Hédont, Marcel; Suisse, 1949
Folder 57: Hédoul, Marcel F., 1948
Folder 58: Hendrix, G.; Angleur, Belgique, 1947-1948
Folder 59: Hermelin, Henriette; New York, 1957-1963
Folder 60: Hiller, C.F.; University of Houston, 1946, 1955
Folder 61: Hodgins, Eric; New York, 1943
Folder 62: Houston Chamber of Commerce, 1948
Folder 63: Institut d’Études Occitanes; Toulouse, France, 1948, 1955
Folder 64: Institut Français d’Athens; Grèce, 1953-1954
Folder 65: Institut International de Tours; Tours, France, 1951
Folder 66: Ipoustguy, Jean; Choisy-le-Roi, France, 1959
Folder 67: Jack, Alta; Texas, 1942, 1944, 1946-1947, 1966
Folder 68: De Jaire, Edmond, 1958-1959
Folder 69: Jeter, Mrs. J. E.; California, 1948
Folder 70: Job, H. J.; Houston, 1946, 1949
Folder 71: Johnson, Mrs. Cone H.; Texas, 1955
Folder 72: Jullien, Alfred R.; Massachusetts, 1960
Folder 73: Kanaraki, Marika; Istanbul, Türkriye, 1954
Folder 74: Kelly, Geraldine; California, undated
Folder 75: Kieffer, Joseph; Canada, 1953
Folder 76: Knepper, Mrs. David W.; Texas, 1953
Folder 77: Koomey, Winston; Texas, 1951
Folder 78: Labaye, Gérard; Belgique, 1951
Folder 79: Lacost Printing Company, 1942
Folder 80: Lacourcière, Luc; Québec, 1958
Folder 81: Laroque Tinker, Edward; New York, 1957
Folder 82: Lavergne, Louis; Canada, 1952-1953
Folder 83: Lebàgue, Abbé Felicien; Montjavoult, France, 1951
Folder 84: Le Breton, Eileen; London, 1960, 1962
Folder 85: Le Cercle du Livre de France; New York, 1949-1951
Folder 86: Leduc, Fernande; Montréal, Canada, 1941-1942
Folder 87: Legier, Andre; Bruxelles, Belgique, 1955
Folder 88: Le Guen; Jean-Yves; Oram, Algérie, 1963
Folder 89: Le Maitre, Henri; France, 1959
Folder 90: Lenof, Felix; Houston, Texas, 1951
Folder 91: La Ligue Missionnaire des Étudiants; Montréal, Canada, 1942
Folder 92: Lindblom, Ruey Joan; Wisconsin, 1951
Folder 93: Loftus, Elizabeth Thérese; Massachusetts, 1947
Folder 94: Loir, Raymond; Beyrouth, Liban, 1950
Folder 95: Loisy, Jean; Paris, France, 1962
Folder 96: Looten, Emmanuel; Paris, France, 1949, 1961-1962
Folder 97: Los Angeles Valley College Library; California, 1963
Folder 98: Loward, Robert; Liége, Belgique, 1949
Folder 99: Lowe, Elizabeth; Louisiana, 1948
Folder 100: Lucas, Roger; Paris, France, 1948
Folder 101: Lukei, Norman Oskar; Argentina, 1954
Folder 102: Madore, Valens; Maine, 1947
Folder 103: Magnien, Moise; Paris, France, 1962
Folder 104: Mahe, Guy; St. Brieuc, France, 1962
Folder 105: Maison Internationale de la Poésie; Belgique, 1958
Folder 106: Malin, Jane W.; Paris, 1958
Folder 107: Mandel, Salomé; Washington D.C., 1959-1960
Folder 108: Mariat, Madeleine; Suisse, 1957
Folder 109: Marietti, Angéle; Paris, France, 1955
Folder 110: Marjan; France, 1956
Folder 111: Masques: Revue Internationale Illustré d’Art Dramatique; Paris, 1947
Folder 112: Massis, Armand; Bruxelles, Belgique, 1954-1955
Folder 113: Masotti, M.; Texas, 1952
Folder 114: Maurice, Robert R.; St. Etienne, France, 1953
Folder 115: Mantha, Hector; Texas, 1957
Folder 116: Maquale, Mademoiselle; Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 1951
Folder 117: Marc, Jean; Bruxelles, Belgique, 1947
Folder 118: Marley, Anna; Philadelphia, 1961-1962
Folder 119: Martin, Juanita; Texas, 1951
Folder 120: Marshall, Robert F.; Denton, Texas, 1950
Folder 121: Marty, Gerard; Paris, France, 1962
Folder 122: Matte, J. Adolphus; Montréal, Canada, 1949-1950
Folder 123: Mayer, Mrs. Ralph; Michigan, 1962
Folder 124: Meraville, Marie-Aimée; France, 1949
Folder 125: Meshaka, Madame; France, 1960
Folder 126: Messis, Blanche; Nice, France, 1963
Folder 127: Milet, A.; Paris, France, 1955
Folder 128: Millérioux, M.; Nice, France, 1951
Folder 129: Milligan, Vincent; New York, 1958
Folder 130: Minarelli, Tiziano; Italie, 1949
Folder 131: Miranda, Tauresde; Brésil, 1960
Folder 132: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1940, 1943, 1948, 1950-1954, 1959-1961
Folder 133: Mitchell, R.; London, England, 1961, 1963
Folder 134: Moore, Russell F.; New York, 1946
Folder 135: Moreel, Léon; Dunkerque, France, 1949
Folder 136: Morot-Sir, Edouard; New York, French Embassy, 1961-1962
Folder 137: Morphos, Panos; New Orléans, Louisiana, 1961
Folder 138: Morris, Lillian; Massachusetts, 1942
Folder 139: Moulé, M.J.; Florida, 1950
Folder 140: Moulé, M.J.; Florida, 1952
Folder 141: Muldrow, Louise; Texas, 1952
Folder 142: Mülhenheim, Frédéric E. Tennessee, 1950-1951
Folder 143: Muller, Frans; Belgique, 1949
Folder 144: Murfey, Josephean; Florida, 1963
Folder 145: Naniche, Georges; Netherlands, 1953-1954
Folder 146: Nelson, Paula; New York, 1951
Folder 147: Newman, Alfred, 1953
Folder 148: Newman, Edwin; Virginia, 1947
Folder 149: Newman, Rigel; Virginia, 1948
Folder 150: Nichols, Roma; London, England, 1947-1948
Folder 151: De Niezabytowska, Solange; Italie, 1963
Folder 152: Nixon, Jack Lowell; California, 1950
Folder 153: Nogués, Germinal; Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1959
Folder 154: Novembre, Jean; France, 1962
Folder 155: N. R.F.; France, 1961
Folder 156: Nykl, A.R.; Wisconsin, 1953
Folder 157: Oberty, Luce; France, 1962
Folder 158: Oberholtzer, E.E.; University of Houston, 1945-1948
Folder 159: Office de Documentation Bibliographique et de Diffusion du Livre Français, 1952
Folder 160: O’Meara, Maurice A.; Iowa, 1962-1963
Folder 161: Oppitz, René C.; Bruxelles, Belgique, 1948
Folder 162: Osterrath, Jacqueline; Allemagne, 1955-1956
Folder 163: Oswald, Pierre-Jean; Paris, France, 1951
Folder 164: Overland; Talence, France, 1955
Folder 165: P., Heloise; Florida, 1955
Folder 166: Patch, Ruey Joan, 1951
Folder 167: Pathé Marconi; Paris, France, 1958
Folder 168: Paul, Jallaguier, Lyon, France, 1952
Folder 169: Pénélope; Istanbul, Turkuie, 1953
Folder 170: Periale, Marise; Sefrou, Maroc, 1960-1963
Folder 171: Perkins, Constance; Colorado, 1941
Folder 172: Phalen, Eileen, Houston, Texas, 1946
Folder 173: Philipps, Hosea; Louisiana, 1951
Folder 174: Pin, Elisée; Boches-de-Rhône, France, 1955
Folder 175: Pirson, Jeanne; Costermansville, Congo, Belgique, 1950
Folder 176: Pohoryles, Bernard M.; New York, 1959
Folder 177: Postmaster; Houston, Texas, 1948
Folder 178: Pousson, Elmer; Texas, 1941
Folder 179: Powell, Charlotte Alva; Michigan, 1951
Folder 180: Premsela, M.-J.; Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1955
Folder 181: Les Prix Annuels de la Maison Poésie, undated
Folder 182: Le Prix Interfrance de Poésie, 1955
Folder 183: Prix Littéraire Antoine de Rivarol, 1953
Folder 184: Prix Moreas, 1937
Folder 185: Quincy, Edmund; Italie, 1950-1951
Folder 186: Le Quintrec, Charles; Paris, France, 1962-1963
Folder 187: R., Boyd; California, 1950
Folder 188: R., Hubert, 1954
Folder 189: Raffalovich, George; Louisiana, 1950
Folder 190: Raveton, Roland; Paris, France, undated
Folder 191: Ray, Dr.; Texas, 1942
Folder 192: Ratchford, Frances; Texas, 1946
Folder 193: Redman, Jr., Harry; Wisconsin, 1954
Folder 194: Reichlin, Margu Yvonne; Paris, France, 1958
Folder 195: Reitman, Edouard; New York, 1946
Folder 196: Renard, Jean Claude; Paris, France, 1956
Folder 197: Richard, Robert Veibel; Argentina, 1959
Folder 198: Richer, Jacques; Paris, France, 1955
Folder 199: Rickey, H. Wynn; Texas, 1947-1948, 1950-1951, 1953-1958
Folder 200: Ridge, George Ross; Georgia, 1957-1958
Folder 201: Rieder, V.; France, 1959
Folder 202: Riendeau, Adrienne; Rhode Island, 1964
Folder 203: Ridge, George Ross; Georgia, 1960
Folder 204: Roelandt, L.; Belgique, 1953
Folder 205: Rolin, Henri; New York, 1941
Folder 206: Rollin, Mila; Spain, 1955
Folder 207: Romains, Gabrielle; Nanterre, France, 1955
Folder 208: Romus, André; Liége, Belgique, 1949
Folder 209: Roseremark, Solange; Paris, France
Folder 210: Roussel, H.; Houston, Texas, 1953
Folder 211: Roux, Jacqueline L.; New York, 1942
Folder 212: Royet-Journoud, Claude; London, England, 1962-1963
Folder 213: Rubissono, Helen, 1954
Folder 214: Ruch; Warsaw, Poland, 1957
Folder 215: Sabartier, Robert; Roanne, France, 1949
Folder 216: Saintonge, J.A.; Belgique, 1961
Folder 217: Saylor, Darien; Houston, Texas, 1954
Folder 218: Scarfe, Francis; England, undated
Folder 219: Schigman, Jeanne, 1955
Folder 220: Schiritta, C.; Roanne, France, 1950
Folder 221: Schultz, Anna, 1947
Folder 222: Seghers, Pierre; Paris, France, 1946-1954
Folder 223: Shay, Violet Brown; New Orléans, Louisiana, 1951
Folder 224: Siegfried, André; Paris, France, 1951
Box 4
Folder 1: Silin, Charles I.; New Orléans, Louisiana, 1947
Folder 2: Simmons, Nancy; New York, 1953
Folder 3: Simon, Louis; France, 1947-1948
Folder 4: Simon, Madeleine; Houston, Texas, 1946
Folder 5: Smith, Maxwell A.; Tennessee, 1940
Folder 6: Soniat, Lucile; New Orléans, Louisiana, 1939-1941, 1946
Folder 7: Sor, Daniel; Paris, France, 1953
Folder 8: Sorel, Claude; Paris, France, 1960
Folder 9: Soudany, Jameleddine; Tunisie, 1962
Folder 10: Spuric, Shirley; Houston, Texas, 1953
Folder 11: Spurlin, Paul; Louisana, 1941-1944
Folder 12: Stanely, Madeleine; New York, 1949
Folder 13: Strowski, Fortunant; Paris, France, 1937
Folder 14: Souvessance, J.; France, 1954
Folder 15: Syndicat National des Editeurs-Exportateurs de Publications Françaises; Paris, France, 1962
Folder 16: Szécheny, François de; Pennsylvania, 1956
Folder 17: Thériot, Marie; Louisiana, 1942
Folder 18: Thérive, André; Paris, France; Carrefour, 1953
Folder 19: Thiroux, Jules; Valenciennes, France, 1960
Folder 20: Thirrerge, Héléne; Maine, 1950
Folder 21: Tinayre, Madame Marcelle; Paris, France, 1937, 1947
Folder 22: Tinkie, Lon; Texas, 1946
Folder 23: Triger, Fernand; Nantes, France, 1958, 1961-1962
Folder 24: Tolentino, Justo P.; Manilla, Philippines, 1955
Folder 25: Tournebize, Jean M.; France, 1963
Folder 26: Tuckerman, Elise; New York, 1947
Folder 27: Uffenbeck, L.A.; New York, 1961
Folder 28: Unimuse; Belgique, 1959
Folder 29: Union Culturelle Française; Paris, France, 1955, 1958
Folder 30: United States Information Agency; Washington, 1954, 1962
Folder 31: Urruty, Jean; Ile. Maurice, 1951
Folder 32: Valois, Marie; New York, 1946
Folder 33: Van der Wal; François; California, 1959-1960
Folder 34: Verne, Jules; Houston, Texas; Aronson Collection, 1955
Folder 35: Vinatrel, Guy; Paris, France, 1961
Folder 36: Vinson, Elkins and Weems, 1963
Folder 37: Vulfsons, H.; New York, 1942

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administration, 1935-1963],
[Series 2: Le Quartier Latin, 1937-1963],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1937-1964],
[Series 4: Submissions, 1937-1963],
[Series 5: Subscriptions, 1934-1963],
[Series 6: Le Petite Théâtre Français, 1934-1938],
[Series 7: Livre d’Or, 1950-1959],
[Series 8: Journals, 1933-1963],
[Series 9: Artistic Stamps],
[Series 10: Ledgers, 1940-1953],
[Series 11: Photographic Material, 1935],
[All]

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