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Archives: John McNeese

John McNeese during the Civil War.

John McNeese (holding white paper) and others standing on the steps of the Lake Charles School. Daughter Emma is in the back wearing a white hat.

John and Emma McNeese in the School Superintendent's Office.

John McNeese's parlor.

John McNeese stands at the left wearing a hat.

General Information

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Articles and Documents

In October, 1988 John McNeese's granddaughter, Keitha Matter, visited the McNeese State University campus. 

- Transcript of an oral history interview with Keitha Matter.

- Lake Charles American Press news article.

- Picture of Keitha Matter and Dr. Hebert

Link to the John McNeese Collection Finding Aid. The McNeese Archives collected these materials from a variety of sources. The collection includes letters, photographs, and other materials regarding John McNeese and his family.

July 1, 1913 Lake Charles American Press article on McNeese's retirement.

June 3, 1914 Lake Charles American Press obituary.

June 3, 1914 Lake Charles American Press opinion article about John McNeese. It is difficult to read, but it includes the comment: "Probably John McNeese will never have a public monument. He needs none. He already has hundreds of them, from Anacoco Creek to Lake Arthur and from Oakdale to Vincent."

June 1913 Louisiana School Work article. Includes tributes from other educators.

May 1957 Port of Lake Charles Magazine article.

1969 Rodney Cline article in Pioneer Leaders and Early Institutions in Louisiana Education.

Spring 1948 McNeese Review article by T. J. Ratliff.

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