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McNeese's SAGE Lecture on Maude Reid, Queen of Scrapbooks

McNeese's SAGE Lecture on Maude Reid, Queen of Scrapbooks

(October 2, 2017) As part of the ongoing McNeese State University 2017 Fall SAGE series, Pati Threatt - archivest and special collections librarian in McNeese’s Frazar Memorial Library - will give a presentation, “Maude Reid, Queen of the Scrapbooks, Saves Lake Charles History,” at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the McNeese SEED Center.

Maude Reid, born in Lake Charles on Oct. 31, 1882, was a public health nurse who visited outlying communities in Imperial Calcasieu and established friendships with pioneers in those areas. As a friend, she was entrusted with stories, original photographs, letters and other memorabilia and artifacts that she compiled into personal scrapbooks.
Maude Reid
Maude Reid
Lake Charles had lost a lot of its early historical records due to natural disasters such as the Fire of 1910. By donating her scrapbooks to the Lake Charles Public Library, Reid helped keep the city’s history alive. In her SAGE lecture, Threatt will illuminate the woman behind the scrapbooks in order to give insight into Reid’s life.

Threatt, who earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Texas, has published articles in the fields of history, literature and archives and has lectured and presented programs about archives and preservation. She is a past president of the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association and a past Society of Southwest Archivists board member.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.