McNeese State University Bookstore Records


4.61 linear feet

Collection Number 152

Prepared by Patricia A. Threatt
January 2004

CITATION: MSU Bookstore Records, Collection No. 152, Box number, Folder number,
Archives and Special Collections Department, Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University.

Archives and Special Collections Department
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University

Historical Sketch

The MSU Bookstore serves as the main bookstore for the campus. The Bookstore was first located in Kaufman Hall but moved to the Ranch shortly after its construction. The store has operated since 1957. Brownie Boozer was the first manager of the bookstore, followed by Eugene Rainbolt, Myrtle Underwood, Fern Foster, and Denise Sims. Mrs. Boozer received the Alumni Presidentís Cup in 1972.


Bordelon, Kathie. The College History Series: McNeese State University. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2001. P. 48.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of a "doggy cap," four scrapbooks, two afghans, and a felt banner. Mrs. Boozer compiled the scrapbooks, which document the work of the bookstore, 1964-1970. The two afghans depict various buildings on campus. The bookstore produced one beige and blue afghan ca. 1993 and one multicolored afghan in 2003. The bookstore carried the blue and gold banner, ca. 1995, which depicts the MSU logo. Freshmen men purchased "doggy caps" from the bookstore as part of the initiation rite of seniors shaving freshmen's heads. This doggy cap belonged to Owen R. Bourque, a freshman in 1952.

Container List

Box Folder Description
1 1 Scrapbook 1964-1967: Newspaper clippings, Photographs, Articles, Correspondence
  2 Scrapbook 1966-1968: Newspaper clippings, Photographs, Articles, Correspondence
  3 Scrapbook 1967-1970: Newspaper clippings, Photographs, Correspondence
  4 Scrapbook 1970: Newspaper clippings, Photographs, Articles, Correspondence
2   Afghan (ca. 1993) and a banner (ca. 1995)
3   Doggy Cap (1952), afghan (2003), nine 50th Anniversary lapel pins (1989), and a pewter charm of a cowboy riding a bucking horse (ca. 1960)

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