Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Marcel Moraud:

An Inventory of the Marcel Moraud Papers at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1857-1975, undated, bulk 1936-1975



Overview

Creator: Moraud, Marcel, 1886-1978.
Title: Marcel Moraud papers
Dates: 1857-1975, undated
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1936-1975
Abstract: Marcel Moraud (1886-1978) served as head of the Department of Romance languages at Rice University from 1924 to 1956. The Marcel Moraud papers consist of research notes, manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, photographs, publications, maps, and artifacts pertaining to Moraud's scholarly research in French and Texas history, primarily in the areas of French exploration and settlements in Texas from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The papers also document his participation in events and projects pertaining to the French presence in early Texas. Dates of the material are from 1857 to 1975, undated, bulk 1936 to 1975. Many materials are undated; the research files were probably created during the 1930s to 1970s. Subjects include French explorer Robert Cavalier, sieur de La Salle, and the observance of the 250th anniversary of his death in 1937; the site of La Salle's Fort St. Louis in Texas; the Champ d'Asile settlement in Liberty County, Texas; Henri Castro and the Castroville settlement in Texas; and exhibits prepared for the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio.
Quantity: 6.5 cubic ft.
Location: These records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, 650 FM 1011, Liberty, Texas 77575.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English and French with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Biographical Sketch

Marcel Moraud was born in Roziers St. George, France, on October 19, 1886. He completed his undergraduate work at the Sorbonne in Paris and obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh. He served with the French Army in World War I and, after being wounded, was appointed to the French High Commission in Washington, D.C. in 1918. Moraud taught at the University of Minnesota, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto before beginning a long career at Rice Institute (now Rice University) in Houston. He was appointed head of the Department of Romance Languages in 1924, a position he held until his retirement in 1956. He advised the college's Fondren Library on the purchase of books, enabling it to become one of the leading sources for study of French culture and civilization in the South.

During his career, Moraud served as a visiting professor at Cornell University, Middlebury College, Emory University, Wheaton College, and Wells College. He served as the director of the American Foundation in Paris and lectured in Madrid, London, Oxford, Glasgow, Brussels, and Paris. Moraud authored several books and numerous articles on literature and French-American relations. He participated in many projects and events that documented the role of the French in Texas. During the 1936 Texas Centennial he served as an advisor for an exhibit in Dallas and provided input on historical markers. He assisted with the 250th anniversary commemoration of the death of the French explorer Robert Cavalier, sieur de La Salle, in 1937 and was instrumental in arranging for a French delegation to visit Texas and tour various historic sites. In 1956 he advised the Daughters of the Republic of Texas on the restoration of the French Legation in Austin and spoke at the dedication ceremony. He assisted in the preparation of exhibit panels on the role of the French in Texas for the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio.

The American Association of Teachers of French and the Modern Language Association conferred life memberships on Moraud. He was decorated with the Ordre des Palmes Académiques and the order of the Legion of Honor by the French government in honor of his efforts in the area of French-American relations. He died January 26, 1978, in Houston and was buried in his native France.

(Sources include: Moraud obituary, The Houston Post, January 27, 1978; and the records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Papers

Marcel Moraud (1886-1978) served as head of the Department of Romance Languages at Rice University from 1924 to 1956. The Marcel Moraud papers consist of research notes, manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, photographs, publications, maps, and artifacts pertaining to Moraud's scholarly research in French and Texas history, primarily in the areas of French exploration and settlements in Texas from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The papers also document his participation in events and projects pertaining to the French presence in early Texas. Dates range from 1857 to 1975, undated, with the bulk dating from 1936 to 1975. Many materials are undated; the research files probably were created during the 1930s to 1970s. Subjects include French explorer Robert Cavalier, sieur de La Salle, and the observance of the 250th anniversary of his death in 1937; the site of La Salle's Fort St. Louis in Texas; the Champ d'Asile settlement in Liberty County, Texas; Henri Castro and the Castroville settlement in Texas; and exhibits prepared for the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. Included in the papers is an unpublished manuscript by Moraud on French explorers, pioneers, and social reformers in Texas. A significant portion of the papers, primarily the research files, publications, and some newspaper clippings, are in French.


Organization of the Papers

The papers are organized into eight series:
Research files, about 1934-1973, 3.8 cubic ft.
Project files, 1936-1971, 0.55 cubic ft.
Speeches, 1932-1963, 0.17 cubic ft.
Manuscripts and published articles by Moraud, 1928-1975, undated, 0.4 cubic ft.
Maps, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
Photographs and other images, 1937, 1939, undated, 0.2 cubic ft.
Publications by other authors, 1857-1969, 1.02 cubic ft.
Artifacts, about 1930s, 0.1 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center reading room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Law of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published materials varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to use gloves provided by Archives staff when reviewing photographic materials.

Some materials are too large or too fragile to photocopy. Please see Archives staff for assistance.

The Sam Houston Center does not have the equipment necessary to play the aluminum phonograph. The recording must be digitized at the researcher's expense for access.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects (Persons):
Castro, Henri, 1786-1865.
La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687.
Subjects (Meetings):
HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.).
Places:
Castroville (Tex.)--History.
Champ d'Asile (Tex.).
France--History--17th century.
France--History--18th century.
France--History--19th century.
Liberty County (Tex.)--History.
North America--Discovery and exploration--French.
Texas--Discovery and exploration--French.
Texas--History--To 1846.
Document Types:
Artifacts (object genre).
Clippings (information artifacts).
Maps (documents)--Texas.
Manuscripts (documents)--Texas.
Photographs--Texas.
Publications (documents)--France.
Publications (documents)--Texas.
Research notes--Texas.
Speeches (documents).

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
Champ d'Asile collection, 1807-1999, bulk 1815-1820, 0.75 cubic ft.
John V. Clay collection, 1818-1963, 2.5 cubic ft.
Jean and Price Daniel Texas History collection: Champ d'Asile French Archives Collection of two reels of microfilm and photocopies from the National Archives of France regarding Champ d'Asile, 1968, 0.5 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these papers. Please contact Archives staff for assistance.]
Jean Epperson archives, 1969-2005, undated, 8.85 cubic ft.
Texas State Archives
Castro (Henri) papers, 1843, 0.05 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed papers. Call number is 2-23/1027.]
Texas Legation (U.S.) correspondence, 1835-1839, 1841, 1843-1845, undated, bulk 1836-1839, 4.75 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State colonization records, 1820-1879, undated, bulk 1836-1845, 1.71 cubic ft.
Texas General Land Office colonization certificate records, 1848-1855, bulk 1848-1851, 2.4 cubic ft. (20 volumes)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1990.055, 1996.274, 2000.147

These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud's daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990. Additions to the papers were donated by Murphy on October 12, 1996, and July 18, 2000.

Processing Information

Finding aid by Penny L. Clark, August 1997

Description updated by Lisa Meisch, Lynda Young, 2005

Description updated by Lisa Meisch, August 2016

DACS compliance and EAD encoding by Angela Swift, July 2017


Detailed Description of the Papers

Research files, about 1934-1973,
3.8 cubic ft.

Marcel Moraud conducted considerable research on the role of the French in the settlement of North America and especially Texas. This series consists of his notes, typed and handwritten excerpts from publications, clippings, and correspondence pertaining to his research on such topics as the French in North America; the French explorer Robert Cavalier, sieur de La Salle; the Champ d'Asile settlement in Liberty County, Texas; the relationship between France and the Republic of Texas; Étienne Cabet's colony near Denton, Texas; Victor Considerant's la Reunion colony; and Henri Castro and Castroville. Materials are in French and English. Material dates from about 1934 to 1973; the majority of it is undated but likely falls within that time period. Materials cover research from about 900-1972.
Arrangement
The materials are arranged by topic. Oversize materials have been separated and housed within this series in Box 1990.055-12.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Research files, Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1990.055, 2000.147
These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud’s daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990. An addition was donated by Murphy on July 18, 2000.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1990.055-1 French in North America, research covers 1600s-1972, about 1934 to 1973
[3 folders]
(Robert Cavalier, sieur de) La Salle, about 1934-1973
[36 folders]
Box
1990.055-2 La Salle, about 1934-1973
[10 folders]
La Salle, (Henri) Joutel journal (French), about 1934-1973
[12 folders]
La Salle, (Henri) Joutel journal (English translation), about 1934-1973
[6 folders]
La Salle, controversy over the site of Fort St. Louis, about 1934-1973
[3 folders]
Franco-Spanish relationship, research covers 1400s-1800s, about 1934-1973
[4 folders]
Box
1990.055-3 Franco-Spanish relationship, research covers 1400s-1800s, about 1934-1973
Box
1990.055-4 Franco-Spanish relationship, research covers 1400s-1800s, about 1934-1973
[3 folders]
Conflict over the Louisiana-Texas border, research covers 1817-1818, about 1934-1973
[6 folders]
Champ d'Asile, research covers about 1818-1820, about 1934-1973
[28 folders]
Box
1990.055-5 Champ d'Asile, research covers about 1818-1820, about 1934-1973
[30 folders]
Relationship between France and the Republic of Texas, research covers 1838-1845, about 1934-1973
[7 folders]
Box
1990.055-6 Relationship between France and the Republic of Texas, research covers 1838-1845, about 1934-1973
[9 folders]
French empresario Henri Castro and the formation of his colony in Castroville, about 1934-1973
[5 folders]
Étienne Cabet and his colony Icarie near Denton, about 1934-1973
[14 folders]
Victor Considerant and his colony La Réunion near Dallas, about 1934-1973
Box
1990.055-7 Victor Considerant's La Réunion colony, about 1934-1973
[7 folders]
General Texas history, about 1934-1973
[2 folders]
European exploration of the New World, about 1934-1973
Spanish activities in the New World, about 1934-1973
[5 folders]
French history, research covers about 900-1848, about 1934-1973
[5 folders]
Box
1990.055-8 United States-Latin American diplomacy, about 1934-1973
European-United States diplomacy, about 1934-1973
Republic of Texas-British diplomacy, research covers 1836-1843, about 1934-1973
Andre Demaison (French writer), about 1934-1973
LaSalle, site of Fort St. Louis, about 1934-1973
French in North America, about 1934-1973
[4 folders]
French in North America – Henri Castro, about 1934-1973
French in North America – Castroville, Champ d'Asile, about 1934-1973
French in Texas (?), about 1934-1973
Napoleonic exiles in America, about 1934-1973
Joseph Bonaparte in America, about 1934-1973
Napoleon, Champ d'Asile, about 1934-1973
Champ d'Asile, about 1934-1973
France and the Republic of Texas, about 1934-1973
Unknown topics, about 1934-1973
[Notes are in French.]
Box
1990.055-12 "La Salle Sleeps Where?" The American-Statesman, January 22, 1956
"The Story of El Camino Real," Houston Chronicle Magazine, October 3, 1948
Clippings pertaining to J. Frank Dobie, 1964, 1970
[newspaper clippings]
"J. Frank Dobie, Expert on Lore of Texas, Dies at Home at 75," Houston Chronicle, September, 1964
"Jack Canson at Dobie's Paisano," Houston Chronicle, January 4, 1970
Clippings, various subjects, 1935, 1947, 1957
[newspaper clippings]
"Jack Canson at Dobie's Paisano," Houston Chronicle, January 4, 1970
"Old D'Hanis Still Lives," Houston Chronicle, December 29, 1957
"Pioneer Freighters, in 1877, Organized First Union in Texas," San Antonio Express, August 18, 1935
Clippings, various subjects, 1953, 1976
[newspaper clippings]
"Texas Fauna and Flora's Uses," Houston Chronicle, March 15, 1953
"Legacy of Disaster," Houston Post, February 12, 1976



Project files, 1936-1971,
0.55 cubic ft.

Marcel Moraud participated in or contributed his expertise as a scholar in French history to numerous events and projects that highlighted the role of the French in Texas. This series consists of correspondence, clippings, articles, notes, and programs pertaining to these events, including the Texas centennial celebration in 1936, the 250th anniversary of La Salle's death in 1937, the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio, and efforts to locate the Champ d'Asile site in Liberty County. Dates range from 1936 to 1971.
Arrangement
The materials are arranged by topic. Oversize materials have been separated and housed within this series in Box 1990.055-12.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Project files, Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1990.055, 2000.147
These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud's daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990. An addition was donated by Murphy on July 18, 2000.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1990.055-8 Correspondence between Moraud and various individuals pertaining to the Texas Centennial celebration, 1936
[2 folders]
[Subjects include historical markers, Champ d'Asile, and La Salle.]
Clippings, articles, notes, programs, and correspondence pertaining to the commemoration of 250th anniversary of the death of La Salle, 1935-1938
[8 folders]
Clippings, notes, correspondence and program pertaining to the La Salle monument at Port Lavaca, 1938-1939
[Includes speech of Marcel Moraud for unveiling of monument, May 1939.]
Correspondence and clipping pertaining to the restoration of the French Legation in Austin, 1956
[2 folders]
[Includes speech of Marcel Moraud at the formal opening the Legation, April 1956.]
Box
1990.055-9 Correspondence, clippings and brochures pertaining to the HemisFair and Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, 1967-1968
Transcripts of exhibit panels for the French, German and Spanish Histo-Walls at the HemisFair, 1968
[2 folders]
Correspondence, notes, and clippings pertaining to the 1936 centennial historic marker for the Champ d'Asile site, 1936-1937, 1954
Correspondence and clippings pertaining to efforts to locate the site of Champ d'Asile, 1966-1971
Box
1990.055-12 Texas Centennial, 1935-1936
[articles and newspaper clippings]
"Victoria County's Historical Claims for Allotments of Texas Centennial Funds," Victoria Advocate, July 3, 1935
"Le Texas Célèbre le Çentenaire de Son Independance," Journal des Nations Américaines, 1936
"Come to Victoria for the Greatest One Day Centennial Celebration," Victoria Advocate, about October 28, 1936
250th Anniversary of La Salle's Death, 1936-1937
[3 folders]
[articles and newspaper clippings]
"French Group Due to Visit Here in April," Houston Chronicle, December 2, 1936
"La Mission Nationale Française 'Cavalier de la Salle'," Journal de Nations Américaines, December 13, 1936
"Paris Writers Gather Data on America," Houston Chronicle, January 25, 1937
"La Mission Nationale Française 'Cavalier de la Salle'," Journal des Nations Américaines, about February, 1937
"Mission Nationale Française et le Texas," Journal des Nations Américaines, March 14, 1937
"Jackson County Claims La Salle's Settlement," Victoria Advocate, March 14, 1937
"Victoria County Upholds Claims to Location of Fort St. Louis and Colony on Garcitas Creek Bank," Houston Chronicle, March 21, 1937
"Plan for Reception Here April 1 of Official French Delegation are Announced," Houston Chronicle, (?), March 21, 1937
"French, Canadian Dignitaries to be Welcomed Today," Unknown New Orleans newspaper, 1937
"Regions in Controversy on 250th Anniversary of De La Salle," Houston Chronicle, 1937
250th Anniversary of La Salle's Death, 1937
[newspaper clippings]
"Texas Heroes Honored by French Group," Houston Chronicle, April 2, 1937
"Navasota to Greet French Delegation," Houston Chronicle, April 2, 1937
"French Mission Greeted Here After Liberty Fete," Houston Post, April 2, 1937
250th Anniversary of La Salle's Death, 1937
[newspaper clippings]
"French Group Sees La Salle Slaying Site," Houston Chronicle, April 3, 1937
"Monument to La Salle Erected by Texas D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) at Navasota Inspected," Houston Chronicle, April 3, 1937
"French Mission Gives Brief Sidelights on Conditions in France," Houston Post, April 3, 1937
"Cordial Relationship with U.S. Pledged by French Mission," Houston Post, April 3, 1937
250th Anniversary of La Salle's Death, 1937
[articles and newspaper clippings]
"Le Voyage de la Mission 'Cavalier de La Salle'," Journal des Nations Américaines, May 9, 1937
"Cavalier de la Salle Célèbre à la Nouvelle-Orléans par M. Andre. Lafargue, President du Comité de Réception Louisianais," Journal des Nations Américaines, June 13, 1937
"À Propos du Voyage de la Mission Cavalier de la Salle: Une Exposition Bibilographique à l'Université du Texas pour le Passage de la Mission," Journal des Nations Américaines, June 13, 1937
"Les Comités Americains de Réception au Texas de la Mission National Française 'Cavalier de la Salle'," Journal des Nations Américaines, September 19, 1937
"La Mission 'Cavalier de La Salle'," Journal des Nations Américaines, January 2, 1938
La Salle Memorial at Indianola, 1939
"Address of Dr. Moraud at Unveiling of La Salle Monument," Cuero Record, May 22, 1939
Champ d'Asile, 1973
[Includes clippings from Southeast Texas newspapers, 1973; Poster, "Liberty To Be Site of Regional Library," a publication of the Atascosito Historical Society publicizing the plans for the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center.]



Speeches, 1932-1963,
0.17 cubic ft.

Marcel Moraud gave speeches at various events pertaining to topics in French and/or Texas history. This series consists of primarily of correspondence, manuscripts and clippings pertaining to his speeches. Dates range from 1932 to 1963.
Arrangement
The materials are arranged by topic. Oversize materials have been separated and housed within this series in Box 1990.055-12.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Speeches, Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1990.055
These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud's daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1990.055-9 Correspondence, manuscripts, and clippings pertaining to Moraud's speeches and his career as a Rice professor, 1932-1963
[2 folders]
Speech, "Champ d'Asile," about 1950
Speech, "France," 1938-1939
Speech, "Texas in European History," given at the opening of the San Jacinto Museum of History 1939
[2 folders]
Box
1990.055-12 Broadside, "M. Marcel Moraud . . . Explorateurs et Pionniers Français Dans le Sud-Ouest Des Étas-Unis." University of Paris, about 1950
Newspaper clippings, 1936-1937
[newspaper clippings]
"Kiwanians Learn of Some Missing Pages in History From Rice Institute Author," May 14, 1936
"Moraud Talks about Life of De La Salle," Houston Chronicle, March 9, 1937



Manuscripts and published articles by Moraud, 1928-1975, undated,
0.4 cubic ft.

Marcel Moraud wrote numerous articles on the role of the French in Texas for scholarly publications as well as unpublished manuscripts. This series consists of his manuscripts and articles on such topics as French exploration and colonization in Texas, La Salle, and Champ d'Asile. It includes the unpublished manuscript for a book Moraud intended to publish, entitled French Explorers, Pioneers and Social Reformers in Texas (1682-1860). Materials are written in French and English. Dates range from 1928 to 1975 and undated.
Arrangement
The materials are arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Manuscripts and published articles by Moraud, Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1990.055
These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud's daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1990.055-9 Manuscripts pertaining to French colonization in Texas, undated
[References to Henri Castro, Victor Considerant, and "Cabet." In English and French.]
Manuscript, "Cavalier de la Salle Takes Possession of Louisiana," undated
Manuscript, French Explorers, Pioneers and Social Reformers in Texas (1682-1860), undated
[5 folders]
Manuscript, "Grandes Divisions de l’Histoire du Texas," undated
Manuscript pertaining to La Salle, undated
Manuscript, "Le Centenaire de l'Indépendance du Texas," undated
Manuscript, "Le Champ d'Asile au Texas," undated
Four untitled manuscript drafts, undated
[3 manuscripts in French, 1 manuscript in English.]
[References to Texas, Louisiana, France, La Salle, General (Sam) Houston, (Mirabeau) Lamar.]
Manuscript, "Le Texas en 1954," undated
[Manuscript in French.]
Untitled manuscript, undated
[Manuscript in French.]
[Appears to pertain to the Texas-Louisiana border dispute after the Louisiana Purchase.]
Manuscript notes on pioneers and settlements in Texas, undated
"Diplomatic Relations of the Republic of Texas," The Rice Institute Pamphlet, 43, pp. 29-54 October 1956
"Explorateurs et Pionniers Français en Louisiane," The French Review, 5, pp. 365-372, March 1940
"French Explorers, Pioneers and Social Reformers," The American Society Legion of Honor Magazine, pp. 117-133, undated
"The French Romantic Drama," The Rice Institute Pamphlet, 15, pp. 75-95, April 1928
"La Dernière Neutralité Américaine," Le Bayou, Revue Française de Houston, 9, pp. 369-379, 1940
Box
1990.055-10 "Last Expedition and Death of Cavalier de La Salle, 1684-1687," The Rice Institute Pamphlet, 24, pp. 143-168, July 1937
"Le Centenaire de l'Indépendance du Texas," L'Illustration, pp. 316-317, July 4, 1936
"Le Champ d'Asile au Texas," The Rice Institute Pamphlet, 39, pp. 18-45, April 1952
Articles from Le Courrier de L'Amitié (Organe des Amitiés Internationales Napoleoniennes) on Champ d'Asile, entitled: "Le Champ d'Asile au Texas: Histoire d'une Colonie de Vétérans des Armées Napoléoniennes," 1974-1975
[journal issues]
September/October 1974, pp. 1-3
November/December 1974, pp. 2-3
January/February 1975, pp. 2-3
March/April 1975, pp. 2-3
September/October 1975, pp. 4-5
"Les Tendances de L'Opinion Dans Le Sud des Étas-Unis," France-Amérique , pp. 256-265, July 1939
Articles from Le Courrier de L'Amitié on Napoleon: "Tardive Reconnaissance de Napoleon Par L'Angleterre," 1970
[journal issues]
94/95, May/June 1970
96/97, July/August 1970
"Un Hommage Américain à la France," French Review, 20, pp. 459-462, May 1947
"The War and American Universities," Rice Owl, no volume, p. 7, February 1944



Maps, about 19th-20th century,
0.25 cubic ft.

Marcel Moraud conducted scholarly research in French and Texas history, primarily in the areas of French exploration and settlements in Texas. This series consists of maps of Texas, other areas of North America, Spain, and Portugal that he used as references in his field of study. Subjects include Champ d'Asile, alleged sites of La Salle's Fort St. Louis, and French exploration of North America. Maps are in English and French. Most of the maps are reproductions, dated about 19th and 20th century. Information in the maps dates from about the 1670s to 1836.
Arrangement
The materials are arranged by the subject of the map. Oversize materials have been separated and housed within this series in Box 1990.055-12.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Maps, Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1990.055
These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud's daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some materials may be too large or too fragile to photocopy. Please see Archives staff for assistance.
Box
1990.055-10 Photostatic reproduction of 1713 French map of North America and the Caribbean, about 20th century
Two reproductions of a map of Champ d'Asile, about 20th century
Portion of a map of an early Texas map showing Austin's colony, cities, and Indian tribes in about 1821, about 20th century
[1 black-and-white reproduction]
Portion of a map depicting the Trinity River and the surrounding area above the Texas coast, about 20th century
[1 black-and-white reproduction]
Map of Lavaca Bay (Texas) and the surrounding area, about 20th century
[1 photostatic reproduction]
Hand drawn map of Ramon Músquiz League, Lavaca Bay, and surrounding waterways, with location of Fort St. Louis marked, about 20th century
[1 printed reproduction]
Hand drawn map of Lavaca Bay and surrounding area, with location of "Camp St. Louis" shown, about 20th century
[1 printed reproduction]
Box
1990.055-12 Reproduction of undated French map, Baie de Cataracoui et Sons Environs au temps de Robert Cavalier De la Salle, about 20th century
Reproduction of 1670s-1680s French map, Carte de la Louisiane en l'Amérique Septentrionale, depuis la Nouvelle France jusqu'au Golfe de Mexique…les années 1679, [1680], [1681], [1682], about 20th century
Reproduction of undated French map, "Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi" (sic), about 20th century
Reproduction of 1835-1836 military map of Texas and Coahuila, as Mexican territory, about 20th century
French map, Espagne et Portugal (Spain and Portugal), about 20th century
Drawer
Map drawer 87 A Map of Spain and Portugal to Accompany Murray's Handbook, about 19th century



Photographs and other images, 1936-1937, 1939, undated,
0.2 cubic ft.

Marcel Moraud assisted with the 250th anniversary commemoration of the death of the French explorer Robert Cavalier, sieur de La Salle, in 1937 and was instrumental in arranging for a French delegation to visit Texas and tour various historic sites. He also assisted with the acquisition of a historical marker for the Champ d'Asile settlement in Liberty County, Texas for the 1936 Texas Centennial. This series consists of photographs of the La Salle commemoration, various La Salle monuments in Texas, and the Champ d'Asile marker. It also includes a reproduction of a Champ d'Asile engraving and photographs of various unidentified subjects. Dates are 1936-1937, 1939, and undated.
Arrangement
Materials arranged by the subject of the photograph. Oversize materials have been separated and housed within this series in Box 1990.055-12.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Photographs and other images, Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1990.055, 1996.274
These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud's daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990. An addition was donated by Murphy on October 12, 1996.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by Archives staff when reviewing photographic materials.
Box
1990.055-10 Plaque in French commemorating the life of La Salle, location unknown, undated
[2 black-and-white photographs]
Group of unidentified men and unidentified landscapes, undated
[8 black-and-white photographs]
French delegation for the La Salle 250th anniversary commemoration, April 1937
[6 black-and-white photographs]
Statue of La Salle in Navasota, Texas, about 1937
[3 black-and-white photographs]
Champ d'Asile historic marker near Liberty, Texas, about 1936
[4 black-and-white photographs]
Statue of La Salle at Port Lavaca, Texas, 1939, undated
[5 black-and-white photographs]
[Three photographs depict the dedication and unveiling of the statue in 1939, two photographs are undated.]
Unidentified church steeple, undated
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Painting, possibly a depiction of Castroville, undated
[1 black-and-white photograph]
[Depicts hills, oxen, and a woman in possibly an Alsatian costume.]
Possibly a pre-historic sculpture depicting a human, undated
[1 black-and-white photograph]
Box
1990.055-12 Reproduction of an 1818 engraving of Champ d'Asile entitled "Travaux D'Aigleville Capitale des Etas De Marengo sur les Bords du Tombechbe Commandes par le General Lefebvre des Nouettes," undated
[1 black-and-white print]



Publications by other authors, 1857-1969,
1.02 cubic ft.

Marcel Moraud conducted scholarly research in French and Texas history, primarily in the areas of French exploration and settlements in Texas. This series consists of books and scholarly journals in English and French by authors other than Moraud that he used as references in his field of study. They pertain to topics in early French and Texas history, including French exploration in North America and French settlements in Texas. Dates range from 1857 to 1969.
Arrangement
These materials are arranged by format. Oversize materials have been separated and housed within this series in Box 1990.055-12.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Publications by other authors, Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1990.055
These papers were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud's daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1990.055-11 Chase, Mary Katherine. Négociations de la République de Texas en Europe. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion, 1932
Chase, Mary Katherine. Négociations de la République de Texas en Europe. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion, 1932
Comité France Amérique, Philippe Petain: Head of the French State. Paris (?): about 1940
Connor, Seymour V. "Statistical Review of the Settlement of the Peters Colony, 1841-1848." Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 57, pp. 38-64, July 1953
de Bernard, Charles. Les Ailes D'Icarie. Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1857
[Fragment.]
de Turenne, Louis. Quatorze Mois dans L'Amérique du Nord. Paris: A. Quantin, 1879
Deveze, M. Histoire De La Colonisation Francaise en Amerique et Aux Indes Au XVIII Siècle. Paris: Centre de Documentation Universitaire, about 1950
Doher, Marcel. Proscrits et Exiles Apres Waterloo. Paris: J. Peyronnet, 1965
Duchon, Paul. Mémoires de Laffitte (1767-1844). Librairie de Paris, 1932
Elliott, Claude, compiler and editor. "A Check List of Theses and Dissertations in Texas History, 1907-1952." Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 57, pp. 336-388, January 1954
Elliott, Claude, compiler and editor. "A Check List of Theses and Dissertations in Texas History, 1907-1952." Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 57, pp. 475-500, April 1954
Elliott, Claude, compiler and editor. "A Check List of Theses and Dissertations in Texas History, 1907-1952." Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 58, pp. 249-288, October 1954
Folmer, Henry. Franco-Spanish Rivalry in North America, 1524-1763. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1953
Foure, Helene and Robert Foure. Souvenirs français en Amérique. Boston: Ginn and Company, 1940
Gaillardet, Frederic. Sketches of Early Texas and Louisiana. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1966
Giraud, Marcel. Histoire de La Louisiane Française Le Règne de Louis XIV 1698-1715. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1966
Giraud, Marcel. Histoire de La Louisiane Francaise Années de Transition. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1958
Gros, J.M. Le Mouvement Littéraire Socialiste Depuis 1830. Paris: Albin Michel, undated
Heusinger, Edward W. "The Monetary Policy of the Republic of Texas." Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 57, 82-89, July 1953
Houston Public Schools. Early Days in Texas. Houston (?) , about 1965
L'Athenee Louisianais, Comptes Rendus de L’Athenee Louisianais. New Orleans: E.P. Rivas, Inc., about 1965
Labrousse, E., Le Movement Ouvrier et Les Theories Sociales en France de 1815 a 1848. Paris: Centre de Documentation Universitaire, about 1950
Lanctot, Gustave. L'Oeuvre de la France en Amerique Du Nord. Montreal: Fides, 1951
Lesage, Alain-Rene. Les Aventures du Flibustier Beauchene. New York: The Century Company, 1926
Le Socialism Intégral. Paris: Felix Alcan, 1892
London, Lena. "The Initial Homestead Exemption in Texas." Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 57, pp. 432-453, April 1954
Louisiana State Museum. The Story of Jean and Pierre Lafitte the Pirate Patriots. New Orleans: Louisiana State Museum, undated
Louis-Jaray, Gabriel. L'Empire Français D'Amérique 1534-1803. Librairie Armand Colin, 1938
Malon, B. Exposé des Écoles Socialistes Françaises. Paris: A. Le Chevalier, 1872
Mermeix. Le Combat des Trois Notes et Documents Sur La Conférence de la Paix. Paris: Librairie Ollendorff, 1922
Rain, P. Histoire Diplomatique De 1610 a 1815. Paris: Centre de Documentation Universitaire, 1948
Roe, F.C., ed. French Travellers in Britain, 1800-1926. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., 1928
Rolfe, Walter T. Texas. Austin: The Steck Company, 1935
Rude, Fernand, ed (?). Voyages en Icarie Deux Ouvriers Viennois Aux États-Unis en 1855. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1952
Sanine, Kyra. Les Annales de la Patrie et la Diffusion de la Pensée Française en Russie (1868-1884). Paris: Universite de Paris, 1953
Schlumberger, Gustave. Memoires du Commandant Persat 1806 a 1844. Paris: Librairie Plon, 1910
Soule, Maurice. Autour de L'Aigle Enchaîné Le Complot du Champ D'Asile. Paris: Marpon and Cie, 1929
Story of Champ d'Asile. Book Club of Texas. Rydal Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1937. Reprint, Austin: Steck-Vaughn Company, 1969
Tharp, James B. and Simone de la Souchere Delery. La France en Louisiane. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1951
"200eme Anniversaire de la Naissance de La Fayette." France Amérique Magazine. Paris (?), 1957
Waugh, Julia Nott. Castro-Ville and Henry Castro Empresario. San Antonio: Standard Printing Company, 1934
Zeller, Gaston. La Guerre de Trente Ans et Les Relations Internationales en Occident de 1610 a 1660. Centre de Documentation Universitaire, about 1950
Ziegler, Jesse A. When Texas was Young. [Dallas: Texas Centennial Committee], about 1936
Box
1990.055-12 L'Illustration, July 4, 1936
[Includes the previously cited article "Le Centenaire de l'Indépendance du Texas."]



Artifacts, about 1930s, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.

Marcel Moraud participated in numerous events or projects pertaining to the history of the French in North America. This series consists of three-dimensional items or ephemera that probably pertain to some of those events. The items date from about the 1930s.
Arrangement
Materials arranged by format.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Artifacts, Marcel Moraud papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1990.055
These artifacts were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Marcel Moraud's daughter, Georgette Marcelle Moraud Murphy, on March 15, 1990.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
The Sam Houston Center does not have the equipment necessary to play the aluminum phonograph. The recording must be digitized at the researcher's expense for access.
Item
1990.055-001a Roughly triangular brass medal, about 1936
[Medal is marked: "Louisiana State University 1860-1935." Medal was attached to a name plate marked: "M. Moraud Rice Institute" by purple ribbon. Ribbon is marked: "Celebration April 4-13 1936."]
Item
1990.055-001b Storage box for medal, about 1930s
[Box has a bumpy, black exterior and is marked: "Krementz" Interior of the box is lined with yellow satin and marked: "Guaranteed forever, price $4.00. This set represents the finest construction and finish known to the jewelers art."]
Item
1990.055.002 Silver-toned aluminum phonograph record in a brown paper sleeve, about 1930s
[Record and sleeve are labeled "Fairchild Professional Record." The contents of the record are not described on the record or the sleeve.]