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Caro Lane papers

Scope and Content

The collection contains newspaper clippings from the 1976 Golden Deeds Award Banquet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when Lane received the honor; photographs of Lane, J.D. Purvis and family, friends, family members, and her 90th birthday celebration; articles written about Lane at her 90th birthday; articles written in various college magazines about Lane; speeches given in her honor; various awards and citations she received; personal items such as invitations, checks, receipts and notes; the Golden Deeds Award plaque; her Paul Harris Fellow certificate and medal; personal scrapbooks and photo albums; and her personal Bible.

The majority of this collection centers on the Golden Deeds Award the she won in 1976, although there is a folder containing reports on special education that were produced during her tenure with the Louisiana Department of Education. Much of the newspaper clippings focus on the Golden Deeds Awards with a few focusing on how her life was spent at the time of her 90th birthday. Of special interest in the collection are letters from former GC President Guy Wells, as well as a letter from Robert F. Kennon, a former governor of Louisiana.