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Historical/Biographical Sketch: Marcelle Landry, a proud native of the French Quarter, served for many years with the Louisiana Department of Education as Assistant Director, School Food Services, before joining the Archdiocese of New Orleans as Supervisor of School Food Services. Though now retired, Mrs. Landry is still very active with the Louisiana School Food Service Association, of which she is a past president. The Marcelle Landry Collection is composed of correspondence, books, and photographs. See Marcelle Landry Oral History Interview.
Scope and Content:: This collection contains the personal correspondence of Marcelle Landry. These materials are from the time-period of the 1970s through early 1990s.
Box 1: Correspondence
Letter: From Marcelle B. Landry, Manager Instructor, Francis R. Nicholls Senior High School, Food Service Department, Orleans Parish School Board, New Orleans, La., to Mrs. Freida Bucklin, Administrative Assistant, School Lunch, State Department of Education, Baton Rouge, La., regarding certification for School Cafeteria Managers, May 27, 1971.
Letter: From Mrs. Freida Bucklin, Acting Administrative Director, School Food Services, to Mrs. Marcelle B. Landry confirming Mrs. Landry’s certification valid for Continuous Service as Parish School Lunch Supervisor, June 16, 1971.
Letter: From Mrs. Dorothy S. Bachemin, Principal, and Mrs. Gay Lazarre, Coordinator, Southeast Area Training Program, to Mrs. Marcella Landry thanking Mrs. Landry for making the Southeast Area Training Program in New Orleans a success, August 27, 1971.
Letter: From Marcelle Landry, Assistant Director, School Food Services to Superintendent J. Kelly Nix, State Department of Education, Baton Rouge, La., regarding Mrs. Landry’s resignation as Assistant Director, School Food Services to accept a position with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, May 24, 1978.
Letter: From Frances D. Redditt, School Food Service Supervisor, to Mrs. Marcelle Landry regarding an article about Mrs. Landry in the January ASFSA Journal, January 25, 1979.
Letter: From Caryl Saunders of Caryl Saunders Associates of San Rafael, Ca., to Marcelle Landry regarding Mrs. Landry’s outstanding presentation at the Salad Bar Spectacular at the ASFSA Convention, August 13, 1979.
Letter: From Anne Silverman to Marcelle Landry regarding Mrs. Landry’s participation in the Salad Bar Spectacular presentation co-sponsored by the California Iceberg Lettuce Commission and the California Frozen Vegetable Council, August 29, 1979.
Letter: From Annie Bannanni to Marcelle Landry regarding Mrs. Landry’s participation in the Salad Bar Spectacular program, October 9, 1979.
Letter: From Mrs. Marcelle Landry, R. D., Assistant Director, to Ms. Brenda Theodos, Supervisor, Lincoln Parish School Food Services, Ruston, Louisiana, regarding forms and specifications for school lunch programs, January 24, 1980.
Letter: From J. Kelly Nix to Mrs. Marcelle B. Landry regarding Nix’s visit to School Food Service Supervisors, December 9, 1980.
Letter: From Rev. John P. Reynolds, Superintendent, to The Most Rev. Philip M. Hannan, S.T.L., J.C.D., D.D., Archbishop of New Orleans, regarding the Annual Financial Report on operations for the Food Service and Nutrition Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1981, August 7, 1981.
Letter: From J. Kelly Nix, State Superintendent, State of Louisiana Department of Education, to Mrs. Marcelle Landry, Supervisor, School Food Services, New Orleans Archdiocese, regarding Mrs. Landry’s recommendation for the position of Bureau Director, April 30, 1982.
Letter: From J. Kelly Nix, State Superintendent, State of Louisiana Department of Education, to Mrs. Marcelle Landry, Supervisor, School Food Services, New Orleans Archdiocese, regarding a decision on a permanent Bureau Director, July 13, 1982.
Letter: From David C. Treen, Governor, State of Louisiana, to Mr. [sic] Marcelle Landry, regarding the federal government’s relinquishing responsibility for school nutrition programs, August 6, 1982.
Letter: From Philip M. Harmon, Archbishop of New Orleans, to Revered Msgr. John P. Reynolds, Superintendent, Food Service and Nutrition Department, regarding a price increase for school meals, July 24, 1986.
Letter: From James Meza, Jr., Interim Superintendent, State of Louisiana Department of Education, to Mrs. Marcelle Landry, Archdiocese of New Orleans, regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s decision to continue various funding, April 22, 1988.
Telegram: From Mrs. Sylvia W. Grabert, Food Service Supervisor, Iberia Parish School Board, to Marcel Landry, thanking Mrs. Landry for her participation in the ISFSA Program, September 18, 1990.
Letter: From Sister Adele Lambert, CJS, Associate Director, to Mrs. Marcelle Landry, Archdiocesan School Food Service, thanking Mrs. Landry for providing the School Food Breakfast Program at the Saint John the Baptist Pre-School Program in Central City, November 1, 1990.
Letter: From Phil to Marcelle, thanking her for Mardi Gras beads, doubloons, and cups, March 11, 1993.
Letter: From Robert L. Livingston, Member of Congress, to Ms. Marcelle Landry, regarding her attendance at a town meeting, March 24, 1993.
Letter: From Robert L. Livingston, Member of Congress, to Ms. Marcelle B. Landry, President, Louisiana School Food Service Assn., regarding a dinner on behalf of the School Lunch Association, March 24, 1994.
- A Pinch of Love: The History of the American School Food Service Association, by Jay Caton.
- I Can Manage: A Practical Approach to School Foodservice Management, by Jay Caton and Mary Nix.
- I Remember School Lunch, by Louise Sublette.
Letter: From Mrs. Marcelle Landry, R.D., Assistant Director, School Food Services, to Margaret [O] K. Glavin, School Programs Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, regarding Mrs. Landry’s strong opposition to vending machines in schools. n/d.
Job description: Assistant Director – Managerial.
Bill for photographic services from Frank Methe – Photographer, P.O. Box 53247, New Orleans, La. 70153, to Marcelle Landry, October 16, 1991.
Article: School Food Directors Rally Against Budget Cuts, by Carolyn Walkup, Nation’s Restaurant News, July 30, 1990.
Marcelle Landry Past State President Information form.