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F.J. Courleux Collection
1901-1926
 
Extent: 0.25 linear feet.
 
Accession Number: 2009.016
 
Abstract: A scrapbook and photographs relating to the F.J. Courleux, Missouri State Normal School—Third District alumnae, and former Missouri State Normal School—Third District football coach.
 
Processed by: Deseray Helton, February 2011.
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University, Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Provenance: Gift of Richard Eichhorst, 2009.
 
Citation: F. J. Courleux Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University.
 
Restrictions:  None
 
Biographical Note
  
Ferdinand J. Courleux was born on August 16, 1881 in Cahokia, Illinois. He was orphaned when he was 13 years old and relocated to St. Louis, Missouri. Courleux attended Oakville Schools in the South County. Courleux entered the Missouri State Normal School—Third District in the summer of 1904 and completed his education in 1908. While attending he was very active in sports. Some of Courleux’s accomplishments include being quarterback/halfback in football, a centerfielder/shortstop in baseball, and a guard in basketball. He was also Captain of the football team in the years of 1905 and 1906.

After graduation, Courleux served as a coach at the Missouri State Normal School—Third District for one year. He briefly left the Missouri State Normal School—Third District from 1909-1915 for additional training and employment, first in Springfield, Massachusetts, and later in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1915, he returned to Missouri State Normal School—Third District and would hold the longest tenure as a coach at Cape State until the arrival of Emmett Stuber in 1932.

 Courleux ended his coaching career and became Athletic Director and Head of Physical Education in 1930 and held that position until he retired in 1933. Courleux was married to Lydia Marie Hayes. They were married in Cape Girardeau on June 25, 1913. F.J. Courleux died on May 19, 1960, at 78 years of age.
 
Scope and Content Note
 
Photos and newspaper clippings related to F.J. Courleux’s life and career in sports. Items arranged by relevance to F.J. Courleux and his career.
 
Rules or Conventions: Finding Aid prepared using DACS.

Container List
Box 3352
Folder 001 Newspaper clippings re. Courleux. Undated
Folder 002 Scrapbook Circa 1904-1926
Folder 003 Unidentified Class Photograph Circa 1901
Folder 004 F. J. Courleux Photographs ( 7) 1906-1926
Folder 005 University of Illinois Coaching School Photograph. 1924
Folder 006 Lydia Marie Hayes Photographs (2). Circa 1913
Folder 007 Missouri State Normal Third District Rugby Football Team Photograph. Circa 1909
Folder 008 Lydia Hayes Grade Card, Cape Girardeau Public School. Circa 1901
   
Box 3353  
Item 001 Portfolio embossed with “Ferdinand J. Courleaux” [sic]. Undated
Item 002 A plaque honoring F.J. Courleux’s accomplishments as a football player (1904-1907) and coach (1915-1929). 1930
   
MMC 4.13   
File 006   
Items 001 Unidentified Football Team Photograph (copy) 1904
Items 002 Normal School Baseball Team Photograph (copy) Undated
Items 003 Normal School Baseball Team Photograph (copy) Undated


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