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BAGWELL, (HARRISON G.) COLLECTION

(Mss. 2840)


Inventory
Reformatted by Christopher Freeman
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries
Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University 2006

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY


Summary

3

Biographical/Historical Note

4

Scope and Content Note

4

List of Series and Subseries

5

Series and Subseries Descriptions

6-7

Index Terms

8

Container List

8-10


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SUMMARY


Size

4 linear ft.


Geographic Locations


Louisiana


Inclusive Dates


1941-1969


Bulk Dates


1947-1969


Languages


English


Summary


Papers pertain to the development of the Republican Party in Louisiana; the presidential campaigns of 1952, 1960, and 1964; the distribution of patronage and to Bagwell’s Louisiana gubernatorial campaign of 1951. Collection contains speeches, press releases and statements by Bagwell as well as the financial records of his gubernatorial campaign. Materials concerning Dwight Eisenhower's presidential campaign of 1952 are also in the collection. Other items included are photographs, printed material related to state and national campaigns, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets concerning the activities of the Republican Party on the state and national levels.


Access Restrictions


Originals housed in vault are restricted. Use photocopies.


Reproduction Note


Copying is permitted.


Copyright


Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.


Related Collections


None


Citation


Harrison G. Bagwell Papers, Mss. 2840, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.


Stack Location(s)


6:31-34; RANGE 98; VAULT:1


BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE


Harrison G. Bagwell (1914-1973) was an attorney and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who earned AB and LLB degrees at Louisiana State University. He played a key role in the organization of the Republican Party in Louisiana and, in 1952, was the first Republican candidate to run for Louisiana governor since Reconstruction. In 1952 Bagwell was the 6th District Louisiana Republican Delegate to the Republican National Convention. In a bid to continue his political career, he ran for a federal judgeship. He was married to June Sue Ross, and they had two sons and five daughters. Bagwell died on December 2, 1973.


SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE


Papers pertain to the development of the Republican Party in Louisiana; the presidential campaigns of 1952, 1960, and 1964; the distribution of patronage and to Bagwell’s Louisiana gubernatorial campaign of 1951. Collection contains speeches, press releases and statements by Bagwell as well as the financial records of his gubernatorial campaign. Materials concerning Dwight Eisenhower's presidential campaign of 1952 are also in the collection. Other items included are photographs, printed material related to state and national campaigns, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets concerning the activities of the Republican Party on the state and national levels.


Letters written to Bagwell from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Henry Cabot Lodge thanking him for his support and participation in the Republican presidential campaigns of 1952 and 1960 are also included.


LIST OF SUB-GROUPS, SERIES, AND SUBSERIES


  1. Papers.
    1. Correspondence.
    2. Bills and receipts.
    3. Empty envelopes.

  2. Printed Items.
    1. Manuscript volumes.
    2. Pamphlets.

  3. Press Files.
    1. Speeches, statements, and press releases.
    2. Newspaper clippings.
    3. Photographs.
    4. Cartoons.

  4. Memorabilia.
    1. Folder labels.
    2. Campaign memorabilia.

  5. VIP Correspondence.


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS


  1. Papers – includes papers of the Louisiana Republican Party leader describing efforts to develop a two-party system in Louisiana on the ward, state and national levels. Other issues covered are the Republican presidential campaigns of 1952, 1960 and 1964, the Louisiana gubernatorial campaign of 1951, and the distribution of patronage.

    1. Correspondence – concerns the Republican presidential campaigns1952, 1960 and 1964 as well as efforts to develop the Republican Party and support for Eisenhower in Louisiana and to the gubernatorial campaign of a Louisiana Republican Party leader. Inclusive dates are 1948-1969.

    2. Bills and receipts – contains materials for the 1952 Bagwell gubernatorial campaign and the 1952-1953 Eisenhower presidential campaign.

    3. Empty envelopes.
  2. Printed Items.
    1. Manuscript volumes – consists of an undated address book, a checkbook from 1952-1953 and two notebooks containing lecture notes (1941, undated).

    2. Pamphlets – the collection contains 25 printed volumes and pamphlets.

  3. Press Files.
    1. Speeches, statements, and press releases – items are dated 1950-1952 and undated.

    2. Newspaper clippings – clippings are dated 1948-1958, 1960, 1962-1964, 1966-1968 and undated.

    3. Photographs [ca. 1952, undated].

    4. Cartoons, 1951-1952, undated.

  4. Memorabilia.
    1. Folder labels.

    2. Campaign memorabilia – includes campaign buttons, campaign sheet music and other campaign display items concerning Louisiana and national politics. Some miscellaneous items such as blank forms are included

  5. VIP Correspondence - includes letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Everett M. Dirksen pertaining to the Republican presidential campaigns of 1952 and 1960. Original VIP letters have been photocopied and the originals have been placed in the vault.


INDEX TERMS


Materials relating to these people, places, and things can be found in the series indicated, as represented by their numbers.


Bagwell, Harrison G., 1914-1973.

Dirksen, Everett M., 1896-1969.

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.

Louisiana—Politics and government—1865-1950.

Louisiana—Politics and government—1951-1961.

Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.

Presidents—United States—Election—1952.

Presidents—United States—Election—1960.

Republican Party (La.)—History.

United States—Politics and government—1945-1953.

United States—Politics and government—1953-1961.


CONTAINER LIST


Stack Location


Box


Folder(s)


Contents (with dates)

6: 31

1

1-26

Correspondence and other papers, 1947-1953,

January.

6: 31

1

27-53

Correspondence and other papers, 1953, March-

1969, undated.

6: 32

2

56

Bills and receipts. Bagwell Gubernatorial

Campaign, 1952.

6: 32

2

57

Bills and receipts. Eisenhower Presidential

Campaign, 1952-1953, undated.

6: 33

3

59

Photographs, ca. 1952, undated.

6: 33

3

60

Empty envelopes.

6: 33

3

61

Cartoons, 1951-1952, undated.

6: 33

3

62

Printed items. Louisiana Republican, 1952-1959.

6: 33

3

63

Printed items. Campaign Sheet Music, 1952. (2

items): “Go G.O.P.”, “The Eisenhower March.”

6: 33

3

64

Printed items. Louisiana political items.

6: 33

3

65

Printed items. Campaign items, national.

6: 33

3

66

Printed items. Campaign items, miscellaneous.

6: 33

3

67

Printed items. Miscellaneous.

6: 33

3

68

Printed items. Blank forms.

6: 34

4

88

Folder labels.

6: 34

4

89

Campaign buttons and other campaign display

items.

6: 34

4

90

Manuscript volume: address book, undated.

6: 34

4

91

Manuscript volume: checkbook, 1952-1953.

6: 34

4

92

Manuscript volume: Notebook: “Corporations

Lecture Notes,” 1941.

6: 34

4

93

Manuscript volume: Notebook: “Criminal

Procedure Notes and Briefings,” undated.

6: 34

4

Vol. 1

“Official Program of the Republican Nation

Convention,” Chicago, June 7, 1916.

6: 34

4

Vol. 2

“Schoolboy ‘Expendables’: Our Retrogression to

Barbarism,” 1947.

6: 34

4

Vol. 3

“Before and After: The Labor-Management

Relations Act of 1947, Referred to as the Taft- Hartley Law,” undated [ca. 1947].

6: 34

4

Vol. 4

“Proceedings of the Meeting of the Republican

State Central Committee Held at the City Hall, Shreveport, La., June 21

6: 34

4

Vol. 5

“Transcript of Proceedings at the Republican State

Central Committee, Held at City Hall, Alexandria, Louisiana, April 23, 1952.”


6: 34

4

Vol. 6

“Eighth Congressional District of Louisiana:

Exhibit on Behalf of Eight District Delegate

Representing New Republican Leadership in

Louisiana.” [1952].

6: 34

4

Vol. 7

“State of Louisiana (At – Large): Exhibit on behalf

of Delegates at Large Representing New

Republican Leadership in Louisiana,” [1952].

6: 34

4

Vol. 8

“Sixth Congressional District of Louisiana: Exhibit

on Behalf of Sixth District Delegate Representing

New Republican Leadership in Louisiana.” [1952]

6: 34

4

Vol. 9

“The Trumpet,” I (March 1952).

6: 34

4

Vol. 10

“Before the Republican National Committee, July,

1952, Session: Brief for the Delegates of the

Regular Republican Organization of Texas.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 11

“The Louisiana Story: A Factual Statement

Concerning Louisiana Contest Addressed to All

Delegates and Alternatives at the Republican

National Convention in this Year of Decision

1952.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 12

“1952 Republican Platform Adopted by the

Republican National Convention, July 10, 1952,

Chicago Illinois.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 13

“The Great Texas Swindle,” [1952].

6: 34

4

Vol. 14

“Before the Credentials Committee of the

Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1952,


6: 34


4


Vol. 15

re: Kansas Delegate at Large.”

“Permanent Roll of Delegates and Alternate

Delegates to Republican National Convention,

Chicago, Illinois, July 7, 1952.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 16

“Telephone Directory and Guild, July 1952,

Republican National Convention.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 17

“Republican Accomplishments in Eighty-Second

Congress,” 1952.

6: 34

4

Vol. 18

“The Capitol Hill Club of Washington, D.C.,

1953-1954.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 19

“State of Louisiana. Primary Election Information,

July 1954.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 20

“Louisiana Republican Declaration of Principals

and Platform, 1962-1963.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 21

“State of Louisiana. Election Information, Summer

and Fall, 1964.”

6: 34

4

Vol. 22

“The Republican Party and the Negro. Facts for

Party Speakers and Workers,” 1952.

6: 34

4

Vol. 23

“Supreme Court of Louisiana: No. 40,716: Mrs.

Violet B. Allen, et al.. vs. Republican State Central

Committee of Louisiana, Original Brief on Behalf of Appellees,” 1952.

6: 34

4

Vol. 24

"To the Republican National Convention and the Republican National Committee: Original Brief on Behalf of Louisiana Delegates Representing New Republican Leadership in Louisiana,” 1952.

Vault:1

A-C

Nixon, Eisenhower letters (1952, 1960)

98:LNP

Asw-Bag

Speeches, statements and press releases, 1950- 1952, undated.

98:LNP

Asw-Bag

Newspaper clippings, 1948-1968, undated.