Eugene Barksdale Collection of LSU Campus Photographs

(Mss. 4990)

Inventory

Compiled by

Mark E. Martin

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

2008

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE .......................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ....................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS ............................................................................................................. 5 - 6
CONTAINER LIST ............................................................................................................ 7

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SUMMARY

Size

25 items, 8” x 10” gelatin silver photographic prints

Geographic Locations

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Inclusive Dates

July 4, 1938

Bulk Dates

July 4, 1938

Languages

English

Summary

25 photographic images of buildings and other sites on the LSU campus

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Reproduction Note

Photographic reproductions may be requested.

Copyright

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Related Collections

None

Citation

Eugene Barksdale Collection of LSU Campus Photographs, Mss. 4990, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Locations

65:07

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Eugene Barksdale, born 1903 in Olive Branch, Louisiana, worked for Caldwell Brothers Construction Company as their concrete and carpenter supervisor from the early 1920s through 1938 during the construction of the “new” Louisiana State University campus south of downtown Baton Rouge. He then entered a partnership with the Leblanc Brothers & Company in 1939. In 1941, Barksdale, working with LeBlanc Brothers & Company, supervised construction of Camp Polk (later Fort Polk) located in west-central Louisiana near Leesville, Vernon Parish, and DeRidder, Beauregard Parish.

Following World War II, Barksdale returned to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he formed a building contractor business with William Hardee LeBlanc, Jr., one of the brothers from the LeBlanc & Brothers Company. Barksdale continued working as a building contractor from the late 1940s through his death in 1962.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

These photographic images document the appearance of 25 structures on the LSU campus in 1938. Includes exterior views of student residential halls (4 different structures), fraternity houses (3 different structures), the football (2 images of the same structure, 1 interior and 1 exterior) and baseball stadia, field house, and gymnasium, John M. Parker Coliseum (2 images of the same structure, 1 interior and 1 exterior), administrative, classroom, and auxiliary buildings (9 different structures), Mike the Tiger’s cage (1 image), and the reflecting pool (1 image).

INDEX TERMS

Term

Image number

Agricultural Administration Building (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499019

Alex Box Stadium (Baton Rouge, La. 1937-2008)--Photographs.

499010

Baseball fieldsLouisianaBaton RougePhotographs.

499010

David F. Boyd Hall (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499015

Dormitories--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

499001

499002

499003

499004

Football stadiums-- LouisianaBaton RougePhotographs.

499008

499009

French House (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499021

Gelatin silver prints.

All

Graduate Hall (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499001

Gym Auditorium (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499012

Highland Hall (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499003

Huey P. Long Field House (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499011

James W. Nicholson Hall (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499017

John M. Parker Coliseum (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499013

499014

Journalism Building (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499023

Kappa Sigma Fraternity House (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499005

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499006

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College--Buildings--Photographs.

All

Mike the Tiger Exhibit (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499024

Military Science-Aerospace Studies Building (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499018

Music and Dramatic Arts Building (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499020

Oscar K. Allen Hall (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499016

Ruffin G. Pleasant Hall (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499002

Sigma Chi Fraternity House (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499007

Stadiums-- LouisianaBaton RougePhotographs.

499008

499009

499010

Sunken Garden and Reflecting Pool (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499025

Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499008

499009

War Memorial Tower (Baton Rouge, La.)--Photographs.

499015

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Contents

Image numbers

65:07

1 of 1

Dormitories: Four student resident buildings on the LSU campus

499001 - 499004

Greek letter societiesDwellings: Three fraternity houses

499005 - 499007

Sports facilities: Football and baseball stadia, field house, and gymnasium

499008 - 499012

Arenas: Two images of the Parker Agricultural center

499013 - 499014

College buildings: Nine images of administrative, classroom, and auxiliary buildings

499015 - 499023

Animal cages and reflecting pools: Tiger cage and reflecting pool

499024 - 499025