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Manuscript Resources on Politics

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog, which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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  • Acy, William, b. 1822. Papers, 1844-1909. 2 linear ft. (655 items; 18 ms. Vols., 39 printed vols.). Location: E:1-2, F:1. Justice of the Peace in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and plantation owner in Carroll County, Mississippi. Personal, legal, and financial papers; personal letters concern mainly relatives and friends in Baltimore, Maryland. Papers also include photographs, newspapers, and other printed items. Collection includes letters on legal matters from Francis T. Nicholls, governor of Louisiana and chief justice of the state Supreme Court. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 717, 722.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Alleman, Al. Collection, 1921-1928. 179 items. Location: W:39. Resident of Baton Rouge. Collection consists of newspaper clippings and printed items pertaining to the construction and dedication of the new LSU campus in south Baton Rouge (1926); the Louisiana Constitutional Convention (1921); and Baton Rouge scenes. Also included is a program for the 1924 inaugural ceremonies of Gov. Henry L. Fuqua. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2877.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820-1866, Broadside. 1 item. Location: OS:L. Lawyer of Mississippi who served in both the Mississippi and Louisiana legislatures. Allen served in the 4th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War and was Confederate governor of Louisiana in 1864. Broadside announcing public speaking by Colonel Henry Watkins Allen and Thomas C. W. Ellis at the East Feliciana Parish Court House in Clinton, Louisiana, on October 4, by order of the American Party Central Committee. Part of the Louisiana Broadside Collection. For further information online catalog. Mss. 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820-1866, Portrait. 1 item. Location: OS:A. Lawyer of Mississippi who served in both the Mississippi and Louisiana legislatures. Allen served in the 4th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War and was Confederate governor of Louisiana in 1864. Etched portrait of Allen by Charles B. Hall, published in his MILITARY RECORDS OF GENERAL OFFICERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA (1898). For further information online catalog. Mss. 3620.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820-1866. Letter and related photograph, 1864 July 6. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Lawyer of Mississippi who served in both the Mississippi and Louisiana legislatures. Allen served in the 4th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War and was Confederate governor of Louisiana in 1864. Letter from Allen to William F. Lockwood, keeper of machinery of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, authorizes Lockwood to loan penitentiary looms to cotton planters in eastern Louisiana and includes instructions for loaning the looms. Included is a photograph of Lockwood. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2867.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820-1866. Letter, 1863 June 13 . 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:A. Lawyer of Mississippi who served in both the Mississippi and Louisiana legislatures. Allen served in the 4th Louisiana Regiment during the Civil War and was Confederate governor of Louisiana in 1864. Letter announces his departure for Bladen Springs, Alabama, to recuperate from leg injuries suffered in the burning of the Bowman house in Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Allen, Oscar K. (Oscar Kelly), 1882-1936. Letter, 1933 Mar. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Governor Oscar K. Allen writes Birch-Field & Company of New York re unimportant business. Mss. 4158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Alley, Mary, Scrapbooks, 1843, 1862-1884, 1910. 109 items, 3 vols. Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Baton Rouge native and wife of Charles Henry Jolly. Clippings from Baton Rouge papers on local and national issues at the end of the Civil War and early Reconstruction. Topics include politics, medicine, poetry, anecdotes, and deaths of Baton Rougeans. Other printed items include pamphlets on the dedication of St. Joseph's Cathedral and the history of the Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3570.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Religion     Women    
  • American Sugar Cane League. Letters. 1982 May 7-10. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Advocacy group for American sugar producers. Letters signed by Kenneth H. Kahao as president of the league. One is addressed to President Ronald Reagan and expresses appreciation for his decision to impose import quotas on sugar. The other informs league members of Reagan's proclamations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Anderson McNutt. Estate Papers, 1868-1895. 42 items. Location: 32:81. Planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and brother of Mississippi governor A. G. McNutt. Records of the disposition of McNutt's estate describe the founding of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and early Mississippi politicians; family history; and economic and political difficulties of Reconstruction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4187.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Anderson, Dupuy H. Papers, 1935-1996 (bulk 1958-1963). 0.3 linear ft. Location: W:97, OS:A. Baton Rouge dentist and civil rights activist. Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, political speeches, printed items, and documents relating to Dupuy Anderson's military service, political activities, community service, and his personal life. Papers focus on Anderson's candidacy for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, and his involvement in the integration of East Baton Rouge Parish public schools. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education    
  • Anderson, Harrod C. (Harrod Clopton). Papers. 1849-1888 (bulk 1885-1887). 7 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: F:1, Misc: A. Planter of Magnolia, Haywood County, Tennessee. Papers include a cashbook, photoprints, and diaries which discuss opinions on philosophical, religious, political, and Civil War issues. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 8, 490, 539.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Religion    
  • Anderson, Mollie E. Papers, 1863-1903 (bulk 1880-1889). 70 items. Location: B:16. Resident of St. Amant, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters (1880-1889) from the related Morgan family, farmers of Stonypoint, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. There are a few letters (1886) from Walton County, Florida, to Mrs. Mollie E. Anderson's husband, Daniel. Included is a political broadside by John Pickett to members of the Farmers' Union and People's Party relative to the lottery issue in the 1892 Louisiana gubernatorial campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Annotated political broadside, circa 1842. 1 item. Location: OS:G. An annotated political broadside, entitled GRAND FOUR MILE RACE, predicting the victory of B. A. Martel over Judge John H. Overton in an election for judge in the Fifteenth Judicial District of St. Landry Parish, La., on April 6, 1857. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1150.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Sarah, apparently a young girl and resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, written upon her return from a trip to New York City, commenting on a minstrel show in New Orleans, Louisiana, and expressing interest in the New York presidential election returns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Performing arts     Women    
  • Anonymous manuscript volume, 1858-1877. 1 item. Location: Misc. A. Journal contains notes on the progress of the Civil War and the 'Trent Affair', a diplomatic incident between the U. S. and Great Britain. Other topics include poetry; songs; partial plays in commedia dell'arte style; notes on Renaissance Italian history and notes on Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. Also included are listings for businesses and consulates in New Orleans, and public officials in Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1861-1936. 2 vols (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected mainly from newspapers in New Orleans and Natchez include materials relative to Reconstruction, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, the Chicago fire of 1871, and steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Anonymous Reconstruction letters, 1875. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A. Ensign stationed on the U.S. Flagship Worcester in New Orleans describes the chaotic conditions existing in the Louisiana legislature, and mentions orders to disperse the legislature. He also mentions national politics and his own naval experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2560.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1830-1860. 1 v. Location: F:2. Political scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of letters written to several Southern newspapers. They express opinions on politicians, political parties and issues, with a particular focus on slavery and abolition. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 223.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Education     LSU     African Americans     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Archinard, Cesario. Land grant, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. Resident of New Orleans. Land grant, signed by Luis Hector Baron de Carondelet, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, awarding land in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to Archinard. The land was surveyed by Carlos Trudeau. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 254.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Ascension Parish (La.). Police Jury. Records, 1837-1925 (bulk 1837-1838). 7 items. Location: Misc.:A, OS:A. Process verbals (written records) of the police jury of Ascension Parish concerning the establishment of boundary lines between Ascension and Iberville Parishes, and between Ascension and Assumption Parishes. Included is a survey (1925) of the boundary between Iberville and Ascension Parishes which conforms with a survey made by August S. Phelps (1837). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Aswell, James B. (James Benjamin), 1869-1931. Papers, 1892-1959 (bulk 1909-1931). 3 linear ft. (1,301 items; 18 ms. v.). Location: U:172-174, OS:A, G:1, 98:A, Vault:38. Educator, U.S. congressman. Materials pertain principally to Aswell's political career and Louisiana politics; World War I; and post-war European conditions. Included are diaries documenting Aswell's official missions to Europe and scrapbooks on his career as an educator. Diary #4 discusses the presence of Jews in Poland following WWI. Notable individuals mentioned include Huey Long, John M. Parker, Gaston Porterie, Herbert Hoover, and Al Smith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1408, 1426, 1468, 1483.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Education     Jews     LSU     Long Family    
  • Avery, Dudley. Letters, 1815 January. 2 items [photostats]. Location: Misc.:A. Physician, resident of Baton Rouge, and speaker of the house in the West Florida legislature. Letters from Dr. Avery to Mrs. Mary Ann Avery during his service as a volunteer medical doctor with the Louisiana militia in New Orleans. Letters contain an account of the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1874For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Medicine    
  • Ayers, Elias L., b.1796. Diary. 1854-1855. 1 vol. Location: G:1. Farmer in western New York State near Trumanburg. Ayers raised barley, oats, wheat, vegetables, fruits, berries, honey, and sheep. Daily entries discuss weather, farm work, crops sold, supplies bought, relatives, political events and opinions, education of 'Oliver,' books and magazines, and religion. Topics include an election for improving a canal and imposing temperance laws. Included is a military land warrant for property in Ohio and a manuscript map of the Territory of New Mexico, showing Ft. Union, Santa Fe, and Taos. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Babin, Andrew. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (56 pages). Location: L:4700.0099. Babin graduated from LSU in 1917. Babin discusses his years as a cadet and student at LSU. Topics include hazing activities, interclass rivalries, demerits, drills, student leisure activities, dating, college courses, punishments for violating rules, professors, and school food. Babin also discusses Louisiana Governor Sam Houston Jones. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0099.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Bagwell, Harrison G., 1914-1973. Papers, 1947-1969, undated. 4 linear ft. Location: 6:31-34, 98:. Attorney of Baton Rouge and state Republican Party leader. Correspondence and other papers pertain to the development of the Republican Party organization in Louisiana; the presidential campaigns of 1952, 1960, and 1964; the distribution of patronage; and Bagwell's Louisiana gubernatorial campaign of 1951. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2840.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Baker, Don, interviewee, Oral history interview. 1 sound cassette (30 minutes), Index (1 page). Family friend and former business associate of Mississippi Senator Leroy Percy in the 1920s. Interview deals with Baker's personal background with Senator Percy; he comments on Percy's lifestyle, his political involvement in the community of Greenville, Mississippi, and his assistance in the Mississippi floods (1922, 1927). Baker mentions the Ku Klux Klan, its politics and involvement in the 1923 elections; Howard Dardun, a Klan-supported politician; and other Mississippi politicians and their attitudes toward the Klan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ballinger, John Henry, 1775-1815. Letter, 1812 May 25. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Colonel John Ballinger was among the revolutionaries who captured the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge in the West Florida Revolution of September 1810. John Ballinger, New Orleans, writes to Fulwar Skipwith at his Montesano Plantation near Baton Rouge discussing a memorial from the Louisiana state constitutional convention requesting the annexation of West Florida to the new state of Louisiana. He also briefly notes public opinion on the likelihood of war with England. Mss. 5053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bank of the United States printed documents, 1834 May 26. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. The Bank of the United States was chartered by the United States Congress in 1816 and was closed in 1836. Printed documents of the 23rd Congress include a resolution from Jones County, Mississippi, against renewing the bank's charter, and a resolution from Pike County, Mississippi, against the removal of public deposits from the Bank of the U.S. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Letterpress copybook, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: B:12. Congressman, governor of Massachusetts, and general in command of the Union Gulf Department in the Civil War. Letterpress copybook of official letters written by Banks from his headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, during fall 1863 and early winter 1864. Letters comment on civilian life in New Orleans, freed slaves, and the cotton trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Barrow, Alexander, 1801-1846. Letter, 1845 Mar. 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Alexander Barrow was U.S. Senator for Louisiana from 1841 until his death in 1846. Barrow in Washington, D.C., writes Robert J. Walker, the new Secretary of the Treasury, asking that he not remove Martin Duralde from an appointed office in New Orleans. Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Barrow, W. M. Family Papers, 1847-1874 , undated 24 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: U:7. St. Francisville, Louisiana, merchant. Letters by Willie Macajah Barrow (1810-1853) and Civil War diary and letters of his son, Willie Macajah Barrow (1843-1863) reflecting economic and family life on a plantation in West Feliciana Parish. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 574.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Batchelor family papers, 1852-1922. 124 items (on microfilm). Location:Mss. Mf.:B. Papers are comprised of family letters, plantation and business papers, family succession papers, and material related to an Episcopal Church. A letter from Sarah E. Archer describes a Jewish wedding, ca. 1901. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Religion     Jews    
  • Baton Rouge Scenes, c. 1920-1930. 14 items. Location: 111:1. Picture cards of various scenes from Baton Rouge, La., including the capitol building and Louisiana State University. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Long Family    
  • Baynard, L. B. Jr. Papers, 1896, 1906, 1923-1930. 687 items. Location: U:8-9. Correspondence in support of Baynard's candidacy for Treasurer of the State of Louisiana, and from persons seeking political favors. Semi-official letters reflect political pressure and refer to the trial of Governor Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 230, 577.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Beadle, Erastus F. Diary, 1857. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20, BTC. Travel diary of a trip from Buffalo, New York, to lands near Omaha, Nebraska. Entries reflect incidents of travel, political sentiments of the day, the great emigration to the new territory, life in Nebraska, and the financial panic of 1857. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 914.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Family Papers, 1818-1912 (bulk 1850-1880). 671 items, 106 vols. (13 ms. vols., 93 printed vols.). Location: U:10-12, F:3, OS:B. American army officer, Confederate general during the Civil War, and superintendent of the New Custom House in New Orleans. Collection includes paper and items of financial, legal, political, and personal interest. Other items include recipes; scrapbooks; pamphlets; photographs; notebooks; and some papers of the Cenas family. Included are papers on New Orleans related to railroad, improvement, and other city projects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 601.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Behrman, Martin. Campaign poster, ca. 1904-ca. 1925. 1 item. Location: OS:B. Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana (1904-1920, 1925-1926). Political poster for for the election of Martin Behrman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3588.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bell, David J. Reminiscence, 1970. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:B. Administrative assistant to Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long. Reminiscence discusses Long's personality and campaign style. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2517.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Belmont, August, 1816-1890, Letter. 1863, Sept. 10. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Mics.:B. German immigrant, financier, and diplomat of New York City, who was married to Caroline Slidell Perry in 1849. Letter written to Rhode Island governor William Sprague recommending the promotion of Captain William J. Slidell, giving an account of his war record, and commending him for resisting inducements to join the Confederacy under the patronage of his uncle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1557.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858. Letter, 1851 Sept. 30. 1 item (1 page). U.S. senator from Missouri. Letter comments on the political implications of the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), a likely Democratic presidential candidate, and mentions other possible Democratic candidates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2574.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bibb, William Wyatt, 1780-1820. Letter, 1812 Apr. 8. 1 item. U.S. representative and senator from Georgia. Letter from Washington, D.C. to Levin Wailes, Louisiana, discusses the U.S. diplomatic crisis with Britain, the embargo, and preparations for war declaration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bills, John H. Family Papers, 1825-1880 (bulk 1855-1861). .15 linear ft. (103 items). Location: A:17. Postmaster, merchant, and major of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee, who also owned a plantation on Bayou Bartholomew, Louisiana. Bills was the father-in-law of Tennessee and Louisiana legislator Horace M. Polk. Personal and business letters discuss lands in Arkansas, dealings with factors, cotton trade, national and Louisiana state politics, the Democratic Party, the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, and slave customs and behavior. Correspondents include Daniel Graham, James Walker, and Horace M. Polk. Additional items consist of statements of accounts, receipts, and bills of lading. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2075.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Binning, Wayne. Collection, 1830-1896. 106 items. Location: U:114. Professor of history at University of Mississippi. Constable's bills of costs (1830, 1832) St. Augustine, Territory of Florida; and other items (1850, 1877-1896) pertaining to the treatment and railroad transportation of prisoners and the insane in the state of Florida. Photographs of American and European historical figures, largely nineteenth century, include Civil War military and political figures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2043.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Transportation    
  • Blair, Frank P. (Frank Preston) 1821-1875. Letter 1866 July 15. 1 item. Location: Union officer and statesman; associate of Andrew Jackson and confidant of Lincoln. Letter from Blair to John Bigelow, U.S. Minister to France, introducing a Civil War Medal of Honor winner, General Adelbert Ames. Blair requests Bigelow's friendly aid for him. The letter refers to Ames' gallant conduct in battle, explaining that he traveled to France to observe the French Army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922, Scrapbooks, 1892-1906. 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Lawyer from Shreveport, Louisiana; U.S. representative (1881-1894); U.S. senator (1894-1897); and governor of Louisiana (1904-1908). Scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings with some correspondence and other items, pertain mainly to Blanchard's political career and contain information about Louisiana politics, race relations, yellow fever, and the 1906 fire in the State Capitol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2833.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     African Americans    
  • Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922, Photographs, 1902-1903. 4 items. Location: E:67. Lawyer from Shreveport, Louisiana; U.S. representative (1881-1894); U.S. senator (1894-1897); and governor of Louisiana (1904-1908). Photographs consist of one formal portrait of Crain and his family, two recent photographs of the Crain house in Boyce, and one photograph of an unidentified outdoor social gathering. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2935.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922. Letter, 1881 July 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Newton Crain Blanchard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1880 where he served until 1893. He was governor of Louisiana from 1904 to 1908. Blanchard in Shreveport, La., sends his record for insertion in the Congressional Directory. Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972, Speech. 1 item. U.S. representative from Louisiana. A signed typescript of Boggs' speech relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and describing the arrival of the President's body in Washington, D.C. Boggs' first meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson is included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3115.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972, Correspondence. 21 items. U.S. representative from Louisiana. DeLesseps S. Morrison (1912-1964), lawyer and mayor of New Orleans, actively encouraged trade with Latin America. Correspondence includes letters from U.S. diplomatic personnel and Latin American political figures concerning Morrison's report about the Louisiana Trade And Good Will Mission to Latin America. Letters express condolences on Morrison's death. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Boggs, Lindy, 1916- Letters, 1974-1978. 6 letters. Location: Misc. Lindy Boggs was U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana (1973-1992) and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican (1997-2001). These five letters by Boggs recount her memories of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Speaker of the House John W. McCormack. A short note from Russell B. Long is also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Boone, William C. Letters, 1916-1929. 10 items. Location: Misc:B. Homer, Louisiana, attorney and educator. Letters to Boone's wife pertain to family matters, discussions of his legal studies at LSU, and his work as special counsel in legal cases generated by the administration of Governor Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2871.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family    
  • Boothby, Charles W. Papers, 1861-1898 (bulk 1861-1874). 1 linear ft. Location: T:19, OS:B. U.S. Army captain, customs official, superintendent of education for New Orleans, and politician. Correspondence, printed military orders, and quartermaster's records reflect Civil War and postbellum New Orleans. Civil War papers document personal experiences, military engagements, African American soldiers, and political activity. Postbellum papers reflect the local and national political environment during Reconstruction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Bordelon, Leonce P., Diaries, 1876-1931, 2005, 2007. 16 v. Location: J:28. Avoyelles Parish, La., planter. Diaries of Leonce P. Bordelon reflect Louisiana plantation life in rural Avoyelles Parish during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Entries pertain primarily to plantation operations, the effects of climate on those operations, social activities, health and local elections. Some entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4952.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Botts, John Minor, 1802-1869. Letter, 1859 Apr. 4. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bouanchaud, Hewitt Leonidas, 1877-1950, Handbill, 1924. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Handbill titled 'Caught With the Goods' promoting the candidacy of Bouanchaud for the 1924 Louisiana gubernatorial campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bouanchaud, Hewitt Leonidas, 1877-1950. Papers, 1910-1921, 1950. 14 items [photocopies and copy prints]. Location: Misc.:B. Louisiana politician and lieutenant governor. Papers include a letter from Bouanchaud's wife, newspaper clippings and other printed items pertaining to his political career, a formal photographic portrait, and a photograph of the 1921 Louisiana Constitutional Convention with Bouanchaud presiding. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3095.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • David French Boyd Papers. William T. Sherman Letters, 1859-1891. .3 linear ft. Location: U:179, Mss. Mf.:B, Vault:26. Civil War officers, educators. Letters refer to higher education, political issues, rights of freedmen, Ku Klux Klan activities, and the jetty system in New Orleans. Civil War letters concern Boyd's imprisonment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893, 3362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     African Americans    
  • Boyd, Leroy Stafford, 1873-. Papers, 1806-1936 (bulk 1876-1936). 16 linear ft., 46 v. Location: D:55-62; 79:71-74; OS:B; R:12-15; Z:23-25; Vault. Librarian for U. S. Interstate Commerce Commission. Correspondence, genealogical materials, photographs, printed items and scrapbooks. They reflect the political environment, Boyd's political activities, his interest in LSU, General William T. Sherman, and his father LSU President David F. Boyd, and his involvement with Kappa Alpha Fraternity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Medicine     Religion    
  • Boyd, S. S. Letter, 1838 August 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Natchez. Letter from a New York correspondent to Boyd regarding commercial matters, the resumption of specie payments by banks, and the visit to New York by the Mississippi orator Senator S. S. Prentiss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business    
  • Boyd, Thomas Jefferson, 1804-1893. Papers, 1805-1939 (bulk 1819-1869). 3.25 linear ft., 1 v. Location: D:128-130, OS:B, R:5. Lawyer, town trustee, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and a commissioner to the Virginia Board of Public Works from Wytheville, Va. Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and personal papers concerning Boyd's legal practice, public service, personal business, and family life in Wytheville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Bozeman, Harley B. Telegram, 1930 July 30. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Bozeman, Harley B. Papers, 1840-1969. 805 items, 2 vols. Location: T:36. Columnist for the Winn Parish Enterprise. Papers consist of personal correspondence and relating to persons and places in Winn Parish, La. Letters from Dr. T. Harry Williams and others refer to Williams' biography of Huey Long, 577 articles from "Winn Parish As I Have Known It" in the Winn Parish Enterprise, an issue of the Winn Parish Enterprise centennial edition (1952), a map of Winn Parish (1964), and a photocopy of Milton Dunn's History of Natchitoches, Louisiana (1920). Papers also contain letters from George S. Long (1957) reminiscing about Huey Long and from Julius T. Long (1962) who mentions Earl and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2431.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Bradford, David, d. ca.1816. Letters, 1798-1805. 25 items [typescripts]. Location: H:16, U:120. Planter and owner of the Myrtles Plantation,West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Photocopies of letters written to David Redick of Pennsylvania relate to the settlement of Bradford's debts, the disposition of his property in Pennsylvania, and economic and political matters in Spanish West Florida. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Bradford, James L. Papers, 1856-1865. 19 items. Location: E:4. Confederate Army captain. Personal letters and bills including a letter from his brother, J. B. Bradford, discussing Louisiana politics. Civil War papers include a list of officers in Bradford's company, a record of an expense account for recruiting officers, record of stores and supplies, doctors' statements noting the health of enlisted men, and payroll account;. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 727.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876, Letter, 1860 December 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Confederate general in command of the Army of Tennessee during the Civil War. Letter written from Thibodaux, Louisiana, while Bragg was a major general in the Louisiana militia. It presents his opinions on the role of the militia system and the need for the governor of Louisiana to seek advice of military men. The letter also comments on the attitudes of the local residents towards military service and states that they are poorly equipped. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Brashear, R. B. Letter, 1852 January 20. 1 letter. Location: MISC:B. Brashear was a politician from New Orleans. Francis D. Richardson was a member of the Louisiana Senate from Baton Rouge. Richardso built a plantation home called Bayside in Jeanerette, Louisiana. Letter is written by R. B. Brashear to Francis D. Richardson. The letter discusses Whig candidates of Louisiana and the Senate election. The letter also discusses a politician named Benjamin who was accused of having an affair. Mss. 5158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Breda, Jean Philippe, 1808-1882. Family Papers, 1776-1921. 1,070 items and 31 vols., 3 mf reel. Location: B:64-65, J:13, 98:, OS:B, Mss.Mf:B, Vault:3. Physician and druggist of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Letters, personal papers, and business records of Dr. Breda concerning his medical practice, Louisiana politics, and family matters; together with correspondence and papers of his son, J. Ernest Breda, relating to the Civil War and politics. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 953, 966, 1021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     French-language    
  • Brent, Rosella Kenner, 1849-1928. Papers, 1902-1915. .1 linear ft. Location: U:210. Daughter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, planter and politician Duncan Farrar Kenner and wife of Confederate brigadier general Joseph F. Brent. Two narratives of Brent's recollections of Ashland Plantation, including a sketch of slave Henry Hammond. She also recounts an 1862 incident in which her father escaped to Bayou Lafourche upon learning that Union troops were coming to arrest him. Three letters pertain to Rosella Kenner Brent's husband, Brigadier General Joseph L. Brent, C.S.A. A 1910 letter describes General Brent's service in the Confederate army. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1167, 1822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Brian, Hardy L., 1865-1949, Family Papers. 1,426 items, 2 ms. vols., 21 printed vols. Newspaperman and Populist Party political leader of Winnfield, Natchitoches, and Shreveport, Louisiana. Family correspondence and papers pertaining largely to social life. Items of political interest include newspapers, a memoir, and documents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2592.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brian, S. M. Letter, circa 1880-1892. 1 broadside. E:Imprints. An open letter by S.M. Brian et al. addresses accusations of lies and bribery in the election for the 24th Louisiana Senatorial District (Catahoula, Grant, and Winn parishes) between J.N. Luce and Benjamin F. Brian. Benjamin F. Brian served as senator in 1880-1884 and 1892-1896. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1139.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brickell, D. Warren (Daniel Warren), 1824-1881. Papers, 1869-1882. .55 linear ft. (82 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol.). Location: C:74, 98:B, F:16. New Orleans gynecologist, founder and dean of the New Orleans School of Medicine, and editor of numerous medical journals. Papers consist mainly of newspaper clippings and political broadsides, many dealing with Reconstruction issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1430, 1617.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Bridges, Tyler Papers, 1882-2002. 14.5 linear feet. Location: UU:296-308, L:36, OS:B. Newspaper articles, interviews, and copies of court records and transcripts of wire taps compiled by journalist Tyler Bridges as research for his book, 'Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Brooks, Overton, 1897-1961. Papers, 1898-1970 (bulk 1936-1961). 23.5 linear ft. 36 vols. Location: 35:67-76, 31:81, 50:81 P:15, OS:B, vault:3, 21. Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, WWI veteran, attorney and U.S. congressman from Louisiana. Correspondence pertains largely to Brooks' congressional career, particularly his membership in the House Armed Services committee and the House Science and Aeronautics committee. Collection also contains photographs and diaries. Included in the correspondence are political and personal letters from Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson and items related to Brooks's own war service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2492, 2520.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     20th Century Wars    
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1824 December 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U. S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Letter of acknowledgment from Paris, France, to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, United States consul in London, for the purchase of a tablecloth. Includes comments on the possibility of Andrew Jackson being elected, and the popularity of France's king. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1195.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1827 September 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Attorney in New Orleans who became Secretary of Louisiana (1804), United States attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and Minister to France (1823-1829). Letter to the director of the Royal Museum of Paris, requesting permission for three of his fellow countrymen to visit the museum at a time when it was closed for a coming exposition. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1803 Feb. 14. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James Brown was U.S. District Attorney in Kentucky, 1791; Secretary of State of Kentucky, 1792-1796; Secretary of Orleans Territory, 1804; U.S. District Attorney in Orleans Territory, 1805-1808; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1813-1817, 1819-1823; and U.S. Minister to France, 1823-1829. Brown in Lexington, Ky., writes Thomas Todd, a Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, near Frankfort, expressing his gratitude for the support of his intelligent friends in Kentucky in the face of slanderous comments from his enemies. Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1829 March 31. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U. S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Letter from Paris, France, to Joseph Gales, editor of the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, in which he enclosed a newspaper account of an 'affray' between American and French sailors at Mahen in which a French officer and an American sailor were killed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Papers, 1764-1811 (bulk 1804-1811). 0.5 linear ft. Location: U:20, F:9, OS:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U.S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Collection consists of legal and business papers and correspondence of James Brown. Legal and business papers include documents recording sales of slaves and legal disputes. Most of the letters are from William N. Brown and General James Wilkinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 44.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language    
  • Brown, Sarah Goodwin. Scrapbooks, 1885-1961 (bulk 1959-1960). 43 items and 6 manuscript vols. Location: U:175, H:3, 98. Newspaper clippings covering the 1960 United States presidential campaign. Collection also includes a few loose articles (1937) dealing with Louisiana persons and places and items of family interest (1885-1910). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2333.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Browne, William M., ?-1884, Letter, 1859 Aug. 7. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Newspaper editor and later Confederate brigadier general. Letter to Isaac V. Fowler, Postmaster of New York City, concerning the dismissal of a political appointee and its effect upon Democratic party organization and factions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2478.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881. Speech, 1862 March 10. 1 printed item. Location:E:Imprints. U.S. Senator from Illinois. Speech delivered before the United States Senate during debate on a bill to confiscate Confederate property and slaves discusses various implications of the bill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Brunswig, Lucien Napoleon, 1854-1943, Journal. 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: W:46. Druggist, founder of Bergen Brunswig Corporation, Journal contains short essays written during a tour of France; each location after WWI. He describes damages suffered during the war and postwar reconstruction and rehabilitation. He writes character sketches of French leaders; discusses American-European political, economic, and human interest issues; and expresses his anti-German sentiment. Also included is a printed pamphlet, "75th Anniversary, Brunswig Drug Company, 1962 Annual Report." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Bruxner, A., Lecture Notebook, 1854-1856. 1 vol. Location: O:17. Student at the University of Leipzig. Four semesters of lectures delivered by Wilhelm Georg Friedrich Roscher, a German economist who taught at the University of Leipzig, recorded by A Bruxner. Subject matter includes economic theory and practice, finance, statistics, and political science. In German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3201.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     German-language    
  • Buchanan, Geo. W. (George W.), d. 1833. Letter, 1831 Aug. 29. 1 item (2 leaves). Location:B. Lawyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the brother of President James Buchanan. Letter describes a visit with President Andrew Jackson, comments on Jackson's personality and manner, and discusses possible political candidates in forthcoming national elections. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Buck, Pearl S., 1892-. Letters, 1968. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. American writer and philanthropist. Letters to a correspondent in India commenting on the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy; the Black Power demonstration by U.S. athletes at the Mexican Olympic Games; and racial problems in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2473, 2475.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans     Women    
  • Buford, Nick, 1941-. Papers, 1939, 1967-1970. 143 items. Location: T:76, 90:. Correspondence concerning Buford's research on a biography of Luis N. Morones, founder of the Mexican Labor Party. Other items include research papers; miscellaneous items on Latin American politics, tourism, and economics; and anti-Castro propaganda. U.S. Senator Russell Long of Louisiana is among the correspondence. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2457.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Spanish-language    
  • Buford, Nick, 1941-, Papers, 1939-1970 (bulk 1965-1970). 270 items, 1 v. Location: T:75-76, 98. Correspondence concerning Buford's research on a biography of Luis N. Morones, founder of the Mexican Labor Party. Other items include research papers; miscellaneous items on Latin American politics, tourism, and economics; and anti-Castro propaganda. U.S. Senator Russell Long of Louisiana is among the correspondents. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2457.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Buhler, John Christian, 1789-1866. Family Papers, 1805-1952 (bulk 1824-1931). 437 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: C:49, OS:B. Planter of Winters Plantation in Buhler's Plains near Baton Rouge. Collection includes family correspondence, chiefly of John Christian Buhler, John Robert Buhler, Mary Edith Buhler, Hester S. Simmons, and Jane (Jennie) Gillespie Buhler. Letters concern politics, notable persons, and social and economic conditions. Financial documents include a copy of an act of sale (1852) of a parcel of land by John Buhler and his wife to the town of Baton Rouge, now the site of Magnolia Cemetery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1192, 1210, 1238, 1311.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Bulwer-Lytton, Edward, 1803-1873. Letters, 1845-1867. 4 items. Location: Misc.B. English novelist and politician. Letters concern the preparation of a manuscript for publication; a request for assistance in finding a gardener for his estate; and social letters of thanks and condolence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Burch, Wilson E. Papers, 1944-1960. 6 items. Location: OS:B. Police Juror, Ward Nine, Washington Parish, Louisiana. Five certificates issued by the Executive Department, State of Louisiana, to Wilson E. Burch, and one newspaper clipping on Burch, Senator R. Long, and Representative James H. Morrison. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4154.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Burke, E. A. (Edward A.). Papers, 1859-1929 (bulk 1872-1899). 83 items, 2 printed vols. Location: C:48. New Orleans politician and publisher. Burke escaped to Honduras after being indicted for embezzlement (1889) as Louisiana State Treasurer. Papers include correspondence describing Louisiana politics and affairs in Honduras and Mexico, including letters from prominent Latin American political figures. Some items in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 547, 620, 641, 893, 1226.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Spanish-language    
  • Burruss, John C. Family Papers, 1825-1882. 407 items. Location: C:56,Mss. Mf.:B Methodist minister of Virginia and planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence, and personal and business papers of the Burruss and Edward McGehee families. Papers relate to the Methodist Church and plantation operationst, including sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, and African American laborers. They also reflect Confederate military life, and civilian life during the Civil War. A group of poems concern the 1845 presidential election of James K. Polk and George M. Dallas.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1514, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     Religion     African Americans    
  • Butler Family Papers, 1663-1950. 16.5 linear ft. Location: S:2-S:8, OS:B, Vault. Cotton and sugar planters in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters, personal papers, financial and legal documents, photographs, and printed items. Papers discuss the Civil War; plantation life; Thomas Butler's judicial and political career; and antebellum life in the Gulf South states. Included is correspondence from prominent Louisiana residents and others. Letters from Anna Butler who lived in the White House (1849-1850). Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 13-27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1026.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Butler, Anthony, d. 1849. Letter, 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Charge d'affairs of the United States at Mexico City. Colonel Butler, United States Army, served with General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. Letter to Captain E. A. F. Vallette, United States Navy, requesting Vallette to carry dispatches to Peru for the Mexican Secretary of State. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Butler, Robert, 1786-1860. Papers, 1831-1853. .15 linear ft. Location: S:24, Misc:B. Surveyor general of Florida and a colonel in the U.S. Army; brother of Louisiana judge Thomas Butler. Holographic poems, most signed and dated by Butler and most written at Lake Jackson, Tallahassee, Florida. Many of the poems were adapted to the music of contemporary songs and hymns. One group of poems comments on the 1845 presidential election of James K. Polk and George M. Dallas and eulogizes Andrew Jackson. A promissory note (1831) is for the hire of three slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1000, 3112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Butler, Thomas, 1785-1847. Family Papers, 1663, 1793-1950 (bulk 1820-1920). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Caffery, Donelson and Family. Papers, 1580-1958 (bulk 1861-1909). 537 items, 39 vols. Location: C:74-75, O:23, OS:C. Planter of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana and U.S. senator. Papers consist of correspondence, genealogies, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, diaries, notebooks, postcards, scrapbooks, and financial records of the Donelson Caffery family. They concerns family matters, Louisiana politics, the Civil War, Caffery's senatorial career, the effects of the Mexican War on the sugar industry, Louisiana oil industry, plantation operations, Jewish hotel guests (v. 4,5) and the removal of Jews from Franklin (v.6). The papers of John Murphy Caffery also reflect his own navel career and the Louisiana sugar industry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     Jews    
  • Caffery, Donelson, 1835-1906. Family letters, circa 1879, 1897. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Donelson Caffery was a planter in St. Mary Parish, La., state senator for St. Mary Parish (1892-1894), and U.S. senator from Louisiana (1893-1901). Letters recount recent developments in the Caffery family (circa 1879) and Donelson Caffery's paternal family history (1897). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4268.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Caldwell, James H. (James Henry), 1793-1863. Letter, 1855 Jan. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James H. Caldwell was a British-born theatre manager who developed and dominated the pioneering theatre of the South and a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1848-1856). Caldwell in the Louisiana House of Representatives writes a brief letter about changes to a piece of legislation. Mss. 3934.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Caldwell, Samuel S., 1894-1953, Scrapbooks, 1918-1950 (bulk 1932-1937). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cannon, Fenelon. Commission, 1859. 1 item. Location: OS:C. Resident of Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Commission by Louisiana Governor Robert C. Wickliffe appointing Fenelon Cannon a member of the Board of Supervisors of the State Seminary of Learning. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1654.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Capitol Correspondents Association Gridiron Show Programs, 1960-2003. 38 items. Location: X:15. Programs from gridiron shows put on by both the Capitol Correspondents Association of Baton Rouge, La., and the Central Louisiana Press Club of Alexandria, La., two not-for-profit organizations that support journalists who report on state and local government and politics. The programs contain lyrics to song parodies written by the press members to roast politicians at the national, state, and local levels throughout Louisiana, as well as other newsworthy individuals and issues from the preceding year, including the LSU football team. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4996.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Carl Austin Weiss, Jr. Photograph, [1926-1927]. 7 items. Location: 32:82. Alleged Huey Long assassin. 1 photographic print and 6 negatives of the same basic image. Photograph of Weiss taken as senior at Tulane University College of Medicine and reproduced from the JAMBALAYA. Listed in unprocessed collections list under: Weiss, Carl Austin, Jr. Photo. Mss. 4015.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Carleton, Mark T. Papers, 1935-1995. 2 linear ft. Location: 50:21, OS:C. Baton Rouge native, LSU faculty member, Department of History. Papers consist of printed items, correspondence, family photographs, and typescripts which document the professional career of Carleton at LSU, and his involvement in the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. Campus correspondence reflects his efforts to gain tenure and his participation in campus committees. Other professional correspondence pertains to his publications. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4644.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Carondelet, Luis Hector, baron de, 1748-1807. Papers, 1791-1819 (bulk 1792-1796). 11 items. Location: C:36. Spanish governor of Louisiana from 1792-1797. Letters address the debts of Nicolas Forstall and Guillermo Armand and securing a passport for Ygnacio Maria Spiller. Official issues include the boundary between Avoyelles and Rapides districts and completion of an inventory of military records. Included is a copy of sixteen rules of commerce by Carondelet and Andres Lopez Armesto governing the trade of the Spanish colonies (1793). In French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 59.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Carpenter, George H., 1849-1892. Family Papers, 1806, 1835-1964 (bulk 1844-1899). 2.6 linear ft., 21 mss. vols., 84 printed vols. Location: A:28-31, OS:C. Dentist who resided with his family in Slaughter and Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family papers also contain items of Carpenter's father-in-law, John Y. East, and his family. Among these papers are family letters, including the John A. Collins family; legal and business papers of John East; poetry; sermons; and biographical writings. Printed material consists of newspapers clippings; maps; Colt historical prints; political handbills; Huey P. Long political broadsides (1930); and various books. Volumes include items of Mary East. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Religion     Women    
  • Carter, A. E. Notarial record books, 1893-1903. 2 vol. Locations: F:15. Notary public of East Feliciana Parish, La. Copies of original notarial and private acts recorded by A. E. Carter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 796.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863. Family Papers, 1826-1864. 67 items, 2 ms. Vols. Location: U:109, Vault. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, photoprints, and a European travel diary. Correspondence relates to politics, slavery, and education in the South, including letters from Jefferson Davis and other prominent individuals. Included is a treatise on 'camp dysentery' written by Cartwright. For further information, see online catalog. Filed under Cartwright, Samuel Adolphus. Papers in Archives USA. Mss. 2471, 2499.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Casa Calvo, Marquis De (Sebastian de la Puerta Y O'Farril). Document, 1804 March 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Spanish governor of Louisiana. Copy of ordinance issued by Casa Calvo and signed by Francisco Collell and John Joseph Cruzat, captains of the Regiment of Infantry of Louisiana. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Casa Calvo, Marquis De (Sebastian de la Puerta Y O'Farril). Coat of arms, circa 19th century. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Spanish governor of Louisiana 1799-1801. Pencil drawing of the coat of arms of Sebastián Calvo de la Puerta y O'Farrill, marqués de Casa Calvo, by a Mr. Folck. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 61.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cazedessus, Eugene, R. Papers, 1893-1938, undated. 15 items. Location: Misc.: C, OS: C. Prominent Baton Rouge, La., banker. Papers contain photographic copies of two letters, printed items and photographs. Letters relate to the candidacy of Ruffin Golson Pleasant (May 8, 1907) and Baton Rouge election results, La. (Jan. 1914). Printed items include relate to local businesses and St. Joseph’s Church, Baton Rouge. Also, found is Cazedessus's obituary (Feb. 24, 1938) and images Cazedessus's house, the old State Capitol and unidentified persons (1893, 1895, undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3585.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Religion    
  • Certification of Louisiana presidential election returns, 1872 Dec. 4. 1 manuscript. Location: Misc. Governor Henry C. Warmoth and State Registrar of Voters B.P. Blanchard certify the election of presidential electors for Louisiana. Those eight electors certify that they cast eight abstaining votes for president of the United States and eight votes for Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri for vice president. Mss. 3921.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chandler, Zachariah. Papers, 1861-1864. Microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:C. U.S. Radical Republican senator from Michigan. Papers consist of letters from Chandler during the Civil War and correspondence of politicians and generals. The microfilm represents part of the Chandler papers in the Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 746.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Chaplin, Breazeale and Chaplin. Papers, 1806-1925 (bulk 1860-1905). 4,912 items, 74 vols. Location: B:55-63, O:2, 98:. Law firm of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Phanor Breazeale was an attorney, president of the Natchitoches Parish school board, a newspaper editor, and a U.S. congressman. Correspondence and related papers of Chaplin, Breazeale, and Chaplin; and business and some official papers of Phanor Breazeale reflecting economic, political, and similar matters in the Natchitoches area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 952, 967, 1028.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Chase, G. K. Letter, 1876 November 20. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from New Orleans to Judge Edwards Pierrepont discusses the disputed election of 1876; fear for the victory of Democratic presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden; and Democrats in New Orleans encouraging anti-Northern feelings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2588.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Chase, George W., Correspondence. 4 items. Resident of Baton Rouge (1846) and later of Danville, Maine. Letter to Chase by Andrew White describes his journey from New Orleans to General Zachary Taylor's headquarters at Matamoros, Mexico (1846). Baton Rouge letters from other Chase associates deal with local people and events. Topics in these letters include the new Jesuit College and visits to Baton Rouge by presidents Zachary Taylor and James K. Polk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1310, 1398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • Chase, John Churchill. Cartoons, 1927-1962. 10.6 linear feet. Location: 6:1-3. John C. Chase (1906-1986) was a New Orleans native and political cartoonist. The collection includes of 153 original 15 x 20" drawings of cartoons published in newspapers from 1949 to 1962. The cartoons reflect the political career of Huey P. Long, in addition to Louisiana and national politics. In addition to original drawings, the collection also contains five scrapbooks containing newsprint copies of the cartoons clipped from the original newspapers. Mss. 1414, 1549, 1568, 1806.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Long Family    
  • Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958. Family Papers, 1943-1956. 102 items. Location: W:30, Vault. Lieutenant general and commander of the volunteer group the Flying Tigers. Chennault established the Civil Air Transport, Inc. Letters of Chennault written chiefly to his son, David, with references to Civil Air Transport, Inc., and world and Louisiana politics. Papers includes observations about life aboard a ship during World War II and conditions in Nationalist China. Letters to Louisiana Governor James A. Noe and to Judge Robert F. Kennon concern alleged kickbacks to the Earl Long-Spaht campaign by the Louisiana State Police (1952). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3042.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Chilton, Horace, 1853-1932, Extract, circa 1901-1932. 1 item [typewritten copy]. U.S. senator from Texas. Extract from the memoirs of Chilton giving a character sketch of Senator Donelson Caffery, his contemporary. The sketch contains comments on Caffery's habits, political views, and decisions on controversial issues as a U.S. senator. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1298.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chilton, St. John P., 1909-. Papers, 1951-1977. 3.75 linear ft. Location: 7:8-10. Professor and Chairman of Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, LSU. Personal and professional papers pertain to sugar technology, local politics, genealogy, and other matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2454.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Sugar    
  • Christian, George, Oral History Interview. 1 transcription. Press Secretary. Taped telephone interview of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The discussion centered on LBJ's attitude towards television and television's impact on public opinion, particularly with respect to evaluation of the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3385.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Civil War cartoon album, 1861. 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:5, Mss.Mf:C. Bound volume of 400 envelopes with printed caricatures of the South from the Northern point of view. Willie Sargent Smith collected the envelopes, which depict such subjects as politics, finances, trade, warfare, morals, race relations, and political leaders such as Jefferson Davis and General G.T. Beaugregard. Most cartoons show the printer's name. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3411.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letter book, 1804-1811 (bulk 1804-1805). 3 items, 1 vol. Location: OS:C, Vault:4, Mss. Mf.:C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Correspondence concerns Claiborne's administration, relations with Native Americans, problems with the importation of slaves, Louisiana bank, Spanish land grants and land surveys in the Natchez District, and Catholic disputes in the district of Saint Bernard. Legislative act provides reimbursement for damaged houses and slaves killed or executed during the slave insurrection (April 25, 1811). One item in French. Letter book available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 71, 603, 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Religion     African Americans     French-language    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817, Order, 1814 Feb. 18. 1 item [photocopy]. Location:.Misc.C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Order to Charles Tessier, commander of the militia regiment of Baton Rouge, directs him to bring his men to New Orleans to join U.S. military forces there. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817, Letter, 1815 Oct. 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C, Vault:1. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Letter to Major Charles Tessier of the Louisiana Militia, concerning directives issued by Claiborne regarding the fortification of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2419.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letter. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letters and depositions, 1799-1846 20 items. Location: Vault: 61, Misc: C. William C.C. Claiborne was governor of the Louisiana Territory from 1803 to 1812, and the state of Louisiana from 1812-1816. Letters and depositions discuss various aspects of territorial business including native and slave affairs, resident opinion, and political intrigue within the region. Other correspondence relate to Claiborne's family and his political and military connections. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5018.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Clark, Charles, 1849-1936. Family Papers, 1829-1972. 1.1 linear ft. (427 items, 1 vol.). Location: UU:253-254. Judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, California; married to Emma Fowler of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers of the related Fowler, Nutt, Macbeth, and Clark families. They consist of personal correspondence and legal papers of Nathaniel W. Fowler and John Slidell, family correspondence, writings, photographs, ephemera, account ledger and the travel journal of Charles Clark. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3982.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Clark, Samuel M. D. Ledgers and papers, 1826-1869. 46 items, 3 vols. Location: M:25, C:76. Jeweler in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, in the 1820s, and Justice of the Peace for West Baton Rouge Parish in the 1840s and 1850s. Collection includes three ledgers containing jewelry business and Justice of the Peace records. Miscellaneous materials include receipts, court records, and oaths. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3169.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     French-language    
  • Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846. Letter, 1842 July 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.C. English abolitionist. Clarkson mentions that his book addressed to the clergy of the United States was published only for America and is recognized as one of his best works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852, Letter, 1843 Mar. 25. 1 item. Location:Misc.:C, vault:1. U.S. senator from Kentucky and Whig presidential candidate. Letter to John L. Lawrence, New York City, discusses President John Tyler's chances of re-election, Clay's trip to the southwest, and election prospects of the Whig party in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2606.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852, Letter, 1829 Oct. 8. 1 item (2 leaves). Misc:C, Vault:1. U.S. senator from Kentucky and Whig presidential candidate. Letter complimenting the workmanship of the combs produced by the Clayville factory. Included are comments on the American economic system, on the enterprise and ingenuity of American citizens, and on Clay's advocacy of domestic economic protectionism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Letter, 1829 October 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C, Vault:1. Letter, written from Ashland, Ky., to J. Whitaker [et al.], Clayville, Ky., compliments the workmanship of the combs produced by the factory in Clayville and gives special mention of one comb intended for use by Mrs. Lucretia Hart Clay. Included are Clay's comments on the American economic system, on the enterprise and ingenuity of American citizens, and on his advocacy of domestic economic protectionism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908, Letter, 1885 Feb. 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C, vault:1. U.S. president. Letter to George E. Waring (1833-1898), agriculturist and sanitary engineer, expressing his reluctance to interfere in legislation regarding the National Board of Health because of his lack of information about the organization. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2473.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868, Letter, 1850. 1 item. Speaker of the House of Representatives. Letter Governor Joseph Walker of Louisiana notifying him of the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles M. Conrad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 76.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Coleman, Viola, Collection, 1945-2008 (bulk: 1945-1947). 44 items. Location: Misc:C. Midland, Texas physician and Louisiana civil rights pioneer. Contains photocopies of correspondence, news clippings, and video transcript detailing Coleman's lawsuit for admission into LSU's medical school in 1946. For more information see online catalog. Mss. 4997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Medicine     African Americans     Women    
  • Colledge letter, 1885 Nov. 8. 1 item. Location: Mics.:C. Resident of Washington, D.C. Letter to a friend discussing the results of recent elections in several states and a scheme by the assistant secretary of the treasury to raise funds to pay the way of voters to go to Maryland to ensure the election of Democratic candidates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2972.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Colomb, Bessie B., Collection, 1880, 1934, 1964-1969 32 items, 3 v. Location: Misc. C, OS:C. Collection of printed material pertains to Louisiana and New Orleans (1964-1969), and to Huey P. Long (1934). The collection also includes three photographs of LSU cadets (1880).For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Colony News, 1935 Nov. 17. 1 newsletter. Location: E:Imprint. Newsletter reporting on the crisis at the Llano Cooperative Colony in New Llano, La., including the incursion of Communists and oil speculators, the usurpation of George T. Pickett, and the assistance offered by United Cooperative Industries of Los Angeles, Calif. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3017.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Common Cause Louisiana Records, 1972-1991 (bulk: 1980-1990). 24.0 linear ft. Location: 110:21-111:6. Consists of administrative and subject files for local and regional branches of a national citizen advocacy organization. Includes correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed materials, ephemera, and other records documenting group structure and activities. Records address political issues such as campaign finance reform, civil rights, nuclear disarmament, fair elections, wasteful government spending, and official corruption. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 4469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Confederate newspaper clippings, 1862 January-April. 8 items. Location: E:Imprints.Clippings of dispatches from Confederate newspapers announcing political and military news prior to the surrender of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. Letter, 1868 March 24. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter from New Orleans replies to a request for the address of former Louisiana governor Thomas O. Moore. For further see nformation, online catalog. Mss. 2938.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. Letter, 1854 October 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter to William G. Webster, regarding the abolitionist views of a 'Mr. Bacon' and the questionable suitability of one of his sons as tutor to Conrad's sons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878, Letter, 1868 March 24. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana. Bond, 1836. 6 items. Location: Misc:C. Bond no. 606 issued to the State of Louisiana for one thousand dollars by the Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana of New Orleans. The bond is signed by Governor E. D. White. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Constitutional Convention. Broadside, 1868. 1 item [photographic reproduction]. Location: OS:C. Broadside has extracts from the reconstructed Louisiana constitution on civil rights and public education, and includes vignette portraits of African American legislators and members of the Convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Coody, Archibald Stinson, b. 1883. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cooper, William A. (William Abb), 1890-1970. Scrapbooks, 1930-1950. 2 vols. Location: 40:. Louisiana Division of Motor Vehicles chief, Supervisor of Public Accounts, East Baton Rouge assessor, and State Collector of Revenue. Scrapbooks consist of news clippings detailing Cooper's career as state employee. Volume 2 includes loose clippings relating to Louisiana scandals (1939) and to Cooper's role as auditor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4093.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Coquille, Walter, 1886-1957, Papers. 489 items, 3 audio cassette tapes, 1 printed vol. Professional radio and stage entertainer, salesman, and politician of New Orleans. Coquille was born at Smoke Band, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains items of Coquille's career including letters, notes, scripts, stories, cartoons, photographic prints, audio cassette tapes, and printed items. Most items are related to the Cajun culture and dialect. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3094.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Cajuns    
  • Corbin, James P. Papers, 1865-1904 (bulk 1875-1890). 19 vols. Location: F:15. Virginia Military Institute cadet, Confederate soldier, and justice of the peace of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Business and personal papers include plantation diaries recording the operation of Moss Neck and Race Field plantations, Virginia. Papers include minutes from Fredericksburg city council meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 85.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Cotton, William Davis and Family. Papers, 1852-1989. 1 linear ft., 4 vol. Location: S:136, OS:C, H:14. Collection contains correspondence and papers belonging to the Cotton Family. This includes the Civil War correspondence of Dr. Drury P. Gibson and his sister Mary Gibson Cotton, correspondence between George Spencer Cotton and his fiancée Lizzie Davis (1888-1890), and correspondence, photographs, and printed items belonging to William Davis Cotton, attorney of Rayville, La, and former president of LSU Alumni Federation (1969-1989). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4780.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Cousin, Max. Commission, 1886 July 10. 1 item. Location: OS:C. Commission appointing Max Cousin as Notary Public for St. Tammany Parish, La., and signed by Governor Samuel D. McEnery and Secretary of State Oscar Arroyo. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cousinard, Edward. Papers, 1829-1909 (bulk 1863-1875). 848 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: B:140-142, OS:C, O:59. Public official of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Cousinard served as Baton Rouge mayor, parish sheriff, and superintendent of the Louisiana Institute for the Blind. Papers include memorandum books (1862-1869) and a receipt book (1865-1866); a list of members of the Vigilante Committee (1862-1865); and receipts and business letters pertaining to Cousinard's duties as sheriff. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 87.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Craig, Beatrice McW., Scrapbooks, 1888-1948, 1960. 2 ms. vols. J:17. Pictorial clippings depicting the life and career of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2446.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Crawford, Ingoldsby Work, 1786-1867. Letter, 1829 Jan. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Ingoldsby Work Crawford of Union, Conn., was Collector of Customs of the Port of New London under the Andrew Jackson administration. Crawford writes Asa Child of Norwich, Conn., supplying a draft of his letter to President-Elect Andrew Jackson recommending Child for Attorney for the District of Connecticut and William Ellis for Collector of Customs of the Port of New Haven. Mss. 4056.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Crump, Brodie S., Reminiscences of Brodie S. Crump: oral history. tapes: 3 cassettes, transcript: 59 leaves. Leroy Percy received his law degree from the University of Virginia and practiced law in his home town of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. He served as a U.S. senator and with the Federal Reserve Board branch in St. Louis, Missouri. Interview discussing the career and character of Senator Leroy Percy of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3569.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cummings, T. J. Letter, 1876 Nov. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. T.J. Cummings of New Orleans writes William Graham Sumner in New Haven, Conn., blasting him for his views on the political situation in Louisiana and insisting Sumner was fooled by lies told him by Democrats. Mss. 3719.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Curtis, A. J. Letter, 1867 Apr. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A.J. Curtis writes to his friend, Phillip Bacon, lamenting the poor returns from his plantation five miles below Algiers, his business in New Orleans, and plantations owned by acquaintances. He describes a levee break 60 miles above New Orleans and expresses satisfaction at the defeated, embittered attitude of southerners being "very gratifying to us Union men." Mss. 3751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Cutler, R. King (Rufus King). Memorandum, 1884 April 14. 1 item. Mss. 3032. Louisiana politician, an organizer of the state's Republican party, elected to the U.S. Congress, which refused to seat him over differences on Reconstruction. Memorandum, written in New Orleans, expresses Cutler's support for national uniformity in matters of religion, law, and currency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Religion    
  • Daily Picayune. Papers, 1870, 1871. 2 items. Location: Misc. Statements to the Louisiana House of Representatives for subscriptions to Daily Picayune, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 92.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Dallas, Alexander, 1759-1817, Letter, 1815 June 14. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1814-1816) and briefly Secretary of War. Letter written from the Department of War to the Governor of the Mississippi Territory transmits a copy of regulations concerning Indian relations drawn up by commissioners under the Treaty of Ghent. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3028.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. Papers, 1917-1936. 4 items. Location: Misc:D. A U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ambassador to Mexico, and editor of the Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper, News and Observer. Letters describe construction at the Boston Navy Yard, the American economy during WWI, Woodrow Wilson's role at the Versailles Peace Conference, Roosevelt's Agricultural Adjustment Act and its effects on farm prices and the rural economy. An excerpt of a speech by Daniels discusses the service of women during WWI. Letter relating advantages of Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Shipping Board to the conduct of the War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2389.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962. Huey P. Long cartoon, 1935 September 6. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Syndicated cartoonist whose pen name was J. N. Ding. Listed in online catalog under: Long, Huey P. Cartoon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2102.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Daugherty, Dennis. Collection, 1970. 6 items, 3 audio tapes. Location: U:108. Senior honors thesis on Louisiana Governor Sam Houston Jones and related research materials, including taped interviews with Jones and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2538.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Davis, Henry Winter, 1817-1865. Letters, 1852-1866, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Davis, James. Letter, 1872. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Special agent of the United States Treasury Department, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter from Davis to the Honorable Schuyler Colfax, vice-president of the United States, stating that the majority of the Louisiana and Mississippi delegates to the Philadelphia Convention will vote for the nomination of Vice-President Colfax. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Davis, Jefferson. Family correspondence collection, 1868-1907. 12 items. Location: Misc.:D, vault:1. U. S. congressman (1845-1851, 1857-1861) from Mississippi, U. S. Secretary of War (1853-1857), and president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Correspondence relates to genealogy, personal affairs, and letters of recommendation for an African American coachman. Correspondents include Jefferson Davis, his wife, Varina Davis and daughter, Margaret Davis Hayes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889, Letter, 1848. 1 item. C:61, vault:1. U. S. congressman (1845-1851, 1857-1861) from Mississippi, U. S. Secretary of War (1853-1857), president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Letter from Jefferson Davis, Washington, D.C., to Colonel A. T. Archer promising to use his influence concerning an application to the commissioner of Indian Affairs. George M. Lester Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000. Photograph, circa 1940s. 1 gelatin silver print. Location: 65:5. This is a signed photographic portrait of James H. "Jimmie" Davis, governor of Louisiana (1944-1948, 1960-1964). Mss. 3692.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Davis, Joseph M., Jr., interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.232. Resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, who owned a trucking company and was a police juror for 20 years. Davis describes working as a child; his college career; involvement in his family trucking business, and challenges of breaking into the white dominated trucking industry; federal programs for minorities; his political involvement; and his family values. Davis also discusses the history of South Coast Plantation and his parents' employment there; plantation life in the 1950s and 1960s; and sugarcane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.221.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Dawes, Henry Laurens, 1816-1903. Letter, 1861 Jan. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Letter to 'My Dear Kimball' in Washington, D.C., referring to national and Massachusetts politics and the prospect of war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Dawson, Mrs. Frank D. Collection, 1925, 1928, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Long Family    
  • De Caro, F. A. Francis A. De Caro collection of materials relating to Louisiana folklore and folklife, 1975-1985. 0.5 linear ft. Location: 47. Professor of English at LSU and the first chairman of the Louisiana Folklife Commission, which is advisory to the Louisiana State Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, and which works closely with the Folklife Program in the agency. Collection includes legislative documents relating to the commission and the Folklife Program, agendas and minutes of commission meetings, correspondence, press releases and articles, and materials related to the state archaeology commission. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4089.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • De Grummond, Jane Lucas. Papers, 1834-1990 (bulk 1893-1990). 35 linear ft. 3 printed vols. Location: UU:172; 98; 109:40-53; O:13. Professor of Latin American history, LSU. Research materials used for the editing of the Journal of John G. A. Williamson, first diplomatic representative of the United States to Venezuela. Venezuelan newspapers, clippings, and periodicals illustrating politics and public opinion in 1958. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2463.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • DeClouet, Alexandre (Alexandre Etienne), 1812-1890. Family Papers, 1787-1905 (bulk 1855-1888). 1.2 linear ft. (150 items, 37 vols.). Location: U:181, J:5. Sugar planter, Confederate congressman, and state senator from St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Beginning in the 1860s, DeClouet was active in the White League, an organization opposed to rights for freedmen. Collection includes financial papers, legal documents, political papers, and correspondence. Financial records of Alexandre DeClouet and his son Paul document plantation management and labor issues. Political papers include White League materials. Some items in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 5-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 74, 258, 461, 756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     French-language    
  • Degener, Edward, 1809-1890, Letter, 1870 July 17. 1 item. Misc.:D. German immigrant, grocer, city councilman of San Antonio, Texas, and U.S. congressman. Letter to L. J. Mack, Victoria, Texas, comments on Reconstruction politics and Texas governor, Edmund J. Davis, and iconcerns the application of J. Paul Jones, a Republican, for a post held by "Captain Henderson." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2725.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Degruy, P. H. O. Document, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Bill of sale (notarized copy) for slaves sold to Madame Charles H. Delery of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 104.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Delassus, Carlos Dehault. Diary, 1836 December. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Civil, military, and political commandant of New Madrid, Missouri. Typescript of the diary records Delassus' trip from New Orleans to St. Louis, Missouri, and his return. Entries made during his stay in St. Louis mention names of local residents and record business transactions and visits with friends and family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 729.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Delmer, Alexander. Telegram, 1865 June 1. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc:D. Civil War correspondent for the New Orleans Times in Washington, D.C. Telegram describes the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the persons involved, and their trial. It also relates Jefferson Davis's comments on the murder. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana, Papers. 1,492 items. X:43-51, OS:D. Minutes of meetings, committee reports, memoranda, correspondence, resolutions, election returns, affidavits, and other documents pertaining to candidates, qualifying forms, proxies, and a small number of campaign items on the state and local level. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3760.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Desmontis, Mary. Letter, 1792. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Orrillard, of Nantes, France, giving instructions for shipment of goods from New Orleans to France, and commenting on political and military events in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Detro, Randall A. (Randall Augustus), 1931-. Collection, 1932-1988. 20 items [photocopies]. Location: W:54. Mostly circulars of Huey Long and the Long political organization concerning the programs of Long during Governor O. K. Allen's administration. Collection includes a handbill and publicity photograph from a 1988 production of the play 'The Kingfish.'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts    
  • Devol, Don, d. 1983, interviewee, Oral history interview. 2 sound cassettes (1.5 hours); transcript (36 p.). Huey Long's personal secretary. Interview includes Devol's personal and professional relationship with Long, and his views on Long's personality, political career, and assassination. Devol also discusses Long's radio addresses and relationship with the news media. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Dietz, Walter F., Papers. 470 items, 6 ms. vols., and 76 printed vols. Socialist party member of the Lake Charles, Louisiana, local (1903-1934); state secretary (1909-1914); national committeeman and state secretary (1928-1931). Correspondence, broadsides, financial reports, pamphlets, writings, newspaper clippings, bound printed volumes, and manuscript volumes for the national Socialist Party, the state organization, and the Lake Charles local organization. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1894.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dixon, Margaret, 1908-1970, Papers. 257 items, 5 vols., 1 audio tape. Journalism, editor of dean of the Louisiana capitol press corps. Papers include letters, research notes and writings, materials relating to the National Democratic Convention in 1956, printed items and certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a tape of a speech by Dixon at a Louisiana AFL-CIO convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Donato, Adolphe. Letter, 1883 December 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Opelousas, Louisiana, and servant to U.S. Representative Edward Taylor Lewis. Letter written from Washington, D.C., describes his trip with Lewis from Louisiana to Washington, problems encountered by African Americans in travel and housing, the city of Washington, and his own social life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     African Americans    
  • Donelson, A. J., Letter, 1845 Feb. 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Ward of President Andrew Jackson and charge d'affaires of the United States to the Republic of Texas. Letter from Donelson to Colonel James Taylor of Newport, Kentucky, referring to President Jackson's association with the Taylor Family. The letter is used by General James Taylor, cousin of President Zachary Taylor, to write to a relative. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1580.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dore, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1890-1953. Papers, 1935, 1938-1951, undated. 1900 items. Location: 77:12-20, E:49. Judge of the First District of the First Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana and a resident of Ville Platte, La. His judicial files consist of reviews, opinions, judgments, briefs, dockets of cases, and other related records pertaining to causes and actions appealed from the district courts. Personal papers include correspondence concerning personal business and some family matters, copies of minutes of the LSU Board of Supervisors, correspondence, and testimony primarily related to the “Louisiana Scandals,” 1938-1944. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1389.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Dougherty, John A., b. 1809. Papers, 1861-1890. 8 ms. vols. and 1 item (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:D. Native of New York, plantation owner, and prominent citizen of Baton Rouge. Dougherty served as a police juror and as president of the New Board of Control of the penitentiary. Six diaries of Dougherty and two receipt books, one of which belonged to A. T. Prescott. Diary entries report on family, neighbors, acquaintances, and associates; historical events and personages; social activities; and government, law, and health. Also included are entries reporting on the cotton and sugar plantation economy; climate; and dreams. Noteworthy are the entries pertaining to the Civil War and the daily notations on weather. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3528.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Douglas, Judith Hyams, 1875-1955. Papers, 1897-1955. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars     Women     Jews    
  • Dugas, Claiborne J., 1898-. Scrapbook, 1907-1980. 2 items; 1 vol. (1 reel microfilm). Location: Mss.Mf:D. Louisiana Democrat, educator, journalist, and publisher of Donaldsonville Chief. He served as Secretary of Louisiana Senate, member of the Board of Tax Appeals. Scrapbook contains letters, news clippings, memoirs documenting 'Bobby' Dugas' activities, service to education in Louisiana, and developments in Louisiana and national public affairs. Includes typescript copy of speech on higher education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3571.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Dugas, Claiborne J., 1898-. Scrapbook. 2 items; 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location:Mss. Mf.:D. Louisiana Democrat, educator, journalist, and publisher of DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF. Scrapbook contains letters, news clippings, memoirs documenting 'Bobby' Dugas' activities, service to education in Louisiana, and developments in Louisiana and national public affairs. Includes typescript copy of speech on higher education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3571.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Dumas, Woody, 1917-1993, interviewee, Radio interview. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); index (2 p.). Mayor-President of Baton Rouge (1964-1980). Interview discusses local economy, airports, and city planning. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0011.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867. Correspondence, 1817-1877. 158 items, 2 vols. Location: S:120. Planter and banker of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence includes letters from friends and family concerning social, political, and economic problems of Reconstruction. Papers include legal documents, bills, and receipts. A daybook includes lists of slaves present at Homochitto Plantation. Included is a diary of W. P. Duncan, son of Stephen Duncan, Jr., describing his travels in France and Italy. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 as the Stephen Duncan Family Papers, Mss. 1403, 1793: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1431, 1551, 1595, 1793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Dupre, Gilbert Louis, 1858-1946. Scrapbook, 1924-1932. 1 vol. (on microfillm). Locations: Mss. Mf.:D. Lawyer and state representative from Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbook prepared by Dupre contains newspaper clippings of articles, editorials, obituaries, and letters; correspondence; broadsides; and other items pertaining to his career, social events, and Louisiana politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3157.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Durnin, Henry. Mathematical notebook, 1837, 1840-1844. 1 item, 1 ms. vol. Location: U:186, Mss. Mf.:D. Resident of Ireland and later teacher in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Notebook illustrating use of mathematical principles in solving problems or puzzles; contains copies of two letters from Irish immigrants to America, articles relating to the trial of Irish politician Daniel O'Connell, and a list of Irish abbreviations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2077.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis Family Papers, 1829-1936 (bulk 1870-1920). 9.3 linear ft., 72 vols. Location: U:52-65, G:5. Sons of Ezekiel Parke Ellis, a judge and state legislator from Amite, Louisiana. E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis were practicing attorneys who were active in Louisiana politics. Both men served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and business papers of three generations of the Ellis family. Civil War correspondence includes letters by E. John Ellis from prison camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Politics occupies a large place in the correspondence and speeches of 1856-1861 and in the correspondence of the Reconstruction period. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 21-22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Plantations    
  • Earl K. Long program, 1963. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Lieutenant governor (1936-1939) and governor (1939-1940, 1948-1952, 1956-1960) of Louisiana . Program for the unveiling of a bronze statue at Winnfield, Louisiana. For further information, see oline cataog. Mss. 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • East Baton Rouge Parish (La.). Oaths of office, 1815. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:E. Three oaths of office (photocopy) signed by Philemon Thomas as parish sheriff on May 5, William Corner as justice of the peace on June 13, and Jacob Drake as justice of the peace (incomplete). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2703.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • East, Charles. Copy photograph collection, 1860, 1934. 5 copy prints. Location: 65:5. These are copy prints of J.O. Fernandez (1934), Jared Y. Sanders, Halbert Paine, Henry Watkins Allen, and a view of the Baton Rouge river front with the Old State Capitol in the background (circa 1860). Mss. 3307.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Edmands, John Wiley, 1809-1877. Letter, 1860 November 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. U.S. representative from Massachusetts (1853-1855). Letter to William Kellogg (possibly Congressman Kellogg of Illinois) expressing the Northern Republican party position on slavery just after the election of Abraham Lincoln. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1754.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Edwards, James Wiley, 1839-1934. Papers, 1870-1887. 39 items. Location: T:28. Native of Missouri, came to West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, where he married Sallie Thoms Harris, ca. 1867. Later moved to East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, then to Texas; died in Clinton. Papers consist of miscellaneous records: tax receipts, Police Jury and Parish Court records, voter registration, merchants' statements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Elam, James Essex, 1829-1873. Papers, 1846-1853 (bulk 1846-1852). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Election tickets, 1859-1891. 15 items. Location: E:Imprints. Printed election tickets from Louisiana for national and local elections. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1147, 1155, 1178, 1208, 2062, 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Embree, Joseph. Family Papers, 1826-1884. .88 linear ft. (805 items, 1 vol.). Location: E:19-20. Cotton planter near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and soldier in the Confederate Army. Papers include letters, account statements of cotton brokers, land deeds, contracts, slave bills, receipts, and documents related to education in Wilkinson County. Includes a printed list of the 1879 Democratic state ticket. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 10-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Emory, William H. (William Hemsley), 1811-1887. Report, circa 1874-1875. 1 report. Location: Misc. William H. Emory was commander of the Department of the Gulf, which included the Federal troops in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi (1871-1875). A portion of a manuscript report (pp. 33-39) by William H. Emory recounts his actions during and after the Battle of Liberty Place between September 1874 and January 1875. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4375.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Everett, Alexander H. Letter, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc. President of Jefferson College, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Draft of a letter of Alexander Everett to Daniel Webster, secretary of state, concerns published remarks by Mr. Trist, American consul at Havana, and the general conduct of affairs of a prior mission to Havana for a conference regarding the slave trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. Letter, 1831 Sept. 9. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward Everett was a U.S. Representative for Massachusetts (1825-1835). Everett writes to General Thomas Sidney Jesup, U.S. Quartermaster General in Washington, introducing him to ornithologist and artist, John James Audubon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Facsimile Collection. 52 items, 1215-1865 (bulk 1832*1865). Location: OS:F. Facsimile copies of important documents from American history including the Declaration of Independence and other Revolutionary-era documents; the Louisiana Purchase treaty; mid-nineteenth century political posters for the Democratic, Republican, and Whig parties; and numerous political, military, and personal documents produced before and during the Civil War, especially the letters of Alexander Farnsley of Kentucky. A facsimile copy of the Magna Carta is also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1327, 1680, 1687, 1878, 2003, 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Falk, Myron, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (.75 hours), transcript (24 p.). Location: L:4700.330. Former director of the United Way in Baton Rouge and a writer and advocate of social welfare who endowed a scholarship in the School of Journalism at LSU. The interview describes Falk's family history, his education at Tulane, his wife Roberta's family history, her education, her career in social work, and her job with the Louisiana Conference of Social Welfare. Also described are Falk's work for the Transients and Migrants program during the Depression, his writings, and his presentations before Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.330.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Farley, James A., 1888-. Letter, 1971 February 23. 1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc:F. Democratic party leader and U.S. postmaster. Letter containing comments on Huey Long's attitude toward President Roosevelt and possibility of Long's heading a third party movement in 1936. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2801.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Farrar, Alexander K. Papers, 1804-1931 (bulk 1831-1870). 2 linear ft.. Location: UU:74-75, Vault:6. Planter and lawyer of Kingston, Adams County, Mississippi, and Mississippi state senator. Personal, professional, and plantation papers concerning Farar's law practice, including settlement of several estates, and his plantation and business interests. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 532: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 6-10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 782, 1348.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Favret, Joseph, 1873-. Oral history interview, 1974. Index (2 pages), 3 sound cassettes (1.75 hours). Location: L:4700.0015. New Orleans native, centenarian, and a veteran of the Spanish American War. Favret discusses his experiences in Cuba during the Spanish American War and the sinking of the Maine. He also recalls the New Orleans race riot of 1900 and Robert Charles; and mentions New Orleans mayor Robert S. Maestri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0015.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans    
  • Ferguson, Percy. Papers, 1864, 1899-1916. 9 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: OS:F, O:16. Daughter of Confederate general Samuel Wragg Ferguson. Scrapbook of manuscript poems by Percy Ferguson; a letter from her cousin, U.S. Senator LeRoy Percy of Mississippi, pertaining to national politics; and published music by Regina Morphy Voitier of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Ferguson, Samuel Wragg, 1835-1917. Papers. 1857-1915, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Religion    
  • Fields, Harvey G., 1883-1961. Papers, 1909-1961, undated. 1.25 linear foot. Location U:293, 98:F, OS:F. Political correspondence, speeches, circulars, and various printed items of Harvey G. Fields, Louisiana Senator, State District Attorney, Chairman of the Louisiana State Democratic Central Committee, and member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. He was also an avid Huey Long supporter and law partner of Long for a short time in Shreveport, Louisiana. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5006.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • FILLMORE RANGER, 1856 Aug. 18. 1 item. Location: Newspapers- MCAGE. Political paper published in Baton Rouge, George C. M'Whorter, editor. Contains the platform of the American Party; a letter by an old line Democrat of Georgia supporting former President Millard Fillmore, America or Know-Nothing Party candidate; and articles about James Buchanan. Partly in French and not complete. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Fisher, Charles L. Commission. 1884 Dec. 31. 1 item. Location: OS:F. Commission appointing Charles L. Fisher tax assessor for West Feliciana Parish, signed by Governor Samuel Douglas McEnery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 444.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fitzgerald, Desmond, Letter, 1877 April 24. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Hydraulic engineer, superintendent of the Boston Water Works. Letter written from New Orleans, Louisiana, during the U. S. troop withdrawal at the end of Reconstruction, comments on visits to headquarters of Governor Francis T. Nicholls and his defeated rival Stephen B. Packard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1787.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Flanders, Benjamin F., 1816-1896. Papers, 1827-1889 (bulk 1864-1875). 863 items. Location: U:109-112, Vault:1. Governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans during Reconstruction. Flanders came to New Orleans from New Hampshire in 1843, left at the outbreak of the Civil War, and returned in 1862. Official papers and letters, including Civil War correspondence with a variety of Union military and political leaders. Collection also documents other federal posts held by Flanders, including U.S. representative and U.S. assistant treasurer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Fleming, Robert, 1912-, Oral history interview. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); transcript (28 p.). Deputy Press Secretary under Bill Moyers during President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. Fleming discusses role of the media during Johnson's administration, Johnson's attitude toward news personnel, and the Vietnam Conflict television coverage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0017.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fleming, Walter L. Collection, 1848-1914. 2 linear feet. T:64-65. Collection consists of transcriptions of material pertaining primarily to the organization, history, and administration of Louisiana State University. Correspondence relating to official University business comprises bulk of the collection. Some early correspondence reflects political views at the time of the Civil War, and later correspondence of Walter Fleming and Leroy S. Boyd, son of David F. Boyd, relates to the history of the LSU. Other material consists of reports, printed items, writings, and the research notes. Also included are photographs of early LSU Boards of Supervisors, faculty, and other persons associated with the University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     LSU    
  • Floridablanca, José Moñino y Redondo, conde de. Document, 1788-1789. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Report made to King Charles III in 1788 and repeated to Charles IV in 1789 by the Conde de Floridablanca. A royal decree to Pedro Rodriguez, Conde de Campomanes, is at the end of the volume. The report is not an original representation, but it may have been a record copy made by various scribes or clerks. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Flournoy, Alfred. Papers, 1824-1936. 1 vol. Location: G:6. Medical doctor and cotton planter of Pulaski, Tennessee, and after 1838, cotton planter of Greenwood Plantation in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and leader in the Democratic Party. Bound typewritten copy of a scrapbook, containing papers of Dr. Flournoy, Civil War letters to and from Flournoy's sons Alfred, Jr., and Alonzo, and related newspaper clippings and family histories. For further information, see online catalog.Mss. 628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Foster, Murphy J. and Family Papers, 1880-1955. 4.3 linear ft. Location: UU:285-288, 98:F. The collection extensively documents Foster's political career, his relationship with his wife Rose Ker Foster, and their children's formative years. Materials in the collection include correspondence, financial papers, legislative papers, and printed items. Topics addressed include family matters such as the development and education of the Foster children; Rose's management of Dixie Plantation in Murphy's absences; and Foster's political career and the issues that concerned him, such as the Anti-Lottery campaign, a national income tax, regulating railway rates, flood control, poll taxes, and protection of sugar growers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4710For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Long Family     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Fournet, John B., 1895-1984. Papers, 1844, 1927-1970, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Long Family    
  • French consular and diplomatic documents, 1786-1822. 4 items. Location: Misc.:F. Documents from the French consulates of New York City and Baltimore, Maryland, pertaining to commercial and other interests of French citizens; and a draft of a communique (1822) from the French charge d'affairs in the United States. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1186.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • French, George N., 1898?-1969. Papers, 1911, 1931-1941. 0.5 linear feet. Location: 10:46. Louisiana reporter and speech writer for Huey P. Long. Correspondence, writings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and fliers document the life of George N. French, particularly during his involvement with Louisiana governor, Huey P. Long. Items pertaining to Long include fliers, photographs, and speeches. Writings about Homer Grove are also included. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3695.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Frey, Fred C. (Frederick Charles), 1891-1980, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. 2 sound cassettes (2 hours); transcript (66 pages). Location: L:4700.0019. Former Dean of Men and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at LSU. Interview concerns Frey's early life, his experiences as a student, teacher, and administrator at LSU; LSU President Thomas D. Boyd; early faculty members; and the development of the university from 1916 (when he came as a student) to the 1930s. Notable individuals mentioned include John M. Parker and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0019.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family    
  • Frotman, L., Document, 1877 Jan. 16. 1 item. Location: OS:F. Certification of election and commission of L. Frotman as Constable of the 1st Ward, Carroll Parish, Louisiana, January 16, 1877. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 60.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Frugé, J. Cleveland, Papers. 25 linear ft. Chief Judge, Third Circuit Court of Appeal, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and resident of Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Professional papers include correspondence (1946-1975), professional case files (1945-1974), and official docket files (1960-1970). Other papers include materials relative to Louisiana Constitutional Conventions (1957, 1973) and political campaigns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fuqua, Charles K., Papers, 1911-1913. 256 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: U:26. Campaign manager for J. Y. Sanders, candidate for United States Senate term beginning March 1915, for the Democratic nominating primary. Letter File Book (1913) containing letters in regard to the application of Charles K. Fuqua for appointment as United States Marshal, Eastern District of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fuqua, Henry L. (Luce), interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (20 minutes); index (1 page). Location: L:4700.0012. Son of Henry Luce Fuqua, Louisiana governor. Interview identifies photos of buildings from Hope Farm, New Iberia, and the Atchafalaya swamp levees; and discusses the old Governor's Mansion and his father's defeat of Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Long Family    
  • Fuqua, Henry L. (Luce), interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); transcript (54 pages). Location: L:4700.0021. Son of Henry Luce Fuqua, Louisiana governor. Interview discusses his family, living in Baton Rouge, the Flood of 1912, his father's work as head of the penitentiary in Baton Rouge (1916) and Angola, his involvement with LSU and Southern University, and his gubernatorial campaign (1924). Notable individuals mentioned include Felton Clark, William H. Dalrymple, Thomas D. Boyd, Annie Boyd, and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Long Family    
  • Fuqua, Henry Luce, 1865-1926. Speech, 1923 November 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. General manager of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (1916-1923) and governor of Louisiana (1924-1926). Printed copy of speech delivered at the Athenaeum, New Orleans, relative to his candidacy for governor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2571.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Fuqua, Henry Luce, 1865-1926, Scrapbooks. 10 vols. Location: H:24. General manager of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (1916-1923) and governor of Louisiana (1924-1926). Scrapbooks reflecting the political situation in Louisiana during the gubernatorial campaign of 1923, and the political activities of Governor Henry L. Fuqua and contemporary figures during his administration, 1924-1928. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 241.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fuqua, Henry Luce, 1865-1926, Papers. 68 items and 2 pamphlets. Location: C:72. General manager of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (1916-1923) and governor of Louisiana (1924-1926). Pamphlet containing biography and gubernatorial campaign platform, 2 campaign speeches, 1 poster, photograph, and 63 newspaper clippings pertaining to his campaign and political activities during his governorship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 241.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Galbrith, T. I. Papers, 1879-1888. 4 items [photostats]. Location: Misc. Justice of the peace for the 3rd Ward of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Letters to Galbrith from P. B. Pinchback, pertaining to African American employment (1879); a document signed by Governor Samuel D. McEnery, appointing Galbrith justice of the peace; and an oath signed by Galbrith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Gallatin, Albert. Letter, 1803 Oct. 31. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:G. Letter from Secretary of the Treasury Gallatin to Governor William C. C. Claiborne of the Mississippi Territory concerning instructions to Claiborne for taking possession of Louisiana and for the temporary government of the province. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1944.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gamble, Harry Pollard, Sr. Papers, 1875-1987, undated (bulk 1954-1972). 2.5 linear feet. Location: Range 40. Public affairs and personal correspondence, printed items, and written materials of Harry Pollard Gamble of New Orleans, La, political figure, secretary of the Louisiana Conservation Commission, and founder of the American Society for the Preservation of State Government and Racial Integrity (ASPSGRI). Materials primarily relate to conservation of natural resources, ASPSGRI, and his efforts in the fight to uphold segregation in Louisiana. Personal papers present are his completed and partial works of history and historical fiction (especially related to the Cane River area), family and business correspondence, including his son's World War II letters, and materials related to Gamble's football career at LSU. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 4054For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Gardiner, John I. Papers, 1839-1918 (bulk 1839-1877). 43 items (on 1 reel of microfilm and 4 photographic prints). Location: Mss.Mf:G, Misc:G. Cotton planter of Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. He was appointed as tax collector of that parish in 1873. Earliest documents include family letters from Maryland, receipts for the burial of slaves, bank drafts, and tax receipts. Included is a Confederate tax estimate and assessment of agricultural products (1863) and Gardiner's appointment as tax collector. Reconstruction broadsides include an announcement concerning special taxes upon all professionals, trades, and stores, letters concerning Governor William Pitt Kellogg, and an address to African American voters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2206.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Garrard, William. Letter, 1817 March 2. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Letter written from Washington, D.C., to Levin Wailes of Opelousas, Louisiana, discussing congressional decisions and a debate over land office locations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gasparin, Agenor de, 1810-1871. Letters. 1862-1871. 57 items. Location: U:100. French statesman, philanthropist, and writer on religion and abolition. Letters to the American translator of his books discussing the American editions and commenting on American politics, Abraham Lincoln, abolition, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     African Americans     French-language    
  • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1816-1889. Answer in Kellogg v. Gay, 1885 Jan. 19. 3 items. Location: Misc. These papers concern the suit of Kellogg v. Gay, in which William P. Kellogg disputed the election of Edward J. Gay as U.S. Representative for the Third Congressional District of Louisiana on November 4, 1884, instead claiming himself to be the winner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1878-1952. Congressional file, 1888-1921 (bulk 1918-1921). 18 linear ft. Location: OS:G, Y:63-80. Edward J. Gay III served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1904-1918) and a U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1918-1921). This collection is comprised of official congressional files of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. It is primarily correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans 1866-     Sugar     Women    
  • Gay, Edward J. Family Papers, 1797-1938. 53,039 items, 165 ms. Vols. Location: Y-1-61, H:25-27. Planters of St. Louis Plantation near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Edward J. Gay was a U.S. representative (1884-1889); his grandson of the same name was a U.S. senator (1918-1921). Personal and business papers of the Gay and related families, containing materials on the Civil War and Reconstruction, St. Louis Plantation, the sugar cane industry, slavery. Also includes Representative Gay's congressional papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     Women    
  • Gay, Edward J., III, 1878-1952. Congressional File, 1888-1921. 18 linear ft. Location: Y:63-80, OS:G. Comprised of official congressional files that document the political career of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. Files consist of correspondence, legal documents, and printed material pertaining to political campaigns, state and national elections, political patronage, legislative bills, Dept. of Agriculture, construction of levees by the Mississippi River Commission, and the participation in elections and political support of African-Americans. Legislative correspondence discusses pending bills concerning pensions, tariffs, health of rural populations, the creation of the Department of Education, and the transportation, storage and marketing of livestock. Files also contain selected subject materials relative to the American Legion bonus (1920), cotton, sugar, League of Nations (1919-1920), the United States Post Office, railroads, women's suffrage, and U. S. military academies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Sugar     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Gayarre, Charles E.A., 1805-1895. Letters and miscellanea, 1853-1929, undated (bulk 1882-1894). 75 items, 5vols. Location: UU:119. New Orleans writer and historian. Letters principally from Gayarre of New Orleans, La., to Edward Clifton Wharton, a New Orleans editor and journalist, comment on literary, political, and personal matters (1869-1894). Other materials include biographical sketches, newspaper articles concerning Gayarré's writings and lectures, and printed items pertaining to writings by Gayarré and Wharton on Louisiana historical subjects (1853-1929). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1553.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Gayarre, Charles, 1805-1895. Collection, 1720-1895 (bulk 1845-1857). 588 items, 6 vols. Location: U:124-132, Valut: 7, Mss.Mf:G. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. Plantation and business records, legal documents, historical and political writings, and personal correspondence of Gayarré. The collection indicates national and state political sentiment and activities and records Gayarré's career as a historian and political analyst and the founding of Louisiana's state library. Partly in French, Spanish and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 156.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Gayle family collection, 1846-1916, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education    
  • Gayle, W. O. Record book, 1861-1864. 1 vol. Location: G:1. Sheriff of East Feliciana Parish. Record book containing entries for taxes, payments for cleaning the courthouse, amounts due for sale of opium, sums paid on school fund, list of chairs and supplies turned over to the Quartermaster's Office [C.S.A], and similar matters. East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel, 1747-1799. Papers, 1792-1799. 41 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:G. Spanish governor of the Natchez District (1792-1797). Major Stephen Minor was a planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Letters of Manuel Gayoso de Lemos to Major Stephen Minor concerning general administrative issues and personal matters in the closing years of Spanish rule of the Natchez District. Includes a document by Gayoso titled 'Instructions for my commission to the Chocta Nation' (1792) and a proclamation calling for the reestablishment of peace at Natchez (1797). Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 157, 859, 1673, 3099.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Spanish-language    
  • Gebelin-Walsh-Hynes-Frenzel Family Papers. 1860 - 2007 (bulk 1900 - 1970). 2.5 cubic feet. Location: 91:1 - 2, OS:G. This collection of photographs and a few textual materials provides a largely visual record of the allied Gebelin, Walsh, Hynes, and Frenzel families. Beginning in the 1860s and continuing through the 1980s, portraits and informal photographs document the lives of family members and family friends and acquaintances. A few images, beginning 1900 and continuing until the 1960s, record three family homes in Baton Rouge. The bulk of the material documents the life and times of Elizabeth Gertrude Gebelin Hynes (1911 February 20 - 1982 February 09) including her childhood, marriage, travels, family events, and social life and customs of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4983For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Performing arts     Religion     Women    
  • Gendron (Lorraine P.) Papers, 1970-2008 (bulk: 1980-2008). 1 linear foot. Location: U:312. A folk artist from Hahnville, La. Contains business papers, printed items and photographs related to Gendron's artwork and her meetings with political figures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5004.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Gerald L. K. Smith. Broadside, circa 1935. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Protestant minister and organizer of Huey Long's Share Our Wealth Society. Broadside entitled 'The Spirit and Purpose of Huey Long Shall Never Die' promises that the Society will carry on Long's program. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3016.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Gerald Lyman Kennth Smith circular, ca. 1936. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Orator, political organizer, national organizer of Huey P. Long's "Share-the-Wealth" campaign. Printed copy of speeches made by Long's secretary, Earle J. Christenberry, and Louisiana attorney Maurice Gatlin attacking Smith for claiming to be Huey Long's successor and head of the "Share-Our-Wealth" movement. For further information, see online catalog. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Gianelloni, Sabin J., Sr. Family Papers, 1887-1975, undated. 5.75 linear ft., 69 v. Location: UU:316-321, J;20-21, OS:G. Sugar planter of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, personal papers, and printed items relating to the Gianelloni family, the operation of Longwood Plantation, sugar and cane syrup industries, and federal regulations affecting these industries. Correspondence also discusses the political and economic environments in Louisiana and Cuba. Printed items include photographs of field hands and Longwood Plantation store. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3458, 4279.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892, Speech, 1888. 1 item. Confederate army general and New Orleans lawyer, later a U.S. representative and senator from Louisiana. Campaign speech for reelection delivered by U.S. Senator Gibson from Louisiana. It includes an account of an interview with President Grant at the time of the Kellogg-Nicholls controversy over the governorship, January 1877. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 619.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892. Papers, 1848-1891. 164 items. Location: A:56. Confederate general, New Orleans lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Louisiana. Early papers reflect student life at Yale University. Civil War papers include orders, general reports, and casualty reports. Letters discuss movements of troops at the Battle of Shiloh and Mobile Bay, Ala. Letter from his sister describes New Orleans in 1861. Later papers consist of business record, mortgages and leases for various plantations. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2402, 2412, 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Gilbert, T. B., Sr. Letter, 1894 November 10. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:G Letter to J. L. Matthews discusses strategy used in engineering a victory for Democrat Charles Boatner in the 1891 congressional race, claiming that success was due to the registration of African Americans. Boatner ran successfully against Populist/Republican Alexis Benoist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Gilkison, Helen, 1909-1948. Papers, 1925-1962 (bulk 1925-1948). 218 items, 29 vols. (3 ms. vols., 26 printed vols.). Location: U:167-168, 98:G. Louisiana journalist. Papers include correspondence (1929-1953) from national and local journalistic figures, manuscript writings (1927-1947), newspaper clippings, printed materials, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Gilkison's activities at LSU and as a journalist. Clippings relate to LSU, local politics, and the death of Huey Long. Collection includes a broadside concerning a bill for a poll tax law signed by O. K. Allen and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1901, 2175.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family     Women    
  • Goff, John K., Letter, circa 1820s. 1 item. Location: Mosc.:G. Member of House of Representatives. Letter to Mr. Thomas Freeman, Surveyor General of the District South of Tennessee, written by John K. Goff recommends the appointment of Jessee Gwin as one of the deputy surveyors for Washington Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 160.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Goodridge, L. W. Letter, 1862 Feb. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Letter written by L. W. Goodridge to Gideon Wells, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, concerns the Direct Tax bill before the U.S. Congress, and its financial impact. The letter also discusses the abolitionists' political tactics in London and mentions John Slidell and James Mason traveling to Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Grace, Lucille May, 1900-1957. Scrapbooks, 1908-1956. 127 items and 13 ms. vols. Location: A:27, 84:1-12, OS:G. Register of the State Land Office. Series of eleven scrapbooks (1929-1950), and political campaign items (1956) of Lucille Grace Dent; and two scrapbooks and newspaper clippings (1908-1927), of her father, Fred J. Grace, Register of the State Land Office from 1908 until his death in 1931. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1863, 2145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Gradinego, H., Notebook, 1880-1888. 1 vol. Justice of the peace of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Notebook of H. Gradinego. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 799.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Graham, W. B. Papers. 1933-1936. 62 items. Location: E:45, J:24. Agent for the Louisiana State Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. Papers relate to the Bureau's responses to reports of criminal activities, mainly in Louisiana. They consists of investigation reports; photographs, including photographs of officers burning a marijuana field; scrapbook (1933-1936, n.d.), and newspaper clippings concerning activities of criminals such as John Dillinger and Clyde Barrow. Other items and clippings pertain to the assassination and funeral of Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3002For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Grand Pré, Charles Louis Boucher de, 1754-1809. Succession Papers, 1809-1816. 16 items. Location: Misc. Governor of the Baton Rouge District, West Florida. Statements and receipts for payment of accounts filed in connection with the settlement of the estate of Grand-Pre by Pedro Favrot and Samuel Fulton, executors, George Mather, tutor for his minor children, and Philip Hicky and Gilbert Leonard, auditors. Included is a copy of an inventory of the goods and effects of Alexander See, a weaver, who died on Philip Hicky's plantation, Hope Estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Gray, Helen. Manuscripts, ca. 1912-1915. 3 items. Location: A:56. Southern journalist, resident of New Orleans. Typescripts of an account of Gray's travels in Finland prior to World War I and her views on Southern economy and politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1250.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Great Southern Lumber Company. Collection, 1924-1938. 129 items, 2 printed vols. Location: UU:163, OS:G. Lumber company chartered in Pennsylvania in 1902, and owners of land, a sawmill, and other timber-related industries in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana. William H. Sullivan was vice-president of the company (1905-1929) and mayor of Bogalusa. Collection contains photographs of buildings, machinery, and operations of the Great Southern Lumber Company and its subsidiary, the Bogalusa Paper Company; post cards; publications; and paper specimens. Reforestation efforts of the company; tung oil groves at Isabel, Louisiana; and the Bogue Chitto stock farm are also depicted in photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3225.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Greenback Party. Election ticket, 1880. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. National and State of Illinois Greenback-Labor election ticket listing James B. Weaver of Iowa for president for the Greenback-Labor Party and Benjamin J. Chambers of Texas for vice-president, nominated in the national convention at Chicago. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Griffith, Bell. Letters, 1860, 1861. 2 items. Location: Misc.:G. Resident of Maumell, Arkansas. Letters relate to national politics, particularly support of Democratic candidate Stephen A. Douglas in the presidential election of 1860. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Griffith, Bell. Letters, 1860-1861. 2 items. Location: Misc.:G. Letters reflect the political climate in Maumelle, Arkansas and the support of Democratic candidate Stephen A. Douglas in the presidential election of 1860. Some mention is made of the character of the people, land prices, and crops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Guess, George W. Papers, 1861-1865. 1 vol.; 45 items [photocopies]. Location: M:19. Confederate officer, prisoner of war in New Orleans. Photocopies of letters concern Civil War battles, the movements of Federal troops, health of his regiment, superior officers, Confederate currency, attitudes towards slaves, civilians, and Governor Allen's emancipation proclamation in Louisiana. Letters (1864-1865) from Alexandria and Shreveport concern his court-martial and imprisonment. There is also a manuscript copy of the 'Obligation taken by the Knights of the Golden Circle,' a secret political society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Gunby, A. A. (Andrew Augustus), 1849-1917. Papers, 1864-1973 (bulk 1849-1917). 152 items; 15 vols. (4 ms. vols., 11 printed vols.). Location: UU:215-216, O:17, 98:G, OS:G. Monroe lawyer, Louisiana Appeals Court judge (1881-1892), orator, poet, author, educator, and politician. Gunby founded the Louisiana Chautauqua and was active in the 1892 anti-lottery campaign. Collection includes Gunby's manuscript poetry, prose, speeches, papers, and photographs. Published writings deal with the education of African Americans and racial conflicts in the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3266.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans    
  • Habersham, Barnard Elliott, b. 1814. Letter, 1840 Sept. 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Rev. Barnard Elliott Habersham was an Episcopal minister and son of Richard Wylly Habersham, U.S. Representative for Georgia (1839-42). B.E. Habersham at Charleston, S.C., writes to Emma Mathewes Habersham at Augusta, Ga., regarding his trouble finding good servants, a smallpox outbreak, his father's poor health, and other family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Habersham, John, 1754-1799, Letter, 1784 May 26. 1 item. Member of Continental Congress and Indian agent in Georgia. Letter describes progress of land sales in Georgia. Habersham also discusses relations with the Creek Indians and the role of Spain in fomenting the ill-will of the Indians toward Americans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2620.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hahn, Michael, 1830-1886. Letter, 1864 Jan. 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Governor of Louisiana (1864-1865) and Louisiana congressional representative. Letter from Hahn to John McNair, Superintendent of Public Education, sanctioning and authorizing McNair to apportion public school funds in the State treasury to loyal parishes of the State and to exclude insurrectionary parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education    
  • Hamilton, William Sutherland, 1789-1867?. Family Papers, 1766-1942 (bulk 1780-1884). 4 linear ft., 16 vols. Location: T:82-87, H:21, UU:148, H:21, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. U.S. Army officer under General Wade Hampton, planter of Holly Grove Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and politician who served on the first board of trustees for the College of Louisiana and a term in the Louisiana legislature. Papers reflect the administration of U.S. Army troops in the Territory of New Orleans and give an inclusive picture of national and Louisiana politics. Included are descriptions of Southern college facilities and curricula and early medical treatments. The papers also document conditions in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, land speculation in Texas, and various aspects of plantation life and economy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1029, 3167.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Hammond, John H. Letter, Jan. 1. 1 item (also typewritten copy). Location: Misc.:H. Southerner living in Chicago. Congratulatory letter to General Philip H. Sheridan for his handling of the political disturbance in the Louisiana legislature. Included are references to a plan by the Ku Klux Klan and the White League to take over the government of the Southern States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2232.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902. Letter, 1867 August 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate general during the Civil War. Letter to a friend pertains to a speech he has written and explains his attitude toward the extension of political and civil rights to African Americans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2844.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Hargrave, W. Lee. Papers, 1973. 3.5 linear ft. Location: 77:119-122. LSU law professor. Papers include notes, correspondence, memos, drafts, and other materials relative to the 1973 Louisiana Constitutional Convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3179.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Harris, John S. (John Spafford), 1825-1906. Letter, 1885 Jan. 3. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John S. Harris served as a member of the state senate (1868) and was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate (1868-1871). Harris in Helena, Mont., quotes Caecilius: "If each to each be all he can, A very God is man to man." Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Harrison, Pat, 1881-1941. Letter, 1928 Oct. 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Pat Harrison was a U.S. Representative (1911-1919) and U.S. Senator (1919-1941) for Mississippi. Pat Harrison, writing in his capacity as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Democratic National Committee, expresses to a party supporter in Mississippi his optimism for the presidential candidacy of Al Smith. Mss. 3850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hart-Bonnecaze-Duncan Family Papers, 1775-1949 (bulk 1840-1875, 1905-1940). 2 linear ft., 2 mf reels. Location: T:18, OS:H, Mss.Mf:B. Baton Rouge families related by marriage. Leon Bonnecaze was a businessman and French consular agent; Samuel Hart was the first chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department; Robert Hart served as Baton Rouge mayor in 1898-1902. Papers include correspondence and writings; legal records; financial records; ephemera; sheet music; and photographs. Papers provide some information on civilian conditions in the Civil War and on the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3371, 4208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Performing arts     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Harwell, James Maury, Letters, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hatcher, William B., Papers, 1904-1947 (bulk 1941-1946). 1.5 linear ft. Location: 11:13-14, OS:H. LSU President (1944-1947), History Department faculty member, and long-time Superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Consists of correspondence, photographs, and other personal and administrative records from Hatcher's career as an educator, administrator, and community fixture. Notable correspondents include Jimmie H. Davis and G.B. Erskine. For additional information, see online catalog, Mss. 4242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars    
  • Haynes, Bythell. Letter, 1857. 1 item. Candidate for election to the Louisiana Legislature from East Feliciana Parish. A handbill of a printed letter from Haynes to the voters of East Feliciana Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hays, Brooks, Letter. 1 item. U.S. congressman from Arkansas. Cover letter encloses material on fair employment practices from the Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2658.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Heard, H. J. Letter, 1864 June 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.H. Judge and resident of Baton Rouge. Letter from Judge Heard states that business activity in New Orleans has ceased because African Americans were celebrating that emancipation was in the State Constitution of 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Heard, William Wright, 1853-1926. Letter, 1900 Sept. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Governor William Wright Heard of Louisiana invites Governor Lon V. Stephens of Missouri to the third semi-annual convention of the Southern Industrial Association being held in New Orleans. Mss. 3746.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Heberle, Rudolf, 1896-1991. Papers, 1918-1991 (bulk 1936-1980). 9.5 linear feet. Location: 78:93-98, OS:H. Native of Germany and Boyd Professor of Sociology at LSU. Personal papers consist primarily of correspondence (some in German) relating to his need to leave Germany and obtain a position in the U.S. Professional papers include correspondence with sociologists and colleagues world-wide, research on displaced persons in Mississippi and Louisiana, social problems in Germany, German immigration, and World War II, as well as his comments on Naziism. Also included are notes, lectures, published and unpublished writings, and research files. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1921, 2254, 2345.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars     Jews     German-language    
  • Heine, Pete. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); index (2 p.). Location: L:4700.0027. Norman E. 'Pete' Heine, Baker, Louisiana, mayor and candidate for the Baton Rouge Mayor-President race (1976). Discussion of upcoming Baton Rouge mayoral race, Woody Dumas, and Baton Rouge's economy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0027.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Hilliard, Henry Washington, 1808-1892, Letter, 1868 Nov. 27. 2 items. Location: Misc.:H. Lawyer, congressman, diplomat, and Confederate general. Letter from Hilliard to Salmon P. Chase concerning correspondence from Chase published in the NEW YORK TIMES, and expressing support for the administration of Ulysses S. Grant. Biographical information about Hilliard is also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2690.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Historical Society of East and West Baton Rouge Parish. Papers, 1776-1919 (bulk 1915-1919). 451 items. Location: UU:127, OS:H, 98. Records consist of administrative files (1915-1919), clippings related to WWI and the Baton Rouge Municipal Centenary, and the papers of Philemon Thomas and Colonel George Morgan. Papers of Philemon Thomas concern the construction of a memorial tablet. Papers of Col. Morgan [photocopies] include his commission as Agent of Indian affairs (Apr 10, 1776), letter from the Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson commenting on Colonel Morgan's loyalty in the Burr Conspiracy (1822). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 131, 893, 1227.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars    
  • Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904. Letter, 1902 April 22. 1 item. Location: Misc. United States senator. Letter, probably to Julia Ward Howe, discussing the exclusion of African Americans from the General Federation of Women's Clubs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Hodge, Benjamin, L., d.1864. Portrait, ca. 150-1864. 1 item [photographic copy]. Location: E:70. Representative to the Confederate Congress from the 5th Congressional District, Louisiana (Shreveport). Portrait. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Hodges, Campbell B. Letter, 1829. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Letter from King Alphonses XIII to Colonel C. B. Hodges, congratulating him on his appointment as adjutant to President Herbert Hoover and commenting on his services in the U.S. Embassy in Madrid. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Holland, Henry Richard Vassall Fox. Letters, 1817-1821. 3 items. Location: H. English statesman and supporter of abolition. Letters relate to settling the estate of a friend. Part of the George De Forest collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location:Misc:H. Illinois Congressman. Holman states his favorable opinion on the propositions by John C. Crittenden to restore the Missouri compromise line and protect slavery in the District of Columbia by constitutional amendment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, Letter. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. U.S. President. Thank you letter to the President of Rollins College for the generous donation and encouragement to the Finnish Relief Fund from President Hoover as chairman. The letter is on Finnish Relief Fund stationery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hornor, Joseph P. Collector, 1718-1908. 149 items, 2 vols. Location: UU:103. New Orleans lawyer. Items relate primarily to New Orleans history and include colonial and ante-bellum commercial documents, land claims, slave bills of sale, estate documents, and political materials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2036, 2055, 2107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     African Americans    
  • Hoyt, Stephen. Letter, 1864 September 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Captain in the Union army and acting mayor of New Orleans in the Civil War. Handwritten letter by Hoyt on Mayoralty of New Orleans letterhead with seal of the city, declaring himself innocent of charges of having threatened city employees in order to influence their vote. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Hubert, Louis A. Papers, 1832-1846. 10 items. Location: Misc., OS:H. Resident of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Papers consisting of acts of sale for slaves and a plantation, and a commission appointing Hubert justice of the peace of Pointe Coupee Parish in 1846. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1724.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Huddle, David Franklin, 1852-1921. Papers, 1883, 1885, 1954. 4 items. Location: Misc. Louisiana educator and mayor of Pineville. Letter (1885) invites Huddle to leave Virginia and teach in Pineville, Louisiana. A clipping from the Alexandria (Louisiana) Daily Town Talk is of a ceremony in honor of Huddle. Enclosed is a memo with brief biographical information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2672.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Huey P. Long published materials, 1932-1936, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long scrapbooks, 1921-1939. 57 ms. vols. [principally photocopies]. Location: 132:. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and other printed items such as handbills, speeches, circulars, cartoons, posters, and letters, relating to the political career of Huey Long. Information about national, state, and local politics is also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long photograph, circa 1930. 1 item Location: E:72. Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Photograph shows Long leading the LSU band. Photograph. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2906For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long photograph, circa 1932-1935. 1 item. Location: E:. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Photograph showing Huey Long delivering a speech at Shreveport, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long painting, ca. 1935. 1 item. Location: OS:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), and U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1932-1935). He was assassinated Sept. 8, 1935. Photographic reproduction of a painting by New Orleans artist John McCrady titled "The Shooting of Huey Long." It was commissioned by LIFE and reproduced in the magazine's June 26, 1939 issue. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long photograph album, 1928-1935. 1 album (30 photographs). Location: V:67. Winnfield, Louisiana, attorney, Louisiana Public Service Commission member, Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Photographs depict Long as governor and senator, Long's associates, family, LSU and Tulane events, the Overton trial, and Hattie Caraway's Arkansas campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4495.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long newspaper clippings, 1935 September-October. 3,204 items. Location: Z:26. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Clippings including news stories and editorials from national newspapers covering the assassination of Huey Long (Sept-Oct 1935), received by Dr. James Monroe Smith, president of Louisiana State University, from Luce's Press Clipping Bureau of New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2031.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long newspaper clipping scrapbook, 1929 January 28-March 29. 1 vol. Location: F:3. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings relating to Huey Long and the attempt to impeach him. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long broadsides, 1935. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long collection, 1934-1935. 3 items. Location: Misc:H. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Collection includes a photograph of Long and friends, a pamphlet concerning Long and the Senate, and published sheet music. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts    
  • Huey P. Long broadside, 1934. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. 'The Ring Thugs at Work,' printed statement concerning campaign issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long assassination painting, 1976. 1 item [photographic reproduction]. Location: E:.65. Winnfield, Louisiana, attorney, Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Huey P. Long assassination painting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3232.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Huey P. Long in Pennsylvania photographs, 1935 . 7 items. Location: E:66, Box 10. Seven black and white photographs of then Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long addressing an audience in Pennsylvania in 1935. The photographic prints were created by Harpel Studios of Lebanon, Pa. Mss. 5047.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Huguet, Adolphe H. (Adolphe Hiram), 1837-1928, Family Papers, 1850-1973. 13 items; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:255, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. Related families of Adolphe H. Huguet and William S. Pike were influential in the economy and politics of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, death notices, photographs, legal papers, and other materials relating to the Huguet and Pike families in Louisiana, as well as to their relatives living in Spain and France. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955, Letter, 1941 December 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. U.S. Secretary of State. Letter to Governor Coke R. Stevenson of Texas referring to complaints from the Mexican embassy that Mexican citizens were subjected to segregation in commercial establishments in Texas and requesting that steps be taken to improve the situation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2912.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Hummel, Richard J., Sr. Papers, 1861, 1875, 1894-1896, 1929. 250 items. Location: UU:63, OS:H. Baton Rouge postmaster. Papers of Richard J. Hummel Sr., Baton Rouge, La., postmaster, include an acknowledgment from Governor Huey P. Long of a letter from Hummel concerning a proposed plan for additional financial aid from the state for public schools (1929), a Louisiana state bond (1875), 246 hand-stamped mail covers (1894-1896), and a Louisiana militia commission (1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2044.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Long Family    
  • Hunt, H. L., 1890-1975. Letter, 1963 December 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Letter from Texas oilman, H. L. Hunt, to James L. Ford of Carbondale, Ill., writing that it is his opinion that no one who is active in patriotic efforts in the United States could in any way be connected with the assassination of President Kennedy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3115.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hunter, John Anderson, 1914-, Oral history interview. 3 sound cassettes, Transcript (38 pages). Location: L4700.0028. President of LSU (1962-1972). Interview deals with Hunter's work as President of LSU. Topics include the expansion of the LSU system; relationship with the Louisiana legislature; alumni ties in Central America; and Hunter's work with Governor John McKeithen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0028.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Hunter, Napoleon Bonaparte. Family Papers, 1841-1968 (bulk 1870-1937). 79 items, 28 vols. Location: T:87, P:19. Mayor and merchant of Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a ledger containing accounts with individuals and plantations in Tensas Parish and a Mayor's Record that extends through the administrations of Hartwig Moss, Joseph Gorton, and Napoleon B. Hunter. Also included are records and printed material of the Order of the Knights of Pythias, Tensas Lodge No. 84, and of the Woodmen of the World. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2360.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Hunter, Robert and Sarah Jane. Letters, 1846-1847. 9 items. Location: Misc:H. Letters exchanged between R. [Robert] A. Hunter while serving in the Louisiana State Senate, and his wife, Sarah Jane, residing either on their plantation or their summer home in the "Pine Woods" in Rapides Parish or in Alexandria. In addition to love letters, correspondence includes description of political activities and also his service as an officer in the Mexican War. She relates news of family, friends, crops, and other local happenings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Hyams, H. M. (Henry M.), Papers. 332 items. Location: B:51. Nephew of Lieutenant Governor Hyams and clerk of court of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers of H.M. Hyams, nephew of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Henry M. Hyams and clerk of court of Natchitoches Parish, La. The papers document his business dealings with New Orleans cotton factors, especially S.P. Walmsley; his duties as clerk of court; and other personal business matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 480.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hyams, Henry M. (Henry Michael), 1806-1875. Family Papers, 1843-1953 (bulk 1901-1955). 313 items, 7 printed vols. Location: E:55. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 13-14. Lawyer, state senator, and lieutenant governor of Louisiana. In the 1830s he was a member of a vigilante committee to oppose anti-slavery interests. His son, Henry Hyams, Jr., was a lawyer in New Orleans as was his daughter, Judith Hyams Douglas. Papers consist of letters pertaining to the political situation in Grant Parish, Louisiana, in 1873 and the causes of the Colfax riot. Included are land patents and plats issued in Carroll, St. Landry, and Caldwell parishes, Louisiana, and in Texas. Papers of Henry M. Hyams, Jr. relate to his work for the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims and family lawsuits which concerned litigation and recovery of Hyams' lands principally by Judith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1392, 1564.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Hyer, Frances C. and N. F. Hyer letters and related newspaper clipping. 1864-1865. 3 items. Location:MISC:H. The letter from Mr. N. F. Hyer is written to his son-in-law, Mr. Charles D. Elliot of Massachusetts. The letter mentions the steamboat Empress, Admiral Farragut and Mobile, and the prospect of purchasing land after the war to make a profit on timber. Letter from Mrs. Frances C. Hyer is written to her daughter, Mrs. Emily J. Elliot of Massachusetts. Mrs. Hyer mentions business and politics, including reference to Governor Wells and two July Fourth celebrations, one of which featured a speech by General Nathaniel P. Banks (which she praises). Includes a newspaper clipping referred to in letter. For further information online catalog. Mss.3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Women    
  • Innerarity, James. Letters, 1816-1820. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. James and John Innerarity were associates of the commercial house of John Forbes and Company, Pensacola, Florida. Letters from Innerarity to Eligius Fromentin, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and to the Land Office of East Pearl River pertain to the settlement of land claims between the Mississippi and Perdido Rivers. Included is a statement listing cargo for a ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 908.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Innerarity, John. Papers, 1800-1854. 48 items. Location: B:50. Vice Consul of France at Pensacola, Florida, and a member of the firm John Forbes and Company, which engaged in trade with Native Americans along the Gulf Coast. Correspondence documents shipment of goods, accounts, and purchases of slaves for a plantation in Georgia.Letters relating to Innerarity's French consular service (1835-1853) discuss land claims, political appointments, and the Mexican War. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1271, 1273.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Interim Printing Company. Sample book, 1888-1896. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:24. Located in Convent, Louisiana. Sample book contains handbills for fairs, elections, concerts, and baseball games; wedding invitations and death notices; and billheads for merchants. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Isaacson, Alfred H. Editorial, 1879 June 5. 1 manuscript. Location: Misc. Alfred H. Isaacson, administrator of the Department of Finance of the City of New Orleans, La., writes the editor of the City Item detailing his position on state debt. Mss. 3921.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845, Letter, 1814 July 16. 1 item. Seventh president of the United States, married to Rachel Donelson. Jackson was considered a national hero for his 1813 defeat of the Creek Indians. Letter to Jackson's wife written from Fort Jackson, Louisiana. Jackson discusses the prospects of further conflicts with Indian war parties, and relates his intent to return to Tennessee soon, pending the outcome of a meeting with tribal leaders. Jackson also mentions the plight of starving Indian families, and instructs his wife to take good care of two horses he has sent to her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4694.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jacobs, A. J. (Andrew Jay), 1852-1927. Papers, 1867-1927 (bulk 1867-1897). .3 linear ft. (7 items; 1 vol.). Location: U:238, H:22. Born in Clinton, Louisiana, and raised in Girard, Richland Parish, Louisiana. Jacobs attended LSU, and throughout his adult life he was employed by railroad companies. He married Adelaide Elizabeth Bohne in 1881 and they had five daughters. Two letters written by Jacobs while a student at LSU comment on General Sherman's visit to campus and on political and farming conditions in Richland Parish. Three letters (1897) to his daughter Louise, in Louisville, reflect Jacobs' paternal interest. Included is a 1927 memorium to Jacobs from a Louisville and Nashville Railroad publication providing entries regarding Jacobs' work and trips, and including poems, articles, and anecdotes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2069, 2074.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Transportation    
  • Jahncke, Ernest Lee, Sr., 1877-1960. Papers, 1852-1960 (bulk 1911-1941). 1,528 items, 32 vols. Location: U:136-143, F:22-23, OS:J. Rear Admiral in the Naval Reserve, assistant secretary of the navy during the Hoover administration, president of Jahncke Interests in New Orleans, and first executive director of the Louisiana State Department of Commerce and Industry. Papers documenting Jahncke's civic, cultural, and professional interests. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1713, 1805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • James B. Aswell, Jr. letters,1954-1955. 16 items. Location: Misc.:A. Author and resident of Natchitoches, Louisiana; son of James B. Aswell (1869-1931), educator and U.S. congressman. Letters of James B. Aswell, Jr. to Charles East pertain to book reviews written by Aswell for the MORNING ADVOCATE, to other writings, and to personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • James B. Aswell, Jr., Papers,1953 . 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Author and resident of Natchitoches, Louisiana. His father, James B. Aswell, an educator and U. S. congressman. Collection contains Dudley Frasier's biographical sketch of Aswell, the author of THE BIRDS AND THE BEES; the sketch mentions the burning of Aswell's papers in his hometown of Natchitoches. Included is a publicity photograph of Aswell for Reinhart & Co. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • James Madison. Will, 1812. 1 item. Location: Misc. First Protestant Episcopal bishop of Virginia and president of the College of William and Mary. Handwritten and typewritten copy of the last will and testament of James Madison recorded by the clerk of court, James City County, Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Family Papers, 1836-1947. 336 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: W:23, M:21, OS:J, 98:J, Mss.Mf:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Correspondence pertains to Jastremski's military service in the Civil War, his political career in Baton Rouge, and his term as U.S. Consul in Peru. The collection also contains copies of speeches made by Jastremski, photographs, and prints. Included are three scrapbooks containing clippings and articles about Jastremski's political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Long Family    
  • Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Papers, 1876-1889. 3 items. Location: Misc., OS:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Documents concerning property purchased by General Leon Jastremski in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Jefferson Davis cartoon, 1865. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Jenkyn, Thomas W. Letter. 1837 February 16. 1 item. Location: Misc: J. Religious writer and president of Coward College, London. Letter written by Jenkyn to Rev. J. Austin Roberts of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Jenkyn reports on both personal and political matters, referring to the abolition of church rates in England and to the issue of slavery in the United States. Jenkyn names two ministers who had 'sunk sadly' due to their pro-slavery temporizing in the U.S. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Jewell & Prescott. Crescent City illustrated: the commercial, social, political and general history of New Orleans, 1872. 1 vol. Location: W:51. Edwin L. Jewell was prominent in New Orleans publishing from ca. 1886 to 1887 as a newspaper editor and publisher. Theodore Lilienthal was active as a photographer in New Orleans from ca. 1854-1886. Prospectus for Jewell's Crescent City Illustrated, published in 1873 by Edwin L. Jewell. Includes a title page, sample ads and essays, and numerous original photographs by Theodore Lilienthal, which appear as engravings in the published works. . For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4526.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • John Overton-Edwin Broussard Senate primary hearings scrapbook, 1933. 1 item. Location: S:123. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE (New Orleans), Feb. 7, 1933 to May 2, 1933, reporting the hearings and continued political controversy over the hearings and the allegations. Alternate title is Huey Long impeachment scrapbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Telegram, 1865 August 30. 1 item. Location: Misc. American vice-president and president. Military telegram to Governor W. L. Sharkey of Mississippi refers to the proclamation authorizing restoration of state government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864, Letter, 1827 May 30. 1 item. Misc.:J. U.S. congressman, senator, and governor from Louisiana. Letter to the Governor of Mississippi remarks on the apprehension of a man who stole a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2869.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864, Letter, 1844 April 19. Misc.:J. 1 item. U.S. congressman, senator, and governor from Louisiana. Letter to J. Y. Spencer referring to a letter from Mr. Branche. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864, Letter, 1819 Jan. 17. 1 item. Misc.:J. U.S. congressman, senator, and governor from Louisiana. Letter extolling the farming of cotton, and in particular, the merits of the Lafourche and Attakapas areas for their fertility, healthful climate, and low land prices for farming sugar. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2502.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Johnston, J. Bennett, 1932-. Papers, 196?-1996. Ca. 1000 linear ft., 19 cassette tapes. Location: L:30, B6. Shreveport, Louisiana, attorney, U.S. senator. Papers include materials relating chiefly to Johnston's senatorial career. Collection contains cassette tapes (1990) of campaign speeches and interviews of Louisiana politicians including David Duke, Ben Bagert, and J. Bennett Johnson. Materials relating to Senator Russell Long are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4473.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Jones, Sam Houston, 1897-1978, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. 1 sound cassette, Transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.0030. Governor of Louisiana (1940-1944). Jones discusses his political campaign of 1940; changes he made while in office; Huey Long's political following; views on social welfare; government corruption; his executive secretary, Cocheran; his wife's role in his career; and his family background. Jones also discusses state senator W. D. Cotton's role in the bridge over Calcasieu River; and development of schools and buildings during his administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0030.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Women    
  • Jones, Sam Houston, 1897-1978, Reminiscences of Sam Houston Jones and others: oral history. 6 items; 4 reel to reel 1/4 inch audio tapes. Governor of Louisiana (1940-1944). Interviews with Jones, associates of Jones', and G.T. Owens, Jones' executive secretary. Items include photocopies of correspondence with Jones and thesis by Daugherty about Jones. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2538.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jordan, Randell M. Papers, 1963-1971. .3 linear ft. Location: E:64, 98:J. Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan in Winnfield, Louisiana. Manuscript materials include instructions given to Klan members and a speech given by Jordan. Printed items include political and informational materials, rules, codes, procedures, membership forms, oaths, and ephemera. Some materials relate to racial integration of Parkview Estate Nursing Home in Winnfield in the late 1960s; integration in schools; and political actions of John. F. Kennedy and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3360.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Kaine, Alice J. Cutright. Papers, 1880-1881, 1893. 8 letters, 1 diary. Location: Misc. Alice J. Cutright was an active member on the Board of the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls, an advisor to Tuskegee Institute (1894-1896), and in 1898 became the first woman appointed to the Wisconsin State Board of Control for Prisons. The papers consist of four letters and a travel diary written by her during a trip down the Mississippi River from Springfield, Ill., to New Orleans, La., in March-April 1880. Personal letters received from friends and acquaintances in New Orleans are also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans     Women    
  • Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918. Papers, 1861, 1869-1884. 1,238 items. Location: U:176-179, OS:K. Collector of the Port of New Orleans, U.S. senator and representative from Louisiana, and governor of Louisiana. Papers relating chiefly to Kellogg's gubernatorial administration and including letters from contemporary politicians concerning local patronage, African American voting, and federal occupation of certain areas of the state. Included are petitions for redress of grievances; extradition papers for fugitives from justice; and a joint resolution of the Louisiana Legislature opposing Kellogg's U.S. Senate membership. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 195, 543, 575.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     African Americans    
  • Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918, Letter, 1874 Jan. 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. Letter addressed to the Hon. John Sherman at Washington outlining current business in the Louisiana Legislature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kemp, Bolivar E. (Bolivar Edwards), 1871-1933. Papers, 1913-1965. .5 linear feet. Location: 46. Amite, Louisiana, attorney, LSU Board of Supervisors member, U.S. congressman, and son-in-law of Harry D. Wilson, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Immigration. Papers include correspondence, printed items, photographs, and news clippings documenting the professional careers and social activities of Kemp, Wilson, and other family members. Broadsides relate to Huey Long's and Richard Leche's campaigns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3567.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Kennon, Robert Floyd, 1902-, Papers. 5,828 items, 10 ms. vols. Location: 6:9-22; 6:26-29; OS:K. Minden, Louisiana, attorney, judge, Louisiana Supreme Court justice, and Louisiana governor. Papers include office files, personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, political campaign materials, and newspaper clippings. The collection deals with Kennon's military service during World War II and state and national politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2719.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kent, Amos, 1811-1906. Family Papers, 1770-1906 (bulk 1855-1900). .25 linear ft. (130 items, 1 vol.). Location: C:31. Family of New Hampshire and Louisiana; merchant in Baton Rouge and farmer in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. The town of Kentwood was named in his honor. Kent served 8 years in the Louisiana legislature. Family correspondence of three generations of the Kent family and business papers of Amos Kent. Amos Kent's business papers consist of legal opinions of attorneys, deeds, and letters. Included is a diary kept by young George Favrot of Baton Rouge (later a U.S. Congressman from the Baton Rouge District) which describes happenings about town. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 199, 724, 1101, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Kernion, George C. H. Family papers, 1544-1942 (1832-1942). 174 items, 3 pamphlets. New Orleans public accountant and tax specialist. Papers include documents related to Kernion's career as an accountant and copies of genealogies and documents containing vital statistics for the Kernion, Campbell, Huchet, and Quimper families. Included in the collection are Civil War Confederate letters and political speeches and broadsides of Huey P. Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1629.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Long Family    
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Correspondence, 1855-1859, 1865-1866. 15 items. Location: Misc. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters from James O. Fuqua pertain principally to clients but also give some information concerning local politics and living conditions in Baton Rouge. Letters from others pertain to law suits and local politics. Included is a letter in which James O. Fuqua discusses the eagerness of some citizens to take the Amnesty Oath and civilian comments on the outcome of the Civil War, and the freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Family collection, 1838-1899. 565 items, 43 vols. Location: E:5-7, G:13, OS:K. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains personal and business papers of three generations of the Kilbourne family. Papers include documents related to Kilbourne's legal career, Civil War letters from Kilbourne to his wife, and records of the Comite Plantation. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 690, 730.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Kilbourne, Richard, Circular, 1967. 1 broadside. Resident of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. "Socialism vs. the Constitution' by Judge Richard Kilbourne defends his position for leaving the Democratic Party and joining the Republican Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2190.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Letter, 1860 November 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. United States Postmaster-General under Presidents Pierce and Buchanan. Letter comments on strength of secessionist feelings and urges support of the President and Unionist policies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • King, William R., 1786-1853, Letter,1832 December 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. U.S. senator from Alabama, U.S. minister to France, and vice-president of the U.S. Letter to J. B. Clark discussing efforts in Congress to modify tariff regulations and attitudes towards President Jackson's order that South Carolina collect tariff duties. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2613.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • King, William W. Family Papers, 1833-1954 (bulk 1868-1936). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Religion    
  • Kirby, Thomas Austin. Oral history interview, 1982. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (27 pages). Location: L:4700.31. Served as Chair of the Department of English at LSU from 1940 to 1973. Kirby is best known for his work Troilus: A Study in Courtly Love. Interview concerns Kirby's education in the 1930s, his work at the LSU English Department, and his colleagues. Topics include Kirby's predecessor, rivalry between certain professors, Huey Long's effect on LSU, and the demise of the Southern Review. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.31.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Kleinpeter, Andrew. Papers, 1827-1833. 20 items. Location: B:40. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from relatives in Spencer County, Kentucky, and letters from James Neilson, attending school in Lexington, Kentucky, commenting on Henry Clay after attending a party in his home, and mentioning a shooting by supporters of Clay and Jackson. Includes business letters of Isidor Larguire, cotton broker, of New Orleans; and a letter of A. Jones, Baton Rouge, concerning the treatment of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Business     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Knott (R. B.) Papers, 1929-1973 (bulk:1929-1945). 0.25 linear feet. Location: X:15. A state senator from Ruston, La. (1928-1932) affiliated with the Long family. Contains two volumes on Governor Huey P. Long, including the Rules of Procedure for his impeachment trial in the state senate signed by Long, his aides, state legislators and senate staff. Also includes materials from Knott’s failed state senate campaign in 1940 and the will of Clara Long Knott, the older sister of Governors Huey and Earl Long and the sister-in-law of Knott. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5002.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Landry-Pedesclaux family correspondence, 1806-1896. 38 items. Location: W:52. Related families of south Louisiana. Correspondence among members of these families in Louisiana and in the Northeast U.S. includes comments on business, national politics, and college life at Georgetown University and schools in Massachusetts. Some letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     French-language    
  • Langwell, William J. H. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from William J.H. Langwell, a businessman traveling between New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala., to his wife, Rebecka Langwell, in New Albany, Ind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Larson, Shine, 1903-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (50 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.00mss 142334. Resident of Bayou Chene, Louisiana. Larson discusses his family background; picking and ginning Spanish moss; logging; trapping fur animals; fishing; the flood of 1927; local politics and elections; alligator hunting; life in Bayou Chene; and the transport of children to school by boat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0034.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Lauve, C. L. Account book, 1826-1833, 1874-1877. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Probably a woman farmer of Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Receipts of Balthazar Dupuy for sums of money received in his official capacity as sheriff of Iberville Parish; and cash accounts of Lauve. Entries include cash received for sewing, butter, and wood; and cash paid out for clothing, groceries, and taxes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1528.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Lawrence, Henry E. Diary, 1837-1842. 1 vol. Location: A:3. Special agent for the Department of State and resident of Queens, New York City. Incomplete accounts of a trip from New York City by steamboat to Quebec, Canada; and a diplomatic mission to Mexico, to obtain the release of Franklin Combs and other Americans taken prisoner with members of the Sante Fe Expedition from Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1540.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Lawson, L. E. L. A. Letter, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc. Daughter of General E. W. Ripley of Jackson, Louisiana. Letter from Mrs. Lawson, either a newcomer or visitor in Washington, D.C., mentions that through the kindness of Senator Solomon W. Downs of Louisiana she has been introduced to Washington residents and visits the Capitol every day. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1926.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Lawton, Josiah. Letter, 1811. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Letter from Lawton to John Avery Collins, Newport, Rhode Island, describes business and political unrest in St. Francisville and the West Florida territory. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 633.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Lazaro, Ladislas. Papers, 1894-1928. 6,235 items, 43 vols. Location: C:37-43, P:4, Z:16. Louisiana physician, state senator, U.S. congressman, and planter. Papers contain correspondence, clippings, speeches, government publications, and memorandum books recording Lazaro's service as a U.S. Representative. Political papers reflect his interest in agriculture and the tariff question, state and local politics, and related national matters. Daybooks and ledgers document his medical practice in Grand Prairie (1894-1913). Some bound volumes include material about World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1113, 1149.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     20th Century Wars     Jews    
  • Lea, Lemanda E. Papers, 1858-1872. 57 items. Location: E:39. Resident of Liberty, Mississippi, and wife of a Confederate soldier. Correspondence includes letters from her mother, Sarah Sandell of Pike County, Mississippi, and letters from camps in Mississippi and Louisiana written by her husband, I. G. Lea, and her brothers, C. J. and W. G. Martin. Printed items include a speech by the Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale of Mississippi, and minutes of the Union Baptist Association. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 704.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • LeBlanc, Preston C. Family Papers, 1923-1969 (bulk 1923-1925). 0.6 linear ft. Locations: UU:76, OS:L. Personal letters to Floris M. Showers from her suitors, Preston C. LeBlanc and Herbert W. Hutchins, discuss personal activities and their affection for Floris. Herbert Hutchins also writes at length about the Indianapolis 500, sailing, German politics, the political environment in Europe, the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, prohibition, and the death of President Warren Harding. Other material includes an illustrated postcard of the train station in Lafayette, La. (undated), a portrait of LeBlanc (undated), and photographs of unidentified persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Leche, Richard Webster, 1898-1965. Speeches. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Leche, Richard Webster, 1898-1965. Papers. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family    
  • Leche, Richard Webster, 1898-1965. Broadside, 1938. Location: E:Imprints. Governor of Louisiana (1936-1939). Broadside explaining Leche's administrative program relative to the use of tax revenues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2853.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lee, M. Lindley. Letter, 1863 January 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. U.S. representative from New York (1859-1861). Letter from Lee on a visit to Washington, D.C., giving his impressions of the city and commenting on a few changes brought about by the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Leonard, Theodule. Papers, 1841-1896. 135 items. Location: C:55. Planter, tax collector, and sheriff of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and captain of Company O of the West Feliciana Regiment of the Louisiana Militia in the Civil War. Letters relate Confederate maneuvers around Columbus, Kentucky. Some papers and letters in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     French-language    
  • Lewis, Jones W., 1883-1955, Record books. 7 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Notary and Justice of the Peace in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Record books contain entries for farm and home activities together with community and other news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2276.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lintner, Joseph Albert, 1822-1898. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lintner, Mary E. Campbell. Scrapbook. 1819-1832. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Resident of Johnston and Schoharie, New York, and probably the wife of Joseph Albert Lintner. Scrapbook of clippings from British and American newspapers containing a speech of President John Quincy Adams, articles and verse on national holidays, religion, women and marriage, and pictures of prominent persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1842.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Papers, 1801-1836 (bulk 1820-1835). 0.3 linear ft. Location: U:219. U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana, U.S. Secretary of State, and Minister to France. Documents and letters relating to the controversy over the Batture Ste. Marie in New Orleans. Includes letters from Denis Prieur, mayor of New Orleans, and a photostat of an Aaron Burr letter. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 516, 644.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter, 1834 Oct. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward Livingston was U.S. Representative for Louisiana (1823-1829), U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1829-1831), U.S. Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson (1831-1833), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1833-1835). Edward Livingston writes from Paris to Edwin James promising to deliver a package for him and applauding the scientific pursuits of Americans. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter, 1802 May 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward Livingston was U.S. Representative for Louisiana (1823-1829), U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1829-1831), U.S. Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson (1831-1833), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1833-1835). Edward Livingston writes Elisha Jenkins, the New York state comptroller, requesting his company at a dinner with Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin and others. Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1866. Letter, 1865 September 8. 1 item. Location: Misc. Republican senator from Illinois. Letter to Major G. K. Pangborn declines an invitation to speak in his state and mentions the possibilities for passage of the constitutional amendment prohibiting slavery in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2622.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Long, Carolyn Bason. Papers, 1969-1985. 6 linear ft. Location: 29:; Mss. Mf.:L. Volunteer activist, wife of Senator Russell B. Long. Papers include personal correspondence, photographs, and materials documenting charitable activities, social engagements, and duties as a senator's wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4020.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Women    
  • Long, Catherine Small. Papers, 1985-1986. 15 linear ft. Location: 4:28-34, 34:73. Vault: 54. U.S. congresswoman from Louisiana. Congressional office files of Long representing the Eighth Congressional District. The collection includes correspondence, printed material, photographs, a videotape, and campaign memorabilia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4051.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Women    
  • Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960. Recording, 1961. 1 sound disc. Location: LP 11075, vault:12. Governor of Louisiana, 1939-1940, 1948-1952, and 1956-1960. 'The Last of the Red Hot Papas' as recorded by Earl Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts    
  • Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960. Papers, 1937-1977. 511 items, 12 vols., 2 reels of film, 2 videocassettes. Location: 1:43-44, 20:10-, OS:L, 99:, L:30. Papers include scrapbooks of mainly newspaper clippings spanning Long's political and social career, photographs, miscellaneous manuscript and printed items, and 2 films covering early Louisiana history and Long's inauguration (May 1956). Films have been converted to video and are available on videocassette only. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3126.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960. Letter, 1956 Sept. 24. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Governor of Louisiana, 1939-1940, 1948-1952, and 1956-1960. Letter responds to request for an autographed photograph and expresses hope for Democratic victory in coming presidential election. Includes an autographed photograph of Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2816.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Gillis William, 1923-1985, Papers, 1923-1985 (bulk 1951-1985). 323 linear ft. Location: 34:74-79, 2-4, vault, OS:L. Member of the U.S. House of Representative from the Louisiana 8th Congressional District. Correspondence, office files, printed material, photographs, electronic media, and memorabilia. Office files include personal files, staff files, legislative files, federal department and independent agency files, grant and project files, press files, committee files, and campaign files reflecting Long's political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, U.S. Selective Service registration card. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     20th Century Wars    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Tape recording, ca. 1928-1935. 1 audio tape reel. Location: W:15. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Radio broadcast from the files of station WWL, New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3037.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Tape recording, ca. 1934-1938. Location: W:15. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Radio statement on the 'Share the Wealth' program from the files of radio station KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Papers, 1927-1935. 9 items. Location: Misc.:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Papers include letters (some photocopies) and bills pertaining to Louisiana legislature, broadside, cartoon, and sheet music of 'Every Man a King.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 557, 1240, 1350, 1956.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. Letter, 1928 Oct. 12. 1 item. Location:Misc.L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Letter from Long to Dan Moody, Texas governor, inviting him or someone appointed by him to attend the Conference of the Board of Governors of the United States, to be held in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Long Family    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Papers, 1915-1936. 49 linear ft. Location:30:2-26, OS:L, vault:13. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Collection includes general, family, congressional, and legal correspondence, impeachment documents, radio speeches, book and senatorial campaign accounts, Public Service Commission records, printed items, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Autograph, 1931 Sept. 14. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Letter to an autograph collector signed by Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. Collection, circa 1930-1935. 3 items. Location: Misc. This collection consists of a Louisiana Capitol Building Bond for $1,000 payable in 1938 and signed by Huey P. Long (1931), a photograph of Long (circa 1930-35), and a bronze-colored plaster bust of Long by an unknown artist. Mss. 4076.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Rose McConnell, 1892-1970. Silhouette, 1936 Apr. 15. 1 silhouette. Location: E:65. Rose McConnell Long served in the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband and served from January 31, 1936, to January 3, 1937. An ink-on-paper silhouette drawing of Rose McConnell Long while a U.S. Senator. Mss. 4158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Long, Russell B. Papers, 1912-1990. 771 linear ft. Location: 21-29, 84. Shreveport, Louisiana, attorney, U.S. senator. Papers include correspondence; legislative, committee, federal agency, special project, and political campaign files; press releases; speeches; audio tapes; motion picture film; videotapes; and photographs, relating chiefly to Long's senatorial career. Topics include tax reform, petroleum issues, and employee stock options. Materials on the personal and political activities of other Long family members, among them Huey Long, are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Long, Russell B. Papers, Huey Pierce Long phonodisc. 1 audio cassette, 1 phonodisc. Location: 27:61, 29:28. Winnfield, Louisiana, attorney, Louisiana Public Service Commission member, Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Transcription (33 1/3 RPM phonograph record and cassette tape copy) of a speech, 'Our Plundering Government,' delivered by Long over the Columbia Broadcasting Company radio network, February 20, 1935 (length 26 minutes). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Lopez, Andrew. Letter, 1848 Dec. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Andrew Lopez of Canton, Mass., writes to Elijah Dunbar of New Orleans, La., describing a grand torchlight procession in honor of Zachary Taylor held prior to his election, local ladies' balls and societies, and other community news from Canton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4008.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • López, Manuel. Papers, 1802-1835. 26 items. Location: U:211. Planter of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, superintendent of the Spanish royal warehouse in New Orleans, and Justice of the Peace of East Baton Rouge Parish. Papers of Manuel Lopez, a description of the boundaries of Distrito de la Feliciana (1802), and an inventory of the department of forts. Also included is the will of Juan Perez. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Louisiana. Legislature, "To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled. The memorial of the State of Louisia.," circa 1817. 1 item (13 pages). Location: Misc.:L, Vault:1. Galley proof, with manuscript revisions and additions, of the message of the Louisiana Legislature to the U.S. Congress, requesting that various land claims from territorial days by confirmed. These changes may have been made by Edward Livingston. The final version, which was communicated to the U.S. Senate on December 19, 1817, appears in the American State Papers, Vol. 30, Public lands, vol. 3, pages 282-285. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4530.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana state and municipal commission books, 1846-1932. 32 vols. (on 11 reels of microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:L. State commission books record all commissions issued to state and parish elected and appointed officials, including aldermen, judges, tax collectors, police jurors, etc. Municipal commission books list municipal officers of towns, offices held, etc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2932.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Association of Parliamentarians. Records, 1960-1991. Non-profit association of parliamentarians that was chartered in 1960 by the National Association of Parliamentarians. Collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, convention information, newsletters, membership lists, and financial records. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Commission On Law Enforcement And Administration Of Criminal Justice, Papers. 71 items. Location: W:39. Special commission created by Executive Order 59, issued by Louisiana Governor John McKeithen to assess problems of law enforcement, criminal justice, and corrections. Papers include correspondence, minutes of meetings, agendas, memoranda, imprints, and other materials relative to the work of the Commission. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3205.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Congressional election papers, 1812, 1816. 4 items. Location: Misc.:L. Election returns and certifications for the elections of the U.S. Representative for Louisiana in 1812 and 1816 at which Thomas Bolling Robertson was elected each time. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 251.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Constitutional Convention.Tapes. 215 reels [audiotape]. Location: 77:110-118. 1/4" audiotape reels contain the proceedings of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1973. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Constitutional Convention document, 1868. 1 item. Location: OS:L. Copy of a document reflecting the African American vote for the ratification of the Constitution of 1868. The document shows a tabulated vote for and against ratification of the constitution by parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1718.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1898. Autograph book, 1898. 1vol. Location: M:18. Autographs of delegate to the constitutional convention of 1898. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Constitutional Convention. Petition, 1879. 2 item. Location: OS:L. Petition of the citizens and taxpayers of New Orleans requesting the president and members of the Constitutional Convention of Louisiana to reject illegal debts of the State and to limit state taxation. A letter written by A. Garnier is attached. Letter in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 231.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN). Records, 1985-1998. 14.5 linear feet. Location: Range 10 and 142, Map Case 1. State network of individual citizens and organizations active in the campaign to enforce legislative environmental standards. Collection includes applications for environmental permits submitted by various Louisiana companies to the Department of Environmental Quality and lawsuit records documenting conflicts between companies and the DEQ. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4876.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Louisiana Health Care Campaign Records, circa 1989-2004 (bulk: 1995-2001). Location: X 16 linear feet. Grassroots coalition that advocated for accessible, affordable health care for all Louisianans. Correspondence, reports, newsletters, press releases, and board minutes, and other records of the Louisiana Health Care Campaign, as well as background material on health care reform issues and groups and budgets and reports from allied groups and relevant state agencies, including the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Insurance. Also includes records of the Louisiana Health Care Commission, of which the campaign was a member. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4957.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Medicine    
  • Louisiana Historical Society. Notice, 1859. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Printed notice announcing a meeting of the Louisiana Historical Society in Baton Rouge together with a copy of the Bill passed by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana to organize and grant a charter to the Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Louisiana House of Representatives, Special Committee. Minute book, 1867. 1vol. Location: Misc.:L. Minute book of a special committee appointed to hold hearings on a bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Thieneman of New Orleans, prohibiting the establishment of slaughter-houses above the City of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1037.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Louisiana House of Representatives, Document. 1 item [also typewritten copy]. Location: Misc.:L. Signed by the secretary of state of Kansas, certifying the foregoing resolution passed by the Louisiana House of Representatives and concurred by the Senate. Document gives an account of the disorder at the opening of the Legislature. The document also endorses a special message of President Grant and expresses confidence in the integrity of General Sheridan in performing his duties. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2232.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Leper Home records, 1884-1921 (1895-1920). 11 linear ft.; 16 v. Location: 96:1-6; OS:L; O:18. Correspondence, legal documents, administrative and financial records relate primarily to financial operations. Correspondence also concerns rules governing patients; legal documents contain court orders confining individuals to the Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Medicine     French-language     German-language    
  • Louisiana Leper Home. Records, 1890-1921 (bulk 1895-1920). 14 linear ft., 16 ms. Vols. Location: 96:1-6; OS:L; O:18. Louisiana Leper Home was established by the Legislature in 1894. Records consist of correspondence, legal documents, printed items, administrative records, and financial records that relate primarily to the financial operations of the Home. Correspondence also concerns patient care and personal conduct. Legal papers contain court orders confining individuals to the Home. Manuscript volumes include bank books, cashbooks, ledgers, and a register of patients. Some correspondence in French and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Medicine     French-language     German-language    
  • Louisiana McGovern for President Organization. Political leaflet, 1972. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Leaflet urging Baton Rouge voters to attend the Legislative District 70 Caucus and support the election of those delegates committed to Senator George McGovern to the Democratic National Convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Louisiana People's and White Man's Reform Party. Broadside, 1870 February. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Circular petition, probably printed in New Orleans, seeking signatures for the organization of a new political party opposed to radicalism and African American rule and supporting conservative white supremacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3030.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans    
  • Louisiana photograph collection, 1921-1937, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Long Family     Women    
  • Louisiana politicians' letters to George McCullough, 1953-1954. 7 letters. Location: Misc. Hale Boggs, Allen J. Ellender, Charles M. Hargroder, F. Edward Hébert, George S. Long, and Theo A. Thompson write George McCullough, a private citizen of New York City, regarding minor political points. Mss. 4158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Purchase collection, 1800-1803. 6 items [photocopies]. Location: OS:L. Photocopies of a treaty between France and the United States and four letters related to diplomacy of the Louisiana Purchase. Letters are signed by James Madison, James Monroe, and others. Copies of an issue of the newspaper, "Washington City," July 4 [1803] announcing the Purchase, are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4559.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana secession document, 1861. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Map cage. Ordinance of Secession of the State of Louisiana adopted by the Louisiana Secession Convention, January 26, 1861, and signed by the assembled delegates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 263.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Louisiana Secession Convention, Document. 2 items [photostatic copy]. None Rough draft of the Louisiana Ordinance of Secession prepared by John Perkins, Jr., and in the handwriting of Lemuel Conner. A letter (1936) by Lemuel P. Conner, Jr., of Natchez, Mississippi, explains the part his father had in writing the document. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 405.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Louisiana State Executive Department, Governor's Office record book. 1 vol. Location: F:9. Record of cash expenditures of the governor's office during the administrations of Louis A. Wiltz and Samuel D. McEnery, from the funds remaining from legislative appropriations made to Governor Francis T. Nicholls. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1481.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana State Executive Department, Governors' correspondence. 1869-1924, 1930. 665 items. C:10. Correspondence of Louisiana governors, including Henry Clay Warmoth, William Pitt Kellogg, Francis Tillou Nicholls, Louis Alfred Wiltz, Samuel Douglas McEnery, Murphy J. Foster, Luther Egbert Hall, and Ruffin G. Pleasant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1332, 2251.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana State House of Representatives. Journal, 1861-1862. 1 ms. vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:13., Mss. Mf:L. Manuscript, unpublished proceedings of the Louisiana House of Representatives, November 25, 1861-January 23, 1862. A typewritten copy is also available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 260.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Louisiana State Treasury Department. Treasurer's office books, 1864-1882. 4 ms. vols. Location: L:13. Fund books recording expenditures under such headings as General Fund, School Fund, Levee Fund, and Poll Tax Fund; journal containing accounts of the State Treasurer with the State of Louisiana; and a letterbook containing official correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 268, 709.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Louisiana Women's Political Caucus. Records, 1975-1990. 0.5 linear ft. Location: 91:70. Reports, minutes, manuals, newsletters, clippings, and other papers documenting the activities and political positions of the caucus on issues including women's rights, reproductive rights, and abortion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4580.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Louisiana. Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Scrapbooks, 1896-1958. 36 vols. Location: 124:. Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, announcements, and advertisements on activities of the New Orleans Port Commission and on national, state, and local conditions affecting the economic and political situation of the Port of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives. Roster, 1863. 1 item. Location: OS:L. Louisiana House of Representatives roster, containing an alphabetical list of members of the House of Representatives and their vote on the bill to authorize the transfer of certain moneys from the general funds of the treasury to the War Tax Fund for payment of principal and interest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Louque, Charles. Papers, 1838-1909. 518 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:112. Native of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, prominent New Orleans attorney, and Louisiana state senator. Papers document his legal activities and participation in the economic development of New Orleans. The collection includes postcard views of LSU and Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1473.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     LSU     20th Century Wars    
  • Lowrer, Elmer, 1913. Oral history interview. 1980. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (21 pages). Location: L:4700.0037. President of the ABC News Department (1963-1974) and ABC Corporate Vice President (1974-1978). Lowrer discusses David Douglas Duncan's coverage of the Vietnam War for LIFE magazine and ABC; campaign commercials in the 1952 presidential election; the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debates; and past presidential administrations' use of television. Lowrer also discusses Kennedy's handling of concern about his Catholicism and how he attracted the African American vote; and Spiro Agnew's 1969 speech against ABC News and how ABC dealt with the accusations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0037.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Loyd and Keasbey. Journal, 1827-1829. 1 vol. Location: G:4. Druggist of St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Journal of Loyd and Keasbey containing records for medical and dental visits and services, prescriptions, and sales of drugs, patent medicines, and related items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Medicine    
  • Lumpkin, John H. (John Henry), 1812-1860. Letter, 1855 June 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John H. Lumpkin was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1835), solicitor general of the Cherokee circuit (1838), U.S. Representative for Georgia (1843-1849, 1855-1857), and judge of the superior court, Rome circuit (1850-1853). John H. Lumpkin in Chattanooga, Tenn., writes Governor Herschel Vespasian Johnson of Georgia regarding his nomination as the Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District of Georgia, his recent conversation with Mark Anthony Cooper, and Georgia politics. Mss. 3950.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lusher, Robert Mills, 1823-1890. Papers, 1846-1853. 21 items. Location: Misc. Educator, public official, and Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Louisiana Sons of Temperance. Letters addressed to Lusher, written from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and other places in Louisiana, several by members of the Alexander Dimitry family. Letters relate to the Louisiana Sons of Temperance and to professional and personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3376.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Education    
  • Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939. Papers, 1932. 3 items. Location: Misc. John Roy Lynch was a Republican Congressman from Mississippi (1873-1877, 1882-1883). In two letters, Lynch praises the administration of Ulysses S. Grant and regrets never having met Abraham Lincoln. A brief biographical sketch is also included. Mss. 3928.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Lyons, Charlton Havard, 1894-1973. Papers, 1942-1973. 2 linear ft.; 14 vols. (10 ms. vols.; 4 printed vols.). Location: 7:43, Vault. Shreveport, Louisiana, attorney; petroleum engineer; gubernatorial candidate; and Louisiana Republican Party leader. Correspondence on petroleum issues and legislation; state and national politics; and desegregation and civil rights issues. Papers include letters from Louisiana and national political leaders. Volumes contain speeches, articles, clippings, and theses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3075.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Collection. 302 items. Location: 11:11. Baton Rouge photographer. Collection consists of photographs of gunboats; buildings in and around Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana during and after the Civil War; Louisiana State University's old Baton Rouge campus; the old Louisiana State Penitentiary; inauguration of Governor Murphy Foster; floats and participants in the Baton Rouge firemen's parades; Centenary College; and Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1254.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     LSU     Women    
  • Madden, Roberta M. Papers, 1968-2010. 11 linear ft. Location: 91:7-12. Baton Rouge-based businesswoman and activist. Papers include correspondence, subject files, publications, and other records related to her professional career and tenure as a leading local, state, and national advocate for women's rights and other progressive social and political causes. Mss. 5022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Education     LSU     Long Family    
  • Maddox, Lester, 1915-. Letters. 1968. 3 items. Location: Misc.:L. Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia (1967-1971). Letter to a Mrs. Peterson in which Maddox outlines his opposition to the building of a brewery in Houston County, Georgia. An attached newsclipping from the CHICAGO TRIBUNE discusses Baptist opposition to the building of a Pabst Brewery in Georgia. Included is another letter to Mrs. Peterson in which Maddox thanks her for her support of his candidacy for the presidency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Magruder, Benjamin Scott Collection, Hilda Moss Papers, 1921-1972 (1926-1940). 2.5 linear ft. Location: 109:24, OS:M. Baton Rouge, La., social worker. Papers relate to the administration of public relief aid in Louisiana under the direction of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration during the 1930s. Printed material and scrapbooks also report on WPA work programs, World War II, and the LSU Board; and they reflect the Louisiana political environment, particularly during the Huey P. Long era. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Long Family     20th Century Wars    
  • Magruder, W.H. Nathaniel, Papers, 1921-1963. 0.3 linear feet. Location: 50:15, OS:M. Correspondence and other records related to W.H. Nathaniel Magruder's management of Central Hershey sugar refinery in Cuba. The records document Magruder's relationships within the larger management structure and his experience with organized labor interests. Mss. 3915.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar     Spanish-language    
  • Makar, John. Papers, 1938-1968, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family    
  • Mangum, Willie Person, 1792-1861, Letters, 1842, 1844. 3 items. U.S. senator from North Carolina and congressional leader of the Whig Party. Letters to Colonel James Watson Webb, editor of the New York COURIER AND ENQUIRER, discuss national politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2567.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Manship, Douglas L. Papers, 1960-1963. .5 linear ft. Location: 10:43. Journalist of Baton Rouge, president of Capital City Press, and founder of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. Drafts of editorials broadcast on WBRZ-TV, and letters in response to the broadcasts. Letters particularly concern Manship's stance on the debate sparked by bills presented in the State Legislature on racial integration of public schools in Louisiana. Drafts of House Bills nos. 1-8 (1960) by T. T. Fields of Union Parish, Bryan J. Lehmann of St. Charles Parish, and Risley C. Triche of Assumption Parish are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4681.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     African Americans    
  • Marchand, Sidney A. (Sidney Albert), b. 1887. Papers, 1866-1970 (bulk 1890-1966). 2.5 linear ft. Locations: OS:M; UU:19-20. Sidney Albert Marchand served as a Louisiana State Representative from 1929 to 1932 and Mayor of Donaldsonville from 1929 to1933. The collection is comprised of Sidney Albert Marchand's correspondence, financial papers, legal and political documents, and printed materials that reflect his professional career. The manuscript writings reflect Marchand's interests as a local historian and author in Ascension Parish. Mss. 3214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Marcy, William Learned, 1786-1857, Letter, 1857 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. New York attorney and statesman; served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Pierce. Letter to Maryland Governor Philip F. Thomas referring to the sectional division of the U.S. following the election of 1856. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marrin, W. J. (William J.), Letters. 62 items (on microfilm). Mss. Mf.:M. Collection includes letters from W.J. Marrin to General Beauregard related to post-war military, political, and social issues. Originals are deposited in the Confederate Museum in Richmond, Virginia. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 809.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marshall, Henry. Portrait, ca. 1860s. 1 item [photographic copy]. Planter of DeSoto Parish, La., member of the Louisiana State Senate, delegate to the Louisiana secession convention (1861), delegate to the Confederate Provisional Congress (1861-1862) and as representative from Louisiana to the Confederate Congress. He died July 13, 1864 at his plantation, Lands End, in DeSoto Parish. Copyprint of a portrait of Henry Marshall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Martin, Bartley commissions, 1830-1833. 3 items.Location:OS:M. Military commissions issued by governors Stephen Decatur Miller (1830) and Robert Young Hayne (1833) of South Carolina conferring on Bartley Martin the ranks of captain and major in the South Carolina militia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Martin, Wade O., Scripts. 4 items. Louisiana Secretary of State. Radio broadcast scripts and cover letters signed by Wade O. Martin. The broadcast scripts discuss the sesquicentennial observance of the Louisiana Purchase. The scripts include manuscript annotations by Martin, who sent scripts and cover letters to L. T. Longmire of Alexandria, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4672.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marx, Mary Robertson. Collection, 1863-1970, undated. 1,462 items. Location:10:48-49. Resident of Baton Rouge. Clippings of newspaper and magazine articles and other printed items pertain mainly to the Civil War, World War II, and other historical subjects; and to Louisiana history, politics, culture, and social events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2796.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Performing arts    
  • Matthews, J. R. Funeral poster, 1959. 1 item (printed copy). E:Imprints. Proclamation issued by Mayor Clifford Wilcox of St. Francisville, Laouisiana praising former mayor, J. R. Matthews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1577.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McCreery, Jacob. Letter, 1879 October 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Seminary student of Galesburg, Illinois. Letter comments on the disputed presidential election of 1876 and expresses amusement at pranks played on African Americans by visiting soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1533.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans    
  • McEnery, Samuel D., 1837-1910. Proclamation, 1881 Oct. 16. 1 item. Governor of Louisiana, 1881-1888. Proclamation announces the death of Governor Louis A. Wiltz and declares a period of official mourning. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2894.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McHugh-Randolph political broadside and poem, circa 1910s. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Political broadside regarding a Baton Rouge Parish, La., election in which two of the primary candidates were McHugh and Randolph and commenting on the political maneuvering associated with the election. Also mentioned are two political opponents, Ratcliff and [William W.] Garig, who sought to take advantage of the dissension in the McHugh and Randolph camps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3510.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • McKee, George Colin, 1837-1890. Diary, 1878-1879. 1 v. Location: Misc. George Colin McKee was a U.S. Representative for Mississippi (1869-1875), postmaster of Jackson, Miss. (1881-1885), and receiver of public moneys (1889-1890). McKee's pocket diary begins in Washington, D.C., where he writes of his efforts to secure a federal appointment and national politics. McKee returned to Jackson, Miss., in July 1878 after which he wrote about cotton farming, picking, and ginning on his plantation; local politics; and a severe yellow fever epidemic in the state. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1982. 1 sound cassette (1 hour, 15 minutes); transcript (33 p.). Location: L:4700.0042. Louisiana governor (1964-1972). Interview deals with McKeithen's gubernatorial career and LSU issues. For further information, see on line catalog. Mss. 4700.0042.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • McKinley, William, Campaign poster, 1896. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Campaign poster for William McKinley, the Republican presidential candidate in 1896; published by Oscar Marshall, New York, N.Y. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2019.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McKowen, John, 1812-1871, Papers, 1850-1873. 7 items. C:61. Irish American merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, La. correspondence from New Orleans commission merchants and bills for merchandise. A letter written from St. Helier, Jersey, England, comments on business conditions and the Democratic Party in East Feliciana Parish (Dec. 23, 1870). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • McKowen, John, 1812-1871. Papers, 1836-1898 (bulk 1836-1869). 32 items. Location: E:54. Irish American general merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. His son, John Clay MacKowen, was a physician. Correspondence consists of letters from friends and business associates, many of Irish descent, living in Louisiana, New York, and Ireland. Letters discuss personal, social, economic, and political matters. Included is a newspaper article by Dr. John MacKowen refuting the claim by Colonel Allen D. Chandler that Chandler captured General Neal Dow at Port Hudson, June 3, 1863, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • McLaws, William Raymond, b. 1818. Papers, 1831-1919 (bulk 1840-1880). 59 items, 50 ms. vols. Location: W:17, P:2-3. Lawyer and judge of Augusta, Georgia. Papers consist of correspondence, notes, and printed items. Journals contain diary entries describing daily personal and professional activities, social life, contemporary political events and figures, and travel in the South and to Washington, D.C. Legal notebooks and memorandum books record McLaw's attitudes toward legal decisions. An autograph album of Mollie Morgan and a scrapbook are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2967.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • McMurran, John T., 1801-1866. Family Papers, 1820-1875. 94 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: S:121. Planter, lawyer and state senator of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence and business and legal papers of John McMurran, his wife, and their daughter, concern travel, social life, and the administration of the Woodlands and Killarney plantations. Letters mention judgeships in Mississippi, the funeral of Henry Clay, the sale of the plantation of a mulatto politician, the effects of Reconstruction, and problems of plantation management during Reconstruction. Also included are estate papers of William B. Griffith and papers of William T. Griffith while a student at Oakland College, Mississippi. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Mercer, William Newton, 1792-1874. Papers, 1789-1936 (bulk 1827-1874). 2 linear ft. (1,558 items, 64 vols., 2 microfilm reels). Location: U:1, UU:79-81, 95:133, vault:1, OS:M, Mss. Mf.:M Surgeon and planter of Adams County, Mississippi; Louisiana; and Illinois. Collection includes slave records, diaries, business and personal correspondence, and financial documents. Correspondence includes letters from Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Butler. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 9-10, and Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reels 1-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 292, 1051, 1233.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Merwin, Virginia Carter. Family papers. .5 linear ft. Location: 7:69. Author and resident of Port Allen, Louisiana. Correspondence contains letters from family and friends and letters of congratulations to Horace Wilkinson, a Louisiana legislator. Printed items include newspaper clippings of Maria Johnston's poetry and news about Wilkinson's health and political life A scrapbook is comprised of newspaper clippings and three pages of data on the Carter and Merwin families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3461.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Michel, John T., Commission, 1857. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Appointment of John T. Michel, of Jefferson Parish, as justice of the peace for the first district, by Robert C. Wickliffe, Governor of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mills, Percy Joseph, 1934-, interviewee. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (50 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.0047. Banker, politician, and native of Baton Rouge. Mills represented Caddo Parish in the state legislature (1968-1972). He became the executive director of the Louisiana Superport in 1972. Interview broadcast as part of WJBO's radio program, 'Topic Today.' Mills discusses his political and civic experience including his announcement to run for secretary of state and his views on the responsibilities of the office. Mills comments on voter participation, recent political campaigns, and the status of the Louisiana Superport. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0047.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Milton, John, 1807-1865. Papers, 1862-1863. 6 items (typed transcriptions). Location: Misc. Governor of Florida. Typewritten copies of four letters by Governor John Milton of Florida to General P.G.T. Beauregard and two letters by Beauregard to Milton discussing political and military affairs in Florida during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 786.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Minor, William J., 1807-1869. Papers, 1854-1862. 18 items, 2 printed vols. Location:U:229. Sugar planter of Southdown and Hollywood Plantations in Terrebonne Parish and Waterloo Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Minor was president of the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, Mississippi.. Letters chiefly concern racing, management and breeding of thoroughbred horses, and the horses Lexington, Lecomte, and Pryor. Letters mention Duncan F. Kenner, Colonel Adam L. Bingaman, and others, refering to their horses, betting, racing news, and items in the sporting journal SPIRIT OF THE TIMES. Letters also comment on yellow fever and cholera outbreaks, and the political environment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 859.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Miró, Estevan Rodriguez, 1744-1795. Document, 1789, 1790. 2 items. Location: Misc.:M. Governor of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Passport issued in New Orleans giving permission to settle in Louisiana and describing conditions under which settlement is granted. Included is a receipt issued to Greenbourg Dorsey, recipient of the passport. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2609.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Miro, Estevan Rodriguez, 1744-1795. Letters, 1782-1791. 20 items [typed copies]. Location: Misc.:M, Vault MRDF 3, Vault:1. Governor of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Letters from Miro to Alexandre de Clouet, Commandant of Attakapas and Opelousas, and to St. Marc Darby and Juan de la Villebeuvre, government officials at Opelousas pertaining to administrative matters including successions, road repairs, and a decree restricting the movement of Acadians. In French and Spanish with English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 298.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Cajuns    
  • Mississippi People's Party. Register and scrapbook, 1891-1896, 1907. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Political party headquartered in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Scrapbook contains a register of members and officers, newspaper clippings related to publicity and political activities, and printed material pertaining to elections and news of the party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4091.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Montegut, G. Letter, 1886 March 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. Superintendent of the United States Mint, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to Louisiana State Treasurer E. A. Burke concerning the transfer of state funds. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Moore, John, 1788-1867. Letter, 1823 August 23. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Letter from Opelousas, Louisiana, addressed to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, editors of the National Intelligencer, Washington, D.C. It refers to an enclosed subscription payment of five dollars to be paid each to Benoit Vanille (?) and Clement A. Mudd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2343.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Moore, John, 1788-1867. Family Papers, 1831-1880. 47 items. Location: W:31. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Papers consist of legal and business papers and correspondence of Moore, his daughters, and his sons-in-law. Included are bills of lading, crop production statements, slave documents, mortgages, and promissory notes. The collection also includes land grants (1860) for acreage in Opelousas, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     Women    
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. Letter, 1862 May 13. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Thomas O. Moore served as governor of Louisiana (1860-1864). Thomas Overton Moore at Camp Moore, La., writes B.L. Defreese, the state treasurer at Opelousas, explaining how he took $4,000,000 in Confederate treasury notes from the Louisiana State Bank in New Orleans before the city fell to the U.S. Navy. Mss. 3851.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. Papers, 1832-1977 (bulk 1856-1871). 711 items and 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:231, H:3, Mf:5322, Mss.Mf:M. Sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and state Senate; and governor of Louisiana for most of the Civil War (1860-1864). Moore fled Louisiana after the Civil War but later returned. Papers include personal correspondence, business papers, and political and legal documents. Antebellum materials include slave sales and accounts of physicians treating slaves. Papers from 1859 to 1871 deal largely with Moore's political activities. They include gubernatorial papers concerning his nomination, the Democratic Party, the transport of the state archives from Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Secession Convention, and other matters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 305, 893, 1094.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Moore, W. Henson, 1939-, interviewee, Radio interview. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (2 pages). U.S. representative from Louisiana's 6th Congressional District (1975-1987). Interview with Jim Harris for WJBO's TOPIC TODAY Program. Henson Moore discusses the concerns of his constituents and their economic situation, unemployment, welfare reform, and government spending on defense and social programs. He also discusses the upcoming congressional session, the effects of deregulating the petroleum industry, the upcoming Louisiana gubernatorial election, and Republican presidential candidates in 1976. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Moore, W. Henson, 1939-, Papers 1974-1994. 383 linear feet. Location: Remote Storage IMWHM. Correspondence, political files, legislative files, speeches, press releases, photographs, campaign materials, and press clippings of W. Henson Moore, Republican Congressman from Louisiana who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-1987. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Morgan, David B. (Bannister). Papers, 1830-1848. 10 items. Location: Misc.:M, OS:M. Military office, surveyor, polititcian. Correspondence, legal documents, and a plat for a tract located in the Caston Bayou and Lake Pontchartrain vicinity. Papers relate to military matters concerning two mulattos held at camp during the Battle of New Orleans, Morgan's opposition to the cadidacy of William S. Hamilton for governor of Louisiana, and his financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668, 1096, 2883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Morgan, Ottis Pat. Papers, 1940-1962 (bulk 1947-1948). 1.5 linear ft. Location: 79:62-63, OS:M. Research materials for M.A. thesis in Speech, 'A rhetorical study of the radio speaking of Sam Houston Jones in the 1948 Gubernatorial campaign.' Includes a scrapbook compiled by Dr. Waldo W. Braden, Louisiana State University Department of Speech, about the 1948 Gubernatorial campaign and candidates Sam H. Jones, Earl K. Long, Robert Kennon, and Jimmy Morrison. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Long Family    
  • Morley, John, 1838-1923, Letter. 3 items, 9 printed items. English statesman, writer, and Viscount of Blackburn. Personal correspondence, including a letter declining an invitation to a political meeting. Printed items consist of newspaper clippings relating to Morley. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morphi, Diego, d. 1813. Burial costs receipt, 1813 Aug. 30. 1 receipt. Location: Misc. This itemized receipt details the expenses incurred for the funeral and burial of Diego Morphi, Spanish consul at New Orleans, La. The form is printed in English, French, and Spanish, and is signed by Morphi's son. Mss. 3936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morris, James K. Papers, 1936-1981. 0.2 linear ft. Location: D:90. Compiled research materials on the Llano Colony, a cooperative society organized in California (1914). Part of the colony migrated to Newllano, Louisiana (1918). Letters, printed items, research materials and photographs relate to the Newllano Colony. Printed items include 'Huey P. Long Speaks to You from His Grave through His Disciples,' an open letter by the Board of Directors of Llano Colony (1966). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3441, 3640.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Morris, Robert P., 1955-, Papers, 1986-1987. 14 items, 3 cassette tapes (24 min., 27 min., 30 min.). Historian. Correspondence and taped interviews of Morris concerning President Richard Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and the Nixon administration's nominations of Judge Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr. and Judge G. Harold Carswell for the United States Supreme Court. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4137.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Morrison, deLesseps Story, 1912-1964. Papers, 1961-1964. 20 items. Location: Misc. New Orleans mayor and U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. Correspondence with state and national political figures pertaining to the 1964 gubernatorial contest and other political issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826. Letter. 1800 October 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Connecticut Congregational minister and geographer. Letter to Morse's father discusses inoculation against smallpox, diplomatic relations with France, national presidential candidates, and the education of his son Samuel Finley Breese Morse. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3223.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Religion    
  • Mouton, Alexander, 1804-1885, Documents. 3 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:M. U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1837-1842), governor (1842-1846). Copies of his will, the last donation, and the first petition in the succession proceedings, which establish the date of his death as February 12, 1885. The petition includes the names of his living children. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1532.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mouton, Alexander, 1804-1885. Letter, 1874 May 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Alexander Mouton was a representative for Lafayette Parish in the Louisiana Legislature (1828-1837), a U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1837-1842), governor of Louisiana (1842-1846), and president of the Louisiana state secession convention in 1861. Mouton at Ile Copal Plantation near Lafayette, La., briefly recounts his political career and muses that he may be the only surviving senator from Andrew Jackson's administration. Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mouton, Emma Gardner, d.1897. Scrapbook. 1836-1861, 1897. 4 items, 1 vol. Location: M:19. Newspaper clippings about the wedding of Emma Kitchell Gardner to Senator Alexander Mouton of Louisiana and his political career as governor. The scrapbook includes copies of sermons, poetry, and translations of compositions by Mrs. Mouton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • Natchitoches Parish ordinances, etc., 1879. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. Ordinance enacted by the Police Jury of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, amending public road and livestock laws of the parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1163.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • National States' Rights Party. Imprints, 1963. 4 items. Location: E:Imprints. Comprise of two issues of 'Personal Newsletter', an issue of the 'Tuscaloosa News,' and a brochure stating the official platform of the National States' Rights Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • National Student League, New Orleans Chapter. Letter, 1935 March. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter condemns Huey Long's political machine and urges the organization of a National Student League chapter on the LSU campus. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Long Family    
  • Neal family scrapbook, 1843-1861. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:N. Possibly residents of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of poetry, humor, articles pertaining to elections, slavery, politics, Confederate enlistments in Rapides Parish, and to national and international affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2937.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records pertain to the business of the Cabildo, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; legal documents; documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory . Records concerning public health and safety report on small pox, hospitals, lepers, pensions and aid for the needy, and sanitation. Some items in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (bulk 1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; and legal documents pertaining to the business of the Cabinda, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. There are documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory and Cabildo treasury accounts (1771, 1773-1775). Records also reflect public health concerns, and illustrate the employment and treatment of African-American laborers and chain gangs. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language        
  • New Orleans Draining District. Account books, 1858-1910. 61 vols. Location: H:5-7. Daybooks, journals, minute books, ledgers, record books, and indexes for assessment records. The volumes record collection of assessments, Board of Commissioners minutes, owners list, diagrams of lot squares, bonds, weather reports, and expenses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans Journal prospectus, 1870 April 25. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Prospectus for a biweekly journal to serve as an organ of the Democratic Party, seeking stockholder subscriptions. The newspaper is intended to unite Southern opposition to radical rule and to divide the African American vote. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3030.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans    
  • New York DAILY TRIBUNE transcripts, 1865. 2 items. Location: Misc.:N. Transcriptions of two articles appearing in the New York Daily Tribune (July 24, August 19, 1865) describing landscape along the Red River, living conditions, and political environment of Louisiana during Reconstruction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Newbold, John L. Letter, 1835 Jan. 28. 1 item. Letter from Washington, D.C., to his wife, Rebecca, comments on his stay in the Capitol while awaiting a Supreme Court opinion. He comments on a highly animated debate among senators Preston, Calhoun, Ewing, Clay, Benton, Clayton, and Porter. He also describes gifts given to the United States by foreign countries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1793-1857. Letter, 1840 June 9. 1 item. Location: Misc. U.S. Senator, Louisiana Secretary of State, and planter from Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Letter to William G. Harrison from Baltimore referring to the quantity of sugar imported into the U.S. between 1838-1839. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3117.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Nicholls, Francis Redding Tillou, 1834-1912. Letter, 1889 October 14. 2 items. Location: Misc. Confederate general in the Civil War and governor of Louisiana (1877-1880). Letter written from the Executive Department, Baton Rouge, refutes a wartime rumor that Nicholls had been arrested as a spy. Included is a small portrait of Nicholls in military uniform (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Nicholls, Francis Redding Tillou, 1834-1912, Letter press copy book and notebooks, 1877-1879. 3 ms. vols. Confederate general in the Civil War and governor of Louisiana (1877-1880). Letters deal with an attempt upon the life of Stephen Packard, financial support to the Nicholls' government, dissension between federal and state supervisors during the 1878 congressional election, and indictments for murder. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 874.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nicholls, Francis Redding Tillou, 1834-1912, Document, 1878. 1 item. Confederate general, governor of Louisiana (1877-1880). Thanksgiving proclamation recommending November 28, 1878 as a day of thanksgiving and prayer. The document has the Louisiana seal stamped on it. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nichols, Thomas, Jr. Letter, 1846 Sept. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Thomas Nichols Jr. of New Orleans, La., writes L.H. Sandford of Newark, N.J., discussing the Mexican War, news of mutual acquaintances, the marriage of Sandford's brother, and Nichols' opposition to protective tariffs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Nicholson, George, d. 1883 or 4. Family Papers, 1824-1897. 337 items; 5 vols. (3 printed vols., 2 ms. Vols.). Location: E:36,H:8. Medical doctor of Homesville, Pike County, Mississippi. He was married to Salena A. Quin Nicholson. Papers include a U.S. land certificate (1824) Nicholson's last will and testament (1852); and family correspondence regarding political and social conditions in Mississippi and Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 17-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Noe, James A. Collection, 1933-1955 (bulk 1940-1945). 14 items. Location: OS:N, Vault:40, Art Coll.:HA1A, HA1B, PA4. Collection is comprised of artwork, photographs, papers, and artifacts related to politics, General Claire L. Chennault, James A. Noe, and Madam Chiang Kai-shek. Also included in the collection is an inscribed copy of Huey P. Long's book "Every Man a King." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4117.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • North Louisiana and Texas Railroad Company. $1000 bond, 1869 May 20. 1 item. Location: OS:N. Bond bearing the official seal of the State of Louisiana and the signature of Governor H. C. Warmoth. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Norwood, George, b. 1847. Papers, 1797-1901. .3 linear ft. Location: E:7. Planter and miller of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, who served on the police jury of the seventh ward for many years. He married Stella Currie, daughter of Malcolm M. Currie, a planter and former senator from Franklin County, Mississippi. Papers of George and Stella Norwood and related families include deeds and land grants in East Feliciana Parish and Franklin County, Mississippi. Correspondence and cotton trade records from Clinton to Port Hudson are included. Also included are the papers of Thomas W. Scott, judge of East Feliciana Parish, that pertain to the settlement of the estates of James Winter, William J. Boatner, James H. Cason, and G. W. Jelks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • O'Bryan, Robert P., b. 1844, Papers, 1778-1958. 463 items. Location: W:33. Attorney of Vermilion and Calcasieu parishes, Louisiana. O'Bryan represented Vermilion Parish in the Louisiana House of Representatives (1879-1886) and was appointed attorney for the 14th Judicial District of Louisiana in 1890. Early papers relate to Spanish and territorial land grants. Early legal correspondence pertains to cases heard by Daniel O'Bryan, Robert's father, Clerk of Court for Vermilion Parish. Other papers of Robert O'Bryan include legal, political, and family correspondence. Land grants in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Oge, John M. Papers, 1836-1937. .5 linear ft. Location: W:53-54, OS:O. Prominent resident, politician, and planter of Grand Coteau, Louisiana. His political offices included mayor of Grand Coteau, deputy sheriff of St. Landry Parish, and representative in the Louisiana State Legislature. Financial papers relate to the production of agricultural products. Early business correspondence discusses cotton and a property dispute. Personal correspondence from Oge's sons discusses employment, the military, and WWI. Political correspondence reflects the political atmosphere in Louisiana during the early 20th century with letters from the Louisiana governor's office, Huey P. Long, and political allies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4207.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Plantations     20th Century Wars    
  • Harris & Ewing. Photographs of Asa Leonard Allen, approximately 1930-1940. 5 photographs. Location: MISC:A, OS:a. Asa Leonard Allen was a member of the House of Representatives from the State of Louisiana. He represented the Eighth Congressional District as a Democrat. He served eight terms, but did not run for a ninth term because George Shannon "Doc" Long wanted the position and Allen was loyal to the Long family.The Photographs of Asa Leonard Allen include five photographs from the 1930s and 1940s. A 1944 photograph includes Allen with a group witnessing President Franklin Roosevelt signing the GI Bill of Rights in the Oval Office. Another photograph depicts Allen with a woman who presumably is his wife and another depicts Allen working at his law office in 1930. Two photographs are undated portraits taken by photographers Harris & Ewing. Mss. 5130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Okolona States. Broadside, circa 1881. 1 printed item. Location:OS:O. Weekly newspaper published in Okolona, Mississippi. Broadside sheet, apparently intended to advertise the newspaper, reflects survival of secessionist and states' rights sentiments. Included are excerpts from a speech given by Jefferson Davis and a patriotic poem titled 'Southland' by Will H. Kernan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2983.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Olivier, Adolphus. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc. Member of the Louisiana State Legislature. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, to General Daniel Ruggles advising him of a Senate bill appropriating two and one-half million dollars to organize a Louisiana naval force. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Orléans, Philippe, duc d', 1674-1723. Duke of Orleans document, 1723 April 23. 1 item. Location: OS:O. Regent of France. Document signed at Versailles, April 23, 1723. A document signed at Versailles by Philippe d'Orléans and Pierre-François Doublet concerns property that Marie-Eleonore Hersant inherited at Tournelles following the death of her father, Pierre Hersant.In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Orléans, Philippe, duc d', 1674-1723. Philip, Duke of Orleans letter, 1721. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Ormand, J. J., Letter, 1840 Sept. 24. 1 item. Misc.:O. Resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Letter written by Ormand to A. F. Hopkins, Huntsville, Alabama, discussing the current presidential election and remarking that the next election would settle matters in the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Orpen, William, Drawings. 2 items. Pen and ink portrati drawings of Woodrow Wilson from 1919 Paris Peach Conference. Drawings contain notes and signature from the artist. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 5013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     20th Century Wars    
  • Ott, Charles Ellis, 1881-. Papers, 1926-1947, undated ca. 3,330 items, 1 printed vol. Location: 77:1-5. Resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, judge of the Twenty-second Judicial District Court (1930-1936), and judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals (1936-1947). Judicial papers relating mostly to Ott's judgeship of the Court of Appeals; personal papers pertaining to home study courses at the University of Chicago; and correspondence and related items pertaining to his book, The American Citizen in Government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1665.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Overton, John Holmes. Scrapbook, 1932-1959. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Overton, John Holmes, 1875-1948. Silhouette, 1936 Mar. 19. 1 silhouette. Location: E:65. John Holmes Overton was U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional district of Louisiana (1931-1933) and a U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1933-1948). An ink-on-paper silhouette drawing of John H. Overton while a U.S. Senator. Mss. 4158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Paine, Halbert Eleazer, 1826-1905. Letter, 1869 July 19. 1 item. Union general, attorney, U.S. congressman from Wisconsin, commissioner of patents, and author. Letter from Paine and addressed to Schuyler Colfax, then U.S. vice-president, praising him on a speech in which he showed himself to be 'too magnanimous to plot against a President.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3565.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     African Americans     Women     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Parker, John M. File, 1913-1924 (bulk 1921-1924). 140 items. Location: U:105, OS:P. Files primarily relate to the "Mansion Fund" McFarland's letter of endorsement; three surety bonds issued to Eskridge E. Keebleer; and material pertaining to the inauguration of Governor Parker, giving names of financial subscribers and their contributions, committee expenditures, and a letter from the Finance Committee concerning refunds to subscribers of unused subscription money. Also included is an agreement and correspondence with builder J. C. Deagan, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, for electrically controlled chimes for the Louisiana State University Memorial Tower. Blue prints by Theo C. Link for the layout of the keyboard and chiming device are also present.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 241, 1984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939. Testimonial dinner photograph, 1917 Jan. 8. 4 photographic prints. Location: 65:5. John M. Parker was governor of Louisiana from 1920 to 1924. The collection consists of one gelatin silver print mounted on board, created by Covert Photo of New Orleans on January 8, 1917, and three enlargement copy prints of the original for a banquet given in honor of John M. Parker in recognition of his services rendered in the election of Woodrow Wilson during the presidential campaign of 1916. Mss. 3277.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Peak, Frank P. Narrative, 1863. 1 item [bound typescript copy]. Location: Misc:P. Resident of Chicot, Arkansas, and Confederate soldier imprisoned at Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Copy of "A Southern Soldier's View on the Civil War, 1860-1862," written while Peak was imprisoned. He gives a brief history of the secession movement of 1860. He describes the organization of a cavalry "home guard" company and the formation of a state militia infantry company. He also tells of his enlistment in the Byrnes Battery at Camp Boone, camp life, and his military service, including the fighting at Shiloh. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 629.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Peckham, A. I. Collection, 1862, 1863, 1919. 4 items, 1 printed vol. Location: B:12. Letter and other items reflecting interest in General P. G. T. Beauregard, along with a printed address by Governor Thomas O. Moore to "Fellow-Citizens and Soldiers", calling for 5,000 volunteers to assist General Beauregard in the defense of the Mississippi Valley in early 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2314.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pelayo, Mrs. Sidney M. Newspaper clipping collection, 1903-1965, undated 47 items. Location: Nsp., 99:. Newspaper clippings pertaining to Baton Rouge, the 1927 Mississippi River flood, LSU, people and places of historical interest in Louisiana, the United Confederate Veterans, the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and World War II. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     20th Century Wars    
  • Percival, James, 1795-1856, Letter, 1949 August 20. 1 item. American poet, geologist, and physician. Letter from Percival and addressed to U.S. Vice-President M. Fillmore disagreeing with recent political appointments, expressing disappointment with Whig Party politics, and foreseeing defeat of the Whigs in Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3449.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Percy, Leroy. Family papers, 1894-1930. 5,509 items, 3 ms. Vols. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Lawyer, plantation owner, and U.S. senator of Greenville, Mississippi. Papers reflecting Percy's wide interests and including topics such as administration of large scale cotton farming and factoring; employment of immigrant labor, mainly Italians; railroad and levee policies; state politics; and his world-wide travels. Also covered is Percy's relationship to family, friends, and adversaries. Of special interest is a collection of correspondence on his outspoken stand against the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     20th Century Wars     Jews    
  • Pereboom, Margaret, 1928-2008. Papers, 1977-1988 (bulk:1979-1982). 3.5 linear feet. Location: U:313-316; OS:P. A child psychologist who served as a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and as chair of Louisiana Women in Politics. Consists of correspondence, legal files, office files and statistical reports related to the desegregation case, Davis vs. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, as well as administrative files for Louisiana Women in Politics and research materials on the role of women in elected office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4958.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     African Americans     Women    
  • Persac, Linnie B. Scrapbook, 1935 September 10-21, 1936. 10 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: F:4. Scrapbook contains news stories and articles covering the assassination of Huey Long; loose items (1936) pertain to the political activities of Mrs. Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2129.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Pestel papers, 1863-1877. 6 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Minister of the Netherlands to the United States. Official letters from Mr. Pestel to Amadee Couturie, consul of the Netherlands in New Orleans, La.. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 343.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Peters, Samuel J. Family Papers, 1789-1914 (bulk 1820-1863). 71 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: E:49. Prominent New Orleans merchant, financier, civic leader, and political figure. Papers consist of an autobiography, diary, political speech, and letters by Samuel Peters, Sr.; a biography of him; family correspondence; a printed volume of novelist and artist, Rodolphe Topffer; and a manuscript volume containing genealogical data. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Peterson, Pattie P. Papers, 1955-1977 . 3.0 linear ft. Location: Y; 95-97, OS:P. Resident of Baton Rouge, La., civil servant, and civil rights advocate. Correspondence, logs, and notes, and printed material relative to race relations and desegregation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the civil rights movement in the nation. Papers also reflect Peterson’s involvement in public welfare organizations, including the Louisiana Commission on Human Relations, Rights, and Responsibilities and the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations. Correspondence also relates to family matters and the civil service system in Louisiana. Printed materials include the newsletters of the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations. Mss. 2955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education     Women    
  • Pettis, S. Newton, Letter. 2 items. U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania. Letter from Pettis to Congressman Michael Hahn of Louisiana suggesting a visit with Robert Todd Lincoln in Washington, D.C., because of the close relationship between Hahn and President Lincoln. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pharr, John Newton, 1829-1903. Family papers, 1843-1934 (bulk 1908-1931). 85,762 items, 220 ms. vols., 141 printed vols. Location: UU:211-213, X:1-42, Q:15-27. Sugar planter, businessman, politician, and steamboat captain of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Papers and account books of Captain Pharr and records of the J. N. Pharr and Sons, Limited reflect the operations of all the Pharr family holdings including several plantations, Glenwild Sugar Refinery, the Fairview Dairy, and the Pharr Line. Also contains compilations of primary election returns for Jan. 28, 1908, and January 19, 1932. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Phelan, James. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate senator from Aberdeen, Mississippi. Letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis advises him to cultivate popular affection; discusses the poor morale of the Confederate army during the retreat from Corinth, Mississippi; and mentions the popularity of several Confederate generals. Phelan also mentions the attitudes of military commanders; predicts a major federal attack on Chattanooga; discusses crop damage; and comments on government appointments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2844.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884, Letter, 1865 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. American orator and abolitionist. Letter from Boston to an unidentified recipient expresses fear that if former Confederate states are readily readmitted to Congress they will ally themselves with the Copperheads and win the support of the Administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2495.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pichon Family Papers, 1769-1856. 28 items. Location: A:5. French settlers in the Bayou Black region near Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. Collection of papers including a land grant with notes by Governor Charles Phillipe Aubry; a baptismal certificate; land documents; and papers of Don Juan Acevedo including a will. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1588.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Pickett, George T., 1876-1959. Papers. 1883-1960. 2512 items, 9 ms. vols., 67 printed vols. Location: 6:58-62, 99:P, OS:P. George T. Pickett, president of the Llano Colony, a socialist cooperative society established in California (1914) and moved to Newllano, Vernon Parish, Louisiana (1918). Papers include correspondence; business and legal records; copies of the colony's newsletter; and printed items related to the colony's history; socialism; and cooperative movements in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1074, 2733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892, Letter, 1884 August 21. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Lawyer, politician, U.S. Attorney General (1875). Letter discusses a projected publication advocating reforms in national financial policies concerning the circulation of silver. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2633.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892. Papers, 1862-1866. 13 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Lawyer, politician, U.S. Attorney General (1875). Pierrepont was appointed to examine claims of prisoners in federal custody during the war. Papers relate to the case of Samuel Smith, a New Orleans banker, in the Civil War. During the federal occupation of New Orleans, General Benjamin Butler confiscated gold from Smith's bank to pay Union soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2568.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Pierson, David, b. 1837, Letter, 1861. 1 item [photocopy]. Winn Parish representative to the 1861 Louisiana Secession Convention. Letter from Pierson to his father, William H. Pierson, explains his decision to enlist in the Confederate army, and his opposition to secession. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1612.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pike, George A. Scrapbook, 1855-1865. 1 vol. Location: H:22. Politician, printer and editor of the Baton Rouge 'Comet.' Scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to state politics, the Know-Nothing Party, and the Masonic Order. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2835.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837-1921. Photographic portraits, circa 1875 and 1900. 2 copy prints. Location: 65:5. Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was governor of Louisiana between Dec. 9, 1872 and Jan. 13, 1873. He was the first African American to become governor of a U.S. state. These two photographic portraits of P.B.S. Pinchback are from circa 1875 and circa 1900. Mss. 4152.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837-1921. Letter, 1883 October 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. African American Louisiana politician and governor. Letter written from the office of the surveyor of customs in New Orleans declines an invitation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans    
  • Pipes, David Washington, 1886-1968. Papers, 1905-1956. 321 items; 1 vol. Location: T:7, F:6. New Orleans attorney and sugar planter active in Louisiana Republican Party. Pipes was a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives and president of the American Sugar Cane League. Papers include correspondence, news clippings, speeches, maps, photographs, and printed items pertaining to the Louisiana Republican Party and sugarcane. Scrapbook includes material from Pipe's political campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1509, 1607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Sugar    
  • Pitot, James. Certificate, 1827. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Certificate signed by Governor Henry Johnson of Louisiana, testifying that Pitot was parish judge in and for the Parish of Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Political campaigns collection, 1952-1984 (bulk 1964-1979). 3 linear ft. Location: OS:P, T:73-74 . The Political Campaigns Collection consists of campaign literature, brochures, buttons, bumper stickers, posters, and other paraphernalia for campaigns for U.S. president (1960-1984), Louisiana governor (1952, 1971-72, 1975, 1979), Louisiana lieutenant governor (1971-72, 1979), Louisiana attorney general (1971-72), and various other offices in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1719, 2020, 2350, 2652.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Polk, Horace M. (Horace Moore), 1819-1883. Letter, 1860 Nov. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Horace M. Polk was a planter on Bayou Bartholomew near Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La. Polk on Bayou Bartholomew writes his father-in-law, Major John H. Bills of Bolivar, Tenn., about the presidential election and the possibility of secession by southern states if Lincoln is elected. He also discusses an inheritance case, an investment in land, and delays in picking cotton. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Porteous, Laura L. Collection, 1769-1922 [1936, 1949]. 2,260 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: 78:61-65. Collection includes transcriptions and translations of Spanish judicial documents and cases in the Cabildo (1769-1803); and lists of Spanish officials (1769-1803) and notaries in New Orleans (1822-1922). Also includes extracts and translations of the Favrot papers, and extracts from baptismal records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women     Spanish-language    
  • Porter, Alexander. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: C:61. Sugar planter of Oaklawn Manor, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, politician, Louisiana Supreme Court justice (1821-1833). Letter r to Dr. John Ker, of Natchez, commenting on the nature and spread of cholera as frustrating to the medical profession; on the death of United States Senator Josiah G. Johnston; and the political prospects of General Walter H. Overton. Part of the George M. Lester Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Prentiss, Seargent S. Papers, 1788-1851. 35 items (photocopies). Location: A:9. Material used by Dallas C. Dickey in his publication 'Seargent S. Prentiss, Whig Orator of the Old South.' Papersl include correspondence between Prentiss and members of his family; newspaper articles; and material from the J. J. Crittenden Collection, Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 239.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Prescott, Arthur T. (Taylor), 1863-1942. Manuscripts, circa 1910-1914. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Presidential campaign songs, 1876, 1884. 4 items. Location: OS:P. Sheet music for political campaign songs for Rutherford B. Hayes, Governor Samuel J. Tilden, and James G. Blaine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Prichard, Walter, 1887-1965. Collection, 1804-1950 ca. (bulk 1804-1897). 196 items. Location: C:11-12. Professor of History, LSU. Collection contains the papers relating to the cotton trade, the career of Thomas Bolling Robertson, a politician and jurist, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Mississippi. Papers concern the Louisiana political activities of Robertson, the friction between the French and Americans in Louisiana, and yellow fever in New Orleans. Family letters of Ferguson discuss travel from New Orleans to New York, education, family matters, and Natchez acquaintances. Papers also contain with transcriptions, research notes, and footnotes by Prichard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2509.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Prolifers for Survival Collection, 1979-1987 (bulk: 1983-1986). 2.2 linear feet. Location: 6:35-37. Records documenting the administration and activities of a pro-life and anti-nuclear proliferation activist organization. Includes correspondence, publications, and audio visual materials. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4166.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Religion     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Prudhomme, P. Lestant. Diaries, 1850-1852. 3 v. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Son of a Natchitoches Creole planter. Personal diary reflects plantation life detailing social events, family affairs, personal activities, and local area news and weather. Entries also include possible sale of slaves (Feb. 12, 1850), visit to a former slave (April 27, 1850), and comments on secession (May 11, 1850). Several entries pertain to his many relations among the Metoyer, Cloutier, and Lambre families. Entry in French (page 133) discusses the birth of his cousin and significance of "baton" when a female child is born. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • Pugh, George W. Collection, 1867-1896. 4 items (photocopies). Location: W:26. "Dr. Pugh Family Journal' compiled by Dr. Thomas E. W. Pugh and excerpts from a copybook comprise the collection. They relate to the genealogy of the Pugh and related Williams, Collins, Slade, and Alston families, news columns written by William Whitmell Pugh describe the history of Assumption Parish from 1820-1860, and the Last Island Storm of 1896. Letterbook excerpts concern financial and business affairs, and the estate of Race's wife, Olivia. Other correspondence relates to the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee. Race relates his views on secession (April 21, 1880). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4750.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education    
  • Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Sketch (typescript), circa late 19th century. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Biographical sketch of the life of Dr. Whitmell Hill Pugh (1781-1834) by his son, W. W. Pugh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 540.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Family plantation records, 1852-1912 (bulk 1903-1908). 2 linear ft. (131 items, 14 vols.). Location: G:38-39, OS:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Papers include correspondence, legal and financial papers, township maps and survey plats, and printed materials. Financial records deal with Woodlawn, Himalaya, and Mount Lawrence plantations. Papers also include minutes of the Woodlawn Planting & Manufacturing Co., of which Pugh was chair; maps of land holdings in Assumption Parish; and cashbooks, ledgers, record books, and a time book. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 740, 753.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Pugh, William W. Letters, 1891-ca. 1900. 20 letters. Location: T:35. Planter of Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, La., Civil War officer and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Letters to Ellen Pugh discuss politics, plantation crops, sugar legislation, the sugar trade, weather, and the Spanish-American war. They also report on health, social activities and family matters. Pugh writes about the right to vote and literacy, presidential election of 1898 (Sept. 14, 1898, ca. 1900), and he refers to the mumps (Aug. 16, 1897) and yellow fever in New Orleans and Mississippi (1897-1898). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Pujo, Arsène Paulin, 1861-. Broadside. 1 item. OS:P. Lake Charles, Louisiana, attorney and U.S. congressman. Broadside announcing a Democratic political rally at Jennings, Louisiana, where Pujo and Judge E. D. Miller will speak. Pujo's portrait appears on the item. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2565.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pulsifer, Henry. Letter, 1848 November 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Family letter written from Hartford, Connecticut, mentions writer's duties as an apprentice and describes local celebration in reaction to the election of Zachary Taylor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2873.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Quinn Family. Papers, 1884-1947 (bulk 1902-1918). 44 items. Location: W:8. Family of Pointe Coupee and East Baton Rouge Parishes. Correspondence to and from members of the Quinn family. Several WWI letters from Ernest Plummer, who served in the Panama Canal and in France. Itemized bills and receipts for food and merchandise purchased, for the most part, from O. St. Dizier & Co of New Roads, Louisiana. Letters of soldiers in France to a friend in New Roads discussing the war, the French people, the armistice, and coming home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2575.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Note, 1855. 2 items. Location: Misc.:Q. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Items include an autographed note to the Library of Congress and a brief published biographical sketch. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Papers, 1823-1872, 1919. 145 items, 12 vols. Location: B:8, OS:Q, H:10, 99:. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Personal and family papers include record books, correspondence, broadsides and other printed documents, and diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1431, 1471, 1595, 1793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Letter, 1848 April 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Letter from 'Monmouth' to Peter G. Washington listing a series of biographical and factual corrections possibly for Frost's history of the Mexican War published about that time. Filed in the online catalog under Quitman, John A., 1798-1858. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2139.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Letter, 1821 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:Q. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Letter to E. L. Hazelius, written from Natchez, Mississippi, discussing his reasons for leaving his former home in Ohio, his impressions of Mississippi and Natchez, and his professional prospects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3218.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Rachal, Raoul. Oath of office, 1900. 1 item. Location: R. Justice of the peace, 10th ward, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Oath of office of Raoul Rachal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ransdell, John H. Papers, 1842-1886 (bulk 1842-1869). 9 items, 2 ms. vols. (on 1 microfilm). Location: Mss.Mf:R, B:40. Planter of Elmwood Plantation in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He and his wife, Amanda Thickman, had nine children, one of whom, Joseph E. Ransdell, became a U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana. Papers include a plantation diary (1842-1863) and letters written from Elmwood Plantation to Governor Thomas Overton Moore (1863) describing destruction of property by federal troops. A plantation account book (1867-1869) contains accounts of laborers on Elmwood Plantation (1869). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 959.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Ransdell, Joseph E. (Joseph Eugene) 1858-1954. Papers. 1898-1948. 677 items, 28 vols. Location: E:117, P:2, Mss. Mf.:R. U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana. Papers and scrapbooks highlighting Ransdell's political career and reflecting his work on flood control, public health, the merchant marine, and his activities as a Catholic layman. Papers include speeches, correspondence, and materials used in the writing of his biography. Correspondence includes a letter supporting President Truman's appointment of General Mark W. Clark as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Collection includes photographs of Ransdell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1127, 11243, 349.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Religion    
  • Recios, T. M. Letter, 1844 Apr. 22. 1 letter. Location: Misc. T.M. Recios (?) in Bellefonte, Ala., writes John J. Walker of Huntsville, Ala., about rash claims he made about Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, suffrage for free blacks, and other political matters, asking for any proof that might help him defend his positions. Mss. 4097.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Reid, John (John William), 1821-1881. Papers, 1861-1867. 40 items, 1 vol. Location: E:84, F:12. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. Confederate soldier, lawyer, and congressman of Jefferson Country, Missouri. Official papers include 18 letters concerning commissary supplies in Louisiana and Texas during the Civil War. Personal papers include land deeds, receipts, and bills. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Reid, Robt. R. (Robert Raymond), 1855-1923, Papers, 1875-1949. 381 items. Location: W:14. Attorney of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; judge in the 18th and 25th District Courts; member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention; and associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Professional and personal papers relate to Reid's legal career, local economic conditions, Illinois Central Railroad, and family matters. Collection includes bills and receipts, printed items, news clippings, and maps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2887.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Reorganization of the Democratic Party, 1896. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. Broadsid titiled "Reorganization of the Democratic Party. Election of parish Democratic committee on Tuesday June 2, 1896, from 12 m. to 6 p.m. Official proceedings of the Democratic State Central Committee." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Reorganization of the Democratic Party handbill, 1896. 1 handbill. Location: E:Imprints. Handbill announcing elections to be held on June 2, 1896, to elect a new Parish Democratic Executive Committee for East Baton Rouge Parish, La., as the existing committee had been deemed defunct. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Republican National Committee. Circular letter, 1963. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Letter soliciting funds for the sustaining program for the national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and an enclosure showing colored Kennedy family rockers as symbol for the fund drive. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Republican Party. Election ticket, 1872 Nov. 4. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. List of Republican candidates for Louisiana state offices and presidency in the election of 1872, including a list of presidential electors for Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2880.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Reynolds, Edwin R. Letter, 1861 January 31. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Member of U.S. Congress. Letter, with free franked envelope, addressed to Mr. Bullock, mentioning Reynolds' efforts on behalf of Bullock's appointment and expressing his position against compromise with slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3421.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Richardson, Hardy, 1822-1883, Family papers. 625 items, 2 ms. vols. Resident of Washington Parish, Louisiana, lawyer, Louisiana state senator, and Confederate army colonel. Correspondence and legal and business papers pertaining to national and local politics, land administration and sales, and the Grange movement. Included is a broadside soliciting assistance of Grangers to complete construction of the Washington Monument The collection also contains a U.S. military railroad map; bills, receipts, and tax documents; newspaper clippings; notebooks; photographs; and personal items including recipes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2862.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Riefenstahl, Leni. Oral history interview, 1979 September 5. 3 cassette tapes, 1 ms. vol. Location: 4700.0053. German actress and filmmaker. Taped interview with Leni Riefenstahl. Topics include a discussion of her production of official documentaries for the Nazi regime during the 1930's and her personal contacts with Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking government and party officials. Included are a typed transcription and a translation from German into English of an edited version. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     German-language    
  • Ripley, Eleazer Wheelock. Letter, 1816. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. United States Army general, Louisiana state senator, and representative in Congress (1835-1839), stationed at the U.S. Army headquarters in Boston. Letter to John Langdon, Jr. concerning funds apparently for the Army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1512.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roberts, Evans. Papers, 1797, 1890. 2 items (photocopies). Location: Misc.:R. Land survey document of property in Nueva Feliciana signed by royal surveyors of Spanish colonial Louisiana and by the governor. Also an indemnity patent signed by President of the U.S., Benjamin Harrison, transferring land to the state of Louisiana. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2654.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Robertson, Lelle Dupre, Papers, 1850-1929. 7 items (photocopies). Location: U:105. Broadside and pamphlet satirically forecasting the election for judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District (St. Landry, Lafayette, and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana). A 1929 letter identifies the persons mentioned. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1734.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robertson, Thomas Bolling, 1779-1828, Poem. 1 item. Location:Misc.:R. Louisiana congressman, governor (1820-1824), and district judge. Poem 'To Jno. Adams' criticizes Adams' policies and administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3056.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robertson, Thomas Bolling, 1779-1828. Commission, 1824 Oct. 29. 1 commission. Location: Misc. Thomas Bolling Robertson was Louisiana's first member of the House of Representatives, 1812-1818, and was governor, 1820-1824. Governor Thomas Bolling Robertson commissions Moses Cox and A. Dubourg justices of the peace in New Orleans. Mss. 3773.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robinson, Joseph Taylor, 1872-1937, Letter, 1935. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. U.S. senator from Arkansas. Letter of acknowledgement to Ashley Cole for expressing approval of Robinson's speech in answer to Senator Huey Long's attacks on the Roosevelt administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2193.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Robinson, William S., Papers, 1837-1900. 5 items. Location: OS:R. United States land grants in Jackson and Catahoula Parishes and receipts for payment (1837-1856); and commission as justice of the peace in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rodrigue, George print, undated. 1 item. Location: OS:R. Print of a George Rodrique painting depicting Louisiana Lt. Governor Bobby Freeman (1980-1988) and his wife in front of the Old State Capital in Baton Rouge. Print is signed by Bobby Freeman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4432.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Roemer, Buddy. Papers, 1980-1988. 227,00 items. Location: B:6. Louisiana governor (1988-1992) and U.S. congressman (1981-1988). Congressional office files (1980-1988). Papers unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4175.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rogers, Guy. Guy and Nell Rogers Papers, 1920-1965. 0.6 linear feet, 5 oversized items. Location: S:134, OS:G. Husband and wife Guy and Nell Foster Rogers were colonists at the Newllano colony (sometimes called New Llano), Louisiana, a socialist cooperative colony and later moved to Gainesville, Fla., where they founded the People's Industrial System, a socialist organization. Correspondence principally regards socialism, the Newllano Colony and the People's Industrial System. Includes newspapers from the Newllano colony and the People's Industrial System newsletter, PINS, both of which which Guy Rogers edited and printed, newspaper clippings concerning socialist politics and speeches and essays relating to the People's Industrial System. Also includes a photograph of Nell Foster Rogers circa 1964. For furhter information, see online catalog. Mss. 4848.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Romaine, Howard. Papers, 1931-1973 (bulk 1963-1973). 3.5 linear ft. Location: 53:1-3; OS:R. Author, journalist and political activist. Personal and professional papers including correspondence and letters, financial papers, photographs, printed items, and writings especially relating to Romaine’s involvement with the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and political campaigns. Mss. 3252For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Roman, André Bienvenu, 1795-1866. Commission, 1835 Mar. 6. 1 commission. Location: Misc. André Bienvenu Roman served as governor of Louisiana for two terms, 1831-1835 and 1839-1843. Governor Roman appoints Charles W. Shaumburgh as associate judge of the City Court of New Orleans. Mss. 3907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roman, André Bienvenu, 1795-1866. Letter, 1835 Jan. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. André Bienvenu Roman served as governor of Louisiana for two terms, 1831-1835 and 1839-1843. Governor Roman writes James Turner Morehead, the Governor of Kentucky, requesting information on the expenses, disbursements, and resources of his state to compare with the expenditures in Louisiana. Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roman, Sousthene. Land patent, 1853. 1 item. Location.: Misc.:R. Land patent for purchase of swamp and overflowed land in the southeastern land district west of the Mississippi River signed by Paul O. Hebert, Governor of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Photographic portrait, 1907. 1 copy print. Location: 65:5. This copy print of a much damaged original photographic print of Theodore Roosevelt while President of the United States includes the holographic message: "To the Hon. John A. McIlhenny with the warm good wishes of his friend and former colonel, Theodore Roosevelt, April 17th 1907." Mss. 3310.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Photograph, 1940 June 10. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Manuscript, 1905-1912. 67 items. Location: B:7, OS:R. President of the United States. Autographed typewritten copy, with handwritten corrections, of the manuscript of OUTDOOR PASTIMES OF AN AMERICAN HUNTER; galley proofs for four chapters; newspaper clippings of four chapters; and fifty-nine photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2367.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, Letter, 1906 February 8. 1 items. Location: Misc.:R, vault. 1. President of the United States. Letter to jurist Uriah Milton Rose invites him to serve as a delegate to the Second Peace Conference at The Hague in 1907. Original restricted, use photocopy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roxborough, Charles A., Letter. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc.:R. African American lawyer and politician, and U.S. supervisor of elections for Iberville Parish, Louisiana. He resigned from the Republican Executive Committee because he supported Democrat Edward J. Gay rather than Republican J. S. Davidson for Congress. Roxborough's printed open letter to Davidson, African American Chairman of the Iberville Parish Republican Executive Committee, states his reasons for resigning from the committee and advises African American Republicans of Louisiana to affiliate with the Democratic Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1744.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Rumage, William, Letter, 1844 December 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:.R. Resident of Tennessee. Letter by William Rumage to John Rumage refers to the sale of a female slave and to President-elect Polk visiting Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Russell B. Long photograph, circa 1950s. 1 item. Location: E:67. Signed formal portrait of Russell Billiu Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3029.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Ryland, Robert H., d. 1883. Ryland-Wade-Brandon family papers. .3 linear ft. (103 items, 2 vols.). Medical doctor of St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and state representative in the 1870s-1880s. The related Wade and Brandon families also lived in West Feliciana Parish. Dr. Ryland's two medical journals contain entries listing names of patients, slaves treated, and medicine and treatments prescribed. Wade and Brandon family papers include bills and receipts for household supplies and letters discussing cotton prices. Collection includes a letter from a Confederate chaplain in Virginia to his sister relating the needs and care of Confederate soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 827, 848, 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Religion     African Americans    
  • Salcedo, Manuel De. Document, 1806 May 18. 1 items [phocopies]. Location: E:Imprints. Proclamation issued by Governor Salcedo and the Marques de Casa Calvo at New Orleans to the people of the Province of Louisiana in behalf of the King of Spain. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 745.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Sale of the Office of Regidor manuscript, 1793. 1 item. Location: A:16. Sale of the Office of Regidor in Puebla, Mexico, formerly held by Juan de Zarate y Vera, to Antonio de Ojeda y Estrada. Includes a transcription and translation made by Alicia de Jongh for her thesis. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     Spanish-language    
  • Sanders, Jared Y. Letter, 1910 October 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Louisiana governor. Letter to the mayor of Warren, Maine, written as honorary president of the New Orleans World's Panama Exposition Company, listing the advantages of New Orleans over San Francisco as site of the planned exposition and requesting the mayor's support. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Sanders, Jared Y. Family Papers, 1816-1950 (bulk 1860-1930). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Long Family     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Sanders, Jared Young, 1869-1944. Letter, 1910 Nov. 26. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Jared Young Sanders was governor of Louisiana 1908-1912. Jared Y. Sanders writes to the editor of the Review in De Kalb, Ill., asking him to write an editorial endorsing New Orleans as the site of the World's Panama Exposition, citing the benefit for the entire Mississippi River Valley. Mss. 4080.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sanders, L. Letter, 1847 Dec. 13. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: S. In a letter to Major John Sanders of Philadelphia, L. Sanders comments on politics and the institution of slavery. From a pro-slavery perspective, he expresses his views on abolition, abolitionists, the Missouri Compromise, Henry Clay, the annexation of Mexico, and the actions of the East India Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Schwartz, Kurt S. Papers, 1932-1967, undated (bulk 1932-1935). 18 items. Location: C:96 OS:S. Schwartz was a member of the Louisiana State University Cadet Band during the 1930's. Papers consist of student paraphernalia including an LSU Library card, Athletic Association student tickets, commencement program, concert programs for the LSU Cadet Band, a University Directory, a freshman beanie, and a LSU license plate. Also included are a letter from Huey P. Long stating that Long had no influence in securing scholarships and a copy of the musical score for EVERY MAN A KING for solo clarinet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3740.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Long Family     Performing arts    
  • Scofield, Elizabeth Ann, Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Eight-page letter and envelope from Scofield at the Catalpa Grove Plantation (La.) to her father Austin Phelps of Scipio, New York, during the first months of Reconstruction. Scofield writes about living conditions under the federal government and the political and economic situation of newly freed slaves. The letter is dated December 24, 1865. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Scott, Emily T. (Emily Turpin). Papers, 1850-1935 (bulk 1882-1935). 326 items; 1 vol. Location: A:25. Emily Turpin Scott, resident of Sicily Island, Louisiana. Correspondence from her children and other family members pertains chiefly to family matters; some correspondence is concerned with land holdings of Scott's son-in-law, R. H. Harris. Also includes an 1865 amnesty oath signed by Israel Scott. Other letters discuss the cattle, lumber, and oil industries, and the death of Huey Long. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Long Family     Medicine     Women    
  • Séguin, James D., 1853-. Diary, 1870. 1 vol. Location: F:23. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Diary records reflects personal activities, social attitudes, comments on victory of the Radical Republicans in recent elections, and reports from the Franco-Prussian War. Diary also contains poetry and miscellaneous writings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3127.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Semmes, Thomas J. (Thomas Jenkins), 1824-1899. Letterbooks, 1885-1887, 1892-1893. 2 vols. Location: H:21. New Orleans attorney and member of the firm of Thomas J. Semmes and Legendre. As a member of the Louisiana Convention (1861) he helped draft the Ordinance of Secession. Letter press copybooks of Thomas J. Semmes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. Letter, 1858 Feb. 7. 1 item. U.S. senator from New York, leader of anti-slavery movement, and U.S. secretary of state. Social letter from Washington, D.C., mentioning Seward's association with the Albany Burgesses Corps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2928.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872, Letter, 1844 Aug. 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. U.S. senator from New York, a leader of the anti-slavery movement, and U.S. secretary of state. Letter signed by Seward, after leaving office as governor of New York, addressed to James N. Lake, voicing support of the New York Whig party, opposing the Texas annexation, and condemning slavery and religious intolerance. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3478.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Sharkey, William Lewis, 1798-1873. Letter, 1868 Sept. 8. 1 letter. Location: Misc. William Lewis Sharkey was a Mississippi State Representative (1828-1829), a justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court (1832-1851), and Provisional Governor of Mississippi (1865). Sharkey writes to B.R. Curtis regarding the constitutionality both of an act imposing a 3-cent tax on a pound of cotton and the composition of the U.S. Congress, as some Southern States had been denied representation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4008.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sharp, William A. Letters, 1850, 1870. 2 letters. Location: Misc. William A. Sharp of De Soto Parish, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Stockton, Calif., discusses Pownall's seeking gold in California, community news in De Soto Parish, and other men from the area who have gone to California (May 8, 1850). William A. Sharp of Natchitoches, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Columbia, Calif., discusses destruction in the area by Federal soldiers during the Civil War, local men who served in the war, and complaints over Reconstruction (August 16, 1870). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Shepley, George Foster, 1819-1878. Letter, 1867 Mar. 22. 1 letter. Location: Misc. George Foster Shepley was a colonel in the 12th Maine Infantry Regiment, was appointed a brigadier general in July 1862, was military governor of Louisiana (1862-1864), commanded the military district of eastern Virginia, and served as military governor of Richmond, Va. (April-July 1865). Shepley in Portland, Me., writes B.R. Curtis regarding an insurance claim on a vessel trading between Liverpool and Cuba. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Sherman, John, 1823-1900. Letter, 1878 July 29. 1 item. Location: Misc.S. Ohio-born politician and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Rutherford Hayes (1877-1881). Letter refers to a Louisiana legal case in which African American witnesses were apparently compelled to perjure themselves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Presentation volume, 1857. 1 printed vol. Location: M:18. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Presentation copy by General Sherman to the LSU Library of C. C. Andrews, DIGEST OF THE OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, (Washington, William M. Morrison and Company, 1857). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Letters, 1860 November 14, December 1. 2 items. Location: Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 4. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Letters to his adoptive father, Thomas Ewing. The first letter states that Sherman's position in Louisiana is stable and that he will remain. A second letter reflects the political environment in Louisiana just prior to the Civil War. He comments that secession is imminent, and he states that he will not act inconsistent with his allegiance to the United States government" (Dec. 1, 1860). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3253.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     LSU    
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. Letter, 1874 November 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S, vault, vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Letter stating that federal troops were sent to the South in order to prevent expected violence and criticizing the policy as having increased public hostility against the government. For further information, see see online catalog. Mss. 2486.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Shields, Joseph D. (Joseph Dunbar), 1820-1886. Papers, 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 712 items, 4 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: T:37-T:44; 99:S; Vault; OS: S. Resident of Natchez who was a judge, legislator, planter, and author. His son Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr., served under J. E. B. Stuart in the Civil War and was killed at Culpepper, Virginia. Papers consist of personal, political, financial, Civil War, and plantation management correspondence and papers; historical, literary, legal, and political manuscripts; and printed items, documenting three generations of the Shields family. Includes letters from Joseph Dunbar Shields while attending the Univeristy of Virginia and drafts of his writings. Plantation papers relate to the family's plantation Pecano, in Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 12-15, or Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 390, 1526, 1542, 1709, 1821, 1996, 2053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Shreveport city items, circa 1889. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Incomplete draft, possibly written by Charles J. Randall, protests to the repeal of the existing city charter of Shreveport, La., Shreveport city attorney writes to the mayor and city council expressing his opinion on the legality of converting to cemetery land purchased for a public park (undated). Mss. 2264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Shute, Dora. Autograph book, 1804-1918 (bulk 1862-1865). 1 vol. Location: J:5. Volume of inscribed and inserted autographs of Confederate military and political leaders and others, apparently compiled mostly in New Orleans from 1862-1865. Volume also includes several Civil War letters collected by Shute and two addressed to her. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Women    
  • Simmons, Samuel S. Speech, 1840. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Alabama legislator from Autauga County. Speech gives Simmons' views on the political issues of the 1840 presidential campaign to his constituents. He denounces advocates of the Bank of the United States and favors the independent treasury bill. Simmons also comments favorably on the congressional policy of preemption of public lands and expresses condemnation for southern leaders not upholding states' rights principles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1684.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sims, Frank. Letter, 1898 Sept. 25. 1 item. Member of the band, 1st Louisiana Volunteers, in the Spanish-American War. Letter to Governor Murphy J. Foster, from Sims, requesting permission to forward endorsements to fill a vacancy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sims, Robert Nicholls, 1872-1944. Address, 1903. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: Misc.S. Louisiana educator and public official, and New Orleans banker. Address given at the ground-breaking services for Alumni Hall on the old campus of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2347.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU    
  • Skelton, James R., 1897-1986. Oral history interview, 1980. 2 sound cassettes (1 hour), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.0025. Born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Brownsville, Texas, in 1911 where he took over his father's land abstract company in 1934. Skelton discusses his family background; life on the Texas-Mexico border in the early 1900s; the Mexican Revolution in 1911; President-elect Warren G. Harding's visit to Brownsville in 1920; mistreatment of Mexicans; and crimes and trials in Brownsville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     20th Century Wars    
  • Skillin, Francis M. Letters, 1862-1863. 12 items. Location: Misc:S. Soldier and cook in the 15th Maine Volunteers, Butler's Expedition. Skillin served in Florida at Camp Cobarn in Washington and Camp Arnold in Pensacola, and then in Louisiana at Camp Parapet in Carrollton and Matagorda Isle. Letters to family describe his activities, the meals he prepares, working with African American kitchen workers, and the African American units in the area. He also comments on contact with Confederate soldiers and his views on politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4667.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Records and account book, 1794-1815 (bulk 1794-1799). 3 items, including 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:S. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Account book contains official and personal accounts while Skipwith was consul in Paris, France. Entries report names of American ships, descriptions of cargo, and accounts of individuals including James Monroe and Thomas Pinckney. Two loose items are a record of the import and sale of American cotton in the 1790s and a deposition dealing with the sale of cotton in 1815. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2000.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Transportation    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Document, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc:S.. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Official letter from the director of the General Liquidation of the Public Debt of France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     French-language    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Correspondence, 1797-1826. 37 items, 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:22, Mss.Mf:S. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Most of the correspondence is addressed to Skipwith at Montesano Plantation near Baton Rouge, and relates to political and civic matters, and financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2024.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Skolfield, Samuel. Letter, 1848 July 29 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Samuel Skolfield in Baton Rouge, La., writes George W. Chase in Lewiston, Me., discussing business matters, the upcoming presidential election, his own brief conversations with Zachary Taylor, and news of local deaths, including a man who became drunk and died from a fall from his horse. Mss. 3973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Slidell, John, 1793-1871. Letters and miscellany, 1844-1861. 145 items. Location: UU:17. Louisiana politician, lawyer, businessman and diplomat for the United States and the Confederate States of America. Papers reflect Slidell's political and diplomatic careers, including his involvement in negotiations to resolve the Mexican-American War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2029, 2311, 2478, 2483, 2533, 2539, 2675, 2942.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Slocum, John, Papers. 5 items, 1967. Location: Misc.:S. Letters from congressmen and others, and an essay pertain to the controversy over the Central Arizona Project, its environmental consequences, and general aspects of water shortages in the Colorado River Basin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2980.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, James Monroe, 1888-1949. Papers, 1924-1939. 0.5 linear ft. Location: R:15. President of LSU (1930-1939). Two accounts of Monroe's family history and career at LSU. One account describes meetings with Huey Long regarding LSU and the other discusses the controversy over the misappropriation of LSU grant money and the ensuing investigation by Richard Leche. Included are photographs, correspondence, invitations and announcements, scrapbook materials, newspaper clippings, and diplomas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Smith, Moses. Letter, 1847 Feb. 12. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Moses Smith of Holden, Mass., writes to his cousin Melinda Powers in Pittsford, Vt., regarding financial matters and antislavery sentiment over the annexation of Texas and the Mexican War, suggesting the free states ought to separate themselves from the slave states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Smith, Philander. Letter, 1806 April 27. 1 item. Resident of Natchez, Mississippi. Letter from Smith to his brother Jedideah Smith of Massachusetts, relating his economic status, political views, and cost of living conditions of planters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 634.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Smith, S. F. Letter, 1875. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Insurance agent for the Independent Insurance Agency of Syracuse, New York. Letter sanctions the conduct of General Philip Henry Sheridan during the political disturbances in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2290.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Snee, J. E. (Joseph Emmett), 1895-1966, Photograph collection. 1914-1944. 41 items (35 are photographic copies, 6 are photocopies). Resident of Baton Rouge, employee of the Standard Oil Company, and director of the Stancola Refinery Band. Photographs made or collected by Snee of LSU students, Governor Ruffin G. Pleasant's inauguration, World War I military service, Baton Rouge landmarks, and Standard Oil Company. Collection also includes two band programs and other ephemera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     LSU     Performing arts     20th Century Wars    
  • Snyder, Alonzo. Papers, 1779-1919 (bulk 1800-1860). 3,534 items. Location: R:38-40, J;7, and OS:S. Cotton planter, judge, and Louisiana senator from Madison and Tensas parishes, Louisiana. Snyder's business, official, and personal papers consist of letters, land records, financial papers, and legal record books that reflect legal cases, state laws, politics, plantation management, secession, the Civil War, public health, and his family. Snyder served as attorney for the estate of Jacob Bieller of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and these files include correspondence and reports from Natchez, Mississippi, businessmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 655.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Society of Tammany, Papers. 3 items. Location: Misc.:S. New York political organization for the Democratic Party. Printed materials distributed by the Society of Tammany, or Columbian Order, including a description of the origin of the Liberty Cap with a picture of that emblem of the Society, and an extract from the first inaugural address of Thomas Jefferson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sommer, Jacob. Sommer-Hyman Papers, 1829-1857 (bulk 1831-1843). 27 items. Location: B:139. Coachmaker of Baltimore, Maryland. William B. Hyman was an attorney of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Letters to Sommer from family members including his father, Leonard Sommer, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, concerning family matters. Also letters to William B. Hyman from family in Williamston, North Carolina, and New York City, discussing family news. In an 1857 letter R. C. Martin of Albemarle Plantation comments on the Democratic Party's accepting renegades from the American Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Soule, Pierre, 1801-1807. Letter, 1855. 1 letter. Location: MISC:S.Pierre Soule was a New Orleans attorney, United States senator from Louisiana, and United States foreign minister to Spain (1854-1855). This letter is written by Pierre Soule? to Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, regarding Soule?'s position as Minister to Spain. The letter discusses the United States acquiring Cuba and Soule?'s dispute with the Secretary of U.S. Legation in Madrid, Horatio J. Perry, regarding Perry's secret correspondence with Secretary of State William L. Marcy. Mss. 5115 For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Soule, Pierre, 1801-1870. Papers, 1850-1901 (bulk 1850-1864). 22 items. Location: A:35, H:17. New Orleans attorney, U.S. senator, and U.S. foreign minister to Spain (1854-1855). Letters pertaining principally to the proposed acquisition of Cuba by the U.S. and to Soule's activities in American political affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 401, 1044, 1085.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Southern Filibusters. Collection, 1851-1914, undated. 18 items. Location: B:13, OS:S. Collection comprises manuscript and printed items pertaining to the activities of southern expansionists in Latin America. Also known as southern filibusters, the expansionists hoped to bolster southern power and influence by acquiring Baja California, parts of Nicaragua, and Cuba as U.S. territories where slavery and the slave economy could be perpetuated. Collection includes letters, articles, speeches, and newspapers pertaining to southern filibusters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2260.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference. Circular, circa 1913. 1 item. Location: E:Impritns. Four page circular includes a map of the United States showing distribution of woman's suffrage by state; a statement to southern governors; a list of signatures of women's suffrage advocates in southern states; and a "declaration of principles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3620.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Sparrow, Edward, Portrait, circa 1860-1882. 1 item [photographic copy]. Location: E:69. Louisiana politician, state congressman, and Confederate congressman from Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2900.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Spyker, Leonidas Pendleton, 1818-1867. Collection, 1856-1932 (bulk 1856-1860). 1 vol. [typed copies]. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Resident of Hard Times Plantation and New Hope Plantation, both in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. Records include the plantation diary of Leonidas Spyker; a list of family names appearing in the diary; a sketch of the family of Sarah Mildred Gilmer, wife of Spyker; and a list of persons buried in the Spyker family vault in New Orleans. Included is a letter from Mrs. Theodore Wilkinson to Cecilia Egan describing a raid on New Hope Plantation by Union soldiers in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 589.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • St. Bernard Parish memorial, 1805. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc.:S. Memorial from inhabitants of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, to Governor W. C. C. Claiborne. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • St. Charles Parish document, circa 1854. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Specifications drawn up by a committee of St. Charles Parish Police Jury, with Samuel McCutchon as chairman, for the construction of a new courthouse. The courthouse was completed in December 1854. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1062.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • St. Landry Parish ordinances, 1879. 1 pamphlet (31 pages). Location: E:Imprints. Pamphlet titled "Ordinances of the Police Jury of the Parish of St. Landry, relative to public roads and bridges, and the height of inclosures and fences, and roving animals and the sale of unbranded stock, and estray animals." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1178.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • St. Mary Parish document, 1820. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Petition submitted to the Louisiana legislature, signed by residents of the Parish of St. Mary, concerns the proposed bill for improving the navigation of Bayou Plaquemine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 381.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Stanton, Edwin L. Papers, 1866-1875. 23 items. Location: A:122. Son of Edwin McMasters Stanton, Secretary of War under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Correspondence of Stanton to Edward Pierrepont. Lettrs refer to court cases, including one involving William Weed and Stanton's father. They discuss the election campaign of 1868 and rumors regarding possible Ulysses S. Grant cabinet appointments. Included are two letters by Ellen H. Stanton, wife of Edwin McMasters Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3835.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Manuscript, 1840, 1854-1869. 1 vol. (68 leaves), 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:104, Mss. Mf.:S. "Edward M. Stanton: A Personal Portrait" as revealed in letters to his wife, Ellen Hutchinson, and friends, edited with a commentary by his grandson, Gideon Townsend Stanton. Description of a sea voyage from New York to California includes portage across the Isthmus of Panama. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1648.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Registers, 1864, 1866. 22 items, 3 vols. Location: 99:S, H:17, Misc.:S, OS:S, Vault MRDF 5 . Secretary of War (1862-1868) under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. President Andrew Johnson items include official memorandums, admittance cards to the 'Impeachment of the President,' autographed card, memorandum from Winfield Scott, letter to S. P. Chase, and an engraving of Edwin M. Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 522, 1698, 1747.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Engraving, circa 1862-1868. Location: E:65. Secretary of War (1862-1868) under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. Engraving of Edwin McMasters Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Papers, 1832-1957 (bulk 1858-1957). 154 items, 53 v. Location: 34:1-5, OS:S. Letters, telegrams, resolutions, statements of account, scrapbooks, pamphlets, and other records concerning Stanton’s government service as attorney for the United States in the California land fraud cases (1858) and as Secretary of War (1862-1868), as well as his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and memorials issued at his death. Mss. 1659, 1782, 1820, 1871, 1886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Steele, Oliver Brice. Andrew Lytle photograph collection, 1895, 1902. 36 items. Location: D:96. Confederate veteran, Baton Rouge banker, and Louisiana state auditor who collected these photographs by Andrew David Lytle, a Baton Rouge photographer. Collection contains various photographic media. Included are cabinet cards and prints of etchings of Louisiana governors (ca. 1816-1904), cabinet cards of LSU officials and cadets, and 8x10 enlargements of photographs of steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4028.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Transportation    
  • Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883. On the Study of the Law, 1871. 1 v. Location: E:Imprints. A pamphlet that expounds Stephens’ interpretation of various legal concepts including federal, international, and municipal law; civil liberties; and the separation of powers under the United States Constitution. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2385.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883, Papers, 1834-1872. 3,053 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Vice-President of the Confederacy in the Civil War. His brother, Judge Linton Stephens, was lieutenant colonel of the 15th Georgia Regiment during the first year of the Civil War. Extensive correspondence between Stephens and his brother Linton Stephens; and a few other letters between Alexander and his brother's widow. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 863.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Stephens, Edwin Lewis, 1872-1938. Papers, 1883-1939 (bulk 1902-1939). 6,057. Location: A:38-53, H:17. Graduate of LSU and New York University, Professor of Science at Louisiana Normal School at Natchitoches, and President of Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette (1900-1938). Papers relate primarily to the affairs of the Institute from its founding until Stephen's retirement. Early student letters and World War I memorabilia are also included. Stephens corresponded with Louisiana leaders in politics and other fields, including Alcee Fortier, governors Murphy J. Foster, Ruffin G. Pleasant, and John M. Parker. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 403, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     20th Century Wars    
  • Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-. Papers, 1862, 1917-1947. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Sterrett, R. W. Letter, 1857 April 23. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. R. W. Sterrett was a squatter seeking to file land claims in Atchison and Doniphan, Kansas. James Henry Lane, a political leader, organized the Free State Party in Kansas. The letter describes R. W. Sterrett's acquisition of. It states that he must remain on his land near Doniphan until he can file a claim. It describes James Henry Lane's efforts to form a party of free state men and to make Doniphan a free state town. Also described is the great influx of settlers to Kansas and the rising price of land. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3404.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stovall, James L. Papers, 1989-1992. 6.6 linear ft., 2 sound cassettes. Location: 10:67-70. Methodist minister of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal files related to the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism and documents related to David Duke. Includes correspondence, information sheets, advertisements, press releases, reports, speeches by Duke, and clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion     African Americans    
  • Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, Letters, 1856, 1861. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Letters discuss advance of anti-slavery sentiments in the United States; the necessity of dealing with slavery as a political issue; and the attitudes of Great Britain and France toward political events in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2667.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, Letter, 1854 Mar. 22. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Letter discusses uncertainty and angry mood in Congress over passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill and expresses Sumner's concern that northern representation be as strong as possible. Included is a typewritten transcription of the letter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2526.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sumner, William Graham. Papers, 1876. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. A correspondent in New Orleans writes Sumner lamenting the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana with the collapse of republican institutions and the poor condition of African-American sugar plantation workers (Nov. 17, 1876). Stephen Whitney writes Sumner from Woodland Plantation inviting him to visit to see a sugar plantation in operation (Nov. 18, 1876). Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Swartwout, John. Letter, 1806 April 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Colonel of New York and political supporter of Aaron Burr. Letter from Swartwout to Ebenezer Foote referring to the business of his mercantile firm and to the Burr conspiracy. The letter was written prior to the arrest of Swartwout's brother Samuel in New Orleans because of his association with Burr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1580.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Swayne, Wager. Letter, 1872 April 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Attorney of Toledo, Ohio. Letter to the President of the United States recommends for employment T. W. Conway, a former U.S. army chaplain involved in African American education in Reconstruction Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Sylvest, Murphy John, 1893-1980. Papers, 1929-1972. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Long Family    
  • Taliaferro, James, Letters, 1852-1876. 79 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:T. Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, planter, judge, Secession Convention delegate, associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and newspaper publisher. Letters discuss Taliaferro's involvement with the Secession Convention; politics during the Civil War (1865); Louisiana Supreme Court (1866-1874); Louisiana politics (1861-1874); Mississippi River flood of 1874; fires, cholera, and economic conditions in New Orleans; the visit of the Emperor of Brazil to New Orleans (1876), and plantation operations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1562.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Taliaferro, James. Family papers, 1787-1934 (bulk 1867-1872). 881 items, 11 printed vols. Location: C:15-17, 99. Judge and delegate to the Louisiana Secession Convention, associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, newspaper publisher, and Catahoula Parish planter. Papers of Taliaferro and his father, Zachariah. Papers reflect Taliaferro's interest and activity in Louisiana politics; the economic, social, and political conditions in the state during Reconstruction; and his father's legal and business interests. Notable figures mentioned include Joseph Walker, W. P. Kellogg, J. Madison Wells, General W. S. Hancoch, and J. R. G. Pitkin. Earliest papers consist of court documents from Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1001, 1047, 1565.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taliaferro, Zachariah and James G. Papers, 1814-1829, 1867. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Taylor, Cecil G., 1909- interviewee, Oral history interview. 12 sound cassettes (14 hours), Transcript (590 p.). LSU French professor, assistant to the president, dean of arts and sciences, and chancellor. In a series of 8 interviews, Taylor describes his career as a French professor and administrator at LSU. He describes his family background, his education at the University of North Carolina, and his French language studies and Cajun French. He also describes Baton Rouge beginning in the 1930s, Huey Long and Louisiana politics, and the desegregation of education in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     African Americans     Cajuns    
  • Taylor, Miles, 1805-1873. Family Papers, 1821-1954 (bulk 1821-1890). 200 items. Location: U:236, 99. Congressional representative, lawyer, judge, and sugar planter of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Taylor's son, Thomas, was a sergeant in the 8th Louisiana Volunteers in the Civil War. Collection includes family letters, photographs, manuscript writings, genealogical and biographical materials, and reprints of speeches Taylor made in Congress (1856-1857). Mrs. Taylor's mother lived in Natchez and the collection includes letters between the two of them; and Civil War letters from Thomas Taylor as a prisoner of war in Saratoga Springs, New York. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1378, 1448, 1636, .For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Sugar     Women    
  • Taylor, William, d. circa 1850. Diary, 1838-1842. 1 vol., 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf.:T, Vault:25. Planter of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana and cousin of General Zachary Taylor. Plantation diary describes the routine activities and operations of his sugar and cotton plantations, Lakeland and Briers plantations. Taylor records the visits of many relatives and friends, including the family of Zachary Taylor. He also discusses local politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Papers, 1814-1931. 631 items [on microfilm]. Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Papers consist of correspondence, military papers, an autobiographical account, documents relating to Taylor's estate, and to the management of Fashion plantation in Louisiana by his son Richard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1644.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Letters, 1848. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Letters to J. Watson Webb, New York newspaper journalist and publisher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Papers, 1846. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Dinner invitation sent from Taylor while he was in Comargo, Mexico, to Theodore Lewis. The proclamation issued by Taylor, is entitled 'Proclamacion por el general commandante del exercito de los Estados Unidos de America, a la nacion Mejicana.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Letter, 1829 August 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Letter from Fort Crawford, Michigan Territory, to Colonel Maunsel White, New Orleans merchant. Item pertains to Taylor's business interests in Louisiana and contains a few remarks concerning the advantages of being stationed at Fort Crawford. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Family genealogy, 1901. 1 vol. [photocopy]. Location: W:17. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Genealogy and copies of relevant documents tracing the history of the Taylor family from the arrival of James Taylor in Virginia in 1640. Volume was compiled by Betty Taylor Dandridge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2923.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Teesdale, S. Letter, 1848 May 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Columbus, Ohio. Letter to New York Congressman Hugh White discussing Whig presidential candidates in Ohio and elsewhere, For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2942.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tennent, James Emerson, 1804-1869, Letters, 1838. 4 items. Location: Misc.:T. Irish-born traveler, politician, member of English Parliament, and author. Letters concern social activities and mention his plans to travel to Ceylon. Part of the George DeForest Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tennessee Federation of Labor, Records. 99 items (68 items, 1 ms. vol., 30 printed vols., on 2 microfilm reels). Location: Mss. Mf.:T. Labor union closely associated with the Tennessee State Industrial Union Council. It advocated the rights of coal miners and other types of industrial workers. Records consist of minutes of the executive board meetings concerning the Federation's internal affairs, organizational questions, political education, protective labor legislation, conventions, World War II, a proposed merger, and voting records. Printed works include monographs on labor issues and printed laws, proceedings, constitutions, and minutes of the Tennessee Federation of Labor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1633.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Tensas Parish Democratic Executive Committee minute book, 1888-1916. 1 v. Location: Mf. The minute book records the conduct of meetings, resolutions passed, the planning of elections of delegates for various conventions, the appointment of election commissioners, and other business of the Executive Committee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3265.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tessier, Charles Robert. Papers. 25 items. Notary public in East Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee Parishes, Louisiana, and a justice of the peace in Pointe Coupee Parish. Papers contain commissions as a notary public and as a justice of the peace; oaths of office; a bond; and a letter regarding the bond. Included are two letters concerning a proposed engraving of General Andrew Jackson before Judge Dominick A. Hall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Texada, Lewis. Family Papers, 1830-1939. 274 items. Location: W:25, 99:T, OS:T. Lewis Texada was a planter of Bayou Rapides, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes papers related to property ownership in Rapides Parish; letters from Louisiana Governor Henry Watkins Allen; papers related to a girls' school in Virginia; and letters of Confederate civilians in the Civil War. Also included are sheet music and printed items. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2985.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Performing arts    
  • The People, (Baton Rouge, La.), 1903 Oct. 12. 1 item (v. 33 cm.). Location: OS:P. Issue of "The People", a Baton Rouge newspaper, supporting General Leon Jastremski for governor of Louisiana in the Democratic primary. Other candidates announced include William G. Randolph for sheriff and Charles F. Ratcliff for representative from East Baton Rouge Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • The Petition of the Louisiana Parishes of East and West Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, and St. Tammany, circa 1881-1883. 1 petition. Location: E:Imprints. Petition of the police juries of the Florida Parishes of Louisiana to the U.S. Congress asserting their rights to the property interests of the area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Thomas, Isaac, 1774-1859. Family Papers, 1802-1851. 0.3 linear ft. Location: D:95. Politician, lawyer, and planter. Thomas moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1819, where he operated a steamboat, a sawmill, and a large plantation. He was a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate (1823-1827). Papers relating to the business and legal career of Isaac Thomas. Several papers document the history of land ownership in Rapides and Catahoula parishes, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4634.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Thompson Family Papers, 1865, 1924-1935, 1945. 10 items, 1 printed vol. Location: Misc.:T, H:20. Papers of the Thompson family of Opelousas, La., contains correspondence relating to family and business affairs, receipts, and a copy of the novel "The Initials" by Jemima Tautphoeus. Letter from George Bienvenu, an Air Force lieutenant stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Warrensburg, Mo., discusses his duties on base and personal news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868, Letter, 1848 Jan. 14. 1 item. Misc.:T. Member of the Whig party of South Carolina who served in the state legislature, U.S. Congress, and as minister to Mexico. Letter written by Thompson requesting a correction be made to a published article about the extent of Thompson's support for the policies of President Polk's administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tibbets, Hiram B. Family Papers, 1830-1857. 25 items. Location: A:4. Planter and physician of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. A native of Massachusetts, Tibbetts and his wife corresponded with his brother John C. Tibbetts in Boston and New Hampshire. Letters primarily to John C. Tibbetts deal with planter-slave relations, and plantation and family news. Topics include Christmas festivities; a wedding held in the slave quarters; and the prevalence of cholera. A partial letter (ca. 1850) provides analysis of the political situation in Louisiana and Mississippi following the Compromise of 1850. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 831, 856, 868, 1300, 1352.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Tilton, John. Land grant, 1797 Nov. 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T, vault:25, vault MRDF 14. Land grant signed by John Adams and Timothy Pickering. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2814.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Toland, Henry, b. 1785. Letter, 1833 Nov. 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Henry Toland was a Philadelphia merchant who did business with Andrew Jackson. Toland in Philadelphia writes to Andrew Jackson regarding a shipment of furniture having arrived in New Orleans. Mss. 4056.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885, Letter, 1857 Jan. 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Confederate secretary of state and general. Letter written from Washington, D.C., mentions speculation about the cabinet of incoming President Buchanan and discusses Southern commercial conventions and personal business interests. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2925.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885, Letter, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Confederate secretary of state and general. Letter from Toombs commenting on nomination of General Zachary Taylor, as giving universal satisfaction to the Whig Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tower, Luther Field. Diary, 1845-1846. 2 vols. Location: H:20. Clerk for a New Orleans. La., cotton exchange. Diary provides a daily account of local weather conditions in New Orleans, the arrival and departure of cargo ships, cotton and sugar prices, the cotton trade, local military and political celebrations, Tower's attendance at Protestant church services, concerts and opera performances, and prominent visitors to New Orleans. Entries for November and December of 1845 describe the trial of Dr. W.A. Scott, minister of the First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. Entries also note the progress of the Mexican War and the funeral of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 765.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts     Sugar     Transportation     Religion    
  • Trevelyan, Charles Edward, 1807-1886, Letters. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. English statesman, governor of Madras, and finance minister of India. Letters concern the distribution of Parliamentary papers and an article about England and Russia written by Trevelyan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tucker, Josiah, 1711-1799, Letter, 1782. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. English clergyman, Dean of Gloucester, and pamphleteer on political economy. Letter mentions the coming publication of a third edition of his pamphlet "Cui Bono?", and comments unfavorably on schemes to prevent the separation of the American colonies from England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Turner, Edward, 1778-1860. Family Papers, 1767-1878. 173 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: S:120. Judge and planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes family correspondence, legal and business papers, plantation documents, poems, photographs, a specimen of currency (1778), and an issue of the newspaper Southern Watch Tower (1843). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Uhler, John Earle, 1891-1962. Papers, 1876-1962 (bulk 1923-1957). 32.5 linear ft., 25 microfilm reels, 1 filmstrip. Location: 79:22-44, 31:49-51, OS:U, Vault. English professor at LSU and research on English Renaissance literature. Uhler's publication of CANE JUICE (1931) dealt with LSU campus life and resulted in his being fired by Huey Long. He was reinstated six months later. Papers include personal and professional correspondence; and manuscripts of published and unpublished works by Uhler, including research on Thomas Morley and research and a manuscript of an unpublished biography of opera bartone Pasquale Amato. Also included are materials documenting LSU academic affairs and Uhler's political activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1902For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family     Performing arts    
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Private Land Claims. John Ellis Report, 1830. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. Concerning the petitioners’ request for clear title to land in Wilkinson County, Miss., granted by the Spanish government of West Florida to John Ellis. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1773.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Public Lands. Ebenezer Cooley Report, 1828. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. The report evaluates Ebenezer Cooley’s claim for compensation from Congress for the loss of a tract of land and improvements on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Dept. of Justice. General records, 1877-1906 (bulk 1877-1890). 300 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.: U. Correspondence, memos, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning violent acts committed against African American candidates for office and African American voters in several Louisiana parishes. Most of the records originate from the U.S. Marshal's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans, La., with some correspondence of U.S. Dept. of Justice officials in Washington, D.C. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1766.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Receipt for confiscated property, 1863 Aug. 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders was an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, La.; Felix Labatut was a former member of the Louisiana Secession Convention. A receipt signed by Flanders, states that properties belonging to Felix Labatut are confiscated because of noncompliance with general order No. 76. The confiscated property was valued at $43,000. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury, Confiscation decrees 1863 Aug. 13-Sept. 1. 3 items. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, lLa., later serving as governor of Louisiana. Decrees, carried out by Flanders, authorizing the confiscation of properties in New Orleans for nonpayment of taxes by Confederate sympathizers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Huey P. Long Files, 1932-1969 (bulk 1934-1939). 1 linear ft. [photocopies]. Location:80:42. Records mainly consist of telegrams and memoranda from office files of the FBI special agents in the Bureau's New Orleans office concerning activities of Senator Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Unzaga y Amézaga, Luis, 1717-1793. Certificate, 1774 Feb. 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. First Spanish governor of Louisiana. Official document signed by Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga, certifying an agreement or compact. Page appears to be the final portion of a larger document, the first pages of which are missing. The document is countersigned by Joseph Foucher, Unzaga's secretary, and bears Unzaga's seal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862, Letter, 1829 July 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V, Vault:1. Eighth president of the United States. In a letter to a Mr. Stebbins, Martin Van Buren refers to the use of money in political elections. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2574.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Verret, Theodule. Papers, 1804-1894 (bulk 1850-1870). .5 linear ft. (634 items). Location: E:38. Sawmill and lumber business owner in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and justice of the peace and parish treasurer. Verret also owned property in New Orleans. Papers concern the rent or lease of Verret's property in New Orleans, his sawmill and lumber business in Mandeville, and his position as parish treasurer. Included are letters from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Robert Lusher. Some letters in French; one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 905.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Victor, Claude. Proclamation, 1802. 1 printed item [photostatic copy]. Location:OS:V. French general appointed governor of Louisiana by Napoleon. Proclamation announces the cession of Louisiana by Spain to France and his impending arrival to assume government of the colony. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3165.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922. Papers, 1862-1909. 385 items. Location: C:66. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers consist of letters from Louisiana friends; officials in the Department of State and the diplomatic service; Americans in public life; and literary figures, historians, journalists, and other writers. Collection includes 75 letters (1865-1892) of L. Placide Canonge, New Orleans writer and dramatist, pertaining to literature and the theater in New Orleans. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Vincent, Thomas McCurdy, 1882-1909. Family Papers, 1824-1916. 467 items. Location: W:38-39, VAULT MRDF 6, Vault:1. U. S. Army officer in the Seminole and Civil wars. Letters of Thomas Vincent and Laura Lancaster (1857) pertain to his military career, family matters and the education of his son, Thomas Norris Vincent. Papers also include Vincent's diary while at West Point are present. Other letters discuss yellow fever in Galveston area (1867); Whig sentiments of Catholic girls school in Kentucky (Nov. 21, 1840), the Catholic education of girls (1840-1855), conversion to Catholicism (1857) and the influence of the Catholic Mission Movement on the Vancouver Indian of Oregon (1876). Also includes letters of recommendation for admission to West Point, including one from William T. Sherman. Other correspondents include Julia Dent Grant and Ida Tarbell. Early papers (1824-1856) relate to the Joseph B. Lancaster family and reflect social events, education, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3116.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • W. P. A. Collection COMMUNITY SERVICE DIVISION Field memos, 1940-1942. 1 vol. Location: O:3. Memos sent to directors and supervisors of W.P.A. projects in Louisiana pertaining to personnel, employment regulations, preparation of annual reports, conversion of W.P.A. projects to wartime purposes, and operation and administration of programs. Projects included are the Writers' Project, Shoe Repair Project, Music Project, Arts and Crafts Projects, Nursery School Project, and many others. Memos include worksheets and blank forms for recording hours of work, tasks accomplished, and the number of employees at work on particular projects. Mss. 2902.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     20th Century Wars    
  • W.P.A. Louisiana Historical Records Survey Police Jury Minutes Transcriptions, 1811-1941 206 linear feet on 581 reels. Typed, printed, and handwritten transcriptions of Police Jury minutes and ordinances for 60 of 64 Louisiana parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Plantations     Transportation     African Americans     French-language    
  • Wadleigh, Bainbridge, 1831-1891, Letter, 1876 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Republican senator from New Hampshire. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, comments on the testimony being taken on the contested election of 1876, the political atmosphere in the city, and invitations extended by social clubs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2468.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Waggaman, George Augustus, 1790-1843. Note, circa 1813-1843. 1 note. Location: Misc. George Augustus Waggaman was secretary of state of Louisiana (1830-1832) and an Anti-Jacksonian U.S. Senator elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Livingston (1831-1835). Waggaman accepts an invitation to dinner from Robert Gilman. Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wailes, Levin, 1768-1847, Letter, 1812 Feb. 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Register of the Land Office of the United States, Territory of Orleans (1810-1822). Letter to U.S. Representative William W. Bibb [Georgia], written from Opelousas, Louisiana, discusses an inexpensive and successful method of raising and processing sugar then being employed in the Bayou Teche-Attakapas region of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Wailes, Levin, 1768-1847, Letter, 1816. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Register of the Land Office of the United States, Territory of Orleans (1810-1822). Letter from a Mr. Robin in Opelousas to Levin Wailes declining solicitations to have his name placed on the ticket as a candidate for political office. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Wallis, George B. Letter, 1862 April 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Reporter for the NEW YORK HERALD. Letter from George B. Wallis to his editor, James Gordon Bennett, commenting at length on interviews with President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Ware Family papers, 1865-1871. 2 items. Location: MISC:W. Henry Ware (1813-1898) was a planter, Democrat, and prohibitionist whose children included Richard Mathis Ware of New Orleans, Louisiana, and James A. Ware of Belle Grove and Celeste plantation, Louisiana. This collection includes a letter sent on behalf of the Corps of Cadets to Richard Mathis Ware from the Committee of Reference in Case of Reinstatement. He was dismissed from Louisiana State University following an incident involving the \"Asylum Bell,\" but the committee investigating the incident rescinded the charges. The second item is two printed letters to the editor of South-Western written by H. Ware in 1865 regarding politics in Harrison County, Texas. Mss. 5127.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Warmoth, Henry Clay, 1842-1931. Papers, 1869-1872. 11 items. Reconstruction governor of Louisiana, a sugar planter, and a businessman.. Correspondence received as governor concerns political and judicial appointments, quarantines. Also included is a letter from James Longstreet about the Louisiana militia and a campaign pamphlet for Warmoth. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133, 773, 791, 1131.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Warren, Robert Penn. Letter, 1962 Nov. 7 . 1 item. Location: Misc.: W, Vault:1. College professor and writer who served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept. of English, from 1933-1942. In a typed letter to a Mr. Stahley, Robert Penn Warren discusses the administration at Louisiana State University during Huey P. Long's term as governor. He also comments on Professor William A. Read of the English Dept. and the SOUTHERN REVIEW. Original housed in Vault is restricted. Use photocopy. Mss. 5072For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family    
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799, Letter, 1785, 1928. 2 items [framed facsimile and typewritten copy]. Location: Misc.:W. First President of the United States. Letter by President Washington to Francis Hopkinson mentions portrait painter Pike [sic. Robert Edge Pine] from England. Newspaper clipping (1928) gives information concerning the acquisition of facsimile. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799, Letter, 1799 Dec. 10. 1 item (facsimile). First President of the United States. Letter to James Anderson with attached plans for the operation of Washington's plantations for the calendar year 1800. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Watson, J. (Joseph). Correspondence, 1826-1846 (bulk 1826-1828). 13 items. Location: Misc.:W. Mayor of Philadelphia. Earliest correspondence (1826-1828) refers to the recovery of five free black children kidnapped in Philadelphia and sold as slaves in Louisiana and Mississippi. Other items include a letter of Clara Baxter of New Orleans proclaiming her dislike of the city. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     Women    
  • Watson, J. (Joseph), Letter, 1827 Jan. 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Mayor of Philadelphia. Letter from Watson to the mayor of New Orleans reciting the evils of intemperance and asking about the cure of Dr. Loiseau and its proposed introduction into the hospital and almshouses of Philadelphia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 344.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Webster, W. A. Letter, 1874 August 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. :W. Resident of Bayou La Chute, Louisiana. Letter reports poor business conditions in Louisiana and comments on the possibility of racial conflict because of the determination of the whites to rule the state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Weeks, David. Family Papers, 1782-1957 (bulk 1830-1870). 10,106 items, 15 vols. Location: 70, J:6, X:76, Mss. Mf.:W . The Weeks and related Conrad, Moore, and Gibson families were planters of New Iberia, Louisiana, and other areas in south Louisiana. Papers document the sugar plantation economy; cotton planting; slaves and free African American laborers; railroad building; state and national politics; education; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes early papers of Charles N. Conrad, U.S. senator; political correspondence of John Moore, U.S. congressman; and a microfilmed inventory of The Shadows in New Iberia. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution to the Civil War, Series I, Part 6, Reels 1-20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 528, 605.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Weiss, Seymour. Papers, 1896-1972 (bulk 1930-1960). 11.25 linear ft. Location: 30:38-42, Vault:36. Manager and owner of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Weiss was a confidant of Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator Huey P. Long, who made the hotel his headquarters. The bulk of the collection consists of circulars announcing speeches and the political positions of Long and other Louisiana politicians. Also present are political cartoons by 'Trist' [Trist Wood] and various campaign items. The collection includes letters of Huey P. Long related to issues of concern to Louisiana citizens and sheet music for 'Every Man a King,' 'Follow Long,' and several other songs, with words by Long. Mss. 4165.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts    
  • Weld Company correspondence, 1833-1851. 96 items. Location: E:62. Commission merchants of Boston, Massachusetts. Correspondence with New Orleans commission and forwarding merchants. Subjects include the controversy following the Compromise of 1850, New Orleans business conditions, the cotton trade, and the death of President William Henry Harrison. Papers also include scattered shipping records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1194, 1206, 1220, 1232, 1256, 1289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Manuscript, circa 1878. 1 v. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. Manuscript of an article by Gideon Welles, apparently intended for publication. In the article Welles strenuously disagrees with Wickham Hoffman, who had argued that General Benjamin Butler had a prominent role in the planning and execution of the capture of New Orleans by federal troops in 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Wells, James Madison, 1808-1899. Papers, circa 1864-1869, 1886-1900. 1 v. [on microfilm]. Location: Lieutenant governor and governor of Louisiana (1864-1867). Records of the Court of Claims of the United States pertain to suits filed by James Madison Wells concerning Wells' charges that U.S. forces under the command of General Nathaniel P. Banks illegally confiscated his property and livestock in Rapides Parish during the Red River Expedition of 1864. Records consist of court memos, rulings, dockets, judicial motions, testimonies, and letters associated with congressional cases no. 435, no. 2524, and 10,271, which. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 806, 1219.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Wenner, H. C. Letter, 1846 September 9. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Letter written by Wenner responding to a request to state his views on slavery. He found slavery, particularly American slavery, an abhorrence, and felt it should be abolished in the District of Columbia. The letter continues with whether Congress possessed the constitutional power to do this should the union of free and slave states continue. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • West Florida Rebellion Papers, 1810, 1816, 1845. 15 items, 1 mf reel. Location: C:18, Mss.Mf:S., Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1. Documents pertaining to the West Florida Rebellion contain reports of the convention in Baton Rouge; reports to representatives of the people of West Florida; and orders and reports by Colonel Philomen Thomas to the inhabitants of West Florida. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • West, J. R. (Joseph Rodman), b. 1822. Deed, 1871 Mar. 17. 1 deed. Location: Misc. This deed records the purchase of property in Washington, D.C., by Joseph R. West shortly after commencing his term as U.S. Senator for Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • West, J. R. (Joseph Rodman), b. 1822. Letters, 1873, 1876. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Joseph Rodman West served as deputy United States marshal, auditor for customs (1867-1871), and U.S. Senator as a Republican (1871-1877). Joseph Rodman West in Washington, D.C., engages in routine correspondence. Mss. 4130.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Western Voice circular, 1968. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Weekly tabloid which claimed to uphold fundamentalism, pre-millenarianism, and the second coming of Christ. Circular entitled 'Ten Million White People to be Driven From Their Homes to Make Room for Black Communist Soviet,' printed in the Western Voice. Includes a clipping from the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate (1968). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3052.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion     African Americans    
  • Weydemeyer, Luise, Family correspondence, 1849-1869. 100 items. Location: A:67. German immigrant living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Letters from relatives and friends concern personal and business matters and discuss Union army recruitment and training during the Civil War. Letters from Union general Franz Sigel's wife describe her husband's military activities and civilian career. Primarily in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women     German-language    
  • White, Edward Douglas, 1795-1847 , Letter, 832 June 2. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. congressman from Louisiana. Letter to Boyd in reply to his request that White run for Louisiana governor. White denies any ambition for public office and reveals the lack of organization of the emerging Whig party in Louisiana and his unwillingness to take initiative in the party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1670.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • White, Edward Douglass, 1795-1847. Commission, 1836 Mar. 8. 1 commission. Location: Misc. Edward Douglass White served three terms as a representative in the U.S. Congress, where he was member of the Whig Party and an ally of Henry Clay. After serving one term as governor of Louisiana from 1835 to 1839, he was reelected to Congress for two subsequent terms. Governor White appoints Charles W. Shaumburgh and Edward Rawk as associate judges of the City Court of New Orleans. Mss. 3907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • White, Maunsell, ca. 1780-. Letterbook, 1845-1850. 1 ms. vol. Location: Mf.:W., Misc.:W. Sugar planter of Deer Range Plantation, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Letterbook containing family and business letters dealing with sugar planting, processing, and slavery; politics; support for a university in Louisiana; and the planning and construction of the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. Original letterbook is located at the University of North Carolina Library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2888.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Who Would God Vote For - Duke or Edwards?, 1991. 1 item. Location: Misc: W. Flyer sent by the Comite Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La., promoting a meeting to discuss the gubernatorial runoff election between Edwin Edwards and David Duke in 1991. Mss. 5003.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion    
  • Wickliffe, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1874-1912. Family Papers, 1897-1912 (bulk 1912). 70 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: UU:5, J:7. U.S. Congressman (1909-1912) from Louisiana, son of Louisiana Governor Robert C. Wickliffe. Chiefly Wickliffe's official papers for 1912, including constituent correspondence, speeches, and bills. A scrapbook contains news clippings and condolence letters regarding Wickliffe's death; Congressional memorials are in the printed volume. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 447.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Papers, 1774-1833. 7 items. Location: Misc.:W, Vault:1. English politician, philanthropist, and leader in the abolition movement in England. Letters concern publication of Wilberforce's book, A PRACTICAL VIEW OF THE PREVAILING RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF PROFESSED CHRISTIANS IN THE HIGHER AND MIDDLE CLASSES OF THIS COUNTRY CONTRASTED WITH REAL CHRISTIANITY (1797); and social matters. Included is an engraved portrait of Wilberforce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Wildman, John Hazard. Papers,1829-1876 (bulk 1962-1966). 2 linear ft. Location1:1-2, Vault:1. Faculty member of the Dept. of English, Louisiana State University. Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, genealogies of the Hazard, Whitaker, Greene and Andrews families, and published and unpublished manuscripts of John Hazard Wildman. Correspondents include family members, former students, including Rex Reed, publishers, and fellow writers. The majority of letters are related to Wildman's writings. There is a photocopy of a Henry Clay letter commenting on the American political and economic system (Oct. 8, 1829) and a photocopy of a Civil War letter from a Confederate prisoner of war, Johnson's Island, Ohio, detailing his illness (Feb. 28, 1864). Papers also contain an audiotape interview with Orene Muse (Feb. 15, 1969), newspaper clippings, and several family photographs (1911-1965).For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1966, 1967, 2010, 2095, 2169, 2237, 2371, 2437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Wilkinson, Hugh M. Papers, 1953, 1954. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, descendant of General James Wilkinson. Two sets of papers related to General James Wilkinson. The first is an address delivered by Hugh Wilkinson at the unveiling of a historical marker at Camp Sabine, La., by the Louisiana State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It discusses James Wilkinson's role in thwarting the Aaron Burr conspiracy . Other material relates to the dedication of the Wilkinson family cemetery in Calvert County, Md., designated an historical site by the Maryland State Chapter of the DAR. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1574.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. Address, 1807 March 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W; Vault MRDF 14, Vault:1. United States Army officer and politician. A public address signed by citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, and ship captains in the Port of New Orleans, approving General Wilkinson's conduct in the matter of the arrest of Aaron Burr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2144.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825, Letter, 1799 June 24. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. Letters, 1810, 1812. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. United States Army officer and politician. Letter from Wilkinson to Dennis Claude requesting an interview and referring to his defense against corruption charges; and a letter from John Daniel to Claude mentioning Claude's testimony on behalf of Daniel's innocence to charges against him. Letter from Daniel also refers to Wilkinson's continued difficulties despite his having been acquitted by the court martial. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3227.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825, Letter, circa 1812. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. United States Army officer and politician. In this fragment of a signed letter, James Wilkinson vows vengeance on a personal enemy, predicts war and the occupation of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. Document, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. United States Army officer and politician. Certified copy of a mortgage deed recorded in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana in 1836 for a sale of two pieces of land in 1818 by John K. Smith to James Wilkinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, David, Letter, 1827 Dec. 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of Lawrence County, Mississippi. Letter from Williams to relatives in Wilmington, North Carolina, discussing crop and financial conditions, national politics, family affairs, and his dissatisfaction with the area and future plans to move to the Choctaw or Chickasaw purchase. Typewritten copy available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, Ira, Letter, 1839 June 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of Georgetown, Kentucky. Letter from Williams to Matthew Gauldin of Wilkerson County, Mississippi, contains personal news; notes the possibilities of William Southgate's election to Congress as representative from Kentucky; and discusses former representative Richard M. Johnson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932, Letters, 1904-1907. 3 items. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. congressman from Mississippi. Letters expressing Williams' opinions about the disposition of the newly acquired Philippine Islands (1904) and about the question of foreign immigration into the U.S. (1907). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2846.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-, Papers. 1,174 items, 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 50 sound cassettes. Location: 34-; Mss. Mf.:W; OS:W; Vault:81. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Huey Long." Research materials, which comprise a large portion of this collection, contain notes, note cards, legal documents, and clippings pertaining to the Civil War, major Civil War figures, U.S. history, military history, and Louisiana governor and senator, Huey P. Long. Included are Civil War correspondence and diaries (most are transcripts or copies), speeches of Huey P. Long, and oral history interviews relating to Long. Audio cassette tapes are available for speeches and some interviews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2489, 2510.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family    
  • Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Manuscripts, 1952, 1961, 1964. 9 items. Location: 34. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Typescript, galley proofs, and plate proof of LINCOLN AND HIS GENERALS (New York, 1952). Manuscripts for three of four chapters of ROMANCE AND REALISM IN SOUTHERN POLITICS (1961); the chapter on the Civil War in the CAMBRIDGE MODERN HISTORY; and LINCOLN THE MILITARY STRATEGIST and Chapters XXI through XI and related bibliography of volume I, of A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1964, 2158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Williams, Thomas Harry, 1909-1979. Papers, 1861-1971. 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 50 sound cassettes. Location: 34:, OS:W, Mss. Mf.:W, Vault. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Huey Long." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2489, 2510.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family    
  • Williamson, John Gustavus Adolphus, 1793-1840, Papers, 1810-1853 (bulk 1826-1840). 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W. United States consul to Venezuela. The official correspondence of John G. A. Williamson as consul of the United States at La Guayra, Venezuela, from 1826 to 1834, and as Charge D'Affaires to Venezuela from 1835 to 1840. Originals are in the custody of the National Archives. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williamson, John Gustavus Adolphus, 1793-1840, Letter, 1834 Jan. 9. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. United States consul to Venezuela. Letter to his wife, from La Guayra, Venezuela, comments on his mission in that country, on the frustrations of his lack of power, and on customs in Venezuela. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2780.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williamson, John Gustavus Adolphus, 1793-1840, Diary, 1835-1840. 3 vols. Location: O:16. United States consul to Venezuela. Williamson gives his impressions of Venezuela and its people and describes the political situation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1090, 1286.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Willis, William. William and John B. Willis Papers, 1808-1815. 11 items. Location: C:61. Colonel in the Louisiana Militia during the War of 1812. His brother, John B. Willis, was an attorney of Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi. Military papers consist of a letter regarding Willis' command and a general order by Louisiana Governor William C. C. Claiborne. Other papers include personal letters, a broadside of resolutions of the Concordia Police Jury, and an advertisement bill. Of note is a letter to William from Gab Winter providing an eye-witness account of the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilson, Henry Lane, papers. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilson, Riley J. (Riley Joseph), 1871-1946. Papers, 1924-1947. 95 items. Location: Mss.Mf:W, Misc:W. Judge in Ruston, Louisiana, and U.S. representative from Louisiana (1914-1936), active in flood control and the anti-Long movements. Papers consist of news clippings dealing with Wilson's political career, particularly his gubernatorial campaign (1927); campaign literature; and photographs of Wilson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3463.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Wilson, Woodrow, Letter, 1913 Aug. 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W, Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1. Twenty-eighth president of the United States, 1913-1921. Letter to the Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan, details steps to be taken in the "Mexican crisis" and criticizes Henry Lane Wilson, diplomat to Latin America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2122.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Wise, James Calvert, 1823-1904. Papers, 1860-1904. 1,331 items; 2 vols. Location: UU:154-156, O:3, O:41-42, OS:W. Native of Maryland who settled in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. During the Civil War he organized the Red River Rebels, which became part of the First Louisiana Regiment. Wise owned Grand Bend plantation on the Red River. Collection contains Wise's personal, political, business, and military papers. Printed items include Confederate tax forms, currency, a notice to planters and freedmen from the U.S. Army, and papers related to the Republican party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3239.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Withers, John. Diaries, 1856-1862. 3 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W United States Army officer. Diaries reflect Withers' military service as a career officer. He discusses his military service, social and personal life, religion, travel by steamer to Portland and Vancouver, and occasional problems with the Yakama Indians. Additionally, he comments on the political crisis in South, Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, and his resignation from the U.S. Army in order to support the Confederate cause. He describes events at the beginning of the Civil War, and his health and the health of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Religion    
  • Witten, Morris Lewis, 1904-1973. Reminiscences: oral history, 1966. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Womens University Students Association. Papers, 1896-1940. 139 items. Location: 78:60. Miscellaneous pamphlets not pertaining to the association. Loose issues of the Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, copies of the Tulane news bulletin, concert programs for performances of music in New Orleans and elsewhere, issues of the Whitney-Central observer, first aid guides, pamphlets from the Church of the Latter Day Saints and other religious organizations, annual reports of the Louisiana State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, leaflets from New Orleans area businesses, and materials on homeopathic medicine.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Education     Medicine     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Woodruff, Clark, 1791-1851. Letter, 1834 Oct. 21. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Clark Woodruff was a state representative for West Feliciana Parish (1826-28), judge of the eighth judicial district court (1828-36), and manager of the Myrtles Plantation. Clark Woodruff writes from Madisonville, La., to Morris Woodruff in Litchfield, Conn., regarding his sending of a check to pay off a note, the education of his daughter Mary Octavia under Morris' care, his own poor health, his being cheated out of an election, and Whig Party presidential politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • World's Panama Exposition Company. Papers, 1910. 2 linear ft. Location: 79:53-54. Correspondence, a booklet, and government documents reflecting the work of Governor J. Y. Sanders and other Louisiana officials and businessmen, to secure funds and endorsements, to establish New Orleans as the site for a World Panama Exposition. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Wynne, Michael D. Collection, 1827-1976. 5 linear ft. Location: U:34-35, P:19, 5:31-31, Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1, Vault 5, Vault:25. Resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, and collector of historical materials on south Louisiana history and culture. Collection includes papers of planters, Civil War soldiers, politicians, and professionals. It contains letters, Confederate currency, sheet music, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and surrounding parishes. Also included are papers of the Mayer Brass Band of Opelousas, Louisiana (1892-1909). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations     20th Century Wars    
  • Young Americans For Freedom. Imprints. 8 items. Location: E:Imprints. Brochures and handbills stating political position of the Young Americans for Freedom. Also included is an issue of THE SLF NEWSLETTER (undated), newsletter of the Student Liberation Front. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2409.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Zielinski, David M. Collection, 1970-1972. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 12. David M. Zielinski requested the F.B.I. documents included in this collection under the Freedom of Information Act in 1988 to be used in research for a publication. These F.B.I. documents relate the F.B.I.'s investigation into the shooting that occurred on May 15, 1970 at Jackson State College in Jackson, Mississippi. The papers consist of copies of memorandums, correspondence, news clippings, and reports made and collected by the F.B.I. during the investigation. Mss. 4223. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans