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Manuscript Resources on the Topic of Religion

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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  • 'Red Mass' prayer book, 1958. 2 items, 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. The 'Red Mass' celebrates the opening of the Judicial year and is sponsored annually by the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association of New Orleans at St. Louis Cathedral. Booklet containing prayers to be recited at the 'Red Mass.' Two enclosures in the booklet consist of an invitation and short history of the Mass, and an instruction card from Charles J. Rivet, K.S.G., in charge of protocol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1829.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Adams, William, preacher. 1831 November 4. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society. Certificate, 1934. 1 item. Location: OS:A. Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society was organized in 1896 at Montgomery, Ala. for the purpose of supporting work in overseas fields. Membership certificate for the Foreign Missionary Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Alabama letters, 1823, 1846. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A. Letter (1823) from Isaac Hudson in Montgomery, Alabama, to Mrs. Elvira Moton of Virginia comments on local preaching. Letter (1846) from Sally near Montgomery to Miss Mary Wickes of Virginia describes the new state capital in Montgomery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2723.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Allemand, Theresa. Document, 1804. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Daughter of Pedro Allemand and Maria Hernandez. Certificate of baptism of Theresa Allemand. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     Spanish-language    
  • 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     Politics     Women    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Anonymous theology notebooks. 1841-1842. 3 vols. Location: F:2. Unidentified notebooks of theology lectures. The volumes are labeled Didactic Theology, Dr. Hodge, and Pastoral Theology, Dr. Alexander. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 77.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Biblical notebook. Undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous biographical sketch. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Fragment of an anonymous biographical sketch of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette (1813-1887), a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, poet-priest of Louisiana, and apostle of the Choctaw Indians of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, known as 'Chahta-Ima.'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1444.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous essay. 1836 November 23. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Essay titled 'Can the immortality of the Soul be proved independently of Revelation ?' was apparently written in response to an earlier discussion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3254.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous letter, 1871. 1 item. Location: Misc. :A. New Orleans, Louisiana, minister's wife describes yellow fever situation and church duties. Letter is written on the letterhead of Randolph, Singleton, and Brown, Attorneys at Law. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 70.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Women    
  • Anonymous notebook, ca. 1850. 1 ms. vol. Location: C:45. Notebook containing French grammar notes and catechism questions. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     French-language    
  • Anonymous papers, ca. 1907- ca. 1939. 3 items. Location: Misc.:A. Methodist lecture notes titled 'Development of Methodism and its Extension to the U.S.' covering the period 1729-1784. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Planter Ledger, 1848-1849. 1 vol. Location: Misc.:A. Plantation ledger, possibly kept by Abraham Lobdell, a West Baton Rouge Parish, La. planter. Ledger records payments for services, goods, and taxes on land. Included are entries recording slave births and deaths, medical bills, gifts to the Protestant Episcopal Church, and goods sold to slaves on credit. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2905.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Anonymous scrapbook. 1903-1913. 1 item. Location: H:1. Newspaper clippings and some printed programs relating to Lutheran Churches in the eastern United States and to the life and career of Pastor Charles K. Hunton of Lima, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous sermons, circa 1800-1850. 27 items. Location: Misc. This collection consists of 16 unsigned manuscript sermons, each sewn individually at the spine, probably from the first half of the 19th century. They comment on both Old and New Testament texts and include ones on the biblical injunction for wives to submit to their husbands and the place of elders in the church. Other writings include five small groups of questions on the nature of God and Christ followed by answers challenging Socinian arguments. Other manuscripts concern the basics of syllogism and desirable human attributes. A handwritten poem, "The Dying Saint," and a Presbyterian tract, "Sin Our Enemy and God Our Friend," are also included. Mss. 4087.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anti-Episcopal cartoon, ca. 1800-1865. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Carte-sized cartoon satirizes the Protestant Episcopal Church for its acceptance of Southern attitudes toward slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Arceneaux, J. Felix, 1886-1972. Papers. 1886-1934 (bulk 1910-1934). .2 linear ft. Location: 91:64. Baptist minister and author of newspaper articles. Printed items and notes relating to Catholic and Baptist religion and history. Two Ku Klux Klan printed items: The Imperial Night-Hawk, issue Sept. 12, 1923, and The Public School Problem in America, by Hiram W. Evans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4334.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Armstrong, Ezekiel. Diary, 1862 May 28-December 10. 1 vol. on microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:A Confederate sergeant in the 17th Mississippi Regiment during the Civil War. Diary comments on Seven Days Battle at Richmond, Virginia; sermons preached by chaplains; army marches; a visit to the scene of the Second Battle of Bull Run; the Maryland Campaign; and the attitude of civilians toward the Confederate army. He also mentions participation in the battles of Maryland Heights and Sharpsburg; and the evacuation of women and children from Fredericksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 943.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Asbury Independent Methodist Church. Photographs, 1977. 5 items. Location: E. Church located in White Castle, Louisiana, with a predominantly African American congregation. Photographs depicting the church interior show the church's pastor and assistant pastors, the women's auxiliary organization, the church Board of Stewardesses, and a baptismal group. Hill stacks For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3177.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Asbury, Francis, 1745-1816. Broadside, 1833 December 25. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. First bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in North America. An elegiac poem written by Jesse Jennett at the death of Francis Asbury printed at the Creole Office at New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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: Politics    
  • Babin, James Lee. Oral history interview, 1992. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (93 pages). Location: L:4700.0138. Associate Professor of English at LSU. Interview deals with James Lee Babin's family history and involvement with Christ the King Chapel on the LSU campus. Also mentioned are the Claretians (a religious order) and Babin's work with students at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Barrow, Abram Feltus, 1868-1928. Family Papers, 1804-1982. 6 linear ft. Location: 7:60-62, G:11, OS:B, Vault:1, 36. The Barrow family moved to Nuevo Feliciana (now in Louisiana) in 1799 and built several plantation houses there. Papers document the business interests of the Barrow family and their involvement with various fraternal orders. Records of the People's Bank, St. Francisville, and the Creole Oil and Mineral Co. reflect the involvement of the Barrow and Leake families. Photographs depict family members and fraternal gatherings. Also included are records of St. John's Church, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3696, 3745.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Barstow, Henry. War record and letter 1862-1880 (bulk 1862-1863). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • 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     Politics     Jews    
  • Batchelor, Albert A., (Albert Agrippa), 1845-1905. Papers, 1852-1930 (bulk 1870-1900). 27 linear ft. Location: S:143-170. Personal and business papers, correspondence, diaries, and account books pertain principally to local events, and the operation and management of several plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, including Bella Vista Plantation, Lakeside Plantation, Phoenix Plantation, Highland Plantation, and Normandy Plantation. Early letters among Batchelor family members describe conditions at the Kentucky Military Institute and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute, and mention events such as slave insurrections and military operations. Several letters describe Civil War battles, including the 1862 Battle of Kernstown and the 1863 battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. Available on microfilm 5735 and 6061: Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the Great Migration. Series B, Selections from Louisiana State University ; pt. 5, Louisiana sugar plantations, reels 1-15; Confederate Military Manuscripts. Series B, Holdings of Louisiana State University, reels 1-2.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 919, 1293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Baton Rouge Foreign Mission Association. Scrapbook, 1877. 1 ms. Vol. Scrapbook compiled by Cecil H. Hackney, president of the Baton Rouge Foreign Mission Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2087.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Baton Rouge Sacred Music Society. Program, 1845. 1 item. Location: E E:Imprints. Program for the first concert of the Baton Rouge Sacred Music Society, which was held at the Presbyterian Church. A. R. Fuertes, director, and William McCaughey, secretary, are listed as officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Baxter, Robert Graham. Papers, 1863-1932. .25 linear ft. (146 items, 1 vol.). Location: T:15. Robert Baxter was the son of Reverend H. B. Baxter, a minister of the Christian Church, formerly of Lisbon, Ohio. Reverend Baxter established a Disciples of Christ church in Baton Rouge. Personal letters from friends, Baxter's wife Mary, and members of the Baxter family in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and Springfield, Missouri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1819.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Benson Family Papers, 1775-1969, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Education     Plantations    
  • Bernard, A. M. Family papers. 1875-1967. 572 items, 68 vols. Location: 5:57-Map case. Businessman and carriage maker in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Bernard operated the A.M. Bernard Wagon Works in New Iberia (ca. 1886-1958). Papers include business, legal, and financial papers related to the A.M. Bernard Wagon Works and other family concerns, including a syrup plant, oil and gas leases, sulphur mines, land holdings, and livestock operations. Included are a broadside soliciting funds for Methodist Episcopal missionary activities in Africa, and a map (1885) of Louisiana by the Bureau of Immigration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2830.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bethel Baptist Church (Natchitoches, Louisiana). Records, 1921-1928. 3 items, 2 vols. Location: B:18. Church with an African American congregation located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Lists of names of members and amounts of dues paid by members, minutes of church meetings, and an account of the salary paid to the minister. A minute book contains minutes of regular meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 981.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Bishop Polk Benevolent Society. Record book, 1862, 1865-1868. 3 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:B., M:20. Treasurer's book for benevolent societies at Trinity Church, New Orleans. Entries record the receipts and expenditures of the Benevolent Society. Entries for 1862 give the officers of the 'Ladies Society for the Promotion of Christian Objects.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Women    
  • Black, Charles. Letter. 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Black to his cousin, Harriet Houghton, apparently teaching at Danville, Kentucky, mentioning the celebration of Thanksgiving Day and that it was ridiculed by the Catholics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1265.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Bradley, James E. Family papers. 1862-1884 (bulk 1862-1865). 25 items and 2 vols. on 1 reel of microfilm. Mss.Mf:B. Itinerant Methodist Episcopal minister in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon. Diary and papers detail his aid to those displaced in present-day St. Landry and Tangipahoa parishes by the Civil War and his organizing religious services there. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1259.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     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Brouard, G. Arsene (Gerfroy Arsene) 1867-1938. Papers. 1895-1940. 1 linear ft. Location: S:107, S:108, OS:B. French monk and botanist. Correspondence, research notes, printed material, personal papers, photographs, plant samples, and diagrams by Brother Arsene Brouard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3568.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     French-language    
  • Brown, Edward F. Letter, 1866 Dec. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward F. Brown of Salem, Mass., writes to James Carnegy Savage of New Orleans, La., regarding Savage's going down to New Orleans to commence work on a plantation. He also relates family news and discusses the religious aspects of dying. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Brown, John Potts, 1835-1910. Notebook. 1897. 1 vol. (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss. Mf.: B. Baptist layman and resident of Kosciusko, Mississippi. Memoranda concerning Baptist organizations in Mississippi and Kentucky and the Southern Baptist Convention; notes on a meeting of the Kosciusko Association with Harmony Church; and notes on the historical origin of Baptism and the missionary movement. Included are notes on the goals of Baptist churches and drafts of sermons on the Bible and Christian living. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3429.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brownell, T. C. Letter, 1837 Feb. 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. T.C. Brownell, a Hartford, Conn., resident wintering in New Orleans, writes to Rev. Charles J. Todd, an Episcopal minister in Logansport, Ind., informing him of Episcopal parishes in Connecticut in need of ministers and describing Episcopal Church affairs in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Buck, William C. Family correspondence, 1855-1894. 11 items. Location: Misc: B. Baptist minister of Columbus, Mississippi, and editor of the BAPTIST BANNER and WESTERN PIONEER in Louisville, Kentucky. Buck moved to Texas in 1866 and lived there until his death in 1872. Letters from Buck's son Gideon to his wife describe Staten Island and New York City; Northern attitudes toward his sister, who was living in the North; and Northern publishers' prejudices against his father's and other Southern literary works. Included is a letter from William to his son. Remaining correspondence by Sallie G. Willson and others discuss Waco Classical School, Salado College, development of Salado, Texas, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1699.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Buck-Ellis Family Papers, 1812, 1826-2000. 14 linear ft and 27 volumes. Location: 16:1-14, OS:B, J:27, Vault 1. Family of educators, lawyers, and public officials. Of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Ellis family papers (1812, 1826-1987) are comprised almost entirely of personal correspondence relating to daily activities, politics, health, religion, employment, military service, education and travel of five generations. Other material includes financial papers, legal documents, speeches and lectures related to the study of law, printed items, account books, diaries, inventories, family scrapbook and minute books of United Daughters of the Confederacy, Blue Cross Chapter. The Carroll and Martina Ellis Buck papers (1922-2000) consist primarily of personal correspondence from family and friends, but include some professional correspondence, primarily from his legal and public career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4820.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Burnham, Anne. Letters, 1833-1838. 4 letters. Location: Misc. Anne Burnham was a missionary among the Choctaw Indians, first in Havana, Ala., then near Fort Towson, Indian Territory, after their removal in 1833. This collection consists of four letters received by Anne Burnham mostly from women in Columbus, Miss. Mss. 3947.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • 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     Politics     African Americans    
  • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890. Correspondence, 1847-1880. .5 linear ft. Location: S:24. Daughter of Louisiana judge Thomas Butler and Ann Ellis Butler. She lived at the Cottage in West Feliciana Parish near St. Francisville. The Butlers were sugar and cotton planters. Letters from family and friends reflect the life of the Butler family in the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. Antebellum letters depict plantation life and religious life in the Episcopal church. Several family members served in the Confederate army and corresponded with Margaret, describing the life of army personnel. Later letters illustrate social and economic conditions after the war. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     Women     Jews    
  • Cannon, Andrew Family Papers, 1829-1868, undated (1850-1862). 110 items. Location 11:15, OS:C. Andrew Jerome Cannon family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employee at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Correspondence related to professional, personal business, and family life in Baton Rouge, as well as the Civil War. Financial papers consisting of bills, invoices, promissory notes, and receipts are also present. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Business     Civil War     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Carman, Juliette. Letter, ca. 1880. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Stonewall, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Carman to a friend living in Kansas relating information concerning the proposed consecration of the recently completed Protestant Episcopal Church near Stonewall and camp meetings organized by John Nelson, minister of the Methodist Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1088.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • 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     Politics     Women    
  • Carter, Felix. Family papers, 1957. 2 items. Location: Misc. A program for a meeting of the Bunkie Service Association (1957) and a 3-page manuscript of advice on Christian conduct of life for an African-American Baptist congregation were removed from the family Bible of Felix Carter and Charity Dokes. Mss. 3849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Cazayoux Family Papers, 1929-1999 (bulk 1939-1979). 1.3 linear ft., 7 v. Location: UU:289-291, J:24, OS:C. Catholic family of Baton Rouge, La., includes Rev. Clair Cazayoux, a Jesuit priest, teacher and, and missionary; Gene Cazayoux, Catholic brother; librarian Vivian Cazayoux; and Drs. Francis and Robert Cazayoux. Papers consist of correspondence, sermons, church publications, travel pamphlets, speeches, and scrapbooks, reflecting careers, education, and the Catholic Church. Collection also offers insight into the political events and social conditions in Ceylon and India, and the U.S. military involvement in Korea during the 1950s and early 1960s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4827.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Women    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Chaffraix, D. A., Mrs. Papers, 1892-1904 (bulk 1899). 18 items, 5 ms. vols. Location: O:4, Misc:C. Social and civic leader in New Orleans. Chaffraix was associated with the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute near Mandeville, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Papers include record books related to benefit performances at the institute. Included are broadsides of the Protestant Episcopal Children's Home and the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute (1899). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1249, 1258.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Women    
  • Chambon, Celestin M., 1879-. Papers, 1892-1963. 73 items, 6 printed vols. Location: U:6, OS:C. Catholic curate and pastor of New Orleans. Chambon's research materials on Catholic architecture and history in New Orleans. Many items relate to St. Louis Cathedral. Included are typewritten copies of documents, newspaper clippings, and works published by Chambon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2047.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Chase, Philander, 1775-1852. Letter, 1840 Jan. 23. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Philander Chase was Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio (1819-1831) and of the Diocese of Illinois (1835-1852). Chase in New Orleans, La., writes about his tour to solicit funds for Jubilee College in Robin's Nest, Ill., and the welcome he received in New Orleans from former students whom he had known while living there over 30 years before. Mss. 3948.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Chol, Emmanuel, 1834-1916. Papers, 1845, 1854-1921. 1,213 items, 6 ms. vols., 31 printed vols. Location: U:163-164, 65:29, 98:. Native of France, music teacher and composer of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts, manuscript and sheet music, pamphlets, and other imprints reflect Chol's professional career, his affiliation with the Catholic Church, and the education of his children in parochial schools. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1780, 1906.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Christ Episcopal Church. Minute book. 1853-1855. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:16. Located in Napoleonville, Louisiana. Minute book of the vestry of Christ Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1619.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Church of the Nativity (Rosedale, Louisiana). Parish register. 1859-1981. .2 linear ft. [photocopy]. Location: C:87. Register of an Episcopal church including lists of rectors, families, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, burials, and offerings. Includes act of incorporation and constitution of the church, printed items, and newspaper clippings. Register volume is entitled, 'A New Parish Register with an Index and Summary of Parochial Statistics.' Printed in 1859, Buffalo, New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Clarke, C. P. Letters, 1846, 1849. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Protestant clergyman from Massachusetts. Letters from Clarke telling of his small congregation of French speaking people in New Orleans and later in Lafayette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     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: Politics     African Americans    
  • Cline, William Rodney. Papers, 1832-1970. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Cohn, Margie deBretton, Family Papers, 1945-1982, undated (bulk 1945-1968). 1 linear feet. Location: E:122. Primarily papers of Maggie deBretton Cohn and daughter Margie, both of Baker, La. Includes writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous files related to Maggie deBretton Cohn's writing, and Margie deBretton Cohn's English translation of an 1828 German text describing travelling through the Mississippi River Valley. Letters to Margie while a student at LSU are included, as well as religious writings by other family members and items related to the family's 1964 donation of the Laurens Henry Cohn Sr. Memorial Plant Arboretum to the Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Conrads, Henry and Catherine. Papers. 1710, 1717. 2 items [photostats]. Location: Misc.:C. Members of the Quaker congregations at Germantown. Certificate of marriage and letter of recommendation for Henry Conrads and Catherine Streepers signed by members of the monthly meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cornish, Reverend John Hamilton, 1815-1878. Papers, 1855-1888. 157 items. Location: W:51. Protestant Episcopal Rector of St. Thaddeus' Church, Aiken, South Carolina. Collection includes correspondence of Cornish, his sons, his daughters, and other family members. Correspondence concerns church affairs, education of the sons at Sewanee Theological Seminary and other institutions, travel, and personal relationships. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Cortes, Fernando, 1487-1547. Ordinances, 1524 March 20. 4 items (photocopies), typewritten transcription and translation. Location: Misc. Spanish conqueror of Mexico. Ordinances prescribing the rule and conversion to Christianity of the Indians, crops to be planted, and residence requirements for Spaniards holding Indian slaves. Maps show Cortes' travels and a plan of Tenochtitlan. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Cottingham, Claybrook C., 1881-1949. Papers, 1860-1963 (bulk 1907-1956). 198 items, 18 vols. (12 printed vols., 6 ms. vols.). Location: 6:40-41, OS:C. President of Louisiana College and Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, and director of Rotary International. Collection contains manuscripts of speeches related to education and religion, correspondence related to Rotary International, a notebook, scrapbooks, clippings, and memorabilia. Also included are issues of The Pine Knot (1913-1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2686.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • 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-     Politics    
  • Dana, Charles B. Family Papers, 1799-1949 (bulk 1823-1880). 700 items, 59 vols. Location: B:71-72, OS:D, O:2. Protestant Episcopal minister of Alexandria, Virginia, Port Gibson, Mississippi, and Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, sermons, essays, maps, photographs, and other papers relating to religious activities, family matters, and local events. Manuscript volumes are comprised of a diary, cashbooks, registers, sermons, and notebooks. A letter of S. A. Kimball of Concord, New Hampshire discusses the abolitionist movement and members of the Colonization Society (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 972, 973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • Dauterive & Fremaux (Crowley, La.). Funeral record book, 1923-1926. 1 v., 9 items. Location: A:78. Dauterive & Fremaux was a firm of undertakers and embalmers in Crowley, La. This ledger records funerals conducted between May 1923 and October 1925, with one on August 30, 1926. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3372.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Davis, Lucy Wilcox, 1843-1928. Family papers, 1921-1980. 7 items. Location: Misc. The collection contains a short letter from J.W. Noyes, one of six surviving members of the Orleans Cadets, 1st Louisiana Infantry Regiment (1921); two clippings on veterans of the Orleans Cadets (early 1920s); a copy of "History of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana" (1927); "Twenty-Five Years of Usefulness," a typescript history of the Bank of Commerce at St. Francisville, La., by E.G. Davis (circa 1940); a program for the centennial celebration of Covington Presbyterian Church in Covington, La. (1948); and a pamphlet on the Covington Presbyterian Church (1980). Mss. 4049.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • De Forest, George. Collection, 1548, 1604-1945. 44 linear ft., 149 vols. Location: 77:35-49; 31:25-30; 31:35-36; 31:63-65; OS:D; 98. New Orleans bookseller. Collection of American (including Louisiana), British, French, Latin American, and other documents, covering a wide range of occupations, including writers, lawyers, soldiers, clergy, and scientists. Includes a group of British travel diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Dearborn, J. A. Letter. 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc. Methodist minister. Letter from Dearborn upon his arrival in Baton Rouge from Kentucky, giving a humorous account of travel on the Ohio River and telling of church work in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Transportation    
  • Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834. Letter, 1802 Aug. 16. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Lorenzo Dow (October 16, 1777-February 2, 1834) was a popular, eccentric American itinerant preacher and an important figure in the Second Great Awakening. Lorenzo Dow in New York writes his parents, Humphrey Dean and Tabitha (Parker) Dow, in Coventry, Conn., describing his itinerant preaching in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Mss. 4105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dunbar, Elijah. Letters, 1851. 3 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Canton, Massachusetts, and a boarder living in New Orleans, employed by a music dealer. Letters by Dunbar to his sister, Miss Chloe Dunbar, of Canton, Massachusetts, describing his religious, social, and business activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 985, 991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Duncan, Herman Cope. Family papers. 1836-1961. 949 items, 28 ms. vols., and 216 printed vols. Location: T:76-81, P:16, 38-27-28, 98:, OS:D. Born in Philadelphia; graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1867); Rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church St. James of Alexandria, Louisiana (1888-1917); and author of 'The Diocese of Louisiana'. The collection reflects Duncan's involvement with ecclesiastical affairs, nationally and with the Diocese of Louisiana, containing correspondence, Parish reports, volumes, scrapbooks, journals, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2920.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Duval, Louis Mayfield. Souvenir letter. [1900-1905]. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Missionary of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nigeria, 1901-1930; originally from St. Johns, Nova Scotia, Canada. Souvenir letter is actually a small booklet containing photographs of Nova Scotia, including some of the village of Grand Pre, and one of 'Evangeline'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2720.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • East Feliciana Parish collection. 1819-1867 (bulk 1826-1857). 50 items. Location: D:90. Financial papers are primarily statements of merchant accounts. Legal papers include citations, indictments, affidavits, and correspondence for civil and criminal cases heard at the courthouse in Clinton, Louisiana. Of special interest are documents relating to the trial of two slaves for arson and to a case against Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana, for payment owed to a Reverend William B. Lacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     African Americans    
  • Easterly, Isaac. Diary. 1833-1865 (bulk 1833-1836). 1 ms. vol. on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf: E. Native of Tennessee, apparently a Baptist clergyman. Diary entries refer to volunteers raised in Jasper, Georgia, to march against the Creek Indians (1833-1836) and include entries and accounts of a blacksmith (1863-1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2301.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Episcopal Church of the Epiphany (New Iberia, La.) Photograph, circa 1900. 1 albumen print. Location: 65:5. The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany was established as a mission of the Episcopal Church in 1844. This photograph shows the exterior of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in New Iberia, La. Mss. 3979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Feltus, Henry James. Sermon. 1814-1818, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ferguson, Samuel Wragg, 1835-1917. Papers. 1857-1915, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Politics    
  • First Presbyterian Church (New Orleans, La.). Program, 1878. 1 program. Location: E:Imprints. Program for exercises commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the Sabbath Schools of the Presbyterian Church in New Orleans, La., held in the First Presbyterian Church on May 19, 1878. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Fischer, Max. Max and August Fischer Papers, 1881-1907. 136 items. Location: E:52, O:20. Max and August Fischer were wholesale and retail dealers in general merchandise in Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. They also operated Kenmore Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains ledgers, journals, and other business papers related to Kenmore Plantation and to Fischer's merchandise dealings. Includes account and sales records of the Grace Episcopal Church in Bayou Sara, and of prominent families in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1259.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Fisk, Clinton B., 1828-1890. Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union general in the Civil War, assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands at Nashville, Tennessee. Letter to a Dr. Kirk contains an optimistic report on Reconstruction in the South, and describes his work in rehabilitating freedmen and his educational plans. He refers the South's opposition to Northern clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     African Americans    
  • Forcelle, Francois O. Letter. 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Personal letter inviting the parish priest to dinner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Fourchy, Alexandre Francois, 1787-1854. Family Papers, ca. 1848-1908, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Fourrier, Joseph Amadee. Sheet music. 1844-1912. 34 items and 1 vol. Location: 65:33. Baton Rouge music store proprietor and organist at St. Joseph's Church. Sheet music (1844-1912), some illustrated, includes both popular and sacred works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Francis A. de Caro and Rosan A. Jordan, 1956-2009, undated (bulk 1966-2003) 13 linear ft. Location: 11:19, 15:15-21. De Caro and Jordan were folklorists, authors, and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) professors. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, writings, exhibitions, photographs, printed items consisting of brochures, handbills, newspapers, and posters; and topical files that document de Caro's folklore class at LSU, his work with the Louisiana Folklife Commission, and Jordan's work with the women's movement. Writings as well as exhibitions comprise material primarily related to folklore within Louisiana and British colonial life in India. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3197, 4089, 4164.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     Women     Cajuns    
  • French, Arden Odell, 1906-, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1977. 4 sound cassettes (5 hours), Transcript (137 pages). Location: L:4700.0018. Dean of Men at LSU (1941-1977). Interview deals with French's work as Dean of Men at LSU. Topics include past presidents of LSU; establishment of religious institutions for students; relations with Paul M. Hebert, W. D. Weatherford, and the YMCA; and student organizations. French also discusses the effect World War II had on the campus; his childhood, family, and educational background; and his dealings with students in the 1960s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0018.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Frenzel, Michael J. and Mary Anne Hynes. Family Papers, 1808-2010 (bulk 1943-2007). 5.3 linear ft. Location: 91:3-6, OS:F. Prominent Baton Rouge family. Collection of photographs, printed material and manuscripts document the lives of Michael J. and Mary Anne Hynes Frenzel, including childhood, marriage, travels, family events, and community and social activities. Additional material provides a family history of the allied Frenzel, Jeanfreau and Dielenschneider families of Louisiana. The collection also illustrates Michael J. Frenzel’s twenty-year military career as an officer and pilot in the United States Air Force. Mss. 5054.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Gaebler, Max David. Radio talks. 1952-1960. 226 items, 1 vol. Location: C:7. Unitarian minister of the First Unitarian Society of Madison, Wisconsin. Copies of radio talks by Gaebler and others concerned with religion and philosophy, particularly as related to the Unitarian faith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Garig, William Wallace, 1839-1908. Family Papers, 1858-1953. 594 items; 10 ms. vols.; 2 printed vols. Location: 7:58-59. Businessman and poultry breeder of Baton Rouge. His daughters Mercedes and Louise were both members of the LSU English Department faculty. Papers consist of correspondence pertaining to plantation work and social life in antebellum Louisiana; education of children, including that provided at LSU; social life in 20th-century Baton Rouge; and religion. Included are Garig's Civil War diaries and the papers of his daughters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2993For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Women    
  • 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     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Gayarre, Charles, 1805-1895. Manuscript, circa 1866-1895. 1 item (4 sheets). Location: Misc. Louisiana historian, jurist, and statesman. circa 1866-1895. Manuscript of Charles E.A. Gayarré giving an account of the career of noted Protestant Episcopal clergyman, Francis L. Hawks, while in New Orleans, La. Hawks served as minister of Christ Church in New Orleans in 1844 and as president of the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) in 1847. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1558.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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     Politics     Women    
  • Godbold, Edgar, 1879-1952. Papers. 1904-1963. 77 items, 10 vols. (5 ms. vols., 5 printed vols.). Location: W:6, OS:G, Vault. President of Louisiana College (1942-1951) and president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention (1950-1952). Papers include correspondence, speeches, notes, photographs, a scrapbook, and a yearbook documenting Godbold's involvement in Louisiana Baptist organizations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2730.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gorham, Daniel Barlow, 1838-1911. Diaries. 1856-1859. 6 items, 3 vols. Location: Misc.:G, Mf.:G. Student at St. Joseph's College, Bardstown, Kentucky. Diaries record daily student life, studies, social activities, and religious events at the Catholic-run college; and social life in St. Francisville, Louisiana. A typewritten transcription is also available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3096.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Granberry, Stephen H. (Stephen Henry). Priest's register. 1873-1876 . 1 vol. Location: T:74. Deacon of the Episcopal Church in Terry, Mississippi, in early 1874. Ordained as a Priest in March 1874 and shortly thereafter moved to Trinity Parish in New Orleans, where he served as Assistant to the Rector, Reverend Samuel S. Harris. Register includes marriages, baptisms, burials, confirmations, and services held in Mississippi and Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4501.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gray, Lillie Trust. Papers, 1860-1920 (bulk 1886-1890). 178 items; 8 vols. Location: U:154; F:9. Musician and teacher at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers document Gray's teaching of and interest in music, and include a record book (1874-1900, 1902) containing lists of musical compositions and a diary (1900-1905) containing entries on music sung at Roman Catholic masses. Collection also includes household and farm entries; receipts for music lessons; and a payroll book (1865-1867) for Houmas Plantation. The payroll book is available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 165, 965, 422.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     Women    
  • Green, Emile. Papers, 1909-1930. 3 items. Location: Misc. Emile Green of Opelousas, La., was an African-American local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. These papers consist of a certificate renewing Green's local preacher's license (1909), Green's report to a Lake Charles District conference enumerating sermons preached and visits made (1918), and a letter from a relative in Angola, La. (1930). Mss. 3961.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Grunewald, Ella. Journal, 1884-1886 . 1v. Location: G:20. Ella Grunewald writes about her family, friends, and neighbors; social life and culture in New Orleans; Mardi Gras; she describes in detail her school lessons in Classical mythology and chemistry experiments; Catholic religious observances; plays, concerts, and other entertainment; and lectures given by Dr. Stanford E. Chaillé. She also describes her visits to the two World\'s Fairs held in New Orleans: the World\'s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (Dec. 1884-June 1885) and the North, Central and South American Exposition (Nov. 1885-March 1886). Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Guild of the Holy Cross. Minute book, 1886-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20. Women's organization of the Church of the Holy Cross, Paris, Texas. Minute book documents fundraising events. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 380.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Gumbel, Simon and Family Papers, 1851-1949 (bulk: 1922-1933). 2.5 linear ft. Location: P:21-23; OS:G. Jewish New Orleans commission merchant and owner of S. Gumbel & Co. Property tax receipts of the Gumbel family; business correspondence, minutes, financial papers relating to the administration and operation of the Sophie L. Gumbel Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Women     Jews    
  • Guyot, Sister Henrietta. Papers, 1921-1965. 23 items, 56 vols. Location: 77:59. Director of the Department of Nursing, LSU School of Medicine (1937-1965). Mimeographed and printed material pertaining to nursing education; and personal items including 15 items referring to the death of Sister Stanislaus Malone, superior of the Sisters of Charity at Charity Hospital (1949). Includes materials from Ruth Ingram, former director of Touro Infirmary School of Nursing, telling of her work as supervisor of nursing education in the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Medicine     Women    
  • Hageman, John. Diary. 1856. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Solicitor of subscriptions for religious magazines and periodicals, chiefly the Methodist 'Crusader.' Diary of a journey from Ohio through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. He describes the countryside, Sunday schools and church meetings, religious services in a prison and in an insane asylum, and temperance meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 249.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Halsey, Leroy J. (Leroy Jones), 1812-1896. Letter, 1846 July 3. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Leroy J. Halsey of Jackson, Miss., writes to Walter Lowrie in New York, N.Y., disputing official figures on the contributions of the Jackson church to the Board of Foreign Missions. Mss. 4056.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hart, Garland S. (Garland Stephen), 1798-1867. Journal, 1848-1867. 30 leaves. Location: Misc. Garland S. Hart had 11 children and lived in DeSoto Parish, La., and Polk County, Tex. His journal contains notes on English grammar, Christian poetry, poetry written on the deaths of four of his sons, genealogical information on the Hart family, and occasional prose pieces. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3348.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Hartzell, Joseph C. (Joseph Crane), 1842-1928. Letters. 1862-1906. 0.6 linear ft. (488 items, 1 ms. Vol.), 1 mf reel, 2 OS folders. Location: U:155-156, Mss.Mf:H, OS:H. Minister of New Orleans and Missionary Bishop for Africa under the Methodist Episcopal Church. Collection includes correspondence related to Hartzell's work as a student, teacher, and minister in Bloomington and Pekin, Illinois, and as a minister in New Orleans. Includes letters related to Hartzell's missionary activities throughout Africa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Hawks, Francis Lister, 1798-1866. Letter. 1844 May 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Protestant Episcopal clergyman, historian, and first president of the University of Louisiana. Letter from Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, describes the state convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church and Hawks' election as bishop of Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Head, William Hughes, 1821-1886. Family Papers, 1838-1947 (bulk 1845-1930). 7 linear ft. Location: 34:123-130, OS:H. Baptist minister, druggist. Family papers include correspondence, sermons, and writings, and other family letters and legal documents related to the drugstore business. Correspondence reflects student life before and after WWI. Correspondence, photographs and printed items reflect the military service of William Hughes Head, Jr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Hebert, Raphael. Family Papers, 1827-1960 (bulk: 1861-1960). Size: 3.5 linear ft. Location: S:137-140, OS:H. Raphael Hebert family of West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes (La.). Collection is primarily papers of Raphael Hebert and his children Joseph Guy, Noel, and Marguerite, a school teacher. Correspondence, financial / legal papers, personal papers, printed items. And photographic materials reflect the family's involvement in civic, educational, and religious affairs and includes letters from Melanie Hebert while at student at St. Basil's in Plaquemine in the 1870s, as well as a few Civil War letters. Also included are records from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 4769.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Women     French-language    
  • Helluin, Pierre Firmin. Letters. 1838-1855. 1 vol. Location: C:21. Native of France and trade store owner in Napoleonville, Louisiana. Collection contains photocopies of original letters written by Helluin to relatives in France and later transcriptions of them. Genealogical information and photocopied church records are also included. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4649.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Hendrick, Calvin S. Letter. 1862 May 19. 1 item. Location: Misc. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Letter from Hendrick commenting on the federal occupation of Baton Rouge during the Civil War. He mentions the hostility of residents, isolation of the city, and federal officers attending services at his church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.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     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Hill, James D. Papers, 1861-1862. 4 items. Location: Misc.H. Confederate captain in the Beauregard Battalion, Louisiana Militia. Papers comprised of military orders, an invitation extended to Hill's company, the Davidson Guards, to attend church services at St. Peter's Church in New Orleans, a receipt for rent of the Odd Fellows' Hall, an permit to the Davidson Guards to hold a m ball at the hall on December 27, 1861. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038, 1125.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Hispanic American Collection. 1582-1940, undated. 947 items, 33 ms. Vols. Location: C:19-24. Manuscript and printed materials from Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Puerto Rico concerning colonial government of Ecuador and Mexico, economics, law, social history, Church finances, and literature. Primarily in Spanish. Part of the George De Forest collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Spanish-language    
  • Holdrege, Henry R. Diary, 1865. 1 vol. Location: H:16. U.S. sailor aboard the U.S.S. Nymph. Civil War entries pertain to patrols, and infractions and crimes committed by him and other sailors, drunkenness, interaction with female civilians, witnessing a baptism of African-Americans in the Mississippi River, and recreational activities in Baton Rouge. Post-war entries record his trip home to Menekaune, Wisconsin. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4874.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     African Americans     Women    
  • Houston, Samuel Rutherford. Family Papers, 1781-1940 (bulk 1781-1888). 1 linear ft. Location: U:102. Native of Virginia who became a Presbyterian clergyman and served as a missionary to Greece ca. 1839. Family letters, writings, printed items, and graphic materials. Writings consist of sermons, short stories, a Civil War diary, several diary pages, and a journal. Among the printed and graphic materials are several photographs of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3451.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Hunter-Taylor family papers. 1848-1899, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Women    
  • Ives, C. A. (Clarence Albert), 1869-1966. Papers, 1895-1964. 2 linear ft. (1,748 items, 1 vol.). Location: 79:75-76. Dean of the College of Education at LSU and president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Papers include Ives' professional correspondence, series of articles by local residents on the history of the parish, early settlers and the Baptist Church. Historical writings on Louisiana, and extensive records of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (1918-1945). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2002, 2227.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU    
  • Jackson, Willie, 1889-, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0282. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Jackson and his daughter, Emma Dell Peters, lived on Sterling Plantation; Jackson's grandparents were slaves. Jackson describes his childhood in Four Corners, work cultivating and harvesting sugarcane, and raising crops with his parents. He describes early transportation by horse, foot, and boat; churches in the area; and life on Sterling Plantation. Jackson also describes credit at the plantation store; illnesses; marriage customs; gambling on the card game 'Kotch'; use of French language; French language work songs; and schooling. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Janvier, Charles. Notebook. Circa 1917-1918. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Resident of New Orleans. Notebook containing copies of speeches given at religious, charitable, educational, and patriotic meetings. Included are copies of poems, quotations, and articles from published sources. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1253.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars    
  • Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905. Papers. 1876, 1904, 1907, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • 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: Politics     African Americans    
  • Jennett, Jesse. Elegiack poem, 1833 December 25. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Louisiana poet. Francis Asbury was a founder of American Methodism. He traveled to America in 1771 as a missionary and was elected bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784. Broadside of an elegiac poem written by Jesse Jennett at the death of Francis Asbury printed at the Creole Office in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Jerusalem Baptist Church. Minute book. 1868-1908. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:J. Church located in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Minute book includes names of members, money collected, constitution (1868) and rules of decorum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3495.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.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-     Business     Civil War     Plantations     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language    
  • Johnson, Margaret. Correspondence. 1873, 1884-1907. 31 items. Location: E:45. African American resident of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from Johnson's children living in New Orleans, Mississippi, Texas, and New York City giving information about their means of livelihood, pecuniary status, and religious interests. For further information, see manuscript online catalog. Mss. 1103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans     Women    
  • Joly, Marianne Webb. Certificate, 1832. 1 item. Location: Misc.J. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate (1802) of Marianne Webb Joly from the records of St. John the Baptist Church, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Jules A. Dornier and Family Papers, 1917-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location: 50:15. Farm and sugar planting family near Convent, Saint James Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence and ephemeral related to the family's farm business including World War II prisoner of war labor contracts. The collection also contains letters from former POW laborers and records showing Lillian Dornier's involvement in the Cooperative for American Remittance to Europe (CARE, Inc.) program.. Mss. 3468.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     20th Century Wars     German-language    
  • Kentwood, Louisiana, items. 1898-1906. 11 items. Location: Misc. Photograph of grave of Amos and Susan Fluker Kent; village tax receipts for Ida M. Fenn and C. W. Tate; receipt of R. S. Draughan; certificate of good standing in the Tangipahoa Baptist Church for Janie Tate; and postcards of local scenes. Also include are memoranda on Ada M. Fenn and Janie Tate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1213.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Kimball, Fredrick. Letters, 1804-1812, 1833. 21 items. Location: Vault:11. Cotton planter of Pinckneyville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi Territory. Letters (originals and typescripts) refer to the embargo in the West Florida Rebellion and alleged mistreatment by the United States of the rights of persons in the Mississippi Territory after the annexation of the Florida Parishes to the Union. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Korn, Bertram W. Correspondence, 1965-1972. 16 items. Location: Misc. Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Letters to Mrs. S. J. Gianelloni, Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about genealogical research of Jewish family in the U.S. and the scarcity of research in American Jewish history. The Monsanto, Dow, and Tessier families are mentioned. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3459.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women     Jews    
  • Ku Klux Klan. Baton Rouge No. 3 Records, 1928-1939 (bulk 1928-1930). 90 items. Location: UU:308. Correspondence, membership lists, printed items, financial and legal documents, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence relates almost entirely to administrative matters, membership, and local chapters, though some letters pertain to national politics, congressional legislation, and anti-Catholic sentiments. Printed items include newsletters, circular letters, and Klan guidebooks and literature. Also present are minutes, membership lists, and the Kilgrapp's (Secretary) quarterly reports. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4770For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     African Americans    
  • Lambremont, John D. Family papers, 1841-1978. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Landry (Theodore E. and Lou Bird) Papers, 1931-1984. 15,000 items. Location: Z:30-31, Z:33, 43:26-28, 43:30-34, 82, 104-105. Landscape architects in Port Allen, La., Theodore E. and Lou Bird Landry were active in projects to restore plantation gardens to historical accuracy and donated their services to landscape churches in the Baton Rouge diocese. Personal and professional papers include correspondence, lectures, scrapbooks, and client files comprised of drawings, plans, photographs and color slides relating to landscape architecture. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 3771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     French-language    
  • 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     Politics     Women    
  • LeBlanc, Auguste. Family Papers, 1812-1866 (bulk 1859-1866). 5 items (includes 1 vol.). Location: Misc:L, G:16. Cotton planter on Happy Retreat Plantation near Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of documents relating to Octave LeBlanc of Plaquemines Parish and Louis LeBlanc of St. Martin Parish and a plantation record book kept by Auguste LeBlanc. The record books contains entries for daily work performed and slave assignments. Memoranda discuss runaway slaves in Baton Rouge with the federal army in the Civil War, an expense account of building materials used to construct the Grosse Tete Chapel, and accounts with neighbors. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • Lester, Memory Aldridge. Bible records, 1956-1962. 7 ms. Vols. Location: H:4. Indexed Bible records of families principally from Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama collected and compiled by Memory Aldridge Lester.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1890.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lewis, David, 1815-1895. Papers. 1889, 1895. 2 items. Location: Misc. Autograph letter signed by David Lewis addressed to Lord Arundell , April 4, 1889; remarks on 'cowardice of us Catholics . . .' facing new scientific opinions. Printed announcement, death of David Lewis, January 23, 1895, at Arundel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Liberty Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.). Minute book, 1962-1966. 1 v., 7 items. Location: G:18. Liberty Baptist Church of Atlanta, Ga., was organized as a Missionary Baptist Church on May 17, 1908. This minute book records meetings of Ward #3 of Liberty Baptist Church between September 1962 and November 1966. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • 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: Politics     Women    
  • Louisiana Baptist. Issue, 1864 August 3. 1 item. Location: Nsp. Map cage. Issue includes news of a revival meeting in General John G. Walker's division at Alexandria, and a special order issued by General G. Kirby Smith containing the schedule of prices for articles purchsed by stores of the Confederate government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Louisiana Folklore Society. Records, 1956-2011. 2 linear ft. Location: UU:262. Organization of folklorists, academics, teachers, and others interested in the study, preservation, and promotion of Louisiana folk culture. The records include correspondence, programs, minutes, financial records, and subject files relating to organization projects, publications, and meetings. Mss. 4168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Cajuns     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Louisiana Postcard Collection, 1904-1951. 507 items. Location: E:65 (short shelf). Postcards depict subjects, especially churches, schools, and some plantations in towns and regions of Louisiana. Louisiana towns and regions best represented in the collection include Abita Springs, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Convent, Covington, Donaldsonville, Franklin, Hammond, Houma, Jennings, Lake Charles, Mandeville, Monroe, Morgan City, New Orleans, Plaquemine, Saint Francisville, Shreveport, and Thibodaux. Included is a photograph depicting three women in front of a plantation house. The photograph is labeled "Alice Emilie Knapp, Forrest Home." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3645.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition booklet, 1904. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. A history and description of Lutheran parochial schools in the United States for an exhibition held at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Mo. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1717.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • 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: Politics     African Americans    
  • M. Faler and Company. Letters, 1886-1889. 1 vol. Location: O:4. General mercantile and cotton pressing company in Hazelhurst, Copiah County, Mississippi. The company was managed by M. Faler and Andrew Mangold. Letter book of original letters. Business letters concern the purchase and sale of goods, insurance, and related matters. Personal letters to Mangold concern the Hazelhurst Church and the Hazelhurst Opera House, along with letters from his brother. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts    
  • Macedonia Baptist Church. Minute books. 1869-1968 (bulk 1869-1933). 12 items, 4 vols. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Baptist church located north of Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Minute books record actions of the church membership and include lists of members and decisions made by the church body on their behalf. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2939.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: Politics    
  • Madison, James. Will, 1812 Jan. 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. 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: None
  • 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     Politics    
  • Marionneaux, Marie Doralise. Certificate, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate of Marie Doralise Marionneaux (baptized in 1815) from the registers of births and baptisms of St. Gabriel's Church, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, 1855. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Markham, Thomas Railey, 1828-1894. Papers, 1794-1932 (bulk 1850-1890). 4.5 linear ft. Location: B:42-46, 99:m, OS:M, J:4 .Pastor of the Lafayette Presbyterian Church in New Orleans (1856-1894) and chaplain in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Collection documents Markham's activities as a minister and includes sermons and memorandum books. Civil War materials include correspondence and military orders. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 649, 650.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    
  • Marshall, John J. Plantation ledgers, 1866-1899. 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Planter of Allendale Plantation, near Stonewall, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Plantation ledgers record wages and supplies given to freedmen laborers and include accounts of the Trinity Mission and the All Saints Church, rent records, crop production, and sick days of each laborer. Another ledger records butter production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Marston, Henry, 1794-1884. Family Papers, 1820-1938 (bulk 1850-1890). 2,104 items, 59 vols. Location: U:220-222, G:19. Planters of East Feliciana Parish and Red River Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes diaries; plantation records; legal documents; personal correspondence; bank records; and Civil War papers. Diaries comment on public health, yellow fever epidemic, race relations, labor and the political participation of African Americans. Other volumes record activities of the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. Papers of son , Bulow, reflect his activities as planter, steamboat operator, and warehouse owner. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735 and 6061: University Publications of America, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Reel 13 and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 14, or For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Transportation     African Americans     Women    
  • Martin, John S. Letter, 1866 Apr. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Rev. John S. Martin in New Orleans writes to his wife, Susan P. Martin, in Bladensburg, Md., discussing family illnesses and worry over epidemic diseases in the North. He describes events at a Methodist Episcopal Church, South convention he is attending, mentioning the election of several bishops, including Dr. William May Wightman of South Carolina. Mss. 4077.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Martin, Leonard, 1908-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.0281. Sugarcane farmer and great-grandson of a slave, Martin was a resident of Four Corners, Louisiana, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Martin's account of the sale of his great-grandfather as a slave along with descriptions of his education; his father's career as the first African American schoolteacher in the area; work in sugarcane farming; and a dance-hall operator, Alice LeBaude. Martin also describes forms of transportation; the marriage of his white maternal grandmother to a Native American; his own marriage; work in Texas; the use of drugs in Four Corners; and his religion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Sugar     Transportation     African Americans     Women    
  • Mascarella, Patrick, 1942-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Transcript (55 pages). Location: L:4700.0139. Priest at Christ the King Chapel, on the LSU Campus, Baton Rouge. Topics include the dismissal of the Claretians (a religious order) at Christ the King, student involvement at Christ the King, the role of the Catholic student center, and the establishment of a religious studies department at LSU. Father Mascarella also discusses his relations with the Claretians, Father Michael Cody, Father Richard Greene, and Bishop Joseph V. Sullivan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0139.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • McCants, Dorothea Olga. Papers, 1970. 1 item (117 sheets). Location: U:108. Member of the Roman Catholic teaching order of the Daughters of the Cross and teacher at St. Vincent's Academy, Shreveport, Louisiana. Corrected galley proof of her book, They Came to Louisiana: Letters of a Catholic Mission, 1854-1882 (Baton Rouge, 1970). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • McCants, Dorothea Olga. Manuscript, 1970. 1 item. Location: UU:183. Member of the Roman Catholic teaching order of the Daughters of the Cross and teacher at St. Vincent's Academy, Shreveport, Louisiana. Printer's copy of her book, "They Came to Louisiana: Letters of a Catholic Mission, 1854-1882" (Baton Rouge, 1970). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2694.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • McElroy, Joseph. Passport. 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Passport issued to clergyman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McGloin, Frank. Letter, 1884 October 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. President of the Society of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter thanking C. H. Rabad for translating the rules, and regulations of the Society of the Holy Spirit into French in order that the communication may be sent to the Vatican in Rome. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1178.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Family Papers, 1785-1924. 208 items; 15 ms. vols.; 9 printed vols. Location: S:27; O:21; OS:M; 99:M; Mss. Mf.:M. Journalist who worked on the New Orleans Picayune and the Baton Rouge Gazette. McGrath was a Confederate veteran who later founded the Baton Rouge Daily Truth and Weekly Truth. Papers include correspondence (among it McGrath's Civil War letters to his wife); an anonymous Confederate soldier's diary; legal documents; and scrapbooks relating to the interests and activities of McGrath's three daughters. Collection also includes accounts for St. Joseph's Church in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Women    
  • McKinney, Jeptha. Papers, 1841-1931 (bulk 1850-1870). 746 items, 15 vols. Location: E:28-29. Graduate of the University of Louisiana (Tulane University Medical School) and practicing physician in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Early correspondence idiscusses health during the 1850s; Civil War correspondence discusses camp life, soldiers' health, and battles; later correspondence covers Reconstruction, education, and Baptists. Papers include statements of accounts for medical services, promissory notes, and a thesis on pneumonia by Dr. McKinney. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 273, 718.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Medicine    
  • McLemore, S. W. Correspondence, 1860, 1873. 5 items (photocopies). Location: Misc. Student at University of Mississippi. Photocopies of personal correspondence of S. W. McLemore, a student at the University of Mississippi, from family and friends. Four letters (1860) discuss social life and crops, with a reference slaves attending church services (Oct. 6, 1860). Another letter concerns ordering a "spark catcher" (July 10, 1873). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2777.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Morancy, Honore P. Family Papers, 1780-1936 (bulk 1841-1897). 120 items; 2 printed vols. Location: C:73, M:14. French Catholic planter of Milliken's Bend, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Morancy's father emigrated from France to Santo Domingo before 1789; the children were orphaned and raised in Louisiana. Papers include family letters concerning social life, the Catholic Church, and education, in northeastern Louisiana and Kentucky. Confederate civilian letters describe hardships during the Civil War; later letters document relocation of refugees. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2430.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Plantations    
  • Moro, Joseph De Ortega, 1738-1776. Letter, [1772], 1776. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Moss, Martha, 1827-1859. Diary, 1853-1870. 1 volume, 3 items. Location J:20, Misc.M.. Diary of Martha Moss, a New Orleans Sabbath school teacher. In it, she discusses her classes and students, including her disappointment that one of her students “has embraced the religion of the Romish church” (June 18, 1855). Moss also recounts her charitable work, shopping excursions in New Orleans, her reading habits, pieces she has written or plans to write for various periodicals, and the death of her younger sister in February 1855. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Mount Lebanon Academy. Records. 1866-1910. 6 items (enlargement prints). Location: Mss. Mf.:M, OS:M. Baptist Church-directed school in Mount Lebanon, Louisiana. Selected items include pages from the minutes of the Baptist State Convention, Mount Lebanon Church (1866); views of the campus; and catalog and announcements of Mount Lebanon University (1887-1889). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Mount Nebo Baptist Church (St. Tammany Parish, La.). Minutes, 1813-1860. 2 items [photocopies]. Location: A:110. Two volumes of church minutes. Volume 1 (1813-1833) also contains a list of members, articles of faith, minutes, and an index by Ethma Roberts Rush (1993). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4512.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • 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     Politics     Women    
  • Moyse-Gottlieb-Sommer Family Papers, 1886-1986 (bulk 1910-1960). 3 linear ft., 2 v. Location: U:317, OS:M, M:19. Members of the Moyse, Gottlieb, and Sommer families were predominantly merchants, businessmen, and bankers in Louisiana, primarily Baton Rouge. Correspondence, financial documents, photographs, printed items, scrapbooks, and writings reflect the personal and professional lives of a Jewish family from the 1880s to the 1980s. Central topics include Hermann Moyse Sr.'s involvement in the First World War and his employment at City National Bank, the educational activities of Ray and Lydie Sommer, and the family's association with Temple B'nai Israel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     LSU     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Muggah-Glover-Guyther. Family Papers, 1844-1896, 1906 (bulk 1844-1852). 14 items. Location: UU:168. The Muggah, Glover, and Guyther families lived in Natchez, Mississippi and Pattersonville, Louisiana. Papers nclude correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and photographs. Correspondence consists mostly of letters between women discussing marriage, family life, domestic obligations, religion, social events, and customs. Mss. 4790.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Mullen, Robert A. Correspondence, 1863-1865. Location: Misc.:M. A New Orleans native and Confederate naval officer; prisoner of war at Fort Warren, Boston, Massachusetts. Letters to Eliza Brenan of New Orleans, Louisiana, describe his emotional state and his experiences in the navy before his capture. Letters to Mullen from Sister Aloysius of the Caritas Carney Hospital in Boston remark on her attempts to have him released. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893. Papers, 1837-1903. 35 items. Location: A:2. American actor and father of Fannie Murdoch. They were associated with John Pierpont, a Unitarian clergyman, author, and abolitionist. Collection consists of letters written to Murdoch, his daughter, John Pierpont, W. F. Bridges, and others from actors, authors, New England abolitionists, and Unitarian clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 667.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Murphy, Patrick, 1827-1885. Papers, 1853-1925 (bulk 1860-1885). 739 items, 69 ms. Vols. Location: U:232, H:3-4., OS:M. Catholic layman, bridge builder, and building contractor of Natchez, Mississippi, and St. Joseph, Louisiana. Personal and business papers including contracts, specifications, plans, memoranda, and accounts for building; statements for construction materials; and personal letters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business    
  • Natchitoches Parish miscellaneous documents, 1801-1856. 13 items. Location: Misc.:N. Documents include land certificates and sale documents especially illustrative of the holdings of Nicolas Doclas, a free African-American man, and of Jean Baptiste Prudhomme; a moral tract condemning suicide (1856); a list of baptized slave children; and a survey map showing locations and dimensions of land holdings of Nicolas Doclas and Jean Baptiste Prudhomme. Mostly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2914.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana. Shreveport Committee compilation.1724-1829. 2 ms. vols. [photocopies]. Location: 41:39. Baptismal records of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Natchitoches, Louisiana, compiled by the Shreveport Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana. Included are photographs of portraits of three bishops of Natchitoches: Augustus M. Martin, Francis Xavier Leray, and Anthony Durier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1720.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • New Orleans scrapbook, 1813-1845, 1865. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Clippings of articles and public notices documenting official New Orleans business; a land sale by the Ursuline nuns; the Board of Health; New Orleans Jockey Club races; public auctions; cockfighting; and the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 920.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Tickfaw Baptist Church. Minute book. 1846, 1888-1903. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:N. Predecessor of Holden Baptist Church, Holden, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Minute book records proceedings of church meetings, admissions of new members, rolls of members, articles of faith, and rules of decorum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2956.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     Politics     African Americans     Women     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Palmer, J. Norris (John Norris), b. 1898. Papers, 1848-1969 (bulk 1921-1969). 16 linear ft. Location: 44:. Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Papers include correspondence (1848-1969), newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks, church bulletins, brochures, maps, datebooks, and financial records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3070.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Parish, Robert T. Diary. 1861. 1 vol. photocopy. Location: B:66. Itinerant Methodist minister assigned to northern Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He married Judity Merrill in 1850, and they had a son and daughter at the time the diary was written. Diary begins with Parish's tenure in the vicinity of Alexandria, Louisiana, and reflects the day-to-day life of an itinerant minister. He comments on Catholicism, excitement over the Civil War, and the religious failings of his charges, African American and white. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4564.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Peichardiere, Aldric Lottin de la. Papers, 1863-1881. 148 items and 3 ms. vols. Location: A:3. Reverend Father of the Marist Society, prefect of the Senior Division, and professor of French literature at Jefferson College, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence, books of meditations, and personal papers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1231.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     French-language    
  • Peters, Emma Dell, 1941-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (6 pages). Location: L:4700.0283. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Peters lived on Sterling Plantation; her great-grandparents were slaves. For 26 years, Peters worked as a cook in the school system. Peters gives an account of her great-grandparents' purchases as slaves, and discusses slave religion, the treatment of slaves, and female slaves who bore children for their white masters. Included are spirituals she learned from her grandparents. Peters also gives accounts of illnesses, funeral customs, early jobs she held, poverty in her youth, and discipline and life in her large family. She also discusses Civil Rights legislation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Pickett, George Blair, 1930-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1974. 2 sound cassettes (2 hours), Transcript: (48 pages). Location: L:4700.0051. President of the Llano Colony, a socialist cooperative society established in California (1914) and moved to Newllano, Vernon Parish, Louisiana (1918). Pickett was the son of George T. Pickett. Interview includes discussion of establishment of the Llano Colony, religious practices, education of children, daily life, manufacturing ventures, and the colony's collapse (1935). Reflections and descriptions of George T. Pickett also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0051.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864. Papers. 1838-1894. 19 items. Location: C:54. Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana and general in the Confederate army. Letter and photographs of Polk; and newspaper clippings, photographs, and pamphlets concerning his work. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 755.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864. Portrait, circa 1898. 1 item. Location: OS:P. Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana and general in the Confederate army. Etching by Charles B. Hall, published in his Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, 1898. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3620.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc:P. Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana and general in the Confederate army. Letter from Polk to General John C. Breckinridge in reference to Polk's removal from his command by General Braxton Bragg at Chickamauga. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2689.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • 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-     Politics     Women     Spanish-language    
  • Presbyterian Chinese Mission. Items, 1932. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Invitation and program for the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the New Orleans Presbyterian Chinese Mission. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1829.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • 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     Politics     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Quintard, C. T. Diaries, 1864-1898. 33 ms. vols. (on six microfilm reels). Location: Mss.Mf:Q. Confederate chaplain and surgeon during the Civil War; Protestant Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee; and first vice chancellor of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Civil War diaries record his experiences and duties in Georgia and Tennessee; atrocities committed by federal troops; his conversations with Confederate officers Hood, Johnston, and Stephen Lee; and his views on P. G. T. Beauregard. Quintard's post-Civil War diaries record trips in the United States and Europe, persons visited, and events and ceremonies attended. Other materials relate to African American Episcopal clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • R. Viener and Company. Records, 1880-1936 (bulk 1893-1930). 27 linear ft., 494 ms. vols., 9 printed vols. Location: K:1-33, 128:. Wholesale grocery, feed, flour, and paper firm in Natchez, Mississippi. R. Viener was the treasurer of the B'nai Israel Congregation of Natchez. Records include financial and business documents related to the company, and cashbooks and record accounts of the B'nai Israel Congregation. Records also include commercial and mercantile reference books, books about buying cotton, and a telegraphic code book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Reynard, Charles A. and Marian Reynard Baun Papers, 1927-1997. 0.6 linear feet. Location: 107:18, OS:C. Charles Reynard was a law professor at LSU and an advocate of desegregation in Louisiana schools. Marian Reynard Baun was a psychology professor and community activist in Baton Rouge. The papers include correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photocopies of scrapbooks and other printed materials. Her collection contains personal papers, records from her involvement with the Committee on Campus Life and Committee on Women, and papers from her work as a member of the Friends of Public Education Board. For further information, online catalog. Mss. 4772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     African Americans     Women    
  • Richardson, Carey Johnson. Papers, 1864-1986. 1 linear ft. Location: 12:27. Papers include playbills and programs for New York theater productions annotated by Mrs. Richardson (1950s-1960s); an original typescript of Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart; a letter from Maxwell Anderson (1956); and a prayerbook (1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Riva, Francisco De La. Papers, 1793-1805. 77 items. Location: U:49. Letters to Riva pertaining to the business of farm management. Throughout the correspondence is evidence of a dispute with the Monks of St. Augustine and the Indians over the water supply and the subsequent court case. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 675.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Robertson, Mary Jane. Correspondence, 1860-1862. 7 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Letters from friends pertain to social life, the Catholic laity, and Confederate civilian experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Roper, George. Letter, 1826 Nov. 25. 1 letter. Location: Misc. George Roper of Richmond, Va., writes to Hugh Alexander of Baton Rouge, La., regarding the sale of a tract of land in West Baton Rouge Parish, La., belonging to the estate of William O. Winstow. He also mentions affairs of the Second Baptist Church of Richmond. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Rosedown Plantation Restoration Photograph Collection, 1961-1962. 0.5 linear ft. (650 photographs and safety negatives). Location: A:98. The main house at Rosedown Plantation was built (1834-1835) by cotton planter Daniel Turnbull in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, near St. Francisville. In 1956 Catherine Fondren Underwood purchased the plantation and began extensive renovation. Chiefly photographs and negatives taken in 1961 and 1962 by Louis 'Red' Martel, documenting the restoration work carried out at Rosedown Plantation. A few additional photographs and negatives depict livestock, grounds, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Papers, 1840-1843, 1854-1860. 359 items, 27 vols. Location: A:15. Poet priest of Louisiana and 'Apostle of the Choctaw Indians' of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Poems, sermons, and notebooks of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 750, 1159.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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     Politics     African Americans    
  • Salem Baptist Church. Minute book. 1854-1893, 1901-1916. 1 item, 3 ms. vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Baptish church established in Walker, Livingston Parish, Louisiana (1854). Minute books record meetings of church, rules of order, and members. Included is a brief history of the church from its founding in 1854 to 1927. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2944, 3009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Samuelson, Hyman, 1919- . Papers, 1936-2007. 3 linear ft. Location: X:16-18. Correspondence, diaries, personal narratives, military records, photographs, and illustrations reflect the life of a young Jewish man while attending Louisiana State University and his military experiences while serving in New Guinea in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 96th Battalion. They relate his academic and social activities in college and difficulties encountered as part of an engineering regiment of African American troops. Samuelson discusses military bureaucracy, troop morale, discipline, engineering projects, and tropical diseases. Throughout the diaries, he tells of his personal growth and his interpersonal relationships, especially with Dora Reiner. He also refers to damaged caused by a severe storm in the Pacific, probably Typhoon Helen. Mss. 4934.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Medicine     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Jews    
  • Scuddeo, Marsh. Letter, 1846 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Letter describes a prayer meeting for slaves in New Orleans, and laments the sinfulness of the city and the lack of respect for the Sabbath among residents of the city. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • 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: Politics     African Americans    
  • Shaw, John F., 1827-1908. Notarial record books, 1875-1905, 1929, 1950. 4 items, 3 v. Location: Misc.:S, H:16. Notarial record books for St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, now Evangeline Parish (Ville Platte). Loose items include biographical sketches and a copy of THE BAPTIST MESSAGE (1950) in which a story of Shaw's conversion to the Baptist Church is published. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1786.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Baton Rouge, La.). Christian debutante presentation program, 1977. 1 v. Location: E:Imprints. Program for Shiloh Baptist Church's Christian debutante presentation on August 14, 1977, including photographs of debutantes, sponsors, and church officials, as well as advertisements from local businesses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women    
  • Shlenker-Hirsch-Moyse Family Papers, 1878-1949, (bulk 1878-1909, 1941-1949). 50 items, 2 v. Location: W:13. Jewish families of Mississippi and Louisiana. Correspondence, photographs, printed items, and two scrapbooks concern family matters, business life, and personal and social activities, particularly the wedding of Carrie Shlenker and Jacob Hirsch. Newspaper clippings also relate to the activities of the prominent Texas Rabbi Henry Cohen. Other items incude Jewish-themed, printed illustrations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4911.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Education     Women     Jews    
  • Sibley, Mary Lou (Mary Lou Richardson), b. 1880. Papers, 1807-1971. 22 items. Location: Misc:S. Miscellaneous items and notes illustrating Mary Lou Sibley's involvement in Baptist churches, particularly the Gilgal Baptist Church in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana; Richardson family history; and photographs of the First Baptist Church in Shreveport. Included are photographs of engines and trains. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3454.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Women    
  • Simon, A. L. Papers, 1907-1948. 34 items (includes 1 printed vol.). Location: C:52, 99:S. African American pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of 21 sermons written by Simon, as well as articles from several Baptist periodicals pertaining to education and the ministry. Included is a letter to Simon's nephew regarding the Interchurch World Movement in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1207.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     African Americans    
  • Simon, Joseph. Family Papers, 1882-1944. 772. Location: C:80-81, O:3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, jeweler and a member of the Jewish community. Papers include personal and professional letters, newspaper clippings, and various printed volumes. Materials related to Judaism include letters concerning the Baton Rouge Jewish congregation, an issue of "The Jewish Outlook' (1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2379.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Jews    
  • Smith, Gerald L. K. Circular, circa 1936. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Protestant minister and organizer of Huey Long's Share Our Wealth Society. Printed copy of speeches by Senator Huey 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. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family    
  • Smylie-Montgomery Family Papers, 1807-1919 (bulk 1807-1869). 1.25 linear ft. Location: C:116-117, OS:S. Family of Mississippi planters and Presbyterian ministers. Correspondence comprises the bulk of this collection, with some Church records and personal papers. Collection reflects the Presbyterian Church in Mississippi, plantation life, cotton, and family matters, with references to the Choctaw Indians, the behavior of slaves, and economic difficulties after the Civil War. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 5038. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Women    
  • Sobert Family Papers, 1767-1873. 5 items. Location: Misc.:S. Civil and parochial documents pertaining to baptisms, civilian and military service, and property of the Sobert, Hebert, and Fremin families of France and Lafourche and Assumption parishes, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1182.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Southeastern Indian papers, 1798-1884. 32 items. Typewritten copies. Location: Misc.S. Copies of letters pertaining to relations with and administration of Indians of Cherokee, Creek, and Choctaw tribes concern removal to the trans-Mississippi West; activities of missionaries among Indians; Indian reservations; and Indian agents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2820.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Speights family papers, 1842-1870. 55 items (on microfilm). Location: Misc., Mss. Mf.:S. Stephen Alexander Speight was a resident of Lawrence County, Mississippi. Family correspondence, chiefly between Lamon Speight and his son, Stephen Alexander Speight, including three Civil War letters; together with a copy of birth, marriage, and death records from a Bible owned by Reverend J. D. Slay. Except for two letters, all papers are handwritten transcriptions of the originals. Several letters from the papers are also available as photocopies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1179.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Spring Creek Church. Record Book. 1859-1903. 1 v. (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Mircrofilm copy of a record book of the Spring Creek Baptist. Church of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, (formerly of Washington Parish) containing minutes of monthly business meetings and a register of members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • St. James Episcopal Church (Baton Rouge, La.). Papers, 1843-1895. 12 items, 5 vols. Location: A:17. Protestant Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge. Papers, pamphlets, and volumes pertaining to the St. James Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • St. Joseph Cathedral collection, 1968-1995 (bulk 1992-1995). 12 items. Location: C:73. Cathedral of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Collection contains programs of various events held at the Cathedral including, among others, the 200th anniversary celebration of the parish, the funeral mass for Bishop Stanley J. Ott, and the installation of Bishop Alfred Clifton Hughes. Also included: a 1992 calendar with historical events related to the church and parish noted; a centennial booklet for St. Joseph's Academy; and issues of the Catholic Commentator. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4561.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • St. Julien, Louis Felix. Family papers, 1906-1915, 1942-1944. 14 letters, 1 diary. Location: A:119. Louis Felix St. Julien and Louise Comeaux, both of Broussard, La., were married on April 18, 1906. The papers consist of 14 letters received by the St. Juliens between 1906 and 1915 and a diary kept by Staff Sergeant James E. St. Julien during his service in Australia and New Guinea with the 41st Fighter Squadron during World War II. Letters in English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3619.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Women     French-language    
  • St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery records, 1933-1954. 7 v. Location: A:31. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Convent, La., was established in 1812. The records contain lists of interments (1933-1954) and ledgers recording sales of burial plots (1942-1945, 1951-1953). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • St. Vincent's Academy panoramic photograph, circa 1920s. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Catholic boys' academy in Baton Rouge. The academy was founded in 1894 and became Catholic High School for Boys in 1929. Panoramic photograph depicting Brothers of the Sacred Heart and students in front of St. Vincent's Academy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4586.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education    
  • Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn, 1815-1881. Letters. 1862-1877, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stephenson, P. D. (Philip Daingerfield), 1845-1916. Memoirs, 1862-1903. 44 items, 11 vols. Location: E:53, G:21, Mss.Mf:S. Presbyterian minister of Woodstock, Virginia, who served as a private in the Confederate Army, Missouri Brigade of Tennessee. Memoirs relate Civil War experiences based on diary entries and letters. He describes the defense and evacuation of Corinth, Mississippi, campaigns, and battles. Diary also recounts the Union invasion and occupation of Huntsville, Alabama. Reminiscences of his wife contain her comments on plantation life and the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2482, 2657.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Stewart family correspondence, 1861-1864. 4 items [typescript copies]. Location: Misc.:S. Typescript of letters received by Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stewart, of Beaver Creek, Dale County, Alabama, from Confederate soldiers W.H. Clark, stationed at Manassas, Virginia, and L.B. Robbins, Company E, 25th Georgia Volunteers, and a minister's wife living in Madison, Alabama, relating their personal experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1002.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Stiles, Joseph C. (Joseph Clay), 1795-1875. A Sermon on Predestination, 1826. 1 v. Location: E:Imprints. A sermon preached in Milledgeville, Ga., discussing Baptist doctrines on election and predestination. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2947.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     Politics     African Americans    
  • Stratton, Joseph B. (Joseph Buck), b. 1815. Papers. 1746-1916 (bulk 1843-1903). (20 items, 51 vols.). Location: A:53-54. Presbyterian minister of Natchez, Mississippi. Dr. Stratton's 46-volume diary (1843-1903) contains information about his activities as a minister. Activities and events described include travel in Europe, weddings and funerals, baptisms, prayer meetings, yellow fever epidemics, and the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 464, 1329.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Stuart, Thomas C. Letter, 1840 Nov. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Thomas C. Stuart, a Presbyterian missionary in Pontotoc, Miss., writes Matthew B. Hope regarding the failure of a Dr. McDowell to pay the subscription fees for several missionaries in northern Mississippi and Alabama to receive The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tabb, Donald, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1992. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (75 pages). Location: L:4700.0125. Pastor of the Chapel on the Campus at LSU. Interview discusses the founding and activities of the Chapel on the Campus; Tabb's ministry at the Chapel; and Tabb's association with Billy Graham and Graham's influence on Tabb and the Chapel on the Campus. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0125.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Talmage, Samuel K. (Samuel Kennedy), 1798-1865. Letter, 1846 Mar. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Samuel Kennedy Talmage was the second president of Oglethorpe University in Midway, Ga., between 1841 and 1865. Samuel K. Talmage in New Orleans, La., writes his nephew, Rev. John F.N. Talmage in New York, N.Y., describing his work for the Presbyterian Church and Oglethorpe University, the various people of New Orleans, and his nephew's aspiration to be a missionary to Borneo. Mss. 4098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Taylor, Calvin, 1805-1889. Family Papers, 1822-1913 (bulk 1840-1870). 1,970 items; 9 vols. Location: A:58-60, H:20. Mississippi land speculator and merchant (1830-1845) and lumber and sawmill operator (1846-1889). Calvin's brother Sereno was a Baptist preacher; his brother Lewis was a farmer in New Hampshire. Collection contains business correspondence, family correspondence from Sereno and Lewis Taylor, and a three-volume diary of Calvin's daughter Louisa, describing family activities in Handsboro, Mississippi (1889-1909). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Women    
  • Taylor, Sereno. Papers, 1833-1869 (bulk 1849-1863). 11 items, 12 ms. vols., 1 mf reel. Location: A:60 H:20, Mss.Mf:S. Minister, educator, and in the early 1850s principal of the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute at Clinton, Louisiana. Among the papers, which are chiefly receipts, is a prospectus and lithograph of the Sparta, Georgia, Female Model School (1833); and a prospectus of the Taylor Montgomery Cottage College and Academy of Music, Drawing and Painting near Mississippi City. Taylor's multi-volume diary, kept while residing at Clinton, Louisiana, and Mississippi City, Mississippi, covers the period 1849-1863. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 617.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Theriot, Joseph. Family Papers, 1866-1958. .4 linear ft. (76 items, 94 photographs). Location: F:1. Residents of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Family papers include receipts, legal bills, handwritten prayers, poems, religious leaflets, and photographs. Some religious items are in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2926.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Theur, T. de. Letter, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Pastor of St. Charles, Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Letter from T. de Theur, S.J., to Monsieur Desire, carpenter, of Opelousas, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 420.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Thomason, Matthew D. Diary, 1861-1863. 1 vol. (contains 1 loose item). Location: Misc:T. Itinerant Methodist minister assigned to the southeastern district of Louisiana, and later a farmer near Mobile, Alabama. Diary kept by Thomason records his work among whites and blacks in Louisiana during the Civil War and his return to his native Alabama to farm. The loose item is a letter (1828) to Thomason from his wife Sarah. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 781.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans     Women    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Town, Clarissa E. Leavitt, b. ca. 1806. Diary, 1853, 1954, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     African Americans     Women    
  • Trench, Richard Chenevix, 1807-1886. Letters. 1840-1882. 8 items. Location: Misc.:T. Irish prelate, Dean of Westminster, Archbishop of Dublin, and writer. Letters concern church administration and social matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Trotter, Daniel. Family Papers, 1883-1949 (bulk 1889-1940). 349 items, 78 vols. Location: A:33, P:17. African American farmer of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and member of the St. Mary's Baptist Church Benevolent Society. Papers include copies of diaries, deeds, receipts, and record books related to farming activities; and meeting minutes, memoranda, by-laws, and other documents related to the St. Mary's Baptist Church Benevolent Society. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 990, 999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Turnbull, Dudley. Family Papers, 1834-1964. 299 items, 12 ms. Vols. Location: W:40, OS:T. African American plasterer of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal and religious correspondence; business records; school workbooks; and photographs of Turnbull family members, religious events, and McKinley High School (Baton Rouge) faculty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     African Americans    
  • Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge. Newsletters, 1971-1986. .5 linear ft. Location: 91:70. Newsletters, fliers, and announcements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4594.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Vallas (Antal and Family) Papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J: 26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vllas and his descendents. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Medicine     20th Century Wars     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Vanhoten, P. R. Letter. 1852 February 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. A clergyman of Galena, Ohio. Draft copy of a letter of recommendation on behalf of Rev. P. R. Vanhoten of Galen, Delaware County, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vieux Carré photographs, circa 1930. 10 items. Location: E:. Photographs of New Orleans area scenes, including French Quarter buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, and a bayou scene. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3043.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • 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     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Warner, Mary Henkel. Family Papers, 1891-1962. 86 items; 5 vols.; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:149, O:22, OS:W, Mss. Mf:W. Wife of Thomas E. Warner. Mary Henkel Warner and family lived in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript materials include a Women's Christian Temperance Union minute book, a gas station ledger, and photographs. Poetry, stories, and other writings about Mary Henkel Warner are available only on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Weathersby, Hal Monroe, 1885-1965. Papers, 1911-1965 (bulk 1956). .5 linear ft. (58 items, 1 ms. vol., 4 printed vols.). Location: UU:252, 99:W. Prominent Baptist layman, professor of history and Greek, and first dean of Louisiana College in Pineville. Papers, primarily regarding Weathersby's career, include correspondence, diplomas and citations, newspapers and clippings, two research papers, photographs, and yearbooks of Louisiana College and Mississippi College. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2656.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • 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     Politics     African Americans    
  • Wheeler, Otis B., 1921. Religious architecture in Louisiana, photographic negatives. 1987-1993. 1 vol. Location: 92:1. Photographer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 99 negative file sleeves containing color negatives (120 and 35mm) depicting religious architecture in Louisiana. Contact proof sheets of negatives are included. Images for the book Religious Architecture in Louisiana were selected from these negatives. An index listing structures alphabetically by city or town is included, with information about style, date of construction, architect (when known), National Register listings, and date of photograph. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4678.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • 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     Politics    
  • 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: Politics    
  • Wilkinson, Micajah. Papers, 1853-1935 (bulk 1855-1880). .3 linear ft. (116 items, 33 printed vols.). Location: E:39. Farmer of Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. Personal correspondence of Wilkinson and his wife. Letters from Nancy Willard and her granddaughter provide information about religion, the temperance movement, agriculture, race relations, and community events in Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Civil War correspondence describes camp life in Mississippi, Confederate conscription, the battle at Shiloh, hardships on women, and the siege of Vicksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     African Americans     Women    
  • Williams, L. Kemper. Collection, 1867-1896, 1915-1966 . 14 linear, 115 printed vols. Location: 77:71- 84. Printed materials, principally from New Orleans and other areas in Louisiana pertaining to Louisiana folkways and customs, cultural attractions, public education, economic growth, school desegregation, entertainment, religions, and tourism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Wilmer, Richard H. (Richard Hooker), 1816-1900. Portrait, circa 1860s. 1 carte-de-visite. Location: E:73. Richard Hooker Wilmer was Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama from 1862 to 1900. This carte-de-visite by the studio of B. & G. Moses of New Orleans depicts Bishop Richard H. Wilmer in ecclesiastical robes and bears his signature on the back. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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     Politics    
  • 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     Politics    
  • Wood, Jonathan L. Family papers, 1830-1879 (bulk 1830-1863). 50 items. Location: B:18. Family correspondence to Jonathan L. Wood, Macoupin County, Ill., from Cumberland County, Ky. The letters describe the hardships of early settlers; the marriages, deaths, and health; droughts and other weather events; crops conditions; and the rigors of farming. Several letters tell of the conflicts between religious groups contending for new parishioners and influence in the community. Included among the letters is a scattering of receipts for college tuition and board, and purchases of medicine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 681.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Woodland family. Naaman J. Woodland, Sr., and Olive Coe Woodland Family Papers, 1936-1981. 10 linear ft. Location: 47:1-5. Unprocessed. Programs, clippings, brochures, church bulletins, and other items related to the First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Also included are memo books, blueprints, ledgers, correspondence, sermons, and other manuscript materials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4123.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Zacharie, Carrie. Composition book, 1862-1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:Z. Student's composition book written at the Convent of Mercy, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Education     Women