JAHNCKE (ERNEST LEE, SR.) PAPERS

(Mss. 1713, 1805)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

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

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SUMMARY

Size.

5 linear feet, 22 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1852-1960

Bulk dates.

1911-1941

Language.

English

Summary.

Papers of Rear Admiral (Naval Reserve) Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960), assistant secretary of the Navy during the Herbert Hoover administration (1929-1933), graduate of Tulane University, president of Jahncke Interests, New Orleans, first executive director of the Louisiana State Department of Commerce and Industry (1937-1941), administrator of Tulane University Educational Fund, and one of the South’s leading yachtsmen and prominent clubman.

Restrictions on access.

Herbert Hoover letters and autographed speech, and Franklin D. Roosevelt letters are restricted. Use photocopies in Box 2 or digital scans.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Ernest Lee Jahncke, Sr., Papers, Mss. 1713, 1805, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

U:136-143; F:22-23; OS:J; Vault 1, MRDF 24

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960), Rear Admiral Naval Reserve, was the assistant secretary of the Navy during the Herbert Hoover administration, 1929-1933. He was a graduate of Tulane University, president of Jahncke Interests, New Orleans and first executive director of the Louisiana State Department of Commerce and Industry, 1937-1941. He was also an administrator of Tulane University Education Fund and one the South’s leading yachtsmen and prominent clubman.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Ernest Lee Jahncke, Sr., Papers contain correspondence, speeches, photographs, clippings, printed material, and scrapbooks documenting his service with the U.S. Navy and as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and his participation with New Orleans Carnival, the International Olympic Committee, and the Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.

INDEX TERMS

Admirals--Louisiana.

Carnival--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Clippings.

Correspondence.

Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959.

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.

Industries--Louisiana.

International Olympic Committee.

Jahncke, Ernest L. (Ernest Lee), 1877-1960.

Louisiana. Dept. of Commerce and Industry.

Louisiana--Commerce--History--20th century.

Louisiana--Economic conditions--20th century.

Olympics.

Photographs.

Scrapbooks.

Speeches.

United States. Navy Dept.

United States. Navy--Officers.

United States--Politics and government--1929-1933.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Contents

U:136-143

1

General correspondence (1911-1949, undated)

2

Correspondence- Carnival (1915-1946)

Correspondence- Herbert Hoover (1927-1933)

Correspondence- F. D. Roosevelt (1933, 1940), Eleanor Roosevelt (1939, 1943), H. L. Roosevelt (1933)

[Original Herbert Hoover letters and Franklin D. Roosevelt letters are restricted. Use photocopies in Box 2 or digital scans on Vault MRDF 24.]

3

Correspondence- Olympics (1929-1933)

Correspondence- U.S.S. New Orleans, Presentation of Silver Service (1935)

Correspondence- Inland Waters. Report on Gasoline Transport (1936)

Correspondence- Union Terminal New Orleans (1938)

Correspondence- Tchefuncte State Park, Proposal to change name to Fontainebleau (1938-1941)

Correspondence- Reserve Officers of the Naval Services (1945)

Correspondence- Admiral W.F. Halsey, Jr. (Sept.-Dec. 1945)

4

Correspondence- Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry (1937-1940, January April, 1941, 1938-1941)

Genealogy, writings, biographical sketches (1929, 1931, undated)

Poems (1930, 1931, undated)

Invitations and greetings (1929-1933, undated)

Membership cards (1929-1933)

5-6

Speeches (1930-1946, undated)

7-9

Photographs and images (some moved to OS:J)

Ernest Lee Jahncke family; Jahncke’s offices (1932-33);

Commodore Jahncke’s yacht;

Lieutenant Commander Boone (1929); Amelia Earhart (1932);

U.S.S. Constitution (1900-1907, 1931); U.S.S. Houston (Sept. 1929);

Pensacola, Fla. (March 1929); Hampton Rd., Virginia (May 1929);

Hawaii- Pearl Harbor (June 1929), Fort Shafter (June 1929);

San Diego (July 1929); Great Lakes Training Station (Aug. 1929); Nicaraguan heroes (Nov. 1930); Vice President Richard Nixon (1952); Samoan hurricane (1889); Herbert Hoover (1929-1933); U.S.S. Minneapolis (June 27, 1931);

Gun from old cruiser New Orleans (1931); U.S.S. Arkansas, Philadelphia (1931); Huey P. Long, guest aboard U.S.S. Wyoming (Feb. 1931);

Flags presented to French Navy (June 1931);

Yosemite National Park (Aug. 1932); Oklahoma Indians (1932);

Group honoring Dwight F. Davis, Sec. of War (1927);

Sec. Adams, Jahncke and others (undated);

Columbia Broadcasting Station (1932);

U.S. Maritime Commission Victory Ship (1943);

Unidentified airplanes (undated);

Currier and Ives print of “The Great Fight Between the Merrimac and Monitor; White House, reproduced from lithograph of 1848;

Photostat of survey of Isle of New Orleans by Oliver Pollock (April 1798);

Queen Mary of England (1927)

U:136-143

10-13

Printed materials (1905-1947); newspaper clippings (1896-1962, undated);

Printed volumes:

Department of Commerce and Industry, State of Louisiana, “Louisiana’s Resources and Purchasing Power,” Rex Laney, Editor. 1938.

Department of Commerce and Industry, State of Louisiana, “Do You Know Louisiana,” Rex Laney, Editor. 1938.

Seth Seiders, “Constructive Talks to Pivot Men,” Executive’s Book, 1926.

Adele Townsend Stanton, “Poems and Sonnets,” c.1910 (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1910).

Mary Ashley Townsend, “Distaff and Spindle,” c.1895, (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1901).

Mary Ashley Townsend, “Down the Bayou,” c.1895, (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906).

U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, “Park and Recreation Structures,” Part IAdministration and Basic Service Facilities, 1938.

United States Navy Department, “Register of Officers of the Confederate States Navy, 1861-1865,” (Washington, Unites States Government Printing Office, 1931).

F:22-23

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Manuscript volumes:

Cashbook: travel expenses, Dept. of Commerce and Industry, 1937-1940

Picture album 1, St. Tammany Parish, 1907-1914

Picture album 2, Hawaii, 1924-1929

Picture album 3, Jahncke family and staff,

Picture album 4, Carnival, Hoover, and others

Picture album 5, Official trips and activities

Vols. 1-14, Scrapbooks, 1893, 1917-1938

Vol. 15, Newcomen Society of England American Branch, A Review, 1939

Vol. 16, Report of the activities of the office of Coordinator for ship repair and conversion, July 1941-Jan. 1946

OS:J

1

Oversize items removed from U:137-143