HENRY L. FUQUA, JR., LYTLE PHOTOGRAPH

COLLECTION AND PAPERS

(Mss. 1898)

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.

131 items and 2 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

Baton Rouge, Angola State Farm, Hope State Farm, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

Lytle Photographs: ca. 1880-1915;

Fuqua Papers: ca. 1863-1978

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Papers of Henry L. Fuqua, Jr., and his family detailing the early history of Baton Rouge and genealogical materials of the Fuqua family. The Lytle photograph collection contains photographs of prison life and farming and manufacturing operations taken by Baton Rouge photographer Andrew David Lytle.

Restrictions on access.

Due to the fragility of the original charcoal portrait of James O. Fuqua, patrons must use copy print found in the Picture Collection. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

Henry L. Fuqua Papers, Mss. 241

Henry L. Fuqua Scrapbooks, Mss. 241

Henry L. Fuqua Speech, Mss. 2571

Henry L. Fuqua Scrapbook, Mss. 2051

Henry L. Fuqua, Jr. Oral History Interview, Mss. 4700.0021

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Henry L. Fuqua, Jr., Lytle Photograph Collection and Papers, Mss. 1898, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Stack locations.

T:13; D:92; E:65; 6 North: Drawer 22

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Henry L. Fuqua, Jr. (b. 1905), was the son of Henry L. Fuqua, Sr. (1865-1926), governor of Louisiana, 1924-1926, and Marie Laura Matta (1866-1968). He attended the University Demonstration School in Baton Rouge, graduating in 1924, and attended LSU, 1925-1927. He worked as a salesman at Fuqua Hardware until his participation in World War II, in which he served as technician fifth grade in the Pacific theater. He returned to Baton Rouge in 1947 and later moved to Tallulah, Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The materials are comprised of two collections, the Lytle Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-1915, and Papers, ca. 1863-1978. The photograph collection contains 8 x 10 mounted prints by Baton Rouge photographer Andrew David Lytle (1833-1917). They depict prison life and farming and manufacturing operations worked by the prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Baton Rouge, Angola State Farm in West Feliciana Parish, Hope State Farm on Bayou Teche, and a levee construction camp on the Atchafalaya River. They depict prison life and farming and manufacturing operations worked by the prisoners. There is also an enlarged charcoal portrait of James O. Fuqua by J. A. Decuir, artist.

The papers (ca. 1863-1978) contain a list of slaves on Mandamus plantation at the time of emancipation and the will of John H. Matta. The majority of the papers are genealogical materials of the Fuqua and related families. A compiled genealogy containing lineage, photocopies of death notices, marriage licenses, baptismal certificates, discharge papers, and transcriptions from municipal records and newspapers are included. Printed items include death notices, a campaign pamphlet from the 1923 governor’s election, a pamphlet about Third Street in Baton Rouge, and photocopies of newspaper clippings recording the deaths, birthdays and accomplishments of the Fuqua family and recounting the early history of Baton Rouge. In addition, there are letters from Fuqua’s cousins discussing family news and genealogical research. Photographs include carte de visites (19th century) of relatives taken by Lytle of Baton Rouge and Norman’s of Natchez, candid photographs, including some of Henry L. Fuqua in World War II, portraits of Henry L. Fuqua, Sr. and Laura Matta Fuqua, and photographs of Fuqua’s inauguration as governor. Ephemera include a railroad pass from the Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete, and Opelousas Railroad and enclosures from flower arrangements sent for Laura Matta Fuqua’s funeral. Also included are manuscript volumes and the Bible used to swear in Henry L. Fuqua, Sr. as governor.

INDEX TERMS

Baton Rouge (La.)--Description and travel.

Convict labor--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.

Convict labor--Louisiana--Photographs.

Fuqua family.

Fuqua, Henry L. (Henry Luse), 1865-1926.

Fuqua, Henry L. (Henry Luse), b. 1905.

Fuqua, Laura Matta, 1866-1968.

Genealogies.

Levees--Louisiana--Photographs.

Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Mandamus Plantation (La.)

Photographic prints.

Slave records--Louisiana.

Sugar growing--Louisiana--Photographs.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

Lytle Photographs (ca. 1880-1915)

T:13

1

1

1. Lined up for the dining room. Baton Rouge Penitentiary (BRP)

2. Captain’s room. BRP

3. Stock room clothing factory. BRP

4. Clothing Factory. BRP

5. Guard on wall. BRP

2

6. Work crew in courtyard. BRP or Angola

7. Morning shave. BRP or Angola

8. Shoe Factory. BRP

9. Barber’s shop. Angola

10. Kitchen. BRP or Angola

11. Dining Hall

12. Kitchenovens

13. Kitchenwall of stoves

14. Carrying water

2

3

15. Hauling seed cotton to gin. Angola

16. Picking cotton. Angola

17. Women’s quarters. Angola

18. Inside view of hospital. Angola

19. Gin. Angola

20. Bricking barn. Angola

4

21. Sleeping hall. Angola

22. Unidentified buildings

5

23. Bayou Teche. Hope State Farm

24. Putting down cane. Hope

25. Brick yard. Hope

26. Sugar house. Hope

27. Plantation railway can cars. Hope

28. Windrowing cane. Hope

29. Landing with cane barges. Hope

6

30. Building levee. Atchafalaya

31. Dining in levee camp. Atchafalaya

32. Trestles and runs for levee work. Atchafalaya

33. Fun in levee camp. Atchafalaya

7

34. Hoeing in the fields

35. Plowing in the fields

36. Boat on river or bayou

37-38. Prisoner treed by dogs (2)

39. Apprehended prisoner

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

T:13

2

8

40-42. Unknown building (3)

43. Crops in field

44-45. Trestles and runs (2)

9

46. Courtyard. BRP

47. Kleinpeter levee camp. Atchafalaya

48. Front View. BRP

Papers, ca. 1863-1978

D:92

1

1

Cartes de visites, undated

1. Harriet Cosby Fuqua (1802-1869)
2. Uncle Foules
3. Henry L. Fuqua, Sr.
4. Auntie Harriet

2

Photographs (1924, 1944, 1950, undated)

3

Slave list, Mandamus Plantation (ca. 1863)

4

Will of John H. Matta (1873)

5

Certification of baptism of Henry L. Fuqua, Sr. (1966)

6

Unbound genealogy

7

Biography of Henry L. Fuqua, Sr.

8

Newspaper clippings (1924-1978, undated)

9

Newspaper clippings--Death notices (1900, 1968, 1978, undated)

10

Correspondence

11

Printed Items

12

Ephemera

2

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Volume 1, Autograph book of Laura Matta, 1882-1949

Volume 2, Scrapbook, ca. 1924

Volume 3, Bible

6 North

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Drawer 22

RESTRICTED- Portrait of James O. Fuqua by J. A. Decuir (use copy print-see below)

E:65

6

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Copy print of James O. Fuqua portrait