BURDEN (IONE AND FAMILY) PAPERS

(Mss. 3063)

Inventory

Revised by

Laura Clark Brown

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Revised 2009

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

Summary

3

Biographical/Historical Note

4

Scope and Content Note

6

Series Descriptions

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Index Terms

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Container List

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SUMMARY

Size.

23 linear feet.

Geographic locations.

Louisiana.

Inclusive dates.

1815-1985.

Bulk dates.

1900-1975.

Languages.

English, French, Chinese.

Summary.

Correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, printed items, ephemera, scrapbooks, books and photographs of a prominent Baton Rouge family. Later documents reflect the involvement of the Burden family, particularly Ione Burden and Steele Burden at LSU, in community service and with other organizations.

Access.

No restrictions.

Related collections.

Steele Burden Oral History Interview, 1978 (Mss. 4700.0004)

Steele Burden Oral History Interview, 1993 (Mss. 4700.0318)

Steele Burden Oral History Interview, 1994 (Mss. 4700.0452)

The Rural Life Museum Collection (Mss. 3151)

Williams, Lester J. Papers (Mss. 2108)

Copyright.

Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators of the materials in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Burden (Ione and Family) Papers, Mss. 3063, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stack locations.

P:39-50; OS:B.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Ione Easter, William Pike, Jr., and Ollie Brice Steele Burden, the principal creators of the family papers, were the children of Ollie Steele and William Pike Burden, Sr., (d. 1925) and the grandchildren of Juliet Parks and O.B. Steele and Emma Barbee and John Burden, all residents of Baton Rouge. The Burden siblings lived in Baton Rouge, first on College Avenue downtown, and later at Windrush, the Burden's 500-acre farm on Essen Lane. William S. Pike bequeathed the farm to his niece Emma Gertrude Barbee in the early nineteenth century, and she and her husband John Burden built a home there in 1856, naming it Windrush after the river in Burden's native England.

Their son, W.P. Burden, Sr., inherited Windrush and he moved his family there in 1921. In 1895, he had married Ollie Brice Steele (1870-1958), daughter of Juliet Parks and Confederate veteran and Baton Rouge banker O.B. Steele (Captain Steele). Captain Steele was elected Louisiana State Auditor (1884-92) and subsequently Louisiana State Treasurer and he organized the Bank of Baton Rouge with William Knox. Ollie Steele and W.P. Burden had three children: Pike, Ione and Steele. All three children were prominent philanthropists in the Baton Rouge community during the twentieth century, making contributions to the city, LSU, and their favorite charities.

Lester James Williams, the Burden's maternal uncle has papers in this collection related to his medical practice, involvement in veterans’ organizations and the Masons, and his genealogical research. Married to Ollie Steele Burden's sister Mayme Steele, Lester Williams was a radiologist who served as Chief of Staff at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital from 1927 through 1946 and as president of the Louisiana State Medical Society from 1923 to 1924.

Pike Burden (1898-1965) owned a printing business, Pike Burden, Inc. An avocational magician, he participated in several social organizations geared to philanthropic work with children and the elderly. Pike Burden performed his magic acts for the entertainment of both school children and retired persons throughout the 1950s and the early 1960s. A charter member of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club in 1918, he served as vice president and president of the organization in the early 1950s and founded the Rotarian Crippled Children's Fund and the Rotarian scholarship for LSU music students. The only Burden of that generation to wed, he married Jeannette Monroe and they built a second house at Windrush in 1940, a home later bequeathed to their nephew John Monroe. Pike Burden donated land to establish Hornbeak Park and later Ollie Steele Burden Manor, a retirement home built at Windrush with the help of siblings Steele and Ione in memory of their mother. He contributed money and equipment to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital (OLOL), Baton Rouge, largely to benefit the pediatric ward, and he painted a mural there in the OLOL playroom which he designed and equipped. Burden was an amateur aviator and served on the Baton Rouge City-Parish Airport Commission which was integral in the development of the Downtown and Ryan Airports in Baton Rouge. He helped to organize the local chapters of the Civil Air Patrol and the Fellowship of Quiet Birdmen. As an amateur artist and art admirer, he supported the arts by purchasing the works of contemporary and local artists.

Ione Easter Burden (1896-1983) had a life-long relationship with LSU, the primary beneficiary of her charity. She graduated from the university in 1917 with a bachelor's degree in English. While attending college, she was an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority, and she served as editor of the Gumbo yearbook. After graduation, she became the assistant registrar (1917-1918).

She later moved to Ruston, Louisiana, accepting the position of registrar at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (1926-1928) and then to Virginia, working at the College of William and Mary as secretary to the Dean (1929-1932). She returned to LSU in 1933 where she stayed until her retirement in 1961, serving as Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs, Assistant to the Dean of Women (1933-1947), and Director of Student Activities (1948-1961). LSU awarded Ione and brother Steele honorary degrees of Doctor of Cultural Sciences for their services to the community and the university. She and her brother donated 450 acres of Windrush land for the establishment of the following: Burden Research Plantation, a facility for agricultural research; Ollie Steele Burden Manor; Windrush Gardens, an eight-acre park of landscaped gardens with statuary; and the LSU Rural Life Museum, a complex of buildings and artifacts depicting 18th and 19th-century Louisiana rural culture. She participated in a variety of social and charity organizations including: Kappa Delta Sorority; OLOL auxiliary; Friends of the LSU Libraries; and the Madhatters.

Steele Burden (1900-1995) played the pivotal role in the founding of the LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens in 1970, when he transplanted the first historical buildings to Windrush and designed the gardens. Steele Burden brought much of the statuary for the Windrush Gardens from Europe and New Orleans in his youth before his landscaping career began. Although he never earned a formal degree in landscape architecture, he worked for the City of Baton Rouge in the 1920s, at which time he planted City Park, and he served as the LSU landscaper from 1932-1970. He was also instrumental in the landscape design of Shadows on the Teche Plantation in New Iberia, Louisiana, and Edward McIlhenny's Avery Island outside New Iberia. He designed the gardens behind LSU's Faculty Club and planted many of the crepe myrtle and live oak trees on the campus. He was an avocational artist, and a representative sample of his sketches is among the family papers, though unsigned. Steele Burden served in both World War I and II.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Burden family papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, photographs, and printed items which reflect the lives and professions of this prominent Baton Rouge family. Early documents (election material, treasurer's reports, and newspaper clippings) pertain to Captain O.B. Steele's elected offices as auditor and state treasurer of Louisiana and his involvement in Baton Rouge banking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Early photographs include cabinet cards which portray both Burden and Steele ancestors; Ione, Steele and Pike Burden as children; Ollie Steele Burden prior to her marriage to W.P. Burden; Ione in her LSU graduation portrait; Windrush Plantation; and the aftermath of the Melville, Louisiana, flood (ca. 1920). Later photographs show Pike Burden performing his magic act and participating in Rotary Club events; Ione Burden and Ollie Steele Burden with friends and colleagues; Steele Burden (ca. 1970); and a rural Louisiana family photographed for the Rural Life Museum.

Correspondence deals primarily with the professional lives of Ione Burden, in her position at LSU, and Lester J. Williams, concerning his genealogical research and involvement in professional, medical organizations. Later correspondence includes requests and expressions of gratitude from the numerous beneficiaries of Burden philanthropy including Our Lady of the Lake Hospital; Ollie Steele Burden Manor; the audiences of Pike Burden's Magic Act; and LSU.

The majority of printed items are newspaper clippings from Baton Rouge newspapers and LSU's Reveille which document the community activities of Ione, Steele, and Pike Burden and activities at LSU.

Scrapbooks from various family members contain newspaper clippings related to family members, ephemera, photographs, postcards, and pictorial memorabilia. Sketches by Steele Burden illustrate French Quarter architecture in New Orleans and Windrush gardens, and blueprints for Ollie Steele Burden show the floor plans and layout of Windrush.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

I. Correspondence, 1860-1985 (2.5 linear feet)

Correspondence concerns both the personal and professional lives of the Burden family, friends, associates, and the Pike, Steele, and Williams extended families. Principal correspondents are Ione Burden, Steele Burden, and Lester J. Williams chronicling their professional lives as a college administrator, landscape architect, and radiologist respectively. Letters document the philanthropic work (ca. 1940-1970) of Steele and Ione Burden, particularly with the Ollie Steele Burden Manor. The letters of Lester J. Williams document his involvement in medical associations and veterans organizations in the 1930's. Other major correspondents are Pike Burden, (recipient of numerous letters from school children regarding his magic act). Ollie Steele Burden (recipient of letters and cards from family and friends, including letters from friends serving in World War II), and Captain O.B. Steele, whose letter press book is among the bound items in the collection.

II. Financial papers, 1837-1968 (.3 linear feet)

The financial papers of the Burden family include shipping receipts (1837-1849), bank books and statements (1927-1962) merchandise receipts, account journals (1919-1953), mortgage statements, and stock and security summaries. Primary creators and recipients are Ione, Steele, Pike and Ollie Steele Burden and Lester Williams. Financial papers concerning O.B. Steele (1903-1964) reflect his career in banking at the Mercantile Bank and the Bank of Baton Rouge. Other financial items (1911-1967) concern a Baton Rouge orphans' home for girls.

III. Legal papers, 1878-1963 (.2 linear feet)

The legal papers consist of Ione Burden's state appointment, passport, and auto registration; Ann Fluker's succession; Louisiana House Resolution #28; and the prospectuses for Episcopal High School and Suburban Electric Co.

IV. Printed items and genealogical material, 1823-1975 (7 linear feet)

Printed items range from newspaper clippings to programs, serials and a Baptismal certificate (1898). Newspaper clippings chronicle the family's social, professional and community involvement and activities in a variety of organizations. Ephemera consist largely of travel, theater, and event items such as tickets, dance cards, and brochures. Printed items (1878-1914) concerning O.B. Steele pertain to a Louisiana Supreme Court case and to his elected offices, and include campaign material, speeches, reports and clippings. Ione Burden collected numerous newspaper clippings dealing primarily with plantation homes throughout the state. Other items relate to Kappa Delta Sorority (1944-1972), LSU, and the Madhatters club. Clippings regarding Pike Burden illustrate his community involvement in the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, soap box derby racing, magic and aviation (ca. 1940-1965). Lester Williams' printed material consists of organizational items from veterans' groups (ca. 1938) and medical associations (1928-1957) and his genealogical queries and responses (ca. 1925-1947). Other printed items (1942-1975) relate to the Burden Foundation (including acts of donation, foundation bylaws, maps of the Burden

property, a blueprint of Ollie Steele Burden Manor and a brochure from the LSU Rural Life Museum) and to Episcopal churches in Baton Rouge (1888-1969).

V. Correspondence and printed items pertaining to LSU, 1889-1979 (2 linear feet)

LSU material contained in the Burden papers pertain to the School of Agriculture, Alumni and Alumnae (newsletters, reunions, etc.), Centennial Celebration, commencement, convocations, football, LSU libraries, Friends of the Library, Gumbo yearbook, law school, Greek letter societies, Student government, and military programs. Highlights include: newspaper clippings from the "Stormy" strip tease affair in 1948; issues of The Giggler, an LSU coed publication in the teens; Chronicles of a Coed, a narrative about life and education at LSU by an early female graduate; and an etiquette handbook for LSU women. Many items originate from Ione Burden's office as the Director of Social Activities.

VI. Scrapbooks, books and sketches, 1832-1979 (10 linear feet)

The series contains the scrapbooks of Ollie Steele, Pike, Steele, and Ione Burden, and Mayme, Juliet and O.B. Steele. The scrapbooks hold numerous newspaper clippings about the family members and LSU as well as ephemera and some photographs. A family bible inscribed to O.B. and Juliet Steele contains some family dates of birth, death, and marriage. Steele Burden's unsigned sketches illustrate New Orleans' buildings and Windrush.

VII. Photographic material, ca. 1815-1964 (2 linear feet)

Photographs are primarily family and individual portraits of ancestors and the Burdens (especially Ione, Pike, Steele, and Ollie Steele) from childhood through adulthood. Other photographs depict the Burdens with friends and associates, particularly philanthropic beneficiaries; Pike Burden and His Magic Act; Windrush homes; LSU campus and activities; aftermath of the Melville, Louisiana, flood (ca. 1920); and tourist pictures from a trip to Europe.

INDEX TERMS

Burden Family.

Burden Foundation (Baton Rouge, La.)

Burden, Ione Easter, 1896-1983.

Burden, Pike.

Burden, Steele, 1900-1995.

Clippings (information artifacts)

Correspondence.

Education, Higher--Louisiana.

Floods--Louisiana--Melville.

Friends of the LSU Library.

Landscape architecture--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

Louisiana--Genealogy.

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)--Students.

Louisiana State University Rural Life Museum (Baton Rouge, La.)

Magicians--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

Ollie Steele Burden Manor (Baton Rouge, La.)

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

Philanthropists--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

Photographic prints.

Scrapbooks.

Sketches.

Veterans--Louisiana.

Windrush (Baton Rouge, La.)

CONTAINER LIST

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I. CORRESPONDENCE

Burden, Ione Easter, 1910-1985, undated

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Letters, post cards, and telegrams. Several concerning the death of her father. (1910-1926).

2

Professional letters concerning Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (Ruston, La.); letters of recommendation, etc. (1928).

3

Correspondence: with Count Tolstoy (son of Leo Tolstoy); with Thomas Boyd concerning Huey Long, cards; letter of recommendation; letters from William and Mary College. etc. (1929-1932).

4

Post cards, letters, and notes, from friends. (1933-1942).

5

Professional correspondence concerning positions at LSU: Asst. to Dean of Student Affairs and Asst. to Dean of Women. Letters from PFC John Gaston during WWII. (1943-49).

6

Letters and minutes concerning Division of Student Life. (1950-1954).

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Post cards and letters. Professional correspondence concerning position as Director of Social Activities and the 50th anniversary celebration of women at LSU including a list of 17 coeds of Class of 1906. (1955-1958).

8

Professional correspondence concerning LSU Centennial celebrations and Nella Porter's Chronicles of a Coed. (1959-1960).

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Letters and cards including an invitation to the organizational meeting of the Friends of the Library. Professional letters concerning initiation into Mortar Board and retirement. (1961-1962).

10

Letters and cards including an invitation to Lifetime membership to the LA. Association of Deans of Women. Also included is a typescript of an address honoring Professor Emeritus C.A. Ives, (1963-1985).

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Thank you correspondence concerning gifts to LSU Libraries and contributions to Ollie Steele Burden Manor; Kappa Delta Sorority; and Mortar Board. (1966-1967).

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Thank you correspondence concerning donations to Ollie Steele Burden Manor; LSU Libraries; and the Anglo American Art Museum (1968-1973).

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Thank you correspondence concerning a loan to LSU Libraries and donations to Mortar Board; the Lester Williams Scholarship; restoration of Magnolia Mound Plantation; and Deep South Artists

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and Writers Conference. (1974-1979).

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Post cards and letters to and from family and friends. Correspondence from recipients of Burden philanthropy. (undated)

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Business correspondence concerning shoes for Ollie Steele Burden; an Elgin watch; portrait restoration; receipts for watch repair. (1937-1948).

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Business correspondence concerning shoes for Ollie Steele Burden; an Elgin watch; portrait restoration; receipts for watch repair, dental work, and eyeglasses. ( 1949-1951).

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Business Correspondence concerning Shoes; Elgin Watch; sixpence coins; stock purchase for maid Bertha Farris (payment on account and closing account when mother and aunt died); birds. (1952-1966).

Barbee, Boyd Family, Burden Family, Knox, Pike Family 1849-1975, undated

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Barbee, Daniel to William S. Pike, (1849).

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Post cards to Boyd Family, Agnes, Overton F., and Thomas D., (1904-1909).

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Burden, Jeanette Monroe (1922-1968). Marriage announcement and invitations; Pike Burden; and McMullan T.N. to Paul A. Dufour concerning collection of Heldners and Millets (Knute Heldner and Clarence Millet were LA. artists).

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Burden, Mrs. Dan, (1905) Postcard.

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Burden, Martha Pike, (1904, 1905) Postcards.

Burden, Ollie Steele, 1886-1958

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Letters, postcards, calling card, and a Valentine. (1886-1919).

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Letters received from friends and family, primarily from daughter

Ione (1923-1929).

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Letters received from family and friends in the service; invitation; greeting card; and correspondence with a law firm. (1930-1942).

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Letters received from family friends serving in WWII; social invitations; and an insurance policy. (1943-1958).

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Letters and cards to and from family friends. (undated)

Burden, William Stephen Pike (Pike), 1909-1965, undated

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Business letters concerning Pike's Magic Act and postcards (1909-1954).

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Letters concerning Rotary Club and pilot's license. Personal cards. (1955-1965, undated)

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Letters from school children concerning Pike's Magic Act. (1947-1950).

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Burden, Ollie Brice Steele (Steele), 1910-1975

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Letters concerning decorations for Sam Houston Jones Inaugural Ball; post cards; and letters of recommendation for position in Navy. (1910-1942).

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Cards; invitations; and letters concerning landscape design in front of Agricultural Center; Heldner painting; and Rural Life History Museum. (1952-1975, undated)

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Burden, William Stephen Pike (W.P). Letters and post cards from children and telegram concerning death of brother and business. (1906-1925, undated)

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Burden, Mr. and Mrs. William Stephen Pike (W.P.) Invitations; letters, (1895-1940).

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Knox, William J., (1909, undated) Postcards.

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Scroll letter, (1893), to Ollie Steele Burden, before her marriage.

Steele Family and Williams Family 1862-1974.

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Letters concerning La. Polytechnic Institute; Standard Oil Co. stock; LSU Libraries; LSU (incl. a letter from T. Harry Williams) and Christmas cards. (1862-1974, undated)

2

Postcards. (1900-1926, undated)

3

Steele, Ollie Brice, (1887-1890). Letters.

4

Steele, Clare Connolly, (1893). Letters received.

5

Steele, Juliet M. Parks, (1887-1911, undated) Letters and post cards.

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Steele, May, (1888). Letter received.

Steele, O.B., Sr. (Oliver Brice), 1870-1918

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Letters and a telegram (death of son); postcard; invitations and announcements. (1870-1918).

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Business: correspondence concerning La. Auditor's Office; H&G Newman Ltd; Office of the Gazette; and the State Tax Commission. (1881-1916).

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Steele, O.B., Jr. (1914). Thank you note.

Williams, Lester James, 1906-1944

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Typescript: text of a speech concerning technological innovations and its uses in the post war world. (ca. 1944).

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Letters concerning upcoming marriage; position as advisor to Sigma Nu at LSU; mayoral term in Melville, La.; real estate. (1 letter is in a Chinese hand.); Invitations; announcements; telegrams. (1906-1937, undated)

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Professional letters concerning Am. Roentgen Ray Society; medical practice; fellowship from Am. College of Radiology;

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Radiological Society of N. American (1928-1938, undated)

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Correspondence concerning Veterans' organizations: Military Order of Foreign Wars; Veterans of Foreign Wars of U.S. (1934-1939).

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Williams, Mayme Steele (Mary Steele). Correspondence with friends and family before and after marriage to Lester Williams and invitations. Later letters deal with Lester Williams biographical sketch for the Encyclopedia of Am. Biography, and a bibliography of his books. (1890-1955).

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Pike family (William S. and Mr. & Mrs. George A.) Letters concerning Banking House. (1865-67).

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Letter press copy book of O.B. Steele Sr.'s correspondence both personal and business. (1884-1891).

II. FINANCIAL PAPERS

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Barbee, D. Financial: itemized accounts; shipping receipts. (1837-1849, undated)

Burden, Ione Easter, 1910-1975

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Financial: bank book; canceled check; bills; bank deposit slip; receipts. (1920-1968, undated)

Burden, Steele (Ollie Brice Steele), 1906-1970

3

Financial: bills; check; bank statement; receipt; stock notes. (1927-1962, undated)

Burden, William Stephen Pike

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Financial: receipt. (1936).

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Financial: mortgage; bills; overdue notices; itemized account. (1922-1924).

Burden, Ollie Steele

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Financial: receipts; canceled checks; list of securities; statements; performance summary sheets; application for savings bond.

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Journals: (1919-1953).

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Steele, Juliet M. Parks. Tax notification from Union Parish, (1903).

Steele, O.B., Sr.

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Financial material concerning Admn. of Bank of Baton Rouge and Mercantile bank: transactions; bank book; newspaper clippings; business cards. (1903-1964, undated)

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Financial: poll tax receipts; state tax receipts; Zadok Realty transactions; Crescent Lumber Co. & J.R. Neyland invoices and

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statements; newspaper clippings concerning real estate transfers and the national bank; copy of contract. (1903-1918, undated)

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Financial material concerning trustee I.O.O.F. (International Order of Odd Fellows ?) Lodge. (1911).

Williams, Lester James

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Financial: receipt. (undated)

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Certificate of stock. (1920).

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Financial: receipt and expense voucher; Bond issue announcement; sale of land; notebook on breeding and sale of cattle. (1903-1954, undated)

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Orphans' Home (Female orphan asylum) Baton Rouge. Layout of lots; receipts (1911-1967).

III. LEGAL PAPERS

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Burden, Ione. Legal: state appointment; passport; auto registration and license to drive; gas rationing certificate. (1917-1944).

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Legal papers: probate sale--succession of Mrs. I. Ann Fluker; prospectuses of Episcopal High School and of Suburban Electric, Co.; Description of Steel Place lot; Louisiana House of Representatives Resolution #28. (1878-1963, undated)

IV. PRINTED ITEMS AND GENEALOGICAL MATERIAL

Burden Family and Pike Family 1898-1966, undated

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Burden, Jeanette Monroe (Mrs. Pike Burden), membership cards. (undated)

Burden, William Stephen Pike, 1898-1966.

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Memorabilia concerning high school; aviation; International Brotherhood of Magicians; Typescripts about Pike; handwriting analysis; and predictions from dice. (1905-1966, undated)

3

Rotary club material including: 1941 roster; publication The Red Stick; and 1955 conference program. (1932-1955, undated)

4

Baptismal certificate. (1898).

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Newspaper clippings concerning soap box derby racing; Chamber of Commerce Good Will trip to Tulsa; Rotary Club; Philanthropy; architecture of home (Richard Koch, a N.O. architect); and death. (1954-1965, undated)

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Printed Items: stockholder prospectus; temple bulletin; register; lost dog notice. (1951-1953, undated)

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Pike, Albert, (1964, undated) Newspaper clippings.

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Pike, William Stephen, (1966, undated) Newspaper clippings;

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picture of W.S. Pike; manuscript pertaining to Hundred Oaks Mansion with mention of W.S. on p.4.

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Newspaper clipping: death notice of Emma Gertrude Barbee Burden. (1905).

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Burden, Daniel Sr., (1949, undated) Newspaper clippings: deaths and social.

Burden, Ione Easter

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Kappa Delta: sorority rules for slumber parties; list of members; name tag; and publication, Angelos. (1944-1959, undated)

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Kappa Delta: Newspaper clippings--(1961-1972).

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School diploma; button and ribbon; steamship schedule; graduation announcements; certificate; Christmas gift and card lists (1929-54); report to Dean of Women; Constitution of Phi Kappa Phi. (1910-1975, undated)

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Printed and Manuscript Items and Ephemera including: a recommendation for conferral of honorary doctoral degrees to Ione Burden and Steele Burden; Christmas gift tag; card; mileage notes; theater play bill; Christmas card; jokes; child's album; English composition. ( undated)

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Newspaper clippings. (1937-1961).

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Travel Ephemera: tickets; lodging; steamship handbook; passenger list; brochures; list of purchases abroad; map.

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Typescripts,( undated) comparison of democracy and totalitarianism; outline of Two lives of Women by Edward Bernay.

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Burden, Mrs. John, (1965). Newspaper clipping.

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Burden, Lucy Bell, (1909, undated) Newspaper clipping: wedding. Shower party game.

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Burden, Martha Pike (Mattie). Newspaper clipping: death (1919).

Burden, Steele

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School papers; LSU transcript; cards; newspaper clippings concerning art work and La. Art Guild. (1909-1970, undated)

Burden, Ollie Steele (Mrs. William Pike Burden), 1823-1964, undated

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Diplomas; over-sized diplomas; Ephemera: dance cards and war ration book; rosters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), Joanna Waddill Chapter. (1886-1961, undated)

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Newspaper clippings concerning St. James Lodge No. 47 of the Free and Accepted Masons; UDC; real estate; death notices. (1823-1958, undated)

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Printed: introduction to a volume of poetry; Baton Rouge Legister, 19 December 1964 [Cover story in Memoria], (1892-

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1964, undated).

Burden, William Pike, 1888-1965, undated

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Memorabilia: First Kappa Alpha Colors given by Pike. (1888).

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Typescript concerning Knights of Pythias lodge, (1925).

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Newspaper clippings. (1925, 1964).

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Printed: ferry lease; page from theater program. (1903-1925).

Steele Family, 1844-1964, undated

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Steele, Brice (Ollie Brice). School grade reports; tuition receipts; award, (1883-1889).

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Steele, Clare Connolly, (1907-1918, undated) Printed: school paper; Army registration; newspaper clipping.

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Steele, Juliet Parks (Mrs. W.G. McNeil), (1946, undated) Newspaper clippings.

Steele, Juliet M. Parks (Mrs. O.B., Sr.), 1890-1913, undated

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Social newspaper clippings; Magnolia Club dues and receipts; prescriptions; religious card; and manuscript note. (1890-1913, undated)

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Godey's Lady's Book (April, 1878: v. 96 No. 574); Charters and bylaws for the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Istrouma Club.

Steele, O.B., Jr. (Ollie Brice), 1906-1918, undated

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Ribbons; newspaper clippings concerning LSU Cadet Band and St. Vincent Academy; and a poll tax receipt. 1906-1981, undated)

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St. Vincent Academy commencement, (1913).

Steele, O.B., Sr. (Ollie Brice), 1800-1919, undated

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Manuscript and Typescript Material: speeches concerning legislative acts and the Bank of Baton Rouge (ca. 1878-1914, undated)

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Death notices; newspaper clippings concerning La. Legislature Representative; program; State Fair Association concerning rules governing encampment and contests; certificate of vaccination; social organizations’ membership dues receipts (1844-1919, undated)

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La. Auditor's reports; State Debt Bill; newspaper clippings concerning La. Legislature (1888); Auditor's office (1911); election material. (1880-1911, undated)

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State Employee Tax Commission: newspaper clipping; printed material. (1881-1912, undated)

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Supreme Court case; bond issues; campaign newspaper clippings; abstract from Treasurer's Report (1910-11); blank bank ledger. (1892-1912, undated)

Lester James Williams and Mayme Steele Williams, 1900-1957, undated

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Printed Items and Ephemera: car registrations; mileage ration certificates & stamps; tire inspection records; application gas rations; certificate for recapping tires during WWII; OLOL program; wallet with cards and pocket secretary, (1939-1950, undated)

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Newspaper clippings concerning wedding announcement; sheriff's land sale; radiology; ring collection; death notice of wife Mayme Steele Williams; court record of Bank of Baton Rouge v. Lester J. Williams (1922); award. (1906-1957, undated)

3

Printed Material concerning La. State Medical Society; The Phagocyte, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital publication; medical article; Mayo Institutions. (1929-1949, undated)

4

Printed Material concerning the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) program; Post Commander Paragraphs; bulletins; magazine. (1938, undated)

5

Professional medical papers concerning applications for membership in Medical Societies; Emergency Relief Administration; resumes; list of La. Medical Society presidents; radiology exam; application for a fellowship; application for Who's Who Among physicians and Surgeons; and medical procedures. (1928-1936, undated)

Williams, Mayme Steele (Mary Steele), 1900-1957, undated

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Manuscript and Printed: notebook & papers from St. James Episcopal Church including: invoices; canceled checks; church newsletters; note. (1931-1942, undated)

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Printed and Ephemera: craft; program; club rules; theater tickets; list of wedding gifts (before marriage); 1906 Christmas lists in notebook; calendar; defense bonds envelope & record of purchase; war ration auto and gas stamps. (1937-1957, undated)

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Newspapers clippings. (1900-1906, undated)

Lester J. Williams Genealogical Material

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La. Society Sons of the American Revolution yearbook and membership roster (1925-6); reports of the Society of the Friends of Saint George's (1935); Typescript and correspondence concerning General Society of the War of 1812 {one letter incidentally mentions Huey Long}; guide to genealogical research

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Correspondence concerning Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy.

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Certificates and a program from the Sons of Confederate Veterans. (1946-7, undated)

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Reprint of article on Asa Smith Bushnell; and correspondence concerning Marie Bushnell Williams.

5

Correspondence and typescript notes concerning Charles Campbell, revolutionary war veteran. (ca. 1933).

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Typescript notes and correspondence concerning Bushnell and Denison lines and William Bradford. (ca. 1934).

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Correspondence concerning James Williams, Ga. Society of Colonial Wars; General John Minor (War of 1812); Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars; typescript notes concerning Minor family in Caroline Co., Va. (1932-7)

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Society of the War of 1812 correspondence and application for membership. Also correspondence concerning La. Society Sons of the American Revolution; Typescript notes and correspondence concerning John Minor

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Lester Williams correspondence with cousin, Donna Cordell Bardin. (1931-3).

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Society of Colonial Wars supplemental records forms. Correspondence with Hugenot Society of the Founders of Manakin. (1933).

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Newspaper clipping concerning Routhland (house) in Natchez, Miss. Correspondence concerning Routh shield; Routh family; Williams family and John Minor. Typescript notes concerning Routh line.

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Correspondence, manuscript and typescript material concerning Routh, Williams and Porter lines, (including a copy of Job Routh's 1834 last will and testament.) Newspaper clipping concerning Duneleith (house) in Natchez, Miss.

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Family trees; Correspondence concerning Porter and Minor lines.

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Typescript, Correspondence and printed concerning Williams family and typescript concerning Steele line.

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Typescript History of New London, Conn.; Correspondence concerning Rudd line.

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Lester Williams family correspondence concerning genealogy.

Burden Foundation Correspondence and Printed Items, 1942-1975, undated

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Alvin Rubin, (1964-1966, undated) Correspondence concerning Act of donation drafts of Windrush Plantation; trespass of property, Burden Memorial Hospital, Inc.,; Gov. McKeithen; Sen.

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Russell Long; State Recreation and Parks Commission; Department of Highways and I-10; Radiation Center Commissioned by East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society.

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College Writers Society of Louisiana, 1969-1973. Letters concerning awards in memory of Mrs. Ollie Steele Burden; invitation to convention.

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Deep South Writers & Artists, Inc., (1966-1980). Letters concerning awards for best adult non-fiction book and best novel sponsored by Ione Burden; minutes; typescript of literary contest rules and awards.

4

Foundation minutes, (1965-1970). Correspondence.

5

Typescript and correspondence concerning Burden Foundation Articles of Incorporation; Bylaws; Minutes; Donations. (1961-1966).

6

Correspondence and Typescript concerning Burden Foundation Donations and requests for donations; by-laws ; Highway Department I-10; Nature Conservancy; OLOL; redonation of Windrush plantations to LSU; St. James Episcopal Church; Act of donation to LSU: drafts, acceptance by LSU; letters concerning borrow pit on property, Ollie Steele Burden Memorial Fund. (1966-1977, undated)

7

Financial correspondence, (1962-1963). IRS tax exemption; LNB annual accounting

8

Financial, (1961-1966). Canceled checks and deposit slips for the Burden Foundation.

9

LSU Rural Life Museum, (1971-1975, undated) Correspondence; newspaper clipping; and typescript text for museum brochure.

10

Maps, (1942-1952): Burden property; Ward's Creek widening

11

Memorial Park, (1959-1966, undated) Correspondence and printed materials concerning donations, parks and consideration of a memorial park, copies of city ordinances from St. Louis.

12

Newspaper clippings, (1960-1970, undated) concerning Foundation donations; Madhatters' fund raisers; Our Lady of the Lake Hospital; Ollie Steele Burden Manor.

Ollie Steele Burden Manor, 1960-1966, undated

13

Correspondence: inquiries about other retirement homes; Episcopal Diocese; St. James Episcopal Church; Franciscan Sisters; OLOL; donation; Burden Memorial Hospital; Inc.; Charter of Incorporation newspaper clipping; A. Hayes Town bid; ground breaking ceremony. (1961-1966, undated)

Scholarship Fund, 1962-1975

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awards, (1962-1970).

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Lester J. Williams awards in the: LSU College of Business Administration Award and in Journalism. (1963-1975)

1887-1975, undated

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Calling cards. ( undated)

Churches, 1888-1969

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St. James Episcopal; Baton Rouge Programs; issues of bulletin The Messenger; invitations; directory. (1888-1951).

3

Christ Church Episcopal, New Orleans Newspaper clippings and printed concerning, budget; ordination services. (1925-1961).

4

Correspondence, Printed items typescript concerning Saint Alban's Chapel; Prospectus for Episcopal H.S. of Baton Rouge; manual for altar care; Grace Episcopal Church. (1958-1966, undated)

5

Palm frond cross; newspaper clippings; pamphlets; Typescripts: prayers; tract against Eugenic sterilization; Printed: First Presbyterian, Baton Rouge; Church of the Week (1958); Congregation of B'Nai Israel. (1891-1958).

6

Race relations: The Black Manifesto and a response to it (ca. 1969)

7

Ephemera: St Charles Theater; brochures: fashion, Niloak pottery, and McIlhenny Nurseries; flyers and cards; Brookgreen gardens statuary; BR Chamber of Commerce. (1887-1971, undated)

8

Baton Rouge and Shreveport: pamphlets of dedication of courthouse and airport; histories of Baton Rouge and Spanish town; adv. booklet on Baton Rouge by State Times/Morning Advocate; Shreveport Chamber of Commerce brochure. (1923-1956, undated)

9

Invitations: social organizations' dances; receptions; weddings; school graduation; alumni; art show; Franciscan Missionaries; Prophets of Persia, Samuria. Blank stationary. (1890-1975, undated)

1867-1975, undated

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Manuscript draft of paper on Galsworthy. Typescript address to Forum for women by Elisabeth Devereux. (1966, undated)

2

Printed material: Menus from restaurants: Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Denver; and LSU Southeastern Conference Dinner. (1941-1944, undated)

3

Ephemera and Printed items: admission tickets; game/table cards; Christmas enclosure cards; page from pamphlets and woman's picture; pictures of John Melton (church dinner); note pad; assorted cards; Manuscript: lists of names; prescription notes; obituary of May Juliet Brantly. Mask and ribbon; tokens; picture

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of leaves; brochure; certificate. (1914-1975, undated)

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Poems: Newspaper, printed and manuscript. (undated)

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Political printed material: brochure-Missouri concerning taxation; a speech--Unmasking Huey P. Long; Inauguration of Gov. J. Garland Pollard of Virginia; prohibition opinion poll ballot; Inaugurations of Governors Sam Jones, Jimmie Davis, and Earl K. Long of Louisiana, Re-elect Smith for Congress sticker. (1912-1948, undated)

6

Blank postcards:( undated)

7

Programs, printed materials: 3 Chicago theater tickets; Paramount Theater; Ballet Russa de Monte Carlo; Stokowski and Philadelphia Orchestra; Mordkin Ballet; LSU opera; Billy Rose at Casa Manaana; Shubert Theater; Drury Lane Theater; Gov. Huey P. Long; art exhibit; Military Order of World Wars; Golden Deed Banquet; Southern University. (1892-1967, undated)

8

Race relations: Newspaper clippings concerning Creole dialect; Proposed constitutional amendment (1954); Printed and typescript: The Black Manifesto; YWCO statement; Sit-in-demonstration rules; LSU and Blacks concerning social functions and dormitory life. (undated)

1855-1956, undated

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School papers: spelling; English; history; geology; research paper; page from a primer. (1904-1955, undated)

2

Printed , Social Organizations: American Legion roster; Women's Club House dedication; Traffic Topics; newsletter, Mad Hatter's magazine write-up; Study club program; Order of the Eastern Star, Baton Rouge Chapter publication; Garden Club of Virginia publication (one article); unidentified hand-painted emblem. (1928-1956, undated)

3

Travel ephemera and printed items: steamer ticket receipt; lodging receipt; cruise passenger list; newspaper clippings; brochures; miscellaneous tickets; cruise ship souvenir book. (1855, undated)

4

Typescript Articles: yule custom in Virginia--1845; a Brazilian student at LSU; Glimpses of Old Plantation Life; excerpt, CO-E Diquette, No Smoking, What is She Like--personality and character training at schools; Dice, Farm--a description of a Pioneer farm. (1928, 1946, undated)

1885-1974 Newspaper Clippings

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Baton Rouge History (1895-1972, undated) Including a four-year summary of City Parish Government (1949-52).

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Book Reviews including: Gone with the Wind and Children of

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Strangers -Lyle Saxon. (1936-1937).

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Cartoons, Gasoline Alley by King, ___. (1932).

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Goat Castle in Natchez, Miss. and Shadows on the Teche in New Iberia, La. (1938-1960).

5

Historical concerning Livingston family; Augusta Evans Williams of Mobile; Albert Sidney Johnston; Williamsburg. (1891-1854, undated)

6

Recipes; Household Hints; Medical Remedies. including the column Helpful Page for the Housewife. (1899-1974, undated)

7

Miscellaneous clippings concerning La. Polytechnic College; John Conniff, etc. (1885-1963, undated)

8

Obituaries including that of Mrs. T. Boyd. (1954, undated)

9

Universities and colleges. (1913, undated)

10

Society concerning debutantes; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Elks; Rotarians. (1891-1969, undated)

11

O.B. Steele's Account of the capture of the steamboat Colossus.

Newspaper clippings, misc., 1916-1950, undated

(As filed by Ione Burden)

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"A"- Architectural . (1925-1950, undated)

2

"C"- Clinton, La.; Henry Clay. (1926-1950)

3

"E"- Evangeline area, Feliciana and Ellerslie Home. (1928-1936).

4

"H"- Belle Grove; The Shadows; Cabildo; Oaklawn; Oak Alley; Napoleon House; New Orleans to Natchez; Avery Isle; Opelousas area; River drive; Bicentennial Washington Birthday; Goat Castle; Louisiana Architecture; the Teche Country; Parlange; Lore of the Bayous; WPA saves landmarks; New use for old homes; The Cottage; Richland; Linwood; Live Oaks, Rosdale; Oakland; Belle Helene; Millwood; Nottaway; Oak Alley; Oaklawn; Rienzi, built for the Queen of Spain; Magnolia; Melrose; Carville; Jones Mansion, Covington; Madewood; Napoleonic collection; John Brown burial-- Harper's Ferry. (1925-1938).

5

"L"- New Iberia--"The Shadows". (1930)

6

"M"- Mansion, St. Bernard Parish; Mississippi Coast Islands; Theodore Roosevelt; Minden--Germantown; Mellows--a book--N.O.; Mississippi River--Steamboating; Moss; Merchant--Spanish-Italian conquest of N.W.; U.S. enters World War I; Lore of Bayous; Live Oak Society; Le Bleu and Jesse James; Governors of Louisiana, 1940; Lafitte grave; Ft. Pike; Elmwood Plantation; Robert E. Lee and Wife; Ft. Livingston and Grand Isle. (1925-1948).

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"N"- Citizens' Bank of Louisiana; Front section of paper; Picayune's 18th Birthday; Cabildo; Creole Homes; Mardi Gras;

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Beauregard Mansion; Miss New Orleans; E.H. Sothern's birthplace; New Orleans Theaters; New Orleans Carnival; New Orleans French Quarter; New Orleans, Lafayette Square; Andrew Jackson; New Orleans Good Samaritans; New Orleans Artist Sketches; First elevators; Battle of New Orleans; parentage of Lafitte; Belle Chase; Flags of Louisiana; Steamboating; New Orleans "The Athenaeum"; New Orleans home; New Orleans ships; New Orleans location of federal art project; Clarence Laughlin; New Orleans Gallier house; South's Oldest Club, the Boston Club; Woman River pilot. (1916-1941, undated)

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"P"/"Q"-Plantations: Kenilworth Manor; Oak

Alley; Uncle Sam; Ridgefield; Trinity House; Ormond; Bueno Retiro; De La Ronde residence; Goat Castle; River destroys mansions; Live Oaks overshadowed by dueling oak; Whitney home; Pointe Coupee area; points of interest in the Baton Rouge area; Louisiana's oldest practicing physician, 1941; Westside roads--quaint scenes; Belle Helene; Magnolia; Oakley; Chicot State Park; Mouton Mansion; River Road; Laycock Home--British Grant; (American Legion Hall) Chatsworth; (Natchitoches) Lebeau Mansion; Nottoway; Valcour Aime's home; The Cottage plantation; Live Oak; Old New Orleans Mansion. (1938-1950, undated)

9

"W"- Rosedown; Audubon's birthplace; St. Francisville, pilgrimage; Waverly; Highland House; Afton Villa; Barrow House; Oakley; Ellerslia Mansion-- Tunica Hills; Grace Church--St. Francisville; Richmond, Natchez.

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Blueprints: Ollie Steele Burden Manor; Windrush Plantation; Map of Steele Place.

V. CORRESPONDENCE AND PRINTED ITEMS PERTAINING TO LSU

LSU (Agriculture - Mid Century Celebration) 1889-1971, undated

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Agriculture, (1911, 1914, 1938) bulletins

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Alumni, (1933-1967, undated) Issues of Alumni News including one in memoria to Thomas Boyd; Issues of Alumni Newsnotes; Homecoming announcements; Union alumni card application.

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Carnegie report in campus Correspondence from Chancellor Taylor, (1971).

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Centennial, (1959-1960) Announcement; stickers; program

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Typescript: Chronicles of a Coed

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Commencement, (1890-1963) A ribbon; programs; newspaper clipping attached

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Convocation, (1958-1964). Event honoring Troy Middleton upon retirement; Honors Days.

8

Dedication of Buildings, (1938-1964, undated) Programs; Brochures; Booklet concerning Buildings completed in Long-Allen Administration; LSU stadium addition.

9

Football, (1911-1958). Souvenir program from LSU-Tulane game; typescript: alma mater; brochure, The Dope Bucket 1946; newspaper clipping concerning Mike II

Friends of the Library, 1962-1968, undated

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Typescripts: minutes of general meetings; executive committee and executive board; lists of projects, members, contributors, and officers; and notice of meeting (1962-1968, undated)

11

Newspaper clippings: officers elected; rare books purchased; and objectives. (1963-1966).

12

Printed material: brochure and 1966 report. (1966, undated)

13

Graduation Announcements. (1889-1942).

14

Graduation Announcements, (1943-1963).

15

Gumbo, (1917, undated) Letter and accompanying sketches for an issue; lay-out; information about 1900 Gumbo.

16

Inauguration programs for university presidents, (1931-1962). James Monroe Smith and John Anderson Hunter

17

Law school, (1938-1956). Invitations, menu, program for Golden Anniversary Celebration.

Library, 1962-1965, undated

18

Printed items: statistics; contest rules for distinguished personal library; Clarence Millet; gift acknowledgment; note (1962-1964, undated)

19

Newspaper clippings: Audubon Elephant folio; donations; acquisitions (1963-1965, undated)

20

Memorials. Programs (1933, 1965). Col. Thomas Duckett Boyd; Emily Hall Blake (Kappa Delta Gamma).

21

Mid-Century Celebration, (1950). Program; newspaper clippings.

LSU (Military Service-Student Election Propaganda), 1891-1979, undated

Military Service, 1891-1957

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Printed item: The Honor Roll: 642 Men in the Service. (1918).

Miscellaneous printed items and typescript , 1914-1979, undated

3

Invitations: senior ball; reception for Native Flora of Louisiana Project; art exhibition. (1917-1979).

4

Student of LSU organize for academic freedom; resumes; traditions; Westdale golf course; notes; contest program; Margaret Stone brochure; ribbon/pin; administrative reports; extract from report concerning Deans of Men and Women; treatise on University; student information. (1914-1979, undated)

5

Newspaper clippings concerning closing of old University; opening of new University; social; donations, etc. (1925-1967, undated)

6

Printed material: The Giggler (L.S.U. women's humor magazine); orientation programs (1946-49); Phi Kappa Phi journal; This is LSU; (1915-1960, undated)

7

Tickets: Sophomore Jam and the Forester's Annual Log Jam. (1940, 1947).

8

Popularity contests, Darling of LSU Ballots; programs; announcements

9

Reunions, (1956-1967, undated) Class of 1906 & 1917 (50 years) invitations; programs; lists of coeds and newspaper clippings.

10

Reveille. (1916) concerning Ione Burden, editor of Gumbo (1936); (1960) concerning Dedication of Episcopal Center; (1961, 1963, 1964).

11

Rules & regulations, (1939-1963). Memos concerning registration; Special Committee on University Regulations; Biennial Report (1962-64) Office of the Dean of Women; boat rides; dress code; Do it the Right Way students of LSU mentor proposal.

12

School of Music, (1932-1945, undated) New Music and Dramatic Arts building, and Opera programs and newspaper clippings.

Social Organizations, Sorority/Fraternity, 1919-1963, undated

13

Invitations: Events of Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Pi Kappa Alpha; Alpha Chi Sigma; Lambda Chi Alpha; Kappa Alpha. Brochure concerning How to have a social program for house group.

14

Typescript: speech to LSU greek system pledges; memo to house mothers; Associate Women Students etiquette handbook; Dean of Women Report on LSU Sororities; Social Chairman's handbook; Social Activities Handbook; program for Greek-sponsored musical Aquacade (1946); newspaper clippings. (1919-1949, undated)

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St. Alban’s Church (1942-1962). Programs of services and dedications: Dedication of Ditchburn Window and Dedication of Lockhart Window (1962); newsletter (1960); newspaper clippings concerning Malcolm Lockhart; David Sessums Center

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Student Election Material, (1935-1936, undated) Ballots, cards, handouts.

17

Student Election material including Russell Long flyers for SGA.

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LSU Student Affairs Business, (1933-1961). Manuscript and typescript material concerning report from Office of the Dean of Student Affairs; Evaluation Survey from Office of the Dean of Women; Student Social Activities.

2

Reveille Affair, (1934-35). Issues of censorship and academic freedom.

3

Diamond Jubilee, (1935). Programs; correspondence; typescript article; list of faculty and staff

4

Newspaper clippings, The Reveille, concerning Major Cole; Back to the Earth plan; world students service fund; student soldier scholarship; Phi Beta Kappa. (1937-57).

5

Dedicatory Program, (February-April, 1938). Memos; Correspondence; Reservation list

6

LSU-J.P. Cole Memorial Dance Fund, (1938-41). Correspondence; Memos; lists of borrowers

7

Printed Programs (1938) concerning dedication of Leche Hall; Regional Recreation Conference; Dedication of buildings constructed since 1930; Program for student agricultural fair (1935); Typescript: radio address by Ralph Sockman, To Live with Lasting Things (1935-50).

8

Dance Committee Minutes, (1945-47).

9

Coeducation at LSU, (1945-53).

10

"Stormy" Strip Tease Affair, (1948).

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Office of the Director of Student Social Activities, (1955-56).

VI. SCRAPBOOKS, BOOKS, and SKETCHES

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Burden Books. Issues of The Giggler (1913-1915); ledgers; brochure On the Use of Burden Land; Sheet music book (1872); Register of Company B. ca. 1893; medical models catalogs (1831); Masonic Miscellany (April 1823).

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27

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Dr. Lester Williams. Day book, ledger, (undated)

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Pencil Sketches by Steele Burden

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Corner bldg.-New Orleans French Quarter

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Sailboats at old dock

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Garden House-Windrush (LSU Rural Life Museum)

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St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo-New Orleans

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Bldg. with cross

6

Outdoor cafe

7

Stairway and Balcony

8

New Orleans street scene

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Plantation scene

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New Orleans street scene

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Acadian cabin

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New Orleans houses

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Row of cabins

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Martin houses

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Big House, Plantation

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Store-New Orleans

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Burden home-Windrush Plantation

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Garden house-Windrush Plantation

19

Corner store-New Orleans

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Lane with Big House in the background

21

New Orleans intersection-Iron lacework balconies

22

Cabin with picket fence

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Garden House-Windrush Plantation

24

Courtyard-New Orleans

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Courtyard-New Orleans

26

Interior of a bar

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Interior of a bar

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Paste-ups of color illustrations of birds

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Full-color flower illustrations

10-96

Birds, occasional mammal or historic sight

107

Three photographs of 2 men printed in a strip

108-90

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Ione Burden signature and drawing

196

Photograph of young boy on donkey, and letter to Steele Burden signed Stone (Lewis Stone Sorley, Jr.)

197

Jessie Wilcox Smith "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"

198

Lined paper with story "The Lark and the Farmer" Christmas gift tag partially pasted over To Mama and Dad from Steele

200

Christmas tags with family signatures

201

Joel Chandler Harris obituary, DAR reception card (1909) listing Juliet Steele; Navy dance card U.S.S. Idaho (1911).

210-12

Miscellaneous clippings, school work, postcard, Christmas tags.

213

Letter to Ollie Steele Burden from Steele dated (5/25/1908) on paper with picture of old Hill Memorial Library, and letter to Mrs. Burden from Mrs. Sorley asked that Steele be allowed to spend the day with Stone

214-15

Newspaper clippings of birthday parties and other children's activities

216

Child's drawing of Steele Burdens (booklet for his mother, 1906)

217-36

Steele Burden school work, crafts, and drawings; Cradle Roll Certificate, St. James Episcopal for O.B. Steele Burden, (1905)

237-40

School work, and news clippings about the children

241-44

Photograph of boys in uniform; Pike's drawing of house, (1908), and other art

245

Newspaper clipping of Pike's composition on Quebec

246

Pike's report cards, (1904, 1905, 1906), and photograph of three girls

247-49

Pike's school work

250

Pike's part in a play "The Bell in the Forest" put on by St. Vincent's Academy (June 21, 1912)

251

Pike in play "Edward the Confessor", St. Vincent's Academy, (June 20, 1913), and 2 receipts for school fees paid by W.P. Burden

252

Newspaper clipping: Burden child (Ione--8 years old) hurt in accident (hit by plane blade).

253-71

Ione's dance cards, Valentines, school work, report cards

272-81

Capt. O.B. Steele--newspaper clippings about his candidacy for State Auditor, (1911).

282-93

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings

294-5

Letter to Steele from Stone Sorley from Berlin (1911) in it he describes the soldiers "goose-stepping" in parade and says they have "a better army than we have" sent a lithograph of German soldier in parade dress.

296-7

O.B. Steele campaign cards.

298

Raffia wrapped photograph of girl (Ione)

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Pictures of birds and mammals

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Christmas cards and gift tags

371

Photograph of young men in athletic dress

372-73

W.P. Burden, Jr. ad for Rubber Stamps his stationary and business cards

374-491

Christmas cards

492-506

Newspaper clipping, Christmas cards, Thank you notes invitations

507

Letter to Ollie Burden from Ione (May 7, 1932) describes her garden near College Williams and Mary, and her boarding arrangements

508-600

(1898) ledger entries showing account numbers. Back cover girl and bird picture

VII. PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

LSU, Old Court House, 1920, undated

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President-Elect Harding at Baton Rouge (Nov. 18, 1920)

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Reception committee possibly for President Taft

4

LSU Campus Baton Rouge

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Old Court House Building

Burden, Ione Easter--Ione and Pearl's European Trip, undated

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Waterloo

2

Edith Cavell’s Grave

3

Avignon

4

Near Avignon

5

Joan of Arc

6

Trianon

7

Amalfi

8

Capri

9

Florence

10

Genoa

11

Naples

12-13

Pisa

14

Pompeii

15-16

Rigi

17-22

Venice, St. Mark’s

23-24

Amsterdam

25

The Hague

26

Lucerne

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Interlaken

28

Gruindenwald Glacier

29

Fort Pombello

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1

Ione Burden. Graduation portraits

2

Ollie Steele Burden. Wedding portrait.

3

Williams, Lester and Mayme. (undated)

4

Burden, Ione, Steele and Pike. School class photographs

5

Cabinet card photographs. Betty Bynum and Aldrich. (undated)

6

Ione Burden and family, friends and colleagues

7

Huet Freeman and children in Thibodeaux, La. Photographs for Rural Life Museum.

8

Miscellaneous photographs: Val Dufour; Dr. Jones; Emily Blake Hall; LSU Pavillion.

Burden, Steele, Williams, and Friends, undated

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1

Burden, Ione Easter. 3 copies

2

Burden, Ollie Steele. 2 copies

3

Burden, William Stephen Pike, Jr. 6 copies

4

Steele, Juliet M. Parks

5

Steele, Ollie Brice, Jr.

6-12

Williams, Lester J.

13

Negative

14-16

Burden, Ione Easter, right ?

17

Burden, Ione Easter, middle ?

18

Posey, Loyd (1), Noblett, Fatty (2), McCoclain (3), Woffmann (4), Merdele (5), Mr. Long (6).

19

Barron, Lise

20

Barton, Pvt. W.V.

21-22

Brooks, Alma

23

Howe, Anne Grayson Boyd

24

Hall, Marshall

25

McClausen, "Brother"

26

McClausen, Estelle Doughtry. 2 copies

27

Morris, Harry

28

Young girl. 2 copies.

29

Young boy

30

Young man cadet

31-41

Unidentified people

42

Tower at LSU

43-44

Tower at LSU. "Dedication luncheon picture and program".

1917 Gumbo

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1

Fate, A.

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Newton, J.L.

3-4

Power, Miss _____

5

Rayne, S.

6

Stafford, D.Y.

7

Tabor, W.D.

8-17

Unidentified young men

18

Cadet life, courting O.K.

19

Governor Rooting

20

Leaving for New Orleans

21

Collection of 24 pictures, all identified pictures

22

Three cadets

23

Two men--hurtles

24

Three men--Hi-jump

25

Three young men

26

Collection: Young men, sports. 5 pictures

27

Collection: Young men, Army. 13 pictures

28

Collection: Several cut out. 7 pictures.

29

Buildings and soldiers

30

Moonlight

Friends undated

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1

Boyd, Thomas Duckett

2

Brooks, Alma

3

Bynum, Bessie

4

Doherty, Gladys

5

McClausen, _____

6

McVea, _____

7

Robertson, Georgie

8

Samuels, Edgar

9

Samuels, Frank

10

Smith, Sissie

11

Trunnard, Irene

12

_____, Emma Gertrude

13

_____, Katie

14

Smith, Mark and Victor

15

Spyker, Nellie and Allie

16

_____, Florence (in hat) and _____

17

Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity

18-35

Unidentified people

36

Lady of the Lake Hospital Calendar, 1929.

37

Morgan, Elemore, Photographs (Christmas Card)

38

William and Mary College (Christmas Card)

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Publicity photos for March of Dimes telethon (1954)

1

Burden, Ollie Steele

2

Negative of #1

3

Burden, Steele (Ollie Brice Steele)

4

Jones, _____, Sr. (4th from the left)

5

Smith, C. Alphonso

6

Three pictures of men

7

Three pictures of priests

8

Group picture of cadets

9

Ladies banquet

10

Chep Morrison and Robert E. Wall

11

Gillis W. Long

12

Man in front of a plane

13

Dan Burden, Sr. (undated)

14

Pike Burden (1917)

Burden, Williams, Steele, and friends, undated

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1

Burden, William Stephen Pike, Sr.

2

Williams, Lester J.

3

Kidd, Benton

4

McClausen, "Brother"

5-6

Miller, Joan Chaffe

7

Bertha (on right)

8

Burden, Ione Easter (in middle)

9

Burden, Ollie (on left)

10

Burden, William Stephen Pike, Jr. (3rd from left on porch)

11

Steele, Ollie Brice (left front row)

12

Mortimer, Ethel (x) Peggy cutting cake

13

Mortimer, Ethel (x)

14

Swann, Rev. and Mrs. Geo.

15-16

Dance Committee Gumbo (left to right around table): Adrian, Fitzmorris, Ione E. Burden, John Cobb Terrol, Ellis Slade. Top row (L-R): Marshall Worsham, Roger Nelson, Sem Killen, Billy Terrol, Carroll Burns, Tom Norwar, Burnham Mendows.

17

President's office at LSU

18

High jumper

19

"An Epic in Shaving"; Jeep and solder.

20

"War is Hell"; Jeep and soldier.

21-23

Unidentified men and women

24

Couple--crowns

25-31

Melville, LA flood (depot)

32-42

Melville, LA flood (levee)

43-45

Melville, LA flood (sandbags)

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Melville, LA flood (Atchafalaya River)

48-49

Melville, LA flood (Atchafalaya Railroad Bridge)

50-53

Melville, LA flood (Atchafalaya River)

54

Melville, LA flood (small boats)

55

Melville, LA flood (soldiers)

56-58

Melville, LA flood (town)

59

Melville, LA flood (Lester Williams' home, left)

60-61

Melville, LA flood (town)

62-64

Melville, LA flood (Farm house)

65

Melville, LA flood (Man in a boat)

66

Residence of Dr. L. J. Williams, Melville, La.

67-68

Guatemala; Ione E. Burden

69-71

Guatemala

72

Loch Lormond

73

Photo of painting

74

Photo of Baptist Center at LSU

75

Young boy

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1

Ollie Brice Steele. ca. (1883-89).

2

Ollie Steele Burden. (undated)

3

Connolly Steele. (undated)

4

Arthur Steele. (1887-88)

5

Mayme Steele; Ione Burden; Ollie Brice Steele; Wheaton Elam; and John Burden

6

Ollie Steele Burden with friends and family. (undated)

7

Ione Burden; Helen Gordon; Emily Blake

8

Lester Williams (1900, 1917).

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1

Ione Burden. (1900, 1917, undated)

2-5

Ollie Steele Burden. (undated)

6

William Pike Burden Jr. ( undated)

7

William Pike Burden Jr.; Dan Burden Sr.; Dan Burden Jr. (undated)

8

Kappa Delta Sorority softball, (undated)

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1-2

Pike Burden. (ca. 1947, undated)

3

Pike Burden and His Magic Act. ( undated)

4

Jeanette Burden; Pike Burden (ca. 1944, undated)

5

Pike Burden's home on Burden Lane. (ca. 1942).

6

Airplanes; plantation home; etc.

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William Pike Burden Sr.; Mattie Burden; Martha Burden; Dan Burden's home on Government St. (undated)

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Wheaton Elam; Pike Burden; Ione Burden; Ollie Burden; Steele Burden; Dan Burden Sr.; Dan Burden Jr.; Emma Gertrude Elam; Mittie Burden Elam. (ca. 1910-1913).

3-4

O.B. Steele. ( ca. 1888, undated)

5

Mrs. Williams. (undated)

6

Grandpa Park's house on the Alabama River. (undated)

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Steele Burden. (undated)

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1

Ione Burden. (undated)

2

Senior (LSU) portraits of Ione Burden. (undated)

3

Ollie Steele Burden. (ca. 1947-1952)

4-5

Pike Burden and His Magic Act. (ca. 1953, undated)

6

Pike Burden and His Magic Act and Pike Burden at the Rotary. (undated)

7

Pike Burden; Dr. John Milton; unidentified persons; Falstaff airplane. (ca. 1953).

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1

Steele Burden. (ca. 1904).

2

Steele Burden; Ione Burden; Pike Burden; Ollie Steele Burden. (undated)

3

Ione Burden; Pike Burden; Steele Burden; Charles Elam; Emma Gertrude Elam; Mittie Burden Elam. (undated)

4

Juliet Steele; O.B. Steele (ca. 1815); Mayme Steele Williams; Lester Williams. (undated)

5

Steele Burden; Ione Burden; Sadie Burden (undated)

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1

Panoramic Photograph of the Louisiana Tax Comission [sic], Baton Rouge, (August 12, 1912), includes Steele Burden.

2

Lester J. Williams, Louisiana State Board of Health, copy of certificate, State Board of Medical Examiners, city of New Orleans, (1904), menus, Walter L. Hopkins, House of Delegates, campaign poster, (1947) Pike Burden, Delta Air Lines, Flying Colonel certificate, (1956). Press-ready copy (photographs of Steele Burden).

3

Blueprints: plats of property and building layout. (1960-1964, undated) Blueprint: Steele Place plot, (1923)