LOYD (GLADYS MEANS AND FAMILY) PAPERS

(Mss. 3224)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 7

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SUMMARY

Size.

462 items, 9 manuscript volumes, 1 printed volume

Geographic locations.

Caddo Parish, Louisiana; Tensas Parish, La.; Baton Rouge, La.

Inclusive dates.

1904-1975, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Papers include correspondence and genealogical notes on Ida, Louisiana, families; photograph albums on plantations, including Hundred Oaks Plantation in Baton Rouge; and scrapbooks on the history of Ida and Tensas Parish. Collection also includes ledgers of the Ida Hardware Store owned by James Taylor Means.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Gladys Means Loyd and Family Papers, Mss. 3224, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

UU:215, P:18, 99:L

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Gladys Means Loyd (1899-1984) was born in Lufkin, Texas, and raised in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. A graduate of Louisiana State University, she taught school in Ida, Louisiana (1919-1921) and in St. Joseph, Tensas Parish (1941-1963). Her husband, Cecil Andrew Loyd, was a foreman on levee and canal construction sites in Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers of Gladys Means Loyd include correspondence and genealogical notes on 175 families in Ida, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. A typewritten report (1968) on the Louisiana Leper Home by Gladys Loyd and a fragment of a manuscript entitled "Tanglewood" are included along with newspaper clippings of local historical interest. Two photograph albums (1904-1970) kept by Gladys Means Loyd and Cecil Andrew Loyd depict plantations (including Hundred Oaks Plantation, Baton Rouge); levee and canal construction; army training at camps Beauregard and Kearney; LSU alumni, associations, and buildings; cotton harvesting; an African American baptism; the First Methodist Church Sunday School Class; the Louisiana Leper Home; and friends and family members. The collection includes scrapbooks on the early settlers of and the history of Ida, Louisiana (1907-1970), and on Tensas Parish (1937-1975), and a printed pamphlet on the history of Baton Rouge (1967).

Ledgers (1925-1931) of the Ida Hardware Store owned by James Taylor Means are included, as well as a 1918 Louisiana State University yearbook, Gumbo.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Ida (La.)--History--20th century.

1907-1970, undated

Genealogical records and photographs of 175 families of the town of Ida, La.

Tensas Parish (La.)--History--20th century.

1937-1975; undated

Tensas Parish scrapbook; newspaper clippings, photographs, text covering ca. 90 subjects and/or persons relating to the history of the parish

Baton Rouge (La.)--History--20th century.

1967

Pamphlet, Baton Rouge Story, a Historical Sketch of Louisiana’s Capital City, ill; text by Evelyn Martindale Thorn, c. The Baton Rouge Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Inc., 1967

Photographic prints.

1895-1965

Photograph album with snapshots of family and friends; of Cecil Loyd’s career as overseer at several plantations and as foreman at various levee and canal construction sites in Louisiana; of his army training at Camps Kearny (Ca.), Douglas (Ariz.), Beauregard (La.), ca. 1917-1919; of Red River overflow; of harvest in cotton fields; of an African American baptismal scene; of the 1919 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Ca.

Merchants--Louisiana.

1925-1931

Ledgers of hardware store owned by James Taylor Means (1867-1927)

Ida Hardware Store.

1925-1931

Ledgers of hardware store owned by James Taylor Means (1867-1927)

Methodists--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

1917

Photograph of first Methodist Church Sunday School class (Mizpah), with lists of names

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College--Alumni and alumnae.

1919, 1969

Class of 1919; photo of Fiftieth Reunion on May 31, 1969, on Baton Rouge campus, with list of names

Louisiana State University Campus (Baton Rouge, La. : 1886-1926)

Ca. 1917-1918

Photographs of home of Colonel Boyd; home of Dean of Women; LSU Library; University Lake; 1917 Court of the May Queen; Barracks; north and south view of street; various landscapes

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Greek letter societies--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

1917, 1919, 1921, 1967

Sigma Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority; snapshots of a hike, 1917; photographs of Alpha Delta Pi ball team; Delta Zeta ball team; Kappa Delta ball team, 1919; photograph and list of names of members, 1921; photograph of fiftieth reunion, with list of names and addresses of members, September, 1967

Camp Beauregard (La.)

Ca. 1917-1918

Photographs of training at Camp Beauregard

Camp Kearny (Ca.)

1918

Roster-menu, Thanksgiving, Headquarters Co., 48th Field Artillery, 1918

Canals--Louisiana.

1916

Photographs of construction of Twelve-mile Bayou Canal

Louisiana Leper Home.

1917 (1968), 1918,

ca. 1936

Typewritten report (1968) by Gladys Means Loyd on a visit in 1917 to the Leper Home with a Young People’s Christian Union group; photograph of Leper Home, 1918; newspaper clipping, “malaria outbreak at Leper Colony,” ca. 1936

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

UU:215

1

1-8

Loose receipts, invoices, business notes, and newspaper clippings removed from Ledgers 3-7

9-18

Correspondence and genealogical notes on Ida, Louisiana

19

Manuscript fragment, “Tanglewood”

20

Loose printed items removed from Tensas Parish Scrapbook

21-22

Miscellaneous printed items- LSU Alumni News (April 1942); publication of Baton Rouge Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Inc. “Baton Rouge Story: An Historical Sketch of Louisiana’s Capital City” (1967); various printed pamphlets about places in Louisiana

P:18

2

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Vol.1 C.A. Loyd Photograph Album, 1904-1970, undated

1

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Vol.2 Gladys Means [Loyd] Photograph Album, 1907-1970, undated

P:18

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Vol.3 James Taylor Means Hardware Store Ledger, 1925-1926

Vol.4 James Taylor Means Hardware Store Ledger, 1925-1940

Vol.5 James Taylor Means Hardware Store Ledger, 1927-1928

Vol.6 James Taylor Means Hardware Store Ledger, 1928-1931

Vol.7 James Taylor Means Hardware Store Ledger, 1929-1931

Vol.8 Scrapbook on the Early Settlers and the History of Ida, Louisiana, 1907-1970, undated

Vol.9 Tensas Parish Scrapbook, 1937-1975, undated

Vol.10 Louisiana State University, Gumbo, 1918

99:L

1

23

Newspaper clippings and half sheets 1950-1977, undated; 132 items

24

Loose newspaper clippings removed from Tensas Parish Scrapbook, 1951-1971

25

Loose newspaper clippings removed from Tensas Parish Scrapbook, 1972-1977

26

Loose newspaper clippings removed from Gladys Means [Loyd] Photograph Album, 1954-1969

27

Loose newspaper clippings removed from C.A. Loyd Photograph Album, 1973

28

Loose newspaper clippings removed from Gumbo, 1957-1969

29

Loose newspaper clippings removed from correspondence on Ida, La., 1967, undated

30

Loose newspaper half sheets removed from Tensas Parish Scrapbook, 1965-1975

31

Newspaper half sheets, 1968-1975