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SEYMOUR WEISS PAPERS

 

(Mss 4165)

Inventory

 

Compiled by

Sunny Stein

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Fall 1999

 


 

Contents of Inventory

 

Summary                                             

Biographical/Historical Note                

Scope and Content Note                     

Subgroup and Descriptions      

Container List                          

Appendices                                                     

 

 

Summary

 

Size.                            11.25 linear feet

 

Geographic                 Louisiana

locations.

 

Inclusive dates.          1896-1972

 

Bulk dates.                 1930-1960

 

Summary.                   Early documents contain items from Huey Long’s campaigns for Louisiana Governor and United States Senator, such as circulars, letterhead, “Dear Friend” letters, and other memorabilia. Later documents include items from the Roosevelt Hotel, of which Weiss was owner and manager; personal and professional correspondence of Weiss; items from his civic and political activities; printed items, such as newspaper clippings; scrapbook materials; and photographs.  The collection contains several VIP signatures, which were photocopied and placed in the vault. 

 

Source.                        Mrs. Seymour Weiss

 

Related collection.     Huey P. Long Papers, Mss #4264

Richard Leche Papers, Mss #2060

 

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

 

Citation.                      Seymour Weiss Papers, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Stack Location.          Range 30:36-41

 


 

Biographical/Historical Note

 

Seymour Weiss was born in Bunkie, Louisiana.  In his early years, he was a clerk in Alexandria and New Orleans; he later worked at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans in various capacities eventually becoming manager and principle owner.  He was a confidant of Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator Huey P. Long (HPL), who made the Roosevelt Hotel his headquarters.  Weiss served as treasurer of the State Democratic Association and treasurer of Long’s secret political fund from the late 1920's through 1935.  He was active in numerous civic associations in New Orleans. (Cf.  A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography for further details on Weiss’ life and career.)

 

Scope and Content

 

The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of Seymour Weiss and others, including celebrities and politicians. Circulars (1927-1935) in the collection announce speeches and positions of Huey P. Long and other Louisiana politicians, e.g. Governor O. K. Allen, John H. Overton, and Gerald L. K. Smith. Also present are political cartoons by Trist (Trist Wood); stationery and campaign cards (1927-1934) for various Louisiana candidates; letters, primarily mimeographed, of Huey P. Long related to issues of concern to Louisiana citizens; campaign posters; and miscellaneous items such as automobile stickers, campaign badges, sample ballots, and receipts.  Also included are sheet music for “Every Man a King,” “Follow Long” and several other songs, with words by Huey P. Long.  Ephemera consists of items such as doubloons, coins, scrapbooks, appointment books, and certificates.  Ephemera from Weiss’ Roosevelt Hotel is included.  Newspaper clippings are also present. 

 

Subgroup 1: Huey Pierce Long: Campaign and Political Materials

 

Note: Subgroup 1 was partially processed at an earlier date, and an item inventory was created.  The revised item inventory appears as Appendix A. 

 

Series I. Circulars (1927-1955, n.d.)

 

Circulars from the campaigns of Huey P. Long in his quest for Louisiana Governor and United States Senator, as well as those from other candidates such as O. K. Allen, John Klorer, and John B. Fournet.  Circulars entitled “Complete the Work Ticket” list Long and other candidates running on his ticket.  Other circulars include advertisements for Long’s political speeches.  Includes both regular and oversized materials.

 

Series II.  Cartoons (1930-1932, n.d.)

 

Various cartoons by the artist, Trist, depicting scenes both in support of and against Huey Long during his campaigns and political controversies.  Several cartoons depicting slogans against anti-Long politicians are present.  Politicians such as E. A. Conway, Percy Saint, John M. Parker, Ruffin Pleasant, and John Overton are also depicted.  Located in the oversized materials.    

 

Series III. Stationery (1930-1932, n.d.)

 

Blank stationery with letterhead from politicians, such as Huey Long, as well as an envelope from “Huey P. Long, U.S. Senator, New Orleans.”

 

Series IV. Campaign Cards (1928-1934, n.d.)

 

Campaign cards promoting Huey Long and others. The series also includes elections for various political offices.

 

Series V. Letters (1927-1934, n.d.)

 

Several “Dear Friend” letters from Huey P. Long asking his supporters to distribute circulars and other campaign information and reminding them to vote in the upcoming election.  Circular letters from Long to the public regarding various issues also are included.  Correspondence also consists of campaign letters from other candidates asking for support. 

 


Series VI. Posters (1927-1934, n.d.)

 

Includes campaign posters supporting Huey Long for U.S. Senate as well as those of

other candidates, such as O. K. Allen, John Overton, John Klorer.  Located in oversized material.  

 

Series VII.  Campaign Material (1927-1934)

 

Includes automobile stickers, campaign badges, sample ballots, receipts, and petitions. Materials are primarily from Huey Long’s campaigns for both Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator.  Materials from other candidates also are present. Included are sample ballots from Orleans and Jefferson Parish precincts, as well as a subscription enrollment form for the American Progress, a weekly newspaper sponsored by Huey Long. Includes both regular and oversized materials.

 

Series VIII. Sheet Music (1935)

 

Sheet music to “Every Man a King” and “Follow Long.”  The series also includes LSU sheet music with lyrics written and dedicated by Long to the co-eds of Vanderbilt University.

 

Series IX. Typescripts (1934, n.d.) 

 

Includes a typescript entitled, “The Nigger in the Wood Pile, the Bug under the Chip”  and two oversized typescripts from 1934, one listing highlights of the New Orleans election dispute between Huey Long and Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley, and the other, “When Headlines Screamed: The Inside Story of the Louisiana Fracas,” containing extensive quotations from Long about his presidential campaign platform and achievements.  Includes both regular and oversized materials.

 

Series X. Miscellaneous (1928-1933)

 

Letters to Mr. George Doyle of New Orleans from Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and one letter from James Roosevelt in regard to politics.  The letters were photocopied, and the originals were placed in the vault. 

 


Subgroup 2: Seymour Weiss: Personal and Career

 

Series I. Correspondence (1949-1972, n.d.)

 

Contains letters to and from Seymour Weiss, his wife, and others regarding Weiss’ involvement with state politics, such as his service on the Louisiana Tourist Development Commission.  Congratulatory letters to politicians upon being elected to office, as well as letters regarding Weiss’ involvement in civic organizations are included. Correspondence during Weiss’ career at the Roosevelt Hotel are present, including letters from celebrities such as Bing Crosby and Jimmy Durante, as well as politicians such as Hubert Humphrey. All VIP correspondence was photocopied, and the originals were placed in the vault.  Also included are letters to Mrs. Weiss upon Mr. Weiss’ death. Thank-you notes to contributors from the Seymour Weiss Organization are present.  

 

Series II. Roosevelt Hotel (1934-1970, n.d.)

 

Contains issues of publications pertaining to the hotel business, such as Hotel Management, Southern Hotel Journal, The Hotel Monthly, Tavern Talk, and Hotel Gazette.  Most feature Weiss and the Roosevelt Hotel.  Miscellaneous publications include separate articles from these magazines as well as hotel newsletters.  Other items regarding the Roosevelt Hotel are also present, such as the safety manual and programs from events involving Weiss. Other items include sheet music and a check to Weiss that was formerly framed.  The series contains items from the American Hotel Association Testimonial Dinner honoring Weiss.

 

Series III. Scrapbooks (1927-1957, n.d.)

 

Includes items from several scrapbooks that belonged to Seymour Weiss.  When necessary, items were removed from scrapbooks for archival purposes.  The empty original scrapbooks were retained.  Items that were removed were kept in the original order.  Loose photographs were placed with the other photographs of the collection.  Scrapbooks entitled “My Scrapbook” contain correspondence, printed items, letterhead and business cards, and an article entitled “The Menace of Huey Long,” from 1935. Several letters with VIP signatures were photocopied, and originals were placed in the vault.  A scrapbook entitled “Mrs. Sol Kaplan” includes numerous newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, printed items, and correspondence.  Materials from this scrapbook are archival photocopies.  Scrapbook material includes correspondence from friends of Weiss congratulating him for being honored at the American Hotel Association’s Testimonial Dinner in 1957.  The material was compiled in a scrapbook entitled “Testimonial Dinner honoring Seymour Weiss.”  Two identical scrapbooks entitled “M.V.” Louisiana include pictures of Weiss’ attendance at the opening of the M.V. Louisiana ship.


Series IV. Printed Material (1933-1972, n.d.)

 

Newspaper clippings regarding Huey Long’s and Weiss’ involvement with the Overton Senate Campaign, as well as clippings of  Weiss’ participation in business and civic organizations, such as Delgado Community College, and area hospitals.  The series includes other printed materials from Weiss’ involvement with civic and political activities and organizations, such as a report from the Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.  Books include Favorite Huey Long Stories edited by Dr. Hugh Mercer; Kidnaped by the Kingfish, by Sam Irby; Louisianians in Caricature as Seen by Roy Aymond; The Day Huey Long Was Shot by David Zinman; The Huey Long Murder Case by Hermann B. Deutsch; and Every Man a King, the Autobiography of Huey P. Long (autographed by Long).  A speech delivered by John H. Overton about Huey Long shortly after his death is included.  Other printed materials include sheet music, pamphlets, menus, and brochures from events that were attended by Seymour Weiss as well as invitations to various functions, such as the inaugurations of Richard Nixon and Lyndon Baines Johnson.  Several copies of Weiss’ Winter Book, which is a pamphlet describing the players of a card game, are also present.  A copy of a magazine entitled The Candidate, autographed by Jimmy Durante, was removed and placed in the vault.

 

Series V. Ephemera (1930's-1969, n.d)

 

Contains admittance cards from Huey Long’s U.S. Senate career and other memorabilia regarding Long. The majority of the ephemera includes memorabilia from Weiss’ civic activities and career, as well as personal belongings.  Doubloons and commemorative coins from various events are included.  Other personal items include appointment books, memorandum books, badges with Weiss’ name, and a wallet with his initials engraved on it.  Hotel ephemera includes a deck of cards from the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel and a guest register from the Roosevelt Hotel, containing letters from several political figures and celebrities such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Jimmy Durante. This guest register is housed in the vault.  The original boards from the guest register are housed with the empty scrapbooks.  Also included in the ephemera are certificates presented to Weiss during his lifetime for achievements and posthumously. Includes both regular and oversize materials.  For an item inventory of ephemera, see Appendix B attached.

 

Series VI. Photographs (1932-1970, n.d.)

 

Most photographs were removed from scrapbooks and the original order was maintained. The series consists of photographs of Seymour Weiss, including press photographs of Louisiana political campaigns, photographs of family, friends, politicians, and associates, posed portraits of Weiss, candid photos of Weiss and others, events such as the American Hotel Association Testimonial Dinner, Hollywood photos, and items removed from Weiss’ scrapbooks.  Signed photograph of FDR to Weiss was removed and placed in the vault. For a folder inventory of all photographs in the collection, see Appendix C attached.


 

 

Container List

 

Stack                           Box                              Folders             Contents

Location                                                           Per Box

 

30:36                           1                                  1-19                             Huey P. Long campaign and political materials, 1927-1955, n.d.

 

30:36                           2                                  1-34                             Correspondence, 1949-1972, n.d.; Roosevelt Hotel, 1934-1970, n.d.; scrapbooks, 1927-1957, n.d.

 

30:36                           3-5                                                                   Empty scrapbooks

 

30:37                           6                                  1-16                             Printed material, 1933-1972, n.d.

 

30:37                           7                                  1-5                               Ephemera, 1930’s-1971, n.d.

 

30:38                           8                                                                      Ephemera-sound recordings, 1948, n.d.

 

30:38                           9                                                                      Ephemera, n.d.

 

30:38                           10                                1-10                             Photographs, 1930’s-1963, n.d. (Posed portraits, HPL funeral, politicians)

 

30:38                           11                                1-13                             Photographs, 1927-1938, n.d. (HPL, Seymour Weiss)

 

30:39                           12                                1-9                               Photographs, 1936-1969, n.d.

(Weiss press photos)

 

30:39                           13                                1-14                             Photographs, 1932-1969, n.d.

(Weiss family and friends, posed portraits)

 

30:39                           14                                1-13                             Photographs, n.d. (Weiss candid and posed portraits)

 

30:39                           15                                1-17                             Photographs, 1937, 1957, n.d. (Roosevelt Hotel)

 

30:39                           16                                1-11                             Photographs, 1967, n.d. (portraits, functions)

 

30:39                           17                                1-7                               Photographs, 1939 (boating excursion)

 

30:39                           18                                1-12                             Photographs, 1936-1955, n.d. (boating, hunting, golfing)

 

30:39                           19                                1-12                             Photographs, 1932-1965, n.d. (autographed  portraits to Weiss)

 

30:39                           20                                1-23                             Photographs, 1930's-1960's, n.d.  (Weiss and others, posed portraits)

 

30:39                           21                                1-23                             Photographs, 1932-1970, n.d. (Roosevelt Hotel, horse races)

 

30:39                           22                                1-6                               Photographs, 1931-1946, n.d. (autographed pictures, miscellaneous)

 

30:39                           23                                1-7                               Photographs, 1964-1965, n.d (items removed from scrapbooks)

 

 

30:40                                                               OS Folder A                Circulars, 1927-1932

 

30:40                                                               OS Folder B                Circulars, 1933-1935, n.d.

 

30:40                                                               OS Folder C                Cartoons, 1930

 

30:40                                                               OS Folder D                Cartoons, 1931-1932, n.d.

 

30:40                                                               OS Folder E                 Posters, 1927-1934, n.d.

 

30:40                                                               OS Folder F                 Campaign material, 1927-1934

 

30:40                                                               OS Folder G                Typescripts, 1934

 

30:40                                                               OS Folder H                Weiss certificates, 1938-1969, n.d.

 

30:41                           24                                                                    Duplicate photocopies found in collection

 

VAULT                       25                                1-5                               Correspondence, scrapbook material, printed material, ephemera, photograph of FDR                        

 

 

Appendix A: Item Inventory of Subgroup 1.

Box 1

 

Subgroup 1. Huey Pierce Long: Campaign and Political Material

 

Series I. Circulars

 

Folder 1:

1927

“Huey P. Long’s Speech to New Orleans Delivered at Claiborne and St. Bernard Avenue” November 28, 1927

 

“New Orleans Building Trades Council Endorses Huey P. Long for Governor” published by Long Campaign Committee

 

“Fred C. Claiborne’s Denunciation of the New Orleans Ring and its Methods”

 

“Long Replies to Steere and Barksdale in response to charges made”

 

1928

“Long’s Reply to Standard Oil Company: Standard Oil Versus the People” 1928?  Also in oversize

 

1929

“Statewide All Day Meeting, Friends of Huey P. Long, to be Held in the Community Pavilion at Baton Rouge, LA” April 4, 1929?

 

“Huey P. Long Asks His Friends to Help James L. Anderson for the Senate” 1929?

 

“Huey P. Long Asks His Friends to Help W. J. Hammon for Judge” 1929?

 

“Governor Long’s Speaking Dates in the Issues of the Day” (improved State affairs, Wall Street, Chain Store System, and Good Roads) April 1929?

 

“Governor Long’s Speaking Dates on the Issues of the Day” (improved State affairs, Wall Street, Chain Store System, and Good Roads) 1929?

 

“Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, Will Address A Mass Meeting of the Citizens of New Orleans at the Athenaeum” May 1, 1929

 


Folder 2:

1930

“Governor Long Will Speak at the Municipal Auditorium Next Saturday Night, June 7th

 

“Campaign Opening ... for Good Roads and the U.S. Senate-Speaking by Huey P. Long” August 1930

 

“Public Speaking ... Hear Governor Huey P. Long, Candidate for the U.S. Senate” August 1930

 

“Public Speaking ... Hear Governor Huey P. Long, Candidate for the U.S. Senate” August 1930

 

“Public Speaking ... Hear Governor Huey P. Long, Candidate for the U.S. Senate” August 1930

 

“Mass Meeting Friday, September 5, 8:00, McCarthy Square (New Orleans), Governor Huey P. Long for U.S. Senate and Good Roads”

 

“Mass Meeting Saturday, September 6, 7:30, Municipal Auditorium, Governor Huey P. Long, for U.S. Senate and Good Roads” (2 copies)

 

“Landmarks of Senator Ransdell’s Progress”

 

“Official Warning to all the Working Men in the State of Louisiana ... Newspapers and Big Special Interest Spending Millions”

 

“Vote on Tuesday and Decide Whether the State is to be Hamstrung ... ”

 

“What is Sullivan’s Status?” 

 

Folder 3

1931

“Governor Long’s Reply: City Hall Admits Bankruptcy: What Newspaper Lies Now?”

 

1932

“Public Speaking for Wade O. Martin, Candidate for Public Service Commissioner” August 1932

 

“Hear John H. Overton ... Huey P. Long ...  and Other Speakers ... ” August 1932

 

“Speaking Announcements, Senator Hattie Caraway and Huey P. Long”  August 1932

 

“Hear John H. Overton, Candidate for U.S. Senate and Huey P. Long, U.S. Senator and Other Speakers” August 1932

 

 


“Hear John H. Overton, Candidate for U.S. Senate and Huey P. Long, U.S. Senator, and Other Speakers ... ” August 1932

 

“Hear John H. Overton, Candidate for U.S. Senate and Huey P. Long, U.S. Senator, and Other Speakers ... ” September 1932

 

“Organized Labor’s Rally, Under the Auspices of the Central Trades and Labor Council, Hear John H. Overton, Candidate for U.S. Senate and Huey P. Long, U.S. Senator, and Other Speakers” September 10, 1932

 

“Hear John H. Overton, Candidate for U.S. Senate and Huey P. Long, U.S. Senator, and Other Speakers ... ” September 1932

 

“Political Speaking: Complete the Work Ticket: Huey P. Long, Governor and U.S. Senator Elect: O. K. Allen, Our Next Governor, and all Other Candidates Supporting his Platform ... ” December 1932

 

“Facts on Amendments to be Voted on Tuesday: No Increase in Taxes ... ”

 

“Don’t Let Them Disenfranchise You! If You Don’t Pay Your Poll Tax at Once ... ”

 

“Overton and Broussard on the Prohibition Question ... ”

 

“To My Friend Mr. Sanders,” Charging J. Y. Sanders, Sr. With Congressional Payroll Fraud 1932? (2 copies)

 

Folder 4

1933

“Political Speaking: Complete the Work Ticket: Huey P. Long, Governor and U.S. Senator Elect; O. K.  Allen, Our Next Governor, and all Other Candidates Supporting His Platform ... ”  January 1933

 

“Hear Huey P. Long and O. K. Allen at Opening of New Free Bridge Over Red River ... ” October 21, 1933

 

“The Kangaroo Court: Trying to Take Louisiana Back to the Days of Kellogg, Pinchback, and the Scallawag”

 

Folder 5

1934

“Hear! John Klorer, Huey P. Long, O’Connor & Klorer Candidates ... ” McCarthy Square January 3, 1934

 


“Rally! Rally! Rally!  Grande Comizio Electorale ... !!” (2 copies)

 

“Hear!  John Klorer, Huey P. Long and Klorer Candidates ... ” Loyola Stadium  January 16, 1934

 

“Carry Out the Command of the Lord: Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth” Winn, Jackson ... April 1934?

 

“Carry Out the Command of the Lord: Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth” Caldwell, Morehouse ... April 1934?

 

“Carry Out the Command of the Lord: Hear Rev. Gerald L .K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth” Avoyelles, Evangeline ... April 1934?

 

Folder 6

“Carry Out the Command of the Lord: Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth” McDonoghville Playgrounds June 5, 1934?

 

“Carry Out the Command of the Lord: Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth” St. Charles Parish June 6, 1934?

 

“Carry Out the Command of the Lord: Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth” Bienville, Lincoln ...  July 1934?

 

“Share Our Wealth Society ... Hear the Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith Explain in Detail the Plan of Senator Huey P. Long on Redistribution of Wealth” July 15, 1934

 

Folder 7

“Honest Registration Guaranteed,” reprint of an executive order by Gov. O. K. Allen ... July 30, 1934

 

“A Statement by Charles J. Donner,” blaming New Orleans Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley for banning a lottery  August 3, 1934

 

“Share Our Wealth: Fournet for Supreme Court: Hear Wade O. Martin, Public Service Commissioner and Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith: Grant, Rapides, Acadia ... ”  September 1934

 

“Hear Huey P. Long, United States Senator and Hon. John B. Fournet, Lieutenant Governor, Candidate for the Supreme Court ... Mamou, Church Point, Lafayette, Rayne ... ” September 30, 1934

 

“Out of the Depths: To the People of New Orleans” -Oscar K. Allen, Governor of Louisiana ... September 1934

 


“Hear Huey P. Long, United States Senator, and Hon. John B. Fournet, Lieutenant Governor and

Candidate for Supreme Court ... ” (list speeches in towns in Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, Jefferson Davis, Acadia, Rapides, Grant, Avoyelles, and Evangeline Parishes ... ) September-October 1934

 

“Change in Time: Hear Huey P. Long ... Hon. John B. Fournet ... Speak at Bunkie” October 2, 1934

 

“Fournet for Supreme Court ... Hear Huey P. Long ... Lake Charles, Alexandria ... ” Huey P. Long Radio Addresses over Radio Station KFDM, October 1934

 

“You Wouldn’t Rob a Grave--Would You? ... To Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald Porter ... ” regarding the election for the state Supreme Court in 1934

 

“Huey P. Long’s Letter: Power Trust to Turn Loose Million ... Stand by Klorer!”

 

Folder 8

“Klorer Ticket Offers Present of Several Million Dollars to the People,” regarding John P. Klorer’s proposal for reduced electricity rates in New Orleans.

 

“Hear Huey P. Long On All Issues of the Day ... ” Oakgrove, Winnsboro, Monroe, ... November 1934

 

“Let There be Light-Live and Let Live: Subscribe to the American Progress ... ” American Progress Newspaper 1934? (2 copies)

 

“Important to the Voters of the 5th Precinct 10th Ward, New Orleans ... Vote for Klorer”

 

“Mr. Taxpayer–Read This: Pie Counter Gang Ordered to Mob Legislature,” about Old Regular organization discipline and Mayor Walmsley’s New Orleans Milk Ordinance, signed by “A Disgusted Citizen”

 

“Read it and Weep! ... The Police Record of James E. Comiskey Jr.” listing the arrests of Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley’s candidate for Assessor, 1st district, New Orleans: Stand By Klorer and Right

 

“Widow of a Murdered Policeman Addresses Open Letter to Walmsley: Wife of Corporal Alfred Beyl, who was shot down in the discharge of his duty, undertakes to get a reply from the ‘Turkey Head’!”                                                                                                            

 


Folder 9

1935

“Huey P. Long and Miss Gertrude Wilson Will Speak at the Tri-State Convention of Share Our Wealth Societies” Shreveport, La. June 2, 1935

 

Folder 10

1955

“Plot to assassinate Huey Long Disclosed,” (To Col. And Mrs. Weiss, your old friend, ... ) 1955

 

Folder 11

n.d.

“Huey P. Long’s Work for Labor: How Facts Are Misrepresented on His Fight to Keep Unjust Laws Against Workers From Being Enacted,” by Wiley R. Jones, Colfax, La.

 

“There is a Market for Human Flesh–Victor Hugo,” about opposition of the New Orleans Ring to the Tugwell Bill reducing automobile and truck license taxes, under signature of Gov. O. K. Allen

 

“Speaking by Gov. Huey P. Long, Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles ... ”  April 22-24 

 

OVERSIZE

(The following circulars are located in the oversized material.)

 

OS Folder A

1927-1933

“The System is the Issue, Declares Dudley L. Guilbeau ... The Only Way to Beat it is to Elect Huey P. Long ... ” promoting Huey Long as the only gubernatorial candidate opposed to the system of “entrenched political power  ca. 1927

 

“They Condemn Long Because ... ” outlining Governor Long’s programs for education, health care, and highway programs (issued as a rejoinder to “the rattle made by the Standard Oil Company” during the impeachment fight of 1929)

 

“The Same Fight Again!” The Standard Oil Company vs. Huey P. Long.  Has it become a crime for a governor to fight for the school children and the cause of suffering and destitute humanity? Issued during the impeachment fight of 1929

 

“The Standard Oil Regulars ... ” From Huey Long, concerning impeachment charges against him in the legislature 1929 (2 copies)

 

“Why the ZeMurray Millions Support the Ring,” alleging collusion between Samuel ZeMurray, Senator Joseph Ransdell, the New Orleans ring, and the city newspapers to defeat the good roads program of the Long Administration.  Louisiana Progress Bulletin No. 1  July 23,1930

 


“Gov. Long has not changed his mind! A word about the Cyr Report” on the impeachment of Huey Long 1930

 

“Photographic Proof of the Negro Lodge Layout,” alleging that gubernatorial candidate Dudley J. LeBlanc was a secretary/treasurer of a Negro burial society.  (Circular includes photographs of LeBlanc and Negro officers George C. Bryant, R. L. Ray, A. L. Brown, and Frank P. Young, and a photograph of a P.B.A. policy.)  1931

 

“Huey P. Long’s Reply: Letting Parker Face the Looking Glass!” concerning state property taxes levied by previous administrations and the electricity tax for which Senator Broussard voted (2 copies)

 

“Why Huey Wants to Complete the Wreck ... The Old Sow She Ain’t What She Used to be, ” featuring cartoon depicting Longites as suckling pigs 1932

 

OS Folder B

1933

“Answering Ten Months of Lies! Combinations of Lying Newspapers ... With Such Rebuked Characters as Sullivan, Parker, Sanders, ‘Kinky’ Howard and ‘Squirt’ Ewing Spread Lies as Far and Wide to Injure Louisiana and to Hurt its Credit.”  Includes cartoons by Trist, “The Scum Gathers as the Waters Rise,” depicting the aforementioned politicians stranded by the “rising tide” of popular approval for Long’s program  1933

 

1934

Circular No. 1, Jackson Democratic Club Leaders, “The Fight for Right Goes On: Francis Williams Sold Only Himself,” charging Williams with deserting the Jackson Democratic Club for Mayor Walmsley’s Old Regular Choctaw Organization 1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” Donaldsonville April 29 1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” Canal and the River  May 5, 1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” Hammond May 1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” Orleans, Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Washington, East Feliciana, St. Helena, and East Baton Rouge ... Sound Truck and Good Music  May 1934?

 


“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” Old LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, La. ... Sound Truck and Good Music May 5, 1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” St. John the Baptist, St. James, Ascension,West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, Concordia, Catahoula, Morehouse, East Carroll, Madison, Tensas, Franklin, Rapides, St. Landry May 1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” Bogalusa, La. May 26, 1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” Ponchatoula, La. May 26, 1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” Independence, La. May 27,1934?

 

“Carry Out The Command of the Lord. Hear Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith on the Subject of Share Our Wealth,” St. Martin, St. Landry, Acadia, and Iberia  June 1934?

 

“Friends of Judge Winston Overton Reply: Why Porter stands against Home Tax Relief and against free school books ... ” September 1934

 

“The Ring Thugs at Work,” regarding the September 1934 election in New Orleans and the chance of violence between Long supporters and the New Orleans ring

 

“The Thugs That Rule New Orleans,” accusing the New Orleans ring of attempts to steal the statewide election of 1934.  Includes reprint of a letter from James A. Noe to Oscar K. Allen “Ring Fights to Hide Facts” and an apparent reprint of a Huey Long circular, “Senator Long’s Proposition of a Guaranteed Fair Election”   September 1934

 

“Atlanta Meeting Revives the Ku Klux Klan: Catholics and Jews Cannot Become Members.  Judge Thomas F. Porter is Charter Member. Imperial Wizard Issues Call to Fight Huey P. Long.  Long’s Reply ... ”  September 1934

 

“Huey P. Long’s Statement: Guarantee for Fair Election,” and reprint of a letter of James A. Noe to O. K. Allen, “Ring Fights to Hide Facts,” about Long’s counter offer to the New Orleans Ring about the September 1934 election in New Orleans

 

“We Cannot Turn Our School Children Out of Doors: The Big Increase in the Number of Poor People Who Must be Cared for in Our Charitable Institutions Does Not Appeal to the Tax-Dodging Special Interests,” O. K. Allen 1934


Regarding the statewide election of 1934 in New Orleans.  Side 1: “Sold Out to Hell!  Why the Ring and the Red Light District are in With the Lawyers of Big Money to Steal an Election.”  Side 2: “Stop Thief! Ring Lawyers and Judges Plan to Fake Votes; Aided By Lying Newspapers ... Using Dummy Candidates Now ... ”

 

“Judge Overton Answers Porter’s Attack: Gives the Record of His Decisions in the Free School Book Law? ... ” 1934

 

“A Man’s a Man for All That–Robert Burns: Bill to Give Every Person the Free Right to Vote Faces Final Showdown in Legislature ... ” about opponents of Long’s bill to abolish the poll tax.  O. K. Allen and Huey P. Long 1934

 

“Promise and Performance: What Huey Long Has Done for New Orleans; What T. Semmes Walmsley Has Done for New Orleans; What Huey P. Long is Now Asking You to Vote for” statewide Long Ticket 1934

 

“The City Campaign: No Choice Between Williams and Walmsley; No Third Ticket; Getting Control of City Hall Would be Like Capturing Moscow,” proclaiming Long’s support for neither faction and stressing the accomplishments of state government for New Orleans 1934

 

“The Rule of the Outlaws ... ” charging the New Orleans Ring with seizing records of the New Orleans Registrar of Voters in the 1934 mayoral campaign-John Klorer

 

Huey Long: “Am I Therefore Become Your Enemy Because I Tell You the Truth? To His Honor (if He Has Any) ‘Turkey Head’ Sulphur Walmsley, High Mayor of the City of New Orleans,” charging that rates for electricity in New Orleans represent a greater fraud than the Insull Scandal in Chicago 1934

 

“Allies Around the Flesh Pot ... Tax Relief in a Nut Shell,” explaining the administration tax relief program-Governor O. K. Allen 1934

 

“You have the Right to Vote Free,” regarding the poll tax ca. 1934

 

“Senator Long’s Reply: Why the Corporation Taxes!” explaining Long’s plan to “make these special interests pay taxes for the things that they enjoy so as to help out the people who need tax relief ... ”  1934?

 

“What the Re-election of Senator Caraway Means to the People of America  ... ”  Huey Long 1934?                                                                                                               

 


“Haven’t We Fiddled Long Enough While Rome is Burning Down?  Hear the Facts About New Orleans and Louisiana ... ” Huey P. Long at the Municipal Auditorium.  “We Have All Slept Longer Than Rip Van Winkle ... ” announcing speech about the Long program in New Orleans  May 8 1934?

 

“People of America ... Organize a Share Our Wealth Society.  Motto: Every Man a King,” outlining the principles and platforms of the Share Our Wealth Organization  1934

 

“Huey P. Long’s Answer to Walmsley, Williams, Times-Picayune, Daily States, and Item:  Can Their Own Words be Believed?”  Using past tributes to John Klorer made by Mayor Walmsley and Francis Williams to advocate the Klorer candidacy for mayor of New Orleans  1934

 

Printer’s proof for the circular, Huey Long charges against New Orleans Mayor “Turkey Head” Walmsley in the John Klorer mayoral campaign 1934

 

“Gov. Allen’s Message to the Legislature: Show Off the Needs of People for Tax Reform.  Great Improvements Have Been Made in All State Departments ... ”

 

1935

“The New Orleans Situation,” blaming Mayor “Turkey Head” Walmsley for the financial crisis in the city of New Orleans 1935

 

“Take the Money-Vote as You Please!” attacking allies of Roosevelt in Louisiana  ca. 1935

 

n.d.

“Mike Conner vs. Hugh White,” supporting Connor’s populist candidacy in Mississippi.  Brandon News, undated

 

“Facts vs Promises: The 5-Year Record of Maestri-Regular Rule,” a detailed list of improvements made in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Wards under the Maestri Administration ... helping to elect Mayor Robert S. Maestri and every member of the old regular ticket

 

Series II. Cartoons (Located in the Oversize Material)

 

OS Folder C

1930

Trist, “When the Governor Started To Examine the City Books,” depicting the reaction of public officials and the New Orleans Newspapers to the auditing of the city’s accounts by state supervisor of public accounts, E. A. Conway  1930

 

Trist, “Huntin’ For the Governor’s Goat,” depicting a bruised figure of anti-Long state Attorney General Percy Saint after challenges to Gov. Long’s legislation in the courts, and the reactions of anti-Long leaders John M. Parker, Ruffin Pleasant, J. Y. Sanders, Jr., and Senator Joseph Ransdell  ca. 1930

 


Trist, “Ain’t It Hell to Have Your Power Smashed?” attacking the New Orleans newspapers for opposing Long’s intervention in the New Orleans financial crisis of 1930  March 11, 1930

 

Trist, “Why Has This Gang Tried so Hard to Stop This Good Work?  Free school books ... Vote for Gov. Huey Long for U.S. Senate” September 9, 1930.

 

Trist, “The Charge of the Light Headed Brigade,” depicting Sen. Joseph Randsdell, J. Y. Sanders, John M. Parker, and George K. Perrault leading the “Light Headed Brigade” of anti-Longs in the 1930 election for U.S. Senator  1930

 

Trist, “Another Thing to Blame on Governor Long,” depicting the failure of a bunch of “sharpers” to deceive an ordinary citizen into signing a contract after the man has been educated in the night school program of Gov. Long 1930

 

Trist, “The First Tree Sitter,” depicting a lethargic Sen. Joseph E. “Feather Duster” Ransdell, Long’s opponent for the U.S. Senate 1930

 

Trist, “The Old Gang Together Again ... Session of the League of Notions,” depicting L. E Thomas and John P. Sullivan with the “old gang of Gov. Skinnum, Gov. Sanders, Gov. Parker, Gov. Pleasant, and Gov. Bunkum,” and contrasting them with the populist programs of the Long administration  1930

 

Trist, “The Three Old Has Beens,” depicting the editors of the New Orleans States Item and Times Picayune Newspapers and George K. Perrault as “constitutional liars”  ca. 1930

 

Trist, “Hail, Hail, The Gang’s All Here!,” depicting John M. Parker, J. Y. Sanders, Joseph Ransdell, and Shreveport Mayor L. E. Thomas on a mule called the “League of Notions” and showing “Mile Post No. 2" of Long’s campaign promises claimed to be fulfilled ca. 1930

 

Trist, “Ransdell vs. Long,” picturing the contrast between the Parker-Sanders “Old Gang System” of building roads and Gov. Long’s program for paved roads and gravel roads  1930 (2 copies)

 

Trist, “We All Have A Chance Now,” contrasting Huey Long’s education programs of free school books for children and free night school for the elderly with the Sanders-Parker “Old Gang Way” 1930?

 

OS Folder D

1931

Trist, “Facts Versus Freaks and Fleas: Mr. Bienvenu’s Short Examination of the Books of the City of New Orleans Has Disclosed the Following Startling Facts ... ” depicting the Old Ring and New Orleans newspapers misleading the people of the city  1931?

 


Trist, “T. Sulphur and Little Innocent,” depicting Mayor Walmsley and New Orleans District Attorney Eugene Stanley engaging in “rotten politics” and accusing them of being sponsored by telephone company lawyer James C. Henriques, Sr.  ca. 1931

 

1932

Trist, “Letter from Uncle Trusty,” depicting Wall Street’s opposition to the re-election of Sen. Hattie Caraway 1932

 

Trist, “Wall Street versus the People” [Caraway re-election] 1932

 

Trist, “The Graveyard Candidate,” depicting T. F. Porter stealing the State Supreme Court nomination from John Overton (an unfinished Trist sketch of the head of a cartoon character appears in pencil on the verso)

 

n.d.

Trist, “The Great Fit Throwing Contest.  When the Name ‘Huey Long’ Is Pronounced, The Contestants Will At Once Begin to Throw Fits ... ,” depicting the New Orleans States Item and the Times Picayune newspapers, n.d. (2 copies)

 

Trist, “Some of Huey Long’s Work,” on Long’s free textbook program

 

Series III.  Stationery

 

Folder 12

1930

Louisiana Democratic Organization, “Governor Huey P. Long for the U.S. Senate”  1930

 

1932

“Headquarters, John H. Overton for the United States Senate, Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans” (2 copies)

 

Envelope, for John Overton Senate Campaign, with return address as “Overton Headquarters, Lake Charles, La.” 1932

 

1934

Stationery and envelope, for the Klorer Ticker 1934 (2 items)

 

Campaign envelope of Louisiana Democratic Association, on behalf of Higgins-Maloney-O’Conner ticket  1934

 

Stationery and envelope, Share Our Wealth letterhead of Gerald K. Smith  ca. 1934 (2 items)

 

Stationery, “The American Progress, New Orleans, La.” ca. 1934


n.d.

Envelope, “Huey P. Long, United States Senator, New Orleans, La.”

 

Series IV. Campaign Cards (copies included)

 

Folder 13

1928

“The People’s Candidate: Our Next Governor: Huey P. Long,” with likeness of Long and his platform listed on the verso.

 

“John S. Patton, Candidate for State Superintendent of Education,” with photo of Patton and his platform on verso.

 

1932

“John H. Overton for U.S. Senator” 1932

 

“Allen Ellender for U.S. Representative” 1932

 

“John B. Fournet for Lieutenant Governor,” featuring Fournet’s photograph and platform 1932

 

“J. S. Cave for State Treasurer ... ” featuring photograph of Cave and his platform 1932

 

“E. A. Conway for Secretary of State,” featuring Conway’s photograph and the “Complete the Work Ticket” 1932

 

1934

“Honesty and Efficiency in City Affairs; Get Going in New Orleans.  Vote the Klorer Ticket,” featuring likenesses of John Klorer, Alfred Danziger, John J. Vetter, George Frueling, and Z. D. Nichols  (List of members of the ticket on verso.)

 

“James P. O’Connor for Member, Louisiana Public Service Commission”  (Other members of the ticket listed on verso.)  September 1934

 

“Vote for Judge Archie T. Higgins for Justice of the Supreme Court”  (Other members of ticket listed on verso.)  September 1934

 

“John B. Fournet. . .Candidate for Supreme Court,” with “Record of John B. Fournet” on verso

 

n.d.

Cartoon of Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley, New Orleans, entitled “Head of the Ticket,” with caricature of Walmsley’s head captioned “Turkey Head” n.d.

 

 


Series V. Political Form Letters

 

Folder 14

1927

Huey P. Long to “Dear Friend”

 

Huey P. Long to “Dear Friend,” asking his supporters to distribute a circular endorsing Long and reminding them to write for more campaign materials ca. 1927

 

1928

John S. Patton, Candidate for Superintendent of Education to “Dear Mr. Commissioner,” asking the commissioner to post his campaign card at the polling place  January 6, 1928

 

1930

Huey P. Long to “Dear Friend,” asking supporters to hand out circulars and post up the enclosed map where it can be seen, reminding his supporters of his success in building gravel roads for farmers of Louisiana  April 3, 1930

 

Lester Hughes, attorney of Natchitoches, La., to “Dear Friend and Voter,” asking for their vote for District Attorney of Natchitoches and Red River Parishes  September 2, 1930

 

Huey Long asking friends to distribute two circulars in the campaign against Senator Ransdell, one linking Ransdell to “Republican negro boss” Walter Cohen and the other urging citizens to vote  September 3, 1930

 

Huey Long to “Dear Friend,” urging supporters to hand out circulars and promote Long’s good roads program during the campaign  ca. September 1930

 

Letter of Huey Long regarding Harvey Fields’ re-election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission October 8, 1930

 

Huey Long to “Dear Friend,” requesting that recipient put up circulars to get citizens to register to vote 1930

 

1931

Huey P. Long to voter, about cotton moratorium. (letter on cotton paper) September 7, 1931

 

Huey P. Long, Governor, to Rev. H. B. Hines thanking Hines for his letter of September 11th  November 2, 1931

 

1932

Huey Long to “Dear Friend,” about corporation taxes  June 17, 1932

 


Wade Martin, candidate for Public Service Commissioner, to “Dear Friend,” asking them to hand out these circulars to their neighbors  September 7, 1932

 

Huey Long to “Dear Friend,” asking them to distribute circulars and automobile stickers 1932.

 

1933

Huey Long to “My Dear Friend,” about Federal Bank Guarantee Deposit Law and State Banks (5 pages) June 29, 1933

 

Huey Long to “Dear Friend,” asking the recipient to enroll new subscribers to the American Progress newspaper  July 1, 1933

 

Huey Long to “Dear Friend, I am enclosing you some circulars to answer the last ten months of lies ... , ” reminding his supporters of his votes against “the powerful rich”

 

Huey Long to “My Dear Friend,” about a circular just issued by Long to the citizens of New Orleans  September 15, 1933

 

Huey Long to “My Dear Friend,” asking his supporters to deliver circulars about the new Long program for tax relief to be announced at the dedication of the new Red River Bridge at Shreveport  October 17, 1933

 

Folder 15

1934

John Klorer to “Dear Friend,” asking the people of New Orleans to vote the Klorer ticket in the New Orleans mayoral election of 1934  January 18, 1934

 

La. Democratic Association advocating the proposed legislation of the ballot in New Orleans “for the Relief of Homes and Taxpayers” September 5, 1934

 

Letter of Huey Long in support of State Supreme Court Justice Winston Overton for re-election  September 12, 1934

 

John B. Fournet to “Dear Friend,” about the handing out of circulars by his supporters  September 17, 1934

 

Huey Long to “My Dear Friend,” about distributing circulars and speaking announcements for the Fournet Campaign September 1934

 

State Supreme Court Justice Winston Overton to “My Dear Friend,” about distributing circulars for his re-election 1934

 

 


n.d

Huey Long, “Please Hand Out These Speaking Announcements Quick, as Time is Short”

 

Huey Long to “Dear Friend,” asking the recipient to hand out some “speaking announcement” posters

 

Huey Long to “Dear Friend,” asking recipients to read a document and hand out the balance to their neighbors

 

Series VI.  Posters

 

Oversize Folder E

1927

“Vote for James A Copellar, Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture ... ”

 

1930

“Vote a Straight Ticket: Governor Huey P. Long for U.S. Senate and Good Roads,” with photos of Huey Long, J. O. Fernandezz, Paul Maloney, Archie T. Higgins, and Clarence J. Dowling and the slogans, “The People Shall Rule” and “Opposed to Ring Bosses” 1930

 

1932

“G. L Portierie for Attorney General ... ”  1932

 

“Complete the Work for State Treasurer, J. S. Cave” 1932

 

“For Judge, Criminal District Court, (New Orleans) Clarence J. Dowling”  1932

 

“Complete the Work for Secretary of State: E. A. Conway”  1932

 

“Let’s End Hoover-Broussard Rule: John H. Overton for U.S. Senator”

 

“Complete the Work for Governor: O. K. Allen” 1932

 

“Faithful to the People for Lieutenant-Governor: John B. Fournet ... ,” emphasizing Fournet’s loyalty to the Long administration and his record of service”  1932

 

“Faithful to the People for Lieutenant-Governor: John B. Fournet ... “ 1932

 

1934

“John B. Fournet: Candidate for the Supreme Court: Justice Tempered With Mercy”  1934

“For Mayor: John Klorer,” featuring Klorer’s Campaign Photograph 1934

 

“For Mayor: John Klorer” 1934?


“Honesty and Efficiency in City Affairs; Get Going New Orleans: Vote the Klorer Ticket” 1934

 

n.d.

“This is Your Day.  Vote the Straight Ticket ... ” (amendments)

 

Series VII. Campaign Materials:  Stickers, Campaign Bills, Badges, Sample Ballots and Stickers

 

Folder 16

1927

Automobile Sticker, “Long our Next Governor”

 

1928

Automobile Sticker, “Huey P. Long for Governor: A Sure Winner”

 

1930

Automobile Sticker, “Huey P. Long for U.S. Senate and Good Roads”

 

Campaign strip badge, with Huey Long Photograph, “Huey P. Long for U.S. Senate and Good Roads,” with LONG spelling out the names of the members of the ticket (Long, Dowling, Fernandez, and Higgins)

 

Sample Ballot, “HUEY P. LONG for U.S. SENATE,” State Democratic Party, Parish of Orleans, ballot for Criminal District Court Judge  September 9, 1930

 

Sample Ballot, “HUEY P. LONG for U.S. Senate,” State Democratic Party, Parish of Orleans, ballot for U.S. Senator, Congressman (1st district), and Court of Appeals Judge September 9, 1930

 

Sample Ballot, “HUEY P. LONG for U.S. Senate,” State Democratic Party, Parish of Orleans, ballot for U.S. Senator, Congressman (2nd district), and Court of Appeals Judge September 9, 1930

 

1932

Automobile Sticker, “Gov. Long’s Plan, 1932 Louisiana Will Lead the World in Good Roads”

 

Stickers, “Gov. Long’s Plan, 1932 Louisiana Will Lead the World in Good Roads” (26 stickers)

 

Automobile Sticker, “Let’s End Hoover-Broussard Rule: John Overton for U.S. Senator” (2 copies)

 

Automobile Sticker, “Re-elect Senator Caraway”

 


Sample Ballot, “Ticket That Will Complete the Work of Gov. Huey P. Long, For Election Tuesday, January 13, 1932 ... ”

 

Sample Ballot, “Labor Endorses the Following Candidates ... John H. Overton ...  Wade O. Martin”

 

1934

Automobile Sticker, “Get Going New Orleans Vote the Klorer Ticket ... ”

 

Automobile Sticker, “John B. Fournet: The People’s Right to Select Their Officers is Sacred   Candidate for the Supreme Court”

 

Campaign Strip Badge, “CDA: Vote the Klorer Ticket”

 

Strip Badge, “Special Poll Police. Appointed by Board of Supervisors of Elections, Parish of Orleans”

 

Campaign Button, cardboard circle, 4" in diameter, “Higgins-Maloney-O’Connor,” issued by the La. Democratic Association

 

Sample Ballot, State Democratic Party, Parish of Orleans  September 11, 1934

 

Sample Ballot, State Democratic Party, Parish of Orleans, Ward 7  September 11, 1934

 

Sample Ballot, State Democratic Party, Parish of Orleans, Ward 8  September 11, 1934

 

Vote Tally Sheet (blank), used by the New Orleans Registrar of Voters in the 1934 mayoral election

 

List, subscription enrollment form for the American Progress, containing the slogan, “Let the Fur Fly, A weekly Newspaper Sponsored by Huey P. Long ... .”  ca. 1934 (2 copies)

 

Receipts, for the American Progress, newspaper yearly subscription (fifty cents) ca. 1934

 

Petition, “Give New Orleans a Chance, We Are For the Klorer Ticket”

 

Oversized Folder F

1934

Sample Ballot, “Change for the Better-VOTE THE KLORER TICKET-Marked for Your Convenience, Orleans Parish, 6th ward, January 23,1934  (2 copies)

 


Series VIII. Sheet Music

 

Folder 17

1935

“Every Man a King” 1935

 

“Follow Long!” 1935

 

“Two LSU Songs: Darling of LSU; Touchdown for LSU,” words and music by Huey P. Long and Castro Carazo, National Book Co., New Orleans.  Cover shows photographs of Long, Carazo, and the LSU Memorial Tower   1935

 

“Miss Vandy.  Dedicated to all the Co-eds of Vanderbilt University,” by Huey P. Long, National Book Co., New Orleans, 1935

 

Series IX. Typescripts

 

Folder 18

n.d.

“The Nigger In The Wood Pile, The Bug Under The Chip”

 

Oversize Folder G

1934

Typed chronology listing highlights of the New Orleans elections dispute between Huey Long and Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley.  September 13-19, 1934

 

Typescript by an unidentified author, “When Headlines Screamed: The Inside Story of the Louisiana Fracas,” including extensive quotations from Huey about his presidential campaign platform and achievements  (50 pp.)  ca. 1934

 

 

Series X. Miscellaneous

 

Folder 19

1928-1933

Letters to George Doyle from Franklin D. Roosevelt  

 

 

APPENDIX B-Ephemera        

 

Weiss Ephemera-Box 7

1938    Harbor of New Orleans

 

1949-1962  Guest Book from the Roosevelt Hotel-New Orleans (in vault)

 

1951    Plaque from Pan-American Regatta to Seymour Weiss

 

1962    4-Cent Louisiana Statehood Commemorative U.S. postage stamp: folder engraved   

“Seymour Weiss.”

 

1965    Seymour Weiss appointment book

 

1966    Seymour Weiss appointment book

 

1966    Seymour Weiss pocket appointment book

 

1967    Seymour Weiss pocket appointment book

 

1968    Seymour Weiss pocket appointment book

 

1969    Seymour Weiss pocket appointment book

 

1969    Registers from the funeral service of Seymour Weiss (2)

 

1969    The NBC Kickoff Football schedules: New Orleans Saints, Tulane Green Wave, and LSU Fighting Tigers

 

1970-1971       Elva Weiss’ Program from the Leukemia Society of America, Southern Louisiana Chapter

 

n.d.      Seymour Weiss memorandum books (2)

 

n.d.      Pen and pen holder from the New Orleans chapter of the American Red Cross

 

n.d.      Pendant from Victor H. Schiro-Mayor of New Orleans, LA

 

n.d.      Stamp block of the signature of Seymour Weiss

 


n.d.      Calling cards of Weiss and his colleagues (2 boxes)

 

n.d.      Deck of playing cards from the Blue Room, Roosevelt Hotel

 

n.d.      Business cards, “Board of Commerce and Industry: Seymour Weiss, Vice-Chairman

 

n.d.      Identification card holder with pen, engraved “Seymour Weiss”

 

n.d.      Identification card holder, engraved “Seymour Weiss”

 

n.d.      Wallet containing identification cards with the initials “S. W.” engraved on the corner

 

n.d.      Badge; “Seymour Weiss, Member, Board Commerce and Industry”

 

n.d.      Host Badge; Committee of 50 Seymour Weiss, President, New Orleans Roosevelt Corp.

 

n.d.      Folder inscribed “Seymour Weiss” from the Presidents’ Council of the American Institute of Management

 

n.d.      One Genuine Bogus Bill, Charlie McCarthy Mazuma

 

n.d.      Never Admit Defeat!  Just a few of the rough spots in the life of Abraham Lincoln

 

n.d.      Quotes from a speech of Huey Long with photo of him “Becoming Governor at 34 on May 21, 1928”

 

n.d.      Libbey Safedge deals “candidly” with some of its many friends

 

Doubloons

1967    Doubloon from the Knights of Babylon Mardi Gras Krewe “Behind the Golden Curtain”

 

1967    Doubloon from Mardi Gras 1967-Carnival Coins Collectors Club “ Le Petit Theater du Vieux Carre”

 

1967    Doubloon from Mardi Gras 1967-St. Bernard Sheriff’s Posse

 

1967    Doubloon from Mardi Gras 1967-Jesuit Blue Jays

 

1967    Doubloon of Archbishop Philip Hannan

 

n.d.      Doubloon Tycoon-Lazard Coins and stamps

 

 


Coins

1966    Cancer Research Commemorative Coin-Dr. Alton Ochsner-New Orleans

 

n.d.      National Trust for Historic Preservation-Drayton Hall

 

n.d.      John Fitzgerald Kennedy-35th president

 

n.d.      New Orleans 250th Anniversary Commemorative Coins: 6 sets: Sets 1, 2, 6, 12, 15, and unknown

 

Sound recordings-Box 8

n.d.      “Genie, the Magic Record.” Story with sound effects music: Peter Lind Hayes with James Carroll and his orchestra

 

n.d.      “The Little Tune that Ran Away” story and songs with sound effects and music: Peter Lind Hayes with James Carroll and his orchestra

 

n.d.      “El Mule Rachamim” Mercury Classics

 

4/14/48   Dedication of “International Suite” Part I and II

 

Huey Long Ephemera-Box9

n.d.     Plaque, Senator Huey P. Long

 

n.d.     U.S. Senate admittance cards stamped or signed Huey P. Long (7 items)

 

Unidentified

n.d.      Framed eagle badge

 

n.d.      Framed metal engraving of Madrid

 

Certificates

Oversize Folder H

1/29/38            From the Committee for the Celebration of the President’s Birthday-acknowledging Weiss as a member of the Hotel Council

 

1939                From New York World’s Fair appointing Weiss member of the National Advisory Committee for the state of Louisiana

 

3/15/44            U.S. Treasury-Award of Merit presented to Weiss for meritorious service

 

5/30/51            Citation to “A Hotel Man of Distinction” presented to Weiss at Southern Hotel Exposition


10/17/53          Louisiana Purchase Anniversary Celebration-recognizing Weiss for his support and assistance

 

1954                Certifies that Weiss was enrolled as a guardian of Israel

 

2/9/55              B’nai B’rith-certificate of appreciation to Weiss

 

5/5/56              Certificate of Appreciation to Weiss from Razorback Charter No. 20-Hotel Greeters of America

 

6/25/56            Razorback Charter No. 20 Hotel Greeters of America-recognizing Weiss as an honorary member

 

1956                United Fund for Greater New Orleans Area awards Weiss for efficient completion of assignments in 1956 campaign

 

6/15/57            From Le Grand Conseil L’Academie du Vin de Bordeaux

 

4/7/58              WTIX Public Service Award presented to Weiss

 

5/15/59            District Attorney-Parish of Orleans-appointed Weiss Honorary Aide to the D.A.

 

1959                New Orleans Chapter of Brandies University Women’s Committee-salutes Weiss as a member of the honor team

 

1/19/60            From state of Mississippi appointing Weiss Honorary Colonel, Governor’s staff

 

1/19/60            From state of Mississippi appointing Weiss Colonel and Aide-de-Camp, Governor’s staff 

 

3/15/60            Certificate of Merit presented to Weiss for outstanding service to the city of New Orleans

 

5/10/60            State of LA-appointing Weiss Colonel on the staff of Governor Jimmie Davis

 

10/23/61          Governor of the state of Oklahoma appointing Weiss Honorary Colonel on the Governor’s staff

 

10/14/62          Certificate of Appreciation presented to Weiss in recognition of distinguished service to LSU

 

12/13/63          State of Nevada-Washoe County-appointing Weiss as Honorary District Attorney

 


9/66                 American Institute of Management-elected member of president’s council

 

10/15/66          From Variety Club of New Orleans-proclaiming Weiss as a true friend and benefactor of variety

 

7/20/67            Victor H. Schiro, Mayor of New Orleans, reappointing Weiss as a member of the Board of Managers-Isaac Delgado College

 

9/67                 American Institute of Management-appointed fellow of president’s council

 

7/13/68            Leukemia Society of America awards citation of merit to Weiss

 

8/17/68            Information Council of the Americas-awarded to Weiss for support as an INCA sustainer

 

4/1/69              From State of Louisiana to Weiss, nominating him a member of the board of commerce and industry

 

5/5/69              From Louisiana Department of Education appointing Weiss a member of the advisory council for vocational education

 

10/23/69          “In Memoriam”-JFK Peace Forest in Israel-dedicated to Weiss

 

11/14/69          Adoption of Resolution of Regret on the untimely death of a director-presented to the family of Seymour Weiss

 

n.d.                  Certificate presented to Weiss from International Sportsmans Club-officers and advisory board

 

n.d.                  Certificate appointing Weiss Admiral of the Bayou Teche-from the Mayor of New Iberia

 

n.d.                  Certificate of appointment to Weiss to serve as Colonel of the Confederate Army Air Force

 

 

APPENDIX C

Seymour Weiss Photograph Inventory

 

 

Box 10

 

Sleeve 1:           n.d.                                      Huey Long, miscellaneous (15 items)

 

Sleeve 2:          September 10, 1936             Huey Long funeral  (3 items)

 

Sleeve 3:          n.d.                                      Huey Long-posed portrait  (16 items)

                           (multiple copies)                                           

 

Sleeve 4:          n.d.                                       Huey Long-posed portrait (18 items)

     (multiple copies)

 

Sleeve 5:          June 3, 1939                         Seymour Weiss, Harvey Couch, Governor Leche at  “Harvey Couch’s Couchwood Arkansas”  (4 items)

 

Sleeve 6:          n.d.                                      Governor Richard W. Leche, Seymour Weiss, and others (11 items)

 

Sleeve 7:          ca 1930's                              Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor Richard W. Leche, Seymour Weiss–Roosevelt’s WPA trip to Louisiana  (13 items)

 

Sleeve 8:          ca 1930, n.d.                        Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor Richard W. Leche,  Seymour Weiss, Roosevelt’s trip to Louisiana for WPA (11 items)

 

Sleeve 9:          September 22, 1963              John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson       (1 item)

 

Sleeve 10:        n.d.                                       Seymour Weiss and others on horseback-with “Vacqueros.”  Pleasure horse photos by Verkin Studios, Galveston, Texas  (4 items)

 

 

 


Box 11

 

Sleeve 1:          n.d.                                          Huey P. Long-posed portrait, with dedication to Seymour Weiss (1 item)

 

Sleeve 2:          n.d.                                          Huey P. Long-posed portrait with signature (1 item)

 

Sleeve 3:          n.d.                                          Huey P. Long-greeting ambassador                 (1 item)

 

Sleeve 4:          1935                                        Huey P. Long funeral-at state capitol (1 item)

 

Sleeve 5:          1936                                        Seymour Weiss posed portrait with dedication

                                                                                                                                              (1 item)

 

Sleeve 6:          n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss posed portrait            (1 item)

 

Sleeve 7:          n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss posed portraits          (4 items)

 

Sleeve 8:          1932, n.d.                                Signed portraits-to Seymour Weiss-Oscar K. Allen, Robert S. Maestri, John McKeithen                   (3 items)

 

Sleeve 9:          n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss in uniform                               (1 item)

 

Sleeve 10:        1927                                        Hotel News Convention, Shreveport

1930                                        Young Men’s Business Club

1938                                        Louisiana Congressional Delegation

1938                                        New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Dinner

n.d.                                          John Henderson portrait                                 (5 items)

 

Sleeve 11:        n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss-fishing trip with friends      (2 items)

 

Sleeve 12:        n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss and others-photographs, drawings

         (5 items)

 

Sleeve 13:        1931, n.d.                                Thoroughbred racing photo-20 mule train-signed “Wally” to Seymour Weiss                          (3 items)

 

Box 12

 

Sleeve 1:          1936-1937                               Seymour Weiss press photos-Roosevelt campaign, Governor Richard W. Leche, etc.    (11 items)


Sleeve 2:          1938-1950                               Seymour Weiss Press Photos-Louisiana politics-Governor Richard W. Leche                       (20 items)

 

Sleeve 3:          1951-1952                               Seymour Weiss-press photos-Louisiana politics-hotel business                                             (12 items)

 

Sleeve 4:          1953-1956                               Seymour Weiss press photos-Louisiana politics-hotel business                                  (15 items)

 

Sleeve 5:          1957-1959                               Seymour Weiss press photos-Louisiana politics-hotel business-Louisiana Hotel Association, New Orleans Hotel Association, American Hotel Association.                                                    (19 items)

 

Sleeve 6:          1960-1963                               Seymour Weiss press photos-Louisiana politics-hotel business                                              (22 items)

 

Sleeve 7:          1964-1965                               Seymour Weiss press photos-Roosevelt Hotel sale-Louisiana politics                            (23 items)

 

Sleeve 8:          1965-1967                               Seymour Weiss press photos-hotel business -New Orleans civic events                         (14 items)

 

Sleeve 9:          1968-1969, n.d.                       Seymour Weiss press photos-hotel business-Louisiana Commerce and Industry Board-New Orleans civic events                                           (15 items)

 

Box 13

 

Sleeve 1:          n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss family and friends                (16 items)

 

Sleeve 2:          1941,1950,1951, n.d.              Seymour Weiss family and friends                (14 items)

 

Sleeve 3:          1952, 1957, n.d.                      Seymour Weiss family and friends                (15 items)

 

Sleeve 4:          n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss family and friends                (10 items)

 

Sleeve 5:          n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss family and friends, photographic greeting cards, Christmas cards                  (12 items)

 

Sleeve 6:          n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss and family (some fragments)

(11 items)

 


Sleeve 7:          1945, n.d.                                Seymour Weiss family and friends, Seymour Weiss and brothers, Milton Bernard Weiss                   (13 items)

 

Sleeve 8:          n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss posed portraits (some duplicates)

(22  items)

 

Sleeve 9:          1932, n.d.                                Seymour Weiss posed portraits (some duplicates)

       (17 items)

 

Sleeve 10:        1968, n.d.                                Seymour Weiss-his office-miscellaneous associates

       (12 items)

 

Sleeve 11:        n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss-with advertisement for “Refreshing 60 second Treatment”                              (6 items)

 

Sleeve 12:        1959, 1968-1969, n.d.             Seymour Weiss’ awards-photo of portrait-photos of sculpture of Weiss (duplicates)             (13 items)

 

Sleeve 13:        n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss-posed portraits for New Orleans Hotel Association                                       (2 items)

 

Sleeve 14:        n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss-portrait (photomechanical prints)

(duplicate)                                         (8 items)

 

Box 14

 

Sleeve 1:          n.d, s.l                                      Seymour Weiss and others-candid               (13 items)

 

Sleeve 2:          n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-candid               

(color)                                               (4 items)

 

Sleeve 3:          n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-candid

(color)                                             (15 items)

 

Sleeve 4:          n.d., s.l                                     Seymour Weiss and others-candid        (6 items)

 

Sleeve 5:          n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-candid               (11 items)

 

Sleeve 6:          n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-candid                 (9 items)

 

Sleeve 7:          n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-candid               (10 items)

 

Sleeve 8:          n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss-posed group portraits        (5 items)


Sleeve 9:          n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-posed                  (8 items)

 

Sleeve 10:        n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-posed                (10 items)

 

Sleeve 11:        n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-posed                (10 items)

 

Sleeve 12:        n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-posed                (10 items)

 

Sleeve 13:        n.d., s.l.                                    Seymour Weiss and others-candid and posed (including the Pope) (color)                 (3 items)

 

Box 15

 

Sleeve 1:          April 11, 1957                          American Hotel Association-testimonial           dinner for Seymour Weiss                             (10 items)

 

Sleeve 2:          April 11, 1957                          American Hotel Association-testimonial            

dinner for Seymour Weiss                            (10 items)

 

Sleeve 3:          April 11, 1957                          American Hotel Association-testimonial            

dinner for Seymour Weiss                            (10 items)

 

Sleeve 4:          April 11, 1957                          American Hotel Association-testimonial

dinner for Seymour Weiss                            (10 items)

 

Sleeve 5:          April 11, 1957                          American Hotel Association-testimonial

dinner for Seymour Weiss                            (10 items)

 

Sleeve 6:          1957                                        American Hotel Association-testimonial

dinner for Seymour Weiss                              (9 items)

 

Sleeve 7:          April 11, 1957                          American Hotel Association-testimonial

dinner for Seymour Weiss with Jimmy

Durante                      (13 items, 2 pos. color transp.)

 

 

 

Sleeve 8:          1957                                        American Hotel Association-testimonial

dinner for Seymour Weiss-photos from

the Hotel Monthly                                         (5 items)

 

Sleeve 9:          1937, n.d.                                Weiss and Rulph Hitz-New York Hotel

                                                                         manager                                                     (18 items)


Sleeve 10:        n.d.                                          Roosevelt Hotel                                           (12 items)

 

Sleeve 11:        n.d.                                          Roosevelt Hotel-Seymour Weiss banquets,

events                                                       (13 items)

 

Sleeve 12:        1968                                        Seymour Weiss-dinner-New Orleans         (3 items)                                                                                                                            

Sleeve 13:        n.d.                                          Grunewald Hotel-New Orleans          (2 items)

 

Sleeve 14:        n.d.                                          Dinner parties, black tie events,

banquets                                                      (14 items)

 

Sleeve 15:        n.d., s.l                                     Seymour Weiss-dinner Parties         (15 items)

 

Sleeve 16:        n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss and associates-awards

and ceremonies                                (18 items)

 

Sleeve 17:        n.d.                                          Seymour Weiss and friends-railway

train, boat                                                      (9 items)

 

Box 16

 

Sleeve 1:          n.d.                                          Civil Engineering-photo of painting

of river in New Orleans Bridge, Baton

Rouge                                                           (5 items)

 

Sleeve 2:          1967, n.d.                                Seymour Weiss, awards ceremonies-New

Orleans-Seymour Weiss with Sugar Bowl Queen

New Orleans                                               (11 items)

 

Sleeve 3:          n.d.                                          Group portraits, candids, New Orleans,

Baton Rouge                                               (19 items)