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Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog, which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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  • Anderson, John Q., Papers, 1848-1993 (bulk 1953-1973). 7.5 linear ft., 5 v. Location: X:119-125, OS:A, P:17. John Q. Anderson was a professor of English and a writer of Southern history and folklore. This collections of files, correspondence, printed material, and photographs reflect Anderson's career, current events; and they provide research material for his publications, particularly "Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868" and "Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life of Henry Clay Lewis". For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2156, 2162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Education     African Americans     Women     Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family    
  • Aswell, James B. (James Benjamin), 1869-1931. Papers, 1892-1959 (bulk 1909-1931). 3 linear ft. (1,301 items; 18 ms. v.). Location: U:172-174, OS:A, G:1, 98:A, Vault:38. Educator, U.S. congressman. Materials pertain principally to Aswell's political career and Louisiana politics; World War I; and post-war European conditions. Included are diaries documenting Aswell's official missions to Europe and scrapbooks on his career as an educator. Diary #4 discusses the presence of Jews in Poland following WWI. Notable individuals mentioned include Huey Long, John M. Parker, Gaston Porterie, Herbert Hoover, and Al Smith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1408, 1426, 1468, 1483.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Jews     LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Bacon, Albert C. Reminiscences, 1916-1919. 1 item, 36 type written pages. Location: Misc.:B. U.S. Marine during WWI. Bacon writes of his participation in the fighting in the Belleau Woods and Chateau Thierry area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1625.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Badon, Robert, 1896-1998, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 1 sound cassette (1.25 hours), transcript ( 41 p.). Location: L:4700.00555. Robert Badon was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and educated in St. Martinville. He worked as a New Orleans public service employee, a county agent, and a school teacher. He was a veteran of World War I and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in agriculture in 1918. Badon discusses early life and education in St. Martinville, his experiences as a cadet at LSU, as a county agent, and as a teacher, coach, and principal. He tells of anthrax vaccinations, introduction of fertilizer in sugar cane farming, and the spead of information in rural areas. He also relates his four months of military duty during WWI and a visit by Theodore Roosevelt to Iberia Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.00555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Sugar    
  • Bagwell, Gary. Letters, 1952-1975 (bulk 1966). 0.3 linear ft. Locations: U:218, O:G. United States Navy sailor assigned to the transport ship, U.S.S. Caddo Parish during the Vietnam War. Letters reflect the personal experiences of Gary Bagwell, a U. S. sailor serving in Southeast Asia on the U.S.S. Caddo Parish during the Vietnam War. He details his personal activities, wartime events, military engagements, the actions of the Viet Cong, and the landscape, people and customs of Vietnam and Taiwan. Mss. 3279.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Blakeney, Thomas, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 3 sound cassettes (2 hours), transcript (70 p.). Location: L:4700.0181. Colonel in the United States Army and commandant of LSU ROTC cadet corps. Blakeney describes his personal and educational background, his early interest in the military, and his involvement in ROTC while a student at LSU. He recounts his military assignments in the United States, Europe during WWII, and Vietnam in the1960s. He relates his views on ROTC at LSU; the effects of Vietnam War protests on the program, and he offers recollections of Dean Arden French and Dean James Reddoch of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0181.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Blomquist, Annie Toland. Papers, 1943-1946, 1948, 1950-1951. 24 items. Location: C:82. Letters to members of the Blomquist family and to Bessie Toland of Jeanerette, Louisiana, from United States servicemen during World War II and the Korean War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2696.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Blomquist, Carl. Scrapbook, 1942-1945. 1 ms. vol. (including 205 items). Location: H:16. Resident of Jeanerette, Louisiana. Scrapbook prepared for a young boy, Carl Blomquist, by his mother, Anne Toland Blomquist, containing letters and related newspaper articles by Alex Melancon, World War II army private and author of the book Carl of which Carl Blomquist was the subject. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1609.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Bowers, Laura Boddie Jones, Papers, 1906-1990, undated (bulk: 1931-1955). 3.25 linear ft. Location: E:119-121. Librarian in Louisiana. Primarily correspondence documenting the family life, student life, and early career of Bowers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Natchitoches, La. Newspaper clippings, notes, post card collection, printed items, and a scrapbook are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3546.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     LSU     Long Family     Women    
  • Simeon A. "Alex" Box, 1920-1943. Scrapbook, 1942-1944 . 1 volume. Location: Y:83, OS:B. Box was born in Quitman, Mississippi, in 1920 and graduated from LSU in 1942, where he played both baseball and football. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, earning the Distinguished Service Cross shortly before his death in 1943. The scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings and letters written to Earle Hubert Wagley following Box's death. Mss. 4181.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Boyd, Thomas D., Jr., 1882-1964. Application, 1917. 11 items. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Tucson, Arizona, LSU alumnus, and sugar technologist in the Louisiana sugar industry. Application and letters of recommendation for a commission in the Quartermaster's Department, U.S. Army, from Thomas D. Boyd, Jr. during World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Breazeale, Nita Sims. Family Papers, 1811-1981 (bulk 1905-1943). 9.5 linear ft., 3 v. Location: 47:8-12, OS:B, N:9, 65:3, vault. Baton Rouge, La. resident. Papers relate to the Breazeale and Sims families of Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, and Natchitoches, La. They consists of correspondence, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and artifacts related to World War I and World War II, Bundles for Britain, Inc., genealogy, and state and local history. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2442.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     LSU     African Americans     French-language     German-language    
  • Bright, Jane C. Scrapbook, 1917-1956 (bulk 1918-1919). 31 items, 1 vol. Location: 38-73. Red Cross nurse during WWI and a native of Yazoo, Mississippi. Bright was attached to the New Orleans Chapter Base Hospital, Unit No.24, and stationed at Limoges, France. Scrapbook contains mementos of her service as a Red Cross Nurse with the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) in France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1810.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Women    
  • Brooks, Overton, 1897-1961. Papers, 1898-1970 (bulk 1936-1961). 23.5 linear ft. 36 vols. Location: 35:67-76, 31:81, 50:81 P:15, OS:B, vault:3, 21. Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, WWI veteran, attorney and U.S. congressman from Louisiana. Correspondence pertains largely to Brooks' congressional career, particularly his membership in the House Armed Services committee and the House Science and Aeronautics committee. Collection also contains photographs and diaries. Included in the correspondence are political and personal letters from Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson and items related to Brooks's own war service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2492, 2520.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics    
  • Brunswig, Lucien Napoleon, 1854-1943, Journal. 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: W:46. Druggist, founder of Bergen Brunswig Corporation, Journal contains short essays written during a tour of France; each location after WWI. He describes damages suffered during the war and postwar reconstruction and rehabilitation. He writes character sketches of French leaders; discusses American-European political, economic, and human interest issues; and expresses his anti-German sentiment. Also included is a printed pamphlet, "75th Anniversary, Brunswig Drug Company, 1962 Annual Report." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Buck-Ellis Family Papers, 1812, 1826-2000. 14 linear ft and 27 volumes. Location: 16:1-14, OS:B, J:27, Vault 1. Family of educators, lawyers, and public officials. Of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Ellis family papers (1812, 1826-1987) are comprised almost entirely of personal correspondence relating to daily activities, politics, health, religion, employment, military service, education and travel of five generations. Other material includes financial papers, legal documents, speeches and lectures related to the study of law, printed items, account books, diaries, inventories, family scrapbook and minute books of United Daughters of the Confederacy, Blue Cross Chapter. The Carroll and Martina Ellis Buck papers (1922-2000) consist primarily of personal correspondence from family and friends, but include some professional correspondence, primarily from his legal and public career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4820.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Buhler, John Christian, 1789-1866. Family Papers, 1805-1952 (bulk 1824-1931). 437 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: C:49, OS:B. Planter of Winters Plantation in Buhler's Plains near Baton Rouge. Collection includes family correspondence, chiefly of John Christian Buhler, John Robert Buhler, Mary Edith Buhler, Hester S. Simmons, and Jane (Jennie) Gillespie Buhler. Letters concern politics, notable persons, and social and economic conditions. Financial documents include a copy of an act of sale (1852) of a parcel of land by John Buhler and his wife to the town of Baton Rouge, now the site of Magnolia Cemetery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1192, 1210, 1238, 1311.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Butler, Edward. Family Papers, 1809-1950 (bulk 1904-1945). 10 linear ft. Location: U:282-290, M:19, OS:B. Cotton planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Correspondence, personal papers, business records, printed material, and photographs reflect the personal activities and plantation operations of the Butler and related Mathews families, with a focus on Edward Butler and his immediate family. Noteworthy are two letters discussing a sick slave (Dec. 29, 1817) and runaway slaves (Aug. 15, 1835). Letters also discuss student life, World War II experiences, and yellow fever in New Orleans (Aug.-Oct. 1837). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Education     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Bynum Family. Papers, 1814-1969 (bulk: 1913-1969). 1 linear foot, 26 v. Location: E:103-105, OS:B. Residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers contain correspondence, writings, diaries, financial records, and printed material, relating to family matters, social activities, World Wars I and II, Louisiana State University student life, and local and state government. There is also a scrapbook of the Female Orphan Association of Baton Rouge (1848-1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3104, 3174.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     LSU     Women    
  • Cadwallader, Richard C. Collection, 1941-1945. 5 looseleaf binders, 6 printed vols. Location: 7:57-58. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, attorney. Printed materials pertaining to military administration during World War II including procedure regulations, technical manuals, book files, and handbooks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Chicago Herald and Examiner. Newspaper collection, 1918 November 12. 1 item. Location: 99. World War I victory edition of the Chicago Herald and Examiner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Christian, George, Oral History Interview. 1 transcription. Press Secretary. Taped telephone interview of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The discussion centered on LBJ's attitude towards television and television's impact on public opinion, particularly with respect to evaluation of the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3385.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Coats, Lewis M. Correspondence, 1941-1943. .3 linear ft. Location: 92:71. Military hospital orderly at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Letters reflect wartime experiences as a hospital orderly, the morale of fellow soldiers, and the effect of the war upon such communities as Lake Charles. Correspondence also describes impressions of New Orleans and Houston, and provides details of his plans to elope with Mildred Bell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Cockfield E.J. and Family Papers, 1854-1930 (bulk 1875-1890). 1.3 linear feet, 15 manuscript volumes. Location: A:65-66, P:19, OS:C. Planter and businessman of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Family papers spanning three generations include local Natchitoches news; correspondence and descriptions of the Cockfield family in Williamsburg County, South Carolina; and letters from a son in France during World War I. Included are items related to local public schools, including programs for musicals and plays at Louisiana State Normal College (now Northwestern State University). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 989.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Common Cause Louisiana Records, 1972-1991 (bulk: 1980-1990). 24.0 linear ft. Location: 110:21-111:6. Consists of administrative and subject files for local and regional branches of a national citizen advocacy organization. Includes correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed materials, ephemera, and other records documenting group structure and activities. Records address political issues such as campaign finance reform, civil rights, nuclear disarmament, fair elections, wasteful government spending, and official corruption. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 4469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Conservation of Cultural Resources. Louisiana committee minutes, 1942 January 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. Minutes presenting the importance of creating the Louisiana Committee to act with the national organization during World War II emergency. Persons in charge of cultural and official depositories of records in New Orleans and Baton Rouge are named. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1830.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Crosby, Dixie Hammond. Family Papers, 1890-1992 (bulk: 1937-1965). 159 items, 3 v. Location: 34:, OS:C. Family papers of Mack Gerald Crosby, Dixie Lillie Myrtle Hammond Crosby, and their daughter Dixie Lee "Dee" Crosby Brown. Mack Crosby and Dixie Hammond were both from Baton Rouge, La. and attended Louisiana State University in the 1930?s. Mack Crosby served in the United States Air Force for over thirty years. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and, newspaper clippings relating to family affairs, work, and military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     LSU     Women    
  • Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. Papers, 1917-1936. 4 items. Location: Misc:D. A U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ambassador to Mexico, and editor of the Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper, News and Observer. Letters describe construction at the Boston Navy Yard, the American economy during WWI, Woodrow Wilson's role at the Versailles Peace Conference, Roosevelt's Agricultural Adjustment Act and its effects on farm prices and the rural economy. An excerpt of a speech by Daniels discusses the service of women during WWI. Letter relating advantages of Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Shipping Board to the conduct of the War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2389.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women    
  • Devall-Hyams Family Papers and Photographs, 1824-1977 (bulk 1906-1913, 1918). 1.5 linear ft., 1 v. Location: T:31-32, J:20. Louisiana sugar planters. Collection consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, genealogies, and family photographs. Papers reflect family matters, personal activities, financial affairs, land transactions, and to a lesser extent the sugarcane crop at Orange Grove Plantation. Letters of Lillie Dickinson, Susie Devall comprise a large portion of the correspondence (1904-1913). Letters by Benjamin Devall concern military life in Georgia during World War II (1918). Photographs include an unidentified African American sugarhouse worker (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     Women    
  • Dixon, William Windom, 1891-1962. Papers, 1914-1962. 1 linear ft. Location: 50:20. Born in Geismar, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Dixon graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture from LSU in 1915. He enjoyed an illustrious career in the U.S. Army, serving in both World Wars and as a commander in the Battle of the Bulge. The materials document Dixon's military career and family life through photographs, newspaper clippings, military orders, and medals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4722.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Douglas, Judith Hyams, 1875-1955. Papers, 1897-1955. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     Women     Jews    
  • Ellis, John Hamilton, 1894-1971. John Hamilton and Harriet Boyd Ellis Papers, 1895, 1899, 1919-1971, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ellzey, Cecil C., 1919 or 20-1999. Papers, 1944, 1983-1989. 5 items. Location: Misc. Colonel Cecil C. Ellzey, a native of Tylertown, Miss., and resident of Franklinton, La., served as an aerial reconnaissance pilot for the Eighth Infantry Division's artillery in Europe during World War II. These papers primarily concern Ellzey's encounter with Soviet soldiers in 1945. Some items in French and Russian. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Florance, Ernest T., (Ernest Tours) 1854-1918. Ernest T. Florance papers, 1916-1917. 8 letters. 1 photograph. Location: MISC:F. Ernest Tours Florance (1854-1918) was born in Pass Christian, Mississippi to Benjamin and Rebecca Florance. Florance was educated at Northwick College in London, and Lusher's Academy in New Orleans. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced law in New Orleans. He was president of the Commercial Law League of America. Florance also served as director of public schools in New Orleans from 1892 to 1898. The Ernest T. Florance Papers contain eight letters from Florance to Mrs. Norman Towne of Evanston, Illinois and one photograph of Florance. Topics discussed in the letters include World War I, New Orleans, Russia, travel, musical performances in New Orleans, art, classic books in Latin, and the Louisiana draft board. Mss. 5110.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fontane, Doralice, 1905-1981. Papers, approximately 1910-1980, (bulk 1947-1978). 1 linear ft. Location: OS:F, VAULT:1, Z:22. Doralice Fontane was a composer, and voice, piano, and organ teacher who composed several songs, notably "Give Me Louisiana," and "Let's March Together (People of the World)." The collection consists primarily of letters from Ms. Fontane promoting her music, acknowledgments from various individuals who were given complimentary copies of her song, and sheet music. Mss. 3622.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Fontenot, Ozeme, 1846-1928. Family Papers, 1834-1949. 1148 items; 49 ms. Vols.; 5 printed vols. Location: UU:190-194; O:21;0S:F. Planter of Grand Prairie, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation, business records, correspondence of Ozeme Fontenot and family. Some relate to the marriage and divorce of daughter Alma Parker, and to her hospitalization in New Orleans. Papers also deal with United Confederate Veterans activities. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Fox, Frank Cleveland, 1892-1982. Scrapbook, 1917-1980. 1 v., 20 items. Location: Mf. Frank Cleveland Fox of Rosedale, La., was drafted into the U.S. Army in September 1917 and trained with the 114th Field Signal Battalion at Camp Beauregard, La. The scrapbook contains personal letters, photographs, and military forms and records documenting Fox's service in the U.S. Army during World War I. It also contains membership cards for several organizations to which he belonged later in life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3473.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Fraude, Wolfgang. Elegy, circa 1943. 1 item. Location: Misc. German soldier killed during the battle on the beachhead of Salerno, Italy, in September 1943. Typed manuscript signed with initials found by an American soldier. An original composition, in poetic prose, it deals with an episode which tests and reaffirms the comradeship between three soldiers. In German with English translation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3634.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     German-language    
  • Freemasons. Feliciana Lodge No. 31 (St. Francisville, La.). Records, 1840-1966 9 linear feet, 31 ms. volumes. Location: W:98-105, OS:F, J:29-31. Feliciana Lodge No. 31 (St. Francisville, La.) was originally organized and chartered under the authority of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in 1817 as Feliciana Lodge No. 46 and was the first English speaking lodge in the state outside of New Orleans. Records document the activities of the lodge through correspondence, membership files, financial documents, and printed items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4777For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Gamble, Harry Pollard, Sr. Papers, 1875-1987, undated (bulk 1954-1972). 2.5 linear feet. Location: Range 40. Public affairs and personal correspondence, printed items, and written materials of Harry Pollard Gamble of New Orleans, La, political figure, secretary of the Louisiana Conservation Commission, and founder of the American Society for the Preservation of State Government and Racial Integrity (ASPSGRI). Materials primarily relate to conservation of natural resources, ASPSGRI, and his efforts in the fight to uphold segregation in Louisiana. Personal papers present are his completed and partial works of history and historical fiction (especially related to the Cane River area), family and business correspondence, including his son's World War II letters, and materials related to Gamble's football career at LSU. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 4054For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     Politics     African Americans    
  • Gautier, James Donavan, Jr. Correspondence, 1937, 1941-1945. 68 items. Location: T:19. Corporal in the United States Air Corps in World War II. Correspondence from his parents and the War Department relating to his internment as a prisoner of War by the Japanese Government in a military prison in the Philippine Islands; and a letter (1937) from Gautier when a student at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Gay, Edward J., III, 1878-1952. Congressional File, 1888-1921. 18 linear ft. Location: Y:63-80, OS:G. Comprised of official congressional files that document the political career of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. Files consist of correspondence, legal documents, and printed material pertaining to political campaigns, state and national elections, political patronage, legislative bills, Dept. of Agriculture, construction of levees by the Mississippi River Commission, and the participation in elections and political support of African-Americans. Legislative correspondence discusses pending bills concerning pensions, tariffs, health of rural populations, the creation of the Department of Education, and the transportation, storage and marketing of livestock. Files also contain selected subject materials relative to the American Legion bonus (1920), cotton, sugar, League of Nations (1919-1920), the United States Post Office, railroads, women's suffrage, and U. S. military academies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Sugar     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Gianelloni, Vivian Joseph, 1892-1957. Papers, 1916-1918. 175 items, and 36 vols. Location: 79:55-56, OMC-3, 98. LSU alumnus, sugar technologist. Served as a lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces, WWI. Papers relate to military training and chiefly consist of course material, class papers, lecture notes, outlines of study, examinations, and text books. The collection includes a manuscript "Officer's Register" volume, photographs of a United States Army parade, detailed maps of France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1939.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gibson, George T. Letters, 1917. 45 items. Location: B:13. Family letters from an American lieutenant in Liverpool, England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2451.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hall, Stirling Poupard, 1896-1966. Letters, 1887-1966. 49 items, 0.25 lin. ft. Location: T: 99. Resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers include letters written during his military service in World War One, photographs of family members and of Hall and fellow soldiers in France during World War One. Other items include baptism certificates, a marriage certificate, and funeral notices. Mss. 5008.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Hamilton-Barrow Family Papers, 1781-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location UU:253. Financial papers, legal documents, and correspondence of Bennett I. (James) Barrow, a plantation owner in West Feliciana Parish, and his descendents. Documents concern land claims and disputes in West Feliciana Parish, while personal correspondence pertains to family history, and includes letters during both the Civil War and World War II. Also included are original land claims signed by Governors Miró and Carondelet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4458.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Harding Field Heroes File. 1941 - 1945. 7.5 linear feet. Location: 78:49-51, OS:H, Room 304. Harding Field was a United States Army Air Corps base located nine miles north of Baton Rouge, La., that operated between 1941 and 1945. From February 1944 to March 1945, Colonel W.G. Schauffler Jr. (1891-1951) was the commanding officer at Harding Field. In June 1944, Col. Schauffler was informed that his only son had been killed in action over the Pacific theater which led directly to the development of the Harding Field Heroes File. The collection includes letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings solicited by Col. Schauffler and sent by next of kin of pilots who graduated from Harding Field. The collection also contains newspaper clippings about the air base which range from the establishment of the base in 1941 to its decommissioning in 1945. It contains 51 photographs of groups of pilots, individual portraits, and pinning ceremonies. It also contains a casualty list and a painting with the "72 Fighter Wing" emblem. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Hatcher, William B., Papers, 1904-1947 (bulk 1941-1946). 1.5 linear ft. Location: 11:13-14, OS:H. LSU President (1944-1947), History Department faculty member, and long-time Superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Consists of correspondence, photographs, and other personal and administrative records from Hatcher's career as an educator, administrator, and community fixture. Notable correspondents include Jimmie H. Davis and G.B. Erskine. For additional information, see online catalog, Mss. 4242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Head, William Hughes, 1821-1886. Family Papers, 1838-1947 (bulk 1845-1930). 7 linear ft. Location: 34:123-130, OS:H. Baptist minister, druggist. Family papers include correspondence, sermons, and writings, and other family letters and legal documents related to the drugstore business. Correspondence reflects student life before and after WWI. Correspondence, photographs and printed items reflect the military service of William Hughes Head, Jr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Medicine     Religion    
  • Heberle, Rudolf, 1896-1991. Papers, 1918-1991 (bulk 1936-1980). 9.5 linear feet. Location: 78:93-98, OS:H. Native of Germany and Boyd Professor of Sociology at LSU. Personal papers consist primarily of correspondence (some in German) relating to his need to leave Germany and obtain a position in the U.S. Professional papers include correspondence with sociologists and colleagues world-wide, research on displaced persons in Mississippi and Louisiana, social problems in Germany, German immigration, and World War II, as well as his comments on Naziism. Also included are notes, lectures, published and unpublished writings, and research files. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1921, 2254, 2345.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     Jews     German-language    
  • Historical Society of East and West Baton Rouge Parish. Papers, 1776-1919 (bulk 1915-1919). 451 items. Location: UU:127, OS:H, 98. Records consist of administrative files (1915-1919), clippings related to WWI and the Baton Rouge Municipal Centenary, and the papers of Philemon Thomas and Colonel George Morgan. Papers of Philemon Thomas concern the construction of a memorial tablet. Papers of Col. Morgan [photocopies] include his commission as Agent of Indian affairs (Apr 10, 1776), letter from the Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson commenting on Colonel Morgan's loyalty in the Burr Conspiracy (1822). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 131, 893, 1227.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Hoguet, Major Alexandre. Oral history interview, 1908-1957. 1 sound cassette, (1 hour), transcript (47 pages). Location: L:4700.0040. Louisiana native, resident of Baton Rouge, and LSU Professor of French. Discussion of campus life during WWI. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0040.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hudson, Frederick Gray. Collection, 1890-1957. 154 items, 1 vol. Location: W:36, J: 24. Attorney of Monroe, Louisiana. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and related magazine articles concerning the League of Nations and the aftermath of WWI. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1796, 2953.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hull, Montfort. Letters. 1916-1933 (bulk 1916-1918). .6 linear ft. Location: T:95. Horticulturist for U. S. Dept. of Agriculture. In letters to Lee Odom, Hull relates his experiences and observations while traveling throughout south Louisiana. He comments on sawmill towns, oil fields, damage from hurricanes in New Orleans and Johnson’s Bayou, La. He discusses the draft and reports on the construction at Camp Beauregard. He also tells of growing up in Coushatta, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5042.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Janvier, Charles. Notebook. Circa 1917-1918. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Resident of New Orleans. Notebook containing copies of speeches given at religious, charitable, educational, and patriotic meetings. Included are copies of poems, quotations, and articles from published sources. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1253.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Plantations     Religion     Women     French-language    
  • Jules A. Dornier and Family Papers, 1917-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location: 50:15. Farm and sugar planting family near Convent, Saint James Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence and ephemeral related to the family's farm business including World War II prisoner of war labor contracts. The collection also contains letters from former POW laborers and records showing Lillian Dornier's involvement in the Cooperative for American Remittance to Europe (CARE, Inc.) program.. Mss. 3468.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     Religion     German-language    
  • Kidd, W. P. (William P.), 1894-1947. Papers, 1872-1942 (bulk 1916-1923). 53 items, 9 vols. Location: UU:126, OS:K, 99:K. Native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Served in the 42nd Division, A.E.F. during WWI; he later served on the Mexican border. Papers relate to Kidd's military experiences in Europe during WWI. They contain photographs, printed material, and maps. Maps show British, French, Italian and American font lines. Newspaper clippings describe draft lists for Baton Rouge and victory parades for returning soldiers. Other items include Gen. Pershing's farewell to the 'Rainbow Unit;' histories of Camp Nicholls, the 1st Louisiana Infantry, the 39th Infantry Division, U. S. A., and a WWII Army Emergency Relief Fund benefit program. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1844.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Selected Papers, 1864, 1883-1933, undated. 942 items. Location: UU:23, Mss.Mf:K, Vault:11. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life, and some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Correspondence pertains to her literary career. Paper also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the federal occupation of New Orleans. Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora Gorencees discuss WWI. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women     French-language    
  • Knox, J. P., d. 1893. Family Papers, 1851-1921. 2 linear ft., 9 vols. Location: E:25-26, vault:1. Cotton planters of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and proprietors of Clinton Brick and Tile Company and the East Louisiana Land Investment Company. Letters (1861-1863) from Granville L. Alspaugh to his mother describe his service in the Confederate Army at Vicksburg. Papers (1851-1893) also reflect social, personal, and business matters, including the sale of cotton through factors in New Orleans. Letters of Robert Granville Knox (1890-1899) describe student life at Louisiana State University, his partnership in a drugstore in Hammond, La., and his participation in the Spanish American War, with Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Later correspondence (1900-1921) include letters written to Miss Elise Walker by soldiers during World War I. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 715.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Lambert, John W. (John Walter), 1861-1932. Papers, 1872-1932 (bulk 1900-1931). 872 items, 59 vols. Location: U:196-197, G:15, OS:L. Physician, mayor of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, druggist, general merchan, and director of Amite Bank and Trust Co. Business papers, correspondence, and financial documents related to Lambert's professional activities as a doctor and druggist. Papers also include printed items related to Tulane University Medical School, and Volunteer Midical Service Corps. Membership certificate (1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 829, 1556.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Medicine    
  • Laycock, John T. Family Papers, 1840-1953. 78 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:149, O:3. Baton Rouge lawyer, banker, and writer. Papers contain law notes and a transcript of 'Fragments from a Collection of Letters and Notes of Nina Harper of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861-1862,' that describes civilian life during the Civil War. A manuscript fragment of 'Legs joins the cavalry;' and some miscellaneous notes pertaining to Baton Rouge. Also included are broadsides advertising the Baton Rouge Female Institute, and announcing a Grand Fete for the Red Cross Society (1918), and a photograph of John McCarthney Taylor. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3194.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Women    
  • Lazaro, Ladislas. Papers, 1894-1928. 6,235 items, 43 vols. Location: C:37-43, P:4, Z:16. Louisiana physician, state senator, U.S. congressman, and planter. Papers contain correspondence, clippings, speeches, government publications, and memorandum books recording Lazaro's service as a U.S. Representative. Political papers reflect his interest in agriculture and the tariff question, state and local politics, and related national matters. Daybooks and ledgers document his medical practice in Grand Prairie (1894-1913). Some bound volumes include material about World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1113, 1149.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Jews    
  • Leary, Richard K. Correspondence, 1942-1944 (bulk 1943). 1.3 linear ft. Location: UU:245-246. World War II U.S. Army soldier serving in the 327th Military Police Escort Guard at Camp Livingston, a prisoner of war camp in Louisiana. Letters to Richard Leary is from his wife, friends and relatives discuss news from home, local events, and the effect of the war upon the town of Laconia, Louisiana. Leary's letters discuss his military duties, recreational activities, and prisoners interned at Camp Livingston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4687.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Lewis, Anna E. Papers, 1896-1926. 27 items. Location: UU:109. Correspondence, family photographs, and related items of Mrs.Anna Lewis, resident of Baton Rouge, La. Papers include letters describing activities of soldiers stationed at Panama Park, Fla. during the Spanish American War (1898) and the flu epidemic at Camp Meade, Maryland, during World War I (1918); a photograph of the K.O.P. Grand Lodge (Knights of Phythias) members and their families in front of the Standard Oil office building in Baton Rouge. Photograph also shows the LSU cadet band. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1080.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Medicine     Women    
  • Lobdell, Warren Russell, 1920-1944. Papers, 1940-1944. 0.3 linear ft. Location: E:44. Native of Baton Rouge and a United States Air Force pilot stationed in England (1944). Correspondence, printed items, and photographs document the life, Air Force training, and combat experience of Lobdell. Letters by Russell and his parents concern his training and combat experience and his death during a mission in Northern France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4532.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, U.S. Selective Service registration card. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • Longcope, Janet Percy Dana. Papers, 1911-1917. 31 items. Location: W:52. Red Cross Nurse during WWI. Letters (1911-1917) were written by poet and author, William Alexander Percy to his cousin, Janet Percy Dana Longcope, of New York. Letters concern Percy's travels, his writings (particularly his poetry), Janet's nursing service in France during World War I, Percy's interest in military service, and American involvement in the war, and personal matters.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3511.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Louisiana State Nurses' Association. Records, 1904-1970. 4,984 items, 17 linear ft. Location: 95:1-16. Correspondence, scrapbooks, reports, minutes, clippings, and other records pertaining to the Louisiana State Nurses Association, its committees and sections, and its relations with the American Nurses Association. Scrapbook 22 (1904-1925) records participation and activities of nurses in World War I. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1545, 1893, 2573, 2631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • Louisiana State University. Collection, Reveille Memorial Edition Papers, 1918-1919. Location: D:82. Includes copy of 'Memorial Edition' of The Reveille containing a list of LSU alumni and students in the service and histories of those who died in World War I, as well as information compiled for the issue such as lists by parish of students who served, photographs, and letters from parents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Louisiana State University. Collection, 1914-1918. Location: D:89. British, Canadian, French and Welsh posters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louque, Charles. Papers, 1838-1909. 518 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:112. Native of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, prominent New Orleans attorney, and Louisiana state senator. Papers document his legal activities and participation in the economic development of New Orleans. The collection includes postcard views of LSU and Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1473.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Politics    
  • Magruder, Benjamin Scott Collection, Hilda Moss Papers, 1921-1972 (1926-1940). 2.5 linear ft. Location: 109:24, OS:M. Baton Rouge, La., social worker. Papers relate to the administration of public relief aid in Louisiana under the direction of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration during the 1930s. Printed material and scrapbooks also report on WPA work programs, World War II, and the LSU Board; and they reflect the Louisiana political environment, particularly during the Huey P. Long era. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Mann, Lawrence. Papers, 1862-2013 (bulk 1890-1930, 1946, 1952). Mss. 5161. 1 linear ft. Location: U:309-310, OS:M, Vault. LSU alumnus and retired member of the LSU engineering faculty. Collection is comprised of correspondence related to the relationship of Lawrence Mann, Jr. and Suzanne Alcus before their marriage, and genealogical material and family photographs of their families. Correspondence and photographs of 1945 and 1946 relate to Mann’s military service during World War II. Mss. 5161.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Jews     LSU     Women    
  • Marchand, Sidney A. (Sidney Albert), b. 1887. Papers, 1866-1970 (bulk 1890-1966). 2.5 linear ft. Locations: OS:M; UU:19-20. Sidney Albert Marchand served as a Louisiana State Representative from 1929 to 1932 and Mayor of Donaldsonville from 1929 to1933. The collection is comprised of Sidney Albert Marchand's correspondence, financial papers, legal and political documents, and printed materials that reflect his professional career. The manuscript writings reflect Marchand's interests as a local historian and author in Ascension Parish. Mss. 3214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     Religion    
  • Miller, Charles W. Letters, 1941-1942. 1 linear foot. Location: 7:64. Letters, postcards, and miscellaneous printed items sent from Charles W. Miller, a private in the U.S. Army stationed at Camp Claiborne in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, during World War II, to his fiancée and later wife Dorothy Northrup in Rochester, N.Y. Most of the materials pertain to the betrothal, marriage, and long distance relationship sustained by Miller and Northrup during this time. Many letters describe life on a U.S. Army post and in upstate New York during the early years of World War II. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4632.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Miller, Robert Davies, 1848-1927. Family papers, 1853-1938, 1984. 2 microfilm reels, 5 photographic prints, 1 typescript. Location: Mf., Misc. Robert Davies Miller was a physician in Clinton, Miss. The papers consist primarily of microfilm copies of 110 family letters, postcards, receipts, obituaries, and other documents, as well as two autograph albums, created between 1853 and 1938. Not microfilmed are a typescript of "Robert Davies Miller: A Biography" (1984) by M. Stone Miller Jr., and photographic prints of the Miller family. Mss. 3432, 3642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Women    
  • Millikin Mercantile Company. Invoice book, 1916-1918. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:4. General store of Millikin, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, operated by J. S. Millikin. Invoice book of the Millikin Mercantile Company. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1341.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Moody, V. Alton, 1888-. Papers, 1919-1937 This collection relates to research on international agrarian reform after World War I. A limited amount of research on domestic agrarian reform is included. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4570.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Moyse-Gottlieb-Sommer Family Papers, 1886-1986 (bulk 1910-1960). 3 linear ft., 2 v. Location: U:317, OS:M, M:19. Members of the Moyse, Gottlieb, and Sommer families were predominantly merchants, businessmen, and bankers in Louisiana, primarily Baton Rouge. Correspondence, financial documents, photographs, printed items, scrapbooks, and writings reflect the personal and professional lives of a Jewish family from the 1880s to the 1980s. Central topics include Hermann Moyse Sr.'s involvement in the First World War and his employment at City National Bank, the educational activities of Ray and Lydie Sommer, and the family's association with Temple B'nai Israel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     LSU     Religion     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Nichols, Irby C. Family Papers, 1862-1972. 15 linear ft. Location: 45:15-20, 44:26-27. LSU professor of mathematics. His wife, Pauline Wright Nichols, studied art and design at Newcomb School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. After they married she continued her design work. Correspondence, printed items, financial papers, legal documents, memoirs, journals, pedagogical materials, and photographs document the professional, business, and personal lives of the Nichols family, primarily Irby C. and Pauline Nichols. Sketches and other graphic materials reflect the artistic career of Pauline Nichols. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     African Americans     Women    
  • Odom Family Papers, 1860-1980. 0.4 linear feet. Location: 1:69. Personal, financial, and legal papers of the Odom family. Primary correspondents include Thomas Jefferson Odom, Harold Odom, and John S. Odom. Thomas J. Odom served in the Confederate Army as a member of the 33rd Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers. Harold Odom served with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II. John S. Odom enlisted with the Army Air Corps and served in Western Europe. Mss. 4256.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Oge, John M. Papers, 1836-1937. .5 linear ft. Location: W:53-54, OS:O. Prominent resident, politician, and planter of Grand Coteau, Louisiana. His political offices included mayor of Grand Coteau, deputy sheriff of St. Landry Parish, and representative in the Louisiana State Legislature. Financial papers relate to the production of agricultural products. Early business correspondence discusses cotton and a property dispute. Personal correspondence from Oge's sons discusses employment, the military, and WWI. Political correspondence reflects the political atmosphere in Louisiana during the early 20th century with letters from the Louisiana governor's office, Huey P. Long, and political allies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4207.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Plantations     Politics    
  • Orpen, William, Drawings. 2 items. Pen and ink portrati drawings of Woodrow Wilson from 1919 Paris Peach Conference. Drawings contain notes and signature from the artist. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 5013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Politics    
  • Pelayo, Mrs. Sidney M. Newspaper clipping collection, 1903-1965, undated 47 items. Location: Nsp., 99:. Newspaper clippings pertaining to Baton Rouge, the 1927 Mississippi River flood, LSU, people and places of historical interest in Louisiana, the United Confederate Veterans, the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and World War II. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Politics    
  • Percy, Leroy. Family papers, 1894-1930. 5,509 items, 3 ms. Vols. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Lawyer, plantation owner, and U.S. senator of Greenville, Mississippi. Papers reflecting Percy's wide interests and including topics such as administration of large scale cotton farming and factoring; employment of immigrant labor, mainly Italians; railroad and levee policies; state politics; and his world-wide travels. Also covered is Percy's relationship to family, friends, and adversaries. Of special interest is a collection of correspondence on his outspoken stand against the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     Jews    
  • Percy, William Alexander, 1885-1942. Papers, 1911-1917. 2831 items, 13 vols. Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Author and poet of Greenville, Mississippi. Literary, legal, and personal correspondence and writings of William Alexander Percy deal with Harvard Law School, his military service in World War I, his law partnership with his father in Greenville, and his literary works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Pershing, John J., 1860-1948. Scrapbook, 1931. 1 vol. Location: M:21. General in the United States Army during WWI. Newspaper clippings of serialized versions of Pershing's memoirs "My experiences in the World War." Photographs of Pershing and other notables. Maps and related military and civilian scenes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2839.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Plauche, Joseph. Papers, 1901-1946. 576 items, 78 vols. Location: O:58. African American planter of Natchez, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Plantation account books, business papers, and personal correspondence reflect the extent of the Plauche's farming operations. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 7-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 944.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Post, Lauren Chester, 1899-1976. Papers, 1899-1977. 10 linear ft. Location: 7:11-19, W:10, OS:P. Native of Rayne, Louisiana, professor of geography at San Diego State University, author of "Cajun Sketches" (1974) and "Louisiana As It Is" (1969). Correspondence, an autobiography, research materials, published and unpublished works, newspaper clippings, recordings of folk music, interviews, photos, and other material related to Post's books and research on Cajun folklife and other topics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2854.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Cajuns    
  • Prolifers for Survival Collection, 1979-1987 (bulk: 1983-1986). 2.2 linear feet. Location: 6:35-37. Records documenting the administration and activities of a pro-life and anti-nuclear proliferation activist organization. Includes correspondence, publications, and audio visual materials. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4166.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Religion     Politics     Women    
  • Purvis, George C. Family Papers, 1831-1956. 1,706 items and 115 volumes. Location: UU:151-153, 159-161, H:15, 99:P. Planter of Richland Parish, Louisiana. Collection encompasses personal and business correspondence of Purvis, Hatch, and Evans family members, residing in Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Washington. Included are ms. Volumes, printed items, photographs, postcards, newspapers, and miscellanea. A letter to Carrie Purvis from Holden, West Virginia remarks that any work was preferable to working for J. Norman, the Jew of Maugham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2971.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Jews    
  • Quinn Family. Papers, 1884-1947 (bulk 1902-1918). 44 items. Location: W:8. Family of Pointe Coupee and East Baton Rouge Parishes. Correspondence to and from members of the Quinn family. Several WWI letters from Ernest Plummer, who served in the Panama Canal and in France. Itemized bills and receipts for food and merchandise purchased, for the most part, from O. St. Dizier & Co of New Roads, Louisiana. Letters of soldiers in France to a friend in New Roads discussing the war, the French people, the armistice, and coming home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2575.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Reilly, Robert M. Papers, 1955-1996. 9.3 linear ft. Location: UU:235-244. Native of Chicago who moved to Baton Rouge in 1962. Reilly's career in Baton Rouge centered around an interest in military history. He was also an advocate for historic sites and decommissioned ships such as the U.S.S. Kidd. Photographs, film negatives, drawings, clippings, research notes, correspondence, papers, speeches, newsletters, maps, and brochures document Reilly's research on U.S. firearms, the Civil War, and World War II naval history. The largest portion of the collection consists of research materials, arranged alphabetically by topic. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4662.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Reinberg, Louie C., interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassettes (30 min.), transcript (18 p.). Location: L:4700.0634. Director of the LSU Foundation, Brigadier General U. S. Marine Corps, and LSU graduate. Reinberg recounts his experiences as a cadet at LSU during the early 1930s; his military career; WWII service; career at LSU; and gives a brief discussion on the Marines and Korea. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0634.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Rhind-Gardner Family Papers, 1715-1926 (bulk 1811-1855). .3 linear ft., 2 mss. vols. Location: E:18, G:20. Merchants of Augusta, Georgia. Papers are comprised of family letters; slave documents; business and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence pertains to business arrangements, cotton crops, family news, health, and slavery. Other topics inlcude the Civil War, the Seminole War, and WWI. Business papers contain accounts, receipts, and a court document. Miscellaneous papers consist of poetry, lists of roses, ephemera, and a diploma. Volumes consist of a photo album and scrapbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Rivet, Bill Lindon, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (1 page). Location: L:4700.0054. River lock worker (1931-1961) and resident of Plaquemine, Louisiana. Rivet recalls drownings at the Plaquemine locks on the Mississippi River, the sinking of the steamboat Andes, and his work in the mechanical operation of moving boats through the locks. Rivet describes flood control, high waters, and repair of leaks. Rivet also describes precautions taken to protect the locks during World War II. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0054.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Robinson, Elrie. Scrapbook, 1917-1921, 1924. 1 scrapbook. Location: Mf. Elrie Robinson was an editor and publisher in St. Francisville, La. His scrapbook documents his failed attempt to enlist in the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War I; his service with the American Red Cross in Europe; his travels in Great Britain, France, Russia, Poland, Gibraltar, Malta, and Turkey; and atrocities during the Russian Revolution. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4388.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robinson, Michael D., Collection, 1907-1944. 13 items. Location: Misc:R One letter and twelve picture postcards comprise this collection. Letter from Willaim Weeks Hall praises the job the military is doing during the war (presumably World War II) and the country's gratitude toward the soldiers. Postcards are of Baton Rouge, LSU, and New Orleans buildings and include, among others, images of the State Capitol and grounds, Huey Long pool at LSU, North Boulevard, the French House, general campus scenes (old and new campus), Charity Hospital, and the interior of the Roosevelt Hotel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4845.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     LSU    
  • Romaine, Howard. Papers, 1931-1973 (bulk 1963-1973). 3.5 linear ft. Location: 53:1-3; OS:R. Author, journalist and political activist. Personal and professional papers including correspondence and letters, financial papers, photographs, printed items, and writings especially relating to Romaine’s involvement with the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and political campaigns. Mss. 3252For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Politics    
  • Root, Beth Skoog, 1912-1984. Papers, 1933-1950. 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:124, OS:R. Shreveport, La., native and 1940 graduate of LSU School of Library Science. Papers include photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, travel maps and brochures, and other printed items documenting Root's experience as an Army Special Services Librarian in the European Theater during World War II. Also includes photographs of Skoog family home in Shreveport and library facilities at Fort Polk and Camp Claiborne Army bases. Mss. 5007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Rosenbaum, Max. Family Letters and Photographs, 1898-1945, undated. 92 items. Location: S:136. World War I veteran and shopkeeper-resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Collection includes a series of letters written from Max Rosenbaum to his son, Bert Rosenbaum, who was in Europe serving in the United States Army during World War II. The collection is also comprised of photographs of Ruth (Elgutter) Rosenbaum's German-Jewish immigrant family. Mss. 4878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Samuelson, Hyman, 1919- . Papers, 1936-2007. 3 linear ft. Location: X:16-18. Correspondence, diaries, personal narratives, military records, photographs, and illustrations reflect the life of a young Jewish man while attending Louisiana State University and his military experiences while serving in New Guinea in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 96th Battalion. They relate his academic and social activities in college and difficulties encountered as part of an engineering regiment of African American troops. Samuelson discusses military bureaucracy, troop morale, discipline, engineering projects, and tropical diseases. Throughout the diaries, he tells of his personal growth and his interpersonal relationships, especially with Dora Reiner. He also refers to damaged caused by a severe storm in the Pacific, probably Typhoon Helen. Mss. 4934.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Medicine     Religion     African Americans     Jews    
  • Scott, Walter H., 1893-. Papers, 1914-1921, 1994. 1 linear ft. Location: W:56. World War I hospital ward clerk from Michigan, stationed in Vittel, France, 1917-1919. Photographs, diaries, scrapbook, postcards, and printed items document Scott's experiences during the First World War, and other significant events and figures of the period. A biography of Scott by his daughter, Marie Scott Standifer, is included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4465.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • Skelton, James R., 1897-1986. Oral history interview, 1980. 2 sound cassettes (1 hour), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.0025. Born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Brownsville, Texas, in 1911 where he took over his father's land abstract company in 1934. Skelton discusses his family background; life on the Texas-Mexico border in the early 1900s; the Mexican Revolution in 1911; President-elect Warren G. Harding's visit to Brownsville in 1920; mistreatment of Mexicans; and crimes and trials in Brownsville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Smyth, Jeanne Sully. Scrapbook, 1911, 1916-1919, 1928. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:21. Scrapbook compiled as a memento of the wedding and honeymoon of Jeanne Sully and Dr. John Smyth; the World War I military service of Dr. Smyth; Mrs. Smyth's participation in Red Cross activities; and the death of Mrs. Thomas Sully. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Snee, J. E. (Joseph Emmett), 1895-1966, Photograph collection. 1914-1944. 41 items (35 are photographic copies, 6 are photocopies). Resident of Baton Rouge, employee of the Standard Oil Company, and director of the Stancola Refinery Band. Photographs made or collected by Snee of LSU students, Governor Ruffin G. Pleasant's inauguration, World War I military service, Baton Rouge landmarks, and Standard Oil Company. Collection also includes two band programs and other ephemera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     LSU     Performing arts     Politics    
  • St. Julien, Louis Felix. Family papers, 1906-1915, 1942-1944. 14 letters, 1 diary. Location: A:119. Louis Felix St. Julien and Louise Comeaux, both of Broussard, La., were married on April 18, 1906. The papers consist of 14 letters received by the St. Juliens between 1906 and 1915 and a diary kept by Staff Sergeant James E. St. Julien during his service in Australia and New Guinea with the 41st Fighter Squadron during World War II. Letters in English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3619.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women     French-language    
  • Stephens, Edwin Lewis, 1872-1938. Papers, 1883-1939 (bulk 1902-1939). 6,057. Location: A:38-53, H:17. Graduate of LSU and New York University, Professor of Science at Louisiana Normal School at Natchitoches, and President of Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette (1900-1938). Papers relate primarily to the affairs of the Institute from its founding until Stephen's retirement. Early student letters and World War I memorabilia are also included. Stephens corresponded with Louisiana leaders in politics and other fields, including Alcee Fortier, governors Murphy J. Foster, Ruffin G. Pleasant, and John M. Parker. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 403, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Politics    
  • Stephens, Edwin Lewis, 1872-1938. Memorabilia, 1894-1937 (bulk 1899-1937). 303 items. Location: H:17. Graduate of LSU and New York University, Professor of Science at Louisiana Normal School at Natchitoches, and president of Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette (1900-1938). Papers contain addresses, articles published in the LOUISIANA SCHOOL REVIEW and SOUTHERN SCHOOL WORK, historical sketches of Louisiana towns, and World War I talks and related items. Also included are items related to the Live Oak Society, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and the Rotary Club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Stille and Yarbrough, Ltd. Account Books, 1900-1937. 707 items, 76 vols. Location: A:67, P:6-10. Cotton factors and merchants of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of business letters, bills for merchandise, inventories of stock, and account books. Journals provide a daily record of purchases and customers. Ledgers contain detailed statements of accounts with various customers. Account books also contain inventory records and double-entry accounting. Other papers relate to oil leases (1916) and to World War I (1917-1918), including a reference contributions made by African Americans to the Red Cross (June 5, 1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Tanner, J. Thomas (James Thomas), 1885-1980. Papers, 1869-1980. 9 linear ft. (1,275 items and 56 m.s. volumes). Location: R:19-22, 77:86-87, OS:T. Attorney, banker, state legislator representing Caddo Parish (1920-1924), and Shreveport public servant (1930-1966). Collection consists primarily of diaries kept by Tanner (1929-1980), which include news clippings, political cartoons, and some photographs. Diary entries pertain to Tanner's career, social life, and politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3527.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family    
  • Tennessee Federation of Labor, Records. 99 items (68 items, 1 ms. vol., 30 printed vols., on 2 microfilm reels). Location: Mss. Mf.:T. Labor union closely associated with the Tennessee State Industrial Union Council. It advocated the rights of coal miners and other types of industrial workers. Records consist of minutes of the executive board meetings concerning the Federation's internal affairs, organizational questions, political education, protective labor legislation, conventions, World War II, a proposed merger, and voting records. Printed works include monographs on labor issues and printed laws, proceedings, constitutions, and minutes of the Tennessee Federation of Labor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1633.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Tew, Susan D. Papers, 1885-1926. 422 items, 1 vol. Location: A:51-52. Professor of classical languages at Newcomb College in New Orleans, and native of Jamestown, New York. The Tew family was related to the Goodrich family. Papers include family letters, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and printed items related to Newcomb College. Items concern women's contributions during World War I, labor problems, aviation, auto racing, and B.F. Goodrich's rubber company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1945.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     Women    
  • Toland, Bessie. World War II scrapbooks, 1941-1949. 6 v. Location: A:36. School teacher of Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbooks contain correspondence from soldiers, most of whom were from Iberia Parish. Letters describe military life, combat, and travel. Several letters inquire about family and friends. Scrapbooks contain clippings from Louisiana newspapers that provide biographical profiles of area servicemen and news about war casualties. Some letters are addressed to Bessie's sister, Annie Toland Blomquist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1609, 2124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • U.S. Army. Thirtieth Division. Souvenir booklet, 1918. 3 items. Location: E-74. Souvenir booklet recounts the military activities of the 30th Division in World War I. Included t are transcripts of letters written by military officials and the mayor of Busigny, France, a hand-drawn map of the Hindenburg Line; and a cartoon depicting the consternation of German troops reeling from the assault of the 30th. Accompanying the booklet are clippings of two newspaper stories pertaining to the 30th Division. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2890.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. Army. Camp Beauregard, La., poster, 1918. 1 item. Location: OS:C. Poster depicting roster of service in WWI for Company I, 83rd Infantry, 33rd Brigade, 17th Division at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3753.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vallas (Antal and Family) Papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J: 26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vllas and his descendents. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Medicine     Religion     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Varnado, Florence Bankston. Papers, 1918-1967. 28 items. Location: C:63, Misc:V. Mother of Clyde Wendell Varnado, a lieutenant in the 35th Infantry of the U.S. Army; and of Samuel Ross Varnado, captain of Company L of the 325th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces. Collection includes items related to an insurance claim against the U.S. Army; photographs of Clyde and Samuel; two military crosses from the United Daughters of the Confederacy; discharge papers; and, a woven basket. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2272.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Varnado, Samuel Ross, 1881-1931. Medal, circa 1918. 1 medal. Location: Vault:38. Battle medal of Captain Samuel Ross Varnado inscribed "The Great War for Civilization...St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Defensive Sector." Mss. 2757.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Varnado, Samuel Ross, 1881-1931. Papers, 1917-1979 (bulk 1917-1937). .3 linear ft. (30 items, 5 printed vols.). Location: A:54. Captain of Company L, 325th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Varnado was wounded in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and was a patient in a veterans hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi. Papers include letters written by Varnado around the time of the Meuse-Argonne battle, and documents and items related to Varnado's military service. Includes a Cross of Military Service certificate (1967) awarded posthumously by the Daughters of the Confederacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2272, 2448.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • Violette, Eugene M. Collection, 1785-1945. 4.3 linear feet. Z:5-6; OS:V; 99:V. Correspondence, printed material, writings, and LSU memorabilia comprise the Eugene M. Violette papers. Correspondence is of a professional nature reflecting Violette's association with the University, professional organizations, publishers, and colleagues. Printed items include newspapers and clippings related to Louisiana, football, World Wars I and II, and Huey Long's assassination. Imprints and publications pertain to a variety of topics including, early LSU history. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 615, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Long Family    
  • W. P. A. Collection COMMUNITY SERVICE DIVISION Field memos, 1940-1942. 1 vol. Location: O:3. Memos sent to directors and supervisors of W.P.A. projects in Louisiana pertaining to personnel, employment regulations, preparation of annual reports, conversion of W.P.A. projects to wartime purposes, and operation and administration of programs. Projects included are the Writers' Project, Shoe Repair Project, Music Project, Arts and Crafts Projects, Nursery School Project, and many others. Memos include worksheets and blank forms for recording hours of work, tasks accomplished, and the number of employees at work on particular projects. Mss. 2902.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics    
  • War Camp Community Service. Leaflet, 1918. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Leaflet outlining the work of the War Camp Community Service in organizing social and recreational facilities for service men. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Weigel, Henry S. Family letters, 1942-1944. 2 linear ft. Location: 5:26. Officer in the U.S. Army Infantry Corps in World War II, and resident of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Weigel's letters pertain to his military training; his wartime service in England; the progress of the war in Europe and Africa; and reactions to the Allied invasion of France in 1944. Letters of his wife, Merle Elizabeth Morrison Weigel, concern civilian life in Amite, rationing, wartime civilian service activities, social life, and child rearing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Wilson, Woodrow, Letter, 1913 Aug. 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W, Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1. Twenty-eighth president of the United States, 1913-1921. Letter to the Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan, details steps to be taken in the "Mexican crisis" and criticizes Henry Lane Wilson, diplomat to Latin America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2122.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Woolfley, Francis Augustus, 1893-1993. Papers, 1913-1993. 13 linear ft. Location: 115, 82, 99, 104. Army general who served in the 76th Infantry Division in World War II. Woolfley was also commandant of cadets at LSU and served as Louisiana director of civil defense, 1953-1958 and 1960-1964. Military papers covering General Woolfley's army career from 1913 to 1953 including maps and photographs. Correspondence, photographs, and news clippings document his service as director of civil defense. LSU material is filed with University Archives. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3487.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • World War I broadsides, 1918. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Notices, distributed by the Standard Oil Company of Louisiana at Baton Rouge, announcing the amount of sugar allowed each employee per meal in accordance with the monthly allotment by the United States Food Administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1359.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Sugar    
  • World War I Picture tabloids. Photographs, 1934. 10 printed items. Location: OS:W. Tabloids entitled "Uncensored Raw War in Pictures, published by the "Chicago Daily News" with photographs of WWI scenes in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3164.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wynne, Michael D. Collection, 1827-1976. 5 linear ft. Location: U:34-35, P:19, 5:31-31, Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1, Vault 5, Vault:25. Resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, and collector of historical materials on south Louisiana history and culture. Collection includes papers of planters, Civil War soldiers, politicians, and professionals. It contains letters, Confederate currency, sheet music, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and surrounding parishes. Also included are papers of the Mayer Brass Band of Opelousas, Louisiana (1892-1909). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics    
  • Zielinski, David M. Collection, 1970-1972. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 12. David M. Zielinski requested the F.B.I. documents included in this collection under the Freedom of Information Act in 1988 to be used in research for a publication. These F.B.I. documents relate the F.B.I.'s investigation into the shooting that occurred on May 15, 1970 at Jackson State College in Jackson, Mississippi. The papers consist of copies of memorandums, correspondence, news clippings, and reports made and collected by the F.B.I. during the investigation. Mss. 4223. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Politics