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Manuscript Resources on Baton Rouge History

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was first discovered and named by the French explorer Iberville in 1699, almost three centuries ago. In the eighteenth century, it was ruled successively by the French, British, and Spanish. Incorporated in 1817, Baton Rouge became the state capital in 1849, though it lost that status during the Civil War and would not regain it until 1882.

This guide to manuscript resources on Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish, of which it is a part, includes a wide variety of materials on the history of the area, among them the papers of Baton Rouge families; the records of businesses and organizations; photographs; newspapers; maps; and oral histories. Although Louisiana State University has been a major part of Baton Rouge for many years, collections relating to LSU are included only if they also relate explicitly to Baton Rouge--for example, the papers of an LSU professor who was also active in community organizations and whose papers documented those organizations. Similarly, the papers of individuals in state government are not included unless they also relate explicitly to Baton Rouge.

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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  • Achord, M. H. Map, 1931. 1 item. Location: OS:A. Map drawn from memory by M. H. Achord depicting an area on the boundary of East Baton Rouge Parish and Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The map indicates that a Civil War skirmish or other war-related incident took place in this area. Available on University Publications of America microfilm 5735: Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Alleman, Al. Collection, 1921-1928. 179 items. Location: W:39. Resident of Baton Rouge. Collection consists of newspaper clippings and printed items pertaining to the construction and dedication of the new LSU campus in south Baton Rouge (1926); the Louisiana Constitutional Convention (1921); and Baton Rouge scenes. Also included is a program for the 1924 inaugural ceremonies of Gov. Henry L. Fuqua. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2877.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • American Association of University Women. Baton Rouge Branch. Records, 1951-1994 (bulk 1980-1993). 2 linear ft., 3v. Location: UU:113. Official papers of the Baton Rouge Branch of the American Association of University Women during the presidency of Mrs. May Lee Denham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • American Association of University Women. Louisiana State Division. Records, 1925-1941. 1,167 items, 1 ms. Vol., 45 printed vols. Location: UU:1-4. Official records consisting of correspondence, annual reports, programs, and related printed materials from presidents and committee chairmen of branches in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Hammond, Lafayette, Natchitoches, Ruston, and Shreveport, Louisiana. Included are mimeographed and printed material from A.A.U.W. National Headquarters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • American Civil Liberties Union. Baton Rouge Chapter. Records, 1968-1976. 4 linear ft. Location: 9:1-4. Official records of the Baton Rouge ACLU Chapter include minutes of meetings; agendas; financial and membership records; correspondence; files on projects and involvements; newsletters; and other imprints from local, state, and national organizations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Andrews, John. Letter, 1811 April 23. 1 letter. Location OS:A. John Andrews was a sergeant stationed at Fort Claiborne in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Andrews writes to his parents of his service and the events surrounding the acquisition of Baton Rouge by the Americans. The letter mentions Col. Pike and Col. Covington. Mss. 5173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Account Book (M), 1748. 1 mss. vol. Location: Vault:1. Account book for Baton Rouge merchant containing entries for mercantile items, loans, and passage and shipping to the West Indies (Jan. 1-March 20, 1748). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Anonymous Civil War letter, 1863 April 13. 1 item (4 pages). Location: Misc.:A. Union soldier's letter from Baton Rouge to his sister Ann relating details of his present situation and his impression of the local population, of Baton Rouge, and of nearby plantations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Anonymous Civil War letter, 1863 April 18. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A Letter from a Union camp in Baton Rouge describing camp life and mentioning the siege of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2824.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Anonymous Civil War letters, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A Letters from a Union soldier to his brother, from Camp Banks in Baton Rouge, discussing family news, soldier friends, illness caused by drinking Mississippi River water, scarcity of supplies and money, property destruction, and not attacking Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Anonymous prescription book, 1900-1902. 1 vol. Location: F:4. Volume containing approximately 6,000 prescriptions principally from Baton Rouge medical doctors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Education     LSU     Politics     African Americans     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Arndt, Hilda C. M. Hilda Arndt and Harrison A. Dobbs Papers, 1946-1956. 242 items. Location: D:94. Faculty members of the School of Social Welfare, LSU, Baton Rouge. Correspondence, records of Arndt's and Dobbs' community and public service activities, reports, and newspaper clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2508, 2518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Aswell, James B. (James Benjamin), 1906-1955. Letters, 1954-1955. 16 items. Location: Misc.:A. Author and resident of Natchitoches, Louisiana; son of James B. Aswell (1869-1931), educator and U.S. congressman. Letters of James B. Aswell, Jr. to Charles East pertain to book reviews written by Aswell for the MORNING ADVOCATE, to other writings, and to personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898. Photograph, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Avery, Dudley. Letters, 1815 January. 2 items [photostats]. Location: Misc.:A. Physician, resident of Baton Rouge, and speaker of the house in the West Florida legislature. Letters from Dr. Avery to Mrs. Mary Ann Avery during his service as a volunteer medical doctor with the Louisiana militia in New Orleans. Letters contain an account of the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1874For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine     Politics    
  • Badley Family papers, 1834-1940, undated (bulk 1845-1865). 0.3 linear feet. Location: W:2, OS:B, F:2. Badley family, plantation owners in Port Hudson and East Baton Rouge Parish. Personal papers and printed items document their plantations, landholding, and political and professional activities. Works Progress Administration manuscripts collection notes and botanical specimen books are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3062.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Bagwell, Harrison G., 1914-1973. Papers, 1947-1969, undated. 4 linear ft. Location: 6:31-34, 98:. Attorney of Baton Rouge and state Republican Party leader. Correspondence and other papers pertain to the development of the Republican Party organization in Louisiana; the presidential campaigns of 1952, 1960, and 1964; the distribution of patronage; and Bagwell's Louisiana gubernatorial campaign of 1951. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2840.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Bannon, Lois Elmer. Research Papers, 1983 ca. .5 linear ft. (115 items). Location: U:154, Misc:B. Papers pertaining to the history, structure, and National Register nomination of Magnolia Mound Plantation and the history of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, both in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2810.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Barnard, Mills H., 1837-1914. Letters, 1862-1912 (bulk 1862-1863). 9 items. Location: Misc:B. Sergeant in the 25th Connecticut Infantry during the Civil War. Letters include a description of Baton Rouge and the Union occupation of the city, references to the Battle of Port Hudson, and comments on Barnard's duties in the commissary, supplying troops engaged in the siege of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Barrow & Pope (Firm). Records, 1858-1961. 1 vol. Location: M:19. Firm located in Baton Rouge, serving as attorneys for the Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete, and Opelousas Railroad Company. Letterbook contains correspondence related to legal cases handled by Barrow & Pope. Some correspondence concerns the Baton Rouge, Gross Tete, and Opelousas Railroad Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 471.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Baton Rouge view engraving, 1855. 1 printed item. Location: OS:B. Engraving from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion depicts Baton Rouge as seen from the west bank of the Mississippi River. The page also includes a brief description of the town. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3020.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baton Rouge post cards, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Baton Rouge funeral notices, 1884-1897. 142 items. Location: U:7. Funeral notices for persons being buried in Baton Rouge by families in the city, fraternal organizations, and families from the surrounding areas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 643.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baton Rouge census document, 1782. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:B. Census of the District of Baton Rouge lists names of heads of families, free African Americans, and slave population; their professions; number of dwellings; production of indigo, tobacco, rice, corn, and lumber; and the number of militiamen. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2514.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Baton Rouge aerial views, ca. 1920s. 3 items. Location: E:. Photographs of taken from a rooftop near North Boulevard and Third Street First image looks southwest toward the Old State Capitol. Second image shows the intersection of Saint Louis Street and North Boulevard. Third image looks north along Third Street. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baton Rouge Land Survey Document, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Land survey document dated April 11, 1848. Includes property drawing and description by prominent Baton Rouge surveyors and civil engineers Henry and William Waller. The survey was made at the request of the mayor of selectmen of Baton Rouge to assess the dimensions of a Mr. Vincent's house and gallery on the corner of North and River Streets. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5016.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Baton Rouge Arsenal. Papers, 1848-1927. 5 items [photostats]. Location: U:7. Plats and a survey from the late U.S. Surveyor General's Office, Louisiana, now a part of the records of the State Land Office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baton Rouge Audubon Society Records, 1962, 1974-1988. 8 linear feet. Location 34; 109:35-38. Newsletters, brochures, newspaper clippings, correspondence, press releases, publicity information, by laws, and miscellaneous organizational records document the activities of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society (BRAS). Includes copies of the BRAS newsletter BARRED OWL (1975-1985), and numerous publicity and press releases pertaining to events and environmental awareness. Lists of the Christmas bird counts also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. Programs and brochures, 1959-1994. .4 linear ft. Location: E:38. Non-profit company organized in Baton Rouge in the late 1950s as the Baton Rouge Civic Ballet, and incorporated in 1960 as the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. Programs of performances and brochures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Baton Rouge Barracks. Papers, 1821. 4 items. Location: Misc.:B. Report from Colonel Talbot Chambers, commander of the military post at Baton Rouge to General Edmund P. Gaines, with accompanying statements from the quartermaster and surgeon at the post. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2115.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Baton Rouge Board of Trade. Letter, 1911. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Form letter advertising exhibition of the Gates Biplane on the Kleinert Tract. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2395.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baton Rouge Business and Professional Women's Club. Papers, 1925-. Location: Misc.B, OS:B, 5:. Papers consist of newspaper clippings, photographs, committee reports, monthly minutes, yearbooks, programs, scrapbooks, a history (1925-1950), and other items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2738.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Baton Rouge Civil War photographs, 1863. 3 items. Location: E:73. Three photographs taken in Baton Rouge during the Civil War: an African American male in a wagon pulled by mules; Pike Hall; and Garrison Lane. The first is by McPherson and Oliver, and the other two are probably their work as well. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3272For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War    
  • Baton Rouge Civil War broadside collection, 1860-1864 (bulk 1862-1864). 25 items [photocopies]. Location: OS:B. Broadsides include a political poster of the Constitutional Union Party; a resolution of the Confederate city government of Baton Rouge; and broadsides posted by federal occupation authorities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2779.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations. Records, 1965-2000. 1.5 linear feet. Location: W:123-124. Minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee records document the activities and concerns of the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations, a non-profit civic organization created in 1965 that promoted racial desegregation and better race relations by counteracting prejudice and discrimination based on religion or ethnicity. Concerned specifically with the Baton Rouge community. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Baton Rouge Foreign Mission Association. Scrapbook, 1877. 1 ms. Vol. Scrapbook compiled by Cecil H. Hackney, president of the Baton Rouge Foreign Mission Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2087.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Baton Rouge Garden Club. Records, 1938-1989. 4 linear ft. Location: 51:. Club organized in 1928 by members of the Baton Rouge Civic Association. It sponsors flower shows, lectures, courses in flower arranging and gardening, and civic beautification projects. Records include nine scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, programs, award ribbons, and other materials, for the years 1938-1941, 1952-1963, 1969-1971, and 1981-1983. Additional materials pertain to flower shows, awards, and study groups. A typescript of the club's history from 1929-1989, compiled by Beulah E. Bates, is included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4191.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baton Rouge Gas Light Company. Record books, 1859-1874. 2 vols. Location: M:15. One volume is a register of subscribers to the Baton Rouge Gas Light Company's capital stock for 1859. The other volume contains business papers (1859-1864, 1871-1874) generated or received by the company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Baton Rouge German Benevolent Association. Dance program, 1881 January 3. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Program of the Fifteenth Anniversary Ball of the Baton Rouge German Benevolent Association listing floor managers, dances, and composers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3243.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Baton Rouge Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Programs and brochures, 1978-1994. .2 linear ft. Location: E:38. Organized in Baton Rouge in 1976, the Baton Rouge Gilbert & Sullivan Society presented its first production in April 1977. It is sometimes referred to as the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Baton Rouge. Programs of performances and brochures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4611.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Baton Rouge Little Theater, Inc. Programs and brochures, 1981-1995. 1 linear ft. Location: E:3. Little Theater group organized in Baton Rouge in 1946. Programs of both regular season productions and summer musicals, and miscellaneous brochures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4614.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Baton Rouge Opera. Programs, 1983-1991. 6 items. Location: N:28. Opera founded in 1981, governed by the Board of the Baton Rouge Opera Company, and financed through private donations. Programs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4654.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Baton Rouge Sacred Music Society. Program, 1845. 1 item. Location: E E:Imprints. Program for the first concert of the Baton Rouge Sacred Music Society, which was held at the Presbyterian Church. A. R. Fuertes, director, and William McCaughey, secretary, are listed as officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Religion    
  • Baton Rouge Scenes, c. 1920-1930. 14 items. Location: 111:1. Picture cards of various scenes from Baton Rouge, La., including the capitol building and Louisiana State University. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Baton Rouge Transportation Company. Records, 1916-1919, 1935-1943. 2 ms. vols. Location: F:3. Log books of Baton Rouge ferry boats Hazel and City of Baton Rouge. The early volume records a few local items, the weather, and river conditions. The second volume contains entries for routine fire drills and inspection of equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2388.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Beauregard House Association program, 1932. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Program for the play 'An Old Romance' by Grace King, presented by the New Orleans Beauregard House Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1834.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Beck's Studio. LSU campus photographs, 1938. 17 items. Location: 6:23. Photography business established in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, ca. 1937. 17 black and white photographs of the campus of LSU, Baton Rouge, taken in 1938. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2755.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     LSU    
  • Belcher, Fred, 1913-, interviewee. 1 sound cassettes (1 hour), transcript (69 p.). Location: L:4700.0721. Fred and Helen Belcher are the son and daughter-in-law of Arthur and Corrie Belcher, founders of the Volunteers of America in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Interview describes the Salvation Army and Volunteers of America with a focus on the community programs and projects including prison ministry, work with the African American community, New Orleans maternity home, the role of VOA in adoptions, and Hanson's Disease Center at Carville, Louisiana. They also discuss the racial composition of South 16th St., role of religion in the VOA, 1920s automobiles, and the flood of 1927. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     African Americans     Women    
  • Bennett, Harry Jackson, 1904-. Papers, 1942-1973, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Biggs, General. Baton Rouge Arsenal Commandant's House Drawing, 1857-1858. 1 item. Location: E:65, vault:1. Original drawing and photographic reproduction of the commandant's house at the Baton Rouge Arsenal in Baton Rouge, La. Original is inscribed on back with "… done by General Biggs." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4183.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Boudreaux, C. Dreaux. Papers, 1972, 1974. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B, OS:B. Resident of Baton Rouge. Papers include a proposal for the establishment of an aviation museum in Patterson, Louisiana, and bound copies of correspondence, clippings, pictures, and other items relative to Boudreaux's research on the history of the Wedell-Williams Air Service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3236.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bower, Garner and Harrison. Papers, 1863-1868. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War    
  • 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: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     LSU     Long Family     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Boyd, David French, 1834-1899. Papers, 1833-1934 (1860-1899). 9 linear ft., 45 v. Location: D:14-21, vault, U:179, Mf:Mss:B, OS:B. Confederate officer, president of the Seminary of Learning at Alexandria, Louisiana, president and professor at LSU (1884-1886). Papers contain correspondence, including correspondence with William T. Sherman; writings about Civil War figures; academic papers; photographs; financial papers; and printed items. Manuscript volumes consist of school notebooks; memoranda; diaries, including a Civil War diary; morning reports from Kentucky Military Institute and Locust Dale Academy; and a minute book of the Demostherman Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 40, 99, 794, 890, 893, 1400, 1612, 4234.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     African Americans    
  • David French Boyd Papers. William T. Sherman Letters, 1859-1891. .3 linear ft. Location: U:179, Mss. Mf.:B, Vault:26. Civil War officers, educators. Letters refer to higher education, political issues, rights of freedmen, Ku Klux Klan activities, and the jetty system in New Orleans. Civil War letters concern Boyd's imprisonment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893, 3362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Politics     African Americans    
  • Boyd, Leroy Stafford, 1873-. Papers, 1806-1936 (bulk 1876-1936). 16 linear ft., 46 v. Location: D:55-62; 79:71-74; OS:B; R:12-15; Z:23-25; Vault. Librarian for U. S. Interstate Commerce Commission. Correspondence, genealogical materials, photographs, printed items and scrapbooks. They reflect the political environment, Boyd's political activities, his interest in LSU, General William T. Sherman, and his father LSU President David F. Boyd, and his involvement with Kappa Alpha Fraternity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Medicine     Religion     Politics    
  • Bradford, David, d. ca.1816. Family Papers, 1798-1882 (bulk 1833-1838). 50 items. Location: U:120. Planter of the Myrtles Plantation, Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include Spanish land grants, surveys, plats, conveyances, appraisals, and mortgages for land owned by David Bradford and family, chiefly in West Feliciana and East Baton Rouge parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 735.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • 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: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Breazeale, Elizabeth, 1919-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassettes (50 min.), transcript (35 p.), index (13 p.). Location: L:4700.0304. LSU alumnae and Kappa Gamma House board president. Breazeale describes her experiences as a student at LSU and a member of the Kappa Gamma Sorority. She describes LSU social life; women's clothing; layout and use of the Panhellenic Building; dormitory rules; ceremonies and traditions; the push for the construction of sorority houses; her thoughts on LSU today; and problems with the Legislature and university funding. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Women    
  • 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: Business     LSU     20th Century Wars     African Americans     French-language     German-language    
  • Brian, Erastus F. Letterbook, 1897-1909. 25 items, 1 vol. Location: C:83, H:23. Resident of Baton Rouge. Letter press copybook of Erastus Francis Brian containing a few official letters as secretary treasurer of the Board of Pension Commissioners of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1172.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bridges, Tyler Papers, 1882-2002. 14.5 linear feet. Location: UU:296-308, L:36, OS:B. Newspaper articles, interviews, and copies of court records and transcripts of wire taps compiled by journalist Tyler Bridges as research for his book, 'Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Politics    
  • Brooks Read Brer Rabbit Collection, 1950-1991 (bulk: 1950-1959). Ca. 29 linear feet. Approximately 500 reel to reel audio recordings, scripts, phonographs, correspondence, and subject files of Brooks Read, Baton Rouge storyteller, journalist, and political observer. Materials relate to Read's recorded productions of his original Brer Rabbit stories, as well as a few select Uncle Remus stories of Joel Chandler Harris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Brooks, F. M. Bills, 1870, 1882, 1883. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Dr. F. M. Brooks, plantation and retail druggist of Baton Rouge. Bills from Dr. Brooks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations    
  • Brooks, F. M. and Son. Business records, 1892-1894. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:15. Retail druggist of Baton Rouge. Record book containing copies of prescriptions from local medical doctors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • 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: Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Brown, Reddin. Papers, 1835-1838. 5 items. Location: OS:B. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of land and slaves, and include a land conveyance, an appraiser's certificate, and other legal documents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Brown, Sarah Goodwin. Collection, 1840-1944. 31 items. Location: U:181. Materials documenting the history of Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana. Included are two letters referring to the enlistment of a Northern school teacher in the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1573, 1986.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Women    
  • Brown, Silas H. Letter, 1863 May 22. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Civil War soldier. Letter written at an unnamed army camp in Baton Rouge to his family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4573.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Brunot, James M., d. 1856. Family Papers, 1827-1877. 27 items. Location: E:52, OS:B. Lawyer of Baton Rouge. Letters from Brunot to family members in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, deal with the death and estate of his brother Felix; economic development in Baton Rouge; and Louisiana inheritance laws, among other topics. A printed letter (1873) in French from the General Union of the French Societies of Mutual Aid in the United States supports republican government in France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Buckner, George W. Letterbook, 1866-1890. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Baton Rouge lawyer. Letterpress copybook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2212.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: Plantations     Politics     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Buhler, John Robert, 1829-1886. Papers, 1843-1914. 6 ms. vols. Location: H:17. John Robert Buhler was the son of John Christian Buhler, a planter of Buhler's Plains near Baton Rouge. After his marriage to Mary Reynolds, they lived at Independence Plantation, home of his grandparents, the Smiths, near Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include three volumes of a diary containing entries (1847-1849) reflecting family and social life on Independence Plantation and providing information on events in and around Natchez, Mississippi, and Baton Rouge. Includes another diary containing manuscript poems (1881-1914) by Mary Edith Buhler, an autograph book, and a notebook containing poems by Buhler. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1311.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Burden, Dan. Papers, 1860-1898. 8 items. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Business and legal papers, including a probate court record relating to claims against the succession of Oscar Barber (1879) and copy of the lease of Myrtle Grove Plantation by Mary A. Pike to Dan Burden (1898). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 255.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Burden, Ione. Family Papers, 1815-1985. 23 linear ft. Location: P:39-50, OS:B. LSU administrator and Baton Rouge philanthropist. Along with her brothers, Pike and Steele Burden, Ione Burden donated family land to establish the Burden Research Plantation and the LSU Rural Life Museum. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, photographs, and scrapbooks of Ione Burden and her brothers. Collection documents Baton Rouge community events, family history, and Burden family philanthropic activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3063.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Plantations     Women    
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. General orders no. 98, 1862 Nov. 20. 1 item. Location: E:74. The order corrects a previous official report that stated that the 7th Regiment of the Vermont Volunteers lost its colors at the Battle of Baton Rouge. Clarifying that it was not its regimental colors but rather its camp colors that the regiment lost, the order states that the colors will be restored to the regiment. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • 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: Business     Education     LSU     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • C. R. Graham and Co. account books, 1846-1848. 2 vols. Location: G:6. Merchants of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Ledger and daybook of C. R. Graham and Co. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 479.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cabell, William Nicholas. Letters, 1936-1948. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm. Location: Mss.Mf:C. Supervisor of the composing room of the BATON ROUGE STATE TIMES. Personal letters written to family members describe Baton Rouge in detail. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4547.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: 20th Century Wars    
  • Cale, John G. (John Gustav), 1922-. Papers, 1966-1968. 98 items, 1 vol., on microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:C. Thematic index cards and bound typewritten seminar paper list titles of manuscript and printed music of Henri and Joseph Amedee Fourrier in the LSU Library and the Baton Rouge School for the Blind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Cale, John G. (John Gustav), 1922-. Abstract, 1967. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Genealogical data on the Henri Fourrier family of Baton Rouge taken from a paper by Cale, which he gave at an American Musicological Society meeting in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Canaday, Nicholas. Papers,1960-1982 (bulk 1960). 31 items. Location: Misc:C. Professor of English at Louisiana State University and a citizen activist. Photocopies of newspaper clippings and letters about desegregation and the public schools in Baton Rouge and statements and speeches by Canaday as leader of the Citizens' Committee and the Organization for Public Education Now (OPEN). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4773.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     African Americans    
  • Cannon, Andrew Family Papers, 1829-1868, undated (1850-1862). 110 items. Location 11:15, OS:C. Andrew Jerome Cannon family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employee at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Correspondence related to professional, personal business, and family life in Baton Rouge, as well as the Civil War. Financial papers consisting of bills, invoices, promissory notes, and receipts are also present. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Civil War     Religion     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Carnegie, S. Steve. Papers, ca. 1935-1968. 7 linear feet. Location 91:43-47. Carnegie was a contract civil engineer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Engineering files, correspondence, subject files, personnel files and photographic materials which document civil engineering projects in Baton Rouge and other Louisiana towns. Towns include Amite, Baldwin, Bogalusa, Crowley, Independence, Morgan City, Plaquemine, Port Allen, Rayne, St. Martinville, Slidell, Sulphur, and Vinton, Louisiana. Projects include sewerage and sanitation works, highway construction, subdivision plans, and parks and public facilities. Photographic materials consist of photographs, negatives, and 16mm motion picture films depicting engineering and construction work. Some films depict flooding in Baton Rouge and hurricane Camille. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2531.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Carondelet, Luis Héctor, barón de, 1748-1807. Papers, 1791-1819 (bulk 1792-1796). Spanish governor of Louisiana from 1792-1797. Letters address the debts of Nicolas Forstall and Guillermo Armand and securing a passport for Ygnacio Maria Spiller. Official issues include the boundary between Avoyelles and Rapides districts and completion of an inventory of military records. Included is a copy of sixteen rules of commerce by Carondelet and Andres Lopez Armesto governing the trade of the Spanish colonies (1793). In French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 59.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Causey, R. J. Correspondence, 1863 September 25-November 19. 4 items. Location: Misc.:C. Letters from Causey's wife comment on a riot near Tickfaw involving African Americans, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; Confederate farm taxes; and transportation difficulties of sending cotton to Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation     African Americans     Women    
  • Cazayoux Family Papers, 1929-1999 (bulk 1939-1979). 1.3 linear ft., 7 v. Location: UU:289-291, J:24, OS:C. Catholic family of Baton Rouge, La., includes Rev. Clair Cazayoux, a Jesuit priest, teacher and, and missionary; Gene Cazayoux, Catholic brother; librarian Vivian Cazayoux; and Drs. Francis and Robert Cazayoux. Papers consist of correspondence, sermons, church publications, travel pamphlets, speeches, and scrapbooks, reflecting careers, education, and the Catholic Church. Collection also offers insight into the political events and social conditions in Ceylon and India, and the U.S. military involvement in Korea during the 1950s and early 1960s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4827.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Religion     Women    
  • Chadbourne, Danville S. Letters, 1862-1863. 13 items. Location: C:72. Private in the 22nd Maine Infantry in the Civil War. Chadbourne's letters relate his experiences while stationed in Louisiana as part of General Nathaniel Banks' army at Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, Morgan City, Washington, and Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Charles A. Reynard-Marian Reynard Baun Papers, 1927-1997. 0.6 linear feet. Location: 107:18, J:25; OS:C. Charles Reynard was a law professor at LSU and an advocate of desegregation in Louisiana schools. Marian Reynard Baun was a psychology professor and community activist in Baton Rouge. The collection includes correspondence, lists, minutes, newspaper clippings, printed items, and miscellaneous items of Charles A. Reynard and Marian Reynard Baun. Items principally pertain to social activism while they were LSU professors and to Baun's subsequent work with the Friends of Public Education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     African Americans     Women     Jews    
  • Chase, George W., Correspondence. 4 items. Resident of Baton Rouge (1846) and later of Danville, Maine. Letter to Chase by Andrew White describes his journey from New Orleans to General Zachary Taylor's headquarters at Matamoros, Mexico (1846). Baton Rouge letters from other Chase associates deal with local people and events. Topics in these letters include the new Jesuit College and visits to Baton Rouge by presidents Zachary Taylor and James K. Polk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1310, 1398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Politics    
  • Chatsworth Plantation store records, 1865-1893. 0.7 linear ft. Location: 33:33. Plantation in Louisiana purchased by the Gardere family in 1866 and managed by Fergus Gardere until 1895. Gardere also operated a cotton gin in partnership with Joseph Staring in the 1880s. Papers relate to the operation of the store and plantation at Chatsworth, and to the Gardere and Staring families. They include store ledgers recording accounts and payrolls. There is also material from a plantation journal in French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4589.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     French-language    
  • Civil War soldiers letters, 1863. 6 items. Location: Misc. Sam White and F. A. Belcher, Union soldiers stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letters to their families describe their sea voyage to New Orleans and encampments at Baton Rouge, Algiers, and Brashear City (now Morgan City), Louisiana. Other topics include contraband slaves as laborers and as military recruits; and medical care. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Medicine     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817, Order, 1814 Feb. 18. 1 item [photocopy]. Location:.Misc.C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Order to Charles Tessier, commander of the militia regiment of Baton Rouge, directs him to bring his men to New Orleans to join U.S. military forces there. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Clark, Samuel M. D. Ledgers and papers, 1826-1869. 46 items, 3 vols. Location: M:25, C:76. Jeweler in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, in the 1820s, and Justice of the Peace for West Baton Rouge Parish in the 1840s and 1850s. Collection includes three ledgers containing jewelry business and Justice of the Peace records. Miscellaneous materials include receipts, court records, and oaths. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3169.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics     French-language    
  • Coates, Charles Edward, 1866-1939. Papers, 1892-1959. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 49:14, OS:C. LSU professor of Chemistry. Correspondence, printed items, photographs, and writings of Charles Coates; and papers documenting Charles Coates' and Ollie Coates' involvement in Baton Rouge theater and pageantry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3579. Container list.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Coates, Raymond, 1875-1965. Manuscript music, 1953, 1956. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • Cohn, Margie deBretton, Family Papers, 1945-1982, undated (bulk 1945-1968). 1 linear feet. Location: E:122. Primarily papers of Maggie deBretton Cohn and daughter Margie, both of Baker, La. Includes writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous files related to Maggie deBretton Cohn's writing, and Margie deBretton Cohn's English translation of an 1828 German text describing travelling through the Mississippi River Valley. Letters to Margie while a student at LSU are included, as well as religious writings by other family members and items related to the family's 1964 donation of the Laurens Henry Cohn Sr. Memorial Plant Arboretum to the Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • Coleman, Viola, Collection, 1945-2008 (bulk: 1945-1947). 44 items. Location: Misc:C. Midland, Texas physician and Louisiana civil rights pioneer. Contains photocopies of correspondence, news clippings, and video transcript detailing Coleman's lawsuit for admission into LSU's medical school in 1946. For more information see online catalog. Mss. 4997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • College of Baton Rouge. Records, 1836-1853. 17 items, 4 vols. Location: Misc:C, F:6. College organized in Baton Rouge in 1837, the successor to the Baton Rouge Academy, which had been founded in 1820. Presidents of the college included Pierre Dubayle, William B. Lacey, and R. H. Ranney. Account books, a minute book of the Board of Trustees, ledgers, printed materials, and miscellaneous memoranda document the college's organization and operation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 78.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • 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: Business     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Community Concerts, Inc. Programs, 1937-1983. 1 linear ft. Location: UU:197. Programs prepared by the Community Concert Service of New York for use at musical and dance concerts of the Baton Rouge Community Concerts Association, also known as the Community Concerts Association of Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4592.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • 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: New Orleans 1866-     20th Century Wars    
  • Cooney, John F. Letter, 1862 June 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A letter written by John F. Cooney, a Confederate soldier stationed at Camp Moore, Tangipahoa Parish, La., to his family in West Baton Rouge Parish, La., mentions a Federal bombardment of Baton Rouge and asks about family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4314.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Cooper, Emil. Papers, 1954-1959. 12 items, 1 printed vol. Location: U:115. Musical director and conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Letters to members of the Youth Concert Committee of the Junior League of Baton Rouge and the Symphony Auxiliary, concerning the Youth Concerts and, in particular, the production of Peter and the Wolf. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Cooper, William A. (William Abb), 1890-1970. Scrapbooks, 1930-1950. 2 vols. Location: 40:. Louisiana Division of Motor Vehicles chief, Supervisor of Public Accounts, East Baton Rouge assessor, and State Collector of Revenue. Scrapbooks consist of news clippings detailing Cooper's career as state employee. Volume 2 includes loose clippings relating to Louisiana scandals (1939) and to Cooper's role as auditor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4093.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Cotton, William Davis and Family. Papers, 1852-1989. 1 linear ft., 4 vol. Location: S:136, OS:C, H:14. Collection contains correspondence and papers belonging to the Cotton Family. This includes the Civil War correspondence of Dr. Drury P. Gibson and his sister Mary Gibson Cotton, correspondence between George Spencer Cotton and his fiancée Lizzie Davis (1888-1890), and correspondence, photographs, and printed items belonging to William Davis Cotton, attorney of Rayville, La, and former president of LSU Alumni Federation (1969-1989). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4780.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     LSU     Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Cousinard, Edward. Papers, 1829-1909 (bulk 1863-1875). 848 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: B:140-142, OS:C, O:59. Public official of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Cousinard served as Baton Rouge mayor, parish sheriff, and superintendent of the Louisiana Institute for the Blind. Papers include memorandum books (1862-1869) and a receipt book (1865-1866); a list of members of the Vigilante Committee (1862-1865); and receipts and business letters pertaining to Cousinard's duties as sheriff. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 87.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • 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: Natchez, Mississippi     LSU     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Currency collection,1756-1919 (bulk 1861-1864). 275 items. Location: Vault:4. Colonial currency issued by New Jersey; Continental currency issued by South Carolina; Civil War currency issued by the Confederate States of America, individual states, parishes, counties, cities, banks, and other private businesses or persons. Included is script issued by the City of Baton Rouge; and currency issued by the governments of Japan (Philippine occupation), Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, and Poland. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 965, 1177,1187, 1294, 1508, 3033, 3034, 3114, 3472, 3531, 4883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Curtis, John Calvin. Letter, circa 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. John Calvin Curtis, a native of Bridgeport, Conn., joined Company I of the Connecticut 9th Infantry Regiment in 1861. Letter from Curtis in New Orleans, La describes his experience recuperating at St. James Hospital there, malnourishment among Union army soldiers, guerilla attacks on his regiment in sugar cane fields, the Battle of Baton Rouge (1862), and Union Army maneuvers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Daigre, H. L. Report, 1862 August 12. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate captain and a member of the Creole Chargers in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry during the Civil War. Daigre's report to Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles of the Union naval losses on and after the first Battle of Baton Rouge and the names of the ships from Farragut's fleet participating in the burning of Donaldsonville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1495.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • DAILY COMET (Baton Rouge, La.). New Year's greeting, 1855. 1 item. Location: OS:B. Baton Rouge newspaper. New Year's greeting from the newspaper carrier to its patrons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dakin, James H. Diary, 1847-1850. 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: F:16, Vault:5, Mss.Mf:D. Architect of New Orleans working in partnership with his brother and the architect James Gallier. Dakin designed the state capitol in Baton Rouge and various buildings in New Orleans. Diary concerns the planning and construction of the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Letters by Dakin, copied in the diary, describe details of the building and its construction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 509.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Dalrymple, William Haddock, 1856-1925. Papers, 1905 . 17 items, 1 vol. Location: U:47. Professor of veterinary science at LSU and a practicing veterinarian in Baton Rouge. Papers contain manuscript definitions of medical terms and notes on diseases, anatomy, organs, arthrology, mycology, bone structures, and other related topics. Included is a published work by Dalrymple, Livestock Sanitation (1923). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Baton Rouge Chapter. Records, 1931-1985. 10 vols. Location: 53:. Scrapbook volumes contain publicity and business records, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and other printed items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4086.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Davis, E. F., 1841-1899. Papers, 1856-1899 (bulk 1872-1886). 0.25 linear feet. Location: A:72. Baton Rouge businessman who, along with several partners including Thomas B. Brown, formed the Grange Store and the Baton Rouge Cooperative Association. Collection consists of financial and business papers of the Grange Store, meeting minutes of the Baton Rouge Cooperative Association, photocopies of personal letters, and a death and funeral notice. One letter comments on the Civil War in Baton Rouge. Also includes the financial and legal papers of Thomas B. Brown, one of Davis' business partners. These papers consist of ledger sheets and bills for the sale and purchase of cotton, tax receipts, and promissory notes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Dawson, Mrs. Frank D. Collection, 1925, 1928, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • De Beguer, Emma. Letter, 1869. 1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of Baton Rouge. Personal letter by Miss de Beguer to a friend. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • De Saulby, A. B. Manuscript map of Baton Rouge, ca. 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Lieutenant of the Engineer Corps. Ink drawn map of Greenwell Springs Road and parallel Benton Ferry Road to the Comite River and Amite River at Denham Springs, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3623.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Dearborn, J. A. Letter. 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc. Methodist minister. Letter from Dearborn upon his arrival in Baton Rouge from Kentucky, giving a humorous account of travel on the Ohio River and telling of church work in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Religion    
  • Dehn, Adolf. Watercolors, 1943. 2 items. Location: OS:D. 20th century painter and lithographer . Watercolors of the Esso Standard Oil Refinery at Baton Rouge, La., entitled BUTADIENE STORAGE SPHERES AT NIGHT and PIPES LEADING FROM DOCKS TO THE REFINERY. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Desmond (John) Papers, 1954-2003. 140 linear feet. Location: Range 32 and 149, McIlhenny Room. Office files, architectural drawings (design development, working, and final), photographs, and slides recording the architectural career of John Desmond, native of Hammond, La., and an award-winning Baton Rouge architect. He designed many of Baton Rouge's most recognizable buildings, including, among others, the LSU Union, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the Louisiana State Library, the Louisiana State Archives, and many area churches. Some business records and informational and promotional materials about the firm are present, as well. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4792.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     LSU    
  • 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: Plantations     Sugar     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Dixon, William Y., 1843-1874. Papers, 1860-1905 (bulk 1860-1874). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Medicine     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Dougherty, J. W., Mrs. Pass, 1865. 1 item. Location:Misc.:D. Pass issued by Headquarters, Northern Division of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, April 21, 1865, to pass the lines and return. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Dougherty, John A., b. 1809. Papers, 1861-1890. 8 ms. vols. and 1 item (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:D. Native of New York, plantation owner, and prominent citizen of Baton Rouge. Dougherty served as a police juror and as president of the New Board of Control of the penitentiary. Six diaries of Dougherty and two receipt books, one of which belonged to A. T. Prescott. Diary entries report on family, neighbors, acquaintances, and associates; historical events and personages; social activities; and government, law, and health. Also included are entries reporting on the cotton and sugar plantation economy; climate; and dreams. Noteworthy are the entries pertaining to the Civil War and the daily notations on weather. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3528.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • Doussan Family Papers, 1827-1872. 94 items. Location: U:300. Correspondence, financial papers, and personal papers of members of the Doussan family (primarily Antoine Doussan, Louise Perrin Doussan, and Auguste Doussan) of East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana, and France. Correspondence of Charles de Rabars of Bordeaux, France, is also included, as is a letter from General Baron Joachim Ambert. Most documents reflect the Doussans' planting operations in West Baton Rouge Parish; their financial and legal transactions in Louisiana and France; family activities, interests, and concerns; and the experience of French emigres in Louisiana as they encountered Anglo-American culture and society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     Women     French-language    
  • Dubreuil, L. Document, 1823. 1 item. Location: Misc. Affidavit by L. Dubreuil in support of the claim of John Poret to ownership of houses in Baton Rouge near the fort from which he had been evacuated by military forces under the command of General Wade Hampton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Duchein (Annie), b. ca. 1872. Sketchbook, 1870, 1886-1887. 1 vol. Location: J:25. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish. Sketchbook contains drawings of local buildings, animals, authors, and historical figures. Mss. 4751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Dumas, Woody, 1917-1993, interviewee, Radio interview. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); index (2 p.). Mayor-President of Baton Rouge (1964-1980). Interview discusses local economy, airports, and city planning. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0011.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Duncan, Abner L. Papers, 1825-1866 (bulk 1841-1862) 13 items. Location: Misc.:D. Planter of Baton Rouge, La. Correspondence between Abner L. Duncan and his relatives concerning the management of his late father's estates, the deaths of family members, and issues of inheritance among family members. Also included is an exchange of letters between Leon Bonnecaze, the French vice consul at Baton Rouge, and David Farragut of the U.S. Navy, regarding the bombardment of Baton Rouge on May 28, 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4199.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Duncan, Lucius C. Letter, 1822. 1 item. Location: Misc.Resident of New Orleans. Letter by Duncan to Rufus Flynt, who had befriended him while at school in Monson, Massachusetts, tells of visiting at the cotton plantation of his uncle, Colonel Abner Duncan, near Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1334.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Duplantier, Armand Letters, 1796-1807. 4 items. Location: Misc.:D. Armand Duplantier was a planter and owner of Magnolia Mound Plantation, La. Letters (in French) detail plantation life during the post-Revolutionary period, while referencing social and business life in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4914.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Duplantier, Armand Family Letters, 1777-1859. 95 items. Location: D:62. Armand Duplantier was a planter and owner of Magnolia Mound Plantation, La. Duplantier Family Letters contain items from four generations of the Duplantier family, including Armand Duplantier, his uncle Claude Trénonay, Armand’s son Armand Allard Duplantier, and granddaughter Amélie Augustine Duplantier Peniston. The letters relate to Louisiana under the French, Spanish, and Americans and the economic, political, and social conditions attendant on transitioning among the three powers; commerce with France; the succession of Trénonay; attitudes about the French Revolution; slavery and plantation matters; family news such as illness, births, deaths, and the education of Duplantier’s children; and travels in France by Amélie Duplantier. Mss. 5060.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Education     French-language     Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • East Baton Rouge aerial photographs, 1912 May 12. 2 items. Location: OS:B. J. G. Ewing photograph, in duplicate, giving a panoramic aerial view of the Mississippi river shoreline. The caption reads: 'Baton Rouge during record high water from the fighting top of the USS Nebraska'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3415.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • East Baton Rouge Parish ward book, circa 1900-1960. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Alphabetical list of persons living in Wards One through Ten of East Baton Rouge Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1397.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • East Baton Rouge Parish aerial photographs, 1964. .5 linear ft. Location: V:65. Photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4474.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School Board. Teacher's contract, 1923. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Contract signed by public school teachers listing monthly salary and terms of employment, including required standards of personal behavior. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3000.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Volunteer Fund letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Printed letter from the corresponding committee of the Volunteer Fund for Confederate volunteers, appealing for gifts of various articles to be sold at some public place in Baton Rouge. Names of members of various committees are listed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1415.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Edwards, Marianne. Letters, 1855-1866 (bulk 1855-1863). 72 items. Location: U:239. Marianne Edwards, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, was the wife of Guy M. Edwards, a Massachusetts sea captain. She took voyages from Boston to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Letters concern voyages to New Orleans, France, and Spain, among others. Letters (1862-1863) about a voyage along the lower Mississippi River, describe conditions during the Union occupation of New Orleans and the Battle of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Transportation     Women    
  • Elam, James Essex, 1829-1873. Papers, 1846-1853 (bulk 1846-1852). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Elks, Benevolent and Protective Order of Baton Rouge, no. 490. Correspondence, 1915. 2 items. Location: Misc. E. The Elks lodge in Baton Rouge, La. was chartered on May 20, 1899 with twenty-five members, and constructed its own theater and office building at the corner of Third and Florida Streets in 1900. Comprised of a letter and dues notice for John J. Mundinger from the Elks Lodge in Baton Rouge. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 4961.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: Civil War     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Falk, Myron, interviewee, Oral history interview, 1995. 1 sound cassette (.5 hours), transcript (9 p.). Location: L:4700.0723. Former director of the United Way in Baton Rouge and a writer and advocate of social welfare who endowed a scholarship in the School of Journalism at LSU. The interview describes transients in Baton Rouge during the Depression, the Old Penitentiary Receiving Station, Community Chest, and his role as director of the United Givers Fund and the United Way. He also describes cooperation between the Salvation Army and Volunteers of America (VOA), funding for VOA, and the role of women in VOA. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0723For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Fauver, Eleanor Dalrymple, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. Transcript (80 pages), 2 sound cassettes (1 hour, 35 minutes). Location: L:4700.0016. Daughter of Dr. William Dalrymple, who taught Veterinary Medicine at LSU in the early 1900's. Interview contains Eleanor Dalrymple Fauver's recollections of her father's childhood in England and their life in Louisiana. Includes information related to William Dalrymple's career at LSU, including relations with Thomas Boyd and James Nicholson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0016.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Favrot, H. L. Account book, 1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: G:6. Resident of Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and dealer in groceries and drygoods. Indexed ledger of H. L. Favrot. G:6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 475.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Favrot, Joseph St. Clair, 1872-1943. Family Papers, 1900-1924. 25 items. Location: UU:73. The Favrot family (Joseph, Beverly, and Joseph, Jr.) was active in amateur theater productions in Baton Rouge. Papers include Baton Rouge theater programs and other ephemeral printed material; and six photographs, some by A. D. Lytle, depicting Baton Rouge scenes, including some Civil War scenes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts    
  • Favrot, Pedro. Papers, 1799, 1804. 2 items. Location: Misc:F. Resident of the District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Land grant (copy) issued to Don Pedro Favrot, 1799; and attestation of the grant, 1804. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Feitel, Henry. Account book, 1884-1885. 1 vol. Location: G:6. Resident of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Daybook of Henry Feitel records general merchandise sales. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Ferraro, Louis, and Sam Adams. Manuscript, 1969. 2 items. Location: UU:169. Louis Ferraro, Associate Professor of Music, and Sam Adams, Professor of Education, at LSU. Handwritten manuscript by Ferraro and typewritten 'translation' by Adams of Music: Imaginative Listening (Baton Rouge: Claitor's Publishing Division, 1969). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • FILLMORE RANGER, 1856 Aug. 18. 1 item. Location: Newspapers- MCAGE. Political paper published in Baton Rouge, George C. M'Whorter, editor. Contains the platform of the American Party; a letter by an old line Democrat of Georgia supporting former President Millard Fillmore, America or Know-Nothing Party candidate; and articles about James Buchanan. Partly in French and not complete. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Fisher, Alice Risley. Family Papers, 1856-1939 (bulk: 1860-1930). 174 items; 7 volumes; 2 reels. Location: 9:29, OS:F; Mss.Mf:F. The family papers and photographs of Phoebe Farmer, Alice Risley, and Sam Risley include material on life in Civil War Louisiana (especially New Iberia and New Orleans), participation in Grand Army of the Republic and National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War, poetry, education, and Civil War hospitals. Within the collection are a Civil War diary of Alice Risley of her life in New Orleans and 91 period photographs. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2269, 4901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     African Americans     Women    
  • Fisher, Lucy Maria W. F. Memoirs, 1889. 1 item; 25 pages [photocopy]. Location: Misc. School teacher from Connecticut who became a resident of Louisiana and taught in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans schools. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Women    
  • Fitzgerald, John H. Business records, 1913-1955. 2 linear ft. and 26 vols. Location: 79:97-98, F:6, Misc.:F, O:5. Baton Rouge contractor and realtor.Records pertain to Fitzgerald's contracting business and include journals, payroll books, bills, and receipts for building of homes and other contracting business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2004, 2523.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Fleming, Walter L. Collection, 1848-1914. 2 linear feet. T:64-65. Collection consists of transcriptions of material pertaining primarily to the organization, history, and administration of Louisiana State University. Correspondence relating to official University business comprises bulk of the collection. Some early correspondence reflects political views at the time of the Civil War, and later correspondence of Walter Fleming and Leroy S. Boyd, son of David F. Boyd, relates to the history of the LSU. Other material consists of reports, printed items, writings, and the research notes. Also included are photographs of early LSU Boards of Supervisors, faculty, and other persons associated with the University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     LSU     Politics    
  • Fort of St. Charles at Baton Rouge Map, 1825. 1 map (color photocopy). Location: OS:F. Manuscript map of Fort St. Charles and adjoining parts of Baton Rouge by Andre Lesage, parish surveyor of East Baton Rouge Parish, La., showing streets, lots, and names of property owners. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fourrier, Joseph Amadee. Sheet music. 1844-1912. 34 items and 1 vol. Location: 65:33. Baton Rouge music store proprietor and organist at St. Joseph's Church. Sheet music (1844-1912), some illustrated, includes both popular and sacred works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Religion    
  • 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: 20th Century Wars    
  • Francis A. de Caro and Rosan A. Jordan, 1956-2009, undated (bulk 1966-2003) 13 linear ft. Location: 11:19, 15:15-21. De Caro and Jordan were folklorists, authors, and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) professors. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, writings, exhibitions, photographs, printed items consisting of brochures, handbills, newspapers, and posters; and topical files that document de Caro's folklore class at LSU, his work with the Louisiana Folklife Commission, and Jordan's work with the women's movement. Writings as well as exhibitions comprise material primarily related to folklore within Louisiana and British colonial life in India. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3197, 4089, 4164.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     Religion     African Americans     Women     Cajuns    
  • "Frank Leslies's Illustrated Newspaper", 1862 May 24, 1875 Jan. 30. 3 items. Location:OS:F. Issues and supplement containing articles on and sketches of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1534, 2751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Freeland, Emile C. Papers, 1877-1975 (bulk 1926-1967). 6 linear ft. (458 items, 31 ms. vols., 12 printed vols.) Location: 77:69-70, 92, 79:60-61, 70, OS:F. Chemical engineer for W. R. Grace & Co. Collection includes samples of bagasse paper, pamphlets, reprints, notes, and reports related to the sugar cane bagasse industries. Correspondence includes personal and business letters from Latin America, Taiwan, and Pakistan. Includes photographs related to Louisiana State University and education in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2210, 2259, 2496, 2603.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Sugar    
  • Freemasons. St. James Lodge, No. 47 (Baton Rouge, La.). Records, 1819-1957. 6.5 linear ft., 4 microfilm reels. Location: 33:29-32, Mss.Mf:F. St. James Lodge was formed in 1844 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, New Orleans. Records include minutes, membership files, financial records, and correspondence between St. James and other lodges and related societies (such as Knights Templar and Odd Fellowships) throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • French House Collection, 1974-1991. 0.5 linear ft. Location: W:7. The French House (La Maison Française) at Louisiana State University opened in September 1935 to house selected advanced French-language students to live immersed in French language and culture. The collection consists of three scrapbooks documenting the history of the house compiled by Gertrude M. Beauford and four oral history interviews with Anita Olivier Morrison, head resident of the house between 1935 and 1958. Mss. 2760, 3018A.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     French-language    
  • French, Cornelius R., 1786-1863. Family Papers, 1800-1920. 234 items, 6 vols. Location: U:123, 98:F. Doctor and resident of Baton Rouge. Personal and business papers of Dr. French and his family. Collection contains correspondence, medical items, and photographs; bills, receipts, and bank notes; and death notices, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • French-Clarke Family Papers, 1809-1861 (bulk: 1830-1920). 1.3 linear feet, 16 m.s. volumes. Location: 1:32-35, OS:F, 98:F. Largely composed of correspondence between members of the French family of Baton Rouge and extended family regarding Baton Rouge, family news, health, and genealogy. Legal documents include bills of sale for slaves, land documents, wills of the French and Clarke families. Personal financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings of current events, especially pertaining to the opening of the state capital and LSU campus life in the early 1900s. Ledgers and printed items relate to Julia Edwards Clarke and her husband William's employment at the Louisiana State School for the Blind. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 3494.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Medicine     African Americans     Women    
  • Fuchs, Peter Paul. Papers, 1956,1959, 1976. 5 items. Location: W:37. Composer and conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony. Papers consist of three speeches pertaining to music theory and production, an English-language adaptation of the libretto of Verdi's 'Un Ballo in Maschera,' and the libretto of a one-act lyrical comedy, 'Serenade at Noon,' by Ann Vermel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3051.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Fuqua, Henry L. (Luce), 1905-. Lytle photograph collection and papers, 1863-1978 ca. 131 items, 2 ms. vols. Location: T:13, 101:53, E:, D:92. Son of Henry Luce Fuqua, Louisiana governor. Photographs by Andrew D. Lytle, Baton Rouge photographer, of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola State Farm, Hope State Farm on Bayou Teche, and a levee camp on the Atchafalaya For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1898.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fuqua, Henry L. (Luce), interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (20 minutes); index (1 page). Location: L:4700.0012. Son of Henry Luce Fuqua, Louisiana governor. Interview identifies photos of buildings from Hope Farm, New Iberia, and the Atchafalaya swamp levees; and discusses the old Governor's Mansion and his father's defeat of Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • Fuqua, Henry L. (Luce), interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); transcript (54 pages). Location: L:4700.0021. Son of Henry Luce Fuqua, Louisiana governor. Interview discusses his family, living in Baton Rouge, the Flood of 1912, his father's work as head of the penitentiary in Baton Rouge (1916) and Angola, his involvement with LSU and Southern University, and his gubernatorial campaign (1924). Notable individuals mentioned include Felton Clark, William H. Dalrymple, Thomas D. Boyd, Annie Boyd, and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Fuqua, James O. (James Overton). Papers, 1857-1878. 118 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc:F, UU:67. Slaveholder, property owner, and Confederate soldier of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He was a member of the Baton Rouge law firm Fuqua and Callahan. His son, Henry Luce Fuqua, served as governor of Louisiana (1924-1926). Financial papers including receipts for Fuqua's purchase of slaves and receipts for state, parish, and Baton Rouge municipal taxes paid by Mrs. Fuqua. Papers of the law firm Fuqua and Callahan pertain to legal cases and other business matters. A letterpress copybook records Fuqua's legal correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1438.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Garig, William Wallace, 1839-1908. Family Papers, 1858-1953. 594 items; 10 ms. vols.; 2 printed vols. Location: 7:58-59. Businessman and poultry breeder of Baton Rouge. His daughters Mercedes and Louise were both members of the LSU English Department faculty. Papers consist of correspondence pertaining to plantation work and social life in antebellum Louisiana; education of children, including that provided at LSU; social life in 20th-century Baton Rouge; and religion. Included are Garig's Civil War diaries and the papers of his daughters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2993For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Religion     Women    
  • Gassie, August. Account book, 1870-1871. 1 vol. Location: G:8. Merchant of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Ledger records merchandise sales and cash accounts, many of which were made to Levert and New Hope plantations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 478.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Gayle family collection, 1846-1916, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Gebelin-Walsh-Hynes-Frenzel Family Papers. 1860 - 2007 (bulk 1900 - 1970). 2.5 cubic feet. Location: 91:1 - 2, OS:G. This collection of photographs and a few textual materials provides a largely visual record of the allied Gebelin, Walsh, Hynes, and Frenzel families. Beginning in the 1860s and continuing through the 1980s, portraits and informal photographs document the lives of family members and family friends and acquaintances. A few images, beginning 1900 and continuing until the 1960s, record three family homes in Baton Rouge. The bulk of the material documents the life and times of Elizabeth Gertrude Gebelin Hynes (1911 February 20 - 1982 February 09) including her childhood, marriage, travels, family events, and social life and customs of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4983For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Religion     Politics     Women    
  • George Rodrigue print, ca. undated. 1 item. Location: OS:R. Print of a George Rodrique painting depicting Louisiana Lt. Governor Bobby Freeman (1980-1988) and his wife in front of the Old State Capital in Baton Rouge. Print is signed by Bobby Freeman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4432.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gianelloni, Sabin J., Sr. Family Papers, 1887-1975, undated. 5.75 linear ft., 69 v. Location: UU:316-321, J;20-21, OS:G. Sugar planter of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, personal papers, and printed items relating to the Gianelloni family, the operation of Longwood Plantation, sugar and cane syrup industries, and federal regulations affecting these industries. Correspondence also discusses the political and economic environments in Louisiana and Cuba. Printed items include photographs of field hands and Longwood Plantation store. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3458, 4279.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans    
  • Gladden, Henrie Sentell, 1898-1983. Memoirs, 1983. 58 leaves. Location: Misc., Mf. Gladden attended Louisiana Industrial Institute in Ruston, La., and taught at schools in Baton Rouge and Plain Dealing, La. She describes her family, education, and social life living in Bunkie, Baton Rouge, Baker, and Collinsburg, La., primarily between her youth and the time of her marriage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4239.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Gleason, David K. Papers, 1951-1992. 202 linear ft. Location: Ranges 87-90. Commercial photographer of Baton Rouge whose work included photographs of plantation homes along the Mississippi River. Gleason's work appeared in a number of books, including The Great Houses of Natchez (1986) and Plantation Homes of Louisiana and the Natchez Area (1982). Collection includes negatives, working proofs, prints, and notes. Unprocessed. Mss. 4520.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Graham, Alice Walworth. Papers, 1884-1992, undated. 5.3 linear feet. Location: 104:2-4; J: 25; and OS:G. Novelist and native of Natchez, Miss., and sometime resident of New Orleans. Professional and personal correspondence includes letters document Graham's literary career. Scrapbooks and printed items contain literary reviews of her books and describe her personal appearances at literary functions. Graham describes Natchez plantations in manuscript drafts for many of her published and unpublished works including Cibola, The Natchez Woman, and Romantic Lady. The letters of Graham's mother, Lela Gordon Walworth, and her sister, Mary Walworth Whitaker of Baton Rouge, are also part of the collection, and pertain to personal and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Graham, C. R. and Company. Account books, 1846-1848. see C.R. Graham and Co. account books.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Gras-Lauzin Family Papers, 1783-1917 (bulk 1783-1866). 1 linear ft. Location: U:152-153. Don Antonio Gras was an early settler, merchant, and shipper of Baton Rouge and Natchez, Mississippi. Others in the family included Lewis Valentin Foelekel and Dr. Jean Lauzin. Papers include financial records of Antonio Gras and Lewis Foelekel; a thesis of Dr. Jean Lauzin (Paris, 1832); and personal letters from friends of the Lauzin family who lived in France. Collection also includes Civil War letters from Francis F. Palms, a Confederate soldier, and others to Henrietta Lauzin. Some items in the collection are in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War     Education     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Gueymard, Earnest. Programs, 1948-1972. 127 items. Location: W:5, OS:G. Programs for a variety of civic, social, and cultural activities in Baton Rouge, New Iberia, and New Orleans, Louisiana, collected by Gueymard. Includes programs for three world premiere performances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Hackett, Derek L. A., Collection, 1970-1971. 111 items. Location: A:11. Professor at the University of Sterling, Scotland. Collection pertains to the 1971 White House Conference on Youth at Estes Park, Colorado and includes delegates' instructions, reports, summaries and printed items from the Young Americans for Freedom, White Youth Alliance and Baton Rouge Peace Action Group. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2593.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hall, George Otis. Family Papers, 1856-1900, 1990, undated (bulk 1856-1880). 0.7 linear ft. Location: T:54. George Otis Hall and his wife Charlotte Emma LeDoux Hall, owners of Magnolia Mound, a sugar and indigo plantation in Baton Rouge. From 1860 on they lived in England and Europe. Papers include correspondence, photographs, social invitations, and newspaper clippings. Topics include the education of the Hall children in Louisiana and Europe, the family's resettlement in Europe, and Magnolia Mound. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4320.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women     French-language    
  • Harbour, S. B. Account book, 1863-1865. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Keeper of a livery stable in Baton Rouge. Ledger records entries of rental and upkeep of horses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • 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: 20th Century Wars    
  • Harris, Thomas H., 1869-1942. Manuscript, 1941. 1 item (881 pages). Location: C:25. Handwritten draft of 'The Memoirs of T. H. Harris' (Baton Rouge: Bureau of Educational Material and Research, College of Education, LSU, 1963). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Harrison, T. S. Travel account, 1888. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. Account titled 'Among the Southerners' describes a steamboat voyage from Baton Rouge to Greenville, Mississippi, mentioning scenery, river traffic, labor problems, river damage to 'Natchez-Under-The-Hill,' and the fear of a yellow fever epidemic. E:Imprints. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     Transportation    
  • Harrower, G. T. Letters, 1863 March-August. 4 items. Location: Misc. Union colonel in the 161st New York Volunteers Regiment in the Civil War. Four letters written from Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Hart-Bonnecaze-Duncan Family Papers, 1775-1949 (bulk 1840-1875, 1905-1940). 2 linear ft., 2 mf reels. Location: T:18, OS:H, Mss.Mf:B. Baton Rouge families related by marriage. Leon Bonnecaze was a businessman and French consular agent; Samuel Hart was the first chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department; Robert Hart served as Baton Rouge mayor in 1898-1902. Papers include correspondence and writings; legal records; financial records; ephemera; sheet music; and photographs. Papers provide some information on civilian conditions in the Civil War and on the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3371, 4208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Performing arts     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • 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: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Haymaker, Richard W. Yoshihiro Hattori Papers, 1992-1997. 10 linear feet. Location: 21:1-4. Yoshihiro Hattori was a Japanese exchange student living with the Haymaker family of Baton Rouge. In October 1992, Yoshi, confused about the address of a party, mistakenly knocked on the door of the Peairs family. Rodney Peairs shot and killed Yoshi. The collection chronicles both the events surrounding the shooting of Yoshihiro Hattori and the repercussions that followed, including the Haymakers' activism efforts, their trip to Japan, and President Clinton's meeting with the Hattori family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4698.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Heard, H. J. Letter, 1864 June 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.H. Judge and resident of Baton Rouge. Letter from Judge Heard states that business activity in New Orleans has ceased because African Americans were celebrating that emancipation was in the State Constitution of 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Politics     African Americans    
  • 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: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     20th Century Wars     Jews     German-language    
  • Hebert, Louis, 1820-1901. Letter, 1889. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Native of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate general during the Civil War. Letter refers to the destruction of all Hebert's personal papers prior to his return to Baton Rouge at the end of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2533.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Hebert, Raphael. Family Papers, 1827-1960 (bulk: 1861-1960). Size: 3.5 linear ft. Location: S:137-140, OS:H. Raphael Hebert family of West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes (La.). Collection is primarily papers of Raphael Hebert and his children Joseph Guy, Noel, and Marguerite, a school teacher. Correspondence, financial / legal papers, personal papers, printed items. And photographic materials reflect the family's involvement in civic, educational, and religious affairs and includes letters from Melanie Hebert while at student at St. Basil's in Plaquemine in the 1870s, as well as a few Civil War letters. Also included are records from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 4769.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Religion     Women     French-language    
  • Heine, Pete. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); index (2 p.). Location: L:4700.0027. Norman E. 'Pete' Heine, Baker, Louisiana, mayor and candidate for the Baton Rouge Mayor-President race (1976). Discussion of upcoming Baton Rouge mayoral race, Woody Dumas, and Baton Rouge's economy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0027.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Hendrick, Calvin S. Letter. 1862 May 19. 1 item. Location: Misc. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Letter from Hendrick commenting on the federal occupation of Baton Rouge during the Civil War. He mentions the hostility of residents, isolation of the city, and federal officers attending services at his church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion    
  • Heroman, George M., 1808-1861. Family Papers, 1816-1904 (bulk 1833-1865). 35 items, 3 vols., [on microfilm]. Location: Mss.Mf:H, Misc:H, OS:H. German immigrant and merchant in Baton Rouge. Papers include Civil War letters of Fred W. H. Heroman, one of George Heroman's sons and a private in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1882For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Herron, A. S. Letter, 1843 August 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Resident of Baton Rouge. Printed notice to Capt. Andrew S. Herron to attend a washing of the Washington Fire Engine, No. 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hicky, Daniel. Letter, 1793 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc. Planter of District of Manchac, West Florida, Louisiana. Letter sent from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and addressed to his son, Philip Hicky, in New Orleans. Daniel Hicky mentions his painful gout, tells of the destruction wrought to levees and land by a Mississippi River flood, remarks how the indigo crop was hurt by bad weather. He also gives an affectionate reminder to Philip to conduct himself properly. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3430.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Hicky, Daniel. Letter, 1867. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Letter from Daniel Hicky, Baton Rouge, La., to Judge D.D. Avery, requests a payment be made to R. Walsh from the estate of Philip Hicky and discusses plantation matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hicky, Philip. Letter, 1815 February 28. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:H Planter of Hope Estate Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Hicky built the first sugar mill in East Baton Rouge Parish in 1814. Letter from Hicky to Major Charles Tessier concerning the latter's appointment to the office of East Baton Rouge Parish judge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2704.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hicky, Philip, 1778-1859. Daniel and Philip Hicky Papers, 1667, 1762-1846 (bulk 1814-1815). 33 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:103, Vault., Mss.Mf:H. Planter of Hope Estate Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Hicky built the first sugar mill in East Baton Rouge Parish in 1814. Collection is comprised of official papers pertaining to the West Florida controversy and the Battle of New Orleans; correspondence; personal papers of Philip Hicky; papers of Daniel Hicky, including family and business correspondence; memorandums; and a Spanish ordinance and instructions concerning wills. Papers also contain French military orders and letters from Carlos de Grand-Pre some of which Kemper rebellion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 720, 2007, 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hillin, James. Document, 1791. 1 item. Location: Misc. Planter in the District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Will of James Hillin, planter in the District of Baton Rouge, La., and the attestation.. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 179.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Spanish-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: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Holdrege, Henry R. Diary, 1865. 1 vol. Location: H:16. U.S. sailor aboard the U.S.S. Nymph. Civil War entries pertain to patrols, and infractions and crimes committed by him and other sailors, drunkenness, interaction with female civilians, witnessing a baptism of African-Americans in the Mississippi River, and recreational activities in Baton Rouge. Post-war entries record his trip home to Menekaune, Wisconsin. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4874.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Holloman, Mary. Document, 1820 August 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Depositions given to a justice of the peace at Baton Rouge, La., refuting that Mary Holloman was ever the lawful wife of Moore Kennedy although he had purported her to be so. Nancy Roy and Charles Evrard (?) also supported her claim. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Howell family genealogical records, circa 1834-1976. 16 items. Location: Misc.:H. Residents of Baton Rouge. Genealogical records include birth, baptismal and burial records, and listings of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3040.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Huguet, Adolphe H. (Adolphe Hiram), 1837-1928, Family Papers, 1850-1973. 13 items; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:255, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. Related families of Adolphe H. Huguet and William S. Pike were influential in the economy and politics of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, death notices, photographs, legal papers, and other materials relating to the Huguet and Pike families in Louisiana, as well as to their relatives living in Spain and France. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hummel, Richard J., Sr. Papers, 1861, 1875, 1894-1896, 1929. 250 items. Location: UU:63, OS:H. Baton Rouge postmaster. Papers of Richard J. Hummel Sr., Baton Rouge, La., postmaster, include an acknowledgment from Governor Huey P. Long of a letter from Hummel concerning a proposed plan for additional financial aid from the state for public schools (1929), a Louisiana state bond (1875), 246 hand-stamped mail covers (1894-1896), and a Louisiana militia commission (1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2044.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Long Family     Politics    
  • Hunt, William King. Genealogy, circa 1955-1967. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Resident of Baton Rouge. Printed card tracing the descent of William King Hunt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ives, C. A. (Clarence Albert), 1869-1966. Papers, 1895-1964. 2 linear ft. (1,748 items, 1 vol.). Location: 79:75-76. Dean of the College of Education at LSU and president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Papers include Ives' professional correspondence, series of articles by local residents on the history of the parish, early settlers and the Baptist Church. Historical writings on Louisiana, and extensive records of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (1918-1945). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2002, 2227.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Religion    
  • James, Francis Henderson. Papers, 1908-1958. 0.25 linear feet. Location: T:95, T:100. Graduate of LSU, World War I veteran, and chief engineer at Salsburg Sugar Factory on Helvetia Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a diary (1937-1958) kept during his employment as chief engineer in which he recorded formulas, calculations, cane crop data, and administrative notes; a 1915 LSU calendar that includes campus photographs; and family portraits and photographs of him as a cadet at LSU and during his military service; letters and clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4960.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Family Papers, 1836-1947. 336 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: W:23, M:21, OS:J, 98:J, Mss.Mf:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Correspondence pertains to Jastremski's military service in the Civil War, his political career in Baton Rouge, and his term as U.S. Consul in Peru. The collection also contains copies of speeches made by Jastremski, photographs, and prints. Included are three scrapbooks containing clippings and articles about Jastremski's political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Long Family     Politics    
  • Jerrard, Simon G. Papers, 1862-1902 (bulk 1862-1863). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans    
  • Jewett, Thomas E. Letter, July 7, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.:J. Union soldier. Letter [with typed transcription] describes camp life, water levels in Baton Rouge, military engagements, surrender of Port Hudson and the fall of Vicksburg, Miss., Adjutant General's Office, and naval activity on the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • John B. Heroman, Sr. Photograph Collection, ca. 1885-1940. 1 cu. ft. Location: 91:2-3, OS:H. Photograph albums, loose photographs, postcards, one tintype, one greeting card, and three printed texts. All materials relate to the Heroman family of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La. The albums contain images of the Heroman family, Heroman family dwellings in Baton Rouge, scenes around Baton Rouge, and New Orleans Mardi Gras scenes. Four of the loose unassociated album page groups contain Baton Rouge flood images from 1897, 1912. The Cirkut camera panoramic print documents Louisiana State University cadets in formation on the Parade Grounds of the University in its then three year old location in south Baton Rouge, 1928. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Plantations     Religion     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language    
  • Johnston, Henry. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter describes the training of his regiment on Long Island, the sea voyage from New York to New Orleans, back upriver to Baton Rouge, and African American soldiers in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Kahao, Mary Jane. Mary Jane Fly Kahao collection of photographs and ephemera, [ca. 1887-1910]. 26 items. Location: UU:250. This collection includes twenty-three photographs from people in the Baton Rouge area. Eight of these portraits were made by Baton Rouge photographer Andrew D. Lytle. Also in the collection are invitations to commencement ceremonies from the LSU Corps of Cadets (1891), Silliman Collegiate Institute (1887), and the S. A. K. Literary Society (1891). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4703.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Women    
  • Kahao, Mary Jane (Mrs. Kenneth). Papers, 1965, 1966. 4 items. Location: Misc. Newspaper clipping from the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate of a biographical article on botanical writer and illustrator Caroline C. Dorman. Correspondence with Dorman chiefly concerns a proposed exhibit of wild flowers and plants at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2700.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Kent, Amos, 1811-1906. Family Papers, 1770-1906 (bulk 1855-1900). .25 linear ft. (130 items, 1 vol.). Location: C:31. Family of New Hampshire and Louisiana; merchant in Baton Rouge and farmer in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. The town of Kentwood was named in his honor. Kent served 8 years in the Louisiana legislature. Family correspondence of three generations of the Kent family and business papers of Amos Kent. Amos Kent's business papers consist of legal opinions of attorneys, deeds, and letters. Included is a diary kept by young George Favrot of Baton Rouge (later a U.S. Congressman from the Baton Rouge District) which describes happenings about town. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 199, 724, 1101, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Kerr, E. W. Papers, 1913-1951 (bulk 1925-1949). ca. 8,600 items. Location: 77:24-34. Baton Rouge engineer. Kerr was an LSU professor of mechanical engineering (1905-1916); an efficiency engineer for the Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation of Havana, Cuba (1916-1931); and a consultant to Southwest Louisiana sugar factories (1935-1949). Papers include correspondence, technical data and notes, blueprints and related printed items documenting Kerr's career in the sugar industry; and family letters and personal correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1308.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Sugar    
  • Keyes, Charles L. Letters, 1862-1863. 10 items. Location: Misc:K. Union soldier from Charlemont, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Letters describe his steamship voyage aboard the Illinois; and camp life in Baton Rouge, New Iberia, Camp Stoneman, Barres Landing, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Letters from Port Hudson, written from the breastworks, describe conditions during the siege. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • 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: 20th Century Wars    
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Correspondence, 1855-1859, 1865-1866. 15 items. Location: Misc. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters from James O. Fuqua pertain principally to clients but also give some information concerning local politics and living conditions in Baton Rouge. Letters from others pertain to law suits and local politics. Included is a letter in which James O. Fuqua discusses the eagerness of some citizens to take the Amnesty Oath and civilian comments on the outcome of the Civil War, and the freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics     African Americans    
  • Kimbell, Sylvester, b. 1836 or 7. Letters, 1862-1863. 24 items. Location: Misc:K. Union soldier in the 53rd Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War. Kimbell's letters were written to his wife and describe his service in Louisiana, including fighting near New Orleans at Camp Kenner, Baton Rouge, and Port Hudson. He also wrote letters from Baltimore and Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Kleinpeter, Andrew. Papers, 1827-1833. 20 items. Location: B:40. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from relatives in Spencer County, Kentucky, and letters from James Neilson, attending school in Lexington, Kentucky, commenting on Henry Clay after attending a party in his home, and mentioning a shooting by supporters of Clay and Jackson. Includes business letters of Isidor Larguire, cotton broker, of New Orleans; and a letter of A. Jones, Baton Rouge, concerning the treatment of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Kleinpeter, George, b. 1800. Family Papers, 1804-1918. 0.3 linear ft. (85 items; 3 vols.). Location: B:40, OS:K. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11. Farmer of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He and Augustine Daigre married about 1830 and had at least four children, William, George Augustin, Alice, and Josephine. Papers include Civil War letters from William and George Augustin to their mother; legal documents; and miscellaneous family papers. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 864, 1029.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Knights of Pythias. Records of Capitol Lodge of Baton Rouge, 1881-1966. 4,221 items, 26 vols. Location: Q:10-12, 14. International, non-sectarian fraternal order established in 1864 in Washington, D.C., by Justus H. Rathbone and chartered by an Act of Congress. Records of the Knights of Pythias Capitol Lodge No. 29 of Baton Rouge, La., include correspondence (1882-1966), applications for membership (1891-1960), minutes (1937-1966), and reports (1893-1966). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1825, 2226For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Korn, Bertram W. Correspondence, 1965-1972. 16 items. Location: Misc. Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Letters to Mrs. S. J. Gianelloni, Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about genealogical research of Jewish family in the U.S. and the scarcity of research in American Jewish history. The Monsanto, Dow, and Tessier families are mentioned. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3459.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Ku Klux Klan. Baton Rouge No. 3 Records, 1928-1939 (bulk 1928-1930). 90 items. Location: UU:308. Correspondence, membership lists, printed items, financial and legal documents, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence relates almost entirely to administrative matters, membership, and local chapters, though some letters pertain to national politics, congressional legislation, and anti-Catholic sentiments. Printed items include newsletters, circular letters, and Klan guidebooks and literature. Also present are minutes, membership lists, and the Kilgrapp's (Secretary) quarterly reports. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4770For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Landry (Theodore E. and Lou Bird) Papers, 1931-1984. 15,000 items. Location: Z:30-31, Z:33, 43:26-28, 43:30-34, 82, 104-105. Landscape architects in Port Allen, La., Theodore E. and Lou Bird Landry were active in projects to restore plantation gardens to historical accuracy and donated their services to landscape churches in the Baton Rouge diocese. Personal and professional papers include correspondence, lectures, scrapbooks, and client files comprised of drawings, plans, photographs and color slides relating to landscape architecture. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 3771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion     French-language    
  • Lane, Pinkie Gordon Papers, 1925-2001, undated, (bulk 1970-2000). 15 linear ft., 1 volume. Location: T:128-141; T:100 (short shelf); G:15; OS:L. African American poet, Louisiana poet laureate (1989-1992), and Southern University (Baton Rouge, La.) professor. Also the first African American woman to graduate from Louisiana State University with a Ph.D. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, writings, photographs, conference materials, printed items consisting of newspaper clippings, newsletters, programs, and fliers; and topical files that document Lane's personal and professional life. Her writings comprise copies of her poetry - some unpublished, book reviews, and an unpublished attempt at early prose work. Items concentrate on her African American colleagues and interest in African American literature and events. Lane was a resident of Baton Rouge (La.) since 1957 and accumulated a number of printed items for Baton Rouge events and organizations, including the Olympic Torch relay through Baton Rouge in 1996, and professional organizational newsletters for Capital Area Network. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4629. .For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     African Americans     Women    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Laycock, Samuel Gordon, 1851-1927. Papers, 1871-1874. 20 items. Location: Misc.:L. President of the Baton Rouge Gas Light Company. Papers include routine bills signed by Laycock as president; and a letter (1874) from St. Louis, Missouri, verifying that a man had been sent to Baton Rouge in answer to a request for an employee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2223.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Laycock, Susie Hamilton Bienvenu. Collection, 1830-1875. 2 items. Location: OS:L. Comprised of a hand-drawn map (circa 1830s) of the Highlands area in Baton Rouge, La., showing land parcels and owners’ names. It also contains a land patent from the United States General Land Office (1875) belonging to Louis Dufilho, a New Orleans resident who was the first certified pharmacist in the United States. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 4923.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Leonpacher, Louis. Diary, 1908-1923. 47 items, 5 vols. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Baton Rouge veterinarian and German immigrant who came to Louisiana in 1916. Five-volume diary illustrated with colored sketches, post cards, photographs, and advertisements. Included are copies of letters received. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2141.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • 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: LSU     Medicine     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Lilley, Thomas. Papers, 1832-1837. 5 items. Location: Misc., OS:L. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Legal and financial papers concerning stocks and the sale of land owned by Thomas Lilley.. They include land conveyances, (1832 , 1835); stockholder's oath (1836); a mortgage for shares of the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana to Thomas Lilley (1837). Also included is an appraisers certificate for land, slaves, livestock, and dwellings that contains names of his seven slaves (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Link, Louis, 1866-1934. Papers, 1883-1934. 47 items. Location: W:49. German immigrant; executive of Standard Oil Corporation in Texas and Louisiana; and inventor. Papers include business letters, personal documents, printed materials, and photographs of a Baton Rouge flood (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3431.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Literary Club Yearbooks, 1979-1985. 6 items. Location: A:78. A women’s club from Baton Rouge, La. The six yearbooks contain listings of officers, members, and past presidents, as well as the topics and guest speakers for the monthly meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 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: 20th Century Wars    
  • Louisiana pictures, 1720-1865. 17 items. Location: Map cage. Prints include John Law's concession at New Biloxi; a plantation on Bayou Goula, Louisiana; the Civil War Battle of New Orleans sketched by a federal soldier; federal gunboats passing Port Hudson, Louisiana; and Jackson Station after it was burned. Also included are reprints of Civil War scenes of Port Hudson and Baton Rouge from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly Newspaper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN). Records, 1985-1998. 14.5 linear feet. Location: Range 10 and 142, Map Case 1. State network of individual citizens and organizations active in the campaign to enforce legislative environmental standards. Collection includes applications for environmental permits submitted by various Louisiana companies to the Department of Environmental Quality and lawsuit records documenting conflicts between companies and the DEQ. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4876.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Louisiana Health Care Campaign Records, circa 1989-2004 (bulk: 1995-2001). Location: X 16 linear feet. Grassroots coalition that advocated for accessible, affordable health care for all Louisianans. Correspondence, reports, newsletters, press releases, and board minutes, and other records of the Louisiana Health Care Campaign, as well as background material on health care reform issues and groups and budgets and reports from allied groups and relevant state agencies, including the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Insurance. Also includes records of the Louisiana Health Care Commission, of which the campaign was a member. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4957.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Medicine     Politics    
  • Louisiana Historical Society. Notice, 1859. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Printed notice announcing a meeting of the Louisiana Historical Society in Baton Rouge together with a copy of the Bill passed by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana to organize and grant a charter to the Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louisiana McGovern for President Organization. Political leaflet, 1972. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Leaflet urging Baton Rouge voters to attend the Legislative District 70 Caucus and support the election of those delegates committed to Senator George McGovern to the Democratic National Convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louisiana National Bank groundbreaking ceremony photograph, circa 1910. 1 item. Location: E:67. Photograph of the ground-breaking ceremony at the Louisiana National Bank in Baton Rouge. Part of the Picture Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana photograph collection, 1921-1937, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics     Women    
  • Louisiana Postcard Collection, 1904-1951. 507 items. Location: E:65 (short shelf). Postcards depict subjects, especially churches, schools, and some plantations in towns and regions of Louisiana. Louisiana towns and regions best represented in the collection include Abita Springs, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Convent, Covington, Donaldsonville, Franklin, Hammond, Houma, Jennings, Lake Charles, Mandeville, Monroe, Morgan City, New Orleans, Plaquemine, Saint Francisville, Shreveport, and Thibodaux. Included is a photograph depicting three women in front of a plantation house. The photograph is labeled "Alice Emilie Knapp, Forrest Home." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3645.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.). Drawing, circa 1847. 1 item [photostatic copy]. Location: OS:L. Architect's drawing of Old State Capitol Building, Baton Rouge. Original is in the National Archives. OS:L. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.). Photographs, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.). Construction photographs, 1931-1932. 4 items. Location: E:67. Four prints of photographs showing various stages of the construction of the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3355.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.). Photograph, 1915. 1 item. Location: E:. Photograph depicting four persons seated at a table, identified are Turner Merritt, Ben Burnett, and Henry Jastremski, probably in the Louisiana State Land Office. Part of the Picture Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3730.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). School of Music. Programs, 1985-[ongoing]. 1 linear ft. Location: A:104. Programs of recitals and concernts produced by the LSU School of Music. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3305.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Library. Louisiana State Lottery exhibit photographs, 1989. 29 items. Location: U:227. Photographic prints reproduced from the holdings of the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, for a 1989 exhibition entitled 'The Louisiana State Lottery Company, 1868-1893.'. Images include portraits of Lottery officials and proponents, together with members of the Anti-Lottery League and other opponents, copies of newspaper articles and advertisements, and cartoons for pro and anti-Lottery factions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4258.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Athletic Dept. Basketball on the bayou, 1992-1993. 1 videocassette. Location: L:3. Fourteen episodes of 'Basketball on the Bayou,' short segments detailing the history of the LSU Basketball program. The segments, narrated by Jim Hawthorne, were included as part of coach Dale Brown's weekly television show, 'Inside LSU Basketball.'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana Teachers' Association. Publications, 1922-1961. 21 items. Location: E:34. The Louisiana State Public School Teachers' Association was organized in Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1892. At the 1915 convention in Baton Rouge, the name of the association was changed to Louisiana Teachers' Association. Programs and proceedings of some annual meetings, reports, and other miscellaneous publications. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4595.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Loyd, Gladys Means, d. 1984. Family Papers, 1904-1975. 462 items, 9 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: UU:215, P:18, 99:L. Schoolteacher of Ida (Caddo Parish) and St. Joseph (Tensas Parish), Louisiana. Papers include correspondence and genealogical notes on Ida, Louisiana, families; photograph albums on plantations, including Hundred Oaks Plantation in Baton Rouge; and scrapbooks on the history of Ida and Tensas Parish. Collection also includes ledgers of the Ida Hardware Store owned by James Taylor Means. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3224.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Lusher, Robert Mills, 1823-1890. Papers, 1846-1853. 21 items. Location: Misc. Educator, public official, and Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Louisiana Sons of Temperance. Letters addressed to Lusher, written from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and other places in Louisiana, several by members of the Alexander Dimitry family. Letters relate to the Louisiana Sons of Temperance and to professional and personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3376.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Politics    
  • Lytle Mississippi River steamboat prints, ca. 1900. 15 items (enlargement prints). Location: OS:L. Baton Rouge photographer. Mississippi River steamboat photographs, seven of which are signed by A. D. Lytle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Photographs, ca. 1990-1995. 277 items. Location: UU:263. Baton Rouge photographer. Prints made from Lytle's photograph album; the original photographs are dated ca. 1862-1902. Includes views of public and domestic architecture in Baton Rouge and other Louisiana towns; steamboats; cadets at LSU; and other local people and settings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Transportation    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Photographs, 1890-1901. 135 items. Location: UU:263. Baton Rouge photographer. Prints made from glass plate negatives include interior and exterior views of architecture in Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, Burnside, Clinton, Jackson, and Norwood, Louisiana; steamboats; a Baton Rouge firemen's parade; and cadets at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Badges, [1824], 1881. 2 items. Location: Misc. Baton Rouge photographer. Silk badges commemorating Lafayette's visit to Cincinnati, Ohio (1824) and the Army of Northern Virginia Monument at Metairie Cemetery (1881). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Collection. 302 items. Location: 11:11. Baton Rouge photographer. Collection consists of photographs of gunboats; buildings in and around Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana during and after the Civil War; Louisiana State University's old Baton Rouge campus; the old Louisiana State Penitentiary; inauguration of Governor Murphy Foster; floats and participants in the Baton Rouge firemen's parades; Centenary College; and Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1254.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     LSU     Politics     Women    
  • Madison, Lewis, Justice of the Peace. Certificate of freedman, Jim Allen, 1841 March 5. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Justice of the Peace for Jefferson County, Kentucky. Jim Allen was a freedman. Certificate attesting that Jim Allen was held in the Jefferson County jail as a runaway slave from November 1839-February 1840. The document certifies that Allen had been held and discharged from a New Orleans jail in August 1839, having 'free papers.'. The certificate is addressed to B. Bryan, Jailor, in Baton Rouge, where Allen's freedman status was verified again. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Magnolia Mound sale document, 1837, 1841. 2 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Plantation in Baton Rouge. Sales agreement records terms of transfer of property from owners Bernard and Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil Villars to Achille Murat. Included is a document recording the cancellation of the contract in 1841. Copied from the original in the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3059.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • 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: LSU     Long Family     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Manship, Douglas L. Papers, 1960-1963. .5 linear ft. Location: 10:43. Journalist of Baton Rouge, president of Capital City Press, and founder of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. Drafts of editorials broadcast on WBRZ-TV, and letters in response to the broadcasts. Letters particularly concern Manship's stance on the debate sparked by bills presented in the State Legislature on racial integration of public schools in Louisiana. Drafts of House Bills nos. 1-8 (1960) by T. T. Fields of Union Parish, Bryan J. Lehmann of St. Charles Parish, and Risley C. Triche of Assumption Parish are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4681.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics     African Americans    
  • Map showing the subdivision of Sharlo into tracts "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", and "F" for Sharlo, 1974 January 21. 1 item. Location: OS:C. A of the Sharlo area in East Baton Rouge Parish (La.) detailing the subdivision of the land into tracts. Each tract (labeled "A" through "F") is mapped out using individual coordinates with respective area provided in both square footage and acreage. Other information includes a small "Vicinity map," a curve data chart, and a total tract acreage chart. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4846.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Marsh, Edward N. Civil War Letter, 1862, December 18. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Edward N. Marsh was a private in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry, which was organized at Greenfield, Mass., in October 1862. The 52nd arrived in Baton Rouge to occupy the city on December 17, 1862. In a letter to his brother and sister, Private Marsh describes the scene in Baton Rouge, including his unit's landing, soldiers' taking items from homes, the town's deserted appearance, and the conditions of "contrabands," slaves who fled to the Federal encampments in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4891.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Marston, Henry, 1794-1884. Family Papers, 1820-1938 (bulk 1850-1890). 2,104 items, 59 vols. Location: U:220-222, G:19. Planters of East Feliciana Parish and Red River Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes diaries; plantation records; legal documents; personal correspondence; bank records; and Civil War papers. Diaries comment on public health, yellow fever epidemic, race relations, labor and the political participation of African Americans. Other volumes record activities of the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. Papers of son , Bulow, reflect his activities as planter, steamboat operator, and warehouse owner. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735 and 6061: University Publications of America, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Reel 13 and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 14, or For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Martin, Sigur. Papers, 1905-1912. 236 items, 16 ms. Vols. Location: U:211, G:18. Sugar planter of Grand Point Plantation and a dealer in general merchandise and liquor in Paulina, St. James Parish, Louisiana. He later held office in the Treasury Department in Baton Rouge. Collection includes store records, accounts, invoices, and receipts, many with Baton Rouge merchants. Some items document Martin's management of a sugarcane plantation. Included are letters from the Colonial Sugars Company listing cane deliveries from tenant farmers working on Grand Point Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 460.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Marx, Mary Robertson. Collection, 1863-1970, undated. 1,462 items. Location:10:48-49. Resident of Baton Rouge. Clippings of newspaper and magazine articles and other printed items pertain mainly to the Civil War, World War II, and other historical subjects; and to Louisiana history, politics, culture, and social events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2796.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Mascarella, Patrick, 1942-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Transcript (55 pages). Location: L:4700.0139. Priest at Christ the King Chapel, on the LSU Campus, Baton Rouge. Topics include the dismissal of the Claretians (a religious order) at Christ the King, student involvement at Christ the King, the role of the Catholic student center, and the establishment of a religious studies department at LSU. Father Mascarella also discusses his relations with the Claretians, Father Michael Cody, Father Richard Greene, and Bishop Joseph V. Sullivan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0139.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Religion    
  • Mather, George. Account books, 1782-1845. 4 vols. Location: G:18. Resident of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Plantation account books, including a journal of Acadia Plantation in Baton Rouge. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 283, 568.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Mather, James. Papers, 1809, 1813. 2 items. Location: Misc. Receipted bill from V. Mitchell to James Mather (New Orleans) and a portion of a letter addressed to J. Mather (Baton Rouge). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • McBeth letter, 1864 November 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union army soldier in the Ordnance Office at headquarters of the Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. Letter comments on the Confederate military situation around Baton Rouge at the end of 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • McCants, Dorothea Olga. Papers, 1970. 1 item (117 sheets). Location: U:108. Member of the Roman Catholic teaching order of the Daughters of the Cross and teacher at St. Vincent's Academy, Shreveport, Louisiana. Corrected galley proof of her book, They Came to Louisiana: Letters of a Catholic Mission, 1854-1882 (Baton Rouge, 1970). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • McCants, Dorothea Olga. Manuscript, 1970. 1 item. Location: UU:183. Member of the Roman Catholic teaching order of the Daughters of the Cross and teacher at St. Vincent's Academy, Shreveport, Louisiana. Printer's copy of her book, "They Came to Louisiana: Letters of a Catholic Mission, 1854-1882" (Baton Rouge, 1970). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2694.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Family Papers, 1785-1924. 208 items; 15 ms. vols.; 9 printed vols. Location: S:27; O:21; OS:M; 99:M; Mss. Mf.:M. Journalist who worked on the New Orleans Picayune and the Baton Rouge Gazette. McGrath was a Confederate veteran who later founded the Baton Rouge Daily Truth and Weekly Truth. Papers include correspondence (among it McGrath's Civil War letters to his wife); an anonymous Confederate soldier's diary; legal documents; and scrapbooks relating to the interests and activities of McGrath's three daughters. Collection also includes accounts for St. Joseph's Church in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • McHatton, Pike and Company. Papers, 1857-1860. .8 linear ft. (3 vols.). Location: M:15. Commission merchant company of Baton Rouge and a lessee of the Louisiana State Penitentiary when the penitentiary was located in Baton Rouge. Volumes contain business papers regarding the penitentiary. Items include invoices, warrants, receipts for cash and clothing received by discharged convicts, checks, payrolls of officers and guards, and statements of articles charged on prison books. Included are other items related chiefly to the purchase of raw materials, particularly cotton and wool. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McHugh, John A. Family Papers, 1850-1874. 5 items. Location: Misc.M. Resident of Baton Rouge. Papers include a tax receipt (1850), oath of allegiance to the United States (1863), Confederate States of America bond certificate (1864), a railway timetable (1869) and a description (1874) of Mr. Basilisco's fruit and cake store on Third Street in Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • McHugh-Randolph political broadside and poem, circa 1910s. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Political broadside regarding a Baton Rouge Parish, La., election in which two of the primary candidates were McHugh and Randolph and commenting on the political maneuvering associated with the election. Also mentioned are two political opponents, Ratcliff and [William W.] Garig, who sought to take advantage of the dissension in the McHugh and Randolph camps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3510.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • McKittrick, David L. (David Lawrence), b. 1830. Papers, 1854-1911. .5 linear ft. (53 items, 6 vols.). Location: UU:139, O:3, Vault. Dentist of Baton Rouge. McKittrick was also involved in the farming business partnership of McKittrick & Keller. Papers pertaining largely to McKittrick's dental practice include patient records. Other materials include a pocket diary with memoranda and account information, and a ledger containing the 1871-1872 accounts of the Baton Rouge Broom Factory. Business entries, including labor contracts and cotton records, of the partnership of McKittrick & Keller are recorded in a manuscript volume. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3814.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Medicine    
  • McKowen-Lilley-Stirling Family Papers, 1797-1921 (bulk 1877-1901). 829 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Thomas William Lilley founded Springfield Plantation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. His daughter Edith married John Stirling. John McKowen, an Irish immigrant, was a resident of Jackson, Louisiana. Papers include Lilley-Stirling legal documents and financial papers; McKowen family correspondence; and legal papers, and medical correspondence of John C. MacKowen, a Louisiana physician. Other papers relate to McKowen's property in Anacapri, Italy. Some items in Spanish, Italian, French, and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • McLaurin (James W.). Case Records, 1939-1942 (bulk 1941-1942). 1 vol. Location: J:25. Physician of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Records includes patient demographic information, examination observations, diagnoses, descriptions of operations performed, anesthetics administered, and post-operative progress notes. For further information, see onlilne catalog. Mss. 4779.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • McPherson and Oliver. Photographs, 1863. 3 items. Location: E:67. Three carte-de-visite photographs, all probably by McPherson and Oliver, depict Baton Rouge during the Civil War, one showing a military encampment; another showing a tree-lined street; a third showing a mule-drawn cart.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3272.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Menard, James. Letter, 1829 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Letter by James Menard of Baton Rouge, La., endorses the recommendation of Charles C. Comme as notary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 303.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Mills, Percy Joseph, 1934-, interviewee. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (50 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.0047. Banker, politician, and native of Baton Rouge. Mills represented Caddo Parish in the state legislature (1968-1972). He became the executive director of the Louisiana Superport in 1972. Interview broadcast as part of WJBO's radio program, 'Topic Today.' Mills discusses his political and civic experience including his announcement to run for secretary of state and his views on the responsibilities of the office. Mills comments on voter participation, recent political campaigns, and the status of the Louisiana Superport. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0047.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Mississippi and Louisiana Postcard Collection, 1906-1939. 93 items. Location: 11:4. Picture postcards of various sights, landmarks, buildings, architectural structures, and scenic views of Mississippi and Louisiana, particularly Bay St. Louis, Miss., New Orleans, La. and Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online record. Mss. 4483.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Mississippi River Map Collection, ca. 1858-1878. 19 items, 1 manuscript volume, 4 CD ROMS and 1 microfilm reel. Location: OS:M, M:29, Mss.Mf:M., AA:(CD-ROM shelf). Loose manuscript maps of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Jefferson Parish and land along the river, showing land parcels, landings, land ownership, and changes in the course of the river, and a bound volume of cut and pasted in maps of the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership, and landings. Included in the volume are pieces of Marie Adrien Persac's NORMANS CHART OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM NATCHEZ TO NEW ORLEANS IN 1858. These maps depict the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership and plantation names, and landings For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4818.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Monget, Joseph William, Papers, 1898-1944. 0.5 linear feet, 13 vols. Location: W:16, J:29. Civil engineer and surveyor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Diaries record professional activities and travel. Collection includes photographs of the Mississippi River flood of 1912 and efforts at flood control near New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Montan, Douglass C. Collection, circa 1860-1896. 4 items. Location: Misc. Baton Rouge author and businessman. Newspaper obituary and photographs of Douglass C. Montan and a photograph of his wife, Isabel Montan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1501.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. Papers, 1832-1977 (bulk 1856-1871). 711 items and 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:231, H:3, Mf:5322, Mss.Mf:M. Sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and state Senate; and governor of Louisiana for most of the Civil War (1860-1864). Moore fled Louisiana after the Civil War but later returned. Papers include personal correspondence, business papers, and political and legal documents. Antebellum materials include slave sales and accounts of physicians treating slaves. Papers from 1859 to 1871 deal largely with Moore's political activities. They include gubernatorial papers concerning his nomination, the Democratic Party, the transport of the state archives from Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Secession Convention, and other matters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 305, 893, 1094.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans    
  • Moore, W. Henson, 1939-, Papers 1974-1994. 383 linear feet. Location: Remote Storage IMWHM. Correspondence, political files, legislative files, speeches, press releases, photographs, campaign materials, and press clippings of W. Henson Moore, Republican Congressman from Louisiana who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-1987. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Moreno, Manuel. Letters, 1849, 1854. 2 letters. Location: Misc. The May 30, 1854, letter from Thomas J. Cooley, judge of the Ninth Judicial District Court, conveys instructions for his imminent visit to Baton Rouge to hear recused cases. The July 11, 1849, letter is from Havana, Cuba, and is written in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Morgan Family Papers, 1772-1941 (bulk 1827-1911). 220 items, 7 vols. Location: Y:83, H:22. Planters and jurists of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Thomas Gibbes Morgan was a lawyer and judge. James Morris Morgan was a lawyer, planter, and journalist involved in politics. Relatives include the Frellsen, Hicky, Erksine, and Bunyan families. Correspondence, genealogical notes, family histories, and other papers document the Morgan, Frellsen, and related families. An autobiography by Margaret Benson Erksine (1840) describes her captivity with Shawnee Indians in Kentucky. Included is a grounds survey of the Baton Rouge State Capitol (1847) and a contract for the construction of a levee on Fairview Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2090.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Women    
  • Morgan, Henry Gibbes, 1843-1925. Letter, 1863 September 24. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier in the 13th Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Letter written from Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Morgan's mother, Mrs. Caroline Morgan of Baton Rouge. The letter concerns the location and use of the family's hired hands, Morgan's stay at Port Hudson, and his association with Captain C. E. Fenner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Morgan, Philip Hicky, 1825-1900. Letter, 1865 June 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Lawyer of Baton Rouge. He worked in partnership with his father, Thomas Gibbes Morgan. Morgan's letter to his cousin, Morris Barker Morgan of Providence, Rhode Island, relates plans for sending his cousin, Henry Gibbes Morgan, to New York to stay with family. The letter describes Henry's condition after his service in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Morgan, Thomas Gibbes, 1799-1861. Letters, 1859,1861. 5 items. Location: Misc:M. Baton Rouge lawyer and judge. Morgan's letters to his nephew in providence, Rhode Island, describe the death and funeral of his grandfather, Philip Hicky of Hope Estate. Letters (1861) refer to the appointment of his son, James Morris Morgan, as a midshipman in the Confederate navy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2090.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • 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: Business     Education     LSU     Religion     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Murphy, Carolyn. Bound manuscript, 1967. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Graduate student in the Department of History, Louisiana State University. Term paper of 38 pages, 38 plates, and two maps, on Longwood Plantation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Murrill, Paul, 1934-, interviewee. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Transcript (26 pages). Location: L:4700.0049. Chancellor of LSU. Interview broadcast on WJBO's radio program TOPIC TODAY. Murrill responds to questions on the topics of increasing student enrollment in vocationally-oriented programs, housing and fee increases at LSU, and funding for higher education in Louisiana. He also answered questions on the topics of educational achievement of students, standardized testing, employment opportunities for graduates, and broad goals of higher education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0049.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Myers, W. G. Letter, 1865 March 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Federal surgeon stationed at the U.S. army general hospital in Baton Rouge in the Civil War. Letter giving detailed information concerning the city of Baton Rouge and describing the plantation area along the Mississippi River in Southeastern Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Nicholls, Francis Redding Tillou, 1834-1912. Letter, 1889 October 14. 2 items. Location: Misc. Confederate general in the Civil War and governor of Louisiana (1877-1880). Letter written from the Executive Department, Baton Rouge, refutes a wartime rumor that Nicholls had been arrested as a spy. Included is a small portrait of Nicholls in military uniform (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Paille, Clara. Copy book, 1911. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Student of St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge. Copy book containing essays on various subjects including race, Louisiana history, geometry, and architecture, illustrated with original drawings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2711.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans     Women    
  • Paine, Halbert E. General order no. 6, 1862 Aug 12. 1 item. Location:E:74. Military order issued from the headquarters of the 2nd brigade of the 19th U.S. Army Corps in Baton Rouge, La. It states that citizens are to be allowed within brigade lines only by written permission, that brigade officers must communicate the order to those their successors, that firearms should not be discharged except as required in the regular performance of military duties, and that officers in the brigade should remain in camp. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Politics     African Americans     Women     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Palmer, J. Norris (John Norris), b. 1898. Papers, 1848-1969 (bulk 1921-1969). 16 linear ft. Location: 44:. Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Papers include correspondence (1848-1969), newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks, church bulletins, brochures, maps, datebooks, and financial records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3070.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Pegues, Mrs. R. W. Letter, 1924 January 19. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Baton Rouge. Letter to Mrs. Pegues from Gloster, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, discussing the weather, spread of the grippe, horticulture, poultry, and the poor road conditions to Stonewall, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Peirce, C. Letter, 1832. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Letter from C. Peirce of Baton Rouge, La., to the City Bank of New Orleans at Baton Rouge, requesting a loan of $3,200 on mortgage of his plantation south of Baton Rouge and on 14 slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Peirce-Haralson-Rumble. Family Papers, 1809, 1820-1931, undated. 0.5 linear feet. Location: 45:25. Correspondence, legal papers, miscellaneous items, and genealogical materials documenting the lives of members of the Peirce, Haralson, and Rumble families, during their residence in Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi. The vast majority of correspondence involves communication between women discussing news of family and friends, domestic relations, marriage, and social activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Women    
  • 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: Civil War     LSU     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Pelican Hook and Ladder Company. Charter and constitution, 1876, 1879. 2 printed vols. Location: E:Imprints. Baton Rouge fire company. Includes a copy of the revised constitution of 1879. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Pelican Hook and Ladder Company. Record book, 1893-1895. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Baton Rouge fire company. Record of collection of dues, fines, and other monies from members kept by John Garvin, financial secretary. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1397.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Pereboom, Margaret, 1928-2008. Papers, 1977-1988 (bulk:1979-1982). 3.5 linear feet. Location: U:313-316; OS:P. A child psychologist who served as a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and as chair of Louisiana Women in Politics. Consists of correspondence, legal files, office files and statistical reports related to the desegregation case, Davis vs. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, as well as administrative files for Louisiana Women in Politics and research materials on the role of women in elected office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4958.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • 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: 20th Century Wars    
  • Peterson, Pattie P. Papers, 1962-1977. 4.3 linear feet. Location: 43:1-4, OS:P. Correspondence, notes, logs, and printed materials of Pattie P. Peterson (1916-ca. 1977?), state employee, member of Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations, and an advocate of civil rights. Correspondence pertains to race relations in Baton Rouge and the state and efforts to establish charity and volunteer programs. Notes and logs seem to be her record of what her contacts in the African American community told her about their attitudes about race relations and events in Baton Rouge. Printed materials include the newsletters of the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations and the Unitarian Fellowship of Baton Rouge, as well as articles, publications and pamphlets regarding African American education, race relations in Louisiana, the South, and the United States, and poverty.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans     Women    
  • Philip Hicky Letter to Fulwar Skipwith, 1810 Dec. 3. 1 item. Location: Misc. P. Letter written to Fulwar Skipwith from Philip Hicky in Baton Rouge, La. on December 3, 1810. In the letter, Philip Hicky writes to Fulwar Skipwith declining the nomination as Supreme Court judge. Hicky also mentions awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Skipwith and family, extending an invitation for them to stay with the Hicky's. He concludes the letter by stating that "the militia of this neighbourhood will be in readiness to march in a day or two." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4949.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Philip McHugh land surveyt, 1805 January 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Survey signed by Vicente Sebastian Pintado describes land held by Philip McHugh in the Baton Rouge vicinity of Spanish West Florida. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2834.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Piccadilly Records, 1930-2008. 10 linear ft. Location: 110:11-14, OS:P. Records of Baton Rouge-based restaurateur H.L. “Tandy” Hamilton and Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC. Includes correspondence, speeches, newsletters, manuals, financial documents, photographs, slides, and other records relating to the business and activities of Hamilton, Piccadilly, and their professional and personal associates.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Piccadilly Records, 1930-2008. 10 linear ft. Location: 110:11-14, OS:P. Baton Rouge-based restaurant chain, founded in 1944 by Tandy Hannibal Hamilton. Records consist of correspondence, speeches, newsletters, manuals, financial documents, photographs, slides, and other materials relating to the business and activities of Tandy Hamilton and the Piccadilly corporation. Mss. 5015.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Pike, George A. Scrapbook, 1855-1865. 1 vol. Location: H:22. Politician, printer and editor of the Baton Rouge 'Comet.' Scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to state politics, the Know-Nothing Party, and the Masonic Order. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2835.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pilot Club of Baton Rouge. Records, 1952-1995 (bulk 1976-1995). 2 linear feet. Location: 49:13. Women's service and social organization made up of business professionals performing charity work in nursing homes, fund-raising activities for the March of Dimes, and other community service work. Collection consists of minutes (1976-1995), correspondence (1975-1995), reports (1975-1995), brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters and other printed items as well as scrapbooks, photographs and slides (1952-1977) pertaining to the club's activities, and communications with the international organization and state district. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4630.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Pitts, Florison D. Diary, 1862-1864. 3 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Union private in the Civil War and bugler for the Chicago Mercantile Battery. Stationed in Baton Rouge and near New Orleans, Pitts wrote about his contact with civilians and recorded his reactions to places and people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 921.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Playmakers of Baton Rouge. Programs, 1985-1991. .1 linear ft. Location: E:38. Professional theater company for young audiences organized in Baton Rouge, circa 1982. Programs of performances and benefit galas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4612.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Polk, William, collector. Pictures, 1879-1880. 11 items. Location: B:11. LSU cadet. Photographs of Polk and other LSU cadets taken by Baton Rouge photographer Andrew D. Lytle; and a picture of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind Institute in Baton Rouge when it was housed on the campus of Louisiana State University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Powers, C. M. Papers, 1912-1914. 1 vol. Location: G:7. Retail grocer and saloon-keeper of Baton Rouge. Annual inventory book of stock and movable equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Powers, C. M. Papers, 1914. 106 items, 1 printed vol. Location: A:5. Retail grocer and saloon-keeper of Baton Rouge. Bills and receipts for Baton Rouge restaurant equipment, groceries, and liquors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 577.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Rabenhorst, Alvin E. (Alvin Eugene), 1875-1946. Photograph Collection, 1897-1899. 0.25 linear ft. (69 prints). Location: UU:263. Baton Rouge funeral home and insurance company executive. Collection of prints copied from an album of photographs taken by Rabenhorst of Baton Rouge businesses, homes, and public buildings; social events; and residents of the city. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4110.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Ramirez, Arnold G. Letter, 1895. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Letter from Arnold G. Ramirez, Donaldsonville, La., to the Recorder at Baton Rouge, La., requests information on Spanish land grants held in that office and on any granted to his grandfather, Antonio Ramirez, who had served in the Spanish colonial army in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Randolph, E. Sidney. Papers, 1912-1967. 7 linear ft. Location: 92:29-37. Civil engineer from Baton Rouge. Papers reflect Randolph's involvement with engineering projects at the Panama Canal. Includes published items concerning the Panama Canal, Civil Defense, and the 'Plowshare Program' or Project Sedan' a program to use nuclear weapons for excavation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2410.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Rauhman-Turner Family Papers, 1855-1924 (bulk 1855-1872). 1.2 linear ft. Location: 7:66-67. The Rauhman and Turner families conducted business in Baton Rouge in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Account books, scrapbooks, printed items, manuscript materials, and photographs, several by Andrew D. Lytle. Several items pertain to H. Avery. One daybook was maintained by P. and T. LaCroix of Covington, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4159.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Rauhman-Turner Family Papers, 1855-1924 (bulk 1855-1872). 1.2 linear ft. Location: 7:66-67. The Rauhman and Turner families conducted business in Baton Rouge in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Account books, scrapbooks, printed items, manuscript materials, and photographs, several by Andrew D. Lytle. Several items pertain to H. Avery. One daybook was maintained by P. and T. LaCroix of Covington, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4159.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Record, George L. Family Papers, 1845-1922 (bulk 1873-1899). 19 items. Location: E:40. Family of Louisiana and Mississippi. Papers concern financial matters and include Civil War reminiscences of Jesse Craven of the 16th Arkansas Infantry. Craven fought at Port Hudson, Louisiana; was captured near Baton Rouge; and was imprisoned in various northern cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 683.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Reed, Rex. Letters, 1983. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Film critic. Two short letters addressed to Anna Perrault, Humanities Bibliographer, LSU Library, on New York Post stationery. Both letters concern his book 'Valentines and Vitriol' and his favorable reception during a visit to Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3742.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Register records, The, 1948-1980. 13 linear ft. Location: 5:54-66. The Register was published in Baton Rouge from 1949-1980 by Elton Huckabay and edited by his wife Orene Muse. The magazine profiled local social events, prominent individuals, often in the context of fundraising, and events in private enterprise. Records document events and activities of selected Baton Rouge-area individuals, businesses, and social clubs. Orene Muse's activities related to the establishment and promotion of the annual charity event, the Mad Hatters Brunch, are also reflected. Scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and ephemera related to The Register, Mad Hatters, and radio and television broadcasts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3529.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Women    
  • Reiff, Anton. Journal, 1856-1857. 1 ms. vol. 1 microfilm reel. Location: Misc.:R, Mss.Mf:R. Musician touring with the Pyne and Harrison Opera Company from New York to New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, comments on theater facilities, musical performances attended, music in churches visited, scenery and social customs, and other matters. Reiff recorded his impressions of steamboat travel and his visits to Memphis, Tennessee; Natchez, Mississippi; Baton Rouge; and other cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Transportation     African Americans    
  • 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: Civil War     Transportation     20th Century Wars    
  • Reynard, Charles A. and Marian Reynard Baun Papers, 1927-1997. 0.6 linear feet. Location: 107:18, OS:C. Charles Reynard was a law professor at LSU and an advocate of desegregation in Louisiana schools. Marian Reynard Baun was a psychology professor and community activist in Baton Rouge. The papers include correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photocopies of scrapbooks and other printed materials. Her collection contains personal papers, records from her involvement with the Committee on Campus Life and Committee on Women, and papers from her work as a member of the Friends of Public Education Board. For further information, online catalog. Mss. 4772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Richardson, Carrie. Margaret Dixon scrapbook, 1935-1972. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. A native of New Orleans, Margaret Dixon was a journalist, editor, and dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps. Scrapbook, compiled by Mrs. Roger W. Richardson, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items which document Dixon's career as a journalist and editor of the Baton Rouge paper, Morning Advocate. Included are obituaries of Dixon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3003.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Richardson, Roger, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1983. Transcript (22, 25 pages), 2 sound cassettes (1 hour). Location: L:4700.0052. Roger and his wife, Carrie Johnston, were LSU students. Carrie's father, Hamilton Johnston, and Roger Richardson were professors in the College of Engineering. Interview deals with Roger and Carrie Richardson's experiences as students at the old and new campuses of LSU in the 1920s. It mentions attending football games with Huey Long, Hamilton Johnston's involvement with the construction of John M. Parker Auditorium, and Roger Richardson's LSU career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0052.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Long Family    
  • 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: New Orleans 1866-     LSU     20th Century Wars    
  • Rodrigue, George print, undated. 1 item. Location: OS:R. Print of a George Rodrique painting depicting Louisiana Lt. Governor Bobby Freeman (1980-1988) and his wife in front of the Old State Capital in Baton Rouge. Print is signed by Bobby Freeman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4432.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Rolston, William A., Sr. Papers, 1911-1952. 846 items, 63 printed vols. Location: 79:45-48. Sugar technologist and superintendent of the Francisco Sugar Company, Francisco, Province of Camaguey, Cuba; and a native of Baton Rouge. Papers include correspondence, drawings, blueprints, reports, and files related to Rolston's work for the Francisco Sugar Company. Other papers relate to sugar growing and processing, building materials, engineering, and the lumber industry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar    
  • Ronaldson and Puckett Company, Ltd. Papers, 1881-1914. approx. 3,400 items, 22 vols. Location: UU:6-8, O:15. Baton Rouge grocers, commission merchants, and dealers in general merchandise. Business papers and account books of Ronaldson and Puckett; and account books of their predecessor companies, David, Garig and Company; and David, Garig, and Thomas. Also included are records of the New Orleans patent medicine firm, the Minute Man Oil Medicine Company, Ltd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1397.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Medicine    
  • 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: Business     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897. Confederate military report, 1862 August 9. 1 item (12 pages, bound). Location: M:19. Brigadier general in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Manuscript report of Ruggles to his commanding officer, Gen. John C. Breckinridge, describing the action of the troops under his command at the Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge (August 5, 1862). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1543.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • S. M. Hart and Company. Account books, 1854-1857. 2 vols. Location: P:20. Commission firm of Baton Rouge. Letterpress copy books of accounts with the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • 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: New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Medicine     Religion     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Jews    
  • Saucier, Gertrude B. (Gertrude Bott), 1881-1978. Family Papers, 1821-1960. 351 items, 1 ms. Vol., 2 printed vols. Location: UU:82; OS:S. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 17. Resident of Baton Rouge, the daughter of John Phillip and Mary Buchel Bott. Both sets of Saucier's grandparents were of German origin. She was an honorary president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Papers consist primarily of business, personal, and legal papers of the Buchel and Bott families, with a few items from the Saucier family. Collection includes thirty-one muster rolls of Louisiana Confederate regiments. Photographs in the collection include studio portraits, views of Baton Rouge houses, and a banquet of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting in 1947. Some items in German, French, and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women     French-language     German-language    
  • Scheler, Armin, Papers. 1925-2007, undated (bulk 1949-1985). 3.75 linear ft. Location: 121:1-3, OS:S. Sculptor and professor at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Papers include correspondence, drawings, photographs, printed items, slides, and writings related to Scheler's activities as a sculptor and professor while living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4989.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Schloss Gin. Record book, 1916-1929. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:S. Cotton gin located in Baton Rouge. Record book lists customers and costs of ginning services. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2975.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Schwartz, Kurt S. Papers, 1932-1967, undated (bulk 1932-1935). 18 items. Location: C:96 OS:S. Schwartz was a member of the Louisiana State University Cadet Band during the 1930's. Papers consist of student paraphernalia including an LSU Library card, Athletic Association student tickets, commencement program, concert programs for the LSU Cadet Band, a University Directory, a freshman beanie, and a LSU license plate. Also included are a letter from Huey P. Long stating that Long had no influence in securing scholarships and a copy of the musical score for EVERY MAN A KING for solo clarinet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3740.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Seely, P. N. Letter, 1863, March 31. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Union soldier stationed north of Baton Rouge during the Civil War. Letter from Seely to Miss C. C. Holmes in Albany, New York, mentions his poor health, dislike for the girls in the area, and news of friends in the service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Shaver, Claude L. Papers, 1924-1973, undated. 6 linear ft. Location: 77:103-108. Professor, LSU Department of Speech. Professional papers include correspondence; papers on the Southwest Theater Conference, Louisiana and Baton Rouge theater groups, teaching of speech and drama at LSU and other aspects of his professional career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2769.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Sheet music collection, 1826-1912. 53 items, 2 vols. Location: 65:34. Sheet music, popular and sacred, some illustrated, printed, composed, or sold in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Baton Rouge, La.). Christian debutante presentation program, 1977. 1 v. Location: E:Imprints. Program for Shiloh Baptist Church's Christian debutante presentation on August 14, 1977, including photographs of debutantes, sponsors, and church officials, as well as advertisements from local businesses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Simon, Joseph. Family Papers, 1882-1944. 772. Location: C:80-81, O:3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, jeweler and a member of the Jewish community. Papers include personal and professional letters, newspaper clippings, and various printed volumes. Materials related to Judaism include letters concerning the Baton Rouge Jewish congregation, an issue of "The Jewish Outlook' (1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2379.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Religion     Jews    
  • Simpson, Lewis P. Papers, 1923-2004 24 linear ft. Location: 95:83-106. Professor of English at LSU, 1948-1980. Collection documents the professional life of Simpson and includes correspondence, essays, drafts, conference materials, articles, memos, photographs, reviews, speeches and lectures, reports, meeting minutes, bibliographies, awards, clippings, poems, film projects, television scripts, contracts, and curriculum vitas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4412.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Sims, Robert Nicholls, 1872-1944. Address, 1903. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: Misc.S. Louisiana educator and public official, and New Orleans banker. Address given at the ground-breaking services for Alumni Hall on the old campus of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2347.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Politics    
  • Sims, Robert Nicholls, 1872-1944. Diary, 1885-1886. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Father of Nita Sims Breazeale, and father-in-law to H. Payne Breazeale, prominent Baton Rouge, Louisiana, residents. Diary kept while Robert Sims attended LSU describe academic life when Sims was a student at LSU. Entries concern his studies, student life, and social life. Diary entries For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2442.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Skimmers Club Records, 1921-2005. 2 linear feet. Social group and unofficial book club formed by wives of LSU faculty in 1927. Includes scrapbooks (1946-2000) containing clippings, photos, banquet invitations and napkins, guest lists, bylaws, bulletins, correspondence, Thank You cards, memorials, and obituaries. Collection also includes historical data, rules, bylaws, officer and member lists, treasurer's reports and meeting minutes and agendas, and booklists. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4625.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Records and account book, 1794-1815 (bulk 1794-1799). 3 items, including 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:S. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Account book contains official and personal accounts while Skipwith was consul in Paris, France. Entries report names of American ships, descriptions of cargo, and accounts of individuals including James Monroe and Thomas Pinckney. Two loose items are a record of the import and sale of American cotton in the 1790s and a deposition dealing with the sale of cotton in 1815. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2000.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation     Politics    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Document, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc:S.. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Official letter from the director of the General Liquidation of the Public Debt of France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics     French-language    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Correspondence, 1797-1826. 37 items, 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:22, Mss.Mf:S. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Most of the correspondence is addressed to Skipwith at Montesano Plantation near Baton Rouge, and relates to political and civic matters, and financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2024.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Skolfield, Grace Lane. Papers, 1909, 1949. 9 items. Location: Misc.:S. Blank lumber forms and legal documents from members of the Skolfield Family of Baton Rouge. Included is a United States Office of Price Administration Rental Dwelling Form (1942). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2510-83.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, J. L. Letter, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Smith to a brother in North Carolina, telling of the sinking of the steamer Belle of Nashville by the steamer Louisiana above Baton Rouge. Part of the George DeForest Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, Mrs. Bel W. Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of Baton Rouge. Letter to Mrs. Daigre regarding the rental of her home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 396.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Women    
  • Smith, Winifred Thomas. Papers, 1901-1958. .5 linear ft. Location: D:80, LSU alumna and Baton Rouge resident. Daughter-in-law of James Monroe Smith, Sr., past president of LSU. Photographs, correspondence, printed items, illustrations, and other materials related to the football career and later life of Arthur J. 'Tommy' Thomas, Winifred's father. Items related to Winifred's academic and social life at LSU are included. Some items in the collection belonged to James Monroe Smith, Sr. Vault. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3517.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     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: Business     LSU     Performing arts     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Sommer, Ray. Concert programs, 1929-1960. 268 items. Location: W:2. LSU assistant registrar (1926-1971). Programs collected by Sommer of various types of musical performances, given chiefly in Baton Rouge, including operatic, orchestral, and individual and choral performances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Southern Mutual Insurance Company. Register, 1859-1862. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:20. Insurance company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Register contains subscribers to capital stock of the company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • St. James Episcopal Church (Baton Rouge, La.). Papers, 1843-1895. 12 items, 5 vols. Location: A:17. Protestant Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge. Papers, pamphlets, and volumes pertaining to the St. James Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • St. Vincent's Academy panoramic photograph, circa 1920s. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Catholic boys' academy in Baton Rouge. The academy was founded in 1894 and became Catholic High School for Boys in 1929. Panoramic photograph depicting Brothers of the Sacred Heart and students in front of St. Vincent's Academy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4586.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion    
  • Steele, Oliver Brice. Andrew Lytle photograph collection, 1895, 1902. 36 items. Location: D:96. Confederate veteran, Baton Rouge banker, and Louisiana state auditor who collected these photographs by Andrew David Lytle, a Baton Rouge photographer. Collection contains various photographic media. Included are cabinet cards and prints of etchings of Louisiana governors (ca. 1816-1904), cabinet cards of LSU officials and cadets, and 8x10 enlargements of photographs of steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4028.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     LSU     Transportation     Politics    
  • Stevens, John B. Diary, 1863 April 21-August 21. 1 vol. ; 17 x 8 cm. Location: Misc.:S. Farmer from Petersham, Massachusetts, enlisted in the United States Army, Massachusetts 53rd Infantry, Sept. 15, 1862. He served as a private until he was mustered out Sept. 3, 1863. Civil War diary gives an account of Stevens' stay in a Baton Rouge hospital. Suffering from dysentery, he described his condition and treatment; he also mentioned the deaths of fellow soldiers. One entry (June 17, 1863) tells of preparations made for more wounded arriving from Vicksburg, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4711.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Stewart, Ashton L. Papers, 1790-1967. 158 items, 2 printed vols. Location: OS:S. Lawyer for the law suit of the Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, versus Al. H. German. Papers include correspondence, manuscript documents, Baton Rouge maps, and legal documents. There are also five color photographs of Magnolia Mound Plantation house and grounds. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2445.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Stovall, James L. Papers, 1989-1992. 6.6 linear ft., 2 sound cassettes. Location: 10:67-70. Methodist minister of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal files related to the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism and documents related to David Duke. Includes correspondence, information sheets, advertisements, press releases, reports, speeches by Duke, and clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics     African Americans    
  • Stumberg, Jo, 1902-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1978. Transcript (109 pages); 2 sound cassettes (1 hour, 50 minutes). Location: L:4700.0061. Baton Rouge educator. Interview discusses campus life, Strumberg's first Master's thesis on women's occupations in Baton Rouge, and her career as elementary school teacher and LSU teacher. She mentions being fired by Huey Long, the expansion of LSU, and the status of women in 1920-1930s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0061.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Long Family     Women    
  • Survey Collection, 1786-1928. 2 linear ft, 1 mf reel. Location: E:106-107, OS:S, Mss. Mf:S. Collection consists of land surveys, chiefly by Spanish surveyors, in central, south, and southeastern Louisiana, including East Baton Rouge Parish and Orleans Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552, 743, 933, 936, 955, 961. Container list.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Suydam, G. H. Collection, 1845-1864 (bulk 1863-1864). 26 items. Location: E:73, Misc.:S, 99:Suydam. Captain in the 162nd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. Photographs depicting occupied Baton Rouge, Farragut's fleet, and a Union military headquarters and hospital, probably taken by Baton Rouge photographers McPherson and Oliver. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1394For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Sykes, George. Letter, 1868 August 29. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Career United States Army officer. Letter written from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, addressed to General Charles P. Kingsbury concerning the murder of Dr. Brannan by Lieutenant McFee at the Baton Rouge Barracks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3196.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taylor, Cecil G., 1909- interviewee, Oral history interview. 12 sound cassettes (14 hours), Transcript (590 p.). LSU French professor, assistant to the president, dean of arts and sciences, and chancellor. In a series of 8 interviews, Taylor describes his career as a French professor and administrator at LSU. He describes his family background, his education at the University of North Carolina, and his French language studies and Cajun French. He also describes Baton Rouge beginning in the 1930s, Huey Long and Louisiana politics, and the desegregation of education in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Politics     African Americans     Cajuns    
  • Taylor, John M. (John McCarthney), d. 1867. Papers, 1861-1866. 4 items. Location: Misc.:T. Editor of the Baton Rouge Advocate and captain of the Baton Rouge Rangers, mustered into the Confederate army as Company B, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, during the Civil War. Papers consist of a bond issued by the Police Jury of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, for the purpose of arming and equipping Taylor's company; and a U.S. Internal Revenue license issued for the occupation of manufacturer. Other items include a tax receipt issued to A. Monton, Jr., by the Board of Education for Freedmen for 1864 taxes in East Baton Rouge Parish; and a Confederate States tax receipt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Tessier Buildings invitation and porgram, 1978. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. Judge Charles Tessier was owner and resident of the Tessier Buildings. Program and invitation for the dedication of plaques noting their designation as historic buildings by the National Register of Historic Places. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tessier, Charles. Papers, 1810-1848. 26 items. Location: A:63. Parish judge in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers of Charles Tessier include a set of letters in French written by Tessier and J. Soulie, a representative of the firm Tanneret & Gourgon, concerning a court case involving a property dispute with a Mr. Dubreuil; letters from John Nicholson concerning Tessier's stewardship of the Baton Rouge branch of the Carrollton Bank of New Orleans; a cadastral map showing property owned by Tessier; and a letter of friendly salutations from Richard Raynal Keene. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • The People, (Baton Rouge, La.), 1903 Oct. 12. 1 item (v. 33 cm.). Location: OS:P. Issue of "The People", a Baton Rouge newspaper, supporting General Leon Jastremski for governor of Louisiana in the Democratic primary. Other candidates announced include William G. Randolph for sheriff and Charles F. Ratcliff for representative from East Baton Rouge Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Titcomb, Charles C. Papers and picture collection, 1820-1919. 1.9 linear ft. (5 items, 72 photographs, 27 glass plate negatives). Location: Vault, E:73, OS:T. Photographs and glass plate negatives depicting 19th century Louisiana scenes, including the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Lafourche, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge. There are also images of St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Charleston. Manuscript items consist of a clipping about Peggy Wood, a poem, a list of glass plate negatives, and a letter by General Robert E. Lee. Glass plate negatives are restricted. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1795, 2532.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Town and Gown Players. Programs, 1935-1937. 5 items. Location: Misc:T. Community theater group in Baton Rouge. Programs from productions at the LSU University Theatre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4616.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Town, Clarissa E. Leavitt, b. ca. 1806. Diary, 1853, 1954, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Tunnard, Fred D. Diary, 1868-1870. 1 vol. Location: H:20. Manufacturer of farming equipment in Baton Rouge. Diary gives personal notes, expenditures, and lists of names of planters visited while traveling through Louisiana to sell equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 596.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Tunnard, Fred D. Speech, 1860. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Manufacturer of farming equipment in Baton Rouge. Typewritten copy of a speech made by Tunnard on the Fourth of July. For further information, see online catalog.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Tureaud, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1803-1932 (bulk 1849-1880). 3,332 items, 88 vols. Location: E:114-116, J:1-3, OS:T. Plantation and store owner of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations in Ascension and St. James parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation records, business records, and correspondence of Benjamin Tureaud and his family. Some records document merchandise sold to African American laborers. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 3-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Turnbull, Dudley. Family Papers, 1834-1964. 299 items, 12 ms. Vols. Location: W:40, OS:T. African American plasterer of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal and religious correspondence; business records; school workbooks; and photographs of Turnbull family members, religious events, and McKinley High School (Baton Rouge) faculty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Religion     African Americans    
  • Turnbull-Allain Family Papers, 1784-1941 (bulk 1820-1890). 15 linear ft. Location: C:98-112, OS:T, 99:T. The Turnbull and Allain families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana, West Baton Rouge, and Iberville parishes, Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, legal and financial documents, and plantation records. Included are a large number of Braille writings of Helene Allain, some written while she studied and taught at the Louisiana Institute for the Blind in Baton Rouge. Plantation papers include lists of slaves and laborers. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 19-34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     Women    
  • Turnbull-Bowman-Lyons Family Papers, 1797-1955 (bulk 1820-1910). 3.5 linear ft. Location: C:113-115, OS:T. Sugar and cotton planters with properties in West Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence, plantation management papers, financial papers, legal documents, personal papers, and printed and graphic materials documenting the lives of members of the Turnbull, Pirrie, Lyons, Bowman, Barrow, Stirling, and Fort families. Correspondence discusses plantation, slave, financial, and social matters, and includes antebellum letters. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 34-38. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4026.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     Women    
  • U.S. Army 77th Colored Infantry Regiment records, 1864-1865. 9 items. Location: OS:U. The 77th Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops was organized Apr. 4, 1864, from the 5th Corps d'Afrique Infantry. Primarily muster rolls for Company H, providing name, rank, where joined and mustered (most enrolled in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Franklin, La.) , record of payment, and comments on status such as present, deserted, or dead and cause of death. The record of enlistment , pay received, and clothing issued for Privates James Jones and Anthony Whitaker of the 13th Infantry Corps d'Afrique are also present. A physical description of each soldier is included, as well as the location of his nativity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4065.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge. Newsletters, 1971-1986. .5 linear ft. Location: 91:70. Newsletters, fliers, and announcements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4594.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Baton Rouge Chapter. Collection, 1899. 1 item. Location: OS:U. Charter of the Baton Rouge Joanna Waddill Chapter no. 294 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, signed at Nashville, Tenn., by the president and the secretary of the association. The charter gives the names of 22 charter members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • United States. Ordnance Office. Letter, 1853. 1 item. Location: E74. Letter from Colonel Henry Knox Craig, Chief of Ordnance, Washington, to Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, with endorsement by the latter, regarding the appointment of Captain R. A. Wainwright to the command of the Baton Rouge Arsenal. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2078.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: Civil War     LSU     Long Family     20th Century Wars    
  • Voorhies, Louis Joseph. Blueprints, 1906-1953. ca 119 items. Location: MCAGE case 1, Drawers 1-8. MCAGE-Flat, OS:V. Civil engineer for the city of Baton Rouge. Blueprints, drawings, and maps of civil engineering projects in Baton Rouge, Plaquemine, Port Allen, Slidell, and other places. The blueprints include architectural drawings and engineering plans of Hill Memorial Library, LSU. Items of special interest include plans (1941, 1947) for the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and maps showing the location of black, white, and mixed households in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2960.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     African Americans    
  • W.P.A. Louisiana Historical Records Survey Police Jury Minutes Transcriptions, 1811-1941 206 linear feet on 581 reels. Typed, printed, and handwritten transcriptions of Police Jury minutes and ordinances for 60 of 64 Louisiana parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Plantations     Transportation     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Waddill Family Papers, 1835-1994 (bulk 1861-1866). 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:18. George Daniel Waddill, a Baton Rouge druggist, was the son of Abel Waddill, Baton Rouge magistrate. George served as a hospital steward in the Civil War. Joanna Fox, later his wife, served as a nurse. Papers contain correspondence, including Civil War correspondence of George Waddill; genealogical information on the Waddill and Bessonett families; and an autograph book of Elizabeth McMichael. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Women    
  • Waddill, George D. (George Daniel). Papers, 1841-1892 (bulk 1861-1865). 21 items. Location: Misc:W. Confederate soldier in the Civil War and Baton Rouge druggist. Waddill served in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment. In 1863 he was appointed as a hospital steward. Civil War papers include military furlough and travel passes; Confederate bonds; military orders assigning Waddill to hospitals in Mississippi; an 1865 document granting parole to G. D. Waddill; and Waddill's 1865 Oath of Allegiance to the United States. Collection includes a letter from L. B. LeCand written from Corinth, Mississippi, to Joanna Fox of Natchez giving an account of the Battle of Shiloh. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 891, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Wall, Evans. Papers, 1924-1990 (bulk 1927-1963). 12 linear ft. Location: 91:30-35. Louisiana author, resident of Baton Rouge, and native of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, printed items, typescripts, and manuscript drafts of Wall's literary works. Other papers include personal correspondence and photographic prints, negatives, and tintypes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4411.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Wall, Richard. Account books, 1844-1857. 6 vols. Location: J:6. Merchant of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Ledgers, journal, cash book, and record book of Richard Wall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Waller, William G. Survey Collection, 1798-1955 ca., undated. 9 linear ft. Location: 7:47-49, 56, Z:27, Vault:62, Mss. Mf.:W, 104-105. William and his brother Henry were parish surveyors for East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Plats, legal documents, notes, and correspondence related to surveys of the City of Baton Rouge, East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, and Greensburg, St. Helena, and Southeast Land Districts. Plats of other parishes in south Louisiana are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3592, 3910, 4326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Walsh, Henry Hicky. Papers, 1841-1892, 1941. 9 items. Location: OS:W. Prominent New Orleans lawyer and grandson of Philip Hicky of Hope Estate Plantation, Baton Rouge. Papers consists of correspondence relating to family matters; certificate for land purchased by Armoigene Crochet and Senfroid Chedotale of Assumption Parish, Louisiana (Oct. 6, 1841); academic paper on classical literature (1854); commission from Governor Thomas O. Moore to Walsh for an appointment as 2nd lieutenant of the Pargoud Volunteers, Louisiana Militia (1861); newspaper picture of Hope Plantation; Walsh's diploma from University of Louisiana (1861); and obituary of Henry Hicky Walsh (1892). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1622.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Plantations    
  • Walsh, Henry Hicky, 1833-1892. Family papers, 1808-1884 (bulk 1851-1884). 17 items. Location: Misc. Henry Hicky Walsh received a law degree from the University of Louisiana in 1856 and practiced law in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. These papers include a typescript of the will of Daniel Hicky (1808); letters received by Henry Walsh from family members (1851-57); a typescript of an obituary of Philip Hicky (1859); a funeral notice for his third son, Phillip Hicky Walsh (1867); and other personal letters and legal papers by Henry H. Walsh (1869-84). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4372.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Ward, John Langdon, 1841-1915. Lantern Slides Collection, ca. 1800. 107 glass lantern slides. Location: 65:09. John Langdon Ward served with the 19th Corps through the siege of Port Hudson and was commissioned Major of the 3rd Infantry Corps d'Afrique (the third regiment of African-American troops in the United States, changed to 75th United States Colored Infantry July 24, 1863). Collection consists of 107 glass lantern slides (3.25" x 4.00") documenting the aftermath of the Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 23-July 9, 1863. John Langdon Ward may have created these slides around 1880. For further information, see online catalog or LOUISiana Digital Library. Mss. 4875.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Ward, Joseph. Record book, 1894. 1 vol. Location: J:6. Music instructor of Baton Rouge. Record book containing music and lyrics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Watson, Henry Clay. Manuscript, 1962 Oct. 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Report on the Baton Rouge Arsenal prepared from source materials in the National Archives and Library of Congress by Henry Clay Watson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • WBRZ collection, 1969-1970. 337 items, 3 reels. Location: X:54. Television station in Baton Rouge. Collection includes script, film, and slides from a television broadcast about Solitude Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; a collection of pictures of historical subjects; and a videotape of an interview originally made by the LSU CCTV system. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2459, 2528.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Plantations    
  • Weeks, David. Family Papers, 1782-1957 (bulk 1830-1870). 10,106 items, 15 vols. Location: 70, J:6, X:76, Mss. Mf.:W . The Weeks and related Conrad, Moore, and Gibson families were planters of New Iberia, Louisiana, and other areas in south Louisiana. Papers document the sugar plantation economy; cotton planting; slaves and free African American laborers; railroad building; state and national politics; education; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes early papers of Charles N. Conrad, U.S. senator; political correspondence of John Moore, U.S. congressman; and a microfilmed inventory of The Shadows in New Iberia. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution to the Civil War, Series I, Part 6, Reels 1-20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 528, 605.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans    
  • West Florida Rebellion Papers, 1810, 1816, 1845. 15 items, 1 mf reel. Location: C:18, Mss.Mf:S., Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1. Documents pertaining to the West Florida Rebellion contain reports of the convention in Baton Rouge; reports to representatives of the people of West Florida; and orders and reports by Colonel Philomen Thomas to the inhabitants of West Florida. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Western Voice circular, 1968. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Weekly tabloid which claimed to uphold fundamentalism, pre-millenarianism, and the second coming of Christ. Circular entitled 'Ten Million White People to be Driven From Their Homes to Make Room for Black Communist Soviet,' printed in the Western Voice. Includes a clipping from the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate (1968). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3052.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics     African Americans    
  • Wheeler, Otis B., 1921. Religious architecture in Louisiana, photographic negatives. 1987-1993. 1 vol. Location: 92:1. Photographer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 99 negative file sleeves containing color negatives (120 and 35mm) depicting religious architecture in Louisiana. Contact proof sheets of negatives are included. Images for the book Religious Architecture in Louisiana were selected from these negatives. An index listing structures alphabetically by city or town is included, with information about style, date of construction, architect (when known), National Register listings, and date of photograph. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4678.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • White, David. Papers, 1796, 1809. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of the District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Grant of land to David White (1796) signed by Baron de Carondelet; and a conveyance of land form David White to Parson Carter (1809). In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • White, Maunsell, ca. 1780-. Letterbook, 1845-1850. 1 ms. vol. Location: Mf.:W., Misc.:W. Sugar planter of Deer Range Plantation, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Letterbook containing family and business letters dealing with sugar planting, processing, and slavery; politics; support for a university in Louisiana; and the planning and construction of the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. Original letterbook is located at the University of North Carolina Library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2888.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans    
  • Whitley, J. H. Letter, 1865 January 18. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate lieutenant and a prisoner of war at Officers Prison, Fort Delaware, during the Civil War. William L. Graham was a colonel in the 16th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Letter from Whitley, while a prisoner of war, to Colonel William L. Graham, telling of conditions at the prison, mentioning the arrival of prisoners from General Hood's army, and requesting information concerning friends in prison with Graham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Whitney, William H. Letters, 1863-1864. 34 items. Location: B:16. Officer in the 38th Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War. Letters describe civilian life in Baton Rouge under Union occupation, the daily life of a soldier, guerrilla warfare by Confederate troops, and the impressment of blacks into the Union army. Whitney also writes about the Port Hudson battlefield after the siege, his unit's march to Shreveport from Alexandria, and the Union retreat after the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1043, 1046.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Whittleseip, George W. Letters, 1862-1863. 6 items. Location: Misc.:W. Lieutenant colonel of the Thirteenth Connecticut Volunteers serving under General Nathaniel Banks during the First Red River Campaign. Letters from Thibodaux, Baton Rouge, Brashear City (now Morgan City), Alexandria, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to a young lady friend in Waterford, New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2449.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Who Would God Vote For - Duke or Edwards?, 1991. 1 item. Location: Misc: W. Flyer sent by the Comite Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La., promoting a meeting to discuss the gubernatorial runoff election between Edwin Edwards and David Duke in 1991. Mss. 5003.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics    
  • Wilke, Francis Albert. Papers, 1906-1976 (bulk 1906-1920). 16 items. Location: W:31. Student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Papers reflect student life at Louisiana State University from 1916 to 1920. They include regulations booklet for Corps of Cadets (1918); photographs of Lee Himes, a LSU quarterback (1917), Phil Cooper, a 1918 LSU football player, and Red Rice, the 1917 discus champion; Other items contain a commencement program for 1920; and several newspaper clippings concerning Louisiana State University students, sports, and alumni. There are also two alumni reunion programs (1973, 1976) For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Wilkerson, Helen C. Papers, 1920-1958. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     LSU     Long Family     Women    
  • Wilkerson, Marcus M. Papers, 1923-1958. 3 linear ft. Location: X:94-96. Director of the press and professor of journalism at LSU. Papers include correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, and class and lecture notes pertaining to his professional life. Also included are papers concerning two LSU fraternities, the Rotary Club, and the Baton Rouge Country Club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1606.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Williams, Lester J. (Lester James). Papers, 1853-1950 (bulk 1901-1950). 8.5 linear ft. (54 items, 2 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.). Location: 77:50-52. Physician and chief of staff at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge (1927-1946); president of the Louisiana State Medical Society (1923-1924). Papers include certificates awarded to Williams for appointments, achievements, commissions, and memberships; photographs; and a postcard album containing scenes of Baton Rouge and New Orleans (1901-1909). Collection also includes a scrapbook (1853-1868) containing printed poems and pictures, and manuscript poems. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Wilson, Henry J., d. 1872. Papers, 1779-1885. 335 items, 16 v. Location: B:17, J:7, Vault:79. Major in the U.S. Army during the first half of the 19th century. He participated in the relocation of Native Americans from Florida, the Seminole Wars and the Mexican War. Papers pertain to the removal of Native Americans from Florida, the Second Seminole War, Mexican War, court martials, and the transfer and sale of land in Louisiana and Arkansas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 559.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Witherell, W. Frank. Papers, 1839-1958 (bulk 1860-1889). 6 linear ft. Location W:129-135, F:19, OS:W. Native of New York, West Point graduate, businessman and entrepreneur, in business with his uncle, W. H. H. Witherell, a New Orleans commission merchant and dealer. Correspondence related to the wholesale trade in hides and mining ventures in the West comprises the majority of this collection. Early papers relate to W. H. H. Witherell's dealings in Natchez and offer insight into the attitudes of West Point cadets towards the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1860-1865). Items associated with the hide trade include, shipping records, invoices, bills of lading, bank drafts, and receipts. Additional papers pertaining to mining enterprises contain assay certificates, invoices, contracts, deeds and reports on mines. Also included is material related to extending telephone service west of the Mississippi River and a plantation journal recording daily work activities, and sugarcane production for Magnolia Plantation, Plaquemine Parish, La. (1877-1880). Mss. 1498, 1503, 1555, 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Wolford, Ella White Stroube, 1902- Dance cards and invitation, 1920-1922. 11 items. Location: Misc:W. Student at LSU. Dance cards and an invitation to LSU fraternity and sorority functions held at the Community Club, University Pavilion, and Golf and Country Club in Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Wood, Elmer Ellsworth. Papers, 1878, 1880. 3 items. Location: Misc.:W. Certificates of merit from Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy at Alexandria, Louisiana, and certification of graduation at Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Woodland family. Naaman J. Woodland, Sr., and Olive Coe Woodland Family Papers, 1936-1981. 10 linear ft. Location: 47:1-5. Unprocessed. Programs, clippings, brochures, church bulletins, and other items related to the First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Also included are memo books, blueprints, ledgers, correspondence, sermons, and other manuscript materials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4123.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • 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: Business     Sugar     20th Century Wars    
  • Wyckoff, Elias. Correspondence, 1862-1863. 11 items. Location: Misc.:W. Farmer from Jasper, Steuben County, New York, and a member of the 161st New York Volunteers in the Civil War, serving with an ambulance corps. Exchange of letters between Wyckoff and his wife refers to the military situation in Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Wyckoff comments on his duties as an ambulance driver. His wife writes of money scarcity, farm problems, and life in Jasper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1396, 1428, 1437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Women    
  • 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: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Zackman, William. Letters, 1862-1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.:Z. Union soldier from Maine encamped at Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Zackman's letters to family members, showing the enthusiastic reaction of a Northerner to southern scenery and tropical foods upon his arrival in Baton Rouge and later his disgust with the Louisiana climate and the hardships of military life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War