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Manuscript Resources on The History of Music, Drama, and Other Performing Arts

This guide describes manuscript resources in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections that document performing arts history. Most of the collections relate to music, with smaller numbers dealing with theater, and a few dealing with dance. Geographically, most of the collections center around Louisiana, with many reflecting the rich cultural history of New Orleans and its diverse French and American cultural streams. Baton Rouge and other cities and towns are documented to a lesser degree. The cultural life of rural Louisiana is reflected in plantation collections containing sheet music, playbills, and other evidence of cultural activity.

The collections include papers of music and drama teachers, composers and writers, and performers. They also contain papers of those who sat in the audiences of musical and other performances and commented on them in letters and diaries, or compiled collections of programs and other ephemera dealing with the performances they witnessed. Finally, they contain papers of researchers who wrote about music and theater history.

Though extensive, the resources listed in this guide form a small part of the totality of materials documenting performing arts history in LSU's Special Collections. An exhaustive search of available inventories of manuscript collections would turn up additional important documentation. The Rare Book Collections contain a wide variety of relevant imprints, and include an extensive database of uncataloged sheet music. Similarly, the Louisiana Collection contains additional imprints on the performing arts, specifically related to Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley. A folder containing several music history finding aids in addition to this one is available at the Special Collections reference desk.

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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  • A Song for the Ladies broadside, [ca. 1863]. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. The author of the broadside, "Bones," was a drummer in Company G of the 77th Illinois Infantry Regiment, formerly of the 130th Illinois. Lyrics compare virtues of soldiers to flaws of men who stayed at home. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4290For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts    
  • Acadian Handicraft Project. Records. 1939-1962. 19.0 linear ft. (8,658 items, 152 vols.). Location: 7:58-63, 7: 67-68. Project launched in 1942 to preserve the language and culture of the French-speaking people of Louisiana; project was suspended around 1962. Records include correspondence, promotional materials, financial records, registers, and scrapbooks, and include papers of Louise V. Oliver documenting the day-to-day operation of the project. Manuscript music and French songs are contained in a scrapbook. Songs and some correspondence in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women     French-language     Cajuns    
  • Actors and Musicians Photographs, ca. 1880-1920. 64 items. Location: E:71. The collection consists of mounted and unmounted black and white photographs of actors and musicians who appeared at New Orleans theaters during the period of 1880-1920. Handwritten notes on the back of many of the photos identify the individuals, the theater where they appeared, and the name of the play or event. Among the New Orleans houses so identified are the Tulane, Athenaeum, Orpheum, Dauphine, and Crescent Theaters, as well as the French Opera House. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2116.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Amato, Pasquale. Scrapbook and Printed Items, 1913-1929 (bulk 1913-1915). 1 vol., 26 items. Location: M:23. Native of Italy and operatic baritone. Amato performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York until 1921, and headed the Opera Department at LSU from 1934-1942. Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and printed items relating to Amato's operatic career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2563.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Anonymous letter, 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter written from Augusta of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to her sister, Mrs. Sarah W. Simpson, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The letter describes the excitement in Alexandria among whites and blacks over Jenny Lind's concert in New Orleans, Louisiana; steamboats and fishing on the Red River; and other local news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1008.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Transportation     African Americans     Women    
  • Anonymous letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Sarah, apparently a young girl and resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, written upon her return from a trip to New York City, commenting on a minstrel show in New Orleans, Louisiana, and expressing interest in the New York presidential election returns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Performing arts     Politics     Women    
  • Anonymous letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from a guest at Trenton House [Trenton, New Jersey], commenting on the artistic ability and physical characteristics of the blind African American musician 'Blind Tom,' after attending a concert given by the pianist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1533.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Anonymous manuscript volume, 1858-1877. 1 item. Location: Misc. A. Journal contains notes on the progress of the Civil War and the 'Trent Affair', a diplomatic incident between the U. S. and Great Britain. Other topics include poetry; songs; partial plays in commedia dell'arte style; notes on Renaissance Italian history and notes on Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. Also included are listings for businesses and consulates in New Orleans, and public officials in Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     French-language    
  • Applewhite, Cornelia. Papers, 1877-1878, 1924-1925, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Women    
  • Armstrong, A. Notebook, 1839-1847. 1 vol. Location: F:2. Notebook of miscellaneous items including remedies, beverage recipes, medical reports, observations on phrenology, Clay and Polk campaign songs, poetry, memoranda, directions for erecting a house, correspondence, and events in Armstrong's life. Included is Armstrong's will, July 7, 1841, made before meeting 'Mr. Smith' in an affair of honor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Performing arts    
  • Bailey theater papers. 1 linear ft. Location: Range 38 B 1S. Mss. 3336.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Barel, Leona Queyrouze, 1861?-1938. Papers, 1800-1950 (bulk 1860-1937). 2,614 items, 31 printed vols., 23 ms. Vols. Location: UU:68-72, Q:27, X:97-98, OS:Q, 99. French-language writer, poet, essayist, and musician of New Orleans and New York City. Her father, Major Leon Queyrouze, was commander of the Orleans Guard Battalion during the Civil War. Papers include letters from writers and editors; literary writings and musical compositions; materials on the Anti-Lottery League; and Civil War and business papers of her father, a member of the factors' firm Queyrouze and Bois. In French and English. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 18-26. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1204, 1222, 1278, 1314, 1323, 1335.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     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women     French-language    
  • Barrow, Bartholomew, 1836-1869. Family collection of sheet music, 1848-1891 (bulk 1861-1874). 4 items, 3 vols. Location: Range 65. Planter of Eldorado Plantation, a sugar plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Collection of bound and loose vocal and piano sheet music collected by Barrow and his family. Some compositions in French, German, and Italian. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1379.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     Sugar     French-language     German-language    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     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: Baton Rouge     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: Baton Rouge     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: Baton Rouge     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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Baughman family collection, 1834-1957, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Beauregard-Keyes House (New Orleans). The Board of the Beauregard House Association presents Grace King's An old romance, a play in three acts: program, 1932. 1 item, 3 p.; 23 cm. Location: E:Imprints. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1834.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Boland, Rose Mary Shields. Scrapbook, 1906-1940. 1 vol. [on microfilm] Location:Mss. Mf.:B. Child actress and member of New Orleans theatrical family. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous items, largely concerning her career as a child actress with the Brown-Baker Stock Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2595.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Boston Museum (1847-1903). Playbill, 1861. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. Abolitionist playbill reading: First nights of Dion Bourcicault's greatest production! Illustrating American character! American scenes! and Southern homes! entitled the Octoroon or--life in Louisiana, ...this Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14, 1861. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1558.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Brass band photographs, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Brazilian Newspapers: the DeForest collection, 1822-1828. 95 items. Location: 77:98. Collection of Brazilian newspapers and fliers, broadsides, and pamphlets, dating from the time of independence. Collection includes printed advertisements, an announcement for A FLAUTA MAGICA, and other items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3074.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Butler, Robert, 1786-1860. Papers, 1831-1853. .15 linear ft. Location: S:24, Misc:B. Surveyor general of Florida and a colonel in the U.S. Army; brother of Louisiana judge Thomas Butler. Holographic poems, most signed and dated by Butler and most written at Lake Jackson, Tallahassee, Florida. Many of the poems were adapted to the music of contemporary songs and hymns. One group of poems comments on the 1845 presidential election of James K. Polk and George M. Dallas and eulogizes Andrew Jackson. A promissory note (1831) is for the hire of three slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1000, 3112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     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: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Cameron, Giulia Valda. Letters, 1891. 3 items. Location: Misc. Concert singer. Letters by Alfred Mapleson, of A. Mapleson and C. Siecinoski's Operatic and Concert Agency, London, apparently an agent for Giulia Valda Cameron. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1541.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Campbell, Zoe J., d. 1866. Diaries, 1856-1866. 5 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: P:1, Misc:C. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 4-5. Resident of New Orleans; daughter of James and Zoe Lambert Campbell and sister of Lambert Campbell, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Dairies document expenses, condolence visits, and piano lessons. Beginning in May 1861, they deal with the Civil War, including events in occupied New Orleans. Papers also include a funeral announcement for Campbell and a personal letter. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Performing arts     Women     French-language    
  • Carriere, Oliver P. Correspondence, 1973-1979. 57 letters. Location: Misc. Judge Oliver P. Carriere was a New Orleans jurist whose hobby--the study and play of the game of poker--was translated into one of the largest and most comprehensive collections on that subject in existence. This correspondence between Carriere and Dr. Don Black, a pediatrician in Paris, Tex., concerns the collecting of literature on poker. Mss. 3957.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943. Letter: to Harry Ittner, 1933 March 8. 1 item. Location: Vault. African American educator and agricultural scientist, and director of the Research and Experiment Station at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Letter by Carver to Ittner discusses Ittner's studies at Antioch College (Ohio), and comments on Carver's interests in music, motion pictures, and theater. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3412.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Chol, Emmanuel, 1834-1916. Papers, 1845, 1854-1921. 1,213 items, 6 ms. vols., 31 printed vols. Location: U:163-164, 65:29, 98:. Native of France, music teacher and composer of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts, manuscript and sheet music, pamphlets, and other imprints reflect Chol's professional career, his affiliation with the Catholic Church, and the education of his children in parochial schools. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1780, 1906.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Religion     French-language    
  • Cior, Charles, 1819-(ca.)1894. La musique, selon les sciences observes. L'histoire, la phylosophie, la physiologie, etc., etc., entendre, comprendre, se souvenir, 1885. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     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: Baton Rouge     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Coates, Raymond, 1875-1965. Manuscript music, 1953, 1956. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Performing arts    
  • Cockfield E.J. and Family Papers, 1854-1930 (bulk 1875-1890). 1.3 linear feet, 15 manuscript volumes. Location: A:65-66, P:19, OS:C. Planter and businessman of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Family papers spanning three generations include local Natchitoches news; correspondence and descriptions of the Cockfield family in Williamsburg County, South Carolina; and letters from a son in France during World War I. Included are items related to local public schools, including programs for musicals and plays at Louisiana State Normal College (now Northwestern State University). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 989.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Performing arts     Plantations     20th Century Wars    
  • Collection of Dickensian programs, 1879-1936. .3 linear ft. (92 items). Location: C:26. Programs and ephemera of theatrical performances and church bazaars in London and other English and American cities, featuring the literary works of Charles Dickens, assembled by an unknown collector. Items document plays, festivals, operas, and film productions of Dickens's works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Conner, Lemuel Parker, 1827-1891. Family Papers, 1810-1953, undated. 12.5 linear feet and 22 ms. Vols. Location: A:, 98:C, OS:C, Vault, J:24. Planter from Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, cotton statements, legal and business papers (including slave testimony in an alleged slave uprising, 1861), plantation records, and Civil War papers of Confederate soldiers and civilians, family letters from LSU and Smith College, and First Presbyterian Church (Natchez) records. Also included are papers of Levin R. Marshall, the Sessions family, and Henry R. Chotard; 256 pieces of published sheet music (1824-1883); a minstrel show program (1879); and miscellaneous programs of Natchez concerts and music recitals. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 14-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 81, 1403, 1431, 1475, 1551, 1595, 1710, 1793, 1859, 1934, 1999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War     LSU     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Constantinides (Dinos) Papers, 1961-1995. 5.5 linear feet. Location: 34:169-175; OS:C. Composer and faculty member at LSU School of Music. Consists of original and printed copies of sheet music, performance posters and programs, and recordings of live performances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4613.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Cox, Ellen M. Collection, 1850s. 1 ms. vol. (365 pages). Location: 65:29. Bound sheet music published principally in Paris and purchased from New Orleans dealers. Includes a copy of Jerusalem composed for Louis Moreau Gottschalk and published in New York City (1855). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2384.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Dansereau, Hercules, b. 1832. Account Books and Papers, 1807-1907 (bulk 1859-1906). 32 items, 5 ms. vols. Location: Misc:D, OS:D, F:16. Physician of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and a member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Order. Papers include two medical ledgers (1860-1906) and a daybook (1874-1875); a minute book of the Scottish Rite Thibodaux Lodge No. 13 (1859-1861); and a minute book of the Philharmonic Society of Thibodaux (1861). Some manuscript volumes in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 823.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000. Photograph, circa 1940s. 1 gelatin silver print. Location: 65:5. This is a signed photographic portrait of James H. "Jimmie" Davis, governor of Louisiana (1944-1948, 1960-1964). Mss. 3692.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Politics    
  • Davis, John. Document, 1839. 1 item [photofacsimile]. Location: Misc. Manager of the Orleans Theatre and the French Opera House in New Orleans. Last will of John Davis signed at Mandeville, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Day, Anita G., Digital Prints. 2000. Forty (40) 5 inches X 7 inches digital prints, matted to 11 inches X 14 inches. Location: 91:3. The collection consists of 40 digital prints of images created at the 1999 Festivals Acadiens, an annual cultural event that began in 1972. The Lafayette Jaycees, along with the help of Rubber Boots, Inc., organize the principal components of Festivals Acadiens, including four separate festivals: Festival de Musique Acadienne; La Vie Cadienne Wetlands Folklife Festival; Heritage Pavilion, and; Bayou Food Festival. These festivals are held in Girard Park in Lafayette, Louisiana. The 1999 festival, during which these images were created, was held from Friday, September 17, through Sunday, September 19. These prints were part of the exhibition, "Preservation as Public Spectacle: Festivals Acadiens," displayed in Hill Memorial Library in 2000. Mss. 4993.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     French-language     Cajuns    
  • De Bow, J. D. B. Letter, 1865 December 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from De Bow requesting that Mr. Seymour of the "New York Times" write a favorable criticism of a comedy by the Louisiana historian Charles E. A. Gayarre, in order that the play might be brought to the New York stage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Performing arts    
  • De Forest, George. Scrapbooks, 1935-1943. 4 vols. Location: 28-49. New Orleans bookseller. Contents consist almost entirely of the column 'Art, Music, Literature, and Drama,' clipped from 'The Border Telegraph' (Galashiels, Peeblesshire, Scotland) between 1935 and 1943. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • De Lapouyade, Robert. Collection, 1848-1936 (bulk 1894-1933). 206 items and 9 vols. Location: B:63, P:19, OS:D. Scenic artist born in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains business correspondence (1911-1935), programs for plays and operas at various New Orleans theaters, photographs, a book of sketches, postcards displaying De Lapouyade's work, and a scrapbook concerning his work. Also included are photographs of De Lapouyade's stencil for marking stage settings and a spear made for an opera. Included are comments on the objects photographed.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1011, 1040, 2629.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Delsarte, Francois Alexandre Nicolas, 1811-1871. Papers, 1811-1934 (bulk 1830-1899), undated. 1,448 items, 74 ms. Vols., 33 printed vols. Location: 35:82-95, OS:D. French educator, music and dramatic instructor, and originator of a widely recognized system of elocution. Professional papers contain materials relating to the study of pantomime; notes and manuscripts of writings by Delsarte's pupils, William Alger and James MacKaye, together with studies of the Delsarte system by S. S. Curry, Claude Shaver, and others. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1301.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Detro, Randall A. (Randall Augustus), 1931-. Collection, 1932-1988. 20 items [photocopies]. Location: W:54. Mostly circulars of Huey Long and the Long political organization concerning the programs of Long during Governor O. K. Allen's administration. Collection includes a handbill and publicity photograph from a 1988 production of the play 'The Kingfish.'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Dunbar, Elijah. Letters, 1851. 3 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Canton, Massachusetts, and a boarder living in New Orleans, employed by a music dealer. Letters by Dunbar to his sister, Miss Chloe Dunbar, of Canton, Massachusetts, describing his religious, social, and business activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 985, 991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Dunbar, Elijah. Correspondence, 1850, 1851. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Canton, Massachusetts, and a boarder living in New Orleans, employed by a music dealer. Correspondence includes a letter by William T. Mayo of New Orleans, stating makes and number of pianos sold; and a letter by H. Waring, New Orleans, commenting on various people at Dunbar's boarding house. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1337.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Dunkley, Ferdinand. Musical arrangement, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • Dupre and Metoyer and Company. Account book, 1830-1837, 1873. 1 vol. Location: F:15. General merchandise store in Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, owned by Emanuel Dupre and J. B. D. Metoyer, free African Americans. Inventory of stock of Dupre and Metoyer and Company. An entry in 1873 records a mortgage due to Oscar Dubreuil. Copies of songs and drawings by Leatter Dupre are included in the back of the book. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 834.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts     African Americans     French-language    
  • Durnin, James and John. Family Papers, 1849-1881. 24 items, 7 vols. Location: E:4. James Durnin was a resident of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and Confederate soldier in the Civil War, serving in Louisiana and Mississippi. John Durnin, a brother, also served in the Confederate army. Papers include correspondence, bills, accounts, clippings of the Durnin family. Correspondence includes Civil War letters of James and John Durnin. Bound volumes include 3 cash books; a minute book of the Pickwick Baseball Club, Amite City, Louisiana; and a notebook with a list of music pieces and some scores. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 697.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts    
  • Eaton, Edward O., and Charles Lever. Song, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Sheet music of a Civil War song, Camp Fire Song, with words by Charles Lever and music by Edward Eaton. The song is dedicated to Captain Charles E. Fenner of Fenner's Louisiana Battery and was published by Blackmar and Bro., Augusta, Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts    
  • Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943. Memorial collection, 1544-1927 (bulk 1558-1835). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • Emmanuel Chol funeral notice, 1916. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. A native of France, composer Emmanuel Chol taught music at Mount Carmel Convent in Thibodaux, La. Funeral notice for Emmanuel Chol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • Everett, Edward. Scrapbook, 1893-1916. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Playbills, programs, and news bulletins for plays, opera, vaudeville, and other entertainment in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and other cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Performing arts    
  • Federal Theatre and Federal Music Projects programs, 1938. 4 items. Location: E:Imprints. Theater programs for a musical revue, "Jambalaya," and three plays, "Autumn crocus," "The first legion," and Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, wilderness," performed at the New Orleans Federal Theatre in 1938. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1980.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Ferguson, Kate Lee, b. 1841. Papers, 1858-1911. 38 items; 7 vols. (1 ms. Vol. and 1 printed vol.). Location: S:28, 65, 98. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 10. Novelist, poet, and composer of Mississippi. She married Confederate general Samuel Wragg Ferguson in 1862. Papers include personal letters from friends and family members; a Spanish land grant for property in Texas of Nathaniel A. Ware (Ferguson's grandfather); manuscripts by Ferguson, including prose, poetry, and music; Ferguson's memoirs; and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416, 1576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Ferguson, Percy. Papers, 1864, 1899-1916. 9 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: OS:F, O:16. Daughter of Confederate general Samuel Wragg Ferguson. Scrapbook of manuscript poems by Percy Ferguson; a letter from her cousin, U.S. Senator LeRoy Percy of Mississippi, pertaining to national politics; and published music by Regina Morphy Voitier of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     Women    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Fourrier, Henri, and Joseph Amedee Fourrier. Papers, 1838-1915, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts     Religion    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     Religion     African Americans     Women     Cajuns    
  • French Opera Association. Stock certificate, 1910. 1 item. Location: Misc. Certificate for one share in the capital stock of the French Opera Association, Limited, of New Orleans, issued to C. M. Abrams. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1491.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • French Opera House Bill, 1873. 1 item. Location: Misc.Decorative printing, 'Opera House.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Funchess, Lloyd Vance, 1908-1976, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1976. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), transcript (26 pages). Location: L:4700.0020. Faculty member at LSU, composer of the LSU alma mater, and supervisor of music for the Louisiana State Department of Education. Interview concerning the composition of the LSU alma mater and Funchess' career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0020.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Gaiety Theatre (New Orleans, La.) Program,circa 1830-1860. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Plays starring Laurette Taylor, Florence Vidor, Edmund Lowe, George Arliss, and Alice Joyce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts     Religion     Politics     Women    
  • Geelvink, H. A. Notebook, 1824. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Native of Emden, Germany. Notebook contains handwritten music and lyrics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 63.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Gillespie, James A. Family Papers, 1776-1928 (bulk 1840-1890). 1,149 items, 20 vols. Location: E:22-24, E:118, G:16, 65:G, OS:G Vault:38. Planter of Hollywood Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi, and Indian Village Plantation, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes plantation records, business papers, and correspondence of the Gillespie family and business papers of the Davis family. Papers include slave sales, land deeds, a will, diaries, portraits, maps, sheet music, and fashion publications. Includes some printed items in German. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 5-8, or Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 669, 695, 1104, 2086.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     German-language    
  • Girault, Auguste, ca. 1790-. Papers, 1808-1845. 12 items. Location: Misc., OS:G. Music professor in New Orleans. Girault (earlier known as Giraud) was a native of Nantes, France. Papers include passports, a discharge from military service, and correspondence, among it a letter from Dulisse Alleye recalling two years spent in prison with Girault. In French, one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Performing arts     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Glenk, Robert. Letter and French Opera House Lithograph, 1900-1925. 2 items. Location: Misc.:G, OS:G. Robert Glenk was the Chief Curator for the Louisiana State Museum. Letter from Robert Glenk to the wife of James Gallier, Jr., Algae Villavaso, asking for materials for a Louisiana State Museum exhibit featuring Louisiana architects (Sept. 14, 1925). James Gallier, Jr. was a prominent architect in New Orleans. The letter includes a lithograph by Gallier of the interior of the French Opera House, which was located on Toulouse and Bourbon Streets (circa 1900-1919). Mss. 5169.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. Letter, circa 1850-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana composer and musician. Letter to 'Mon cher Antony' introducing Louisa Scheibel, a pupil of Gottschalk. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1454.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     French-language    
  • Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. Photograph, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869. Photograph, circa 1860. 1 item. Location: E:73. Louis Moreau Gottschalk was a classical pianist from New Orleans who toured in Europe, the United States, and South America. This carte de visite by Charles D. Fredricks & Co. of New York City presents Gottschalk seated at a piano. Mss. 3658.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Gray, Lillie Trust. Papers, 1860-1920 (bulk 1886-1890). 178 items; 8 vols. Location: U:154; F:9. Musician and teacher at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers document Gray's teaching of and interest in music, and include a record book (1874-1900, 1902) containing lists of musical compositions and a diary (1900-1905) containing entries on music sung at Roman Catholic masses. Collection also includes household and farm entries; receipts for music lessons; and a payroll book (1865-1867) for Houmas Plantation. The payroll book is available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 165, 965, 422.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Grunewald, Ella. Journal, 1884-1886 . 1v. Location: G:20. Ella Grunewald writes about her family, friends, and neighbors; social life and culture in New Orleans; Mardi Gras; she describes in detail her school lessons in Classical mythology and chemistry experiments; Catholic religious observances; plays, concerts, and other entertainment; and lectures given by Dr. Stanford E. Chaillé. She also describes her visits to the two World\'s Fairs held in New Orleans: the World\'s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (Dec. 1884-June 1885) and the North, Central and South American Exposition (Nov. 1885-March 1886). Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Religion     Women    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Hanley, Ben. Collection, 1919-1936. 41 items. Location: U:115. Director of the New Orleans School of Speech and Dramatic Art, teacher in the New Orleans Public High Schools, and one of the organizers of Le Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre and the New Orleans Conservatory of Music. Papers include announcements, circulars, programs, and related items pertaining to the Anna Morgan Studios in Chicago, Emerson College in Boston, and the New Orleans School of Speech and Dramatic Art. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1683.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Performing arts     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hasselmans, Louis, 1878-1957. Papers, 1825-1945. 116 items, 4 printed vols. Location: U:156, 11:10, Mss.MF:H. Musician and conductor of the Opera comique in Paris, France, and in Montreal, Canada; the Chicago Civic Opera; and the Metropolitan Opera (as director of French repertory). He later was professor of music at LSU. Collection includes papers and photographs of Louis Hasselmans and papers of his grandfather, Joseph Hasselmans, a native Belgian who conducted orchestras in Strasbourg and Marseilles, France. Partly in French. Some digital images of photographs are available on the digital library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Hayden, Estelle. Theater scrapbooks, 1899-1949. 12 ms. vols. Location: F:20. Programs of New York City operatic, dramatic, and musical productions, collected by Hayden. Scrapbooks contain pictures of many of the actors and singers involved. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1675.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Himel family sheet music, 1870-1913. 48 items. Location: 65:34. Residents of Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Sheet music collected by members of the Himel family (Helene, Carrie, Edna, Rita, and Odette). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • How are you Maximilian? Or, Off for Mexico. 1865. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Howard, Ellen E. ( Ellen Elizabeth). Journal, ca.1866. 1 item. Location: Misc. H. Resident of Mississippi. Incomplete diary relates her travel experiences to New Orleans, Louisiana, social activities, and descriptions of the city and Mardi Gras, and a stage performance by the actor, Lawrence P. Barrett. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3877.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Hudson, Frederick Gray. Collection, 1890-1957, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Huey P. Long collection, 1934-1935. 3 items. Location: Misc:H. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Collection includes a photograph of Long and friends, a pamphlet concerning Long and the Senate, and published sheet music. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Hunt, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1883. Letter, 1844 August 28. 1 letter. Location: MISC:H. William H. Hunt served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate Army and as Secretary to the United States Navy under President James Garfield. This is a letter from William H. Hunt in New Orleans to Charles Day, Esq. of New Haven, Connecticut. The letter updates Day on common acquaintances, including Charlotte Ewing, a performer in New Orleans, and a duel between a Colonel and Balie Payton. Mss. 5124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Hush . Hush, Sweet Charlotte script, 1964. 1 item. Location: M:19. Copy of the final script of 139 pages, which includes 12 revised pages. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2172.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Irish and Civil War song sheets, ca. 1850-1865. 7 items. Location: E:Imprints. Song lyrics for Irish and Civil War songs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts    
  • John B. Kellogg-Anna Kellogg Letters and Photograph, 1866-1869. 22 items. Location: T:100 (short shelf). New York bank cashier and his wife. Six detailed letters addressed to Anna Kellogg were written during her mother and sister’s Mississippi steamboat trip to New Orleans, La. Letters discuss the trip itself and ultimately their stay in New Orleans, including places they visited, people they met, and their impressions. 15 letters addressed to John B. Kellogg discuss in detail the purchase and shipment of Louisiana cattle bound for Chicago, Ill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Performing arts     Transportation     Women    
  • Johnson, Walter B. Scrapbook, 1962. 1 vol. Location: M:19. Scrapbook of clippings from English-language Indian newspapers contains information about urban problems, industry, education, the arts, and other aspects of contemporary life in India. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2825.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • Johnson, William T. Family Papers, 1793-1937 (bulk 1830-1870). 1,323 items, 58 ms. Vols., 5 printed vols. Location: U:161, O:24, 65, TC. African-American barber and planter of Natchez. Personal papers, commercial records, diaries, and music of the Johnson family reflecting the condition of cultured and educated free persons of color both before and after the Civil War. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 1-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 529, 561, 597, 770, 926, 1093.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Jones, Ellen E., b. 1852. Ellen E. Jones journal and Claude Perry letter, 1854-1872 (bulk 1871-1872). 2 items. Location: Misc: J. Resident of Georgia. Journal contains reminiscences about Jones's school years in Georgia and Pennsylvania. She discusses life in Macon, Georgia, mentioning holidays, balls, and theatrical productions. Also included is a letter from her aunt, Claude Perry, to her mother. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4057.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Women    
  • Kidd, John W. Photographs and broadside, 1936-1940. 8 items. Location: B:1. LSU alumnus, conductor of the swing band Johnny Kidd and His Orchestra, and member of Owen Reed and the Playhouse Orchestra. Photographs of Kidd and other members of swing bands based at LSU; and a broadside of 'Johnny Kidd and His Orchestra' (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Family Papers, 1817, 1869-1939 (bulk 1869-1939). .3 linear ft., 2 vols. Location: T:29. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters to Mrs. James Gilliam Kilbourne from her children; and verse and music composed by a daughter, Margaret Gayden Kilbourne Breedlove. They also document family history, the Kilbourne library, and the succession of Peter Gilliam. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1058.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     Women    
  • Krumpelmann, John T., 1892-. Manuscript, ca. 1935-1968. 6 items. Location: UU:147. Professor emeritus of German and Russian, LSU. Typescript of English translation of Der Zerbrochene Krug by Heinrich von Kleist; an LSU student stage adaptation of the play; and book reviews published in The German Quarterly, including a review of Morgan's translation of Der Zerbrochene Krug. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2366.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • La Farge, Oliver. Papers, 1929-1932. 4 items, 1 vol. Location: Misc., M:18. Papers include a copy of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Laughing Boy, a program of the adapted play by Otis Chatfield-Taylor, and correspondence describing Native American dances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1421.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     African Americans     Women    
  • Langevin, Carmen Browder, 1900-1967. Papers, 1940-1968. 14 items. Location: Misc. Dancer and weaver of Berkeley, California. Papers refer to Langevin's career as a student of Isadora Duncan, as a professional dancer and teacher of dancing, and as a weaver. Included is a biography of Duncan by Langevin; photographs of Langevin as a dancer; and correspondence and other papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Lawrence family. Papers, 1889-1926. 1 linear ft. Location: OS:L. Family of New Orleans. George Washington Lawrence, a medical doctor, was married to Clara E. Solomon, Jewish diarist in New Orleans during the Civil War. Papers include typescripts of letters, the last will of George W. Lawrence, manuscript sheet music, and photographs of Clara Solomon and the Lawrence daughters. Printed items include postcards, a plan of Edgewater Park, Miss., and newspaper clippings.Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4627.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • LeBlond, Coralie. Music collection, ca. 1850-1870. 3 ms. vols. Location: 65. Concert pianist and composer of New Orleans. Sheet music, principally by Louisiana composers, arrangers, and publishers, collected by Coralie LeBlond, including one of her own compositions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2204, 2205.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Lee, Eleanor Percy, 1820-1849. Eleanor Percy Lee and Catharine Ann Warfield papers, 1835-1876 (bulk 1835-1849). 19 items, 6 ms. vols., 2 printed vols. Location: E:51, H:16. Eleanor Percy Lee (nee Ware), poet and novelist of Natchez, Mississippi. Her sister, father, and daughter were also authors. Writings and correspondence of Eleanor Lee include six manuscript volumes of novels, prose, and poems. Collection also includes loose poems, family photographs, and sheet music. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 31-32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416, 1576, 1971.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Leidigh, Jacob M. Correspondence, 1859-1860. 4 items. Location: Misc. Letters by Northerners teaching music at the Brooksville Academy in Mississippi, to their brother, giving their impressions of slavery in Mississippi. They also describe travel and Colonel Brooks' plantation home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis, collector. Papers of R. J. Morgan, 1861-1864. 67 items. Location: U:247. English actor. Papers pertain to R. J. Morgan's professional career in the United States during the Civil War and consist of playbills for theatrical performances and dramatic readings, and related items. Part of the Albert Louis Lieutaud collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2211.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts    
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis. Collection, 1650, 1801-1965. 10 linear ft. Location: U:247-250, OS:L, 34:8-14.. Collection consists of letters, Christmas cards, receipts, printed material, sketches, photographic prints, and sheet music concerning various subjects in New Orleans and Louisiana history; the career of R.J. Morgan, a 19th-century English actor in the United States; railroad transportation in the United States; the American Civil War; and Lieutaud's own literary works and his work as an art and manuscript dealer. About two-thirds of the collection consists of about 140 presentation copies of books and pamphlets on Louisiana topics given to Lieutaud. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1407, 1700, 1771, 1784, 1853, 1936, 2046, 2211, 2369, 2469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Transportation     French-language    
  • Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960. Recording, 1961. 1 sound disc. Location: LP 11075, vault:12. Governor of Louisiana, 1939-1940, 1948-1952, and 1956-1960. 'The Last of the Red Hot Papas' as recorded by Earl Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Long, Huey P. See also: Huey P. Long collection.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Papers, 1927-1935. 9 items. Location: Misc.:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Papers include letters (some photocopies) and bills pertaining to Louisiana legislature, broadside, cartoon, and sheet music of 'Every Man a King.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 557, 1240, 1350, 1956.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Louisiana African-American spiritual lyrics, 1932. 1 typescript. Location: Misc. This typescript contains the words to five African-American spirituals submitted to James McMillan, librarian at Louisiana State University, by Mrs. Harold A. Arnett of Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Louisiana Folklife. Program files. 1976-1998 (1979-1996). 22 linear ft. 21 video cassettes ; 3/4 in. 3112 sound cassettes; 1/4 in. Location: 63:2-11, OS:F, L:45-54, 115:24-28, L:2a-4a. The Louisiana Folklife Program is one of the programs of the Division of the Arts. The mandate of the Folklife Program is to identify, document, preserve, and present Louisiana's traditional cultures. Collection includes correspondence, financial documents and papers, grant drafts. Also included are Folklife Program publications data, printed materials, newspaper clippings, posters, photographs, oral history recordings, videos, and contracts with musicians and craftspeople and completed applications, different commissions' minutes and materials, and correspondence and documentation on different folklife projects and folklife festivals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4730.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     African Americans     Cajuns    
  • Louisiana Folklore Society. Records, 1956-2011. 2 linear ft. Location: UU:262. Organization of folklorists, academics, teachers, and others interested in the study, preservation, and promotion of Louisiana folk culture. The records include correspondence, programs, minutes, financial records, and subject files relating to organization projects, publications, and meetings. Mss. 4168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Cajuns     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Louisiana Music Teachers Association Records, 1954-2007, (bulk: 1980-2005). 4.0 linear ft. Location: 111:14; 111:26-28. Professional organization of Louisiana music teachers. Records include correspondence, published materials, subject files, membership documents, photographs, newsletters, guidebooks, minutes, reports, and other administrative records. The records highlight the LMTA's structure and activities and its relationship to local, state, and regional affiliates of the Music Teachers National Association. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2626, 2813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Louisiana Music Teachers Association. Papers, 1954-1971. 91 items. Location: E:Imprints, 6:65. Papers of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association include newsletters, questionnaires, and papers pertaining to conventions, membership, and professional activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2626, 2813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • M. Faler and Company. Letters, 1886-1889. 1 vol. Location: O:4. General mercantile and cotton pressing company in Hazelhurst, Copiah County, Mississippi. The company was managed by M. Faler and Andrew Mangold. Letter book of original letters. Business letters concern the purchase and sale of goods, insurance, and related matters. Personal letters to Mangold concern the Hazelhurst Church and the Hazelhurst Opera House, along with letters from his brother. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Mandeville, Henry D. (Henry David), 1781-1878. Family Papers, 1815-1925 (bulk 1854-1883). 2 linear ft. (1,776 items), 6 ms. vols. Location: U:214-216.Henry D. Mandeville, originally from Philadelphia, was a factor in trade with China; his son Henry, Jr., was a lawyer in Natchez, Mississippi. Two other sons, Theodore and Ellwyn, served in the Confederate army. Collection includes personal and business correspondence documenting life in Natchez and New Orleans; the operation of Westwood Plantation (owned by Henry, Jr.), in Louisiana; and Civil War papers of Theodore and Ellwyn. Papers also include letters referring to musical performances in Arkansas, Virginia, Natchez, New Orleans, and Chicago; and materials documenting civilian life in New Orleans in the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 491, 535.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Marino, Samuel Joseph, 1916-. Papers, 1935-1994 (bulk 1935-1946). 0.5 linear ft. Location: B:14. LSU student in the 1930s and member of the Louisiana Kings and Owen Reed and the Playhouse Orchestra swing bands in the late 1930s. Correspondence, printed items, photographs, and other items documenting swing bands and the musical careers of Marino and other band members. Papers also include World War II correspondence of Marino and others; and LSU photographs and ephemera. Also included is onine sheet music for 'Phi Ep Dream Girl' by Walter Schwimmer and a phonographic record of Samuel Marino, vocals, with the Louisiana Kings (1941). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2217.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Mather, Mary. Music collection, ca. 1860-1890. 3 vols. Location: H:11. Includes three bound volumes of sheet music for piano, including waltzes, polkas, and popular melodies. Most of the sheet music was printed in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • McCollam, Andrew and Ellen. Papers, 1839-1867. 3 vols. [typescript copies]. Location: H:1. Andrew McCollam was a surveyor-planter of Ascension and Assumption parishes, Louisiana. Plantation diary (1842-1851) of Ellen McCollam pertains to family life, domestic activities, general plantation matters, and attendance at the theater. Travel diary (1866-1867) of Andrew McCollam contains entries for a trip to Brazil. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 550.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     Women    
  • Metropolitan Opera Archives. Photographs, undated. 153 items. Location: W:2. Photographs of forty Metropolitan Opera performers, chiefly costumed for various operas, from the company archives. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Meyer, Eveleen. Announcement, 1915. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Announcement for a song recital in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Miller, Frederick F. Letter, ca. 1842. 1 item. Location: Misc. Professor and conductor of music in New Orleans, La. Letter to Miss Rebecca Valentine of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, commenting on the music situation in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 895.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Miller, Warren. Scrapbooks and memorabilia, 1909-1947. .5 linear ft. Location: M:24. New Orleans attorney and civic leader. Two scrapbook volumes, photographs, Sugar Bowl programs, and phonographic recordings of college songs document Miller's civic activities and his involvement with the founding of the Sugar Bowl college football game. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3612.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Sugar    
  • Moore, Eddie. Musical composition, 1893. 1 item [microfilm copy and enlargement print]. Location: Misc.:M, Mss. Mf.:M. A mulatto resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, studying music at a conservatory in Stuttgart, Germany. Musical composition, 'Mazurka d'encore,' by Moore. The composition is part of an autograph album of Rosa Frantz Harper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1288.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     African Americans     Women    
  • Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893. Papers, 1837-1903. 35 items. Location: A:2. American actor and father of Fannie Murdoch. They were associated with John Pierpont, a Unitarian clergyman, author, and abolitionist. Collection consists of letters written to Murdoch, his daughter, John Pierpont, W. F. Bridges, and others from actors, authors, New England abolitionists, and Unitarian clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 667.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Religion     African Americans    
  • Music journal collection, 1876-1899. 34 items. Location: OS:M. Various periodicals related to music and song. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • New Orleans opera-theatre scrapbook, 1899-1937 (bulk 1913-1914). 8 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20, Misc.:M. Scrapbook contains programs for operas, plays, and benefit performances given at the French Opera House and at New Orleans theatres. Loose items include programs for plays given at the Tulane Theatre and for Sarah Bernhardt's engagement at the Dauphine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • New Orleans Grand Opera Company. Checkbook, 1919-1920. 1 vol. Location: J:12. Checkbook shows deposits and disbursements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • New Orleans Opera Company. Tickets, 1919. 5 items. Location: E:Imprints. Subscription tickets featuring Louis P. Verande, impresario. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • New York theater program collection, 1916-1925. 161 items, 1 printed vol. Location: C:69. Printed programs and handbills of theaters, opera houses, and nightclubs, chiefly in New York City, but also including London and Buenos Aires. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1321.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Olivier, Gaston. Song, 1975. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Copyrighted song, 'That Tiger Is Still a Coonass,' refers to the LSU football team. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3006.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Opelousas Philharmonic, Literary and Dramatic Association handbill. Handbill, circa 1880-1920. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Benefit performance given for the Public School Building Fund. 'Ten Nights In A Bar-Room,' dramatized from T. S. Arthur's novel, was presented. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Order of the Eastern Star, Unity Chapter No. 79 papers, 1910-1940. 23 items. Location: W:1. Secret social order composed of Masons, their wives, sisters, daughters, mothers, and widows. Papers of Frankie Mae Lewis, Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Unity Chapter No. 79 (Dodson, La.) in 1940, consisting of notes, clippings, hymns, and handbooks of procedural rules and parliamentary practice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Orpen, William, Drawings. 2 items. Pen and ink portrati drawings of Woodrow Wilson from 1919 Paris Peach Conference. Drawings contain notes and signature from the artist. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 5013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Oxford, Henry. CRESCENT RIFLES Song, 1903. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: E:Imprints. Sheet music for 'Crescent Rifles' dated January 26, 1903. Musical arrangement by N. Martinez. The music was published by Junius Hart of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3061.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Page, Frank Crawford. Papers, 1923-1972. 360 items, 10 ms. vols. Location: W:135-136, OS:P. Organist and professor of music at LSU. Correspondence, notes, and printed items pertain to teaching activities, recitals, pipe organ specifications, and general music studies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2837.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919. Letters, 1889-1891. 15 items. Location: Misc. Italian opera singer. Letters from England and United States to Patti's friend, concert singer Giulia Valda Cameron, giving information on personal plans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1541.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919. Sheet music, undated. 1 item. Location: 65:. Italian opera singer. Sheet music illustrated with a large picture of Patti, advertising Myers Brothers, leading grocers of Martinsburg, West Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1557.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts     Women    
  • Paull, E. T. Sheet music, 1898. 1 item. Location: 65:. Spanish-American War march, 'We'll Stand by the Flag,' published by E. T. Paull Music Company, New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1638.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 1823-1863. Diary, 1840-1862. 1 vol. Location: E:49. Samuel J. Peters, Jr., was the son of New Orleans merchant, civic leader, and banker Samuel Jarvis Peters. He worked as a clerk in New York City (1841-1842), then returned to New Orleans to work in his father's business. Diary describes social life in New Orleans during the antebellum period and in the Civil War prior to federal occupation of the city. Includes entries on family life and health, theater in New Orleans, and national news. Some early 1840 entries are in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1355.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Performing arts     German-language    
  • Peytavin, John Ludger, b. 1859. Papers, 1852-1915. 102 items. Location: UU:84. Attorney, author, composer, and planter of Ancient Domain Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and of New Orleans. Collection includes letters, bills and receipts, and photographs, chiefly of Jefferson College in Convent, Louisiana, which Peytavin attended. A brochure describes the residents and history of Jefferson and several other parishes. Included are two family photograph albums, a volume of music composed by Peytavin, and two bound volumes of published sheet music. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1447.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Peytavin, John Ludger, b. 1859. Papers, 1806-1937. 342 items, 43 vols. Location: C:27-29, O:17, OS:P, 99:P. Attorney, author, composer, and planter of Ancient Domain Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and of New Orleans. Business and professional papers concern the operation of Peytavin's plantation and law practice. Personal papers include correspondence, manuscript copies of poems, songs, speeches, and historical sketches. Collection also includes programs for New Orleans theater, opera, and concert performances. Most of the legal papers before 1843 are in French, as is some of the post-1885 correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 465, 1067, 1071, 1072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     French-language    
  • Philharmonic Society of St. James Parish. Records, 1875-1876. 10 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:P, M:19. Journal contains miscellaneous records of the Society including a copy of the constitution. Loose items consist of bills and receipts in French, and a list of subscribers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 345.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     French-language    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Poetry scrapbooks and blacksmith ledger, 1833-1883. 2 vols. Location: C:26. Clippings from New Orleans newspapers, including presidential campaign songs, poetry, and Confederate lyrics. Vol. 1 was originally a blacksmith ledger and contains blacksmith entries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Post, Lauren Chester, 1899-1976. Papers, 1899-1977. 10 linear ft. Location: 7:11-19, W:10, OS:P. Native of Rayne, Louisiana, professor of geography at San Diego State University, author of "Cajun Sketches" (1974) and "Louisiana As It Is" (1969). Correspondence, an autobiography, research materials, published and unpublished works, newspaper clippings, recordings of folk music, interviews, photos, and other material related to Post's books and research on Cajun folklife and other topics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2854.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     20th Century Wars     Cajuns    
  • Presidential campaign songs, 1876, 1884. 4 items. Location: OS:P. Sheet music for political campaign songs for Rutherford B. Hayes, Governor Samuel J. Tilden, and James G. Blaine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Politics    
  • Randall, Lizzie. Letter, circa 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Letter to a friend in Connecticut describing New Orleans social life, including visits to the opera, art museums, and concert halls. Randall writes about performances by Rosa Devries and Jenny Lind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Reed, Mary. Collection, 1937-1968, undated. 102 items. Location: U:144. Playbills for theatrical and musical performances, dramatic readings, opera, ballet, and vaudeville, principally in New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2474.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Richardson, Carey Johnson. Papers, 1864-1986. 1 linear ft. Location: 12:27. Papers include playbills and programs for New York theater productions annotated by Mrs. Richardson (1950s-1960s); an original typescript of Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart; a letter from Maxwell Anderson (1956); and a prayerbook (1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Ripley, Mrs. E. Letter, 1909. 1 item [typed copy]. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of New York. Letter published in the New Orleans Times Democrat gives supplementary facts to an article on the musical history of New Orleans. It describes in detail a fancy dress ball given by Joseph Kennedy at the New Orleans Mint in the 1850s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 369.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Rolling, Hubert, 1823-1898. Scrapbook, 1843-1898. 15 items, including 1 vol. Location: E:Imprints, H:16. New Orleans pianist, composer, and music teacher, and a native of Alsace, France. Scrapbook (with some loose items detached) documenting Rolling's professional career. It includes articles from New Orleans and French newspapers and periodicals, correspondence from Louis Moreau Gottschalk and others, and two photos of Rolling. Some correspondence and newspaper clippings in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Saturday Music Circle. Invitation, circa 1910. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Invitation to a recital by Mrs. Benjamin Elsas, soprano, in the Grunewald Gold Room, possibly in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Play, 1923. 2 items. Location: Vault:22. Typescript and Times-Picayune newspaper clipping of "Epitaph," a one-act play by Lyle Saxon that appeared in the fall of 1923. Mss. 1284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Monograph, 1934. 1 typescript. Location: Vault:22. Typescript of a biographical article on New Orleans actress, Adah Issacs Menken. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Shakespeare Club. Admit cards, 1867. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Admit card for a performance of the Shakespeare Club, probably of New Orleans, Louisiana, at the National Theatre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     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: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Shields, Joseph D. (Joseph Dunbar), 1820-1886. Papers, 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 712 items, 4 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: T:37-T:44; 99:S; Vault; OS: S. Resident of Natchez who was a judge, legislator, planter, and author. His son Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr., served under J. E. B. Stuart in the Civil War and was killed at Culpepper, Virginia. Papers consist of personal, political, financial, Civil War, and plantation management correspondence and papers; historical, literary, legal, and political manuscripts; and printed items, documenting three generations of the Shields family. Includes letters from Joseph Dunbar Shields while attending the Univeristy of Virginia and drafts of his writings. Plantation papers relate to the family's plantation Pecano, in Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 12-15, or Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 390, 1526, 1542, 1709, 1821, 1996, 2053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Skidmore Guard. Songsheet, circa 1863-. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. African American military unit organized in New York during the Civil War. Broadside sheet with lyrics of the marching song of the Skidmore Guard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2983.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Smith, James Monroe, 1888-1949. LSU songs, 1937. 1 printed item. Location: Misc.:S. President of LSU (1930-1939). Autographed presentation copy of LSU songs from Castro Carazo. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2006.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Snee, J. E. (Joseph Emmett), 1895-1966, Photograph collection. 1914-1944. 41 items (35 are photographic copies, 6 are photocopies). Resident of Baton Rouge, employee of the Standard Oil Company, and director of the Stancola Refinery Band. Photographs made or collected by Snee of LSU students, Governor Ruffin G. Pleasant's inauguration, World War I military service, Baton Rouge landmarks, and Standard Oil Company. Collection also includes two band programs and other ephemera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     LSU     Performing arts     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Société des Servantes des Pauvres poem, circa 1850. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Poem entitled 'Les Servantes des Pauvres,' published by the Society des Servantes des Pauvres. Also printed on the sheet: 'Matinee Concert, offerte par les artistes de l'opera.'. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     French-language    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933. Letter, 1890 Mar. 10. 1 letter. Location: Misc. E.H. Sothern was an American actor born in New Orleans, La., who specialized in dashing, romantic leading roles and particularly in Shakespeare roles. Sothern in Cleveland, Ohio, writes to the Secretary of the Press Supply Association describing his first professional acting appearance in September 1879. Mss. 3920.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Souchon, Edmond. Articles, 1959, 1960. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. New Orleans, Louisiana, surgeon. Articles from periodicals on Dr. Souchon and his interest in the jazz idiom and, in particular, the promotion of New Orleans jazz. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1925.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Performing arts    
  • St. Charles Theatre (New Orleans, La.). Broadside, 1855. 1 item [photostat]. Location: E:Imprints. Theatre located in New Orleans. Broadside advertising the performance of Julia Dean in "Love" at the St. Charles Theatre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 586.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Stopher, Henry Wallace, 1883-1947. Papers, 1882-1944 (bulk 1914-1940). 313 items, 10 vols. Location: UU:134, Vault. Head of the Department of Music and later Director of the School of Music, LSU (1915-1940). Collection includes Stopher's correpsondence and related papers, and his records during the period he was associated with the Music School. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2224.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Stopher, Henry Wallace, 1883-1947. Loose-leaf notebook, circa 1935. 1 vol. Location: M:19. Head of the Department of Music and later Director of the School of Music, LSU (1915-1940). Notes compiled on Louisiana composers with a partial list of their works, publishers, and copyright dates, arranged alphabetically by the name of the composer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Sullivan, Arthur Seymour, 1842-1900. Letter, 1877 August 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. English composer. Letter returning lyrics sent to Sullivan by J. Martin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Texada, Lewis. Family Papers, 1830-1939. 274 items. Location: W:25, 99:T, OS:T. Lewis Texada was a planter of Bayou Rapides, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes papers related to property ownership in Rapides Parish; letters from Louisiana Governor Henry Watkins Allen; papers related to a girls' school in Virginia; and letters of Confederate civilians in the Civil War. Also included are sheet music and printed items. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2985.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Thompson, Benjamin, 1766?-1816. Letters, 1800, 1815. 3 items. Location: Misc.:T. English dramatist. Letters concern artistic and commercial problems encountered in writing his plays, and discuss his social life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Thornton, William J., 1919-1996. Papers, 1939-1998. 10 linear ft. Location: 116:26-32. Composer residing in Texas and LSU Alumni, the William J. Thornton Papers consists primarily of manuscripts, reel-to-reel and cassette tapes, acetate discs, and video tape recordings. The collection also includes a script and photographs of his service during WWII. Mss. 5012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Toland, Bessie. Scrapbook, 1934-1935. 1 ms. vol. Location: G:18. School teacher of Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Award winning scrapbook consists of clippings of news stories from various Louisiana newspapers describing pageants, plays, musical performances, and other events held in celebration of the tercentenary in Louisiana high schools. Also included are articles describing the history of various Louisiana high schools and observances of the tercentenary in Jeanerette, La., Bessie Toland's hometown.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Women    
  • Tower, Luther Field. Diary, 1845-1846. 2 vols. Location: H:20. Clerk for a New Orleans. La., cotton exchange. Diary provides a daily account of local weather conditions in New Orleans, the arrival and departure of cargo ships, cotton and sugar prices, the cotton trade, local military and political celebrations, Tower's attendance at Protestant church services, concerts and opera performances, and prominent visitors to New Orleans. Entries for November and December of 1845 describe the trial of Dr. W.A. Scott, minister of the First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. Entries also note the progress of the Mexican War and the funeral of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 765.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Education     Performing arts     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     Women    
  • Turnbull-Bowman Family Papers, 1771-1956 (bulk 1820-1910). 8 microfilm reels. Location: Mss.Mf:T. The Turnbull and Bowman families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes financial papers, correspondence, legal documents, personal papers, sheet music, printed items, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Uhler, John Earle, 1891-1962. Papers, 1876-1962 (bulk 1923-1957). 32.5 linear ft., 25 microfilm reels, 1 filmstrip. Location: 79:22-44, 31:49-51, OS:U, Vault. English professor at LSU and research on English Renaissance literature. Uhler's publication of CANE JUICE (1931) dealt with LSU campus life and resulted in his being fired by Huey Long. He was reinstated six months later. Papers include personal and professional correspondence; and manuscripts of published and unpublished works by Uhler, including research on Thomas Morley and research and a manuscript of an unpublished biography of opera bartone Pasquale Amato. Also included are materials documenting LSU academic affairs and Uhler's political activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1902For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Variete Association (New Orleans, La.). Stock certificate, 1870. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Stock certificate of La Variete Association of New Orleans issued to J. A. Stevenson and signed by M. O. H. Norton, President, and John Crickard, Secretary. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Variete Association (New Orleans, La.). La Variete Association charter, 1878. 1 printed vol., 21 p.; 11 x 14 cm. Location: E:Imprints. New Orleans theater established in 1872 to promote drama and to build and maintain a theater where productions of the best authors could be presented. Booklet printed in New Orleans containing the charter, a financial statement for 1877, and rules and regulations of La Variete Club and its club room. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922. Papers, 1862-1909. 385 items. Location: C:66. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers consist of letters from Louisiana friends; officials in the Department of State and the diplomatic service; Americans in public life; and literary figures, historians, journalists, and other writers. Collection includes 75 letters (1865-1892) of L. Placide Canonge, New Orleans writer and dramatist, pertaining to literature and the theater in New Orleans. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     French-language    
  • W. P. A. Collection COMMUNITY SERVICE DIVISION Field memos, 1940-1942. 1 vol. Location: O:3. Memos sent to directors and supervisors of W.P.A. projects in Louisiana pertaining to personnel, employment regulations, preparation of annual reports, conversion of W.P.A. projects to wartime purposes, and operation and administration of programs. Projects included are the Writers' Project, Shoe Repair Project, Music Project, Arts and Crafts Projects, Nursery School Project, and many others. Memos include worksheets and blank forms for recording hours of work, tasks accomplished, and the number of employees at work on particular projects. Mss. 2902.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • W. P. A. Collection FEDERAL MUSIC PROJECT Annual report, 1940. 1 vol. Location: O:3. Report of Louisiana Statewide Music Project contains maps showing location of project units; statistics and other information pertaining to personnel, performances, sponsorship, expansion and training; and copies of commendatory letters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2902.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • 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: Baton Rouge     Performing arts    
  • Webb, Alice. Sheet music, 1904. 1 item. Location: 65:60. Sheet music published by Charles Grinnell, New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1956.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Wehrmann, Henry, 1870-1956. Sheet music, 1912-1954, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Wehrmann, Henry. Scrapbook, 1838 -1939. 1 v. Location: A:110. Music composer, arranger, and publisher of New Orleans, La. Scrapbook contains articles and programs documenting theater and opera in New Orleans. Mss. 3999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Weiss, Seymour. Papers, 1896-1972 (bulk 1930-1960). 11.25 linear ft. Location: 30:38-42, Vault:36. Manager and owner of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Weiss was a confidant of Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator Huey P. Long, who made the hotel his headquarters. The bulk of the collection consists of circulars announcing speeches and the political positions of Long and other Louisiana politicians. Also present are political cartoons by 'Trist' [Trist Wood] and various campaign items. The collection includes letters of Huey P. Long related to issues of concern to Louisiana citizens and sheet music for 'Every Man a King,' 'Follow Long,' and several other songs, with words by Long. Mss. 4165.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Whig Party campaign song, undated [1848]. 1 item. Location: Misc. Autograph manuscript of an original song composed by John Greiner, Ohio State librarian, celebrating the Whig Party nomination of Zachary Taylor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3029.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Whitaker, Lily C. Poem, circa 1916. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Copy of her poem 'Shakespeare,' presented before the Shakespearean Anniversary Association at the Tulane Theater, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Whitfield, Irene. Manuscript, circa 1939. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Wiksell, Wesley A., 1906-1991. Wesley A. and Jean Starr Wiksell papers, 1920-1970 ca. (bulk 1950-1965). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts     Women    
  • Williams, L. Kemper. Collection, 1867-1896, 1915-1966 . 14 linear, 115 printed vols. Location: 77:71- 84. Printed materials, principally from New Orleans and other areas in Louisiana pertaining to Louisiana folkways and customs, cultural attractions, public education, economic growth, school desegregation, entertainment, religions, and tourism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     Performing arts     Religion     African Americans    
  • Womens University Students Association. Papers, 1896-1940. 139 items. Location: 78:60. Miscellaneous pamphlets not pertaining to the association. Loose issues of the Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, copies of the Tulane news bulletin, concert programs for performances of music in New Orleans and elsewhere, issues of the Whitney-Central observer, first aid guides, pamphlets from the Church of the Latter Day Saints and other religious organizations, annual reports of the Louisiana State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, leaflets from New Orleans area businesses, and materials on homeopathic medicine.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Education     Medicine     Performing arts     Religion     Politics    
  • Work Projects Administration. Ex-Slave Narrative Project, 1937-1941, undated 39 items [photocopies]. Location: W:11. Narratives based on interviews with ex-slaves in the Alexandria and New Orleans areas pertain to slave life; post-emancipation black life; and black folklore, religion, and music. Originals in Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Works Projects Administration. Federal Theatre and Federal Music Projects Programs, 1938. 4 items. Location: E:Imprints. Playhouse of the Federal Theatre, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1980.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Wurtele, Mildred Orkney. Scrapbook, 1910-1912. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. 'A Theatre-Goer's Record' of entertainment in Chicago and New Orleans. Scrapbook contains clipped programs for plays, operas, ballets, concerts, vaudeville, and motion pictures, lengthy comments by Wurtele, and photographs of the artists. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     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: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Yarbrough, Cornelia. Papers. 1963-2004 (bulk 1973-2004). 5 linear feet. Location: 8:66-68. Professional papers of Cornelia Yarbrough, professor of music education and researcher at Louisiana State University. Papers include academic and literary correspondence, research, writings, printed materials and audio recordings. In addition to writings and research, most materials are the product of Yarbrough's time spent in music education at Syracuse University and Louisiana State University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4921.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Performing arts     Women