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Manuscript Resources on Women's History

This guide describes manuscript collections documenting women's history in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections at LSU. It includes the papers of women, women's organizations, family papers with significant bodies of women's papers in them, and other collections that document women's history in one way or another.

LSU is fortunate because it collected women's papers very early, perhaps without systematically trying to do so. Women's voices, often buried in plantation collections and Civil War papers, have emerged from obscurity only in recent decades. Researchers coming to LSU can study the letters and diaries of plantation mistresses and teachers, the papers of women writers, and the papers of black women, among other sources. A number of our women's collections have been recently microfilmed by University Publications of America in its series on Southern Women and their Families, making these collections more widely accessible.

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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  • Abe Mayer and Brother. Account books, 1876-1878. 2 vols. Location: G:1, Box. General merchants of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Record of account of Mrs. M. A. Silliman with Abe Mayer and Brother. Mss. 391, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • 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. Mss. 1800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Cajuns     French-language     Performing arts    
  • Adler, Barbara. Letter, 1833 March 2. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to Frau Madalina Eisenhart, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pertains to personal and family matters. In German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2821.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     German-language    
  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society. Certificate, 1934. 1 item. Location: OS:A. Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society was organized in 1896 at Montgomery, Ala. for the purpose of supporting work in overseas fields. Membership certificate for the Foreign Missionary Society. Mss. 4134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Religion    
  • Afton Villa journals and reports, 1976-2008. 7 v. Location: A:78. Genevieve Munson Trimble and her husband, Morrell Feltus Trimble, purchased the remains of Afton Villa, an antebellum mansion with gardens near St. Francisville, La., in 1972. The collection consists of color copies of three bound journals kept by Genevieve Trimble recording the restoration of the Afton Villa gardens, a history of Afton Villa by Genevieve Trimble, and three bound volumes of consultant's reports by Neil G. Odenwald. Mss. 5009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Agnew, Janet Margaret. Papers, 1912-1942 (bulk 1940-1941). 263 items. Location: T:2-3. Assistant professor and bibliographical associate of the LSU Library School (1939-1942). Correspondence and research material relating to Agnew's compilation A SOUTHERN BIBLIOGRAPHY. Mss. 1488.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Alabama letters, 1823, 1846. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A. Letter (1823) from Isaac Hudson in Montgomery, Alabama, to Mrs. Elvira Moton of Virginia comments on local preaching. Letter (1846) from Sally near Montgomery to Miss Mary Wickes of Virginia describes the new state capital in Montgomery. Mss. 2723.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Aldrich, Ella V. (Ella Virginia), 1902-1982. Papers, 1921-1973. 22 items. Location: Misc. Ella V. Aldrich Schwing was a librarian at LSU, a member of the faculty of the LSU Library School, and a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. The papers include material on the Colfax riot of 1873, an inscribed reprint of "Huey, Lyndon, and Southern Radicalism" by T. Harry Williams, a clipping of "The Legacy of Knute Heldner" from the Dixie Roto Magazine, and 15 photographic prints of plaques bearing Schwing's name on buildings at LSU System campuses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU     African Americans    
  • Alexandria, Louisiana photographs, 1920-1921. 5 photographic prints. Location: 65:5. Copy prints of photographs showing scenes in and around Alexandria, La., including the Bolton High School girls' basketball team (1920); a state meeting of commercial secretaries, city officials, police jurymen, etc. in Alexandria in protest of a phone rate raise (1921); a truck owned by H.T. Cottam & Co., wholesale grocers, loaded with goods (1920); the Bernstein Buick Co. dealership displaying Franklin and Buick models (circa 1920); and a carnival being erected in front of Alexandria City Hall. Mss. 3961.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Allemand, Theresa. Document, 1804. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Daughter of Pedro Allemand and Maria Hernandez. Certificate of baptism of Theresa Allemand. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Spanish-language    
  • Alley, Mary, Scrapbooks, 1843, 1862-1884, 1910. 109 items, 3 vols. Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Baton Rouge native and wife of Charles Henry Jolly. Clippings from Baton Rouge papers on local and national issues at the end of the Civil War and early Reconstruction. Topics include politics, medicine, poetry, anecdotes, and deaths of Baton Rougeans. Other printed items include pamphlets on the dedication of St. Joseph's Cathedral and the history of the Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3570.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Religion     Politics    
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Scrapbook, ca. 1972. 1 item. Location. OS:A, Range 69. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was the first Greek-letter organization established by African American college women. Scrapbook contains a history of the Sorority, social events and activities, poetry, and brief biographical sketches on current members of the LSUchapter, Eta Kappa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4560.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     African Americans    
  • Alston, Solomon. Etate Document, 1809 April 27. 1 item. Location: C:61. Planter of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Deed of manumission giving a female slave to Maria Ana Gray, niece of Solomon Alston. Conditions were outlined in Alston's will. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • Amacker, Obadiah Pearson, 1838-1910. Family Papers, 1861-1959 (bulk 1861-1865). 0.3 linear ft. Location: U:118. Residents of the Florida parishes, Louisiana. Obadiah Amacker was an officer in the 3rd (Wingfield's) Regiment, Confederate cavalry. Papers include a Civil War diary of Abigail Amacker, and a list of the officers and men of the first company to leave St. Helena Parish as part of the 4th Louisiana Infantry. Confederate records transcribed from the State Library Commission document. A printed pamphlet contains genealogical records. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • American Association of University Women. Baton Rouge Branch. Records, 1951-1994 (bulk 1980-1993). 2 linear ft., 3v. Location: UU:113. Official papers of the Baton Rouge Branch of the American Association of University Women during the presidency of Mrs. May Lee Denham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education    
  • American Association of University Women. Louisiana State Division. Records, 1925-1941. 1,167 items, 1 ms. Vol., 45 printed vols. Location: UU:1-4. Official records consisting of correspondence, annual reports, programs, and related printed materials from presidents and committee chairmen of branches in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Hammond, Lafayette, Natchitoches, Ruston, and Shreveport, Louisiana. Included are mimeographed and printed material from A.A.U.W. National Headquarters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education    
  • American Association of University Women. Louisiana State Division. Records, 1948-1957. 36 items, 5 pamphlets. Location: UU:4. Records include a brief history of the association by Mrs. C. C. Henson, copies of bylaws, programs for annual meetings, letters from the general director, and association journals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1486.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Anderson, Decatur C. Papers, 1876-1892. 6 items. Location: Misc.:A, OS:A. Mortgage deed of Anderson to Kate Ketchum for property located in Montrose, Baldwin County, Alabama (1874); statements of Anderson's accounts with Mobile merchants and contractors (1890); and a tax receipt (1892). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Anderson, John Q., Papers, 1848-1993 (bulk 1953-1973). 7.5 linear ft., 5 v. Location: X:119-125, OS:A, P:17. John Q. Anderson was a professor of English and a writer of Southern history and folklore. This collections of files, correspondence, printed material, and photographs reflect Anderson's career, current events; and they provide research material for his publications, particularly "Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868" and "Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life of Henry Clay Lewis". For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2156, 2162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Anderson, Mollie E. Papers, 1863-1903 (bulk 1880-1889). 70 items. Location: B:16. Resident of St. Amant, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters (1880-1889) from the related Morgan family, farmers of Stonypoint, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. There are a few letters (1886) from Walton County, Florida, to Mrs. Mollie E. Anderson's husband, Daniel. Included is a political broadside by John Pickett to members of the Farmers' Union and People's Party relative to the lottery issue in the 1892 Louisiana gubernatorial campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Anderson, William H. Letter, 1845 July 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:A. William H. Anderson in New Hope, an extinct town in Dallas County, Ala., writes Jesse W. Norris of Pickens Court House, Ala., telling how he had just traveled to several schools for young women in southern Alabama conducting examinations and attending school conventions. He also speculates on his undecided future plans. Mss. 3964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Andrews, James M. Papers, 1846-1892. 0.25 linear ft. (103 items; 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol.). Location: U:6. Farmer of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. In the 1840s he was a member of the Johnson Guards, Andrew Jackson Regiment, as part of the Texas Army of Occupation. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, poems, nursery price lists, home recipes and remedies, tax and merchandise receipts, Confederate bonds, and the succession accounts of Mrs. Louisa Andrews. Correspondence includes letters from James' father discussing relatives, local affairs, and crop conditions in Clinton. Letters from his daughter describe economic conditions in Amite, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 861.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Anne Rice collection, 1979-1991. 0.5 linear ft. Location: W:69. New Orleans, Louisiana author. Articles, interviews, and reviews by and about Anne Rice and her works. Includes audio tapes of interviews of Rice on National Public Radio (undated) and on a Larry King radio broadcast (November 1988). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4446.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous Civil War scrapbook, 1856-1863. 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:110. Clippings, mostly from Mobile, Alabama, Advertiser and Register, of poems and Civil War news. Scrapbook also includes fashion designs from magazines. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous Confederate civilian letters, 1863 August 27 and 29. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A Pages from a letter-diary of a plantation owner, possibly the wife of a Confederate soldier, recording daily activities, local news, plantation work, and slave health. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Anonymous diary, 1858-1860. Mss. 3504. See LeBret Diary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • Anonymous letter, [1863] October 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from a Southern woman who had lived in New York City prior to the Civil War compares the changes that have been made during the Civil War and in particular mentions sermons of abolitionist Dr. Henry Whitney Bellows. She also describes the problems encountered in passing through Fortress Monroe under a flag of truce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Anonymous letter, 1844 May 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter written from Havana, Cuba, addressed to author's sister Mrs. William P. Chapman, Sandusky, Ohio. The writer describes landscapes, the city, public activities, and meeting with the widow and daughter of recently deceased Sumner Lincoln Fairfield. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3763.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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    
  • Anonymous letter, 1861 March 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Personal letter from 'Georgie,' New Orleans, Louisiana, to 'Caroline,' relating family news and social activities. Mss. 636.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Anonymous letter, 1863 August 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from a young woman residing near Campbell County Court House, Virginia, reporting that a cousin, Robert Andrews, had distinguished himself at Winchester and had been wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • 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    
  • Anonymous letter, 1871. 1 item. Location: Misc. :A. New Orleans, Louisiana, minister's wife describes yellow fever situation and church duties. Letter is written on the letterhead of Randolph, Singleton, and Brown, Attorneys at Law. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 70.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Religion    
  • Anonymous photograph album pages, 1927. 7 photographic prints. Location: 65:5. Two photograph album pages hold seven prints: a photograph of the 1927 Mississippi River flood at Cottonport, La.; two photographs of teenagers on a picnic; two photographs of members of Company H, 156th Infantry of the Louisiana National Guard doing flood relief duty at Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La.; and two snapshots of women boating on a lake. Mss. 3961.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Applewhite, Cornelia. Papers, 1877-1878, 1924-1925, undated. 3 items, 2 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Student at Whitworth Female College, Brookhaven, Mississippi. Two notebooks containing entries on basic subjects; lists of students; and biographical and genealogical notes. Also included are a printed song book (1877); a printed volume on the history of Sarepta (1924-1925); and three pictures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3498.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • Arndt, Hilda C. M. Hilda Arndt and Harrison A. Dobbs Papers, 1946-1956. 242 items. Location: D:94. Faculty members of the School of Social Welfare, LSU, Baton Rouge. Correspondence, records of Arndt's and Dobbs' community and public service activities, reports, and newspaper clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2508, 2518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Arndt, Hilda C. M., interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Transcript (8 pages). Location: L:4700.0320. Faculty member of LSU's School of Social Work. Arndt discusses her decision to enter social work; her education and career before coming to LSU; the impact of World War II on day care for children; and the LSU School of Social Work faculty, students' curriculum and field experiences, and enrollment. Arndt also describes her professional activities and honors received; and compares schools of social work at Tulane and LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0320.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Art Reproductions, 1909, undated. 8 items. Location: OS:A. Early 20th century book plates of drawings by various American artists depicting fashionable women, children and the Revolutionary War. Collection consists of HER INFINITE VARIETY by Harrison Fisher; THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Frank X. Leyendecker; ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY, by Frank X. Leyendecker; THE LOST TOOTH, Charles A. Maclellan; REFLECTIONS by Z. P. Nikolaki; THE NATION MAKERS by Howard Pyle; BILLY BOY Jessie Wilcox Smith; and SNOW BIRD by Penrhyn Stanlaws. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Asbury Independent Methodist Church. Photographs, 1977. 5 items. Location: E. Church located in White Castle, Louisiana, with a predominantly African American congregation. Photographs depicting the church interior show the church's pastor and assistant pastors, the women's auxiliary organization, the church Board of Stewardesses, and a baptismal group. Hill stacks For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3177.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Audubon, Lucy, 1788-1874. Letter, 1873, undated. 2 items attached. Location: Misc.:A Widow of John James Audubon. Thank you note to a Mrs. Kelly refers to Mrs. Audubon's near blindness. The letter is attached to a cover of a letter probably written in the 1840's from John J. Audubon to Dr. Richard Harlan of Philadelphia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Babcock, Mrs. George. Diaries, 1871. 1 item and 2 ms. vols. Location: J:5. Wife of a New Orleans merchant. Travel diaries record a trip to Europe and give descriptions of places and events in England, Scotland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Bacon, Edmund, 1776-1826. Letters, 1802-1820. 14 items. Location: B:16. Virginia native, lawyer, and cotton planter educated in Augusta, Georgia, and Litchfield, Connecticut. He settled in Savannah, then moved to Edgefield, South Carolina. Letters to Bacon's sister Agnes and her husband Colonel Joseph Pannill of Loftus Heights, Mississippi, pertaining to legal, business, and agricultural matters; family and local news; difficulties with Creek Indians in the area; and travel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2178.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Badley Family papers, 1834-1940, undated (bulk 1845-1865). 0.3 linear feet. Location: W:2, OS:B, F:2. Badley family, plantation owners in Port Hudson and East Baton Rouge Parish. Personal papers and printed items document their plantations, landholding, and political and professional activities. Works Progress Administration manuscripts collection notes and botanical specimen books are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3062.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Long Family     Plantations    
  • Baker, Neill A. Letters, 1860. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Neill A. Baker, a schoolteacher in Downsville, La., writes to his wife, S.J. Baker, in Longstreet, N.C., discussing her canceled trip to Louisiana; their daughter Emma in North Carolina; the land, people, and climate in and around Downsville and Union Parish; his wish to leave his teaching job for further education; and her family's reluctance to see her leave North Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Baker, Sarah. Oral history interview, 1974. 2 sound cassettes. Location: L:4700.2. Sarah Baker was born and raised on the Magee Plantation in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and was 113 years old at the time of the interview, which discusses plantation life and the end of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.2.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Banes, Alexander and Nannie I. Banes. Family Papers, 1888-1990. 1.3 linear ft. Location: U:252, OS:B. African American family of Waco, Texas. Collection includes photographs, correspondence, writings, and legal and financial papers. Some materials document Nannie Bane's work as a teacher in North Texas. Mss. 4392.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education    
  • Barbari, Marjorie Washburn, 1924-. Papers, 1953-. 759 items and 18 tapes (count up to 1989). Location: 38-76-79. Writer of Baton Rouge. Collection consists mainly of personal correspondence, poems, and tape recordings of the poems. Other writings include aphorisms and reflections, short stories, and one novel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: Business     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Barrow, Cordelia Johnson, 1816-1845. Family papers, 1834-1894. 9 letters, 1 eulogy. Location: 119:10. Cordelia Johnson Barrow was the daughter of Philo S. Johnson and Anna Maria Johnson of Watertown, New York. She was educated at Mrs. Willard's Academy for Young Ladies in Troy, New York. Following her graduation, she took a teaching position in Camden, South Carolina. Later, she met her husband, Wylie Micajah Barrow, in St. Francisville, Louisiana, when she was hired as a tutor for the Barrow family. The Cordelia Johnson Barrow family papers contain correspondence from Cordelia Johnson Barrow and her descendants. The letters are generally written from either Louisiana or Watertown, New York. Included in the papers is a letter from Martha Johnson Robertson Barrow to her grandmother, Martha Johnson Pope, regarding the family's flight from Baton Rouge to Tickfaw, La., after their Baton Rouge home was taken by the Union Army. There is a eulogy for Cordelia Johnson Barrow written by an unknown author and two letters from Cordelia Johnson Barrow to her family regarding her experience traveling to South Carolina when she was a teacher. These letters describe her "dangerous" trip, including a description of New York City, the steamboat ride, yellow fever outbreaks, the railroad, and the swamp. There is also a letter from Martha Johnson Robertson Barrow to her daughter, Leila, that includes advice on home medical remedies, and a letter from an unknown brother to his sister telling of a bad storm in Baton Rouge. Mss. 5101.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Medicine    
  • Bass-Farrar Family Papers, 1829-1918 (bulk: 1829-1843; 1858-1867) 285 items. Location: R:41. Papers of the Bass, Farrar, and Richardson families from Tensas Parish, La., and vicinity. Includes material on family matters, personal and professional activities, maintenance and overseeing of cotton plantations before and after the Civil War, life along the Mississippi River, life in Civil War Louisiana, and slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations    
  • Batchelor, Albert A., (Albert Agrippa), 1845-1905. Papers, 1852-1930 (bulk 1870-1900). 27 linear ft. Location: S:143-170. Personal and business papers, correspondence, diaries, and account books pertain principally to local events, and the operation and management of several plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, including Bella Vista Plantation, Lakeside Plantation, Phoenix Plantation, Highland Plantation, and Normandy Plantation. Early letters among Batchelor family members describe conditions at the Kentucky Military Institute and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute, and mention events such as slave insurrections and military operations. Several letters describe Civil War battles, including the 1862 Battle of Kernstown and the 1863 battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. Available on microfilm 5735 and 6061: Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the Great Migration. Series B, Selections from Louisiana State University ; pt. 5, Louisiana sugar plantations, reels 1-15; Confederate Military Manuscripts. Series B, Holdings of Louisiana State University, reels 1-2.. Mss. 919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Civil War     Plantations     Religion    
  • Bateman, Mary. Diary, 1856. 1 vol. [typed transcripts]. Location: M:19. Young girl living with relatives at Argyle Plantation, near Greenville, Mississippi. Diary gives personal observations of local plantation social life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 661.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Baton Rouge Business and Professional Women's Club. Papers, 1925-. Location: Misc.B, OS:B, 5:. Papers consist of newspaper clippings, photographs, committee reports, monthly minutes, yearbooks, programs, scrapbooks, a history (1925-1950), and other items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2738.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Baxter, Robert Graham. Papers, 1863-1932. 0.3 linear ft. (146 items, 1 vol.). Location: T:15. Robert Baxter was the son of Reverend H. B. Baxter, a minister of the Christian Church, formerly of Lisbon, Ohio. Reverend Baxter established a Disciples of Christ church in Baton Rouge. Personal letters from friends, Baxter's wife Mary, and members of the Baxter family in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and Springfield, Missouri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1819.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion    
  • Beaudouin, Marie Desseige Walbert. Document, 1826. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Certified copy of a process verbal of a family meeting in the succession proceedings of Marie Desseige Walbert Beaudouin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Beauford, Gertrude M. Papers, 1936-1981 (1972-1978) . 0.3 linear ft. Location: C:130, OS:B. Papers are comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles and photographs relating to the history and restoration of the French House, and to the publication of Tiger Bait Recipes, a cookbook published by the LSU Alumni Federation in 1976. Papers pertaining to the cookbook also include recipes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4380.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     French-language     LSU    
  • Belcher, Fred, 1913-, interviewee. 1 sound cassettes (1 hour), transcript (69 p.). Location: L:4700.0721. Fred and Helen Belcher are the son and daughter-in-law of Arthur and Corrie Belcher, founders of the Volunteers of America in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Interview describes the Salvation Army and Volunteers of America with a focus on the community programs and projects including prison ministry, work with the African American community, New Orleans maternity home, the role of VOA in adoptions, and Hanson's Disease Center at Carville, Louisiana. They also discuss the racial composition of South 16th St., role of religion in the VOA, 1920s automobiles, and the flood of 1927. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Bell, Helena Jones, Letter, 1938 Jan. 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Southern civilian during the Civil War. Letter describes Union occupation, the loyalty of a former slave, Union soldiers killing a child, and harsh living conditions during and after the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Bell, John W., Captain. Papers, 1862-1864. 3 items. 1 vol. Location: Misc:B. Captain in the 32nd Alabama Infantry who served in Alabama and Tennessee during the Civil War. He was married to Nancy Bell of Coffeeville, Clarke County, Alabama. Letters to Nancy written from Camp Forney, Alabama, and Lavergne, Tennessee, discuss monetary concerns of the soldiers. Also described are local economic conditions, women searching for food for their children, and women who worked as laundresses. Included is a notebook listing personal items and expenses of John W. Bell. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Bello, Susanne Moreau. Document, 1791. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Widow of Donato Bello, an officer in the militia of the post of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Mortgage of a slave by Susanne M. Bello at the post of Opelousas to Antoine Dubroqua. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Benedict, Edwin Letters, 1862 Dec. 12-1863 Mar. 20. 13 items.Location: Misc:B. Corporal with Company G of the 23rd Connecticut Infantry. Mentions the building of Fort Massachusetts and the presence of female Confederate prisoners at Ship Island, and describes food, camp conditionsand illness, as well as duty guarding Louisa Plantation, his interaction with slaves, and belief war is divine lesson for slaveholders. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Berbice Colony slave records, 1826-1827. 3 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: OS:B, Mss.Mf:B. Deed of arrangement between owners of three sugar plantations in Berbice (Guyana), and lists of slaves attached to the plantations as of October 20, 1826, citing names, ages, employment, places of birth, and distinguishing marks. Also listed are children born to slave mothers on the plantations (1819-1826) with names, dates of birth, ages, and names of mothers noted. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2934.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Bichot, Jean Baptiste. Petition, 1781 March 29. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Bichot was an official of the area under the jurisdiction of the post of Pointe Coupee, in Louisiana. Item is a petition to Charles de Grand-Pre, commandant of the post of Pointe Coupee, La., requesting permission to inform Madame de Rocheblave to pay her debt to Sieur du Doigt. A list of her debts is included. An endorsement by Grand-Pr? approves the action, and an addendum by Bichot records Rocheblave was informed to pay the debt. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4894.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Biering, Lucie. Letters, 1904. 12 items (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:B. Resident of Montana and the granddaughter of Christian D. Koch, Hancock County, Mississippi. Letters written when Lucie was 12 describe a trip with her father from Montana to Russia via Mississippi, New York City, Germany, and Denmark. Included are descriptions of Russian culture, customs, and military preparations for the Russo-Japanese War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1479.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Billaud family. Papers, 1816-1868. 43 items. Location: U:20. Residents of New Orleans. Papers include correspondence documenting personal and business affairs, including the purchase and sale of skins; city and parish tax receipts; and a copy of Marie Isabelle Billaud's birth certificate. Letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 499, 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Bishop Polk Benevolent Society. Record book, 1862, 1865-1868. 3 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:B., M:20. Treasurer's book for benevolent societies at Trinity Church, New Orleans. Entries record the receipts and expenditures of the Benevolent Society. Entries for 1862 give the officers of the 'Ladies Society for the Promotion of Christian Objects.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Religion    
  • Bishop, Wm (William). Letter, 1835 May 1. 1 item (4 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. Letter from Bishop to Agents William McCauly and Nesbit in New Orleans regarding his financial assets and liabilities. Topics include property in Mobile, money owed Bishop, instructions regarding his house and slaves, and Mary Harral's education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 28.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Bisland-Lamdin Family Papers, 1838-1894. 7 items. Location: Misc.: B, Vault: 1. Family of Natchez, Miss., planters. Papers consist of six personal letters and a legal document concerning a monetary judgment awarded to Mary Witherspoon Bisland, widow of William Bisland (Oct. 16, 1868). Letters discuss the personal activities, health and deaths of friends and family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Black, Isabella. Published writings, 1957-1969. 15 items, 3 printed vols. Location: UU:85. American writer and resident of Jamaica, New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2500.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Black, Julia. Certificate, 1885 April 7. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Champaign, Illinois. Membership certificate of Julia Black in the Home Library Association of Chicago and receipt for payment of this membership and purchase of a copy of Peale's Popular Educator and Cyclopedia of Reference. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Blomquist, Annie Toland. Papers, 1943-1946, 1948, 1950-1951. 24 items. Location: C:82. Letters to members of the Blomquist family and to Bessie Toland of Jeanerette, Louisiana, from United States servicemen during World War II and the Korean War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2696.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Blomquist, Carl. Scrapbook, 1942-1945. 1 ms. vol. (including 205 items). Location: H:16. Resident of Jeanerette, Louisiana. Scrapbook prepared for a young boy, Carl Blomquist, by his mother, Anne Toland Blomquist, containing letters and related newspaper articles by Alex Melancon, World War II army private and author of the book Carl of which Carl Blomquist was the subject. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1609.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars    
  • Blount, W. M. Account book, 1817-1860. 1 vol. Location: H:14. Record of payment to Blount in settlement of William Pitt Higbee's estate and account. Also recorded are the accounts of Mrs. Amelia Gradinego, Daniel Zeringue, members of the Close family, and others of Petit Bois, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Entries include commodity prices, prices of slaves, taxes, cost of schooling, wages for a laborer, and other expenses incurred by local planters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 177.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Boggs, Lindy, 1916- Letters, 1974-1978. 6 letters. Location: Misc. Lindy Boggs was U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana (1973-1992) and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican (1997-2001). These five letters by Boggs recount her memories of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Speaker of the House John W. McCormack. A short note from Russell B. Long is also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • 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    
  • Bolton, George W. and Mimi. See: George W. and Mimi Bolton papers, Mss. 4653.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bond, Priscilla Munnikhuysen, 1838-1869. Papers, 1858-1866. 0.7 linear ft. (98 items, 3 ms. Vols.). Location: B:15. Resident of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, poems, and photographs. Diaries record Bond's daily activities and observations relating to plantation life, runaway slaves, social activities, hypnotism, and Civil War experiences and thoughts, including participation by African American soldiers. Available on microfilm 5750: America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Bondy, Laura. Correspondence, 1876-1889, undated. 7 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:B. Student at Afton Villa girls' school, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters mention school and social activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2783.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Bonnot, Raoul. Bill, 1893. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. New Orleans undertaker. Detailed bill for the funeral of Mrs. A. Caillier, widow. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Bouanchaud, Hewitt Leonidas, 1877-1950. Papers, 1910-1921, 1950. 14 items [photocopies and copy prints]. Location: Misc.:B. Louisiana politician and lieutenant governor. Papers include a letter from Bouanchaud's wife, newspaper clippings and other printed items pertaining to his political career, a formal photographic portrait, and a photograph of the 1921 Louisiana Constitutional Convention with Bouanchaud presiding. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3095.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Boucry Family Papers, 1814-1884, 1910 (bulk 1830-1884). 7 items, 3 vols. Location: 77:88, Mss. Mf.:B.Sugar planters of Bonne Esperance Plantation, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers include record books of Helene Boucry containing financial and genealogical information about the Boucry, Bonnecaze, Webre, and related families. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 790, 800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Bourcier, Catherine Silly. Document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Widow of Fran?ois C. Bourcier. A document signed by the recorder of mortgages in New Orleans, certifying the non-encumbrance of a slave belonging to Madame Catherine Silly. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 36.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language    
  • Bowers, Laura Boddie Jones, Papers, 1906-1990, undated (bulk: 1931-1955). 3.25 linear ft. Location: E:119-121. Librarian in Louisiana. Primarily correspondence documenting the family life, student life, and early career of Bowers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Natchitoches, La. Newspaper clippings, notes, post card collection, printed items, and a scrapbook are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3546.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     LSU     Long Family     20th Century Wars    
  • Bowman, James P. Family Papers, 1806-1926. 2615 items; 100 ms. vols., 6 printed vols. Location: B:19-24; J:18-19:OS:B. Planter of Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana. Records and papers documenting the administration of Rosedown. Includes papers of William R. Bowman, Episcopal clergyman; and of James P. Bowman, Robert H. Barrow, Eliza Bowman Lyons, Catharine Rucker Turnbull, and Daniel Turnbull. Available on microfilm 5322:University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 8-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1372, 1382.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Bowman-Turnbull Family Papers, 1777-1972. 1 linear ft. Location: T:53, OS:B. Family of cotton and sugar planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Papers contains correspondence, financial and legal papers, and printed items reflecting the business activities and, to a lesser degree, the personal lives of the Turnbull and Bowman families. Included are the business papers of Catherine Rucker Turnbull. Two slave lists can also be found (Dec. 12, 1844, Feb. 2, 1856). Printed items relate to family history and historic plantations of West Feliciana Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5059.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Boyer, Albert P., Mrs. Papers and account books, 1885-1907. 0.8 linear ft. (47 items; 4 vols.). Location: E:51, O:67. African American undertaker of New Orleans. Papers include promissory notes; statements of account; bills for coffins and caskets; cashbooks; a journal reflecting accounts for funeral expenses; and a ledger containing client and burial society accounts. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 1. Mss. 1258.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Breaux, Manuel. Papers, 1785, 1831. 2 items. Location: Misc.B. Sale of property (copy) in St. James Parish, Louisiana, by Marguerite Breaux to Manuel Breaux (1785) and a document listing several land claims as found in the decisions of the Board of Commissioners for the Eastern District of Orleans (1831). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 42.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Breazeale, Elizabeth, 1919-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassettes (50 min.), transcript (35 p.), index (13 p.). Location: L:4700.0304. LSU alumnae and Kappa Gamma House board president. Breazeale describes her experiences as a student at LSU and a member of the Kappa Gamma Sorority. She describes LSU social life; women's clothing; layout and use of the Panhellenic Building; dormitory rules; ceremonies and traditions; the push for the construction of sorority houses; her thoughts on LSU today; and problems with the Legislature and university funding. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU    
  • Brent, Joseph Lancaster, 1826-1905. Papers, 1869-1940 (bulk 1869-1904, 1926-1940). 12 vols., 55 items. Location:U:244-246, U:114. Maryland native who married Rosella Kenner, the daughter of prominent Louisiana planter and politician Duncan Kenner, in 1870. He administered her father's plantations in Louisiana until Kenner's death. Recipes, household hints, New Orleans trade cards, and newspaper clippings. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: 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. 1477, 1822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Brent, Rosella Kenner, 1849-1928. Papers, 1902-1915. .1 linear ft. Location: U:210. Daughter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, planter and politician Duncan Farrar Kenner and wife of Confederate brigadier general Joseph F. Brent. Two narratives of Brent's recollections of Ashland Plantation, including a sketch of slave Henry Hammond. She also recounts an 1862 incident in which her father escaped to Bayou Lafourche upon learning that Union troops were coming to arrest him. Three letters pertain to Rosella Kenner Brent's husband, Brigadier General Joseph L. Brent, C.S.A. A 1910 letter describes General Brent's service in the Confederate army. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1167, 1822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Bright, Jane C. Scrapbook, 1917-1956 (bulk 1918-1919). 31 items, 1 vol. Location: 38-73. Red Cross nurse during WWI and a native of Yazoo, Mississippi. Bright was attached to the New Orleans Chapter Base Hospital, Unit No.24, and stationed at Limoges, France. Scrapbook contains mementos of her service as a Red Cross Nurse with the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) in France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1810.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Bringier, Louis Amadee, 1827-1897. Papers, 1786-1901. 599 items and 14 vols. Location: T:96-97, F:9, OS:B. Planter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana; Confederate officer and commander of the 4th Louisiana Cavalry and the 7th Louisiana Regiment. Papers include military records, correspondence and business papers relating to the administration of Hermitage Plantation in Ascension Parish and Houmas, Burnside, and Bagatelle plantations. One letter report that a woman killed a federal soldier in New Orleans (1862); another describes Grand Ilse as a resort requented by Jews. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 1-2, and microfilm 5322: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 43, 139, 544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     French-language     Jews    
  • Bristow, Gwen, 1903-. Letter: Beverly Hills, Calif., to Annette Duchein, 1941 December 2. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. American novelist and journalist married to movie producer Bruce Manning. Friendly letter reporting on remodeling of a house and current writing. Bristow tells of difficulties encountered when trying to write without having done sufficient preliminary work and gives her thoughts on Marcel Proust. Also mentioned is the 'colonel' and his work as a movie producer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4601.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Britt, Gladys Lawrence. Sketches of Miss Caroline Dorman: reminiscences, 1977. 1 item (19 pages). Location: Misc:B. Artist, author, and naturalist. She resided at 'Briarwood' in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Recollections of Dorman's life and work were compiled by Britt and contain information obtained in interviews of friends and associates of Dorman including Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Nicholls, and Mrs. Nora Patterson. Mss. 3180.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Brown, Elizabeth. Account, 1835-1836. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Statement of account from William Beans, blacksmith to Brown. Payment for account received by Beans on February 6, 1836. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2127.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Brown, James (James Wilson) 1913 September 18 interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette, transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.0003. Dean of Graduate Service in Research at San Jose State University, California. Richard Lewis was the Director of the Development of the Media Service and Support Program and Instructional Television also at San Jose State. Interview with Brown and Lewis concerns the production and use of audio-visuals and films by the U.S. Navy in World War II; the development of audio-visual products for use in schools; and their later career in the film industry. Topics include British and Canadian film making during the war; the prevention of venereal disease through films; medical films; demobilization films; and the Ladies Training and Development Center. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0003.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Brown, Sarah Goodwin. Collection, 1840-1944. 31 items. Location: U:181, OS:B. Materials documenting the history of Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana. Included are two letters referring to the enlistment of a Northern school teacher in the Confederate army. Mss. 1573, 1986.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education    
  • Buck, Pearl S., 1892-. Letters, 1968. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. American writer and philanthropist. Letters to a correspondent in India commenting on the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy; the Black Power demonstration by U.S. athletes at the Mexican Olympic Games; and racial problems in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2473, 2475.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     African Americans    
  • Buck, William C. Family correspondence, 1855-1894. 11 items. Location: Misc: B. Baptist minister of Columbus, Mississippi, and editor of the BAPTIST BANNER and WESTERN PIONEER in Louisville, Kentucky. Buck moved to Texas in 1866 and lived there until his death in 1872. Letters from Buck's son Gideon to his wife describe Staten Island and New York City; Northern attitudes toward his sister, who was living in the North; and Northern publishers' prejudices against his father's and other Southern literary works. Included is a letter from William to his son. Remaining correspondence by Sallie G. Willson and others discuss Waco Classical School, Salado College, development of Salado, Texas, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1699.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Buck-Ellis Family Papers, 1812, 1826-2000. 14 linear ft and 27 volumes. Location: 16:1-14, OS:B, J:27, Vault 1. Family of educators, lawyers, and public officials from Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Ellis family papers (1812, 1826-1987) are comprised almost entirely of personal correspondence relating to daily activities, politics, health, religion, employment, military service, education, and travel of five generations. Other material includes financial papers, legal documents, speeches and lectures related to the study of law, printed items, account books, diaries, inventories, family scrapbooks, and minute books of United Daughters of the Confederacy, Blue Cross Chapter. The Carroll and Martina Ellis Buck papers (1922-2000) consist primarily of personal correspondence from family and friends, but also include some professional correspondence, primarily from his legal and public career. Mss. 4820.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Religion    
  • Buckley, Margaret, 1819-. Diary, 1852-1853. 1 ms. vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Housewife and seamstress of Finley, Ohio. Diary records daily life during the time she supported her family while her husband traveled to California. Included are mentions of social life, education of children, illnesses, and a list of household expenses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2643.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Buhler, John Christian, 1789-1866. Family Papers, 1805-1952 (bulk 1824-1931). 437 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: C:49, OS:B. Planter of Winters Plantation in Buhler's Plains near Baton Rouge. Collection includes family correspondence, chiefly of John Christian Buhler, John Robert Buhler, Mary Edith Buhler, Hester S. Simmons, and Jane (Jennie) Gillespie Buhler. Letters concern politics, notable persons, and social and economic conditions. Financial documents include a copy of an act of sale (1852) of a parcel of land by John Buhler and his wife to the town of Baton Rouge, now the site of Magnolia Cemetery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1192, 1210, 1238, 1311.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Plantations     Politics    
  • Buhler, John Robert, 1829-1886. Papers, 1843-1914. 6 ms. vols. Location: H:17. John Robert Buhler was the son of John Christian Buhler, a planter of Buhler's Plains near Baton Rouge. After his marriage to Mary Reynolds, they lived at Independence Plantation, home of his grandparents, the Smiths, near Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include three volumes of a diary containing entries (1847-1849) reflecting family and social life on Independence Plantation and providing information on events in and around Natchez, Mississippi, and Baton Rouge. Includes another diary containing manuscript poems (1881-1914) by Mary Edith Buhler, an autograph book, and a notebook containing poems by Buhler. Mss. 1311.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Buhler, M. E. (Mary Edith). Papers, 1881-1931. 985 items, 7 ms. Vols., 8 printed vols. Location: C:50-51; H:17. Poet and journalist of Mount Independence Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, and resident of New Orleans and New York City; author of The Grass in the Pavement (1918). Papers consist of her manuscript and printed writings published in the New York Times and the New Orleans Times-Picayune and of materials relating to her family history and genealogy. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1192, 1210, 1333.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Burden, Ione. Family Papers, 1815-1985. 23 linear ft. Location: P:39-50, OS:B. LSU administrator and Baton Rouge philanthropist. Along with her brothers, Pike and Steele Burden, Ione Burden donated family land to establish the Burden Research Plantation and the LSU Rural Life Museum. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, photographs, and scrapbooks of Ione Burden and her brothers. Collection documents Baton Rouge community events, family history, and Burden family philanthropic activities. Mss. 3063.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Plantations    
  • Burnham, Anne. Letters, 1833-1838. 4 letters. Location: Misc. Anne Burnham was a missionary among the Choctaw Indians, first in Havana, Ala., then near Fort Towson, Indian Territory, after their removal in 1833. This collection consists of four letters received by Anne Burnham mostly from women in Columbus, Miss. Mss. 3947.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Butler, Anna and Sarah. Correspondence, 1838-1861. 1.5 linear ft. Location: S:23. Anna and Sarah Jane Duncan Butler were the daughters of Louisiana Judge Thomas Butler and Ann Butler. They lived at The Cottage in West Feliciana Parish near St. Francisville. Letters from friends and family reflect the social life and customs of antebellum Louisiana. Letters written by Anna and Sarah from home and during travels chronicle their social and private lives, describe local activities, and allude to national events. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reel 1. Mss. 581.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Butler, Edward. Family Papers, 1809-1950 (bulk 1904-1945). 10 linear ft. Location: U:282-290, M:19, OS:B. Cotton planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Correspondence, personal papers, business records, printed material, and photographs reflect the personal activities and plantation operations of the Butler and related Mathews families, with a focus on Edward Butler and his immediate family. Noteworthy are two letters discussing a sick slave (Dec. 29, 1817) and runaway slaves (Aug. 15, 1835). Letters also discuss student life, World War II experiences, and yellow fever in New Orleans (Aug.-Oct. 1837). Mss. 4315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Business     Education     Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Butler, Louise, 1866-1951. Papers, 1892-1950. 685 items, 3 ms. Vols., 5 printed vols. Location: S:19-21. Granddaughter of Judge Thomas Butler of The Cottage, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Writings consist of poetry, short stories, and historical sketches of West Feliciana Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890. Correspondence, 1847-1880. .5 linear ft. Location: S:24. Daughter of Louisiana judge Thomas Butler and Ann Ellis Butler. She lived at the Cottage in West Feliciana Parish near St. Francisville. The Butlers were sugar and cotton planters. Letters from family and friends reflect the life of the Butler family in the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. Antebellum letters depict plantation life and religious life in the Episcopal church. Several family members served in the Confederate army and corresponded with Margaret, describing the life of army personnel. Later letters illustrate social and economic conditions after the war. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     Religion     Jews    
  • Bynum Family. Papers, 1814-1969 (bulk: 1913-1969). 1 linear foot, 26 v. Location: E:103-105, OS:B. Residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers contain correspondence, writings, diaries, financial records, and printed material, relating to family matters, social activities, World Wars I and II, Louisiana State University student life, and local and state government. There is also a scrapbook of the Female Orphan Association of Baton Rouge (1848-1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3104, 3174.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     LSU     20th Century Wars    
  • Byrd, Winnie Evans, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 2 sound cassettes (2 hours), transcript (77 p.), index (19 p.). Location: L:4700.0302. LSU alumnae; member and officer of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Byrd discusses her decision to become a teacher and her experiences as a student at LSU, including her involvement in student politics; the impact of WWII on the student body; ROTC parades; graduation in the Greek Theater; involvement with Tri-Delta alumnae; and T. Harry Williams, Professor of History at LSU. Byrd also discusses the University's decision to allow the construction of sorority houses and describes each step in the construction process of the Tri-Delta sorority house. She also gives her views on the role of sororities in the 1990s and impressions of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Caffery, Donelson, 1835-1906. Family letters, circa 1879, 1897. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Donelson Caffery was a planter in St. Mary Parish, La., state senator for St. Mary Parish (1892-1894), and U.S. senator from Louisiana (1893-1901). Letters recount recent developments in the Caffery family (circa 1879) and Donelson Caffery's paternal family history (1897). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4268.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Caldwell workbook, 1966. 1 item (229 sheets) mimeographed. Location: B:14. Workbook compiled by Mrs. John Q. Anderson. A first (or rough) draft of the compiler's notes, with index, dealing with the Caldwell lineage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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    
  • 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     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts    
  • Cannon, Andrew Family Papers, 1829-1868, undated (1850-1862). 110 items. Location 11:15, OS:C. Andrew Jerome Cannon family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employee at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Correspondence related to professional, personal business, and family life in Baton Rouge, as well as the Civil War. Financial papers consisting of bills, invoices, promissory notes, and receipts are also present. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • Capell, Eli J. (Eli Jackson), 1814-1888. Family Papers, 1840-1932 (bulk 1886-1900). 1.3 linear ft., 16 v. Location: E:47-48, F:11, OS:C, Mss.Mf:C. Planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation, Amite County, Mississippi. Capell also operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. Correspondence and business records of the Capell family and related Crawford family. Business, plantation, and legal papers include letters, accounts, and invoices with cotton factors and memorandum books of cotton and merchandise sold; labor contracts and laborersÆ record book; land deeds; and records from the Rose Hill store. Family correspondence from Crawford relatives (1880-1899) relates geographic, economic, race relations, health, and social conditions in parts of Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Montana, and letters to Capell daughters concern news of friends, personal relationships, and social activities (1865-1879). 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 3-5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Civil War     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Carey, Cora, b. 1843. Family Papers, 1866-1971. 161 items; 2 ms. Vols. Location: W:33, OS:C, Vault:1. Journalist and organizer of Southern Women's Literary Clubs, of Holly Springs, Mississippi; creator of the 'Mr. Punch' column in the New Orleans Times-Democrat. Papers include correspondence about Mississippi and Louisiana women's clubs; and items from Longfellow, George Washington Cable, and Francis Willard. Later family correspondence includes that of Hamilton F. Richardson, tennis star. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Carman, Juliette. Letter, ca. 1880. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Stonewall, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Carman to a friend living in Kansas relating information concerning the proposed consecration of the recently completed Protestant Episcopal Church near Stonewall and camp meetings organized by John Nelson, minister of the Methodist Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1088.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Carmouche, Annie Jeter, 1843-1921. Papers, 1853-1964. 0.3 linear feet Location: W:18, H:24, Vault 6. Annie Jeter Carmouche spent her childhood in Virginia and New Orleans and lived in Saint Landry and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana, during and after the Civil War. She married Emile A. Carmouche. Collection includes family letters, papers, and tablets containing Carmouche's memoirs. Correspondence relates to social life, the Civil War, and family events. The memoirs recall Carmouche's childhood, the Civil War, and the postwar period. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 5. Mss. 2878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Carpenter, George H., 1849-1892. Family Papers, 1806, 1835-1964 (bulk 1844-1899). 2.6 linear ft., 21 mss. vols., 84 printed vols. Location: A:28-31, 98:, OS:C. Dentist who resided with his family in Slaughter and Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family papers also contain items of Carpenter's father-in-law, John Y. East, and his family. Among these papers are family letters, including the John A. Collins family; legal and business papers of John East; poetry; sermons; and biographical writings. Printed material consists of newspapers clippings; maps; Colt historical prints; political handbills; Huey P. Long political broadsides (1930); and various books. Volumes include items of Mary East. Mss. 2317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Politics     Religion    
  • Carruth, Elizabeth. Papers, 1848-1871. 15 items. Location: E:4. Elizabeth and Jesse L. Carruth lived in Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes a parish tax receipt, notes signed by Jesse Carruth, and letters (1860-1870) to Elizabeth Carruth from relatives and friends in Jasper County, Texas, concerning personal news, crop conditions, and social conditions. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 714.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Causey, R. J. Correspondence, 1863 September 25-November 19. 4 items. Location: Misc.:C. Letters from Causey's wife comment on a riot near Tickfaw involving African Americans, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; Confederate farm taxes; and transportation difficulties of sending cotton to Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Cazayoux Family Papers, 1929-1999 (bulk 1939-1979). 1.3 linear ft., 7 v. Location: UU:289-291, J:24, OS:C. Catholic family of Baton Rouge, La., includes Rev. Clair Cazayoux, a Jesuit priest, teacher and, and missionary; Gene Cazayoux, Catholic brother; librarian Vivian Cazayoux; and Drs. Francis and Robert Cazayoux. Papers consist of correspondence, sermons, church publications, travel pamphlets, speeches, and scrapbooks, reflecting careers, education, and the Catholic Church. Collection also offers insight into the political events and social conditions in Ceylon and India, and the U.S. military involvement in Korea during the 1950s and early 1960s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4827.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Religion    
  • Chaffraix, D. A., Mrs. Papers, 1892-1904 (bulk 1899). 18 items, 5 ms. vols. Location: M:19, Misc:C. Social and civic leader in New Orleans. Chaffraix was associated with the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute near Mandeville, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Papers include record books related to benefit performances at the institute. Included are broadsides of the Protestant Episcopal Children's Home and the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute (1899). Mss. 1249, 1258.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-     Religion    
  • Chalmers, James R. (James Ronald), 1831-1898. Letter, 1861 [sic.1862] January 3. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Confederate general and United States congressman. Letter to Major General Braxton Bragg written while Chalmers was a colonel in the 9th Mississippi Regiment acknowledges on behalf of the officers of the unit receipt of a barrel of golden syrup from Mrs. Bragg. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. Mss. 2699.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Chalmette, Azelie Delino, de. Azelie Delino and Ignacio Delino de Chalmette Papers, 1801-1952 (bulk 1823-1852). 47 items. Location: E:52. Plantation owners of New Orleans. Most of the collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Azelie Delino de Chalmette. Included are letters from family members, F. Godefroy of the West Indies, the Delahoussaye family, Jean Saint-Avid of Paris, and M. Cruzat of New Orleans. Letters from Ignacio Delino de Chalmette written to John Forbes & Company of Mobile, Alabama, concern Bernard de Marigny's involvement with the company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations    
  • Champion, E.W. Letter, 1838 Jan. 1 Location: Misc.: C. In her letter to friends and family in West Springfield, Mass., E.W. Champion describes social activities in Savannah, criticizes Abolitionists and remarks on the death of Elijah Lovejoy. She comments on Southern food and weather, and relates news of family members in Savannah and New England. Mss. 3964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Charles A. Reynard-Marian Reynard Baun Papers, 1927-1997. 0.6 linear feet. Location: 107:17-18, J:25. Charles Reynard was a law professor at LSU and an advocate of desegregation in Louisiana schools. Marian Reynard Baun was a psychology professor and community activist in Baton Rouge. The collection includes correspondence, lists, minutes, newspaper clippings, printed items, and miscellaneous items of Charles A. Reynard and Marian Reynard Baun. Items principally pertain to social activism while they were LSU professors and to Baun's subsequent work with the Friends of Public Education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Education     Jews     LSU    
  • Chelette, Atala. Family Papers, 1819-1919 (bulk 1841-1899). 160 items. Location: B:18. Free African American family of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Papers include wills, receipts, and tax returns. Included is a copy of the act of manumission (1819) of Angelique, a free African American woman associated with the Chelette family. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Chemin, Camille. Letter, 1938. 2 items. Location: Misc. French author and resident of Paris, France. Letter and calling card from Camille Ce [pseudonym]. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Chenel, Louis E. Family Papers, 1665-1989. 15 linear ft. Location: 95:, OS:C. Chenel farmed tung trees and raised cattle in Covington, Louisiana; invested in property in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana; and formed LEC Inc. to manage his business concerns. His daughter, Denise Chenel Vallon, was involved in running LEC Inc. Papers document the lives and business concerns of the Chenel family and the artistic career of Denise Chenel Vallon. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Chinn, Jane McCausland. Civil War reminiscence, 1863. 1 item [16 pages, typescript copy]. Location: Misc. Mistress of Fair Oaks Plantation, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and widow of Cabell Breckinridge Chinn. Reminiscences taken from her diary record encounters with Union soldiers and the burning of grain stores. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2647.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Civil War New Orleans orphanages receipts, 1863. 2 items. Location:Misc:C. Handwritten receipts of payment from the U.S. Army, Department of the Gulf, to the Female Orphan Asylum and St. Vincent's Infant Asylum, two orphanages run by the Catholic Church in New Orleans. The items reflect the nature of interaction between Federal occupation forces and the local population. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Civil War Quartermaster document, 1863 September 3. 1 item. Location: Misc. Quartermaster receipt for purchase of materials for the Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Clapp, Thomas. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc. Certification by the recorder of mortgages for New Orleans that there is no mortgage in Clapp's name recorded against a African American woman named Maria. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 72.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Clark, Charles, 1849-1936. Family Papers, 1829-1972. 1.1 linear ft. (427 items, 1 vol.). Location: UU:253-254, 65:02. Judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, California; married to Emma Fowler of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers of the related Fowler, Nutt, Macbeth, and Clark families. They consist of personal correspondence and legal papers of Nathaniel W. Fowler and John Slidell, family correspondence, writings, photographs, ephemera, account ledger and the travel journal of Charles Clark. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3982.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Clark, Gladys, b. 1918. Papers, circa 1890-2004 (bulk 1940-1997). 0.75 linear ft. Location: 128:. An accomplished spinner and weaver in the Acadian tradition, Clark received numerous awards during her career. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and printed materials that document her artistic works and awards received, including a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1997. Mss. 4953.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Cajuns     French-language     LSU    
  • Clifton, Elizabeth. Negroes' account for cotton, 1840 March 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Document drawn up by John Bell, acting Justice of the Peace, Dallas County, Alabama, on behalf of Elizabeth Clifton listing names and money paid to African Americans by the estate of William C. Clifton for cotton raised on their own 'patches'. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Coates, Charles E. and Ollie Maurin. Family Papers, 1862-1980 (bulk 1937-1972). 17.5 linear ft. Location: 12:15-23, OS:C. Papers reflect to the academic careers of Charles E. Coates and his son, Jesse Coates, professors of chemistry and chemical engineering respectively, at Louisiana State University. They relate to their research in agricultural chemistry, particularly the sugar industry, and chemical engineering. The collection also contains family papers of Charles Coates and Ollie Coates. Those of Ollie Coates reflect her involvement in The Baton Rouge Little Theater Guild. Collection consists of correspondence; scientific reports and writings; academic material; printed items and photographs. Mss. 3579.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Performing arts     Sugar    
  • Cohn, Margie deBretton, Family Papers, 1945-1982, undated (bulk 1945-1968). 1 linear feet. Location: E:122. Primarily papers of Maggie deBretton Cohn and daughter Margie, both of Baker, La. Includes writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous files related to Maggie deBretton Cohn's writing, and Margie deBretton Cohn's English translation of an 1828 German text describing travelling through the Mississippi River Valley. Letters to Margie while a student at LSU are included, as well as religious writings by other family members and items related to the family's 1964 donation of the Laurens Henry Cohn Sr. Memorial Plant Arboretum to the Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Colbert, Elenor Robinson, 1940-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.222. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Colbert's great-grandmother was a slave. Colbert describes working in cane fields as a child; customs of family gatherings, the burial of umbilical cords of newborns, and cutting hair on Good Friday; the challenges of plantation life; christening and baptism traditions; and natural remedies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Coleman, Viola, Collection, 1945-2008 (bulk: 1945-1947). 44 items. Location: Misc:C. Midland, Texas physician and Louisiana civil rights pioneer. Contains photocopies of correspondence, news clippings, and video transcript detailing Coleman's lawsuit for admission into LSU's medical school in 1946. For more information see online catalog. Mss. 4997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Medicine     Politics     African Americans    
  • Colonial Dames of XVII Century: The Louisiana Society, Isaac Monet Chapter. Records, 1952-1992. 14 items, 15 ms. vols. Location: Misc., 7:25. Scrapbooks containing programs, publicity, photographs, and other items pertaining to the Isaac Monet Chapter, as well as some materials relating to the national organization. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3748.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Common Cause Louisiana Records, 1972-1991 (bulk: 1980-1990). 24.0 linear ft. Location: 110:21-111:6. Consists of administrative and subject files for local and regional branches of a national citizen advocacy organization. Includes correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed materials, ephemera, and other records documenting group structure and activities. Records address political issues such as campaign finance reform, civil rights, nuclear disarmament, fair elections, wasteful government spending, and official corruption. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 4469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Compton, Mary E. Family papers, 1858-1955 (bulk 1858-1888). 26 items, 2 v. on one microfilm reel. Location: Mss.Mf:C, C:72. Wife of George W. Compton, a planter of Walnut Grove Plantation near Cheneyville, Louisiana. Letters of Capt. Henry E. Handerson, 9th Louisiana, relate to life at Camp Bienville and the Battle of Manassas. Compton's diary documents wartime operation of the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1299.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Confederate military board sewing bills, 1861. 2 invoices. Location: Misc. These two invoices to a local military board (possibly in Tensas Parish, La.) record amounts owed to various women for making articles of clothing for the Confederate army. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Conner, Lemuel Parker, 1827-1891. Family Papers, 1810-1985, undated. 12.5 linear feet and 22 ms. Vols. Location: A:106-117, A:120-121, OS:C, 65:, 98: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: African Americans     Business     Civil War     French-language     LSU     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Corbin, Robert A., d. 1906. Papers, 1835-1917 (bulk 1870-1898). 1,202 items; 10 vols. Location: E:8-9. Land speculator and businessman of Louisville, Kentucky, New Orleans, and Hammond, Louisiana. Collection includes land sale and business papers. Civil War-era papers deal with Kentucky claims against the federal government. Post-1870 papers with business partnerships with Lucy I. Burgess, including purchase of the Melrose Dairy in New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 6-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Cornish, Reverend John Hamilton, 1815-1878. Papers, 1855-1888. 157 items. Location: W:51. Protestant Episcopal Rector of St. Thaddeus' Church, Aiken, South Carolina. Collection includes correspondence of Cornish, his sons, his daughters, and other family members. Correspondence concerns church affairs, education of the sons at Sewanee Theological Seminary and other institutions, travel, and personal relationships. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion    
  • Cotton, William Davis and Family. Papers, 1852-1989. 1 linear ft., 4 vol. Location: S:136, OS:C, H:14. Collection contains correspondence and papers belonging to the Cotton Family. This includes the Civil War correspondence of Dr. Drury P. Gibson and his sister Mary Gibson Cotton, correspondence between George Spencer Cotton and his fiancée Lizzie Davis (1888-1890), and correspondence, photographs, and printed items belonging to William Davis Cotton, attorney of Rayville, La, and former president of LSU Alumni Federation (1969-1989). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4780.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • 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    
  • Crawford, David d. 1834. Letters, 1834 [183?]. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Lawyer of Mobile and Mount Pleasant, Alabama. Letters written to his wife and mother discuss his poor state of health; his commitment to his profession; and the behavior of slaves, particularly the misconduct of a female slave resulting in the need to dispose of her. Also included are bank records of the Bank of Mobile falsified in order to cover an accounting error. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Creighton, M. G. Letter, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Family letter from M.G. Creighton of New Orleans, La., to her aunt in Philadelphia, Pa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Crosby, Dixie Hammond. Family Papers, 1890-1992 (bulk: 1937-1965). 159 items, 3 v. Location: 34:, OS:C. Family papers of Mack Gerald Crosby, Dixie Lillie Myrtle Hammond Crosby, and their daughter Dixie Lee "Dee" Crosby Brown. Mack Crosby and Dixie Hammond were both from Baton Rouge, La. and attended Louisiana State University in the 1930?s. Mack Crosby served in the United States Air Force for over thirty years. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and, newspaper clippings relating to family affairs, work, and military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     LSU     20th Century Wars    
  • Daine, Marie J. F. R. Judgment, 1829. 2 items. Location: Misc.:D. New Orleans Parish Court judgment and receipt for court costs in favor of petitioner, Marie Jacqueline Feliciana Rigaud, versus her lawful husband, J. B. Daine, for desertion and permission to contract another marriage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Dalrymple, C. G. Letter, 1847 June 5. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Resident of Monroe County, Mississippi, and the wife of a cotton plantation overseer. Letter to Dalrymple's brother and sister in North Carolina describing her life on a small cotton plantation, land settlement in the area, the activities of family members, local attitudes towards violence, and her psychological state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2966.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. Papers, 1917-1936. 4 items. Location: Misc:D. A U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ambassador to Mexico, and editor of the Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper, News and Observer. Letters describe construction at the Boston Navy Yard, the American economy during WWI, Woodrow Wilson's role at the Versailles Peace Conference, Roosevelt's Agricultural Adjustment Act and its effects on farm prices and the rural economy. An excerpt of a speech by Daniels discusses the service of women during WWI. Mss. 2389.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Politics    
  • Dardenne, Eugenie. Land document, 1856 March 24. 1 item (4 leaves). Location: Misc:D. Land conveyance recording the sale of slaves and one-third of the ownership of Dardenne Plantation, a sugar plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The sale was made to John A. Dardenne. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Baton Rouge Chapter. Records, 1931-1985. 10 vols. Location: 53:. Scrapbook volumes contain publicity and business records, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and other printed items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4086.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Davion, Marguerite Cloutier. Document, 1824. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Act of cession in the succession proceedings of Marguerite Cloutier Davion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Davis, Jefferson. Family correspondence collection, 1868-1907. 12 items. Location: Misc.:D, vault:1. U. S. congressman (1845-1851, 1857-1861) from Mississippi, U. S. Secretary of War (1853-1857), and president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Correspondence relates to genealogy, personal affairs, and letters of recommendation for an African American coachman. Correspondents include Jefferson Davis, his wife, Varina Davis and daughter, Margaret Davis Hayes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Davis, Varina Howell. Letter, 1881 March 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.: D, Vault: 1. Wife of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. Letter from Varina Davis to a Mr. Bigelow comments on the status of Jefferson Davis's hand injury, the attractiveness of Mississippi, and her daughter's visit. Original housed in the vault is restricted. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Davis, Varina Howell. Photograph, 1849 . 1 item. Location: Vault:39. Wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. 1 1/6 plate studio portrait cased daguerreotype of Varina Davis, possibly taken at Natchez, Miss., circa 1949. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1678.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Dawson, Caroline. Papers, 1850-1857 . 3 items. Location: C:61. Receipts for subscription to THE YOUTH'S COMPANION and a bill for imported dry goods. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Dawson, Sarah Morgan. Letter and Photograph, 1899, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dawson, Sarah Morgan. Manuscripts, 1908. 2 items. Location: Misc.:D. Two manuscript narratives from an unfinished volume of Sarah Morgan Dawson's Reminiscences and Miscellanies recalled by her during the last years of her life at the request of her children. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1703.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dayries, B. E. Family correspondence, 1829-1848. 8 items. Location: Misc. Residents of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence of members of the Dayries family, principally Mrs. Dayries, from Mont-de-Marsan, capital of Landes, France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1724.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • De Beguer, Emma. Letter, 1869. 1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of Baton Rouge. Personal letter by Miss de Beguer to a friend. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     French-language    
  • De Grummond, Jane Lucas. Papers, 1834-1990 (bulk 1893-1990). 35 linear ft. 3 printed vols. Location: UU:172; 98; 109:40-53; O:13. Professor of Latin American history, LSU. Research materials used for the editing of the Journal of John G. A. Williamson, first diplomatic representative of the United States to Venezuela. Venezuelan newspapers, clippings, and periodicals illustrating politics and public opinion in 1958. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2463.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Politics    
  • De la Roche Family Papers, 1834-1839. 4 items. Location: Misc. Papers include an account of Pierre de la Roche with T. F. Laville, a petition to the Probate Court in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, by the widow of Pierre regarding her husband's estate, and a letter from Madame Pierre de la Roche to her attorney. Letter in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Depoux letter, [1834]. 1 item [typescript copy]. Location: Misc. Letter describing the circumstances of the attempted assassination of Mme. de Pontalba by her father-in-law, who in turn killed himself. Typescript of an original at Tulane University. In French, translated. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 949.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Derr, Lucile Elizabeth. M. A. thesis, 1927. 1 item [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:D. Copy of Lucile Elizabeth Derr's master's thesis, "Administration of Estevan Miro, 1784-1791," (University of California Graduate School, Jan. 1927). Also included is an appendix of translations from the original Spanish documents (1781-1791). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3381.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Despau, Marie S. C. Document, 1799. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Request of Marie Carriere Despau for separation from her husband, Guillaume Despau of Opelousas, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Devall-Hyams Family Papers and Photographs, 1824-1977 (bulk 1906-1913, 1918). 1.5 linear ft., 1 v. Location: T:31-32, J:20. Louisiana sugar planters. Collection consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, genealogies, and family photographs. Papers reflect family matters, personal activities, financial affairs, land transactions, and to a lesser extent the sugarcane crop at Orange Grove Plantation. Letters of Lillie Dickinson, Susie Devall comprise a large portion of the correspondence (1904-1913). Letters by Benjamin Devall concern military life in Georgia during World War II (1918). Photographs include an unidentified African American sugarhouse worker (undated). Mss. 4242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Baton Rouge     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Dezerie account, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc. Receipted statement by Elizabeth A. Preston for hauling one load of plank to Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, for Dezerie. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Diary, 1835-1837. 1 vol. Location: M:19. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. Governess from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at Belfield Plantation near Natchez. Diary records reactions to plantation life, amusements, visits to neighbors, and expressions of discontent with the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 533.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Diary, 1899-1900. 1 vol. Location: Misc:D. Woman from Butler County, Nebraska. Diary entries discuss travel and visits in Nebraska, Illinois, and Crowley, Louisiana. She describes vegetation of Southwestern Louisiana; rice mills; social activities; revivals; and lectures. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4010.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dickinson, Mary A. Scrapbook, 1861-1867, 1904, 1922. 2 items and 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: Misc., OS:D, P-17. Newspaper clippings collected during the Civil War by Dickinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Dillings, Caroline. Letter, 1822. 1 item. Location: Misc. Personal letter from Caroline Dillings, Berlin, to her brother, Henry Dillings, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dixon, Margaret, 1908-1970, Papers. 1 linear ft. 257 items, 5 vols., 1 audio tape. Journalism, editor of dean of the Louisiana capitol press corps. Papers include letters, research notes and writings, materials relating to the National Democratic Convention in 1956, printed items and certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a tape of a speech by Dixon at a Louisiana AFL-CIO convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Dodard, Jean, Mrs. Document, 1832. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of Bordeaux, France. Power of attorney given to attorney, John Garnier, by Mrs. Jean Dodard to sell her slaves. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Dodge, Mary Abigail, 1833-1896. Letter, 1886 November 24. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Dorman, Caroline, 1889-1971. Recollections, 1977. 1 item [19 pages]. Location: Misc. Artist, writer, and naturalist. Resident of 'Briarwood,' Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Prepared by Gladys Britt, 'Sketches of Miss Caroline Dorman' consists of recollections of Dorman's life and work by friends and associates. Mss. 3180.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Dougherty, J. W., Mrs. Pass, 1865. 1 item. Location:Misc.:D. Pass issued by Headquarters, Northern Division of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, April 21, 1865, to pass the lines and return. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Douglas, Ellen, 1921-. Papers, 1988. 5 linear ft. Location: Southern novelist. Location: E:36. Southern novelist. Blue line proofs, pasteups, and published copy (with dust cover) of CAN'T QUIT YOU BABY, by Ellen Douglas.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). 9 items, 2 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: U:49, Mss.Mf:D. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 8-9. Connecticut native and resident of Louisiana and Mississippi. Autobiography, diary, and writings describe life in New England; with her brother, the Rev. William Kirtland Douglas, near Natchez, Mississippi, during the Civil War; at New Iberia, Louisiana; in various Mississippi towns; and in New Orleans. Mss. 566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Religion    
  • Douglas, Judith Hyams, 1875-1955. Papers, 1897-1955. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     20th Century Wars     Jews    
  • Douglas, Lady Jane. Document, 1749. 1 item. Location: OS:D. Resident of Scotland. Document dealing with the family squabble between Lady Jane Douglas and her brother, and to the question as to whether the two children of Lady Jane and her husband Colonel John Stewart were born of Lady Jane in Rheims, France, or were adopted. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1691.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Doussan Family Papers, 1827-1872. 94 items. Location: U:300. Correspondence, financial papers, and personal papers of members of the Doussan family (primarily Antoine Doussan, Louise Perrin Doussan, and Auguste Doussan) of East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana, and France. Correspondence of Charles de Rabars of Bordeaux, France, is also included, as is a letter from General Baron Joachim Ambert. Most documents reflect the Doussans' planting operations in West Baton Rouge Parish; their financial and legal transactions in Louisiana and France; family activities, interests, and concerns; and the experience of French emigres in Louisiana as they encountered Anglo-American culture and society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Dow, Neal. Note, 1888. 1 item. Resident of Portland, Maine. Location: Misc. Note from Union general Neal Dow in reply to a request for an article for the Woman's Temperance Publication Association of Chicago, Illinois. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1401.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dreux, Marie N. Document, 1801. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans. Will of Marie N. Dreux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 122.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Duboscq, Madame Dumon. Item, undated . 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Request from Duboscq, first name unknown, that Maccartie obtain some information concerning Madame Dumon and provide it to a merchant in Nantes. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Duchein (Annie), b. ca. 1872. Sketchbook, 1870, 1886-1887. 1 vol. Location: J:25. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish. Sketchbook contains drawings of local buildings, animals, authors, and historical figures. Mss. 4751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Duchein, Annette Ogden, 1907-1996. Letter, 1938 Apr. 30. 1 letter. Location: Misc. In a letter to Edward Larocque Tinker, Annette Duchein discusses Gwen Bristow, a literary speaking tour Bristow will make to women in Louisiana, and her own lectures across the state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Duclos family records, 1855-1876. 3 ms. vols. Location: F:17. French-speaking African American merchants of New Orleans, Louisiana. Two volumes contain accounts for the family furniture and liquor stores; a third volume contains miscellaneous notes. There is also a photograph of an unidentified African American woman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 689.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     African Americans    
  • Duperier, Emma Mille, 1838-1936. Reminiscence, 1936. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc. Resident of New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Typed copy of newspaper article about Mrs. Duperier, final survivor of the Last Island hurricane disaster of 1856, recalls her memories of the hurricane and her life afterward. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2933.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dupuy, Eliza A. (Eliza Ann), 1814-1881. Letter, 1854 Jan. 2. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Eliza Ann Dupuy was a Mississippi author best known for her novel about Aaron Burr, The Conspirator (1850). Dupuy in Rodney, Miss., writes to a Mr. Gallagher about the death of writer and editor, Thomas H. Shreve. Mss. 3948.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Dupuy, Helene. Diary, 1861-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Typewritten copy of a diary kept by Helene Dupuy during the Civil War. The diary mentions Louisiana Confederate units and Union activity around Donaldsonville. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language    
  • Durfee, Sarah. Writing books, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Durieux, Caroline, 1896-. Oral history interview, 1975 March 31. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.13. Lithographer, painter, and educator of Baton Rouge. Durieux was a professor emeritus of graphic arts at LSU and was involved with literary and artistic programs sponsored by the Works Progress Administration. Interview concerns Durieux's work with, and the importance of, the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in Louisiana and New Orleans during the 1930s. Topics include the purpose, importance, and effect of the project and the work of African American artists. Durieux also discusses the effect of the Great Depression on art and artists; federal support for artists, and the success of the W.P.A. Mss. 4700.13.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     LSU    
  • Durieux, Caroline, 1896-. Papers, 1929-1981. 2.5 linear ft. Location: X:53, OS:D. Lithographer, painter, and educator of Baton Rouge. Durieux was a professor emeritus of graphic arts at LSU and was involved with literary and artistic programs sponsored by the Works Progress Administration. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, printed items, and photographs of Durieux and her art work which document her artistic career and her career in art education at LSU. Mss. 3827.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • East Feliciana Parish private land claims record, 1793-1814, 1964. 1 ms. Vol. Location:H:15. Volume compiled by Sarah Goodwin Brown (1964), 'A List of Private Land Claims Prior to April 12, 1814, Confirmed by Act of Congress,' lists land claims by township, giving names of settlers, acreage, and dates of inhabitation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Edmonds, Anne Marie Nugent. Papers, 1890-1955. 10 items. Location: Vault:5, Mss. Mf: E. Anne Marie Nugent Edmonds was also known as Nannie Nugent and by her pen name, Nathaniel Nugent. Her papers consist of seven short literary manuscripts whose topics focus on the Old South and were based upon Edmond's own experiences before, during, and after the Civil War. A typed excerpt from "Reminiscence, 1832, On a Louisiana Plantation" centers on the author's grandfather, Judge Seth Lewis, and gives some family history as well as an examination of local customs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4942.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans    
  • Edwards, Marianne. Letters, 1855-1866 (bulk 1855-1863). 72 items. Location: U:239. Marianne Edwards, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, was the wife of Guy M. Edwards, a Massachusetts sea captain. She took voyages from Boston to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Letters concern voyages to New Orleans, France, and Spain, among others. Letters (1862-1863) about a voyage along the lower Mississippi River, describe conditions during the Union occupation of New Orleans and the Battle of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Eggleston-Roach Papers, 1825-1903. 285 items, 6 vols. Location: U-51, OS:E. Planters of Wilkinson County and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mrs. Elizabeth Eggleston of Vicksburg smuggled goods through Union lines to Confederate soldiers. She was subsequently imprisoned and banished from Vicksburg. Diaries and personal papers of members of the Gildart, Eggleston, and Roach families. Horace Nelson Gildart's diary gives an account of a journey through England and Ireland; Dick Hardaway Eggleston's diary records activities on Learmont Plantation. Included are correspondence and orders of Union military authorities concerning Elizabeth Eggleston's activities during the Civil War. 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, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 832.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Elliot, William St. John, 1800-1855. Papers, 1824, 1835-1858. 5 items. Location: OS:E. Cotton broker, planter, and owner of D'Evereaux Hall, Natchez, Miss. Among other properties in Adams County, Miss., he also owned Saragossa Plantation. Indentures and deeds for land in Adams County, Mississippi, purchased by William St. John Elliot from Stephen Duncan, Samuel A. Moore, and Henry Chotard; and a land survey of a plantation in Tensas Parish, La., owned by his wife, Anna F. Conner Bell Ruffin Elliot. Also includes a plat of land in Adams County owned by various members of the Conner family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Ellis, Hazel. Family Papers, 1848-1938 (bulk 1903-1911). 5,451 items, 15 vols. Location: U:67-90, OS:E, G:1. Hazel and Nellie Ellis were members of the Caswell Prewitt Ellis family of Montgomery, Alabama, and New Orleans. Personal papers of the Ellis family include financial records, legal documents, photographs, and correspondence. Most correspondence relates to family matters, health, and social events including Hazel's trip abroad in 1902. Much of the correspondence dated 1905 pertains to social events related to Hazel as Queen of Mardi Gras. Other letters are those of suitors written to Hazel and Nellie. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Ellis, Jane Self, 1931-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (30 min.), Index (1 page). Location: L:4700.5. Counselor at the Baton Rouge Mental Health Center in the 1970s. Ellis received her Master of Social Work degree from LSU in 1969. Ellis discusses the Parent Consultation Program and reasons for its existence. She mentions the everyday crises dealt with by social services and the need for parental support groups to deal with changing family roles and good parent-child relationships. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.5.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ellis, John Hamilton and Harriet Boyd. Papers, 1895-1971. 40 items. Location: 79:117, OS:E. Residents of Shreveport, La. Letters discuss family news, a shortage of servants and a 1919 soldier's letter describing the Verdun underground. Letters also describe life in the Florida Parishes during World War II. Papers include Ellis' honorable discharge; a military roster for the 114th Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces; and ephemera relating to the presentation of the portrait of the deceased Supreme Court justice, E. John Ellis Deceased. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Ellis-Farar Papers, 1768-1871 (bulk 1804-1833). 308 items. Location: S:1; OS:E; Vault:21. Richard Ellis, planter of White Cliffs, Homochitto, and Laurel Hill plantations, Natchez. His children included Mary (who married Captain Benjamin Farar), Jane, and Abram. Papers document plantation management and include deeds, vouchers, correspondence with overseers, and receipts. Jane took a special interest in managing Laurel Hill. Personal correspondence deals with education, plantation life, and family news. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1000.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Plantations    
  • Emery, Emma Wilson, 1885-1970. Papers, 1904-1970, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Erre, Louise. Papers, 1891-1892. 35 items. Location: U:120. A group of letters collected by Madame Louise Erre, and a letter from her to Charles Lasseigne, editor of Le Meschacebe, about the possibility of his using them in his journal. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 739.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Evans, H. Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc.E. Private, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Stafford's Brigade. Letter from H. Evans commenting on the activities of his friends in the Confederate army and in particular the courtesies received by a soldier in a hospital at Richmond from the wives of staff officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1063.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. Mss. 4664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War     French-language     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Fadenville, Marie. Papers, 1874-1879. 27 items. Location: U:120. Letters from Marie Fadenville to her husband in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Fair, James. Papers, 1833-1838. 4 items. Location: Misc:F. Owner of Grove Hill Plantation in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to Fair's mortgage of Grove Hill Plantations and its slaves. Land conveyance documents the sale of the plantation by Mrs. Maria Jones to Fair and an appraiser's certificate. There is also a questionnaire for stockholders of Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Falk, Myron, interviewee, Oral history interview, 1995. 1 sound cassette (.5 hours), transcript (9 p.). Location: L:4700.0723. Former director of the United Way in Baton Rouge and a writer and advocate of social welfare who endowed a scholarship in the School of Journalism at LSU. The interview describes transients in Baton Rouge during the Depression, the Old Penitentiary Receiving Station, Community Chest, and his role as director of the United Givers Fund and the United Way. He also describes cooperation between the Salvation Army and Volunteers of America (VOA), funding for VOA, and the role of women in VOA. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0723For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Falk, Myron, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (.75 hours), transcript (24 p.). Location: L:4700.330. Former director of the United Way in Baton Rouge and a writer and advocate of social welfare who endowed a scholarship in the School of Journalism at LSU. The interview describes Falk's family history, his education at Tulane, his wife Roberta's family history, her education, her career in social work, and her job with the Louisiana Conference of Social Welfare. Also described are Falk's work for the Transients and Migrants program during the Depression, his writings, and his presentations before Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.330.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Fauver, Eleanor Dalrymple, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. Transcript (80 pages), 2 sound cassettes (1 hour, 35 minutes). Location: L:4700.0016. Daughter of Dr. William Dalrymple, who taught Veterinary Medicine at LSU in the early 1900's. Interview contains Eleanor Dalrymple Fauver's recollections of her father's childhood in England and their life in Louisiana. Includes information related to William Dalrymple's career at LSU, including relations with Thomas Boyd and James Nicholson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0016.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Feliciana Female Collegiate Institute. Records, 1851-1895 (bulk 1867-1895). 8 vols. (6 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols.). Location: F:8. Institute located in Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 1867-1877; Afton Villa, West Feliciana Parish, 1877-1884; and Jackson again after 1884. Record books include accounts with students, merchants, and record attendance and deportment of students. Printed volumes include a catalog of the institute for 1893. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 757.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education    
  • 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    
  • 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    
  • Finley, Etta Lucille. Papers, 1956, 1966. 3 items and 2 printed vols. Location: UU:166. Associate professor of textiles in the School of Home Economics, LSU. Printed articles and a typewritten copy of a speech primarily concerning the use of cotton fibers in textiles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2233.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Fisher, Lucy Maria W. F. Memoirs, 1889. 1 item; 25 pages [photocopy]. Location: Misc. School teacher from Connecticut who became a resident of Louisiana and taught in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans schools. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Fiske, Minnie Maddern. Letter, 1912. 1 item. Location: Misc. American actress. Letter from Fiske in reply to a request by a Mr. Barrett for a position. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1512.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Flynn, John C. Account Book, 1830-1835 . 1 v. Location: G:1. Statements of account of John C. Flynn of East Feliciana Parish and guardian of Minerva F. Simpson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Fontane, Doralice, 1905-1981. Papers, approximately 1910-1980, (bulk 1947-1978). 1 linear ft. Location: OS:F, VAULT:1, Z:22. Doralice Fontane was a composer, and voice, piano, and organ teacher who composed several songs, notably "Give Me Louisiana," and "Let's March Together (People of the World)." The collection consists primarily of letters from Ms. Fontane promoting her music, acknowledgments from various individuals who were given complimentary copies of her song, and sheet music. Mss. 3622.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Fontenot, Ozeme, 1846-1928. Family Papers, 1834-1949. 1148 items; 49 ms. Vols.; 5 printed vols. Location: UU:190-194; O:21;0S:F. Planter of Grand Prairie, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation, business records, correspondence of Ozeme Fontenot and family. Some relate to the marriage and divorce of daughter Alma Parker, and to her hospitalization in New Orleans. Papers also deal with United Confederate Veterans activities. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Foote, Lucy B. Papers, 1930-1964. 677 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: 79:49. Correspondence and related items pertaining to personal scholarships, American Library Association and Louisiana Library Association committees, and publication of Foote's Official Publications of Louisiana, 1803-1934 and for 1935-1948. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2040, 2042.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Foote, Lucy B., 1893- Photograph, circa 1960s. 2 copy prints. Location: 65:5. Lucy B. Foote (1893-1973) made lasting contributions to state libraries with her own career interests in Louisiana state documents and special collections. These photographs are of Lucy B. Foote and Moe (?) Olson. Mss. 3741.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Forman family papers, 1857-1941. 2 items [1 photocopy]. Location: Misc. Pages from the family Bible of Mary S. Forman and a photograph of the Wall and Calecte home where Jane Forman lived after her marriage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Francis A. de Caro and Rosan A. Jordan, 1956-2009, undated (bulk 1966-2003) 13 linear ft. Location: 11:19, 15:15-21, OS:F. 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: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Cajuns     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics     Religion    
  • French-Clarke Family Papers, 1809-1861 (bulk: 1830-1920). 1.3 linear feet, 16 m.s. volumes. Location: 1:32-35, OS:F, 98:F. Largely composed of correspondence between members of the French family of Baton Rouge and extended family regarding Baton Rouge, family news, health, and genealogy. Legal documents include bills of sale for slaves, land documents, wills of the French and Clarke families. Personal financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings of current events, especially pertaining to the opening of the state capital and LSU campus life in the early 1900s. Ledgers and printed items relate to Julia Edwards Clarke and her husband William's employment at the Louisiana State School for the Blind. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 3494.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Frenzel, Michael J. and Mary Anne Hynes. Family Papers, 1808-2010 (bulk 1943-2007). 5.3 linear ft. Location: 91:3-6, OS:F. Prominent Baton Rouge family. Collection of photographs, printed material and manuscripts document the lives of Michael J. and Mary Anne Hynes Frenzel, including childhood, marriage, travels, family events, and community and social activities. Additional material provides a family history of the allied Frenzel, Jeanfreau and Dielenschneider families of Louisiana. The collection also illustrates Michael J. Frenzel’s twenty-year military career as an officer and pilot in the United States Air Force. Mss. 5054.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion    
  • Furber, Sarah. Letters, 1843, 1844. 2 items. Location: Misc. Teacher from Massachusetts. Photocopies of letters from Sarah Furber at a school in Plaquemine (probably the Iberville Female School Society, incorporated in 1842), Iberville Parish, Louisiana, expressing opposition to slavery and personal discontent with Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Gage, E. L. Letter, 1862 January 5. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:G. Unmarried woman whose brother George was a Union soldier during the Civil War. Letter referring to the seizure and release of Confederate diplomats John Slidell and George M. Mason while they were on the British steamer Trent. It reflects Gage's concern about English opposition to the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1585.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Gaines, Myra Clark, 1805-1885. Letter, 1862 February 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Daughter of New Orleans merchant Daniel Clark and party to litigation involving Clark's estate. Letter written from Richmond, Virginia, refers to difficulties in obtaining a federal passport to travel to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Gaines, Myra Clark, 1805-1885. Letter, 1867 February 6. 3 items. Location: Misc. Daughter of New Orleans merchant Daniel Clark and party to litigation involving Clark's estate. Letter from Washington, D.C., to special legal commissioner Caleb Cushing pertains to preparation of her cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Included is an unrelated court summons (1842) and a bill of sale for land and a slave (1843). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans    
  • Garig, William Wallace, 1839-1908. Family Papers, 1858-1953. 594 items; 10 ms. vols.; 2 printed vols. Location: 7:58-59. Businessman and poultry breeder of Baton Rouge. His daughters Mercedes and Louise were both members of the LSU English Department faculty. Papers consist of correspondence pertaining to plantation work and social life in antebellum Louisiana; education of children, including that provided at LSU; social life in 20th-century Baton Rouge; and religion. Included are Garig's Civil War diaries and the papers of his daughters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2993For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Religion    
  • Garland, Kate A. Papers, 1860-1870 (bulk 1860-1868). 28 items; 1 vol. Location: Misc:G, G:6. Member of a slaveholding family in Virginia. Kate Garland spent several months in Alabama during the Civil War. Papers include a diary (1860-1868) containing descriptions of social life in Virginia and Alabama; and correspondence to and from John Holt Gill, a friend of Kate Garland. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 10-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 154.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Garrett, Isaiah. Family Papers, 1840-1879. 36 items, 1 vol. Location: G:6. The Garrett and related Ball and Johnston families, residents of Monroe, Louisiana. Isaiah Garrett was a lawyer. Papers include letters of Isaiah Garrett to members of his family in Missouri; and Civil War letters to Eliza Ball Johnston from her husband, Captain John Washington Johnston, and her brother, Colonel Edward Ball, Confederate officers. Postwar correspondence includes that of John Washington and David White Johnston. There is a cookbook of Mrs. Narcissa Garrett. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 656.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Gautier, Mary Agnes. Letters, 1937-1945. 182 items and 8 printed vols. Location: T:19-20. Graduate of LSU (1938) and of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (1942). Gautier became an U.S. Army nurse stationed in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. World War II letters and related printed material. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Medicine    
  • Gautier, Mary Agnes. Scrapbook, 1942-1956. 1 ms. vol. Location: T:20. Graduate of LSU (1938) and of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (1942). Gautier became an U.S. Army nurse stationed in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. World War II scrapbook of Gautier containing handwritten entries of events and mementos.Graduate of LSU (1938) and of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (1942). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Medicine    
  • Gay, Andrew H. (Andrew Hynes), 1841-1914. Family Papers, 1857-1957. 222 items; 10 vols. (9 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: Y:82, G:17, OS:G. Sugar planter of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. He married Mary Augustina Dickinson in 1865, and they had four children. Papers include Civil War and Reconstruction correspondence, with letters by Confederate officers, including Elias B. Inslee. Diaries kept by Anna Maria Gay McClung, a daughter, record social life in Washington, D.C., and travel (1885-1898). Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2542.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1878-1952. Congressional file, 1888-1921 (bulk 1918-1921). 18 linear ft. Location: OS:G, Y:63-80. Edward J. Gay III served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1904-1918) and a U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1918-1921). This collection is comprised of official congressional files of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. It is primarily correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Sugar    
  • Gay, Edward J. Family Papers, 1797-1938. 53,039 items, 165 ms. Vols. Location: Y-1-61, H:25-27. Planters of St. Louis Plantation near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Edward J. Gay was a U.S. representative (1884-1889); his grandson of the same name was a U.S. senator (1918-1921). Personal and business papers of the Gay and related families, containing materials on the Civil War and Reconstruction, St. Louis Plantation, the sugar cane industry, slavery. Also includes Representative Gay's congressional papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Civil War     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Gay, Edward J., III, 1878-1952. Congressional File, 1888-1921. 18 linear ft. Location: Y:63-80, OS:G. Comprised of official congressional files that document the political career of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. Files consist of correspondence, legal documents, and printed material pertaining to political campaigns, state and national elections, political patronage, legislative bills, Dept. of Agriculture, construction of levees by the Mississippi River Commission, and the participation in elections and political support of African-Americans. Legislative correspondence discusses pending bills concerning pensions, tariffs, health of rural populations, the creation of the Department of Education, and the transportation, storage and marketing of livestock. Files also contain selected subject materials relative to the American Legion bonus (1920), cotton, sugar, League of Nations (1919-1920), the United States Post Office, railroads, women's suffrage, and U. S. military academies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Education     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Sugar    
  • Gay-Butler-Plater Family Papers, 1814-2009. 29 linear ft., 25 v., 14 oversize folders. Location: G:43-72, OS:G, Q:1-6. Planters of Iberville, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes, La. Correspondence, financial records, legal records, photographic materials, and personal papers created and accumulated by the Gay, Butler, Plater, and Price families of Louisiana documenting their political, social, and financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Gayarre, Charles E. A., 1805-1895. Papers, 1781, 1830-1907 (bulk 1830-1895). 276 items, 4 vols. And 6 ms. Vols., 1 mf reel. Location: UU:124-132, Vault, Mss.Mf:G. Louisiana plante, statesman, jurist and historian. Papers pertain to Gayarré's association with Confederate leader J.D.B. DeBow, his literary career, and the management of his business affairs. Also included is personal correspondence of Gayarré's wife, Anne Shadie Sullivan Buchannon, with members of the William Woodson King family. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Gayarre, Charles, 1805-1895. Selected Papers, 1883-1940. 7 items. Location: U:123. Louisiana historian, jurist, and statesman. Manuscripts, printed pamphlet, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the story of the Famous Lafittes consisting of three lectures by Charles Gayarré, one manuscript probably by Grace King, two newspaper stories by W.M. Darling and William D. Hays, Jr., and a publication of the Louisiana State Museum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 769.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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     Politics     Religion    
  • Gendron (Lorraine P.) Papers, 1970-2008 (bulk: 1980-2008). 1 linear foot. Location: U:312. A folk artist from Hahnville, La. Contains business papers, printed items and photographs related to Gendron's artwork and her meetings with political figures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5004.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • George W. and Mimi Bolton papers, 1921-1992. 2.3 linear ft. Location: 92:22-24, OS:B. Literary authors. Mimi Bolton was also a graphic and fine artist. Manuscript writings, correspondence, photographs, and printed items document the personal lives and literary careers of George and Mimi Bolton, and Mimi's career as a graphic artist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4653.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Gessner, Jessy Benedict. Letter book, 1909-1913. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:16. William S. Benedict's daughter and successor in his New Orleans law practice. Letter press copy book of Jessy Benedict Gessner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892. Papers, 1848-1891. 164 items. Location: A:56. Confederate general, New Orleans lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Louisiana. Early papers reflect student life at Yale University. Civil War papers include orders, general reports, and casualty reports. Letters discuss movements of troops at the Battle of Shiloh and Mobile Bay, Ala. Letter from his sister describes New Orleans in 1861. Later papers consist of business record, mortgages and leases for various plantations. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2402, 2412, 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Politics    
  • Gilkison, Helen, 1909-1948. Papers, 1925-1962 (bulk 1925-1948). 218 items, 29 vols. (3 ms. vols., 26 printed vols.). Location: U:167-168, 98:G. Louisiana journalist. Papers include correspondence (1929-1953) from national and local journalistic figures, manuscript writings (1927-1947), newspaper clippings, printed materials, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Gilkison's activities at LSU and as a journalist. Clippings relate to LSU, local politics, and the death of Huey Long. Collection includes a broadside concerning a bill for a poll tax law signed by O. K. Allen and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1901, 2175.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Gilmore, John Young, 1837-1900. Family Papers, 1862, 1900-1910. 121 items, 2 vols. Location: U:237, J:11. Resident of New Orleans, editor of the Sugar Planters' Journal, and major general of the Louisiana Division of the United Confederate Veterans Association. Papers include letters of condolence to Gilmore's wife at the time of his death, correspondence of Mary Gilmore Harnett from officers of the Louisiana Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a scrapbook containing obituaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     Sugar    
  • Girard, Jeanne F. Letters, 1893-1899. 3 items. Location: Misc.:G. Proprietor of the Hotel La Sarge in Pawhuska, Oklahoma Territory. Transcriptions and translations of two letters of Jeanne F. Girard to her brother, Albin Regnier; and a letter of Joe A. Regnier, son of Albin Reginier, written from Dallas, Texas, to his sister Anne. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 968.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Girard, M. D. Account books, 1847-1874. 2 vols. Location: G:8. French teacher in New Orleans. Journal recording pupils and income received for her lessons; record book including lectures contributed by members of her salon in 1865, and questions and answers asked at seances which she conducted. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 502.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Education     French-language    
  • Girod, Joseph, and Family Papers, 1803-1935. 1 linear ft., 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:129, J:21, OS:G. Planter of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Collection consists of personal and business correspondence, financial documents, and printed items. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters to and from brothers Francis and Joseph Girod, nephews of Nicholas Girod, the first elected mayor of New Orleans (1812-1816). Papers dated after 1870 related primarily to Marie Dumestre and her education in Catholic schools and later her teaching career at the L'Union Française School in New Orleans. Her papers include personal correspondence and school exercises in French. The collection also contains an account book belonging to Joseph Girod. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4379For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Politics    
  • Gladden, Henrie Sentell, 1898-1983. Memoirs, 1983. 58 leaves. Location: Misc., Mf. Gladden attended Louisiana Industrial Institute in Ruston, La., and taught at schools in Baton Rouge and Plain Dealing, La. She describes her family, education, and social life living in Bunkie, Baton Rouge, Baker, and Collinsburg, La., primarily between her youth and the time of her marriage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4239.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education    
  • Grace, Lucille May, 1900-1957. Scrapbooks, 1908-1956. 127 items and 13 ms. vols. Location: A:27, 84:1-12, OS:G. Register of the State Land Office. Series of eleven scrapbooks (1929-1950), and political campaign items (1956) of Lucille Grace Dent; and two scrapbooks and newspaper clippings (1908-1927), of her father, Fred J. Grace, Register of the State Land Office from 1908 until his death in 1931. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1863, 2145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Graham, Alice Walworth. Papers, 1884-1992, undated. 5.3 linear feet. Location: 104:2-4; J: 25; and OS:G. Novelist and native of Natchez, Miss., and sometime resident of New Orleans. Professional and personal correspondence includes letters document Graham's literary career. Scrapbooks and printed items contain literary reviews of her books and describe her personal appearances at literary functions. Graham describes Natchez plantations in manuscript drafts for many of her published and unpublished works including Cibola, The Natchez Woman, and Romantic Lady. The letters of Graham's mother, Lela Gordon Walworth, and her sister, Mary Walworth Whitaker of Baton Rouge, are also part of the collection, and pertain to personal and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Graham, George Mason, 1807-1891. Letter, 1858 Sept. 30. 1 letter. Location: Misc. George Mason Graham was a planter of Tyrone Plantation, Rapides Parish, La. This letter to Mrs. Curtis (Martha) Grimes concerns the gift of a sewing machine to her, the health of several people, his corn and cotton crop yields, and other family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Grahame, John. Oath, 1831 May 24. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Oath taken by John Grahame, and sworn before the Justice of the Peace of Frederick County, Maryland, stating that Juliana Gant, a mulatto, was a free born woman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Grau, Shirley Ann, 1929-. Letter, 1966 December 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Southern author and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1965). Brief letter refusing a speaking engagement. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Gray, Helen. Manuscripts, ca. 1912-1915. 3 items. Location: A:56. Southern journalist, resident of New Orleans. Typescripts of an account of Gray's travels in Finland prior to World War I and her views on Southern economy and politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1250.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • 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     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     Religion    
  • Grindley, George. Letter: Washington, D.C. to LeGardeur, New Orleans, La., 1891 January 26. 1 item (4 pages). Location: Misc:G. Letter mentions a bill relating to business interests which Grindley and LeGardeur wish to have passed by Congress; dealings with Cusimano and Co.; problems with the Post Office; Grindley's wife and children in New Orleans; and his work in Washington. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Grisham-Kellogg-Faust Family Papers, 1860-2009 (bulk 1899-1976). 8.5 linear ft. Locations: U:321-329, OS:G, H:12, AA:, 65:. Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, personal papers and printed material. Material reflects the social activities, family life, travel and the genealogy of the Grisham-Kellogg-Faust family of Louisiana and Bolivar, Tenn. Included in the correspondence are World War I letters discussing logging in France, letters of college students, and picture postcards of plantations in Natchez, Miss. and Louisiana. Photographs include African American household employees, 1927 Mississippi River Flood, and portraits of Gov. Sam Jones, Gov. John McKeithen and Senator Russell Long. Mss. 5048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Grumbach, Doris. Book Review, 1974. 2 items. Location: Misc.:G. Handwritten manuscript of Doris Grumbach's review for The New Republic (February 9, 1974) of Child of God by Cormac McCarthy; also, a typed note by Robert Coles to Grumbach complimenting her on this review. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3347.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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    
  • Guidry, Emily Chenet, 1923-2007. Family Papers, 1722-2006 (bulk 1940-1958). 10 linear ft. X:126-130, X:132-136, OS:G. Genealogist and local historian of St. James Parish, La. Collection consists of family records, research files, printed items and photographs pertaining to Emily Guidry’s research into the genealogy and history of St. James Parish and St. John the Baptist parishes. Material includes correspondence, personal papers, diaries, newspaper clippings, and published material. Correspondence also reflects life in rural Louisiana, and the activities of two young women attending college in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Education     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Guild of the Holy Cross. Minute book, 1886-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20. Women's organization of the Church of the Holy Cross, Paris, Texas. Minute book documents fundraising events. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 380.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Gumbel, Simon and Family Papers, 1851-1949 (bulk: 1922-1933). 2.5 linear ft. Location: P:21-23; OS:G. Jewish New Orleans commission merchant and owner of S. Gumbel & Co. Property tax receipts of the Gumbel family; business correspondence, minutes, financial papers relating to the administration and operation of the Sophie L. Gumbel Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Jews    
  • Guyot, Sister Henrietta. Papers, 1921-1965. 23 items, 56 vols. Location: 77:59. Director of the Department of Nursing, LSU School of Medicine (1937-1965). Mimeographed and printed material pertaining to nursing education; and personal items including 15 items referring to the death of Sister Stanislaus Malone, superior of the Sisters of Charity at Charity Hospital (1949). Includes materials from Ruth Ingram, former director of Touro Infirmary School of Nursing, telling of her work as supervisor of nursing education in the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Medicine     Religion    
  • Hall, George Otis. Family Papers, 1856-1900, 1990, undated (bulk 1856-1880). 0.7 linear ft. Location: T:54. George Otis Hall and his wife Charlotte Emma LeDoux Hall, owners of Magnolia Mound, a sugar and indigo plantation in Baton Rouge. From 1860 on they lived in England and Europe. Papers include correspondence, photographs, social invitations, and newspaper clippings. Topics include the education of the Hall children in Louisiana and Europe, the family's resettlement in Europe, and Magnolia Mound. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4320.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     French-language     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Hall, Winchester letter, 1842 Nov. 14. 1 letter. Location: Misc. This letter to Winchester Hall in Donaldsonville, La., from his sisters Olivia and Mary Louisa in Shelbyville, Ky., concerns family news, the annulment of Olivia's underage marriage, and social news from Shelbyville and Louisville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Harding, Sidney, b. 1841. Diaries, 1863-1865. 2 vols. Location: U:230. Daughter of W. S. and Elizabeth Harding, Old Brier Plantation, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. During the Civil War, her family fled three times from home, the final time to DeSoto Parish. Three diaries chronicle the family's flight to North Louisiana during the Civil War and the hardships her family dealt with during their exile. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Hart, Sophie M. (Sophie Martin), 1824-1907. Recipe Book, 1867-1877. 1 item. Location: MISC:H. Wife of Samuel M. Hart, a Baton Rouge banker and insurance executive. Recipe book contains 25 handwritten recipes and a newspaper clipping of recipes sent to "Eve." Recipes date from 1867 to 1877 and are attributed to Sophie M. Hart. Mss. 5105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Harwell, James Daniel. Family cashbook, 1894-1897. 1 item, 1 vol. Location: Misc.:H. Tax collector, Civil War veteran. Unbound cashbook pages with a detailed listing of household accounts, interspersed with remarks on social and cultural activities. Also mentions household remedies and medicines, and titles of books read by the Harwells. Probably written by James Harwell's second wife. Frequent mention of trips to Mobile, Ala. and Meridian, Miss. Also includes a photocopy of a biographical sketch of James D. Harwell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Hawes, Maria Jane Southgate, 1836-1918. Reminiscences, 1914. 1 typescript. Location: Misc. Maria Jane Southgate was the wife of James Morrison Hawes, a brigadier general of cavalry with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Hawes recalls her childhood and marriage; her husband's army assignments in Washington, D.C., Utah, and Kansas before the Civil War; and her experiences following her husband and living in Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Shreveport, La., and Galveston, Tex. during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • 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    
  • Heberle, Franziska, 1900-. Letters, 1872-1986. 102 items [photocopies]. Location: Y:82. Immigrant from Germany, student of social welfare, employee of the Louisiana State Public Welfare Administration, and wife of LSU Boyd Professor of Sociology Rudolf Heberle. Letters to family and friends describing in detail experiences of the writer, her husband, and their three children while adjusting to life in the U.S. Included are accounts of travels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     German-language     LSU    
  • Hebert, Raphael. Family Papers, 1827-1960 (bulk: 1861-1960). Size: 3.5 linear ft. Location: S:137-140, OS:H. Raphael Hebert family of West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes (La.). Collection is primarily papers of Raphael Hebert and his children Joseph Guy, Noel, and Marguerite, a school teacher. Correspondence, financial / legal papers, personal papers, printed items. And photographic materials reflect the family's involvement in civic, educational, and religious affairs and includes letters from Melanie Hebert while at student at St. Basil's in Plaquemine in the 1870s, as well as a few Civil War letters. Also included are records from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 4769.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Religion     French-language    
  • Heininey, Anna. My happy trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986. 1 item (21 leaves) [photocopy]. Location: 28:Box 732, folder 39. Resident of New York City. Heininey's handwritten and hand-illustrated account of a trip to New Orleans for the 1986 Mardi Gras. She was 75 years old at the time. The account details planning arrangements, experiences during Mardi Gras, and her return to New York City. Part of the Russell B. Long Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, OS:H, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • Henriques, Albert David. Papers, 1928-1939 (bulk 1936). 81 items, 1 vol. Location: U:175. Criminal Court judge of New Orleans. Papers of Judge Henriques (d. 1936) pertain to his succession. Account book (1928-1935) of Mrs. S. J. Henriques with the Eureka Homestead Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Herbert, Susan F. Papers, 1839, 1852-1857. 34 items. Location: C:61. Resident of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Statements from Payne and Harrison, New Orleans factor, for sale of cotton for the estate of T. S. Herbert and for his wife, Susan Herbert. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations    
  • Hill, Edith Farr. Papers, 1865-1959, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hilliard, Isaac H. (Isaac Henry), Mrs. Diary, 1849-1860 (bulk 1849-1850). 1 vol. Location: U:239, Mss. Mf:H. Wife of Isaac H. Hilliard, plantation owner of Grand Lake, Chicot County, Arkansas, originally of Henry County, Kentucky. Mrs. Hilliard was related by marriage to Leonidas Polk. Diary depicts plantation life from an affluent woman's perspective, describing family holidays, social occasions, steamboat travel, and trips to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Includes her son's expenses at Kentucky Military Institute (1866). Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 178, 762.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Transportation    
  • 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    
  • Hinckley, Arthur L., Jr. Papers, 1837-1916 (bulk 1865-1866). 30 v., 49 files. Location: Mf. Orramel Hinckley was a steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered principally in New Orleans and Opelousas, La. These papers consist primarily of account books, correspondence, receipts, and other records concerning Orramel Hinckley's river steamboat "Irene" and her frequent trips between Washington, La., and New Orleans between September 1865 and July 1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Transportation    
  • Hines, Betty, 1948, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.285. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Hines was the foster child of a sharecropper. Hines' memories of childhood as the daughter of a sharecropper; sugarcane growing; the recollections of her great-grandparents' enslavement; difficulties of her early work with foster children; birth customs; and traditional foods. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.285.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Hingst, Anna Bryant, b. 1901. Memoirs, 1988. 1 manuscript, 1 typescript. Location: Misc. Anna Bryant Hingst was born and lived in Lottie, La., and worked at the state hospital in Pineville and trained in nursing at Baton Rouge. Anna Bryant Hingst describes her life in rural south Louisiana, including her family and friends, girls' and women's lives, dating and courtship, childbirth, schooling, social customs, medical care, life in the orphanage in Baton Rouge, her work at the state hospital in Pineville, training in nursing at Baton Rouge, and her marriage to Henry Hingst. Mss. 4193.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904. Letter, 1902 April 22. 1 item. Location: Misc. United States senator. Letter, probably to Julia Ward Howe, discussing the exclusion of African Americans from the General Federation of Women's Clubs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Hodges, Luella Virginia Sockwell. Diaries, 1888-1944. 13 volumes on microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.: H. Resident of Bossier and Lincoln parishes in North Louisiana. The diaries provide insight into daily life in rural North Louisiana at the latter part of the 19th century through to the mid-20th. They also relate the military career of Campbell Blackshear Hodges. Diaries are comprised of personal entries, cash accounts, and records on chicken and egg production, garden plants ordered and planted, and clothing and linens produced. Mss. 3873.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Holcombe-Kilbourne-Craddock Family Papers, 1874-1902 (bulk 1874). 58 items. Location: E:7. Emma Holcombe, daughter of Centenary College professor A. R. Holcombe, married James Kilbourne in 1876. James, a Louisiana farmer, was the son of J. G. and Almena L. Perkins Kilbourne. Letters primarily written by Emma to James prior to their marriage describe events at Centenary College; visits to LSU; family; and friends including James O. Fuqua. Also described are Emma's education and her involvement in a temperance union. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4478.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Holdrege, Henry R. Diary, 1865. 1 vol. Location: H:16. U.S. sailor aboard the U.S.S. Nymph. Civil War entries pertain to patrols, and infractions and crimes committed by him and other sailors, drunkenness, interaction with female civilians, witnessing a baptism of African-Americans in the Mississippi River, and recreational activities in Baton Rouge. Post-war entries record his trip home to Menekaune, Wisconsin. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4874.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Religion     African Americans    
  • Holland, Miss. Diary, 1869 September 1-October 24. 1 item. Location: Misc:H. Young woman from Liverpool, England. Diary of Holland's voyage from England to New Orleans. She describes the weather, the ship and crew, activities onboard, and adventures. She also describes places they passed enroute, including Mont Serrat, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and New Orleans.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Holloman, Mary. Document, 1820 August 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Depositions given to a justice of the peace at Baton Rouge, La., refuting that Mary Holloman was ever the lawful wife of Moore Kennedy although he had purported her to be so. Nancy Roy and Charles Evrard (?) also supported her claim. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Honore Daigre û Adelaide Hebert. Sale, 1856, November 17. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • 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    
  • Hulin, Aaron. Letter, 1835. 1 item (2 pages). Location: Misc. Native of New York and school teacher in Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letter tells of financial problems responsible for leaving the North and cites advantages of being a school teacher in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2381.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Hunt, Minnie C. Diary, 1866-1867. 1 vol. Location: J:19. Resident of New Orleans who was born in 1849. She lived on a cotton farm, 'Mulberry Farm', with her parents. Diary kept by Hunt while on an extended visit with relatives in Massachusetts after the Civil War. She describes her daily life, family matters, health, and a beach holiday in Maine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Hunter, Robert and Sarah Jane. Letters, 1846-1847. 9 items. Location: Misc:H. Letters exchanged between R. [Robert] A. Hunter while serving in the Louisiana State Senate, and his wife, Sarah Jane, residing either on their plantation or their summer home in the "Pine Woods" in Rapides Parish or in Alexandria. In addition to love letters, correspondence includes description of political activities and also his service as an officer in the Mexican War. She relates news of family, friends, crops, and other local happenings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Politics    
  • Hunter-Taylor family papers. 1848-1899, undated. 346 items; 6 ms. vols. Location: W:27. Residents of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers of Sereno Taylor, minister and principal of Silliman Female College in Clinton, Louisiana, and his wife Mary Emerson Creed Taylor on family, education, and the Civil War. Collection includes letters of Confederate soldier Samuel Eugene Hunter. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 9-10. Filed under Taylor, Sereno. Family papers of Sereno Taylor and Samuel Eugene Hunter in Archives USA. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3024.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Religion    
  • Hyams, Henry M. (Henry Michael), 1806-1875. Family Papers, 1843-1953 (bulk 1901-1955). 313 items, 7 printed vols. Location: E:55. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 13-14. Lawyer, state senator, and lieutenant governor of Louisiana. In the 1830s he was a member of a vigilante committee to oppose anti-slavery interests. His son, Henry Hyams, Jr., was a lawyer in New Orleans as was his daughter, Judith Hyams Douglas. Papers consist of letters pertaining to the political situation in Grant Parish, Louisiana, in 1873 and the causes of the Colfax riot. Included are land patents and plats issued in Carroll, St. Landry, and Caldwell parishes, Louisiana, and in Texas. Papers of Henry M. Hyams, Jr. relate to his work for the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims and family lawsuits which concerned litigation and recovery of Hyams' lands principally by Judith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1392, 1564.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Hyde, Sue and E. Letter, 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc. Residents of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Letter from Sue and E. Hyde, Jr., to Sophia L. Hyde, Baltimore, Maryland, requesting vaccine because of the poor quality of the vaccine used in Natchitoches. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Hyer, Frances C. and N. F. Hyer letters and related newspaper clipping. 1864-1865. 3 items. Location:MISC:H. The letter from Mr. N. F. Hyer is written to his son-in-law, Mr. Charles D. Elliot of Massachusetts. The letter mentions the steamboat Empress, Admiral Farragut and Mobile, and the prospect of purchasing land after the war to make a profit on timber. Letter from Mrs. Frances C. Hyer is written to her daughter, Mrs. Emily J. Elliot of Massachusetts. Mrs. Hyer mentions business and politics, including reference to Governor Wells and two July Fourth celebrations, one of which featured a speech by General Nathaniel P. Banks (which she praises). Includes a newspaper clipping referred to in letter. For further information online catalog. Mss.3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Politics    
  • Jackson, Emma. Papers, 1914, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Jackson, Isaac F., d. 1864? Family Papers, 1827-1874 (bulk 1861-1869). 120 items, 2 vols. Location: E:41. Land owner, Amite County, Mississippi. He was married to Lettie V. Jackson (nee Wilson), also from Amite County. Papers are chiefly financial documents of the Jacksons and Wilsons. Legal papers include items related to the sale of land and litigation among family members. Correspondence includes personal letters of Isaac, Lettie, and Isaac's brother Joseph R. Kemp. Papers include the release of J. R. Kemp from a prisoner of war camp (1863). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 698.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Jameson, M. Margaret. Papers, 1958-1986. 1 linear ft. Location: 91:40. Dean of Women and Dean of Students at LSU. Papers consist of speeches and materials related to Jameson's activities in the LSU Womens Faculty Club, the Pan Hellenic Council, the Intercollegiate Association for Women Students, and associations of women administrators and deans. Cassette tapes of speeches given at administrative conferences are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4703.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Jameson, M. Margaret, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), transcript (58 p.). Location: L:4700.0226. Dean of Women and Dean of Students at LSU. Interview details Jameson's family background, the Greek letter societies at LSU, and Jameson's career as an administrator at LSU. The interview focuses on sororities at LSU, describing construction, hurricane and fire damage, design and planning, and the governance and administration of sororities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0226.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Jarnagin, Willie Preston, 1896-. Memoirs, 1977. 1 vol. (photocopy). Location: Misc. Resident of Texas and Louisiana. Reminiscences from childhood to mid-life, in Northeast Texas and Northwest Louisiana. Jarnagin chronicles her own and her family's life, loggers, and sharecroppers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3718.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jefferson, Elizabeth. Collection, 1867-1885, ca. 1918. 10 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Reminiscences by Elizabeth Jefferson describing her antebellum Mississippi home, and the treatment of the slaves and free African Americans on the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2329.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905. Papers. 1876, 1904, 1907, undated. 7 items. Location: Misc. American actor and owner of Orange Island (now Jefferson Island, Iberia Parish, Louisiana). Papers include social letters of Jefferson; letters of his daughter-in-law, Eugenie Paul Jefferson, concerning a magazine article about Jefferson's association with Christian Science and the erection of a statue honoring him in Central Park in New York. Included are an autographed copy of Jefferson's poem 'Immortality' and an autographed photograph of Jefferson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2665.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • 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    
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Religion    
  • Johnson, Margaret. Correspondence. 1873, 1884-1907. 31 items. Location: E:45. African American resident of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from Johnson's children living in New Orleans, Mississippi, Texas, and New York City giving information about their means of livelihood, pecuniary status, and religious interests. For further information, see manuscript online catalog. Mss. 1103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Religion     African Americans    
  • Johnston, Eliza Griffin. Letter, 1895 November 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:J. Wife of Confederate general Albert Sidney Johnston. Letter expresses continued sentiment for the Confederate cause. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2846.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Johnston, William Preston. Items, 1934-1935. 8 items. Location: Misc. President of Louisiana State University (1880-1883). Letters and related items pertaining to Johnston, including correspondence of Mrs. Grayson with the Johnston family pertaining to genealogy; a letter from Tulane University concerning a portrait of Johnston; and a list of New Orleans newspaper articles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU    
  • Joly, Marianne Webb. Certificate, 1832. 1 item. Location: Misc.J. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate (1802) of Marianne Webb Joly from the records of St. John the Baptist Church, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     French-language    
  • Jonas, Rosalie, M. Letters, 1905-1909. 3 letters. Location: Misc.:J. New Orleans poet. In her letters to illustrator, Frederick Dorr Steele, poet Rosalie M. Jonas writes about octoroon balls in New Orleans, La. and compliments Steele on his work. She asks him to illustrate her "Negro verses" because only he "feels sympathetically about the Negro." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-    
  • 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    
  • Jones, Mary C. Notebooks, 1891-1893. 2 vols. Location: G:21. Resident of New Orleans. Notebooks (1891-1893) of Mary C. Jones containing literary material. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 192.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Jones, Sam Houston, 1897-1978, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. 1 sound cassette, Transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.0030. Governor of Louisiana (1940-1944). Jones discusses his political campaign of 1940; changes he made while in office; Huey Long's political following; views on social welfare; government corruption; his executive secretary, Cocheran; his wife's role in his career; and his family background. Jones also discusses state senator W. D. Cotton's role in the bridge over Calcasieu River; and development of schools and buildings during his administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0030.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • Kahao, Mary Jane. Mary Jane Fly Kahao collection of photographs and ephemera, [ca. 1887-1910]. 26 items. Location: UU:250. This collection includes twenty-three photographs from people in the Baton Rouge area. Eight of these portraits were made by Baton Rouge photographer Andrew D. Lytle. Also in the collection are invitations to commencement ceremonies from the LSU Corps of Cadets (1891), Silliman Collegiate Institute (1887), and the S. A. K. Literary Society (1891). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4703.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU    
  • Kahao, Mary Jane (Mrs. Kenneth). Papers, 1965, 1966. 4 items. Location: Misc. Newspaper clipping from the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate of a biographical article on botanical writer and illustrator Caroline C. Dorman. Correspondence with Dorman chiefly concerns a proposed exhibit of wild flowers and plants at LSU. Mss. 2700.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Kaine, Alice J. Cutright. Papers, 1880-1881, 1893. 8 letters, 1 diary. Location: Misc. Alice J. Cutright was an active member on the Board of the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls, an advisor to Tuskegee Institute (1894-1896), and in 1898 became the first woman appointed to the Wisconsin State Board of Control for Prisons. The papers consist of four letters and a travel diary written by her during a trip down the Mississippi River from Springfield, Ill., to New Orleans, La., in March-April 1880. Personal letters received from friends and acquaintances in New Orleans are also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Politics     African Americans    
  • Kearney, Eugenie Buard, 1848-1925. Family Papers, 1831-1960. 108 items, 1vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:K. Resident of Natchitoches and Pointe Coupee parishes, Louisiana. Papers include documents of Mrs. Kearney's father Pierre Alcide Buard; papers of her husband George W. Kearney, a Natchitoches Parish public official; and correspondence with her children. Included is genealogical information about the Buard, Kearney, and related families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3095.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Keller, Helen, 1880-1968. Letter, 1947 March 24. 1 item (1 page, typewritten). Location: Misc. Deaf and blind author, educator, lecturer, and counselor of the American Foundation for the Blind. Letter addressed to 'Dear Miss Peaslee' containing an appeal for funds for the Committee on the Deaf-blind of the Foundation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3330.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Kemberling, John. Papers, 1792-1820. 19 items. Location: C:30. Official documents filed in the case of John Kemberling and his sister Barbara against John Gaynor, their step-father, relative to ownership of land in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 132, 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Kent, Doris. Scrapbook, 1914-1919. 11 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: Misc., H:24, OS:K. Native of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, and newspaper reporter for the "New Orleans Times-Picayune." Scrapbook contains mementos of student days at Sophie Newcomb College, and newspaper clippings, letters, and telegrams reflecting her work as a reporter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1268.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Kentwood, Louisiana, items. 1898-1906. 11 items. Location: Misc. Photograph of grave of Amos and Susan Fluker Kent; village tax receipts for Ida M. Fenn and C. W. Tate; receipt of R. S. Draughan; certificate of good standing in the Tangipahoa Baptist Church for Janie Tate; and postcards of local scenes. Also include are memoranda on Ada M. Fenn and Janie Tate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1213.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Ker, John, 1789-1850. Family Papers, 1803-1862. 27 items, 1 vol. Location: S:108. Medical doctor of Good Hope Plantation of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and the father of Mary Susan and William H. Ker. Papers include letters from Stephen Duncan, Sr., of Natchez, Mississippi, and Philadelphia, to Dr. John Ker; and Civil War letters from William H. Ker, a Confederate soldier. Collection also includes a diary (1850-1851) of Mary Susan Ker with details on family life after her father's death. 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. 3539.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Collection, 1942-1962. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Letter,1953 Apr. 17. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. Louisiana writer. Letter from New Orleans, addressed to Mr. Meredith Johnson, Alexandria, Virginia. Topics include Mrs. Keyes' health, financial situation, travel plans, relations between Meredith and 'Deanie,' and Dr. Kirby-Smith's remarriage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3593.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Manuscript, ca. 1947. 2 vols. Location: B:11. Louisiana writer. Manuscript of 'Once on Esplanade: A Cycle Between Two Creole Weddings.' (New York: Dodd Mead, 1947). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2401.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Papers, 1944-1948. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Letters, 1945-1970 (bulk 1945-1958). 48 items. Location: Misc. Frances Parkinson Keyes wrote romantic novels emphasizing local color, descriptions of life among the upper classes, and generation-spanning sagas, especially about Louisiana. This collection consists primarily of 25 letters and two telegrams from Frances Parkinson Keyes to Beverley "Creacy" King of Crowley, La., between 1945 and 1958. Mss. 3944.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Family Papers, 1817, 1869-1939 (bulk 1869-1939). 0.6 linear ft. 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. Mss. 1058.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Kilbourne, Lillian. 1868-1949. Papers, 1880-1903 (bulk 1880-1894). 0.5 linear ft. Location: T:29. Daughter of James Gilliam and Almena Leonora Perkins Kilbourne. She attended Goucher College and Johns Hopkins, and taught at Silliman Female Collegiate Institute, Clinton, Louisiana; and married Eldridge Smith of Mississippi. The collection consists primarily of personal letters Kilbourne received when she was teaching in Clinton and Bayou Sara, Louisiana. Correspondents are relatives and friends from Clinton, Wilson, and Bayou Sara. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 33-34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4391.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Papers, 1851-1941, undated (bulk 1864-1932). 3,800 items, 6 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. and 26 microfilm reels. Location: UU:10-31, N:6, Vault:11 and Mss.Mf:K. New Orleans writer and historian. Correspondence, literary writings in notebooks, photographs, bound manuscript volumes, and printed material concern Grace King's literary career, historical interests, travels, and personal affairs. King's correspondence and diaries describe her extensive travel throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Diary 3 describes her childhood experiences at L'Embarass plantation in St. Martin Parish. Her correspondence also describes yachting in Florida and other Southern states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Selected Papers, 1864, 1883-1933, undated. 942 items. Location: UU:23-24, OS:K, Mss.Mf:K, Vault:11. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life, and some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Correspondence pertains to her literary career. Paper also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the federal occupation of New Orleans. Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora Gorencees discuss WWI. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Galley proofs, 1932. 125 sheets. Location: A:122. Grace King wrote novels and short stories that examined French Louisiana and Creole culture and the active roles taken by Southern women after the Civil War. These galley sheets for Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters (New York: Macmillan, 1932) are unedited. Mss. 3803.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Kittel, Jane B. Letter, 1857. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from a New England farm girl to her sister, telling of the brutality of the local schoolmaster, a young man with strict religious practices; and family and local news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1511.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Knight, Bradley Jay. Family Papers, 1850-1967, undated. 46 items, 9 ms. vols., 4 printed vols. Location: W:1, M:21. Correspondence and other papers pertain to family and social matters. Diary of Alta M. King (1871-1872) records daily activities of schoolgirl in Rochelle, Illinois. Diaries of William H. King (1885-1894) record daily activities of a farmer in Rochelle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2614.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Korn, Bertram W. Correspondence, 1965-1972. 16 items. Location: Misc. Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Letters to Mrs. S. J. Gianelloni, Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about genealogical research of Jewish family in the U.S. and the scarcity of research in American Jewish history. The Monsanto, Dow, and Tessier families are mentioned. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3459.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion     Jews    
  • Kosnegary, Etta. Letter, 1862 November 12. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate war widow of Columbia, Tennessee. Letter laments the death of her husband, speaks of civilian hardships and of the welfare of her slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • La Coste, Marie Louise. Receipts, 1803. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Receipts for payment of rent. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • La Houssaye, Sidonie de, 1821-1894. Papers, [between 1880-1894]. 21 vols. And 4 microfilm reels. Location: F:17, Mss. Mf.:L. French Louisiana author of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript drafts of short stories (in French) written by Madame Sidonie de la Houssaye : Volumes 1 and 2: L'etoile d'argent. Volume 2: Le fort de Keronec; Une paire de gants; Une poupee d'autrefois; Les fleurs et les bijoux de la grand'mere; Rose Blanche; Les petits vagabonds; Volume 3 Mythologies des petits enfants; Volume 4: George Gerard.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans     French-language     Cajuns    
  • Lake Charles District Nurses' Association. Records, 1934-1949, undated. 83 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: 124:. Records include correspondence (1943-1948) principally with the Louisiana Nurses Board of Examiners, in New Orleans; minutes (1942-1949) of meetings of the Board of Directors and the Lake Charles District; and a treasurers' record book (1934-1949). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Lamarque, Charles. Slave bill of sale, 1850 August 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of a female slave, Rosa, by Charles Lamarque to Henry Rance. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language    
  • Lambert, Norma. Papers, 1959-1967. 6 items, 5 vols. (2 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.). Location: C:65, H:21. Teacher in the Amite Grammar School and member of the Camp Moore chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy; resident of Tangipahoa, Louisiana. Papers relate to the social history (1866-1967) of Tangipahoa. Included are copies of minutes of village meetings, financial statements, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, illustrations, a recipe book, and a yearbook of the Camp Moore chapter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2111, 2354.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lanaux, Mrs. Arnold. Papers, 1810-1837. 8 items. Location: OS:L. Resident of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of lands and slaves from the estate of Arnold Lanaux, including an inventory of the estate of George Rixner (1810) and documents of the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana (1836). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Landry, B. J. Letter, 1901. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from B. J. Landry, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., to Fernand Fernandez of Donaldsonville pertains to the pardon granted to Camille Vives by the state of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Landry, Jeanne. Letter, 1888. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, sending New Year greetings. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Landry, Shirley, 1926-, interviewee. Shirley and Reed Landry oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0221. Resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, and the daughter of a sugarcane farmer. She married Reed Landry, also a sugarcane farmer. Shirley Landry recalls early life on a farm near Jeanerette, Louisiana; Four Corners in the 1930s-1950s; the local general store and dance hall; relations with African Americans; and Sunday traditions. Reed Landry describes technological changes in sugarcane farming; modern planting and harvesting routines; and modern varieties of sugarcane planted in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0221.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     African Americans    
  • 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    
  • 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    
  • Larche, Adeline N. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Providence (now Lake Providence), East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Letter to Mrs. Larche from Levy & Dieter, commission merchants, New Orleans, concerning her account and the cost of insurance to cover the cotton crop. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Larose, Rosemond. Document, 1853. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of a slave of Rosemond Larose to Charles Lamarque, Jr., of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language    
  • Lassalie, Aline. Memorial, 1960. 3 items. Location: Misc. Letter of acknowledgment for money given to Marillac College in memory of Sister Aline Lassalle by her parents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2409.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Latta, Samuel R. (Samuel Rankin). Correspondence, 1861-1886. 1 vol. (containing 35 items). Location: H:21. Captain of the Macon Grays, 13th Tennessee Infantry, during the Civil War. His family lived in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Transcriptions of letters exchanged by Latta and his wife during his service in Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Latta describes his participation in the battles of Belmont and Shiloh. Included are three letters from a brother living in Boston, Massachusetts, and two letters from a school teacher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1924.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lauve, C. L. Account book, 1826-1833, 1874-1877. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Probably a woman farmer of Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Receipts of Balthazar Dupuy for sums of money received in his official capacity as sheriff of Iberville Parish; and cash accounts of Lauve. Entries include cash received for sewing, butter, and wood; and cash paid out for clothing, groceries, and taxes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1528.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • 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    
  • Lawson, L. E. L. A. Letter, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc. Daughter of General E. W. Ripley of Jackson, Louisiana. Letter from Mrs. Lawson, either a newcomer or visitor in Washington, D.C., mentions that through the kindness of Senator Solomon W. Downs of Louisiana she has been introduced to Washington residents and visits the Capitol every day. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1926.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Laycock, John T. Family Papers, 1840-1953. 78 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:149, K:37, OS:L. Baton Rouge lawyer, banker, and writer. Papers contain law notes and a transcript of 'Fragments from a Collection of Letters and Notes of Nina Harper of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861-1862,' that describes civilian life during the Civil War. A manuscript fragment of 'Legs joins the cavalry;' and some miscellaneous notes pertaining to Baton Rouge. Also included are broadsides advertising the Baton Rouge Female Institute, and announcing a Grand Fete for the Red Cross Society (1918), and a photograph of John McCarthney Taylor. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3194.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Layssard family papers, 1794-1960. 1 linear ft. Location: W:20-21. The Layssard family resided in northern Rapides Parish, Louisiana; Kate Kingston Boyd Grant, a writer from Grant Parish, was a relation of R. H. Grant and Harriet Grant, the heirs to Harriet Layssard. Collection contains business papers of the Layssard family, but is comprised mostly of the literary writings of Kate K. Grant.--unpublished novels, short stories, and plays set in Louisiana; they include information about ante-bellum New Orleans and the Colfax riot of 1873. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2875.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Lea, Lemanda E. Papers, 1858-1872. 57 items. Location: E:39. Resident of Liberty, Mississippi, and wife of a Confederate soldier. Correspondence includes letters from her mother, Sarah Sandell of Pike County, Mississippi, and letters from camps in Mississippi and Louisiana written by her husband, I. G. Lea, and her brothers, C. J. and W. G. Martin. Printed items include a speech by the Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale of Mississippi, and minutes of the Union Baptist Association. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 704.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics     Religion    
  • Leary, Richard K. Correspondence, 1942-1944 (bulk 1943). 1.3 linear ft. Location: UU:245-246. World War II U.S. Army soldier serving in the 327th Military Police Escort Guard at Camp Livingston, a prisoner of war camp in Louisiana. Letters to Richard Leary is from his wife, friends and relatives discuss news from home, local events, and the effect of the war upon the town of Laconia, Louisiana. Leary's letters discuss his military duties, recreational activities, and prisoners interned at Camp Livingston. Mss. 4687.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • 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    
  • Lebret diary, 1858-1861, 1977 (bulk 1858-1861). 1 item, 1 vol. and 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault:12 and Mss.Mf:L. The Lebret family of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, La., was headed by Peter (a.k.a. Pierre) Lebret, French-born owner and operator of Lebret and Hearsey, a general merchandising firm in Bayou Sara, and Fancy Point Plantation. Diary, probably written by Peter Lebret's sister-in-law. She mentions caring for children and slaves, teaching children, sewing, housekeeping, business dealings in trying to purchase more land, Waterloo Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, and local and family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • 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    
  • Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward) 1807-1870. Letter, 1868, undated 2 items [enlargement prints]. Location: Misc. Confederate general in the Civil War. Letter from General Lee in reply to a request from ten-year old, Miss Sadie Napiers, San Antonio, Texas, collecting large ornamental buttons as a hobby; and a memorandum, apparently written by her granddaughter, explaining why she requested the button. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lefevre, Paul. Letter file book, 1856-1859. 1 vol. (218 items). Location: F:8. Resident of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and apparently a drygoods merchant dealing in women's apparel and accessories. Business correspondence of Paul Lefevre and his wife from New Orleans and New York merchants. Included are a few letters from customers. In French.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 754.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Lenoir, William B. Papers, 1834-1844. 34 items [typed transcriptions]. Location: U:199. Postmaster of Roane County, Tennessee. Correspondence of William B. Lenoir from his brother, Walter R. Lenoir, a farmer in Boone County, Missouri; and his daughter and son-in-law, Eliza and John Martin, merchants of Memphis, Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Letter of a journey from Philadelphia to Fayetteville, 1834 Nov. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A woman probably named Anna writes from Fayetteville, N.C., to her friend, Miss Rebecca Tillinghast, in Philadelphia, Pa., describing part of a trip with her uncle from Philadelphia to Savannah via Baltimore, Norfolk, and Fayetteville. She describes ship travel, the funeral of a cholera victim in Baltimore, and the poverty of rural Virginia. Mss. 4097.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Letter on the Lives of Two Women in New Orleans, 1849 Jan. 8. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: L. In a letter to Rose, Eva tells of meeting a former schoolmate who had declined into poverty. She gives an account of the events that led to the woman\'s misfortune and describes her distressed living conditions. Eva also writes of her own social activities, which include parties and balls. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Letter to Hannah Leach, circa 1840s. 1 letter. Location: Misc. This letter received by Hannah Leach of Portland, Me., from her sister studying in New Orleans, La., discusses her sister's health, her moving to another boardinghouse, acquaintances in New Orleans and Portland, the welfare of their parents in Maine, and clothing she has purchased. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Leverich, William. Letter, 1841 Oct. 7 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Cotton and sugar planter of West Feliciana and Lafourche parishes. Leverich discusses business loans and the repayment of these loans in cotton and sugar, and he mentions the debts owed by the estate of Judge Mathews. He also writes that it would be tiring for \"Fanny\" to travel from Pittsburg to New Orleans by way of railroad and river steamer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3864.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     Transportation    
  • Lewis, Anna E. Papers, 1896-1926. 27 items. Location: UU:109. Correspondence, family photographs, and related items of Mrs.Anna Lewis, resident of Baton Rouge, La. Papers include letters describing activities of soldiers stationed at Panama Park, Fla. during the Spanish American War (1898) and the flu epidemic at Camp Meade, Maryland, during World War I (1918); a photograph of the K.O.P. Grand Lodge (Knights of Phythias) members and their families in front of the Standard Oil office building in Baton Rouge. Photograph also shows the LSU cadet band. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1080.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Lewis, Irma Polidore, 1945-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0219. Daughter of a sugarcane worker and life-long resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Lewis recalls her childhood as the daughter of unwed parents; being trained in carpentry by her uncle; work as a child on a sugarcane farm; plumbing and other self-provisioning skills; and traditional foods and folk medicines. Lewis also discusses her inability to attend college; and her involvement in the Four Corners Community Center. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0219.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Sugar    
  • Lewis, Mrs. R. L. Recipes, ca, 1930s. 1 item, 1 vol. Location: W:1. Resident of Winnfield, Louisiana. Recipes, probably gathered during the 1930's by Mrs. Lewis. Scrapbook volumes also hold clippings related to the forging of checks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lillard, Silas. Plantation deed, 1840 Apr. 28. 1 deed. Location: Misc. This is an 1854 copy of an 1840 deed by which Silas Lillard and his wife, Amelia Johnson Lillard, sell their plantation in Concordia Parish, La., to Rice C. Ballard of Richmond, Va., with 69 named slaves, livestock, buildings, and household goods for $150,000. The deed includes details of payment and an explanation of Amelia Lillard's property rights. Mss. 3800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations    
  • Lincoln, Lemuel L. Family Papers, 1808-1914 (bulk 1840-1914). 143. Location: U:195. Confederate veteran and commercial editor of the Times-Democrat of New Orleans. Papers of Lincoln and members of his family, consisting principally of genealogical records of the families of Judge Lemuel Rixford Lincoln of Little Rock, Arkansas; Louis Marchand of Georgia; and Pierre Firman Helluin of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Includes correspondence of Mary Lincoln and personal and business papers of Rixford J. Lincoln of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 688.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Lintner, Mary E. Campbell. Scrapbook. 1819-1832. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Resident of Johnston and Schoharie, New York, and probably the wife of Joseph Albert Lintner. Scrapbook of clippings from British and American newspapers containing a speech of President John Quincy Adams, articles and verse on national holidays, religion, women and marriage, and pictures of prominent persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1842.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics    
  • Literary Club Yearbooks, 1979-1985. 6 items. Location: A:78. A women’s club from Baton Rouge, La. The six yearbooks contain listings of officers, members, and past presidents, as well as the topics and guest speakers for the monthly meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Littlejohn, E. A. Letter, 1854. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Mrs. E. A. Littlejohn, Star post office, to Mrs. R. N. Hall, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, mentioning the funeral of Dr. Beck of Thibodaux. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1371.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Locquet Institute. Class exercise books, 1865-1866, 1873-1877. 2 vols. Location: H:23. Madame Locquet-Leroy was principal of the Locquet Young Ladies Institute and the Locquet-Leroy Institute of New Orleans. Locquet-Leroy's class exercise books contain questions and answers on history, literature, and science, together with names of students participating in exercises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1135, 1497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Long, Carolyn Bason. Collection, 1940-2006. 6.5 linear ft. Location: Range 29. Volunteer activist, wife of Senator Russell B. Long. Papers include personal correspondence, photographs, invitations, schedules, memorabilia, and scrapbooks documenting charitable activities, social engagements, and duties as a senator's wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4020.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Long, Catherine Small. Papers, 1985-1986. 15 linear ft. Location: IMCSL, 5:17, 34:73. Vault: 54. U.S. congresswoman from Louisiana. Congressional office files of Long representing the Eighth Congressional District. The collection includes correspondence, printed material, photographs, a videotape, and campaign memorabilia. For further information, see online catalog. Please note: Box 1-10 are stored offsite and require 72 hours notice for retrieval. Mss. 4051.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • Long, Henry W. Slave Sale Papers, 1857 May 7. 2 slave sale papers. Location: MISC:L. The daughter of Clara C. Raymond, Francis Sprigg was married to Thomas W. Compton. Henry W. Long sells Henry, a mulatto man approximately 41 years old, to Frances Sprigg Compton, wife of Thomas W. Compton on May 7, 1857 in New Orleans. The documents were notarized by William Shannon. Mss. 5077.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Long, Rose McConnell, 1892-1970. Silhouette, 1936 Apr. 15. 1 silhouette. Location: E:65. Rose McConnell Long served in the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband and served from January 31, 1936, to January 3, 1937. An ink-on-paper silhouette drawing of Rose McConnell Long while a U.S. Senator. Mss. 4158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Longcope, Janet Percy Dana. Papers, 1911-1917. 31 items. Location: W:52. Red Cross Nurse during WWI. Letters (1911-1917) were written by poet and author, William Alexander Percy to his cousin, Janet Percy Dana Longcope, of New York. Letters concern Percy's travels, his writings (particularly his poetry), Janet's nursing service in France during World War I, Percy's interest in military service, and American involvement in the war, and personal matters.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3511.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars    
  • Lopez, Andrew. Letter, 1848 Dec. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Andrew Lopez of Canton, Mass., writes to Elijah Dunbar of New Orleans, La., describing a grand torchlight procession in honor of Zachary Taylor held prior to his election, local ladies' balls and societies, and other community news from Canton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4008.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louden, Elvira. Correspondence, 1855-1888. 30 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Teacher and resident of Virginia. Social and family letters pertain to social life and Confederate soldiers' experiences in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Catalog. Mss. 2651.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Cash journal, 1788-1793. 5 items, 1 vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:L, OS:l, vault 31. Cash journal for the royal household kept by M. Le Roy, cashier of the general treasury of the house of the King and Queen, and audited by Randon de la Tour, administrator of the public treasury. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Volume, 1770-1788. 1 vol. Location: Vault:31. Six pamphlets and one volume pertaining to the royal court of France during the reign of Louis XVI. Pamphlets relate to the wedding of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (1770), the birth of their son Louis Joseph (1782), the peace at the end of the Anglo-French War (1783), and the meeting of the Parlement of Paris (1788). The manuscript is that of a French poem. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1861.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Louis XVIII, 1755-1824. Document, 1787. 2 items. Location:OS:L. Account sheet signed by Marie Josephine Louise, Countess of Provence and wife of Louis XVIII, listing household allowances for the year 1787. Also a lithograph portrait of the Countess of Provence by Delpech. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Louisiana bonds and notes collection, 1832-1939. 34 items. Location: Misc.:L, OS:L. Bonds, notes, and warrants of the state of Louisiana, including some issued by Citizens' Bank of Louisiana and Charity Hospital of New Orleans, for purposes such as printing, the construction of the Louisiana State Capitol, and the support of Confederate veterans and their widows. See the online catalog for a more detailed description of the items in the collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1187, 1196, 1365, 3438, 3660.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Louisiana Association of Deans of Women. Records, 1931-1984. .4 linear ft. Location: 94:64. State organization founded in 1931, affiliated with National Association of Women Deans and Counselors. Minutes, membership records, reports, resolutions, correspondence, and biographical information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4652.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Records, 1928-1994. 9.5 linear ft. Location: 112:21-28, 77:65-67, 111:22-23. Organization affiliated with the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Minutes, correspondence, reports, directories, and quarterly newsletter, The Pelican. Subjects include women in business, women in the professions, and pay equity for women. Mss. 4471.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Louisiana photograph collection, 1921-1937, undated. 19 items. Location: E:. Collection Includes images of Thibodaux, La., Crowley, La., the aftermath of a 1933 tornado in Minden, La., the 1921 Louisiana Constitutional Convention, a Farmer's Dairy Tour with Huey Long, and a ribbon cutting for the Long/Allen Bridge in Shreveport, 1933, and a photo of a Caroline Durieux drawing of a woman's head (1937). Mss. 3354.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Long Family     Politics    
  • Louisiana Postcard Collection, 1904-1951. 507 items. Location: E:65 (short shelf). Postcards depict subjects, especially churches, schools, and some plantations in towns and regions of Louisiana. Louisiana towns and regions best represented in the collection include Abita Springs, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Convent, Covington, Donaldsonville, Franklin, Hammond, Houma, Jennings, Lake Charles, Mandeville, Monroe, Morgan City, New Orleans, Plaquemine, Saint Francisville, Shreveport, and Thibodaux. Included is a photograph depicting three women in front of a plantation house. The photograph is labeled "Alice Emilie Knapp, Forrest Home." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3645.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Plantations     Religion    
  • Louisiana State Nurses' Association. Records, 1904-1970. 4,984 items, 17 linear ft. Location: 32:72-80. Correspondence, scrapbooks, reports, minutes, clippings, and other records pertaining to the Louisiana State Nurses Association, its committees and sections, and its relations with the American Nurses Association. Scrapbook 22 (1904-1925) records participation and activities of nurses in World War I. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1545, 1893, 2573, 2631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Medicine    
  • Louisiana State University. Collection. Women's Faculty Club. Minutes, 1950-1961. 2 ms. vols. Location: O:13. Scrapbooks contain minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings about club activities, and other materials pertaining to the club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2623.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Louisiana Women's Political Caucus. Records, 1975-1990. 0.5 linear ft. Location: 77:68. Reports, minutes, manuals, newsletters, clippings, and other papers documenting the activities and political positions of the caucus on issues including women's rights, reproductive rights, and abortion. Mss. 4580.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louvell, Mrs. Auguste. Papers, 1811-1859. 10 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Brest, France. Papers include a bill, invitation, letter from banking house, business cards, a protest of a note of Peter Desanes, and settlement of accounts upon the dissolution of the partnership of Duchamp and Peillon. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 233.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Lowery, June Amy. Manuscript, 1976. 1 ms. vol., 12 items. Location: W:97, Misc.:L. Author and resident of Delano Plantation, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Collection consists of manuscript with original illustrations of the children's book "Ah Ain't Got Nobody" (Opelousas, 1976), and photolith plates used in printing the book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Lowry, K. B. Notice, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union lieutenant commander of the U.S. Gunboat Sciota in the Civil War. Copy of a public notice issued by Lowry threatening summary justice on James Humphreys or any member 'of his band of guerrillas' damaging the property of Mrs. Burbank, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 753.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Loyd, Gladys Means, d. 1984. Family Papers, 1904-1975. 462 items, 9 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: UU:215, P:18, 99:L. Schoolteacher of Ida (Caddo Parish) and St. Joseph (Tensas Parish), Louisiana. Papers include correspondence and genealogical notes on Ida, Louisiana, families; photograph albums on plantations, including Hundred Oaks Plantation in Baton Rouge; and scrapbooks on the history of Ida and Tensas Parish. Collection also includes ledgers of the Ida Hardware Store owned by James Taylor Means. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3224.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Plantations    
  • LSU's first 75 years culled exhibition photographs, circa 1883-1935. 3 copy prints. Location: 65:5. This collection consists of three copy prints that were not used in the "LSU's First 75 Years" exhibition in 1985: the LSU Co-ed Club, 1908-09; President William Preston Johnston, 1880-83; and President James Monroe Smith, 1930-39. Mss. 3993.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Lusher, Alice Lamberton. Diploma, 1876 June 3. 1 item. Location: OS:L. First principal of Sophie Wright School, teacher for over fifty years in New Orleans, Louisiana, and wife of Louisiana educator and superintendent of education Robert M. Lusher. Diploma issued by the Peabody Normal Seminary of New Orleans to Miss Alice Lamberton. Mss. 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Lyons, Mary E. Notebook, 1855-1866. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Resident of Clinton and New Orleans, Louisiana. Notebook containing historical notes and poems written at Bienvenue Seminary, Fredericksburg, Virginia (1855), and newspaper clippings of poems (1864-1866). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 269.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    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Collection. 302 items. Location: 11:11. Baton Rouge photographer. Collection consists of photographs of gunboats; buildings in and around Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana during and after the Civil War; Louisiana State University's old Baton Rouge campus; the old Louisiana State Penitentiary; inauguration of Governor Murphy Foster; floats and participants in the Baton Rouge firemen's parades; Centenary College; and Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1254.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     LSU     Politics    
  • MacKowen, John C. (John Clay), 1842-1901. Papers, 1846-1966 (bulk 1897-1901). 103 items, 3 printed vols. Location: E:54, OS:M. Planter and physician of Jackson, Louisiana, and owner of a property in Anacapri, Italy. Letters concern the education of John MacKowen and his brothers in New England schools, MacKowen's Confederate service during the Civil War, letters to MacKowen from friends in Europe, and correspondence and legal documents relative to MacKowen’s ownership of the Blue Grotto on the Island of Capri. Some letters and papers in Italian and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2465.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     French-language     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Magruder, Eliza L. Diary, 1846-1857. 2 vols., 1 typescript. Location: G:17, vault:18, microfiche 2729. Young woman of Locust Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, the home of her aunt and uncle, Olivia and Joseph Dunbar (d.1846). Diary comments on local social events and amusements; visiting friends; births and deaths; and treatment, care of, and unrest of slaves. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 654.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Maison D'Education pour les Demoiselles invoice, 1856 Jan. 31. 1 invoice. Location: Misc. Maison D'Education pour les Demoiselles, a girls' finishing school, was operated by Mme. K. Desrayaux in New Orleans, La. This invoice records the itemized expenses for the Melles Lyons for the month of January 1856. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Mandeville, Francisca D. Document, 1798. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville of New Orleans. Inventory, a notarized copy in Spanish, of property held by Francisca Dupard Mandeville, widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Marcou, Adeline. Papers, 1835. 3 items. Location: Misc.:M.Widow of Francois Marcou of New Orleans, Laouisiana. Papers consists of a petition to sell slaves belonging to the estate of Francois Marcou, with authorization by probate court; recorder of mortgages certificate; and certificate of auctioneers with a newspaper clipping, in French, announcing the auction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language    
  • Marigny, Francoise Delisle Duparc. Document, 1798. 1 item. Location: Misc. :M. Inventory (notarized copy) of property of Francisca Dupard Mandeville, widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville, New Orleans. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Marilla, Esmond Linworth, 1900-. Papers, 1957-1968. 27 items. Location: UU:244, UU:147. Professor of English at LSU. Collection consisting chiefly of manuscripts, draft copies, revisions, page proofs, and reprints of works written or edited by Marilla. Included are onines of works on John Milton, Henry Vaughan, and John Keats. Also included are reprints of reviews of works on Henry Vaughan published in The Journal of English and German Philology (1958-1960). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1985, 2151, 2327.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Marionneaux, Marie Doralise. Certificate, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate of Marie Doralise Marionneaux (baptized in 1815) from the registers of births and baptisms of St. Gabriel's Church, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, 1855. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     French-language    
  • Marshall, Maria Chotard. Family Papers, 1819-1868. 48 items. Location: S:126. Family of businessmen and planters whose branches settled in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Letters of Sarah Foster Chotard to her daughter Maria Louisa Marshall, and Maria's to her sister Eliza Gould, discuss family, legal, and business affairs, social life, travel, and Civil War experiences. Memoirs by Eliza Gould deal with family history. Collection includes a biographical sketch of David Hunt, a wealthy planter of Natchez, Mississippi, and his wife Anne Ferguson Hunt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3256.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Marston, Henry, 1794-1884. Family Papers, 1820-1938 (bulk 1850-1890). 2,104 items, 59 vols. Location: U:220-222, G:19. Planters of East Feliciana Parish and Red River Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes diaries; plantation records; legal documents; personal correspondence; bank records; and Civil War papers. Diaries comment on public health, yellow fever epidemic, race relations, labor and the political participation of African Americans. Other volumes record activities of the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. Papers of son , Bulow, reflect his activities as planter, steamboat operator, and warehouse owner. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735 and 6061: University Publications of America, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Reel 13 and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 14, or For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     African Americans    
  • Martin, Leonard, 1908-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.0281. Sugarcane farmer and great-grandson of a slave, Martin was a resident of Four Corners, Louisiana, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Martin's account of the sale of his great-grandfather as a slave along with descriptions of his education; his father's career as the first African American schoolteacher in the area; work in sugarcane farming; and a dance-hall operator, Alice LeBaude. Martin also describes forms of transportation; the marriage of his white maternal grandmother to a Native American; his own marriage; work in Texas; the use of drugs in Four Corners; and his religion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     African Americans    
  • Mason, Polly, 1855-1974, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1971. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), 10 pages. Location: L:4700.0041. Former slave, born at Ulster Plantation near Alexandria, Louisiana. Mason was 115 years old at the time of the interview, and was residing in Woodworth, Louisiana. Mason describes her master, Judge Henry Boyce, and her life on his cotton plantation in Boyce, Louisiana. Included are her memories of Union soldiers in Louisiana during the Civil War and her sadness upon the assassination of President Lincoln. Mason also recalls the establishment of a station for the Texas and Pacific Railroad in the area, and her first view of an airplane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0041.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Mather, Louise. Notebook, 1875. 1 vol. Location: M:20. School notebook containing essays. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     French-language    
  • 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    
  • Mathews family letters, 1870-1877. 3 items. Location: C:61. Residents of New Orleans. Family letters from Charlotte Ann Mathews and John Mathews; and a family letter to R. Bowman Mathews from R. S. Floyd returning from Paris, France. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Mathews, Charles Lewis, 1824-1864. Family Papers, 1797-1919 (bulk 1840-1872). 3 linear feet. Location: U:224-226, OS:M. Family of Greenwood Plantation, West Feliciana Parish. Charles Mathews was the son of George and Harriet Flower Mathews, husband of Penelope Stewart. Papers document the family's plantations, managed by women: Greenwood, Georgia (Raceland), Coco Bend, and Chaseland, Rapides Parish. Included are factors' statements, slave records, overseer's letters; freedmen's contracts; and Civil War soldiers' letters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 14-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Mathews-Ventress-Lawrason Family Papers, 1770-1934. (bulk 1797-1798; 1820-1933). 3 linear feet. Location: UU: 255-258, OS:M. Families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana, Lafourche, and Pointe Coupee Parishes, Louisiana. 19th century papers reflect planting activities of Mathews family; 20th century materials reflect real estate management and investment activities of the Ventress and Lawrason families. Papers include personal and business correspondence, printed items, newspaper clippings, financial records, and legal documents. Financial papers centering on Harriet Flower Mathews, and records of legal work for Penelope Stewart Mathews. Ventress-Lawrason correspondence primarily addressed to Sallie Mathews Ventress, including series of letters from cousin Mrs. M. M. Slaughter. Also legal documents for land purchased by Sallie Mathews Ventress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Mayfield, Mary Ann Colvin. Biography, 1937. 1 item [typewritten copy]. Location: Misc. Resident of Ruston, Louisiana. Biography of Mary Ann Colvin Mayfield of Ruston, Louisiana, written by her granddaughter, Gertrude Mayfield Brown. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1129.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Mayo, Robert H. (Robert Henry). Family Papers, 1841-1935 (bulk 1841-1893). 44 items, 5 vols. (1 ms. vol., 4 printed vols.). Location: UU:126, Misc:M. Mayo moved his family by wagon train from Virginia to Lamar County, Texas, in 1853, where they operated a farm in Lamar County. A relative, Marion Lewis Mayo, was a teacher in Uniontown, Alabama. Family correspondence includes letters from Marion Lewis Mayo and Robert Mayo's wife Maria Louisa Mayo. Miscellaneous items include the death certificate of E. H. Mayo, a labor contract with freedmen, and a photograph of Robert and Maria Mayo. Printed volumes include works on infidelity, history, geography, and poetry. Also included is a memorandum book of James A. Pleasants, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1789, 1982, 2576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     African Americans    
  • McCants, Dorothea Olga. Manuscript, 1970. 1 item. Location: UU:183. Member of the Roman Catholic teaching order of the Daughters of the Cross and teacher at St. Vincent's Academy, Shreveport, Louisiana. Printer's copy of her book, "They Came to Louisiana: Letters of a Catholic Mission, 1854-1882" (Baton Rouge, 1970). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2694.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • McCants, Dorothea Olga. Papers, 1970. 1 item (117 sheets). Location: U:108. Member of the Roman Catholic teaching order of the Daughters of the Cross and teacher at St. Vincent's Academy, Shreveport, Louisiana. Corrected galley proof of her book, They Came to Louisiana: Letters of a Catholic Mission, 1854-1882 (Baton Rouge, 1970). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • McClellan, Ellen Marcy. Letter, 1875 March 24. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Wife of General George B. McClellan. Letter of condolence from McClellan to Mrs. Cowan expressing her shock and grief over the death of Cowan's brother, General Robert O. Tyler. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2115.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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    
  • McDaniel-Gill. Letters, 1849-1859. 12 items. Location: Misc.:M. Caroline McDaniel and her planter husband Robert D. Gill. Letters written in Mississippi and Louisiana relate to western emigration, family life, and economic difficulties. The last letter by Gill to Caroline's mother announces his wife's death. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • McDonald, Charles. Family photographs, circa 1850s. 3 items (1 tintype, 2 ambrotypes). Location: 65:2. Two ambrotypes and one tintype of Charles McDonald, his wife, and his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Pictures, of Union and Jackson parishes, Louisiana. Mss. 1455.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Family Papers, 1785-1924. 208 items; 15 ms. vols.; 9 printed vols. Location: S:27; V:42-46; OS:M; 99:M; Mss. Mf.:M. Journalist who worked on the New Orleans Picayune and the Baton Rouge Gazette. McGrath was a Confederate veteran who later founded the Baton Rouge Daily Truth and Weekly Truth. Papers include correspondence (among it McGrath's Civil War letters to his wife); an anonymous Confederate soldier's diary; legal documents; and scrapbooks relating to the interests and activities of McGrath's three daughters. Collection also includes accounts for St. Joseph's Church in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • McLaws, William Raymond, b. 1818. Papers, 1831-1919 (bulk 1840-1880). 59 items, 50 ms. vols. Location: W:17, P:2-3. Lawyer and judge of Augusta, Georgia. Papers consist of correspondence, notes, and printed items. Journals contain diary entries describing daily personal and professional activities, social life, contemporary political events and figures, and travel in the South and to Washington, D.C. Legal notebooks and memorandum books record McLaw's attitudes toward legal decisions. An autograph album of Mollie Morgan and a scrapbook are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2967.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • McLean, Shirley, 1941-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.218. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, and daughter of Louis Comeaux, sugarcane farmer. McLean relates her childhood memories of life on a sugarcane farm, work and recreation on the farm, sugarcane harvesting, local schooling, relations with African Americans, and French language usage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.218.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     African Americans    
  • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899. Journal, 1856-1889 (bulk 1856-1878). 1 v. Location: G:18. This typescript copy of the journal of Alice "Alie" Austen McMurran recounts her marriage in Maryland and subsequent life in antebellum Natchez, Miss.; her life in Natchez and Maryland during the Civil War; political and social events at the close of the war; and family affairs in Mississippi and Maryland during the three years after the war and sporadically recorded through 1878. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, 1846-1878; 1942, undated (bulk:1856-1868). 0.6 linear feet. Location: U:298, OS:M. John T. McMurran family of Melrose in Natchez, owners of Louisiana plantations, son John, Jr., married Alie Austen of Maryland. Primarily correspondence related to family matters, the Civil War, home life, politics, plantation operation, and attitudes toward federal forces. Newspapers clippings, cartes de visites of family members, a household inventory, J. T. McMurran, Jr.'s discharge from the Confederate army in 1862, and military passes are also present. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McPheeters, Gabriel P. Papers, 1827-1862, (1862). 23 items. Location: Misc:M. Lieutenant Colonel in the Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Correspondence to McPheeters relates news of friends, family, and the war. Letters from his brother report on war events from Virginia. Papers also include a memorial of John P. Walworth (undated), photocopies of obituaries of family members, and a biographical sketch of Martha Willis Dunbar. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • McQuiston, Nelson, 1897-, interviewee. Nelson and Lottie McQuiston oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index 2 (pages). Location: L:4700.0044. Nelson and Lottie McQuiston married in 1921 and lived in the Atchafalaya Basin area of Louisiana. They resided in Baker, Louisiana, at the time of this interview. They discuss geographical changes in the Atchafalaya Basin since 1929; the Atchafalaya spillway; lumbering in the area; local treatment of illnesses; residents shopping for groceries and clothing; mail service; education; boat building; and housing. They also discuss births; weddings and funerals; crops and livestock; fishing; and picking and ginning Spanish moss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0044.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Transportation    
  • McVea-Neville Family Papers, 1830-1917. 0.1 linear ft. Location: 50:15. The McVea-Neville Family papers consist of personal correspondence, items related to family property, and financial records. Of note is a copy of a Confederate States army substitution affidavit, dated October 24, 1864. The property records include official state and parish documents and notarized copies of various property agreements between McVea-Neville family members. Of note are a court judgment document on a family property dispute, dated December 3, 1865, and a plat map of Neville property, dated March 18, 1864. The financial records include receipts, bills of sale, ledger pages, tax rolls, credit account statements. Other items of note include a congressional report booklet on abandoned property claims, dated December 20, 1889, an insurance policy document for Mrs. M.L. Neville, dated November 6, 1903, and a monthly grade report for Albert McVea from Silliman Collegiate Institute, dated January 30, 1889. Mss. 3284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Education    
  • Meade, George G. (George Gordon), 1815-1872. Letter, 1867 November 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Union army general in the Civil War. Letter to the Commissioner of Agriculture seeking employment for his niece indicating that her family's plantation in Mississippi, on the direct route of Grant's army, had been destroyed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2761.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Meckstroth, Bertha Amelia. Papers, 1903-1958. 207 items, 9 vols. (7 ms. vols., 2 printed vols.). Location: U:180, F:4. Graduate of Radcliffe College (1906), nurse, teacher, student at the Chicago Art Institute, and exhibitor at the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago (1933-1934). Collections includes personal letters, an autobiography, notebooks, copies of articles for publication, and a Radcliffe College alumnae directory (1940). Includes designs and items related to Meckstroth's quilting exhibition at the Century of Progress International Exposition. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Medical ledger and scrapbook, 1854-1919 (bulk 1854-1863). 5 items, 1 vol. Location: M:19. Accounts of medical services received by prominent Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, residents and their slaves. Eleanor Marshall of Cheneyville, Greensburg, and New Orleans used the ledger as a scrapbook of poetry, local news, and short stories. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Merrick, Caroline E. Letters, 1855-1858. 7 items [typed transcriptions]. Location: Misc:M. New Orleans resident and wife of Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice Edwin Thomas Merrick. Letters reflect Caroline Merrick's opinions of women's dress and the facilities at the watering resort Feliciana Springs, near Clinton, Louisiana, and provide details about her family and friends. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 16 and Reel 34. Mss. 1496.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Merrill-Buckner Papers, 1787-1870 (bulk 1830-1860). 578 items. Location: U:228. A. P. Merrill of Natchez, Mississippi, was a physician and the cashier of the Agricultural Bank. Aylett Buckner settled in Natchez around 1830, where he was a prominent attorney, cotton factor, and director of the Commercial Bank of Natchez. Collection primarily consists of financial and legal papers of Merrill, Buckner, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Adams County, Mississippi. Other items include plats of the property of Abner Green and the deed to Patesi Plantation and its slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Mestayer, Marcelite Segura. Photograph Collection, 1929-1930. 19 photographs. Location: 65:60. Student at Louisiana State University. These photographs were copied from Marcelite Segura Mestayer’s college scrapbook (1929-1930). They include images of Mestayer, an LSU parade, young men in black face, LSU marching band, unidentified buildings on the LSU campus, and the experimental television station in Shreveport, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Metoyer, Adeleda. Papers, 1845-1897. 52 items. Location: A:1, Mss.Mf. Free woman of color, Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts (1845-1860) are for medical care, taxes, freight, and merchandise. Included are statements of account (1873-1874), from Miltenberger & Pollock, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Philomene Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 836.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Meullion family. Papers, 1776-1906 (bulk 1776-1796). 121 items. Location: U:230, Mss.Mf. Free African American family of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Louis Augustin Meullion and his son Jean Baptiste (whose mother was a slave) were slaveholders; the son owned a plantation on Bayou Teche. Collection includes slave bills of sale, land sales, and other financial records; manumission papers for Maria Juana and her son Baptiste Meuillon; and an amnesty oath taken in 1865 by Miss Belazaire Meuillon. In French, English, and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 243, 294.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     French-language     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Middleton, Jane Porter, 1920-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (51 pages). L:4700.0300. LSU graduate of the class of 1941. Middleton describes her family background, her early education and decision to attend LSU, her sorority rush experience, social life on campus, her favorite teachers and classes, and Helen Gordon, Dean of Women. Middleton also recalls her role in building Chi Omega's house at LSU, and the role of women in the establishment of other sorority houses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0300.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Mignon, Francois. Papers, 1939-1970, 1992. ca. 17,000 items (on 41 microfilm reels). Location: Mss.Mf:M. Journalist, horticulturist, and curator of Cammie G. Henry's Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches Parish, La. Correspondence, journal, writings, and subject files describe and relate to thirty years spent by Mignon at Melrose, which also served as an artists and writers colony. Among his correspondents are African American artist Clementine Hunter and Louisiana writers Lyle Saxon and Harnett Kane. Many ideas expressed in the journal later appeared in 'Cane River Memo,' Mignon's column in the Natchitoches newspaper Enterprise. Microfilm of originals at the University of North Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Miller, Joan Chaffee. Notebook, 1932-1933. 1 vol. Location: W:1. Professor, LSU Department of English. Notebook containing 'Selected Contributions of Miss Miller's Class in Freshman English, 1932-1933,' dedicated to Dr. Miller at the end of her first year at LSU. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Miller, Robert Davies, 1848-1927. Family papers, 1853-1938, 1984. 2 microfilm reels, 5 photographic prints, 1 typescript. Location: Mf., Misc. Robert Davies Miller was a physician in Clinton, Miss. The papers consist primarily of microfilm copies of 110 family letters, postcards, receipts, obituaries, and other documents, as well as two autograph albums, created between 1853 and 1938. Not microfilmed are a typescript of "Robert Davies Miller: A Biography" (1984) by M. Stone Miller Jr., and photographic prints of the Miller family. Mss. 3432, 3642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Millon, Mariana. Account, 1790 July 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Account of Mariana Millon with Alpaente. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Milne Asylum Papers, 1840-1856. 36 items. Location: A:77. The Milne Asylum was established by the charitable bequest of Alexander Milne, a Scottish immigrant of New Orleans. He bequeathed money and property for the establishment of the Milne Asylums in Milneburg, one for orphan boys, the other for girls. Papers include agreements and orders of appropriations from the estate of Milne for the Milne Asylums, certificates of fees paid by the asylums for goods and services, mortgage documents, and insurance receipts. Included are a request for the admission of a foundling to the asylum, the release of a boy to the asylum by his mother, Papers also relate to the title of land involved in the Milne bequest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1170.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Mims, Elizabeth J. Letter, 1886 Sept. 7. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter written to Mims' family, from Cartersville, South Carolina, shortly after the occurrence of an earthquake, conveying shock of the event. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3675.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mims, Mary. Scrapbook, 1939-1949. 1 vol. Location: M:24. Extension sociologist with the LSU Cooperative Extension Service and head of the Louisiana Teachers Association. Scrapbook contains materials related to Mims' work with rural community life in Louisiana. Her work as a sociologist and teacher and her involvement with agricultural exhibitions are represented. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3882.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Mingo family African American photographs, 1887-circa 1955 (bulk 1887-circa 1915). 1 photograph album (32 prints). Location: 65:. The collection consists of 32 photographic images of unidentified African Americans, believed to be members of the Mingo family of Port Allen, La., and one empty photograph album. It includes cabinet card portraits of men, women, and children taken at unidentified studios and by photographers in Baton Rouge and Plaquemine, La., as well as real postcards and photographic prints made in Hot Springs, Ark.; Cairo, Ill.; New Orleans, La.; and St. Cloud, Minn. It is possible that some of the individuals in the images are members of an African American theatrical troupe specializing in minstrel shows. Mss. 5113.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Minor family photograph collection, 1885. 3 items. Location: E:67. William J. Minor was a sugar planter of Terrebonne and Ascension Parishes, Louisiana. His father, Stephen Minor, owned a plantation and a home in Natchez, Mississippi. Ayres P. Merrill was the U.S. Minister to Belgium. Collection contains formal portraits of William J. Minor, John Minor, Mrs. Minor (probably the wife of William J. Minor), and Ayres P. Merrill II. Included are photographs depicting Oakland, the Minor family home, and Elmscourt, the Merrill family home, also in Natchez. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Minor, Katherine Surget, 1834-1926. Letter, 1867 Dec. 5. 1 item. Location Misc: S. Katherine Surget Minor was a native of Natchez and wife of Natchez plantation owner John Minor. The Minor and Surget families owned several plantations in Louisiana and Mississippi. Letter to C.E. [Charles E.] Leverich expresses Minor's dissatisfaction with an employee of the Freedman's Bureau and with economic conditions during Reconstruction in Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4867.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Minor, Rebecca A. G. Papers, ca. 1860-1870. 786 pages (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Wife of William J. Minor and executrix of his estate. Case files of Rebecca Minor against the United States, filed in the U.S. Court of Claims, for the seizure by Union military authorities of sugar, molasses, and supplies at Hollywood and Southdowns plantations, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Mistick Krewe of Comus (Organization). Invitation, 1956. 2 items. Location: OS:M. Mardi Gras social organization. Invitation and admission card to Krewe of Comus' Grand Centennial Ball, February 14, 1956, addressed to Mrs. Berenice McKnight Irving. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Moffitt, Sarah C. Deed, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc. Deed for sale of land in Lawrence County, Arkansas, by Uriah A. H. Smith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Monette, James. Day book and diary, 1848-1863. 1 vol. Location: G:17, microfiche 2729. Cotton planter in Bastrop, Louisiana, and the son of Samuel Monette. Typescript of a day book and diary, including frequent references to what the women were doing on a given day. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 590.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Monroe, Ethel V. Papers, 1897, 1904-1961. 209 items, 21 vols. Location: 78:24. Papers of Ethel Monroe, New Orleans medical nurse, pertaining to her work with nursing organizations, including the Louisiana State Nurses Association, the New Orleans District Nurses' Association, and the Guild of St. Barnabas for Nurses. Also included are two minute books of the New Orleans Sanitarium Alumnae Association, an organization made up of nurses who attended the New Orleans Sanitarium and Training School for Nurses. Mss. 1779.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Montfort vs. Montfort document, 1842. 1 item (notarized copy). Location: Misc:M. Record of New Orleans Court case no. 14575 concerning a suit brought against Jean Jacques Montfort by his wife. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Montgomery, Joseph Addison. Family Papers, 1806-1886. 233 items; 1 vol. Location: U:240, H:13, Mf:M. New Orleans cotton broker, owner of Belmont plantation near Port Gibson, Mississippi, and husband of Amelia Smylie. Papers of the Montgomery and Smylie families. Joseph's document financial matters; Amelia's written from Belmont relate to family matters, rumors of civil war, slaves, African American laborers, shortages, and plantation management during Reconstruction. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publication of America Records of Southern Plantation from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1019.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Moore, Alison. Papers, 1920-1984. 17 linear ft. Location: 12:1-13. Graduate of LSU and a librarian at LSU from 1929 to 1958. Moore was also a historian of the Civil War and the author of Old Bob Wheat, High Private; The Louisiana Tigers; And Sixty '60s. Papers include research materials, manuscripts, and related correspondence; grade books; and some business correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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    
  • Moore, John, 1788-1867. Family Papers, 1831-1880. 47 items. Location: W:31. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Papers consist of legal and business papers and correspondence of Moore, his daughters, and his sons-in-law. Included are bills of lading, crop production statements, slave documents, mortgages, and promissory notes. The collection also includes land grants (1860) for acreage in Opelousas, Louisiana. Mss. 2973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Moore, Mary C. Demand draft, 1844 February 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Demand draft for $1007.30 charged to the estate of David Weeks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4542.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morant, Josephine. Document, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Power of attorney of Josephine Morant to John and Lubin Garnier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Morgan family history, 1938. 4 items. Location: E:54. Typescript of the Morgan family history compiled in 1938 includes the diary (1854-1864) of Aurora Margueritte Morgan, daughter of Colonel Charles Morgan and Hyacinthe Allain of Morganza, La. Two photographic prints of portraits of Colonel Charles Morgan and his wife, Hyacinthe Allain, and a medal given from Miss Gaétan to Charles Morgan Abrams (1871) are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1368, 1936, 2015For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Morgan Family Papers, 1772-1941 (bulk 1827-1911). 220 items, 7 vols. Location: Y:83, H:22, OS:M. Planters and jurists of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Thomas Gibbes Morgan was a lawyer and judge. James Morris Morgan was a lawyer, planter, and journalist involved in politics. Relatives include the Frellsen, Hicky, Erksine, and Bunyan families. Correspondence, genealogical notes, family histories, and other papers document the Morgan, Frellsen, and related families. An autobiography by Margaret Benson Erksine (1840) describes her captivity with Shawnee Indians in Kentucky. Included is a grounds survey of the Baton Rouge State Capitol (1847) and a contract for the construction of a levee on Fairview Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035, 2090.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Morgan, Lucia Cameron, -1970. Papers, 1938-1970. 1 linear ft. Location: 77:, 102:. Professor of speech, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Professional papers include correspondence (1959-1970), manuscripts of articles and books, teaching materials, research notes, and other materials, pertaining to classroom teaching, phonetics, regional accents, and speech training. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2804.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Morgan, Zula Penny. Papers, 1900, 1961. 4 items. Location: Misc. M. Resident of Ruston, Louisiana. Two personal letters describe family matters in Calhoun and Ruston, La. (1900, 1961). Two early 20th-century photographs depict Frank Price's hardware store in Ruston, La., and probably the family of Frank E. Morgan Sr. and Zula Penny Morgan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2940.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Morrill, Nellie. Manuscript, ca. 1902. 1 item (9 typewritten pages). Location: Misc.:M. Manuscript of 'Pualeilani,' a story of the home of Hawaiian royalty, written by Morrill, a short time after the end of royal rule in Hawaii and when the Islands were in their initial stage as a territory of the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Morris, Agnes. Papers, 1899-1902. 26 items; 1 printed vol. Location: A:2. Corresponding secretary of the Louisiana Federation of Women's Clubs and president of the Lesche Club of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, copies of constitutions, and reports from related members of the Louisiana Federation of Women's Clubs. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 967.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morris-Sibley Family Papers, 1846-1910 (bulk 1846-1879). 93 items; also available as a bound typescript. Location: A:2, H:3. Thomas Henry Morris moved from Wales to Louisiana and married Mary White Sibley in 1854. She was born in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and her family owned Mount Elon Plantation. Papers consist of family correspondence, including that of Mary Wells Sibley and Mary White Morris; Civil War correspondence of Thomas H. Morris and others; and letters from the Morris sons describing life at a school in North Carolina, 1878-1879. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 562.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Plantations    
  • Moss, Martha, 1827-1859. Diary, 1853-1870. 1 volume, 3 items. Location J:20, Misc.M.. Diary of Martha Moss, a New Orleans Sabbath school teacher. In it, she discusses her classes and students, including her disappointment that one of her students “has embraced the religion of the Romish church” (June 18, 1855). Moss also recounts her charitable work, shopping excursions in New Orleans, her reading habits, pieces she has written or plans to write for various periodicals, and the death of her younger sister in February 1855. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • Mossy, Mrs. Eliza. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of slave (notarized copy) by Mrs. Mossy, wife of Toussaint Mossy, Jr., deceased, to Antoine Boudausiquie of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 307.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Mount Nebo Baptist Church (St. Tammany Parish, La.). Minutes, 1813-1860. 2 items [photocopies]. Location: A:110. Two volumes of church minutes. Volume 1 (1813-1833) also contains a list of members, articles of faith, minutes, and an index by Ethma Roberts Rush (1993). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4512.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Mouton, Emma Gardner, d.1897. Scrapbook. 1836-1861, 1897. 4 items, 1 vol. Location: M:19. Newspaper clippings about the wedding of Emma Kitchell Gardner to Senator Alexander Mouton of Louisiana and his political career as governor. The scrapbook includes copies of sermons, poetry, and translations of compositions by Mrs. Mouton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Politics    
  • Moyse-Gottlieb-Sommer Family Papers, 1886-1986 (bulk 1910-1960). 3 linear ft., 2 v. Location: U:317, OS:M, M:19. Members of the Moyse, Gottlieb, and Sommer families were predominantly merchants, businessmen, and bankers in Louisiana, primarily Baton Rouge. Correspondence, financial documents, photographs, printed items, scrapbooks, and writings reflect the personal and professional lives of a Jewish family from the 1880s to the 1980s. Central topics include Hermann Moyse Sr.'s involvement in the First World War and his employment at City National Bank, the educational activities of Ray and Lydie Sommer, and the family's association with Temple B'nai Israel. Mss. 4671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Business     Education     French-language     Jews     LSU     Politics     Religion    
  • Muggah-Glover-Guyther. Family Papers, 1844-1896, 1906 (bulk 1844-1852). 14 items. Location: UU:168. The Muggah, Glover, and Guyther families lived in Natchez, Mississippi and Pattersonville, Louisiana. Papers nclude correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and photographs. Correspondence consists mostly of letters between women discussing marriage, family life, domestic obligations, religion, social events, and customs. Mss. 4790.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Religion    
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana. Shreveport Committee compilation.1724-1829. 2 ms. vols. [photocopies]. Location: 41:39. Baptismal records of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Natchitoches, Louisiana, compiled by the Shreveport Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana. Included are photographs of portraits of three bishops of Natchitoches: Augustus M. Martin, Francis Xavier Leray, and Anthony Durier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1720.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     French-language    
  • New Orleans miscellaneous documents, 1810-1879. 4 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Documents include a portion of a legal document (1810) signed by Charles Laveaux, father of Marie Laveaux; a slave sale document bearing signature of Marie Laveaux (1838); and two documents pertaining to property on Dauphin Street. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     African Americans     French-language    
  • 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    
  • New Orleans Academy of Science. Papers, 1852, 1869-1870. 7 items. Location: Misc.:N. Minutes of meetings tell of the appointment of committees, reports presented at the meetings, speeches, and other matters. Included is a stock certificate of the New Orleans Mechanics Society and a land transfer by Martha Adams to Mrs. William C. Adams. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 323.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans District Nurses' Association. Records,1892-1968. 6.5 linear feet, 12 ms v. Location: R:41-45, OS:N. Collection reflects the history and organization of the New Orleans District Nurses' Association as well as the activities of the Louisiana State Organization for Public Health Nursing and the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1547, 2288, 2372.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • New Orleans League of Nursing Education. Records, 1936-1952. ca. 800 items. Location: 124:. Organization affiliated with the National League of Nursing Education and the Louisiana League of Nursing Education. Records consist of correspondence, reports, by-laws, and minutes of the New Orleans League; programs and pamphlets from conventions; programs and printed material of the Louisiana State Nurses Association; and items related to continuing education. Included are materials pertaining to a report prepared for the National Nursing Council by Esther Lucile Brown entitled 'Nursing for the Future.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • New Orleans maternity home, , the role of VOA in adoptions, and Hanson's Disease Center at Carville, Louisiana. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • New Orleans Unionist Civil War letter, 1864 April 8. 1 item. Location:Misc.: N. Letter from woman named Emma in New Orleans to her grandmother. Author refers to difficulties of "Henry's" office job, which involves discharging soldiers. Also mentioned are the author's children (one of whom sings the "Star Spangled Banner" and pretends to "kill Rebels.") and debt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Newell, Robert Aiken, b. 1819. Papers, 1841-1887 (bulk 1863-1864). 250 items. Location: U:235, 65:. Irish immigrant and owner of Oak Grove, Cheneyville, Louisiana. The collection consists chiefly of personal papers of Newell and family. Personal correspondence of the 1850s and 1860s reflects the plantation and social activities of the Newell, Forman, and Keary families. Some letters were written from Newell to his wife during a trip to his home in Ireland (1859). Civil War letters from family in the 16th Louisiana Infantry and 8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery at camps in the state discuss the quality of Louisiana conscripts, provisions, the Red River campaign, Vicksburg, and deserters. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 653.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Nichols, Irby C. Family Papers, 1862-1972. 15 linear ft. Location: 45:15-20, 44:26-27. LSU professor of mathematics. His wife, Pauline Wright Nichols, studied art and design at Newcomb School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. After they married she continued her design work. Correspondence, printed items, financial papers, legal documents, memoirs, journals, pedagogical materials, and photographs document the professional, business, and personal lives of the Nichols family, primarily Irby C. and Pauline Nichols. Sketches and other graphic materials reflect the artistic career of Pauline Nichols. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Noble, Charles Mark, and Agatha Faulk Noble. Diaries, 1894-1929. 12 v. (loose leaf). Location: U:243. Planter of Richland Parish, La. Personal diaries rural life in Northeast Louisiana. Topics include plantation operations, weather, social activities, family matters, and political elections. Entries also comment on the murder of two African Americans (May 24, 1895), black farm workers (Dec. 7, 1895, Nov. 12, 1896), and the presence of the Spanish flu in the parish, which has caused several deaths, particularly among African Americans (Jan. 9, 1919). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4395.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Norwood, George, b. 1847. Papers, 1797-1901. .3 linear ft. Location: E:7. Planter and miller of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, who served on the police jury of the seventh ward for many years. He married Stella Currie, daughter of Malcolm M. Currie, a planter and former senator from Franklin County, Mississippi. Papers of George and Stella Norwood and related families include deeds and land grants in East Feliciana Parish and Franklin County, Mississippi. Correspondence and cotton trade records from Clinton to Port Hudson are included. Also included are the papers of Thomas W. Scott, judge of East Feliciana Parish, that pertain to the settlement of the estates of James Winter, William J. Boatner, James H. Cason, and G. W. Jelks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics    
  • Orage, Alfred Richard. Papers, 1921, 1930-1932, undated. 12 items. Location: U:118. English writer. Papers of Alfred Richard Orage (1873-1934) including a letter (1921) from his pupil, Katherine Mansfield; and newspaper clippings (1930) containing reviews of his book The Art of Reading. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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    
  • Orléans, Philippe, duc d', 1674-1723. Duke of Orleans document, 1723 April 23. 1 item. Location: OS:O. Regent of France. Document signed at Versailles, April 23, 1723. A document signed at Versailles by Philippe d'Orléans and Pierre-François Doublet concerns property that Marie-Eleonore Hersant inherited at Tournelles following the death of her father, Pierre Hersant.In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     French-language    
  • Osborn, Marvin G., 1885-1958. Scrapbooks, 1906, 1913-1956. 19 ms. vols. Location: F:21. Native of Winnsboro, Louisiana, and director of the School of Journalism of LSU.Scrapbooks containing letters, broadsides, programs, and newspaper clippings documenting the School of Journalism, high school and college journalism in Louisiana, the LSU Press Service, the Louisiana Press Association, and Professor Osborn's association with Louisiana State University for fifty years.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1730.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Osterberger, Charles. Letter, 1855. 1 item (photocopy). Location: Misc. Immigrant to Louisiana from French province of Alsace. Family letter from his mother discusses personal concerns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2589.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Paap, Christian C. F. Papers, 1822-1848. 7 items. Location: Misc. Birth certificates of Sophia Elizabeth Schumacher, Johann Paap, and Christian C. F. Paap. In German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 246.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: German-language    
  • Paille, Clara. Copy book, 1911. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Student of St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge. Copy book containing essays on various subjects including race, Louisiana history, geometry, and architecture, illustrated with original drawings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2711.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     African Americans    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Politics     African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Palmer-Lincoln Family Papers, 1865-1976. 1 linear ft. Location: Range 33:33. Edward C. Palmer ran a family wholesale paper trade business in New Orleans, and his sister, Maud, was involved in the cranberry business in Massachusetts. His daughter, Helen, married James Rufus Lincoln. Papers largely consisting of family correspondence. E. C. Palmer's paper business is documented through letters, a copy book, and audit books. Papers from Maud Palmer's interests in the cranberry trade consist of correspondence, receipts, and notebooks. Lincoln family papers include family correspondence, legal papers, cards, and drawings. Photographs represent both families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Papet, Charles. Papers, 1819, 1834. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sales (copies) of property of Charles Papet to Mrs. Virginia Livaudais (1819) and to Fran?ois Gardere (1834). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Partin, Pauline Thibodeaux. Papers, 1864-1930 (bulk 1897-1905). 40 items. Location: U:119. Resident of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Correspondence and a few miscellaneous items of Pauline Thibodeaux Partin and the related Arceneaux and Brown families. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Pasteur, Amelia. Papers, 1896-1933. 12 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers include personal letters from friends; a letter from Mrs. Charles Fisk Beach of England regarding Pasteur's Society's Ready Reference; and a letter and Christmas card from Dorothy Dix. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 117.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • 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    
  • 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    
  • Payne, Cornelius Bricknell. Slave bill of sale, 1853 April 7. 1 item. Location: OS:P. Slave bill of sale documents the transfer of a 24-year-old mulatto slave named John from Payne to Harriet Smith, a free woman of color, both of New Orleans. The document also states that Harriet Smith and John lived as man and wife for six years and that she intended to emancipate him as soon as possible. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Pegues, Mrs. R. W. Letter, 1924 January 19. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Baton Rouge. Letter to Mrs. Pegues from Gloster, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, discussing the weather, spread of the grippe, horticulture, poultry, and the poor road conditions to Stonewall, Louisiana. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Peirce-Haralson-Rumble. Family Papers, 1809, 1820-1931, undated. 0.5 linear feet. Location: 45:25. Correspondence, legal papers, miscellaneous items, and genealogical materials documenting the lives of members of the Peirce, Haralson, and Rumble families, during their residence in Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi. The vast majority of correspondence involves communication between women discussing news of family and friends, domestic relations, marriage, and social activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Peniston, Anthony, 1796-1826. Papers, 1821-1822. 5 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans and St. Francisville, Louisiana. Letters written to Peniston by his sister Ellen Peniston of Petersburg, Virginia, and by business associates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Penrose, Ann Wilkinson. Diary and family letters, 1861-1865, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Percy, William Alexander, 1885-1942. Janet Percy Dana Longcope papers, 1911-1917. 31 items. Location: W:52. Author, poet of Greenville, Mississippi. Letters to Percy's cousin, Janet Percy Dana Longcope of New York City. Letters concern Percy's travels, his writings (particularly his poetry), Janet's nursing service in France during World War I, Percy's interest in military service, and American involvement in the war, and personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3511.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Pereboom, Margaret, 1928-2008. Papers, 1977-1988 (bulk:1979-1982). 3.5 linear feet. Location: U:313-316; OS:P. A child psychologist who served as a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and as chair of Louisiana Women in Politics. Consists of correspondence, legal files, office files and statistical reports related to the desegregation case, Davis vs. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, as well as administrative files for Louisiana Women in Politics and research materials on the role of women in elected office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4958.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Education     Politics    
  • Peters, Emma Dell, 1941-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (6 pages). Location: L:4700.0283. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Peters lived on Sterling Plantation; her great-grandparents were slaves. For 26 years, Peters worked as a cook in the school system. Peters gives an account of her great-grandparents' purchases as slaves, and discusses slave religion, the treatment of slaves, and female slaves who bore children for their white masters. Included are spirituals she learned from her grandparents. Peters also gives accounts of illnesses, funeral customs, early jobs she held, poverty in her youth, and discipline and life in her large family. She also discusses Civil Rights legislation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Religion     African Americans    
  • Peterson, Pattie P. Papers, 1955-1977 . 3.0 linear ft. Location: Y; 95-97, OS:P. Resident of Baton Rouge, La., civil servant, and civil rights advocate. Correspondence, logs, and notes, and printed material relative to race relations and desegregation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the civil rights movement in the nation. Papers also reflect Peterson’s involvement in public welfare organizations, including the Louisiana Commission on Human Relations, Rights, and Responsibilities and the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations. Correspondence also relates to family matters and the civil service system in Louisiana. Printed materials include the newsletters of the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations. Mss. 2955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Education     Politics    
  • Peyroux, Constance. Papers, 1832, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc. Sale of a plantation and slaves in Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiania, by the estate of Marie Eulalie Peyroux to Constance Peyroux (1832); and sale of a plantation and slaves in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, by Pierre A. Peyroux to Constance Peyroux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • Phillips, Sarah Ellen. Reminiscences, 1865. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: Misc. Reminiscences of a raid by General James H. Wilson's Cavalry Corps near Selma, Alabama, in April 1865. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pilot Club of Baton Rouge. Records, 1952-1995 (bulk 1976-1995). 2 linear feet. Location: 49:13. Women's service and social organization made up of business professionals performing charity work in nursing homes, fund-raising activities for the March of Dimes, and other community service work. Collection consists of minutes (1976-1995), correspondence (1975-1995), reports (1975-1995), brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters and other printed items as well as scrapbooks, photographs and slides (1952-1977) pertaining to the club's activities, and communications with the international organization and state district. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4630.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Pinson, Nancy. Papers, 1820-1890. 1 linear ft. Location: C:62. Planter of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence and business papers of the Daniel B. Pinson family. Papers are comprised of bills and receipts for taxes, goods and services, and medical and dental treatments. Letters refer cotton trade, cholera, and family matters. Also included are statements from cotton brokers in New Orleans; contracts with freedmen; a slave list; and a letter mentioning that excitement over the slave riot subsided (June 21, 1853). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 828, 1255.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Pipkin, M. Louis (Mrs.). Diary, 1886-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Resident of New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, family news, and treatment of numerous illnesses. Also includes newspaper clippings of household hints and lists of expenditures. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Porteous, Laura L. Collection, 1769-1922 [1936, 1949]. 2,260 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: 78:61-65. Collection includes transcriptions and translations of Spanish judicial documents and cases in the Cabildo (1769-1803); and lists of Spanish officials (1769-1803) and notaries in New Orleans (1822-1922). Also includes extracts and translations of the Favrot papers, and extracts from baptismal records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Powell, O. C. Letter, 1850 July 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. O.C. Powell of De Soto Parish, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Stockton, Calif., discusses community news in De Soto Parish, local physicians, a doubly-fatal duel fought between two men over the infidelity of one's wife, and Pownall's thoughts of going to Mexico. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Pradel, Jean Charles de, 1692-1764. Family Papers, 1719-1954. 407 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Native of France and soldier and planter of New Orleans. He was married to Alexandrine de la Chaise de Pradel and operated Mon Plaisir Plantation. Papers include correspondence of Jean Charles de Pradel and his wife. His letters deal with business matters, the development of the Louisiana colony, and the discipline of slaves. Her letters deal with his estate and their daughters in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Prescott, M. R. E. (Mary Rose Emma), d. 1864. Record book, 1850-1863. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc:P. Wife of planter Aaron Prescott. Infrequently-dated notations listing slaves of Cedar Grove Plantation, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; clothing and tobacco issued to them; and other related information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4276.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Prevost family papers, 1786-1814, 1843-1845. 30 items. Location: U:230, OS:P. Letters, legal documents, and related items of Pierre Prevost of St. Domingue; his daughter, Emilie Prevost Majestre of New York City; and his son, Maurice Prevost of New Orleans. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1560.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Prichard, Walter, 1887-1965. Collection, 1804-1950 ca. (bulk 1804-1897). 196 items. Location: C:11-12. Professor of History, LSU. Collection contains the papers relating to the cotton trade, the career of Thomas Bolling Robertson, a politician and jurist, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Mississippi. Papers concern the Louisiana political activities of Robertson, the friction between the French and Americans in Louisiana, and yellow fever in New Orleans. Family letters of Ferguson discuss travel from New Orleans to New York, education, family matters, and Natchez acquaintances. Papers also contain with transcriptions, research notes, and footnotes by Prichard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2509.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Pride, Nancy Burkett. Papers, 1971 June-November. 13 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:P. Correspondence with persons in New Orleans, Louisiana, including Beverly Brown, Bernie Shields, and Elizabeth Shields Fourton, concerning Mrs. Pride's research for a thesis on child acting and child labor laws (1900-1914). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Prolifers for Survival Records, 1979-1987 (bulk: 1983-1986). 2.2 linear feet. Location: 6:35-37. Records documenting the administration and activities of a pro-life and anti-nuclear proliferation activist organization. Includes correspondence, publications, and audio visual materials. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4166.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Medicine     Politics     Religion    
  • Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Civil War account, circa 1865-1868. 2 items (17 pages). Location: Misc.:P. Wife of Colonel William W. Pugh, planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Personal account titled 'Dark Days: A Woman's Record,' describes the occupation of Assumption Parish by Union troops in 1862 and comments on the behavior of the occupying troops, the reaction of slaves, and Confederate civilian experiences. Included is a reminiscence of Mrs. Pugh by her husband. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2618.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Record book, 1846-1939 (bulk 1846-1868). .3 linear ft.; 1 microfilm reel. Location: H:12, Mss. Mf:P. Wife of Colonel William W. Pugh, planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Record book documents public recognition of the Nicholls and Pugh families and includes published reports of Louisiana-related events from the Mexican War through the Civil War. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language    
  • Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Mrs. W. W. Pugh, Jr. Civil War account, circa 1865. 1 item (8 pages) Location: Misc.:P. Mss. Mf: P. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Account of the Battle of Georgia Landing at Labadieville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, on October 27, 1862, in which Confederate troops led by Colonel G. P. McPheeters were defeated by Union troops led by General Godfrey Weitzel, on Bayou Lafourche. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pugh, Mary W. Papers, 1882-1925. 1.5 linear ft. 17 vols. Location: A:6-8, P:20, OS:P. Widow of Richard L. Pugh, of Live Oak Plantation, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence of Mrs. Pugh principally from her children. Contains a letter concerning African American labor problems; and memorandum book #5 and time books for the Thibodaux Brick Works. Photographs of Live Oak Plantation and the Maguire home in Tennessee are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 897, 1055.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Family Papers, 1833-1941. 921 items, 11 ms. vols. Location: U:165-166, H:9, OS:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Papers document politics, the Board of Levee Commissioners, Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, education of the Pugh children, and plantation matters. Includes papers of Pugh's son Thomas, a physician; and Edward, a lawyer of Ascension Parish. Also included are materials relating to the Civil War and to Pugh's daughter-in-law, Eliza Lofton Phillips Pugh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2052.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Medicine    
  • Pugh-Williams-Mayes Family Papers, 1844-1933 (bulk 1855-1884). 1.5 linear ft. (283 items, 15 vols.). Location: D:98, H:11. Plantation owners and slaveholders in Louisiana. Richard Pugh served as a private in the Louisiana 5th Company Battalion of the Washington Artillery during the Civil War. His family fled to Texas before Union troops invaded the Bayou Lafourche area. Papers include genealogical notes on the Pugh family, Civil War correspondence between Mary and Richard Pugh, correspondence from friends and relatives, legal documents, financial papers, and financial manuscript volumes. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 7, and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 730, 733, 741.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Ramsland, Katherine M., Papers, 1989-1996. 9.5 linear ft. Location: 8:57-62. Pennsylvania author and biographer. Papers include notes, proposals, drafts and galley proofs of 'Prism of the Night,' a Biography of Anne Rice and Ramsland's companion books to Rice's works. Correspondence relates to Ramsland's books and articles by and about her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4464.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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    
  • Ratcliff, Olivia J. Speech, 1866. 1 item [typed transcription]. Location: Misc.:R. Speech delivered by Ratcliff on the presentation of a stone for Confederate monument erected at Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Raymond, Clara C. Reminiscences, fcirca 1920-1948. 1 item [typescript]. Location: Misc.R. Resident of Evergreen Plantation. Reminiscences include a description of the plantation and scattered biographical data on members of the family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 359.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Rayon, Virginie D. Document, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Unsigned affidavitt of Virginie Devillier Rayon requesting a furlough for her husband, Joseph Rayon, to aid his family in securing the necessities of life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 360.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Register records, The, 1948-1980. 13 linear ft. Location: 5:54-66. The Register was published in Baton Rouge from 1949-1980 by Elton Huckabay and edited by his wife Orene Muse. The magazine profiled local social events, prominent individuals, often in the context of fundraising, and events in private enterprise. Records document events and activities of selected Baton Rouge-area individuals, businesses, and social clubs. Orene Muse's activities related to the establishment and promotion of the annual charity event, the Mad Hatters Brunch, are also reflected. Scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and ephemera related to The Register, Mad Hatters, and radio and television broadcasts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3529.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Reynes, Joseph. Family Papers, 1743-1929 (bulk 1862-1869). 624 items, 37 vols. Location: C:87-88; P:20, OS:R. Resident of New Orleans and member of a prominent Creole family. Reynes was Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans and was later appointed as director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 493, 494, 1033, 1034, 1038, 1039, 1240. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Rhea, Mrs. Clara A. Papers, 1871-1887. 10 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Minden, Louisiana, and Henderson, Texas. Letters to Mrs. Clara Alice (Weldin) Rhea from family members. The letters tell of conditions of the weather, crops, health, and family affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 565.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rice, Anne. See: Anne Rice collection.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Richardson, Carrie. Margaret Dixon scrapbook, 1935-1972. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. A native of New Orleans, Margaret Dixon was a journalist, editor, and dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps. Scrapbook, compiled by Mrs. Roger W. Richardson, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items which document Dixon's career as a journalist and editor of the Baton Rouge paper, Morning Advocate. Included are obituaries of Dixon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3003.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Richardson, Henry Brown, 1837-1909. Family Papers, 1834-1967. 224 items; 4 vols. Location: W:32, D:16, Map case. Chief engineer of the State Board of Engineers of Louisiana (1880-1904) and a member of the Mississippi River Commission (1904-1909); member of the Confederate Corps of Engineers in the Civil War. Collection documents Brown's early Midwest travel and imprisonment in the Civil War; life in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and, after 1877, his work in New Orleans as an engineer. Includes correspondence and a diary of his wife, Anna Farrar Richardson. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Richmond, Jane. Diary, 1911-1914. 1 ms. Vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:R. Housewife of Jena, Louisiana. Diary records daily events of household and activities of children. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2767.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Riefenstahl, Leni. Oral history interview, 1979 September 5. 3 cassette tapes, 1 ms. vol. Location: 4700.0053. German actress and filmmaker. Taped interview with Leni Riefenstahl. Topics include a discussion of her production of official documentaries for the Nazi regime during the 1930's and her personal contacts with Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking government and party officials. Included are a typed transcription and a translation from German into English of an edited version. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     German-language    
  • 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    
  • Risley, Alice Farmer. Family Papers, 1856-1939 (bulk: 1860-1930). 174 items; 7 volumes; 2 reels. Location: 9:29, OS:R, J:21; Mss.Mf:R. The family papers and photographs of Phoebe Farmer, Alice Risley, and Sam Risley include material on life in Civil War Louisiana (especially New Iberia and New Orleans), participation in Grand Army of the Republic and National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War, poetry, education, and Civil War hospitals. Within the collection are a Civil War diary of Alice Risley of her life in New Orleans and 91 period photographs. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2269, 4901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Rives, Mary Elizabeth Carter, 1829-1900. Diary, 1865-1900. 1 vol., (on microfilm) Location: Mss.Mf:R. Widow and planter of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Diary records sentiments toward Confederate defeat and her experiences managing a plantation during early Reconstruction, including relations with freedmen. Also relates family activities and social life in Mansfield and Shreveport, Louisiana. Genealogical materials and remedies for smallpox, cancer, and scarlet fever are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2670.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Roberts, Sylvia, 1933-. Papers, 1968-1973 (bulk 1970-1973). 293 items. Location: 79:117. Attorney of Baton Rouge. Roberts served as a member and secretary of the Louisiana Commission on the Status of Women, established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1968. Papers consist of files kept by Roberts of the Louisiana Commission on the Status of Women (1970-1973) including memoranda, correspondence, agendas, minutes, publicity, and printed items. Collection includes copies of the Commission's newsletter, Louisiana Women. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3259.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Robertson, Maria McKinne Winter, 1854-1932. Papers, 1894-1932. 0.25 linear ft. [photocopies]. Location: UU:166. Robertson was born on Fairview Plantation, Georgia, and lived in Augusta, Georgia, and New Orleans. Papers consist of anecdotal accounts of her own and other families, and focus primarily on her life in Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3479.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Robertson, Mary Jane. Correspondence, 1860-1862. 7 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Letters from friends pertain to social life, the Catholic laity, and Confederate civilian experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion    
  • Robin, Jean Louis. Jean Louis Robin-Augustin Gradenigo document, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Residents of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Attestation by Jean Robin and Augustin Gradenigo of the authenticity of the signature of the will of Marie Louise Taillefaire. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 413.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rogers, Guy. Guy and Nell Rogers Papers, 1920-1965. 0.6 linear feet, 5 oversized items. Location: S:134, OS:G. Husband and wife Guy and Nell Foster Rogers were colonists at the Newllano colony (sometimes called New Llano), Louisiana, a socialist cooperative colony and later moved to Gainesville, Fla., where they founded the People's Industrial System, a socialist organization. Correspondence principally regards socialism, the Newllano Colony and the People's Industrial System. Includes newspapers from the Newllano colony and the People's Industrial System newsletter, PINS, both of which which Guy Rogers edited and printed, newspaper clippings concerning socialist politics and speeches and essays relating to the People's Industrial System. Also includes a photograph of Nell Foster Rogers circa 1964. For furhter information, see online catalog. Mss. 4848.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Rolles, Jean Mathieu. Affidavit, 1816 Mar. 29 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Jean Mathieu Rolles declares that he owns the female slave he is taking to Porto Rico, and that he plans to return to New Orleans with her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3870.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Root, Beth Skoog, 1912-1984. Papers, 1933-1950. 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:124, OS:R. Shreveport, La., native and 1940 graduate of LSU School of Library Science. Papers include photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, travel maps and brochures, and other printed items documenting Root's experience as an Army Special Services Librarian in the European Theater during World War II. Also includes photographs of Skoog family home in Shreveport and library facilities at Fort Polk and Camp Claiborne Army bases. Mss. 5007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Education    
  • Roque, Pauline. Letter, 1859. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Personal letter by Pauline Roque to her husband. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rosedown Plantation Restoration Photograph Collection, 1961-1962. 0.5 linear ft. (650 photographs and safety negatives). Location: A:98. The main house at Rosedown Plantation was built (1834-1835) by cotton planter Daniel Turnbull in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, near St. Francisville. In 1956 Catherine Fondren Underwood purchased the plantation and began extensive renovation. Chiefly photographs and negatives taken in 1961 and 1962 by Louis 'Red' Martel, documenting the restoration work carried out at Rosedown Plantation. A few additional photographs and negatives depict livestock, grounds, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion    
  • Rosenbaum, Max. Family Letters and Photographs, 1898-1945, undated. 92 items. Location: S:136. World War I veteran and shopkeeper-resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Collection includes a series of letters written from Max Rosenbaum to his son, Bert Rosenbaum, who was in Europe serving in the United States Army during World War II. The collection is also comprised of photographs of Ruth (Elgutter) Rosenbaum's German-Jewish immigrant family. Mss. 4878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     20th Century Wars     French-language     Jews    
  • Rountree, Mary Estelle. Letters, 1853-1860. 16 items. Location: Z:6. Residents of New Orleans. Letters written by Mary Estelle Rountree to her friend Charlotte Davis of Connecticut reflecting the social life of the Rountree family. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4647.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Rousseau, Mrs. Jacques. Document, 1826. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Certification of payment of mortgage on property of Mrs. Jacques Rousseau. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roussel, Adelaide. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Gift of a slave (copy) to Madame Julien Vienne from Adelaide Roussel. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Roux, Mrs. C. Receipt, circa 19th century. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Receipt for payment made to M. E. Garcia for moving household furniture in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rucker, Ada. Letter, 1863 April 27. 1 item. Location: Misc.R. Resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. Confederate civilian's letter speculates on the progress of the Tennessee Campaign and discusses problems with free African Americans and runaway slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Rumage, William, Letter, 1844 December 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:.R. Resident of Tennessee. Letter by William Rumage to John Rumage refers to the sale of a female slave and to President-elect Polk visiting Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Sale of the Office of Regidor manuscript, 1793. 1 item. Location: A:16. Sale of the Office of Regidor in Puebla, Mexico, formerly held by Juan de Zarate y Vera, to Antonio de Ojeda y Estrada. Includes a transcription and translation made by Alicia de Jongh for her thesis. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Salisbury Plantation: papers, 1858-1900 (bulk 1894). 3 items, including 2 vols. Location: Misc:S, M:18. Salisbury Plantation was located near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. A plantation record book contains accounts of payments made to laborers for cotton picked and work in turnip patches, as well as purchases made by laborers and crop estimates. Includes a school notebook of Arthur Crisfield of Maryland and a letter from Seymoura Scudder to Mrs. Shepherd of Salisbury Plantation commenting on house guests and plans for a trip to Tennessee. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1749.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Plantations    
  • Saucier, Gertrude B. (Gertrude Bott), 1881-1978. Family Papers, 1821-1960. 351 items, 1 ms. Vol., 2 printed vols. Location: UU:82; OS:S. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 17. Resident of Baton Rouge, the daughter of John Phillip and Mary Buchel Bott. Both sets of Saucier's grandparents were of German origin. She was an honorary president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Papers consist primarily of business, personal, and legal papers of the Buchel and Bott families, with a few items from the Saucier family. Collection includes thirty-one muster rolls of Louisiana Confederate regiments. Photographs in the collection include studio portraits, views of Baton Rouge houses, and a banquet of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting in 1947. Some items in German, French, and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     French-language     German-language    
  • Savoy, Joseph. Family Papers, 1856-1909. 0.3 linear ft. (93 items). Location: W:31. Sugar planter on Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Papers include family correspondence, with two letters of Corrine Savoy discussing the election of 1900; business papers dealing with the sale of sugar and molasses in New Orleans; and insurance policies for Joseph Savoy's plantation and sugar house. One letter and one receipt in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Schmit, Mrs. M. A. Record books, 1891-1902. 3 ms. vols. Location: P:20. Dealer in general merchandise, of Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Daybook, invoice book, and account ledger. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1027.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Schwing, Ella V. Letter, 1958 . Location: Misc.:S. Louisiana educator and faculty member of the LSU Library School. Two letters to Ella V. Schwing from John A. Hunter, dean of the Junior Division at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, and N.M. Caffee, chairman of freshman English at the university. Both letters report that the recipient of the 1958 freshman English medal is Leroy J. Colter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU    
  • Scofield, Elizabeth Ann, Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Eight-page letter and envelope from Scofield at the Catalpa Grove Plantation (La.) to her father Austin Phelps of Scipio, New York, during the first months of Reconstruction. Scofield writes about living conditions under the federal government and the political and economic situation of newly freed slaves. The letter is dated December 24, 1865. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • Scott, Emily T. (Emily Turpin). Papers, 1850-1935 (bulk 1882-1935). 326 items; 1 vol. Location: A:25. Emily Turpin Scott, resident of Sicily Island, Louisiana. Correspondence from her children and other family members pertains chiefly to family matters; some correspondence is concerned with land holdings of Scott's son-in-law, R. H. Harris. Also includes an 1865 amnesty oath signed by Israel Scott. Other letters discuss the cattle, lumber, and oil industries, and the death of Huey Long. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Long Family     Medicine     Politics    
  • Scott, Eva, 1877-1961. Family Papers, 1832-1959. 939 items; 10 ms. Vol. Location: Y:84-85, H:10. Eva Scott was an owner of The Shades Plantation in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. She lived on the plantation with her aunt, Kate Scott. Papers include correspondence (1866-1877) written to Bettie Gordon Scott and family papers (1892-1900). Papers (1900-1959) include correspondence of Eva and Kate Scott. Cards and letters of Lyle Saxon and Sherwood Anderson are included. Business papers (1853-1941) pertain to the administration of The Shades Plantation. Manuscript volumes include 5 ledgers (1889-1913) recording supplies and wages paid to hired laborers. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 28-31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2994.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Scott, M. J. Letter, 1864 June 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Civilian living in Covington, Louisiana, during the Civil War. Letter addressed to Scott's sister-in-law negotiating with her to take over care of his two young daughters because the Civil War had ruined him financially. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3621.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Scott, Margaret J. E. Document, 1853. 1 item (copy). Location: Misc:S. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Sale of Montevideo Plantation and slaves by Mrs. Scott to Mr. Lewis G. Sterling, March 24, 1853. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Scott, Thomas W. Papers, 1832-1833. 7 items. Location: Misc.:S. Judge and resident of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence of Judge Scott and related legal documents pertaining to the dissipation of the estate of Ann M. Scott by her husband, John H. Scott. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Scott, Walter H., 1893-. Papers, 1914-1921, 1994. 1 linear ft. Location: W:56. World War I hospital ward clerk from Michigan, stationed in Vittel, France, 1917-1919. Photographs, diaries, scrapbook, postcards, and printed items document Scott's experiences during the First World War, and other significant events and figures of the period. A biography of Scott by his daughter, Marie Scott Standifer, is included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4465.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Shealy, John N. (John Noah), d. 1862. John N. and Eugenia B. Shealy letters, 1859-1862. 51 items. Location: A:26, H:16. Available on microfilm: UPA Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. Confederate lieutenant in the 47th Alabama Regiment during the Civil War. John N. Shealy and Eugenia (Jennie) Burson, both of Georgia, wed in 1859; they had two sons. The 1859 correspondence consists of love letters between John and Jennie. The 1862 correspondence, written while Shealy was in field service, describes Confederate soldiers' hardships, illness, and suffering under Stonewall Jackson's command. Jennie wrote about family affairs and her sale of cotton.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Sherwood, Emily D. Family correspondence, 1853-1865 (bulk 1862-1865). 0.3 linear ft. (109 items). Location: S:121. Sherwood's family owned a farm in Quincy, Illinois. Her brothers Charles and Frederick served in the Illinois 50th Regiment during the Civil War and fought in battles throughout the South. Papers include correspondence among Sherwood family members. Civil War letters comment on activities, health, and camp life; battles at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, and Corinth, Mississippi; African Americans; and Confederate women. Other items discuss social life among northern farmers and workers. Mss. 2566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War    
  • Shlenker-Hirsch-Moyse Family Papers, 1878-1949, (bulk 1878-1909, 1941-1949). 50 items, 2 v. Location: W:13. Jewish families of Mississippi and Louisiana. Correspondence, photographs, printed items, and two scrapbooks concern family matters, business life, and personal and social activities, particularly the wedding of Carrie Shlenker and Jacob Hirsch. Newspaper clippings also relate to the activities of the prominent Texas Rabbi Henry Cohen. Other items include Jewish-themed, printed illustrations. Mss. 4911.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Jews     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • Shute, Dora. Autograph book, 1804-1918 (bulk 1862-1865). 1 vol. Location: J:5. Volume of inscribed and inserted autographs of Confederate military and political leaders and others, apparently compiled mostly in New Orleans from 1862-1865. Volume also includes several Civil War letters collected by Shute and two addressed to her. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Politics    
  • Shute, Mrs. James D. Record book, 1863. 1 item, 1 vol. Location: J:5. Record of clothing, shoes, bedding, toilet articles, tobacco and other personal items supplied to Confederate prisoners of war, political prisoners and hostages quartered in federal prisons in New Orleans and Algiers, La. Mrs. James D. Shute and Mrs. Duncan Hennan of New Orleans were granted permission by Brigadier General James Bowen, Provost Marshal General, Dept. of the Gulf, to distribute these supplies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Sibley, Mary Lou (Mary Lou Richardson), b. 1880. Papers, 1807-1971. 22 items. Location: Misc:S. Miscellaneous items and notes illustrating Mary Lou Sibley's involvement in Baptist churches, particularly the Gilgal Baptist Church in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana; Richardson family history; and photographs of the First Baptist Church in Shreveport. Included are photographs of engines and trains. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3454.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Religion     Transportation    
  • Sitwell, Sacheverell. Letter, 1938 August 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. English writer. Letter from Sitwell, vacationing in Tunisia, to Frederick Dawson, commenting on the veiled and beautifully dressed women of the harem of the Bey of Tunis and of other Tunisians, who are also summer visitors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Skimmers Club Records, 1921-2005. 2 linear feet. Social group and unofficial book club formed by wives of LSU faculty in 1927. Includes scrapbooks (1946-2000) containing clippings, photos, banquet invitations and napkins, guest lists, bylaws, bulletins, correspondence, Thank You cards, memorials, and obituaries. Collection also includes historical data, rules, bylaws, officer and member lists, treasurer's reports and meeting minutes and agendas, and booklists. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4625.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Skinner, Julia N. Letter, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of Hickory Grove, Mississippi. Letter to her mother, Susan C. G. White of Palmyra, Va., concerns family matters and progress of the war in the vicinity of the Yazoo River, Vicksburg, Miss., and Richmond, Va. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Slave document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Alabama bill for services of African American woman as midwife for $3, $2 of which was paid cash to the midwife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     African Americans    
  • Slidell, John, Mrs. Photographic portrait, circa 1860. 1 item. Location: E:73. This carte de visite depicts Marie Mathilde Deslonde, who married John Slidell in 1835. Mss. 3853.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, Ann E. Papers, 1836-1867. 265 items. Location: C:55. Cotton planter of Clover Hill Plantation, Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, married to James P. Smith. Factors letters and statements from M. B. Brady and Company and J. B. Byrne and Company, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Smith for cotton sales. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Smith, Anna Davis, 1841-1938. Reminiscences, 1927, 1928, 1938. 3 items (one photostatic copy). Location: Misc. Resident of Solitude and Locust Grove Plantations, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and of Baton Rouge; daughter of Joseph Davis Smith and grandniece of Jefferson Davis. Reminiscence recalls events in the life of Jefferson Davis and describes Smith's relationship with him. Collection includes a newspaper obituary of Smith and a copy of CONFEDERATE VETERAN magazine which contains an article written by Smith. Original in the Robert McElroy Papers in the New York Public Library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2630.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Smith, Annabell, 1862-. Diary, 1873-1874. 1 vol., 1 pamphlet. Location: W:17. Resident of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Volume contains original poetry and recipes, as well as a diary (1873-1874) which records daily activities, family visits, a trip to New Orleans by steamboat, social life, and life in a girls' school. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Transportation    
  • Smith, Jean H. Collection, 1821, 1826, 1965. 6 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Papers include an inventory and appraisal of the estate of Mary Harwell; a list of African Americans hired out; and renting of land belonging to the orphans of Thomas Harwell. Also included are a plan of an escape tunnel in a Confederate Prison at Salisbury, North Carolina, and a report of its discovery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Smith, Jeanne Sully. Diary, 1910-1911. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:21. New Orleans debutante. Entries comment on social engagements prior to and during the Carnival season. Included are souvenir cards and favors, invitations, and newspaper clippings from the society page. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Smith, John P. Document, 1848 December 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Slave bill of sale from Smith to Arthemise Islain, free woman of color of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Smith, Mrs. Bel W. Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of Baton Rouge. Letter to Mrs. Daigre regarding the rental of her home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 396.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Smith, Richard H. Family correspondence, 1835-1851 (bulk 1839). 9 items. Location: Misc:S. New Orleans attorney. Papers include letters to Smith from his brother, J. Brice Smith of Georgetown, District of Columbia; his wife, Octavia; and others. The letters discuss family and business matters. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2179.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Smith, Winifred Thomas. Papers, 1901-1958. .5 linear ft. Location: D:80, OD:S, LSU alumna and Baton Rouge resident. Daughter-in-law of James Monroe Smith, Sr., past president of LSU. Photographs, correspondence, printed items, illustrations, and other materials related to the football career and later life of Arthur J. 'Tommy' Thomas, Winifred's father. Items related to Winifred's academic and social life at LSU are included. Some items in the collection belonged to James Monroe Smith, Sr. Vault. Mss. 3517.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Smylie-Montgomery Family Papers, 1807-1919 (bulk 1807-1869). 1.25 linear ft. Location: C:116-117, OS:S. Family of Mississippi planters and Presbyterian ministers. Correspondence comprises the bulk of this collection, with some Church records and personal papers. Collection reflects the Presbyterian Church in Mississippi, plantation life, cotton, and family matters, with references to the Choctaw Indians, the behavior of slaves, and economic difficulties after the Civil War. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 5038. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Religion    
  • Smyth, Jeanne Sully. Scrapbook, 1911, 1916-1919, 1928. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:21. Scrapbook compiled as a memento of the wedding and honeymoon of Jeanne Sully and Dr. John Smyth; the World War I military service of Dr. Smyth; Mrs. Smyth's participation in Red Cross activities; and the death of Mrs. Thomas Sully. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Solomon, Clara. Diaries and photograph, 1861-1862. 0.3 linear ft. Location: H:17. Jewish diarist of New Orleans during the Civil War. Four manuscript volumes record Solomon's experiences in New Orleans during the first part of the war (1861-1862). An albumen cabinet card portrait of one of Clara Solomon's daughters is included, and a bound typescript of the diaries is also available. 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. 538.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Jews     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Sommer, Ray, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1982. Transcript (23 pages), 1 sound cassette (45 min.). Location: L:4700.0058. Baton Rouge native and employee of the Office of Records and Registration at LSU in the 1920s. Interview deals with Sommer's experience working at LSU. She mentions the move to the new campus in 1926 and student life. She also mentions Mrs. A.M. Herget, Dean of Women, and the advances of women's status on the LSU campus in the 1920s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0058.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Sommer, Ray. Papers, ca. 1924-1988. 3 linear ft. Location: Range 95. Baton Rouge native and employee of the Office of Records and Registration at LSU in the 1920s. Materials related to Sigma Delta Tau, Zeta Chapter; Kappa Delta; and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Sophie B. Wright Free School. Notebooks, 1882-1903 ca. 5 ms. Vols. Location: J:3. School located in New Orleans. Practice sets for a bookkeeping course at the Sophie B. Wright Free Night School belonging to students Norman E. Kerth and A. Robertson. Miss Lilli Richardson was the instructor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education    
  • Southern Cotton Press. Papers, 1865. 7 items. Location: Misc.:S. Documents related to law suit against U.S. Government, by widow of Dr. D.F.E. Boulin, both citizens of France, and owners (since 1859) of the press which was seized by occupation forces in New Orleans (La.) in 1862. Papers appeal seizure, directed to the French ambassador in Washington, D.C. Judgment rendered in favor of plaintiff. Most items are in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     French-language    
  • Spears, Ann E. Papers, 1861-1864. 3 items. Location: Misc:S. Louisiana resident, possibly from East Feliciana Parish. Papers include a letter (1861) from her cousin, a Confederate soldier in Company B, 4th Louisiana Infantry, stationed on Ship Island, Mississippi, in the Civil War; a military pass (1863); and an issue of the Feliciana Democrat. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1227.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Spencer, Linda Anglada. Letter, 1965 September 21. 1 item (6 pages). Location: Misc.:S. Letter giving an eyewitness account of the destruction caused by Hurricane Betsy in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, from Port Sulphur to Buras. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • St. Julien, Louis Felix. Family papers, 1906-1915, 1942-1944. 14 letters, 1 diary. Location: A:119. Louis Felix St. Julien and Louise Comeaux, both of Broussard, La., were married on April 18, 1906. The papers consist of 14 letters received by the St. Juliens between 1906 and 1915 and a diary kept by Staff Sergeant James E. St. Julien during his service in Australia and New Guinea with the 41st Fighter Squadron during World War II. Letters in English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3619.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     20th Century Wars     French-language    
  • Stafford, Emma T. (Emma Tarleton). Sidonie de la Houssaye collection, 1882-1950 (bulk 1932-1940). 17 items, 1 ms. Vol., 1 reel of microfilm. Location: U:104, Mss. Mf.:S. Sidonie de la Houssaye (1820-1894) was a French author of Franklin, Louisiana. Emma T. Stafford was her granddaughter. Papers include correspondence of Emma T. Stafford; newspaper clippings and a scrapbook; and printed items; all concerning Sidonie de la Houssaye's life and work. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1445.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     French-language    
  • Stanton, Edwin L. Papers, 1866-1875. 23 items. Location: A:122. Son of Edwin McMasters Stanton, Secretary of War under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Correspondence of Stanton to Edward Pierrepont. Lettrs refer to court cases, including one involving William Weed and Stanton's father. They discuss the election campaign of 1868 and rumors regarding possible Ulysses S. Grant cabinet appointments. Included are two letters by Ellen H. Stanton, wife of Edwin McMasters Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3835.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883, Papers, 1834-1872. 3,053 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Vice-President of the Confederacy in the Civil War. His brother, Judge Linton Stephens, was lieutenant colonel of the 15th Georgia Regiment during the first year of the Civil War. Extensive correspondence between Stephens and his brother Linton Stephens; and a few other letters between Alexander and his brother's widow. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 863.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Stephenson, P. D. (Philip Daingerfield), 1845-1916. Memoirs, 1862-1903. 44 items, 11 vols. Location: E:53, G:21, Mss.Mf:S. Presbyterian minister of Woodstock, Virginia, who served as a private in the Confederate Army, Missouri Brigade of Tennessee. Memoirs relate Civil War experiences based on diary entries and letters. He describes the defense and evacuation of Corinth, Mississippi, campaigns, and battles. Diary also recounts the Union invasion and occupation of Huntsville, Alabama. Reminiscences of his wife contain her comments on plantation life and the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2482, 2657.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Religion    
  • Stewart, Sarah A. Account books, 1866-1874. 2 vols. Location: J:12. Stewart leased Magnolia Plantation, owned by the Fort family of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; and owned Holly Grove Plantation near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Record book for Magnolia Plantation containing copies of contracts and accounts with freedmen (1866-1870) and a record book for Holly Grove Plantation listing plantation expenses (1873-1874). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     African Americans    
  • Stewart, William. William and Walter Stewart papers, 1817-1933. 207 items, 15 printed vols., 4 ms. vols. Location: E:37. Residents of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include tax bills and receipts; and three letters by Confederate veterans describing the Civil War. There is also a letter from Mrs. Virginia Hilliard about her former husband, General Albert Jenkins, who fought at Gettysburg; and a printed address by Col. J. S. Scott. Mss. 703.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Stirling Family Papers, 1862, 1924. 4 items. Location: C:61. Residents of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Civil War papers consisting of two Confederate bonds and a medical discharge application signed by L. Stirling, enrolling officer, for James W. Johns. Also includes a letter with information on Jefferson Davis' marriage to Sarah Knox Taylor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Stokes, Joel A. Family Papers, 1863-1898. 140 items. Location: E:35. Druggist and retail liquor and tobacco dealer of Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi. Business papers consist chiefly of bills and tax receipts for Stokes' drug business. Personal papers include a Civil War letter from J. W. Courtney to his family and a series of letters from Lilly Stokes, a teacher in Osyka, to her brother J. J. Stokes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 685.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Education    
  • Stone, Kate. Diary, 1861-1907. 2 vols.,1 mf reel. Location: C:78, Mss.Mf:S. Louisiana planter and diarist. Diaries describe Stone's experiences during the Civil War in Louisiana. The diaries were published by John Q. Anderson as Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4643.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Stuart, Ruth McEnery. Letters, 1896-1908. 6 items. Location: Misc:S. Louisiana writer, born near Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, where her family had a plantation. She lived in New Orleans as a writer until c.1885, when she moved to New York, where she continued to write short stories about plantation life. Several letters from Stuart to friends discuss such topics as her short stories, word etymologies, and Stuart's activities in New Orleans. A 1905 letter asks for part time work for Martha Waddill Austin, also a Louisiana author. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1561, 3139, 3396.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Stumberg, Jo, 1902-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1978. Transcript (109 pages); 2 sound cassettes (1 hour, 50 minutes). Location: L:4700.0061. Baton Rouge educator. Interview discusses campus life, Strumberg's first Master's thesis on women's occupations in Baton Rouge, and her career as elementary school teacher and LSU teacher. She mentions being fired by Huey Long, the expansion of LSU, and the status of women in 1920-1930s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0061.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Long Family    
  • Surghnor, M. F. Diary, 1882-1899. 1 ms. vol. [typescript]. Location: M:20. Resident of Monroe, Louisiana. Diary describes severe weather, including hurricanes and tornadoes; illnesses and deaths of family members; concerns over finances; and yellow fever and other epidemics in the vicinity. Much of the diary is filled with mournful reflections on the death of Surghnor's daughter, Roberta, who died of typhoid fever as a teenager. For further information, online catalog. Mss. 647.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Taylor, Calvin, 1805-1889. Family Papers, 1822-1913 (bulk 1840-1870). 1,970 items; 9 vols. Location: A:58-60, H:20. Mississippi land speculator and merchant (1830-1845) and lumber and sawmill operator (1846-1889). Calvin's brother Sereno was a Baptist preacher; his brother Lewis was a farmer in New Hampshire. Collection contains business correspondence, family correspondence from Sereno and Lewis Taylor, and a three-volume diary of Calvin's daughter Louisa, describing family activities in Handsboro, Mississippi (1889-1909). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Religion    
  • Taylor, Edna Baker. Post card album, circa 1906-1908. 2 vols. Location: J:17. Resident of Natchez, Mississippi. Albums contain post cards of various public and private buildings, homes, and parks in Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, New York City, and Toronto. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1225.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Taylor, Miles, 1805-1873. Family Papers, 1821-1954 (bulk 1821-1890). 200 items. Location: U:236, 99. Congressional representative, lawyer, judge, and sugar planter of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Taylor's son, Thomas, was a sergeant in the 8th Louisiana Volunteers in the Civil War. Collection includes family letters, photographs, manuscript writings, genealogical and biographical materials, and reprints of speeches Taylor made in Congress (1856-1857). Mrs. Taylor's mother lived in Natchez and the collection includes letters between the two of them; and Civil War letters from Thomas Taylor as a prisoner of war in Saratoga Springs, New York. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1378, 1448, 1636, .For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Politics     Sugar    
  • Taylor, Sereno. Papers, 1833-1869 (bulk 1849-1863). 11 items, 12 ms. vols., 1 mf reel. Location: A:60 H:20, Mss.Mf:S. Minister, educator, and in the early 1850s principal of the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute at Clinton, Louisiana. Among the papers, which are chiefly receipts, is a prospectus and lithograph of the Sparta, Georgia, Female Model School (1833); and a prospectus of the Taylor Montgomery Cottage College and Academy of Music, Drawing and Painting near Mississippi City. Taylor's multi-volume diary, kept while residing at Clinton, Louisiana, and Mississippi City, Mississippi, covers the period 1849-1863. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 617.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Religion    
  • Taylor, Thomas Thomson. Papers, 1861-1866, undated. 497 items, 13 vols. Location: U:15, Mss. Mf.:T. Colonel of the 12th and 47th Ohio Volunteer Regiments during the Civil War. Diaries kept during the war and letters to Taylor's wife, Margaret A. "Netta" relate to camp life, military campaigns troop movements, African American troops. Letters from his wife relate to family matters, farming, health, concern about for his well-being, and the progress of the war. Additional items include a newspaper clipping regarding enlistments of African American soldiers, and a letter describing a Jewish circumcision ceremony. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1647, 1653.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans     Jews    
  • Tebo, Julie C. Papers, 1904-1966. 1 linear ft. Location: 38:77. Professional nurse and the secretary of the Louisiana State Board of Nurse Examiners. Papers pertain mainly to Tebo's professional career and her involvement in the state board. Items include correspondence, nursing publications, clippings, printed items, sermons, a map, notes, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2768.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Terrell, Miles. Family Papers, 1859-1929. 317 items. Location: B:25. Miles Terrell, farmer, and his wife, Sarah Terrell, free blacks of Hineston, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers include bills, registration certificates for voting, receipts for payments on notes, subpoenas in civil cases for failure to pay debts, and tax receipts of Miles Terrell (1859-1879). After 1880 similar papers are addressed to Sarah Terrell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 843.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Tew, Susan D. Papers, 1885-1926. 422 items, 1 vol. Location: A:123-125. Professor of classical languages at Newcomb College in New Orleans, and native of Jamestown, New York. The Tew family was related to the Goodrich family. Papers include family letters, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and printed items related to Newcomb College. Items concern women's contributions during World War I, labor problems, aviation, auto racing, and B.F. Goodrich's rubber company. Mss. 1945.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Business     Education     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Texada Family papers, 1856-1999 (bulk 1865-1898). 1 linear feet, 4 oversize folders. Location: 119:7, OS:T. The Texada family, originally from Spain, immigrated to Natchez, Mississippi. In 1864, they moved to Rapides Parish, Louisiana, where they were significant landholders and planters. This collection consists of correspondence and genealogical materials. The genealogical materials include research and notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, copies of vital records, and excerpts from publications relating to the Texada family and the extended family including the Ker, Davidson, Pintard, Landers, Hickman, Luckett, and Peyton families. The bulk of the correspondence is from the Civil War period and is written to Margaret Ker Davidson Texada. The letters are predominately from Charles V. Cosby, her cousin; Joseph Welsh Texada, her husband; and John Pintard Davidson, her father. Mss. 5119.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Thomas, Robert M. Heirs Papers, 1864-1867. 3 items. Location: Misc.:T. Documents signed by the children of Robert Matthew Thomas (Elizabeth Margaret Thomas, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana; and Mary Ellen Thomas, New Orleans) in connection with the settlement of the estate of Thomas Sellers of England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Thomason, Matthew D. Diary, 1861-1863. 1 vol. (contains 1 loose item). Location: Misc:T. Itinerant Methodist minister assigned to the southeastern district of Louisiana, and later a farmer near Mobile, Alabama. Diary kept by Thomason records his work among whites and blacks in Louisiana during the Civil War and his return to his native Alabama to farm. The loose item is a letter (1828) to Thomason from his wife Sarah. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 781.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     African Americans    
  • Thurston, George N. Family Papers, 1843-1907. 64 items, 3 vols. Location: C:45; J:12. Mississippi River steamboat captain for the New Orleans Ice Company, and a sugar planter at Baskerville Plantation, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Papers include personal and business letters related to Thurston's work, and diaries and account books kept by his wife, Mary Thurston, concerning the household and plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Titcomb, Charles C. Papers and picture collection, 1820-1919. 1.9 linear ft. (5 items, 72 photographs, 27 glass plate negatives). Location: Vault, E:73, OS:T. Photographs and glass plate negatives depicting 19th century Louisiana scenes, including the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Lafourche, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge. There are also images of St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Charleston. Manuscript items consist of a clipping about Peggy Wood, a poem, a list of glass plate negatives, and a letter by General Robert E. Lee. Glass plate negatives are restricted. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1795, 2532.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Toland, Bessie. Scrapbook, 1934-1935. 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:76. 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    
  • Toland, Bessie. World War II scrapbooks, 1941-1949. 6 v. Location: A:36. School teacher of Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbooks contain correspondence from soldiers, most of whom were from Iberia Parish. Letters describe military life, combat, and travel. Several letters inquire about family and friends. Scrapbooks contain clippings from Louisiana newspapers that provide biographical profiles of area servicemen and news about war casualties. Some letters are addressed to Bessie's sister, Annie Toland Blomquist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1609, 2124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Tong, Sarah. Document, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Sale of slaves (copy) of Mrs. Sarah Tong to Francis A. Tete of Assumption Parish. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Town, Clarissa E. Leavitt, b. ca. 1806. Diary, 1853, 1954, undated. 4 items, 1 ms. vol. [typescript copy]. Location: A:4, Map case:D-5, S-24. Native of Buffalo, New York, living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, the Reverend A. H. Lamon, in Devall, West Baton Rouge Parish, La. Entries pertain to trips to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the religious and social life of the slaves, and holiday celebrations. Collection includes a photocopy of a section of the Persac map (1858). Also available on microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900), Greenwood Publishing Co., Microform Division, Westport, Conn. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1376.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Religion    
  • Trepagnier Family Papers, 1836, 1839. 4 items. Location: Misc.:T. Sales of slaves of Jacques, Theodule, and Mrs. Pierre Trepagnier of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Trollope, Frances Milton, 1780-1863. Papers, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Tureaud, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1803-1932 (bulk 1849-1880). 3,332 items, 88 vols. Location: E:114-116, J:1-3, OS:T. Plantation and store owner of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations in Ascension and St. James parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation records, business records, and correspondence of Benjamin Tureaud and his family. Some records document merchandise sold to African American laborers. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 3-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans     French-language     Jews    
  • Turnbull, Daniel Family Papers, 1803-1913. (bulk 1832-1871). 74 items. Location: C:96. Daniel Turnbull was a sugar and cotton planter and founder of Rosedown Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, and financial records of the Turnbull family, including Turnbull's daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and James P. Bowman, and concern the operation of family plantations Rosedown and Bayou Grosse Tete, as well as to the family's experiences during the Civil War, the destruction of DeSoto Plantation, and Turnbull's war claims. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Turnbull, Martha, 1809-1896. Diary, 1837-1895. Transcription, 1 item (31 pages). Location: Misc.:T. Transcription prepared by Charles A. Haines, curator of Rosedown, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Entries in the diary describe the planting and cultivation of the flower and vegetable gardens. Included is an inventory (1864) of household goods. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2375.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Turnbull, Sarah, 1831-1914. Diary, 1851. Transcription, 1 item (2 pages). Location: Misc.:T. Wife of James Pirrie Bowman, cotton planter, Rosedown, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Entries describe places visited on a European tour. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2375.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • 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    
  • 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    
  • Turnbull-Bowman-Lyons Family Papers, 1797-1955 (bulk 1820-1910). 3.5 linear ft. Location: C:113-115, OS:T. Sugar and cotton planters with properties in West Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence, plantation management papers, financial papers, legal documents, personal papers, and printed and graphic materials documenting the lives of members of the Turnbull, Pirrie, Lyons, Bowman, Barrow, Stirling, and Fort families. Correspondence discusses plantation, slave, financial, and social matters, and includes antebellum letters. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 34-38. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4026.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Turner, M. Jane. Scrapbooks, 1838-1894. 3 vols. Location: N:2. Resident of Algiers, Louisiana. Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, chiefly poems and short stories, from Southern newspapers including the Louisville Bulletin, Southern Advocate, Mobile Mercury, The Jeffersonian, Home Journal, and the Southern Field and Fireside. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 842.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Tuttle, Isaac O. Letter, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of or visitor to Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Letter to his cousin Miss Maria E. Seeley, of Fairhaven, Connecticut. Tuttle comments on the social customs of the Southern people, and describes the natural beauty and graciousness of Creole ladies at a plantation ball. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Tyler, Jerry E. Interviews, 1972 July 12, 25. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. Interviews conducted by Tyler with Luis Quintanilla, former Mexican charge d'affaires in Washington, D.C. (1934-1940); and with Silva Herzog, an economist, sociologist, and historian. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Louisiana Division. Collection, 1922-1928. 8 items and 60 vols. Location: J:3, X:85-86. Mrs. Fred W. Bradt was historian of the Louisiana Division of United Daughters of the Confederacy. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings. Printed material includes two programs of annual conventions; a constitution and by-laws of the New Orleans Chapter; and yearbooks for the Bunkie Chapter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Joanna Waddill Chapter No. 294 (Baton Rouge, La.) collection 1899-1999. 0.2 linear ft. Location: MISC:U, OS:U. Original charter fromof the Baton Rouge Joanna Waddill Chapter no. 294 from 1899 and 100 year anniversary proclamation from 1999. The charter gives the names of 22 charter members. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Van Buskick, Sarah M. Letter, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Resident of West Troy, New York. Letter from Sarah M. Van Buskick to Mrs. Mary Trusk contains personal news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 454.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Varillat, M. Letter, fcirca 1818. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Letter from M. Varillat, apparently a child, to her grandmother, describing in detail the size of the steamer Ohio and, in particular, the furnishings for the drawing room and the cabins. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     French-language    
  • Varnado, Florence Bankston. Papers, 1918-1967. 28 items. Location: C:63, Misc:V. Mother of Clyde Wendell Varnado, a lieutenant in the 35th Infantry of the U.S. Army; and of Samuel Ross Varnado, captain of Company L of the 325th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces. Collection includes items related to an insurance claim against the U.S. Army; photographs of Clyde and Samuel; two military crosses from the United Daughters of the Confederacy; discharge papers; and, a woven basket. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2272.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Varnado, Samuel Ross, 1881-1931. Papers, 1917-1979 (bulk 1917-1937). .3 linear ft. (30 items, 5 printed vols.). Location: A:54. Captain of Company L, 325th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Varnado was wounded in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and was a patient in a veterans hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi. Papers include letters written by Varnado around the time of the Meuse-Argonne battle, and documents and items related to Varnado's military service. Includes a Cross of Military Service certificate (1967) awarded posthumously by the Daughters of the Confederacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2272, 2448.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Varnell, William M. Papers, 1849-1871. 4 items. Location: Misc.:V. Resident of Texas. Papers a photocopy of a letter (Sept. 19, 1849) written from Sacramento, Calif. To C. Hill of Wilmington, Ark., describing his trip from Texas, the gold rush and economic conditions in California. A biographical sketch by his granddaughter, and typed obituaries of Varnell are also included (1871). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 584.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vezin, Pierre F. O. Document, 1749. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Marriage contract of Pierre F. O. Vezin and Marie J. du Plassey of New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 431.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Villier, Marie J. Document, 1814. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Sale bill of sale for a slave sold by Mrs. Marie Jean Villier of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, to Louis DeBlanc of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 434.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vincent, Thomas McCurdy, 1882-1909. Family Papers, 1824-1916. 467 items. Location: W:38-39, OS:V, VAULT MRDF 6, Vault:1. U. S. Army officer in the Seminole and Civil wars. Letters of Thomas Vincent and Laura Lancaster (1857) pertain to his military career, family matters and the education of his son, Thomas Norris Vincent. Papers also include Vincent's diary while at West Point are present. Other letters discuss yellow fever in Galveston area (1867); Whig sentiments of Catholic girls school in Kentucky (Nov. 21, 1840), the Catholic education of girls (1840-1855), conversion to Catholicism (1857) and the influence of the Catholic Mission Movement on the Vancouver Indian of Oregon (1876). Also includes letters of recommendation for admission to West Point, including one from William T. Sherman. Other correspondents include Julia Dent Grant and Ida Tarbell. Early papers (1824-1856) relate to the Joseph B. Lancaster family and reflect social events, education, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3116.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education     Medicine     Politics     Religion    
  • Waddill Family Papers, 1835-1994 (bulk 1861-1866). 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:18. George Daniel Waddill, a Baton Rouge druggist, was the son of Abel Waddill, Baton Rouge magistrate. George served as a hospital steward in the Civil War. Joanna Fox, later his wife, served as a nurse. Papers contain correspondence, including Civil War correspondence of George Waddill; genealogical information on the Waddill and Bessonett families; and an autograph book of Elizabeth McMichael. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Wall, Mary B. (Mary Berthelot), 1903-1990. Papers, 1885-1990. 14 linear ft. Location: 91:21-28, 90:31. Louisiana poet, a founder of the National Federation of the State Poetry Society, and co-founder of the Louisiana State Poetry Society. Mary married Evans Spencer Wall, Jr., also a writer. Correspondence, legal and financial records, poetry, printed items, and photographs documenting Mary B. Wall's life and literary activities from 1911-1990. The bulk of the collection consists of Berthelot family correspondence. Also present are a few legal documents of Joseph Albert Berthelot and a family tree for the Welch family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4438.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Walsingham , Mary Crean. Manuscript, circa 1881-1885. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Manuscript by Mary Walsingham titled, 'Is he Knave or Fool--this Mr. Wilde?' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Warner, Mary Henkel. Family Papers, 1891-1962. 86 items; 5 vols.; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:149, O:22, OS:W, Mss. Mf:W. Wife of Thomas E. Warner. Mary Henkel Warner and family lived in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript materials include a Women's Christian Temperance Union minute book, a gas station ledger, and photographs. Poetry, stories, and other writings about Mary Henkel Warner are available only on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Watson, J. (Joseph). Correspondence, 1826-1846 (bulk 1826-1828). 13 items. Location: Misc.:W. Mayor of Philadelphia. Correspondence (1826-1828) refers to the recovery of five free African American children kidnapped in Philadelphia and sold as slaves in Louisiana and Mississippi. Other items include a letter of Clara Baxter of New Orleans proclaiming her dislike of the city. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Webb, Maria Stuart, ca. 1786-1846. Succession documents, 1846, 1848. 4 items. Location: Misc. These four documents concern the death of Maria Stuart Webb, a native of London, England, who died in Lafayette, Jefferson Parish, La., on October 25, 1846. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Webb, William, Sr. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mortgage of slaves of William Webb, Sr. to William Porter, to whom Webb was indebted, and certification of the mortgage by the bureau of mortgages in New Orleans. The mortgage indicates that the slaves mortgaged were Effy, aged 30, Lucinda, aged 26, and Lucinda's two children, Mississippi and Janus, aged ten and six respectively. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 443.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Weigel, Henry S. Family letters, 1942-1944. 2 linear ft. Location: 5:26. Officer in the U.S. Army Infantry Corps in World War II, and resident of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Weigel's letters pertain to his military training; his wartime service in England; the progress of the war in Europe and Africa; and reactions to the Allied invasion of France in 1944. Letters of his wife, Merle Elizabeth Morrison Weigel, concern civilian life in Amite, rationing, wartime civilian service activities, social life, and child rearing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Wells, James Madison. Papers, 1865-1899. 8 items. Location: Misc.:W. Planter of Rapides Parish and governor of Louisiana (1865-1867). Papers consist of receipts (1865, 1876), a promissory note (undated), cabinet cards (1833, undated) and death notices (1899) of Wells and Mary Scott Wells. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3680.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Wells, James Madison. Papers, 1865-1899. 8 items. Location: Misc.:W. Planter of Rapides Parish and governor of Louisiana (1865-1867). Papers consist of receipts (1865, 1876), a promissory note (undated), cabinet cards (1833, undated) and death notices (1899) of Wells and Mary Scott Wells. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3680.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Welty, Eudora. Letter, 1960 Jan. 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Mississippi writer. Typewritten letter from Eudora Welty to N.M. Caffee, chair of a committee of the College of Arts and Sciences at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, La., declining Caffee's invitation to participate in the committee's symposium. Welty explains that her mother's poor health makes it impossible for her to leave home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Welty, Eudora. Papers, 1851-1957 (bulk: 1951-1952). Location: 7:28, Vault: 25, and Vault 17-18, 20-21. A native of Mississippi, Welty (1909-2001) was an important 20th-century writer. Forty-one letters, two postcards, and three greeting cards written primarily by Eudora Welty to John F. Robinson, her long-time friend and fellow author, relating primarily to their respective writing careers and mutual friends. Several letters chronicle her stay in Ireland with writer Elizabeth Bowen and the experiences of her time there upon her work. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • West, Elizabeth Howard, 1873-1948. Papers, [1783-1825], 1924-1942. 3 linear ft. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W Librarian Emeritus of Texas Technological College. Research materials prepared for a project to be published with a historical introduction and explanatory notes. The papers consist of correspondence together with official documents of the history of the period. Spanish transcriptions and English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Spanish-language    
  • West, William Hansberry. Document, circa 1945-1955. .1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:W. Notarized document signed by William Hansberry West's daughter, Lydia Ann West, aged 83. In it she testifies that her father was the pilot of the steamboat Robert E. Lee during its much-publicized race with the steamboat Natchez from St. Louis, Mo., to New Orleans, La., in 1870. The document includes a photograph of a medal presented in 1871 in New Orleans, La., to West by "Daily" Roper (possibly Daniel J. Roper, a steamboat mate) in honor of his service as pilot of the steamer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1615.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Transportation    
  • Weydemeyer, Luise, Family correspondence, 1849-1869. 100 items. Location: A:67. German immigrant living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Letters from relatives and friends concern personal and business matters and discuss Union army recruitment and training during the Civil War. Letters from Union general Franz Sigel's wife describe her husband's military activities and civilian career. Primarily in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics     German-language    
  • Wheeler, Naomi Lavo. Papers, 1952-1957. .25 linear ft. Location: T:95. Papers consist of Naomi Wheeler's electron print workbooks, and newspaper clippings and journal articles on her work with Caroline Durieux to develop an electron printmaking technique. Also included is a letter, in French, to Dr. Wheeler from a graphic design firm in Toulouse, France, inquiring whether the "atomic" ink would be marketed in France (April 5, 1957). Mss. 3811.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • 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    
  • White (Edith) Photograph Collection, circa 1850 - 1970. 261 items. Location: 65. The Edith White Photograph Collection consists largely of photographic images created between circa 1850 and 1970. This includes daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, albumen prints in various formats, gelatin silver prints in various formats, resin-coated paper prints, and photographic color prints. Many of the images are identified. These identified prints relate largely to the McKowen, Woodside, and White families. The collection also includes a number of newspaper clippings and a printed death notice. The clippings provide information about the McKowen, Glynn, and White families. The printed death notice relates the death of Maggie Germany Woodside. Mss. 4758.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Wideman-Mothershead land documents, 1806-1930, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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    
  • Wildbahn, Ann D. Letter, 1867 October 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Letter written by Ann Wildbahn relating the effects of the Civil War on her neighbors and neighborhood; postwar conditions in Travis County, Texas; and the presence of military rule in Austin, Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Wilkerson, Helen C. Papers, 1920-1958. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     LSU     Long Family    
  • Wilkinson, Hugh M. Papers, 1953, 1954. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, descendant of General James Wilkinson. Two sets of papers related to General James Wilkinson. The first is an address delivered by Hugh Wilkinson at the unveiling of a historical marker at Camp Sabine, La., by the Louisiana State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It discusses James Wilkinson's role in thwarting the Aaron Burr conspiracy . Other material relates to the dedication of the Wilkinson family cemetery in Calvert County, Md., designated an historical site by the Maryland State Chapter of the DAR. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1574.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Wilkinson, Micajah. Papers, 1853-1935 (bulk 1855-1880). .3 linear ft. (116 items, 33 printed vols.). Location: E:39. Farmer of Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. Personal correspondence of Wilkinson and his wife. Letters from Nancy Willard and her granddaughter provide information about religion, the temperance movement, agriculture, race relations, and community events in Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Civil War correspondence describes camp life in Mississippi, Confederate conscription, the battle at Shiloh, hardships on women, and the siege of Vicksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Religion     African Americans    
  • Willard, Irma Sompayrac. Papers, 1933, 1967, 1972, 1973, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, Emma. Account book, circa 1850-1900. 1 vol. Location: J:7. Resident of Slaughter, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Account book of Williams listing names and payments made. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 449.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Williams, Thomas. Document, 1835 Sept. 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans. Louisiana. Mortgage of a young female slave by Thomas Williams to John Kellar, both of New Orleans, La. Mortgage is attached to a certification signed by the recorder of mortgages for the city of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 451.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Williamson, F. B. T. Family correspondence, 1790-1881 (bulk 1812-1856). .75 linear ft. Location: C:70. Frances Bond Travis Williamson, wife of John G. A. Williamson. Correspondence of Frances Williamson, the John Travis family, the Cadwalader family of Philadelphia, and the Bond family of England, pertaining to family matters, travel in England and France, and social and economic conditions in England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1302, 1325.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilsford, Inez Smith, 1855-1939. Reminiscence, circa 1900-1939. 1 item [typed copy]. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of Ringgold, Georgia. Memories of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Wolford, Ella White Stroube, 1902- Dance cards and invitation, 1920-1922. 11 items. Location: Misc:W. Student at LSU. Dance cards and an invitation to LSU fraternity and sorority functions held at the Community Club, University Pavilion, and Golf and Country Club in Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union. State of New York. Items, 1883-1949. 53 items. Location: U:107. History and convention programs of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Oswego County, New York, and related broadsides and pictures of the national organization. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Womble-Abell-Norman Family Papers, 1859-2011 . 4.3 linear ft. Location: 103:40-44, OS:W; Collection documents five generations of personal, social, and professional activities. Correspondence, relates to family matters, health, college students, and interpersonal relationships. Photographs provide images of five generations of family members, some from early childhood through later years of adulthood. Personal papers include ephemera, biographical sketches, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook relating to family genealogy. Professional papers pertain to the career of Evelyn Abell Norman in the field of social work. Mss. 4879.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Women's Social Industrial Association. Record books, 1881-1899. 8 items, 6 vols. Location: H:13, Misc.:W. Association in New Orleans organized for the mutual benefit of its members and to promote the industries of women. Collection contains minute books, a journal of expenses for the charity committee, and a printed constitution and bylaws. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2137.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Wood, Letitia L. Papers, 1927. 7 items. Location: Misc.:W. Materials relating to a speedwriting course given by the School of Brief English Systems of New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Wood, Sarah Knox. Genealogical notes, 1901. 1 item (186 pages, typewritten copy). Location: U:121. Genealogical materials collected from original records and other sources for Sarah Knox Wood for her application for membership in the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1237.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Woodruff, Clark, 1791-1851. Letter, 1834 Oct. 21. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Clark Woodruff was a state representative for West Feliciana Parish (1826-28), judge of the eighth judicial district court (1828-36), and manager of the Myrtles Plantation. Clark Woodruff writes from Madisonville, La., to Morris Woodruff in Litchfield, Conn., regarding his sending of a check to pay off a note, the education of his daughter Mary Octavia under Morris' care, his own poor health, his being cheated out of an election, and Whig Party presidential politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Wright family sketch, 1957. 1 item. Location: Misc. Sketch of Dr. Jesse Durastus Wright and Dr. Wright's wife, Sarah Robert Grimball, together with a list of their children and their birth and death dates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1434.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wright, Sophie B. Papers and scrapbooks, 1893-1927 (bulk 1892-1900). .15 linear ft. (70 items). Location: U:91. Educator and charity activist of New Orleans, Louisiana; principal of the Home Institute, a day and boarding school for young ladies, and organizer of the Free Night School for working men and boys. Items removed from scrapbooks include letters of appreciation, programs, invitations, and other materials documenting Wright's career as an educator and philanthropist. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Wright-Boyd Family Papers, 1812-1914. 2.5 linear ft. Location: R:23-24, OS:W, 65:61. The Wright family owned plantations in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Esther Gertrude Wright married David French Boyd, president of the Louisiana State Seminary, later LSU. Papers include correspondence, diaries, journals, memoirs, and photographs. The papers mainly document the lives of the women members of the Wright and Boyd families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Plantations    
  • 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    
  • Wyckoff, Elias. Correspondence, 1862-1863. 11 items. Location: Misc.:W. Farmer from Jasper, Steuben County, New York, and a member of the 161st New York Volunteers in the Civil War, serving with an ambulance corps. Exchange of letters between Wyckoff and his wife refers to the military situation in Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Wyckoff comments on his duties as an ambulance driver. His wife writes of money scarcity, farm problems, and life in Jasper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1396, 1428, 1437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Medicine    
  • 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    
  • Young, Robert Thomas, 1812-1890. Family Papers, 1793-1927 (bulk 1830-1890). 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:35, OS:Y. Cotton planter of the Plains in upper East Baton Rouge Parish. Correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, slave lists and bill of sale, personal papers, and printed items document the lives of the Young family. Included are letters written during the Civil War by Robert's sister-in-law, Julia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Zacharie, Carrie. Composition book, 1862-1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:Z. Student's composition book written at the Convent of Mercy, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Education     Religion