Manuscript Resources for 20th Century Wars

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Anderson, John Q., Papers, 1848-1993 (bulk 1953-1973). 7.5 linear ft., 5 v. Location: X:119-125, OS:A, P:17. John Q. Anderson was a professor of English and a writer of Southern history and folklore. This collections of files, correspondence, printed material, and photographs reflect Anderson's career, current events; and they provide research material for his publications, particularly "Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868" and "Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life of Henry Clay Lewis". For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2156, 2162.

Aswell, James B. Papers, 1892-1959 (bulk 1909-1931). 3 linear ft. (1,301 items; 18 ms. v.). Location: U:172-174, OS:A, G:1, 98:A, Vault:38. Educator and U.S. congressman. Materials pertain principally to Aswell's political career and Louisiana politics; World War I; and post-war European conditions. Included are diaries documenting Aswell's official missions to Europe and scrapbooks on his career as an educator. Diary #4 discusses the presence of Jews in Poland following WWI. Notable individuals mentioned include Huey Long, John M. Parker, Gaston Porterie, Herbert Hoover, and Al Smith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1408, 1426, 1468, 1483, 1620, 1621.

Bacon, Albert C. Reminiscences, 1916-1919. 1 item, 36 type written pages. Location: Misc.:B. U.S. Marine during WWI. Bacon writes of his participation in the fighting in the Belleau Woods and Chateau Thierry area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1625.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

Bacon, Albert C. Photographs and Papers, 1916-1963, undated (bulk 1948-1955). 0.75 linear ft. Location: UU: 108. World War I veteran, photographer, and musician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Primarily consists of photographic negatives and prints on subjects such as Baton Rouge, the Mississippi River, the LSU campus, chemical plants and oil refineries, local parades, and area flooding circa 1950. Writings include an account of Bacon’s service as a United States Marine in France during World War I. Printed materials include Baton Rouge postcards, LSU ephemera, Delta Zeta publications, and a scrapbook about Huey P. Long.

Badon, Robert, 1896-1998, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 1 sound cassette (1.25 hours), transcript ( 41 p.). Location: L:4700.00555. Robert Badon was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and educated in St. Martinville. He worked as a New Orleans public service employee, a county agent, and a school teacher. He was a veteran of World War I and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in agriculture in 1918. Badon discusses early life and education in St. Martinville, his experiences as a cadet at LSU, as a county agent, and as a teacher, coach, and principal. He tells of anthrax vaccinations, introduction of fertilizer in sugar cane farming, and the spead of information in rural areas. He also relates his four months of military duty during WWI and a visit by Theodore Roosevelt to Iberia Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.00555.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Education, LSU, 20th Century Wars

Bagwell, Gary. Letters, 1952-1975 (bulk 1966). 0.3 linear ft. Locations: U:218, O:G. United States Navy seaman assigned to the transport ship, U.S.S. Caddo Parish during the Vietnam War. Letters reflect the personal experiences of Gary Bagwell, a U. S. sailor serving in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He details his personal activities, wartime events, military engagements, and the actions of the Viet Cong. He also describes the landscape, people and customs of Vietnam and Taiwan. Mss. 3279.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

Bennett, William T. and Family. Papers, 1845-1997, undated (bulk 1961-1982). 15 linear ft., 3 vols. Location: 92:11-18, 104:, OS:B. The professional and personal papers of Judge William T. Bennett and the Bennett family from Clinton, Louisiana in East Feliciana Parish. The collection includes correspondence, election records, legal documents, military papers, etc. from Judge Bennett’s professional papers. Family papers include correspondence, club and organizational records, photographs, manuscript volumes, financial documents, and printed items. Also included are records for the family’s ancestral home, The Brame-Bennett House, and materials related to the family’s legal fight to prevent the widening of Highway 67 in Clinton. Mss. 4657.     

Blakeney, Thomas, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 3 sound cassettes (2 hours), transcript (70 p.). Location: L:4700.0181. Colonel in the United States Army and commandant of LSU ROTC cadet corps. Blakeney describes his personal and educational background, his early interest in the military, and his involvement in ROTC while a student at LSU. He recounts his military assignments in the United States, Europe during WWII, and Vietnam in the1960s. He relates his views on ROTC at LSU; the effects of Vietnam War protests on the program, and he offers recollections of Dean Arden French and Dean James Reddoch of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0181.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, 20th Century Wars

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.

Referenced in Guides: Women, 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.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature, 20th Century Wars

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