Manuscript Resources for 20th Century Wars

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Busse, Bert M. Photograph and watch fob, circa 1917-1922. 1 photographic print, 1 watch fob. Location: E:65 (short shelf), MISC:B. Served in World War I and played football for Louisiana State University from 1919 until 1922. Photograph shows Bert M. Busse posing while in football uniform. Attached to watch fob are a metal football charm and a Republique Francaise military merit medal. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Butler, Edward. Family Papers, 1809-1950 (bulk 1904-1945). 10 linear ft. Location: U:282-290, M:19, OS:B. Cotton planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Correspondence, personal papers, business records, printed material, and photographs reflect the personal activities and plantation operations of the Butler and related Mathews families, with a focus on Edward Butler and his immediate family. Noteworthy are two letters discussing a sick slave (Dec. 29, 1817) and runaway slaves (Aug. 15, 1835). Letters also discuss student life, World War II experiences, and yellow fever in New Orleans (Aug.-Oct. 1837). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4315.

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.

Cadwallader, Richard C. Collection, 1941-1945. 5 looseleaf binders, 6 printed vols. Location: 7:57-58. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, attorney. Printed materials pertaining to military administration during World War II including procedure regulations, technical manuals, book files, and handbooks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2770.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, 20th Century Wars

Chicago Herald and Examiner. Newspaper collection, 1918 November 12. 1 item. Location: 99. World War I victory edition of the Chicago Herald and Examiner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3772.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

Christian, George, Oral History Interview. 1 transcription. Press Secretary. Taped telephone interview of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The discussion centered on LBJ's attitude towards television and television's impact on public opinion, particularly with respect to evaluation of the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3385.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, 20th Century Wars

Coats, Lewis M. Correspondence, 1941-1943. 0.3 linear ft. Location: 92:71. Military hospital orderly at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Letters reflect wartime experiences as a hospital orderly, the morale of fellow soldiers, and the effect of the war upon such communities as Lake Charles. Correspondence also describes impressions of New Orleans and Houston, and provides details of his plans to elope with Mildred Bell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4705.

Cockfield E.J. and Family Papers, 1854-1930 (bulk 1875-1890). 1.3 linear feet, 15 manuscript volumes. Location: A:65-66, P:19, OS:C. Planter and businessman of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Family papers spanning three generations include local Natchitoches news; correspondence and descriptions of the Cockfield family in Williamsburg County, South Carolina; and letters from a son in France during World War I. Included are items related to local public schools, including programs for musicals and plays at Louisiana State Normal College (now Northwestern State University). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 989.

Coco family. Papers, circa 1885-2009 (bulk 1964-2008). 12 linear ft., 1 compact disc. Location: AA:, OS:C, X:4-13. Residents of Mansura, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Materials include personal and professional correspondence, printed items, personal papers, recordings (available for access on compact disc), and photographic items. Personal correspondence pertains primarily to the lives of Merlin, Lucy, Greg, and Linda. Major topics include family life and local matters in Mansura, the education of Greg and Lucy, and Greg's enlistment in the U.S. Army and activities in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Professional correspondence documents mostly Greg's career as a park ranger in Gettysburg. Printed items, personal papers, and photographic items pertain chiefly to Coco family history and the lives of the aforementioned Coco family members. Recordings were created by Greg while in Vietnam and document his experiences there. Mss. 5019.

Common Cause Louisiana Records, 1972-1991 (bulk: 1980-1990). 24.0 linear ft. Location: IMCCL. 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.

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