Manuscript Resources for 20th Century Wars

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Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4664.

Ewing Studio Inc. Photograph of 4th Company, 4th Battalion soldiers at Camp Pike, Arkansas, 1918 Nov. 13. 1 panoramic photographic print [25 x 122 cm.]. Location: OS:E. Photographic print is of soldiers at the Central Officers Training School in Camp Pike, Arkansas. Camp Pike, founded in 1917, served as a training facility and a demobilization station during World War I. Identification information for some of the soldiers in the photograph is included in a photocopy. Mss. 5323.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

Florance, Ernest T., (Ernest Tours) 1854-1918. Ernest T. Florance papers, 1916-1917. 8 letters. 1 photograph. Location: MISC:F. Ernest Tours Florance (1854-1918) was born in Pass Christian, Mississippi to Benjamin and Rebecca Florance. Florance was educated at Northwick College in London, and Lusher's Academy in New Orleans. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced law in New Orleans. He was president of the Commercial Law League of America. Florance also served as director of public schools in New Orleans from 1892 to 1898. The Ernest T. Florance Papers contain eight letters from Florance to Mrs. Norman Towne of Evanston, Illinois and one photograph of Florance. Topics discussed in the letters include World War I, New Orleans, Russia, travel, musical performances in New Orleans, art, classic books in Latin, and the Louisiana draft board. Mss. 5110.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

Fontane, Doralice, 1905-1981. Papers, approximately 1910-1980, (bulk 1947-1978).1 linear ft. Location: OS:F, VAULT:1, Z:23. 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.

Referenced in Guides: Women, 20th Century Wars

Fontenot, Ozemé and family. Papers, 1834-1949. 5 linear ft., 54 volumes. Location: UU:190-194; O:21; OS:F; 98:F. Planter of Grand Prairie, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation, business records, correspondence of Ozemé 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.

Fox, Frank Cleveland, 1892-1982. Scrapbook, 1917-1980. 1 v., 20 items. Location: Mf. Frank Cleveland Fox of Rosedale, La., was drafted into the U.S. Army in September 1917 and trained with the 114th Field Signal Battalion at Camp Beauregard, La. The scrapbook contains personal letters, photographs, and military forms and records documenting Fox's service in the U.S. Army during World War I. It also contains membership cards for several organizations to which he belonged later in life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3473.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, 20th Century Wars

Fraude, Wolfgang. Elegy, circa 1943. 1 item. Location: Misc. German soldier killed during the battle on the beachhead of Salerno, Italy, in September 1943. Typed manuscript signed with initials found by an American soldier. An original composition, in poetic prose, it deals with an episode which tests and reaffirms the comradeship between three soldiers. In German with English translation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3634.

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

Freemasons. Feliciana Lodge No. 31 (St. Francisville, La.). Records, 1840-1966 (bulk 1900-1958). 9 linear feet, 31 volumes. Location: W:98-105, OS:F, J:29-31. Feliciana Lodge No. 31 (St. Francisville, Louisiana) was originally organized and chartered under the authority of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in 1817 as Feliciana Lodge No. 46 and was the first English speaking lodge in the state outside of New Orleans. Records document the activities of the lodge through correspondence, membership files, financial documents, and printed items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4777.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

Frey, Fred C. Papers, 1886-1979, undated. 3 linear ft. Location: 40:53-54, OS:F. Baton Rouge resident, LSU administrator and professor, veteran of World War I. Collection is comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, speeches and legal papers relating to his tenure at LSU, military experience, and family matters. Papers also speeches, papers, photographs, and clippings concerning the Soviet Union. Mss. 3131.

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

Gamble, Harry Pollard, Sr. Papers, 1875-1987, undated (bulk 1954-1972). 2.5 linear feet. Location: 40:. Public affairs and personal correspondence, printed items, and written materials of Harry Pollard Gamble of New Orleans, Louisiana, political figure, secretary of the Louisiana Conservation Commission, and founder of the American Society for the Preservation of State Government and Racial Integrity (ASPSGRI). Materials primarily relate to conservation of natural resources, ASPSGRI, and his efforts in the fight to uphold segregation in Louisiana. Personal papers present are his completed and partial works of history and historical fiction (especially related to the Cane River area), family and business correspondence, including his son's World War II letters, and materials related to Gamble's football career at Louisiana State University. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 4054.