Manuscript Resources for 20th Century Wars

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Gautier, James Donavan, Jr. Correspondence, 1937, 1941-1945. 68 items. Location: T:19. Corporal in the United States Air Corps in World War II. Correspondence from his parents and the War Department relating to his internment as a prisoner of War by the Japanese Government in a military prison in the Philippine Islands; and a letter (1937) from Gautier when a student at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1855.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Gay, Edward J., III. Congressional file, 1888-1921. 18 linear ft. Location: Y:62-80, OS:G, Vault:1. 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.

Gay-Butler-Plater family. Papers, 1814-2016. 30.5 linear ft., 25 volumes. Location: G:43-85, OS:G, Q:1-6. Planters of Iberville, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes, Louisiana. 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. Mss. 4872.

George V. Facsimile, 1918. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Facsimile letter from King George V welcoming American troops to Europe in World War I "to take your stand beside the armies of many Nations now fighting in the Old World the great battle for human freedom." Mss. 3859.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

Gianelloni, Vivian Joseph, 1892-1957. Papers, 1916-1918. 175 items, and 36 vols. Location: 79:55-56, OMC-3, 98. LSU alumnus, sugar technologist. Served as a lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces, WWI. Papers relate to military training and chiefly consist of course material, class papers, lecture notes, outlines of study, examinations, and text books. The collection includes a manuscript "Officer's Register" volume, photographs of a United States Army parade, detailed maps of France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1939.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

Gibson, George T. Letters, 1917. 45 items. Location: B:13. Family letters from an American lieutenant in Liverpool, England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2451.

Referenced in Guides: 20th Century Wars

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.

Hall, Stirling Poupard. Letters, 1887-1966 (bulk 1918-1919). 49 items, 0.25 linear ft. Location: T:99. Resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers include letters written during his military service in World War One, photographs of family members and of Hall and fellow soldiers in France during World War One. Other items include baptism certificates, a marriage certificate, and funeral notices. Mss. 5008.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Hamilton-Barrow Family Papers, 1781-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location UU:253. Financial papers, legal documents, and correspondence of Bennett I. (James) Barrow, a plantation owner in West Feliciana Parish, and his descendents. Documents concern land claims and disputes in West Feliciana Parish, while personal correspondence pertains to family history, and includes letters during both the Civil War and World War II. Also included are original land claims signed by Governors Miró and Carondelet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4458.

Harding Field Heroes File. 1941 - 1945. 7.5 linear feet. Location: 78:49-51, OS:H, Room 304. Harding Field was a United States Army Air Corps base located nine miles north of Baton Rouge, La., that operated between 1941 and 1945. From February 1944 to March 1945, Colonel W.G. Schauffler Jr. (1891-1951) was the commanding officer at Harding Field. In June 1944, Col. Schauffler was informed that his only son had been killed in action over the Pacific theater which led directly to the development of the Harding Field Heroes File. The collection includes letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings solicited by Col. Schauffler and sent by next of kin of pilots who graduated from Harding Field. The collection also contains newspaper clippings about the air base which range from the establishment of the base in 1941 to its decommissioning in 1945. It contains 51 photographs of groups of pilots, individual portraits, and pinning ceremonies. It also contains a casualty list and a painting with the "72 Fighter Wing" emblem.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, 20th Century Wars