Manuscript Resources for 20th Century Wars

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Jones, George W. Papers, 1902-1984, undated (bulk 1942-1950). 3 linear ft. Locations: D:102-104. OS:J. Member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and later a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from Canton, Mississippi. Collection consists of correspondence and personal papers documenting primarily the lives of Jones and his family. Correspondence discusses news regarding Canton, World War II, the Jones family's drug store, George's wellbeing and duties, and other family members and friends. Personal papers, chiefly printed materials, document George's time in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mss. 4135.

Jules A. Dornier and Family Papers, 1917-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location: 50:15, OS:D. Farm and sugar planting family near Convent, Saint James Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence and ephemeral related to the family's farm business including World War II prisoner of war labor contracts. The collection also contains letters from former POW laborers and records showing Lillian Dornier's involvement in the Cooperative for American Remittance to Europe (CARE, Inc.) program.. Mss. 3468.

Kennon, Robert Floyd. Papers, 1904-1972 (bulk 1948-1956). 11.5 linear ft., 8 volumes. Location: 6:9-15, OS:K. Minden, Louisiana, attorney, judge, Louisiana Supreme Court justice, and Louisiana governor. Papers include office files, personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, political campaign materials, and newspaper clippings. The collection pertains to politics, the Democratic Party and Robert Kennon's political career, particularly his term as governor (1952-1956). Some material reflects his military service during World War II and his position on segregation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2719.

Kidd, W. P. (William P.), 1894-1947. Papers, 1872-1942 (bulk 1916-1923). 53 items, 9 vols. Location: UU:126, OS:K, 99:K. Native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Served in the 42nd Division, A.E.F. during WWI; he later served on the Mexican border. Papers relate to Kidd's military experiences in Europe during WWI. They contain photographs, printed material, and maps. Maps show British, French, Italian and American font lines. Newspaper clippings describe draft lists for Baton Rouge and victory parades for returning soldiers. Other items include Gen. Pershing's farewell to the 'Rainbow Unit;' histories of Camp Nicholls, the 1st Louisiana Infantry, the 39th Infantry Division, U. S. A., and a WWII Army Emergency Relief Fund benefit program. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1844.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, 20th Century Wars

King, Grace Elizabeth. Selected papers, 1864, 1883-1933. 1 linear ft., 2 microfilm reels. Location: UU:31, MSS.MF:K, Vault:1. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life; includes some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Papers 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 United States Army occupation of New Orleans (undated). Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora O'Gorencees discuss World War I. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Part of the Grace King Collection. Mss. 1282.

Knox, J. P., d. 1893. Family Papers, 1851-1921. 2 linear ft., 9 vols. Location: E:25-26, vault:1. Cotton planters of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and proprietors of Clinton Brick and Tile Company and the East Louisiana Land Investment Company. Letters (1861-1863) from Granville L. Alspaugh to his mother describe his service in the Confederate Army at Vicksburg. Papers (1851-1893) also reflect social, personal, and business matters, including the sale of cotton through factors in New Orleans. Letters of Robert Granville Knox (1890-1899) describe student life at Louisiana State University, his partnership in a drugstore in Hammond, La., and his participation in the Spanish American War, with Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Later correspondence (1900-1921) include letters written to Miss Elise Walker by soldiers during World War I. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 715.

Lambert, John W. (John Walter), 1861-1932. Papers, 1872-1932 (bulk 1900-1931). 872 items, 59 vols. Location: U:196-197, G:15, OS:L. Physician, mayor of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, druggist, general merchan, and director of Amite Bank and Trust Co. Business papers, correspondence, and financial documents related to Lambert's professional activities as a doctor and druggist. Papers also include printed items related to Tulane University Medical School, and Volunteer Midical Service Corps. Membership certificate (1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 829, 1556.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Business, Medicine, 20th Century Wars

Laycock, John T. and family. Papers, 1840-1953. 0.5 linear ft. Location: UU:149, OS:L, K:37. 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.

Lazaro, Ladislas. Papers, 1894-1928. 6,235 items, 43 vols. Location: C:37-43; P:4; Z:15, 22. Louisiana physician, state senator, U.S. congressman, and planter. Papers contain correspondence, clippings, speeches, government publications, and memorandum books recording Lazaro's service as a U.S. Representative. Political papers reflect his interest in agriculture and the tariff question, state and local politics, and related national matters. Daybooks and ledgers document his medical practice in Grand Prairie (1894-1913). Some bound volumes include material about World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1113, 1149.

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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4687.

Referenced in Guides: Women, 20th Century Wars