Manuscript Resources for 20th Century Wars

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Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942. Papers, 1815-1955 (bulk 1918-1919). 17 items, including 1 vol. Location: U:116, Misc:L. Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute. Originally from Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana, Lejeune attended LSU before graduating from the Naval Academy. Papers document Lejeune's military career and include a citation for the Cross of the Commander of the Legion of Honor (in French) and biographical materials. An 1815 letter deals with the Battle of New Orleans. One item in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1690, 2553.

Lewis, Anna E. Papers, 1896-1926. 27 items. Location: UU:109, OS:L. Correspondence, family photographs, and related items of Mrs. Anna Lewis, resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers include letters describing activities of soldiers stationed at Panama Park, Florida during the Spanish American War (1898) and the flu epidemic at Camp Meade, Maryland, during World War I (1918); a photograph of the K.O.P. Grand Lodge (Knights of Phythias) members and their families in front of the Standard Oil office building in Baton Rouge. Photograph also shows the Louisiana State University cadet band. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1080.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, Medicine, LSU, 20th Century Wars

Lobdell, Warren Russell, 1920-1944. Papers, 1940-1944. 0.3 linear ft. Location: E:44. Native of Baton Rouge and a United States Air Force pilot stationed in England (1944). Correspondence, printed items, and photographs document the life, Air Force training, and combat experience of Lobdell. Letters by Russell and his parents concern his training and combat experience and his death during a mission in Northern France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4532.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, 20th Century Wars

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, U.S. Selective Service registration card, 1917. 1 item [photocopy]. MISC:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Huey P. Long's selective service registration card completed during World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3409.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family, 20th Century Wars

Long, Russell B. Papers, 1774-2004 (bulk 1938-1986). 772 linear ft., 9 microfilm reels. Location: 21:-27:, MAP CAGE, MSS.MF:L, VAULT:47, AA:. Shreveport, Louisiana attorney and U.S. senator. Papers include correspondence; legislative, committee, federal agency, special project, and political campaign files; press releases; speeches; audio tapes; motion picture film; videotapes; and photographs, relating chiefly to Long's senatorial career. Topics include tax reform, petroleum issues, and employee stock options. Materials on the personal and political activities of other Long family members, among them Huey Long, are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.

Longcope, Janet Percy Dana. Papers, 1911-1917. 31 items. Location: W:52. Red Cross Nurse during WWI. Letters (1911-1917) were written by poet and author, William Alexander Percy to his cousin, Janet Percy Dana Longcope, of New York. Letters concern Percy's travels, his writings (particularly his poetry), Janet's nursing service in France during World War I, Percy's interest in military service, and American involvement in the war, and personal matters.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3511.

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

Louisiana State Nurses Association. Records, 1904-1970. 17 linear ft. Location: 32:72-80, OS:L. Correspondence, scrapbooks, reports, minutes, clippings, and other records pertaining to the Louisiana State Nurses Association, its committees and sections, and its relations with the American Nurses Association. Scrapbook 22 (1904-1925) records participation and activities of nurses in World War I. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1545, 1893, 2573, 2631.

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

Louisiana State University. Collection, Reveille Memorial Edition Papers, 1918-1919. Location: D:82. Includes copy of 'Memorial Edition' of The Reveille containing a list of LSU alumni and students in the service and histories of those who died in World War I, as well as information compiled for the issue such as lists by parish of students who served, photographs, and letters from parents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Louque, Charles. Papers, 1838-1909. 518 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:112. Native of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, prominent New Orleans attorney, and Louisiana state senator. Papers document his legal activities and participation in the economic development of New Orleans. The collection includes postcard views of LSU and Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1473.

Magruder, Benjamin Scott Collection, Hilda Moss Papers, 1921-1972 (1926-1940). 2.5 linear ft. Location: 109:24, OS:M. Baton Rouge, La., social worker. Papers relate to the administration of public relief aid in Louisiana under the direction of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration during the 1930s. Printed material and scrapbooks also report on WPA work programs, World War II, and the LSU Board; and they reflect the Louisiana political environment, particularly during the Huey P. Long era. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4425.