Manuscript Resources on The History of Education

This guide describes collections documenting the history of education in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU. It includes the papers of education officials; college deans; university presidents; professors; principals; teachers; and students. It also contains some records of defunct universities, colleges, and schools. There are a number of collections containing records of teachers' associations and student clubs and organizations.

Records of Louisiana State University, which are part of the LSU University Archives, and the papers of LSU faculty, students, and alumni, are not described in this guide unless they also relate to education apart from LSU. A separate guide to the papers of LSU faculty, students, and alumni is forthcoming. Many University Archives records are described in the University Archives section of the Special Collections web site.

The guide contains school notebooks of elementary and university students; term papers and theses; diplomas; and materials on medical and legal education. There is also information about public, private, and parochial schools; higher education; and school integration. Most of the collections are from Louisiana, but there are also materials from other parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Texada, Lewis and family. Papers, 1830-1939. 274 items. Location: W:25, OS:T. Lewis Texada was a planter of Bayou Rapides, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes papers related to property ownership in Rapides Parish; letters from Louisiana Governor Henry Watkins Allen; papers related to a girls' school in Virginia; and letters of Confederate civilians in the Civil War. Also included are sheet music and printed items. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2985.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Civil War, Education

Thilly, Frank. Notebooks, 1888-1889. 7 vols. Location: H:20. Notebooks of Professor Frank Thilly while attending the University of Heidelberg contain lecture notes on logic, ethics, and general philosophy courses. Part in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 498, 520.

Referenced in Guides: Education, German

Thomas, David. Account books, 1838-1841, 1845. 2 vols. Location: G:1. Resident of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Record book of David Thomas containing record of account (1838-1841) with the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company and a list (1845) of donors to the Centenary College Fund; and bank book (1841) of Thomas with the Union Bank of Louisiana, Clinton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Education

Thomas, Mary Sefton. Papers, 1924-circa 1982, undated (bulk 1932-1945). 0.40 linear ft., 2 vols. Location: B:138, OS:T. Correspondence, manuscript volumes, photographs, newspaper clippings, and writings collected or created by Mary Sefton Thomas and her husband Frans Blom, a noted Danish archaeologist and founder of the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University.  Mss. 3490

Thompson, Anna Boynton. Papers, 1909, 1919. 2 items. Location: MISC: T. Anna Boynton Thompson, teacher and student of philosophy, was born on September 10, 1848, in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Harriot Boynton (Sawyer) and William A. Thompson. Two documents of Anna Boynton Thompson, a will and a letter concerning property. The first document is the last will and testament of Anna Boynton Thompson dated February 8, 1909 from South Braintree, Massachusetts, which leaves most of her estate to her sister Mary Francis Thompson and is witnessed by Martha J Henderson and Hedwig M. Biewald. The second document is a letter from Ezra H. Balkner in the Radcliffe College Treasurer's Office in Boston, Massachusetts dated December 18, 1919 to Anna Boynton Thompson concerning annuities from property that her mother had owned. Mss. 822.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education

Thorn, (Jesse) Dale, (1942-2014) 1978-2013 (bulk 1981-1986) 1.25 linear feet. Location 43:69.

The materials in the Dale Thorn Papers consist of legal documents related to US v. Louisiana and the establishment of a higher education consent decree, professional writings and journal articles related to higher education administration, photographs and drafts for a book written by Thorn, greeting cards and materials from the Public Relations Society of America.

Dale Thorn was a journalist, press secretary, director of higher education in Louisiana and a journalism professor at LSU. He was born on October 7, 1942 in Brandon, Mississippi. He taught at LSU and was press secretary to Edwin Edwards during his first two terms as governor. He died on May 8, 2014.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Thornton, William J., 1919-1996. Papers, 1939-1998. 10 linear ft. Location: 116:26-32. Composer residing in Texas and LSU Alumni, the William J. Thornton Papers consists primarily of manuscripts, reel-to-reel and cassette tapes, acetate discs, and video tape recordings. The collection also includes a script and photographs of his service during WWII. Mss. 5012.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Education, LSU

Toland, Bessie. Scrapbook, 1934-1935. 1 ms. vol. Location: G:18. School teacher of Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Award winning scrapbook consists of clippings of news stories from various Louisiana newspapers describing pageants, plays, musical performances, and other events held in celebration of the tercentenary in Louisiana high schools. Also included are articles describing the history of various Louisiana high schools and observances of the tercentenary in Jeanerette, La., Bessie Toland's hometown.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, Education

Tompkins, William F. Papers, 1931-1940. 0.5 linear ft. Location: OS:T, W:24. Brigadier general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Louisiana 2nd District (New Orleans) Engineer (1936-1940) in charge of flood control. Professional papers consist of a volume of lectures delivered by Tompkins, mainly on the subject of flood control in the Mississippi River Valley (1936-1940), and materials from courses of the U.S. Army War College (1931-1932). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2974.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Education

Trussell, Jacob, 1779-1871. Papers, 1835-1839. 7 items. Location: Misc. Jacob Trussell was a sawmill owner, prominent Mason, and leading citizen of Canaan, N.H. This collection of papers accumulated by Jacob Trussell documents his role as chairman of a superintending committee chosen by the town of Canaan, N.H., to remove the Noyes Academy in August-September 1835. Mss. 3922.

Referenced in Guides: Education, African Americans

Tulane University Law Dept. Program, May 22, 1899. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Program for commencement exercises held at the Tulane Theater for the University's law school includes a list of graduates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4523.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Education

Tulane University Law School. Commencement invitation, 1857. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Enlargement print of a invitation to the commencement exercises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.

Referenced in Guides: Education

Tureaud, A.P. Collection, 1963-1964. 45 items. MISC:T. A.P. Tureaud, Sr. was the principal attorney for the Louisiana NAACP, handling nearly all desegregation and civil rights cases in Louisiana from the 1940s through the 1960s. In 1964, he represented six African-American students in a lawsuit against the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors. These students became the first to integrate LSU's undergraduate program. This collection consists of photocopies of a selection of documents from the A.P. Tureaud Papers at the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. Documents include legal correspondence and court records related to this 1964 case. Mss. 5222.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, African Americans, LSU

Turnbull, Dudley and family. Papers, 1834-1964. 299 items, 12 manuscript volumes. Location: W:40, OS:T. African American plasterer of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal and religious correspondence; business records; school workbooks; and photographs of Turnbull family members, religious events, and McKinley High School (Baton Rouge) faculty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2907.

Turnbull-Allain Family Papers, 1784-1941 (bulk 1820-1890). 15 linear ft. Location: C:98-112, OS:T, 99:T. The Turnbull and Allain families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana, West Baton Rouge, and Iberville parishes, Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, legal and financial documents, and plantation records. Included are a large number of Braille writings of Helene Allain, some written while she studied and taught at the Louisiana Institute for the Blind in Baton Rouge. Plantation papers include lists of slaves and laborers. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 19-34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4261.

Underwood, James R. 1927- Edwin Theodore Dumble paper, 1960. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc. State Geologist of Texas, director of the third Texas Geological Survey, 1888-1899. Term paper on Edwin T. Dumble by James R. Underwood, a student at the University of Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2695.

Referenced in Guides: Education

University of Louisiana. Invitation, 1870. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. The University of Louisiana in New Orleans was established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1847, becoming Tulane University in 1884. Invitation and program for the commencement exercises for the University of Louisiana Law and Medical Departments on March 19, 1870. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2394.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Education, Medicine

Vallas, Antal. Family papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J:26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vallas and his descendants. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.

Vallas, Anthony. History, 1864, 1935. 2 items. Location: MISC:V. Bound handwritten manuscript of Anthony Vallas's History of the Louisiana State Seminary, 1864, and a printed copy of the work published in 1935 on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of Louisiana State University. Covering the period beginning from the establishment of the institution by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1855 through the Civil War, the brief history describes the tenure of William Tecumseh as college president, the seizure of the school by Federal troops, and the use of the school as a field hospital during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Education, Medicine, LSU, Literature

Verret, Theodule. Papers, 1804-1894 (bulk 1850-1870). .5 linear ft. (634 items). Location: E:38. Sawmill and lumber business owner in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and justice of the peace and parish treasurer. Verret also owned property in New Orleans. Papers concern the rent or lease of Verret's property in New Orleans, his sawmill and lumber business in Mandeville, and his position as parish treasurer. Included are letters from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Robert Lusher. Some letters in French; one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 905.

Vignaud, Henry. Letter, 1920 Nov. 28. 1 item. Location: MISC:V. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Brief letter from Henry Vignaud to Walter Prichard of the Department of History of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Writing from Bagneux, France, Vignaud thanks Prichard for his letter, noting that it is particularly agreeable to have received such a communication from a learned professor from his own state. Mss. 241.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Vincent, Thomas M. and family. Papers, 1824-1932. 1.25 linear ft. Location: W:38-39, OS:V, VAULT MRDF 6, VAULT:1. U.S. Army officer in the Seminole Wars and Civil War. Letters of Thomas M. Vincent and Laura Lancaster (1857) pertain to his military career, family matters, and the education of his son, Thomas Norris Vincent. Also includes letters of recommendation for admission to West Point, including two from William T. Sherman. Other correspondents include Julia Dent Grant and Ida Tarbell. Early papers (1824-1856) relate to Joseph B. Lancaster and the Lancaster family and reflect social events, education, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3116.

W. P. A. Collection COMMUNITY SERVICE DIVISION Field memos, 1940-1942. 1 vol. Location: O:3. Memos sent to directors and supervisors of W.P.A. projects in Louisiana pertaining to personnel, employment regulations, preparation of annual reports, conversion of W.P.A. projects to wartime purposes, and operation and administration of programs. Projects included are the Writers' Project, Shoe Repair Project, Music Project, Arts and Crafts Projects, Nursery School Project, and many others. Memos include worksheets and blank forms for recording hours of work, tasks accomplished, and the number of employees at work on particular projects. Mss. 2902.

W.P.A. Louisiana Historical Records Survey Police Jury Minutes Transcriptions, 1811-1941 206 linear feet on 581 reels. Typed, printed, and handwritten transcriptions of Police Jury minutes and ordinances for 60 of 64 Louisiana parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2984.

Wailes, Benjamin L. C. (Benjamin Leonard Covington). Bill, April 3, 1843. 1 item. Location: MISC:W. Scientist and planter of Adams County, Mississippi. Bill from Wiley and Putnam, New York, addressed to B. L. C. Wailes, giving titles and subscription prices of periodicals and journals being sent to the library of Jefferson College, Washington, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2114.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Natchez, Mississippi

Wailes, Levin. Correspondence, 1813. 2 items. Location: Misc.: W. A letter by Levin Wailes to the Board of Administrators of Opelousas Academy recommends Francis A. Gauvain for a position at the Academy, and a letter from George King discusses the prospect of employing Mr. Gauvain. Mss. 3627

Referenced in Guides: Education

Walker, Jesse. Papers, 1975-1993. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Papers consist of one thirty-six page, anecdotal document comprised of notes taken by Jesse Walker (LSU professor) during conversations over coffee he had with Fred B. Kniffen from 1975-1993. Fred Kniffen was a Boyd professor at Louisiana State University who is credited with founding the LSU geography and anthropology program. This collection of notes is a multifaceted look at the personal life and early years of Kniffen. He makes frequent mention of fellow colleagues Richard J. Russell, Henry V. Howe, Carl Sauer, and Alfred L. Kroeber. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4882.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Wall Family. Papers, 1829-1921. 0.2 linear ft. Location: V:47. Collection is primarily correspondence between members of the Wall family of Clinton, Louisiana, particularly Mary Winans Wall and her son, Wesley Wall. Much of the correspondence relates to the family's experiences during the Civil War, including the deaths of three family members and the long imprisonment of Wesley at Camp Douglas in Chicago. Letters discuss personal news, mutual friends, daily life in Clinton, and Mary's efforts to have Wesley released during the Civil War. In addition to the correspondence, there is a school merit certificate, an essay written by Wesley, and a legal document from probate court in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, certifying that Isaac Wall is licensed to officiate marriages. Mss. 5243. 

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Civil War, Education

Walsh, Henry Hicky. Papers, 1841-1892, 1941. 9 items. Location: OS:W. Prominent New Orleans lawyer and grandson of Philip Hicky of Hope Estate Plantation, Baton Rouge. Papers consists of correspondence relating to family matters; certificate for land purchased by Armoigene Crochet and Senfroid Chedotale of Assumption Parish, Louisiana (Oct. 6, 1841); academic paper on classical literature (1854); commission from Governor Thomas O. Moore to Walsh for an appointment as 2nd lieutenant of the Pargoud Volunteers, Louisiana Militia (1861); newspaper picture of Hope Plantation; Walsh's diploma from University of Louisiana (1861); and obituary of Henry Hicky Walsh (1892). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1622.

Walworth, Douglas. Family Papers, 1806-1881 (bulk 1850- 1881). 189 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: U:234. 99:W, Misc.: W, O:21. Planter, attorney and Confederate Army captain from Natchez, Mississippi. Alexander Gordon was a Scottish immigrant to New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from Walworth's parents while he was at Harvard University. His diaries describe his childhood, study and student life, and Confederate military experiences. Civil War papers concern Confederate military administration. Gordon family papers include documents on the estates of James Gordon and his wife, family correspondence, the American naturalization certificate of Alexander Gordon, and Alexander's diary. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 20-21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2471, 2499.

Warren, Robert Penn. Letter, 1962 Nov. 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.: W, Vault:1. College professor and writer who served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept. of English, from 1933-1942. In a typed letter to a Mr. Stahley, Robert Penn Warren discusses the administration at Louisiana State University during Huey P. Long's term as governor. He also comments on Professor William A. Read of the English Dept. and the SOUTHERN REVIEW. Original housed in Vault is restricted. Use photocopy. Mss. 5072

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, LSU, Long Family, Literature

Weathersby, Hal Monroe, Papers, 1911-1965 (bulk 1956). 0.5 linear ft. (58 items, 1 ms. vol., 4 printed vols.). Location: UU:252, 99:W. Prominent Baptist layman, professor of history and Greek, and first dean of Louisiana College in Pineville. Papers, primarily regarding Weathersby's career, include correspondence, diplomas and citations, newspapers and clippings, two research papers, photographs, and yearbooks of Louisiana College and Mississippi College. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2656.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

Weeks, David. Family Papers, 1782-1957 (bulk 1830-1870). 10,106 items, 15 vols. Location: 70, J:6, X:76, Mss. Mf.:W . The Weeks and related Conrad, Moore, and Gibson families were planters of New Iberia, Louisiana, and other areas in south Louisiana. Papers document the sugar plantation economy; cotton planting; slaves and free African American laborers; railroad building; state and national politics; education; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes early papers of Charles N. Conrad, U.S. senator; political correspondence of John Moore, U.S. congressman; and a microfilmed inventory of The Shadows in New Iberia. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution to the Civil War, Series I, Part 6, Reels 1-20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 528, 605.

West Feliciana Parish Free Public Schools Papers, 1847-1853. 12 items. Location: A:35. Papers pertaining to the development of free public schools in West Feliciana Parish. Papers are comprised of documents listing owners of taxable property (1847-1851); students' attendance records (1850); appointments signed by L. D. Brewer, Superintendent of Public Schools; annual report of the Directors of Free Public Schools of District No. Two (1853); and blank forms. Mss. 875.

Referenced in Guides: Education

West, Elizabeth Howard, 1873-1948. Papers, [1783-1825], 1924-1942. 3 linear ft. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W Librarian Emeritus of Texas Technological College. Research materials prepared for a project to be published with a historical introduction and explanatory notes. The papers consist of correspondence together with official documents of the history of the period. Spanish transcriptions and English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2403.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Women, Education

White, Julian T. Papers, 1927-2010 (bulk 1965-2010). 6 linear ft., 18 rolled plan sets. Location: 120:, OS:W. Architect and first African American faculty member of LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Many of his projects involved Louisiana Baptist churches and Louisiana schools. Papers consist of architectural project materials (including project files and architectural designs and plans of various formats and sizes), teaching materials, and personal papers (including personal correspondence, portfolio materials, sermons, speeches, and printed materials). Mss. 5083.

White, Maunsell, ca. 1780-. Letterbook, 1845-1850. 1 ms. vol. Location: Mf.:W., Misc.:W. Sugar planter of Deer Range Plantation, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Letterbook containing family and business letters dealing with sugar planting, processing, and slavery; politics; support for a university in Louisiana; and the planning and construction of the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. Original letterbook is located at the University of North Carolina Library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2888.

Wildman, John Hazard. Papers, 1849-1991 (bulk 1932-1980). 14.5 linear ft. Location Z:16-24, Vault:1, OS:W. John Hazard Wildman was a Professor of English at LSU from 1940-1981. His great-uncle, John Boylston Hazard, served as Captain of the 24th Alabama Infantry, Company I during the Civil War. Papers include correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material documenting Wildman's career in teaching and writing. Manuscripts consist of novels, short stories, essays, and poems, both published and unpublished. Diaries and personal correspondence describe Wildman's military service during WWII, as well as that of John Boylston Hazard during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1966, 1967, 2010, 2095, 2169, 2237, 2249, 2371, 2437.

Wilke, Francis Albert. Papers, 1906-1976. 16 items. Location: MISC:W, OS:W. Student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Papers reflect student life at Louisiana State University from 1916 to 1920. They include regulations booklet for Corps of Cadets (1918); photographs of Lee Himes, a LSU quarterback (1917), Phil Cooper, a 1918 LSU football player, and Red Rice, the 1917 discus champion; Other items contain a commencement program for 1920; and several newspaper clippings concerning Louisiana State University students, sports, and alumni. There are also two alumni reunion programs (1973, 1976) For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3071.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Wilkerson, Helen C. Papers, 1920-1958. 706 items. Location: X:92-93, OS:W. Assistant dean of women at LSU. Papers contain professional papers and correspondence related to Wilkerson's tenure as dean. Material also reflects her involvement in Baton Rouge women's organizations, balls, and festivals. Also included is a program for 75th annual commencement of the Natchez Institute in Natchez, Mississippi (1920); addresses delivered by Charles W. Pipkin (1931-1936); and an address entitled "The strange case of Louisiana and Huey P. Long," presented by Harry Gamble of New Orleans to the Louisiana Legislature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1606.

Wilkerson, Marcus M. Papers, 1923-1958 (bulk 1930-1952). 3 linear ft. Location: X:94-96, OS:W. Director of the press and professor of journalism at Louisiana State University (LSU). Papers include correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, and class and lecture notes pertaining to his professional life. Also included are papers concerning two LSU fraternities, the Rotary Club, and the Baton Rouge Country Club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1606.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Williams, L. Kemper. Collection, 1867-1896, 1915-1966. 14 linear, 115 printed vols. Location: 77:71- 84. Printed materials, principally from New Orleans and other areas in Louisiana pertaining to Louisiana folkways and customs, cultural attractions, public education, economic growth, school desegregation, entertainment, religions, and tourism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2203.

Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-, Papers. 1,174 items, 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 50 sound cassettes. Location: 34-; Mss. Mf.:W; OS:W; Vault:81. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Huey Long." Research materials, which comprise a large portion of this collection, contain notes, note cards, legal documents, and clippings pertaining to the Civil War, major Civil War figures, U.S. history, military history, and Louisiana governor and senator, Huey P. Long. Included are Civil War correspondence and diaries (most are transcripts or copies), speeches of Huey P. Long, and oral history interviews relating to Long. Audio cassette tapes are available for speeches and some interviews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2489, 2510.

Williams, Thomas Harry, 1909-1979. Papers, 1861-1971. 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 50 sound cassettes. Location: 34:, OS:W, Mss. Mf.:W, Vault. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Huey Long." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2489, 2510.

Williamson, Frederick and Lillian. Papers, 1922-1939. 2.3 linear ft. 78:75-77. Lillian Williamson was a librarian in Monroe and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her husband, Frederick Williamson, worked as a newspaper editor and as an associate editor for the Louisiana State University Agricultural Extension Service. Correspondence, writings, printed material, diaries, and photographs document their marriage and professional work in their respective fields. Mss. 817.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education

Wise, Claude M. Papers, 1889-1967. 40 linear ft. Location: 6:8; 115:; 118:14; VAULT:44; MAP CASE 4, DRAWERS 21-24. International authority on phonetics and head of the Louisiana State University Speech Department from 1928 until 1958. Personal and professional papers. Unprocessed collection. Mss. 2245.

Wissler, Henry. Notebook, 1848 November 21-22. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:W. Schoolboy. Compositions and tales on themes of hunting, fishing, and farming in the eastern United States, and a lively description of advantages and dangers of railroad transportation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3380.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Education

Womble-Abell-Norman family. Papers, 1859-2011 (bulk 1900-1955). 4.3 linear ft. Location: 103:40-44, OS:W. Womble-Abell-Norman family papers document five generations of personal activities, family life, and the genealogy of the Womble-Abell-Norman family and the related Buie family. Collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, personal family papers, and professional papers of Evelyn Abell Norman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4879.

Womens University Students Association. Papers, 1896-1940. 139 items. Location: 78:60. Miscellaneous pamphlets not pertaining to the association. Loose issues of the Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, copies of the Tulane news bulletin, concert programs for performances of music in New Orleans and elsewhere, issues of the Whitney-Central observer, first aid guides, pamphlets from the Church of the Latter Day Saints and other religious organizations, annual reports of the Louisiana State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, leaflets from New Orleans area businesses, and materials on homeopathic medicine.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 599.

Wood, Elmer Ellsworth. Papers, 1878, 1880. 3 items. Location: Misc:W. Certificates of merit from Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy at Alexandria, Louisiana, and certification of graduation at Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Wood, Jonathan L. Family papers, 1830-1879 (bulk 1830-1863). 50 items. Location: B:18. Family correspondence to Jonathan L. Wood, Macoupin County, Ill., from Cumberland County, Ky. The letters describe the hardships of early settlers; the marriages, deaths, and health; droughts and other weather events; crops conditions; and the rigors of farming. Several letters tell of the conflicts between religious groups contending for new parishioners and influence in the community. Included among the letters is a scattering of receipts for college tuition and board, and purchases of medicine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 681.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education, Medicine

Wood, Letitia L. Papers, 1927. 7 items. Location: Misc.:W. Materials relating to a speedwriting course given by the School of Brief English Systems of New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education

Wood, Richard E. Papers, 1969-1971. 3 items. Location: UU:147. Visiting Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages, LSU. Offprints of published works on linguistics include studies of Papiamentu, a dialect of the Netherlands Antilles, and a study of Russian linguistic influences in East Germany. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2579.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Woodruff, Clark, 1791-1851. Letter, 1834 Oct. 21. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Clark Woodruff was a state representative for West Feliciana Parish (1826-28), judge of the eighth judicial district court (1828-36), and manager of the Myrtles Plantation. Clark Woodruff writes from Madisonville, La., to Morris Woodruff in Litchfield, Conn., regarding his sending of a check to pay off a note, the education of his daughter Mary Octavia under Morris' care, his own poor health, his being cheated out of an election, and Whig Party presidential politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4021.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Education

Woods, Beverly Babin. Collection, 2002-2008. 5 items. Location: Misc.:W. Genealogist, poet, and writer. Walter William Williams was an advocate of education and voting rights for African Americans in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Research material written and compiled by Beverly Babin Woods on the life and work of Walter Hamilton Williams includes biographical sketches of Williams and typed transcriptions of excerpts taken from his letters and reports relating to the education of freedmen and political elections. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5197.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, African Americans

Wright, Sophie B. Papers and scrapbooks, 1893-1927 (bulk 1892-1900). 0.15 linear ft., 3 volumes. Location: U:91, M:25. Educator and charity activist of New Orleans, Louisiana; principal of the Home Institute, a day and boarding school for young ladies, and organizer of the Free Night School for working men and boys. Items removed from scrapbooks include letters of appreciation, programs, invitations, and other materials documenting Wright's career as an educator and philanthropist. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1134.

Referenced in Guides: Women, New Orleans 1866-, Education

Yarbrough, Cornelia. Papers, 1963-2004 (bulk 1973-2004). 5 linear feet. Location: 8:66-68. Professional papers of Cornelia Yarbrough, professor of music education and researcher at Louisiana State University. Papers include academic and literary correspondence, research, writings, printed materials and audio recordings. In addition to writings and research, most materials are the product of Yarbrough's time spent in music education at Syracuse University and Louisiana State University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4921.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, Education, LSU

Yourte, Samuel Jr. Notebook. 1816-1817. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Compendium of Arithmetic compiled by Yourte, including rules, tables, and examples. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 453.

Referenced in Guides: Education

Zacharie, Carrie. Composition book, 1862-1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:Z. Student's composition book written at the Convent of Mercy, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4524.