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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College of Baton Rouge. Records, 1836-1853. 17 items, 4 vols. Location: Misc:C, F:6. College organized in Baton Rouge in 1837, the successor to the Baton Rouge Academy, which had been founded in 1820. Presidents of the college included Pierre Dubayle, William B. Lacey, and R. H. Ranney. Account books, a minute book of the Board of Trustees, ledgers, printed materials, and miscellaneous memoranda document the college's organization and operation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 78.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge

College Writers' Society. Program, 1962. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Included is a newspaper clipping about Cleanth Brooks speaking at the meeting of the Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2409.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Literature

Colwick, Kathleen Williams. Family papers, 1843-2006 (bulk 1928-1965). 1 linear foot, 13 volumes. Location: 8:64-65, OS:C. Graduate of Mansfield Female College. Papers include scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical records, and personal correspondence related to Colwick's time at Mansfield Female College and the Williams family. Also included are business records related to the family's gift store, The Bride's shop, where Colwick also worked. Mss. 5035.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, Business

Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. Letter, 1854 October 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter to William G. Webster, regarding the abolitionist views of a 'Mr. Bacon' and the questionable suitability of one of his sons as tutor to Conrad's sons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3377.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, African Americans

Constitutional Convention broadside, 1868. 1 item [photographic reproduction]. Location: OS:C. Broadside has extracts from the reconstructed Louisiana constitution on civil rights and public education, and includes vignette portraits of African-American legislators and members of the Convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3023.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, African Americans

Cornish, Reverend John Hamilton, 1815-1878. Papers, 1855-1888. 157 items. Location: W:51. Protestant Episcopal Rector of St. Thaddeus' Church, Aiken, South Carolina. Collection includes correspondence of Cornish, his sons, his daughters, and other family members. Correspondence concerns church affairs, education of the sons at Sewanee Theological Seminary and other institutions, travel, and personal relationships. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Education

Cottingham, Claybrook C., 1881-1949. Papers, 1860-1963 (bulk 1907-1956). 198 items, 18 vols. (12 printed vols., 6 ms. vols.). Location: 6:40-41, OS:C. President of Louisiana College and Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, and director of Rotary International. Collection contains manuscripts of speeches related to education and religion, correspondence related to Rotary International, a notebook, scrapbooks, clippings, and memorabilia. Also included are issues of The Pine Knot (1913-1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2686.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

Cunningham, John A. Notebook, 1865-1866. 1 vol. Location: F-16. Student at the University of Virginia in 1865-1866. Notes on French and mathematics courses kept by John A. Cunningham while attending the University of Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 90.

Referenced in Guides: Education

Davidson, Neal. Papers, 1837-1862. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Cotile, Louisiana. Papers of Major Davidson include a letter (1862) notifying Davidson of a meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning at the Ice House Hotel, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Education

Davis, E. Greene. Diploma, 1897. 1 item. Location: OS:D. Diploma of the Southern Military Academy [Institute] in Clinton, Louisiana. The school was founded in 1894 by Captain T. H. Gilmore and folded in 1898. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3469.

Referenced in Guides: Education