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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Anonymous mathematics notebook, 1827-1829, 1892. 1 volume. Location: C:45. Mathematics notebook containing rules and examples, and also copies of poems. 'Madisonville Brick and Ship Yards, March 4, 1829' is written on the margin of a page. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Education

Anonymous physics notebook, circa 1850-1880. 1 volume. Location: F:2. Notebook containing notes of lectures on physics and cosmography. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 86.

Referenced in Guides: Education, French

Appleton, H. Diary, 1875-1876. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:A. H. Appleton was an LSU student and cadet. His diary describes the life of an LSU student. It discusses his classes and professors, as well as his social and personal life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4804.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Applewhite, Cornelia. Papers, 1877-1878, 1924-1925, undated 3 items, 2 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Student at Whitworth Female College, Brookhaven, Mississippi. Two notebooks containing entries on basic subjects; lists of students; and biographical and genealogical notes. Also included are a printed song book (1877); a printed volume on the history of Sarepta (1924-1925); and three pictures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3498.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, Education

Arbour, Sidney V. Jr. Family Papers, [1855] 1900-2011. 5.75 linear ft. Location: X:27-32, OS:A. Prominent Baton Rouge, La., resident, WWII veteran and realtor. Personal papers, business and legal papers, printed material, and photographs pertain to the personal activities and business affairs of the allied Arbour Bahlinger, Kornmeyer, and Wilbert families of Louisiana. Topics include student life, WWII, oil leases, Baton Rouge real estate, volunteerism, and genealogy. Mss. 5075.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Business, LSU

Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Locations: 4:36, 4:43, 110:4-11, OS:A, Vault:2. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.

Arndt, Hilda C. M., interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Transcript (8 pages). Location: L:4700.0320. Faculty member of LSU's School of Social Work. Arndt discusses her decision to enter social work; her education and career before coming to LSU; the impact of World War II on day care for children; and the LSU School of Social Work faculty, students' curriculum and field experiences, and enrollment. Arndt also describes her professional activities and honors received; and compares schools of social work at Tulane and LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0320.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Ashley-Cooper, Anthony. Letters, 1829-1890. 14 items. Location: Misc.:A. English philanthropist and social reformer, and seventh Earl of Shaftesbury. Letters, largely social, include a defense of the 'Ragged Schools' for children of the poor. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Education

Aswell, James B. Papers, 1892-1959 (bulk 1909-1931). 3 linear ft. (1,301 items; 18 ms. v.). Location: U:172-174, OS:A, G:1, 98:A, Vault:38. Educator and U.S. congressman. Materials pertain principally to Aswell's political career and Louisiana politics; World War I; and post-war European conditions. Included are diaries documenting Aswell's official missions to Europe and scrapbooks on his career as an educator. Diary #4 discusses the presence of Jews in Poland following WWI. Notable individuals mentioned include Huey Long, John M. Parker, Gaston Porterie, Herbert Hoover, and Al Smith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1408, 1426, 1468, 1483, 1620, 1621.

Aswell, James B., Jr. and Family. Papers, 1868-1961, undated (bulk 1930-1955). 9.75 linear, 22 manuscript volumes. Locations: 79:85-90, G:17, N:10, OS:A, T:103-106, Vault:1. Novelist, syndicated columnist, political writer, and Louisiana State Director of Public Relations (1940-1942) from Natchitoches, Louisiana. Papers contain correspondence, political materials, printed materials, photographs, and manuscript volumes relating to the careers and personal lives of James B. Aswell, Jr. and James B. Aswell, Sr. Mss. 2453.

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