Literature, Reading and Writing

This guide describes collections documenting literature, reading, and writing in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU. It includes the papers of authors, novelists, playwrights, poets, journalists, editors, critics, professors, and historians as writers. Materials in the collections include drafts of literary works (novels, short stories, essays, and plays, among other genres) correspondence, diaries, biographical sketches, research materials, galley proofs, and book reviews. "Literary works" as defined here include popular works, poetry transcribed in diaries, and other common efforts at literary expression. Collections dealing with reading and publishing are also described in this guide. Diary-writing in itself (apart from diaries that contain literature or are the diaries of literary authors) does not qualify a collection for inclusion in this guide. Other diaries will be found in the guides to plantations and women's collections. Most of the collections are from Louisiana, but there are also materials from other areas of the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Haag, William George, 1910-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1994. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (104 pages). Location: L:4700.0453. LSU Boyd professor emeritus of geography and anthropology. Haag discusses his family history; the University of Kentucky; his work as an archaeologist for the Tennessee Valley Authority; the University of Michigan; World War II; the University of Mississippi; and his impressions of William Faulkner. Haag also discusses his career at LSU; the Poverty Point archeological site; excavations at the Centroplex and Magnolia Mound Plantation, Baton Rouge; research in the Antilles; and Civil War studies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0453.

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

Hall, Basil, 1788-1844. Letter, 1832 April 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. British naval officer and travel writer. Letter to the publisher of Frances Trollope's travel book, "The Domestic Manners of the Americans," discussing changes to be made before the publication of a second edition and mentioning that Mrs. Trollope has a novel ready for publication. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Hanna family papers, 1875-1891.11 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:H. Residents of New River, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Personal letters, relating chiefly to family matters, and poetry written by members of the Hanna family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 883.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Hansen, Eduard T. (Eduard Theodor). Diary and writings, 1864-1868. 2 vols., 1 microfilm reel. Location: M:20, Mss. Mf:H. Native of Luxembourg who was discharged from the Confederate army in the Civil War and subsequently joined the U.S. Army as a member of the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery, stationed in Louisiana and then as part of the Powder River Expedition. Diary records Hansen's enlistment and service in the U.S. Army in Louisiana and in the Great Plains. It includes copies of letters received by Hansen as well as prose and poetry. In English, German, and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 758.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, French, German, Literature

Hardin, J. Fair (James Fair). Papers, 1940. 2 items. Location: Misc.:H. Papers consist of a bill (1940) from Claitor's Book Store in Baton Rouge, La., and a thank-you note (undated) from Jefferson Davis Bragg, author of "Louisiana in the Confederacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Business, Literature

Hardin, J. Fair (James Fair), 1893-1940. Papers, 1932. 1 flyleaf. Location: Misc. Flyleaf from a book given to the Louisiana State University library in memory of J. Fair Hardin, inscribed by Cammie G. Henry of Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches Parish, La. The book was probably by Mary Barrow Linfield, who also wrote under the pen name Lawrence Highland, of St. Francisville, La., as the inscription furnishes biographical information on Linfield. Mss. 2264.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Harrington, William. Poem, ca. 1865-18901 item. Location:E:Imprints. Union soldier in the 40th Indiana Infantry, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. Leaflet of 'The One-Armed Soldier,' a poem written by William Harrington, a Union soldier in the 40th Indiana Infantry wounded at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. Probably printed to be sold by permanently disabled Union veterans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature

Harris, Thomas H., 1869-1942. Manuscript, 1941. 1 item (881 pages). Location: C:25. Handwritten draft of 'The Memoirs of T. H. Harris' (Baton Rouge: Bureau of Educational Material and Research, College of Education, LSU, 1963). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2188.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU, Literature

Hart, Garland S. (Garland Stephen), 1798-1867. Journal, 1848-1867. 30 leaves. Location: Misc. Garland S. Hart had 11 children and lived in DeSoto Parish, La., and Polk County, Tex. His journal contains notes on English grammar, Christian poetry, poetry written on the deaths of four of his sons, genealogical information on the Hart family, and occasional prose pieces. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3348.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Literature

Hatcher, William B., Papers, 1904-1947 (bulk 1941-1946). 1.5 linear ft. Location: 11:13-14, OS:H. LSU President (1944-1947), History Department faculty member, and long-time Superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Consists of correspondence, photographs, and other personal and administrative records from Hatcher's career as an educator, administrator, and community fixture. Notable correspondents include Jimmie H. Davis and G.B. Erskine. For additional information, see online catalog, Mss. 4242.

Hawthorne, Julian. Letter, 1909. 1 item. Location: Misc. Son of novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Letter to Geo. Leon Barney discusses arguments concerning the concept of 'favorite poem' and poets and poetry viewed as accessible on varying and different mood levels. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3721.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Hayden, Henry J. Papers, 1860-1861. 3 printed items. Location: E:Imprints. Juvenile editor and proprietor of HAYDEN'S MISCELLANY, a newspaper published in Indianapolis, Indiana. Papers consist of a speech on juvenile values; and two issues of the MISCELLANY containing stories and poems, and including an editorial and news items on secession and the beginning of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2798.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature

Heberle, Rudolf. Papers, 1918-1991 (bulk 1936-1980). 9.5 linear feet. Location: 78:93-98, OS:H, Vault:1. Native of Germany and Boyd Professor of Sociology at LSU. Personal papers consist primarily of correspondence (some in German) relating to his need to leave Germany and obtain a position in the U.S. Professional papers include correspondence with sociologists and colleagues world-wide, research on displaced persons in Mississippi and Louisiana, social problems in Germany, German immigration, and World War II, as well as his comments on Naziism. Also included are notes, lectures, published and unpublished writings, and research files. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1921, 2254, 2345.

Heininey, Anna. My happy trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986. 1 item (21 leaves) [photocopy]. Location: 28:Box 732, folder 39. Resident of New York City. Heininey's handwritten and hand-illustrated account of a trip to New Orleans for the 1986 Mardi Gras. She was 75 years old at the time. The account details planning arrangements, experiences during Mardi Gras, and her return to New York City. Part of the Russell B. Long Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.

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

Heldner, Knute, 1886-1952. Papers, 1924-1978. 2.5 linear ft. Location: 48:22. Swedish-born painter and woodcarver who spent the latter part of his professional career in New Orleans. Heldner gained international recognition for his Louisiana landscapes. Correspondence, printed items, photographs, and manuscripts, including manuscript writings pertaining to his views on art; art appreciation; the artist's role in society; and the New Orleans art community. Correspondence documents artistic activity including exhibits, sales, and art adjudication. Printed items include newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3650.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Hello, Henri. Papers, 1937. 2 items, 1 pamphlet. Location: Misc.:H. French author and nephew of Ernest Hello. Letter from Henri Hello referring to the preparation of a bibliography of the works of Ernest Hello, and an autographed copy of a reprint of the preface in Abbe Cauwes' Ernest Hello (Paris, 1937). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2057.

Referenced in Guides: French, Literature

Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.

Henriot, Jérôme. Poem, circa 1893-1900. 1 item (photocopy). Location: Misc.:H. Poem entitled 'L'ouragan de la Cheniere Caminada' describes destruction of a Louisiana village by a hurricane in October 1893, and lists names of some of the victims. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2611.

Referenced in Guides: French, Literature

Hicks, H. W. Letter, 1926. 2 items. Location: Misc. Secretary of the Lake Placid Club, New York. Letter from Hicks to James A. McMillan at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, referring to McMillan's bibliography, apparently concerning the Adirondacks, and Hick's efforts to build up a library for the Lake Placid Club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Hirsch, A. Adler. Manuscript, 1943. 2 items. Location: UU:131. Original handwritten draft and revised typewritten copy of A. Adler Hirsch, Manual for Water Plant Operators, (Brooklyn, New York, Chemical Publishing Company, 1945). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1989.

Referenced in Guides: Literature