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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Carey, Cora E. and family. Papers, 1866-1971 (bulk 1866-1909). 0.3 linear feet; 2 volumes. Location: W:33, Vault:1, OS:C. Journalist and organizer of Southern Women's Literary Clubs, of Holly Springs, Mississippi; creator of the 'Mr. Punch' column in the New Orleans Times-Democrat. Papers include correspondence about Mississippi and Louisiana women's clubs; and items from Longfellow, George Washington Cable, and Francis Willard. Later family correspondence includes that of Hamilton F. Richardson, tennis star. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.

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

Carpenter, George H., 1849-1892. Family Papers, 1806, 1835-1964 (bulk 1844-1899). 2.6 linear ft., 21 mss. vols., 84 printed vols. Location: A:28-31, OS:C. Dentist who resided with his family in Slaughter and Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family papers also contain items of Carpenter's father-in-law, John Y. East, and his family. Among these papers are family letters, including the John A. Collins family; legal and business papers of John East; poetry; sermons; and biographical writings. Printed material consists of newspapers clippings; maps; Colt historical prints; political handbills; Huey P. Long political broadsides (1930); and various books. Volumes include items of Mary East. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2317.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Women, Medicine, Literature

Carrier’s Address to the Patrons of the Patriot-Democrat, 1885. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. New year’s greeting poem from the newspaper carrier of the Patriot-Democrat of Clinton, La., to its subscribers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2962.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Casey, Powell A. Collection, 1782-1972. 238 items. Location: 77:99-100, 98:. Retired officer of the Washington Artillery, the Louisiana National Guard, and writer on military history. Collection includes research materials and other items pertaining to the history of the Battle of New Orleans and the Washington Artillery; typescripts of published writings by Casey; and correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1732, 2540, 2712.

Casso, Evans J., 1914-. Papers, undated. 2 linear ft., 1 item. Location: 1:66, Vault. Louisiana historian and author. Papers include manuscripts and research materials for his books, 'Louisiana Legacy, A History of the State National Guard', and 'Lorenzo,' 'The History of the Casso Family in Louisiana'; and correspondence on Italians and other ethnic groups in Louisiana. Included are typed manuscripts and research on the Civil War in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3119.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature

Chambon, Celestin M., 1879-. Papers, 1892-1963. 73 items, 6 printed vols. Location: U:6, OS:C. Catholic curate and pastor of New Orleans. Chambon's research materials on Catholic architecture and history in New Orleans. Many items relate to St. Louis Cathedral. Included are typewritten copies of documents, newspaper clippings, and works published by Chambon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2047.

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

Charles L. Thompson and Associates. Blueprint, 199-. 1 item. Location: OS:C. Architect in Little Rock, Arkansas. Blueprint produced to commemorate the publication of the book Charles L. Thompson and Associates: Arkansas Architects 1885-1938, by Dr. F. Hampton Roy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4590.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Literature

Chemin, Camille. Letter, 1938. 2 items. Location: Misc. French author and resident of Paris, France. Letter and calling card from Camille Ce [pseudonym]. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Women, French, Literature

Clark, Charles and family. Papers, 1829-1973 (bulk 1851-1936). 1.1 linear ft. Location: UU:254, 65:2, OS:C. Judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, California; married to Emma Fowler of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers of the related Fowler, Nutt, Macbeth, and Clark families. They consist of personal and family correspondence, legal papers of Nathaniel W. Fowler and John Slidell, writings, photographs, printed items, ephemera, and the travel journal of Charles Clark. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3982.

Clinton PATRIOT DEMOCRAT. Broadside, 1885 January 1. 2 printed items. Location: E:Imprints. Newspaper of Clinton, Louisiana. New Year's Day commemorative broadside titled 'Carrier's Address' offers greetings and an optimistic poem. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2962.

Referenced in Guides: Literature