Manuscript Resources on the Long Family

One of Louisiana's strongest traditions is its love of politics. Always colorful, sometimes controversial, the state's political heritage is a rich one. The Long family has been synonymous with Louisiana politics since 1918, with Huey P. Long's election that year to the state's Railroad Commission (now known as the Louisiana Public Service Commission). Since that time, Long and his family have left a significant mark on state and national politics.

This guide includes manuscript resources by or about various members of the Long family. Major collections include papers of Huey Long (governor 1928-1931, U.S. senator 1932-1935); his brother, Earl K. Long (acting governor 1939-1940, governor 1948-1952, 1956-1960); Huey Long's son, Russell B. Long (U.S. senator 1948-1986); and Russell Long's third cousin, Gillis W. Long (U.S. congressman 1963-1965, 1973-1985). Other significant collections contain papers of Carolyn Bason Long (wife of Russell B. Long) and Cathy Long (U.S. congresswoman 1985-1987, wife of Gillis Long). Some papers of Rose McConnell Long (U.S. senator 1936-1937, wife of Huey Long) can be found in the Russell B. Long collection. The various collections include correspondence, speeches, interviews, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, films, videotapes, and other materials.

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Grisham-Kellogg-Faust family. Papers, 1860-2009 (bulk 1899-1976). 8.5 linear ft. Locations: U:321-329, OS:G, H:12, AA:, 65:. Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, personal papers and printed material. Material reflects the social activities, family life, travel and the genealogy of the Grisham-Kellogg-Faust family of Louisiana and Bolivar, Tenn. Included in the correspondence are World War I letters discussing logging in France, letters of college students, and picture postcards of plantations in Natchez, Miss. and Louisiana. Photographs include African American household employees, 1927 Mississippi River Flood, and portraits of Gov. Sam Jones, Gov. John McKeithen and Senator Russell Long. Mss. 5048.

Huey P. Long scrapbooks, 1921-1939. 57 ms. vols. [principally photocopies]. Location: 132:. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and other printed items such as handbills, speeches, circulars, cartoons, posters, and letters, relating to the political career of Huey Long. Information about national, state, and local politics is also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1666.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Huey P. Long photograph album, 1928-1935. 1 album (30 photographs). Location: V:67. Winnfield, Louisiana, attorney, Louisiana Public Service Commission member, Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Photographs depict Long as governor and senator, Long's associates, family, LSU and Tulane events, the Overton trial, and Hattie Caraway's Arkansas campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4495.

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

Huey P. Long newspaper clipping scrapbook, 1929 January 28-March 29. 1 vol. Location: F:3. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings relating to Huey Long and the attempt to impeach him. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Huey P. Long published materials, 1932-1936, undated 23 items, 5 printed vols. Location: B:12, OS:L. Broadsides, articles, and published volumes chiefly in defamation of Long's political career. Collection includes 3 letters to Edward L. Tinker and his wife referring to Long and Dr. Weiss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2363.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family