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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Huey P. Long photograph, circa 1932-1935. 1 item. Location: E:. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Photograph showing Huey Long delivering a speech at Shreveport, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3346.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Huey P. Long collection, 1934-1935. 3 items. Location: Misc:H. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Collection includes a photograph of Long and friends, a pamphlet concerning Long and the Senate, and published sheet music. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4264.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Long Family

Huey P. Long broadside, 1934. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. 'The Ring Thugs at Work,' printed statement concerning campaign issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Huey P. Long painting, ca. 1935.1 item. Location: OS:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), and U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1932-1935). He was assassinated Sept. 8, 1935. Photographic reproduction of a painting by New Orleans artist John McCrady titled "The Shooting of Huey Long." It was commissioned by LIFE and reproduced in the magazine's June 26, 1939 issue. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2525.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-, Long Family

Huey P. Long newspaper clippings, 1935 September-October. 3,204 items. Location: Z:26. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Clippings including news stories and editorials from national newspapers covering the assassination of Huey Long (Sept-Oct 1935), received by Dr. James Monroe Smith, president of Louisiana State University, from Luce's Press Clipping Bureau of New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2031.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family