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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Anderson, John Q., Papers, 1848-1993 (bulk 1953-1973). 7.5 linear ft., 5 v. Location: X:119-125, OS:A, P:17. John Q. Anderson was a professor of English and a writer of Southern history and folklore. This collections of files, correspondence, printed material, and photographs reflect Anderson's career, current events; and they provide research material for his publications, particularly "Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868" and "Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life of Henry Clay Lewis". For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2156, 2162.

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.

Badley Family papers, 1834-1940, undated (bulk 1845-1865). 0.3 linear feet. Location: W:2, OS:B, F:2. Badley family, plantation owners in Port Hudson and East Baton Rouge Parish. Personal papers and printed items document their plantations, landholding, and political and professional activities. Works Progress Administration manuscripts collection notes and botanical specimen books are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3062.

Bankston, Jesse. Papers, 1924-2010 (bulk 1956-1992). 2.3 linear ft., 1 sound disc. Location: 116:24-25, OS:B, VAULT:1. Correspondence, political files, newspaper clippings, campaign material, and photographs reflecting Jesse H. Bankston's involvement in Louisiana state government and the Louisiana Democratic Party Bankston served under multiple Louisiana governors, including as director of the Department of Institutions, which supervised all mental, tuberculosis, and general hospitals. Mss. 5078.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, Medicine, LSU, Long Family

Baton Rouge Scenes, c. 1920-1930. 14 items. Location: 111:1. Picture cards of various scenes from Baton Rouge, La., including the capitol building and Louisiana State University. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4999.

Baynard, L. B. Jr. Papers, 1896, 1906, 1923-1930. 687 items. Location: U:9. Correspondence in support of Baynard's candidacy for Treasurer of the State of Louisiana, and from persons seeking political favors. Semi-official letters reflect political pressure and refer to the trial of Governor Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 230, 577.

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Belcher, Eric. Collection, 1948, circa 1962-1973. 1 picture postcard, 2 mailing envelopes. Location: MISC:B. Picture postcard of Earl K. Long with notations on verso, written possibly by Blanche Long and Earl K. Long. Notations designate postcard as an invitation to Earl K. Long's inaugural ball. Mailing envelopes have the letterhead of Orleans Parish district attorney Jim Garrison printed on them. Mss. 5338.

Bell, David J. Reminiscence, 1970. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:B. Administrative assistant to Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long. Reminiscence discusses Long's personality and campaign style. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2517.

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Boone, William C. Letters, 1916-1929. 10 items. Location: Misc:B. Homer, Louisiana, attorney and educator. Letters to Boone's wife pertain to family matters, discussions of his legal studies at LSU, and his work as special counsel in legal cases generated by the administration of Governor Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2871.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

Bowers, Laura Boddie Jones. Papers, 1906-1990, undated (bulk 1931-1955). 3.25 linear ft. Location: E:119-121. Librarian in Louisiana. Primarily correspondence documenting the family life, student life, and early career of Bowers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Natchitoches, Louisiana. Newspaper clippings, notes, post card collection, printed items, and a scrapbook are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3546.

Bozeman, Harley B. Papers, 1840-1969. 805 items, 2 vols. Location: T:36. Columnist for the Winn Parish Enterprise. Papers consist of personal correspondence and relating to persons and places in Winn Parish, La. Letters from Dr. T. Harry Williams and others refer to Williams' biography of Huey Long, 577 articles from "Winn Parish As I Have Known It" in the Winn Parish Enterprise, an issue of the Winn Parish Enterprise centennial edition (1952), a map of Winn Parish (1964), and a photocopy of Milton Dunn's History of Natchitoches, Louisiana (1920). Papers also contain letters from George S. Long (1957) reminiscing about Huey Long and from Julius T. Long (1962) who mentions Earl and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2431.

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Buford, Nick, 1941-. Papers, 1939, 1967-1970. 143 items. Location: T:76, 90:. Correspondence concerning Buford's research on a biography of Luis N. Morones, founder of the Mexican Labor Party. Other items include research papers; miscellaneous items on Latin American politics, tourism, and economics; and anti-Castro propaganda. U.S. Senator Russell Long of Louisiana is among the correspondence. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2457.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics, Long Family

Burch, Wilson E. Papers, 1944-1960. 6 items. Location: OS:B. Police Juror, Ward Nine, Washington Parish, Louisiana. Five certificates issued by the Executive Department, State of Louisiana, to Wilson E. Burch, and one newspaper clipping on Burch, Senator R. Long, and Representative James H. Morrison. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4154.

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Carl Austin Weiss, Jr. Photograph, [1926-1927]. 7 items. Location: 32:82. Alleged Huey Long assassin. 1 photographic print and 6 negatives of the same basic image. Photograph of Weiss taken as senior at Tulane University College of Medicine and reproduced from the JAMBALAYA. Listed in unprocessed collections list under: Weiss, Carl Austin, Jr. Photo. Mss. 4015.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Chase, John Churchill. Cartoons, 1927-1962. 10.6 linear feet. Location: 6:1-3. John C. Chase (1906-1986) was a New Orleans native and political cartoonist. The collection includes of 153 original 15 x 20" drawings of cartoons published in newspapers from 1949 to 1962. The cartoons reflect the political career of Huey P. Long, in addition to Louisiana and national politics. In addition to original drawings, the collection also contains five scrapbooks containing newsprint copies of the cartoons clipped from the original newspapers. Mss. 1414, 1549, 1568, 1806.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans, Long Family

Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958. Family Papers, 1943-1956. 102 items. Location: W:30, Vault. Lieutenant general and commander of the volunteer group the Flying Tigers. Chennault established the Civil Air Transport, Inc. Letters of Chennault written chiefly to his son, David, with references to Civil Air Transport, Inc., and world and Louisiana politics. Papers includes observations about life aboard a ship during World War II and conditions in Nationalist China. Letters to Louisiana Governor James A. Noe and to Judge Robert F. Kennon concern alleged kickbacks to the Earl Long-Spaht campaign by the Louisiana State Police (1952). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3042.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Colomb, Bessie B., Collection, 1880, 1934, 1964-1969 32 items, 3 v. Location: Misc. C, OS:C. Collection of printed material pertains to Louisiana and New Orleans (1964-1969), and to Huey P. Long (1934). The collection also includes three photographs of LSU cadets (1880).

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

Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962. Huey P. Long cartoon, 1935 September 6. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Syndicated cartoonist whose pen name was J. N. Ding. Listed in online catalog under: Long, Huey P. Cartoon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2102.

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Dawson, Mrs. Frank D. Collection, 1925, 1928, undated 4 items. Location: Misc. Papers consist of a program for the laying of the corner stone of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge (1925) and Christmas cards from Governors Long and Allen and their families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1324.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, Long Family

Detro, Randall A. (Randall Augustus). Collection, 1932-1988. 20 items [photocopies]. Location: MISC:D. Mostly circulars of Huey Long and the Long political organization concerning the programs of Long during Governor O. K. Allen's administration. Collection includes a handbill and publicity photograph from a 1988 production of the play 'The Kingfish.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4138.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Long Family

Devol, Don, d. 1983, interviewee, Oral history interview. 2 sound cassettes (1.5 hours); transcript (36 p.). Huey Long's personal secretary. Interview includes Devol's personal and professional relationship with Long, and his views on Long's personality, political career, and assassination. Devol also discusses Long's radio addresses and relationship with the news media. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0009.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

DeVol, H. Donald. Collection on Huey P. Long, 1932-1936. 2 linear ft. Location: 1:35-36; OS:D; Vault:38. Personal secretary of Huey P. Long from 1932 until Long's death in 1935. The collection is comprised of printed items, notes, speeches, and photographs of Huey P. Long in addition to personal items of both Long and DeVol; of note is Huey Long's personal Bible. Mss. 3653.

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Earl K. Long program, 1963. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Lieutenant governor (1936-1939) and governor (1939-1940, 1948-1952, 1956-1960) of Louisiana . Program for the unveiling of a bronze statue at Winnfield, Louisiana. For further information, see oline cataog. Mss. 2525.

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Edgerton, Claude Wilbur. Photograph collection, circa 1920-1965. 0.1 linear ft. Location: T:72. Professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Collection is comprised of contact sheets created from 35mm nitrate film negatives. Contact sheets are arranged and labeled according their original roll numbers and contain images depicting the following: a parade celebrating Huey P. Long's election as governor of Louisiana (roll 5); Long visiting the LSU College of Agriculture and crops (rolls 6 , 10, and 101A); crops, U.S. service persons, and various buildings on LSU campus (rolls 101B, 101C, and 101D); Long's funeral services (rolls 102 and 103); and Long's inauguration ceremony as governor of Louisiana (roll 115). Additionally, there are photographic prints of select images from the rolls. Mss. 4033.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, LSU, Long Family

Farley, James A., 1888-. Letter, 1971 February 23. 1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc:F. Democratic party leader and U.S. postmaster. Letter containing comments on Huey Long's attitude toward President Roosevelt and possibility of Long's heading a third party movement in 1936. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2801.

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Fields, Harvey G., 1883-1961. Papers, 1909-1961, undated. 1.25 linear foot. Location U:293, 98:F, OS:F. Political correspondence, speeches, circulars, and various printed items of Harvey G. Fields, Louisiana Senator, State District Attorney, Chairman of the Louisiana State Democratic Central Committee, and member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. He was also an avid Huey Long supporter and law partner of Long for a short time in Shreveport, Louisiana. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5006.

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Foster, Murphy J. and family. Papers, 1880-1955 (bulk 1880-1930). 4.3 linear ft. Location: UU:286-287, 98:F. The collection extensively documents Foster's political career, his relationship with his wife Rose Ker Foster, and their children's formative years. Materials in the collection include correspondence, financial papers, legislative papers, and printed items. Topics addressed include family matters such as the development and education of the Foster children; Rose's management of Dixie Plantation in Murphy's absences; and Foster's political career and the issues that concerned him, such as the Anti-Lottery campaign, a national income tax, regulating railway rates, flood control, poll taxes, and protection of sugar growers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4710.

Fournet, John B., 1895-1984. Papers, 1844, 1927-1970, undated 70 linear ft., 8 ms. vols., and 16 reels of films. Location: 8:74-75, 8:79, 102:6-10, 115:48-50, 124:, OS:F, 98:F, 124, Vault:1. Louisiana attorney, politician, and Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, 1949-1970. Personal and professional papers reflect Fournet's career as schoolteacher and principal, lawyer, politician, and judge. The papers include materials which reflect Fournet's association with Huey P. Long. Also included are political campaign materials and films; photographs; scrapbooks; judicial opinions and decisions; and newspapers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2558.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, Long Family

French, George N. Papers, 1911, 1931-1941. 0.5 linear feet. Location: 10:46, 98:F, OS:F. Louisiana reporter and speech writer for Huey P. Long. Correspondence, writings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and fliers document the life of George N. French, particularly during his involvement with Louisiana governor, Huey P. Long. Items pertaining to Long include fliers, photographs, and speeches. Writings about Homer Grove are also included. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3695.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Frey, Fred C. (Frederick Charles), 1891-1980, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. 2 sound cassettes (2 hours); transcript (66 pages). Location: L:4700.0019. Former Dean of Men and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at LSU. Interview concerns Frey's early life, his experiences as a student, teacher, and administrator at LSU; LSU President Thomas D. Boyd; early faculty members; and the development of the university from 1916 (when he came as a student) to the 1930s. Notable individuals mentioned include John M. Parker and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0019.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

Fuqua, Henry L. (Luce), interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (20 minutes); index (1 page). Location: L:4700.0012. Son of Henry Luce Fuqua, Louisiana governor. Interview identifies photos of buildings from Hope Farm, New Iberia, and the Atchafalaya swamp levees; and discusses the old Governor's Mansion and his father's defeat of Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0012.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, Long Family

Fuqua, Henry L. (Luce), interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); transcript (54 pages). Location: L:4700.0021. Son of Henry Luce Fuqua, Louisiana governor. Interview discusses his family, living in Baton Rouge, the Flood of 1912, his father's work as head of the penitentiary in Baton Rouge (1916) and Angola, his involvement with LSU and Southern University, and his gubernatorial campaign (1924). Notable individuals mentioned include Felton Clark, William H. Dalrymple, Thomas D. Boyd, Annie Boyd, and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0021.

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

Gamble, Harry Pollard, Sr. Papers, 1875-1987, undated (bulk 1954-1972). 2.5 linear feet. Location: 40:. Public affairs and personal correspondence, printed items, and written materials of Harry Pollard Gamble of New Orleans, Louisiana, political figure, secretary of the Louisiana Conservation Commission, and founder of the American Society for the Preservation of State Government and Racial Integrity (ASPSGRI). Materials primarily relate to conservation of natural resources, ASPSGRI, and his efforts in the fight to uphold segregation in Louisiana. Personal papers present are his completed and partial works of history and historical fiction (especially related to the Cane River area), family and business correspondence, including his son's World War II letters, and materials related to Gamble's football career at Louisiana State University. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 4054.

Gerald L. K. Smith. Broadside, circa 1935. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Protestant minister and organizer of Huey Long's Share Our Wealth Society. Broadside entitled 'The Spirit and Purpose of Huey Long Shall Never Die' promises that the Society will carry on Long's program. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3016.

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Gerald Lyman Kennth Smith circular, ca. 1936. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Orator, political organizer, national organizer of Huey P. Long's "Share-the-Wealth" campaign. Printed copy of speeches made by Long's secretary, Earle J. Christenberry, and Louisiana attorney Maurice Gatlin attacking Smith for claiming to be Huey Long's successor and head of the "Share-Our-Wealth" movement. For further information, see online catalog. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

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Gibbs, Mrs. Henry W. Papers, 1912-1921. 3 items [typed copies]. Location: Misc. Resident of Shreveport, Louisiana. Letters to Mrs. Gibbs concerning genealogy of the Gibbs, Fitz-Gerald and Long families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 487.

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Gilkison, Helen, 1909-1948. Papers, 1925-1962 (bulk 1925-1948). 218 items, 29 vols. (3 ms. vols., 26 printed vols.). Location: U:167-168, 98:G. Louisiana journalist. Papers include correspondence (1929-1953) from national and local journalistic figures, manuscript writings (1927-1947), newspaper clippings, printed materials, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Gilkison's activities at LSU and as a journalist. Clippings relate to LSU, local politics, and the death of Huey Long. Collection includes a broadside concerning a bill for a poll tax law signed by O. K. Allen and Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1901, 2175.

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

Grace, Lucille May. Scrapbooks, 1908-1956. 127 items and 13 ms. vols. Location: A:27, 84:1-6, OS:G. Register of the State Land Office. Series of eleven scrapbooks (1929-1950) and political campaign items (1956) of Lucille Grace Dent; and two scrapbooks and newspaper clippings (1908-1927) of her father, Fred J. Grace, Register of the State Land Office from 1908 until his death in 1931. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1863, 2145.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Baton Rouge, Long Family

Graham, W. B. Papers. 1933-1936. 62 items. Location: E:45, J:24. Agent for the Louisiana State Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. Papers relate to the Bureau's responses to reports of criminal activities, mainly in Louisiana. They consists of investigation reports; photographs, including photographs of officers burning a marijuana field; scrapbook (1933-1936, n.d.), and newspaper clippings concerning activities of criminals such as John Dillinger and Clyde Barrow. Other items and clippings pertain to the assassination and funeral of Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3002

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Huey P. Long broadsides, 1935, undated 3 items. Location: OS:L. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Broadside outlines the educational program of the Share Our Wealth Society (1935), undated broadside details the principles and platform of the Society, and undated form letter was designed to accompany information distributed on the formation of local societies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2748.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, Long Family

Huey P. Long assassination painting, 1976. 1 item [photographic reproduction]. Location: E:.65. Winnfield, Louisiana, attorney, Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Huey P. Long assassination painting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3232.

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Huey P. Long in Pennsylvania photographs, 1935. 7 items. Location: E:66, Box 10. Seven black and white photographs of then Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long addressing an audience in Pennsylvania in 1935. The photographic prints were created by Harpel Studios of Lebanon, Pa. Mss. 5047.

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Huey P. Long photograph, circa 1930. 1 item Location: E:67. Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Photograph shows Long leading the LSU band. Photograph. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2906

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

Hummel, Richard J., Sr. Papers, 1861, 1875, 1894-1896, 1929. 250 items. Location: UU:63, OS:H. Baton Rouge postmaster. Papers of Richard J. Hummel Sr., Baton Rouge, La., postmaster, include an acknowledgment from Governor Huey P. Long of a letter from Hummel concerning a proposed plan for additional financial aid from the state for public schools (1929), a Louisiana state bond (1875), 246 hand-stamped mail covers (1894-1896), and a Louisiana militia commission (1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2044.

Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Family Papers, 1836-1947. 336 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: W:23, M:21, OS:J, 98:J, Mss.Mf:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Correspondence pertains to Jastremski's military service in the Civil War, his political career in Baton Rouge, and his term as U.S. Consul in Peru. The collection also contains copies of speeches made by Jastremski, photographs, and prints. Included are three scrapbooks containing clippings and articles about Jastremski's political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2951.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Baton Rouge, Long Family

Johnston, J. Bennett, 1932-. Papers, 196?-1996. Ca. 500 linear ft., Location: IMJBJ, OS, Range 59-60, Vault. A Shreveport attorney and state legislator, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1973 and retired in 1996. In addition to energy and defense, Senator Johnston focused on navigation, flood control, hurricane protection, and other natural resources programs. Primarily records of his Senate career, including correspondence, trip files, records of his administrative and legislative assistants, legislative files, papers related to Louisiana grants and projects, speeches, news releases and photographs, and committee files. Also found are papers related to his campaigns and the Democratic Party as well as the annual Washington Mardi Gras ball and the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians. Mss. 4473.

Jones, Sam Houston, 1897-1978, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. 1 sound cassette, Transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.0030. Governor of Louisiana (1940-1944). Jones discusses his political campaign of 1940; changes he made while in office; Huey Long's political following; views on social welfare; government corruption; his executive secretary, Cocheran; his wife's role in his career; and his family background. Jones also discusses state senator W. D. Cotton's role in the bridge over Calcasieu River; and development of schools and buildings during his administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0030.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Long Family

Kemp, Bolivar E. (Bolivar Edwards), 1871-1933. Papers, 1913-1965. .5 linear feet. Location: 46. Amite, Louisiana, attorney, LSU Board of Supervisors member, U.S. congressman, and son-in-law of Harry D. Wilson, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Immigration. Papers include correspondence, printed items, photographs, and news clippings documenting the professional careers and social activities of Kemp, Wilson, and other family members. Broadsides relate to Huey Long's and Richard Leche's campaigns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3567.

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Kennon, Robert Floyd. Papers, 1904-1972 (bulk 1948-1956). 11.5 linear ft., 8 volumes. Location: 6:9-15, OS:K. Minden, Louisiana, attorney, judge, Louisiana Supreme Court justice, and Louisiana governor. Papers include office files, personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, political campaign materials, and newspaper clippings. The collection pertains to politics, the Democratic Party and Robert Kennon's political career, particularly his term as governor (1952-1956). Some material reflects his military service during World War II and his position on segregation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2719.

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