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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Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. Collection, circa 1930-1935. 3 items. Location: MISC:L. This collection consists of a Louisiana Capitol Building Bond for $1,000 payable in 1938 and signed by Huey P. Long (1931), a photograph of Long (circa 1930-35), and a bronze-colored plaster bust of Long by an unknown artist. Mss. 4076.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. Letter, 1928 Oct. 12. 1 item. Location: MISC:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Letter from Long to Dan Moody, Texas governor, inviting him or someone appointed by him to attend the Conference of the Board of Governors of the United States, to be held in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.

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

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Papers, 1915-1936. 49 linear ft. Location: 30:2-26, OS:L, VAULT:13. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Collection includes general, family, congressional, and legal correspondence, impeachment documents, radio speeches, book and senatorial campaign accounts, Public Service Commission records, printed items, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2005.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Papers, 1927-1935. 9 items. Location: MISC.:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Papers include letters (some photocopies) and bills pertaining to Louisiana legislature, broadside, cartoon, and sheet music of 'Every Man a King.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 557, 1240, 1350, 1956.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Tape recording, ca. 1928-1935. 1 audio tape reel. Location: W:15. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Radio broadcast from the files of station WWL, New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3037.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Tape recording, ca. 1934-1938. Location: W:15. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Radio statement on the 'Share the Wealth' program from the files of radio station KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3038.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, U.S. Selective Service registration card, 1917. 1 item [photocopy]. MISC:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Huey P. Long's selective service registration card completed during World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3409.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family, 20th Century Wars

Long, Huey. Impeachment scrapbook, 1929-1933. 1 item. Location: S:123. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE (New Orleans), Feb. 7, 1933 to May 2, 1933, reporting the hearings and continued political controversy over the hearings and the allegations. Alternate title is John Overton-Edwin Broussard Senate primary hearings scrapbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Russell B. Papers, 1774-2004 (bulk 1938-1986). 772 linear ft., 9 microfilm reels. Location: 21:-27:, MAP CAGE, MSS.MF:L, VAULT:47, AA:. Shreveport, Louisiana attorney and U.S. senator. Papers include correspondence; legislative, committee, federal agency, special project, and political campaign files; press releases; speeches; audio tapes; motion picture film; videotapes; and photographs, relating chiefly to Long's senatorial career. Topics include tax reform, petroleum issues, and employee stock options. Materials on the personal and political activities of other Long family members, among them Huey Long, are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.

Long, Russell B. Papers, Huey Pierce Long phonodisc. 1 audio cassette, 1 phonodisc. Location: 27:61, 29:28. Winnfield, Louisiana, attorney, Louisiana Public Service Commission member, Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Transcription (33 1/3 RPM phonograph record and cassette tape copy) of a speech, 'Our Plundering Government,' delivered by Long over the Columbia Broadcasting Company radio network, February 20, 1935 (length 26 minutes). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

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