Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Confederate States of America flag, 1979. 1 item. Location: T:78. Modern replica of a Confederate flag bearing the autograph of T. Harry Williams, LSU Professor of History, for student Wade Becnel. Williams's signature was given on the last day of his last Civil War course in May 1979. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3382.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, LSU

Conner, Lemuel Parker and family Papers, 1810-1953, 1985 (bulk 1850-1940). 12.5 linear feet and 28 volumes. Location: AA:, A:106-117, 120-121, 98:C, OS:C, 65: Vault:34, J:24. Planter from Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, cotton statements, legal and business papers (including slave testimony in an alleged slave uprising, 1861), plantation records, and Civil War papers of Confederate soldiers and civilians, family letters from LSU and Smith College, and First Presbyterian Church (Natchez) records. Also included are papers of Levin R. Marshall, the Sessions family, and Henry R. Chotard; 256 pieces of published sheet music (1824-1883); a minstrel show program (1879); and miscellaneous programs of Natchez concerts and music recitals. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 14-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 81, 1403, 1431, 1475, 1551, 1595, 1710, 1793, 1859, 1934, 1999.

Conrad, Max Zephirin. Manuscript, [1965]. 1 item (32 pages). Location: UU:166. Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, LSU. Typewritten copy of 'The Basic Elements of Civil Beauty as Illustrated by Cities Around the World,' written (1964-1965) when Conrad was a Charles Eliot Travelling Fellow. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2258.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Constantinides (Dinos) Papers, 1961-1995. 5.5 linear feet. Composer and faculty member at LSU School of Music. Consists of original and printed copies of sheet music, performance posters and programs, and recordings of live performances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4613.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU

Cotton, William Davis and Family. Papers, 1852-1989. 1 linear ft., 4 vol. Location: S:136, OS:C, H:14. Collection contains correspondence and papers belonging to the Cotton Family. This includes the Civil War correspondence of Dr. Drury P. Gibson and his sister Mary Gibson Cotton, correspondence between George Spencer Cotton and his fiancée Lizzie Davis (1888-1890), and correspondence, photographs, and printed items belonging to William Davis Cotton, attorney of Rayville, La, and former president of LSU Alumni Federation (1969-1989). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4780.

Craig, James Porter. Photograph, 1948. 1 photographic print. Location: MISC:C. Chemist and native of Mobile, Alabama. Black-and-white photographic print is a professional portrait of Porter in his undergraduate Louisiana State University graduation robes and cap. Mss. 5347.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Crosby, Dixie Hammond. Family Papers, 1890-1992 (bulk: 1937-1965). 159 items, 3 v. Location: 34:, OS:C. Family papers of Mack Gerald Crosby, Dixie Lillie Myrtle Hammond Crosby, and their daughter Dixie Lee "Dee" Crosby Brown. Mack Crosby and Dixie Hammond were both from Baton Rouge, La. and attended Louisiana State University in the 1930?s. Mack Crosby served in the United States Air Force for over thirty years. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and, newspaper clippings relating to family affairs, work, and military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4805.

Crump, Gary A. Manuscript, 1969. 1 item (25 pages). Location: UU:166. Professor of History of LSU. Paper AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS AS A SOURCE FOR MILITARY ORGANIZATION, given at the Southern Historical Association meeting, October 30, 1969. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2447.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Dakin, Melvin G. 1908-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1978. 2 sound cassettes (1 hour, 30 minutes), Transcript (47 pages). Location: L:4700.0008. Assistant to LSU President Harold Stoke (1948-1950) and faculty member of the LSU Law School. Dakin discusses his work at LSU from 1937-1941 and from 1947-1951. Topics include Dakin's interaction with LSU Presidents, the LSU Board of Supervisors, the LSU Law School, and certain events from 1937 to 1951. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0008.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

David F. Boyd Hall pencil drawing, circa 1930-1939. 1 drawing. Location: OS:B. A pencil drawing of David F. Boyd Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University. Mss. 265.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU