Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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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.

Simeon A. "Alex" Box, 1920-1943. Scrapbook, 1942-1944. 1 volume. Location: Y:83, OS:B. Box was born in Quitman, Mississippi, in 1920 and graduated from LSU in 1942, where he played both baseball and football. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, earning the Distinguished Service Cross shortly before his death in 1943. The scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings and letters written to Earle Hubert Wagley following Box's death. Mss. 4181.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Boyd, David French. Letter, 1873. 4 items. Location: MISC:B. Letter (May 15, 1873) and envelope from Boyd to E. G. Randolph, thanking him for a gift of military books. Boyd also mentions mismanagement of state affairs in Louisiana and "Radicalism." Included with the letter are two circulars describing facilities at Louisiana State University and soliciting contributions to the University. Mss. 3219.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, LSU

Boyd, David French. Papers, 1833-1934 (bulk 1860-1899). 9 linear ft., 10 microfilm reels. Location: D:12-19, MF.MSS:B, OS:B, MAP CAGE: DRAWER 34 (BACK WALL). Confederate officer, president of the Seminary of Learning at Alexandria, Louisiana, and president and professor at Louisiana State University (1884-1886). Papers contain correspondence, including correspondence with William T. Sherman; writings about Civil War figures; academic papers; photographs; financial papers; and printed items. Manuscript volumes consist of school notebooks; memorandum books; diaries, including a Civil War diary; morning reports from Kentucky Military Institute and Locust Dale Academy; and a minute book of the Demosthenian Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 40, 99, 794, 890, 893, 1400, 1612, 4234.

Boyd, David French. William T. Sherman letters (part of the David French Boyd papers), 1859-1891. 0.3 linear ft., 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:179, MSS.MF:B, Vault:26. Civil War officers, educators. Letters refer to higher education, political issues, rights of freedmen, Ku Klux Klan activities, and the jetty system in New Orleans. Civil War letters concern Boyd's imprisonment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893, 3362.

Boyd, Leroy Stafford, 1873-1936. Letter, 1907 Dec. 7. 1 item. Location: MISC:B. Son of LSU President David French Boyd. Letter addressed to S. H. Lockett, New York, asking for papers concerning his father, also for biographical information on Col. Samuel H. Lockett. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3427.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Boyd, Leroy Stafford. Papers, 1806-1955 (bulk 1900-1936). 12.25 linear ft., 50 volumes. Location: 65:12; 79:71-73; D:55-63; 79:71-73; OS:B; R:12-16; VAULT:1; VAULT:21; VAULT:40, VAULT MRDF 14, 22. Librarian for U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission. Correspondence, genealogical materials, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks. Materials reflect the political environment; Boyd's political activities; his interest in Louisiana State University (LSU), General William T. Sherman, and his father, LSU President David F. Boyd; and his involvement with Kappa Alpha Fraternity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Education, Baton Rouge, Medicine, LSU

Boyd, Thomas D., Jr., 1882-1964. Papers, 1901-1924. 1,000 items, 1 ms. vol., 15 printed vols. Location: 79:50-52. Resident of Tucson, Arizona, LSU alumnus, and sugar technologist in the Louisiana sugar industry. Papers principally for the period Boyd was general superintendent of the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company, Ensenada, Puerto Rico. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2037.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Business, LSU

Boyd, Thomas Duckett and Family. Papers, 1860-1966 (bulk 1872-1935). 6 linear ft., 29 volumes, 7 microfilm reels. Location: D:1-6, VAULT:2, OS:B, 145:57, MSS.MF:B. Younger brother of David French Boyd. Served as acting president of LSU upon David's resignation. Also served as the president of the State Normal School in Natchitoches. Papers are comprised of correspondence, financial papers, photographs, printed materials, and manuscript volumes. Also included is personal correspondence of Annie Fuqua Boyd and other family members. Photographs include those of Thomas Boyd, Annie Fuqua, and Governors Henry Fuqua and William H. Heard. Mss. 41, 241, 530, 744, 808, 893, 965, 1411, 1438, 1589, 1685, 1799, 1946, 2081, 2126, 2197, 2305, 2335.

Braden, Waldo W. Papers, 1929-1990 (bulk 1980-1989). 6 linear ft., 6 audio tapes. Location: 7:79-7:84, O:22. Professor of Speech, Communication, Theater and Communication Disorders, LSU. Research, notes, criticism, copies of photographs, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and correspondence. Much of the research materials pertain to Braden's books on Abraham Lincoln and public speaking and the oral tradition in the South. Correspondence is largely with publishers regarding his books and articles submitted for publication. Mss. 3352

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Bradsher, Earl Lockridge. Papers, 1899-1983. 3 linear ft. Location: 50. Poet, author, and professor of American literature at LSU. Papers consist of correspondence, including five letters and cards from writer and folklorist J. Frank Dobie; manuscripts of short stories, poems, and other writings; a few printed items; some personal financial records; class notes; and photographs. Included are some clippings pertaining to civic affairs and other professional matters; and an unpublished memoir written by Bradsher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4075.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Bradsher, Earl Lockridge. Poems, 1954-1966. 1 linear ft. Location: UU:138. Poet, author, and professor of American literature at LSU. Manuscript poems on a wide range of subjects. Included is an unpublished manuscript of an anthology of poems (1964) by Bradsher entitled, 'In the shadow of science, and other poems.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2673.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.

Breazeale, Elizabeth, 1919-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassettes (50 min.), transcript (35 p.), index (13 p.). Location: L:4700.0304. LSU alumnae and Kappa Gamma House board president. Breazeale describes her experiences as a student at LSU and a member of the Kappa Gamma Sorority. She describes LSU social life; women's clothing; layout and use of the Panhellenic Building; dormitory rules; ceremonies and traditions; the push for the construction of sorority houses; her thoughts on LSU today; and problems with the Legislature and university funding. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0304.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Breazeale, Nita Sims. Family Papers, 1811-1981 (bulk 1905-1943). 9.5 linear ft., 3 v. Location: 47:8-12, OS:B, N:9, 65:3, vault. Baton Rouge, La. resident. Papers relate to the Breazeale and Sims families of Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, and Natchitoches, La. They consists of correspondence, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and artifacts related to World War I and World War II, Bundles for Britain, Inc., genealogy, and state and local history. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2442.

Brian, Clara Alma. LSU diploma, 1915. 1 item. Location: OS:B. Includes an LSU diploma for a Bachelor of Arts degree signed by Thomas Boyd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2525.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-. Letter: New Haven, Conn. to Annette Duchein, 1984 December 21. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. American scholar, writer, and professor of English at LSU and Yale University. Brooks mentions his preparations for forthcoming Jefferson Lecture and other lectures and his plans to visit Louisiana; he also comments on the use of the work 'reckon.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4602.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 2 sound cassettes (2 hours), Transcript (81 pages). Location: L:4700.0142. American scholar, writer, and professor of English at LSU and Yale University. Brooks discusses his family background; his education; Robert Penn Warren, his friend and advisor; teaching at LSU; the LSU English Department; work on Southern Review and its demise; and Southern Review's predecessor, The Southwestern Review. Brooks also describes LSU politics; and the scandal and reform surrounding the career of LSU President, James Monroe Smith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0142.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-. Papers, 1936-1963. 28 items. Location: W:49. American scholar, writer, and professor of English at LSU and Yale University. Collection consists of miscellaneous papers concerning administration policy at LSU and Phi Beta Kappa faculty at LSU; also typescript of Eliot H. Stanley's Harvard College Honors Thesis, The Tiger Stays For Dinner, 1963. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3426.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Broussard, James F. Photograph collection, 1936. 1 black-and-white negative, 1 copy print. Location: 65:5. This collection consists of one copy negative of a photographic print of the salon of La Maison Française (the French House) on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., and one copy print made from that negative. Mss. 3467.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

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