Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Brown, Harry Bates, Sr. Papers, 1908-1970. 14 linear ft. Location: T:109-122, OS:B. Professor of agronomy, LSU. Personal papers include family correspondence, legal and business records, and memorabilia. Professional papers include correspondence, research notes, materials pertaining to professional organizations and teaching, and manuscripts of published books. Mss. 2530.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Burden, Ione and family. Papers, 1823-1980 (bulk 1900-1975). 13 linear ft. Location: P:39-45, OS:B. Louisiana State University (LSU) administrator and Baton Rouge philanthropist. Along with her brothers, Pike and Steele Burden, Ione Burden donated family land to establish the Burden Research Plantation and the LSU Rural Life Museum. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, photographs, and scrapbooks of Ione Burden and her brothers. Collection documents Baton Rouge community events, family history, and Burden family philanthropic activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3063.

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

Burns, Paul Y. Papers, 1953-2011, (bulk: 1970-2011). 4.3 linear ft. Location: Y:104-108, OS: B. Member of the faculty at LSU School of Forestry and an active member in several community service organizations. The papers of Paul Y. Burns reflect his commitment to social and economic equality for all individuals regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. The collection is comprised of files of several community service organizations of which he was an active member, and in some cases a member of the board.  Material consists of minutes, newsletters, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, flyers and photographs related to the work of these groups to improve race relations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mss. 5183. 

Burrell, Robert W., 1905-1966. Family Papers, 1889-1966. 113 items. Location: U:16. Entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, and LSU professor. Personal papers of Dr. Burrell relating to his childhood, family, and friends. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2135, 2187.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Burrell, Robert W., 1905-1966. Papers, 1931-1966. 55 folders. Location: 79:64-65. Entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, and LSU professor. Manuscript writings, correspondence, annual reports, and notes dealing with research in Yokohama, Japan 1932-1941; Yakima, Washington, 1946-1953; and at LSU, 1953-1966. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2135.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Busse, Bert M. Photograph and watch fob, circa 1917-1922. 1 photographic print, 1 watch fob. Location: E:65 (short shelf), MISC:B. Served in World War I and played football for Louisiana State University from 1919 until 1922. Photograph shows Bert M. Busse posing while in football uniform. Attached to watch fob are a metal football charm and a Republique Francaise military merit medal. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Bynum Family. Papers, 1814-1969 (bulk: 1913-1969). 1 linear foot, 26 v. Location: E:103-105, OS:B. Residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers contain correspondence, writings, diaries, financial records, and printed material, relating to family matters, social activities, World Wars I and II, Louisiana State University student life, and local and state government. There is also a scrapbook of the Female Orphan Association of Baton Rouge (1848-1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3104, 3174.

Byrd, Winnie Evans, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 2 sound cassettes (2 hours), transcript (77 p.), index (19 p.). Location: L:4700.0302. LSU alumnae; member and officer of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Byrd discusses her decision to become a teacher and her experiences as a student at LSU, including her involvement in student politics; the impact of WWII on the student body; ROTC parades; graduation in the Greek Theater; involvement with Tri-Delta alumnae; and T. Harry Williams, Professor of History at LSU. Byrd also discusses the University's decision to allow the construction of sorority houses and describes each step in the construction process of the Tri-Delta sorority house. She also gives her views on the role of sororities in the 1990s and impressions of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0302.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Cale, John G. (John Gustav), 1922-. Papers, 1966-1968. 98 items, 1 vol., on microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:C. Thematic index cards and bound typewritten seminar paper list titles of manuscript and printed music of Henri and Joseph Amedee Fourrier in the LSU Library and the Baton Rouge School for the Blind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2304.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Calloway, Ruby Clifton. Diploma and photographs, 1912, undated. 1 diploma, 2 photographic prints. Locations: MISC:C, OS:C. Diploma is a Louisiana State University Bachelor of Science of agricultural course diploma awarded to Calloway on May 29, 1912. Photographic prints are portraits of Calloway. One is of him in his graduation robes (circa 1912). The other is of him late in his life (undated). Mss. 5335.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Canaday, Nicholas. Papers,1960-1982 (bulk 1960). 31 items. Location: Misc:C. Professor of English at Louisiana State University and a citizen activist. Photocopies of newspaper clippings and letters about desegregation and the public schools in Baton Rouge and statements and speeches by Canaday as leader of the Citizens' Committee and the Organization for Public Education Now (OPEN). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4773.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, African Americans, LSU

Capitol Correspondents Association Gridiron Show Programs, 1960-2003. 38 items. Location: X:15. Programs from gridiron shows put on by both the Capitol Correspondents Association of Baton Rouge, La., and the Central Louisiana Press Club of Alexandria, La., two not-for-profit organizations that support journalists who report on state and local government and politics. The programs contain lyrics to song parodies written by the press members to roast politicians at the national, state, and local levels throughout Louisiana, as well as other newsworthy individuals and issues from the preceding year, including the LSU football team. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4996.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Carleton, Mark T. Papers, 1935-1995. 2 linear ft. Location: 50:21, OS:C. Baton Rouge native, LSU faculty member, Department of History. Papers consist of printed items, correspondence, family photographs, and typescripts which document the professional career of Carleton at LSU, and his involvement in the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. Campus correspondence reflects his efforts to gain tenure and his participation in campus committees. Other professional correspondence pertains to his publications. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4644.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Carnegie, S. Steve. Papers, 1929-1969. 8.5 linear feet. Location 91:43-47. Contract civil engineer and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers include engineering files, correspondence, subject files, personnel files, and photographic materials which document civil engineering and construction projects in Baton Rouge and other Louisiana towns. Towns include Amite, Baldwin, Bogalusa, Crowley, Independence, Morgan City, Plaquemine, Port Allen, Rayne, St. Martinville, Slidell, Sulphur, and Vinton. Projects include sewerage and sanitation works, highway construction, subdivision plans, parks, and public facilities. Photographic materials consist of photographic prints, negatives, and 16mm motion picture films depicting engineering and construction work and Carnegie's personal life. Some films depict flooding in Baton Rouge, hurricane Camille, and LSU football. Mss. 2531.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Baton Rouge, LSU

Carrigan, Jo Ann, 1933. Civil War Collection, 1862-1968. .3 linear ft. (26 items, 1 ms. vol., 2 printed vols.) Location: UU:72, OS:C. Professor of history at Louisiana State University.New York muster rolls, photographs, & publications pertaining largely to the state of New York's participation in the Civil War. Included are postcards depicting Civil War scenes and photographs of maps of New Orleans during the War of 1812. There is also an autograph book containing the names, ranks, and addresses of soldiers in the 10th New York Artillery. Artifacts include Civil War uniform buttons, commemorative ribbons, and a medal. For futher information see online catalog. Mss. 2455.

Cavalleria rusticana opera scrapbook, circa 1936-1937. 1 volume. Location: T:98. Contains a program for the opera Cavalleria rusticana and a recital of modern dance, performed during the 1936-1937 Louisiana State University Opera Season by the School of Music and the Dance Center, sponsored by The Baton Rouge Grand Opera Association. Scrapbook also contains black and white photographic prints (portraits) of the opera's cast, including Marcella Uhl as Lola. Mss. 5380.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Chilton, St. John P. Papers, 1951-1977. 3 linear ft. Location: 7:8-10; OS:C. Professor and Chairman of Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, LSU. Personal and professional papers pertain to sugar technology, local politics, genealogy, and other matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2454.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Politics, LSU

Choppin, Arthur Richard physical chemistry laboratory notebook,1923-1928. 1 vol. Location: E:44. LSU professor, dean of the College of Physics and Chemistry, 1944-1968. Laboratory notebook, for physical chemistry experiments at LSU and Ohio State, includes references, theoretical discussion, procedure, and discussion of data for experiments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4859.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

City of Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University Coordinating Committee. Records, 1958-1973. 0.1 linear ft. Location: MISC:C. Established on July 26, 1972 by the Baton Rouge City Council. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, resolutions, and memoranda of the Committee mainly related to the creation of bicycle paths around campus. Mss. 5368.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Baton Rouge, LSU

Cline, William Rodney. Papers, 1832-1970, undated 629 items. Location: 6:38-39, OS:C. Professor in the College of Education at LSU. Papers relate chiefly to research conducted by Dr. Cline into Louisiana education including a bound volume of research materials, some related to Seaman A. Knapp, and photographs. Also included are journals of the Methodist Episcopal Church Gulf Mission Conference (1893-1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2683.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU