Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Coates, Charles E. and Ollie Maurin. Family Papers, 1862-1980 (bulk 1937-1972). 17.5 linear ft. Location: 12:15-23, OS:C. LSU professor of Chemistry. Correspondence, printed items, photographs, and writings of Charles Coates; and papers documenting Charles Coates and Ollie Coates involvement in Baton Rouge theater and pageantry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3579.

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

Coates, Charles Edward. Papers, 1891-1954. 3 linear ft. Location: 8:27-28, OS:C. LSU professor of chemistry and Audubon Sugar School. Correspondence, course materials, reports, patents, photographs, and postcards created and accumulated by Charles E. Coates pertaining primarily to sugar science, sugarcane cultivation, and sugar research at Louisiana State University. Mss. 2283.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Education, LSU

Coates, Jesse, 1908-1994, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (83 pages). Location: L:4700.0291. LSU professor of chemical engineering (1936-1975), head of the Department of Chemical Engineering (1955-1967), and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. Coates describes his family background; his father's work to establish LSU's ChemistryDepartment; the establishment of football at LSU and games on the old campus; and his own career before and after joining LSU's faculty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0291.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Coco family. Papers, circa 1885-2009 (bulk 1964-2008). 12 linear ft., 1 compact disc. Location: AA:, OS:C, X:4-13. Residents of Mansura, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Materials include personal and professional correspondence, printed items, personal papers, recordings (available for access on compact disc), and photographic items. Personal correspondence pertains primarily to the lives of Merlin, Lucy, Greg, and Linda. Major topics include family life and local matters in Mansura, the education of Greg and Lucy, and Greg's enlistment in the U.S. Army and activities in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Professional correspondence documents mostly Greg's career as a park ranger in Gettysburg. Printed items, personal papers, and photographic items pertain chiefly to Coco family history and the lives of the aforementioned Coco family members. Recordings were created by Greg while in Vietnam and document his experiences there. Mss. 5019.

Codrescu, Andrei. Letters, 1977-1981. 12 letters. Location: Misc.:C. LSU English professor (1984-2009), poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for National Public Radio. Letters and postcards written by Andrei Codrescu to his publisher, Stuart Lavin, regarding publication of Codrescu’s work. Also included is a newspaper clipping of an article by Codrescu on the Amish community (April 4, 1981). The clipping accompanies an unrelated letter (Jan. 24, 1977). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5199.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Cohn, Isidore. Papers, 1879-1972 (bulk 1920-1950), undated. 29 linear ft. Location: 34:136-174, OS:C, 102:69-70, VAULT:38. New Orleans surgeon and medical educator. Collection contains articles, lectures, letters, photographs, and printed material related to medicine. Includes material related to Lafcadio Hearn, LSU Medical Center, Tulane University Medical Center, and other medical organizations in Louisiana. Collection also includes audio recordings of Cohn (1955). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3425.

Cohn, Margie de Bretton and Family. Papers, 1945-1982, undated (bulk 1945-1968). 1 linear foot. Location: E:122. Primarily papers of Maggie deBretton Cohn and daughter Margie, both of Baker, La. Includes writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous files related to Maggie deBretton Cohn's writing, and Margie deBretton Cohn's English translation of an 1828 German text describing travelling through the Mississippi River Valley. Letters to Margie while a student at LSU are included, as well as religious writings by other family members and items related to the family's 1964 donation of the Laurens Henry Cohn Sr. Memorial Plant Arboretum to the Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4472.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Baton Rouge, LSU, Literature

Cole, James Perry, 1889-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Transcript (64 pages). Location: L:4700.0006. Dean of students, director of student affairs, and professor of mathematics at LSU. Cole discusses dealings with LSU as a student, faculty member, and administrator. Topics include his work as Dean of Student Affairs, organization of the Louisiana State Guard, and organizing the first Boys' and Girls' State meets. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0006.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

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

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

De Caro, F. A. Francis A. De Caro collection of materials relating to Louisiana folklore and folklife, 1975-1985. 0.5 linear ft. Location: 47. Professor of English at LSU and the first chairman of the Louisiana Folklife Commission, which is advisory to the Louisiana State Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, and which works closely with the Folklife Program in the agency. Collection includes legislative documents relating to the commission and the Folklife Program, agendas and minutes of commission meetings, correspondence, press releases and articles, and materials related to the state archaeology commission. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4089.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU