Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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De Grummond, Jane Lucas. Papers, 1834-1990 (bulk 1893-1990). 35 linear ft. 3 printed vols. Location: UU:172; 98; 109:40-53; O:13. Professor of Latin American history, LSU. Research materials used for the editing of the Journal of John G. A. Williamson, first diplomatic representative of the United States to Venezuela. Venezuelan newspapers, clippings, and periodicals illustrating politics and public opinion in 1958. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2463.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, LSU

Deer, George Harvison, 1903-1966. Papers, 1940-1966. 18.75 liner ft. Location: 80:1-15. Served as principal of the LSU Laboratory School and professor of education from 1940 until his appointment as dean of Junior Division in May of 1959. Papers pertain to Deer's work in education and university administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2170, 2328, 2794.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Delta Kappa Epsilon (Fraternity). Zeta Zeta Chapter (Louisiana State University). Records, 1908-1968. 7 items, 5 vols. and 1 microfilm reel. Location: Range 5 and Mss.Mf:D. LSU fraternity. Records of local chapter include memorabilia; minute books (1908-1960); guest book (1919-1968); record book (1908-1923) and scrapbook (1923-1941), both containing newspaper clippings, correspondence, imprints and manuscript writings, all pertaining to fraternity members and activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3215.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Derman, Herbert. Scrapbook, 1937-1939. 1 volume. OS:D, AA:. Herbert Derman earned a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 1941, followed by a medical degree in 1943. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings dated from 1937-1939. Most are from the Daily Reveille and pertain to the LSU football team. Others concern campus social events, such as speakers, dances, military parades, campus improvements, Homecoming, and political cartoons. Additional newspapers featured include the New Orleans Item and Knoxville News-Sentinel. Due to the fragility of the original, patrons must use digital scans. Mss. 5241.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Desmond, John. Papers, 1954-2003. 140 linear feet. Location: 32:-33:, 148:-149:, Map Cage. Office files, architectural drawings (design development, working, and final), photographs, and slides recording the architectural career of John Desmond, native of Hammond, La. and an award-winning Baton Rouge architect. He designed many of Baton Rouge's most recognizable buildings, including the LSU Union, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the Louisiana State Library, the Louisiana State Archives, and many area churches. Some business records and informational and promotional materials about the firm are present as well. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4792.

Referenced in Guides: Business, Baton Rouge, LSU

Dialect Atlas of Louisiana Workbooks, 1944-1946, 1948-1949, 1951-1955. 41 vols. Location: 37-39. International authority on phonetics and Professor Emeritus of Speech, Head of the Speech Dept. At Louisiana State University. Linguistic Atlas of Louisiana workbooks based on South Atlantic Worksheets of the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada under the direction of Hans Kurath, University of Michigan, and Claude Merton Wise. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1307.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Dixon, Margaret. Papers, 1922-1969. 0.5 linear ft. Location: S:22, OS:D. Journalist, editor, and of dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps. Papers include letters, research notes and writings, materials relating to the National Democratic Convention in 1956, printed items and certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a tape of a speech by Dixon at a Louisiana AFL-CIO convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2545.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, LSU

Dixon, William Windom, 1891-1962. Papers, 1914-1962. 1 linear ft. Location: 50:20. Born in Geismar, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Dixon graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture from LSU in 1915. He enjoyed an illustrious career in the U.S. Army, serving in both World Wars and as a commander in the Battle of the Bulge. The materials document Dixon's military career and family life through photographs, newspaper clippings, military orders, and medals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4722.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Dore, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1890-1953. Papers, 1935, 1938-1951, undated. 1900 items. Location: 77:12-20. Judge of the First District of the First Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana and a resident of Ville Platte, La. His judicial files consist of reviews, opinions, judgments, briefs, dockets of cases, and other related records pertaining to causes and actions appealed from the district courts. Personal papers include correspondence concerning personal business and some family matters, copies of minutes of the LSU Board of Supervisors, correspondence, and testimony primarily related to the “Louisiana Scandals,” 1938-1944. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1389.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Dreger, Ralph Mason Papers, 1959-1974.  2 linear feet.  Location 53, OS:D.  Ralph Dreger, a Methodist minister and Louisiana State University professor, was extremely active in civil rights causes throughout the South.  The collection consists of manuscripts, notes, articles, and correspondence pertaining to Dr. Ralph Dreger's research.  Letters to and from authors and researchers discuss publications, request information, and ask or grant permission for quotations.  Also included are journal articles pertaining to Dreger's research, as well as his own review, "Comparative Psychological Studies of Negroes and Whites in the United States: 1959-1965".  For further information, see online catalog.  Mss. 3900. 

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, LSU, Literature

Dugas, Malcolm Joseph. Diary and photographs, 1934. 1 v., 3 photobooth pictures. Location: Misc. Malcolm Joseph Dugas, a native of Donaldsonville, La., attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. These records consist of a diary kept by Dugas recording his academic work and personal life between March 17 and May 31, 1934, and three photobooth pictures assumed to be of Dugas. Mss. 4587.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Duggar, Jan W., interviewee. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0010. Economist with the Louisiana Planning Committee and LSU. The radio interview aired on WJBO's TOPIC TODAY series. Interview discusses economic and business issues of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and the city of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0010.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Business, LSU

Durieux, Caroline, 1896-. Oral history interview, 1975 March 31. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.13. Lithographer, painter, and educator of Baton Rouge. Durieux was a professor emeritus of graphic arts at LSU and was involved with literary and artistic programs sponsored by the Works Progress Administration. Interview concerns Durieux's work with, and the importance of, the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in Louisiana and New Orleans during the 1930s. Topics include the purpose, importance, and effect of the project and the work of African American artists. Durieux also discusses the effect of the Great Depression on art and artists; federal support for artists, and the success of the W.P.A. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.13.

Referenced in Guides: Women, African Americans, LSU

Durieux, Caroline, 1896-. Papers, 1929-1981. 2.5 linear ft. Location: X:53, OS:D. Lithographer, painter, and educator of Baton Rouge. Durieux was a professor emeritus of graphic arts at LSU and was involved with literary and artistic programs sponsored by the Works Progress Administration. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, printed items, and photographs of Durieux and her art work which document her artistic career and her career in art education at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3827.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Edgerton, Claude Wilbur. Photograph collection, circa 1920-1965. 0.1 linear ft. Location: T:72. Professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Collection is comprised of contact sheets created from 35mm nitrate film negatives. Contact sheets are arranged and labeled according their original roll numbers and contain images depicting the following: a parade celebrating Huey P. Long's election as governor of Louisiana (roll 5); Long visiting the LSU College of Agriculture and crops (rolls 6 , 10, and 101A); crops, U.S. service persons, and various buildings on LSU campus (rolls 101B, 101C, and 101D); Long's funeral services (rolls 102 and 103); and Long's inauguration ceremony as governor of Louisiana (roll 115). Additionally, there are photographic prints of select images from the rolls. Mss. 4033.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, LSU, Long Family

Ella V. Schwing letters, 1958. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Letters to Mrs. Schwing from John A. Hunter, Dean of the Junior Division at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, and N. M. Caffee, Chairman of Freshman English, concerning the recipient of the 1958 Freshman English Medal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Engle, Paul. Manuscripts, 1947, 1950, 1951. 13 items. Location: UU:128. English professor. Three poems 'Telephone,' 'Babe Ruth,' and 'Electric' included in Paul Engle, The Word of Love (1951); 1947 Christmas card from Paul and Mary Engle; typewritten copies of the poems; and printed descriptive cards prepared for an exhibit. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1962.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Epps, Ernest A., Jr., Papers, 1939, 1950-1967. 22 items. Location: C:97. Chief chemist of the Feed and Fertilizer Laboratory, College of Agriculture, Louisiana State University. Drafts of speeches presented at professional conferences and reprints of scientific reports and studies comprise this collection. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2234.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4664.

Evans, William W. Papers, 1965-1967. 5 items. Location: UU:166. Assistant Professor of English, LSU. Reprint of 'Dramatic Use of the Second-Person Singular Pronoun in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' from Studia Neophilologica; and descriptions of English courses and recommendations for English 64. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2282.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature