Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Ewing Studio Inc. Baton Rouge photographs, 1925-1929. 14 gelatin silver photographic prints, 16 copy prints. Location: 65:5. These 14 images document locales around Baton Rouge, La. Copy prints are of originals. Mss. 3961.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU

Ewing, Jasper G. & Sons, Inc. Photographs and papers, circa 1930-1949 (bulk 1930-1939). 1.5 linear feet. Location: 11:18. Jasper G. Ewing was a Baton Rouge based photographer. His company is listed in the city directory from 1913 to 1945. He ran the photography studio and audiovisual equipment business with his sons after 1936. This collection contains photographs, negatives, and printed materials from their time in Baton Rouge. Mss. 3141.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU

Falk, Myron, interviewee, Oral history interview, 1995. 1 sound cassette (.5 hours), transcript (9 p.). Location: L:4700.0723. Former director of the United Way in Baton Rouge and a writer and advocate of social welfare who endowed a scholarship in the School of Journalism at LSU. The interview describes transients in Baton Rouge during the Depression, the Old Penitentiary Receiving Station, Community Chest, and his role as director of the United Givers Fund and the United Way. He also describes cooperation between the Salvation Army and Volunteers of America (VOA), funding for VOA, and the role of women in VOA. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0723

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Family history project, 1972-1983. 6 linear ft. (photocopies).Location: 6:70-73, Mss. Mf.:F. Papers prepared by students of Dr. David Culbert, LSU History Department for his History 56 class. Family histories pertain mainly to the lives of the writers' grandparents and include information about American social and economic conditions in the first half of the twentieth century, especially in Louisiana. Copies of photographs and pertinent family documents are also included. The family photograph album of Marva Kador (#174) is available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2775.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Farris, Theodore Newton. Papers, 1860, 1900-1952. 1,700 items. Location: 78:78-80, OS:F, 98:. Professor emeritus of Economics at LSU. Papers consist of research notes and related materials collected for his Ph.D. dissertation 'Severance Taxation in Louisiana,' which he received from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1937. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1023, 1205.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Fauver, Eleanor Dalrymple, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. Transcript (80 pages), 2 sound cassettes (1 hour, 35 minutes). Location: L:4700.0016. Daughter of Dr. William Dalrymple, who taught Veterinary Medicine at LSU in the early 1900's. Interview contains Eleanor Dalrymple Fauver's recollections of her father's childhood in England and their life in Louisiana. Includes information related to William Dalrymple's career at LSU, including relations with Thomas Boyd and James Nicholson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0016.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Featherman, Americus. Letter, 1880. 2 items. Location: Misc. Professor of Romance Language and instructor of Botany (1869-1872) at LSU. Letter from Paris, France, to University president, Colonel David F. Boyd, refers to an earlier decision by the federal courts to bring judgment against the University for Featherman's unpaid salary. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1887.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Ferraro, Louis, and Sam Adams. Manuscript, 1969. 2 items. Location: UU:169. Louis Ferraro, Associate Professor of Music, and Sam Adams, Professor of Education, at LSU. Handwritten manuscript by Ferraro and typewritten 'translation' by Adams of Music: Imaginative Listening (Baton Rouge: Claitor's Publishing Division, 1969). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2439.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Baton Rouge, LSU

Finley, Etta Lucille. Papers, 1956, 1966. 3 items and 2 printed vols. Location: UU:166. Associate professor of textiles in the School of Home Economics, LSU. Printed articles and a typewritten copy of a speech primarily concerning the use of cotton fibers in textiles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2233.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Fleming, Walter L. (Walter Lynwood). Manuscript, 1912. 0.5 linear ft. Location: A:6. Walter Lynwood Fleming served on the faculties of several universities in the South as a professor of English and history, including Louisiana State University from 1907 to 1917. This is the edited typescript and copies of illustrations for Walter L. Fleming's "General W.T. Sherman as College President." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4211.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Education, LSU

Fleming, Walter L. (Walter Lynwood). Manuscript, 1931. 2 typescripts. Location: UU:132. Walter Lynwood Fleming served on the faculties of several universities in the South as a professor of English and history, including Louisiana State University from 1907 to 1917. Edited first typescript of chapters 12-19 and edited carbon copy of second typescript of chapters 12-19 of Fleming's "Louisiana State University, 1860-1896." Mss. 2147.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Fleming, Walter L. and family. Papers, 1861-1973 (bulk 1894-1963). 2.25 linear ft. Location: Z:6-7; OS:F. Educator and historian who wrote about the Civil War and Reconstruction history. He also fought in the Spanish-American War. Scrapbooks, correspondence, educational materials, photographs, and postcards document Fleming's personal and professional life. Among the photographs are portraits of Fleming and photographs of Ku Klux Klan members in Klan regalia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3530.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Education, LSU

Fleming, Walter L. Collection, 1848-1914 (bulk 1860-1890). 2 linear feet. T:64-65. Collection consists of transcriptions of material pertaining primarily to the organization, history, and administration of Louisiana State University. Correspondence relating to official University business comprises bulk of the collection. Some early correspondence reflects political views at the time of the Civil War, and later correspondence of Walter Fleming and Leroy S. Boyd, son of David F. Boyd, relates to the history of the LSU. Other material consists of reports, printed items, writings, and the research notes. Also included are photographs of early LSU Boards of Supervisors, faculty, and other persons associated with the University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Flint, Lewis Herrick. Papers, circa 1954-1968. 0.5 linear ft. Location: A:27. Botanist at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Manuscript and three notebooks compiled in preparation of Flint's book, ROSEDOWN A REPORT ON ECHO HUNTING IN A LOUISIANA PLANTATION HOME (1968). Notebooks contain transcriptions of personal and business papers of the Turnbull, Bowman and related families of Rosedown and Oakley plantations of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2199.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, LSU, Literature

Florida parishes photographic collection, 1919. 0.3 linear ft. Location: C:51. Photographs taken for the Division of Agricultural Extension, LSU. Photographs depict geological features in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana and some areas of Mississippi. Photographs illustrate creeks, bluffs, eroded landforms, roads, vegetation, farms, and buildings. The collection covers areas near Port Hudson, St. Francisville, Bayou Sara, Jackson, Kentwood, Roseland, Franklinton, Slidell, Varnardo, Hammond, and Covington. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2355.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Fourth Annual Short Course for Boys and Girls. Photograph, August 1917. 1 panoramic photograph. Location: 104:-105:. Shows participants of the short course at Louisiana State University (LSU). The course was offered through the Cooperative Extension Service as part of LSU's land grant mission. Mss. 5118.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Francis A. de Caro and Rosan A. Jordan, 1956-2009, undated (bulk 1966-2003) 13 linear ft. Location: 11:19, 15:15-21. De Caro and Jordan were folklorists, authors, and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) professors. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, writings, exhibitions, photographs, printed items consisting of brochures, handbills, newspapers, and posters; and topical files that document de Caro's folklore class at LSU, his work with the Louisiana Folklife Commission, and Jordan's work with the women's movement. Writings as well as exhibitions comprise material primarily related to folklore within Louisiana and British colonial life in India. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3197, 4089, 4164.

Freeland, Emile C. Papers, 1877-1986 (bulk: 1926-1967). 14 linear ft. Location: 77:35-48, OS:F. Chemical engineer for W. R. Grace & Co. and USAID. Collection includes technical reports compiled while Freeland was working for W. R. Grace & Co. and USAID, as well as pamphlets, notes, and printed articles related to the sugarcane, bagasse, and biofuel industries. Professional and personal correspondence, and photographs of W. R. Grace & Co. activities in Guyana, Ecuador, Pakistan, Israel, Taiwan, Colombia, and other countries are included. There are also personal photographs of Freeland during his travels, and of his family in Louisiana, as well as drafts and other material from "The History of the Book of Common Prayer up to 1662" and "Tales of a Sugar Tramp." Mss. 2210, 2259, 2496, 2603.

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

French House Collection, 1974-1991. 0.5 linear ft. Location: W:7. The French House (La Maison Française) at Louisiana State University opened in September 1935 to house selected advanced French-language students to live immersed in French language and culture. The collection consists of three scrapbooks documenting the history of the house compiled by Gertrude M. Beauford and four oral history interviews with Anita Olivier Morrison, head resident of the house between 1935 and 1958. Mss. 2760, 3018A.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, French, LSU

French, Arden Odell, 1906-, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1977. 4 sound cassettes (5 hours), Transcript (137 pages). Location: L:4700.0018. Dean of Men at LSU (1941-1977). Interview deals with French's work as Dean of Men at LSU. Topics include past presidents of LSU; establishment of religious institutions for students; relations with Paul M. Hebert, W. D. Weatherford, and the YMCA; and student organizations. French also discusses the effect World War II had on the campus; his childhood, family, and educational background; and his dealings with students in the 1960s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0018.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU