Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Acadia Plantation records, 1809-2004 (bulk 1940-1979). 49 linear ft., 30 volumes, 8 rolls. Location: 93:7-30; J:4; 75:; MAP CAGE (UNNUMBERED CASE); 1 NORTH (ON TOP OF MICROFILM CABINET). A working sugar plantation, Acadia Plantation of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana is comprised of three major properties originally known as Acadia Plantation, St. Brigitte Plantation, and Evergreen Plantation. It was acquired in 1875 by Edward J. Gay, became the residence of Representative Andrew and Mrs. Anna Gay Price. Records are comprised of correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed items, volumes, maps, plats, and photographs. Papers document business and legal affairs of the plantation owners and operators, as well as plantation operations such as sugar cane farming, the crops of tenant farmers on the property, and the planning and development of the plantation lands throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Mss. 4906.

Agnew, Janet Margaret. Papers, 1912-1942 (bulk 1940-1941). 263 items. Location: T:2-3. Assistant professor and bibliographical associate of the LSU Library School (1939-1942). Correspondence and research material relating to Agnew's compilation A SOUTHERN BIBLIOGRAPHY. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1488.

Referenced in Guides: Women, LSU

Albrizio, Conrad Alfred. Papers, 1894-1973. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 64:4, T:14, OS:A, 104:-105:. Artist. Albrizio studied architecture at the Beaux Arts Institute, and later studied painting and drawing in New Orleans, Louisiana and Paris. He learned fresco painting and mural composition in Rome. In 1935 he joined the LSU Art Department. Collection includes personal and professional letters, slides, photographs, sketches, and printed items. Slides and photographs depict his work in the mural and fresco genres. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3349.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Baton Rouge, LSU

Aldrich, Ella V. (Ella Virginia), 1902-1982. Papers, 1921-1973. 22 items. Location: Misc. Ella V. Aldrich Schwing was a librarian at LSU, a member of the faculty of the LSU Library School, and a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. The papers include material on the Colfax riot of 1873, an inscribed reprint of "Huey, Lyndon, and Southern Radicalism" by T. Harry Williams, a clipping of "The Legacy of Knute Heldner" from the Dixie Roto Magazine, and 15 photographic prints of plaques bearing Schwing's name on buildings at LSU System campuses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3374.

Referenced in Guides: Women, New Orleans 1866-, African Americans, LSU

Alexander, William H. Papers, 1949-1983. 3 linear ft. Location: 110:20-21. William H. Alexander was a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at Louisiana State University. The papers consist of research materials and writings concerning his research on the economic aspects of dairying and the trade in milk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4456.

Referenced in Guides: Business, LSU

Alleman, Al. Collection, 1921-1928. 179 items. Location: W:40, OS:A. Resident of Baton Rouge. Collection consists of newspaper clippings and printed items pertaining to the construction and dedication of the new LSU campus in south Baton Rouge (1926); the Louisiana Constitutional Convention (1921); and Baton Rouge scenes. Also included is a program for the 1924 inaugural ceremonies of Gov. Henry L. Fuqua. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2877.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Allen-Smith-Talmage wager, 1935 November 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A, Vault:1. One-dollar silver certificate, 1934 series, signed by O. K. Allen, J. M. Smith, and Eugene Talmage, as a wager on a football game between Georgia and LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3389.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scrapbook, ca. 1972. 1 item. Location. OS:A, Range 69. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was the first Greek-letter organization established by African American college women. Scrapbook contains a history of the Sorority, social events and activities, poetry, and brief biographical sketches on current members of the LSUchapter, Eta Kappa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4560.

Referenced in Guides: Women, African Americans, LSU

Amato, Pasquale. Scrapbook and Printed Items, 1913-1929 (bulk 1913-1915). 1 vol., 26 items. Location: M:23. Native of Italy and operatic baritone. Amato performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York until 1921, and headed the Opera Department at LSU from 1934-1942. Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and printed items relating to Amato's operatic career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2563.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU

American Association of University Professors. Louisiana State University Chapter. Papers, 1946-1972. 1.25 linear ft. Location: UU:137, 77:63. LSU chapter of national organization.Papers consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, and other records from the LSU Chapter, the Louisiana Conference, and the national organization For further information, see onlice catalog. Mss. 2512, 2661.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Anonymous geometry notebook, circa 1850. 1 volume. Location: C:45. Notebook containing geometric problems and definitions. In French. For further information, see online Mss. 552.

Referenced in Guides: Education, French, LSU

Appleton, H. Diary, 1875-1876. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:A. H. Appleton was an LSU student and cadet. His diary describes the life of an LSU student. It discusses his classes and professors, as well as his social and personal life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4804.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Arbour, Sidney V. Jr. Family Papers, [1855] 1900-2011. 5.75 linear ft. Location: X:27-32, OS:A. Prominent Baton Rouge, La., resident, WWII veteran and realtor. Personal papers, business and legal papers, printed material, and photographs pertain to the personal activities and business affairs of the allied Arbour Bahlinger, Kornmeyer, and Wilbert families of Louisiana. Topics include student life, WWII, oil leases, Baton Rouge real estate, volunteerism, and genealogy. Mss. 5075.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Business, LSU

Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Locations: 4:36, 4:43, 110:4-11, OS:A, Vault:2. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.

Arndt, Hilda C. M. and Harrison A. Dobbs Papers, 1946-1956. 242 items. Location: D:94. Faculty members of the School of Social Welfare, LSU, Baton Rouge. Correspondence, records of Arndt's and Dobbs' community and public service activities, reports, and newspaper clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2508, 2518.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Arndt, Hilda C. M., interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Transcript (8 pages). Location: L:4700.0320. Faculty member of LSU's School of Social Work. Arndt discusses her decision to enter social work; her education and career before coming to LSU; the impact of World War II on day care for children; and the LSU School of Social Work faculty, students' curriculum and field experiences, and enrollment. Arndt also describes her professional activities and honors received; and compares schools of social work at Tulane and LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0320.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Arst, Paul, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 2 sound cassettes (1.5 hours), Transcript (56 p.). Location: L:4700.0503. Prominent member of business and civic communities in Baton Rouge, La. Arst discusses his career with Prudential, changes in the insurance industry, his involvement in LSU alumni affairs, and community work. He relates personal stories and describes his personal business philosophy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0503.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Aswell, James B. Papers, 1892-1959 (bulk 1909-1931). 3 linear ft. (1,301 items; 18 ms. v.). Location: U:172-174, OS:A, G:1, 98:A, Vault:38. Educator and U.S. congressman. Materials pertain principally to Aswell's political career and Louisiana politics; World War I; and post-war European conditions. Included are diaries documenting Aswell's official missions to Europe and scrapbooks on his career as an educator. Diary #4 discusses the presence of Jews in Poland following WWI. Notable individuals mentioned include Huey Long, John M. Parker, Gaston Porterie, Herbert Hoover, and Al Smith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1408, 1426, 1468, 1483, 1620, 1621.

Avault, James W., Jr. Papers, 1965. Location: 7:22. Assistant Professor of Fisheries, LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2271, 2334, 2334-70.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Babin, Andrew. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (56 pages). Location: L:4700.0099. Babin graduated from LSU in 1917. Babin discusses his years as a cadet and student at LSU. Topics include hazing activities, interclass rivalries, demerits, drills, student leisure activities, dating, college courses, punishments for violating rules, professors, and school food. Babin also discusses Louisiana Governor Sam Houston Jones. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0099.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Babin, James Lee. Oral history interview, 1992. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (93 pages). Location: L:4700.0138. Associate Professor of English at LSU. Interview deals with James Lee Babin's family history and involvement with Christ the King Chapel on the LSU campus. Also mentioned are the Claretians (a religious order) and Babin's work with students at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0138.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU

Badon, Robert, 1896-1998, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 1 sound cassette (1.25 hours), transcript ( 41 p.). Location: L:4700.00555. Robert Badon was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and educated in St. Martinville. He worked as a New Orleans public service employee, a county agent, and a school teacher. He was a veteran of World War I and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in agriculture in 1918. Badon discusses early life and education in St. Martinville, his experiences as a cadet at LSU, as a county agent, and as a teacher, coach, and principal. He tells of anthrax vaccinations, introduction of fertilizer in sugar cane farming, and the spead of information in rural areas. He also relates his four months of military duty during WWI and a visit by Theodore Roosevelt to Iberia Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.00555.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Education, LSU, 20th Century Wars

Bailey, Grace. Letter, 1945. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. LSU Laboratory School teacher. Letter to Dean E. B. Robert of the LSU Department of Education concerning the use of Fred B. Kniffen's book, 'Indians of Louisiana' in the LSU Laboratory School curriculum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Baker, Ollie James, 1911-. Papers, 1946-1974, undated. 93 items. Location: C:82. Professor emeritus of architecture, LSU. Professional file pertains to his employment at LSU, to post-World War II low-cost housing research, and to the development of the LSU Department of Architecture. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3138.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Bankston, Jesse. Papers, 1924-2010 (bulk 1956-1992). 2.3 linear ft., 1 sound disc. Location: 116:24-25, OS:B, VAULT:1. Correspondence, political files, newspaper clippings, campaign material, and photographs reflecting Jesse H. Bankston's involvement in Louisiana state government and the Louisiana Democratic Party Bankston served under multiple Louisiana governors, including as director of the Department of Institutions, which supervised all mental, tuberculosis, and general hospitals. Mss. 5078.

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

Barker, Bruce M. Papers, 1966-1987. 13 volumes. Location: 43:7. Physicist and assistant professor at Louisiana State University. Papers include bound research notes and offprints of articles. Topics include super-dense matter; quantum electrodynamics and quantum field theory, and general relativistic spin precession of gyroscopes and binary pulsars. Mss. 4169. 

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Barksdale, Eugene. LSU Photograph Collection, 1938. 25 images. Location: 65:7. Concrete and carpenter supervisor for the Caldwell Brothers Construction Company of Baton Rouge. Photographs of buildings constructed on the LSU campus in 1938. They include student residential halls, fraternity houses, the football and baseball stadiums, the Huey P. Long field house and gymnasium, John M. Parker Coliseum, Mike the Tiger’s cage, and reflecting pool. Mss. 4990.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Barrow, A. B. Map of the Louisiana State University campus. Location: Room B6. Mss. 4585.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Baton Rouge post cards, undated 3 items. Location: E:. Three postcards of Baton Rouge and LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3726.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU

Baton Rouge Community Concerts Association. Records, 1931-1983. 0.5 linear ft., 3 printed volumes. Location: OS:B, UU:197. Records, chiefly printed materials, document the activities of the Baton Rouge Community Concerts Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4592.

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

Baton Rouge Scenes, c. 1920-1930. 14 items. Location: 111:1. Picture cards of various scenes from Baton Rouge, La., including the capitol building and Louisiana State University. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4999.

Beck's Studio. LSU campus photographs, 1938. 17 items. Location: 6:23. Photography business established in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, ca. 1937. 17 black and white photographs of the campus of LSU, Baton Rouge, taken in 1938. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2755.

Referenced in Guides: Business, Baton Rouge, LSU

Belew, Louise E. Letters and writings, 1961-1969, undated. 12 letters, 1 article. Location: MISC:B. Resident of Baton Rouge, La. and New Orleans, La.; Korean war veteran; and student at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Graduate School of Library Science. Letters document Belew's ongoing feuds and criticisms that she had with staff of the LSU Library, the LSU Graduate School of Library Science, and the New Orleans Public Library. Mss. 2625.

Referenced in Guides: Women, New Orleans 1866-, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Bennett, Harry Jackson, 1904-. Papers, 1942-1973, undated 3 linear ft. Location: 7:67-69. Professor of zoology at LSU and director of the LSU Marine Laboratory on Grand Isle. Professional papers consist of correspondence, proposals, reports, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the LSU Marine Laboratory; and materials pertaining to oyster bed surveys conducted by Bennett along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2948.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU

Bertrand, Alvin Lee, 1918- interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 5 sound cassettes (7.5 hours), transcript (276 p.). Location: L:4700.0524. LSU alumnus and Boyd Professor of Sociology/Rural Sociology. Bertrand discusses growing up in rural Louisiana and the French language and Cajun culture. Bertrand also discusses loss of the small farm way of life, agricultural mores, and the impact of mechanization on rural life in Louisiana. Bertrand describes the general layout of the LSU campus in 1936, the creation of the LSU lakes, the LSU stadium, and student social activities. He comments on the many changes he witnessed while at LSU and details his long association with LSU and the Sociology Dept. He also discusses the development of rural sociology at LSU; his own involvement in international organizations; his work as an international rural sociologist; and his research and studies on health care needs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0524.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Education, Acadiana, French, Medicine, LSU

Bertrand, Alvin Lee. Papers, 1942-1988. 1 linear ft. Location: 43:65. Author and professor of rural sociology at Louisiana State University. Includes copies, drafts, and typescripts of articles for publication; reports on rural industrialization, development, settlement, and social impact studies in Louisiana and the American South; and addresses and speeches given at sociology conferences in the United States and around the world. Mss. 4787

Referenced in Guides: Education, Acadiana, LSU

Blakeney, Thomas, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 3 sound cassettes (2 hours), transcript (70 p.). Location: L:4700.0181. Colonel in the United States Army and commandant of LSU ROTC cadet corps. Blakeney describes his personal and educational background, his early interest in the military, and his involvement in ROTC while a student at LSU. He recounts his military assignments in the United States, Europe during WWII, and Vietnam in the1960s. He relates his views on ROTC at LSU; the effects of Vietnam War protests on the program, and he offers recollections of Dean Arden French and Dean James Reddoch of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0181.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, 20th Century Wars

Blum, Morgan, 1914-1964. Published writings, 1939-1965. 3 items, 20 printed vols. Location: 34:6. Graduate of Louisiana State University, Dept. of English. Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. Writings consist of poetry, articles, and reviews. Included in the collection are autographed presentation copies from authors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2030, 2221.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

 Bolner, James. Reprints, 1987-1993. 6 reprints. Location: Misc.:B. Political science professor at Louisiana State University from 1968 to 1993. Reprints of articles authored by James Bolner and published by various French universities focus on the United States Supreme Court and communism, sexual privacy, work and leisure in the United States, women's struggle for equality in the U.S., the United States constitution and the Supreme Court, and the change in public opinion on the Vietnam War. Articles are in English, covers are in French. Mss. 4500.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, LSU, 20th Century Wars

Boone, William C. Letters, 1916-1929. 10 items. Location: Misc:B. Homer, Louisiana, attorney and educator. Letters to Boone's wife pertain to family matters, discussions of his legal studies at LSU, and his work as special counsel in legal cases generated by the administration of Governor Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2871.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

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