Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Meek, A. J. Photograph collection, 1989-1990. 3 items. Location: M:26. Baton Rouge photographer and Professor of Art at LSU. Collection includes photographs of a fire resulting from an explosion at the Exxon Chemical Plant in Baton Rouge; Mississippi River at flood stage at Baton Rouge; and Enterprise Plantation Sugar Mill in New Iberia, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4726.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, LSU

Megginson, Leon C. Manuscript, 1967. 6 items. Location: UU:167, X:82-84. Professor of Management and Marketing, LSU. Publisher's and draft copies, galley proof, and page proof of 'Personnel: a Behaviorl Approach to Adminsitration,' (Homewood, Illinois, R. D. Irwin, 1967). Included are typewritten copies of 'Dynamic Human Administration.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2303.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Memoire : L'Etude des Sons du Patois Negre Louisianais, 1927-1928. 1 manuscript volume. Location Y:85. Judith Major was a public school teacher and later professor emeritus of French at Louisiana State University. This study, conducted by Major, examines the phonetics and pronunciation of the "patois negre louisianais," a French creole spoken by African Americans in Louisiana. Major utilizes an artificial palate and documents the sounds and movements of the mouth, using diagrams and photographs, while pronouncing certain words. Mss. 5081.

Referenced in Guides: Education, African Americans, LSU

Mestayer, Marcelite (Segura). Photographs and newspaper clippings, 1929, circa 1990, undated. 19 copy prints [3.5 x 5 in.], 20 copy prints [5 x 7 in.], 4 photocopies. Location: 65:60. Resident of New Iberia, La., and a student at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. Of these photographs, 20 are unique images. Photographs were copied from Mestayer's college scrapbook (1929-1930). They include images of Mestayer, an LSU agricultural parade, young men in black face, the LSU marching band, campus buildings, and the experimental television station in Shreveport, La. Newspaper clippings describe the agricultural fair where Mestayer was elected "Goddess of Agriculture." Mss. 4365.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Middleton, Jane Porter, 1920-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (51 pages). L:4700.0300. LSU graduate of the class of 1941. Middleton describes her family background, her early education and decision to attend LSU, her sorority rush experience, social life on campus, her favorite teachers and classes, and Helen Gordon, Dean of Women. Middleton also recalls her role in building Chi Omega's house at LSU, and the role of women in the establishment of other sorority houses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0300.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Middleton, Troy H. (Troy Houston). Letter, 1952 Apr. 16. 1 letter. Location: MISC:M. Major General Troy H. Middleton served as president of Louisiana State University (1950-1962). In a letter to Daniel Borth in Washington, Middleton describes the financial situation at Louisiana State University, including requested appropriations for buildings, troubles with professorial salaries, and the comings and goings of faculty and staff. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4397.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Middleton, Troy H. (Troy Houston). Letter, 1960 May 6. 1 item. Location: MISC:M. Commander of the U.S. Army, 45th Division and the VIII Corps during World War II, later served as president of Louisiana State University (1950-1962). Autograph letter by Middleton, on University letterhead, in answer to a request for an inscription. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3357.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Middleton, Troy H. (Troy Houston). Letters, 1962. 2 items. Location: MISC:M. Commander of the U.S. Army, 45th Division and the VIII Corps during World War II, later served as president of Louisiana State University (1950-1962). Letter from Albert L. Clary to Troy H. Middleton asking Middleton to serve in a position for the Louisiana Department of the American Legion. Other letter is Middleton's reply accepting the position. Mss. 5365.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Middleton, Troy H. (Troy Houston). Memoranda, 1953-1954. 3 items. Location: MISC:M. Commander of the U.S. Army, 45th Division and the VIII Corps during World War II, later served as president of Louisiana State University (1950-1962). Two memoranda by Middleton to Dr. Adolph E. Sandberg, and a memorandum from Sandberg to General Middleton referring to the latter's participation in the invasion of Sicily in 1943 and his absence during the fighting at Anzio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3481.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Miller, Joan Chaffee. Notebook, 1932-1933. 1 vol. Location: W:1. Professor, LSU Department of English. Notebook containing 'Selected Contributions of Miss Miller's Class in Freshman English, 1932-1933,' dedicated to Dr. Miller at the end of her first year at LSU. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Mims, Mary. Scrapbook, 1939-1949. 1 vol. Location: M:24. Extension sociologist with the LSU Cooperative Extension Service and head of the Louisiana Teachers Association. Scrapbook contains materials related to Mims' work with rural community life in Louisiana. Her work as a sociologist and teacher and her involvement with agricultural exhibitions are represented. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3882.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Mobley, James William. Thesis, 1931. 1 ms. vol. Location: U:107. James William Mobley's thesis, 'The Academy Movement in Louisiana' submitted to LSU in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Arts in 1931. It was later published in THE LOUISIANA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1848.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Moore, Alison. Papers, 1920-1984. 17 linear ft. Location: 12:1-13. Graduate of LSU and a librarian at LSU from 1929 to 1958. Moore was also a historian of the Civil War and the author of Old Bob Wheat, High Private; The Louisiana Tigers; And Sixty '60s. Papers include research materials, manuscripts, and related correspondence; grade books; and some business correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4108.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU, Literature

Moyse-Gottlieb-Sommer Family Papers, 1886-1986 (bulk 1910-1960). 3 linear ft., 2 v. Location: U:317, OS:M, M:19. Members of the Moyse, Gottlieb, and Sommer families were predominantly merchants, businessmen, and bankers in Louisiana, primarily Baton Rouge. Correspondence, financial documents, photographs, printed items, scrapbooks, and writings reflect the personal and professional lives of a Jewish family from the 1880s to the 1980s. Central topics include Hermann Moyse Sr.'s involvement in the First World War and his employment at City National Bank, the educational activities of Ray and Lydie Sommer, and the family's association with Temple B'nai Israel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4671.

Murphy, Carolyn. Bound manuscript, 1967. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Graduate student in the Department of History, Louisiana State University. Term paper of 38 pages, 38 plates, and two maps, on Longwood Plantation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2228.

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

Murrill, Paul, 1934-. Papers, 1966, 1971. 1 linear ft. Location: 6:66. Chancellor of Louisiana State University (1974-1981). Typescripts of "Automatic Control of Processes" by Paul W. Murrill (1967); "Formulation and Optimization of Mathematical Models" by Cecil L. Smith, Ralph W. Pike and Paul W. Murrill (1970); and "PL/I Programming" by Paul W. Murrill and Cecil L. Smith (1973). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2605.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

National Student League letter, 1935 March. 1 item. Location: MISC:N. Letter condemns Huey Long's political machine and urges the organization of a National Student League chapter on the LSU campus. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-, LSU, Long Family

Nevils, René and Deborah Hardy. Papers, 1865-2001 (bulk 1979-2000). 2 linear ft., 1 compact disc. Location: 34:, AA:, OS:N. Authors of "Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole." Papers include research gathered and conducted by Nevils and Hardy while writing the biography of the "A Confederacy of Dunces" author. Materials include correspondence, summaries and recordings (MP3 files) of interviews conducted with Toole's childhood friends and acquaintances, genealogical information on Toole's family, manuscript drafts, printed materials, photographic prints, and other audiovisual publicity materials (a VHS tape and two cassette tapes). Mss. 4794.

Referenced in Guides: Women, New Orleans 1866-, LSU, Literature

Nichols, Irby C. and family. Papers, 1862-1972. 15 linear ft. Location: 45:15-20, 44:26-27, OS:N. Louisiana State University professor of mathematics. His wife, Pauline Wright Nichols, studied art and design at Newcomb School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. After they married she continued her design work. Correspondence, printed items, financial papers, legal documents, memoirs, journals, pedagogical materials, and photographs document the professional, business, and personal lives of the Nichols family, primarily Irby C. and Pauline Nichols. Sketches and other graphic materials reflect the artistic career of Pauline Nichols. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3798.

Nicholson, James William. Letter, 1892. 1 item (photocopy). Location: Misc:N. President of Louisiana State University. Thank you letter to E. M. Roague, Opelousas, Louisiana, for check for beneficiary cadet E. L. Gil. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2422.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Olivier, Gaston. Song, 1975. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Copyrighted song, 'That Tiger Is Still a Coonass,' refers to the LSU football team. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3006.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU

Olivier, Laurence. Letter, 1963. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:O. Letter from actor, Laurence Olivier, to LSU professor, Don Moore, expressing his gratitude for a Christmas card and an article concerning Othello. Mss. 5310

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU

Olympic exhibit collection, 1968. 123 items, 2 printed vols. Location: X:62, OS:O. Cultural programs, pictorial reviews, news bulletins, and guides distributed by the Organization Committee of the Nineteenth Olympic Games in Mexico City. Also, pictures and news items of the ceremonies and exhibit honoring former LSU Olympic members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2359.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Osborn, Marvin G., 1885-1958. Scrapbooks, 1906, 1913-1956. 19 ms. vols. Location: F:21. Native of Winnsboro, Louisiana, and director of the School of Journalism of LSU.Scrapbooks containing letters, broadsides, programs, and newspaper clippings documenting the School of Journalism, high school and college journalism in Louisiana, the LSU Press Service, the Louisiana Press Association, and Professor Osborn's association with Louisiana State University for fifty years.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1730.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Overton, John H. (John Holmes). Papers, 1896-1984 (bulk 1916-1940). 4 linear ft. Location: 106:22-23, OS:O. Graduate of Louisiana State University, attorney, United States Senator for Louisiana, and political ally of Huey P. Long. Papers include political, financial, and personal papers. Political papers include materials related to Overton's senatorial campaigns and the campaigns of some of his political allies (Winston Overton, John B. Fournet, and Earl K. Long). Also included are files related to a U.S. Senate-led investigation into corruption related to Overton's 1932 senatorial nomination. Mss. 4371.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

Overton, Winston. Photographs, circa 1890. 2 items. Location: E:68. City attorney for Lake Charles (1899-1907); District Judge for the 15th Judicial District (1908-1920); and Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana after July, 1921. Two photographs of Winston Overton as a cadet at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3084.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Page, Frank Crawford. Papers, 1923-1972, undated. 0.5 linear ft. Location: W:135, OS:P. Organist and professor of music at LSU, originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Papers include correspondence, notes, and printed materials related to teaching activities, recitals, general music studies, pipe organ specifications, church music, and limericks. Mss. 2837.

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

Parker, John M. File, 1913-1924 (bulk 1921-1924). 140 items. Location: U:105, OS:P. Files primarily relate to the "Mansion Fund" McFarland's letter of endorsement; three surety bonds issued to Eskridge E. Keebleer; and material pertaining to the inauguration of Governor Parker, giving names of financial subscribers and their contributions, committee expenditures, and a letter from the Finance Committee concerning refunds to subscribers of unused subscription money. Also included is an agreement and correspondence with builder J. C. Deagan, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, for electrically controlled chimes for the Louisiana State University Memorial Tower. Blue prints by Theo C. Link for the layout of the keyboard and chiming device are also present.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 241, 1984.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Payne, Lutrill Amos, Sr. Scrapbook, 1951-1988 (bulk 1951). 1 scrapbook. Location: 19:10. Lutrill Amos Payne Sr. filed suit to integrate the Louisiana State University Graduate School to study agriculture. He won a judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in 1951. This 15-page scrapbook kept by Payne contains clippings, telegrams, and other items documenting his legal efforts to enroll in the Louisiana State University Graduate School and his attendance there in the summer of 1951. A smaller number of items concern events in Payne's life between 1953 and 1988. Mss. 5086.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, LSU

Pelayo, Mrs. Sidney M. Newspaper clipping collection, 1903-1965, undated 47 items. Location: Nsp., 99:. Newspaper clippings pertaining to Baton Rouge, the 1927 Mississippi River flood, LSU, people and places of historical interest in Louisiana, the United Confederate Veterans, the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and World War II. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Perkins, Huel D. Papers, 1952-1990 (bulk 1978-1990). 9 linear ft. Location: 33A:31-35, OS:P. Faculty member at Louisiana State University, where he served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1979-1990) and as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and Special Assistant to the Chancellor (1990-1998). In 1988, Governor Buddy Roemer appointed him to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). The collection documents the business affairs of BESE during Huel D. Perkins' tenure on the Board. Materials consist of minutes, correspondence, speeches, reports, and printed material. Subject matter relates to state and federal regulations, vocational/technical education, educational reforms, special education, and the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund, also known as the 8(g) Fund.The collection also pertains to Perkins' involvement in higher education and the study of the humanities during his tenure as professor and administrator at Southern University and Louisiana State University. Mss. 4155.

Pinckard, Joseph A. Papers, 1962-. Location: UU:176. Associate professor of Plant pathology ot LSU. Mss. 2236, 2341.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Pipkin, Charles W. Papers, 1930-1934, 1940. 30 items. Location: U:116. Political Science professor at Louisiana State University (1927-1942). Mimeographed and printed articles and speeches by Dean Pipkin , accompanied by related LSU News Bureau releases. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1706.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Pochmann, Henry A. Class registers, 1928-1930. 7 items, 3 ms. Vols. Location: Misc.:P. Professor of English Literature, LSU. Class registers and miscellaneous notes pertain to classes in English and Comparative Literature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2838.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Polack, J. A.(Joseph A.) Papers , 1941-2004 (bulk 1961-2000). 0.5 linear ft. Location: 19:9:, OS:P. Joseph A. Polack is a former scientist at the Audubon Sugar Institute, Exxon, and the Louisiana State University Department of Chemical Engineering. He worked for Alma Sugar Factory, founded the Top Management Company, and acted as Director Pro-tem of Baton Rouge Technology Council. Papers consist of periodicals, speeches, articles, correspondence and other documents relating to Polack's service with Exxon, LSU, Audubon Sugar Institute, and the Baton Rouge Technology Council. Mss. 5063.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, LSU

Political Campaigns Collection, 1952-1991 (bulk 1964-1979). 3 linear ft. Location: OS:P, X:36-38. The Political Campaigns Collection consists of campaign literature, brochures, handbills, buttons, bumper stickers, pamphlets, cards, posters, signs, and other paraphernalia for campaigns for U.S. president (1960-1984), Louisiana governor (1952-1991), Louisiana lieutenant governor (1971-1979), Louisiana attorney general (1971-1972), and various other offices in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1719, 2020, 2190, 2191, 2350, 2652, 3053, 3097, 3440.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

Polk, William, collector. Pictures, 1879-1880. 11 items. Location: B:11. LSU cadet. Photographs of Polk and other LSU cadets taken by Baton Rouge photographer Andrew D. Lytle; and a picture of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind Institute in Baton Rouge when it was housed on the campus of Louisiana State University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2364.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Prescott, Arthur T. (Taylor), 1863-1942. Receipts, 1880-1885. 5 items. Location: Misc.:P. Receipts issued to Cadet Prescott by LSU for payment of board, lodging, and fees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Randolph, J. H. Classbook, 1883-1886. 1 vol. Location: H:12. Professor of mechanical engineering at LSU. Class roll book of Colonel J. H. Randolph. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 265.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Randolph, J. L., Class roll book, 1883-1886. 1 v. Location: H:12. Professor of mechanical engineering. Roll book of classes taught by Colonel J. L. Randolph at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 265.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

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