Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-. Papers, 1936-1963. 28 items. Location: W:49. American scholar, writer, and professor of English at LSU and Yale University. Collection consists of miscellaneous papers concerning administration policy at LSU and Phi Beta Kappa faculty at LSU; also typescript of Eliot H. Stanley's Harvard College Honors Thesis, The Tiger Stays For Dinner, 1963. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3426.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Broussard, James F. Photograph collection, 1936. 1 black-and-white negative, 1 copy print. Location: 65:5. This collection consists of one copy negative of a photographic print of the salon of La Maison Française (the French House) on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., and one copy print made from that negative. Mss. 3467.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Brown, Harry Bates, Sr. Papers, 1908-1970. 14 linear ft. Location: T:109-122, OS:B. Professor of agronomy, LSU. Personal papers include family correspondence, legal and business records, and memorabilia. Professional papers include correspondence, research notes, materials pertaining to professional organizations and teaching, and manuscripts of published books. Mss. 2530.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Burden, Ione and family. Papers, 1823-1980 (bulk 1900-1975). 13 linear ft. Location: P:39-45, OS:B. Louisiana State University (LSU) administrator and Baton Rouge philanthropist. Along with her brothers, Pike and Steele Burden, Ione Burden donated family land to establish the Burden Research Plantation and the LSU Rural Life Museum. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, photographs, and scrapbooks of Ione Burden and her brothers. Collection documents Baton Rouge community events, family history, and Burden family philanthropic activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3063.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Burns, Paul Y. Papers, 1953-2011, (bulk: 1970-2011). 4.3 linear ft. Location: Y:104-108, OS: B. Member of the faculty at LSU School of Forestry and an active member in several community service organizations. The papers of Paul Y. Burns reflect his commitment to social and economic equality for all individuals regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. The collection is comprised of files of several community service organizations of which he was an active member, and in some cases a member of the board.  Material consists of minutes, newsletters, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, flyers and photographs related to the work of these groups to improve race relations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mss. 5183. 

Burrell, Robert W., 1905-1966. Family Papers, 1889-1966. 113 items. Location: U:16. Entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, and LSU professor. Personal papers of Dr. Burrell relating to his childhood, family, and friends. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2135, 2187.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Burrell, Robert W., 1905-1966. Papers, 1931-1966. 55 folders. Location: 79:64-65. Entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, and LSU professor. Manuscript writings, correspondence, annual reports, and notes dealing with research in Yokohama, Japan 1932-1941; Yakima, Washington, 1946-1953; and at LSU, 1953-1966. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2135.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Busse, Bert M. Photograph and watch fob, circa 1917-1922. 1 photographic print, 1 watch fob. Location: E:65 (short shelf), MISC:B. Served in World War I and played football for Louisiana State University from 1919 until 1922. Photograph shows Bert M. Busse posing while in football uniform. Attached to watch fob are a metal football charm and a Republique Francaise military merit medal. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Bynum Family. Papers, 1814-1969 (bulk: 1913-1969). 1 linear foot, 26 v. Location: E:103-105, OS:B. Residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers contain correspondence, writings, diaries, financial records, and printed material, relating to family matters, social activities, World Wars I and II, Louisiana State University student life, and local and state government. There is also a scrapbook of the Female Orphan Association of Baton Rouge (1848-1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3104, 3174.

Byrd, Winnie Evans, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 2 sound cassettes (2 hours), transcript (77 p.), index (19 p.). Location: L:4700.0302. LSU alumnae; member and officer of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Byrd discusses her decision to become a teacher and her experiences as a student at LSU, including her involvement in student politics; the impact of WWII on the student body; ROTC parades; graduation in the Greek Theater; involvement with Tri-Delta alumnae; and T. Harry Williams, Professor of History at LSU. Byrd also discusses the University's decision to allow the construction of sorority houses and describes each step in the construction process of the Tri-Delta sorority house. She also gives her views on the role of sororities in the 1990s and impressions of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0302.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, LSU

Cale, John G. (John Gustav), 1922-. Papers, 1966-1968. 98 items, 1 vol., on microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:C. Thematic index cards and bound typewritten seminar paper list titles of manuscript and printed music of Henri and Joseph Amedee Fourrier in the LSU Library and the Baton Rouge School for the Blind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2304.

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

Calloway, Ruby Clifton. Diploma and photographs, 1912, undated. 1 diploma, 2 photographic prints. Locations: MISC:C, OS:C. Diploma is a Louisiana State University Bachelor of Science of agricultural course diploma awarded to Calloway on May 29, 1912. Photographic prints are portraits of Calloway. One is of him in his graduation robes (circa 1912). The other is of him late in his life (undated). Mss. 5335.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Canaday, Nicholas. Papers,1960-1982 (bulk 1960). 31 items. Location: Misc:C. Professor of English at Louisiana State University and a citizen activist. Photocopies of newspaper clippings and letters about desegregation and the public schools in Baton Rouge and statements and speeches by Canaday as leader of the Citizens' Committee and the Organization for Public Education Now (OPEN). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4773.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, African Americans, LSU

Capitol Correspondents Association Gridiron Show Programs, 1960-2003. 38 items. Location: X:15. Programs from gridiron shows put on by both the Capitol Correspondents Association of Baton Rouge, La., and the Central Louisiana Press Club of Alexandria, La., two not-for-profit organizations that support journalists who report on state and local government and politics. The programs contain lyrics to song parodies written by the press members to roast politicians at the national, state, and local levels throughout Louisiana, as well as other newsworthy individuals and issues from the preceding year, including the LSU football team. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4996.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Carleton, Mark T. Papers, 1935-1995. 2 linear ft. Location: 50:21, OS:C. Baton Rouge native, LSU faculty member, Department of History. Papers consist of printed items, correspondence, family photographs, and typescripts which document the professional career of Carleton at LSU, and his involvement in the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. Campus correspondence reflects his efforts to gain tenure and his participation in campus committees. Other professional correspondence pertains to his publications. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4644.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Carnegie, S. Steve. Papers, 1929-1969. 8.5 linear feet. Location 91:43-47. Contract civil engineer and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers include engineering files, correspondence, subject files, personnel files, and photographic materials which document civil engineering and construction projects in Baton Rouge and other Louisiana towns. Towns include Amite, Baldwin, Bogalusa, Crowley, Independence, Morgan City, Plaquemine, Port Allen, Rayne, St. Martinville, Slidell, Sulphur, and Vinton. Projects include sewerage and sanitation works, highway construction, subdivision plans, parks, and public facilities. Photographic materials consist of photographic prints, negatives, and 16mm motion picture films depicting engineering and construction work and Carnegie's personal life. Some films depict flooding in Baton Rouge, hurricane Camille, and LSU football. Mss. 2531.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Baton Rouge, LSU

Carrigan, Jo Ann, 1933. Civil War Collection, 1862-1968. .3 linear ft. (26 items, 1 ms. vol., 2 printed vols.) Location: UU:72, OS:C. Professor of history at Louisiana State University.New York muster rolls, photographs, & publications pertaining largely to the state of New York's participation in the Civil War. Included are postcards depicting Civil War scenes and photographs of maps of New Orleans during the War of 1812. There is also an autograph book containing the names, ranks, and addresses of soldiers in the 10th New York Artillery. Artifacts include Civil War uniform buttons, commemorative ribbons, and a medal. For futher information see online catalog. Mss. 2455.

Cavalleria rusticana opera scrapbook, circa 1936-1937. 1 volume. Location: T:98. Contains a program for the opera Cavalleria rusticana and a recital of modern dance, performed during the 1936-1937 Louisiana State University Opera Season by the School of Music and the Dance Center, sponsored by The Baton Rouge Grand Opera Association. Scrapbook also contains black and white photographic prints (portraits) of the opera's cast, including Marcella Uhl as Lola. Mss. 5380.

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

Chilton, St. John P. Papers, 1951-1977. 3 linear ft. Location: 7:8-10; OS:C. Professor and Chairman of Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, LSU. Personal and professional papers pertain to sugar technology, local politics, genealogy, and other matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2454.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Politics, LSU

Choppin, Arthur Richard physical chemistry laboratory notebook,1923-1928. 1 vol. Location: E:44. LSU professor, dean of the College of Physics and Chemistry, 1944-1968. Laboratory notebook, for physical chemistry experiments at LSU and Ohio State, includes references, theoretical discussion, procedure, and discussion of data for experiments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4859.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

City of Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University Coordinating Committee. Records, 1958-1973. 0.1 linear ft. Location: MISC:C. Established on July 26, 1972 by the Baton Rouge City Council. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, resolutions, and memoranda of the Committee mainly related to the creation of bicycle paths around campus. Mss. 5368.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Baton Rouge, LSU

Cline, William Rodney. Papers, 1832-1970, undated 629 items. Location: 6:38-39, OS:C. Professor in the College of Education at LSU. Papers relate chiefly to research conducted by Dr. Cline into Louisiana education including a bound volume of research materials, some related to Seaman A. Knapp, and photographs. Also included are journals of the Methodist Episcopal Church Gulf Mission Conference (1893-1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2683.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU

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

de Caro Francis A. and Rosan A. Jordan. Collection. 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.

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