Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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Sommer, Jacob. Sommer-Hyman Papers, 1829-1857 (bulk 1831-1843). 27 items. Location: B:139. Coachmaker of Baltimore, Maryland. William B. Hyman was an attorney of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Letters to Sommer from family members including his father, Leonard Sommer, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, concerning family matters. Also letters to William B. Hyman from family in Williamston, North Carolina, and New York City, discussing family news. In an 1857 letter R. C. Martin of Albemarle Plantation comments on the Democratic Party's accepting renegades from the American Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1202.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Sommer, Ray. Concert programs, 1929-1960. 268 items. Location: W:2. LSU assistant registrar (1926-1971). Programs collected by Sommer of various types of musical performances, given chiefly in Baton Rouge, including operatic, orchestral, and individual and choral performances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Baton Rouge, LSU

Sommer, Ray, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1982. Transcript (23 pages), 1 sound cassette (45 min.). Location: L:4700.0058. Baton Rouge native and employee of the Office of Records and Registration at LSU in the 1920s. Interview deals with Sommer's experience working at LSU. She mentions the move to the new campus in 1926 and student life. She also mentions Mrs. A.M. Herget, Dean of Women, and the advances of women's status on the LSU campus in the 1920s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0058.

Referenced in Guides: Women, LSU

Sommer, Ray. Papers, circa 1924-1988. 3 linear ft. Location: Range 10:46-48; OS:S. Baton Rouge native and employee of the Office of Records and Registration at LSU in the 1920s. Materials related to Sigma Delta Tau, Zeta Chapter; Kappa Delta; and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4642.

Referenced in Guides: Women, LSU

Sorley, Lewis Stone. Photograph, circa 1910. 1 item. Location: E:69. Professor of Military Science and Commandant of Cadets at Louisiana State University (1907-1911). Photograph is a portrait in uniform. Part of the Picture Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3456.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Stabler, John R. Papers, 1962. Location: UU:168. Professor of the Department of Psychology of Louisiana State University. Reprints from professional journals of articles by Professor Stabler. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2218, 2429.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Stanford, Donald, 1913-. Papers, 1865-1998 (bulk: 1941-1998). 28 linear feet. Location: 14:10; 14:12-25, OS:S. Correspondence, writings, lecture notes, printed items and graphic materials, legal and financial documents, travel notebooks, and conference materials that document the life of Donald E. Stanford (1913-1998) and his career as English professor and co-editor of The Southern Review (1963-1983) at Louisiana State University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4717.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Stearns, John Barker, 1894. Letter, 1946 August 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Professor of classical philology. Letter to Miss Ione E. Burden, Director of Social Activities, LSU, discussing a survey of rules for student conduct at Dartmouth College. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Steele, Oliver Brice. Andrew Lytle photograph collection, 1816-1904. 36 items. Location: D:96. Confederate veteran, Baton Rouge banker, and Louisiana state auditor who collected these photographs by Andrew David Lytle, a Baton Rouge photographer. Collection contains various photographic media. Included are cabinet cards and prints of etchings of Louisiana governors (ca. 1816-1904), cabinet cards of LSU officials and cadets, and 8x10 enlargements of photographs of steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4028.

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

Stephens, Edwin Lewis. Correspondence, 1889-1940. 304 items. Location: A:37, OS:S. Graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) and New York University, Professor of Science at Louisiana Normal School at Natchitoches, and president of Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette (1900-1938). Papers pertain to secondary and higher education in Louisiana, and consist of letters and related items from Thomas D. Boyd, president of LSU; Colonel E. S. Benton, onetime Commandant at LSU; and James H. Dillard, professor Latin at Tulane University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Stephens, Edwin Lewis. Papers, 1890-1892. 4 items. Location: Misc:S. Graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) and New York University, Professor of Science at Louisiana Normal School at Natchitoches, and President of Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette (1900-1938). LSU grade reports and military certificate of Dr. Stephens. Alternate title: Edwin Lewis Stephens Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2315.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Stephens, Edwin Lewis. Memorabilia, 1894-1937 (bulk 1899-1937). 303 items. Location: H:17. Graduate of Louisiana State University and New York University, Professor of Science at Louisiana Normal School at Natchitoches, and president of Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette (1900-1938). Papers contain addresses, articles published in the LOUISIANA SCHOOL REVIEW and SOUTHERN SCHOOL WORK, historical sketches of Louisiana towns, and World War I talks and related items. Also included are items related to the Live Oak Society, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and the Rotary Club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

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

Stephens, Edwin Lewis. Papers, 1883-1939 (bulk 1902-1939). 6,057 items. Location: A:38-53, H:17, OS:S. Graduate of Louisiana State University and New York University, Professor of Science at Louisiana Normal School at Natchitoches, and President of Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette (1900-1938). Papers relate primarily to the affairs of the Institute from its founding until Stephen's retirement. Early student letters and World War I memorabilia are also included. Stephens corresponded with Louisiana leaders in politics and other fields, including Alcee Fortier, governors Murphy J. Foster, Ruffin G. Pleasant, and John M. Parker. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 403, 893.

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

Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-. Papers, 1862, 1917-1947. 1 linear ft. Location: 77:93. Professor of History, LSU. Professional papers consist of materials pertaining to the LSU University Senate (1940-1941); notes on acts of the Louisiana Legislature, 19th century; and miscellaneous printed items pertaining to conditions of labor in the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2758.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Stoke, Harold W., 1903-1982. Address, 1978. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Former President of LSU (1947-1951). Address to the Monday Club. Stoke recalls his personal role and impressions during the beginning of desegregation at LSU in 1950; and encounters with the LSU Board of Supervisors and with African American lawyers and students, among them Thurgood Marshall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3633.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, LSU

Stones, Margaret. Native flora of Louisiana collection, 1974-2014, undated. 2.3 linear ft. Location: 42:, 43:57. Internationally known British botanical artist. Items pertain to Margaret Stones' work on the Native Flora of Louisiana watercolors and their subsequent exhibition and reproduction for Louisiana State University. Items include correspondence, memoranda, planning documents, printed materials, and photographs. Collection is unprocessed, and some materials are restricted. Mss. 4781. 

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Stopher, Henry Wallace, 1883-1947. Loose-leaf notebook, circa 1935. 1 volume. Location: M:19. Head of the Department of Music and later Director of the School of Music, LSU (1915-1940). Notes compiled on Louisiana composers with a partial list of their works, publishers, and copyright dates, arranged alphabetically by the name of the composer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU

Stopher, Henry Wallace. Papers, 1882-1944 (bulk 1914-1940). 1.5 linear ft., 1 volume. Location: UU:134-135, OS:S. Head of the Department of Music and later Director of the School of Music, Louisiana State University (1915-1940). Collection includes Stopher's correspondence and related papers and his records during the period he was associated with LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2224.

Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924. Papers, 1896-1924 (bulk 1896-1904). 22 items. Location: C:67. Director of the Louisiana Sugar Experiment Station and founder and head of the Audubon Sugar School. Professional correspondence discusses the management, organization, and finances of Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Stations and the agricultural curriculum at LSU in 1898. The 1904 letters address the development of a state agricultural museum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 965.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, LSU

Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924. Letter, 1896 November 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Director of the Louisiana Sugar Experiment Station and founder and head of the Audubon Sugar School. Letter to LSU President Thomas D. Boyd outlines in detail the purpose and courses of the Audubon Sugar School and suggests that the School be established as part of the agricultural course at the University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2283.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, LSU

Stumberg, George Wilfred. Diploma, 1909 May 26. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Diploma issued by LSU to Stumberg upon his completion of the requirements in the 'Literary Course' for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Diploma is signed by LSU President Thomas Boyd, by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean Nicholson, and Governor Sanders. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3026.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Stumberg, Jo, 1902-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1978. Transcript (109 pages); 2 sound cassettes (1 hour, 50 minutes). Location: L:4700.0061. Baton Rouge educator. Interview discusses campus life, Strumberg's first Master's thesis on women's occupations in Baton Rouge, and her career as elementary school teacher and LSU teacher. She mentions being fired by Huey Long, the expansion of LSU, and the status of women in 1920-1930s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0061.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU, Long Family

T. Harry Williams photographs, circa 1970s. 2 items. Location: E:69. Glossy black and white photographs of LSU History Professor T. Harry Williams. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3474.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Tabb, Donald, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1992. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (75 pages). Location: L:4700.0125. Pastor of the Chapel on the Campus at LSU. Interview discusses the founding and activities of the Chapel on the Campus; Tabb's ministry at the Chapel; and Tabb's association with Billy Graham and Graham's influence on Tabb and the Chapel on the Campus. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0125.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU

Tanner, J. Thomas (James Thomas), 1885-1980. Papers, 1869-1980. 9 linear ft. (1,275 items and 56 m.s. volumes). Location: R:19-22, 77:86-87, OS:T. Attorney, banker, state legislator representing Caddo Parish (1920-1924), and Shreveport public servant (1930-1966). Collection consists primarily of diaries kept by Tanner (1929-1980), which include news clippings, political cartoons, and some photographs. Diary entries pertain to Tanner's career, social life, and politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3527.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Long Family, 20th Century Wars

Taylor, Cecil G., 1909- interviewee, Oral history interview. 12 sound cassettes (14 hours), Transcript (590 p.). LSU French professor, assistant to the president, dean of arts and sciences, and chancellor. In a series of 8 interviews, Taylor describes his career as a French professor and administrator at LSU. He describes his family background, his education at the University of North Carolina, and his French language studies and Cajun French. He also describes Baton Rouge beginning in the 1930s, Huey Long and Louisiana politics, and the desegregation of education in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0071.

Tennant, William W. Picture collection, circa 1905-1909. 15 items. Location: U:238, OS:T. Photographs of LSU cadets; post card of LSU football team; and colored post cards of LSU Bird's eye view, Garig Hall, Louisiana State Capitol (old), and Governor's Mansion. Also includes a panoramic photographs of the cadets outside of the Pentagon Barracks of the old campus. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2063.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU

Thompson, Josie. Papers, 1939-1995 (bulk 1946-1949). 1.25 linear ft. Location: X:14. Louisiana State University alumna and press correspondent for United Press International, who covered the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (1946-1949). Collection primarily consists of her typed reports of the trials and other events in post-WWII Germany. Also included are photographs, legal briefs, and personal items. Mss. 5046.

Thornton, William J., 1919-1996. Papers, 1939-1998. 10 linear ft. Location: 116:26-32. Composer residing in Texas and LSU Alumni, the William J. Thornton Papers consists primarily of manuscripts, reel-to-reel and cassette tapes, acetate discs, and video tape recordings. The collection also includes a script and photographs of his service during WWII. Mss. 5012.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Education, LSU

Town and Gown Players. Programs, 1935-1937. 5 items. Location: Misc:T. Community theater group in Baton Rouge. Programs from productions at the LSU University Theatre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4616.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU

Trant, James Buchanan, 1890-1970. Papers, 1927-1969. 1.5 linear ft. Location: X:55-56. Dean emeritus of the College of Commerce at LSU. Papers include correspondence, numerous articles on aspects of banking, and speeches. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2529.

Referenced in Guides: Business, LSU

Tulane, Paul. Letter, 1885. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Princeton, New Jersey. Letter from Tulane to LSU President David F. Boyd in reply to a request for funds to purchase a scientific collection exhibited at the World's Exposition at New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, LSU

Tureaud, A.P. Collection, 1963-1964. 45 items. MISC:T. A.P. Tureaud, Sr. was the principal attorney for the Louisiana NAACP, handling nearly all desegregation and civil rights cases in Louisiana from the 1940s through the 1960s. In 1964, he represented six African-American students in a lawsuit against the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors. These students became the first to integrate LSU's undergraduate program. This collection consists of photocopies of a selection of documents from the A.P. Tureaud Papers at the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. Documents include legal correspondence and court records related to this 1964 case. Mss. 5222.

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

Uhler, John Earle. Papers, 1921-1960 (bulk 1931-1959). 13.4 linear ft. Location: 79:22-32, OS:U, 99:U. John Earle Uhler was an English professor at Louisiana State University from 1928-1961. His teaching and research interests included Shakespeare, 18th century English drama, English Renaissance literature, and linguistics. A public controversy over Uhler's novel Cane Juice, published in 1931, led to his removal from the faculty, and reinstatement six months later.  Papers include personal and professional correspondence; published and unpublished literary and academic manuscripts; and printed material, including newspaper clippings, newspapers, and periodicals related to Uhler's writing and interest in political events. There are also teaching materials from Uhler's tenure at LSU, and a small number of photographs and pencil drawings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1902.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, LSU, Long Family

Vallas, Antal. Family papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J:26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vallas and his descendants. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.

Vallas, Anthony. History, 1864, 1935. 2 items. Location: MISC:V. Bound handwritten manuscript of Anthony Vallas's History of the Louisiana State Seminary, 1864, and a printed copy of the work published in 1935 on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of Louisiana State University. Covering the period beginning from the establishment of the institution by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1855 through the Civil War, the brief history describes the tenure of William Tecumseh as college president, the seizure of the school by Federal troops, and the use of the school as a field hospital during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Education, Medicine, LSU, Literature

Veterinary Medicine in Louisiana, 1889 to 1979. undated. 2 computer disks. Location: AA: Computer disks contain draft of VETERINARY MEDICINE IN LOUISIANA, 1889 to 1979, a work sponsored by the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. Published in 1993, this edition was prepared by Dr. Will S. Hornsby, with Ms. Charlotte J. Cavell as editor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4682.

Referenced in Guides: Medicine, LSU

Vignaud, Henry. Letter, 1920 Nov. 28. 1 item. Location: MISC:V. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Brief letter from Henry Vignaud to Walter Prichard of the Department of History of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Writing from Bagneux, France, Vignaud thanks Prichard for his letter, noting that it is particularly agreeable to have received such a communication from a learned professor from his own state. Mss. 241.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Violette, Eugene M. Collection, 1785-1945. 4.3 linear feet. Z:3-4; OS:V; 99:V. Correspondence, printed material, writings, and LSU memorabilia comprise the Eugene M. Violette papers. Correspondence is of a professional nature reflecting Violette's association with the University, professional organizations, publishers, and colleagues. Printed items include newspapers and clippings related to Louisiana, football, World Wars I and II, and Huey Long's assassination. Imprints and publications pertain to a variety of topics including, early LSU history. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 615, 893.

Voorhies, L. J. (Louis Joseph). Blueprints, circa 1910-1975 (bulk 1923-1948), approximately 105 items. Location: MAP CAGE: CASE 1, DRAWERS 3-9; MAP CAGE FLAT; OS:V. Civil engineer for the city of Baton Rouge. Blueprints, drawings, and maps of civil engineering projects in Baton Rouge, Plaquemine, Port Allen, Slidell, and other places. The blueprints include architectural drawings and engineering plans of Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University. Items of special interest include plans (June 1941, undated) for the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and maps showing the location of African-American and white households in Baton Rouge. Collection is unprocessed but open for use. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2960.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, African Americans, LSU

W. P. and Joseph Renwick Letters, 1863-1884. 27 items. Location: A:14. W. P. ('Joe') Renwick was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. His son, Joseph Renwick, was a cadet at LSU. Letters (1863-1865) from W. P. Renwick to his family from camps near Syndus Hill, Mississippi, and Alexandria and Shreveport, Louisiana, describe aspects of camp life. Other letters (1871-1881) from Bastrop and Monroe, Louisiana, discuss local and family news. Letters (1883-1884) from Cadet Joseph Renwick describe his life at Louisiana State University. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 626.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, LSU

Walker, Jesse. Papers, 1975-1993. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Papers consist of one thirty-six page, anecdotal document comprised of notes taken by Jesse Walker (LSU professor) during conversations over coffee he had with Fred B. Kniffen from 1975-1993. Fred Kniffen was a Boyd professor at Louisiana State University who is credited with founding the LSU geography and anthropology program. This collection of notes is a multifaceted look at the personal life and early years of Kniffen. He makes frequent mention of fellow colleagues Richard J. Russell, Henry V. Howe, Carl Sauer, and Alfred L. Kroeber. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4882.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

Ware Family papers, 1865-1871. 2 items. Location: MISC:W. Henry Ware (1813-1898) was a planter, Democrat, and prohibitionist whose children included Richard Mathis Ware of New Orleans, Louisiana, and James A. Ware of Belle Grove and Celeste plantation, Louisiana. This collection includes a letter sent on behalf of the Corps of Cadets to Richard Mathis Ware from the Committee of Reference in Case of Reinstatement. He was dismissed from Louisiana State University following an incident involving the \"Asylum Bell,\" but the committee investigating the incident rescinded the charges. The second item is two printed letters to the editor of South-Western written by H. Ware in 1865 regarding politics in Harrison County, Texas. Mss. 5127.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Warren, Robert Penn. Letter, 1962 Nov. 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.: W, Vault:1. College professor and writer who served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept. of English, from 1933-1942. In a typed letter to a Mr. Stahley, Robert Penn Warren discusses the administration at Louisiana State University during Huey P. Long's term as governor. He also comments on Professor William A. Read of the English Dept. and the SOUTHERN REVIEW. Original housed in Vault is restricted. Use photocopy. Mss. 5072

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, LSU, Long Family, Literature

WBRZ collection, 1969-1970. 337 items, 3 reels. Location: X:54. Television station in Baton Rouge. Collection includes script, film, and slides from a television broadcast about Solitude Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; a collection of pictures of historical subjects; and a videotape of an interview originally made by the LSU CCTV system. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2459, 2528.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Baton Rouge, LSU

Welty, Eudora. Letter, 1960 January 18. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Mississippi writer. Typewritten letter from Eudora Welty to N.M. Caffee, chair of a committee of the College of Arts and Sciences at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, La., declining Caffee's invitation to participate in the committee's symposium. Welty explains that her mother's poor health makes it impossible for her to leave home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Women, LSU, Literature

Wentworth, Richard L. Manuscript, 1969 October 30. 1 item (13 pages), typescript. Location: MISC:W. Director of the University Press of LSU. Address delivered at the Southern Historical Association, titled 'Southern History and the University Press.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2443.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Whipple, William. Papers, 1794-1958 (bulk 1920-1958). 2.25 linear ft., 15 volumes. Location: R:3-4, OS:W. Sugar technologist and professor of steam engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Printed material, which comprises the majority of this collection, correspondence, photographs, and records of the Cinclare Center (sugar) Factory of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Printed items relate to cotton production, sugar manufacturing, the sugar industry, engineering, and the U.S Military. Photographs include images of sugar mills, travel to Cuba, the Panama Canal, and the Mississippi River floods of 1912 and 1927. Of particular interest is a picture postcard of an African-American man hanging from a road sign in West Baton Rouge Parish. Mss. 1899.

White, Julian T. Papers, 1927-2010 (bulk 1965-2010). 6 linear ft., 18 rolled plan sets. Location: 120:, OS:W. Architect and first African American faculty member of LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Many of his projects involved Louisiana Baptist churches and Louisiana schools. Papers consist of architectural project materials (including project files and architectural designs and plans of various formats and sizes), teaching materials, and personal papers (including personal correspondence, portfolio materials, sermons, speeches, and printed materials). Mss. 5083.

Wiksell, Wesley A., 1906-1991. Wesley A. and Jean Starr Wiksell papers, 1920-1970 ca. (bulk 1950-1965). 39 linear ft. Unprocessed. Location: OS:W; Offsite, contact for details. Professor of speech and communication at LSU. Wesley and Jean Starr Wiksell were puppeteers. Papers include subject files, correspondence, photographs, and other items that document Wiksell's activities as a professor, puppeteer, and theater performer. Papers of Jean Starr Wiksell relate primarily to the theater and to her work as a puppeteer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4329.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, LSU

Wildman, John Hazard. Papers, 1849-1991 (bulk 1932-1980). 14.5 linear ft. Location Z:16-24, Vault:1, OS:W. John Hazard Wildman was a Professor of English at LSU from 1940-1981. His great-uncle, John Boylston Hazard, served as Captain of the 24th Alabama Infantry, Company I during the Civil War. Papers include correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material documenting Wildman's career in teaching and writing. Manuscripts consist of novels, short stories, essays, and poems, both published and unpublished. Diaries and personal correspondence describe Wildman's military service during WWII, as well as that of John Boylston Hazard during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1966, 1967, 2010, 2095, 2169, 2237, 2249, 2371, 2437.

Wilke, Francis Albert. Papers, 1906-1976. 16 items. Location: MISC:W, OS:W. Student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. Papers reflect student life at Louisiana State University from 1916 to 1920. They include regulations booklet for Corps of Cadets (1918); photographs of Lee Himes, a LSU quarterback (1917), Phil Cooper, a 1918 LSU football player, and Red Rice, the 1917 discus champion; Other items contain a commencement program for 1920; and several newspaper clippings concerning Louisiana State University students, sports, and alumni. There are also two alumni reunion programs (1973, 1976) For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3071.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Wilkerson, Helen C. Papers, 1920-1958. 706 items. Location: X:92-93, OS:W. Assistant dean of women at LSU. Papers contain professional papers and correspondence related to Wilkerson's tenure as dean. Material also reflects her involvement in Baton Rouge women's organizations, balls, and festivals. Also included is a program for 75th annual commencement of the Natchez Institute in Natchez, Mississippi (1920); addresses delivered by Charles W. Pipkin (1931-1936); and an address entitled "The strange case of Louisiana and Huey P. Long," presented by Harry Gamble of New Orleans to the Louisiana Legislature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1606.

Wilkerson, Marcus M. Papers, 1923-1958 (bulk 1930-1952). 3 linear ft. Location: X:94-96, OS:W. Director of the press and professor of journalism at Louisiana State University (LSU). Papers include correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, and class and lecture notes pertaining to his professional life. Also included are papers concerning two LSU fraternities, the Rotary Club, and the Baton Rouge Country Club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1606.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

William Oscar Scroggs (c.1880-1959), photograph, circa 1940s. 1 item. Location: E:. LSU Professor, Dean of the LSU Graduate School (1941-1949). Black and white photograph of Professor Scroggs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3781.

Referenced in Guides: LSU

Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-, Papers. 1,174 items, 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 50 sound cassettes. Location: 34-; Mss. Mf.:W; OS:W; Vault:81. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Huey Long." Research materials, which comprise a large portion of this collection, contain notes, note cards, legal documents, and clippings pertaining to the Civil War, major Civil War figures, U.S. history, military history, and Louisiana governor and senator, Huey P. Long. Included are Civil War correspondence and diaries (most are transcripts or copies), speeches of Huey P. Long, and oral history interviews relating to Long. Audio cassette tapes are available for speeches and some interviews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2489, 2510.

Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Manuscripts, 1952, 1961, 1964. 9 items. Location: 34. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Typescript, galley proofs, and plate proof of LINCOLN AND HIS GENERALS (New York, 1952). Manuscripts for three of four chapters of ROMANCE AND REALISM IN SOUTHERN POLITICS (1961); the chapter on the Civil War in the CAMBRIDGE MODERN HISTORY; and LINCOLN THE MILITARY STRATEGIST and Chapters XXI through XI and related bibliography of volume I, of A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1964, 2158.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, LSU, Literature

Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Lecture video tapes, 1978. 63 VHS videocassettes. Location: AA:. A distinguished historian, prolific writer, and dynamic lecturer, Williams taught American history at LSU from 1941 until his retirement in 1979. These video tapes record lectures on the Civil War delivered by T. Harry Williams at Louisiana State University during the fall semester 1978. They are arranged chronologically by date of lecture. Mss. 4084.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, LSU

Williams, Thomas Harry, 1909-1979. Papers, 1861-1971. 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 50 sound cassettes. Location: 34:, OS:W, Mss. Mf.:W, Vault. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Huey Long." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2489, 2510.

Wise, Claude M. Papers, 1889-1967. 40 linear ft. Location: 6:8; 115:; 118:14; VAULT:44; MAP CASE 4, DRAWERS 21-24. International authority on phonetics and head of the Louisiana State University Speech Department from 1928 until 1958. Personal and professional papers. Unprocessed collection. Mss. 2245.

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