Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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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

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.

Wise, Claude Merton. Manuscript, 1933. 1 item (213 pages). International authority on phonetics and head of the LSU Speech Department from 1928 until 1958. Manuscript and corrected typewritten copy of THE BASES OF SPEECH. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2481.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Wise, James Calvert. Papers, 1860-1917. 1.75 linear ft., 2 volumes. Locations: UU:154-155, K:37, OS:W, Vault:1. Native of Maryland who settled in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. During the Civil War he organized the Red River Rebels, which became part of the First Louisiana Regiment. Wise owned Grand Bend Plantation on the Red River. Collection contains Wise's personal, political, business, and military papers. Printed items include Confederate tax forms, currency, a notice to planters and freedmen from the U.S. Army, and papers related to the Republican party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3239.

Wolford, Ella White Stroube, 1902- Dance cards and invitation, 1920-1922. 11 items. Location: Misc:W. Student at LSU. Dance cards and an invitation to LSU fraternity and sorority functions held at the Community Club, University Pavilion, and Golf and Country Club in Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4312.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Womble-Abell-Norman family. Papers, 1859-2011 (bulk 1900-1955). 4.3 linear ft. Location: 103:40-44, OS:W. Womble-Abell-Norman family papers document five generations of personal activities, family life, and the genealogy of the Womble-Abell-Norman family and the related Buie family. Collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, personal family papers, and professional papers of Evelyn Abell Norman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4879.

Wood, Elmer Ellsworth. Papers, 1878, 1880. 3 items. Location: Misc:W. Certificates of merit from Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy at Alexandria, Louisiana, and certification of graduation at Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Wood, Richard E. Papers, 1969-1971. 3 items. Location: UU:147. Visiting Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages, LSU. Offprints of published works on linguistics include studies of Papiamentu, a dialect of the Netherlands Antilles, and a study of Russian linguistic influences in East Germany. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2579.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Woolfley, Francis Augustus, 1893-1993. Papers, 1913-1993. 13 linear ft. Location: 115, 82, 99, 104. Army general who served in the 76th Infantry Division in World War II. Woolfley was also commandant of cadets at LSU and served as Louisiana director of civil defense, 1953-1958 and 1960-1964. Military papers covering General Woolfley's army career from 1913 to 1953 including maps and photographs. Correspondence, photographs, and news clippings document his service as director of civil defense. LSU material is filed with University Archives. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3487.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, 20th Century Wars

Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966. Papers, 1916-1979. 519 items, 10 vols. (5 ms. vols., 5 printed vols.) Location: 9:34, 9:41, H:15, OS:W. Founder and chief executive officer of Delta Airlines. Woolman graduated from LSU and became the first college-trained county agricultural agent in Louisiana. Papers pertain to the development of crop dusting, Delta Airlines, and Woolman's role in aviation history. Papers include correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings, photographs, a scrapbook brochures, programs, schedules, and ephemera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3356.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Business, LSU

Workman, James H. Papers, 1910, 1938. 3 items. Location: Misc. Captain in the U.S. Army; brother of Major John David Workman, the first LSU student killed in the Civil War; and son of Dr. James Carey Workman of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Captain Workman and an address by Judge J. R. Thornton at the presentation of a picture of Major John Workman to LSU. A newspaper clipping (1938) relates the story and also gives family genealogy and background. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1589.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, LSU

Wright, Jesse D. Papers, 1831-1906 (bulk 1835-1882). 1.2 linear ft. Location: OS:W, UU:248-249. The Wright family owned lands in Louisiana and Texas. Jesse practiced medicine in Rapides Parish, Louisiana and also managed several business concerns, including a store and plantations, and was active in civic and church affairs. Correspondence mostly reflects the business concerns of the Wright family. Topics include land acquisition, property management, division of property, settling wills, and financial and legal concerns. Other items include Ester Wright Boyd's memoirs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, Business, Medicine, LSU

Wright-Boyd Family. Papers, 1812-1914. 2.5 linear ft. Location: R:23-24, OS:W, 65:61. The Wright family owned plantations in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Esther Gertrude Wright married David French Boyd, president of the Louisiana State Seminary, later LSU. Papers include correspondence, diaries, journals, memoirs, and photographs. The papers mainly document the lives of the women members of the Wright and Boyd families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3362.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, LSU

Yarbrough, Cornelia. Papers, 1963-2004 (bulk 1973-2004). 5 linear feet. Location: 8:66-68. Professional papers of Cornelia Yarbrough, professor of music education and researcher at Louisiana State University. Papers include academic and literary correspondence, research, writings, printed materials and audio recordings. In addition to writings and research, most materials are the product of Yarbrough's time spent in music education at Syracuse University and Louisiana State University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4921.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, Education, LSU

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