Manuscript Resources on Louisiana State University

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

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU

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

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

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

Referenced in Guides: LSU

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

Referenced in Guides: LSU

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

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU

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

Referenced in Guides: LSU

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

Referenced in Guides: LSU

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

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU

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

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

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

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