Manuscript Resources on The History of Music, Drama, and Other Performing Arts

This guide describes manuscript resources in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections that document performing arts history. Most of the collections relate to music, with smaller numbers dealing with theater, and a few dealing with dance. Geographically, most of the collections center around Louisiana, with many reflecting the rich cultural history of New Orleans and its diverse French and American cultural streams. Baton Rouge and other cities and towns are documented to a lesser degree. The cultural life of rural Louisiana is reflected in plantation collections containing sheet music, playbills, and other evidence of cultural activity.

The collections include papers of music and drama teachers, composers and writers, and performers. They also contain papers of those who sat in the audiences of musical and other performances and commented on them in letters and diaries, or compiled collections of programs and other ephemera dealing with the performances they witnessed. Finally, they contain papers of researchers who wrote about music and theater history.

Though extensive, the resources listed in this guide form a small part of the totality of materials documenting performing arts history in LSU's Special Collections. An exhaustive search of available inventories of manuscript collections would turn up additional important documentation. The Rare Book Collections contain a wide variety of relevant imprints, and include an extensive database of uncataloged sheet music. Similarly, the Louisiana Collection contains additional imprints on the performing arts, specifically related to Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley. A folder containing several music history finding aids in addition to this one is available at the Special Collections reference desk.

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Dunkley, Ferdinand. Musical arrangement, undated 1 item. Location: 65:. Louisiana composer, organist, and conductor, affiliated with Loyola University of the South. Musical arrangement for orchestration of 'Praise the Lord' by Ferdinand Dunkley. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Education

Dupre and Metoyer and Company. Account book, 1830-1837, 1873. 1 vol. Location: F:15. General merchandise store in Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, owned by Emanuel Dupre and J. B. D. Metoyer, free African Americans. Inventory of stock of Dupre and Metoyer and Company. An entry in 1873 records a mortgage due to Oscar Dubreuil. Copies of songs and drawings by Leatter Dupre are included in the back of the book. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 834.

Durnin, James and John. Family Papers, 1849-1881. 24 items, 7 vols. Location: E:4. James Durnin was a resident of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and Confederate soldier in the Civil War, serving in Louisiana and Mississippi. John Durnin, a brother, also served in the Confederate army. Papers include correspondence, bills, accounts, clippings of the Durnin family. Correspondence includes Civil War letters of James and John Durnin. Bound volumes include 3 cash books; a minute book of the Pickwick Baseball Club, Amite City, Louisiana; and a notebook with a list of music pieces and some scores. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 697.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Civil War

Eaton, Edward O., and Charles Lever. Song, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Sheet music of a Civil War song, Camp Fire Song, with words by Charles Lever and music by Edward Eaton. The song is dedicated to Captain Charles E. Fenner of Fenner's Louisiana Battery and was published by Blackmar and Bro., Augusta, Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 134.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Civil War

Ely, Richard T., 1854-1943. Memorial collection, 1544-1927 (bulk 1558-1835), undated 396 items, 9 vols. Location: U:92-94:, OS:E. Economics professor of Maryland and Illinois. Collection includes documentation collected by Ely of land tenure issues in England from the 16th to the 18th centuries; letters from 19th century English notables; Ely's personal papers; and the papers of his father, E. S. Ely. Included are five Revolutionary War period musical broadsides condemning France and Thomas Paine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 532.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Education

Emmanuel Chol funeral notice, 1916. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. A native of France, composer Emmanuel Chol taught music at Mount Carmel Convent in Thibodaux, La. Funeral notice for Emmanuel Chol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1771.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Education

Everett, Edward. Scrapbook, 1891-1922. 1 scrapbook. Location: M:19. Playbills, programs, news bulletins, and other printed ephemera for plays, opera, vaudeville, and other entertainment in Chicago, New York City, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and other eastern cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2306.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts

Ewing Studio Inc. Photographs of Henry L. Fuqua's inauguration, 1924 May 24. 3 gelatin silver prints. Location: MISC:E. Prints are of Henry L. Fuqua's inauguration as governor of Louisiana. One photograph shows Fuqua giving his inaugural address in front of the Old State Capitol. Another photograph shows the Louisiana State University Marching Band performing during the inaugural parade, and another photograph shows the USS Richmond's Sailor's Band performing during the inaugural parade. Both band are marching past Hotel Alvis. Mss. 5322.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Baton Rouge

Favre, Mrs. Willard (Elaine). Photographs, circa 1915-1918. 19 photographic postcards, 8 black and white photographic prints. Location: V:48. Postcards show unidentified men, women, and children posing, walking down dirt roads, sitting outside or in front of houses, and standing around water or oil storage tanks. Photographic prints show a group standing on a train locomotive, three women posing in front of a goat or donkey, a man outside playing an accordion, and a group of men and women posing around concrete debris with a building in the background (at the top of what appears to be a levee). See catalog record for more details. Mss. 4819.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women

Favrot, Joseph St. Clair, 1872-1943. Family Papers, 1900-1924. 25 items. Location: UU:73. The Favrot family (Joseph, Beverly, and Joseph, Jr.) was active in amateur theater productions in Baton Rouge. Papers include Baton Rouge theater programs and other ephemeral printed material; and six photographs, some by A. D. Lytle, depicting Baton Rouge scenes, including some Civil War scenes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3317.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Civil War, Baton Rouge

Federal Theatre and Federal Music Projects programs, 1938. 4 items. Location: E:Imprints. Theater programs for a musical revue, "Jambalaya," and three plays, "Autumn crocus," "The first legion," and Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, wilderness," performed at the New Orleans Federal Theatre in 1938. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1980.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, New Orleans 1866-

Ferguson, Kate Lee, b. 1841. Papers, 1858-1911. 38 items; 7 vols. (1 ms. Vol. and 1 printed vol.). Location: S:28, 65, 98. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 10. Novelist, poet, and composer of Mississippi. She married Confederate general Samuel Wragg Ferguson in 1862. Papers include personal letters from friends and family members; a Spanish land grant for property in Texas of Nathaniel A. Ware (Ferguson's grandfather); manuscripts by Ferguson, including prose, poetry, and music; Ferguson's memoirs; and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416, 1576.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, Civil War, Literature

Ferguson, Percy. Papers, 1864, 1899-1916. 9 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: OS:F, O:16. Daughter of Confederate general Samuel Wragg Ferguson. Scrapbook of manuscript poems by Percy Ferguson; a letter from her cousin, U.S. Senator LeRoy Percy of Mississippi, pertaining to national politics; and published music by Regina Morphy Voitier of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416.

Ferraro, Louis, and Sam Adams. Manuscript, 1969. 2 items. Location: UU:169. Louis Ferraro, Associate Professor of Music, and Sam Adams, Professor of Education, at LSU. Handwritten manuscript by Ferraro and typewritten 'translation' by Adams of Music: Imaginative Listening (Baton Rouge: Claitor's Publishing Division, 1969). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2439.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Baton Rouge, LSU

Fourrier, Henri, and Joseph Amedee Fourrier. Papers, 1838-1915, undated 240 items, 5 vols. Location: 65:33, OS:33. Henri Fourrier was a French composer and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in Paris. His son, Joseph Fourrier, was organist of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baton Rouge and director of the Fourrier Concert Band. Papers of Henri Fourrier include a bookplate (1838) from the Institution Royale des jeunes avengles, in Paris; and sacred musical scores composed and copied by him. Papers of Joseph include sacred and popular musical scores arranged and copied by him. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1456, 2298.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts

Fourrier, Joseph Amadee. Sheet music. 1844-1912. 34 items and 1 vol. Location: 65:. Baton Rouge music store proprietor and organist at St. Joseph's Church. Sheet music (1844-1912), some illustrated, includes both popular and sacred works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Performing arts, Baton Rouge

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

French Opera Association. Stock certificate, 1910. 1 item. Location: Misc. Certificate for one share in the capital stock of the French Opera Association, Limited, of New Orleans, issued to C. M. Abrams. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1491.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, New Orleans 1866-

French Opera House. Bill, 1873. 1 item. Location: MISC:F. Decorative printing, 'Opera House.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, New Orleans 1866-

Fuchs, Peter Paul. Papers, 1956,1959, 1976. 5 items. Location: MISC:F. Composer and conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony. Papers consist of three speeches pertaining to music theory and production, an English-language adaptation of the libretto of Verdi's 'Un Ballo in Maschera,' and the libretto of a one-act lyrical comedy, 'Serenade at Noon,' by Ann Vermel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3051.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Baton Rouge

Funchess, Lloyd Vance, 1908-1976, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1976. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), transcript (26 pages). Location: L:4700.0020. Faculty member at LSU, composer of the LSU alma mater, and supervisor of music for the Louisiana State Department of Education. Interview concerning the composition of the LSU alma mater and Funchess' career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0020.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU

Gaiety Theatre Broadside, circa 1830-1860. 1 item. Location: EPHEMERA COLLECTION SUBGROUP VI. Plays starring Laurette Taylor, Florence Vidor, Edmund Lowe, George Arliss, and Alice Joyce at the Gaiety Theatre in New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2525.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Performing arts

Gardner, Joel. Papers, 1978-2021 (bulk 1980-1985). 3.5 linear ft. Location: G:86-87. Joel Gardner is a journalist and oral historian from Louisiana. Contains assorted oral histories, grant proposals, workshop materials, recordings from participants, entertainment articles written by Gardner for lifestyle magazines, assorted scholarly articles written on oral histories, and theory-related materials. Mss. 3954, 3562.

Gebelin-Walsh-Hynes-Frenzel family. Papers, 1860-2007 (bulk 1900-1970). 2.5 cubic feet. Location: 92:69-71, OS:G, AA:, MSS.MF:G. This collection of photographs and a few textual materials provides a largely visual record of the allied Gebelin, Walsh, Hynes, and Frenzel families. Beginning in the 1860s and continuing through the 1980s, portraits and informal photographs document the lives of family members and family friends and acquaintances. A few images, beginning 1900 and continuing until the 1960s, record three family homes in Baton Rouge. The bulk of the material documents the life and times of Elizabeth Gertrude Gebelin Hynes (Feb. 20, 1911-Feb. 9, 1982) including her childhood, marriage, travels, family events, and social life and customs of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4983.

Geelvink, H. A. Notebook, 1824. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Native of Emden, Germany. Notebook contains handwritten music and lyrics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 63.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts

Gillespie, James A. and family. Papers, 1776-1929 (bulk 1840-1890). 1,530 items, 20 volumes. Location: E:22-24, E:118, G:16, 65:G, OS:G Vault:38. Planter of Hollywood Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi, and Indian Village Plantation, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes plantation records, business papers, and correspondence of the Gillespie family and business papers of the Davis family. Papers include slave sales, land deeds, a will, diaries, portraits, maps, sheet music, and fashion publications. Includes some printed items in German. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 5-8, or Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 669, 695, 1104, 2086.

Girault, Auguste, ca. 1790-. Papers, 1808-1845. 12 items. Location: Misc., OS:G. Music professor in New Orleans. Girault (earlier known as Giraud) was a native of Nantes, France. Papers include passports, a discharge from military service, and correspondence, among it a letter from Dulisse Alleye recalling two years spent in prison with Girault. In French, one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1145.

Glenk, Robert. Letter and French Opera House Lithograph, 1900-1925. 2 items. Location: Misc.:G, OS:G. Robert Glenk was the Chief Curator for the Louisiana State Museum. Letter from Robert Glenk to the wife of James Gallier, Jr., Algae Villavaso, asking for materials for a Louisiana State Museum exhibit featuring Louisiana architects (Sept. 14, 1925). James Gallier, Jr. was a prominent architect in New Orleans. The letter includes a lithograph by Gallier of the interior of the French Opera House, which was located on Toulouse and Bourbon Streets (circa 1900-1919). Mss. 5169.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, New Orleans 1866-

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. Letter, circa 1850-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana composer and musician. Letter to 'Mon cher Antony' introducing Louisa Scheibel, a pupil of Gottschalk. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1454.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, French

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. Photograph, undated 1 item. Location: E:730. Louisiana composer and musician. Carte de visite photograph, possibly of Louis Gottschalk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2734.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869. Photograph, circa 1860. 1 item. Location: E:73. Louis Moreau Gottschalk was a classical pianist from New Orleans who toured in Europe, the United States, and South America. This carte de visite by Charles D. Fredricks & Co. of New York City presents Gottschalk seated at a piano. Mss. 3658.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts

Gray, Lillie Trust. Papers, 1865-1920 (bulk 1886-1890). 178 items, 9 volumes. Location: U:154; F:9. Musician and teacher at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers document Gray's teaching of and interest in music, and include a record book (1874-1900, 1902) containing lists of musical compositions and a diary (1900-1905) containing entries on music sung at Roman Catholic masses. Collection also includes household and farm entries; receipts for music lessons; and a payroll book (1865-1867) for Houmas Plantation. The payroll book is available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 165, 965, 422, 2070.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, Performing arts, Women

Grunewald, Ella. Journal, 1884-1886. 1v. Location: G:20. Ella Grunewald writes about her family, friends, and neighbors; social life and culture in New Orleans; Mardi Gras; she describes in detail her school lessons in Classical mythology and chemistry experiments; Catholic religious observances; plays, concerts, and other entertainment; and lectures given by Dr. Stanford E. Chaillé. She also describes her visits to the two World\'s Fairs held in New Orleans: the World\'s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (Dec. 1884-June 1885) and the North, Central and South American Exposition (Nov. 1885-March 1886). Mss. 3858.

Gueymard, Earnest. Programs, 1948-1972. 127 items. Location: W:5, OS:G. Programs for a variety of civic, social, and cultural activities in Baton Rouge, New Iberia, and New Orleans, Louisiana, collected by Gueymard. Includes programs for three world premiere performances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.

Hanley, Ben. Collection, 1919-1936. 41 items. Location: U:115. Director of the New Orleans School of Speech and Dramatic Art, teacher in the New Orleans Public High Schools, and one of the organizers of Le Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre and the New Orleans Conservatory of Music. Papers include announcements, circulars, programs, and related items pertaining to the Anna Morgan Studios in Chicago, Emerson College in Boston, and the New Orleans School of Speech and Dramatic Art. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1683.

Hart-Bonnecaze-Duncan Family Papers, 1775-1949 (bulk 1840-1875, 1905-1940). 2 linear ft., 2 mf reels. Location: T:18, OS:H, Mss.Mf:B. Baton Rouge families related by marriage. Leon Bonnecaze was a businessman and French consular agent; Samuel Hart was the first chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department; Robert Hart served as Baton Rouge mayor in 1898-1902. Papers include correspondence and writings; legal records; financial records; ephemera; sheet music; and photographs. Papers provide some information on civilian conditions in the Civil War and on the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3371, 4208.

Hasselmans, Louis. Papers, 1825-1945. 116 items, 4 printed volumes. Location: U:156, 11:10, MSS.MF:H. Musician and conductor of the Opera comique in Paris, France, and in Montreal, Canada; the Chicago Civic Opera; and the Metropolitan Opera (as director of French repertory). He later was professor of music at Louisiana State University. Collection includes papers and photographs of Louis Hasselmans and papers of his grandfather, Joseph Hasselmans, a native Belgian who conducted orchestras in Strasbourg and Marseilles, France. Partly in French. Some digital images of photographs are available on the digital library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 865.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, French, LSU

Hayden, Estelle T. Theatre scrapbooks, 1899-1949. 12 manuscript volumes. Location: F:20. Programs of New York City operatic, dramatic, and musical productions, collected by Hayden. Scrapbooks contain pictures of many of the actors and singers involved. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1675.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women

Himel family sheet music, 1870-1913. 48 items. Location: 65:34. Residents of Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Sheet music collected by members of the Himel family (Helene, Carrie, Edna, Rita, and Odette). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women

How are you Maximilian? or, Off for Mexico. 1865. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Lyrics for a Reconstruction song suggesting that North and South unite against Maximilian in Mexico, invoking the Monroe Doctrine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts

Howard, Ellen E. ( Ellen Elizabeth). Journal, ca.1866. 1 item. Location: Misc. H. Resident of Mississippi. Incomplete diary relates her travel experiences to New Orleans, Louisiana, social activities, and descriptions of the city and Mardi Gras, and a stage performance by the actor, Lawrence P. Barrett. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3877.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, New Orleans 1866-

Hudson, Frederick Gray. Collection, 1890-1957. 154 items, 1 volume. Location: W:55, J:24, OS:H. Attorney of Monroe, Louisiana. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and related magazine articles concerning the League of Nations, the aftermath of WWI, and New York theatrical activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1796, 2953.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, 20th Century Wars

Huey P. Long collection, 1934-1935. 3 items. Location: Misc:H. Louisiana governor (1928-1932), U.S. Senator (1932-1935). Collection includes a photograph of Long and friends, a pamphlet concerning Long and the Senate, and published sheet music. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4264.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Long Family

Hunt, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1883. Letter, 1844 August 28. 1 letter. Location: MISC:H. William H. Hunt served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate Army and as Secretary to the United States Navy under President James Garfield. This is a letter from William H. Hunt in New Orleans to Charles Day, Esq. of New Haven, Connecticut. The letter updates Day on common acquaintances, including Charlotte Ewing, a performer in New Orleans, and a duel between a Colonel and Balie Payton. Mss. 5124.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Performing arts

Hush . Hush, Sweet Charlotte script, 1964. 1 item. Location: M:19. Copy of the final script of 139 pages, which includes 12 revised pages. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2172.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Literature

John B. Kellogg-Anna Kellogg letters and photograph, 1866-1869. 22 items. Location: T:100 (short shelf). New York bank cashier and his wife. Six detailed letters addressed to Anna Kellogg were written during her mother and sister’s Mississippi steamboat trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. Letters discuss the trip itself and ultimately their stay in New Orleans, including places they visited, people they met, and their impressions. 15 letters addressed to John B. Kellogg discuss in detail the purchase and shipment of Louisiana cattle bound for Chicago. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4955.

Johnson, Walter B. Scrapbook, 1962.1 vol. Location: M:19. Scrapbook of clippings from English-language Indian newspapers contains information about urban problems, industry, education, the arts, and other aspects of contemporary life in India. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2825.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Education

Johnson, William T and family. Papers, 1793-1937 (bulk 1830-1870). 6 linear ft., 54 volumes. Location: U:161-162, O:71-73, 65:, OS:J African American barber and planter of Natchez. Personal papers, commercial records, diaries, and music of the Johnson family reflecting the condition of cultured and educated free persons of color both before and after the Civil War. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 1-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 529, 561, 597, 770, 926, 1093.

Jones, Ellen E., b. 1852. Ellen E. Jones journal and Claude Perry letter, 1854-1872 (bulk 1871-1872). 2 items. Location: MISC:J. Resident of Georgia. Journal contains reminiscences about Jones's school years in Georgia and Pennsylvania. She discusses life in Macon, Georgia, mentioning holidays, balls, and theatrical productions. Also included is a letter from her aunt, Claude Perry, to her mother. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4057.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, Education

Kidd, John W. Photographs and broadside, 1936-1940. 8 items. Location: MISC:K. LSU alumnus, conductor of the swing band Johnny Kidd and His Orchestra, and member of Owen Reed and the Playhouse Orchestra. Photographs of Kidd and other members of swing bands based at LSU; and a broadside of 'Johnny Kidd and His Orchestra' (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4635.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU

Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Family Papers, 1817, 1869-1939 (bulk 1869-1939). .3 linear ft., 2 vols. Location: T:29. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters to Mrs. James Gilliam Kilbourne from her children; and verse and music composed by a daughter, Margaret Gayden Kilbourne Breedlove. They also document family history, the Kilbourne library, and the succession of Peter Gilliam. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1058.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Performing arts, Women

Krumpelmann, John T., 1892-. Manuscript, ca. 1935-1968. 6 items. Location: UU:147. Professor emeritus of German and Russian, LSU. Typescript of English translation of Der Zerbrochene Krug by Heinrich von Kleist; an LSU student stage adaptation of the play; and book reviews published in The German Quarterly, including a review of Morgan's translation of Der Zerbrochene Krug. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2366.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, LSU, Literature

La Farge, Oliver. Papers, 1929-1932. 4 items, 1 vol. Location: Misc., M:18. Papers include a copy of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Laughing Boy, a program of the adapted play by Otis Chatfield-Taylor, and correspondence describing Native American dances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1421.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Literature

Lane, Pinkie Gordon. Papers, 1925-2001 (bulk 1970-2000). 15 linear ft., 1 volume. Location: T:128-141; T:100 (short shelf); G:15; OS:L. African American poet, Louisiana poet laureate (1989-1992), and Southern University (Baton Rouge, La.) professor. Also the first African American woman to graduate from Louisiana State University with a Ph.D. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, writings, photographs, conference materials, printed items consisting of newspaper clippings, newsletters, programs, and fliers; and topical files that document Lane's personal and professional life. Her writings comprise copies of her poetry - some unpublished, book reviews, and an unpublished attempt at early prose work. Items concentrate on her African American colleagues and interest in African American literature and events. Lane was a resident of Baton Rouge (La.) since 1957 and accumulated a number of printed items for Baton Rouge events and organizations, including the Olympic Torch relay through Baton Rouge in 1996, and professional organizational newsletters for Capital Area Network. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4629. .

Langevin, Carmen Browder, 1900-1967. Papers, 1940-1968. 14 items. Location: Misc. Dancer and weaver of Berkeley, California. Papers refer to Langevin's career as a student of Isadora Duncan, as a professional dancer and teacher of dancing, and as a weaver. Included is a biography of Duncan by Langevin; photographs of Langevin as a dancer; and correspondence and other papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2608.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women

Lawrence family. Papers, 1889-1926.1 linear ft. Location: OS:L. Family of New Orleans. George Washington Lawrence, a medical doctor, was married to Clara E. Solomon, Jewish diarist in New Orleans during the Civil War. Papers include typescripts of letters, the last will of George W. Lawrence, manuscript sheet music, and photographs of Clara Solomon and the Lawrence daughters. Printed items include postcards, a plan of Edgewater Park, Miss., and newspaper clippings.Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4627.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, New Orleans 1866-

LeBlond, Coralie. Music collection, ca. 1850-1870. 3 ms. vols. Location: 65. Concert pianist and composer of New Orleans. Sheet music, principally by Louisiana composers, arrangers, and publishers, collected by Coralie LeBlond, including one of her own compositions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2204, 2205.

Leidigh, Jacob M. Correspondence, 1859-1860. 4 items. Location: Misc. Letters by Northerners teaching music at the Brooksville Academy in Mississippi, to their brother, giving their impressions of slavery in Mississippi. They also describe travel and Colonel Brooks' plantation home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.

Letter from Augusta of Alexandria, La., 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. Letter written from Augusta of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to her sister, Mrs. Sarah W. Simpson, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The letter describes the excitement in Alexandria among whites and African-Americans over Jenny Lind's concert in New Orleans, Louisiana; steamboats and fishing on the Red River; and other local news. Alternate title: Anonymous letter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1008.

Lieutaud, Albert Louis, collector. Papers of R. J. Morgan, 1861-1864. 67 items. Location: U:247. English actor. Papers pertain to R. J. Morgan's professional career in the United States during the Civil War and consist of playbills for theatrical performances and dramatic readings, and related items. Part of the Albert Louis Lieutaud collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2211.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Civil War

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