Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Caldwell, James H. (James Henry), 1793-1863. Letter, 1855 Jan. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James H. Caldwell was a British-born theatre manager who developed and dominated the pioneering theatre of the South and a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1848-1856). Caldwell in the Louisiana House of Representatives writes a brief letter about changes to a piece of legislation. Mss. 3934.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Caldwell, Samuel S. Scrapbooks, 1918-1950 (bulk 1932-1937). 5 volumes (on 2 microfilm reels), 3 photographs. Location: E:66, MSS.MF:C. Caddo Parish, Louisiana, police juror, mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association executive. Scrapbooks consist mainly of newspaper clippings documenting his political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3547.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Cammack, H. C. (Horace Claiborne). Letter, July 6, 1837. 1 letter, 1 transcript. Location: MISC:C. Merchant and treasurer at Branch Mint in New Orleans. Cammack, New Orleans, writes to F. P. (Francis P.) Corbin (in either London or Liverpool) regarding financial matters at Corbin's plantation (unidentified) and the Panic of 1837. Cammack reports on the selling of slaves and an attempt at selling land, the state of the banks, and the political situation in the country. Mss. 5384.

Cannon, Fenelon. Commission, 1859. 1 item. Location: OS:C. Resident of Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Commission by Louisiana Governor Robert C. Wickliffe appointing Fenelon Cannon a member of the Board of Supervisors of the State Seminary of Learning. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1654.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

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

Carl Austin Weiss, Jr. Photograph, [1926-1927]. 7 items. Location: 32:82. Alleged Huey Long assassin. 1 photographic print and 6 negatives of the same basic image. Photograph of Weiss taken as senior at Tulane University College of Medicine and reproduced from the JAMBALAYA. Listed in unprocessed collections list under: Weiss, Carl Austin, Jr. Photo. Mss. 4015.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

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

Carpenter, George H., 1849-1892. Family Papers, 1806, 1835-1964 (bulk 1844-1899). 2.6 linear ft., 21 mss. vols., 84 printed vols. Location: A:28-31, OS:C. Dentist who resided with his family in Slaughter and Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family papers also contain items of Carpenter's father-in-law, John Y. East, and his family. Among these papers are family letters, including the John A. Collins family; legal and business papers of John East; poetry; sermons; and biographical writings. Printed material consists of newspapers clippings; maps; Colt historical prints; political handbills; Huey P. Long political broadsides (1930); and various books. Volumes include items of Mary East. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2317.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Women, Medicine, Literature

Carter, A. E. Notarial record books, 1893-1903. 2 vol. Locations: F:15. Notary public of East Feliciana Parish, La. Copies of original notarial and private acts recorded by A. E. Carter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 796.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus) and family. Papers, 1826-1864. 67 items, 2 manuscript volumes. Location: U:109, Vault. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, photoprints, and a European travel diary. Correspondence relates to politics, slavery, and education in the South, including letters from Jefferson Davis and other prominent individuals. Included is a treatise on 'camp dysentery' written by Cartwright. For further information, see online catalog. Filed under Cartwright, Samuel Adolphus. Papers in Archives USA. Mss. 2471, 2499.