Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Aswell, James B., Jr. Papers,1953. 2 items. Location: MISC:A. Author and resident of Natchitoches, Louisiana. His father, James B. Aswell, an educator and U.S. congressman. Collection contains Dudley Frasier's biographical sketch of Aswell, the author of THE BIRDS AND THE BEES; the sketch mentions the burning of Aswell's papers in his hometown of Natchitoches. Included is a publicity photograph of Aswell for Reinhart & Co. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3428.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Literature

Attwood, Thomas. Letter, 1840. 1 item. Location: MISC:A. Thomas Attwood was a British banker, economist, and Member of Parliament. Letter from Attwood, in Birmingham, mentions the recent death of his wife and his decision to abandon politics, being too "worn out and exhausted in unavailing efforts to do any good either in Parliament, or out of Parliament." Mss. 822.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Avery, Dudley. Letters, 1815 January. 2 items [photostats]. Location: Misc.:A. Physician, resident of Baton Rouge, and speaker of the house in the West Florida legislature. Letters from Dr. Avery to Mrs. Mary Ann Avery during his service as a volunteer medical doctor with the Louisiana militia in New Orleans. Letters contain an account of the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1874

Ayers, Elias L., b.1796. Diary. 1854-1855. 1 vol. Location: G:1. Farmer in western New York State near Trumanburg. Ayers raised barley, oats, wheat, vegetables, fruits, berries, honey, and sheep. Daily entries discuss weather, farm work, crops sold, supplies bought, relatives, political events and opinions, education of 'Oliver,' books and magazines, and religion. Topics include an election for improving a canal and imposing temperance laws. Included is a military land warrant for property in Ohio and a manuscript map of the Territory of New Mexico, showing Ft. Union, Santa Fe, and Taos. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics

Babin, Andrew. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (56 pages). Location: L:4700.0099. Babin graduated from LSU in 1917. Babin discusses his years as a cadet and student at LSU. Topics include hazing activities, interclass rivalries, demerits, drills, student leisure activities, dating, college courses, punishments for violating rules, professors, and school food. Babin also discusses Louisiana Governor Sam Houston Jones. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0099.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Bagwell, Harrison G., 1914-1973. Papers, 1916, 1947-1969, undated. 4 linear ft. Location: 6:33-36, OS:B, 98:. Attorney of Baton Rouge and state Republican Party leader. Correspondence and other papers pertain to the development of the Republican Party in Louisiana; the presidential campaigns of 1952, 1960, and 1964; and Harrison Bagwell's Louisiana gubernatorial campaign of 1951. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2840.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

Baker, Don, interviewee, Oral history interview. 1 sound cassette (30 minutes), Index (1 page). Family friend and former business associate of Mississippi Senator Leroy Percy in the 1920s. Interview deals with Baker's personal background with Senator Percy; he comments on Percy's lifestyle, his political involvement in the community of Greenville, Mississippi, and his assistance in the Mississippi floods (1922, 1927). Baker mentions the Ku Klux Klan, its politics and involvement in the 1923 elections; Howard Dardun, a Klan-supported politician; and other Mississippi politicians and their attitudes toward the Klan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0001.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Ballinger, John Henry, 1775-1815. Letter, 1812 May 25. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Colonel John Ballinger was among the revolutionaries who captured the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge in the West Florida Revolution of September 1810. John Ballinger, New Orleans, writes to Fulwar Skipwith at his Montesano Plantation near Baton Rouge discussing a memorial from the Louisiana state constitutional convention requesting the annexation of West Florida to the new state of Louisiana. He also briefly notes public opinion on the likelihood of war with England. Mss. 5053.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Bank of the United States printed documents, 1834 May 26. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. The Bank of the United States was chartered by the United States Congress in 1816 and was closed in 1836. Printed documents of the 23rd Congress include a resolution from Jones County, Mississippi, against renewing the bank's charter, and a resolution from Pike County, Mississippi, against the removal of public deposits from the Bank of the U.S. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3484.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Letterpress copybook, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: B:12. Congressman, governor of Massachusetts, and general in command of the Union Gulf Department in the Civil War. Letterpress copybook of official letters written by Banks from his headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, during fall 1863 and early winter 1864. Letters comment on civilian life in New Orleans, freed slaves, and the cotton trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2326.