Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922. Letter, 1881 July 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Newton Crain Blanchard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1880 where he served until 1893. He was governor of Louisiana from 1904 to 1908. Blanchard in Shreveport, La., sends his record for insertion in the Congressional Directory. Mss. 4130.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972, Speech. 1 item. U.S. representative from Louisiana. A signed typescript of Boggs' speech relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and describing the arrival of the President's body in Washington, D.C. Boggs' first meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson is included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3115.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972, Correspondence. 21 items. U.S. representative from Louisiana. DeLesseps S. Morrison (1912-1964), lawyer and mayor of New Orleans, actively encouraged trade with Latin America. Correspondence includes letters from U.S. diplomatic personnel and Latin American political figures concerning Morrison's report about the Louisiana Trade And Good Will Mission to Latin America. Letters express condolences on Morrison's death. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Boggs, Lindy, 1916- Letters, 1974-1978. 6 letters. Location: Misc. Lindy Boggs was U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana (1973-1992) and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican (1997-2001). These five letters by Boggs recount her memories of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Speaker of the House John W. McCormack. A short note from Russell B. Long is also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3878.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, New Orleans 1866-

 Bolner, James. Reprints, 1987-1993. 6 reprints. Location: Misc.:B. Political science professor at Louisiana State University from 1968 to 1993. Reprints of articles authored by James Bolner and published by various French universities focus on the United States Supreme Court and communism, sexual privacy, work and leisure in the United States, women's struggle for equality in the U.S., the United States constitution and the Supreme Court, and the change in public opinion on the Vietnam War. Articles are in English, covers are in French. Mss. 4500.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, LSU, 20th Century Wars

Boone, William C. Letters, 1916-1929. 10 items. Location: Misc:B. Homer, Louisiana, attorney and educator. Letters to Boone's wife pertain to family matters, discussions of his legal studies at LSU, and his work as special counsel in legal cases generated by the administration of Governor Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2871.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

Boothby, Charles W. Papers, 1861-1898 (bulk 1861-1874). 1 linear ft. Location: T:19, OS:B. U.S. Army captain, customs official, superintendent of education for New Orleans, and politician. Correspondence, printed military orders, and quartermaster's records reflect Civil War and postbellum New Orleans. Civil War papers document personal experiences, military engagements, African American soldiers, and political activity. Postbellum papers reflect the local and national political environment during Reconstruction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4847.

Bordelon, Leonce P., Diaries, 1876-1931, 2005, 2007. 16 v. Location: J:28. Avoyelles Parish, La., planter. Diaries of Leonce P. Bordelon reflect Louisiana plantation life in rural Avoyelles Parish during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Entries pertain primarily to plantation operations, the effects of climate on those operations, social activities, health and local elections. Some entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4952.

Botts, John Minor. Letter, 1859 Apr. 4. 1 item. Location: MISC:B. U.S. congressman from Virginia. Letter discusses Botts' desire to win the Whig presidential nomination in 1860 and problems encountered by Botts in his campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2574.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Bouanchaud, Hewitt Leonidas, 1877-1950, Handbill, 1924. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Handbill titled 'Caught With the Goods' promoting the candidacy of Bouanchaud for the 1924 Louisiana gubernatorial campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 244.

Referenced in Guides: Politics