Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Delmer, Alexander. Telegram, 1865 June 1. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc:D. Civil War correspondent for the New Orleans Times in Washington, D.C. Telegram describes the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the persons involved, and their trial. It also relates Jefferson Davis's comments on the murder. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.

Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana, Papers. 1,492 items. X:43-51, OS:D. Minutes of meetings, committee reports, memoranda, correspondence, resolutions, election returns, affidavits, and other documents pertaining to candidates, qualifying forms, proxies, and a small number of campaign items on the state and local level. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3760.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Detro, Randall A. (Randall Augustus). Collection, 1932-1988. 20 items [photocopies]. Location: MISC:D. Mostly circulars of Huey Long and the Long political organization concerning the programs of Long during Governor O. K. Allen's administration. Collection includes a handbill and publicity photograph from a 1988 production of the play 'The Kingfish.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4138.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Long Family

Devol, Don, d. 1983, interviewee, Oral history interview. 2 sound cassettes (1.5 hours); transcript (36 p.). Huey Long's personal secretary. Interview includes Devol's personal and professional relationship with Long, and his views on Long's personality, political career, and assassination. Devol also discusses Long's radio addresses and relationship with the news media. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0009.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

DeVol, H. Donald. Collection on Huey P. Long, 1932-1936. 2 linear ft. Location: 1:35-36; OS:D; Vault:38. Personal secretary of Huey P. Long from 1932 until Long's death in 1935. The collection is comprised of printed items, notes, speeches, and photographs of Huey P. Long in addition to personal items of both Long and DeVol; of note is Huey Long's personal Bible. Mss. 3653.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Dietz, Walter F. Papers, 1901-1962. 470 items, 86 volumes. Socialist party member of the Lake Charles, Louisiana, local (1903-1934); state secretary (1909-1914); national committeeman and state secretary (1928-1931). Correspondence, broadsides, financial reports, pamphlets, writings, newspaper clippings, bound printed volumes, and manuscript volumes for the national Socialist Party, the state organization, and the Lake Charles local organization. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1894.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Acadiana, 20th Century Wars

Dixon, Margaret. Papers, 1922-1969. 0.5 linear ft. Location: S:22, OS:D. Journalist, editor, and of dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps. Papers include letters, research notes and writings, materials relating to the National Democratic Convention in 1956, printed items and certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a tape of a speech by Dixon at a Louisiana AFL-CIO convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2545.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, LSU

Dixon, Margaret. Scrapbook, 1935-1972. 1 volume. Location: M:21. Native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dixon was a journalist, editor, and dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items which document Dixon's career as a journalist and editor of the Baton Rouge paper, Morning Advocate. Included are obituaries of Dixon and other posthumously collected materials.  Mss. 3003.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Baton Rouge

Donato, Adolphe. Letter, 1883 December 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Opelousas, Louisiana, and servant to U.S. Representative Edward Taylor Lewis. Letter written from Washington, D.C., describes his trip with Lewis from Louisiana to Washington, problems encountered by African Americans in travel and housing, the city of Washington, and his own social life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation, African Americans

Donelson, A. J., Letter, 1845 Feb. 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Ward of President Andrew Jackson and charge d'affaires of the United States to the Republic of Texas. Letter from Donelson to Colonel James Taylor of Newport, Kentucky, referring to President Jackson's association with the Taylor Family. The letter is used by General James Taylor, cousin of President Zachary Taylor, to write to a relative. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1580.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Dore, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1890-1953. Papers, 1935, 1938-1951, undated. 1900 items. Location: 77:12-20. Judge of the First District of the First Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana and a resident of Ville Platte, La. His judicial files consist of reviews, opinions, judgments, briefs, dockets of cases, and other related records pertaining to causes and actions appealed from the district courts. Personal papers include correspondence concerning personal business and some family matters, copies of minutes of the LSU Board of Supervisors, correspondence, and testimony primarily related to the “Louisiana Scandals,” 1938-1944. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1389.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Dougherty, John A., b. 1809. Papers, 1861-1890. 8 ms. vols. and 1 item (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:D. Native of New York, plantation owner, and prominent citizen of Baton Rouge. Dougherty served as a police juror and as president of the New Board of Control of the penitentiary. Six diaries of Dougherty and two receipt books, one of which belonged to A. T. Prescott. Diary entries report on family, neighbors, acquaintances, and associates; historical events and personages; social activities; and government, law, and health. Also included are entries reporting on the cotton and sugar plantation economy; climate; and dreams. Noteworthy are the entries pertaining to the Civil War and the daily notations on weather. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3528.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Civil War, Baton Rouge

Douglas, Judith Hyams, 1875-1955. Papers, 1897-1955. 700 items, 3 vols. Location: E:56-57, Mss. Mf.:D, vault:5. New Orleans, Louisiana, lawyer and civic leader. Papers consist of letters from prominent Louisiana writers and political figures, speeches, photographs, business papers, and newspaper clippings documenting her work in organizations pertaining to child labor, woman suffrage, peace movements, Jewish refugees, the juvenile court, clubs for women, and the Mississippi River flood control programs. They also contain two copies of the charter and by-laws of Le Petit Salon (1925, 1927) A scrapbook relates to Belgian relief efforts and war service. Scrapbook available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1392.

Dugas, Claiborne J., 1898-. Scrapbook, 1907-1980. 2 items; 1 vol. (1 reel microfilm). Location: Mss.Mf:D. Louisiana Democrat, educator, journalist, and publisher of Donaldsonville Chief. He served as Secretary of Louisiana Senate, member of the Board of Tax Appeals. Scrapbook contains letters, news clippings, memoirs documenting 'Bobby' Dugas' activities, service to education in Louisiana, and developments in Louisiana and national public affairs. Includes typescript copy of speech on higher education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3571.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education

Dugas, Claiborne J., 1898-. Scrapbook. 2 items; 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location:Mss. Mf.:D. Louisiana Democrat, educator, journalist, and publisher of DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF. Scrapbook contains letters, news clippings, memoirs documenting 'Bobby' Dugas' activities, service to education in Louisiana, and developments in Louisiana and national public affairs. Includes typescript copy of speech on higher education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3571.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education

Dumas, Woody, 1917-1993, interviewee, Radio interview. 1 sound cassette (1 hour); index (2 p.). Mayor-President of Baton Rouge (1964-1980). Interview discusses local economy, airports, and city planning. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0011.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867. Correspondence, 1817-1877. 158 items, 2 vols. Location: S:120. Planter and banker of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence includes letters from friends and family concerning social, political, and economic problems of Reconstruction. Papers include legal documents, bills, and receipts. A daybook includes lists of slaves present at Homochitto Plantation. Included is a diary of W. P. Duncan, son of Stephen Duncan, Jr., describing his travels in France and Italy. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 as the Stephen Duncan Family Papers, Mss. 1403, 1793: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1431, 1551, 1595, 1793.

Dupre, Gilbert Louis, 1858-1946. Scrapbook, 1924-1932. 1 vol. (on microfillm). Locations: Mss. Mf.:D. Lawyer and state representative from Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbook prepared by Dupre contains newspaper clippings of articles, editorials, obituaries, and letters; correspondence; broadsides; and other items pertaining to his career, social events, and Louisiana politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3157.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Durnin, Henry. Mathematical notebook, 1837, 1840-1844. 1 bill, 1 volume, 1 microfilm reel. Location: MISC:D, MSS.MF:D. Resident of Ireland and later teacher in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Notebook illustrating use of mathematical principles in solving problems or puzzles; contains copies of two letters from Irish immigrants to America, articles relating to the trial of Irish politician Daniel O'Connell, and a list of Irish abbreviations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2077.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education

Earl K. Long program, 1963. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Lieutenant governor (1936-1939) and governor (1939-1940, 1948-1952, 1956-1960) of Louisiana . Program for the unveiling of a bronze statue at Winnfield, Louisiana. For further information, see oline cataog. Mss. 2525.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

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