Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Colony News, 1935 Nov. 17. 1 newsletter. Location: E:Imprint. Newsletter reporting on the crisis at the Llano Cooperative Colony in New Llano, La., including the incursion of Communists and oil speculators, the usurpation of George T. Pickett, and the assistance offered by United Cooperative Industries of Los Angeles, Calif. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3017.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Common Cause Louisiana Records, 1972-1991 (bulk: 1980-1990). 24.0 linear ft. Location: IMCCL. Consists of administrative and subject files for local and regional branches of a national citizen advocacy organization. Includes correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed materials, ephemera, and other records documenting group structure and activities. Records address political issues such as campaign finance reform, civil rights, nuclear disarmament, fair elections, wasteful government spending, and official corruption. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 4469.

Confederate newspaper clippings, 1862 January-April. 8 items. Location: E:Imprints.Clippings of dispatches from Confederate newspapers announcing political and military news prior to the surrender of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.

Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. Letter, 1854 October 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter to William G. Webster, regarding the abolitionist views of a 'Mr. Bacon' and the questionable suitability of one of his sons as tutor to Conrad's sons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3377.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, African Americans

Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. Letter, 1868 March 24. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter from New Orleans replies to a request for the address of former Louisiana governor Thomas O. Moore. For further see nformation, online catalog. Mss. 2938.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878, Letter, 1868 March 24 . 1 item. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter from New Orleans replies to a request for the address of former Louisiana governor Thomas O. Moore. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2938.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana. Bond, 1836. 6 items. Location: Misc:C. Bond no. 606 issued to the State of Louisiana for one thousand dollars by the Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana of New Orleans. The bond is signed by Governor E. D. White. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, New Orleans to 1861

Constitutional Convention broadside, 1868. 1 item [photographic reproduction]. Location: OS:C. Broadside has extracts from the reconstructed Louisiana constitution on civil rights and public education, and includes vignette portraits of African-American legislators and members of the Convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3023.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, African Americans

Constitutional Democracy Crusaders. Broadsides, circa 1944. 4 broadsides. Location: MISC:C. Political organization established in New Orleans, Louisiana in response to southern Democrats dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party. Information in broadsides is directed toward Democrats of the Southern States concerning the upcoming 1944 United States presidential election. Discusses the threat that presidential candidates Hillman-Browder pose to the interests of the Democratic Party, as perceived by John U. Barr. Mss. 3069.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Coody, Archibald Stinson, b. 1883, Papers. 495 items, 10 printed vols. Secretary of the Mississippi State Tax Commission, state agent for insurance companies, and politician. Correspondence, speeches, and political writings relate to Coody's professional life and his participation in local, state, and national politics. Correspondence includes letters from Mississippi Governor and U.S. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo. Coody's political writings comment on current political, economic, and social events and include miscellaneous speeches. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2461.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Cooper, William A. (William Abb), 1890-1970. Scrapbooks, 1930-1950. 2 vols. Location: 40:. Louisiana Division of Motor Vehicles chief, Supervisor of Public Accounts, East Baton Rouge assessor, and State Collector of Revenue. Scrapbooks consist of news clippings detailing Cooper's career as state employee. Volume 2 includes loose clippings relating to Louisiana scandals (1939) and to Cooper's role as auditor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4093.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

Corbin, James P. Papers, 1865-1904 (bulk 1875-1890). 19 vols. Location: F:15. Virginia Military Institute cadet, Confederate soldier, and justice of the peace of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Business and personal papers include plantation diaries recording the operation of Moss Neck and Race Field plantations, Virginia. Papers include minutes from Fredericksburg city council meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 85.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations

Cotton, William Davis and Family. Papers, 1852-1989. 1 linear ft., 4 vol. Location: S:134, OS:C, H:14. Collection contains correspondence and papers belonging to the Cotton Family. This includes the Civil War correspondence of Dr. Drury P. Gibson and his sister Mary Gibson Cotton, correspondence between George Spencer Cotton and his fiancée Lizzie Davis (1888-1890), and correspondence, photographs, and printed items belonging to William Davis Cotton, attorney of Rayville, La, and former president of LSU Alumni Federation (1969-1989). Mss. 4780.

Cousin, Max. Commission, 1886 July 10. 1 item. Location: OS:C. Commission appointing Max Cousin as Notary Public for St. Tammany Parish, La., and signed by Governor Samuel D. McEnery and Secretary of State Oscar Arroyo. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3707.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Cousinard, Edward. Papers, 1829-1909 (bulk 1863-1875). 848 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: B:140-142, OS:C, O:59. Public official of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Cousinard served as Baton Rouge mayor, parish sheriff, and superintendent of the Louisiana Institute for the Blind. Papers include memorandum books (1862-1869) and a receipt book (1865-1866); a list of members of the Vigilante Committee (1862-1865); and receipts and business letters pertaining to Cousinard's duties as sheriff. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 87.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Baton Rouge

Craig, Beatrice McW., Scrapbooks, 1888-1948, 1960. 2 ms. vols. J:17. Pictorial clippings depicting the life and career of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2446.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Crawford, Ingoldsby Work, 1786-1867. Letter, 1829 Jan. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Ingoldsby Work Crawford of Union, Conn., was Collector of Customs of the Port of New London under the Andrew Jackson administration. Crawford writes Asa Child of Norwich, Conn., supplying a draft of his letter to President-Elect Andrew Jackson recommending Child for Attorney for the District of Connecticut and William Ellis for Collector of Customs of the Port of New Haven. Mss. 4056.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Crump, Brodie S., Reminiscences of Brodie S. Crump: oral history. tapes: 3 cassettes, transcript: 59 leaves. Leroy Percy received his law degree from the University of Virginia and practiced law in his home town of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. He served as a U.S. senator and with the Federal Reserve Board branch in St. Louis, Missouri. Interview discussing the career and character of Senator Leroy Percy of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3569.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Cummings, T. J. Letter, 1876 Nov. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. T.J. Cummings of New Orleans writes William Graham Sumner in New Haven, Conn., blasting him for his views on the political situation in Louisiana and insisting Sumner was fooled by lies told him by Democrats. Mss. 3719.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Curtis, A. J. Letter, 1867 Apr. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A.J. Curtis writes to his friend, Phillip Bacon, lamenting the poor returns from his plantation five miles below Algiers, his business in New Orleans, and plantations owned by acquaintances. He describes a levee break 60 miles above New Orleans and expresses satisfaction at the defeated, embittered attitude of southerners being "very gratifying to us Union men." Mss. 3751.

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