Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Dallas, Alexander, 1759-1817, Letter, 1815 June 14. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1814-1816) and briefly Secretary of War. Letter written from the Department of War to the Governor of the Mississippi Territory transmits a copy of regulations concerning Indian relations drawn up by commissioners under the Treaty of Ghent. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3028.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. Papers, 1917-1936. 4 items. Location: Misc:D. A U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ambassador to Mexico, and editor of the Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper, News and Observer. Letters describe construction at the Boston Navy Yard, the American economy during WWI, Woodrow Wilson's role at the Versailles Peace Conference, Roosevelt's Agricultural Adjustment Act and its effects on farm prices and the rural economy. An excerpt of a speech by Daniels discusses the service of women during WWI. Letter relating advantages of Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Shipping Board to the conduct of the War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2389.

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

Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962. Huey P. Long cartoon, 1935 September 6. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Syndicated cartoonist whose pen name was J. N. Ding. Listed in online catalog under: Long, Huey P. Cartoon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2102.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Daugherty, Dennis. Collection, 1970. 6 items, 3 audio tapes. Location: U:108. Senior honors thesis on Louisiana Governor Sam Houston Jones and related research materials, including taped interviews with Jones and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2538.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Davis, Henry Winter, 1817-1865. Letters, 1852-1866, undated55 items [photocopies]. Location: U:181. American statesman and orator, and U.S. representative from Maryland (1856-1865). Letters to state and national political figures relate to the American Party, particularly in Maryland; Republican Party politics; the presidential elections of 1856 and 1860; and attitudes toward slavery and emancipation. Post-Civil War letters refer to the treatment of Confederate sympathizers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2392, 2408.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, African Americans

Davis, James. Letter, 1872. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Special agent of the United States Treasury Department, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter from Davis to the Honorable Schuyler Colfax, vice-president of the United States, stating that the majority of the Louisiana and Mississippi delegates to the Philadelphia Convention will vote for the nomination of Vice-President Colfax. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Davis, Jefferson. Family correspondence collection, 1868-1907. 12 items. Location: Misc.:D, vault:1. U. S. congressman (1845-1851, 1857-1861) from Mississippi, U. S. Secretary of War (1853-1857), and president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Correspondence relates to genealogy, personal affairs, and letters of recommendation for an African American coachman. Correspondents include Jefferson Davis, his wife, Varina Davis and daughter, Margaret Davis Hayes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, African Americans

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889, Letter, 1848. 1 item. C:61, vault:1. U. S. congressman (1845-1851, 1857-1861) from Mississippi, U. S. Secretary of War (1853-1857), president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Letter from Jefferson Davis, Washington, D.C., to Colonel A. T. Archer promising to use his influence concerning an application to the commissioner of Indian Affairs. George M. Lester Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000. Photograph, circa 1940s. 1 gelatin silver print. Location: 65:5. This is a signed photographic portrait of James H. "Jimmie" Davis, governor of Louisiana (1944-1948, 1960-1964). Mss. 3692.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts

Davis, Joseph M., Jr., interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.232. Resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, who owned a trucking company and was a police juror for 20 years. Davis describes working as a child; his college career; involvement in his family trucking business, and challenges of breaking into the white dominated trucking industry; federal programs for minorities; his political involvement; and his family values. Davis also discusses the history of South Coast Plantation and his parents' employment there; plantation life in the 1950s and 1960s; and sugarcane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.221.

Dawes, Henry Laurens, 1816-1903. Letter, 1861 Jan. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Letter to 'My Dear Kimball' in Washington, D.C., referring to national and Massachusetts politics and the prospect of war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2544.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Dawson, Mrs. Frank D. Collection, 1925, 1928, undated 4 items. Location: Misc. Papers consist of a program for the laying of the corner stone of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge (1925) and Christmas cards from Governors Long and Allen and their families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1324.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, Long Family

De Caro, F. A. Francis A. De Caro collection of materials relating to Louisiana folklore and folklife, 1975-1985. 0.5 linear ft. Location: 47. Professor of English at LSU and the first chairman of the Louisiana Folklife Commission, which is advisory to the Louisiana State Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, and which works closely with the Folklife Program in the agency. Collection includes legislative documents relating to the commission and the Folklife Program, agendas and minutes of commission meetings, correspondence, press releases and articles, and materials related to the state archaeology commission. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4089.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

De Grummond, Jane Lucas. Papers, 1834-1990 (bulk 1893-1990). 35 linear ft. 3 printed vols. Location: UU:172; 98; 109:40-53; O:13. Professor of Latin American history, LSU. Research materials used for the editing of the Journal of John G. A. Williamson, first diplomatic representative of the United States to Venezuela. Venezuelan newspapers, clippings, and periodicals illustrating politics and public opinion in 1958. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2463.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, LSU

DeClouet, Alexandre (Alexandre Etienne) and Family. Papers, 1787-1905 (bulk 1855-1888). 1.2 linear ft. Location: U:181, J:5. Sugar planter, Confederate congressman, and state senator from St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Beginning in the 1860s, DeClouet was active in the White League, an organization opposed to rights for freedmen. Collection includes financial papers, legal documents, political papers, and correspondence. Financial records of Alexandre DeClouet and his son Paul document plantation management and labor issues. Political papers include White League materials. Some items in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 5-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 74, 258, 461, 756.

Degener, Edward, 1809-1890, Letter, 1870 July 17. 1 item. Misc.:D. German immigrant, grocer, city councilman of San Antonio, Texas, and U.S. congressman. Letter to L. J. Mack, Victoria, Texas, comments on Reconstruction politics and Texas governor, Edmund J. Davis, and iconcerns the application of J. Paul Jones, a Republican, for a post held by "Captain Henderson." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2725.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Degruy, P. H. O. Document, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Bill of sale (notarized copy) for slaves sold to Madame Charles H. Delery of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 104.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans, French

Delassus, Carlos Dehault. Diary, 1836 December. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Civil, military, and political commandant of New Madrid, Missouri. Typescript of the diary records Delassus' trip from New Orleans to St. Louis, Missouri, and his return. Entries made during his stay in St. Louis mention names of local residents and record business transactions and visits with friends and family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 729.

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

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