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King, Grace Elizabeth. Selected papers, 1864, 1883-1933. 1 linear ft., 2 microfilm reels. Location: UU:31, MSS.MF:K, Vault:1. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life; includes some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Papers also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the United States Army occupation of New Orleans (undated). Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora O'Gorencees discuss World War I. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Part of the Grace King Collection. Mss. 1282.

King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Letter, 1860 November 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. United States Postmaster-General under Presidents Pierce and Buchanan. Letter comments on strength of secessionist feelings and urges support of the President and Unionist policies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2855.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Business

King, William R., 1786-1853, Letter,1832 December 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. U.S. senator from Alabama, U.S. minister to France, and vice-president of the U.S. Letter to J. B. Clark discussing efforts in Congress to modify tariff regulations and attitudes towards President Jackson's order that South Carolina collect tariff duties. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2613.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

King, William W. and family. Papers, 1833-1954 (bulk 1837-1936). 9,400 items, 174 volumes. Location: N:6-8, OS:K, UU:32-57, Vault:27. New Orleans lawyer and father of writer Grace King. Papers of correspondence, bills and receipts relating to the law firm of Elmore and King; L'Embarrasse Plantation in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana; and the period during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are papers concerning the education of the children; the social, cultural, religious, and economic life of New Orleans; the anti-lottery movement; and travel in the U.S. and Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Part of the Grace King Collection. Mss. 1282.

Kirby, Thomas Austin. Oral history interview, 1982. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (27 pages). Location: L:4700.31. Served as Chair of the Department of English at LSU from 1940 to 1973. Kirby is best known for his work Troilus: A Study in Courtly Love. Interview concerns Kirby's education in the 1930s, his work at the LSU English Department, and his colleagues. Topics include Kirby's predecessor, rivalry between certain professors, Huey Long's effect on LSU, and the demise of the Southern Review. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.31.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, LSU

Kleinpeter, Andrew. Papers, 1827-1833. 20 items. Location: B:40. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from relatives in Spencer County, Kentucky, and letters from James Neilson, attending school in Lexington, Kentucky, commenting on Henry Clay after attending a party in his home, and mentioning a shooting by supporters of Clay and Jackson. Includes business letters of Isidor Larguire, cotton broker, of New Orleans; and a letter of A. Jones, Baton Rouge, concerning the treatment of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.

Knott (R. B.) Papers, 1929-1973 (bulk:1929-1945). 0.25 linear feet. Location: X:15. A state senator from Ruston, La. (1928-1932) affiliated with the Long family. Contains two volumes on Governor Huey P. Long, including the Rules of Procedure for his impeachment trial in the state senate signed by Long, his aides, state legislators and senate staff. Also includes materials from Knott’s failed state senate campaign in 1940 and the will of Clara Long Knott, the older sister of Governors Huey and Earl Long and the sister-in-law of Knott. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5002.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Landry-Pedesclaux family. Papers, 1806-1896. 38 items. Location: W:52. Related families of south Louisiana. Correspondence among members of these families in Louisiana and in the Northeast U.S. includes comments on business, national politics, and college life at Georgetown University and schools in Massachusetts. Some letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3566.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, African Americans, French

Langwell, William J. H. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from William J.H. Langwell, a businessman traveling between New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala., to his wife, Rebecka Langwell, in New Albany, Ind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans to 1861

Larson, Shine, 1903-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (50 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.00mss 142334. Resident of Bayou Chene, Louisiana. Larson discusses his family background; picking and ginning Spanish moss; logging; trapping fur animals; fishing; the flood of 1927; local politics and elections; alligator hunting; life in Bayou Chene; and the transport of children to school by boat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0034.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation

Lauve, C. L. Account book, 1826-1833, 1874-1877. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Probably a woman farmer of Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Receipts of Balthazar Dupuy for sums of money received in his official capacity as sheriff of Iberville Parish; and cash accounts of Lauve. Entries include cash received for sewing, butter, and wood; and cash paid out for clothing, groceries, and taxes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1528.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Lawrence, Henry E. Diary, 1837-1842. 1 vol. Location: A:3. Special agent for the Department of State and resident of Queens, New York City. Incomplete accounts of a trip from New York City by steamboat to Quebec, Canada; and a diplomatic mission to Mexico, to obtain the release of Franklin Combs and other Americans taken prisoner with members of the Sante Fe Expedition from Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1540.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation

Lawson, L. E. L. A. Letter, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc:L. Daughter of General E. W. Ripley of Jackson, Louisiana. Letter from Mrs. Lawson, either a newcomer or visitor in Washington, D.C., mentions that through the kindness of Senator Solomon W. Downs of Louisiana she has been introduced to Washington residents and visits the Capitol every day. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1926.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Lawton, Josiah. Letter, 1811. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Letter from Lawton to John Avery Collins, Newport, Rhode Island, describes business and political unrest in St. Francisville and the West Florida territory. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 633.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Lazaro, Ladislas. Papers, 1894-1928. 6,235 items, 43 vols. Location: C:37-43; P:4; Z:15, 22. Louisiana physician, state senator, U.S. congressman, and planter. Papers contain correspondence, clippings, speeches, government publications, and memorandum books recording Lazaro's service as a U.S. Representative. Political papers reflect his interest in agriculture and the tariff question, state and local politics, and related national matters. Daybooks and ledgers document his medical practice in Grand Prairie (1894-1913). Some bound volumes include material about World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1113, 1149.

Lea, Lemanda E. Papers, 1858-1872. 57 items. Location: E:39. Resident of Liberty, Mississippi, and wife of a Confederate soldier. Correspondence includes letters from her mother, Sarah Sandell of Pike County, Mississippi, and letters from camps in Mississippi and Louisiana written by her husband, I. G. Lea, and her brothers, C. J. and W. G. Martin. Printed items include a speech by the Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale of Mississippi, and minutes of the Union Baptist Association. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 704.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Women, Civil War

LeBlanc, Preston C. Family Papers, 1923-1969 (bulk 1923-1925). 0.6 linear ft. Locations: UU:76, OS:L. Personal letters to Floris M. Showers from her suitors, Preston C. LeBlanc and Herbert W. Hutchins, discuss personal activities and their affection for Floris. Herbert Hutchins also writes at length about the Indianapolis 500, sailing, German politics, the political environment in Europe, the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, prohibition, and the death of President Warren Harding. Other material includes an illustrated postcard of the train station in Lafayette, La. (undated), a portrait of LeBlanc (undated), and photographs of unidentified persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4362.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Leche, Richard W. Broadside, 1938. 1 broadside. Location: Ephemera Collection, Subgroup I. Governor of Louisiana (1936-1939). Broadside explaining Leche's administrative program relative to the use of tax revenues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2853.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Leche, Richard W. Papers, 1804, 1889-2008, undated. Approximately 100 linear ft., 155 volumes. Location: 80:-81:, 85:, 98:L, MAP CAGE, OS:L, VAULT:1, VAULT:21, VAULT MRDF 15. Orleans Parish native and 44th governor of Louisiana from 1936-1939. Collection is comprised of Leche's gubernatorial papers, which include chiefly office files of correspondence and a variety of printed materials; pre-gubernatorial and gubernatorial campaign papers; post-gubernatorial papers; and a variety of other materials, in large part photographic items and scrapbooks, spanning the three aforementioned eras. Collection also includes papers of Elton Reynolds Leche and Richard W. Leche, Jr. Mss. 2060.

Leche, Richard W. Speeches, 1936-1937. 2 broadsides [reprints]. Location: Ephemera Collection, Subgroup I. Governor of Louisiana (1936-1939). Speech outlining governmental policies of Leche's administration (1936) and a speech before the nineteenth annual convention of the American Legion (1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1362.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Lee, M. Lindley. Letter, 1863 January 2.1 item. Location: Misc. U.S. representative from New York (1859-1861). Letter from Lee on a visit to Washington, D.C., giving his impressions of the city and commenting on a few changes brought about by the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Leonard, Theodule. Papers, 1841-1896. 135 items. Location: C:55. Planter, tax collector, and sheriff of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and captain of Company O of the West Feliciana Regiment of the Louisiana Militia in the Civil War. Letters relate Confederate maneuvers around Columbus, Kentucky. Some papers and letters in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Civil War, French

Lewis, Jones W. Record books. 7 vols. (on microfilm). Location: MSS.MF:L. Notary and Justice of the Peace in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Record books contain entries for farm and home activities together with community and other news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2276.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Lindig, Carmen. Papers, 1925-1995 (bulk 1971-1985). 0.3 linear ft. Locations: OS:L, T:110. Baton Rouge, Louisiana educator and women's and patients' rights activist. Collection consists of personal papers and newspaper clippings related to local and national political figures, organizations, topics, and events during the women's rights movement. Also includes personal research conducted for lectures, publications, presentations, and book reviews related to women's history. Mss. 4829.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Education, Baton Rouge

Lintner, Joseph Albert, 1822-1898, Family papers. 2 linear ft. (106 items, 64 printed vols.). Entomologist of the State of New York. Papers include personal letters, documents and catalogs related to entomology, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets on cultural, political, and travel topics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1849, 1857, 1897.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Lintner, Mary E. Campbell. Scrapbook. 1819-1832. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Resident of Johnston and Schoharie, New York, and probably the wife of Joseph Albert Lintner. Scrapbook of clippings from British and American newspapers containing a speech of President John Quincy Adams, articles and verse on national holidays, religion, women and marriage, and pictures of prominent persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1842.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Women

Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Papers, 1801-1836 (bulk 1820-1835). 0.3 linear ft. Location: U:219. U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana, U.S. Secretary of State, and Minister to France. Documents and letters relating to the controversy over the Batture Ste. Marie in New Orleans. Includes letters from Denis Prieur, mayor of New Orleans, and a photostat of an Aaron Burr letter. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 516, 644.

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

Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter, 1802 May 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward Livingston was U.S. Representative for Louisiana (1823-1829), U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1829-1831), U.S. Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson (1831-1833), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1833-1835). Edward Livingston writes Elisha Jenkins, the New York state comptroller, requesting his company at a dinner with Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin and others. Mss. 4130.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Letter, 1834 Oct. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward Livingston was U.S. Representative for Louisiana (1823-1829), U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1829-1831), U.S. Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson (1831-1833), and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1833-1835). Edward Livingston writes from Paris to Edwin James promising to deliver a package for him and applauding the scientific pursuits of Americans. Mss. 3712.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1866. Letter, 1865 September 8. 1 item. Location: Misc. Republican senator from Illinois. Letter to Major G. K. Pangborn declines an invitation to speak in his state and mentions the possibilities for passage of the constitutional amendment prohibiting slavery in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2622.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Long, Carolyn Bason. Papers, 1940-2006 (bulk 1969-1986). 6.5 linear ft. Location: 29:, MSS.MF:L. Volunteer activist, wife of Senator Russell B. Long. Papers include personal correspondence, photographs, and materials documenting charitable activities, social engagements, and duties as a senator's wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4020.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Long Family

Long, Catherine Small. Papers, 1985-1986. 15 linear ft. Location: 4:28-34, 34:73. Vault: 54. U.S. congresswoman from Louisiana. Congressional office files of Long representing the Eighth Congressional District. The collection includes correspondence, printed material, photographs, a videotape, and campaign memorabilia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4051.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Long Family

Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960. Papers, 1937-1977. 511 items, 12 vols., 2 reels of film, 2 videocassettes. Location: 1:43-44, 20:10-, OS:L, 99:, L:30. Papers include scrapbooks of mainly newspaper clippings spanning Long's political and social career, photographs, miscellaneous manuscript and printed items, and 2 films covering early Louisiana history and Long's inauguration (May 1956). Films have been converted to video and are available on videocassette only. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3126.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960. Letter, 1956 Sept. 24. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Governor of Louisiana, 1939-1940, 1948-1952, and 1956-1960. Letter responds to request for an autographed photograph and expresses hope for Democratic victory in coming presidential election. Includes an autographed photograph of Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2816.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960. Recording, 1961. 1 sound disc. Location: LP 11075, vault:12. Governor of Louisiana, 1939-1940, 1948-1952, and 1956-1960. 'The Last of the Red Hot Papas' as recorded by Earl Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2624.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Long Family

Long, Gillis William. Papers, 1923-1985 (bulk 1951-1985). 323 linear ft. Location: 34:74-79, 2-4, vault, OS:L. Member of the U.S. House of Representative from the Louisiana 8th Congressional District. Correspondence, office files, printed material, photographs, electronic media, and memorabilia. Office files include personal files, staff files, legislative files, federal department and independent agency files, grant and project files, press files, committee files, and campaign files reflecting Long's political career. Mss. 4050.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Autograph, 1931 Sept. 14. 1 item. Location: MISC:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Letter to an autograph collector signed by Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2732.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. Collection, circa 1930-1935. 3 items. Location: MISC:L. This collection consists of a Louisiana Capitol Building Bond for $1,000 payable in 1938 and signed by Huey P. Long (1931), a photograph of Long (circa 1930-35), and a bronze-colored plaster bust of Long by an unknown artist. Mss. 4076.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. Letter, 1928 Oct. 12. 1 item. Location: MISC:L. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Letter from Long to Dan Moody, Texas governor, inviting him or someone appointed by him to attend the Conference of the Board of Governors of the United States, to be held in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-, Long Family

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935, Papers, 1915-1936. 49 linear ft. Location: 30:2-26, OS:L, VAULT:13. Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), U.S. senator (1932-1935). Collection includes general, family, congressional, and legal correspondence, impeachment documents, radio speeches, book and senatorial campaign accounts, Public Service Commission records, printed items, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2005.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

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