Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837-1921. Letter, 1883 October 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. African American Louisiana politician and governor. Letter written from the office of the surveyor of customs in New Orleans declines an invitation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.

Pipes, David W. (Washington). Papers, 1880-1956. 321 items, 1 volume. Location: T:6-7, F:6; OS:P. New Orleans attorney and sugar planter active in Louisiana Republican Party. Pipes was a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives and president of the American Sugar Cane League. Papers include correspondence, news clippings, speeches, maps, photographs, and printed items pertaining to the Louisiana Republican Party and sugarcane. Scrapbook includes material from Pipe's political campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1509, 1607.

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

Pitot, James. Certificate, 1827. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Certificate signed by Governor Henry Johnson of Louisiana, testifying that Pitot was parish judge in and for the Parish of Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans to 1861

Political Campaigns Collection, 1952-1991 (bulk 1964-1979). 3 linear ft. Location: OS:P, X:36-38. The Political Campaigns Collection consists of campaign literature, brochures, handbills, buttons, bumper stickers, pamphlets, cards, posters, signs, and other paraphernalia for campaigns for U.S. president (1960-1984), Louisiana governor (1952-1991), Louisiana lieutenant governor (1971-1979), Louisiana attorney general (1971-1972), and various other offices in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1719, 2020, 2190, 2191, 2350, 2652, 3053, 3097, 3440.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

Polk, Horace M. (Horace Moore), 1819-1883. Letter, 1860 Nov. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Horace M. Polk was a planter on Bayou Bartholomew near Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La. Polk on Bayou Bartholomew writes his father-in-law, Major John H. Bills of Bolivar, Tenn., about the presidential election and the possibility of secession by southern states if Lincoln is elected. He also discusses an inheritance case, an investment in land, and delays in picking cotton. Mss. 3916.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Porteous, Laura L. Collection, 1769-1922 [1936, 1949]. 2,260 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: 78:61-65. Collection includes transcriptions and translations of Spanish judicial documents and cases in the Cabildo (1769-1803); and lists of Spanish officials (1769-1803) and notaries in New Orleans (1822-1922). Also includes extracts and translations of the Favrot papers, and extracts from baptismal records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200.

Porter, Alexander. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: C:61. Sugar planter of Oaklawn Manor, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, politician, Louisiana Supreme Court justice (1821-1833). Letter r to Dr. John Ker, of Natchez, commenting on the nature and spread of cholera as frustrating to the medical profession; on the death of United States Senator Josiah G. Johnston; and the political prospects of General Walter H. Overton. Part of the George M. Lester Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Medicine

Prentiss, Seargent S. Papers, 1788-1851. 35 items (photocopies). Location: A:9. Material used by Dallas C. Dickey in his publication 'Seargent S. Prentiss, Whig Orator of the Old South.' Papersl include correspondence between Prentiss and members of his family; newspaper articles; and material from the J. J. Crittenden Collection, Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 239.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Literature

Prescott, Arthur T. (Taylor), 1863-1942. Manuscripts, circa 1910-1914. 4 items. Location: E:53. Manuscript titled 'American Government For Louisianians,' 'American History For Louisianians,' 'and 'How to Use Bell's Louisiana Portfolio.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 241.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Literature

Presidential campaign songs, 1876, 1884. 4 items. Location: OS:P. Sheet music for political campaign songs for Rutherford B. Hayes, Governor Samuel J. Tilden, and James G. Blaine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts

Prichard, Walter, 1887-1965. Collection, 1804-1950 ca. (bulk 1804-1897). 196 items. Location: C:11-12. Professor of History, LSU. Collection contains the papers relating to the cotton trade, the career of Thomas Bolling Robertson, a politician and jurist, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Mississippi. Papers concern the Louisiana political activities of Robertson, the friction between the French and Americans in Louisiana, and yellow fever in New Orleans. Family letters of Ferguson discuss travel from New Orleans to New York, education, family matters, and Natchez acquaintances. Papers also contain with transcriptions, research notes, and footnotes by Prichard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2509.

Prolifers for Survival Collection, 1979-1987 (bulk: 1983-1986). 2.2 linear feet. Location: 6:35-37. Records documenting the administration and activities of a pro-life and anti-nuclear proliferation activist organization. Includes correspondence, publications, and audio visual materials. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4166.

Prudhomme, P. Lestant. Diaries, 1850-1852. 3 v. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Son of a Natchitoches Creole planter. Personal diary reflects plantation life detailing social events, family affairs, personal activities, and local area news and weather. Entries also include possible sale of slaves (Feb. 12, 1850), visit to a former slave (April 27, 1850), and comments on secession (May 11, 1850). Several entries pertain to his many relations among the Metoyer, Cloutier, and Lambre families. Entry in French (page 133) discusses the birth of his cousin and significance of "baton" when a female child is born. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1578.

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

Pugh, George W. Collection, 1867-1896. 4 items (photocopies). Location: W:26. "Dr. Pugh Family Journal' compiled by Dr. Thomas E. W. Pugh and excerpts from a copybook comprise the collection. They relate to the genealogy of the Pugh and related Williams, Collins, Slade, and Alston families, news columns written by William Whitmell Pugh describe the history of Assumption Parish from 1820-1860, and the Last Island Storm of 1896. Letterbook excerpts concern financial and business affairs, and the estate of Race's wife, Olivia. Other correspondence relates to the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee. Race relates his views on secession (April 21, 1880). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4750.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, Business

Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Sketch (typescript), circa late 19th century. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Biographical sketch of the life of Dr. Whitmell Hill Pugh (1781-1834) by his son, W. W. Pugh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 540.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Medicine

Pugh, William W. Letters, 1891-ca. 1900. 20 letters. Location: T:35. Planter of Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, La., Civil War officer and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Letters to Ellen Pugh discuss politics, plantation crops, sugar legislation, the sugar trade, weather, and the Spanish-American war. They also report on health, social activities and family matters. Pugh writes about the right to vote and literacy, presidential election of 1898 (Sept. 14, 1898, ca. 1900), and he refers to the mumps (Aug. 16, 1897) and yellow fever in New Orleans and Mississippi (1897-1898). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3578.

Pugh, William W. and family. Plantation records, 1830-1933 (bulk 1903-1908). 131 items, 14 volumes. Location: G:38-39, OS:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Papers include correspondence, legal and financial papers, township maps and survey plats, and printed materials. Financial records deal with Woodlawn, Himalaya, and Mount Lawrence plantations. Papers also include minutes of the Woodlawn Planting & Manufacturing Co., of which Pugh was chair; maps of land holdings in Assumption Parish; and cashbooks, ledgers, record books, and a time book. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 740, 753.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Business

Pujo, Arsène Paulin, 1861-. Broadside. 1 item. OS:P. Lake Charles, Louisiana, attorney and U.S. congressman. Broadside announcing a Democratic political rally at Jennings, Louisiana, where Pujo and Judge E. D. Miller will speak. Pujo's portrait appears on the item. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2565.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Pulsifer, Henry. Letter, 1848 November 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Family letter written from Hartford, Connecticut, mentions writer's duties as an apprentice and describes local celebration in reaction to the election of Zachary Taylor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2873.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Quinn Family. Papers, 1884-1947 (bulk 1902-1918). 44 items. Location: W:8. Family of Pointe Coupee and East Baton Rouge Parishes. Correspondence to and from members of the Quinn family. Several WWI letters from Ernest Plummer, who served in the Panama Canal and in France. Itemized bills and receipts for food and merchandise purchased, for the most part, from O. St. Dizier & Co of New Roads, Louisiana. Letters of soldiers in France to a friend in New Roads discussing the war, the French people, the armistice, and coming home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2575.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, 20th Century Wars

Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Letter, 1821 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:Q. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Letter to E. L. Hazelius, written from Natchez, Mississippi, discussing his reasons for leaving his former home in Ohio, his impressions of Mississippi and Natchez, and his professional prospects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3218.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Natchez, Mississippi

Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Papers, 1823-1872, 1919. 145 items, 12 vols. Location: B:8, OS:Q, H:10, 99:. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Personal and family papers include record books, correspondence, broadsides and other printed documents, and diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1431, 1471, 1595, 1793.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Natchez, Mississippi

Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Letter, 1848 April 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Letter from 'Monmouth' to Peter G. Washington listing a series of biographical and factual corrections possibly for Frost's history of the Mexican War published about that time. Filed in the online catalog under Quitman, John A., 1798-1858. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2139.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Natchez, Mississippi

Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Note, 1855. 2 items. Location: Misc.:Q. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Items include an autographed note to the Library of Congress and a brief published biographical sketch. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1955.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Natchez, Mississippi

Rachal, Raoul. Oath of office, 1900. 1 item. Location: R. Justice of the peace, 10th ward, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Oath of office of Raoul Rachal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 929.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Ransdell, John H. Papers, 1842-1886 (bulk 1842-1869). 9 items, 2 ms. vols. (on 1 microfilm). Location: Mss.Mf:R, B:40. Planter of Elmwood Plantation in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He and his wife, Amanda Thickman, had nine children, one of whom, Joseph E. Ransdell, became a U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana. Papers include a plantation diary (1842-1863) and letters written from Elmwood Plantation to Governor Thomas Overton Moore (1863) describing destruction of property by federal troops. A plantation account book (1867-1869) contains accounts of laborers on Elmwood Plantation (1869). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 959.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Civil War

Ransdell, Joseph E. (Joseph Eugene). Papers, 1898-1948. 677 items, 28 volumes, 1 microfilm reel. Location: E:117, P:2, MSS.MF:R. U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana. Papers and scrapbooks highlighting Ransdell's political career and reflecting his work on flood control, public health, the merchant marine, and his activities as a Catholic layman. Papers include speeches, correspondence, and materials used in the writing of his biography. Correspondence includes a letter supporting President Truman's appointment of General Mark W. Clark as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Collection includes photographs of Ransdell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1127, 1243, 1349.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Medicine

Recios, T. M. Letter, 1844 Apr. 22. 1 letter. Location: Misc:R. T. M. Recios (?) in Bellefonte, Alabama, writes John J. Walker of Huntsville, Alabama, about rash claims he made about Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, suffrage for free people of color, and other political matters, asking for any proof that might help him defend his positions. Mss. 4097.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Reid, John (John William), 1821-1881. Papers, 1861-1867. 40 items, 1 vol. Location: E:84, F:12. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. Confederate soldier, lawyer, and congressman of Jefferson Country, Missouri. Official papers include 18 letters concerning commissary supplies in Louisiana and Texas during the Civil War. Personal papers include land deeds, receipts, and bills. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 365.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Reid, Robt. R. (Robert Raymond), Papers, 1875-1949 (bulk 1875-1900). 381 items. Location: W:14, OS:R. Attorney of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; judge in the 18th and 25th District Courts; member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention; and associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Professional and personal papers relate to Reid's legal career, local economic conditions, Illinois Central Railroad, and family matters. Collection includes bills and receipts, printed items, news clippings, and maps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2887.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation, African Americans

Reorganization of the Democratic Party, 1896. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. Broadsid titiled "Reorganization of the Democratic Party. Election of parish Democratic committee on Tuesday June 2, 1896, from 12 <p.>m. to 6 p.m. Official proceedings of the Democratic State Central Committee." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Reorganization of the Democratic Party handbill, 1896. 1 handbill. Location: E:Imprints. Handbill announcing elections to be held on June 2, 1896, to elect a new Parish Democratic Executive Committee for East Baton Rouge Parish, La., as the existing committee had been deemed defunct. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Republican National Committee. Circular letter, 1963. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Letter soliciting funds for the sustaining program for the national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and an enclosure showing colored Kennedy family rockers as symbol for the fund drive. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1979.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Republican Party. Election ticket, 1872 Nov. 4. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. List of Republican candidates for Louisiana state offices and presidency in the election of 1872, including a list of presidential electors for Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2880.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Reynolds, Edwin R. Letter, 1861 January 31. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Member of U.S. Congress. Letter, with free franked envelope, addressed to Mr. Bullock, mentioning Reynolds' efforts on behalf of Bullock's appointment and expressing his position against compromise with slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3421.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, African Americans

Richardson, Hardy and family papers, 1809-1951 (bulk 1848-1890). 0.75 linear ft. Location: W:57-58, OS:R. Resident of Washington Parish, Louisiana, lawyer, Louisiana state senator, and Confederate army colonel. Correspondence and legal papers pertaining to national and local politics, land administration and sales, and the Grange movement. Included is a circular soliciting assistance of Grangers to complete construction of the Washington Monument. The collection also contains a U.S. military railroad map; bills, receipts, and tax documents; printed items; notebooks; and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2862.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Riefenstahl, Leni. Oral history interview, 1979 September 5. 3 cassette tapes, 1 ms. vol. Location: 4700.0053. German actress and filmmaker. Taped interview with Leni Riefenstahl. Topics include a discussion of her production of official documentaries for the Nazi regime during the 1930's and her personal contacts with Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking government and party officials. Included are a typed transcription and a translation from German into English of an edited version. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0053.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, German

Ripley, Eleazer Wheelock. Letter, 1816. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. United States Army general, Louisiana state senator, and representative in Congress (1835-1839), stationed at the U.S. Army headquarters in Boston. Letter to John Langdon, Jr. concerning funds apparently for the Army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1512.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Roberts, Evans. Papers, 1797, 1890. 2 items (photocopies). Location: Misc.:R. Land survey document of property in Nueva Feliciana signed by royal surveyors of Spanish colonial Louisiana and by the governor. Also an indemnity patent signed by President of the U.S., Benjamin Harrison, transferring land to the state of Louisiana. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2654.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics

Robertson, Lelle Dupre, Papers, 1850-1929. 7 items (photocopies). Location: U:105. Broadside and pamphlet satirically forecasting the election for judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District (St. Landry, Lafayette, and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana). A 1929 letter identifies the persons mentioned. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1734.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

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