Manuscript Resources on Politics

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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:136, 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). For further information, see online catalog. 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.

Cutler, R. King (Rufus King). Memorandum, 1884 April 14. 1 item. Mss. 3032. Louisiana politician, an organizer of the state's Republican party, elected to the U.S. Congress, which refused to seat him over differences on Reconstruction. Memorandum, written in New Orleans, expresses Cutler's support for national uniformity in matters of religion, law, and currency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.

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

Daily Picayune. Papers, 1870, 1871. 2 items. Location: Misc. Statements to the Louisiana House of Representatives for subscriptions to Daily Picayune, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 92.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

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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