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Baker, Don, interviewee, Oral history interview. 1 sound cassette (30 minutes), Index (1 page). Family friend and former business associate of Mississippi Senator Leroy Percy in the 1920s. Interview deals with Baker's personal background with Senator Percy; he comments on Percy's lifestyle, his political involvement in the community of Greenville, Mississippi, and his assistance in the Mississippi floods (1922, 1927). Baker mentions the Ku Klux Klan, its politics and involvement in the 1923 elections; Howard Dardun, a Klan-supported politician; and other Mississippi politicians and their attitudes toward the Klan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0001.

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Ballinger, John Henry, 1775-1815. Letter, 1812 May 25. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Colonel John Ballinger was among the revolutionaries who captured the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge in the West Florida Revolution of September 1810. John Ballinger, New Orleans, writes to Fulwar Skipwith at his Montesano Plantation near Baton Rouge discussing a memorial from the Louisiana state constitutional convention requesting the annexation of West Florida to the new state of Louisiana. He also briefly notes public opinion on the likelihood of war with England. Mss. 5053.

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Bank of the United States printed documents, 1834 May 26. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. The Bank of the United States was chartered by the United States Congress in 1816 and was closed in 1836. Printed documents of the 23rd Congress include a resolution from Jones County, Mississippi, against renewing the bank's charter, and a resolution from Pike County, Mississippi, against the removal of public deposits from the Bank of the U.S. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3484.

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Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Letterpress copybook, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: B:12. Congressman, governor of Massachusetts, and general in command of the Union Gulf Department in the Civil War. Letterpress copybook of official letters written by Banks from his headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, during fall 1863 and early winter 1864. Letters comment on civilian life in New Orleans, freed slaves, and the cotton trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2326.

Bankston, Jesse. Papers, 1924-2010 (bulk 1956-1992). 2.3 linear ft., 1 sound disc. Location: 116:24-25, OS:B, VAULT:1. Correspondence, political files, newspaper clippings, campaign material, and photographs reflecting Jesse H. Bankston's involvement in Louisiana state government and the Louisiana Democratic Party Bankston served under multiple Louisiana governors, including as director of the Department of Institutions, which supervised all mental, tuberculosis, and general hospitals. Mss. 5078.

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