Manuscript Resources on Politics

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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.