Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Louque, Charles. Papers, 1838-1909. 518 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:112. Native of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, prominent New Orleans attorney, and Louisiana state senator. Papers document his legal activities and participation in the economic development of New Orleans. The collection includes postcard views of LSU and Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1473.

Lowrer, Elmer, 1913. Oral history interview. 1980. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (21 pages). Location: L:4700.0037. President of the ABC News Department (1963-1974) and ABC Corporate Vice President (1974-1978). Lowrer discusses David Douglas Duncan's coverage of the Vietnam War for LIFE magazine and ABC; campaign commercials in the 1952 presidential election; the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debates; and past presidential administrations' use of television. Lowrer also discusses Kennedy's handling of concern about his Catholicism and how he attracted the African American vote; and Spiro Agnew's 1969 speech against ABC News and how ABC dealt with the accusations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0037.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, African Americans

Loyd and Keasbey. Journal, 1827-1829. 1 vol. Location: G:4. Druggist of St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Journal of Loyd and Keasbey containing records for medical and dental visits and services, prescriptions, and sales of drugs, patent medicines, and related items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business, Medicine

Lumpkin, John H. (John Henry), 1812-1860. Letter, 1855 June 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John H. Lumpkin was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1835), solicitor general of the Cherokee circuit (1838), U.S. Representative for Georgia (1843-1849, 1855-1857), and judge of the superior court, Rome circuit (1850-1853). John H. Lumpkin in Chattanooga, Tenn., writes Governor Herschel Vespasian Johnson of Georgia regarding his nomination as the Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District of Georgia, his recent conversation with Mark Anthony Cooper, and Georgia politics. Mss. 3950.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Lusher, Robert Mills, 1823-1890. Papers, 1846-1853. 21 items. Location: Misc. Educator, public official, and Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Louisiana Sons of Temperance. Letters addressed to Lusher, written from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and other places in Louisiana, several by members of the Alexander Dimitry family. Letters relate to the Louisiana Sons of Temperance and to professional and personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3376.

Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939. Papers, 1932. 3 items. Location: Misc. John Roy Lynch was a Republican Congressman from Mississippi (1873-1877, 1882-1883). In two letters, Lynch praises the administration of Ulysses S. Grant and regrets never having met Abraham Lincoln. A brief biographical sketch is also included. Mss. 3928.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Lyons, Charlton Havard, 1894-1973. Papers, 1942-1973. 2 linear ft.; 14 vols. (10 ms. vols.; 4 printed vols.). Location: 7:43, Vault. Shreveport, Louisiana, attorney; petroleum engineer; gubernatorial candidate; and Louisiana Republican Party leader. Correspondence on petroleum issues and legislation; state and national politics; and desegregation and civil rights issues. Papers include letters from Louisiana and national political leaders. Volumes contain speeches, articles, clippings, and theses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3075.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Lytle, Andrew D. Collection, circa 1862-1904. 302 items. Location: 11:11. Baton Rouge photographer. Collection consists of photographs of gunboats; buildings in and around Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana during and after the Civil War; Louisiana State University's old Baton Rouge campus; the old Louisiana State Penitentiary; inauguration of Governor Murphy Foster; floats and participants in the Baton Rouge firemen's parades; Centenary College; and Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1254.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Civil War, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Madden, Roberta M. Papers, 1968-2010. 11 linear ft. Location: 91:7-12. Baton Rouge-based businesswoman and activist. Papers include correspondence, subject files, publications, and other records related to her professional career and tenure as a leading local, state, and national advocate for women's rights and other progressive social and political causes. Mss. 5022.

Maddox, Lester, 1915-. Letters. 1968. 3 items. Location: Misc.:L. Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia (1967-1971). Letter to a Mrs. Peterson in which Maddox outlines his opposition to the building of a brewery in Houston County, Georgia. An attached newsclipping from the CHICAGO TRIBUNE discusses Baptist opposition to the building of a Pabst Brewery in Georgia. Included is another letter to Mrs. Peterson in which Maddox thanks her for her support of his candidacy for the presidency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3112.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics

Maginnis, John. Papers, 1965-2014 (1984-2014). 4.5 linear ft. Location: Y:132-136; Vault:1; OS:M. Louisiana journalist, publisher, and political commentator. Papers consist of research files, news clippings, newsletters, columns, correspondence, and photographs. Research files include news clippings and court documents pertaining to gubernatorial campaigns and Edwin Edwards' indictments. Writings are comprised of all of Maginnis' newspaper columns from 1984-2014. Printed material consists of the Louisiana Political Fax Weekly, later LaPolitics Weekly, from 1993-2014 and 30 issues of the Catholic High School newsletter, Bear Facts. Photographs include those used in Maginnis' books and publications. Mss. 5185.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, LSU

Magruder, Benjamin Scott Collection, Hilda Moss Papers, 1921-1972 (1926-1940). 2.5 linear ft. Location: 109:24, OS:M. Baton Rouge, La., social worker. Papers relate to the administration of public relief aid in Louisiana under the direction of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration during the 1930s. Printed material and scrapbooks also report on WPA work programs, World War II, and the LSU Board; and they reflect the Louisiana political environment, particularly during the Huey P. Long era. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4425.

Magruder, W.H. Nathaniel, Papers, 1921-1963. 0.3 linear feet. Location: 50:15, OS:M. Correspondence and other records related to W.H. Nathaniel Magruder's management of Central Hershey sugar refinery in Cuba. The records document Magruder's relationships within the larger management structure and his experience with organized labor interests. Mss. 3915.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Sugar, Politics, Business

Mahy Desmontils, Joseph Henry de. Letter, 1792. 1 item. Location: Misc.M. Letter from Orrillard, of Nantes, France, giving instructions for shipment of goods from New Orleans to France, and commenting on political and military events in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1171.

Makar, John. Papers, 1938-1968, undated 32 items. Location: UU:85. Attorney of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Correspondence with Hubert H. Humphrey, Russell B. Long, and others concerns Makar's friendship with Humphrey, and contemporary national and state politics. Newspaper clippings refer to Humphrey's experience as a student at LSU and his political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2505.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU, Long Family

Mangum, Willie Person, 1792-1861, Letters, 1842, 1844. 3 items. U.S. senator from North Carolina and congressional leader of the Whig Party. Letters to Colonel James Watson Webb, editor of the New York COURIER AND ENQUIRER, discuss national politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2567.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Manship, Douglas L. Papers, 1960-1963. .5 linear ft. Location: 10:43. Journalist of Baton Rouge, president of Capital City Press, and founder of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. Drafts of editorials broadcast on WBRZ-TV, and letters in response to the broadcasts. Letters particularly concern Manship's stance on the debate sparked by bills presented in the State Legislature on racial integration of public schools in Louisiana. Drafts of House Bills nos. 1-8 (1960) by T. T. Fields of Union Parish, Bryan J. Lehmann of St. Charles Parish, and Risley C. Triche of Assumption Parish are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4681.

Marchand, Sidney A. (Sidney Albert). Papers, 1866-1970 (bulk 1890-1966). 2.5 linear ft. Locations: OS:M; UU:19-20. Sidney Albert Marchand served as a Louisiana State Representative from 1929 to 1932 and Mayor of Donaldsonville from 1929 to1933. The collection is comprised of Sidney Albert Marchand's correspondence, financial papers, legal and political documents, and printed materials that reflect his professional career. The manuscript writings reflect Marchand's interests as a local historian and author in Ascension Parish. Mss. 3214.

Marcy, William Learned, 1786-1857, Letter, 1857 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. New York attorney and statesman; served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Pierce. Letter to Maryland Governor Philip F. Thomas referring to the sectional division of the U.S. following the election of 1856. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3136.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Marrin, W. J. (William J.), Letters. 62 items (on microfilm). Mss. Mf.:M. Collection includes letters from W.J. Marrin to General Beauregard related to post-war military, political, and social issues. Originals are deposited in the Confederate Museum in Richmond, Virginia. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 809.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Marshall, Henry. Portrait, ca. 1860s. 1 item [photographic copy]. Planter of DeSoto Parish, La., member of the Louisiana State Senate, delegate to the Louisiana secession convention (1861), delegate to the Confederate Provisional Congress (1861-1862) and as representative from Louisiana to the Confederate Congress. He died July 13, 1864 at his plantation, Lands End, in DeSoto Parish. Copyprint of a portrait of Henry Marshall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2903.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Martin, Bartley commissions, 1830-1833. 3 items.Location:OS:M. Military commissions issued by governors Stephen Decatur Miller (1830) and Robert Young Hayne (1833) of South Carolina conferring on Bartley Martin the ranks of captain and major in the South Carolina militia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Martin, Wade O., Scripts. 4 items. Louisiana Secretary of State. Radio broadcast scripts and cover letters signed by Wade O. Martin. The broadcast scripts discuss the sesquicentennial observance of the Louisiana Purchase. The scripts include manuscript annotations by Martin, who sent scripts and cover letters to L. T. Longmire of Alexandria, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4672.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Marx, Mary Robertson. Collection, 1863-1970, undated. 1,462 items. Location:10:48-49. Resident of Baton Rouge. Clippings of newspaper and magazine articles and other printed items pertain mainly to the Civil War, World War II, and other historical subjects; and to Louisiana history, politics, culture, and social events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2796.

Matthews, J. R. Funeral poster, 1959. 1 item (printed copy). E:Imprints. Proclamation issued by Mayor Clifford Wilcox of St. Francisville, Laouisiana praising former mayor, J. R. Matthews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1577.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Mayo, William T. Letter, circa 1848. 1 letter. Location: MISC:M. A music publisher in New Orleans. Discusses a steamboat disaster, musicians and music store proprietors in New Orleans, yellow fever in the city, and the presidential election of 1848. Mss. 4985.

McCreery, Jacob. Letter, 1879 October 20.1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Seminary student of Galesburg, Illinois. Letter comments on the disputed presidential election of 1876 and expresses amusement at pranks played on African Americans by visiting soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1533.

McEnery, Samuel D., 1837-1910. Proclamation, 1881 Oct. 16.1 item. Governor of Louisiana, 1881-1888. Proclamation announces the death of Governor Louis A. Wiltz and declares a period of official mourning. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2894.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

McHugh-Randolph political broadside and poem, circa 1910s. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Political broadside regarding a Baton Rouge Parish, La., election in which two of the primary candidates were McHugh and Randolph and commenting on the political maneuvering associated with the election. Also mentioned are two political opponents, Ratcliff and [William W.] Garig, who sought to take advantage of the dissension in the McHugh and Randolph camps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3510.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

McIlhenny, John A. Collection, 1889-1940 (bulk 1901-1912). 2.5 linear ft., 2 printed volumes, 1 oil painting. Location: T:100; OS:M; Vault:84, 98; Art Coll:HA16A. Son of Tabasco sauce inventor Edmund McIlhenny, Louisiana Legislature state senator and representative, member of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and friend of Theodore and Edith K. Roosevelt. Collection consists of materials that document the friendship between John A. McIlhenny and the Roosevelts and McIlhenny's involvement with the Rough Riders, including correspondence, printed materials, photographic items, artwork, and artifacts. Mss. 4746.

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

McKee, George Colin, 1837-1890. Diary, 1878-1879. 1 v. Location: Misc. George Colin McKee was a U.S. Representative for Mississippi (1869-1875), postmaster of Jackson, Miss. (1881-1885), and receiver of public moneys (1889-1890). McKee's pocket diary begins in Washington, D.C., where he writes of his efforts to secure a federal appointment and national politics. McKee returned to Jackson, Miss., in July 1878 after which he wrote about cotton farming, picking, and ginning on his plantation; local politics; and a severe yellow fever epidemic in the state. Mss. 3712.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1982. 1 sound cassette (1 hour, 15 minutes); transcript (33 p.). Location: L:4700.0042. Louisiana governor (1964-1972). Interview deals with McKeithen's gubernatorial career and LSU issues. For further information, see on line catalog. Mss. 4700.0042.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

McKinley, William, Campaign poster, 1896. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Campaign poster for William McKinley, the Republican presidential candidate in 1896; published by Oscar Marshall, New York, N.Y. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2019.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

McKowen, John. Papers, 1836-1898 (bulk 1836-1869). 32 items. Location: E:54. Irish American general merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. His son, John Clay MacKowen, was a physician. Correspondence consists of letters from friends and business associates, many of Irish descent, living in Louisiana, New York, and Ireland. Letters discuss personal, social, economic, and political matters. Included is a newspaper article by Dr. John MacKowen refuting the claim by Colonel Allen D. Chandler that Chandler captured General Neal Dow at Port Hudson, June 3, 1863, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Business

McKowen, John. Papers, 1850-1873. 7 items. C:61. Irish American merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, La. Correspondence from New Orleans commission merchants and bills for merchandise. A letter written from St. Helier, Jersey, England, comments on business conditions and the Democratic Party in East Feliciana Parish (Dec. 23, 1870). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.

McLaws, William Raymond. Journals, 1831-1919 (bulk 1840-1880). 59 items, 50 manuscript volumes. Location: W:17, P:3. Lawyer and judge of Augusta, Georgia. Papers consist of correspondence, notes, and printed items. Journals contain diary entries describing daily personal and professional activities, social life, contemporary political events and figures, and travel in the South and to Washington, D.C. Legal notebooks and memorandum books record McLaw's attitudes toward legal decisions. An autograph album of Mollie Morgan and a scrapbook are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2967.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

McMurran, John T. and family. Papers, 1820-1895. 0.2 linear ft. Location: S:121. Planter, lawyer, and state senator of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence and business and legal papers of John McMurran, his wife, and their daughter, concern travel, social life, and the administration of the Woodlands and Killarney plantations. Letters mention judgeships in Mississippi, the funeral of Henry Clay, the sale of the plantation of a mulatto politician, the effects of Reconstruction, and problems of plantation management during Reconstruction. Also included are estate papers of William B. Griffith and papers of William T. Griffith while a student at Oakland College, Mississippi. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.

Mercer, William Newton. Papers, 1789-1936 (bulk 1827-1874). 2 linear ft., 2 microfilm reels. Location: U:1, UU:79-81, VAULT:1, OS:M, MSS.MF:M. Surgeon and planter of Adams County, Mississippi; Louisiana; and Illinois. Collection includes slave records, diaries, business and personal correspondence, and financial documents. Correspondence includes letters from Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Butler. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 9-10, and Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reels 1-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 292, 1051, 1233, 1364.

Merwin, Virginia Carter. Family papers. .5 linear ft. Location: 7:69. Author and resident of Port Allen, Louisiana. Correspondence contains letters from family and friends and letters of congratulations to Horace Wilkinson, a Louisiana legislator. Printed items include newspaper clippings of Maria Johnston's poetry and news about Wilkinson's health and political life A scrapbook is comprised of newspaper clippings and three pages of data on the Carter and Merwin families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3461.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Literature

Michel, John T., Commission, 1857. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Appointment of John T. Michel, of Jefferson Parish, as justice of the peace for the first district, by Robert C. Wickliffe, Governor of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Miller, Ben R., Sr. Papers, 1920-1983 (bulk 1950-1979). 22 linear ft. Location: 46:5-14, 47:1, OS:M, MAP CAGE. Attorney and judge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and active member of the American Bar Association. Papers address the legal profession, legal reform, and the evolution of the state and federal judiciary systems. Materials include correspondence, legal papers, memoranda, statements, reports, notes, photographs, and printed materials. Mss. 3785.

Mills, Percy Joseph, 1934-, interviewee. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (50 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.0047. Banker, politician, and native of Baton Rouge. Mills represented Caddo Parish in the state legislature (1968-1972). He became the executive director of the Louisiana Superport in 1972. Interview broadcast as part of WJBO's radio program, 'Topic Today.' Mills discusses his political and civic experience including his announcement to run for secretary of state and his views on the responsibilities of the office. Mills comments on voter participation, recent political campaigns, and the status of the Louisiana Superport. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0047.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

Milton, John, 1807-1865. Papers, 1862-1863. 6 items (typed transcriptions). Location: Misc. Governor of Florida. Typewritten copies of four letters by Governor John Milton of Florida to General P.G.T. Beauregard and two letters by Beauregard to Milton discussing political and military affairs in Florida during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 786.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Minor, William J. Papers, 1845-1862, undated. 18 items, 2 printed volumes. Location: U:229. Sugar planter of Southdown and Hollywood Plantations in Terrebonne Parish and Waterloo Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Minor was president of the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, Mississippi. Letters chiefly concern racing, management and breeding of thoroughbred horses, and the horses Lexington, Lecomte, and Pryor. Letters mention Duncan F. Kenner, Colonel Adam L. Bingaman, and others, referring to their horses, betting, racing news, and items in the sporting journal SPIRIT OF THE TIMES. Letters also comment on yellow fever and cholera outbreaks, and the political environment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 859.

Miró, Estevan Rodriguez, 1744-1795. Document, 1789, 1790. 2 items. Location: Misc.:M. Governor of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Passport issued in New Orleans giving permission to settle in Louisiana and describing conditions under which settlement is granted. Included is a receipt issued to Greenbourg Dorsey, recipient of the passport. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2609.

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

Miro, Estevan Rodriguez, 1744-1795. Letters, 1782-1791. 20 items [typed copies]. Location: Misc.:M, Vault MRDF 3, Vault:1. Governor of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Letters from Miro to Alexandre de Clouet, Commandant of Attakapas and Opelousas, and to St. Marc Darby and Juan de la Villebeuvre, government officials at Opelousas pertaining to administrative matters including successions, road repairs, and a decree restricting the movement of Acadians. In French and Spanish with English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 298.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Acadiana, French

Mississippi People's Party. Register and scrapbook, 1891-1896, 1907. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Political party headquartered in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Scrapbook contains a register of members and officers, newspaper clippings related to publicity and political activities, and printed material pertaining to elections and news of the party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4091.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Montegut, G. Letter, 1886 March 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. Superintendent of the United States Mint, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to Louisiana State Treasurer E. A. Burke concerning the transfer of state funds. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3005.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Moore, John, 1788-1867. Letter, 1823 August 23. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Letter from Opelousas, Louisiana, addressed to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, editors of the National Intelligencer, Washington, D.C. It refers to an enclosed subscription payment of five dollars to be paid each to Benoit Vanille (?) and Clement A. Mudd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2343.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Politics, Plantations, Business

Moore, John, 1788-1867. Family Papers, 1831-1880. 47 items. Location: W:31. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Papers consist of legal and business papers and correspondence of Moore, his daughters, and his sons-in-law. Included are bills of lading, crop production statements, slave documents, mortgages, and promissory notes. The collection also includes land grants (1860) for acreage in Opelousas, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2973.

Moore, Thomas O. Papers, 1832-1977 (bulk 1856-1871). 711 items and 1 microfilm reel. Location: H:3, OS:M, MF:5322, MSS.MF:M, U:231. Sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and state Senate; and governor of Louisiana for most of the Civil War (1860-1864). Moore fled Louisiana after the Civil War but later returned. Papers include personal correspondence, business papers, and political and legal documents. Antebellum materials include slave sales and accounts of physicians treating slaves. Papers from 1859 to 1871 deal largely with Moore's political activities. They include gubernatorial papers concerning his nomination, the Democratic Party, the transport of the state archives from Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Secession Convention, and other matters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 305, 893, 1094.

Moore, Thomas Overton. Letter, 1862 May 13. 1 letter. Location: MISC:M. Thomas O. Moore served as governor of Louisiana (1860-1864). Thomas Overton Moore at Camp Moore, La., writes B.L. Defreese, the state treasurer at Opelousas, explaining how he took $4,000,000 in Confederate treasury notes from the Louisiana State Bank in New Orleans before the city fell to the U.S. Navy. Mss. 3851.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Moore, W. Henson, 1939-, interviewee, Radio interview. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (2 pages). U.S. representative from Louisiana's 6th Congressional District (1975-1987). Interview with Jim Harris for WJBO's TOPIC TODAY Program. Henson Moore discusses the concerns of his constituents and their economic situation, unemployment, welfare reform, and government spending on defense and social programs. He also discusses the upcoming congressional session, the effects of deregulating the petroleum industry, the upcoming Louisiana gubernatorial election, and Republican presidential candidates in 1976. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0048.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Moore, W. Henson, 1939-, Papers 1974-1994. 383 linear feet. Location: Remote Storage IMWHM. Correspondence, political files, legislative files, speeches, press releases, photographs, campaign materials, and press clippings of W. Henson Moore, Republican Congressman from Louisiana who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-1987. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4100.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

Morancy, Honoré P. and family. Papers, 1780-1936 (bulk 1840-1897). 120 items; 2 printed volumes. Location: C:73, M:14, OS:M. French Catholic planter of Milliken's Bend, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Morancy's father emigrated from France to Santo Domingo before 1789; the children were orphaned and raised in Louisiana. Papers include family letters concerning social life, the Catholic Church, and education, in northeastern Louisiana and Kentucky. Confederate civilian letters describe hardships during the Civil War; later letters (Reconstruction period) document relocation of refugees and the demands of African American laborers. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2430.

Morgan, David B. (Bannister). Papers, 1830-1848. 10 items. Location: Misc.:M, OS:M. Military office, surveyor, polititcian. Correspondence, legal documents, and a plat for a tract located in the Caston Bayou and Lake Pontchartrain vicinity. Papers relate to military matters concerning two mulattos held at camp during the Battle of New Orleans, Morgan's opposition to the cadidacy of William S. Hamilton for governor of Louisiana, and his financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668, 1096, 2883.

Morgan, Ottis Pat. Papers, 1940-1962 (bulk 1947-1948). 1.5 linear ft. Location: 79:62-63, OS:M. Research materials for M.A. thesis in Speech, 'A rhetorical study of the radio speaking of Sam Houston Jones in the 1948 Gubernatorial campaign.' Includes a scrapbook compiled by Dr. Waldo W. Braden, Louisiana State University Department of Speech, about the 1948 Gubernatorial campaign and candidates Sam H. Jones, Earl K. Long, Robert Kennon, and Jimmy Morrison. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2136.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, Long Family

Morley, John, 1838-1923, Letter. 3 items, 9 printed items. English statesman, writer, and Viscount of Blackburn. Personal correspondence, including a letter declining an invitation to a political meeting. Printed items consist of newspaper clippings relating to Morley. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Morphi, Diego, d. 1813. Burial costs receipt, 1813 Aug. 30. 1 receipt. Location: Misc. This itemized receipt details the expenses incurred for the funeral and burial of Diego Morphi, Spanish consul at New Orleans, La. The form is printed in English, French, and Spanish, and is signed by Morphi's son. Mss. 3936.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Morris, James K. Papers, 1936-1981. 0.2 linear ft. Location: D:90. Compiled research materials on the Llano Colony, a cooperative society organized in California (1914). Part of the colony migrated to Newllano, Louisiana (1918). Letters, printed items, research materials and photographs relate to the Newllano Colony. Printed items include 'Huey P. Long Speaks to You from His Grave through His Disciples,' an open letter by the Board of Directors of Llano Colony (1966). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3441, 3640.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family