Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Short Kenneth R. M. Lantern Slide and Motion Picture Film Collection, circa 1895-1960 (bulk: 1914-1916). 710 items, 1.5 linear feet. Location: 145:18-20; 146:12. This collection consists of 710 lantern slides contains series covering World War I, Ireland, Politicians, Life, and a few entertainment series such as Puss and Boots, Reynaud the Fox, and St. George and the Dragon and a series of long, hand-painted "story" slides. The motion picture film component contains five series with fourteen distinct titles most of which may be considered propaganda. Mss. 4849, 5091.

Shreveport city items, circa 1889. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Incomplete draft, possibly written by Charles J. Randall, protests to the repeal of the existing city charter of Shreveport, La., Shreveport city attorney writes to the mayor and city council expressing his opinion on the legality of converting to cemetery land purchased for a public park (undated). Mss. 2264.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Shropshire, Charles A. Papers, 1943-2018 (bulk 1996-2002). 1.5 linear ft. Location: UU:335-336, OS:S. First African American district attorney of Louisiana in the 20th Judicial District (East Feliciana Parish and West Feliciana Parish). Papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, other printed items and ephemera, genealogical items, certificates, awards, plaques, a scrapbook, a guest book, daily planners, photographs, negatives (35mm film strips), six VHS tapes, one floppy disk (3.5-inch), and other materials documenting Charles A. Shropshire's personal life and professional career as an attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a district attorney. Topics covered include Shropshire's 1996 campaign and election as district attorney for the 20th Judicial District of Louisiana; his 2002 re-election campaign; and his involvement in African American churches and professional organizations in Greater Baton Rouge, East Feliciana Parish, and West Feliciana Parish. Collection unprocessed but open for use. Mss. 5393.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, African Americans, LSU

Shute, Dora. Autograph book, 1804-1918 (bulk 1862-1865). 1 vol. Location: J:5. Volume of inscribed and inserted autographs of Confederate military and political leaders and others, apparently compiled mostly in New Orleans from 1862-1865. Volume also includes several Civil War letters collected by Shute and two addressed to her. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.

Simmons, Samuel S. Speech, 1840. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Alabama legislator from Autauga County. Speech gives Simmons' views on the political issues of the 1840 presidential campaign to his constituents. He denounces advocates of the Bank of the United States and favors the independent treasury bill. Simmons also comments favorably on the congressional policy of preemption of public lands and expresses condemnation for southern leaders not upholding states' rights principles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1684.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Sims, Frank. Letter, 1898 Sept. 25. 1 item. Member of the band, 1st Louisiana Volunteers, in the Spanish-American War. Letter to Governor Murphy J. Foster, from Sims, requesting permission to forward endorsements to fill a vacancy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Sims, Robert Nicholls. Address, 1903. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: MISC:S. Louisiana educator and public official, and New Orleans banker. Address given at the ground-breaking services for Alumni Hall on the old campus of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2347.

Skelton, James R., 1897-1986. Oral history interview, 1980. 2 sound cassettes (1 hour), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.0025. Born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Brownsville, Texas, in 1911 where he took over his father's land abstract company in 1934. Skelton discusses his family background; life on the Texas-Mexico border in the early 1900s; the Mexican Revolution in 1911; President-elect Warren G. Harding's visit to Brownsville in 1920; mistreatment of Mexicans; and crimes and trials in Brownsville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0025.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business, 20th Century Wars

Skillin, Francis M. Letters, 1862-1863. 12 items. Location: Misc:S. Soldier and cook in the 15th Maine Volunteers, Butler's Expedition. Skillin served in Florida at Camp Cobarn in Washington and Camp Arnold in Pensacola, and then in Louisiana at Camp Parapet in Carrollton and Matagorda Isle. Letters to family describe his activities, the meals he prepares, working with African American kitchen workers, and the African American units in the area. He also comments on contact with Confederate soldiers and his views on politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4667.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, African Americans

Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Records and account book, 1794-1815 (bulk 1794-1799). 3 items, including 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:S. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Account book contains official and personal accounts while Skipwith was consul in Paris, France. Entries report names of American ships, descriptions of cargo, and accounts of individuals including James Monroe and Thomas Pinckney. Two loose items are a record of the import and sale of American cotton in the 1790s and a deposition dealing with the sale of cotton in 1815. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2000.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation, Business, Baton Rouge