Manuscript Resources on Religion

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Hart, Garland S. (Garland Stephen), 1798-1867. Journal, 1848-1867. 30 leaves. Location: Misc. Garland S. Hart had 11 children and lived in DeSoto Parish, La., and Polk County, Tex. His journal contains notes on English grammar, Christian poetry, poetry written on the deaths of four of his sons, genealogical information on the Hart family, and occasional prose pieces. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3348.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Literature

Hartzell, Joseph C. (Joseph Crane), 1842-1928. Letters. 1862-1906. 0.6 linear ft. (488 items, 1 ms. Vol.), 1 mf reel, 2 OS folders. Location: U:155-156, Mss.Mf:H, OS:H. Minister of New Orleans and Missionary Bishop for Africa under the Methodist Episcopal Church. Collection includes correspondence related to Hartzell's work as a student, teacher, and minister in Bloomington and Pekin, Illinois, and as a minister in New Orleans. Includes letters related to Hartzell's missionary activities throughout Africa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 506.

Hawks, Francis Lister, 1798-1866. Letter. 1844 May 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Protestant Episcopal clergyman, historian, and first president of the University of Louisiana. Letter from Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, describes the state convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church and Hawks' election as bishop of Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2916.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Natchez, Mississippi

Head, William Hughes, 1821-1886. Family Papers, 1838-1947 (bulk 1845-1930). 7 linear ft. Location: 34:123-130, OS:H. Baptist minister, druggist. Family papers include correspondence, sermons, and writings, and other family letters and legal documents related to the drugstore business. Correspondence reflects student life before and after WWI. Correspondence, photographs and printed items reflect the military service of William Hughes Head, Jr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3238.

Hebert, Raphael. Family Papers, 1827-1960 (bulk: 1861-1960). Size: 3.5 linear ft. Location: S:137-140, OS:H. Raphael Hebert family of West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes (La.). Collection is primarily papers of Raphael Hebert and his children Joseph Guy, Noel, and Marguerite, a school teacher. Correspondence, financial / legal papers, personal papers, printed items. And photographic materials reflect the family's involvement in civic, educational, and religious affairs and includes letters from Melanie Hebert while at student at St. Basil's in Plaquemine in the 1870s, as well as a few Civil War letters. Also included are records from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 4769.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Civil War, Education, Baton Rouge, French

Helluin, Pierre Firmin. Letters. 1838-1855. 1 vol. Location: C:21. Native of France and trade store owner in Napoleonville, Louisiana. Collection contains photocopies of original letters written by Helluin to relatives in France and later transcriptions of them. Genealogical information and photocopied church records are also included. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4649.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, French

Hendrick, Calvin S. Letter. 1862 May 19. 1 item. Location: Misc. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Letter from Hendrick commenting on the federal occupation of Baton Rouge during the Civil War. He mentions the hostility of residents, isolation of the city, and federal officers attending services at his church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2098.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War, Baton Rouge

Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.

Hill, James D. Papers, 1861-1862. 4 items. Location: MISC:H. Confederate captain in the Beauregard Battalion, Louisiana Militia. Papers comprised of military orders, an invitation extended to Hill's company, the Davidson Guards, to attend church services at St. Peter's Church in New Orleans, a receipt for rent of the Odd Fellows' Hall, an permit to the Davidson Guards to hold a m ball at the hall on December 27, 1861. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038, 1125.

Hispanic American Collection. 1550-1942 (bulk 1760-1885), undated. 5 linear ft. Location: C:19-23, OS:H. Court transcripts, personal and business correspondence, poetry and plays, newspapers, legal documents, inventories, mining reports, military records, and recipes of the colonial and national periods of Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico. In Spanish. Part of the George De Forest collection. Mss. 1350.

Holdrege, Henry R. Diary, 1865. 1 vol. Location: H:16. U.S. sailor aboard the U.S.S. Nymph. Civil War entries pertain to patrols, and infractions and crimes committed by him and other sailors, drunkenness, interaction with female civilians, witnessing a baptism of African-Americans in the Mississippi River, and recreational activities in Baton Rouge. Post-war entries record his trip home to Menekaune, Wisconsin. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4874.

Houston, Samuel Rutherford. Family Papers, 1781-1940 (bulk 1781-1888). 1 linear ft. Location: U:102. Native of Virginia who became a Presbyterian clergyman and served as a missionary to Greece ca. 1839. Family letters, writings, printed items, and graphic materials. Writings consist of sermons, short stories, a Civil War diary, several diary pages, and a journal. Among the printed and graphic materials are several photographs of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3451.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War, Literature

Hunter-Taylor family papers. 1848-1899, undated 346 items; 6 ms. vols. Location: W:27. Residents of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers of Sereno Taylor, minister and principal of Silliman Female College in Clinton, Louisiana, and his wife Mary Emerson Creed Taylor on family, education, and the Civil War. Collection includes letters of Confederate soldier Samuel Eugene Hunter. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 9-10. Filed under Taylor, Sereno. Family papers of Sereno Taylor and Samuel Eugene Hunter in Archives USA. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3024.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Civil War, Education

Ives, C. A. (Clarence Albert), 1869-1966. Papers, 1895-1964. 2 linear ft. (1,748 items, 1 vol.). Location: 79:75-76. Dean of the College of Education at LSU and president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Papers include Ives' professional correspondence, series of articles by local residents on the history of the parish, early settlers and the Baptist Church. Historical writings on Louisiana, and extensive records of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (1918-1945). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2002, 2227.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Jackson, Willie, 1889-, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0282. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Jackson and his daughter, Emma Dell Peters, lived on Sterling Plantation; Jackson's grandparents were slaves. Jackson describes his childhood in Four Corners, work cultivating and harvesting sugarcane, and raising crops with his parents. He describes early transportation by horse, foot, and boat; churches in the area; and life on Sterling Plantation. Jackson also describes credit at the plantation store; illnesses; marriage customs; gambling on the card game 'Kotch'; use of French language; French language work songs; and schooling. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0282.

Janvier, Charles. Notebook. Circa 1917-1918. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Resident of New Orleans. Notebook containing copies of speeches given at religious, charitable, educational, and patriotic meetings. Included are copies of poems, quotations, and articles from published sources. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1253.

Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905. Papers. 1876, 1904, 1907, undated 7 items. Location: Misc. American actor and owner of Orange Island (now Jefferson Island, Iberia Parish, Louisiana). Papers include social letters of Jefferson; letters of his daughter-in-law, Eugenie Paul Jefferson, concerning a magazine article about Jefferson's association with Christian Science and the erection of a statue honoring him in Central Park in New York. Included are an autographed copy of Jefferson's poem 'Immortality' and an autographed photograph of Jefferson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2665.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Literature

Jenkyn, Thomas W. Letter. 1837 February 16. 1 item. Location: Misc: J. Religious writer and president of Coward College, London. Letter written by Jenkyn to Rev. J. Austin Roberts of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Jenkyn reports on both personal and political matters, referring to the abolition of church rates in England and to the issue of slavery in the United States. Jenkyn names two ministers who had 'sunk sadly' due to their pro-slavery temporizing in the U.S. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, African Americans

Jennett, Jesse. Elegiack poem, 1833 December 25. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Louisiana poet. Francis Asbury was a founder of American Methodism. He traveled to America in 1771 as a missionary and was elected bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784. Broadside of an elegiac poem written by Jesse Jennett at the death of Francis Asbury printed at the Creole Office in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans to 1861, Literature

Jerusalem Baptist Church. Minute book. 1868-1908. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:J. Church located in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Minute book includes names of members, money collected, constitution (1868) and rules of decorum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3495.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Johnson (Alfred Grima) Collection, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 1.3 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.

Johnson, Margaret. Correspondence. 1873, 1884-1907. 31 items. Location: E:45. African American resident of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from Johnson's children living in New Orleans, Mississippi, Texas, and New York City giving information about their means of livelihood, pecuniary status, and religious interests. For further information, see manuscript online catalog. Mss. 1103.

Joly, Marianne Webb. Certificate, 1832. 1 item. Location: MISC:J. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate (1802) of Marianne Webb Joly from the records of St. John the Baptist Church, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, French

Jones, George W. Papers, 1902-1984, undated (bulk 1942-1950). 3 linear ft. Locations: D:102-104. OS:J. Member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and later a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from Canton, Mississippi. Collection consists of correspondence and personal papers documenting primarily the lives of Jones and his family. Correspondence discusses news regarding Canton, World War II, the Jones family's drug store, George's wellbeing and duties, and other family members and friends. Personal papers, chiefly printed materials, document George's time in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mss. 4135.

Jules A. Dornier and Family Papers, 1917-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location: 50:15, OS:D. Farm and sugar planting family near Convent, Saint James Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence and ephemeral related to the family's farm business including World War II prisoner of war labor contracts. The collection also contains letters from former POW laborers and records showing Lillian Dornier's involvement in the Cooperative for American Remittance to Europe (CARE, Inc.) program.. Mss. 3468.

Kentwood, Louisiana, items. 1898-1906.11 items. Location: Misc. Photograph of grave of Amos and Susan Fluker Kent; village tax receipts for Ida M. Fenn and C. W. Tate; receipt of R. S. Draughan; certificate of good standing in the Tangipahoa Baptist Church for Janie Tate; and postcards of local scenes. Also include are memoranda on Ada M. Fenn and Janie Tate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1213.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women

Kimball, Fredrick. Letters, 1804-1812, 1833. 21 items. Location: VAULT:11, MISC:K, MSS.MF:K. Cotton planter of Pinckneyville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi Territory. Letters (originals and transcriptions) refer to the embargo in the West Florida Rebellion, slaves for hire, and alleged mistreatment by the United States of the rights of persons in the Mississippi Territory after the annexation of the Florida Parishes to the Union. Mss. 893.

King, John W. Writings, circa 1840-1860. 0.2 linear ft. Locations: OS:K, UU:107. Physician of Covington, Kentucky and president of Newport Manufacturing Company, Newport, Kentucky. Writings are mostly religious in nature. Most writings are fragments, but three are titled: "The Donation of Difinitions [sic[ and Teachings," "Declaration from the Grave," and "Appendix." Mss. 5366. 

Referenced in Guides: Religion

King, William W. and family. Papers, 1833-1954 (bulk 1837-1936). 9,400 items, 174 volumes. Location: N:6-8, OS:K, UU:32-57, Vault:27. New Orleans lawyer and father of writer Grace King. Papers of correspondence, bills and receipts relating to the law firm of Elmore and King; L'Embarrasse Plantation in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana; and the period during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are papers concerning the education of the children; the social, cultural, religious, and economic life of New Orleans; the anti-lottery movement; and travel in the U.S. and Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Part of the Grace King Collection. Mss. 1282.

Korn, Bertram W. Correspondence, 1965-1972. 16 items. Location: Misc. Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Letters to Mrs. S. J. Gianelloni, Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about genealogical research of Jewish family in the U.S. and the scarcity of research in American Jewish history. The Monsanto, Dow, and Tessier families are mentioned. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3459.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Baton Rouge, Jewish Community

Ku Klux Klan. Baton Rouge No. 3 Records, 1928-1939 (bulk 1928-1930). 90 items. Location: UU:308. Correspondence, membership lists, printed items, financial and legal documents, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence relates almost entirely to administrative matters, membership, and local chapters, though some letters pertain to national politics, congressional legislation, and anti-Catholic sentiments. Printed items include newsletters, circular letters, and Klan guidebooks and literature. Also present are minutes, membership lists, and the Kilgrapp's (Secretary) quarterly reports. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4770

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Baton Rouge, African Americans

Lambremont, John D. Family papers, 1843-1978. 0.5 linear ft., 7 vols. (3 on microfilm). Location: OS:L, M:12, W:28, Mss. Mf.:L, Vault:1. Educator of St. James Parish, La. Items include historical materials on St. James Parish, a print of the Convent of Sacred Heart (1974), some U.S. currency (1860-1874), and a number of printed items and manuscript volumes. Some financial and legal papers concern his father-in-law, Nelson Paul Himel. Correspondence includes a typed letter from Warren Dicharry, in which he describes teaching in China (March 19, 1949). Some materials in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2863.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education, French, Literature

Landry (Theodore E. and Lou Bird) Papers, 1931-1984. 15,000 items. Location: Z:30-31, Z:33, 43:26-28, 43:30-34, 82, 104-105. Landscape architects in Port Allen, La., Theodore E. and Lou Bird Landry were active in projects to restore plantation gardens to historical accuracy and donated their services to landscape churches in the Baton Rouge diocese. Personal and professional papers include correspondence, lectures, scrapbooks, and client files comprised of drawings, plans, photographs and color slides relating to landscape architecture. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 3771.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, Baton Rouge, French

Laughlin, Clarence John. Scrapbooks, 1880-1920. 18 volumes. Location: M:27-28. Photographer of New Orleans, Louisiana. Collection consists of seventeen scrapbooks of collages from the Victorian era (circa 1880-1920), as well as loose materials from the scrapbooks, primarily comprised of images clipped from advertisements. The collection includes collages of Christmas cards; New Year cards; French advertisements; product labels; and images of animals, flowers, and children. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5010.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Business, French

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, Auguste. Family Papers, 1812-1866 (bulk 1859-1866). 5 items (includes 1 vol.). Location: Misc:L, G:16. Cotton planter on Happy Retreat Plantation near Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of documents relating to Octave LeBlanc of Plaquemines Parish and Louis LeBlanc of St. Martin Parish and a plantation record book kept by Auguste LeBlanc. The record books contains entries for daily work performed and slave assignments. Memoranda discuss runaway slaves in Baton Rouge with the federal army in the Civil War, an expense account of building materials used to construct the Grosse Tete Chapel, and accounts with neighbors. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 214.

Lester, Memory Aldridge. Bible records, 1956-1962. 7 ms. Vols. Location: H:4. Indexed Bible records of families principally from Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama collected and compiled by Memory Aldridge Lester.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1890.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Liberty Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.). Minute book, 1962-1966. 1 v., 7 items. Location: G:18. Liberty Baptist Church of Atlanta, Ga., was organized as a Missionary Baptist Church on May 17, 1908. This minute book records meetings of Ward #3 of Liberty Baptist Church between September 1962 and November 1966. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3795.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, African Americans

Lintner, Mary E. Campbell. Scrapbook. 1819-1832. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Resident of Johnston and Schoharie, New York, and probably the wife of Joseph Albert Lintner. Scrapbook of clippings from British and American newspapers containing a speech of President John Quincy Adams, articles and verse on national holidays, religion, women and marriage, and pictures of prominent persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1842.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Women

Louisiana Baptist. Issue, 1864 August 3. 1 item. Location: Nsp. Map cage. Issue includes news of a revival meeting in General John G. Walker's division at Alexandria, and a special order issued by General G. Kirby Smith containing the schedule of prices for articles purchsed by stores of the Confederate government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War

Louisiana Folklore Society. Records, 1956-2014. 2 linear ft. Location: UU:262. Organization of folklorists, academics, teachers, and others interested in the study, preservation, and promotion of Louisiana folk culture. The records include correspondence, programs, minutes, financial records, and subject files relating to organization projects, publications, and meetings. Mss. 4168.

Louisiana Postcard Collection, 1904-1951. 507 items. Location: E:65 (short shelf). Postcards depict subjects, especially churches, schools, and some plantations in towns and regions of Louisiana. Louisiana towns and regions best represented in the collection include Abita Springs, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Convent, Covington, Donaldsonville, Franklin, Hammond, Houma, Jennings, Lake Charles, Mandeville, Monroe, Morgan City, New Orleans, Plaquemine, Saint Francisville, Shreveport, and Thibodaux. Included is a photograph depicting three women in front of a plantation house. The photograph is labeled "Alice Emilie Knapp, Forrest Home." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3645.

Louisiana Purchase Exposition booklet, 1904. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. A history and description of Lutheran parochial schools in the United States for an exhibition held at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Mo. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1717.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

Loveland, Anne C. Papers, 1978-2018 (bulk 2004-2014). 0.2 linear ft. Location: T:14. Professor in the Department of History at Louisiana State University. Papers pertain chiefly to Anne C. Loveland's writing of "Change and Conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Since 1945" (published by The University of Tennessee Press) and include correspondence, drafts, reviews, reader reports, research materials, and other publishing documents. Other materials include a manuscript copy of "From Meetinghouse to Megachurch: A Material and Cultural History" (by Loveland and Otis B. Wheeler) and a USB flash drive containing 11 files (.doc files) of Loveland's unpublished manuscript "Citizenship" (2016-2017). Mss. 5390.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, LSU

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

Lytle, Andrew D. Family collection, circa 1824-1981 (bulk 1880-1915).  2.5 linear ft., 25 volumes, 50 artifacts. Location: 5:, 104:, OS:L. Photographer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This collection contains family papers, printed items, photographs, and artifacts relating to the Andrew D. Lytle family and related Dickinson family. Family papers relate to family matters and genealogy. Printed items include newspaper clippings, prayer books, poetry, and picture postcards. Postcard were produced as souvenir postcards and depict scenes in Louisiana, Colorado, Ohio and Winnipeg, Canada. Some postcards depict African-Americans as childlike (circa 1905). Photographs are in multiple formats that were produced professionally consisting of individual portraits and group photographs, including LSU cadets (1910-1911). Of note is a scene of a large African American group gathered at a river for a baptism (circa 1905). A variety of objects comprise the artifacts. They include jewelry, an evening bag, textiles, buckles, a flute, pins and ribbons. Several artifacts represent chapters of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias. Mss. 5207.

M. Faler and Company. Letters, 1886-1889. 1 vol. Location: O:4. General mercantile and cotton pressing company in Hazelhurst, Copiah County, Mississippi. The company was managed by M. Faler and Andrew Mangold. Letter book of original letters. Business letters concern the purchase and sale of goods, insurance, and related matters. Personal letters to Mangold concern the Hazelhurst Church and the Hazelhurst Opera House, along with letters from his brother. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1092.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Performing arts, Business

Macedonia Baptist Church. Minute books. 1869-1968 (bulk 1869-1933). 12 items, 4 vols. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Baptist church located north of Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Minute books record actions of the church membership and include lists of members and decisions made by the church body on their behalf. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2939.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

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

Madison, James. Will, 1812 Jan. 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. First Protestant Episcopal bishop of Virginia and president of the College of William and Mary. Handwritten and typewritten copy of the last will and testament of James Madison recorded by the clerk of court, James City County, Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

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.

Marionneaux, Marie Doralise. Certificate, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate of Marie Doralise Marionneaux (baptized in 1815) from the registers of births and baptisms of St. Gabriel's Church, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, 1855. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, French

Markham, Thomas Railey, 1828-1894. Papers, 1794-1932 (bulk 1850-1890). 4.5 linear ft. Location: B:42-46, 99:m, OS:M, J:4 .Pastor of the Lafayette Presbyterian Church in New Orleans (1856-1894) and chaplain in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Collection documents Markham's activities as a minister and includes sermons and memorandum books. Civil War materials include correspondence and military orders. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 649, 650.

Marshall, John J. Plantation ledgers, 1866-1899. 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Planter of Allendale Plantation, near Stonewall, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Plantation ledgers record wages and supplies given to freedmen laborers and include accounts of the Trinity Mission and the All Saints Church, rent records, crop production, and sick days of each laborer. Another ledger records butter production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3025.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, African Americans

Marston, Henry and family. Papers, 1818-1938 (bulk 1850-1890). 2,104 items, 59 volumes. Location: U:220-222, U:267, G:19. Planters of East Feliciana Parish and Red River Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes diaries; plantation records; legal documents; personal correspondence; bank records; and Civil War papers. Diaries comment on public health, yellow fever epidemic, race relations, labor and the political participation of African Americans. Other volumes record activities of the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. Papers of son , Bulow, reflect his activities as planter, steamboat operator, and warehouse owner. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735 and 6061: University Publications of America, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Reel 13 and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 14, or For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 624.

Martin, John S. Letter, 1866 Apr. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Rev. John S. Martin in New Orleans writes to his wife, Susan P. Martin, in Bladensburg, Md., discussing family illnesses and worry over epidemic diseases in the North. He describes events at a Methodist Episcopal Church, South convention he is attending, mentioning the election of several bishops, including Dr. William May Wightman of South Carolina. Mss. 4077.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Martin, Leonard, 1908-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.0281. Sugarcane farmer and great-grandson of a slave, Martin was a resident of Four Corners, Louisiana, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Martin's account of the sale of his great-grandfather as a slave along with descriptions of his education; his father's career as the first African American schoolteacher in the area; work in sugarcane farming; and a dance-hall operator, Alice LeBaude. Martin also describes forms of transportation; the marriage of his white maternal grandmother to a Native American; his own marriage; work in Texas; the use of drugs in Four Corners; and his religion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0281.

Mascarella, Patrick, 1942-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Transcript (55 pages). Location: L:4700.0139. Priest at Christ the King Chapel, on the LSU Campus, Baton Rouge. Topics include the dismissal of the Claretians (a religious order) at Christ the King, student involvement at Christ the King, the role of the Catholic student center, and the establishment of a religious studies department at LSU. Father Mascarella also discusses his relations with the Claretians, Father Michael Cody, Father Richard Greene, and Bishop Joseph V. Sullivan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0139.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Baton Rouge, LSU

McElroy, Joseph. Passport. 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Passport issued to clergyman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

McGloin, Frank. Letter, 1884 October 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. President of the Society of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter thanking C. H. Rabad for translating the rules, and regulations of the Society of the Holy Spirit into French in order that the communication may be sent to the Vatican in Rome. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1178.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans 1866-