Note: Larger holdings are labeled "Collection"; smaller holdings (less than 2½ inches) are labeled "Manuscript".
The Minerals Management Service (MMS), U.S. Department of the Interior, sponsored a study to examine the historical evolution of the offshore oil and gas industry and its effects on Louisiana’s coastal culture, economy, landscape, and society. Between 2001 and 2006, over 450 interviews were recorded for the project. Each interview provides a unique look at the offshore oil and gas industry and its impacts on workers, their families and their communities. The interviews are on compact discs.
Mainly the business records of Ogden who was active in the rice brokerage field. He worked in Cuba for many years until forced out by the revolution in 1961. He had a close connection with the Godchaux Family and Louisiana State Rice Milling Company.
Donated by Mrs. Edward B. Ogden, Jr.
Material written by or about Andre Olivier, promoter of St. Martinville. Several items are reprints of newspaper articles issued as small broadsides.
Copy of Letters from Sisters of Ursuline Convent to Andrew Jackson, 20 December 1814 and copy of obituary in convent's register, 1820 for Sister St. Marie. Transcripts and photostat. Ursuline Convent, New Orleans, LA.
Olivier Duclozel, Pierre ( - ). Succession Records, 1840-1848
Legal documents connected with the succession of Pierre Olivier Duclozel, St. Martin Parish Estate 914, 1840-1848. Photocopies.
Donated by Mrs. Drouet W. Vidrine.
2 volumes; Microfilm: 2 reels [35mm]
Official volumes of cattle brands kept by Register of Brands.
Opelousas is a city located in St. Landry Parish. Established in 1720, it is the third oldest city in Louisiana and prides itself as the Zydeco capital of the world. This collection contains oral histories from residents of Opelousas. Topics include life in Opelousas during the 1940s and 1950s, experiences as educators, the Civil Rights Movement, Cajun and Creole cultures, Zydeco music, and the Louisiana Orphan Train Riders. Melanie Lee-Lebouef of the City of Opelousas Tourism donated this collection.
Photocopy of play, Like a Hill. Drama. **RESTRICTIONS**
Original Little Louisiana Company of San Francisco. Organized February, 1887. 33rd Drawing Class L Regular Monthly Drawing, Capital Prize, $7,500, Tuesday, November 12, 1889. Louisiana State Lottery Company at New Orleans. Drawing held September 10, 1889.
Microfilm: 382 reels
Records from selected Orleans Parish notaries, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries
24 ½ feet; oversize
Ollie Tucker Osborne's papers detail the activities of one of Louisiana's leading advocates of women's rights during the 1970s. Osborne was extremely active in the League of Women Voters and the Evangeline ERA coalition. She attended conferences and workshops throughout the South. She was appointed to the 1977 state women's convention in Baton Rouge and was elected a state delegate to the national convention in Houston. She helped organize and coordinate a number of workshops and conferences in Louisiana on women's rights. The papers reflect Osborne's activities in the women's movement and her career in advertising. There are several scrapbooks concerning her years in New York. The largest series contains League of Women Voters records of the local and state levels. The collection includes memos, correspondence, publicity materials (a great interest of Osborne's) and, often, photographs. Her photographs of delegates to the 1973 Constitutional Convention are probably one of the better visual sources on its participants. Ollie Tucker Osborne donated the papers as part of the Women in Louisiana Collection.
Mainly literary manuscripts of Dr. Osborne who was long-time member of the USL English Department.
Donated by Ollie Tucker Osborne.