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Michael S. Martin Papers

Collection 479

Martin, Michael S. (1972- ). Papers, 1949-2005, n.d.

3.5 feet

Dr. Michael S. Martin is a history professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Receiving both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University (then University of Southwestern Louisiana), he received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Arkansas in 2003. He returned to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette shortly afterward and has taught there ever since, earning the rank of Professor of History. He currently holds the Cheryl Courrégé/Board of Regents Professorship in History, is the managing editor of the historical journal Louisiana History, and formerly served as director of the Center for Louisiana Studies. His research interests include Louisiana history, public history, and history of the U.S. South. His publications include Russell Long: A Life in Politics (2014), Louisiana Beyond Black and White: Recent Interpretations of Twentieth-Century Race and Race Relations (as editor, 2011), and Historic Lafayette (2007).

The materials in this collection include Dr. Martin’s research on his political biography of Russell B. Long, a U.S. Senator and member of Louisiana’s most influential political family. Research files consist mostly of Long speeches photocopied from the Congressional Record spanning from 1949 to the mid-1980s, along with some news articles and hand-written notes. These are arranged alphabetically by topic devised by the creator to preserve the context in which the materials were researched and assembled. Manuscript files include Dr. Martin’s article and book drafts, excerpts, publishing correspondence and documents, and notes on index cards from various published texts and from the RBL 3700 collection at LSU archives. The third series consist of about 60 color 3x5” photographs taken by Dr. Martin of historic buildings in or around downtown Lafayette, Louisiana.

Dr. Michael Martin donated this collection.

Series:

A. Research Files 1-01 thru 3-31
B. Manuscript Files 3-32 thru 4-04
C. Photographs 4-05

Inventory:

Box 1
 
A. Research Files
    1-01 Miscellaneous, 1948-1956
    1-02 Miscellaneous, 1957-1971
    1-03 Miscellaneous, 1972-1986
    1-04 ABM, 1968-1969
    1-05 Agnew, Spiro T., 1969
    1-06 Agriculture, 1954-1956
    1-07 Airline Strike, 1966
    1-08 Alaskan Statehood, 1958
    1-09 Alcoholism, 1969
    1-10 Anti-Trust and Small Business, 1959, 1967
    1-11 Area Redevelopment Act, 1963
    1-12 AT&T, 1962
    1-13 Basing Point System, 1949-1951, undated
    1-14 Balance of Payments, 1965-1968
    1-15 Biography, 1985, 1991, 1994
        Several journal articles discussing the topic of biography
    1-16 Budget, 1960
    1-17 Campaign Finance, 1971
    1-18 Carswell/Haynsworth, 1970
    1-19 Caswell, North Carolina and Bason Family, 2003
        Includes letter, news articles on family, and notes
    1-20 Child Care, 1970-1971
    1-21 China, 1951
    1-22 Civil Rights, 1957
    1-23 Civil Rights, 1960s, Part 1
    1-24 Civil Rights, 1960s, Part 2
    1-25 Civil Rights, 1960s, Part 3
    1-26 Civil Rights, 1970s
    1-27 Cloture, 1949-1971
    1-28 Cold War, 1949-2003, Part 1
        Includes some notes and articles
    1-29 Cold War, 1949-2003, Part 2
        Includes some notes and artcles
    1-30 Communism, 1949-1968
    1-31 Comsat, 1962-1963
    1-32 Connally Reservation, 1960
    1-33 Contingency Fund, 1960
    1-34 Corporate Taxation, 1957
    1-35 CQA/CR Notes
        Notes pertaining to R.B. Long’s voting record on various issues
    1-36 Cuba, 1960-1961
    1-37 Czechoslovakia, 1968 or 1969
    1-38 Debt Ceiling, 1963-1967
    1-39 Defense Housing Act, 1951
    1-40 Democratic Party, 1959
    1-41 Depletion Percentage, 1951-1958
    1-42 Dillon, C. Douglas, 1959
    1-43 Disarmament, 1963
    1-44 DNC, 1968
    1-45 Dominican Republic, 1965-1966
    1-46 Drug Costs, 1966-1968
    1-47 Dual Distribution, 1965
    1-48 Dupont Divestiture, 1962
    1-49 East/West Germany, 1953
    1-50 Economic Aid, 1951
    1-51 Economics, 1967, 1983
        Includes journal article on presidential economic advisors
    1-52 Edwards, Edwin, 2001
        Journal article on former Louisiana governor
    1-53 Electoral College, 1970
    1-54 Employee Stock Ownership Plans, 1976-1981, undated
        Includes letter by Senator Long on wealth redistribution (undated) and news articles
    1-55 ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), 1949, 1953
    1-56 Excise Tax, 1965
    1-57 Fair Employment Practice Act, 1950, 2003
    1-58 Fair Trade Practice, 1952
    1-59 Family Assistance Plan, Part 1, 1970-1972, 2001
    1-60 Family Assistance Plan, Part 2, 1970-1972, 2003
    1-61 Family Assistance Plan, Part 3, 1970-1971
    1-62 Farmer’s Co-ops, 1961
    1-63 Federal Aid to Education, 1952
    1-64 Federal Housing Act, 1950, 1961
    1-65 Fishing Rights, 1963
    1-66 Flood Control, 1960
    1-67 Flood, Mississippi River, 1949
    1-68 Foreign Aid, 1952-1967
    1-69 Foreign Aid – Poland, 1954
    1-70 Foreign Exploration, 1966
    1-71 Foreign Relations, 1967
    1-72 Foreign Tax, 1959
    1-73 Foreign Tax Credit, 1957
    1-74 Foreign Trade, 1970
    1-75 Fort Polk, 1958
    1-76 Fortas, Abe, 1968
    1-77 Gold, 1968
    1-78 Goldwater, Barry, 1962
    1-79 Gore (Albert) Collection, 1959-1966
        Includes copies of letters sent from or sent to Senator Albert Gore
    1-80 Government Research, 1963
    1-81 Governor’s Race of 1952, 2002, undated
        Consists of articles and notes relating to Long and candidate Boggs
         
Box 2
    2-01 Hawaiian Statehood, 1952-1959
    2-02 Highway Funding, 1961
    2-03 Housing and Rent Act of 1947, 1951
    2-04 Hurricane Betsy, 1965
    2-05 Inflation, 1951-1966
    2-06 Influence of Press on Elections, 1960
    2-07 Inter-American Bank, 1965
    2-08 Interest Rates, 1958-1967
    2-09 Intra-Coastal Canal and Excise Tax, 1962
    2-10 Investment Tax Credit, 1967
    2-11 Johnson, Lyndon B., 1968
    2-12 Kennedy, John F. – Assassination, 1963
        Contains photocopied correspondence to and from Democratic strategist Larry O’Brien and notes by M. Martin pertaining to sources at JFK Library
    2-14 Kennedy, Robert F., 1968
    2-15 Khruschev, Nikita, 1962
    2-16 Labor, 1959-1961
    2-17 Labor Co-ops, 1961
    2-18 Latin America, 1961
    2-19 Law and Order, 1967-1968
    2-20 Long Family, 1950-2003, undated
        Includes articles and notes on members of the Long family
    2-21 Long, Earl Kemp, 1959-2003
    2-22 Long, Earl Kemp – Information from Jack McGuire, 1959-2003
        Materials collected during correspondence with McGuire
    2-23 Long, Earl Kemp – Mental Breakdown, 1959-2003
    2-24 Long, Huey P., 1993
    2-25 Long, Huey P. – Articles, bulk 1987-1994, undated
    2-26 Long, Rose, 1970
    2-27 Long, Russell B., 1973-2003
    2-28 Long, Russell B. – Congressional Record Overview, 2003
        Includes some excerpts from Long’s speeches in Congress
    2-29 Long, Russell B. – Times-Picayune, 1980
        Articles published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune
    2-30 Louisiana History Articles, 1986-1990
    2-31 MacArthur, Douglas, 1951
    2-32 Major Diseases, 1965
    2-33 McCarthy, Joseph, 1950, 2003
        Includes some handwritten notes
    2-34 Medicaid. 1968
    2-35 Medical Care, 1960
    2-36 Medicare, 1962-1966
        Includes some handwritten notes
    2-37 Memory, 1989-2003, undated
        Contains journal articles and notes on the topic of memory
    2-38 Middle East – Eisenhower Doctrine, 1957
    2-39 Military – Economic Aid, 1951
    2-40 Military Housing, 1961
    2-41 Military Installation, 1953-1961
    2-42 Miscellaneous Congressional Records, 1949-1984
    2-43 Monopolies, 1962-1963
    2-44 Mutual Defense – Korea, 1954
    2-45 Mutual Security Act, 1951-1957
    2-46 Nader Report, 1972
        Ralph Nader’s report on Russell B. Long in Citizens Look at Congress
    2-47 National Debt, 1953, 1965
    2-48 NATO, 1949-1960
    2-49 Natural Gas Act, 1950-1961
    2-50 Navigation, 1951
    2-51 News Articles, 1949-1960
    2-52 Nixon, Richard M., 1960-1973
    2-53 NLRA, 1949
    2-54 OAS, 1961-1962
    2-55 Oil, 1958-1979
    2-56 Oral History Interviews, 1977, 1986, 1994, 1995, undated
    2-57 Patents, 1966
    2-58 Pension Plans as Tax Shelters, 1960
    2-59 Percy vs. Long, 1968
    2-60 Presidential Election Campaign Funding, 1966-1968
    2-61 Primary System, 1960
    2-62 Private vs. Public, 1969
    2-63 Public Debt, 1965-1966
    2-64 Reciprocal Trade/Tariff
    2-65 Republican Party, 1950-1959
    2-66 Revenue Act, 1969, 1971
    2-67 Role of Federal Government, 1954
    2-68 Santo Domingo, 1965
    2-69 School Lunch Program, 1954
    2-70 SDS, 1969
    2-71 Self-Employed Individuals Tax Retirement Act (HR10), 1960-1962
    2-72 Senate History, Part 1, 1986-2003, undated
        Consists of journal articles
    2-73 Senate History, Part 2, 1986-2003, undated
        Consists of journal articles
         
Box 3
    3-01 Shrimp Industry Relief, 1960-1961
    3-02 Social Security, 1950-1965
    3-03 Social Welfare, 1967
    3-04 Soviet Consulate, 1967
    3-05 St. Lawrence Seaway, 1952
    3-06 Strauss, Lewis L., 1959
    3-07 Sugar Act, 1951-1971
    3-08 Supreme Court, 1954-1971
    3-09 Tax Reduction/Relief, 1954-1975
    3-10 Taxation, 1950-1976
    3-11 Taxation – Corporate and Excise, 1959
    3-12 Taxation – Revenue Act, 1964
    3-13 Tidelands, 1952-2003
        Includes some notes and oral history transcript from Oscar L. Chapman
    3-14 Trade, 1953-1971
    3-15 Trade Reform Bill, 1972-1974
    3-16 Trading with Enemy Act, 1962
    3-17 Troops to Europe, 1951
    3-18 Truman, Harry S., undated
        Contains notes and book excerpts
    3-19 U-2, 1960
    3-20 Unemployment, 1959
    3-21 Unemployment Insurance, 1966
    3-22 U.S.—Japanese Treaty, 1960
    3-23 Veterans Housing Loans, 1957
    3-24 Veterans Insurance, 1961-1963
    3-25 Vietnam, 1964-1970, 2003
        Includes notes
    3-26 Voting Rights and Poll Tax, 1962-1975
    3-27 Wallace, George and Richard Nixon, 1968
    3-28 Water Pollution, 1961
    3-29 Welfare, 1956-1971
    3-30 Women in Military, 1953
    3-31 World Court, 1963
         
 
B. Manuscript Files
    3-32 Chappell Comments, Part 1, undated
        Editorial comments on R.B. Long book draft
    3-33 Chappell Comments, Part 2, undated
        Editorial comments on R.B. Long book draft
    3-34 Civil Rights Legislative Chapter, Part 1, 1962-1968, undated
        Mostly notes from correspondence and press releases from RBL 3700 collection at LSU
    3-35 Civil Rights Legislative Chapter, Part 2, 1960-1986, undated
        News articles and some notes from RBL 3700 collection at LSU
    3-36 Contacts, undated
    3-37 Correspondence, 2001-2002
    3-38 Family Assistance Plan Article, Part 1, 2004
        Draft copies of Martin article regarding Nixon’s 1970 welfare reform measure
    3-39 Family Assistance Plan Article, Part 2, 2004
        Copies of Martin’s article and proposed book chapter draft
    3-40 Ideas, undated
        Brainstormed sketches and lists of topics on Long
    3-41 Long, Russell B. Collections Notes, undated
        Excerpts and quotes from materials in the RBL 3700 Collection at LSU
    3-42 Long, Russell B. Encyclopedia Article, 2005
        Contract for Martin with The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives to write entry for Russell B. Long
    3-43 Manuscript Reviews, undated
        Reviews of Martin’s manuscripts, including large portion of book
    3-44 Miscellaneous Notes, Part 1, undated
        Notes on research topics, congressional records, politics, etc.
    3-45 Miscellaneous Notes, Part 2, undated
        General notes and articles on Boggs and Ellender
    3-46 Miscellaneous Notes, Part 3, undated
        Information on Nixon, articles on Long, congressional records, and general notes
    3-47 Miscellaneous Notes, Part 4, undated
        General notes and references to various manuscript collections
    3-48 New Orleans Saints, Part 1, 1966-2004
        Includes notes, news articles, Martin paper, and publishing materials
    3-49 New Orleans Saints, Part 2, 1966-2004
        Includes news articles, Martin paper drafts, CR speech, and journal articles on sports
    3-50 Outlines and Bibliographies, 2002-2003
        Working bibliographies, RBL article references, and preliminary outline for Long dissertation
    3-51 Possible Sources, 2001-2002
        Notes and online catalog print-outs
    3-52 Secondary Source Notes, undated
        Various notes and references
    3-53 Williams, T. Harry, Part 1, 1946, 1983, 2002, undated
        Drafts of Martin’s article on Long biographer and other essays
    3-54 Williams, T. Harry, Part 2, 1946-2002, undated
        Includes drafts of book chapters, copied correspondence, and general notes
         
Box 4
    4-01 Notecards, Part 1, undated
        Notes from RBL 3700 collection at LSU
    4-02 Notecards, Part 2, undated
        Notes from published sources
    4-03 Notecards, Part 3, undated
        Notes from published sources
    4-04 Notecards, Part 4, undated
        Notes from RBL 3700 collection at LSU and published sources
         
 
C. Photographs
    4-05 Photographs of Lafayette, Louisiana, undated
        Sixty-one 3x5” color photographs of Lafayette historic buildings and downtown, including Mouton House, Saint John Cathedral, Old City Hall, Cajundome, and others