LONG, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935

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Guide to Research Collections

Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: Discussed in interviews with Gordon Browning and Burton K. Wheeler.

Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1929-1940. 35 items. Letters concerning the “Share Our Wealth” program, circulars, clippings, and photographs.

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: 1926-1938. 19 items. Chiefly concerning Long’s career and death, including correspondence (1931) with Julian LaRose Harris concerning ”potlikker and cornpone” recipes. Also correspondence in Mildred Hicks papers, 1917-1945.

Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, DE
Papers: In E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Company, Office of the president records, 1909-1952 (bulk 1914-1948); and John J. Raskob papers, 1900-1956.

Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, LA
Papers: Handbills, circulars, broadsides, postcards, and photographs in Long-Allen-Leche collection, 1929-1940; and correspondence and legal and estate papers related to the settlement of the estate of Huey Long, his widow, and their children in Charles J. Rivet papers, 1915-1971. Finding aid.

Oral History: Discussed in Cecil Mortan interview (1985) on the Huey Long era by Betty W. Carter.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1928. 5 items.

Louisiana State University
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: 1918-1935. 48 feet. Includes family, legal and public papers; photographs; scrapbooks; memorabilia; and portraits. Very little on his Senate years, except for a small amount of Senate memorabilia. Also several thousand items relating to the personal and political affairs of the Long family, particularly Huey Long, in Russell B. Long papers, 1920-1986. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: 2.5 feet of correspondence (1934-1978) about Long; 3 items in Huey P. Long collection (1934-1935) including a photograph, a pamphlet entitled “Is the Senate Afraid of Huey Long?”, and a song by Chris Yacich and Frank Arena entitled “Follow Long”; items in the Aswell family collection; John B. Fournet papers, 1844-1970; Helen Gilkison papers, 1925-1962 (bulk 1925-1948); photographs in Great Southern Lumber Company collection, 1924-1938; discussed in J. Thomas Tanner papers, 1869-1980; and circulars (1934-1935) of Long political organization in Randall A. Detro collection, 1932-1988. Finding aid.

Oral History: 1959-1968. Transcripts of 230 interviews with Long’s family and friends done by T. Harry Williams. Restricted.

Oral History: Discussed in interview (1966) with Morris Lewis Witten, conducted by Witten’s daughter Morris Lewis Witten.

Louisiana Tech University Library
Ruston, LA
Papers: Letters by Boone relating to his disillusionment with Long in William C. Boone correspondence, 1928-1930; articles and printed material on Long in Harley B. Bozeman papers, 1858-1971; and in Earl R. Hester papers, 1850-1965.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library
Natchitoches, LA
Papers: Discussed in writings (1950s) by Harley B. Bozeman in Bozeman collection, on 1 microfilm reel; items pertaining to memorial services (1938) and references in NSU-University Archives; items and references in Dudley Tatman collection, 1985; Melrose collection, 1700s-1948; photographs in A. H. May collection, 1930s-1963; 1 letter (1925) in A.A. Fredericks collection, 1914-1964, permission required; 1 pamphlet (1930) in Robert DeBlieux collection; speech (1935) and references in Ernest S. Clements collection, 1918-1968; references in Everett Webber collection, 1950s-1960s; and correspondence, unfinished novel, and miscellaneous items in James Aswell collection, 1930s-1950s.

Tulane University
Lousiana Research Collection
New Orleans, LA
Papers: ca. 100 items. In the Jack McGuire collection including speech drafts, and files on political foes, share the wealth program, and a bond issue for roads and bridges.

Papers: Addition Long material in the Harry S. Michel papers, 1877-1945; Hermann Bacher Deutsch papers, 1827-1970; David R. McGuire memorial collection, 1745-2005; Cecil Morgan papers, 1922-1971; Frank Leo Loria papers, 1933-1975; Hilda Phelps Hammond papers, 1908-1951; and Leon Trice Louisiana political photographs, circa 1920s-1940s.

Unversity of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Papers: Audiotaped reminiscences in Roy Vincent Harris papers, 1931-1983.

University of Illinois
Illinois Historical Survey
Urbana, IL
Papers: Correspondence in Marie Hochmuth Nichols papers, 1927-1978.

University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Papers: Memorabilia and clippings in Gladys McGuffey Rogers papers, ca. 1930-1941; and material on Long in Hermann Bacher Deutsch papers, 1920-1945. Finding aid.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: Material on Long and his associates, mostly in regard to alleged malfeasance in W. D. Robinson papers, 1865-1945; and correspondence (1933-1936) with women’s groups and other organizations opposing Long in Louisiana and seeking his expulsion by the U.S. Senate, and campaign materials of various candidates opposing Long in the Martha Gasquet Westfeldt papers, 1875-1936.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: Correspondence in John Andrew Simpson papers, 1917-1934; and Joseph A. Brandt papers, 1915-1980.