Jackson Barracks Museum Library and Archive Finding Aid
February 2016, Bev Boyko, Archives and Collections Manager

Mexican War Period

Mexican War Record Book of CPT Fairchild, Co, B, Louisiana Militia Volunteers, 1847
2013.003.048

Civil War Period
“The Jackson Barracks documents are significant primarily because of the information they contain concerning the last year and a half of the war in Louisiana. They reveal interesting and unusual facts about lesser known military units and their activities during 1864 and 1865. Once the Red River Campaign of 1864 had ended, Confederate forces in the state (mostly cavalry units) settled down to skirmishing with small Union detachments, raids into Union-held territory, chasing deserters and Jayhawkers, conducting picket and outpost duty, and performing normal drill and camp routines. Then, as the end of the conflict neared, discipline and morale amongst the troops declined, and the army in this state began to dissolve. All of these activities are reflected in the Jackson Barracks records.” (Bergeron 1995)

Andrew Booth Collection – 1908-1922
1955.002.001
Material produced by Thomas W. Castleman, 1908-14; Thomas J. Shaffer, 1914-15; and Andrew B. Booth, 1915-22, LA Commissioners of Military Records. Also available in microfilm (#LAG1) at State Archives, Baton Rouge.

“Act1156 (1908) required the Commissioner of Military Records to collect and compile the records and muster rolls of LA Confederate soldiers and “to secure the publication of as many copies in book form as may be necessary.” The well known Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, credited to the third and last commissioner Andrew B. Booth, appeared in 1920 in three volumes. The major weakness in Booths Records is the fact that the volumes omit the names of many men…and present incomplete records for other men. Even the “Compiled Service Records” in the National Archives (microscopy No. 320) fail to document completely the service of many of the states Confederate soldiers.” (Bergeron 1995)

1955.002.001-1
166 bound volumes of LA Civil War Soldier Rosters. Photostat from War Department Records in 1912 by LA Commissioner of Military Records (Booth et al). Rebound 2002-2003

1955.002.001-2
10 volumes of Louisiana Civil War Soldier Parole, Prisoner of War, Officer's of Medical Corps Rosters. Copied from War Department Records by LA Commissioner of Military Records (Booth et al) circa 1912. Including: Crescent Regiment, 9th La Infantry, 9th La Battalion, 9 La Volunteers, 9th La Cavalry, 2 La Cavalry, 27th La Infantry, 2nd La Infantry, 7th La Cavalry, Paroles at Meridian Miss., Officer's of Medical Corps

1955.002.001-3
2 document boxes of miscellaneous material produced by the Commissioner of LA Military Records 1908-1922. Includes List of LA Commands, Memorial Hall LA Unit Records, Reports to the Governor, Account Book, and Correspondence (Information Requests) by family name

1955.002.001-4
1 document box of information regarding deceased LA Civil War soldiers. Probably produced/collected by the Commissioner of LA Military Records 1908-1922. Includes register of confederate Dead Hollywood Cemetery, Final Statement compiled by COL H.M. Favrot 1861-65, Claims of Deceased Soldiers 1861-63, Favrot Correspondence, Returns of Deceased Soldiers from Hospitals 1861-63, Roster of Confederate Dead at Johnson Island, OH.

Joseph L. Brent Collection – Civil War Period
1955.002.002
All of 'the documents in this group relate to the military service of Joseph Lancaster Brent. With the rank of major, he was ordnance officer for Major General John B. Magruder's division in Virginia in 1862. Brent later accompanied Major General Richard Taylor to Louisiana, where he served as chief of artillery and ordnance for the District of Western Louisiana and rose to the rank of colonel. After Taylor was transferred east of the Mississippi River in late 1864, Brent was assigned to duty as a brigadier general by General Edmund Kirby Smith, but this assignment was never confirmed by the Confederate Congress. Brent assumed command of a cavalry brigade operating in south Louisiana. In early 1865, he became commander of all cavalry forces in the state, including his old brigade, Colonel Isaac F. Harrison's brigade north of Red River, and various scout, outpost, and courier commands. The present arrangement of Brent's papers appears to have been established by Thomas W. Castleman.

E.G. Randolph Collection – Civil War Period
1955.002.003
Roster Book, Correspondence, Receipts, Notebook relating to Civil War service of Col E.G. Randolph and Company A of the 9th Louisiana Volunteers , Bossier Parrish.

In 1861 Randolph organized the first company in Bossier Parish was made captain of the same and on the organization of the Ninth Regiment of Louisiana Infantry he was made lieutenant-colonel and later colonel. He was in Virginia with his regiment when he received the commission of colonel and the balance of the time he was stationed at Shreveport. He was paroled on June 8, 1865.

Richard Taylor Collection – Civil War Period
1955.002.004
Correspondence relating primarily to General Taylor's service as commander of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana. Taylor was the son of United States President Zachary Taylor and First Lady Margaret Taylor. He was commissioned as a colonel of the 9th Louisiana Infantry, and served at the First Battle of Bull Run. 1861, Taylor was promoted to brigadier general. He commanded a Louisiana brigade under Richard S. Ewell in the Shenandoah Valley campaign and during the Seven Days. His brigade consisted of various Louisiana regiments, as well as Major Chatham Roberdeau Wheat's "Louisiana Tiger" battalion. When Taylor was promoted to the rank of major general on July 28, 1862, he was the youngest major general in the Confederacy. He was ordered to Opelousas, Louisiana, to conscript and enroll troops in the District of Western Louisiana, part of the Trans-Mississippi Department. After his service as a recruit officer, Taylor was given command of the tiny District of West Louisiana. During 1863, Taylor directed an effective series of clashes with Union forces over control of lower Louisiana, most notably at Battle of Fort Bisland and the Battle of Irish Bend. In 1864, Taylor defeated Union General Nathaniel P. Banks in the Red River Campaign with a smaller force, commanding the Confederate forces in the Battle of Mansfield and the Battle of Pleasant Hill. Taylor was given command of the Department of Alabama and Mississippi and commanded the defenses around the city of Mobile, Alabama. After John Bell Hood's disastrous campaign into Tennessee, Taylor was given command of the Army of Tennessee.[3] He surrendered his department at Citronelle, Alabama, the last major Confederate force remaining east of the Mississippi, to Union General Edward Canby on May 8, 1865, and was paroled three days later. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Taylor_(general))

Prudhomme Collection – Civil War Period
1955.002.005

This collection contains documents created, received, or kept by Lieutenant J. [Jacque] Alphonse Prudhomme, Enrolling Officer, Confederate States Army (CSA), Natchitoches, LA between May 8, 1863 and May 15, 1865. including documents to and from other staff in the Natchitoches Conscript District and Prudhomme’s chain of command: 1St Lt (later Capt.) Goodwill (Adjutant), Col E.G Randolph (Commandant Conscript Div), Brig Gen Greer, and Lt General (later General) E. Kirby Smith.

Civil War Manuscripts, Misc. – Civil War Period
1955.002.007-.009
1. Misc. Louisiana Civil War Commands - Cavalry, 1864-65
2. Louisiana CSA Infantry Commands, 1861-1865
3. Letters, May 27, 1862- June 1, 1865

Microfilm Archive
1979.002
Eleven (11) microfilm reels of documents held by the Adjutant Generals Office microfilmed by State Archives 1979. Contains Collections: Booth, Prudhomme, Cavalry, Infantry, Randolph, Taylor, Port Hudson Paroles, Crescent Artillery Rollbook, Brent, CSA Paroles etc.

Victor von Scheliha Collection – Civil War Period
2013.005.008
Flat box of material related to Victor von Scheliha, 1861-1903. Von Scheliha graduated from Prussion Military Academy in 1844, immigated to Texas 1851 and Louisiana in 1853. Appointed Aide de Campe to BG commanding Louisiana Legion 1861. Served throughout the war then back to Prussia serving in St. Petersburg until return to Seattle, Washington (daughter's home) where taught mathmatics and languages until disabled by stroke. Applied for admission to Soldier's Home of Louisiana in 1903 and these documents may be result of providing attachments in support of that application.

W.H. Mason Collection, 1827, 1860-1863, 1888
1954.002
1827 “Janin” citizenship sheepskin parchment, Platform for Friends of United Southern Action 1860, Statement “Enemy” of U.S 1862, Pledge to Support U.S. 1863, Appointment Special Officer 1888, CSA Bonds etc.

Capitol Annex Public Works Civil War Map Collection, 1859-1882
1956.003

Forty-nine (49) Printed and hand-drawn maps from the Civil War era mostly focused on Louisiana--or portions thereof--with some maps featuring areas in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and the entire southeastern United States. Collection also contains a binder of information about the maps compiled by L. E. Hooper.

Late 19th Century

United Confederate Veterans – Antebellum Period
1955.002.006
Ten (10 Record Boxes: documents, mostly Rosters, related to the United Confederate Veterans Camps 1-824, 1896-1907 (1892-96). One box organized by state, nine boxes by camp number.

Soldiers Home of Louisiana – Antebellum Period
2013.005.007

In March 1866, shortly after the end of the war, the Louisiana Legislature decided to provide for local veterans, and the result was the Confederate Soldiers’ Home for Louisiana. The original home operated in Mandeville until the Reconstruction government stopped funding it. Reconstruction ended in 1877, but it wasn’t until 1882 that a reorganized board of commissioners purchased land on Bayou St. John to build a residence for the soldiers (1700 Moss St).

Beauregard Monument Association, 1893-1915
2013.005.009

Beauregard Monument Association, 1893-1915. The Association was established in 1893 after the death of General Beauregard for the purpose of establishing the memorial monument at City Park, 1915. Contracts, certificates, correspondence, speeches etc. Probably collected by A.B. Booth, Association Secretrary.

“Weekling Gleanings” Newspaper copies, 1880s
40-50 pieces. Not sorted or cataloged.

19th Century Small Archive
Oversized one shelf by 2 inches. One small box. Not sorted or cataloged.

Spanish American War Period

Oliver W. Hainkel Collection, 1899-1939
2013.005.010

Spanish American War memorabilia, publications, service medals, epaulettes and records.

William C. Ehlers Scrapbook
2013.005.011
Scrapbook containing pasted newspaper clippings about the Louisiana National Guard, 1895-1910 (1895-1905)

Thompson Collection, 1856-1946 (1880-1910)
1955.001
Gifted by Eleanor Pamela Thompson whose grandfather was BG M. Jeff Thompson, CSA, Missouri State Guard. Her father, Henry Bolivar Thompson, Sr. was a Major in Louisiana Field Artillery; her brother Henry Bolivar Thompson, Jr. served as 2nd Louisiana Infantry Regiment Captain during the Spanish American War and later as an officer in the Field Artillery; and another brother, Harwood Jeff Thompson, served as Captain of Company C, Louisiana Field Artillery. This collection contains her personal correspondence, memorabilia and photographs along with appointment certificates, military rosters, supply orders, notebooks, papers and the personal correspondence, memorabilia and photos of her father and brothers. Of particular significance are papers, correspondence, photos and memorabilia documenting the Spanish American and Mexican Border Wars and the late 19th activities of the Louisiana Field Artillery. Photographs include photographs of Thompson family, portraits of servicemen, photos of Cuba during the Spanish American War, and photos Camp Mabry (Austin, TX), Louisiana and Texas National Guards Ms. Thompson also retained some material from family members participating in World Wars I and III.

Bell Collection, 1898
2014.004

Archive collection of 17 letters (16 envelopes) and one photograph of LT V.G. Bell, 2nd US Vols. to his mother and friend in New Orleans during deployment during Spanish American War, 1898-1899. Letters begin at Camp Caffrey near Covington, LA, July 17, 1898 and end near Holquin, Cuba just before returning home in 1899. The letters provide interesting details of visits to Havana, Morro Castle, the sunken wreck of a Spanish warship and fights with Cuban guerrillas as well as the drunken conduct of many soldiers and his repsponsibility as Adjutant and Quartermast to distribute thousands of U.S. rations to Cuban refugees. The photograph in uniform by taken in New Orleans by G. Moses & Son.

Washington Artillery Collection
2000.024

Collection of Document Books, Document Boxes of manuscript material and publications related to the Washington Artillery, 141st Field Artillery and Washington Artillery Association, late 19th century to 2000. Most of the loose material was organized into document boxes and an inventory created by March of 2000 (metadata of Word file 'Washington Artillery Collection'). Other material added as located post Katrina. Collection now covers 6 shelves (BB 03/03/2015)

Partial inventory list. Two old Finding Aids Located - Needs New Finding Aid.

World War I Period

George Dicks Collection
2010.002
1 LT George E. Dicks was a member of the Washington Artillery who serviced in the 166th Aero Squadron in 1918-19. In addition to his clothing, insignia and accouterment, this collection contains dozens of photos including an album of images from the Mexican Border Campaign in 1916 with the 141 (Washington) Field Artillery and an album of images taken or purchased while serving in World War I. Also included are dozens of documents and 2 journals covering his WWI 1918-19 activity.

Discharge, Colquitt Owen Dupuy, Private, Clerk, Battery E, 1st Louisiana Field Artillery
2011.025.004

Victor E. Kellner Collection, 1917-1952
1999.038
The collection contains documents, objects and publications that belonged to Victor E. Kellner’s father, Walter E. Kellner who served with the U.S Navy in World War I. Original arrangement and description of 10 labeled folders/polyester sleeves and 7 unlabeled sleeves conducted by Sherry Pugh, Jackson Barracks Library Archivist, in 1999. Folder list below details that arrangement/description. A large collection of published material not in this single document box but listed below can be found in the general library collection if it was not lost during the flooding of the library post Hurricane Katrina, 2005.

Charles Seuzeneau Collection
2015.054

Five folders of photographs, documents and small items related to the service of Charles Seuzeneau, a New Orleans musician and boxer who served in World War I and with the Louisiana National Guard.

Stephen J. Voelkel, World War I Archive,1914-1918
2000.006.001

Manuals, books, photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia regarding WWI service of Stephen J. Voelkel, 1914-(1918)1995.

Louisiana National Guard 1912-1921 Archive
2015.002.059
Service records, enlistment papers, reports, historical summaries, training plans, morning reports, field inspections and cruise reports related to the activities of the Louisiana National Guard 108th Cavalry, Naval Militia, Washington Artillery and Camp Stafford between 1912 and 1921

Bliss Small Archive Collection
2016.002.080

Small Archive Collection of material regarding the military careers of three men from the Bliss Family who served with the Washington Artillery from the 1920s through the 40s. Excellent general photos of World War I, World War II Washington Artillery and 1970s Washington Artillery.

Early 20th Century Period

Correspondence, Lake Charles Rifle Range 1912-1914
2013.005.006

Scrapbook, Fort St. Philip, Louisiana, 1905-1918
2013.005.006

Scrap Book #4, MAJ H.T. Liverman, First Squadron Cavalry etc., LA National Guard, 1905-06
2012.003.060

Louisiana National Guard News clipping Scrap Book #8, 1938-1958
2012.003.056

Scrap Book #3, 1916-1917, Times-Picayune Newsclippings, 1916-1917
2012.003.057

Corps of Engineers New Orleans District List of Drawings on Fortifications, 1822-1933 & Map File Record Card Collections
1956.001

Produced by the US Army Corps of Engineers, these collections contain over 800 cloth tracings, blueprints, and paper drawings of forts, surveys, maps, diagrams, and sketches. Moreover, this collection comprises sketches of bridges, batteries, pintle platforms, and barbette carriages, as well as surveys and maps of forts. This collection’s items derive from a variety of forts in Louisiana, for example: Fort St. Philip, Fort Jackson, Fort Livingston, Fort Fisher, Fort LaFayette, Fort Hamilton, Fort Monroe, Fort Macomb, Fort Tompkins, and Fort Pike. In addition, some of the pieces derive from northeastern forts: Fort Sandy Hook, Fort Delaware, Fort at Port Hudson, Fort Wadsworth. A number of these pieces were approved by or contained a note from Lieutenant Beauregard, Captain Palfrey, and Captain Barnard.

Allison Owen Collection
2015.002.060
The collection contains miscellaneous unsorted documents related to the service of General Allison Own, an active member of the Louisiana National Guard from 30 October 1890 to 29 December, 1933. Most material dates 1920s-30s. Needs arrangement and finding aid.

Leland P. Bennettt, 141 Field Artillery, 1933-1936
2002.032.001
Collection of records, documents and one photograph associated with the Louisiana National Guard Service of Leland P. Bennettt, 141 Field Artillery, 1933-1936

James Ezekiel Edmonds Collection, 1910s-1960s
2016.002.141

Documents, a photo, a sketch and correspondence related to the service of James Ezekiel Edmonds from 1912 through 1943.
The majority of the military documents are circa 1920’s. They include a “fit for purpose” report for Camp Beauregard and a report related to the 1927 Mississippi River flood. On the personal side, there are documents between Edmonds, his wife (circa 1901), many letters from his son, James to family members. Included are a few household documents as well as several letters to BG Sir James Edward Edmonds, RE [Royal Engineers, World War I], who may be a cousin.

Louisiana National Guard Bulletin 1925

World War II Period

Scrap Book #21, 1940-45, World War II Materials Sent to Marie Wise
2002.002.059

WWII and Civil Defense Air Raid Warden Service of Louis A. Muhleisen, 1941-1995
2013.006.002
M
anuals, photographs and other memorabilia regarding WWII and Civil Defense Air Raid Warden service of Louis A. Muhleisen, 1941-1995.

Roger Hogan Collection, 1942-1947
UNK.107

This collection consists of the personal papers and effects of Rogers L. Hogan during his service in the United States Marine Corps, 1941 – 1947 as well as a few items before and after his service in the Marine Corps. [Rogers Lional Hogan was born in Gretna, LA on 18 JUL 1917 and died in New Orleans on 26 NOV 1998]

Lacefield-Muhleisen Collection, 1941-1995
2000.006.002

This collection ofmanuals, photographs and other memorabilia is a rich documentation of Civil Defense in the World War II era and in providing a thorough history of a family deeply devoted to military and civil service to this counlly .

Frank Spiess Collection, 1939-1982 (1940-1945)
2014.011

Frank Spiess enlisted in the Louisiana National Guard in the 1920s and was commissioned an officer in 1930. He served with distinction and raised through the ranks in the 156th Infantry Regiment and the 141st Field Artillery Regiment in New Orleans. As World War II approached a new anti-tank unit was formed from the 141st, commanded by Colonel Frank Spiess. The 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion served in the European Theater of Operations, largely with the 90th Infantry Division in the Northern France, Ardenne-Alsace, Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns and at the Argantan-Falaise pocket and at the Moselle and Sarre Rivers. “A” Company was tasked with guarding a salt mine that the enemy was using to store currency, gold bullion, and valuable art. The battalion was with the first Allied force to enter Czechoslovakia.

Colonel Spiess returned to the Louisiana National Guard after the war ended, helping Major General Raymond Fleming re-organize it. He served as Assistant Adjutant General to Fleming and MG Raymond Hufft before serving with the National Guard Bureau in Washington D.C. After retirement, Colonel Spiess was very active in veterans associations connected to both federal and state service. Honored as one of the few inductees of the Louisiana National Guard Hall of Fame, Colonel Frank Spiess stands out as a major figure in state military history.

Frank Spiess, Jr. Collection, 1930s-1980s (1941-1945)
2015.029

Documents, photos, internal periodicals, correspondence, publications and other miscellaneous items featuring the activity of the 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion from the 1930s-40s, post-war Battalion Reunions, and post-war service of Frank Spiess (above).

Sam Zemurray Jr. Collection, 1916-1951 (1940-1947)
1995.011.001-.004
Correspondence, photographs, certificates, newsclippings, scrapbooks and personal items (1916-1943) related to the life and 1941-43 military service of Samuel Zemurray Jr. born in New Orleans, LA in 1912; graduate of Newman High school in New Orleans in 1928. BSc from Tulane University in 1932. His father, Samuel Zemurray Sr. was president of the United Fruit Company with a large tung-growing operation managed by Sam Jr. Sam Jr. was also a reporter for the Baltimore Sun whose assistant city editor, William Wells Jr. was also the local flying instructor. Samuel Zemurray Jr. was killed on January 7th, 1943 when his plane crashed in North Africa – probably after being shot down by German fighters while returning from a submarine spotting reconnaissance mission. He flew planes during his college years and entered the Army service as a second Lieutenant at the age of 29 and had obtained the rank of Captain and squadron commander at the time of his death. He was promoted to Major posthumously.

Leon Brooks Collection, 1930s-1960s (1942-1945)
1995.002
The collection contains documents, photos, periodicals, correspondence, publications and other miscellaneous items, featuring activity of the 122nd Observation/Bomb Squadron from the 1930s- 40s and the post-war service of Leon Brooks. It contains items and documentation relevant to the study of the 122nd Squadron and World War II history; and Leon Brooks’ Post World War II career.

122nd Bomb Squadron Restoration Group Collection, 1994-current
UNK.016

Documents and photos collected or produced by the 122nd Veterans Association during the production of a series of self-published books documenting the history of the 122nd Observation and Bomb Squadrons, Louisiana Air Guard. Material has been arranged in two groups - the Observation/Bomb Squadron activities c1940-1980s and the activities of the 122nd Veterans Association and Restoration Group 1992-current.

Harold Charles Graff Collection, 1943-1983
UNK.085

This collection covers the military career of Sgt. Harold Charles Graff (January 26, 1918 – July 12, 1971). The collections spans 40 years from 1943-1983, primarily focusing on documents of Graff’s military service in the 1940s and the 1950s, during and after World War II. It contains military paperwork documentation of discharges and re-enlistments, medical records, promotions, orders, accommodations and certificates and financial documentation. The collection also contains some personal correspondence to his wife.

Beslin Small Archive Collection, WWII
2016.002.077
Joseph J. (James) Beslin II, an African American New Orleanian, post office employee, and teacher who served as a Captain with the Quarter Master Branch during World War II.

Bourg Small Archive Collection
2016.002.078

Small Archive Collection of material regarding the World War II career of Morris A. Bourg who served as a Major, 319th Ordnance Battalion, Camp Edwards, Mass.

Molaison Small Archive Collection
2003.043

Small Archive Collection of publications related to activities of Todd Shipyard, 1942-1944, 1958. Photocopied news clippings regarding donor, Jack Molaison.


Vincent Small Archive Collection
2001.043

Small Archive Collection of MAJ John L. Vincent's military career serving with the Louisiana National Guard with the 108th Cavalry Regiment, 105th Coast Artillery and 105th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion between c. 1938-1952.

Bliss Small Archive Collection
2016.002.080

Small Archive Collection of material regarding the military careers of three men from the Bliss Family who served with the Washington Artillery from the 1920s through the 40s. Excellent general photos of World War I, World War II Washington Artillery and 1970s Washington Artillery.

Postcard Collection, WWII
Two document boxes. Not cataloged.

Post World War II

MG Oneil James Daigle Collection, 1940s-1970s (1950-1975)
2013.049

The collection contains 8x10” photographs documenting the career activities of MG Oneil James Daigle from the 1940s through the 1970s. The prints are arranged and foldered by subject area (see folder list below) based on the occasional backside notation, noted visual similarities and the arrangers familiarity with historical context and personalities.

BG Carl Trippi Collection, 1943-1981
2013.007

Brigadier General Carl L. Trippi was a native of New Orleans born July 11, 1926 (Camile Trippi). He began his military career as a private in the Army in 1943. He was on active duty during World War II, where he served in the Philippines. He rose to the rank of Sergeant before being discharged from the Army in 1946 and joining the Louisiana Air National Guard. He completed pilot training at Reese Air Force Base Texas, graduating first in his class in 1952. He held many positions during his career with the Louisiana Air National Guard including Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff, and Assistant Adjunct General. BG Trippi flew F-100, F-102, jets, piston engine aircrafts and helicopters. In civilian life he was a manager of aircraft operations for Chevron Oil. The Collection contains discharge paperwork, applications, military orders, awards and certificates, photographs, news clipping, patches, identification badge, and correspondence. Some items of note: A Louisiana Mardi Gras Ball signed by Gerald Ford and a personal letter from Harry Lee.

Lafayette National Guard Officers Wives Club Scrapbook 1973-76
2012.003.001

Jackson Barracks Officers Wives Club Scrapbook 1982-87
2012.003.002

Louisiana Air Guard Scrapbook, 1974-1976
2016.002.085
Newsclippings The Tac Hammer" newsletter January 1976. Two contact sheets of images from an unidentified social event.

159th Evacuation Hospital Carnival Ball 1962 (photos, fact sheets, press release…)
2012.042

MG Rayond Fleming Adjutant General Archive, 1928-1976
UNK.043

Five document boxes of personal papers produced or collected by Raymond H. Fleming. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence which has been categorized as either “Military” or “Personal”. As the Adjutant General, much of Fleming’s letters contain a mix of official, unofficial, military, and civilian nature. Raymond Hartwell Fleming was born in 1889 in Waxahachie, Texas. He enlisted as a private in the First Field Artillery, Louisiana National Guard and served on the Mexican border with the First Battalion Field Artillery (Washington Artillery). During World War I, he served again with the 141st Field Artillery in France. After the war, Fleming commanded Battery A, 141st Field Artillery. Between 1920 and 1928, Fleming was promoted from Captain to Brigadier General. In 1928, Fleming was appointed state adjutant general by Governor Huey P. Long. In 1940 he was ordered into federal service as state director of Louisiana Selective Service System, while he continued to serve as the Adjutant General. After WWII he undertook the reorganization of the National Guard. Fleming took command of the 39th Infantry Division of the National Guard of Louisiana and Arkansas and was promoted to Major General. Fleming served as the first chief of the Army Division of the National Guard Bureau from 1951-52 and from 1960-64. Fleming returned to Louisiana and served again as Adjutant General, holding the position for a total of twenty-three years. In addition to his membership in the National Guard Association of the United States and the Adjutants General Association, he was a director of the National Guard Publishing Company. The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Theta Xi Fraternity, Free and Accepted Masonic Order, Sojourners, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army Advisory Board, President of the Young Men’s Business Club of New Orleans, and the President of the Army and Navy Club of New Orleans. Fleming married Elna V. Harrison and had two children: Raymond Jr. (killed in action WWII) and Doris. Fleming was also an active member of his church at the Third Presbyterian Church of New Orleans. Fleming died on November 23, 1974 in New Orleans and was interred at Hillcrest Burial Park, Waxahachie, Texas.

MG Raymond F. Hufft Adjutant General Collection, 1948-52, 1956-60
[in cataloging process]

MG Ansel M. Stroud Adjutant General Collection, 1980-97
UNK.084

Thirty (30) record boxes of documents related to Ansel Stroud's service as Louisiana Adjutant General 1980-1997

MG Erbon W. Wise Adjutant General Collection, 1940-1999
2002.002
This collection was produced by MG Erbon W. Wise and his family. It includes newspaper clippings, photographs, documents, scrap books and publications documenting his military career through World War II and later as the Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard from 1964-1968.

122nd Bomb Squadron Restoration Group Collection, 1994-current
UNK.016
Documents and photos collected or produced by the 122nd Veterans Association during the production of a series of self-published books documenting the history of the 122nd Observation and Bomb Squadrons, Louisiana Air Guard. Material has been arranged in two groups - the Observation/Bomb Squadron activities c1940-1980s and the activities of the 122nd Veterans Association and Restoration Group 1992-current.

National D-Day Museum Grand Opening, June 6, 2000
2016.002.084
Small Archive Collection of original publications, pamphlets, posters, invitations, agendas, operational orders, a US flag and an ID card prepared for the National D-Day Museum Grand Opening, June 6, 2000, New Orleans, LA. Includes Louisiana National Guard plans and participation

Louisiana National Guard Press Releases, 1949-1957
2016.002.103

Desert Storm 1990-1991

Desert Storm Archive Collection
2016.005.001-14
159th MASH Collection of miscellaneous papers, photo prints, negatives and 2 binders af material; miscellaneous souvenirs; currency; newspaper cartoons; rosters; Iraqi ID cards and other itemized material (see PastPerfect Event=Desert Storm) related to service of 159th MASH during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, 1990-91.

Global War on Terrorism 2001-

Other Collections

Jackson Barracks Collections

Jackson Barracks Library Vertical Files [in cataloging process]
VERT.000 Finding Aid Series list
1718-present (post 1920)
The collection contains biographies, correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper articles, magazines, brochures, orders memorandums, payroll sheets, muster sheets, maps, photos, historical information etc. related to the Louisiana National Guard. The majority of the materials are original documents produced by the offices of the LANG supplemented by a significant portion of material copied from secondary sources. This collection also includes 6 cabinets of index card containing service record information, veteran's grave registrations and more.

VERT.014 - World War II, 935th Field Artillery Battalion
VERT.042 - Camp Beauregard
VERT.053 - LA Flags & State Seals

Quarter Masters Office Documents, 1879-1880
1995.012.001
Collection of 15 manuscript documents 1879-1880 produced by Post Quartermaster's Office, Jackson Barracks. Correspondence to Chief Quartermaster Dept. of the South, Newport Barracks, KY; Consolidated Report of Horse Mules and Oxen Jackson Barracks, 1879

WPA Paintings, 1935-1936
1935.001
Eight unsigned oil on masonite paintings by Julius Woeltz.

WPA Building Projects, 1936-1940
1936.001
Records and documents, 1935-1940 related to the construction and renovation of buildings on Jackson Barracks during Raymond Fleming's term as Adjutant General.

Document Books
2016.002.089-96
Guest Register 1959-68; Medical Ledger 1908-14; Laundry Journal 1928-37; Completion Report 1940s; Residents Accounts 1930-43, 1945-1951, 1977-98; Billeting 1991-2000; Prison Program 1969-94

Camp Beauregard Collections

Camp Beauregard Vertical Files
VERT.042
1917 - 2009 [Bulk: 1930 - 1950]
This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper article, magazines, brochures, work orders memorandums, payroll sheets, muster sheets, maps, military maneuvers information, as well as historical facts related to Camp Beauregard spanning the time period.

Document Books
2016.002.097-98
Camp Beauregard Tenants 1977-97

WPA Louisiana Military History Collection
1938.001.001 [in cataloging process]
Transcripts of documents concerning LA military history from 1698-1936 – compiled by the Works Progress Administration as 420 typed and bound volumes. Arranged chronologically by volume and within volumes except for rosters and similar arranged by rank then alphabetically. Include CDs containing high resolution .tiff files of each page created by post-Katrina recovery contract with Louisiana Binding Service c.2006.

Adjutant General’s Reports 1803…1953
2016.002.100
Yearly summary reports of Louisiana Militia and National Guard activities. 44 bound volumes, 1 folder of copied report pages, 2 folders of previous inventories.

Newspaper Clippings, 1922-2007
NEWS.000
Newspaper stories about the Louisiana National Guard. Collected and compiled by unidentified individuals, the Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs and the Office of the Adjutant General Military Library/History Program with the assistance of a clipping service.

1895-1910 (1895-1905)Scrapbook 2013.005.011
1916-1917, Scrapbook, World War I 2012.003.058
1922 Flood Scrapbook 2016.002.100
1938-1958 Scrapbook 2012.003.056
1953 Scrapbook of annual training 1984.004.001
"Scrapbooks" 1945-1979, 32 white binders
"National Guard Publicity" 1947-1967, 10 green and 6 red bound volumes
"Publicity" and "Selective Service" 1951-1956, 3 fabric bound volumes
"Selective Service System" 1954-1970, 3 white binders
"Louisiana Vietnam Servicemen" 1961-1967, white binder
News Clippings 1937, 1984-2003, 12 boxes
News Clippings 2005-2007, unsorted, 4 boxes

After 2007 the clipping service went digital and is compiled in the museum's Digital Archive.

Video Collection, 1980s-2005
2016.002.117
Nine (9) box of VHS and other magnetic tape format video c.1980s-2005. Produced or collected by Louisiana National Guard. Organized and some reformatting to digital files on DVD by Jackson Barracks Library Staff c.2006-7.

Sheet Music, 1947-1970
2014.002.024
Twenty-six pieces of music (only 2 are not copied material) related to the Louisiana National Guard, other branches of the US military, the State of Louisiana or the U.S.A.