Some of the important documents, rare books, and unpublished theses on leprosy held in the Special Collections of the Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, are as follows:
Blanc, Henry William. Leprosy in New Orleans. New Orleans, L. Graham, Printer [1888 or 9?]
Dyer, Isadore. Report on the Leprosy Question in Louisiana, 1865-1920. "Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Orleans Parish Medical Society, June Meeting." Read at the June 9, 1894, meeting of the Orleans Parish Medical Society. Manuscript copy part of the Joseph Jones Papers, Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1352, 1357, 1393 Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
Joseph Jones papers, 1838-1919 (1860-1905)
Dr. Joseph Jones was a prominent physician, scientist, and teacher of the 19th century. He served as a surgeon during the Civil War under Surgeon General Samuel P. Moore, to whom Jones submitted reports on his medical studies of southern hospitals and military prisons. After the war Dr. Jones resumed his career in medical education, accepting a position as Professor of Chemistry and Clinical Medicine at the University of Louisiana and visiting physician to Charity Hospital.
While at Charity Hospital, Dr. Jones compiled data on patients and disease, which he later published. He served as president to the Louisiana State Board of Health, Louisiana State Medical Society, and as Surgeon General in the United Confederate Veterans Association (1889-1894). He continued his research in southern disease and related topics throughout the postwar period.
Professional and family papers of Dr. Joseph Jones primarily pertain to his research of various diseases, particularly in the southern states, public health and sanitation, his study of American archaeology and anthropology, the Civil War, and his research on the medical history of the Confederate States of America. Papers consist of Dr. Jones' manuscript writings, manuscript notes, correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, printed books, manuscript volumes, and photographs.
Professional correspondence relates to medical research, treatment of disease, including yellow fever, cholera, malaria, and leprosy. Correspondence also discusses the business of Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Business correspondence deals primarily with family plantations and property in Georgia. Printed items include published books, journals, and pamphlets, most of which relate to medicine and disease, Civil War, and archaeology.
Joseph Jones Papers, Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1351, 1357, 1393 Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
Records, 1890-1921 Louisiana Leper Home
The Louisiana Leper Home was established in New Orleans after Act 85 of 1892 required that all lepers found within the borders of the state of Louisiana be confined within an institution or hospital. Act 80 of 1894 created a Board of Control for the Leper Home. The board selected a permanent site for the home in Carville, Louisiana. The Leper Home was maintained in Carville until 1920, when it was turned over to the United States government, which managed it as a national leprosarium.
Records of the Leper Home and the Board of Control for the Leper Home include correspondence (1894-1921), bills (1894-1911), bank checks and statements (1895-1920), blue prints (1904), receipts (1894-1921), contracts, promissory notes (1895-1917), insurance policies (1895-1920), time sheets and payrolls (1895-1921), reports (1890-1921), and vouchers (1894-1921). Manuscript volumes include bank books (1902-1921), cashbooks (1902-1912), check stub books (1896-1921), ledgers (1895-1917), a record book (1895-1898), and a register of patients (n.d.).
Leper Home Records, Mss. 2515, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La. Contributors: Louisiana. Board of Control for the Leper Home
Report: Louisiana Leper Home. 1896-1920. New Orleans [etc.] 1896-1920. 1894/1896-1896/1898,1900-1912,1914-1920 1st-13th.
Selected Papers on Leprosy. Carville, La: U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, 1967. Most of the papers contributed by physicians associated with the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville, Louisiana.
Municipal records, 1765-1896 (1790-1836) New Orleans (La.)
Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; and legal documents pertaining to the business of the Cabildo, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. Later records concern public health and safety. Contained are reports on small pox, hospitals, lepers, pensions and aid for the needy, and sanitation.
New Orleans Municipal Records, Mss. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
Gilkison, Helen, 1909-1948.Papers, 1925-1962 (bulk 1925-1948)
Helen Gilkison was a Louisiana journalist and a graduate of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Her papers include correspondence (1929-1953) from national and local journalistic figures, manuscript writings (1927-1947), newspaper clippings (1925-1948), printed materials (1926-1962), photographs (1925-1940), and scrapbooks (1929-1932) relating to Gilkison's activities as a student at Louisiana State University and as a journalist. Printed items include pamphlets relating to Louisiana State University, leprosy in the United States, and Louisiana history and social conditions.
Helen Gilkison Papers, Mss. 1901, 2175, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
United States Marine Hospital No. 66 (Carville, La.) U. S. Marine Hospital, National Leprosarium
v.1(1941/1942)-v.3(1943/1944); v.4:no.1(1944/1945:Jan./Feb.)-v.60:no.3(2001:July/Sept.) Supersedes publication of the same name which appeared 1931-1934? United States Marine Hospital No 66 Carville, Louisiana
Carville, U.S.A. Album of photos United States Marine Hospital No. 66 (Carville, La.) Point Clair Lions Club [n.d.] published by the Point Clair Loins Club in cooperation with the Public Health Service, Federal Security Agency. Photographs by J P Harris, a patient at Carville and the Public Health Service.
Family papers, 1904-1975 Loyd, Gladys Means, d. 1984 Gladys Means Loyd was born in Lufkin, Texas, and raised in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. A graduate of Louisiana State University, she taught school in Ida, Louisiana (1919-1921) and in Saint Joseph, Tensas Parish (1941-1963). Papers of Gladys Means Loyd include a typewritten report (1968) on the Louisiana Leper Home by Gladys Loyd.
Gladys Means Loyd and Family Papers, Mss. 3224, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
Chapman, Ronald Fettes. Leonard Wood and Leprosy in the Philippines: the Culion Leper Colony, 1921-1927
Elwood, Julia Rivera. With Love in Their Hearts. Dept. of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Division of National Hansen's Disease Programs, 
Elwood, Julia Rivera. Known Simply to the Rest of the World as Carville: 100 years: 1894-1994. United States Public Health Service, Gillis W. Long Hansen's Disease Center, 1994.
Mulhane, L. W. Leprosy and the Charity of the Church. Chicago, New York, D. H. McBride & Co. [c1896]
Pyle, Ernie. Letters from a Leprosy Colony. American Mission to Lepers, 1945. Three articles originally published in the Honolulu Advertiser following a visit by Pyle to Kalaupapa in 1937-38.
Reeves, Sally K. Evans and William D Reeves. National Register Evaluation: Gillis W Long Hansen's Disease Center: the Final Report Prepared for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Gillis W Long Hansen's Disease Center. New Orleans, La: S K Reeves, 1991
Review of the Second Conference on Progress and Potentials in Leprosy Investigations: March 4-6, 1958, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville, Louisiana.Washington, DC: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, 1958
Rolston, Richard H and Hilliard E Chesteen. The Identification of Psychosocial Factors Related to the Rehabilitation of Leprosy Patients [microform]: A Final Report. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: The School, 1970
Treatment of Hansen's Disease in the Territory of Hawaii: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Territories and Insular Possession [of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs], House of Representatives, Eighty-Second Congress, First Session on H.R. 1739, a Bill Authorizing an Annual Appropriation to Provide More Adequate Facilities for the Care and Treatment of Hansen's Disease in the Territory of Hawaii. April 24, 1951. United States Congress, House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Territories and Insular Possessions. Washington: US GPO, 1951.
Care and Treatment of Persons Afflicted with Leprosy. Report of the Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine, United States Senate, on S. 4086, a Bill to Provide for the Care and Treatment of Persons Afflicted with Leprosy, and to Prevent the Spread of Leprosy in the United States. United States Congress. Senate Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine.Washington, Government. Printing Office, 1916. (64th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Rept 306). Includes also the testimony given at a hearing held by the committee on February 15, 16, 1916.
Boudreaux, Ann Oliva. Case studies of Carville patients of Louisiana Birth: With Special Emphasis on Dietary Histories (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, School of Home Economics, 1958)
Broussard, Sybille Spurlock. A Study of the Behavior of Patients with Hansen's Disease on Certain Psychological Tests. (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Department of Psychology, 1949)
Brown, Wayne A. A Survey of Attitudes of Certain Medical and Paramedical Professionals towards Hansen's Disease and Hansen's Disease Patients. (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, School of Social Work, 1969)
Calandro, Charles Hilary. From Disgrace to Dignity: the Louisiana Leper Home, 1894-1921. (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Department of History, 1980)
Crump, Bobbie B. A Study and Proposal of Requirements as an Extension of an Investigation into the Leprosarium at Carville, Louisiana. (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, School of Architecture, Design Resource Center, 1969)
Griffin, Suellyn. A Before and After Study of Hansen's Disease Patients' Attitudes Towards the Disease (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, School of Social Work, 1979)
Hahn, Allison M. Changes in the Quality of Patient Care at the United States Public Health Service Hospital in Carville, Louisiana During the Period 1936 to 1986. (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, School of History, 1990
Lindsay, Fay Diers. The People of Carville: Living with Hansen's Disease. (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Department of Geography and Anthropology, 1978)
Entry made 5 May 2004
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