Richard Joel Russell papers, [ca. 1930s-1971]

Mss.B.R91,.d,.m,.n

Date: Circa 1930-1971 | Size: 6 Linear feet

Abstract

This collection includes correspondence, lectures, notebooks, reports, photographs, and maps. There is much in Russell's papers concerning the Department of Geography at L.S.U., as well as faculty and research concerns and other needs of the university.

Background note

Richard Joel Russell was a geologist and geographer. He studied the river deltas of America (chiefly the Mississippi River), Spain, France, and Turkey. He also studied the coastal morphology of the Gulf of Mexico; stream patterns; arid areas of the United States; and he worked on a climatic map of California. He came to Louisiana State University in 1928, where he created the Department of Geography, and he remained there all his academic life.

Scope and content

Native American Images note : 180 black and white photographs, maps, diagrams, and sketches of pre-historic Archaic, Tchefuncte, Troysville-Coles, Taensa, Plaquemine, and Caddo Indian sites in parishes throughout Louisiana taken from 1934-1950. Images accompany reports by Russell, with contributions from fellow Louisiana State University colleagues Henry V. Howe and Fred Kniffen, of field investigations of shorelines in legal dispute by various corporations. Site locations include: Chicot Pass, Bayous Perot, Sale, Freshwater, and Choctaw, Grand Lake, and Red River. Geographical and geological in nature, the photographs include shell middens, pottery shards, and mounds of early Native American settlements.

Maps note: There are approximately 150 maps in this collection. They are in various notebooks which give a general indication of the area and sometimes a date. The maps generally are quite small and were sketched on the site of the topographical or geological study then underway. (Realms of Gold, 40).

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 5000 items, 6 linear feet.

Provenance

Presented by Richard Joel and accessioned, 1967 (1967 2626ms). See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers and dates.

Processing information

Inventory not complete.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. --
  • United States. -- Office of Naval Research.

Genre(s)

  • Diagrams.
  • Diaries.
  • Gelatin silver prints
  • Lectures.
  • Maps.
  • Notebooks.
  • Sketches.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Louisiana -- Description and travel.
  • Morocco -- Description and travel.
  • Rhône River Delta (France)
  • Turkey -- Description and travel.

Personal Name(s)

  • Howe, Henry V. (Henry Van Wagenen)
  • Jones, Wellington Downing
  • Kniffen, Fred Bowerman
  • Lawson, Andrew C. (Andrew Cowper), 1861-1952
  • Louderback, George D. (George Davis), 1874-1957
  • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
  • Morgan, James P. (James Plummer)
  • Penck, Albrecht, 1858-1945
  • Price, W. Armstrong (William Armstrong)
  • Roy, Chalmer John
  • Russell, Richard Joel, 1895-1971
  • Sauer, Carl Ortwin, 1889-1975
  • Sternberg, Hilgard O'Reilly
  • Thornthwaite, C. W. (Charles Warren), 1899-1963

Subject(s)

  • Caddo Indians
  • Geography.
  • Geology.
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- Antiquities
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- Caddo Parish -- Antiquities
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- Cameron Parish -- Antiquities
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- Iberia Parish -- Antiquities
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- LaSalle Parish -- Antiquities
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- Lafourche Parish -- Antiquities
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- Saint Mary Parish -- Antiquities
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- Tensas Parish -- Antiquities
  • Indians of North America -- Louisiana -- Vermilion Parish -- Antiquities
  • Naval research -- United States.
  • Physical geography -- Rhône River Valley (Switzerland and France)
  • Prehistoric peoples -- Louisiana
  • Public lands -- Louisiana.
  • Taensa Indians


Detailed Inventory

Report: Age of Island in Chicot, Louisana
26 Jan. 1942 
Report: Bayou Ledet
Dec. 1939 
Report: Bayou L'Ours, LaFourche Parish, Louisiana (Indian Mounds)
Oct. 1940 
Report: Bayou Perot Region, LaFourche Parish, Louisiana #1
1944 
Report: Bayou Perot Region, LaFourche Parish, Louisiana #2
1944 
Tchefuncte shell mound
1944 
Report: Bayou Sale [St. Mary Parish, Louisiana] #1
1941-1942 
Report: Bayou Sale [St. Mary Parish, Louisiana] #2
1941-1942 
Troysville-Coles Creek site
1942 
Report: Bayou Sale [St. Mary Parish, Louisiana] #3
1941-1942 
Report: Bayou Sale [St. Mary Parish, Louisiana] #4
1941-1942 
Report: Bayou Sale [St. Mary Parish, Louisiana] #5
1941-1942 
Report: Bayou Sale [St. Mary Parish, Louisiana] #6
1941-1942 
Report: Catahoula Lake-elevation of the shore line. LaSalle Parish, Louisiana #1
1941 
Report: Catahoula Lake-elevation of the shore line. LaSalle Parish, Louisiana #2
1942 
Report: Choctaw Bayous, Tensas Parish, Louisiana #1
1943-1944 
Report: Choctaw Bayous, Tensas Parish, Louisiana #2
1943-1944 
Report: Choctaw Bayous, Tensas Parish, Louisiana #3
1943-1944 
Report: Choctaw Bayous, Tensas Parish, Louisiana #4
1943-1944 
Report: Determination of the Mean, High-Water, Lake St. John, Concordia Parish, Louisiana
1944 
Report: Freshwater Bayou Canal, Louisiana #1
1950 
Report: Freshwater Bayou Canal, Louisiana #2
1950 
Plaquemine pottery shards
1950 
Plaquemine pottery shards
1950 
Report: Geological Conditions along Texas and Pacific Railroad, between Gretna and Shreveport, Louisiana #1
1941 
Report: Geological Conditions along Texas and Pacific Railroad, between Gretna and Shreveport, Louisiana #2
1941 
Report: Grand Lake, Parish of Cameron, Louisiana #1
1934 
Report: Grand Lake, Parish of Cameron, Louisiana #2
1934 
Report: Lake Hatch Region, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
1939 
Report: Long Lake, LaFourche Parish, Louisiana #1
1940 
Report: Long Lake, LaFourche Parish, Louisiana #2
1940 
Report: Paradis Area, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana #1
1940 
Report: Paradis Area, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana #2
1940 
Report: Sunflower Plantation Study, Red River, Louisiana #1
1944 
Report: Sunflower Plantation Study, Red River, Louisiana #2
1944