Eighty years ago today, the Louisiana House voted 58-40 to impeach Governor Huey P. Long on charges of attempting to suppress the freedom of the press. A New York Times article on April 7 noted the "riotous session" which included fainting Representatives and Long supporters rallying outside the House.
The Manuscripts department at Tulane University's Special Collections Library has a number of resources on Huey P. Long, including campaign ephemera, photographs, pro- and anti-Long materials, and issues of Huey Long's newspaper American Progress.
If you would like a summary of these resources, please contact Eira.
(Image of Huey P. Long in his pajamas, unknown date, Leon Trice Photography. Leon Trice Louisiana Political Photographs, Manuscripts Collection 950, Manuscripts Department, Special Collections, Tulane University Libraries. Image may not be reproduced without permission.)
Posted by Eira Tansey.
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