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Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.)


Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Winbourne Magruder Drake family papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 193
Scope and Contents The Winbourne Magruder Drake family papers consist of material about the family and their connections to Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). A typescript copy of William Hezekiah Nathaniel Magruder’s letter (1845) to Benjamin Michael Drake concerns the move of Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.) to the site of the defunct College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). A photocopy of William Winans Drake’s memoir appeared in the “Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist...
Dates: 1845 - 1983

Exhibition of the Junior Class program

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 63
Scope and Contents

Exhibition of the Junior Class program from Centenary College of Louisiana. Names on the program include Thomas P. Clinton, John C. Griffith, Charles M. Pilcher, S. L. Weathersby, J. B. Tarlton, Robert J. Perkins, J. Harvey Brigham, James E. Gibson, A. C. Herbert, T. Wilbur Compton, and K. A. Cross.

Dates: 1855

Thomas Cage Gordon clippings

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 109
Scope and Contents

Collection contains two photocopy facsimile newspaper clippings about Thomas Cage Gordon. One clipping is about Gordon delivering the baccalaureate address at Centenary College of Louisiana – “Address Delivered at Centenary College in 1893 by T. C. Gordon Seems Like Echo From The Past,” State-Times (Baton Rouge, La.), February 2, 1927. The other clipping is Gordon’s obituary -- “Prominent Citizen of City Answers Summons,” unidentified newspaper, 1927.

Dates: 1927

George Lott Harrell correspondence

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 25
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of letters to George Lott Harrell, who was Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Centenary College of Louisiana. Correspondence relates to ordering Centenary College diplomas and course catalogs. Letter from Isaac D. Wall relates to female students receiving degrees.

Dates: 1904

John Thomas Heath speech

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 139
Scope and Contents

Manuscript photocopy facsimile of John Thomas Heath’s speech given in 1855 to the Alumni Association of Centenary College of Louisiana.

Dates: 1855

James L. Hendrickson collection of Centenary College of Louisiana photographs

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 499
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of facsimile photographs depicting Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La). The images primarily depict Centenary’s buildings – the Centre Building, dormitories, and professor’s home. Also included is a photograph of students on campus (circa 1890). The photographs are scanned printouts from originals and reproductions collected and held by James L. Hendrickson.

Dates: circa 1890 - circa 1970

Felicia Cornelius Honeycut papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 3
Scope and Contents The Felicia Cornelius Honeycut papers consist of newspaper clippings and photographs connected to the McVea family and Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). The newspaper clippings include an obituary for Judge John McVea (1821-1876) and an article describing Centenary College of Louisiana’s commencement activities (1880 July). These clippings may have originally been published in the Southern Watchman (Clinton, La.). The photographs depict Charles McVea (1831-1886; Centenary...
Dates: circa 1860 - 1880

John C. Harrell Medal guidelines

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 66
Scope and Contents

Guidelines for awarding the John C. Harrell Medal for Hymn and Scripture Reading. According to Centenary College of Louisiana’s course catalog for 1903-1904, “The John C. Harrell medal, founded by Prof. George L. Harrell, is a handsome prize offered to the ministerial student, who shall excel in hymn and Scripture reading. The contest occurs during the Commencement exercises and the medal is awarded on the basis of force in expression, distinctness of speech, and self-composure.”

Dates: circa 1903

Nicholas Everett Joyner papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 72
Scope and Contents

The Nicholas Everett Joyner papers include his manuscript copy of an oration titled “The New Chivalry,” which he presented during Centenary College of Louisiana’s student oration contest in 1892. Also included is a medal that Joyner won for the oration.

Dates: 1892

Sarah Baker Austin Joyner letter

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 28
Scope and Contents

Letter corrects errors published in William Hamilton Nelson’s A Burning Torch and a Flaming Fire: The Story of Centenary College of Louisiana (Nashville: Methodist Publishing House, 1931). Corrections relate to Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) and concern the Keener and Holcombe families as well as the college’s library book collection.

Dates: circa 1960

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Correspondence 22
Clippings (information artifacts) 15
Diplomas 7
Literature -- Societies, etc. 6
Speeches (documents) 6