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Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.)


Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Sarah Baker Austin Joyner letter

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 291
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.

Dates: 1959

Della Upton Law correspondence

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 29
Scope and Contents

Collection contains two letters written by Della Upton Law. A letter dated 1953 describes the library and Centre Building at Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) circa 1900. A letter from 1971 contains the words to the “Centenary College Yell.”

Dates: 1953 - 1971

Della Upton Law papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 152
Scope and Contents

The Della Upton Law papers contain material about Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). Law’s manuscript map and paper titled “And This Is How It Was In 1900-1905, Centenary College Of Louisiana, Jackson, Louisiana” describe the buildings and life on campus; both were created in 1981. Also included are newspaper clippings (1979-1981) about renovations and excavations at the Centenary College State Commemorative Area.

Dates: 1979 - 1981

Samuel L. Lessley letter

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 30
Scope and Contents

Letter from Samuel L. Lessley to Joseph Coward dated 1872 April 27. At the time, Lessley was enrolled as a student at Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). The letter mentions food at the college, the upcoming summer break, and friends such as Sam Williams, Colelia Gains, and Edward Stocks. Typescript of letter also included.

Dates: 1872

Walter McGehee Lowrey papers

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 77
Scope and Contents This collection relates to the professional life of history professor Walter McGehee Lowrey. This includes research notes, writings and speeches, Centenary College of Louisiana material, and Louisiana United Methodist material.Series 1: Research notes (1818-1989) contains seven indexes of notecards as well as additional folders with notes. Index Box 1 contains Centenary College of Louisiana and predecessor institutions’ board of trustees members (1825-1989). Index Box 2 contains...
Dates: 1818 - 1989

Regina “Jennie” Lane May diploma

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 71
Scope and Contents

Jennie Lane May’s Centenary College of Louisiana diploma for Bachelor of Science (1904). Note: starting with its first female graduates in 1900, Centenary awarded women a certificate of completion rather than a diploma. In June 1905, the board of trustees approved granting diplomas to future and past female graduates.

Dates: 1904

McCormick Memorial Tubercular Sanatorium circular

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 329
Scope and Contents

Photocopy facsimile of a circular for the McCormick Memorial Tubercular Sanatorium in Jackson, Louisiana. The circular provides details about the facility’s method of treating tuberculosis patients. It also includes information about the sanatorium’s managers.

Dates: 1929

McCormick Memorial Tubercular Sanatorium clippings

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 526
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of digital facsimile printouts of newspaper clippings about the formation and opening of McCormick Memorial Tubercular Sanatorium at the former campus of Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.).

Dates: 1929 - 1940

Robert Hunter McGimsey family papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 6
Scope and Contents The Robert Hunter McGimsey family papers primarily consist of material documenting his time as a student and faculty member at Centenary College of Louisiana. This includes his Franklin Literary Society certificate (1882), diploma (1882), and a typescript English translation of the Latin text on the diploma. A letter dated 1886 from Thomas Albert Smith Adams, the president of Centenary College of Louisiana, offers McGimsey a job to serve as the college’s professor of mathematics. A...
Dates: 1854 - 1919

John McVea letter

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 35
Scope and Contents

John McVea's letter proposes to award a gold medal to a member of Centenary College of Louisiana’s sophomore class for the best examination on the history of England.

Dates: circa 1850

Additional filters:

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