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Centenary State Historic Site (Jackson, La.)



Centenary State Historic Site (Jackson, La.), originally dedicated in 1977 as the Centenary State Commemorative Area, is operated by the Louisiana Office of State Parks. It served as the former campus of the College of Louisiana from 1825 to 1845 and Centenary College of Louisiana from 1845 to 1906.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Centenary College of Louisiana clippings

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 305
Scope and Contents Collection consists of three newspaper clippings about Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.), Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.), and the Centenary State Commemorative Area (Jackson, La.). “Centenary College, Louisiana, Originally Located Six Miles East of Brandon; Started 1841,” Brandon News (Brandon, Miss.), September 21, 1944. Hal Ledet, “Old Centenary Campus Considered For State Park” Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), June 22, 1980. Karen Didier, “Graffiti Part Of History,...
Dates: 1944 - 1982

Centenary State Historic Site collection

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 500
Scope and Contents Collection consists of material documenting Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) and its successor, the Centenary State Historic Site. Collection includes clippings (1972-2012), Friends of Old Centenary meeting agendas (2011-2013), and facsimile photographs with an identification sheet (circa 1880-1935). Printed items (1966-2012) include invitations, brochures, and a Centenary State Historic Site Tour Guide Manual. Typescripts include contracts for construction of the college's...
Dates: circa 1880 - 2013

Collection of Centenary State Commemorative Area materials

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 186
Scope and Contents Collection consists of material related to the Centenary State Commemorative Area, the former location of Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). Included are items about the “Song of the Felicianas” pageant staged in 1984; the pageant concerned the history of Jackson, Centenary College, and the Feliciana parishes. A brochure (circa 1980) from the Feliciana Chamber of Commerce identifies historic sites in the region. Also included is a brief history (circa 1980) about East...
Dates: circa 1980-1984

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

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Clippings (information artifacts) 3
Brochures 2
Photographs 2
Education -- Louisiana -- History 1