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Lafayette Society



Centenary College of Louisiana’s Lafayette Society formed circa 1854. This organization is described in the college’s course catalog dated 1856-1857: “There is also connected with the Institution a Society, the object of which is to aid its members in the acquisition of the French language. The exercises of this, the Lafayette Society, are conducted exclusively in French, and they have, we believe, proved eminently successful in the promotion of the object for which the Society was established.”

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Centenary College of Louisiana Student Literary Society programs

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 68
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of programs for exhibitions presented by student literary societies at Centenary College of Louisiana. Included are programs for joint exhibitions of the Union Literary Society and Franklin Institute (1856 March 7; 1856 July 29; 1883 June 5). Also included are programs for exhibitions of the Lafayette Society (1856 April 19) and Eclectic Literary Institute (1859 July 27).

Dates: 1856 - 1883

John Y. Young family papers

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 111
Scope and Contents This collection consists of digital facsimile printouts of correspondence to and from members of the Dr. John Y. Young family.Series 1: John Smith Young correspondence, 1853-1855. This series consists of letters written by John Smith Young to his siblings and parents. During this time, Young was a student at Centenary College of Louisiana. Many letters contain details about life at Centenary, his personal views on religion, and news of family members, especially his cousin...
Dates: 1848 - 1868

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Correspondence 1
Freed persons 1
Literature -- Societies, etc. 1
Programs (documents) 1