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Centenary College of Louisiana


Found in 114 Collections and/or Records:

College of Louisiana records

Identifier: CCL-COL
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records of the College of Louisiana (Jackson, Louisiana). It includes an act of incorporation (1825), property records (1816-1826), board of trustees minutes (1825-1851), faculty minutes (1828-1844), and a letter about student disciplinary problems (circa 1835).The board of trustees minutes of meetings (1825-1845) are recorded in a manuscript volume; the archives book collection contains a typescript of these minutes. The manuscript volume also...
Dates: 1816 - 1845

Compton family papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 491
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of eight letters (1848-1861). Six letters were composed by Thomas Wilber Compton and Walter Sidney Compton during their time as students at Centenary College of Louisiana. Subjects include: class assignments and study habits, recreation (football, picnic, magic lantern slideshow), health, the David O. Shattuck family, and seeing General Zachary Taylor. Two letters addressed to Thomas Alexander Compton were written by Centenary’s President, John C. Miller.

Dates: 1848 - 1861

Inman Williams Cooper family papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 14
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopied facsimiles of correspondence to and about Inman Williams Cooper. A letter dated 1898 from John Christian Keener mentions Cooper being elected president of Centenary College of Louisiana, repairs to college buildings for damages caused by stabling students’ horses in dormitory rooms and baseballs breaking windows, reestablishment of the college’s preparatory school, and the construction of professors’ homes. A letter dated 1931 from William Hamilton Nelson...
Dates: 1898 - 1931

Daniel Newton Dalton diploma

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 84
Scope and Contents

Daniel Newton Dalton’s Centenary College of Louisiana diploma for Bachelor of Science (1888).

Dates: 1888

Stephen Josephus Davies papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 124
Scope and Contents The Stephen Josephus Davies papers primarily consist of material related to Davies attending Centenary College of Louisiana. It includes his Franklin Institute ornamental pin (1882), Franklin Institute certificate (1882), and Centenary College of Louisiana diploma (1882). Two photographs (circa 1882) depict Davies with other Centenary students. A photocopy facsimile of a manuscript written in 1882 by Davies describes the history of Centenary’s two literary societies, the Franklin Institute...
Dates: 1882 - 1910

James Jones Davis family papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 26
Scope and Contents

Collection includes photocopy facsimiles of letters written by James Jones Davis while a student at Centenary College of Louisiana. In two letters written to his sister in 1856, Davis mentions coursework at Centenary, ongoing construction of the college’s Center Building, and the health of college students. The April 10, 1856, letter mentions religious revivals among Presbyterians and Methodists in Jackson, Louisiana. Also includes a history of the Davis family (1978).

Dates: 1856 - 1978

Delta Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Zeta Chapter membership list

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 126
Scope and Contents

Photocopy facsimile of information originally published in “Catalogue of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity” 1890. Consists of a membership list for the Delta Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Zeta chapter at Centenary College of Louisiana (1858-1865). The list includes each fraternity member’s profession, city of residence, and biographical sketch.

Dates: 1890

William Young Dixon diary

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 387
Scope and Contents This typescript excerpt of William Dixon Young’s diary documents his personal life and college activities in Jackson, Louisiana, from November 1867 to January 1870.Many entries relate to Young’s student experience at Centenary College of Louisiana. He mentions participating in the college’s student literary societies, the Franklin Institute and the Union Literary Society (1867 November 24, 1867 December 14, 1868 January 25, 1868 February 29). He also notes speeches that he...
Dates: 1867 - 1870

William Young Dixon speech

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 16
Scope and Contents

“Intemperance – the Demon of Desolation” speech by Centenary College of Louisiana student William Young Dixon. Dixon, a member of the college’s Franklin Institute student literary society, delivered this speech at Centenary’s commencement exercises in 1866. Includes original manuscript and typescript copy.

Dates: 1866

Collection of James B. Dodd materials

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 17
Scope and Contents This collection primarily consists of photocopied material about James B. Dodd. It includes a letter appointing him professor of mathematics at Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.) dated 1841. Also included are the following publications by Dodd: “Address, delivered at the opening of the Centenary College, on the 9th of November, 1841,” (Jackson, MS: Southron Office, 1841); “An essay on the nature of arithmetical science and the proper method of teaching this science, in opposition...
Dates: 1841 - circa 1970