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Centenary College of Louisiana


Found in 114 Collections and/or Records:

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

Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South records

Identifier: LACUMC-Louisiana Annual Conference MECS
Scope and Contents This collection documents the administrative activities handled at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South (MECS). It consists of the following – Series 1: Meeting minutes and statistical reports (1847-1913), Series 2: Administrative and committee records (1843-1919), Series 3: Examination of character records (1847-1922).“Series 1: Meeting minutes and statistical reports” consists of manuscript volumes, which commonly include...
Dates: 1843 - 1922

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

Albert Simon Lutz papers

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 16
Scope and Contents The Albert Simon Lutz papers primarily consist of material documenting his time as a student at Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) during the 1890s. This includes commencement programs (1896-1899), photographs (circa 1899), and diplomas. The photographs depict Lutz and other students at Centenary including the college’s first female graduates, Carrie Virginia Schwing Tomb and Willie Schwing Campbell. Lutz’s diplomas include a New Orleans public school diploma (1891), three from...
Dates: 1889 - 1925

William Hezekiah Nathaniel Magruder papers

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 17
Scope and Contents

William Hezekiah Nathaniel Magruder papers consist of lecture notes, writings, and a diary (1849-1850) during Magruder's employment on the faculty of Centenary College of Louisiana. The lecture notes and writings include topics about philosophy and temperance. The collection also includes printed items related to the Collegiate Institute of Baton Rouge.

Dates: 1828 - 1860

Maroon Jackets scrapbooks

Identifier: CCL-2013-015
Scope and Contents This collection consists of scrapbooks containing membership rosters, photographs, clippings, programs, and correspondence related to activities of Maroon Jackets from 1931 to 1996. The photographs include group shots of members, pictures of Maroon Jackets at different events, and photographs highlighting individual members for their accomplishments. The clippings originally appeared in Centenary publications (student newspapers, yearbooks, and alumni magazines) as well as local newspapers....
Dates: 1931 - 1998

Helen Ruffin Marshall papers

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 29
Scope and Contents

Helen Ruffin Marshall papers contain photographs, programs, and clippings relating to the Centenary Opera Workshop and the Shreveport Civic Opera Association.

Dates: 1948 - 1961

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