SC. Special Collections
Found in 108 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 493
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of Stephen Pearl Andrews’s autobiography covering his life from the 1810s until 1835. The autobiography includes details about his family members and childhood in Templeton (Massachusetts) and Hinsdale (New Hampshire). In 1830, he moved to Jackson (Louisiana) where he describes working at the Jackson Female Seminary, an institution founded by his brother and sister-in- law. During the fall of 1831, Andrews worked as a tutor of Latin at the College of Louisiana (Jackson,La.);...
Dates: circa 1862
Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 108
Scope and Contents This collection consists of material related to the personal and professional life of Chris Thomas Barnette and his family.Series 1: Chris Thomas Barnette papers, circa 1910-1983. This series primarily consists of material documenting Barnette’s profession as a judge. This includes judicial opinions (1963-1970), correspondence (1925-1983), a scrapbook (1937-1941), clippings (1930-1982), printed items (1911-1982), photographs (circa 1910-1980), meeting minutes (1960-1964), and a film...
Dates: 1888 - 2000
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 9
Scope and Contents Photocopy facsimile of a letter from Elias Boatner to his son, Mark Boatner, who was a student at the College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) during the 1830s. Describes parents’ disappointment and advice about Boatner’s poor student behavior as reported from the college president.
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 2
Scope and Contents This collection contains material from Hayden LeMaire Boatner about Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). It includes a clipping (circa 1944) with an image of Centenary that has handwritten notes about the layout of campus and location of particular rooms within buildings. Also included is an excerpt about the college originally published as: Arthur Marvin Shaw, Jr., “Rampant Individualism in an Ante-Bellum Southern College,” Louisiana Historical Quarterly 31 (October 1948): 1877-1896.
Dates: circa 1944-1948
Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 103
Scope and Contents The Henry Jefferson Boltz family papers primarily consist of documents and photographs related to the personal and professional lives of the Boltz family. Henry Jefferson Boltz’s life history details his activities as an itinerant minister in North Louisiana for the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. This features his accounts of traveling and working in rural North Louisiana during the late 19th century. Also included are items related to Emma Dubose, the...
Dates: 1878 - 1983
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 10
Scope and Contents Photocopy facsimile of a letter from Nancy Fuqua Boone to her sister, Phebe Olds Fuqua Woods Peirce. Includes news about family and friends as well as information about the community of Jackson, Louisiana. Nancy writes that her nephew, Van Woods, stopped attending the College of Louisiana, and she does not recommend the school at present. Nancy also invites her sister to attend the college’s exhibition taking place in July 1844.
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 507
Scope and Contents Letter from Mary Booth to her grandson, John C. White, dated 1848 November 9. At the time, White was enrolled as a student at Centenary College of Louisiana. The letter, written from Bayou Boeuf, Louisiana, mentions the family’s struggles with sugarcane production. Booth also offers advice about selecting a suitable woman for marriage. A typed transcript of the letter is included.
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 11
Scope and Contents This collection includes a speech given by Joseph Henry Bowdon Sr. at Centenary College of Louisiana’s Founders Day address in 1964. Titled “Sidelights on the History of Centenary College,” it contains details about the college during the 19th century as well as Bowdon’s ancestors connected to Centenary. The collection also includes correspondence dated 1965 between Bowdon and Hugh D. McCool about the location of Centenary College in Brandon Springs, Mississippi, during the 1840s.
Dates: 1964 - 1965
Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 41
Scope and Contents Business Girls' Inn records include legal documents, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, photographs, and tape recordings. The legal documents include charters, articles of incorporation, changes effected in 1946-1971, and donation documents. The Account Book for Building Fund (1948) includes loose committee reports, financial reports, and miscellaneous notes found in the volume. The photographic slides include an identification list. The scrapbooks contain...
Dates: 1928 - 1974
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 163
Scope and Contents William Marbury Carpenter correspondence consisting of two photocopy facsimiles of letters written by Carpenter to the Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia, Pa.); originals located at the Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Carpenter’s first letter (1840 July 2) relates to his new membership in the Academy. Carpenter’s second letter (1847 December 11) recommends the ornithology work of Dr. E. Pilate of Opelousas, Louisiana.
Dates: 1840 - 1847