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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.


  • 1904


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Regina “Jennie” Lane May Cameron (1884-1972) is the daughter of Rev. Harry W. May (1861-1931) and Sara H. May (1860-1935). She enrolled as a student at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1899, one year after the college began admitting women. In 1904, May graduated from Centenary. She received her Master of Arts degree from Phillips University (Enid, Okla.) in 1926 and taught school at various levels from elementary through college in seven states. She was an ordained minister of the Disciples of Christ Church, worked for the Ration Board during World War II, and for the Internal Revenue Service until her retirement in 1952. She married Emory Cloe Cameron (1894-1936), a professor of religion at Butler University (Indianapolis, Ind.). They had a son, William Bruce Cameron.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Regina “Jennie” Lane May Cameron on 1957 November 11.

Finding Aid to the Regina “Jennie” Lane May diploma
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Repository Details

Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository

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