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Carrie Virginia Schwing graduation certificate

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 85

Scope and Contents

Carrie Virginia Schwing's Centenary College of Louisiana graduation certificate for Bachelor of Science (1900). 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.


  • 1900


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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

Carrie Virginia Schwing Tomb (1874-1964) is the daughter of Samuel Cothran Schwing (1842-1900) and Lilah Virginia Schwing (1841-1930). She and her sister were among the first group of female students to enroll at Centenary College of Louisiana in fall 1898. Centenary awarded Carrie a certificate of completion in 1900, and she was presented a diploma at Centenary’s commencement exercises in 1947. In 1904, she married John Samuel Tomb (1874-1975) and lived in Jackson, Louisiana. They had three children.


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Finding Aid to the Carrie Virginia Schwing graduation certificate
Chris Brown
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Repository Details

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

2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport LA 71104 US
(318) 869-5462