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News Bureau records

Identifier: CCL-1977-027

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of office records created and maintained by the News Bureau at Centenary College of Louisiana. It includes biographical files, subject files, press releases, and scrapbooks.

The biographical and subject files contain clippings, notes, photographs, and programs about employees and activities at the college. The press releases often publicize Centenary events as well as the achievements of college students, faculty, and staff. The scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings about the college.


  • 1944 - 1982


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

The News Bureau at Centenary College of Louisiana was the administrative office responsible for publicizing the news of Centenary. The office collected information about the college’s faculty, staff, and students; created and distributed press releases about college activities and individuals; and edited the alumni publication “This is Centenary,” the faculty-staff news bulletin “Scuttlebutt,” and brochures of the college’s Development Office. The office regularly distributed information to the region’s newspapers as well as television and radio stations.

The name of the office -- the News Bureau -- was used with varying consistency from approximately 1950 to 1979. During part of this time, it existed within the Public Information Office. Before 1950, the functions of the News Bureau appear to have been handled by the Public Relations Office. In January 1979, the News Bureau was again renamed the Public Relations Office.


11 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged in six series: 1. Biographical files (1944-1978). 2. Subject files (1949-1974). 3. Subject files - accession 1989-051 (1955-1982). 4. Press releases (1962-1975). 5. Press releases - accession 1987-053 (1977-1978). 6. Scrapbooks (1951-1965).

The biographical and subject files are arranged alphabetically. The press releases and scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unidentified transfers starting in 1977 (acc. no. 1977-027, 1987-047, 1987-053, 1989-051, 1989-057, 1990-052).

Finding aid to the News Bureau records
Riane Faas and Chris Brown
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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