Mystic Seven, Temple of the Wreath collection
Scope and Contents
The Mystic Seven, Temple of the Wreath collection relates to a student organization at Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). The collection includes meeting minutes as well as three histories about the organization. A facsimile of the "First Book of the Chronicles of the Mystic Seven, Temple of the Wreath" (1849-1861) includes meeting minutes and a membership list. Also included is a typescript containing excerpts from the 1849-1861 volume. One typescript history was published – Arthur Marvin Shaw, Jr., “A Threatened Witch Hunt in an Ante-bellum Louisiana College,” Louisiana Historical Quarterly volume 31 (January 1948): 123-129. Another history appears in rough draft form (circa 1970). Centenary’s archivist summarizes the organization’s history in a letter dated 1981.
- 1849 - 1981
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 Mystic Seven, Temple of the Wreath was founded in 1849 at Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). The student organization became inactive in 1861.
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection transferred by unidentified circa 1975.
Existence and Location of Originals
"First Book of the Chronicles of the Mystic Seven, Temple of the Wreath" (1849-1861) is found in the Hal Harper Kilbourne Family Papers, Mss. 2891, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisinaa State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- Finding Aid to the Mystic Seven, Temple of the Wreath collection
- Chris Brown
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- Language of description
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Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport LA 71104 US