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Leesville Charge Methodist Episcopal Church South (Leesville, La.) records

Identifier: LACUMC-1978-077

Scope and Contents

This item is a photocopy facsimile of a quarterly conference record book for the Leesville Charge of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The bulk of the records document the Leesville congregation, though congregations in the nearby communities of DeRidder and Juanita are also mentioned in 1902.

Reports in the record book include information about the general state of the churches and Sunday Schools, the religious instruction of children, financial matters, and statistical information about baptisms and membership. Specific individuals identified in the volume are usually church administrators. In some instances, members are identified at the time of joining a congregation, baptism, and death.


  • 1900 - 1903


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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

Leesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Leesville, La.) was organized and constructed a building in 1900. In 1902, the Leesville Charge included two other congregations in nearby towns – DeRidder and Juanita. A storm destroyed the Leesville church building in January 1918, and it was replaced with a new structure circa 1920.


1 Folders

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1978 from Tulane University Library, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original item in the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Finding Aid to the Leesville Charge Methodist Episcopal Church South (Leesville, La.) records
Chris Willie and Chris Brown
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Repository Details

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

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