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James Francis Pierson scrapbook

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 106

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook created by Pierson’s mother, Willie McGoldrick (1880-1933). The scrapbook relates to the activities of James F. Pierson from 1918 to 1941. It primarily contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed items from 1922 to 1926 related to the Centenary College of Louisiana student athletic activities of Pierson. Pierson played on the college’s football, basketball, and baseball teams. During this time period, the teams were coached by Bo McMillin and Homer Norton. In 1922, Pierson was a member of the basketball team winning the college basketball championship of Louisiana. The scrapbook also contains a small amount of material related to Pierson’s high school days and post-collegiate employment activities.


  • 1918 - 1941


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

James Francis Pierson (1903-1950) was born in Coushatta, Louisiana. He is the son of Malcolm Ernest Pierson Sr. (1877-1916) and Willie Chase McGoldrick O'Quin (1880-1933) He attended Centenary College of Louisiana from 1922-1926, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. While in college, Pierson played on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He was also a member of the Alpha Iota Chapter of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 1928, Pierson was appointed to serve as assistant principal at Morgan City High School in Morgan City, Louisiana. Later, he was in charge of the Black-topping Division of the Louisiana Highway Commission. He was also the organizer and principal owner of the Pierson Construction Company which built roads throughout Louisiana. Pierson also served as a partner in the real estate firm of J. F. and W. H. Pierson of Natchitoches. In 1947, he became a co-owner of KWCJ radio station in Natchitoches, Louisiana, with his brothers, Will H. and Clint L. Pierson. Pierson married Lucille D’Aquin and had two sons, James F. Pierson, Jr. and Robert Griffin Pierson.


0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The scrapbook is loosely arranged in chronological order.

Finding Aid to the James Francis Pierson scrapbook
Chris Brown and Rhys Dio
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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