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Earl Davis Nolan, Sr. scrapbook

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 113

Scope and Contents

The Earl Davis Nolan, Sr. scrapbook primarily documents athletics at Centenary College of Louisiana, where Nolan was enrolled from fall 1928 to spring 1932. He played on the college’s football and basketball teams; his nickname was “Little Boy Blue.” The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, telegrams, and a football season pass (1930). The final pages contain clippings about his wife, Margaret Nolan, and her Centenary activities related to May Fete (1930) and a theater performance (1932). The scrapbook is a photocopy facsimile.


  • 1928 - 1932


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

Earl Davis Nolan, Sr. (1907-1987) is the son of Jesse Jones Nolan (1879-1930) and Mary Frances “Mollie” Stokes Nolan (1879-1969). He graduated from Oak Grove High School, attended Louisiana State University for one year, then transferred to Centenary College of Louisiana. At Centenary, he played on the football and basketball teams, and graduated in 1932. Nolan went on to work as an athletic coach at North Louisiana high schools - Gibsland, Belcher, Vivian, and Oil City. In 1969, he retired from Oil City High School having served as the coach for 32 years. In 1930, Nolan married Margaret Pearl Burton Nolan (1910-1989).


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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