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Meadows Museum of Art records

Identifier: CCL-1996-048

Scope and Contents

The Meadows Museum of Art records primarily contain printed items, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. This material documents the origins and activities of the museum at Centenary College of Louisiana. Some of the collection’s pre-1975 material relates to art exhibits held in the college's library lobby.


  • 1940 - 2014


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

Meadows Museum of Art was established at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1975. Its permanent collection was established with the Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols donated by Algur H. Meadows. As an educational unit of Centenary College, the museum presents visual art programming. It features a contemporary art exhibition schedule that showcases international, national, and regional artists. Prior to its renovation into a museum, the building served as the college’s Arts Building (1924-1955) and Administration Building (1955-1975). During the 1960s and early 1970s, Centenary held some art exhibitions in the college’s library lobby.


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unidentified transfer in 1996 (acc. no. 1996-048). Additional accruals from unidentified (acc. no. 1997-033), Diane Dufilho (acc. no. 2011-033), Neeta Kaji (acc. no. 2013-021), Lisa Nicoletti (acc. no. 2015-010), and Holly Grose (acc. no. 2021-019).


Finding aid to the Meadows Museum of Art records
Trey Davis and Chris Brown
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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

2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport LA 71104 US
(318) 869-5462