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Centenary College of Louisiana Choir collection

Identifier: CCL-1996-044

Scope and Contents

This colection consits of histories, programs, newsletters and clippings about the Centenary College Choir. The material inculdes items created by the choir as well as others.


  • 1945 - 2008


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

The Centenary College of Louisiana Choir was organized in 1941. During the group’s early years, they performed at campus functions, local events, and toured the region. In the late 1940s, they began regularly appearing at Lions Club International Conventions. The choir presented its first annual “Rhapsody in View” in 1949. In 1956, the choir conducted its first international tour by performing for American soldiers stationed at military bases in Japan and Korea. During the summer of 1961, they performed for nine weeks at Radio City Music Hall in New York. In the late 1970s, the choir began conducting international tours on a biannual basis. Directors of the choir: Alvin Clifton “Cheesy” Voran (1941-1972), William Ballard (1972-1974), William K. Andress (1974-2007), and David Hobson (2007-present).


0.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unidentified; transferred in 1996.

Finding aid to the Centenary College of Louisiana Choir collection
Ellen Atkinson 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