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Centenary College of Louisiana Chaplain's Office records

Identifier: CCL-1996-047

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Centenary College of Louisiana Chaplain’s Office records. Most were created by Dr. Robert Ed Taylor, who served as the chaplain from 1961 to 1996. The files include programs from the following campus events: chapel, commencement, president’s convocation, and other academic ceremonies. The chaplain’s duty was to participate in many of these events, and these programs include Taylor’s notes. Also included are files from the Beta chapter of the Kappa Chi Fraternity at Centenary. Kappa Chi is an interdenominational organization for those who plan to enter full-time church-related vocations.


  • 1945 - 1994


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

The Chaplain’s Office at Centenary College of Louisiana has origins in earlier administrative staff positions such as the Director of Religious Activities (title used approximately 1954-1961) and the Minister to the Campus (title used approximately 1961-1968). The chaplain has traditionally been responsible for coordinating religious programs on campus, directing the Methodist Student Movement, and counseling students and staff. In some instances, the chaplain has served as a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department (previously known as the Religion Department).

Centenary chaplains and their years of service include: Webb Pomeroy (approximately 1954-1956), James McLean (approximately 1957-1959), Don Guynes (approximately 1960-1961), Robert Ed Taylor (1961-1996), Jayne Trammell-Kelly (1997-1999), Jack O’Dell (1999-2001), Betsy Eaves (2002-2013), Valerie Robideaux (2013-2015), Maegan Habich (2016-2017), Lindy Broderick (2017-present).


0.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection transferred by Robert Ed Taylor in 1996.

Finding aid to the Centenary College of Louisiana Chaplain's Office records
Ellen Atkinson and Chris Brown
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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