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Dean of Women office records

Identifier: CCL-2014-004

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of office records created and maintained by the Dean of Women at Centenary College of Louisiana. It includes files documenting student awards presented at the annual Honors Chapel (1948-1967). Also included are files on student organizations: Maroon Jackets (1931-1961) and organization rosters (1960-1972).


  • 1931 - 1972


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 Dean of Women at Centenary College of Louisiana was an administrative position that existed from approximately 1923 to 1974. The Dean of Women was responsible for overseeing women’s housing on campus, sororities, Maroon Jackets, and maintaining a roster for each organization connected with the college. The Dean of Women also coordinated the annual honors chapel, which recognized students for achievement in academic and athletic fields. In spring 1974, Centenary rearranged the Student Services branch of administration which eliminated the position of Dean of Women and replaced it with the Assistant Dean of Students.

Dean of Women and their years of service: Mabel Campbell (approximately 1923-1948), Katherine Turner (approximately 1948-1955), Betty McKnight (acting Dean of Women 1956), Lenore Rees (1957-1959), Helen Lineberger (1960-1961), Julia Packwood (1962-1965), and Shirley Baird Rawlinson (1966-1974).


1.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred in 2014; found in Hamilton Hall attic.

Finding aid to the Centenary College of Louisiana Dean of Women 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