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Helen Louise Bailey scrapbook

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 105

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of unbound scrapbook containing photographs taken by Helen Louise Bailey. The photographs primarily depict the Bailey family and friends, students enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana, and scenes in and around Shreveport, Louisiana. This includes images of Shreveport's Highland neighborhood, Centenary College campus, and Louisiana State Fairgrounds. Some photographs were taken in other Louisiana communities nearby: Forbing, Oil City, Alexandria, and Louisiana College (Pineville). For many photographs, handwritten captions identify people and places.


  • 1918 - 1920


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

Helen Louise Bailey Leverett was the daughter of Elmer E. and Gertrude Bailey. Her siblings were Ralph (b. 1899) and Dorothy Bailey Lynch (1905-1979). In 1918, Louise enrolled in Centenary College of Louisiana’s high school department (also known as the preparatory department or the Centenary Academy); she graduated in 1920. Her sister Dorothy was also enrolled in Centenary’s high school department. During this time, the Bailey family lived in Shreveport, Louisiana, at 737 Merrick Street, then moved to 2126 Creswell Avenue. In 1921, Louise married Flynt Leverett, and they had a daughter, Dorothy Elaine Leverett Magaro (1922-2004).


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unidentified donation in 1995 (acc. no. 1995-035).

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproduction accessible online at

Finding Aid to the Helen Louise Bailey scrapbook
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