(March 18, 2011)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Archives special collection viewing takes place March 29

Students at Centenary College circa 1898

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — In honor of Women's History Month, the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections will host a viewing of documents and photographs related to the history of women at Centenary and the Louisiana Methodist Conference.

The viewing will take place Tuesday, March 29 from 11 am—1 pm and 1:30 — 4:30 pm in the Donald A. Webb Seminar Room in the Magale Memorial Library located in the basement.

The items chosen for the viewing include material documenting the activities and obstacles of Centenary's first female graduates in 1900. The Methodist material on display details the activities of the Women's Society of Christian Service as well as early clergywomen in Louisiana.

The Centenary community and the public are invited to visit Magale Memorial Library for this event. For more information, contact the Centenary College Archivist, Chris Brown, cbrown@centenary.edu or 318.869.5462.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 373 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.