(October 2, 2015)
Centenary archives presents "Shreveport: As Seen by Centenary" exhibit
Student worker Olivia Brignac prepared the exhibit
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections presents the exhibit Shreveport: As Seen by Centenary, 1920-1996. It highlights the city as documented by the students, faculty, and staff of Centenary. The exhibit is accessible online and on display in the college's Whited Room lobby of Bynum Commons through December 2015.
"We sought to feature both the familiar and obscure," said archivist Chris Brown '01. "The subjects range from a 1920s flag raising ceremony the day before the Strand Theatre opened to the 1970s Highland neighborhood shop Leatherhead. The local excitement surrounding the Shape of Shreveport documentary film series inspired us to choose this theme."
Archives student workers Olivia Brignac '19 and Harrison Folse '19 helped research and prepare the exhibit. Brignac selected one photograph to include because of her family's interest in military history. The World War II-era image depicts aviation cadets exercising outside Centenary's south campus — once Dodd College and now First Baptist Church School.
The mission of the Centenary College Archives and Special Collections is to collect, preserve, and make available the historic records of the College and the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Chris Brown at 318.869.5462 or email.