Ouachita Parish Newspapers Searchable for Free!

In the past, I have told you about the Chronicling America site, which has newspapers digitized from the 1800s. The Louisiana Digital Library, in cooperation with LSU, is now digitizing state newspapers and has them organized by parish! Here is a link to Ouachita Parish's: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/louisiananewspapers-ouachita:collection. Right now, the Ouachita Citizen is digitized and searchable … Continue reading Ouachita Parish Newspapers Searchable for Free!

A Lost Grave at Travelers Rest Plantation

I have a personal subscription to Newspapers.com and have noticed that they have now digitized the Ouachita Citizen from 1925 to 1976. While playing around with search terms, I found an article in the April 16, 1931 edition which talks about Travelers Rest plantation. The following paragraph caught my eye: Perhaps the outstanding historical spot … Continue reading A Lost Grave at Travelers Rest Plantation

A History of Library Service to the African-American Community in Ouachita Parish

I have found another digitized thesis! This one was written in 1967 by Ms. Shirley Rush at Atlanta University. It details the history of the establishment of the Carver Branch library on a level I have never seen before! Many influential names in the African-American community are mentioned. https://radar.auctr.edu/islandora/object/cau.td:1967_rush_shirley_c

A 1938 Speech Study in Monroe

I have found that LSU has digitized some of their thesis books and have made them available for free download. One in particular has caught my attention. In about 1937, a Doctoral student named Grace E. Ingledue, decided to study the speech patterns of six life-long Monroe residents. The six persons she studied (all white) … Continue reading A 1938 Speech Study in Monroe

Isaiah Garrett’s Ledger Book and Business Records 1838 – 1861

A few years ago, I told you that the University of Alabama had a Ledger book that once belonged to Isaiah Garrett. The library has digitized his materials and you can view them here: https://cdm17336.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/u0003_0004211/search/searchterm/isaiah%20garrett%20business%20records/field/source/mode/exact/conn/and It appears to be the account of all expenses Isaiah charged his clients for when he was a lawyer. If … Continue reading Isaiah Garrett’s Ledger Book and Business Records 1838 – 1861