Campaign Postcards

Another part of our political collection are some old postcards candidates mailed to registered voters. This one is for Monroe Mayoral candidate, Elmer Slagle (he didn't win!) https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A80 How about David E. Brown for Congress? https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A79 Harvey H. Benoit for mayor! This one was addressed to Sallie Humble (He won) https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A75

William Care Garnett – First Principal of Monroe City High School?

I would say William C. Garnett would count as Monroe High School's first principal. In the mid 1890's Garnett appeared in Monroe and began work as the Assistant Principal at the "Central High School" which was the combined Parish and City school. When the school split between the parish and city, Garnett was appointed Principal … Continue reading William Care Garnett – First Principal of Monroe City High School?

Voting ballots of Ouachita Parish

Among the items my colleague has found going through the vertical files are some very old political items. Among them are some old sample ballots: April 7th, 1931 Democratic Primary ballot https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A73 January 16, 1940 Democratic Primary ballot https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A77 January 16, 1940 Democratic Primary ballot Ward 10 https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A76 Sam Jones campaign sample Second Primary Democratic … Continue reading Voting ballots of Ouachita Parish

A Political Postcard featuring Mayor A.A. Forsythe

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A62 This is a postcard from our collection showing a rooster and a photo of Mayor Forsythe. Why a rooster you may ask? The symbol of the Democratic party was once the rooster. As a matter of fact, in one election, the opponent's slogan was "Turn the rooster!". Political ad from a local paper in … Continue reading A Political Postcard featuring Mayor A.A. Forsythe

A List of Past Principals of Ouachita Parish High School

I got curious last week and decided to compile a list of all the Principals who have served OPHS. I started all the way back in 1894 when the Original High School was being built and worked my way to the current day. I am unsure of the modern principals' tenure years, but I am … Continue reading A List of Past Principals of Ouachita Parish High School

Ouachita Parish High School’s First Principal

Meet Mr. Henry E. Chambers, OPHS' very first principal! I was shocked when his photo came up associated with the school. Henry Chambers is well known in my department for writing a classic set of books on the history of Louisiana. We have a set. The above etching is what he looked like when he … Continue reading Ouachita Parish High School’s First Principal