Henrietta Winham Johnson Recreation Center Program – 1962

This is another Rec Center program, this one is from the opening of the Johnson Rec Center. It is the same format as the Marbles program, with Henrietta's biographical information in it: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A107 I have been thoroughly enjoying all the hidden priceless gems we have been finding in our collection! More is coming has we … Continue reading Henrietta Winham Johnson Recreation Center Program – 1962

Dedication Program for Liller Maddox Marbles Recreation Center – 1962

https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A98 This one was found last week and I immediately asked my boss to include it in the Digital Library. It is the dedication program for Marbles Rec Center! About two years ago, a lady called and asked us if we had a photo of Mrs. Marbles and I had never seen one. The program … Continue reading Dedication Program for Liller Maddox Marbles Recreation Center – 1962

Zion Traveler Church Fellowship, circa 1945

This photo from our collection is only identified as Zion Traveler Baptist Church. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A35 It shows people seated around tables eating, wearing their Sunday best. From the clothing, it appears to have been taken in the 40's or so. If you will notice, there are pews pulled up to the tables for seating! One gentleman … Continue reading Zion Traveler Church Fellowship, circa 1945

A Priceless Artifact of Monroe Colored High School History

A couple of weeks ago, while browsing Ebay, I found an autograph book for sale from 1941. Looking at the pictures of the pages, I soon realized it was an autograph book owned by a Senior of Monroe Colored High School, class of 1941! When the bidding ended, I was the highest bid. It arrived … Continue reading A Priceless Artifact of Monroe Colored High School History

The Laura Porter Lynching

I was told about this website called Strange Fruit and Spanish Moss. They have documented lynching incidents from around the country. One of the ones that was documented was the Laura Porter lynching in Monroe: http://strangefruitandspanishmoss.blogspot.com/2015/10/july-25-1910-laura-porter.html Laura was the one in my post on Ouachita Parish lynching that was never found, but was rumored to … Continue reading The Laura Porter Lynching

Floor Plan of the Original Carver Library

The State Library has posted on the Digital Library, an image of the original Carver Branch Library floor plan here: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/state-lhp%3A1166 . This is the Selman Field building, originally brought in and placed behind the old Miller Roy building, then converted to a library. We have several interior shots in our collection, and the best … Continue reading Floor Plan of the Original Carver Library

Charter Members of the Monroe Chapter, N.A.A.C.P.

Monday, I found that the Library of Congress had the records of the N.A.A.C.P., including local level chapters. After consulting with my boss about it, she wrote them inquiring how to get copies of the Monroe documents. The next morning (yesterday) they were in her e-mail! We will be looking into getting the microfilm for … Continue reading Charter Members of the Monroe Chapter, N.A.A.C.P.