And this is a page from the Pelican of 1915 showing the School Board representatives at the time. Some pretty big names!
Did you know the little community of Cadeville once had a college? Yep! Found in the vertical files of the Special Collections Department was a copy of a catalog from the school year of 1889 - 1890. Take a look at that course load!
Old Swartz School - Photo #1043, Henry Camp Collection, Ouachita Parish Public Library The library has a great photo collection of early one room schools in Ouachita Parish. This is thanks to a man named Henry Camp, who donated them. There are some schools we don't know exactly where they were located. To look at … Continue reading Old Swartz School
A clearer view of this building can be found here: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/ulm-p15140coll27%3A82 . Notice that the sign says it was built in 1910. The building was six years old when the above photo was published.
Over the next few days, I will share a few photos I found in a rare 1916 magazine I found about Ouachita Parish. Enjoy! The first view is of the "new" West Monroe Grammar School!
Photo Number 341, Ouachita Parish Public Library Photo Collection Over the next few days, I will be posting some photos that we need help identifying. If you recognize anyone in the photos, come by the library on 18th or give us a call at 318-327-1373. The above photo is identified as "Crosley Jeep Campaign". The … Continue reading Crosley School Jeep Campaign
Did you know that the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Genealogy department has a large collection of elementary/secondary/college yearbooks? Over the next couple of days, I'll post the list of what is available. Today we will start with elementary/secondary yearbooks. Yearbook TitleYearSchoolNoteThe Smithy1952A. L. Smith - Monroe, LAGrades 1-9The Smithy1953A. L. Smith - Monroe, LAGrades 1-9The … Continue reading Yearbooks in the Genealogy Department