George Riser – South Monroe Jr. High School’s first principal

George Riser was a beloved educator in the local school system for many years. His family has donated some of his things to our collection. This photo was found among them: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A738 . South Monroe Jr. High became Thomas Jefferson Jr. High and is now known as Jefferson Elementary.

Yearbooks in the Genealogy Department

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

North Monroe Junior High School Football Program 1957

The following images are from the collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library, Special Collections Department. It is a football program that was included in a scrapbook made for the school. Just a few years later, the School Board changed the name to Robert E. Lee Jr. High. We now know it as Lee Junior … Continue reading North Monroe Junior High School Football Program 1957