This little rare gem from the library's collection shows what courses you could take at the brand new college that had just opened! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A110 ULM now offers hundreds of classes and dozens of degrees. What a difference 90 years makes!
I had never seen this postcard before! These buildings are all still there.
This one is labeled, "Administration Building, Northeast Louisiana State College, Monroe, Louisiana". That dates it between 1950 and 1968. It is now known as "Stubbs Hall" at ULM. I remember taking a botany course here when I was in college.
I saw this on eBay last week and had to have it! It arrived in the middle of the Hurricane Thursday (GO USPS!). Before I saw this, I never knew that Selman Field had a football team! This program will soon be uploaded to the Louisiana Digital Library database (edit: Just got added a few … Continue reading Selman Field Football Program
I thought it would be a great time to compile a list of past University of Louisiana at Monroe presidents since we are in the middle of selecting a new one. In it's almost ninety year history, the college has had eight presidents. Number nine will soon be named. They are: Dr. Clyde C. Colvert … Continue reading Past Presidents of ULM
This one is awesome! It is a souvenir program for the 40th Annual Louisiana Teacher's Convention, held at the Francis Hotel in November, 1932. There are some great photos of the city and parish schools. If you are interested in education, take a look at the lecture topics. I noticed that they were giving tours … Continue reading Louisiana Teacher’s Convention, 1932
This next WPA document is about the brand new (at the time) college in Monroe. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-wpa%3A11
This came from the very first ULM annual back in 1933. What you are looking at is Indian Field which was located behind the buildings that front DeSiard Street at the University now. Looks like a high school field, doesn't it!
This is another page from the 1930 Roarer yearbook, showing the concept art for the new junior college going in on DeSiard Street. You may know it today as ULM! It would be a couple more years before it would open though.
Yesterday I gave you a list of all the elementary and secondary school yearbooks available in the Ouachita Parish Library. Today I give you the list of college yearbooks we have. If you have any yearbooks you would like to donate that would fill in the gaps in our collection, please let us know! We … Continue reading College Yearbooks in the Genealogy Department