(August 13, 2013)

Alumni publications now accessible online

SHREVEPORT, LA — For Centenary alumni who remember declaring war on the sidewalk bagles in 1951; the establishment of Baton Rouge, Houston, and Shreveport alumni chapters; and when the Muses raised funds to build sundecks for Rotary and James Hall in 1986, these memories can be revisited with a push of a button. Thanks to the Centenary Archives, all alumni newsletters published between 1925 and 2005 are now available online.

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These publications unveil Centenary’s past even before their eighty-year print run according to Centenary Archivist Chris Brown '01.

"These newsletters provide a window to Centenary alumni over a remarkably long period of time," said Brown. "They contain photographs and college memories stretching back to the 1880s. For those wanting to connect with the more recent past, there are also plenty of pictures and memories from the 1980s, too."

Centenary’s Office of Alumni and Family Relations provided funding for the project.

"This is one more way to help our alumni stay connected and engaged with their alma mater," said Alumni and Family Relations Director, Saige Solomon ’05.

Previously digitized portions of alumni publications were downloaded over 3,900 times in 18 months. This represents the most heavily used digital collection created by the Centenary Archives.

All 2,346 pages of alumni publications were scanned from cover-to-cover and in full color. Readers can access them online in a variety of formats, page through a volume by choosing the "read online" option, download the PDF, or search the full text version.

To view the alumni newsletters, visit the Archives' Digital Collections. For more information about this project and the works that have been digitized, contact Centenary Archivist Chris Brown at 318.869.5462 or archives@centenary.edu.

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