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    • The Jaguar 1984

    • Yearbooks, Southern University and A & M College, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • This historically African American university was established in 1880 in the Northern section of Baton Rouge on Scott's Bluff. The school was chartered by the Louisiana General Assembly as Southern College located in New Orleans. The college...
    • Sadie Connor Keel

    • African Americans, Teachers
    • Sadie Connor Keel and a student in 1964. Keel (October 20, 1914-February 6, 2010) was a long time educator with the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools serving as a teacher and principal at the Reddy Street Elementary School for 29 years, retiring in...
    • Pow Wow 1952

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • Istrouma schools began in a two room house in 1917 in North Baton Rouge. As time went on, the student population grew steadily and outpaced the growth of the faculty. A number of buildings and hand-me-down materials were haphazardly obtained...
    • Post Card of the Union Tank Car Geodesic Dome

    • Historic buildings, Geodesic domes--1950-1960
    • Post card Baton Rouge Dome Representing an new era in industrial architecture is this giant dome structure at Baton Rouge, La., which serves as a regional tank car repair plant for the Union Tank Car Company. Big enough to enclose a football...
    • Dr. Curtis "C.J." Gilliam

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Curtis "C.J." Gilliam [1922-1995] was a longtime Civil Rights activist and the first black optometrist in Baton Rouge. A former president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the NAACP, he was the first black Louisianan to enlist in the U.S. Marine...
    • The Sabre 1965

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • The Sabre is the yearbook of Robert E. Lee High School. This particular Sabre is from 1965. Lee High was opened in 1959 in order to reduce over-crowding at Baton Rouge High. The school is located at 1105 Lee Dr. in Baton Rouge, La. The building was...
    • Greek Theatre on the LSU Campus

    • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)--History
    • Post Card of the Greek Theatre on the Louisiana State University Campus in Baton Rouge. "An open air auditorium located in a natural depression encircled by magnolias and oaks, festooned with Spanish moss. Across the back of the stage stands a...
    • The Tug Boat Istrouma and Her Crew

    • Esso Standard Oil Company, Boats and boating
    • The Tug Boat Istrouma and her crew. Bought by the company in 1915 and used as a fire tug, it was retired from Esso Service in 1949. During its career, the boat and her crew helped to fight such memorable fires as the Great Kress Fire and the...
    • High School, Baton Rouge, La.

    • Postcards, Historic buildings, High schools
    • Postcard: "High School, Baton Rouge, La." [Baton Rouge High School 2825 Government St.] Written on back: "[addressed to] Miss Alice Broussard 1480 N. Johnson St. New Orleans, La. Dear Alice, Just re'cd your letter am glad to hear you are having a...
    • Kits for Kids Distribution

    • Junior League of Baton Rouge
    • Junior League of Baton Rouge Public Affairs Committee members Maia Jalnack and Marci Blaize (chairman) with Lieutenant Tom Joffrion of the Louisiana State Police offering free "Kids Kits". Volunteers collect a child's fingerprints (right and left...
    • The Shield 1971

    • Yearbooks, Catholic Church, Diocese of Baton Rouge (La.), Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • The congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Bourg, founded by Reverend Peter Medaille, SJ, in LePuy, France, sent four Sisters to Baton Rouge in 1868. They founded an orphanage and a school on what is today Seventh Street; it was later moved...
    • Civil Rights Protest at the Louisiana State Capitol

    • Civil rights demonstrations, African Americans
    • Billy Brooks, Director of the Louisiana Black People Advancement Association, sits on the shoulders of some of his followers and leads a group in shouts of "Black Power". The group formed from a larger group that was holding a rally on the steps of...


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