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Business Girls' Inn papers

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Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Scrapbook: Business Girls' Inn

Scrapbook: City Mission Board

Scrapbook: Founders Day Observance



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Collection Overview

Title: Business Girls' Inn papers, 1928-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: SC/Mss. Coll. 41

Primary Creator: Business Girls' Inn (1928-1974)

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 11/09/1976

Subjects: Business Girls' Inn., City Mission Board of Shreveport, Louisiana., Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Woman's Missionary Society. Louisiana Conference.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Financial records., Minutes (administrative records), Photographs., Scrapbooks., Sound recordings.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Business Girls' Inn papers include correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, photographs, and tape recordings.

Biographical Note

In 1928 the Methodist Women of Shreveport organized to provide a residence for business girls. The home, first known as the Jubilee Inn opened on September 20, 1928 in a leased building at 412 Fannin Street. Under the Administration of the City Mission Board of Shreveport, Louisiana, of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the inn prospered, the building was purchased in 1938 and the last note was paid. In 1946 the board purchased a site at 814 Cotton Street for a new home and after a successful fund raising drive the board was able to open a new residence, known as the Business Girls’ Inn, in 1949. The site of the old home was sold for the bus terminal. The Business Girls’ Inn continued through the 1960’s but in 1971 a change of name to the Inn signified the changing times. Fewer working women desired the services the Inn provided and a complete phase out began in 1972. In 1974 the property was sold to the Presbyterian Church to be used as an extension of their Evergreen Vocational School.

Subject/Index Terms

Business Girls' Inn.
City Mission Board of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Woman's Missionary Society. Louisiana Conference.

Administrative Information

Repository: Centenary College of Louisiana | Archives and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. L. G. Thomas

Preferred Citation: Business Girls' Inn papers, Manuscripts Collection 41.  Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections, Shreveport, Louisiana.


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[Item 4: Scrapbook: Business Girls' Inn, 1965-1974],
[Item 5: Scrapbook: City Mission Board, 1928-1967],
[Item 6: Scrapbook: Founders Day Observance, 1967],
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Item 5: Scrapbook: City Mission Board, 1928-1967Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Contains correspondence, City Mission Board reports, clippings, and photographs.  Most materials concern the Jubilee Inn.

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[Item 6: Scrapbook: Founders Day Observance, 1967],
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