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Norma Winegeart papers

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Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church

Centenary College of Louisiana

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Collection Overview

Title: Norma Winegeart papers, 1844-2006Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: SC/Mss. Coll. 102

Primary Creator: Winegeart, Norma Stewart (1923-2012)

Extent: 2.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 10/04/2012. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Centenary College of Louisiana., United Methodist Church (U.S.)--Louisiana Conference.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Minutes (administrative records), Photographs.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Norma Winegeart papers include clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, and printed items.  The material primarily relates to Winegeart’s activities within the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church and topics related to Centenary College of Louisiana.

Biographical Note

Norma Stewart Winegeart (1923-2012) was born in Haynesville, Louisiana, the daughter of Elmer Eugene Stewart and Mabel McEachern.  She enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1940 and graduated in 1944.  While in college, she was a member of the Maroon Jackets and the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity.

After college, she worked as a secretary at First Methodist Church of Shreveport from 1944 to 1953.  In 1953, she married Reverend Jack Stroud Winegeart.  The Winegearts served many congregations in Louisiana: Lake Arthur, DeQuincy, Ponchatoula, Haynesville, Horseshoe Drive in Alexandria, DeRidder, Christ United Methodist Church in Shreveport, and Plain Dealing.

Norma Winegeart was especially active in the United Methodist Women (UMW) and its predecessor organizations.  She served as UMW conference historian (1979-1982), vice-president (1982-1986), and president (1989-1993).  In addition, Winegeart served on the Louisiana United Methodist Church Conference Commission on Archives and History and served as chairperson of the task group that published Walter N. Vernon’s Becoming One People: A History of Louisiana Methodism (La: History Task Group, Commission on Archives and History, Louisiana Conference, United Methodist Church, 1987).

Subject/Index Terms

Centenary College of Louisiana.
United Methodist Church (U.S.)--Louisiana Conference.

Administrative Information

Repository: Centenary College of Louisiana | Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: No further accruals expected.  Material originally in Norma Stewart Winegeart papers, Cent. Misc. Mss. 324, added to this collection.

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: Gene Winegeart

Acquisition Method: Gift

Appraisal Information: All materials in this collection are appraised as retain permanently.

Preferred Citation: Norma Winegeart papers, Mss. Coll. 102.  Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections, Shreveport, Louisiana.


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[Series 1: Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1858-2006],
[Series 2: Centenary College of Louisiana, 1844-2000],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1942-1981],
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Series 1: Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1858-2006Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: United Methodist Women, 1942-1996Add to your cart.
The materials related to the United Methodist Women (formerly called the Women’s Society of Christian Service) document the group’s activities. Included are histories of the organization, meeting minutes, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and printed items.  Activities described include organizational anniversaries and annual meetings. Materials contain some documents specifically related to the First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, the Shreveport District, and South Central Jurisdiction.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History, 1972-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Meeting Minutes, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Clippings, 1942-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1981-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, 1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 75th Anniversary “Diamond Jubilee”, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 75th Anniversary “Diamond Jubilee”, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 25th Annual Meeting, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 100th Anniversary Skit “A Century of Commitment: Go Ye Therefore”, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: First Methodist Church of Shreveport, 1952-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 11: First Methodist Church of Shreveport, 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Louisiana Conference, 1965Add to your cart.
Located in Oversize Box 1.
Folder 14: Louisiana Conference, 1965-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Shreveport District, 1988-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: South Central Jurisdiction, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 17: South Central Jurisdiction, 1989-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Estelle D. Dameron, 1996Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Parsonettes, 1958-1972Add to your cart.
The Parsonettes were a group of ministers’ spouses.  The materials include printed items, correspondence, clippings, meeting agendas, and yearbooks.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Printed Items, 1959-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence, 1967-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Clippings, 1966-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Meeting Agendas, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Yearbooks, 1958-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Yearbooks, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Yearbooks, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Yearbooks, 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Yearbooks, 1969-1972Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Conference Commission on Archives and History, 1980-1989Add to your cart.
Winegeart served on the Conference Commission on Archives and History.  The commission collects, preserves, and makes accessible the historically significant records of the annual conference and its agencies.  Materials in this sub-series include correspondence, meeting minutes, and clippings.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1980-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence and Meeting Minutes, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Clippings, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Clippings, 1987-1989, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Becoming One People, 1965-1991Add to your cart.
Material relates to the publication of Walter N. Vernon’s book, Becoming One People: A History of Louisiana Methodism (La: History Task Group, Commission on Archives and History, Louisiana Conference, United Methodist Church, 1987).  The project to publish the book was undertaken by the History Task Group, part of the Commission on Archives and History within the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Norma Winegart served on the History Task Group.  Materials include research notes, correspondence, meeting minutes, and publication details.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Administrative Reports, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Administrative Reports, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Artwork, circa 1987Add to your cart.
Located in Oversize Box 1.
Folder 36: Correspondence, 1985-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Correspondence About Photographs, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Financial Records, circa 1987Add to your cart.
Located in Oversize Box 1.
Folder 39: History Task Group, 1983-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Selling and Distribution, 1986-1991Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Church Records, 1907-2006Add to your cart.
The church records consist of items related to congregations within the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Winegart’s husband pastored many of these congregations.  The bulk of the records pertain to First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, 1909-2004.  Material includes research on the history of the church as well as the congregation’s own archives.   Also included are clippings, correspondence, printed items, and photographs.  The photographs depict Rev. Dana Dawson, a downtown parade on Shreveport’s Texas Street, the congregation’s building, a Sunday School class, the Church Board, and the 1995 Shreveport Churches historic marker.  Material from other congregations primarily consists of church histories and membership directories.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Alexandria District, 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Caddo Heights United Methodist Church of Shreveport, 1975-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Christ United Methodist Church of Shreveport, 1971-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Christ United Methodist Church of Shreveport, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
The United Methodist Reporter newspaper, Christ UMC edition.  Located in Oversize Box 1.
Folder 45: DeQuincy United Methodist Church, 1977-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 46: First United Methodist Church of DeRidder, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 47: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - History/Bentley Sloane, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 48: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Archives, 1998-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 49: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Clippings, 1909-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 50: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 51: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - General, 1939-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 52: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - General, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Located in Oversize Box 1.
Folder 53: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - General, circa 1972Add to your cart.
Located in Oversize Box 1.
Folder 54: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - General, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - Bulletins, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 2: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - Bulletins, 1938-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - Bulletins, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - Bulletins, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - Bulletins, 1945-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - Bulletins, 1986-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - The Columns, 1987-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Printed Items - The Methodist Messenger, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Photographs, 1945-1995Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: First United Methodist Church of Shreveport - Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Gilliam United Methodist Church and Hosston United Methodist Church, 1991-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hammond Methodist Church, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Haynesville United Methodist Church, 1969-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Horseshoe Drive United Methodist Church of Alexandria, 1975-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Istrouma Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Plain Dealing United Methodist Church, 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Shreveport District, 1937-1993Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Tangipohoa Parish, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Vivian Methodist Church, 1966Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Photographs, 1929-1935Add to your cart.
These large panoramic photographs depict youth at Louisiana Methodist events such as the annual meeting of the Epworth League.  Also included is Winegeart’s notebook “Identification Lists for Old Epworth League and Young People’s Pictures” (1987).
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photographs, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Photographs depict: First Hi-League Assembly La Conference Epworth League (1929), Second Hi-League Assembly La Conference Epworth League (1930), Second Annual Assembly La State Epworth League (circa 1930). Located in Oversize Folder 1.
Folder 21: Photographs, 1932-1935Add to your cart.
Photographs depcit Fourth Hi-Assembly LA Conference (1932), Christian Adventure Assembly La Conference (1934), LA Methodist Young People’s Assembly (1935). Located in Oversize Folder 2.
Folder 22: Identification lists, 1929-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Identification lists, 1987Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: General Files, 1858-1995Add to your cart.
The general files contain material related to the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. Documents include printed items, clippings, committee records, and research on Rev. William Stevenson, who was a Methodist Episcopal preacher and circuit rider between 1800 and 1857.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Louisiana Conference Clippings, 1984-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Louisiana Conference Printed Items, 1968-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Uniting Conference, United Methodist Church, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Women’s History Workshop, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Louisiana Gathering Steering Committee, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Louisiana Gathering Steering Committee, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Migrant Ministry Committee, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Lucile Baldwin Sexton, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Rev. William Stevenson, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Rev. William Stevenson, 1990-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Photographs, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Poetry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Sunday School Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Centenary College of Louisiana, 1844-2000Add to your cart.
The material related to Centenary College of Louisiana includes topics such as the college choir and Maroon Jackets.  The formats consist of clippings, printed items, brochures, correspondence, and photographs.  Photographs depict the Maroon Jackets, Centenary’s marching band, and candid student photographs on campus.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Printed Items and Clippings, 1844-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Printed Items and Clippings, 1946Add to your cart.
Endowed With a Trust
Folder 38: Printed Items and Clippings, 1946Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Centenary Makes Its Case. Located in Oversize Box 1.
Folder 39: Printed Items and Clippings, 1952-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Printed Items and Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Choir, 1948, undatedAdd to your cart.
Located in Oversize Box 1.
Folder 42: Choir, 1949-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Choir, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Photographs, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Photographs, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Series 3: Correspondence, 1942-1981Add to your cart.
Letters to Norma primarily relate to family topics and are from her Aunt Delma as well as Rev. Dana Dawson.  Letters to Norma’s mother, Mabel Stewart, discuss topics related to the Women’s Society of Christian Service and First United Methodist Church of Shreveport.  Also included is a April 8, 1950, letter from Rev. Dana Dawson that includes photographs depicting bishops (1784-1948) of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Church.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Letters to Norma Winegeart, 1942-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Letters to Norma Winegeart, 1950-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Letters to Norma Winegeart, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Letters to Mabel Stewart, 1966Add to your cart.

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