Mary Linn Wernet, Head University Archivist at Northwestern State University, and head of its Cammie G. Henry Archives and Research Center, presented one of the Lectures in LSU-A’s Cavanaugh Lecture Series at the Rapides Parish Library Thursday, March 7th. In honor of Women’s History Month, Wernet’s presentation was on the many holdings in the Cammie G. Henry Archives from female contributors. From the archive’s namesake Cammie G. Henry of Melrose Plantation, to Doris Falkenheiner and Caroline Dormon, to name a few, the archives contain a rich delineation of this extraordinary group of women’s contributions to our area’s history, both in its preservation and its making.
The Cammie G. Henry Archives and Research Center is located on the 4th floor of NSU’s Watson Library. Its hours are 0800 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday and from 0800 to 5:00 Friday. The facility is a treasure trove of resources for anyone interested in our state’s history.