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The Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections are part of the Newcomb College Institute. They collect, preserve, and make available records that document the history of women and gender in the Gulf South, particularly records that relate to women's education, the history of students at Newcomb College and Tulane University, women and gender minorities in the American South, culinary history, and the second wave women's movement in Louisiana. In addition, they maintain a non-circulating special collection library devoted to women's education, prescriptive literature, culinary history, Newcomb authors, third wave feminist zines, and other topics related to the historic women's college of the University. Named collections include the Marla Custard collection on gender and sexuality.


New Exhibit on Display in the Reading Room

Lee Meitzen Grue

“If Lee Grue did not exist, the New Orleans poetry community would have to invent her.” – Julie Kane, 2011-2013 Louisiana State Poet Laureate

The Newcomb Archives celebrates National Poetry Month in April with the opening of the Lee Meitzen Grue exhibit. This exhibit recognizes Grue’s donation of a second body of records documenting her life and work as a cornerstone of New Orleans’ poetry community.

The exhibit is on display in the Seltzer-Gerard Reading Room, first floor of the Caroline Richardson Building, Monday through Friday 12pm-4pm. The exhibit opens Friday, April 8th, and runs through May 3rd, 2016.

This exhibit is organized by Shawn D. Jackson.


Reference Desk
(504) 865-5762

Chloe Raub
Head of Archives & Special Collections
(504) 314-2723

Sam Bruner
Archivist for Technical Services and Digital Initiatives
(504) 314-2722


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