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Both the Newcomb Archives and the Vorhoff Library Special Collections are part of the Newcomb College Institute. They collect, preserve, and make available records and manuscript materials that document the lives of women, particularly those that relate to women's education, the history of women at Newcomb College and Tulane University, the American South, culinary history, and the work of women in general. 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 sexuality.

Gwen Thompkins

She's listening!

The Newcomb College Institute has a new set of ears. Public radio host Gwen Thompkins is recording oral histories of Newcomb alumnae. Thompkins (N '87) is host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, which airs across southern Louisiana and in Canada. As a visiting fellow at NCI, she's looking to interview a broad range of Newcomb graduates. She is particularly interested in former Thomas J. Watson fellows. The Newcomb Oral History Project began in 1986 and recordings are housed at the Newcomb Archives under the direction of Susan Tucker. If you are a Newcomb alumna and would like to share your life experiences or if you would like donate your papers to the Archive, please write to:

Spring break hours

We will be closed Saturday March 28 through Monday April 6 for Tulane University's spring break. Visits may be scheduled by appointment.


Please contact us at: 

Phone (504) 865-5723
Fax (504) 862-8948

Susan Tucker
Curator of Books and Records
(504) 865-5239

Chloe Raub
(504) 314-2723

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000