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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: gwen@tulane.edu

Hours for winter break

The Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library will be open by appointment only from Dec. 15 – Dec. 23.

We will be closed from Dec. 24 – Jan. 4 for winter break.

Contact

Email newcombarchives@tulane.edu 
Phone (504) 865-5723
Fax (504) 862-8948

Susan Tucker
Curator of Books and Records
Caroline Richardson Building
62 Newcomb Place, #203
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-865-5239
susannah@tulane.edu

Chloe Raub
Archivist
Caroline Richardson Building
62 Newcomb Place
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-314-2723
craub1@tulane.edu

   

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