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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.

Susan Tucker

Send us your photos!

Please send a photograph of yourself to the Archives, to be placed in the Newcomb Photograph Collection. This is a special project concerned with the community of women who have supported us in many ways over the years. These photographs of you at whatever stage of life will allow us to help researchers as they study the lives women have led.

To share your photos with us:

  • Label them with the year of the photograph, your name, and if necessary, something about the occasion, for example, “Take Back the Night March 12, 1982, New Orleans,” or “Children’s elementary school, mom as volunteer, 1970.” 

  • Label them in pencil, and if you have electronic photographs please place them (300 dpi in jpg format) in a free online storage space. 

  • Email Susan Tucker with a link to the photographs or send them by mail to the address below.

    7025 Freret Street
    New Orleans, LA 70118

  • Please send them by June 30.

Summer hours

The reading room will be open by appointment only from May 11 until August 24. Please contact Chloe Raub at to schedule summer research appointments.


Please contact us at: 

Phone (504) 865-5762
Fax (504) 862-8948

Chloe Raub
(504) 314-2723

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