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The Newcomb Archives seeks to 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.

Our archival collections include

Our book collections at the Nadine Vorhoff Library include:

Newcomb: A Brief History of the College- Read here about the history of the College. In spring 2012, LSU Press will published an anthology of essays on the College’s history in Newcomb College, 1886-2006: Higher Education for Women in New Orleans

Online Exhibits- Here you will find examples of Newcomb pottery and the women who created these world-famous works, a map of the Washington Avenue campus, other representations of the College found in particular episodes of the past, and exhibits concerned with culinary history.

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:

For more information, please contact us:
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

Chloe Raub
Caroline Richardson Building
62 Newcomb Place
New Orleans, LA 70118


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