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.
Newcomb Remembers: Lindy Claiborne Boggs, NC '35 (1916-2013)
The Newcomb College Institute honors the memory of Lindy Claiborne Boggs (Newcomb College, 1935) who died this weekend at the age of 97. Very active as a student at Newcomb, former Congresswoman and Ambassador Boggs was also an active alumnae. She was also a supporter of women nationwide. In 1994, speaking before a group of students, community members and fellow alumnae, she recalled how her work always included being a "surrogate mother to every woman who is not represented by a female in Congress."
The papers of Lindy Boggs are held by the Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University. The papers were donated before the founding of the Newcomb Archives, but Newcomb Archives was founded with the help of Boggs and her participation in the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. She will long be remembered.
We invite you to visit the Newcomb Archives and Lousiana Research Collection, Tulane University links to learn more about the life and accomplishments of Lindy Claiborne Boggs.
Our archival collections include
Our book collections at the Nadine Vorhoff Library include:
- The Culinary History Collection
- The Newcomb Authors Collection - books written by Newcomb alumnae, faculty, and staff,and Newcomb fellows
- The Prescriptive Literature Collection - This collection contains guides to parenting, marriage and sexuality, and other topics dating from the nineteenth century to the present.
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.
For more information, contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or via fax at (504) 862-8948.
Curator of Books and Records
Caroline Richardson Building
62 Newcomb Place, #203
New Orleans, LA 70118