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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.

For more information, contact us by e-mail at or via fax at (504) 862-8948.

Susan Tucker
Curator of Books and Records
Caroline Richardson Building
62 Newcomb Place, #203
New Orleans, LA 70118


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