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Record of Students H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College  

About the Student Records

The student records contain information that documents student academic and personal life. Records may include but are not limited to:

  • certificates of admission
  • transcripts
  • photographs
  • letters
  • course notes
  • college catalogs
  • curriculum information
  • brochures
  • teaching certificates
  • letters of recommendation
  • requests for transcript


Newcomb Class of 1899
Newcomb Class of 1899 


Use of the Records

Privacy rules govern all student records. Student records (defined as credentials, grade sheets, correspondence, reports, notes, application, and all other records pertaining to past and present students) are open only after 75 years from the date the student graduates or withdraws from the University, or upon death. Closed student records, however, may be used by the student themselves; by a university official, when authorized to look for specific records; and by researchers whose work will only report on the overall student body, without the use of names, for a period of time at least 60 years before the current period. Requests for permission to examine any records in connection with cases at law or legal proceedings of any kind will be referred to the Legal Counsel of the University. In alignment with related Census data, records preceding 1920 are available in most cases for public viewing.


To Access the Records

Please contact our reference desk at (504) 865-5723.

Or email Chloe Raub, Head of Archives and Special Collections, at You may include short queries to be answered by email. Please allow two weeks for our response.


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Bibliography on the History of Newcomb College


Barkemeyer, Estelle. "Ellsworth Woodward: His Life and His Works." MA Thesis, Tulane University, 1942.

Blasberg, Robert W. "Newcomb Pottery." Antiques 94 (July 1968): 73-77.

Blasberg, Robert W. "The Sadie Irvine Letters: A Further Note on the Production of Newcomb Pottery." Antiques 100 (August 1971): 250-251.

Boas, Louise Schultz. Women's Education Begins: The Rise of the Women's Colleges. Norton, MA: 1935.

Bragg, Jean Moore, and Dr. Susan Saward. The Newcomb Style: Newcomb College Arts& Crafts and Art Pottery Collector's Guide. New Orleans: Jean Bragg Gallery, 2002.

Callen, Anthea. Women Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement 1870-1914. New York: Pantheon Books, 1979.

Colton, Elizabeth Avery. The Various Types of Southern College for Women. Raleigh, NC: Mitchell Printing Co., 1917.

Cox, Paul E. "Mary G. Sheerer: An Appreciation." Ceramics Age 65 (Jan.1955): 52.

Coyle, Georgen, and Susan Tucker. H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College: A Research Guide. Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, 1991.

Coyle, Katy, and Nadiene Van Dyke. "Sex, Smashing, and Storyville in Turn-of-the-Century New Orleans." In Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South, 54-72. Ed. John Howard. New York: New York University Press, 1997.

Davis, Emily Elizabeth. The Pottery Notebook of Maude Robinson: A Woman's Contribution to Art Pottery Manufacture, 1903-1909. Early American Culture. MA, University of Delaware, Summer 2007.

Dixon, Brandt V. B. A Brief History of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, 1887-1919: A Personal Reminiscence. New Orleans, 1928.

Dyer, John P. Tulane: The Biography of a University, 1834-1965. New York: Harper and Row, 1966.

Favrot, Michele Heidelberg. "William Woodward." Thesis, Tulane University, 1977.

Freeman, Anne Hobson. "Mary Munford's Fight for a College for Women Co-ordinate with the University of Virginia." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 78, no. 4 (1970): 481-491.

Gordon, Lynn Dorothy. Gender and Higher Education in the Progressive Era. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.

Gordon, Lynn Dorothy. "Women with Missions: Varieties of College Life in the Progressive Era." Dissertation, University of Chicago, 1980.

Hinckley, Robert. William Woodward: American Impressionist. New Orleans: MPress, 2009.

Kingsley, Karen. "Designing for Women: The Architecture of Newcomb College." Louisiana History 183-200.

Maguire, Mary Ann. PreMed: Who Makes It and Why. New York: Teachers College Press, 1999.

Mohr, Clarence L. Tulane: The Emergence of a Modern University, 1945-1980. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.

O'Neal, Marion S. "A School Ma'am in Louisiana's Piney Woods 1902-1903." Louisiana History 5, no. 2 (1964): 135-142.

Ormond, Suzanne, and Mary E. Irvine. Louisiana's Art Nouveau: The Crafts of the Newcomb Style. Gretna, LA: Pelican, 1976.

Ormond, Suzanne, Mary E. Irvine, and John Canaday. Newcomb Pottery and Its Crafts. 2nd ed. Gretna, LA: Pelican, forthcoming.

Paul, Joan. "Clara Gregory Baer." In Women's Basketball: From Frailty to Final Four, 37-52. Eds. Joan S. Hult and Marianna Trekell. Reston, VA: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1991.

Parr, Leslie G. Will of Her Own: Sarah Towles Reed and the Pursuit of Democracy in Southern Public Education. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1998.

Poesch, Jessie J. Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women, 1895-1940. Exton, PA: Schiffer, 1984.

Poesch, Jessie J. "The Art Program at Newcomb College and the Newcomb Pottery, 1886-1940." In Southern Arts and Crafts: 1890-1940, 63-71. Charlotte, NC: Mint Museum of Art, 1996.

Poesch, Jessie J., with Sally Main, and Walter Bob. Newcomb Pottery & Crafts: An Educational Enterprise for Women 1895-1940. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2003. 

Richardson, Eudora R. "The Case of the Women's Colleges in the South." South Atlantic Quarterly 29 (1930): 126-139.

Solomon, Barbara Miller. In the Company of Educated Women: A History of Women and Higher Education in America. New Haven, CT: Yale University, 1985.

Spinozzi, Adrienne. "From the Iconic to the Intimate: Understanding the Work of Newcomb Pottery's Sadie Irvine." American Ceramic Circle Journal 15 (2009): 120-143.

Tucker, Susan. Newcomb College Nursery School: History and Recollections, 1926-1996. New Orleans: Newcomb College Children's Center, 1997.

Tyler, Pamela. Silk Stockings & Ballot Boxes: Women and Politics in New Orleans 1920-1963. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1996.

Woody, Thomas. A Higher of Women's Education in the United States. New York: Science Press, 1929.

Young, Elizabeth Barber. A Study of the Curricula of Seven Selected Women's Colleges of the Southern States. New York: Teachers Colleges, Columbia University, 1932.


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