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Visit the Newcomb Oral History Project

The Newcomb Oral History Project began in 1986. Those interviewed recall stories of their classes, professors, and social life, all while painting a picture of their experiences on campus and in the city of New Orleans. Thanks to the efforts of longtime alumnae volunteers like Helen Schneidau (NC '67), the collection has grown to include almost 300 recordings of alumnae, faculty, and others with a connection to Newcomb College. Until now, those interested in accessing these important pieces of history had to visit the Newcomb Archives in person. But starting in Fall 2013, the Newcomb Oral History Project recordings are accessible online. Thanks to funding provided by the Collat Media Project, the Frieda Ramos Oral History Fund, and the Newcomb Alumnae Association, the recordings are now undergoing full-scale digitization, and scholars from around the world can access them online.

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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: gwen@tulane.edu.

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