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The following is a list of past online exhibits created using collections and other materials from the Newcomb Archives. These exhibits are not maintained or updated.

Newcomb College Washington Avenue Campus (1891-1918): An Interactive Map and Timeline

The interactive map allows people to view images and descriptions of the various buildings of the Newcomb College Washington Avenue campus from 1891-1918. The timeline shows how the campus developed and expanded during that period. The images and texts were taken from materials held in the Newcomb Archives. This exhibit was built in Adobe Flash Catalyst by Collat Media Intern Yuhui Yun (S&E 2013) during spring semester 2011.

Olga Peters, 1899-1984

This exhibit explores the life of Carnival designer, Olga Peters, and her work as an artist, dance teacher, and public school teacher. The exhibit shows different facets of her career. Notably she earned her master's degree by studying costuming in the dance companies of Paris and Milan, and used some of these ideas in both her designs and her work as a dance teacher. 

Gender and Archives

This was a project that sought to explore the history of recordkeeping and new digital approaches to considering who creates knowledge about the past. This blog offers stories, statistics, collection listings and other examples of different types of record keeping and the activities of record keeping.


The Newcomb Arcade

This exhibit includes select issues in their entirety and an anthology of pieces from the Newcomb literary magazine. The Newcomb Arcade was the magazine published by the students and alumnae of the College from 1909-1934.

Newcomb Pottery

This exhibit introduces the ceramics tradition of Newcomb College, biographies of several women designers, and the history of Newcomb Pottery.

Newcomb Relief Unit

This explores the history of a group of students who assisted overseas during World War I.

The Newcomb College Oral History Project is intended to record the first-hand reminiscences of Newcomb College alums, faculty, and staff, in order to preserve and transmit the rich heritage of Newcomb College and to document life at Newcomb as well as the social and professional histories of Newcomb graduates. Some excerpts from these interviews are featured on this blog. Access to recorded oral histories can also be provided on-site or, in some cases, we can provide access to digitized and digital recordings on request.

Information about scrapbooks, their history, and their cultural significance can be found here.

You may also view our digitized scrapbooks in the Tulane University Digital Library.

One of the collections housed in the Newcomb Archives is the Newcomb College Student Records dating from 1895-1925. As in all archival collections, this collection shows us the past: glimpses of the dreams and hopes of generations that came before us. One way that this collection allows this sort of reflection is through its letterheads, the very stationery on which parents and their children wrote to the College. These colorful pages provide information about the family business or the employer (usually of the father) and, by extension, information about the whole of the commercial South.

Ruth and Rosalie: Friendships and Historical Process

The history of New Orleans and Louisiana in the twentieth century has been shaped not only by the names writ large in history books and mentioned on the History Channel, but by many dedicated and brave women whose involvement in social and political causes revolutionized politics, education, and many other facets of life in the city and state. Two of these women, Ruth Dreyfous and Rosalie Cohen, are commemorated here for their work to improve New Orleans for its citizens. For related materials, see also Bobbi Malone's biography of Ruth Dreyfous, and the related biography of Mathilde Mendelssohn Schwab Dreyfous.

This exhibit offers images depicting some of the rituals observed in women's everyday lives and special occasions. The exhibit was on display in the Seltzer-Gerard Reading Room from June 2003 through September 2003.

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