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Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library Special Collections

The Newcomb Archives collects, preserves, and makes available records that document the legacy of Newcomb College and the history of women and gender in the Gulf South. It is home to approximately 300 unique collections. The Vorhoff Library is a non-circulating special collections library devoted to women's education, prescriptive literature, culinary history, Newcomb authors, gender and sexuality, third-wave feminist zines, and other topics.

Take Back the Night 1980

Take Back the Night organizers' meeting on Tulane's campus, New Orleans, 1980.

Oral Histories
The Newcomb College alumnae oral history project began in 1986. Some interviews have been digitized and may be accessed on the oral history project blog, and will eventually be available through the Tulane University Digital Library (we no longer update the blog). In some cases we can provide digital access on request. 
A selection of the Archives' scrapbook collection has been digitized and may be viewed in the Tulane University Digital Library.

The Archives maintains the records of students who attended Newcomb between 1886 and 1954. In compliance with privacy policies governing student records, records become open after 75 years from the date of graduation or withdrawal from the University, or upon death. Closed records may be used by the student themselves, by authorized campus officials, and in the case of research that reports on the overall student body without the use of names and for a period at least 60 years before the present date. Requests to view records in connection with cases at law or legal proceedings of any kind will be referred to Tulane Legal Counsel.

Hours and Location

UPCOMING RENOVATIONS: The reading will be closed March  August due to renovation work. Collections will be accessible by appointment, please email to schedule a visit.

The reading room is located on the first floor of Caroline Richardson, 62 Newcomb Pl., building #84. See the Tulane campus map. Visitors without a Tulane parking permit may park in the guest parking lot in the Diboll Parking Structure on Ben Weiner Dr. Street parking is available on Broadway and the surrounding streets. 

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