the newcomb archives

Archivist: Susan Tucker N '71

Established in 1989, the Newcomb Archives contains:

You may investigate our holdings and those of many other New Orleans archives online via our Guide to Archival and Manuscript Collections Relating to the Lives of Women in New Orleans


If you would like to contribute papers, documents or artifacts to the collection, please e-mail Susan Tucker or phone 504.865.5762.

The Newcomb Archives collection policy

Online Exhibits

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

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.

The Newcomb Pottery page is dedicated to the ceramics tradition of Newcomb College of the last hundred years. Features the biographies of some of the women potters as well as the history of Newcomb Pottery.

We also have a highly non-traditional page dedicated to Valentines. Explore this day of inamorata through the lens of an early 1900s scrapbook.

Whence came such cultural phenomena as Women's History Month, Black History Month, Gay and Lesbian History Month and National Cheese Day? To learn more about the "holidaying of America," visit the Newcomb student-produced web site Every Other Gets a Month.

Curious to learn more about H. Sophie Newcomb College?

Read our Brief History or click Here to learn a little something about Josephine Louise Newcomb.

Visit Newcomb Through the Years, a photo exhibit in-progress by former Center student worker Kate Bolin.

Or learn more about The Newcomb Relief Unit, a relief unit made up of Newcomb alumni that assisted overseas after World War I.


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