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Booth Family Center for Special Collections Introduction for New Faculty

Teaching in Booth Family Center for Special Collections

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and manuscripts, the University Art Collection, and University Archives. Located on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library, the Booth Center preserves and protects primary sources for future generations and makes these unique materials available now for study and in-depth inquiry. For a broad overview of our collections, we invite you to browse our Descriptive Catalog. To learn even more about the rare books, archival materials, and works of art in our collections relevant to your field of study, please contact us to discuss your particular interests. We encourage you and your students to come to the Booth Center to explore our rich collections. Although we recommend notifying us in advance to view our collections, as some materials are stored off-site, we are here to assist you at any time with your instructional and research needs.

The Booth Center supports the educational mission of the University by providing instructional sessions for Georgetown classes. We are eager to work with you to incorporate object-based, experiential learning with the unique materials in our collections using the Booth Center’s Barbara Ellis Jones C’74 Inquiry Classroom. For more information, please fill out our request form or email speccoll@georgetown.edu to arrange an instructional session.