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Pocket watch of alumnus Andrew F. Gaffey, C'25, circa 1922, University Art Collection

Blog Posts from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections

Lionel Tennyson, Secretary to Lord Enfield

Lionel Tennyson, Secretary to Lord Enfield

Alfred, Lord Tennyson pens a letter concerning his son.
Jacques Cousteau’s Plea to President-Elect Jimmy Carter

Jacques Cousteau’s Plea to President-Elect Jimmy Carter: “Develop Safe, Renewable and Abundant Sources of Energy”

World-renowned French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau sends a telegram to President-elect Jimmy Carter, urging him to focus on the energy crisis facing the world.
Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebrating Juneteenth with the Library's Special Collections

The Georgetown University Library offers a wide variety of primary materials for those interested in learning more about slavery, emancipation, and African American history.
Rediscovering the 1925 GU Women Graduates

Rediscovering the 1925 Georgetown University Women Graduates

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are introduced to four religious sisters who received bachelor's degrees from Georgetown University in 1925.
Liddy and Lucy Butler

Liddy and Lucy Butler

In celebration of Women's History Month, Mary Beth Corrigan introduces us to two sisters who helped build a nurturing community for the Black congregation, free and enslaved, of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.
Hail Columbia: Contesting Slavery

Hail Columbia: Contesting Slavery in the Maryland Province Archives

In an entry in his journal on January 29, 1832, Jesuit priest Stephen Dubuisson relates an incident involving enslaved people on an unnamed street in the District of Columbia.
Walking Tour: An Interview with Kathleen Oakley

Walking Tour: An Interview with Kathleen Oakley

Student volunteer Kathleen Oakley reflects on her project this summer in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.
Reflections on Being an Archivist...

American Archives Month: Reflections on Being an Archivist...

As we celebrate American Archives Month, an archivist reflects on the first major collection she ever processed: the personal papers of Italian-born NBC radio broadcaster Lisa Sergio (1905-1989). 
Celebrating American Archives Month

American Archives Month: An Interview with Sophie Bennett

October is American Archives Month. To celebrate, we interviewed Georgetown undergraduate student Sophie Bennett about her experience working with the University Art Collection this summer.
An Amateur Baseball Box Score

American Archives Month: An Amateur Baseball Box Score from 1864

We're celebrating #AmericanArchivesMonth this October with reflections on the subject from some of our archivists here at the Library.
Celebrating American Archives Month

American Archives Month: An Interview with University Archivist Lynn Conway

October is American Archives Month. To celebrate, University Archivist Lynn Conway sat down with Cassandra Berman to talk about archives at Georgetown.
Cornelius Van Engert Books a Ticket on the Lusitania

Cornelius Van Engert Books a Ticket on the Lusitania

In 1912, at the outset of his career, American diplomat Cornelius Van Engert booked a ticket on the famous British ocean liner Lusitania.