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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

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.

Oral Tradition and the John Carroll Statue

Oral Tradition and the John Carroll Statue

The University Archivist pursues the evidence for an oral tradition regarding the statue of Georgetown's founder.
Archival Values and William Gaston's Tuition Ledger

Archival values as illustrated by the financial account of Georgetown’s first student

The tuition ledger for Georgetown student Billy Gaston gives the University Archivist an opportunity to reflect on archival values.
Women on the Margin

Women on the Margin in the Maryland Province Archives

A surprising glimpse into the lives of women on the cusp of motherhood and on the margins of society is found in the Maryland Province Archives.
The Home Baseball Game

The Home Baseball Game

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections owns a board game called the “Home Baseball Game,” made by McLoughlin Brothers in 1900. 
"Strike for Better Grub"

“Strike for better grub”: Poetic Complaints about campus food after the Civil War

A poem written by a student from Louisiana named Warren Chism during the 1867-1868 academic year speaks to the quality of food on campus.
Transing of Theology

“Transing of Theology”

Librarian, Amy Phillips, describes the library's recent acquisition of materials in the area of theology and trans studies with a grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation.
Sheltered in Place, Tuscany, 1781

Sheltered in Place, Tuscany, 1781

Learn how a Jesuit from 1781 spent his time "sheltering in place."
Woodstock College Goes to Woodstock Center

New Exhibit: Woodstock College Goes to Woodstock Center: Woodstock Library at Lauinger since 1974

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of Lauinger Library, and the exhibit, 50 Years of Excellence and Service,  Woodstock Theological Library highlights the history of its collections, and the 46th anniversary of its joining Lauinger in 1974, with its own exhibit.
Valiant Women of the Vote

Valiant Women of the Vote

It's time to celebrate Women’s History Month and the centenary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
Swimming in the Potomac

Swimming in the Potomac

An unassuming photo album hides some remarkable images of Georgetown from the early 1900s.
Brede Place

Brede Place: Photographs of Stephen Crane's Home in England

American writer Stephen Crane (1871-1900) lived from 1899 to 1900 at Brede Place, a manor house built in Sussex, England in the 14th century.