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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

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.
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.

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.