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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

Engraved Copper Plate of St. Benedict

Engraved Copper Plate of St. Benedict

The University Art Collection is a teaching collection, and as such it holds a number of original matrices of varying materials which have been incised by the artist, inked and then printed.

The Places You Will Go!

The Places You Will Go!

Travel vicariously with the help of wonderful and beautifully written travel accounts to both well-known tourist destinations and more far-flung places.

...and he declined to mix...

...and he declined to mix...

In what ranks among the least proud moments in Georgetown athletic history, Sam Apperious refused to play.

Dali's Proofs for The Divine Comedy

Salvador Dalí's Proofs for The Divine Comedy

This progressive proof animation is 37 seconds long, but in real life it takes a lot of time to make one full-color print.

Honoring Shusaku Endo

Honoring Shūsaku Endō

Author Shūsaku Endō received an honorary degree from Georgetown University in 1987.

Theodore Roosevelt and His Birds

Theodore Roosevelt and His Birds

A letter from Theodore Roosevelt talks about black thrushes, skylarks and bobolinks.

Women in Labor and Business

Celebrating Women's History Month 2017: Women in Labor and Business

The BFCSC holds the personal papers of some courageous and creative women who engaged in world politics and women’s rights issues as journalists, writers, diplomats and business owners.

So Many Choices...

So Many Choices...

The vast quantity and infinite research potential of primary sources can be daunting. It is often difficult to know where to start.
Mardi Gras at Georgetown

Mardi Gras at Georgetown: Letting the Good Times Roll in 1876

Students have been celebrating Mardi Gras at Georgetown for well over 100 years.
Color Our Collections

Color Our Collections

Imagine yourself in a scriptorium inside a European monastery, guided by only candlelight, working side by side with other scribes and artists.
Weyl's View of Georgetown

Weyl's View of Georgetown

Max Weyl, a landscape painter of views in and around Washington, D.C., was born in southern Germany and came to Washington via Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1861.
Washington Irving: Diplomat

Washington Irving: Diplomat

In addition to being a prolific author, Washington Irving (1783-1859) had a distinguished career as a U. S. diplomat. We have his letter book from his time as U.S. Minister to Spain.