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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

"I Was There!"

I Was There!

An archivist finds her own travel experience reflected in a poet's unpublished manuscript in one of our collections.

Georgetown's First Veteran

Georgetown's First Veteran

George Peter came to Georgetown in April 1792 at the age of  13.

The Reformation Turns 500—Or Does It?

The Reformation Turns 500—Or Does It?: Marking the Anniversary of Luther's 95 Theses

October 31 marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s distribution of his 95 Theses.

Ambrose E. Burnside and His Sideburns

Ambrose E. Burnside and His Sideburns

Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881) is remembered in American history as a noteworthy Northern general during the American Civil War.

Lady Mary's Sketchbook

Lady Mary's Sketchbook

A 19th-century sketchbook brings Lake District scenes around Lowther Castle to life.

Paleography?

Paleography?

Can you read this postcard?

in 24 hours its fit for use

in 24 hours its fit for use

Crafting beer on campus in the early 1800s.

A Game of Telephone

A Game of Telephone

An entry in the University Art Collection catalog gets an update.

Illustrated Travel in Pictures and Talks

Illustrated Travel in Pictures and Talks

Travel experiences can be captured in a myriad of ways, as seen in this series of armchair travels through manuscripts collections.

An "Incident of Battle" in the Spanish-American War

An "Incident of Battle" in the Spanish-American War

A field glass and its case go missing during battle.

Nine Point Harry and The Kingfish

Nine Point Harry and The Kingfish

A bundle of clippings about the 1913 captain of the football team yields a story about the Mayflower Hotel and mistaken identity.

When in Rome...

When in Rome...

Summer armchair travels continue with two perspectives on visits to Rome.