Blog Posts from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Any Georgetown student or alum can probably sing the "Alma Mater" or the "Georgetown Fight Song" in their sleep. But what about such ditties as the “Hipper Dipper," the “Ray-Cheer," or, my personal favorite, the “Short Yell"? Never fear, dear Hoyas!
The University Archivist explains the lemon in the Archives.
While cataloging the University Art Collection’s 509 German movie posters this summer, I came across this 1977 poster for the film The Blue Bird (released in East Germany as Der blaue Vogel).
The year 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass (circa February 1818 - February 20, 1895). Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper featured an interview and image of Douglass in 1879.
A manuscripts archivist finds letters in the collections from Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969), described variously as explorer, Buddhist spiritualist, writer and anarchist.
The University Archivist picks a favorite from the Archives' 200,000 images.
A reasearcher stumbles on a football-related entry from October 1844.
On June 8, 1846, Dolley penned a letter from Washington, D.C. to General Zachary Taylor in Matamoros, Mexico.
On February 28, the Art Collection was invited to participate in a Maker Hub workshop on linocut printing.
In honor of this year’s theme for Women’s History Month, I created an online exhibition representing a few amazing and persistent women whose works and writings comprise the small yet significant (persistent!) women’s archives here.
During the processing of the Montague Summers papers, recently opened to researchers at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, I came across an unusual manuscript in unidentified handwriting titled “The Necromantic Tripos.”
Did Father Francis A. Tondorf, S. J. sense a disaster before it occurred?