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Women at Georgetown University

This guide is intended as a starting point for finding materials relating to the history of women at Georgetown University


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This guide highlights primary and secondary sources available in the University Archives for research into the history of women at Georgetown. When these resources are available online, this is indicated. However, researchers should anticipate spending more time working in the Archives with physical records than with digital surrogates.

Use the links in gray to the left to navigate through the content of this guide. Note that a timeline of significant events relating to women students, staff and faculty since 1880, when the first women students enrolled at Georgetown, is included

Researchers should be aware that, given changes over time in both attitudes toward women and in vocabulary used to refer to/describe them, some of resources described in this guide may make for problematic reading.

The University Archives is located in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections on the 5th floor of Georgetown’s Lauinger Library. The Booth Family Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Reference inquiries may be made in person, by telephone (202-687-7631) or via our email form.

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