The archival materials listed here are intended as a starting point for research. They are available for use in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library; request them via the Aeon request system.
Researchers are also encouraged to explore the descriptions of other records in the archives collection through the Georgetown Archival Resources site. Use the search box or the search icon in the gray row at the top of the screen to begin exploring. Remember that language changes over time. Terms to search on include: woman, women, girl, nurse. Searches can be truncated by adding a *, i.e. nurs* will find results for nurse, nurses and nursing. Additional search words can be added to the results screen using the Filter Results box to the right. Select the Georgetown University Archives repository option under Additional Filters heading to limit results to GU archives materials.
In most cases, materials described on Georgetown Archival Resources site have not been digitized, so an in-person visit will be required. After researchers identify materials of interest, they can use the Aeon request system to request them and to schedule a research appointment. Please note that access to unpublished materials dating from after 1970 requires the permission of the transferring office. Archives staff will forward requests for access.
As with any archival research project, please note that not all material in the archives relevant to the history of women on campus is described on Georgetown Archival Resources site; archives staff are happy to discuss research projects and direct researchers to additional resources.
Dean of Discipline/Student Personnel Office /Student Development Office, GTA 000265. Box 3: 1960: Includes: memos of December 1960 re issues with housing women students at Meridian Hill Hotel and letter of 01/19/1960 re termination of agreement for renting La Maria (1327 16th Street, NW) to house women students
Please refer to the dedicated page in this guide for information about enslaved women on campus
Old Archives: Medical School, GTA 000293. 1851-1971. Arranged chronologically. No inventory of contents is available. Box 6, which has material from the 1940s, may provide information about the admission of the first women into the School (12 boxes, 6 Linear Feet)
Coverage of women in athletics can be found in yearbooks and in student newspapers. Please refer to the page in this guide on Student Publications for details.
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