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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

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Georgetown University Archives

This guide introduce researchers to the Georgetown University Archives: what we do, what materials we have, and how to get started with identifying and using material in the Archives.

About the Archives

The Georgetown University Archives attempts to collect, preserve, and provide access to records that document the history and development of Georgetown University and its constituent parts. Georgetown was among the first American colleges to establish a repository for historical records, having done so in 1816, and had had an officially designated archivist in place since 1898. This longevity has facilitated the development of a rich collection of materials that range from 1796--before the founding of the University--up to the present day, covering everything from the founding and early development of Georgetown to the most recent issue of The Hoya, and just about everything in between.

 

Tuition Account of William Gaston, Georgetown's First Student 1791  

Tuition account of Georgetown's first student William Gaston, 1791

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