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Georgetown College in the 18th Century

This guide is intended as a starting point for finding materials relating to the founding and development of Georgetown College in the 18th century

Introduction and Overview

 

This guide highlights primary and secondary sources available in the University Archives for research into the growth and development of Georgetown College (as Georgetown University was then legally known) in the 18th century. Where these resources are available online, this is indicated. However, researchers should anticipate spending much more time working with physical records than with digital surrogates. Use the links to the left to navigate through the content of this guide. Note that a timeline of significant events relating to Georgetown in the 18th century is included.

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 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reference inquiries may be made in person, by telephone (202-687-7631) or via our email form. Archives staff are very happy to discuss research projects and to direct researchers to resources both within and outside the University Archives.

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