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John Carroll (1735-1815): Founder of Georgetown College
This guide highlights primary and secondary sources available in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for research on Archbishop John Carroll
Use the following links to access exhibitions curated by University Archives staff which include items relevant to research on Archbishop John Carroll. Note that not every item in each of these exhibitions is relevant.
This exhibition was a collaboration between the University Archivist Jon K. Reynolds, the Head of Special Collections George M. Barringer and two members of the Georgetown faculty, Hubert J. Cloke and Rev. R. Emmett Curran, S. J. It charts the course of Jesuits in Maryland from Father Andrew White who arrived in Maryland with the Ark and the Dove in 1634 to Archbishop John Carroll who was born in Maryland in 1735 and who fulfilled his dream of establishing a Catholic college in the U.S. in 1789.
This exhibition was installed in Launger Library in 1989 to celebrate Georgetown’s 200th anniversary and charts the development of the school through that date. Its online version presents the exhibition captions but not images of the items the captions describe.
This exhibition considers what we can learn from close reading of the text of the Proposals For Establishing an Academy, at George-Town, Potowmack-River, Maryland. These Proposals were authored by John Carroll in 1786 or 1787 and circulated by him in the spring of 1787 in an attempt to raise money to open Georgetown College.