Josephine Newcomb Online!

On October 11, 1886, Josephine Louise Newcomb wrote to the Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund donating $100,000 for use in establishing the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College.

In celebration of this day, 133 years ago, Susan Tucker and Beth Willinger, editors, are launching a website to recognize the importance of Josephine Louise Newcomb’s letter writing and contribution to women’s higher education.

The Letters of Josephine Louise Newcomb

The website provides direct access to more than 130 of her letters (transcribed here for the first time) and indirect access to 350 more, thus encouraging others to interpret her life and contributions more fully and with greater fidelity to her own vision.

Many of the letters are from the Louisiana Research Collection’s McConnell family papers (LaRC1156) and Schmidt Family Papers (LaRC-207).

Happy Reading!


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