Newcomb College, 1886--2006 shares the rich history and tradition of the college through a diverse and multidisciplinary collection of essays. Early chapters focus on the life of Josephine Louise Newcomb and her desire to memorialize her daughter Sophie, as well as the development of student culture in the Progressive Era. Several essays explore the staples of a Newcomb education, from its acclaimed pottery and junior year abroad programs to lesser-known but trailblazing work in physical education and chemistry. Concluding biographical and autobiographical chapters recount the lives of distinguished alumnae and the personal memories of Newcomb's influence on New Orleans. Touching on three centuries, the book concludes in 2006 when Tulane University closed Newcomb College and Paul Tulane College, the arts and sciences college for men, and united the two as Newcomb-Tulane College. This absorbing collection offers a scholarly history and affectionate tribute to a Newcomb education.
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|Size: ||4.1 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2012|
|ISBN: ||9780807143384 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|