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    DescriptionIn 1886, Josephine Louise Newcomb donated funds to Tulane University for the founding of the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College. Her contribution created the nation's first degree-granting coordinate college for women. For more than a century, Newcomb College educated thousands of young women in the liberal arts and sciences, preparing them for positions in the civic and economic world of New Orleans and the South. Newcomb College, 1886--2006 explores 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. The essays offer insight into the work of artists Caroline Wogan Durieux and Ida Kohlmeyer, education reformer Sarah Towles Reed, U.S. representative Lindy Boggs, and other Newcomb leaders in various fields. Throughout the book, contributors reflect on the curriculum, pedagogy, and alliances that created paths for students, not only for advanced studies, but also for their roles as friends, wives, mothers, reformers, and professionals. 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 both a scholarly history and an affectionate tribute to a Newcomb education.

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    Newcomb College, 1886-2006
    Higher Education for Women in New Orleans
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Susan Tucker, Edited by Beth Willinger
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9780807143360
    ISBN 10: 0807143367

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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white halftones
    Louisiana State University Press
    Imprint name
    Louisiana State University Press
    Publication date
    07 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Baton Rouge
    Author Information
    Beth Willinger, a sociologist and feminist scholar, is former executive director of the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, and founding director of the women's studies program at Tulane University. She served a term as interim dean of Newcomb College.