Goucher College Digital Library

Collections

Clinton Ivan Winslow Political Memorabilia Collection

The Clinton Ivan Winslow Political Memorabilia Collection showcases American and British political memorabilia dating from approximately 1750 through the 1980s.  All manner of materials is represented: buttons, pins, patches, tickets, brochures, ribbons, print, photographs, ballots, jewelry, bumper stickers.  This digital collection showcases only a very tiny fraction of the total number of items.  The collection in its entirety may be viewed in person at the Goucher College Library Special Collections & Archives.

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Donnybrook Fair Yearbook Collection

All years of the Goucher College yearbook, named the Donnybrook Fair, are online from 1896-2013 (No yearbook was published in 2008.)  Before World War II, most yearbooks were published after the senior class had graduated so please pay attention to senior class and academic year dates when researching.

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Finding Aids and Collection Guides at Goucher College Library

Finding Aids for Goucher College Library Special Collections & Archives contains the finding aids and collection guides for material held within the college.

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Friends of the Goucher College Library Newsletter Collection

The Friends of the Goucher College Library Newsletter Collection contains the organization’s newsletters from the first issue in 1954 to the present.   The newsletter from 1954 to 1998 was titled “Goucher College Library News” and “Focus: Friends of the Library Newsletter” from 1998 – present.

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Goucher Abroad

Goucher Abroad is a collection of digital images and essays that reflect the observations of the Goucher community engaged in study or work around the globe.  These items will be published online as a collection documenting the experiences of Goucher students, faculty and staff during their time abroad.

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Goucher College 3-D Objects Collection

This collection features images of physical objects that are stored in the Goucher College Special Collections & Archives.  These objects may relate to the history of the college, the Epsom Farm formerly situated on the site of the campus or other diverse items.

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Goucher College Archival Photograph Collection

The Goucher College Archival Photograph Collection documents the students, faculty and staff of Goucher College, formerly known as The Woman’s College of Baltimore.

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Goucher College Handbook Collection

The Goucher College Handbook Collection showcases digitized handbooks detailing the student conduct standards, policies, and procedures from a particular academic year.   The handbooks were designed to orient students to campus and college life.   The handbooks allowed a student to familiarize themselves with the college rules and regulations for the dorms, social outings/dating and/or general academic/course information.

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Goucher College Historical Documents and Ephemera Collection

The Goucher College Historical Documents and Ephemera Collection contains information pertaining to the founding of The Woman’s College of Baltimore (name changed in 1910 to Goucher College) as well as many late 19th century and early 20th century documents.  The majority of the earliest documents are from The Methodist Episcopal Church’s Women’s Educational Association Baltimore Conference of Women held in 1884 and subsequent fundraising efforts for the founding of the college.  Additional items include materials from Goucher College Presidential Inaugurations, life on Epsom Farm (the estate formerly on Goucher College’s land) and materials from themed semesters.

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Goucher College Oral History Collection

The Goucher College Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by faculty, staff, and students of Goucher College.  The interview subjects range from Goucher community members, alumnae/i, and Holocaust Survivors.  To learn more about the Oral History Collection, please contact the Curator of Special Collections and Archives via archives@goucher.edu or (410-337-6347).

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Goucher College Postcard Collection

The Goucher College Postcard Collection showcases the complete collection of postcards from both the downtown Baltimore, Maryland (in use from 1885 – 1953) and Towson, Maryland (in use from approximately 1945-present) campuses.

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Goucher College Printed Music Collection

The Goucher College Printed Music Collection contains sheet music from pre-Civil War up to the 1970s.  Chrystelle Trump Bond, a professor of dance at Goucher College, donated the majority of the materials after a lifetime of collecting.  The late 19th and early 20th centuries are the best represented eras and most of the music is dance related with parts for piano and voice.

Access to this collection was made possible by the Katherine Parker Scholl Library fund.

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Goucher College Published History Collection

Goucher College Published History Collection includes various materials related to the history of Goucher College.  Two books in particular form the basis for this collection: “The History of Goucher College” and “The History of Goucher College, 1930-1985.”   Other works in the collection include memoirs by faculty and staff, chronologies and brochures relating to Goucher College history.

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Goucher College Speakers Collection

The Goucher College Speakers Collection is an archive of audio recordings from distinguished scholars, teachers, and practitioners to advance local and national dialogues on pressing issues of our time.  The recordings offer the community – both on campus and beyond — to participate in the intellectual life of the college through open dialogue on topics both relevant and timely.  The Speaker Programs include The President’s Forum, Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Visiting Professorship Series, The Roxana Cannon Arsht ’35 Center for Ethics and Leadership, The Myra Berman Kurtz ’66 Seminar, the Athenaeum Library Series, and Commencement.

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Goucher College Student Newspaper Collection

The Goucher College Student Newspaper Collection contains digitized copies of the following publications:

The Goucher Weekly (January 1916 – May 1973 ; February 1975 – September 1985)
The Outcry (September 1973 – November 1974)
The Quindecim/Q (September 1985 – present)

Please note that many of the digitized copies are scans of microfilm from the 1990s so quality will vary.   All copies held by the college (both the Goucher College Library and Quindecim office) are currently digitized and online.  If you do not see an issue here then we do not have a copy at this time.  If you have a copy not listed here and would like to donate it, the Goucher College Library would love to have it!

Access to this collection was made possible by the Friends of the Goucher College Library.

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Goucher Quarterly Collection

The Goucher Quarterly is the alumni publication of Goucher College.  It was previously known as the Goucher Alumnae Quarterly from its first issue in 1921 until 1971 when the name change occurred.  Each issue highlights former and current student activities, campus events and class notes.  Due to privacy concerns, the class notes section is removed from online viewing for issues published within the last 50 years.

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James Wilson Bright Rare Books Collection

 James Wilson Bright’s 4,000 volume teaching collection includes Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and Early Modern English texts that supported centuries of scholarship in English studies.

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John Franklin Goucher Collection

This collection, hosted by Digital Maryland, contains the John Franklin Goucher papers from Goucher College and the Baltimore-Washington Conference Archives at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Among the items included are diaries, correspondence, photographs, writings and publications.  John Franklin Goucher, born in 1845, was a Methodist Episcopal Church minister in Maryland. Dr. Goucher donated land for the creation of the Woman’s College of Baltimore City, founded in 1885, which was subsequently named after him. He served as president of Goucher College from 1891-1908 and continued on as a board member until his death in 1922.

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Notable Goucher Alumnae/i Collection

The Notable Goucher Alumnae/i Collection showcases images of distinguished alumnae and alumni from Goucher College.  Some individuals may not have graduated from the college but attended for a period of time.

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