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Mount Vernon Seminary and College Foxhall Road Campus Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photographs, negatives, contact sheets, as well as various press releases, minutes, and correspondence documenting the campus, students, and staff of Mount Vernon Seminary and College during the period from 1946 to 1999 when it was located on Foxhall Road. Images include publicity photos, formal photos of students, snapshots by students and staff, and photos of commencement, student activities, and alumnae activities. Documents, some of which date to 1940, include faculty meeting minutes, some administrative correspondence, pamphlets, programs, press releases, and promotional materials.
- Majority of material found within 1946 - 1980
- Mount Vernon Seminary (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Biographical / Historical
Mount Vernon Seminary and Junior College moved from its Nebraska Avenue location in 1942 to make way for the United States Navy, and remained in temporary quarters in the Spring Valley neighborhood until 1946, when it reopened at 2100 Foxhall Road. This collection documents the Foxhall Road campus with photos of students, campus events, and buildings from 1946 to 1999, when the college and its campus became part of The George Washington University. It also includes some documents such as minutes, correspondence, and clippings that date as early as 1940.
6.5 Linear Feet
This collection contains photographs, negatives, contact sheets, as well as various press releases, minutes, and correspondence documenting the campus, students, and staff of Mount Vernon Seminary and College during the period from 1946 to 1999 when it was located on Foxhall Road.
Organized into two series: images and documents.
Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Other Finding Aids
There are many collections from the Mount Vernon Archives that contains similar topics and types of content to that found within this collection. Please use http://library.gwu.edu/scrc/search/finding-aids-by-topic/mount-vernon-seminary-and-college for a complete list.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection acquired by GWU upon merger with Mount Vernon College. Collection transferred to Foggy Bottom campus in 2009.
- Guide to the Mount Vernon Seminary and College Foxhall Road Campus Collection, 1946-1999
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English