The University Archives is the official repository for the records of The George Washington University. This division collects and preserves the University's administrative and social history, including Mount Vernon Seminary and College and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.
Records Management Services assists university offices and departments in managing their records including records retention and disposal.
Records Available in the University Archives
The University Archives is the official repository for the records of The George Washington University, which includes publications documenting the rich history and traditions of Columbian College and Mount Vernon Seminary and College. The Special Collections Research Center maintains the publications of each institution for all generations to explore.
George Washington University's faculty and alumni are crucial pillars of the GW community, contributing important scholarship to their respective fields of study, making significant impacts in their chosen areas of work, and giving back to GW in many important ways over their lives. Special Collections collects, preserves, and provides access to collections that preserve these contributions for future study.
The GW and Foggy Bottm Historical Encyclopedia is a source for easily accessible information about The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Articles in the encyclopedia are added and edited on an ongoing basis. Please contact us if you have questions about any of the articles.
The University Archives preserves and upholds the legacy of Mount Vernon Seminary and College, an all-women’s educational institution founded in 1875 and absorbed by the George Washington University in 1999. As the first school of higher education available to women in Washington, D.C., Mount Vernon Seminary and College have an important place in this city’s heritage, in higher education, and in American women’s history. The University Archives is proud to care for more than 500 linear feet of material documenting the rich history of this illustrious institution. From the personal papers of notable women such as Marjorie Merriweather Post and Eleanor Lansing Dulles, to the records produced by students, faculty and staff over 124 years, the Mount Vernon Seminary and College Archives sustains the memories of its graduates and serves as an abundant resource for future scholars.