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Library Dedicates College History Room


McCain Library is pleased to announce the opening of The Betty Pope Scott Noble ’44 College Heritage Center, following a dedication on February 18, 2011. This is a museum and research room displaying historical documents, photographs and artifacts relating to Agnes Scott (the person and the institution) and her Scott family descendants.  The Heritage Center allows the library to move archival treasures out of storage and into a more accessible space so that current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumnae and other visitors may learn about the history of the College, its founder and namesake.

The Heritage Center is located in McCain 204 and will be open the following hours during spring semester when the main library is open:

Mondays:          2 pm – 3 pm

Tuesdays:         12:30 pm – 3 pm

Wednesdays:    8:30 am – 10 am

Thursdays:        3 pm – 5 pm

Fridays:            12 noon – 1 pm

Saturdays:        10 am – 12 noon

A student docent will be available to answer questions about the exhibits.  The room can be opened at other times by special arrangement for classes or groups.

McCain Library is grateful for the generosity of the Reverend J. Phillips Noble, Sr. who helped us create this Center in honor of his wife, the great-granddaughter of Colonel George Washington Scott, founder of the College.  The Center pays tribute to Betty Pope Scott Noble’s lifelong interest in preserving the College’s heritage and to the many hours she spent researching and writing its history. We anticipate more books and independent studies growing from this room’s collections, offering insight into the history of women’s education in this country and the South.

Fittingly, the Center’s opening dovetails with the online launch of many digitized items related to the College, from yearbooks and presidential reports to the books, Lest We Forget; A Full and Rich Measure; and the two family memoirs, The Story Of Agnes Irvine Scott and The Story of George Washington Scott. All these electronic resources are freely available.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Marianne Bradley ’74.

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