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View Agnes Scott College History — Visit the Heritage Center (McCain, Floor 2)

The Betty Pope Scott Noble ’44 College Heritage Center, on the second floor of McCain Library, is a museum displaying historical documents, photographs and artifacts relating to Agnes Scott (the person and the institution) and the Scott family.

Highlights of the Scott family collection on display include a child’s suit that was made by Agnes Scott for her son George Washington Scott, Agnes Scott’s spinning wheel, George Washington Scott’s Civil War cavalry sword, Agnes Scott’s family Bible, other family books, letters and pictures.

Highlights of the Agnes Scott College collection on display include the handwritten minutes of the 1889 meeting at which the school was founded, a picture of the student body in 1891, one of the first two diplomas ever issued by the school in 1893, student rules and regulations over the decades, and a collection of rings including rings from the early years before the adoption of the black onyx in 1935.  A photo display tracks the development of the school decade by decade from 1889 to the present, including campus buildings and student activities and fashions, and shows aerial views of the college over the years from the 1920s to the present.

Hours for fall semester 2011 are as follows:

  • Sunday: 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 2:30 pm – 4 pm
  • Wednesday:  9 am – 10 am;  7:30 pm – 9 pm
  • Thursday:  3 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 am – 1 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

If you would like access at other times, or need to make arrangement for a class visit, please contact Marianne Bradley ( / 404-471-6090).

For photos and information about the museum and the Agnes Scott historical materials on display, see

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