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The Friends of the Goucher College Library are alumnae/i, faculty, students, library staff, and others who enjoy a common bond: a passion for communicating the importance of the library within the intellectual setting of Goucher College.

Fall 2019- A Year in the Life of Jane Austen's House

A Year in the Life of Jane Austen's House

October 10, 2019

Batza Room


Jane Austen lived in the cottage at Chawton from 1809 until shortly before her death in 1817, and it was in that house that she completed all her novels. Jane Austen Memorial Trustee Martyn Dell provides an insider’s view of "the most treasured Austen site in the world."  Hear Martyn's talk at

Co-sponosred by JASNA and the Friends of the Library



Fall 2019- Paul Henderson Exhibit Opening Reception

Paul Henderson: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era Opening Reception

October 17, 2019

Level 4 of the Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum


This traveling exhibit, open September 19, 2019 through May 24, 2019, from the collections of the Maryland Historical Society features images by Baltimore photojournalist Paul Henderson (1899-1988).  As one of the Baltimore Afro-American's first photographer and later a free-lance photographer, Henderson captured life in Baltimore during the 1940s to 1960s.  While Henderson’s collection includes over 7,000 photographs, the exhibit at Goucher will feature a selection of images that visually documents the African American community and subjects including NAACP activities, protests, Morgan State University, athletic events, businesses, church groups, and everyday life in Baltimore during the Civil Rights era. 

Reception sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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