♦ 1975 Alberta Burke dies, and the bulk of her Jane Austen Collection comes to Goucher College–everything except a few letters and manuscripts, which went to the Pierpont Morgan Library.
♦ 1977-1988 Henry Burke donates more than 2,000 volumes of British and American literature and works on art and costume to Goucher.
♦ 1979 Henry Burke, together with Joan Austen-Leigh and J. David Grey, establishes the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). Goucher College is the official repository of the records of JASNA.
♦ Along with the Burke's book collections, Goucher College has the personal papers of Alberta and Henry Burke that provide valuable accounts of how the Burkes were able to trace and purchase the letters and other valuable material relating to Jane Austen.
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