Georgetown University, in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C.; Jesuit; coeducational; founded 1789 by John Carroll, chartered 1815, inc. 1844. Its law and medical schools are noteworthy, and its archives are especially rich in letters and manuscripts by and about persons important in American and Roman Catholic history. The School of Foreign Service is the largest school of international relations in the world and the oldest in the United States. Research institutes include the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and Woodstock Theological Center and Library.
See study by J. T. Durkin (1964).
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