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Album, Circa 1940-1950

 File — Box: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

A photo album, circa 1940-1950, of an unidentified African-American family, most likely of Richmond, Virginia. The album contains snapshots of multiple family members, taken at schools and colleges including Maggie L. Walker High School and Virginia Union University. Holiday and other events are depicted in the photographs along with shots of the Bell Tower, Kingsley Hall, Pickford Hall, and Moore Street Baptist Church. Several Richmond streets and landmarks are also featured in the photos, including the State Capitol Building, Executive Mansion, Capitol Square, Broad Street Station, the monuments of Matthew Fontaine Maury, Robert E. Lee, and J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue, as well as Maymont estate/park.


  • Creation: Circa 1940-1950

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 1.25 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)


From the Collection: English