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Building Components

Identifier: id212357

Scope and Contents

Artifacts originally created as part of a building's fabric. Although building components are distinct objects, they function as parts of larger structures rather than as independent units. Building components can be separate, distinct, and generally interchangeable structural, functional, or decorative parts of buildings such as beams, sinks, or architectural ornaments. This classification also includes architectural samples integral to buildings, such as wall sections, staircases, or porches, as well as certain whole-structure building system components such as ventilators or furnaces. Excluded from this classification are parts of buildings that are not integral parts of the structure, such as furnishings or lighting devices, which are included in the Furnishings category.


  • Creation: 1693-[ongoing], 1900-2011
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1900-2011


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English Greek,Ancient(to1453) Hebrew

Conditions Governing Access:

This 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: 4.75 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository