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William and Mary Choir Records

 Collection
Identifier: 00/05/02/UA 7.065

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, programs, and other material relating to the William and Mary Choir at the College of William and Mary. Some of the records included in this collection pertain to the Women's Chorus and the Botetourt Chamber Singers, an a capella student organization at the College of William and Mary. The scrapbooks contain clippings, programs, and photographs of performances and other activities by the group during the academic year. A few of the scrapbooks document the William and Mary Choir's trips to Europe over the summer break. The collection also includes photographs of choir members rehearsing, sites they visited while traveling to various venues, and other activities. A poster of photographs of the William and Mary Choir performing at the Presidential Inauguration for Bill Clinton in January 1997 is also included.

Dates

  • 1974-2014
  • Majority of material found in 1982-2000

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Choir is an undergraduate ensemble of about seventy members who represent a wide array of disciplines. The Choir makes over thirty appearances during the year singing at most of the formal events of the College, including Convocation, Homecoming, Sunset Ceremony, Yule Log, Charter Day, and Commencement.

On campus, the major concerts for the Choir are the Holiday Concerts at the end of Fall semester, and the Spring concerts in late April. In addition, every third year the Choir gives the George Clayman Concerts--a series devoted to the major choral/orchestral repertory. The Choir also takes an annual, regional, five-day Spring Tour held in mid-March. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: W&M Choir

Extent

49.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2012.189 was hand-delivered to the SCRC by the donor on 5/10/2012.

Related Materials:

Carl A. "Pappy" Fehr Papers (UA 6.017); Department of Music Records (UA 212); University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12); University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58); University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8); William and Mary Choir Alumni Reunion Photo Album (7.016).

The musical CDs from Acc. 2013.077 were pulled from this collection and added to the University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58) on 5/15/2013.

Separated Materials:

The musical CDs from Acc. 2013.077 were pulled from this collection and added to the University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58) on 5/15/2013.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2012.189 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in May 2012. Acc. 2013.077 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in May 2013. Acc. 2015.125 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in May 2015.

Creator

Title
Guide to the William and Mary Choir Records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2012-05-17
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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