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Office of the President. Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler Records

Identifier: 00/02/UA 2.08

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Scope and Contents

. The collection has been microfilmed and is accessible via Swem's microfilm collection whenever the library is open.

This collection documents the administration of College of William and Mary President J.A.C. Chandler for the years 1919-1934. The collection is available on microfilm in the library microforms collection on the ground floor of Swem Library. See call number LD6051 .W517 1919 C43, reels 1-46. Acc. 2010.609 was pulled from this collection and may not be available in microfilm form. For the most part, headings assigned to folders in their office of origin have been maintained in the box list inventories available here.


  • Creation: 1919-1934


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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.

Biographical Information:

Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, the 18th president of William & Mary, served from 1919 until his death on May 31, 1934. Chandler is credited with transforming this institution from a small, struggling liberal arts college for men into a modern coeducational institution of higher learning.

Chandler was born in Caroline County, Virginia October 29, 1872. This strong, vibrant president earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the William and Mary in the early 1890s. He then earned his doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University in the mid 1890s. After an early teaching career at both Richmond's Woman's College and Richmond College, he served for a decade as superintendent of the Richmond public schools, overhauling and expanding that school system on the progressive model before returning to his alma mater. Chandler also worked for the Silver Burdett school textbook company in New York City.


38.05 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Microfilm must be used in place of original documents. The paper originals of this collection are stored offsite. Consult a staff member for assistance.

Acquisition Information:

Microfilm purchased from the Virginia State Archives 01/05/94.

Electronic Format:

Microfilm of this collection is available in Swem Library: LD6051 .W517 1919 C43, reels 1-46.

Related Materials:

J.A.C. Chandler's personal papers (UA 2.09); Office of the President, John Edwin Pomfret Records (UA 2.11)

Guide to the Office of the President. Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler Records
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository