Catherine Dennis Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of Catherine Dennis include pages from the scrapbook she kept at the College of William and Mary. Dennis was part of the first class of women to attend William and Mary beginning in 1918. Photographs feature Dennis and other students, including Martha Barksdale, around campus. The collection also includes an invitation to the Students' Army Training Corps Ball, a letter from William and Mary President Lyon G. Tyler to Catherine Dennis, and a copy of the September 1974 Alumni Gazette that includes the article "The Petticoat Invasion" about the first class of women.
- Creation: 1918-1974
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1918-1921
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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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the University Archivist, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
0.20 Linear Feet
Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:
The scrapbook was unbound.
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
Additional information may be found at http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/UA_1984_10%20Dennis%20Scrapbook.pdf
- Guide to the Catherine Dennis Papers
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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