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Hispanic Cultural Organization Records

Identifier: UA 7.041

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Scope and Contents

The records of the Hispanic Cultural Organization (HCO) document the College of William and Mary student group. The collection includes fliers, newsletters, meeting minutes, and other material typically produced by a student group at William and Mary. This collection includes digital materials. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access of digital materials.


  • Creation: 1999-2011


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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.

Historical Note:

The Hispanic Cultural Organization (HCO) is a student group at the College of William and Mary founded in 1999. The group's goals are "to unify and organize this Hispanic community, educate the William and Mary community about the Hispanic culture, and provide support for the international Hispanic students." (

Information about the organization's current activities can be found at its website at Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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42.5 Megabytes

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Files migrated from CDs are restricted to the reading room computer only. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access. Digital files include Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft Powerpoint documents.

Custodial History:

A portion of this collection was previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2007.003 was received from Jessa Enzabo, Historian of the Hispanic Cultural Organization on 2/28/07; Acc. 2009.190 was received from Marquis Stokes of the Hispanic Cultural Organization on 5/7/2009. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12); Latin American Student Union Records (UA 7.057).

Information about related materials is available at

Processing Information:

Accessioned by Amy Schindler, University Archivist, in 2007 and 2009; arranged by Lily Rubino, SCRC Staff, in May 2009. Acc. 2011.293 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist,  in May 2011. Computer media migrated and processed in 2019.


Guide to the Hispanic Cultural Organization Records
Finding Aid Authors: Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, Lily Rubino, SCRC Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository