This collection contains originals and copies of diplomas awarded by the College of William and Mary. The collection also includes honorary degrees, diplomas awarded by other colleges and universities, and certificates of distinction.
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Acc. 1924.44, diploma of David Yancey, was received on 7/1/1926. Acc. 1930.02, Law diploma granted by W&M to HH Land in 1843, was received on 12/1/1929. Acc. 1930.25 deposit received on 1/1/1929. Acc. 1933.19, diploma of R.S. Jones, was received on 3/20/1933. Acc. 1938.273, copy of diploma of Benjamin Irby, was received on 9/16/1938. Acc. 1939.178 was received on 7/25/1939. Acc. 1940.267, Diploma awarded to Ethelbert G Cauthom in 1844 by W&M, was received on 6/13/1940. Acc. 1941.120, diploma of Henry Dearborn, was purchased and received on 11/7/1941. Acc. 1979.010 received on 2/6/1979, gift of Mrs. Charles L. Terry; Acc. 1980.037 received sometime in 1966, gift of Miss Bessie Barnes and Mrs. G.S.P. Holland; Acc. 1994.080 was received in 1994; Acc. 2008.087 received on 8/15/2008, gift of Mrs. Robert Norfleet; Yancey diploma was received from Malcolm Harris and accessioned as Acc. 1926.44 and later transferred to the University Archives. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
J. Wilfred Lambert's high school and William and Mary diplomas, along with his honorary doctorate, were once part of the J. Wilfred Lambert Papers (UA 6.067) and were made part of this collection on 6/8/2009.
Processed by Steven Bookman in November 2008. Acc. 2013.105 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2013.