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Charles Post McCurdy, Jr. Papers, 1942-1956

Identifier: UA 6.066

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and other material of Charles P. McCurdy about the election of John Edwin Pomfret as President in 1942, the football scandal of 1951, and development of graduate and professional programs at the college in 1955.


  • Creation: 1942-1955
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1951-1952


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Conditions Governing Access

This 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.

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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 / Historical

Charles Post McCurdy, Jr. was Executive Secretary of the Society of the Alumni at the College of William and Mary. The football scandal of 1951, and the ensuing controversy over censorship of the Alumni Gazette, led to his resignation. He continued his involvement with the college, however, attending the Board of Visitors' meeting in 1955 and later corresponding about changes in the curriculum. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acc. 1980.33

Guide to the Charles Post McCurdy, Jr. Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository