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Carl Eugene Buffington Papers, 1939

 Collection — Box: UA Small Collections Box 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5.135

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a script copy, photograph, and event program for the William & Mary's Backdrop Club production of "Set to Munich," a musical satire about the Munich Four Power Agreement, which refers to Nazi Germany's expansion in Europe.  The play was co-written by Willim & Mary students Eugene Buffington, Roger Child, Bill Greene, and Nick Woodbridge in 1939.


  • Creation: 1939


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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.

Administrative History:

Carl Eugene Buffington was a student at the College of William and Mary from 1934-1938. While a student, Buffington was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the FHC Society, the Backdrop Club, and Theta Alpha Phi.

The Backdrop Club was organized by three students in December 1937.  The Club produced a "Varsity Show" in 1938 and 1939.


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2015.101 was received by Special Collections sometime prior to 2007.

Separated Materials:

This collection was separated from the University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection in April 2015.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2015.

Guide to the Carl Eugene Buffington Papers
Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository