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Margetta Hirsch Doyle Papers

Identifier: UA 5.005

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains diaries, photographs, and other material related to Margetta Doris (Hirsch) Doyle. The bulk of the collection consists of material related to Margetta Doyle's days as a student at Mary from 1941-1945. The collection also includes a diary, photographs, and financial information concerning a trip to China, Japan, and Hong Kong in the fall of 1984 by Margetta Hirsch Doyle, her husband, and two friends. The diaries contain summary notes compiled by Margetta Doyle.


  • Creation: 1941-1984
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1942-1984


Language of Materials

English Chinese Japanese

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.

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.

Biographical Information:

William and Mary student, 1941-1945, a native of Hollis, N.Y. She was a business administration major, a member of Kappa Delta sorority and Phi Beta Kappa, and served in the U.S. Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Service during World War II. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


0.60 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: College of William and Mary; Series 2: Trip to East Asia. Within the series, the material is arranged by subject, and then chronologically within each series.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2002.58. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2012.124 accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2012.

Guide to the Margetta Hirsch Doyle Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository