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Anne T. Chapman Papers

Identifier: Mss. 65 C37

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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1884-1954, of Anne T. Chapman of Madison, Wisconsin and Williamsburg, Virginia.  She was a civic and social leader in the community of Williamsburg who served as librarian of the Williamsburg Public Library from 1910-1942. Papers include correspondence, diaries, photographs, and newspaper clippings and concern Gamma Phi Beta, the Williamsburg Civic League, the Williamsburg Public Library, the Williamsburg Garden Club, Bruton Parish Church, and public health.

Additions (1995.21 and 1997.23) to the collection include photographs as well as two cookbooks which belonged to her. The first cookbook has manuscript recipes; the second is a twentieth-century multilithed cookbook done by a committee of Williamsburg women.

Panoramic photograph of William and Mary costumed participants in Colonial Pageant July 4, 1921.


  • Creation: 1884-1954


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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.

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Acquisition Information:

Gift of 13 boxes of the estate of Anne T. Chapman during 1954-1955; Acc. 1995.21 gift of 4 items by Nancy Griesenauer on 05/08/1995; and Acc. 1997.23 gift of 2 items by Nancy Griesenauer on 05/08/1997.

Guide to the Anne T. Chapman Papers
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 12th, 2017: Collection intellectually combined in 2009.
  • 2020 June 8: Collection organized into series.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository