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May Day Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 256

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of fliers and brochures for the May Day Program at the College of William and Mary.

Dates

  • 1927-1999
  • Majority of material found in 1930-1939

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

The 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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library

Historical Note:

In 1921, three years after the College of William and Mary turned coeducational, female students formed their own elected student government and called it the Women Students' Cooperative Government Association. The WSCGA formulated rules of conduct concerning social behavior of female students. To enforce its rules, the WSCGA created an elected Judicial Council. Consisting of a chair or president and several associate members, the Judicial Council had the power to summon female students and try them for alleged violations of the WSCGA code. The hearings were conducted in secret and the rules of procedure were unlike a court of law.

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Extent

0.20 Linear Feet

Title
Guide to the May Day Records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Eileen O'Toole.
Date
2007-08-15
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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