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James W. "Jym" Robear, Jr. Diary,

Identifier: SC 00039

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Scope and Contents

The journal of Jym Robear details his struggles to come to terms with two major issues in his life: his identity as a gay man and his mental illness.  Some pages include drawings made by Robear.

This collection is unprocessed.  More description from the dealer can be found in the collection control file. Please consult Special Collections staff for assistance.


  • Creation: 1983-1986


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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 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:

James W. "Jym" Robear, Jr. lived in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont. He struggled with Schizophrenia and died of AIDS in 1989.


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Guide to the James W. "Jym" Robear, Jr. Diary, 1983-1986
Finding Aid Authors: Kim Sims.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository