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S. F. (Bill) Royall, Jr. papers

Identifier: UA 5.351

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Scope and Contents

The papers of S.F. Bill Royall, Jr. contain a variety of personal material and ephemera, much of it related to Williamsburg, Virginia. The collection includes samples of printing from Bill Royall's press relating to Williamsburg organizations and events such as tags, calendars, posters, programs, stickers, flyers, bulletins and other items.


  • Creation: 1883-1979


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.

Biographical Information:

S.F. (Bill) Royal owned Williamsburg Press, Inc. in Williamsburg, Virginia during the 1960's and 70's. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged by accession.

Acquisition Information:

Gifts from S.F. (Bill Royal) via the Williamsburg Historic Records Association from 1989-2000.

Separated Materials:

Transferred to Rare Books: Directory of the City of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County (Williamsburg, 1940), Cover for child's music school book, compliments of the First National Bank, Williamsburg. Wayne Fulton Gibb's copy. "Second Year Music, Hollis Dann Music Course" by Hollis Dann and published by the American Book Company. 1915 and "The Heart of Old Virginia," by Alice Maude Ewell,New York and Washington, Neale Publishing Company, 1907. Poetry book with allusions to local area.

Matthew Whaley yearbooks and other material related to the Williamsburg Reunion were transferred to the Williamsburg Reunion Collection.

Ephemera transferred to the the Williamsburg (Va) Postcard and Ephemera Collection: Xerox of broadside advertising cabinet manufacture of William Rouse of Smithfield, Virginia. April 1859. Printed at the Day Book Mammoth Press, Norfolk, Va. Location of original unknown. One original and two copies of Williamsburg Tourist Accommodation map, 1940. Approximately 25 pieces of Williamsburg publications printed by S.F. Royall, including pamphlets for Williamsburg Players, Twentieth-Century Gallery and Temple Beth El.

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen R. Strong in 2001. Formerly identified as Mss. Acc. 1989.02.

Guide to the S. F. (Bill) Royall, Jr. Papers
Ellen R. Strong.
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Revision Statements

  • May 12th, 2017: Original Accession and additions physically and intellectually combined in 2009 by Anne Johnson.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository