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Kyger Funeral Home Records

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1988.03 and 2011.568

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Acc. 1988.03 includes funeral records from Robert W. Kyger's and Robert P. Miller's undertaking business, 1920s to 1940s, Williamsburg. There are 3 volumes as well as nine scrolls. Acc. 2011.568 includes four funeral home ledgers from 1929-1935,1936-1940, 1942-1947, and 1948-1949. There are also order forms for headstones, letters from people unable to pay for the funeral, and various government documents from World War II, including a receipt for tires that the Kyger family gave to the government.

Acc. 1988.03 has been microfilmed and the originals will not be serviced. Kyger Funeral Home Records in Swem Library’s microforms area, 2 reels, call number F234 .W7 K94.

Acc. 2011.568 has not been microfilmed.


  • 1920-1949


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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.

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:

Robert W. Kyger ran a funeral home in Williamsburg, Va. and later served as marriage commissioner. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


1.53 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

When available, microfilm, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents.

Acquisition Information:

Permanent loan. The permanent loan was made a gift in 2007. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

See also Bucktrout Funeral Home Records.

Acc. 2007.99 Kyger Marriage Commissioner Records.

Physical Description

Acc. 1988.03 is also available on microfilm. The originals will not be serviced.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2011.568 added in September 2011 by Benjamin Bromley.

Guide to the Kyger Funeral Home Records
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository