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J. Wilfred Lambert Papers

Identifier: UA 6.067

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes awards and certificates of appreciation from organizations such as the Alumni Society, Circle K, Omicron Delta Kappa; photographs of Lambert with staff and students, as well as many College events such as Commencement, Parents Day, and ROTC Summer Camp; and a copy of a Commencement program from 1927 when Lambert graduated from William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree. The collection also contains a scrapbook including photographs, clippings, and other publications concerning the service of J. Wilfred Lambert to the College of William and Mary.


  • Creation: 1927-1986


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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.

Biographical Information:

J. Wilfred Lambert graduated from the College of William and Mary earning a BA in 1927 and later returned as an instructor in psychology. He was a popular teacher and administrator throughout his 50 year career at William and Mary. Information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


1.60 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Acc. 1994.080, 1927-1977; Series 2: Acc. 2011.465, 1927-1986.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Acc. 2011.465: The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1994.080 was received in 1994. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

The University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13) includes a striped Countess Mara tie, owned and worn by Lambert in his portrait by David Silvette in 1981(Acc. 1998.001), Lambert's F.H.C. Society Medal (Acc. 1994.080.1), a 13 Society charm that was owned by Lambert (Acc. 1994.080.2), and key from an unidentified organization (Acc. 1994.080.3); the University Archives Oral History Collection includes an interview with Dean Lambert (UA 43); University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection (UA 10). See also various administrative records from Dean Lambert's career at the College of William and Mary.

A portrait of Dean Lambert hangs in the Botetourt Gallery in Swem Library.

Lambert's diplomas from high school and William and Mary, along with an honorary degree from William and Mary, were removed from this collection and added to the University Archives Diploma Collection (UA 342).

Separated Materials:

An F.H.C. Society Medal, a 13 Society charm, a key from an unidentified organization, and an alumni award were removed from this collection on 6/1/2009 and were made part of the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13). Lambert's diplomas from high school and William and Mary, along with an honorary degree from William and Mary, were removed from this collection and added to the University Archives Diploma Collection (UA 342).

Processing Information:

Acc. 2011.465 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in July 2011.

Guide to the J. Wilfred Lambert Papers
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository