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B. Traver Hulse Scrapbook

Identifier: UA 5.059

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Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing photographs, financial records and receipts, activity tickets, newspaper clippings, letters and cards, and other memorabilia of student life. The primary focis of the scrapbook are the College airport and aeronautics.

Many of the photographs depict the College airport, hangar, airplanes, and students in the Flight School. There are two photographs and a program from Amelia Earhart's visit to the College of William and Mary. Hulse's scrapbook includes photographs of an airplane accident, where an airplane had "ground looped" and flipped onto its nose during the landing procedure. Also figuring among the aeronautics-related memorabilia is a letter from the Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce concerning the dangers and prohibition of dropping burning tobacco from planes.

Among the photographs documenting student life, several photographs depict William and Mary students on strike in April, 1932. There is also a certificate of Hulse's initiation into Alpha Kappa Psi in the collection.

For further information about the Department of Aeronautics, see the SCRC Wiki page:


  • Creation: 1931-1933


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Conditions Governing Access:

This 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:

Barton Traver (B. Traver) Hulse was a College of William and Mary student (1932-1933). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

When available, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents. The fragile nature of this material may limit handling of the original.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1995.003 gift of Mrs. Barbara Lake Hulse 1/20/1995.

Related Materials:

The University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13) includes Flight Club patch (Acc. 1990.002)and a Flight Club trophy. The trophy is on display in the Special Collections Research Center and an image of the patch is available at

Processing Information:

Digitized and further information added by Kerry Browder, SCRC Staff, in February, 2010.


Guide to the B. Traver Hulse Scrapbook
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository