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C. James Gleason Photography Collection

Identifier: UA 8.002

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The collection of James Gleason represents all aspects of events and activities at the College of William and Mary for the years 1983-2006. Events documented include: Charter Day, commencement, buildings, awards, faculty and staff, students, and athletics. Physically the collection is organized by the "rolls of film taken" and into years they were taken. They are stored and protected in plastic sheets in notebooks and numbered for identification.


  • Creation: 1987-2008


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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:

Gleason served as a freelance photographer for William & Mary for more than two decades, photographing events, people, locations, etc. related to the University. The collection includes contact sheets, negatives, and CDs containing digital files. The contact sheets should correspond to the negatives (both film and digital). Each binder of contact sheets has a scope note identifying the various subjects found within each binder. The first binder contains a paper inventory, wherein subjects are arranged alphabetically and connected to their respective contact sheet number.


30.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Binder 1 contains a paper inventory of each subject arranged alphabetically and listed with its corresponding contact sheet number.

Binders 2-23 contain contact sheets.

Boxes 1-23 contains negatives 5000-10741

Box 24 and 25 contains 1980sx-1990s un-numbered negatives; personal trips

Box 26 contains contact sheets of W&M students, faculty, sports, parties, Presidents Sullivan and Nichol

Box 27 contains CDs and contact sheets for years circa 2004-2006

Box 28 contains CDs numbered 0084-10862 for years circa 1992-2005

Box 29 contains CDs numbered 10863-10981 for years 2005-2008

Box 30 contains CDs numbered 10983-11002 for years 2005-2008

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2008.178 donated by Mary Gleason on 9/26/2008. Information about acquisitions received after 8/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8)

Guide to the C. James Gleason Photography Collection
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Script of description
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository