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David L. Holmes Papers

Identifier: UA 6.070

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, remarks at events such as commencements and award dinners by Professor David Holmes, material related to the Bishop James Madison Society, a draft of a paper related to the 1970s-early 1980s stadium expansion controversy at William and Mary, and projects by students of College of William and Mary Professor David Holmes. Acc. 2011.370: Contains on-site research papers and a videocassette concerning the colonial countryside and Victorian towns and cities completed by students for several courses taught by Professor Holmes. Most of the papers deal with Virginia, but some of the papers also include Maryland, North Carolina, and historic cities such as Philadelphia and Charleston. The videocassette tape is for a project done by a student related to Essex County, Virginia. Also included is an edited manuscript for Dr. Holmes' book "The Faiths of the Founding Fathers," published in 2006.


  • Creation: 1974-2011

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Conditions Governing Access:

The research papers by students are closed until 75 years after creation. Please see an SCRC staff member for assistance. 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:

Prof. David Holmes is currently the Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary (2007). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


1.60 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Acquisition Information:

This material was received from Prof. David Holmes in 2000 and in other accessions prior to 2007. Acc. 2009.150 was received from David Holmes via email on 4/10/2009. Information about acquisitions received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

Department of Religious Studies Records (UA 196); University Archives Faculty-Alumni Collection (UA 10); University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8).

Processing Information:

Acc. 2009.150 accessioned by Amy C. Schindler 4/15/09. Acc. 2011.288 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in May 2011. Acc. 2011.370 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2011.

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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository