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Elizabeth Feldwisch Bateman Papers

Identifier: UA 5.150

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is made up of letters written by Elizabeth (Bobbi) Feldwisch to her parents in Hawaii while she was a student at the College of William and Mary. In most of the letters she is referred to as Bobbi. Some of the subjects include sorority and fraternity life, dances, the different classes Bobbi is taking, Williamsburg events and places, and the various places she visited while on break from the classes at William and Mary, including Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The earliest letter in the collection covers her departure from Hawaii. There are also some letters to her by her mother and father as well as a few black and white photographs of Bobbi on board her ship departing from Honolulu wearing a Hawaiian Lei, in front of the Wren Building, and other Williamsburg locations.


  • Creation: 1939-1941

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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:

Elizabeth (Bobbi) Feldwisch Bateman was a student at the College of William and Mary and graduated in 1941. She was born in Hawaii and graduated from the Punahou School. While at the College, Elizabeth was a member of Pi Beta Phi, the International Relations Club, and the dance group Orchesis. She eventually moved to Fullerton, California where she died on September 8, 2007. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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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:

Acc. 2011.335 was received by the SCRC from the donor via USPS on 3/15/2011.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2011.335 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in May 2011.

Guide to the Elizabeth Feldwisch Bateman Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository