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American Studies Program Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 190

Scope and Contents

Acc. 2011.092 contains correspondence and subect files from the American Studies program at the College of William & Mary from 1982 to 2005. Some of the topics covered in this accession include The Tercentenary celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the College, committee meeting minutes and agendas, and information about the program itself.

This collection also includes fliers, memos, and graduate handbooks of the American Studies Program at the College of William and Mary from 1960-2006 that were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection. Most of the fliers are from the American Culture Lecture Series that was sponsored by the department.

Dates

  • 1960-2006

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection contains material which may be restricted related to personnel matters, student records, or other reasons. A Special Collections Research Center staff member must review the collection for restricted material before any researchers may use the collection. Consult a 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.

Historical Note:

The American Studies Program offers students the opportunity to engage with the complex and diverse histories of cultural, racial, and national encounters that, like those of our local area, have come to shape the past and present of the United States, and the Americas. In a rigorous, yet flexible environment of intellectual inquiry, students develop the critical skills that allow them not only to pursue rewarding careers, but to serve as responsible citizens of the 21st Century.

Additional information about the program is available online at http://www.wm.edu/americanstudies/.

Extent

3.20 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.

Custodial History:

Portions of this collection were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2011.092 was transferred to the SCRC via Facilities Management on 4/6/2011.

Related Materials:

Miles L. Chappell, Jr. Papers (UA 6.034); under various accessions in the Office of the President Records (UA 2); University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12).

Processing Information:

Acc. 2011.092 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2011.
Title
Guide to the American Studies Program Records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-06-28
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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