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J. Douglas Smith Papers

Identifier: UA 6.109

Scope and Contents

Contains course material, conference files, and other records collected by Dr. J. Douglas Smith while teaching a Museum Studies course at William & Mary. The course was a collaboration between the College and Colonial Williamsburg. Included are syllabi, lecture notes, as well as articles and newsletters about museum studies.


  • 1959-1993
  • Majority of material found in 1975-1990


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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.


1.00 Linear Feet


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.

Processing Information

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2012.
Guide to the J. Douglas Smith Papers
Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository