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Martha Carter Brent Papers

Identifier: UA 5.102

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Scope and Contents

The collection of Martha Carter Brent includes her scrapbook from her time as a student at the College of William and Mary as well as student handbooks (1925, 1926) and other College publications. She was commonly known as Mattie Carter as a student. The scrapbook includes news clippings, dance cards, photographs, and similar items documenting campus activities including athletics, dances, her sorority Phi Mu, other campus activities, as well as information about family and friends including photographs of her home, family, and friends and announcements of her marriage to Lawrence Brent. The scrapbook also includes a certification card and photograph of her involvement in the Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick of the Red Cross.


  • Creation: 1922-1930
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1927-1928

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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:

Martha Virginia Carter Brent of Rectortown, Virginia attended the College of William in Mary in 1925-1927 along with her sister Nancy Carter. While a student, she was a member of Phi Mu, Gamma Alpha chapter. She married Lawrence Brent. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2009.257 received from Charles Miller, the great-grandson of Martha Brent, on 6/17/2009.

Related Materials:

University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13)

Separated Materials:

Martha Brent's Phi Mu pin and framed initiation certificate are described and housed in the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13). The Colonial Echo yearbooks from 1926 and 1927 were moved to the yearbook collection.


Guide to the Martha Carter Brent Papers
Amy C. Schindler
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository