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Martha Virginia Sleet Collection

Identifier: UA 5.037

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Scope and Contents

The Martha Virginia Sleet Collection contains correspondence, photographs, and student publications collected by Martha Virginia Sleet while she was a student at William & Mary. Included in the collection are various issues of the student newspaper, The Flat Hat, an issue of The Scalper that contains information about fraternities and sororities on campus in 1925, and William & Mary football programs from the 1920s. In addition, the collection includes donations of materials that document the life of Martha Virginia Sleet.


  • Creation: 1925-1936


Conditions Governing Access

The 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 / Historical

Martha Virginia Sleet was a student at William & Mary, 1924-1928. After graduating, he taught school for a short time, then became a medical secretary and worked in medical records until her retirement in the mid-1970s. Her father had been a physician. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


0.70 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acc. 1985.079. Accession 2022.189 donated by Robbie Stonebraker.

Separated Materials

A green and orange William & Mary pennant, a purple and yellow Atlantic University pennant, a Phi Beta Kappa Key from 1930, two football pins, a basketball pin, and a William & Mary button are housed and described in the University Archives Artifact Collection.

Guide to the Martha Virginia Sleet Papers
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository