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Mary Mackey Sainsbury Papers

Identifier: UA 5.077

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes three scrapbooks Mary Mackey Sainsbury compiled during her years at the College of William and Mary. The scrapbooks include various material related to sororities and Greek life on campus, athletic tickets, postcards, news clippings, correspondence, photographs, and related material.


  • Creation: 1936-1940
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1936-1940


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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:

Mary Hurley Mackey Sainsbury, class of 1939, was a student at the College of William in Mary beginning in 1935. Sainsbury was a member of sorority Pi Beta Phi, soccer, and participated in other activities and organizations. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


0.50 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2008.05; Acc. 2009.064, gift of Mary Sainsbury (daughter), was received on 3/9/2009.

Related Materials:

A William and Mary monogram patch and a Manager patch were separated from this collection and added to the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 8) on July 21, 2009.

Separated Materials:

Sainsbury's Olde Guarde medal, Sir Robert Boyle Society pin, Pi Beta Phi pin, other pins, a William and Mary monogram patch, and a Manager patch were separated from this collection and added to the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 8) on July 21, 2009.

Guide to the Mary Mackey Sainsbury Papers
Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository