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Chiles T. A. Larson Photograph Collection

Identifier: UA 5.079

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, and slides that were taken on various assignments by Chiles T. A. Larson as a photographic journalist. The photographs include images taken by Larsen while an undergraduate at William & Mary and include images of sports, Greek life, campus scenes, drama and television productions, and the Norfolk Division of William & Mary, today known as Old Dominion University. The Norfolk Division photographs supported an article published in the Alumni Magazine in 1960. Also present in the collection are color slides of the Highland estate of James Monroe, owned by William & Mary, taken by Larson on assignment for an article in the Spring 1995 issue of the Alumni Magazine.


  • Creation: 1956-1995
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1956-1960


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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:

Chiles Thomas Adams Larson (1929-2021) was the son of Ralph Kermit Thomas Larson (W&M student 1924-1925). Chiles Larson came to undergraduate studies at William & Mary in 1949 from Maury High School, Norfolk, Virginia. After one year he left college life for military service during the Korean War. Chiles Larson returned in 1956 and graduated with a B.A. in business in 1959. He was the author of Virginia’s Past Today (1998) and Barboursville Vineyards: Crafting Great Wines Inspired by Spirits of the Past (2008).


1.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged by format and subject.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2004.011 was received by the SCRC from Chiles T.A. Larson in 2004. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8)

Processing Information:

Acc. 2012.240 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2012.

Guide to the Chiles T. A. Larson Photograph Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository