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Roger Sherman Papers

Identifier: UA 6.073

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains magazine pictures used by Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance professor Roger Sherman to inspire his stage designs for productions at William & Mary Theatre.  Topics that are present in the pictures include various geographic areas and their people, paintings, elements such as water and fire, and fashion from different time periods and locations.


  • Creation: 1948-1977


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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

Roger Sherman was Chair of the Department of Theatre and Speech. He also began writing a history of the Twentieth Century (This Century Gallery) of Williamsburg, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


6.00 Linear Feet


The collection is arranged using a numerical system employed by Roger Sherman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acc. 2008.34 transferred on 04/02/2008 from the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance via Christopher Robbins.

Related Materials

Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance Records (UA 59); Althea Hunt Papers (UA 6.028); Howard Scammon Papers (UA 6.053)

Guide to the Roger Sherman Papers
Steven Bookman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository