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Tau Chi Literary Society Records

Identifier: UA 7.026

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes one leather-bound minute book that also contains the society's constitution and a list of members, 1838-1842. There are two pamphlets containing remarks read in honor of the anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter to the College of William and Mary in 1840 and 1843.


  • Creation: 1839-1844

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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.

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Custodial History:

A portion of this collection was formerly part of the University Archives Publications Collection (Student Organizations--Literary Society--Tau Chi).

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1980.105 received from the Alumni Office 03/02/1949. Acc. 1982.049 gift of Mrs. G.M. Woody of Charleston, S.C., 11/15/1960.

Related Materials:

Minute book, 1842-1848, of Tau Chi (Mss. 40 T79, Box 1 of Tucker-Coleman-Washington Papers); Resolution on the death of Nathaniel Beverley Tucker in Box 54 of the Tucker Coleman Papers filed under 5 September 1851; University Archives Artifact Collection: Ceremonial smoking pot, 1844 (Acc. 1980.105) and Tau Chi Pin, 1843. (Acc. 1989.026); George Fisher Harrison Papers (UA 5.080).

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Guide to the Tau Chi Literary Society Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository