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Terry L. Meyers Papers

Identifier: UA 6.047

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Scope and Contents

The papers of College of William and Mary Department of English faculty member Terry Meyers document his career and research interests.

Acc. 2004.01 is the printed four page illustrated prospectus for "Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne", 3 vols., to be published May 2004 by Pickering and Chatto, London.

Acc. 2009.256 includes file of material relating to Prof. Terry Meyers' ACLU lawsuit about the Virginia law which required him to obtain permission to access erotic Victorian poetry. The materials include correspondence with lawyers and others, copies of the legal papers, clippings about the case, and other related material. Also included is a copy of a literary manuscript that will itself eventually come to the Special Collections Research Center, William Sharp's Ariadne in Naxos and Beatrice, which Meyers published in 1996 as The Sexual Tensions of William Sharp. The file includes materials from several scholars dealing with Sharp.

Acc. 2009.272 and Acc. 2010.381 are closed until 2027 or one year after Meyers' death.

Acc. 2014.078: Contains correspondence written to Terry Meyers while Chair of the Department of English. Some of the topic discussed include the Victorian's Institute, student papers, athletics, and administrative concerns of the Department of English.


  • Creation: 1993-2010
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1988-2000


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Conditions Governing Access:

Acc. 2009.272 and Acc. 2010.381 are closed until 2027 or one year after Meyers' death. The remainder of the collection is open to researchers without restrictions. 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:

Terry L. Meyers is a William and Mary professor in the Department of English (1970- ). He has served as Department Chair of English and currently (2007) of the Department of Philosophy. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2002.041 given by Terry L. Meyers on 05/17/2002; Acc. 2002.056 given by Terry L. Meyers on 06/10/2002; Mss. Acc. 2004.01 gift of Susan Riggs on 1/7/2004; Acc. 2009.256 donated by Terry L. Meyers on 6/15/2009; Acc. 2009.272 received from Terry Meyers on 6/24/2009.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection (UA 10)

Processing Information:

Acc. 2009.256 accessioned by Amy C. Schindler.

Guide to the Terry L. Meyers Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository