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Department of Fine Arts records

Identifier: UA 206

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The records of the Department of Fine Arts at William & Mary includes office files, publications and photographs. Office files primarily from the years Professor Thomas Thorne was chair during the mid-20th century, a modern painting notebook, and publications including fliers, exhibit catalogs, newsletters, and other material.


  • Creation: Circa 1930-1998


Conditions Governing Access:

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.

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.


1.80 Linear Feet (3 boxes)



Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged into four series: Series 1: Acc. 1999.86: Modern Painting Notebook; Series 2: Accession 1980 Office Files, Series 3: Publications and Series 4: Accession 2023.052 Photographs.

Custodial History:

A portion of this collection was previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1980.004 transferred from the Dept. of Fine Arts 06/01/1979.  Acc. 1999.086 transferred from the Alumni Society 09/20/1999.

Related Materials:

Acc. 1982.030: 16mm film reels featuring Thomas E. Thorne's paintings of "The Mill" are part of the Audio-Visual Collection.

Guide to the Department of Fine Arts records
William & Mary Special Collections Research staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository