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William Kepner Photograph Collection

Identifier: UA 5.170

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The photograph collection of College of William & Mary alumnus William C. Kepner includes photographic images predominantly from 1946-1950. The collection also includes 35mm color slides from William & Mary's 1975 Homecoming festivities. The inventory of the collection provided by the donor: 1 box 300+ b&w negatives (2.25x3.25); 1 box 100+ b&w negatives (4x5); 1 negative album of 100+ negatives (2.25x3.25); approximately 200 b&w slides (made from the above); 200+ 8x10 prints (from Colonial Echo and Flat Hat); 10 sets of b&w album prints; 4 envelopes of miscellaneous 5x7 prints; 1 envelope of Kodacolor negatives, and 1 print; 1 envelope of 2 5x7 & 2 4x6 prints from 828 Koda; 1 box of 35mm color slides from the 1975 Homecoming; playbills from theater productions; 2 slide carousels of 120+ slides in b&w SQ format; and 1 film of the Backdrop Club intro from 1948 as well as a DVD copy of the film.

While many items in the collection have been identified by the photographer, not all images are identified.


  • Creation: 1946-1975
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1946-1950

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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:

William C. Kepner graduated from the College of William and Mary. While a student he was a campus photographer including providing images for the 1950 Colonial Echo yearbook. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Arrangement of Materials:

The collection is not yet fully arranged and describers. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member before using.

Related Materials:

The original film has been moved to the University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58).

Information about related materials is available at

Processing Information:

Accessioned by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, as Acc. 2013.109 on 6/20/2013.

Guide to the William Kepner Photograph Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository