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Holmes Family photograph album

Identifier: SC 00997

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Scope and Contents

Photograph album, circa 1930s, of the Rufae Holmes and Samuel B. Holmes families of Richmond, Virginia. Includes photographs of family members, including A.B. Holmes; schools, including Douglas High School in Baltimore; students; and activities including football and a road trip taken on the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  In 2014, family descendant Carole Osmet added six additional photos of the family.


  • Creation: circa 1930-1939


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:

Rufae Cleonia was married to Samuel B. Holmes of Richmond, Va. Her family was from Portsmouth, Va.


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Custodial History:

The scrapbook was acquired by a dealer in manuscripts from an estate sale some time in the 1980s. It was and later acquired by another dealer from whom the item was purchased. (acs 11/9/2010)

Processing Information:

Accessioned and processed by Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist, in November 2010.


Guide to the Holmes Family photograph album
Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository