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Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection

Identifier: 01/Mss. 1.04

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection includes audiovisual formats from a variety of personal papers and organizational records collections.


  • Creation: 1920-2013

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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.


20.0 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

The physical condition of some audiovisual formats may restrict access to the original recordings.

Special equipment is required to listen to or view audiovisual recordings.

Custodial History:

Many of the audiovisual recordings inventoried in this collection came to the Special Collections Research Center as part of a collection of personal papers or organizational records. Those relationships are documented when known.


Additions are being made to this collection on an ongoing basis.

Separated Materials:

Audiovisual material from Acc. 2013.246 was pulled from the Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Virginia) Records and was added to this collection on 10/11/2013.

Mss. Acc. 2014.003 were previously described under Acc. 2009.252 ("Fairy Stones), Acc. 2009.253 ("Chapman 1), and Acc. 2009.254 ("Chapman II") in the University Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Mss. Acc. 2003.66.044-.046 were previously part of the James Bill Papers and were added to this collection on 3/6/2014.

Guide to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository