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Henry Coleman Papers

Identifier: UA 6.101

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains news clippings, correspondence, reports, and other material related to the "Dorm-In" protest by students in October 1969. The "Dorm-In" was to protest the current College regulations about how long women could stay in male dormitories after football games on Saturday. The students wanted to stay longer than the College regulations stated and 10 students were suspended for violating those rules. The bulk of the records come from the Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate the Dorm-In, a committee that Henry Coleman was a member of.


  • Creation: 1963-1970


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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:

AB. College of William and Mary, 1961; Instructor in Fine Arts, 1964-68; Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, 1968-72; Associate Professor of Fine Arts, 1972-89; Professor of Fine Arts, 1989-1999; Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus, 1999.

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0.40 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2009.529 was received prior to 2007.

Related Materials:

Office of the President, Davis Young Paschall (UA 2.15); Board of Visitors (UA 1), series 4, sub-series 2, Robert Harvey Chappell Papers.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in November 2009.

Guide to the Henry Coleman Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository