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Ryland Institute Collection

Identifier: SC 00141

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  • No requestable containers

Content Description

Collection of certificates, announcements, a program of instruction, graduating exercises programs, a 1895- 1896 catalog, and two photographs of the Ryland Institute in Berkley, Virginia. The catalog was printed in 1895 by Fenn and Owen, Printers and Binders, Petersburg, Va. It lists the instructors of all departments, board of trustee members, and students for the session of 1894- 1895 along with their areas of education. It also lists all of the graduate from the years previous to 1891-1892 session, which was the first year of the institute. Finally, the catalog states the purpose and mission of the school along with rules, management, and course of study. Of the two photographs included in this collection, one is a cabinet card of the Ryland Institute in Berkley and the other is a cabinet card of Ms. Lula Butt, founder of the Ryland School. The items come from Miss Lula Virginia Robertson, student of the school and graduate in 1895. After graduations, Ms. Robertson taught until her marriage to Alphonso Felix Richardson in 1900.


  • Other: 1891- 1896


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.


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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository