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John D. Haskell papers

Identifier: MS 2011.268

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Papers, 1941-2013 of John D. Haskell, a librarian at the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William & Mary. At the time of his retirement in 2006, he was the Associate Dean and Director of Manuscripts and Rare Books. Papers primarily contain post-retirement personal correspondence from 2006-2013, as well as correspondence from his years as Librarian of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (1965-1969), compiler of the Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire volumes of the Bibliographies of New England History series of the Committee for a New England Bibliography (1972-1978), staff member at Swem (1978-2006), and memberships in library and bibliographical associations. The collection also includes correspondence of his wife, Mary Haskell, and items from Haskell's childhood.


  • Creation: 1941-2019


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 Access

Correspondence and places visted within the John D. Haskell papers are restrricted by donor.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


10.04 Linear Feet (13 Hollinger boxes and 1 oversize folder)




This collection has not yet been arranged and described. Researchers may find it helpful to contact a staff member in advance of visiting to use the collection. Additionally, some of the materials in this collection are restricted per the donation agreement with the donor.

Guide to the John Haskell papers
William and Mary Special Collections Staff
2023 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository