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John D. Haskell papers

Identifier: MS 2011.268

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Scope and Contents

The John D. Haskell papers contains general professional and personal papers documenting the life of John D. Haskell from 1941-2022. Papers primarily contain post-retirement personal correspondence from 2006-2022, as well as correspondence from his years as Librarian of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (1965-1969) as well as compiler of the Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire bibliographies documenting New England History. The bibliographies were accumulated as a part of the Committee for a New England Bibliography (1972-1978). The collection also contains documentation of staff members at Swem Library (1978-2006), and memberships in library and bibliographical associations. Correspondence to and from his wife, Mary Haskell, and items from Haskell's childhood are also included.


  • Creation: 1941-2022


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.

Biographical / Historical

John D. Haskell was a librarian at William & Mary's Earl Gregg Swem Library. At the time of his retirement in 2006, he was the Associate Dean and Director of Manuscripts and Rare Books.


10.42 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