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Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison Papers

Identifier: UA 5.234

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes Allisons Greek 303 class notes, her freshman Duc cap, a scrapbook she kept while an undergradate at William & Mary, and her gym shirt.

The scrapbook includes ephemera such as pins, tickets stubs, and programs, as well as the 1955 orientation program, a meal ticket, and her Rush schedule. Also included in the scrapbook are her student identification cards from all four years.


  • Creation: 1955-1959


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 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

Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison graduated from William & Mary in 1959.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison in 2016 (accession 2016.187).

Related Materials

Giles Buckner Cooke Papers (Allison's father)

Separated Materials

A second gym shirt was removed and added to the Education Collection so that it can be used for exhibits.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository