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James William Gossman Papers

Identifier: UA 5.285

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes writings of Gossman while a student at William & Mary, two letters to the faculty, and a black and white photograph of him with unidentified children (1954). Some of the writings are on various William & Mary-related letterhead: "The William and Mary Literary Magazine," "Ye Colonial Echo," and "William and Mary College Monthly." Gossman's letters to the faculty may be rough drafts. It is unclear if any were actually sent. The subject of both refer to his getting a degree from William & Mary. One particular letter describes the differences between what he labels "pay students" and "state students." He was a state student, meaning his tuition was paid for if he agreed to teach in Virginia schools after graduation.


  • Creation: 1902-1905, 1954


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

James William Gossman attended William & Mary from 1901-1905.


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Removed from the Faculty-Alumni File Collection in June 2016

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository