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Office of President Katherine Anandi Rowe records

Identifier: UA 2.26

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains material relating to the announcement, swearing-in, and inauguration of Dr. Katherine Anandi Rowe as the 28th president of William & Mary. Materials include digital video footage of the announcement in the Wren Building's Great Hall that was streamed on social media on February 20, 2018. Also included are web archived news articles relating to the announcement. Other materials includes\ the original, signed oath of office, taken by Rowe during her swearing-in ceremony in the Wren Building's Great Hall on July 2, 2019. It is signed by both Rowe and the Governor of Virginia. It also includes digital video footage of the swearing-in ceremony. Digital video footage of Charter Day 2019 and the inauguration of Rowe and the investiture of Chancellor Robert Gates are also contained in this collection.


  • Creation: 2018-2019

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 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.


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Digital files are contained in the Office of President Katherine A. Rowe records. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in the collection have been transferred or donated by the William & Mary Office of the President.


The Office of President Katherine A. Rowe records was formerly named: Announcement, Swearing-In, and Inauguration of Katherine A. Rowe as William & Mary's 28th President Collection.

Processing Information

Records are arranged and described at the accession level. The finding aid may be updated to reflect new aquisitions in the collection.

Guide to the Office of President Katherine A. Rowe records
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 January
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository