This collection contains material relating to the announcement, swearing-in, and inauguration of Dr. Katherine A. Rowe as the 28th president of William & Mary. Series 1 includes the digital video footage of the announcement event 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. Series 2 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. Series 3 includes digital video footage of Charter Day 2019 and the inauguration of Rowe and the investiture of Chancellor Robert Gates.
This collection contains digital materials. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access of digital files.
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.
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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Digital files are contained in the Office of President Katherine A. Rowe records. At least 72 hours advanced notice required for access.
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.