Miriam Carter Family documents and photographs
Scope and Contents
Photographs, letters, newsapers articles, and eulogies relating to the family of Miriam Carter. Miriam Carter was the first African American woman to be admitted to attend the College of William and Mary though she was not able to live on campus. The photos show her as well as many ancestors and includes laminated letters of admittance to both the sons of the Confederate Veterans as well as Sons of Union Veterans from the Civil War. A letter from the Civil War Division denoting an increase in Harriet A. Carter's pension allowance is included in this collection.
- Creation: 1850-2013
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.
1.5 Linear Feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of James A. Carter, II., 2018.
- Guide to the Miriam Carter Family documents and photographs
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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