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Althea Hunt Papers

Identifier: UA 6.028

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Scope and Contents

Papers of Althea Hunt, faculty member at the College of William and Mary in the English and Fine Arts departments and director of the William and Mary Theatre from 1926-61, including news clippings, articles by and about Miss Hunt, programs from productions, photographs, correspondence (mostly by students to Miss Hunt), galley proofs, computer lists, and preliminary materials relating to the publication of the William and Mary Theatre: A Chronicle, edited by Miss Hunt.  The papers contain a year-by-year summary of William and Mary Theatre activities, and information concerning theater at Ft. Eustis and Williamsburg High School, the Institute of Theater, and The Common Glory.


  • Creation: 1926-1961 and undated


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Conditions Governing Access:

The 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 reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Althea Hunt was the director of the College of William and Mary Theater from 1926-1957. She was a professor in the English and in the Fine Arts departments and was named Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus upon her retirement from the College in 1961. She received her B. A. degree from Alleghany College and her M. A. degree from Radcliffe. Althea Hunt, who was born in 1890 and died in 1971, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


4.80 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1981.091 acquired 09/1958,  4/12/1965, 5/5/1965, 9/29/1964, 09/1969, 01/1982, and 04/1989.

Related Materials:

William and Mary Theatre Records (UA 67)


Other Information:

A PDF document of this inventory is available online.

Additional information may be found at

Guide to the Althea Hunt Papers
Special Collections Staff.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository