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Gerald Cowden Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2000.40

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Scope and Contents

Research material of Gerald Steffens Cowden from his Ph.D. dissertation on the Randolph's of Virginia, "The Randolphs of Turkey Island:  a Prosopography of the First Three Generations, 1650-1806. " Also includes other works and essays from his earlier education, and the research accompanying those essays as well.


  • Creation: 1965-1982


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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.

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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.

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5.80 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Organized into four series: Series 1: Dissertation Rough Drafts, Series 2: Dissertation Notes/ Photography, Series 3: Dissertation Research Material, Series 4: Other Works/ Research Materials on Other Works.

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Processing Information:

Accessioned by Anne Johnson in July 2009. Processing and finding aid completed by Alex Dodd, SCRC staff, in January 2010.

Guide to the Gerald Cowden Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson, Alex Dodd.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository