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Office of University Development Records

Identifier: UA 126

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Scope and Contents

Acc. 1976.001: Publications materials for J.E. Morpurgo's Their Majesties' Royall Colledge, including blue line copies, page proofs, and a paper-bound copy of the book.

Acc. 1980.039: Endowment fundraising letter from Cary T. Grayson, Rear Admiral, M.C. U.S. Navy, to James P. Monroe, M.I.T., soliciting building funds for the College, 23 March 1920.

Acc. 1981.075: Two copies of the Campaign for the College Final Report, 1979. One copy has individuals' names removed; this is open to researchers.

Acc. 1983.010: This material contains two copies (one bound, one unbound) of the "Report of the Reverend William A. R. Goodwin, D. D., Director - Endowment Campaign," given to President John Stewart Bryan on 30 October 1934 and a sheet listing contributors to specific funds. The material also contains a volume recording amounts paid in to the endowment fund, dated 1923. In this volume there is a list of stocks and bonds (p. 123), a call to churches (p.355), and records of the purchase and repair of a house on Francis Street (pp. 100, 298-304).

Acc. 1983.060: Office of University Advancement correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings about the National Conference for the Judiciary (1971) and the National Center for State Courts, 1970-1976.

Acc. 1983.089: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Records, including financial statements and lists of recipients, 1968-1974.

Acc. 1984.037: Book listing donors to the Class of 1934 Reunion Gift Fund and the books Swem Library purchased with the money.

Acc. 1985.026: Scrapbook of fundraising efforts between 1979-1983.

Acc. 1985.085: Long Range Planning Commission Records, 1983-1985. Includes reports of the commission, with members' comments, task force reports, a membership list, correspondence, and copies of "An Age of Distinction: William and Mary's Fourth Century."

Acc. 1986.023: Corporate and Foundation Relations Records, 1975-1982. Includes information on college-wide programs, Arts and Sciences programs, Grants and Research, Business Affairs, and professional organizations.

Acc. 1987.025: Loose-leaf notebook containing faculty vitas and research interests, circa 1973.

Acc. 1987.028: Campaign for the College Records, 1975-1976. Includes correspondence relating to the Campaign for the College and the Public Relations Advisory Committee, agendas and minutes from meetings, and goals of the campaign.

Acc. 1988.106: Annual Support Records, 1972-1986. Includes files about annual fund drives, friends and parents fundraising groups, and M.B.A. alumni fundraising activities.

Acc. 1992.020: Judaic Studies Endowment Records, 1982-1988. Includes committee correspondence, notes about setting up the endowment, acknowledgments, and donor lists.

Acc. 1993.018: Presidential Files, 1985-1990. Includes materials on President Verkuil's inauguration and the Epson-Ivy Bowl between the United States and Japan.

Acc. 1995.023: Charles Prince of Wales Files, 1981. Includes records from the 1981 visit of HRH Charles Prince of Wales. On Saturday, May 2, Prince Charles received the College's first honorary fellowship at t convocation in Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

Acc. 1996.021: Development Office Records, undated.

Acc. 1998.018: Development Office Records, undated.

Acc. 1998.071: Campaign for the Fourth Century Records, 1986-1993. Includes correspondence, marketing plans, and reports.

Acc. 1998.072: Affirmative Action Committee Records, 1981-1991. Includes correspondence, news releases, employment assessments, and news clippings.

Acc. 1999.083: Real Property Records, 1974. Includes information about the possible purchase of property by the College.

Acc. 2002.078: Development Office Records, 1974-1994. Includes on scrapbook dated June 1979, and two boxes with videocassettes, and architectural renderings of the Special Collections wing of Swem library.

Acc. 2011.489: Contains invitations, programs, a negative, and other material from the University Events office located in the Office of University Development at the College of William and Mary. The bulk of the material consists of invitations to various events on campus, including the Inauguration of President Timothy J. Sullivan, but also includes a program from the dedication of the Wendy and Emory Reves Center for International Studies in 1989, and a copy of a blueprint featuring the first floor of the Wren Building in 1962.

Acc. 2011.711  1991-2001 Annual Fund Honor Roll. The Honor Roll acknowledges and tHanks the generous supporters of the W&M Annual Fund. It lists the alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations who made a contribution to the W&M Annual Fund.

The collection includes the following materials that were formerly part of the University Archives Publications Collection:

Fundraising campaigns, reports, booklets; Audited Financial Report; Campaign for the College 1976-1979; For the Fourth Century or Into the Fourth Century 1986-1993; William and Mary Annual Fund; Campaign for William and Mary "Charting Our Destiny," 2003-2006; William and Mary 2010-preliminary report circa 2000; Chancellor's Circle; Development Plans, reports; Town and Gown newsletter; President's Report 2010, President's Rerport 2011.

From the Gift Planning Office:

Sir Francis Nicholson Association, Sir Robert Boyle Society; 1987 Master Plan-physical planning report; The President's Council; Student Advancement Association; Tercentenary Office; Events Management Guide, Protocol Guidelines, 1995.

A letter from James Southall Wilson, at Williamsburg, VA, to George P Coleman, at Richmond, VA, concerning an endowment fund for the College. 30 Sept 1914

A letter from Jackson Davis to George P Coleman concerning an endowment fund. Feb 15, 1916


  • Creation: 1920-2014


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access:

Original of Acc. 1981.075 (containing individuals' names) is confidential and open only for official administrative use.

Acc. 1984.073 requires permission from the Endowment Association Treasurer.

Acc. 1985.085 requires permission from the President's Office.

Acc. 1986.023 is confidential. 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.

Historical Note:

This office manages fundraising campaigns for the College of William and Mary. It was formerly known as the Office of University Advancement. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


80.00 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Portions of this collection are located offsite. Please ask staff for assistance.

Custodial History:

A portion of this collection was previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1976.001 transferred 01/1976; Acc. 1980.039 purchased from Paul Richards 09/1964; Acc. 1981.075 transferred 05/04/1981;  Acc. 1983.010 transferred from the President's Office 07/23/1951; Acc. 1983.060 transferred 07/1976; Acc. 1983.089 transferred 07/12/1976; Acc. 1984.037 transferred 05/10/1984; Acc. 1984.073 transferred 10/01/1984, 05/09/1986, 10/04/1988, 03/12/1990, and 09/12/1990; Acc. 1985.026 transferred on 4/4/1985; Acc. 1985.085 transferred 12/17/1985; Acc. 1986.023 transferred  07/15/1986; Acc. 1987.025 transferred 04/10/1987; Acc. 1987.028 transferred 04/10/1987; Acc. 1987.053 transferred 04/30/1987; Acc. 1988.106 transferred 07/1988; Acc. 1992.004 transferred 02/24/1992; Acc. 1992.015 transferred 04/10/1992; Acc. 1992.020 transferred 03/02/1992; Acc. 1993. 018 transferred 04/02/1993; Acc. 1993.018 transferred spring 1996; Acc. 1995.023 transferred 05/25/1995; Acc. 1995.029 transferred 03/07/1985; Acc. 1996.021 transferred  1996; Acc. 1998.018 transferred 07/08/1998; Acc. 1998.071 transferred 09/18/1998; Acc. 1998.072 transferred 1995; Acc. 1999.083 transferred 08/20/1999; Acc. 2002.078 transferred 12/20/2002. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

See Development Gift Accounting and Development Gift Planning Records in staff database. A color negative featuring an artist's rendering of the Wendy and Emory Reves Center for International Studies has been pulled from Acc. 2011.489 and is now part of the University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8). UA 274: Presidential Debate Press Packets.

Separated Materials:

The Endowment Association Files were pulled from this collection and made into its own collection in January 2009.

A color negative featuring an artist's rendering of the Wendy and Emory Reves Center for International Studies has been pulled from Acc. 2011.489 and is now part of the University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8).

Processing Information:

Acc. 2011.489 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in July 2011.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository