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Office of Public Affairs Records

Identifier: UA 278

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of pamphlets, invitations, and other publicity material produced by the Office of Public Affairs at The College of William and Mary.  Pamphlets in the collection include those for Community at a Crossroads: A College Community Partnership for Economic Development in 1997; Bond Issue for Higher Education in 2002; and the Chartered Universities Initiative of 2004.

The collection also includes a press kit, tickets, invitations, and a banner that was hung at the College for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip of Great Britain to William and Mary on May 4, 2007.


  • Creation: 1997-[ongoing]
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1997-2007


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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.


0.40 Linear Feet

Custodial History:

Portions of this collection were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Much of this collection was acquired from various sources. The material related to the 2007 visit of Queen Elizabeth II (Acc. 2007.64) was collected from multiple sources including University Relations (press kits), Zach Hilpert (ticket), and the Office of Public Affairs (banner) from May through September 2007.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

University Relations Records (UA 62) contains publicity material for events at The College of William and Mary.

Guide to the Office of Public Affairs Records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository