This collection contains diaries as well as holiday letters kept by Chandi J. Singer, former Swem Library staff member at the College of William and Mary. Some of the topics discussed in the diaries include dancing at various clubs in Las Vegas, Nevada and Scottsdale, Arizona, college classes, and going to concerts among others. The diaries have been transcribed by the author. Some of the holiday letters include brief biographies and articles about the authors. Additions to the collection include events attended at William and Mary, a directory of Williamsburg businesses from the mid 1990's, Beth El Temple Membership Directory for 2009-2010, campaign materials for Barack Obama's Presidential run in 2008, and pug related artifacts.
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Conditions Governing Access:
Before using the diary or any of the holiday letters in exhibits, Special Collections must have permission of the donor. Researchers must use the diary in the reading room for a period of 10 years. 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. Â§ 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia Â§ 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.
Chandi J. Singer was a staff member in Swem Library at the College of William and Mary from 2000-2011. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.
Acc. 2012.417 was hand-delivered to Special Collections by the donor on 12/14/2012. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member. Accruals include Acc. 2012.417, Acc. 2013.068, and Acc. 2013.273. Acc. 2016.104 was hand-delivered by the donor in 6/2016. Accession 2017.011 was hand delivered to SCRC by the donor in January, 2017.
Future accruals are expected.
Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss 1.03) include: First Night 2013 Button (Mss 2013.068.01)
Related Collections include The Chapin-Horowitz Library, Chapin-Horowitz Cynogetica Colleciton, 1836-2014, Mss. 1.10 and Williamsburg (Va.) Area Ephemera Collection, 1858-2015, Mss. 1.09.
Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss 1.03) include:
First Night 2013 Button (Mss 2013.068.01)
Artifacts from Acc. 2016.104 were moved to the Chapin Horowitz Cynogetica Collection. They are a pug tea infuser and board game, Pug-Opoly.
Acc. 2012.417 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in December 2012. Acc. 2013.068 and Acc. 2013.273 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in Apirl and November 2013, respectively.