Charter Day collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes programs, speeches, invitations, scrolls, and announcements for the College of William and Mary's Charter Day ceremony held each February. Also contains a 1939 handwritten copy of the Royal Proclamation of 1700, as well as two typescript copies. The original Royal Proclamation is housed at the Public Records Office in London.
- Creation: 1859-ongoing
- Office of the President (Organization)
- Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. (Organization)
Language of Materials
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.
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14.50 Linear Feet
Arrangement of Materials:
Series 1 Swem Pav. A, 2450, B-D, 4.80 Cubic Feet Series 2, Box 1 Swem Pav. A, 2532, G, 0.80 Cubic Feet Series 2, Box2 Swem Pav. A, 2536, F, 0.80 Cubic Feet
This collection was formerly part of the University Archives Publications Collection.
Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Acc. 2012.085 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in March 2012.
- Guide to the Charter Day Collection
- Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The collection description/finding aid is written in English
- May 24th, 2018: Finding aid updated by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in March 2012.