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Department of History records

Identifier: UA 41

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The records of the Department of History at the College of William and Mary include course schedules, syllabi, select student papers, statistics on undergraduate course enrollments, declarations of concentrations (1975-1980), policies and procedures, material produced by various committees, lecture announcements, department newsletters,the William and Mary Historian, and other published material.


  • Creation: 1959-2023


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.


12.60 Linear Feet



Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged by accession.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Portions of this collection are held offsite. Please consult staff for assistance.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1982.062 transferred from History Dept. 11/09/1982; Acc. 1988.089 gift of A.Z. Freeman, 05/20/1988; Acc. 1988.095 transferred from History Dept. 06/1988; Acc. 1990.047 gift of Louise Morton Murtagh to Manuscripts and Rare Books Dept. Transferred to University Archives 05/1990; Acc. 1992.014 transferred from History Dept. 04/06/1992. For further information on future accruals please contact Special Collections Research Center staff.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

Various William & Mary administrative records; personal papers of department faculty.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2014.108 accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in September 2014.

Guide to the Department of History records
William & Mary Special Collections staff, Eileen O'Toole.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository