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Jeffrey B. Trammell Papers

Identifier: UA 5.154

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Jeffrey B. Trammell's papers document his work as National Chair of Business Outreach and liaison for gay and lesbian constituents for the Al Gore/Joe Lieberman presidential campaign of 2000. The collection does not contain information regarding Jeffrey Trammell's personal life or his time serving as College of William and Mary's Rector.

Correspondence between Trammell and his colleagues demonstrate the role he played in fundraising for the Gore campaign, as well as his political activism regarding equal rights for gay and lesbian citizens. Newspaper and magazine articles collected by Jeffrey Trammell depict public opinion on the Gore campaign and LGBTQ issues, while campaign literature focuses on Gore's stance of equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

Internal documents, such as campaign business and fundraising planning documents, agendas, manuals, speeches, research notes on LGBTQ rights, donor lists, and endorsements, provide insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes in a presidential campaign and the work conducted by Jeffrey Trammell in an effort to elect Gore for president. Handwritten notes by Trammell are included, largely consisting of 'To-Do' lists, campaign plans, and business contacts.

Memorabilia has been removed from the collection, including Gore campaign buttons and bumper stickers, as well as "John Kerry for President" stickers and added to Artifacts collection.


  • 1995-2001, 2007
  • Majority of material found in 1998-2000


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Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Biographical Information:

Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


5.60 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection has been arranged into six series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Internal Documents; Series 3: Directories and Donor Lists; Series 4: Endorsements; Series 5: Literature; Series 6: News Articles.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2011.638 was hand delivered to the SCRC by the donor on 10/20/2011.

Appraisal Information:

Documents in folders and binders were rehoused in acid free folders and boxes. Duplicates of materials, including literature, contact lists and newspaper articles were removed, as were documents containing sensitive information, such as copies of donor checks.

Related Materials:

See also the University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection (UA 10), University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8), University Archives Oral History Collection (UA 43), and the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13) for more material related to Jeffrey Trammell.

"Gore 2000" bumper stickers and buttons, "United Against United" stickers (UA 2011.638.01), and "John Kerry for President" stickers from 2004 have been pulled from this collection and are now housed in the University Archives Artifact Collection.

Separated Materials:

Materials separated from 2011.638 on October 21, 2011, include Gore 2000 bumper stickers and buttons and "John Kerry for President" stickers (2004). "United Against United" stickers (UA 2011.638.01) were separated from the same collection on March 5, 2014. They a are now housed in the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13).

Processing Information:

Acc. 2011.638 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in October 2011. This collection was processed by Ashley Dean, SCRC intern, from February-March 2014.

Guide to the Jeffrey B. Trammell Papers
Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist and Ashley Dean, Simmons Intern.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository