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Office of the President. John Stewart Bryan Records

Identifier: UA 2.10

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Due to the fragility of this collection, patrons must use the microfilm copy. The microfilm and microfilm readers can be found on the Ground Floor of Swem Library (call number LD6051 .W517 1934 B79, reels 1-24). [Originals are stored off-site.]

Records from the administration of College of William and Mary President John Stewart Bryan for the years 1934-1942.

For the most part, headings assigned to folders in their office of origin have been maintained in the box list inventories available here. The records cover the day-to-day business of William and Mary from finances to athletics to students to faculty and include correspondence, reports, and other record formats typically found in offices.


  • Creation: 1933-1942


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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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the University Archivist, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

John Stewart Bryan was the nineteenth President of the College of William and Mary from 1934 through 1942. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard; lawyer; member of the William and Mary Board of Visitors; publisher of Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News Leader; president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association.


23.00 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Microfilm must be used in place of original documents. Permission to use the originals mist be obtained by emailing the Director of the SCRC at Should premission be granted, requests must be submitted at least 72 hours in advance of the planned visit to allow for retrieval from offsite storage. Consult a staff member for assistance.

Electronic Format

Microfilm of this collection is available and must be used instead of the originals. Located at Swem Library's microforms area (call number LD6051 .W517 1934 B79)

Related Materials:

Office of the President. John Edwin Pomfret Records (UA 2.11); Christmas Activities (UA 165)

Guide to the Office of the President. John Stewart Bryan Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository