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Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Records

Identifier: UA 27

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, lists of articles, reports, and book reviews published in the William and Mary Quarterly about the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary.

Also present in the collection are fliers, announcements, programs, and conference lectures, and papers presented at Spring and Fall Colloquiums of the Institute. The Institute's constitution, meeting agendas and reports, newsletters, Uncommon Sense newsletter were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Spring 2011 Colloquium Papers Acc 2012.057


  • Creation: 1944-ongoing
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1950-2000


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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.

Historical Note:

The College of William and Mary and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation founded the Institute of Early American History and Culture in 1943 and still jointly sponsor its work. In 1996 the College and Colonial Williamsburg added Omohundro to the Institute's name in recognition of a generous endowment bequest pledged by Mr. and Mrs. Malvern H. Omohundro, Jr. The Institute also receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a two-year Institute/NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship, awarded annually. A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made it possible for the Institute to offer a one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, beginning in the fall of 1997. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


3.80 Linear Feet

Custodial History:

Part of this collection was previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1983.054 transferred 10/19/1983; Acc. 2008.069 was transferred on 7/22/2008; Acc. 2009.267 was transferred from the Institute via Swem reserves on 6/23/2009. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

William and Mary Quarterly Records (UA 64); Lester Cappon Papers (Mss. 90 C17)

Guide to the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Records
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Acc. 2012.057 added by Benjamin Bromley in February 2012. Acc. 2014.050 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2014.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository