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Jamestown Corporation Records

Identifier: 01/Mss. 77 C73

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Scope and Contents

Records, 1946-1979, of the Jamestown Corporation which was responsible for two of Paul Green's outdoor dramas, "The Common Glory," and "The Founders." Includes certificate of incorporation, by-laws, minutes, yearbooks, scripts, programs, ground plans, costume designs audio-visual materials, photographs, music and loose papers (correspondence and budgets).


  • Creation: 1946-1979


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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.

Historical Note:

The Jamestown Corporation was responsible for two of Paul Green's outdoor dramas, "The Common Glory," and "The Founders." "The Common Glory" ran from 1947 to 1976 and "The Founders" was produced in 1957, 1958, and 1964. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


21.75 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gifts of David Dudley; 18 Feb. 1991, Will Molineux; 24 March 1992, James Bray; 10 No. 1992, Miss Laura Sherman; 12 March 1993, Howard Scammon; 29 April 1993, Mrs. J. E. Pitman; 5 Nov. 1993, and S. F. Royall; 6 Dec. 1993. 1991.11 Gift of David Dudley through Howard Scammon 1992.56 Gift of James Bray 1993.13 Gift of Roger Sherman's daughter Laura 1993.31 was received on 4/29/1993 1993.68 Gift of Mrs. J.E. Pitman 1993.70 Gift of S.F. Royall 1994.04 Gift of Jones Library, Lynchburg 1994.23 Gift of Howard Scammon 1994.54 Gift of Howard Scammon 1999.24 Gift of Roger Sherman 2001.20 Gift of Frances Robb and unknown. 2003.22 Came in with material given to University Archives. 2008.90 Richard Krown 2010.387 Gift of David Dudley

Related Materials:

The papers of Carl A. "Pappy" Fehr (UA 6.017) include programs from The Common Glory and The Founders.

Audiocassettes, phonograph records, and reel-to-reel tapes from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

The Paul Green Papers are held by the UNC Libraries.

Separated Materials:

Box 14 transferred to the artifact collection in 2009.

All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Processing Information:

Box and folder list for series 1 completed by Alex Dodd, SCRC student, in February 2011.

Guide to the Jamestown Corporation 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: Updated by Anne Johnson in February 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository