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Theodore R. Reinhart Papers

Identifier: UA 6.030

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, research journals, travel journals, publications, slides, artifacts and other material pertaining to Dr. Theodore R. Reinhart's research and teaching career in the Department of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary and his participation in the Council of Virginia Archaeologists (COVA) and the Department of Historical Resources (DHR).


The most recently received material (received April 2008 forward) is not fully described in this finding aid. It includes: Dr. Reinhart's class notes for various anthropology classes; miscellaneous college material; George Washington University, Penn State University, and University of New Mexico notes; samples; research photographs; slides; brochures and pamphlets; guides; and other material. Consult a staff member for assistance.


Acc. 2008.110 consists mainly of slides taken during excavations performed by Dr. Reinhart from 1965-1998.  Some of the excavations covered by the slides include Shirley Plantation in 1979, Kingsmill from 1973-1974, Hewick Plantation from 1989-1995, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  There are also compact discs of slide shows given by Dr. Reinhart for his archeology classes on Mesoamerica, presentations given at the Smithsonian Institution on the Battle of Little Bighorn, and personal research programs such as Governor's Land Archeology from 1983-1985.  Daily journals of Dr. Reinhart from 1999-2003 as well as student papers are also present.


Acc. 2010.305 contains a calendar, made up of 14 24" x 36" posters, celebrating the history of the Navajo people published to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of June 1, 1868. Throughout the calendar are images of people from the Navajo tribe and paintings. Published in 1968 by the Navajo Tribal Museum of Window Rock, Arizona.

Acc. 2011.034-48 contains posters collected by professor Reinhart over the years documenting archaeology and historic preservation. Featured in the posters are national historic landmarks, Virginia Archaeology Month posters, exhibits that feature archaeological artifacts, and prints that contain Native Americans as their subjects.


  • Creation: 1967-2009


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Conditions Governing Access:

Boxes 4-6 are closed until 2075. 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:

Theodore Russell Reinhart received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 1968. He arrived at the College of William and Mary as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in 1968, was appointed Associate Professor in 1974, and achieved the rank of full professor in 1986. He retired from William and Mary in May 2003. Dr. Reinhart has extensive archaeological field experience in several states, including New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Florida, and Virginia, and he has published articles and books on a wide range of topics. He specializes in North American archaeology, Native American cultures, and historical archaeology. He also played an instrumental role in the formation of the Council of Virginia Archaeologists (COVA).

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


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Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. The collection is divided into the series: Professional Correspondence/Research Journals; Council of Virginia Archaeologists/Department of Historical Resources; Student Papers; Student Correspondence; and Slides.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2003.008 received on 7/17/2003 from Theodore R. Reinhart (5 cubic ft.); Acc. 2008.35 received on 4/03/2008 from Theodore R. and Joy Reinhart (4 cubic ft.); Acc. 2008.41 received on 4/8/2008 from Theodore R. and Joy Reinhart (17 cubic ft.); Acc. 2008.110 received on 10/16/2008 from Theodore R. Reinhart. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

The University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13).

Processing Information:

Acc. 2008.35, Acc. 2008.41, and Acc. 2008.110 accessioned and minimally described by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, at the time of accessioning in 2008. Acc. 2010.305 accessioned by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, 5/25/2010. Acc. 2011.035-048 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2011.

Guide to the Theodore R. Reinhart Papers
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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