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University Communications Records

Identifier: UA 61

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, publications, newsletters, reports, and other material pertaining to the Office of University Communications at the College of William and Mary. The bulk of the records consist of press releases and newspaper clippings related to faculty, staff, students, and alumni at the College from the 1940s to the 1980s. Please see the Finding Aid/Box List section below to learn more about each series.


  • Creation: 1938-2005
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1969-1983


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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:

Formerly known as the Office of Information Serices. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


25.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged in accession number order, that is, when the material was received by the SCRC.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Parts of this collection are located offsite. Please consult staff for assistance.

Acquisition Information:

Various gifts and transfers. Acc. 1977.019 acquired 09/14/1977; Acc. 1979.048 acquired 05/1979; Acc. 1983.098 acquired 1953; Acc. 1987.105 acquired 10/29/1987; Acc. 1999.046 acquired 06/18/1999.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

University Relations Records (UA 62)

Information about related materials is available at

Guide to the University Communications Records
Special Collections staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Box and Folder List  for Acc. 1977.019 compiled in August 2011 by Tess Curry, SCRC Student Assistant. Series 7: Publications was rehoused and a box and folder list was created by a Special Collections student in 2013.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository