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Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler Papers

Identifier: UA 2.09

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Scope and Contents

Personal papers of and concerning Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, president of William & Mary. Includes biographical materials, student notebook kept at John Hopkins University; scrapbook of letters compiled in honor of the fifteenth anniversary of Chandler's presidency; and correspondence, 1895-1916. There is correspondence of Frederic William Boatwright and some letters concern the Richmond Academy, the Women's College of Richmond, and Richmond College.

Acc. 2012.062 contains report cards from Chandler's student years at William & Mary, notes on historical subjects, papers written by Chandler, and a lecture given at Richmond College.


  • 1893-1934


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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.

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Biographical Information:

Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, the 18th president of the College of William and Mary served from 1919 until his death May 31, 1934. Chandler is credited with transforming this institution from a small, struggling liberal arts college for men into a modern coeducational institution of higher learning.

Chandler was born in Caroline County, Virginia October 29, 1872. This strong, vibrant president earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the William and Mary in the early 1890s. He then earned his doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University in the mid 1890s. After an early teaching career at both Richmond's Woman's College and Richmond College, he served for a decade as superintendent of the Richmond public schools, overhauling and expanding that school system on the progressive model before returning to his alma mater. Chandler also worked for the Silver Burdett school textbook company in New York City. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: A. C. Chandler (Julian Alvin Carroll)


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1980.118 was received on 7/21/1980 and additional material was received on 4/21/1987.

Related Materials:

See the official records of Chandler's tenure as president in the records of the Office of the President (UA 2.08); Alvin Duke Chandler Papers (UA 2.13); University Archives Faculty/Alumni File (UA 9); University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8); F.H.C. Society Collection (UA 7.042).

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository