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Miles L. Chappell, Jr. Papers

Identifier: 00/06/UA 6.034

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the personal papers of Miles L. Chappell, Jr., a professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the College of William and Mary. The papers contain correspondence between Prof. Chappell and other staff in the Department of Fine Arts; subject files; a scrapbook of clippings about the Department of Fine Arts; and photographs and negative of various Department of Fine Arts events.


  • Creation: 1927-2007
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1965-1985


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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.

Biographical Information:

Miles L. Chappell, Jr. was a College of William and Mary student from 1956-1960, and a professor in the Fine Arts Department at William and Mary from 1971-2005. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


2.00 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1: Department of Fine Arts Correspondence; Series 2: Subject Files; Series 3: Scrapbook; and Series 4: Photographs.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2000.002 was transferred from the Fine Arts Department on 8/3/1999; Acc. 2009.166-167 were accessioned as part of the University Archives backlog and were received in 6/2005. Consult a staff member for information about material received after 2009.


Future accessions are expected.

Related Materials:

Department of Fine Arts Records (UA 206); Department of Art and Art History (UA 200); Joan Worstell Carter Papers (UA 5.025); Leslie Cheek, Jr. Papers (UA 6.007). See University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection (UA 10) for additional information.

Information about related materials is available at

Guide to the Miles L. Chappell, Jr. Papers
Kelsey Kavanaugh and Nathaniel Baako, SCRC Staff.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: This collection was processed by Kelsey Kavanaugh and Nathaniel Baako in June 2009. Acc. 2013.307 accessioned by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, on 12/20/2013.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository