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Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 129

Scope and Contents

Records of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). Includes records from the Office of the Dean and Director; Faculty Assembly and related committees; capital outlay, budgets and other fiscal records; and a variety of published material.

Dates

  • 1940-2010 and undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open to all researchers except for the files from the Office of the Dean and Directors. Portions of this collection may contain material which may be restricted related to personnel matters, student records, or other reasons. A Special Collections Research Center staff member must review the collection for restricted material before any researchers may use the collection. Consult a staff member for assistance. 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:

Chartered in 1940, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is one of five graduate schools of the College of William and Mary. VIMS' tripartite mission to provide research,education, and advisory service in marine science is mandated in the Code of Virginia. The main campus is located in Gloucester Point, VA, at the mouth of the York River, a major tributary and passageway to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. The Eastern Shore Laboratory, in Wachapreague, VA, offers access to embayments, salt marshes, and barrier beaches. A third campus, the Kauffman Aquaculture Center on the Rappahannock River, provides access to a low-salinity environment. The Institute focuses much, but not all, of its research on coastal and estuarine systems. Approximately 500 faculty, staff, and students are engaged in marine science activities at the Institute. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:

Extent

49.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet arranged and described. Contact a staff member for assistance.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Some of this collection is kept offsite. Please ask staff for assistance.

Custodial History:

Acc. T2009.009 is set for destruction 50 years after termination date according to GS 103 100485.

Acc. T2009.016 is set for destruction 50 years after termination date according to GS 103 100485.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1984.074 received 10/2/1984, 4/17/1985, 8/6/1987, 8/11/1988, 12/7/1989, 8/10/1990, 9/12/1990, and 3/8/1991. Acc. 1998.017 received 7/8/1998; Acc. T2009.009 was transferred via the Director's Office on 6/10/2009. Information about acquisitions received after 8/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

University Archives Audiovisual Collection; Vice President for Administration and Finance Records (Acc. 1995.032); Office of the President (various administrations); other College of William and Mary administrative records.

Processing Information:

Earlier accessions were described by Special Collections Research Center staff. Acc. 2009.341 accessioned by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, 8/29/2009. Acc. 2010.048 accessioned by Amy Schindler, University Archivist, on 2/10/2010. Box and Folder List for Series 1 compiled by Amy White, SCRC Staff, in February-March 2010.
Title
Guide to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-08-06
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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