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Office of the Provost Records

Identifier: 00/02/01/UA 3

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Portions of this collection are stored off-site. Please consult staff for assistance. At least 72 hours advanced notice is required for retrieval.

The collection includes subject files pertaining to specific academic schools, departments, centers, and committees at the College of William and Mary that were created by and/or related to the Office of the Provost. The records of the Office of the Provost touch on nearly all matters related to faculty and the operation of the academic side of the university beginning in the 1970s to the present.

Please consult the series descriptions below to learn more about the kinds of records listed in each accession. Most accessions include links to box and folder inventories of the records available.


  • Creation: 1972-ongoing
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1972-2010


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Conditions Governing Access:

Acc. 2005.001, Acc. 2006.008, and Acc. 2007.048 are unprocessed and unavailable to researchers. Portions of other accessions are also restricted. Consult a staff member for details.

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:

The provost is the chief academic and budget officer of the College of William and Mary. Reporting to the President, the provost is senior among the six College administrators at the vice-presidential level. The Provost is responsible for all academic and research programs, academic budgets, institutional planning, space allocation, and faculty development. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: of the Provost..


171 boxes

Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged by accession number. Significant portions of this collection are not yet arranged and described and research access may be limited. Contact a staff member for details.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Portions of this collection are stored offsite. Please ask staff for assistance.

Custodial History:

Records related to recruitment and hiring in Acc. 1993.25 were destroyed 6/9/2010 according to General Schedule 103 Series 012185.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1988.004 acquired 01/21/1988; Acc. 1990.001 acquired 01/12/1990; Acc. 1990.053 acquired 07/17/1990; Acc. 1991.087 acquired 08/30/1991; Acc. 1992.024 acquired 06/09/1992; Acc. 1993.025 acquired 07/01/1993; Acc. 1995.011 acquired 03/1995; Acc. 1997.010 acquired 1997; Acc. 1999.056 acquired 07/19/1999; Acc. 1999.060 acquired 07/19/1999; Acc. 2000.011 acquired 06/20/2000; Acc. 2001.021 acquired 06/13/2001; Acc. 2002.039 acquired 07/08/2002; Acc. 2003.009 acquired 10/29/2003; Acc. 2003.011 acquired 11/11/2003; Acc. 2004.009 acquired 06/25/2004; Acc. 2005.001 acquired 06/21/2005; Acc. 2006.008 acquired 06/27/2006; Acc. 2007.048 transferred on 7/18/2007 by the Office of the Provost; Acc. 2008.056 transferred on 6/19/2008 by the Office of the Provost; Acc. 2008.146 transferred in August/September 2000 by the Office of the Provost and accessioned from the SCRC backlog on 12/11/2008; Acc. 2009.231 was transferred by the Office of the Provost on 6/9/2009.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2008.146 was accessioned from the SCRC backlog on 12/11/2008 by Amy C. Schindler.

Guide to the Office of the Provost Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository