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Virginia Associated Research Campus (VARC) Records

Identifier: 00/02/01/UA 81

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The collection includes publications, grant proposls, an audit report, minutes of the governing committee, and other material documenting the Virginia Associated Research Campus (VARC) of the College of William and Mary. The largest group of records (Accession 1991.099) includes material related to grants and contracts, buildings, personnel, ledgers, correspondence, manuals, insurance, audit, and other operations of VARC. It is 20.4 cubic feet in size and is currently unprocessed.


  • Creation: circa 1960-1984

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Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open to all researchers except for Accession 1991.099. Acc. 1991.099 contains 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:

The Virginia Associated Research Campus (VARC) of the College of William and Mary in Newport News, Virginia included the site and building of the former Space Radiation Effects Laboratory (SREL). Since the construction of the CEBAF accelerator VARC's sole purpose has been to support the CEBAF site.

Information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: Associated Research Center.


22.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Part or all of this collection is stored offsite. Consult a staff member for assistance.

Custodial History:

The provenance of the material that was removed from the University Archives Publications Collection is not documented.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1987.026 transferred from Development 4/10/1987; Acc. 1988.099 transferred from the President's Office with Acc. 1988.096 on 7/29/1988; Acc. 1991.099 received in 1991 or earlier; Acc. 1998.052 transferred 9/15/1998.


Future accruals are not expected.

Related Materials:

See also the Hans von Baeyer Papers (UA 6.103), University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8), records of the Office of the President (UA 2), and other administrative records.

Information about related materials is available at

Guide to the Virginia Associated Research Campus (VARC) Records
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository