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John H. Garrett Photographs

Identifier: 00/05/UA 5.101

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Scope and Contents

The negatives and digital surrogates of photographs taken by College of William and Mary student John Garrett depict a variety of campus scenes including: football games, cheerleaders, the horse mascot Wampo, homecoming events, Christmas season events, Chi Omega, 13 Society, dances, aerial views of campus, African Americans believed to be William and Mary employees, 1940 commencement, and other events and people.


  • Creation: 1937-1940

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Conditions Governing Access:

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:

John H. "Jack" Garrett graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1940. He was the senior class president, FHC Society president, an aide to President Bryan and photographer for the Flat Hat newspaper and Colonial Echo yearbook.

He enlisted in the Navy during World War II and made it his career for 30 years. He is a former president of the William and Mary Alumni Association (1980-1982) and recipient of the Alumni Medallion (1984). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: H. Garrett.


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Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Electronic records which are part of this collection require a computer with appropriate software for viewing.

Custodial History:

This collection was transferred from the Alumni Association, to whom Mr. Garrett originally gave the negatives. The negatives were digitized by the Alumni Association and the original negatives and digital images were transferred to the Special Collections Research Center.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2009.242 gift of John H. Garrett, Jr. via the Alumni Association on 4/15/2009.

Guide to the John H. Garrett Photographs
Finding Aid Authors: Amy C. Schindler.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository