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Douglas E. Brown Commencement collection

Identifier: UA 5.299

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two programs, two digitized slide photographs, and a newspaper article related to William & Mary Commencement ceremonies in 1971 and 1974. The donor supplied this description for the photographs: "The picture is from our June, 1971, commencement ceremony in front of the Wren Building. I believe President Paschall is at the microphone with various dignitaries on the stage behind him. Backstory: While digging through an old basement box full of "stuff", I came across a random Kodachrome slide (Remember those?). I looked it at closely and figured out it was from our graduation ceremony. My memory, although vague, is that my father probably took the picture and then had it made into a slide.


  • Creation: 1971, 1974

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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Douglas E. Brown '71 on December 12, 2020.

Guide to the Douglas E. Brown Commencement collection
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center
2023 June
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository