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Society for the College records

Identifier: UA 346

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  • No requestable containers

Content Description

The Society for the College records contains materials related to 2007's Wren Cross Controversy, or the decision to remove and then replace, the brass cross from William & Mary's Wren Chapel. Four yellow buttons with green lettering read: "One College, Under Glass" with a cross, feathers, and thinking man statue in silhouette, "The New William & Mary." Also included is one package of green napkins wrapped in cellophane, with "End of an Error" printed in gold.


  • Creation: circa 2007

Conditions Governing Access

The 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.


0.42 Linear Feet




The collection contains one series: Accession 2019.350: Artifacts.

Guide to the Society for the College records
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2007 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository