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Jay Sandy Shartzer collection

Identifier: UA 5.327

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Content Description

The Jay Sandy Shartzer collection contains personal and professonal materials documenting the military career of Lietenant Colonel Jay Sandy Shartzer, William & Mary class of 1971. Materials include army uniforms, a personal autobiographical statement by Jay Sandy shartzer, army related decrees and applications, discharge certificates, clippings, and photographs.


  • Creation: Circa 1945-2008

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.

Biographical / Historical

Jay Sandy Shartzer was born to Ausel and Eva Fentress Shartzer on February 25, 1930 in Caneyville, Grayson, Kentucky. In 1947, Jay enlisted in the U.S. Army and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1951. In April 1948, Shartzer married Ruby Mae Hall in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States and had two daughters. Shartzer served in the 593d Transportation Traffic Regulation Detachment during the Korean War. As a result of his service he received the Meritorious Unit Commendation award for providing outstanding service in support of combat operations in Korea from Oct. 16, 1952 to July 28, 1953. In 1955, Shartzer married Japanese secretary Emiko Iwasaki and had four children. After the Korean War, Shartzer became a Senior Army Aviator, piloting multiple U.S. Army fixed and rotary-winged aircraft as both a maintenance and instructor pilot. He later retired in Fort Eustis, Virginia in 1969 and focused on academics receiving education from the University of Maryland, William & Mary, University of Arkansas, George Mason, and Old Dominion University. As a result of his education he became an MBA graduate, professor of accounting, law school student, and doctoral candidate. Shartzer died on December 30, 2008 in Hampton, Virginia.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box and 3 army uniforms)





The collection is organized into series by accession. The finding aid may be updated to reflect recent aquistiond to the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Jay Sandy Shartzer collection was donated by Len Shartzer.

Guide to the Jay Sandy Shartzer collection
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center Staff
March 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository