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J. Edward Grimsley certificates

Identifier: UA 5.353

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Content Description

Collection contains the undergraduate diploma for James Edward Grimsley (class of 1951) and letter of appointment to the Board of Visitors for Grimsley signed by Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder in 1990.


  • Creation: 1951-1990

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.

Biographical / Historical

James Edward Grimsely was a member of the graduating class of 1951 at William & Mary. He was married to Ann Grimsley and they had three children. Grimsley worked as a reporter for the United Press International and as William & Mary's press relations director before working for The Times-Dispatch. Grimsley was an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Virginia. He was also a member of the Board of Visitors at William & Mary.


1.5 Linear Feet (Two legal size folders)




The J. Edward Grimsley certificates are aranged by item.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ann Grimsley.

Guide to the J. Edward Grimsley certificates
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 October
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository