The papers include Martha Barksdale's diary for 1918-1919, recording her experiences as a member of the first class of women at William and Mary. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs that document student activities and women's sports at the college from her student years to her teaching career. The bulk of the photographs date from the 1920s-1940s.
Papers pertaining to the Hamilton Family of Norge, James City County, Virginia and related families. Among the formats included are diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, Norge High School records, church records, photographs, slides, CD-Roms, certificates, financial records, a Langley Air Force base photo album, and news clippings and ephemera.
Papers, circa 1920s to 1950s, of Jess H. Jackson, an English professor at the College of William and Mary from 1929 until his death in 1957. Includes books on Scandanavian literature, diaries, correspondence, notes, booklets from the Wednesday Morning Music Club, and other printed material.