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College of William and Mary--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Accession 2023.234: Administrative records , 2009 - 2019

 Series
Scope and Contents

Records of the founding of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies program (APIA), including student declarations of self-designed majors prior to the official establishment of the program, information on proposed classes and syllabi, records of guest speakers, and a trifold panel promoting the International Performing Arts Exchange (IPAX) led by professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas.

Dates: 2009 - 2019

American Society of Civil Engineers photograph

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01843
Content Description

The photograph reflects members of the American Society of Civil Engineers who visited William & Mary on October 18, 1923. The society held meetings at the Jefferson hotel in Richmond, Virginia and visited the William & Mary dining hall on Thursday October 18, 1923. More information on their visit is reflected in William & Mary's Flat Hat issue date 1923-10-12.

Dates: 1923 October 18

Arthur Louise William & Mary Tercentenary collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.310
Content Description

A green mug with gold rim and William & Mary Tercentenary design, and a white T-shirt with green and gold William & Mary Tercentenary design, and a tote bag. These items were collected by Arthur R. Louise (Class of 1968) that commemorate William & Mary's Tercentenary in 1993.

Dates: 1993

Charles Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 C17
Scope and Contents The Charles Campbell papers consist of papers received or collected by Charles Campbell (1807-1876), Virginia historian. The papers fall into four general headings: historical papers collected by Charles Campbell, correspondence, manuscript volumes, and miscellaneous. These include personal and professional correspondence as well as eighteenth century documents collected by Charles Campbell, newspaper clippings, diaries, scrapbooks, and notebooks, covering then period 1743-1896. The papers...
Dates: 1743-1896

Claiborne R. Winborne duc cap

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.305
Content Description

This collection consists of a green felt duc cap encircled with a gold felt band and a gray felt-covered metal button on the top of the cap. The front of the cap has gray letters "W" and "M" accented with gold stitching, and the back of the cap was hand-embroidered in gold thread by Claiborne Reid Winborne (Class of 1971) with the name "Claiborne" in capital letters. Winborne wore this cap as a Freshman during Orientation Week in Fall 1967.

Dates: 1967

William Cole Collection of Documents Pertaining to the Colonial-Era

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00196
Content Description

Documents, prints, and heraldry pertaining to Virginia governors from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes letters and documents signed by John Murray, Robert Brooke, James Wood, Beverly Randolph, Patrick Henry, Edmund Andros, Jeffrey Amherst, Norborne Berkeley, Robert Hunter, Francis Fauquier, Earl De La Warr, James Blair, and Robert Dinwiddie among others. Also included in the collection are prints, coats of arms, and commemorative coins.

Dates: 1676-1971; Majority of material found within 1730-1770

Colonel Ebirt t-shirts

 Collection
Identifier: UA 423
Content Description

Two Colonel Ebirt T-shirts, with an illustration of William and Mary's unofficial mascot, Colonel Ebirt. Colonel Ebirt is tribe spelled backwards and was the unofficial mascot for William & Mary from 2001-2006.

Dates: Circa 2001-2006

James Fenimore Cooper and Dr. Weiner correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01814
Content Description

A single letter from James Fenimore Cooper of New York, New York, to Dr. Weiner c/o T. Hawkins of William & Mary. The letter expresses Cooper's reasoning for the writing of "The Deerslayer."

Dates: 1841

Dennis Denenberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.329
Scope and Contents

The Dennis Denenberg papers contains papers, photographs, and artifacts documenting Dr. Dennis Denenberg's (class of 1969) time as a student at William & Mary. Materials include correspondence, class notebooks and notes, publications, and photographs. Artifacts include a William & Mary cap, silver cup and medal.

Dates: Circa 1960-1970

Elaine Bixiones collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.346
Content Description

The Elaine Bixiones collection contains one navy blue turtleneck t-shirt with gold William & Mary logo owned by Elaine Bixiones. The shirt depicts the former William & Mary logo which consisted of an image of a Native American man.

Dates: Circa 1968-1969

Herman Recht Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.31
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of more than 700 letters written by Herman Recht (1908-1971), a Navy yeoman, from Camp Peary (U.S. Naval Construction Training Center), near Williamsburg, Virginia, between October 1943 and February 1946, to his wife, Esther, in Clairton, Pennsylvania. There are no letters from Esther because, as he wrote her, saving them would make him homesick.Recht had been a lawyer for eight and a half years before joining the Navy. He was very well read, and...
Dates: 1943-1946

Julia Lillard Roberts papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.343
Content Description

Collection conatins student id cards, ticket stubs, dormitory flip card, correspondence, programs, t-shirt likely from the freshman/sophomore years (1971-1973) of William & Mary student Julia Lillard Roberts.

Dates: 1971-1975

Letters, circa 1875-1935

 Series
Scope and Contents Consists of letters circa 1875-1935 between members of the Chapman family. Letters are organized alphabetically by creator’s first name and each creator’s letters are chronological. Letters with unknown creators are filed under their recipient, if known. Oversized letters are not organized alphabetically by creator, only chronologically. Letters were primarily written in Plattsmouth, Nebraska; Mediapolis, Iowa; Vienna, Virginia; Napanoch, New York; Washington, D.C.; and Williamsburg,...
Dates: circa 1875-1935

Men's and Women's Soccer Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 181.2
Scope and Contents The collection contains programs, newsletters, clippings, box scores, photographs, game footage and other material related to the College of William and Mary Men's and Women's Soccer teams from 1965 to 2022. Also included are clippings, photographs, and articles about local soccer camps and tournaments that were held at William and Mary. A majority of the material in the collection, including the long run of "soccer scrapbooks," pertains mainly to the Men's team between the years of 1965 and...
Dates: 1965-2022

Nu Kappa Epsilon (Alpha Chapter) photographs

 Collection
Identifier: UA 425
Content Description

This collection consists of multiple photographs documenting the members and activities of the Nu Kappa Epsilon (Alpha Chapter) at William & Mary.Photographs include those of members of the sorority in the years 2015-2016 and are identical, whiloe others include 4x6 pictures of the members. The collection primarily consists of composite photographs of members.

Dates: 2001-2016

Office of Academic Advising records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 193
Scope and Contents

This collection includes printed materials including course selction guidebooks at William & Mary.

Dates: 1989-2002

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Nu Sigma Chapter) records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 424
Content Description

The records contain photographs of members of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity Nu Sigma Chapter at William & Mary. Photographs primarily document members of the fraternity.

Dates: 2002-2017

President Gene Nichol Caricatures

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01310
Content Description Collection of five cartoons of Gene Nichol, President of William and Mary, drawn by Gary Brookins for the Richmond Times Dispatch between 2006 and 2008. The caricatures were drawn as part of the negative response to Nichol’s decision to remove the cross from permanent display in the Wren Chapel. This action evoked criticism from alumni, students, and donors, causing one to revoke a 12 million dollar pledge. Nichol’s controversy continued and he eventually resigned as president in 2008. ...
Dates: 2006-2008

Publications Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 180
Scope and Contents

Brochures and pamphlets for the William & Mary News, William & Mary Theatre, and the 1982 history of the college publication..

Dates: 1974-1982

Ronald D. Anzalone papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.303
Content Description

This collection consists of papers and photographs kept by Ronald D. Anzalone (Class of 1971) from his time as a student at William & Mary. Items include color photographs of the 1967 and 1969 Homecoming celebrations; photos and a script from the William & Mary Theatre production of "The Investigation" in March 1969; and articles and photos related to Anzalone's experience as part of the National Science Foundation-funded Chickahominy River Archaeological Survey in summer 1969.

Dates: 1967-1970

Rosenwald School Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00396
Content Description This oral history project accompanys and is used extensively for the "A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America" exhibit, which will be on display in the Virginia Museum of History & Culture from May 2024 until April 2025. The exhibit and the oral history project examine the legacy of Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington co-creating schools in the American South to educate Black children otherwise exluded...
Dates: 2023-2024

Society for the College records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 346
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.

Dates: circa 2007

Tercentenary mug, circa 1993

 File — Box 1, Artifact: 2023.222.A1
Scope and Contents

Green mug with gold rim with William & Mary Tercentenary design.

Dates: circa 1993

Tercentenary shirt, circa 1993

 File — UA small collections oversize textile box 3, Artifact: 2023.222.A2
Scope and Contents

A white T-shirt with green and gold William & Mary Tercentenary design.

Dates: circa 1993

The Flat Hat records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 7.084
Content Description

Photographs, slides, and administrative records for The Flat Hat newspaper. Collection also includes digital media and 21 boxes of issues of the newspaper filed chronologically.

Dates: 20th century (exact date range TBD; Flat Hat first published in 1911)