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College of William and Mary--Students--Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

Frank Heath Alfriend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.109
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an "extract" from the faculty minutes of the College of William & Mary, granting a master's degree in 1866 to Frank H. Alfriend. The extract includes a green, embossed Temple seal used by the College at that time and was signed by William and Mary President Benjamin Ewell and Professor and Acting Secretary of the Faculty Thomas P. McCandlish.  Also in the collection is a 41-page address titled "Alexander Hamilton: An address by Frank H. Alfriend before the...
Dates: 1859, 1866

Ann Zimmerman Kulp Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.114
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three scrapbooks created by Ann Zimmerman Kulp, while she was an undergraduate at William & Mary and one scrapbook from her graduate school year at the University of Wisconsin. Also included is her Duc cap.One scrapbook covers her freshman year through graduation and includes clippings, cards, invitations, event programs, ticket stubs, schedule cards, report cards, class politics ephemera, Women's Athletic Association ephemera, Rush week ephemera,...
Dates: 1951-1956

Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.234
Scope and Contents

The collection includes Allisons Greek 303 class notes, her freshman Duc cap, a scrapbook she kept while an undergradate at William & Mary, and her gym shirt.

The scrapbook includes ephemera such as pins, tickets stubs, and programs, as well as the 1955 orientation program, a meal ticket, and her Rush schedule. Also included in the scrapbook are her student identification cards from all four years.

Dates: 1955-1959

B. T. Owen Letter to Sally Atkinson

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.257
Scope and Contents

Letter dated June 11, 1840 and written by William & Mary student, B. T. Owen, to Sally Atkinson of Parham's Store, Virginia. It is essentially a love letter to Sally, assuring her he will address her as soon as he leave Williamsburg at end of term.

Dates: 1840 June 11

Beverly Simonton Kelly Letters

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.233
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written by Beverly Simonton Kelly to her parents from her freshman year at William & Mary in 1949, until her graduation in 1953. Her letters mention and/or discuss a number of subjects, including (but not limited to) registration, purchasing her Duc cap for $1.00, her first curtsy to Lord Botetourt, freshman customs, the honor system, her class schedules, cost of books, social rules for women, the campus, social events and activities,...
Dates: 1949-1953, 1998

Bishop James Madison Society records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 331
Scope and Contents

The Bishop James Madison Society records contains correspondence, printed materials, photographs, scrapbooks and audiovisual materials documenting the activities of the Bishop James Madison Society, a secret society on the campus of William & Mary founded in 1812. Materials include posters, fliers and ephemeral material related to the daily activites and members of the Bishop James Madison Society.

Dates: 1996-2021

Leonard Born Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.048
Scope and Contents The collection includes papers written by Born during the course of his attendance at William & Mary, mainly for English classes. There is also correspondence from 1985 and loose pages from a photo album believed to have been assembled by Born, while a student at William & Mary. The contents are primarily photographs of campus and Williamsburg area from the 1926-1927. Additional photographs relate to life in rural, early twentieth century Virginia, the Newport News Shipyard,...
Dates: 1924-1927, 1985

Julian Arlington Brooks Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.096
Scope and Contents This scrapbook was created by Julian Arlington Brooks, while a student at the College of William and Mary from 1916-1920. Included in the scrapbook are photos of campus buildings and students, women who may have been part of the first class of women at William and Mary, Kappa Alpha Order fraternity members, both a baseball and football player, and the Student Army Training Corps (original print of fire drill). There are also newspaper clippings about William and Mary baseball, a dance card...
Dates: circa 1916-1920, 1951

Carl Eugene Buffington Papers, 1939

 Collection — Box UA Small Collections Box 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5.135
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a script copy, photograph, and event program for the William & Mary's Backdrop Club production of "Set to Munich," a musical satire about the Munich Four Power Agreement, which refers to Nazi Germany's expansion in Europe.  The play was co-written by Willim & Mary students Eugene Buffington, Roger Child, Bill Greene, and Nick Woodbridge in 1939.

Dates: 1939

Scrapbook of Campus Life and Events

 Collection
Identifier: UA 131
Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains programs from student activities at the College such as the H2E Club Circus, theater productions, May Day events, debates, and Phi Beta Kappa events. It also includes student government materials, including a 1933 ballot and handbills from the Student Party and the Progressive Party, or "Non-Fraternity Frat."

Dates: 1930-1933

Caroline Maury Baker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.249
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a scrapbook created by Baker while a student at William & Mary. It is largely clippings combined with handwritten notes. The paper is very fragile. A copy has been made for patron use. Also included are two letters written to her by her son, Tom Hunter, while he was a student at William & Mary in 1967.

Dates: 1928, 1967

Cary Grant William and Mary Photograph

 Collection — Small Collections Box 125, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01772
Content Description

A black and white photograph of a female William and Mary student and Cary Grant ducking under an archway of raised arms at a dance. There is writing on the back of the image that reads, "Grant + WM+Mary student (pres of German club) leading figure at club dance in Williamsburg."

Dates: 1940

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

Giles B. Cooke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.100
Scope and Contents The collection includes Cooke's student scrapbook from the College of William and Mary (black and orange felt cover). a college notebook related to biology, diplomas, yearbooks, correspondence, photographs of various Arbor Day events across southern states, a 1923 William & Mary class photograph, publications written by Cooke, and ephemera (membership cards, voter card).It also includes Cooke's Chi Beta Phi pin, a felt green pillow cover with gold lettering and the Temple...
Dates: 1911-1973

Joseph Daragan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.155
Scope and Contents Contains school course notes, programs, and other material kept by Joseph Daragan, class of 1971, while a student at the College of William & Mary. Included in the papers are programs from William and Mary Theatre productions of Hamlet (1969), The Investigation (1969), The Devil's Disciple (1968), and Of Thee I Sing (1970). The course notes are from classes in Anthropology, including ANTH 321, taught by professor Ted Reinhart, and ANTH 432. The papers also include punch cards from a...
Dates: 1967-1971

David McKinney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.255
Scope and Contents David McKinney graduated from William & Mary in 1979. The collection includes his registration packet material, meal plan card, course add cards, and ticket book for the 1978-1979 William & Mary Concert Series season. Also included are invitations to inauguration and inaugural ball of Virginia Governor John Dalton (1978), the program from the Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service (1993), invitation to and related ephemera for the inauguration of United States...
Dates: 1977-1979, 1993, 2009, 2013

Delta Omicron (Delta Tau Chapter) records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 7.073
Scope and Contents

The Delta Omicron (Delta Tau Chapter) collection includes composite photographs of fraternity members, as well as general papers documenting the activities of the fraternity including constitution and by-laws, songbooks, "The Wheel" periodical, devotionals, notebooks, and awards.

Dates: 1950-2018

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

Elizabeth Edwards Wingate Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.288
Scope and Contents Photograph album of Elizabeth Edwards Wingate of her years as a student at William & Mary from 1983-1987. The end of the album continues after Wingate graduated. Subjects include immediate family, loft construction, freshman move-in day, dormitory life, social life, campus buildings and locations, the senior art show, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and graduation. Post-graduation subjects are specific to family, including Wingate's sibling, James Edwards (Class of 1989) and her...
Dates: 1983-1989, circa 2000, 2014

John and Marilyn Entwisle Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.072
Scope and Contents

Unbound scrapbooks of Marilyn Miller Entwisle and John Entwisle documenting life at William & Mary between 1940-1944.  The primary focus of the scrapbooks is on sorority and fraternity activities. Included are playbills, dance cards, pins from William & Mary and VMI, personal photographs of spring break trips, and an essay about life in Barrett Hall dorm.

Dates: 1940-1944, 1989

Football records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 181.9
Scope and Contents

This collection includes several publications, including the football handbook, yearbook, and media guides, as well as game programs. It also includes general files.

Audiovisual material can be found in the University Archives Audiovisual Collection. In time, they will be intellectually reunited with this collection.

Dates: 1923-2020

George W. Lindsay Promise with Samuel W. Murphy

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.272
Scope and Contents

A promise signed and dated between William & Mary students, George W. Lindsay and Samuel W. Murphy on November 25, 1857. The promise reads as follows: "We, the undersigned, do solemly promise never to marry without the others consent. Nothing but death shall dissolve this promise."

Dates: 1857 November 25

William & Mary Men's Track and Field collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.330
Content Description

A collection of materials related to the 1975 - 1976 William & Mary track season including a yellow poster advertising a meet verses Harvard, two dated photographs of track team members, and a track season brochure.

Dates: 1975 - 1976

J. Reid Williamson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.289
Scope and Contents

Theatrical poster for "Stop 13: The College of William and Mary," produced circa 1968-1969

Handmade victory banner (W&M #1 in the East), as featured in the 1967 Dec. issue of the Alumni Gazette. There is a print of the same photograph in the UA Photograph Collection [football].

DVD of Williamson's appearance on Jeopardy! in 1972. Williamson was a contestant over 5 days, and the video is approximately two hours.

Dates: 1967-1972

James Albert Doyle Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.254
Scope and Contents Included in the scrapbook are photographs, newspaper clippings, class schedules, report cards, dining hall passes, letters, dance cards, ticket stubs, announcements of events on the campus and various additional ephemera related to Doyle's time on campus.Of note are the "friendship" pages, which were completed by Doyle's friends and classmates. Each individual wrote the date, their name and hometown, their nickname and/or birthdate, their ambition, and a happy thought. There is...
Dates: circa 1921-1924