Special Collections will be closed from Monday, August 14 through Friday, August 18 for staff development and stacks maintenance. We will reopen on Monday, August 21 at 10 am.
Registration and Login
The Special Collections Research Center uses Aeon for user registration and requests. Please register for a Special Collections account or login to an existing account here.
Connect with us:
Special Collections is...
a learning lab
- Our original manuscripts, rare books and periodicals and other materials are valuable teaching resources.
- Learn more about how we support faculty research and instruction.
a place to connect with William & Mary's past
- The University Archives collects materials documenting the history of the College from the 1600s to the present.
a major historical repository
- Focused on Virginia history, our collections include diaries, letters, and other records of the daily lives of Americans of all backgrounds.
- View our search tool list.
- See our research guides, video tutorials, and just-for-fun YouTube videos.
- We showcase many of our collections through an active exhibits program.
a center for research