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Bursar Book
January 15, 2019
Bursar's Book, 1761 (Office of the Bursar Records, UA 72)

Great news! The Office of the Bursar Records have been digitized and are available for researching, right from your computer.  Why is this significant, you ask?  The majority of W&M’s early historic records were destroyed by fires. The Bursar’s records are some of the earliest surviving records detailing the university’s history, dating from the 18th century. Of particular note are references to individuals enslaved by the institution, as well as references to the Brafferton Indian School. The collection includes reports,...

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Jan 2019

Dec 2018

  • Dreidel
    December 10, 2018
    As the holiday season begins, we thought it appropriate to highlight a recent addition to our collection that coincides with the festivities of the season.
  • JayQuan
    December 6, 2018
    William & Mary’s Hip-Hop Collections features two unopened CD cases of “Urban Legend” by Richmond MC, JayQuan.
  • lovern edit
    December 4, 2018
    As an archival processor in Swem’s Special Collections Resource Center, Mariaelena DiBenigno, PhD candidate, has been reading a lot about World War II.

Nov 2018

  • November 28, 2018
    For four days, Tijeras Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico was immersed with people who worked in libraries, and most were people of color.
  • November 15, 2018
    My name is Keyyatta Bonds, and I am part of the second cohort of the William & Mary Libraries Mosaic Program. I am Sophomore at the College, planning to major in International Relations (even though taking more ECON classes is not what I envisioned for my future).
  • Edith Gibbons's Diary
    November 12, 2018
    On December 25, 1918, Edith Neele Gibbons, of Cleveland, Ohio, was aboard the S. S. Coronia en route to London.

Oct 2018

  • October 29, 2018
    This year is the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.
  • October is Archives Month
    October 25, 2018
    During the month of October we celebrate National Archives Month! Often the profession of an archivist can seem ambiguous, since the role can entail varied duties and areas of expertise.
  • https://pixabay.com/en/gate-gateway-opening-entrance-open-60828/
    October 19, 2018
    October 22 is the start of Open Access Week, that time every year when we salute all things open access. “What is open access,” you say? According to Peter Suber, in the scholarly communications office at Harvard and one of the foremost champions of open access (OA), “Open-access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.