W&M Libraries Blog

April 9, 2021

By Jenna Massey '24

From children’s stories to poetry collections to military history, the alumni authors of William and Mary have all of your book-loving needs covered.

Previous Posts

Apr 2021

  • an image of an intricate doorway in black and white
    April 6, 2021
    In this series, we are spotlighting researchers who have contributed to W&M ScholarWorks, our institutional repository. We asked each researcher to identify a scholarly work and share the “human story” behind it. Who are the people behind the data and theory, and how were they affected by the scholarship?

Mar 2021

  • March 31, 2021
    By Jake Beardsley '21
  • A sign that reads: Disability rights are human rights
    March 30, 2021
    In this series, we are spotlighting researchers who have contributed to W&M ScholarWorks, our institutional repository. We asked each researcher to identify a scholarly work and share the “human story” behind it.
  • Recipes and household tips taken from newspapers and pasted into the back of The Virginia House-wife.
    March 29, 2021
    My favorite kinds of materials in archives are the ones we might describe colloquially as “well-loved,” where you can tell that someone—or perhaps more than one someone—spent hours writing, reading, and thinking about a topic.
  • First page of Lady Jean Skipwith's ledger
    March 25, 2021
    Sometime between 1795 and 1826, Lady Jean Skipwith made an account of the flora on her property. [i] A pocket-sized notebook, now in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), contains her handwritten list of plants.
  • E. R. Rose cabinet card, verso
    March 23, 2021
    Written by graduate student assistant, Erna Anderson. This exhibit is on view in the Swem Library lobby through April 1, 2021. [[Content warning: This post discusses blackface and gender impersonation.]]  
  • an image of a sand dollar on the wet beach
    March 16, 2021
    In this series, we are spotlighting researchers who have contributed to W&M ScholarWorks, our institutional repository. We asked each researcher to identify a scholarly work and share the “human story” behind it. Who are the people behind the data and theory, and how were they affected by the scholarship?   
  • Candice, a woman with short brown hair,  teaching in front of a classroom.
    March 9, 2021
    In this series, we are spotlighting researchers who have contributed to W&M ScholarWorks, our institutional repository. We asked each researcher to identify a scholarly work and share the “human story” behind it. Who are the people behind the data and theory, and how were they affected by the scholarship?   
  • Allen Ginsberg at W&M, 1971 Colonial Echo, vol. 1, p. 95 (Photo by Bruce Nyland)
    March 8, 2021
    Beatific. Sympathetic. Spiritually illuminated. An ecological, fresh-planet consciousness. So Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac described their work, their art, their lives.
  • Paul Heideman
    March 5, 2021
    It’s OE Week and we’ve been spending some time thinking about all the ways OERs have impacted the people at William & Mary. One such person is biology professor, Paul Heideman. Dr. Heideman is well known on campus as a passionate teacher, accomplished researcher and author, and OER advocate. Jessica Ramey, one of our research librarians, recently got the opportunity to ask Dr.