Special Collections

Colorful fall leaves on the ground
October 13, 2020

With the turning of the seasons we at Special Collections look back on our histories of outdoor activities, and the community that can be found therein.

Sep 2020

Aug 2020

  • Wren Lawn from College Corner, 1915 Colonial Echo, front matter
    August 31, 2020
    Tracy Melton '85, member of the William & Mary Libraries Board of Directors, reflects on the university's previous experience with pandemic. Melton is generously donating the journal that he is keeping during the global health crisis; the journal will be open to research in 2022.

Jul 2020

  • Sketch (1979) in blue ink of planned renovations to the Commons Dining Hall to meet physical accessibility considerations.
    July 24, 2020
    As we reflect on the past thirty years of the Americans with Disabilities Act at W&M—and the even longer history of activism preceding it—now we ask: What might the next thirty years look like?
  • Table covered in zines and other ephemera
    July 9, 2020
    Did you know July is International Zine Month? To celebrate, Mosaic Fellow Shayna Gutcho introduces zines and their importance in our library.

Jun 2020

  • Pink, handwritten flyer announcing the first meeting of the W&M Gay Student Union for the fall 1997 semester.
    June 30, 2020
    In celebration of Pride Month, discover collections that highlight community and peer LGBTQ+ organizations.
  • Watercolor painting of take out pizza, gloves and Clorox wipes
    June 24, 2020
    Artist Jen Fisher documents the beauty of the everyday, and finding the silver linings in our new normal. Her artwork will become part of the Special Collections' archive of personal experiences and documentaries of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Black and white photograph of a crowd, comprised mostly of Black Americans, marching down a street in Richmond, Virginia.
    June 18, 2020
    Digitized manuscripts reveal the injustices of slavery, the hope for liberation, and opportunities to critically engage with the present.

May 2020

Apr 2020