Special Collections

February 1, 2019

This post was written by Aleyah Gowell as part of the Fall 2018 HIST211 Books course, taught by Phillip Emanuel.

At the close of the eighteenth century, a series of revolutions broke out throughout the
Atlantic World. This Age of Revolution was linked by concepts of natural and unalienable rights.
Ideas of liberty and fundamental human rights proliferated in colonial North America following
the American Revolution, and offered African-Americans and white abolitionists new
understandings of the illegitimacy of slavery and provided them with language to...

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

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.
  • Lord Botetourt's Coffin Plate
    October 11, 2018
    This exhibit celebrates the return of Lord Botetourt's coffin plate to the University Archives and commemorates the anniversary of his death on October 15, 1770. This is the first time it has been exhibited on the William & Mary campus since 1956.

Sep 2018