Special Collections

Black-and-white photographic portrait (oval-shaped on white background) of an unidentified Chinese immigration applicant.
May 21, 2020
The W.H. Wilkinson Records feature many photographic portraits. The U.S. government required photo documentation of all Chinese immigrants during the period of Chinese Exclusion in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  

Ferdison Cayetano '20, 2019 W&M Libraries Mosaic Intern, honors Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month by emphasizing the importance of collecting and preserving Asian American narratives. Read on to learn more about some collections at SCRC that document the adversities faced by Asian and Pacific Americans, as well as their successes and the...

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  • A black and white photo of the Mansion at Mount Vernon is taken from some trees to the left of the house. A man kneels, and a young girl stands beside him in the foreground of the picture.
    November 22, 2019
    Jenna Hershberger discusses our lantern slides of Mount Vernon and their importance in the archaeological and architectural research of the famed George Washington home.