Special Collections

Special Collections
June 17, 2022

The SCRC is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 round of Research Travel Grants.

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  • A handwritten letter, dated November 18, 1840, from Ann Galt in Norfolk, Virginia to her brother William at UVA. She begins her letter by lamenting "the great loss to the college," the murder of Professor Davis.
    August 28, 2019
    Tracy Melton '85, member of the William & Mary Libraries Board of Directors, considers the words we use to describe crime and death in archival work. Read on to learn more about a nineteenth-century fatality recounted in the Galt Papers.
  • A complete view of the Native American signatories to the 1677 Articles of Peace agreement
    August 23, 2019
    A 1677 document in Special Collections explores how the British used print and language to both build relationships with and exert control over Native peoples.
  • A hand-drawn black-and-white illustration of Queen Elizabeth I from the Elizabeth I, Queen of England document (SC 01561). Elizabeth wears a crown and royal robes. She appears to hold a mace or specter in one hand and a cross in the other.
    August 7, 2019
    In 1574, as well as the rest of her reign, Queen Elizabeth I’s place as England’s monarch was continually challenged based on her mother’s reputation, her lack of a husband, her religion, and her gender. Even as one of the most powerful women in the 16th century, she still needed to prove herself.

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