Special Collections

The Beggar Boys Thanksgiving, F.G. Weller No. 339, Littleton New Hampshire
November 16, 2022

Although National Thanksgivings were periodically proclaimed from Colonial times in America, Thanksgiving as a Holiday was not formally adopted until Abraham Lincoln declared a day of Thanksgiving in 1863.

Jun 2019

May 2019

  • Edmund Mitchell daguerreotype
    May 28, 2019
    A daguerreotype of a young Baltimore merchant, the first victim of a bitter, homicidal political era, resides in the Special Collections Research Center in Swem Library—a ghostly message from the past.
  • May 14, 2019
    The Reverend Curtis W. Harris is best known for his role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Civil Rights organization founded by Martin Luther King, Jr., though he has not been studied closely by historians.

Mar 2019

Feb 2019

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.