W&M Libraries Blog

  • Covers of zines created by William & Mary students
    November 12, 2021
    Posted in: Special Collections
    Belonging is an ongoing goal for our archives, and our aim is to have collections that support and reflect the research and interests of students, faculty, staff, and the world.
  • ca. 1872 stereoview of DoG street
    October 20, 2021
    Posted in: Special Collections
    I am old enough that several of the places that I have lived over the years have been torn down, including the house on South Boundary Street that I lived in for two years as a W&M student. To all those who wander up and down DoG Street: think about the street's very different appearance before Colonial Williamsburg and many buildings were removed during its development. The stereoview below shows a very familiar building (the powder magazine), which had a very different setting prior to CW.
  • TikTok
    October 8, 2021
    Posted in: Special Collections
    April 13th, 2021 marks the entry of the first TikTok into William & Mary’s Special Collections web archives.
  • June 30, 2021
    Posted in: Special Collections
    Recently, I began a process to show my appreciation to William & Mary, in a modest way, for my education and to give something back to the College as I approached the 50th anniversary of my graduation in 1970.
  • Stereoview
    May 19, 2021
    Posted in: Special Collections
    On one level a virtual reality headset works the same way as the old View Master toy.
  • Grid of four album covers with music notes and the words "The Music Library and Special Collections Present Finals Fuel"
    May 7, 2021
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    W&M Libraries, Music Library and Special Collections teamed up to bring you “Finals Fuel”: some fresh tunes from the last decade for powering through finals season and easing into those upcoming summer vibes.
  • WCWM logo of lotus in blue and purple.
    April 30, 2021
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    To celebrate International Amateur Radio Month, the Music Library talks to Sara Belmont, '97, W&M alumna and former WCWM DJ, in this third installment of the podcast "Nuts + Bolts + Sprinkles."
  • WCWM logo of lotus in blue and purple.
    April 29, 2021
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    To celebrate International Amateur Radio Month, the Music Library talks to Emma Shahin, WCWM DJ and editor-in-chief of WCWM’s magazine "Vinyl Tap," in this second installment of the podcast "Nuts + Bolts + Sprinkles."
  • WCWM logo of lotus in blue and purple.
    April 28, 2021
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    To celebrate International Amateur Radio Month, the Music Library talks to Corey Bridges, Senior Station Manager at WCWM, in this first podcast of "Nuts + Bolts + Sprinkles."
  • Admission sign at Stockade Theatre
    April 28, 2021
    Posted in: Special Collections
    Over the winter and spring of early 1941, a towering landmark rose on the rural landscape less than two miles from downtown Williamsburg. The structure housed the screen for the Stockade Theatre Auto-Torium at Casey’s Corner, where Richmond and Ironbound Roads intersect.