W&M Libraries Blog

  • Roosevelt bear hunt cartoon
    August 18, 2022
    Posted in: Special Collections
    Stereoviews offer a great window into the world of popular culture from the 1860’s into the 19230’s.
  • Bag of mahonia branches and berries
    June 27, 2022
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    Recently, several neighbors and I trekked up a narrow, muddy path through dense, jungle-like foliage. Bright, glossy leaves crowned by yellow plumes. Long branches arched above and crowded around. This tropical moment was not faraway and exotic but on College Creek, less than a mile from Colonial Williamsburg.
  • Special Collections
    June 17, 2022
    Posted in: Special Collections
    The SCRC is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 round of Research Travel Grants.
  • Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart appear on the cover of Green Lantern 87
    February 16, 2022
    Posted in: Special Collections
    Altogether, William & Mary’s Richard Wright Collection of Graphic Images of African Americans holds more than 1,500 comics.
  • A student holds a poster advertising Strollin’, on view in the Marshall Gallery at Special Collections in Swem Library.
    February 1, 2022
    Posted in: Special Collections
    Strollin’, a new exhibit on view in the Marshall Gallery (1st floor rotunda in Swem Library), brings together belongings from members of Black Greek-letter organizations (BLGOs) at William & Mary.
  • January 20, 2022
    Posted in: Special Collections
    I was late, to begin with. I hadn’t written about my time at the Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center, within The Chapin-Horowitz Dog Book Collection. I kept promising myself—and others—that I would do it. The work was imminent. Forthcoming, shortly. About to arrive.
  • January 7, 2022
    Posted in: WM Libraries
    Our faculty at William & Mary are making great contributions to academia with their research. In our recent blog series, we interview faculty with recent publications for insight into their scholarship. Candice Benjes-Small, head of research and librarian to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, spoke to Dr. Jennifer Putzi about her recently published book, Fair Copy: Relational Poetics and Antebellum American Women's Poetry. 
  • Stereoview of Santa
    December 17, 2021
    Posted in: Special Collections
    The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was first published in 1823 and attributed to Clement Clarke Moore as author in 1837.
  • 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.