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May 26, 2020

 

When the Libraries closed our buildings for safety reasons, students and faculty who rely on our print collections suddenly found themselves in a bind. Even more, grad students preparing for their comprehensive exams in History, American Studies, and Anthropology were left to improvise without many of the print texts they ordinarily would have studied to pass this important step in their academic careers. 

We were able to begin responding to these needs quickly, and the library's collections team made purchasing of e-books and trials of databases as easy and openly...

Previous Posts

Jun 2014

May 2014

  • May 27, 2014
    In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, here are brief biographies of some of the earliest known Asian and Asian American students and faculty at the College of William & Mary.
  • May 9, 2014
    This image of female students of the K.O.B. ribbon society surrounding the Botetourt Statue appeared in the 1931 Colonial Echo yearbook. Shortly after William & Mary became a co-ed in 1918, “a certain group of girls who found each other’s company congenial, decided to form a ribbon society.”

Apr 2014

  • April 28, 2014
    One of the most beautifully executed manuscript volumes in the Special Collections Research Center is a genealogy notebook compiled by Wilson Miles Cary (1838-1914). Cary, the grandnephew of Thomas Jefferson, was born in Harford County, Md. and later lived in Baltimore, Md. where he served as a court clerk and also pursued his genealogy interest.
  • April 14, 2014
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