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Jennifer Mellor
Posted on February 15, 2024

Dr. Jennifer Mellor, (Professor, Economics and Public Policy) shares about her project using the The Health and Retirement Study data in a study co-authored with William & Mary alum Renee Garrow (’20) and published about in Health Services Research, “The impact of Medicaid expansion on spending and utilization by older low-income Medicare beneficiaries.”

Previous Posts

Dec 2015

  • Posted on December 7, 2015
  • Posted on December 2, 2015
    Alexander Galt was an American sculptor born in Norfolk, Va. in 1827. He spent time studying in Italy from 1849-1853. He received important commissions in the United States and returned to Italy in 1856, coming back to Virginia in 1860. The outbreak of the Civil War saw him working for the Confederate army and doing a few private commissions.

Nov 2015

  • Posted on November 13, 2015
    At Homecoming this year, Special Collections opened a new exhibit showcasing selected items from our holdings arranged from A to Z.
  • Posted on November 2, 2015
    The semester, and with it class visits to Special Collections, are in full swing. One book that is a popular choice for a whole range of classes ever since it was purchased with support from the Vinyard Fund in 2012, is Portable Mayan altar : pocket books of Mayan spells.

Oct 2015

  • Posted on October 28, 2015
     
  • Posted on October 21, 2015
    The Special Collections Research Center, located on the first floor of Swem Library, is hosting an Open House this Saturday, October 24, from 9am-11am.  We will showcase select items from University Archives as well as our general manuscript and rare book collections, highlighting both examples of philanthropy and firsts at William & Mary.  
  • Posted on October 9, 2015
    Tomorrow, October 10th, is Electronic Records Day. This is the fourth annual Electronic Records Day, which the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) started.
  • Posted on October 8, 2015
    Have you ever found an old website with the Wayback Machine or played the 1990 version of Oregon Trail in your browser?
  • Posted on October 7, 2015
    This quote from the diary of Civil War chaplain William E. Wiatt documents an unusual aspect of the his duties. The chaplain carried a circulating library for the soldiers he was tending. Wiatt’s diary has been published, but the original is still in private hands. (Alex L. Wiatt. Confederate Chaplain William Edward Wiatt: An Annotated Diary. Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1994.

Sep 2015

  • Posted on September 23, 2015
    In 1997, the College of William & Mary purchased property on Ironbound Road from a prominent African American couple, Charles E. (d. 2001) and Zelda DeBerry Gary (d. 2010). He, the owner of the West End Valet Shop and a notary public, and she, a nurse who once worked for the James City County school system, were long-time residents of Williamsburg.