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November 30, 2022

William & Mary Libraries and the Dean of Arts & Sciences are pleased to provide funding to cover the registration costs for up to 5 faculty and graduate students interested in attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, June 5-9 (on-site at University of Victoria) and June  12-16, 2023 (online).

Previous Posts

Apr 2012

  • April 5, 2012
    The Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center is currently working on a transcription initiative 
  • April 2, 2012
    Since I began my apprenticeship with Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) in August, I've been consistently impressed with the staff's dedication to actively engaging the student body here on campus.  It is clear that undergraduate and non-staff researchers are very welcome here, and the staff members in the SCRC continually do everything in their power to fac

Mar 2012

  • March 6, 2012
    Hi, my name is Rachel Thomas and I began work in the Swem SCRC at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.  I am a Graduate student working towards my MA in Early American and US History.  I received my BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 2011.  I came to this archives from a much smaller archives that had no permanent staff in place and no profession

Feb 2012

  • February 24, 2012
    As a student of eighteenth century history, I had rarely been called upon to craft any sort of administrative history before embarking on my project relating to the Ferguson Seminar in Publishing records.  It is amazing how much information can be gathered from only one box of information and how an administrative
  • February 9, 2012
    Identifying authorship of anything is always a long and arduous process, but it is made increasingly difficult when the author is not a famous member of the community.  Norfolk, Virginia, was a bustling town at the start of the twentieth century and had an African American population thirsty for rights and acceptance.  One such person was the author of the

Dec 2011

  • December 14, 2011
    In my current project at the SCRC, I have the good fortune of being able to check transcriptions from our Civil War Transcription Project that have recently been uploaded to our Digital Collections database. I am thrilled to be able to participate in this auspicious undertaking.
  • December 7, 2011
    When I started my work in the Special Collections Research Center here at Swem Library in August, one of my first projects entailed uploading metadata to our online database for the Nathaniel V. Watkins Family Papers, 1846-1889.

Nov 2011

  • November 29, 2011
    The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Swem Library contains numerous sources on a wide range of topics. For the past few months, I have been creating Guides that organize a number of these sources into specific categories. Essentially, the Guides are supposed to highlight those sources that might be of some relevance to particular topics.
  • November 15, 2011
    The Special Collections Research Center at Swem Library is currently working on a transcription initiative as part of the “From Fights to Rights: The Long Road to a More Perfect Union” project.

Aug 2011

  • August 15, 2011
    Well, I have gotten pretty far behind on updating you all on the new and exciting materials that have recently come into the Special Collections Research Center. But no more! In a few quick posts, I shall updated you on all of these wonderful new materials. New collections: