W&M Libraries Blog

June 29, 2022

Intellectual Property is actually a relatively new concept, historically speaking. Rights to intangible property didn’t become codified until the Statute of Anne in the 18th century; this is widely considered the first legally binding document defining and establishing intellectual property.

Previous Posts

Nov 2020

  • "Memorandum," from Maury Family Papers
    November 11, 2020
    When I arrived at the Special Collections Research Center this past July 29th for my first day of research into William & Mary’s collection of Maury Family Papers, I felt in my bones that I was in store for a fascinating week of discovery. My hunch proved true.

Oct 2020

Sep 2020

Aug 2020

  • Wren Lawn from College Corner, 1915 Colonial Echo, front matter
    August 31, 2020
    Tracy Melton '85, member of the William & Mary Libraries Board of Directors, reflects on the university's previous experience with pandemic. Melton is generously donating the journal that he is keeping during the global health crisis; the journal will be open to research in 2022.
  • Andre Taylor
    August 19, 2020
    In today's blog post, we introduce W&M Libraries' new oral historian! 

Jul 2020

  • Sketch (1979) in blue ink of planned renovations to the Commons Dining Hall to meet physical accessibility considerations.
    July 24, 2020
    As we reflect on the past thirty years of the Americans with Disabilities Act at W&M—and the even longer history of activism preceding it—now we ask: What might the next thirty years look like?
  • Table covered in zines and other ephemera
    July 9, 2020
    Did you know July is International Zine Month? To celebrate, Mosaic Fellow Shayna Gutcho introduces zines and their importance in our library.

Jun 2020