Special Collections

Through January 18, Special Collections will be closed to researchers, but staff will be working on site. Beginning Tuesday, January 19, Special Collections will be open for onsite research by appointment only for current William & Mary faculty, students, and staff. We will accept appointment requests for Mondays-Fridays between 10am – 4pm and require two business days’ notice. Please email us at spcoll@wm.edu with requests for appointments, virtual research consultations, and any other questions.

 

At this time, we are unable to accept onsite researchers from outside of the William & Mary academic community to protect the health and safety of our campus. As feasible, we will digitize materials for both W&M and outside researchers in accordance with our copy policy, with priority given to internal W&M requests. Visit the W&M Digital Archive to access our digitized manuscript, university archives, and rare book collections.

The Special Collections Research Center is...

A center for research

A learning lab

A place to connect with William & Mary's past

  • The University Archives collects materials documenting the history of the university from the 1600s to the present.

A major historical repository

  • Focused on Virginia history, our collections include diaries, letters, and other records of the daily lives of Americans of all backgrounds.
  • View our search tool list.
  • See our research guides and just-for-fun YouTube videos.
  • We showcase many of our collections through an active exhibits program.

 

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This Week's Hours

Jan 17th - Jan 23rd


  • Sunday
    Closed
    Monday
    Closed
    Tuesday
    By appointment for W&M Faculty, Students, and Staff only
    Wednesday
    By appointment for W&M Faculty, Students, and Staff only
    Thursday
    By appointment for W&M Faculty, Students, and Staff only
    Friday
    By appointment for W&M Faculty, Students, and Staff only
    Saturday
    Closed