The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Swem Library connects students, faculty, and researchers with rare and unique materials, including:
- original manuscripts
- rare books
- audiovisual media
- and more
Services during COVID-19
Special Collections is open to all researchers for onsite research, but with limited capacity in our reading room. We strongly encourage requesting an appointment to ensure that we will be able to accommodate your visit. We may need to limit your appointment to two hours depending on demand. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with requests for appointments, research consultations, and any other questions.
Our reproduction services are also available, with priority given to internal W&M requests. There may be delays for external requests.
An Acquired Taste
Posted November 16, 2022Although National Thanksgivings were periodically proclaimed from Colonial times in America, Thanksgiving as a Holiday was not formally adopted until Abraham Lincoln declared a day of Thanksgiving in 1863.
Posted October 28, 2022Pumpkins are squash plants native to Americas and did not make an appearance in Europe until the early 1500’s.