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
The reading room is open and we are also available for online consultations. Please make an appointment for both the reading room and online Zoom consultations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org two business days in advance. The reading room is open to current William & Mary faculty, students and staff by appointment. Our reproduction services are also available, but priority is given to materials needed for instruction at W&M. There may be delays for personal requests.
An Acquired Taste
Posted April 28, 2021Over the winter and spring of early 1941, a towering landmark rose on the rural landscape less than two miles from downtown Williamsburg. The structure housed the screen for the Stockade Theatre Auto-Torium at Casey’s Corner, where Richmond and Ironbound Roads intersect.
Posted March 29, 2021My favorite kinds of materials in archives are the ones we might describe colloquially as “well-loved,” where you can tell that someone—or perhaps more than one someone—spent hours writing, reading, and thinking about a topic.