A daguerreotype of a young Baltimore merchant, the first victim of a bitter, homicidal political era, resides in the Special Collections Research Center in Swem Library—a ghostly message from the past.
Recently, Kim Sims, university archivist, and Christina Luers, archives collections specialist, had a unique opportunity to view scientific artifacts at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) was a British artist and illustrator, famous for his portrayal of dogs.
Although 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.
Pumpkins are squash plants native to Americas and did not make an appearance in Europe until the early 1500’s.
Stereoviews offer a great window into the world of popular culture from the 1860’s into the 19230’s.
The SCRC is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 round of Research Travel Grants.
On the 17th of October 1834, a fourteen-year-old Chinese girl arrived on the shores of New York City. The ship’s passenger list included her name as “Auphmoy” which was later phonetically shortened to Afong Moy—because of this, we do not know her real Chinese name. So began Afong Moy’s story as the first known female Chinese immigrant to the United States.
Altogether, William & Mary’s Richard Wright Collection of Graphic Images of African Americans holds more than 1,500 comics.
Strollin’, a new exhibit on view in the Marshall Gallery (1st floor rotunda in Swem Library), brings together belongings from members of Black Greek-letter organizations (BLGOs) at William & Mary.