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.
One book can tell several different histories. Learn more about the journey of a book that was stolen and later returned to the William & Mary library.
An inside look into reclassifying and describing an early geography of the world with woodcut maps, portraits, diagrams, and other illustrations that depict the world as it was known in 1628.
Jenna Hershberger explores the omnipresent moon imagery in a recent acquisition, the Josephine W. Shinholser Collection of Sheet Music.
In honor of Banned Books Week, Ute Schechter explores censorship and early modern science through an investigation of a clandestine edition of Galileo's Dialogo.
Tracy Melton '85, member of the William & Mary Libraries Board of Directors, considers the words we use to describe crime and death in archival work. Read on to learn more about a nineteenth-century fatality recounted in the Galt Papers.
A 1677 document in Special Collections explores how the British used print and language to both build relationships with and exert control over Native peoples.
In 1574, as well as the rest of her reign, Queen Elizabeth I’s place as England’s monarch was continually challenged based on her mother’s reputation, her lack of a husband, her religion, and her gender. Even as one of the most powerful women in the 16th century, she still needed to prove herself.