Sometime between 1795 and 1826, Lady Jean Skipwith made an account of the flora on her property. [i] A pocket-sized notebook, now in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), contains her handwritten list of plants.
Written by graduate student assistant, Erna Anderson. This exhibit is on view in the Swem Library lobby through April 1, 2021.
In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, protestors in Bristol toppled the statue of Edward Colston (1636-1721) in an act representative of an accelerated global reckoning with the legacies of enslavement and colonialism.
Beatific. Sympathetic. Spiritually illuminated. An ecological, fresh-planet consciousness.
So Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac described their work, their art, their lives.
A common and complex practice within Tibetan Buddhism is the millenia-old, slow and careful creation of sand mandalas.
When I arrived at the Special Collections Research Center this past July 29th for my first day of research into William & Mary’s collection of Maury Family Papers, I felt in my bones that I was in store for a fascinating week of discovery. My hunch proved true.
With the turning of the seasons we at Special Collections look back on our histories of outdoor activities, and the community that can be found therein.
Tracy Melton '85, member of the William & Mary Libraries Board of Directors, reflects on the university's previous experience with pandemic. Melton is generously donating the journal that he is keeping during the global health crisis; the journal will be open to research in 2022.
Bill Cole (’70) shares the stories behind the names in Catherine Sheild's 20th-century Yorktown guest book.
As we reflect on the past thirty years of the Americans with Disabilities Act at W&M—and the even longer history of activism preceding it—now we ask: What might the next thirty years look like?