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William & Mary

This guide provides an overview of sources, both primary & secondary, for conducting research related to William & Mary.

YEARBOOKS

The Colonial Echo, the student yearbook, began publication in 1899. There were no volumes produced in 1900 or 1904. In addition to photographs of individual students, it includes information and photographs of student groups and activities, scenes of campus and the surrounding area, and occasionally administrators and faculty. The Colonial Echo is available through the W&M Digital Archive and in print form in Swem Library at:

1.  Stacks:  shelved in the Oversized area at LD6051 .W55 

2.  Reference Collection:  shelved at the very end of the Virginia Reference area 

3.  Special Collections Research Center lobby.

4.  Archive.org:  https://archive.org/details/collegeofwilliamandmary

CATALOGS (also known as BULLETINS)

UNDERGRADUATE CATALOGS (also called "BULLETINS") and STUDENT HANDBOOKS (also HAND-BOOKS)

 

HISTORICAL:  College of William & Mary undergraduate catalogs (also known as "bulletins") from 1829 to the present are now available through the W&M Digital Archive at https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/2099

 

RECENT:  Recent undergraduate catalogs and graduate catalogs are available at:

https://www.wm.edu/offices/registrar/coursecatalschedules/priorcatalogs/index.php

 

and also at:

http://catalog.wm.edu/

 

 

William & Mary undergraduate catalogs are also available on microfilm:

 

 Author: College of William and Mary.

 Title: Catalog of the College of William and Mary 1824-1976

           Other title: Title on film: Annual catologues [sic]

  Publication info.: Williamsburg : The College, 1824-1976.

  Physical description: 108 v.; 19-25 cm.

    Note: Title varies on earlier volumes: a catalogue of the officers, students and scholars; catalog and course of studies.

         Other formats: Also available on microfilm from Preservation Resources.

         Related works: Continued by: The Undergraduate catalog.

               Subject: College of William and Mary--Catalogs.

               Subject: Universities and colleges--Curricula--Catalogs.

               Subject: Education, Higher--Virginia--Catalogs.

        

  SWEM--

              Location: -- Note:FOR INFORMATION ON AVAILABLE VOLUMES CONTACT  SWEM LIBRARY ARCHIVES 

      Textual holdings: IN SWEM LIBRARY MICROFILM COLLECTION:

      Textual holdings: 1829/1830-1995

 

SWEM CALL NUMBER                              COPY  MATERIAL   LOCATION

   1)LD6051 .W5                                            1   NON-CIRC    ARCHIVES   

   2)LD6051 .W5 1829-1906                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

   3)LD6051 .W5 1907-1924                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

   4)LD6051 .W5 1924-1931                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

   5)LD6051 .W5 1932-1937                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

   6)LD6051 .W5 1937-1946                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

   7)LD6051 .W5 1946-1955                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

   8)LD6051 .W5 1955-1961                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

   9)LD6051 .W5 1961-1966                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

  10)LD6051 .W5 1966-1971                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

  11)LD6051 .W5 1971-1982                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

  12)LD6051 .W5 1982-1991                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

  13)LD6051 .W5 1991-1995                       1   MICROFILM   MICROFORMS 

 

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL CATALOGS

Recent catalogs from the School of Education, Graduate Arts & Sciences, and School of Marine Science are also available in the W&M Digital Archive and at https://www.wm.edu/offices/registrar/coursecatalschedules/priorcatalogs/index.php

Paper editions of earlier volumes of most of these catalogs are available in Swem Library's Special Collections.

Material related to the Law School is available at the William & Mary Law School Scholarship Repository.

 

 

 

 

STUDENT HANDBOOKS

Digitized copies of W&M Student Handbooks are available as part of the library's W&M Digital Archive, with the earliest for 1913 (but with some missing years).

Alternatively, search our library catalog for listings of available student handbooks by using these subject headings:

 

College of William and Mary --  Handbooks, manuals, etc.

College publications -- Virginia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.