'''Class: AMST 410: Williamsburg Documentary Project'''

Spring 2009

Professor: Arthur Knight

15 students; session in the SCRC February 5, 2009
The topic for the Spring 2009 class is food, including grocery stores, farms, restaurants, colonial taverns, restaurants as a place of musical performance, delis/deli corner, Meridian Coffeehouse, and related topics.

Need help?

To search for further material, see [http://swem.wm.edu/scrc/Tools.cfm Finding Materials in the SCRC] for an introduction to the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/ SCRC Collections Database], card catalogs, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, etc.

Questions? Contact the SCRC at spcoll@wm.edu or 221-3090, or visit the [http://swem.wm.edu/scrc/ Special Collections Research Center] in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/scrc hours]).

Material pulled for class

*Maps of James City County and Williamsburg
Filed: North America – United States – Virginia – James City County:
*James City County and Williamsburg area
*Map of James City County, Virginia. Executed under supervision of the Department of Fine and Industrial Arts at the College of William and Mary. October 1922.
Filed: North America – United States – Virginia – Williamsburg, 1901-1950
*Williamsburg Regional Library Survey.
*Map of the peninsula area with table showing the population of area communities and how many library facilities they have. W.A. Moon. 1940.
*Map of Williamsburg, Virginia Restoration Survey for the Williamsburg Holding Compnay.
*J. Temple, Engineer, Richmond, Virginia. 1928. Revised March 1930.

*M. F.McNorton, Record, 1928-1932, call number: Mss. MsV M2 (whiskey prescription book).
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7405 Williamsburg-James City County Personal Property Tax Records], Mss. 68 J23
*Virginia Gazette, 1925-1926
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7748 Blow Family Papers], Tavern Account Book
*Tucker Frances Bland/Lelia Skipwith, 1808 Cookbook
*Anne T. Chapman Addition, Cookbooks
*Mary Randolph, ''The Virginia Housewife'', Rare Books TX 715 .R215 1846
*Nancy Carter Crump, ''Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine Updated for Today's hearth and Cookstove'', available in the Swem stacks: TX715 .C9553 1986; copy in Rare Books is not yet cataloged
*''Underground Guide to Williamsburg'', Mss. Acc. 2004.28
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=8052 James City County Oral History Collection], see various interviews related to farms, stores, restaurants, and other businesses
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=8058 John H. A. Cooper Store Ledger]
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7986 Ivy House Restaurant Records]
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6613 University Archives Oral History Collection], pulled Andrews, p.4-6; Lambert, p. 34-36;Kent, p. 15-16; review card catalog for other interviews of potential interest
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6624 University Archives Artifact Collection], Delis T-shirt, Acc. 2007.050
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7970 Student Organizations Collection], ''Meridian'' folders
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6513 University Archives Photograph Collection], "Cheese Shop and Delis" and "Student Life: Paul's Deli" from slides series; various prints are available including the folder "Zarathustra's (Student-run coffee house), 1994."
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6514 University Archives Subject File Collection], Folders: ''Committee for Responsible Drinking,'' ''Student Protest: Beer Protests,'' ''Alcoholic Beverages,'' ''Buildings & Grounds--College Farm''
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6597 University Archives Poster Collection], See Meridian in Items 1529, 1577
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7039 Order of the White Jacket Records]
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7544 Student Assembly Records], Food co-op and Newsletters folders in Series 8 Box 15
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7687 Food Service Records]
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6650 Office of the President, Lyon G. Tyler Records]
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6647 Dept. of Theatre, Speech and Dance Records], Grassroots Theatre Project series
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=8102 DuPont Hall Dance Photo Album]
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7935 UCAB Records]
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6602 Hampton Roads-Peninsula War Studies Committee Records], see various folders related to businesses, especially box 1 folders 18 and 27
*''Colonial Echo'' yearbooks, 1966, 1998
*''[http://swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ The Flat Hat]'', 1911-1912, 1970-1971; Article re: farmers market can be found in the [http://swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/issues/fh19550927.pdf 9/27/1955]issue on p. 4; see articles about the College farm in: 4/9/35, 1, 6; 1/10/45, 1; 5/2/45, 3; and the ''Alumni Gazette'' (available in the SCRC and on microfilm) 3/35, 1, 3

Material on Hold in the SCRC's Reading Room

*''Underground Guide to Williamsburg''
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=8052 James City County Oral History Collection], see various interviews related to farms, stores, restaurants, and other businesses; Box 1 is on hold and other boxes can be paged as well.
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6613 University Archives Oral History Collection], pulled Andrews, p.4-6; Lambert, p. 34-36; and Kent, p. 15-16 (Boxes 1, 3, 4); also review card catalog for other interviews of potential interest
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7970 Student Organizations Collection], ''Meridian'' folders
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6514 University Archives Subject File Collection], Folders: ''Committee for Responsible Drinking,'' ''Student Protest: Beer Protests,'' ''Alcoholic Beverages,'' ''Buildings & Grounds--College Farm''
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6597 University Archives Poster Collection], See Meridian in Items 1529, 1577; review finding aid for other posters of potential interest

Additional material of interest

To search for further material, see [http://swem.wm.edu/scrc/Tools.cfm Finding Materials in the SCRC] for an introduction to the SCRC Collections Database, card catalogs, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, etc.

*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6625 WCWM Records]
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7970 Student Organizations Collection]

*''[http://swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ The Flat Hat]'' is available online (click Browse to view the complete list of issues online), but the index is only available in the SCRC.
*There have been other newspapers and magazines published by and at the College since the late 19th century that you may also want to review. See the College of William and Mary publications for a general breakdown by type of publication (humor, newspaper, etc.) and brief information about many of the publications.
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6648 University Archives Audiovisual Collection], a video of a news segment about William and Mary non-smoking dorms from the Richmond NBC affiliate dated January 29, 1998.
*There are many publications about the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg. Do an advanced search of the library's online catalog searching "Williamsburg" and "tavern" in separate "Everything" fields. This should generate over 130 hits.
*[see http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=core/search&creatorid=396 Office of Student Affairs] Records

*''The Albert Durant collection : African American life in the 1940s and 1940s in Williamsburg, Virginia'', Daniel Frederick Hodapp. (Honors Thesis, 2003). In the SCRC book collection: LD6051 .W5m Amer.St., 2003, H63. Abstract: "The photographic works of Albert Durant represent a Williamsburg outside the realm of tri-cornered hats, restored buildings, and fifes and drums. It captures a thriving middle class African American community in Virginia during the 1940s and 1950s. The goal of this study is to understand the segregated lives of African Americans in Williamsburg during this period through the collection of photographs taken by a man on the periphery. It also places Durant, his photographic work, and the community he photographed into the larger context of the Civil Rights movement. Finally, this study will assess the meaning of the collection to the historical record"

Related to Prohibition

*M. F.McNorton, Record, 1928-1932, call number: Mss. MsV M2 (whiskey prescription book).
*There's stuff in [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6772 G. Walter Mapp]'s papers about prohibition.
*Ditto [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7741 Schuyler Otis Bland]'s papers.
*The [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6976 Anti-Saloon League] records do not appear to have anything specific to Williamsburg, although they might be worth looking at, and some of the questionnaires and correspondence could be from
Williamsburg.
*There is also an essay by Julia Oxreider on the Woman's Christian Temperance Union movement, including in Williamsburg. (Mss. Acc. 1995-15-2)
*There is also material from the Virginia Association for Local Self-Government which includes printed broadsides, pamphlets and newspapers against statewide prohibition. (Mss. Acc. 2004.13)
*[http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6858 Office of the President, Julian A.C. Chandler] Records. See the PDF of
the box list available in the finding aid. There are references in the collection to student drinking and it was handled. He was president from 1919-1934.
*There is probably also material in [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7215 John Garland Pollard]'s papers, but it may not be specific to Williamsburg.
*Henry "Doc" Billups, Faculty-Alumni File Collection; Billups was noted for securing alcohol for students