Class: AMST 410: Williamsburg Documentary Project


Spring 2010, Professor: Arthur Knight

14 students; sessions in the SCRC on February 4 and 9, 2010

Need help?

To search for further material, see Finding Materials in the SCRC for an introduction to the 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 Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary.

Material on Hold

The below material is on hold in the Special Collections Research Center's reading room as of 2/9.

Collections:


Books & Published Material:

  • William and Mary Alumni Magazine, 1980s-2000 (additional issues available as well as the Alumni Gazette). Some recent issues are available online from the Alumni Association, but these often do not include the ads.
  • The Raleigh tavern. Colonial Williamsburg, inc. Publication info.: [Williamsburg. Va.] Colonial Williamsburg, inc. [c1934]. Physical description: 34 p. illus. (incl. plan) 20 cm. Call number: Rare Books F234 .W7 C82.
  • Guide book to Williamsburg, old and new. Ewing, William Clinton. Publication info.: [Richmond, The Dietz printing company, 1943]. Physical description: 36 p. illus. (incl. maps) 20 cm. Call number: Rare Books F234 .W7 E77.
  • Williamsburg's next door neighbors. Publication info.: [Chesapeake, VA : Collins Group LLC, 2007- . Physical description: v. : ill. ; 28 cm. Frequency: Monthly. Call number: Rare Books F234 .W7 W52.



Material pulled for class on 2/4 and 2/9

This material was returned to the Special Collections Research Center's closed stacks after class on 2/9, but it may be recalled if you complete a call slip the next time you are in the SCRC.

Collections:


Books & Published Material:

  • Diary of a CW Hostess (Swem stacks copy)
  • Preliminary reports prepared for the City planning commission of Williamsburg, Virginia. Harland Bartholomew & Associates. Publication info.: St. Louis, Mo., Harland Bartholomew and associates, 1951-53. Physical description: 8 v. 29 cm. Contents: [v. 1] Site characteristics, economic & social background, population growth & distribution.--[v. 2] Land use and zoning.--[v. 3] Sewers and water.--[v.4] Streets, highways and parking.--[v. 5] School and recreational facilities.--[v. 6] Housing and public buildings.--[v. 7] Capital improvement & expenditure program.--[v. 8] City's appearance & planning administration. Call number: Rare Books F234 .W7 B25.
  • Compilation of a business index for a small town; Williamsburg, Virginia, a case study. King, Algin B. Publication info.: [Williamsburg, Va., s.n., 1957?] Physical description: 2 p. l., 29 numb. l. 28 cm. Call number: Rare Books F234 .W7 K55
  • Comprehensive plan, Williamsburg, Virginia. Harland Bartholomew & Associates. Publication info.: St. Louis, Mo., [s.n.] 1953. Physical description: 13 p. l., 155 p. photos., maps (part fold.) 29 cm. Call number: Swem stacks or Rare Books F234 .W7 B24
  • The Flat Hat, 1967



Additional Material of Interest

The material below may be retrieved if you complete a call slip the next time you are in the SCRC.
To search for further material, see Finding Materials in the SCRC for an introduction to the SCRC Collections Database, card catalogs, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, etc.

  • WDP oral history interviews
  • Boelt Family Collection, Box 3
  • Lee Family Papers
  • Joan Eastman Bennett Papers: Includes a certificate to Mrs. Gladys Guy from Williamsburg Landing indicating she was a charter resident, 1983
  • Williamsburg Area Historical Society Records
  • Archibald F. Ward, Jr. Papers
  • Stryker Papers, Mss. 1989.37a, Box 1, : remembrance of CW hostess
  • Virginia Gazette
  • List of William and Mary publications: These are mostly student newspapers, magazines, zines, journals, etc. and all are available in the SCRC.
  • Colonial Echo yearbooks (available in the SCRC lobby and Swem Library stacks)
  • The Flat Hatis available online (click Browse to view the complete list of issues online), but the index is only available in the SCRC.
  • 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.
  • Oral history interview of Drew Emery: includes mention of working through school including at CW taverns.
  • Oral history interview of Carl M. Andrews, University Archives Oral History Collection (available in the SCRC)
  • Order of the White Jacket Records; See also the Alumni Association Records for more on this organization
  • There are many publications about the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg available in Swem's circulating collection, the SCRC, and of course CW's Rockefeller Library. Do an advanced search of the library online catalog searching "Williamsburg" and "tavern" in separate "Everything" fields. This should generate over 130 hits for you to peruse.
  • Christopher Wren Association 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"