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The University Archives attempts to obtain at least one copy of William & Mary publications (printed and duplicated materials) issued by campus offices, organizations, or individuals. While this is not, of course, completely possible, the Archives contains an extensive collection of twentieth-century materials, and has a number of publications going back into the early 1800s. The historically important College Catalogs run from 1829 to the present, with gaps, and the earliest commencement program is dated 1831.

Other important published sources of information about the university include: campus directories, student handbooks, student and faculty speeches, Charter Day programs, departmental newsletters, annual reports, publicity brochures, materials for prospective students, affirmative action reports, fliers announcing up-coming fraternity parties, news releases, athletic programs, cultural events calendars, play programs, and student newspapers. There are some scattered publications from the various branch and extension colleges which have been affiliated with William & Mary.

Information gathered by students in LCST 201 "Constructing the News" about some student publications is available at the course Wiki. The publications used by students in the Spring 2007 class includes The Flat HatThe DoG Street JournalThe Virginia InformerThe ProgressiveThe PilloryThe Gallery (formerly The Gallery of Writing), Winged Nation, and Jump!

Publications

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  • College Catalogs

    The catalog of William & Mary includes course descriptions and information about the campus.
  • College Observer

    The College Observer was a supplement published by the Virginia Gazette specifically covering William & Mary news. Many of the writers and production people were students. The paper appeared weekly during the school year from September 1970 through December 1971 and is one of many College of…
  • Colonial Echo

    The Colonial Echo, the student yearbook of William & Mary, 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…
  • Jump!

    Jump! was first published by William & Mary students in 1983. It is one of many William & Mary publications. Information gathered by students in LCST 201 "Constructing the News" about some College publications including Jump! is available at the course Wiki. 
  • Sleuth

    Sleuth was published in October and November 2000.
  • The DoG Street Journal

    The DoG Street Journal was first published by William & Mary students in January 2003. Electronic versions of the DSJ is available online at https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/368. It is one of many William & Mary publications.
  • The Flat Hat

    The Flat Hat, a student newspaper at William & Mary, is a rich source of information, announcing events taking place on campus as well as reflecting student opinion. It began publication in October 1911 and, except during the fall of 1918, has been continuously published ever since.
  • The Gallery

    The Gallery was formerly The Gallery of Writing. Electronic versions of the DSJ is available online at https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13672. It is one of many William & Mary publications.
  • The Owl

    The only known copy of the satirical newspaper The Owl was published in January 1854. It is the oldest student publication of William & Mary in the holdings of the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library. It is one of many William & Mary publications.
  • The Pillory

    The Pillory was first published by William & Mary students in 1991.
  • The Progressive

    The Progressive/W&M Progressive was first published in October 2005. It is one of many William & Mary publications.
  • The Scalper

    Two known and unrelated publications with the title The Scalper were published at William & Mary-the first in 1925 and the second in 1950.  It is one of many William & Mary publications.
  • The Virginia Informer

    The Virginia Informer was first published in August 2005. Electronic versions of the Virginia Informer are available online at the William & Mary Digital Archive. It is one of many William & Mary publications.
  • University Archives

    The University Archives is the memory of William & Mary, documenting its history from before the founding in 1693 to the present. The University Archives is part of the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library.
  • William & Mary publications

    The University Archives attempts to obtain at least one copy of William & Mary publications (printed and duplicated materials) issued by campus offices, organizations, or individuals. While this is not, of course, completely possible, the archives contains an extensive collection of twentieth-…
  • William & Mary Quarterly

    The William & Mary Quarterly is published in January, April, July, and October by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia. The journal originated in 1892, making it one of the oldest scholarly journals in the United States. Currently in its Third…
  • Winged Nation

    Winged Nation is a William & Mary student magazine first published in 1993. There was no volume published in 2004. Electronic versions of Winged Nation are available in the W&M Digital Archive and in Swem Library.

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A note about the contents of this site

This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.