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  1. Labor issues

    Labor issues have been a part of the history of William & Mary since its founding. Information about the relationship between the College and slavery and Women at William & Mary (particularly…
  2. Lacrosse

    William & Mary currently fields a women's lacrosse team and has fielded both men's and women's lacrosse teams in the past. Women first played lacrosse on campus in the 1920s. Material in the…
  3. Lady Jean Skipwith

    Lady Jean Skipwith was born Jane Miller in Virginia. Her father, Hugh Miller, was a Scottish merchant who had come to the colony as part of the wave of Scottish factors sent over to buy tobacco. In…
  4. Lake Matoaka

    Prior to acquisition of the original charter for William & Mary in 1693, Lake Matoaka was an open watercourse of streams and wetlands known as Archer's Hope Swamp.
  5. Lambert House

    Lambert House ca. 2010 Constructed: ca. 1921 Acquired by the College: 1933
  6. Landrum Hall

    Landrum Hall Constructed: 1957 Named for: Grace Warren Landrum Dedicated: February 9, 1959
  7. Latin American Student Union

    The Latin American Student Union (LASU) is a student group at William & Mary founded in 2009. The initiative for LASU was led by the latino members of the W&M class of 2012 mainly Jessica…
  8. Latinos at William & Mary

    This wiki page related to Latinos at the College of William & Mary is in-progress and could use your help in conducting research. Contents
  9. Laundry and Warehouse

    Laundry and Warehouse Constructed: 1929-1930 Discontinued service: 1974Map it for me Note: Location on map is approximate.
  10. Lawrence B. Pulley

    Lawrence B. Pulley is dean and T.C. and Elizabeth Clarke professor of the School of Business at William & Mary. A 1974 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of William & Mary, Pulley received his Ph.D. in…
  11. Lawrence Warren l'Anson

    Lawrence Warren I'Anson was born April 21, 1907 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from William & Mary in 1928 and his LL.B. at the University of Virginia in 1931.…
  12. Leah Farrar Wilson

    Leah Farrar Wilson (nee Leah Belle Farrar), youngest daughter of Daniel J. Farrar and Leah Belle Holmes, was born April 1894. She was educated in Richmond public schools and graduated from Armstrong…
  13. Lee Rawls

    Lee Rawls was a faculty member at William & Mary in the Department of Government. Obituary Announcement From a Faculty and Staff Announcement Email from Provost Michael Halleran on December 21,…
  14. Leisa D. Meyer

    Leisa D. Meyer is a professor in the Department of History at William & Mary. In addition to director of the Department of History, she has also twice served as chair of the Women's Studies…
  15. Lemon (before 1779-1817)

    Lemon was a man enslaved by the College of William & Mary. He labored on the College's tobacco plantation beyond Emporia, the Nottoway Plantation, and was in December 1779 "retained for cleaning…
  16. Leslie Cheek

    Leslie Cheek was born in Nashville, TN in 1908. He studied art at Harvard University and architecture at Yale and Columbia. He headed the department of fine arts at William & Mary 1937-39, where…
  17. Letitia Christian Tyler

    Letitia Christian Tyler, born Letitia Christian (November 12, 1790-September 10, 1842), first wife of John Tyler, was First Lady of the United States from 1841 until her death. Letitia Tyler had been…
  18. Lewis P. Olds

    Lewis P. Olds was a North Carolina lawyer and politician. He served as the state's Attorney General from 1869-1870, as State Senator from 1870-1871, and as the United States consul to St. Helena from…
  19. Library

    The Library of the College of William & Mary is almost as old as the College itself. More information about each of the buildings in which the library has lived can be found on their respective…
  20. Library Science

    The Library Science Department at William & Mary was established in 1931, after the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools had established standards for secondary school libraries…
  21. Linda Lavin

    Linda Lavin (born October 15, 1937 in Portland, Maine) is an American singer and Tony Award and Golden Globe Award-winning stage, film and television actress. Born to musically-talented parents,…
  22. Lineous Preston Bland (1900-1989)

    Biographical Sketch Lineous Preston Bland, Jr. was born in Gloucester County, Virginia the son of Lineous Payne Bland (1861-1901) and Mary Ellen Padget (1860-1927).  He attended Randolph-Macon…
  23. Linguistics Program

    The Linguistics Program at William & Mary is administered through the Roy R. Charles Center. "Linguistics is the study of language both as a faculty of mind and as a social institution.…
  24. List of Alumni Serving in the Military

    This page is dedicated to Alumni of William & Mary who served in the United States Military as of March 1, 1999. It is not complete and will be added to accordingly. 
  25. List of Surveyors for William & Mary

    In the Royal Charter establishing William & Mary, Article XVI appoints the college to serve as the Surveyor-General of the Colony of Virginia and was given the right to examine and license…
  26. Literary and Cultural Studies Program

    "The program in Literary and Cultural Studies brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of culture. Students collaborate with an advisor to design an individualized and focused plan of…
  27. Littlebury Mason (1753-1803)

    Littlebury Mason (1753-1803) was born March 7, 1753 to David Mason and Mary Eppes Mason; he married Rebecca Blunt January 20, 1783. February 9, 1776 Virginia Gazette, mentions "Littleberry Mason,…
  28. Littleton Waller Tazewell

    Littleton Waller Tazewell (December 17, 1774 - May 6, 1860) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and governor of Virginia. Tazewell, son of Henry Tazewell, was born in Williamsburg, Virginia. He…
  29. Lodges

    Lodges, 1957 Constructed: 1947-1948
  30. Lord Botetourt Award

    The Lord Botetourt Award, begun in 1997, is presented to individuals or institutions that embody the spirit of Norborne Botetourt, Baron de Berkeley, a colonial governor of Virginia as well as rector…
  31. Lord Effingham

    Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham (13 January 1746 - 19 November 1791), styled Lord Howard until 1763, was a British nobleman and Army officer, the son of Thomas Howard, 2nd…
  32. Lottery

    A lottery was held for the benefit of William & Mary at various times from about 1804-1812. References Lottery, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center,…
  33. Louis E. Catron

    Louis E. Catron was a professor of Theatre and Speech at William & Mary from 1966-2002 and Director of the William & Mary Theatre. He held a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, and was…
  34. Louis Hue Girardin

    Louis Hue Girardin was appointed professor to teach Modern Languages, Geography, and Civil History at William & Mary in 1803. The notice in The Virginia Argus (Richmond, 12 February 1803) read: "…
  35. Louis Michel Eilshemius

    Louis Michel Eilshemius (February 4, 1864 - December 29, 1941) was an American painter, primarily of landscapes and nudes. Although he was academically trained, much of his work has the unself-aware…
  36. Lucius Q.C. Lamar

    Born near Eatonton, Georgia in 1825, Lucuis Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar graduated from Emory College in Georgia in 1845. Admitted to the bar in 1847, he moved to Oxford, Mississippi two years later to…
  37. Lyon G. Tyler Department of History

    The Lyon G. Tyler Department of History at William & Mary is named for Lyon Gardiner Tyler, the College's seventeenth president. The History Department was created with Professor Richard Lee…
  38. Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935)

    Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935) President of William & Mary was also known as a prominent Virginia historian. He was the son of U.S. President John Tyler and his second wife Julia Gardiner Tyler…

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