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  1. W&M Historical Highlights

    This is a working chronological list of William & Mary Historical Highlights prepared for use by staff of the Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center. There is of course much more to…
  2. W&M Senior Class Officers

    The President of the Senior Class at William & Mary is the leader of the senior class and presides over the class cabinet. Other class officers include a vice-president and a secretary-treasurer…
  3. W. Melville Jones

    A 43-year professor, administrator, and booster at William & Mary, Dr. W. Melville Jones (1901-1992) joined the College's English faculty in 1928 after serving as an instructor at Ohio State…
  4. W. Taylor Reveley III

    W. Taylor Reveley III (Walter Taylor Reveley III) was the twenty-seventh president of William & Mary. He served as the interim president of William & Mary from the resignation of President…
  5. Warren E. Burger

  6. Warren E. Burger Collection

    Warren E. Burger Office Exhibit, Special Collections Research Center
  7. Warren G. Harding (Warren Gamaliel)

    William G. Harding was born on Nov. 2, 1865, in the Ohio village of Corsica (now Blooming Grove) and graduated from Ohio Central College in 1882. After briefly holding several jobs, Harding and two…
  8. Washington Hall

    Washington Hall Constructed: 1928-1929 Renovation: 1960, 1989 Named for: George Washington
  9. Waterman's Hall

    Watermen's Hall Constructed: 1983-1984 Dedication: June 29, 1984
  10. Wayne Curtis

    Biography provided by Wayne Curtis, March 2016 Wayne N. Curtis b. April 29, 1960 Fredericksburg, Virginia William & Mary, Class of 1982
  11. WCWM

    WCWM is the student-run radio station at William & Mary. It broadcasts through southeastern Virginia on 90.9 FM and through the world online. The station has a noncommercial educational license…
  12. Wedgewood Dinner Theatre (Toano, Va.)

    The Wedgewood Playhouse was a dinner theatre located in Toano, Virginia where customers would be treated to a meal and a performance of a play. The theater was created in 1963 and continued to hold…
  13. Wigwam

    Wigwam, 1950 Years of Operation: 1942-1986 Fire: 1982
  14. Wildflower Refuge

    Located near the Crim Dell at William & Mary, the Wildflower Refuge shelters four Trillium species, a variety of ferns, and a number of common wildflowers.
  15. Wilford Kale

    Wilford Kale (1944- ) attended William & Mary from 1962 until 1967, and graduated in 1971 from Park College, Kansas City, MO. He is the author and co-author of several books, including: Goal to…
  16. William & Mary

    William & Mary in Virginia is the second-oldest college in the United States (after Harvard), and the first university. William & Mary was founded in 1693 by virtue of a Royal Charter issued…
  17. William & Mary Choir

    The William & Mary Choir is an undergraduate ensemble of about seventy members who represent a wide array of disciplines.
  18. William & Mary GALA

    The College of William & Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (W&M GALA) was organized in 1986 by alumnus Steve Snell '66, the organization's first president, along with Harlan Powell and Professor…
  19. William & Mary Heritage Dancers

    The William & Mary Heritage Dancers was established in 1997 as the Williamsburg Heritage Dancers at William & Mary. The William & Mary Heritage Dancers is a student group that meets…
  20. William & Mary Hymn

    Beneath thy trees, within thy halls, We come, dear school, with praise for thee, To pledge ourselves, whate'er befalls-- To pledge unfailing loyalty. Our hearts are with thee, dear William & Mary…
  21. William & Mary Pep Band

    William & Mary's Marching Band was disbanded in the fall of 1995 and the following year the Department of Music started a student pep band. In 1999, the William & Mary Pep Band emerged as a…
  22. William & Mary Pep Band

    The College of William & Mary's Marching Band was disbanded in the fall of 1995 and the following year the Department of Music started a student pep band. In 1999, the William & Mary Pep Band…
  23. 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…
  24. 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…
  25. William & Mary Theatre

    The William & Mary Theatre is related to the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance at William & Mary. William & Mary Theatre Productions 1920s 1926-1927 The Goose Hangs High 1927-1928…
  26. William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin

    The Reverend Dr. William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin (June 18, 1869 - September 7, 1939) (or W.A.R. Goodwin as he preferred) was the rector of Bruton Parish Church who began the 20th century effort…
  27. William Barton Rogers

    William Barton Rogers (1804-1882), founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was educated at William & Mary in 1819-1821. Rogers Hall at William & Mary is named for him.
  28. William Booth Taliaferro (1822-1898)

    William Booth Taliaferro attended William & Mary and studied law at Harvard. He fought in the Mexican War in the 9th United States Infantry. After the war, he served in the Virginia House of…
  29. William Cuthbert Faulkner

    William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 - July 6, 1962) was an American novelist and poet whose works feature his native state of Mississippi. He is regarded as one of the most influential…
  30. William D. Yancey

    William David Yancey was a student at William & Mary attending in 1894-1897. he was a resident of Clarksville, Mecklenburg County according to the Catalogue of the Alumni and Alumnae For the…
  31. William Dawson

    Reverend William Dawson became the second president of William & Mary following the death of James Blair in 1743. A graduate of the Queen's College, Oxford, Anglican clergyman, and master of…
  32. William Holland Wilmer

    William & Mary President: William Holland WilmerTerm Served: June 1826 - early 1827Preceded by: John Augustine Smith 1814 - 1826Succeeded by: Rev. Adam Empie 1827 - 1836
  33. William J. Hargis, Jr. Library

    William J. Hargis, Jr. Library Dedicated: 2004 Named for: William J. Hargis, Jr.
  34. William J. Seymour

    William J. Seymour attended William & Mary in 1842-1844 according to The Provisional List of Alumni. He was the son of William Seymour and was from Brunswick. The book A Treatise of the Materia…
  35. William Meade

    William Meade (1789-1862) was born on 11 November 1789 in Frederick County, Virginia, the son of Colonel Richard Kidder Meade, an aide on General George Washington's staff during the Revolution, and…
  36. William Ordway Partridge

    William Ordway Partridge (1861-1930) was an American sculptor whose public commissions can be found in New York City and other locations; including his life-size statue of the Native American Indian…
  37. William Pole (b. circa 1819)

    William Pole married Emily Van Court Stier February 21, 1837. He signs his letter "Sr.", but it appears he is also historically referenced as "Jr.". Their son, Arminius Cleveland Pole (b. 1852), was…
  38. William Preston

    William Preston (ca. 1729-1783) held various county offices and militia offices. His sons were John Preston (1764-1827), who was a member of the Virginia General Assembly and treasurer of Virginia,…
  39. William Selden

    William Selden was born in 1741 at Princess Ann County, Virginia, the son of John and Grace Boswell Selden. From 1752 to 1755 Selden studied at William & Mary. He originally pursued a career in…
  40. William Small

    William Small (1734-1775) taught at William & Mary from 1758 to 1764. Born in Carmyllie, Forfarshire, Scotland, he was educated at Marsichal College (University of Aberdeen). Contents Material…
  41. William Stith

    William & Mary President: William StithTerm Served: August 13, 1752 - September 10, 1755Preceded by: William Dawson 1743 - 1752Succeeded by: Thomas Dawson 1755 - 1760
  42. William Tandy Burrus

    William Tandy Burrus was born in either 1766 or 1776 in St. Thomas Parish in Orange County, Virginia. He married Martha Slaughter Burrus. "Burris" is sometimes spelled "Burris" or "Burruss." He was…
  43. William Wake

    William Wake served as the chancellor of William & Mary twice from 1721 until 1729 and then again from 1736 until his death in 1737. He succeeded Thomas Tenison as the Archbishop of Canterbury in…
  44. William Wetmore Story

    William Wetmore Story (February 12, 1819 -- October 7, 1895) was an American sculptor, art critic, poet and editor. He was the son of jurist Joseph Story and Sarah Waldo (Wetmore) Story, and…
  45. William Yates

    William & Mary President: William YatesTerm Served: Fall 1760 - December 1764Preceded by: Thomas Dawson 1755 - 1760Succeeded by: James Horrocks 1764 - 1771
  46. William Yelverton Peyton

    William Yelverton Peyton was born on August 26, 1831 in Williamsburg, Virginia. After completing preparatory school he enrolled at William & Mary in October 1848. The following October found him…
  47. Williamsburg Businesses

    While Eastern State Hospital and William & Mary remained the biggest employers, Williamsburg also hopped with new businesses, even factories. The Williamsburg Knitting Mill employed more than 100…
  48. Williamsburg City Government

    Like people all over the country, the people of Williamsburg enthusiastically embraced a series of civic improvements in the early 1900s. When politicians dragged their feet, mass meetings and civic…
  49. Williamsburg Education

    Over the years, numerous private schools existed in Williamsburg. The College of William & Mary had long sponsored a grammar school for white boys and in 1870 built a school on the site of the…
  50. Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.)

    Over the years, numerous private schools existed in Williamsburg. William & Mary had long sponsored a grammar school for white boys and in 1870 built a school on the site of the Governor's Palace…

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