William & Mary | Earl Gregg Swem Library Special Collections Database


Special Collections Research Center

The most comprehensive access to Manuscript Collections and University Archives collections in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is primarily through this database launched in summer 2007. Descriptions ranging from brief records through complete finding aids are available for most collections in the SCRC. Rare Books, theses, and dissertations can be found in the library catalog.

Default Behaviors
  • The search engine looks for records containing every term you submit.
Search By Phrase
  • Use double quotes around your search query. (e.g "Festival of Contemporary Arts")
Narrow Your Search Results
  • Use a minus sign before a term you want to omit from your results. (e.g. 'bass -fish' finds bass guitars but not bass fishing.)
  • Browse by collection title, subject, name, or classification.
'Include Box Lists'
  • If you need to search deep into box/folder lists, check 'include box lists'.