The University Archives Subject File is a collection of news clippings, correspondence, research material, and other materials relating to and about the College of William and Mary. It encompasses the College itself, buildings and physical property, organizations, people, and events which have occurred on campus. Information on such topics as the evolution of the curriculum, land in other parts of Virginia once owned by the College, winners of awards, honorary degree recipients, and persons known to have been licensed by the College as surveyors can be found in this file. A topic might be represented by one item or several folders.
A detailed inventory of the items within a folder is not available. The Subject File collection was created in conjunction with the Archives Faculty-Alumni File, and extensive cross-indexing has been done.
A card catalog located in the SCRC lists the names of folders available in the Subject File. The card catalog was maintained and added to through January 2007. All Subject Files created in 2007 and forward are inventoried in this finding aid only.
Acc. 1940.234, typed copy of letter from Samuel Mordecai, Richmond, May 25,1812, to Ms Ellen Mordecai, warrenton, NC, concerns Williamsburg and the College. was received by Special Collections on 5/7/1940.
Acc. 2008.101 transferred on 9/11/2008 via Erin Zagursky in University Relations; Acc. 2009.044 was purchased via eBay from Detamore-Hunsberger on 2/18/2009; Acc. 2009.128, gift of Sunny Trumbo Williams (class of 1944), was received on 9/8/1995.
Related collections include the University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection, University Archives Photograph Collection, University Archives Bound Volume Collection, department and office records, personal papers, and other collections in the University Archives.
Subject files related to the F.H.C. Society were removed and transferred to the F.H.C. Society Collection (UA 359) on 5/26/2009.
Subject files related to Theta Delta Chi were removed and transferred to the Theta Delta Chi, Epsilon Chapter Records (UA 7.022) on 9/25/2009.
Records related to the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) were removed and transferred to the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) Records on 4/18/2012.
Copies of reports and resolutions of the Faculty Assembly from folders 55, 56, and 56-A of the College Papers Collection (UA 14) were transferred to the University Archives Subject File Collection (UA 9) on 6/18/2012.
A letter from Charles Minnegerode to Dr. L.C. Garland, dated August 31, 1848, was separated from this collection and was added to the University Archives Faculty-Alumni File Collection (UA 10) under Charles Minnegerode on 7/13/2012.