The bulk of the collection includes drafts, proofs, publicity material, photographs, correspondence, and related material from the writing career of Wilford Kale. Material is available for Hark Upon the Gale, Private Homes in Williamsburg, The Brafferton: The Education of the Indian, Goal to Goal: 100 Seasons of Football at William and Mary, and Parke Rouse's Jamestown. There is also correspondence and reports from the 275th and 300th anniversaries of the College of William and Mary, the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, and other events.
This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Additional descriptions of the collection by accession is available in the finding aid/inventory below.
The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Source: Gifts of Wilford Kale. Mss. Acc. 1979.008 was received on 4/16/1979; Acc. 1985.049 acquired 7/8/1985; Acc. 1999.072 acquired 7/22/1999; Acc. 2002.034 acquired 3/1/2002; Acc. 2008.103 acquired 9/15/2008. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
International First Day Covers Honoring America's Bicentennial (Mss. 1985.04).
Audiocassettes from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
Wilford Kale Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.