This collection includes programs, speeches, invitations, scrolls, and announcements for the College of William and Mary's Charter Day ceremony held each February. Also contains a 1939 handwritten copy of the Royal Proclamation of 1700, as well as two typescript copies. The original Royal Proclamation is housed at the Public Records Office in London.
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: Various transfers and gifts.. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
University Relations Records (UA 62); audiovisual records of various Charter Day Celebrations can be found in the University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58).
Charter Day Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Finding aid updated by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in March 2012.