The papers of Eleanor Ramsdell Van Scherpe is primarily a scrapbook compiled by the College of William and Mary student during her first academic year at the College. It includes correspondence from her potential sorority Big Sisters and her roommate Viola "Vicki" Woodward; various programs; news clippings; sorority invitations; and other items. The student's freshmen duc cap is housed in the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13).
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: Gift of Eleanor Ramsdell Van Scherpe 1/2001.. Acc. 2008.07
University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13)
Eleanor Ramsdell Van Scherpe Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.